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2011 Lawnmower Exchange Program - Upcoming event dates in Southern California

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(Best Syndication News) - The 2011 Lawnmower Exchange program is going on now in Southern California to help residents in certain cities to exchange their gas powered mower for a discounted new electric mower. This is the ninth annual “Mow Down Air Pollution” lawnmower exchanger program. In order to participate there is a pre-registration needed along with other requirements.

You have to be at least 18 years old and a resident in certain cities throughout Southern California to be able exchange a working gasoline powered mower for a deeply discounted electric mover. There are 6,600 electric mowers available for only $100, $160 or $230 this year. The different prices reflect the five different models available. You can only exchange one lawnmower per household. All of Orange County, and the urban portions of Los Angeles County (excluding the Antelope Valley), Riverside
County and San Bernardino County cities may be included. To get the complete list of cities for each county visit, http://www.aqmd.gov/aqmd/cities.html.

County Begins Redistricting Process

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(Best Syndication News) The County of San Bernardino has begun a redistricting process now that final numbers have been provided from the U.S. Census. The county, which does this every 10 years, is looking for public input.

The 2010 Census found that there are has 2,035,210 residents living within the borders. The Board of Supervisors must now parse the information to determine their supervisory districts.

The districts need to of equal population, with deviations as close to zero as possible. The deviation between the largest and smallest district should not exceed three percent.

San Bernardino Road Construction Update - I-215 Ramp Closures, Opening, and Shifts announced

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(Best Syndication News) - Road construction continues on the I-215 freeway with new announcements for shifts, ramp closures, and one ramp opening in San Bernardino. The changes will be happening over the next two weeks. These are the announced schedules to accommodate the road construction road-widening project of the I-215 freeway.

The northbound I-215 around SR-259 split will have a slight shift going towards the east, which schedules for this will start on Monday, May 23 at 6 a.m. The southbound I-215 near the SR259 merge will have a twenty feet lower elevation for a temporary period, which these road changes will begin on Thursday, May 26, at 5 a.m.

The southbound I-215 will have the 5th Street off-ramp open on Friday, May 27 at 5 a.m., if all goes as scheduled.

Hesperia Announces Movies in the Park Schedule

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(Best Syndication News) The city of Hesperia is gearing up for their summer program schedule.

This year the first movie will be held on June 11th.

Here is their schedule:

June 11: How to Train your Dragon

June 18: RV

June 25: Despicable Me

Suspicious Fire at Bloomington High School

(Best Syndication News) Firefighters were able to knock down a blaze at the Bloomington High School on Laurel Avenue Saturday, but now authorities believe it may be the result of an arsonist.

About 45 firefighters from county fire, along with assistance from Rialto and Colton Fire Departments, were able to put the fire out within 40 minutes. With the quick response they were able to keep the fire contained to the administration offices.

Tracy Martinez, spokesperson for the country fire department, tells Best Syndication that there were no injuries but there was about $250,000 in damages. “School officials are working to secure and clean up the area before students return to school on Monday”, Martinez said.

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