Steering Committee Newsletter
JANUARY 2021
Healthy RC Living
MENTAL FLEX

Consider how you are spending your days off and remember that they are meant for recovery and relaxation. For instance, a stressful, chaotic weekend can throw your upcoming work week off. So how can you ensure you’re not sabotaging yourself during this time?

Try incorporating these helpful tips and tricks to manage your stress and lead a balanced, fun, stress-free days off!
VIRTUAL REC CENTER

While our facilities may provide limited services and programs to keep our #RCcommUNITY safe, you can still visit our Virtual Recreation Center for fun, creative, and educational content!

If you’re unable to make it out to one of our local parks, the City of Rancho Cucamonga's Community Services Department offers plenty of virtual options for you to stay active at home. Visit our Virtual Recreation Center or go to RCpark.com for more information.
SUSTAINABLE RC

2020 has been a challenging year for Californians everywhere, but together, we pushed through and remained strong.

Thank you for your commitment to fighting climate change and using clean energy even when it was difficult. Happy new year and let's continue doing our part to #KeepItGolden! 
CASA CORNER

Date Bites with Nuts
(makes 3 dozens)

Ingredients for Salad

  • 3 cups raw nuts
  • 2 13-oz packs baking dates
  • 4 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sesame seeds

Procedure

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place nuts and sesame seeds in separate trays and bake 10 to 12 minutes to achieve a light golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  2. Place cooled nuts in food processor to chop to desired consistency and transfer in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients except the sesame seeds and mix by hand to make a paste.
  4. Using a #40 scoop or a spoon, divide the mix into 36 bites and coat with toasted sesame seed. 
  5. Place all bites on a tray and place in the freezer for 2 hours before serving or cover and keep frozen for later use.
HEALTHY RC UPDATES
Healthy RC Partner Highlight
The Friends of the Pacific Electric Trail recently launched their YouTube Channel!

Join us in celebrating this long-time stalwart Healthy RC partner by checking out and subscribing to their channel, and sharing it with your families and friends.

Remember to stay active and healthy by taking advantage of our wonderful Pacific Electric Trail!

To learn more about this organization, visit www.petrail.org.
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITY
Kick off the new year in a positive way by joining Healthy RC’s Compassionate Community in celebrating the National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, January 19th.

Join the Compassionate Community Subcommittee at 11:00 AM as it continues to lead the City’s efforts to address racial healing, equity, and social justice in Rancho Cucamonga. Following this meeting, at 12:00 NOON, let’s tune in together as a community for the live premiere event of the 2021 National Day of Racial Healing Celebration. 

For inquiries, email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2043.
Helpful Resources
In collaboration with the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library, the Compassionate Community Subcommittee recommends the following resources and reading lists that may provide additional guidance on important conversations regarding the topics of race, social justice, and celebration of diversity:
Join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month!
Come join us in our regular (virtual) subcommittee meetings, typically held every 3rd Tuesday of every month at noon. Together, we can create a healthy, equitable, unifying, and compassionate environment for all! To participate or for inquiries,
email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2043.

Don't forget to share your #BeKindRC story and tag us on social media. You can also participate by joining our subcommittee or getting involved in any of our activities.
MENTAL HEALTH
To join Healthy RC's Mental Health Subcommittee or for any inquiries regarding its initiatives, email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2044.
Helpful Resources
SUSTAINABLE RC
The City of Rancho Cucamonga is now a LEED Silver City!
Healthy RC is thrilled to announce that the City of Rancho Cucamonga has earned a Silver Certification in the 2020 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Cities and Communities Program, becoming one of the first cities in California to earn this prestigious designation! The City is honored and very excited to officially become a part of this global network of cities and communities implementing responsible and sustainable strategies to improve quality of life.
 
Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks, including specific information on the City’s achievements and ongoing efforts as a LEED-certified city!
 
For inquiries, email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2047.  
Lower your Electric Bill by 50-90%
Have solar installed on your home free of charge through the Grid Alternatives program! Income-qualified homeowners living south of Foothill Boulevard can qualify. Save money and join your fellow Californians to make a positive difference by applying today! Call (951) 465-2864 or visit EnergyForAllProgram.org.

“I love these free solar panels on my home! My electricity bill is almost nonexistent, and it will make a huge difference in the summer when we need to keep the house cool with the air conditioner. I am encouraging my friends and family to apply!”   

-Claudia Paz, RC Resident
GET INVOLVED WITH HEALTHY RC!
Mental Health
Subcommittee Meeting

Every 2nd Tuesday
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every 4th Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Community Champions
Meeting

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Compassionate Community Subcommittee Meeting

Every 3rd Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Youth Leaders

To learn more about the application process, visit: Healthy RC website

For inquiries, contact:
(909) 774-2044
Safe Routes to School

For inquiries, contact:
(909) 774-2045
Evaluation Subcommittee

Every 4th Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
For inquiries, e-mail HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2043
*Locations and times subject to change.
PARTNER UPDATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Facing an eviction?
Behind on your mortgage?
Have a landlord-tenant or mobile home issue?
Feel you've been discriminated against in your housing choice?

Inland Fair Housing Mediation Board can help you! IFHMB serves as an intermediary to assist individuals in resolving issues related to housing discrimination, homeownership sustainability, rental complaints, and disputes in court through the provision of resource recommendations, education, and mediation.

For inquiries, email info@ifhmb.com or call (909) 984-2254. For further details, visit www.ifhmb.com or click on their brochure below:
Community resources at your finger tips! Connect IE helps you connect to the resources you need: housing services, job training, food pantries, transportation and other low-cost or free programs. Visit www.connectie.org to begin searching today from your smartphone or computer.
Terra Vista
Farmers' Market
Every Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
GREAT NEWS!
Heritage Farmers' Market has set up an online ordering system for those who may not be able to make it to the market due to transportation and/or other quarantine-related issues.
Healthy RC's 2020 Year in Review
City of Rancho Cucamonga
10500 Civic Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 477-2700