APRIL 2023



Calling all innovators and trailblazers from across the region for an evening of informative insight at the City of Rancho Cucamonga Mayor's 2023 State of the City Address. Join us for a presentation and networking event on Thursday, April 13th at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center (12505 Cultural Center Drive). Connect with community partners from the business, education, real estate, and non-profit sectors to learn what "The Next Chapter" looks like for the City of Rancho Cucamonga.


April 13, 2023

5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Victoria Gardens Cultural Center - 12505 Cultural Center Drive


5:00 p.m. - Registration and Networking

6:00 p.m. - Presentation

6:30 p.m. - Networking

Presentation will be livestreamed on the City's Facebook Page beginning at 6:00 p.m.

For a portion of the ticket proceeds to benefit the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce, please use code "CHAMBER" at time of purchase. 




The City of Rancho Cucamonga is developing an Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) to improve the health and sustainability of trees and green spaces within the community. The UFMP will incorporate urban forest management best practices, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals established in the City’s Climate Action Plan, and wildfire prevention policies. The UFMP will serve as a comprehensive strategic plan for the City’s urban forest management over the next 50 years to guide efforts in managing the urban forest in alignment with the community’s vision and priorities. Through the UFMP process and implementation, the City hopes to cultivate a more sustainable and resilient urban forest for all.

RC’s UFMP Team is excited to partner with community stakeholders on this critical plan for our community. Please take our brief survey to guide RC in its UFMP development priorities by clicking HERE.

If you would like to get involved as UFMP development continues, please join us at one of the following events to speak with City representatives and Dudek consultants to share your perspective on our urban forest:

Saturday, April 8th

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Terra Vista Heritage Farmers Market (10788 Foothill Blvd.)

Saturday, April 22nd

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cucamonga Valley Water District Open House & Earth Day Celebration

(10440 Ashford St.)

Thursday, June 8th

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Concerts In the Park at Red Hill Community Park (7484 Vineyard Ave.)

For more information on the UFMP for Rancho Cucamonga, please visit www.CityofRC.us/RootedRC.



Call all cat lovers...We've got the purr-fect event for you!

The RC Animal Center will be holding a Kitten Shower to help prepare for kitten season on Saturday, April 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the RC Animal Center (11780 Arrow Route). We are already seeing kittens come into the Center daily and we are in need of supplies! Come view kittens at different stages of development, watch a bottle-feeding demonstration, learn how easily being a foster can fit into your life, purchase an item from our bake sale, and so much more! Our Amazon wish list for kitten supplies can be found by clicking the button below. We hope to see you there!



Calling all veterans and veteran families! The City of Rancho Cucamonga's Healthy RC Veterans Rally Point Wednesdays continues Wednesday, April 12th. 


Join us in-person at Chaffey College (Veterans Resource Center, Administration Building Room #125) from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to learn and discuss benefits and programs within the veteran community. All veterans are welcomed and encouraged to connect and learn alongside a community of veterans in the region. To register, click the button below.



Come celebrate National Library Week, April 23rd - 29th, at the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library! This year’s theme is “There’s More to the Story.” We ARE more than just books! 

Free services at our two locations include computers, study rooms, reference and research assistance, multimedia collections, online resources, programs and activities for all ages. 

Additional resources include:  

The 24/7 Library is a Library materials vending machine that allows you to borrow materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using your Rancho Cucamonga Public Library card. 

HouseCalls is a free library materials delivery service to homebound Rancho Cucamonga residents. Library materials are delivered right to your door every three weeks by a caring volunteer. 

The Library of Things (LoT) provides items for check out such as sewing machines, gardening tools, board games, bakeware, and more. This collection promotes sustainability in borrowing an item instead of purchasing it and allowing patrons to "try before you buy." ·

LINK+ provides FREE access to more than 9 million titles from public and academic libraries. Borrow books and media by searching the Library's catalog and placing a request.

Park Passes entitles borrowers to free vehicle day-use entry for one passenger vehicle or motorcycle at over 200 participating state parks. 


During National Library Week, show us your library spirit by joining in our fun and popular Spirit Week activities:

Pajama Tuesday Wear your comfiest pajamas in celebration of Families in Jammies Storytime. 

Wacky Hat Wednesday Wear a crazy hat or whatever type of funky hat/headband you want! 

Famous Duo Day Find a partner or partners to dress up like a famous duo or group. 

Cartoon Friday Dress up as or wear a t-shirt of your favorite cartoon character. 

