MAY 2023




We want to hear from you! As the City continues to develop the Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP), Rooted in RC, we are asking residents to participate in our Tree Survey which will provide vital information on the current state of the urban forest as well as ideas and opinions on its care, maintenance, and development. To take the survey, please scan the QR code above, click the button below or visit

By participating in the tree survey, you can help shape the future of our community and ensure the urban forest is well managed. Whether you are a nature lover, homeowner, or business owner in Rancho Cucamonga, we value your input.

Please share your experience and opinions on the urban forest to help create an UFMP that reflects our community values. Together, we can create a greener, healthier, and more sustainable Rancho Cucamonga for generations to come.

For more information on Rooted in RC, please visit our website at




Are you passionate about serving others and driven to work among a cohesive team that provides premier fire and life safety services? If this resonates with you, then we encourage you to apply to the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District! 


The Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District will be accepting applications for the position of Firefighter / Firefighter Paramedic from May 1 - 15, 2023. 


Learn more and apply by visiting  



The RC Animal Center is in desperate need of additional community members to join our Foster Program! Fostering is an excellent way to interact with animals and make a difference. Fostering can easily fit into your lifestyle. We will provide all of the supplies and support that you will need. Our current foster homes are full and we are only at the beginning of kitten and puppy season.

If you are interested in fostering or just want more information, please contact our Foster Coordinator, Elsa Tristan at [email protected]



May is Mental Health Awareness month. We encourage to you prioritize your mental well-being by connecting the mind and body.

Did you know that stress and other emotions can get trapped in your body and impact your breathing patterns? Begin to practice taking a conscious moment with your body to assess its current stress level and to use your breath to regulate when needed. Is your breath calm, slow, and coming from deep inside your belly? Do you notice changes in your breathing in response to stressful experiences in your external environment (scary or worrying events) or internal environment (stressful thoughts of past, present, or future)? Set a daily intention to begin to practice slow, deep breaths to regulate your nervous system. You can practice box-breathing or mindfulness to help you navigate stressful moments.

Learn more about the impact of stress on your body with Mindfulness Instructor, Beth Johnson from Alignment Healing Center.

To learn more about mental health resources to support your needs visit



The Summer Reading Program is a free reading program encouraging children, teens, and adults to read throughout the summer and earn virtual badges, fun incentives, and tickets for raffle drawings. Summer reading is important for all ages to prevent learning loss while not in school and to build a lifelong love of learning. 

Registration opens Thursday, June 1, 2023, and the Summer Reading Program runs from Thursday, June 1, 2023, through Saturday, July 22, 2023. To register and track your weekly reading, visit on your computer or download “Beanstack Tracker” on your Android or iOS phone. For detailed instructions, visit the Library’s website. In addition to logging your reading hours, you can sign up to receive personalized recommendations on what to read based on your titles logged. 

The Library will also host programs for children, teens, and adults on a weekly basis. For details about programs, activities and events, visit our website at

Summer Reading Program Volunteers! 

The Library is looking for teen volunteers (ages 12-17) to assist at the Archibald and Biane Libraries. To sign up, please submit an application by clicking button below.



Join us for the next Citizen’s Advisory meeting on Wednesday, May 31st at 6:00 p.m. at Central Park (11200 Base Line Road). Connect directly with representatives from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department and share your insights on how the department can better serve you! RSVP is encouraged, but not required.  

Community members are encouraged to engage with law enforcement, share their concerns, learn, and ask questions. Opportunities to connect with our Police Department are available throughout the year with annual events like Open House and National Night Out, as well as outreach events like Ice Cream with a Cop, Coffee with a Cop, and the monthly Citizen’s Advisory meetings.



Don’t miss our final shows as we close out our 15th Season at Lewis Family Playhouse! What a season it has been bringing entertainment back to the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center. 


On May 6th for 2 shows only, experience NBC’s America’s Got Talent semi-finalist and winners of Tru TV’s Fake Off, Lightwire Theater in an unforgettable performance of The Ugly Duckling


Lined with electroluminescent wire, the beloved story plays out on stage with dazzling visuals, poignant choreography and the creative use of music ranging from classical to pop. Praised by audiences all around the world—this is a must-see event for all ages!  


The Manhattan Transfer is celebrating their 50th Anniversary & Final World Tour with a SOLD OUT show on May 13th. We can’t wait to sing the night away with you all! 


May 20th - 21st Inland Valley Repertory Theatre for Young Audiences presents STUART LITTLE. The beloved book about a mild-mannered mouse trying to survive in a "real people's world" comes delightfully to life on stage in a performance the whole family will love! 

Come early to take photos in the lobby with Stuart and his red sports car! 


Tickets are going fast! Visit to get yours today. 




Join us for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29th at 9:00 a.m. at Freedom Courtyard at Central Park (11200 Base Line Road) as we honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.



Join us for a fun-filled outing at the Adaptive Sports Fair Saturday, June 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Rancho Cucamonga Sports Center (8303 Rochester Avenue). The Adaptive Sports Fair aims to provide an interactive and inclusive event where members of our community have the opportunity to engage in a variety of sports and activities. This event is free to anyone ages 6 and up, including family members and friends. Informational vendors will be on site including snack options. Reserve your free tickets today!



Thank you to all of our community partners who graciously supported our 5th annual Healthy RC Teen Summit event on March 29th. Due to your unwavering dedication, we were able to provide teens in our community with the antidote they needed to bring mental health wellness coping skills into their lives. 


Over 125 teens joined us in discussions on effective active listening, peer support, and transformational leadership. Teens were equipped with the skills to serve as support for each other. They also had fun learning about animal therapy with Paws4Success and participated in mindfulness activities like goat yoga, painting, and healthy cooking. We appreciate our local mental health resources, including the organizations that were a part of our mental health resource fair and our mental health support. Your support is invaluable and we are honored to have you as our partners. 


Special thanks to our volunteers, facilitators, and the generous support of our sponsors including IEHP, Dairy Council of CA, and Modern Woodmen for making this possible. 

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 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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