Super Saturday Dress up as a superhero or villain. Which side will you be on? 

Discover more and join the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.



It's that time of year again! Come out and meet the men and women of the Rancho Cucamonga Police Station at the annual Crime Prevention Rally & Open House on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for #RCcommUNITY members and families to learn more about the police department and gain valuable community resources all while having fun!



Spring is here and family shows are blooming at Lewis Family Playhouse! 

Classic tales you know and love get a modern twist and our favorite mouse proves that great things do come in small packages. 

April 14th - 16th: Dive into a world of magic at Fairytales On Ice presents Beauty & The Beast with champion ice skaters, cirque performers, upbeat modern music, and live singers who bring this beloved tale to life. You won’t want to miss this family-friendly, theatrical performance! 

May 6th: For 2 shows only experience Lightwire Theater, NBC’s America’s Got Talent semi-finalist and winners of Tru TV’s Fake Off, in an unforgettable performance of The Ugly Duckling. Lined with electroluminescent wire, the beloved story plays out on stage through a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance. 

May 20th - 21st: Inland Valley Repertory Theatre for Young Audiences presents STUART LITTLE. The beloved book about a mouse named Stuart who is born into an ordinary New York family comes delightfully to life in this charming adaptation proving that great things can truly come in small packages. Come early to take photos in the lobby with Stuart and his red sports car! 

We only have a few shows left for our spring season! Visit LewisFamilyPlayhouse.com for our full schedule. Tickets are going fast so get yours today! 




The City of Rancho Cucamonga has issued a Call For Artists for their Utility Box Beautification Program. The City is seeking artists to design three (3) utility boxes that will bring a new level of color and creativity to the city. The project will transform blank canvases into functional artwork and highlight the work of local artists to help create a more vibrant, attractive cityscape while contributing to the character of the neighborhood. The chosen art designs will be printed on vinyl and installed on the utility box.  


Local emerging artists are invited to showcase their talents, while promoting eye-catching public art throughout Rancho Cucamonga. The submission period runs through Sunday, April 16th. The project must be completed by June 30th.  

The three (3) utility box locations are:  

Central Elementary School: Northeast corner of Archibald Ave. and San Bernardino Rd.  

Public Safety Facility: Northwest corner of Vineyard Ave. and San Bernardino Rd.  

Pacific Electric Trail Gateway: Northeast corner of Grove Ave. and Pacific Electric Trail 

Artists selected for this project will work closely with City staff to design and install their artwork on the utility boxes. Selected artists will receive a $750.00 stipend for the design and completion of the project.   


Artist designs must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 16th. For more information visit CityofRC.us/PublicArt .



Class registration is now open! From newborns to golden years, active to passive, athletic to crafty, our programs offer something for everyone. Click the button below to explore all programs and activities.



Foster creativity and create lasting memories with new friends this summer! The Youth Summer Camp offers an experience that is sure to keep your child having fun all summer long. Youth Summer Camp is an 8-week, Monday through Friday program beginning Monday, June 5th to Friday, July 28th. Click the button below to learn more!




Are you a business owner in Rancho Cucamonga? Did you know the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District offers FREE training courses throughout the year to help businesses and their employees become resilient in the event of an emergency? Be #ReadyRC and prepare your business and employees with our Business Emergency Resiliency Training (BERT) program. Visit RCFire.org to register for one or all of the four remaining courses!  Sign up for the BERT 2023 series. 

All BERT courses will be held at RCFD's All-Risk Training Center located at 11285 Jersey Blvd. from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and lunch will be provided. 

Unit #2 Employee Preparedness 

Was held on March 16, 2023.

Unit #1 Disaster Business Operations 

February 16, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Due to the passing of Fire Engineer Miguel Cervantes in February 2023, RCFD rescheduled BERT Unit #1 to Thursday, April 20th.  

Unit #3 Fire Safety and Utility Controls 

May 19, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Unit #4 Emergency Business Plans & Exercises 

July 20, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Unit #5 Terrorism, Crime, Cybersecurity, & Safety 

September 21, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

For more information, call 1-909-774-3020 or email [email protected]

Take Home COVID-19 test kits and vaccines are available at the RC Family Resource Center (9791 Arrow Route) Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PCR Tests are no longer available at this location. If you are in need of a PCR Test, visit http://sbcovid19.com/ to find a location.

Stay connected with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health for general COVID-19 information and details on testing or vaccination by visiting the County’s COVID-19 webpage.  

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