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Yucaipa Farm Share begins on June 6, 2017


The City of Yucaipa and the Healthy Yucaipa Committee have partnered with Old Grove Orange to provide locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables to Yucaipa residents through the Farm Share program. Old Grove Orange is a group of more than thirty Southern California small farmers.  They have banded together to offer the Yucaipa community an incredible variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.  By eating local, you can help keep farms in your neighborhoods, support local jobs, preserve citrus heritage, reduce the carbon footprint, and enjoy the freshest fruits and vegetables.

How it Works

Old Grove Farm Share is a weekly subscription of locally grown fruits and vegetables.  Farm share holders will be able to pick-up their produce from neighborhood locations in a Farmers Market style environment.  Farm share holders must pay ALL six weeks in advance to participate.  There are two types of shares:  a full share and a medium share.

What You Get

Every week, you will receive a fixed set of food that includes fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, one herb (with full share), and one “adventurous” fruit or vegetable.  There is enough variety to make salads or enjoy on-the-go snacks.  Full shares (good for a family of four) generally have a selection of five different kinds of fruits, five different kinds of vegetables, and an herb.  Medium shares (good for singles and couples) are half of the full share of fruits, vegetables, and no herb.  On a week to week basis, the fruits, vegetables and herbs are 80% to 85% certified or transitional organic.

How to Register

  1. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yucaipa-farmshare-early-summer-season-tickets-33830540056?aff=es2.
  2. Fill out the on-line registration form.

 

12 Week Season:  $336 (full share); $216 (medium share)

6 Week Trial:  $168  (full share); $108 (medium share)

Yucaipa Farm Share begins on June 6.

Pick Up will be at the Yucaipa Community Center (34900 Oak Glen Rd)

Contact Us

  • For program/payment questions contact Old Grove Orange (info@oldgroveorange.com).
  • For more information contact the City of Yucaipa (909-797-1177 or via email at healthyyucaipa@yucaipa.org).

City of Yucaipa Canvassing Program Begins April 19, 2017


San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control will conduct a door-to-door canvass of neighborhoods in Yucaipa to ensure that all dogs have current licenses and rabies vaccinations.  The program will start April 19 and end June 3.

The goal is to increase awareness on the benefits of responsible pet ownership, educate residents regarding the benefits of pet licensure, and to ensure compliance with current Yucaipa Municipal Codes in regards to pet ownership,” said Brian Cronin, Division Chief for San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control.

All dogs within Yucaipa are required by law to be licensed and vaccinated at four months of age.  A license also identifies the owner and allows them to be quickly reunited with their pet in case they ever get lost.  In addition, all pit bull and pit bull-type dogs are required to be spayed or neutered.

Pet owners can prepare by having current pet licenses, vaccination records, and spay/neuter certificates available to avoid possible citations.  Owners of unlicensed dogs may obtain a license before visits from animal license checkers.

Licenses may be purchased or renewed online at www.sbcounty.gov/acc or at the following locations:

  • Yucaipa City Hall, 34272 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa – Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm and alternating Friday’s 8 am – 5 pm
  • Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS), 11937 13th Street, Yucaipa – Tuesday-Saturday, 10am – 4pm

A dog license costs $24 for an altered dog, $12 for disabled residents or seniors (65 years and older) with an altered dog, and $96 for an unaltered dog.  An additional $20 late fee applies if the license application is determined to be late.

Animal Care and Control is doing its part to help the community achieve the Countywide Vision be ensuring residents have the resources they need to proved the necessities of life to their families.  Information on the Countywide Vision can be found at www.sbcounty.gov.

Community Activity Grant Applications Now Being Accepted!


Community Activity Grant Applications Now Being Accepted!

The City of Yucaipa is now accepting Community Activity Grant (CAG) applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017/18 grant cycle. The purpose of the CAG Program is to support the efforts of local non-profit 501(c) agencies/organizations that provide valuable services, programs and/or events to Yucaipa residents. Local non-profit agencies/organizations who are proposing to continue on-going programs/services, new programs and/or services or small/large scale special events that meet the grant guidelines are eligible for the CAG Program.

The application deadline for financial support requests for the FY 2017/18 CAG grant cycle is 4:00 PM on Monday, June 12, 2017. The deadline requirement does not apply for in-kind CAG applications; however, you may want to submit your request on June 12th, as the in-kind requests will be reviewed and considered as received until funds are depleted.

Please contact Kimberly Everts at 909-797-2489, ext. 221 or via email to keverts@yucaipa.org if you have any questions pertaining to the application.

Click HERE to download the Application.

 

Prescription MedReturn Receptacle


THE CITY OF YUCAIPA, THE YUCAIPA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT AND YUCAIPA POLICE DEPARTMENT IS MAKING IT EASY TO DISPOSE OF EXCESS AND EXPIRED PRESCRIPTIONS AND OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS

On Monday, March 27, 2017 at 4:30 PM, the Yucaipa Police Department hosted the launch of the permanent Prescription Drug Collection Receptacle Program. The launch was well attended by members of the community.  Having a program in place to safely rid households of unused prescriptions that could easily fall into the wrong hands or damage the water supply was strongly supported by the City of Yucaipa and its citizens.

For the past five years, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has provided the public with eleven opportunities to prevent pill abuse and theft through the Nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back Event. One thousand forty-nine pounds of unused, unwanted prescription drugs were turned in to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department locations that participated in 2016.

A new MedReturn receptacle has been installed at the Yucaipa Station thanks to funding from the City of Yucaipa and Yucaipa Valley Water District.  This drop off  box will be available to Yucaipa citizens all year round, during Yucaipa Police Department’s regular business hours of  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

What can be dropped off:

  • Excess and expired prescriptions
  • Prescription Patches
  • Prescription Ointments
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Medication for pets
  • *Syringes will not be accepted

 Refer: Karen Hunt, Yucaipa Police/Sheriff – 909-918-2305

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH


Partner with the City of Yucaipa and our Police Department to protect your neighborhood!  Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer. If you have an interest in forming a neighborhood watch program, please contact Sherrie O’Connell, Assistant Coordinator for the City of Yucaipa, at 909 797-2489 x 260.

Mailbox Tampering / Mail Theft


The Yucaipa Police Department is currently investigating mailbox tampering, as well as mail theft, in both privately owned and community shared mailboxes.  Although this crime has been observed and investigated by law enforcement for many years, there has been an increase in the number of reported incidents in the City of Yucaipa in the past few weeks.

The United States Postal Inspectors recommend the following tips to lower the chances that you will become a victim of this crime.

  • Retrieve your mail as soon as possible after it is delivered.  Don’t leave your mail unattended for extended periods.  Don’t leave it in your mailbox overnight.
  • If you cannot regularly retrieve your mail promptly, consider installing a lockable mailbox or obtaining P.O. Box service from your local post office.
  • If you will be away from home temporarily, you can notify your post office to hold your mail with the online hold mail service on the US Postal Service website:  https://holdmail.usps.com/holdmail/.
  • Always deposit your mail in a mail slot at your local post office, or hand it to your letter carrier.
  • Monitor your bank account statements regularly, and report any charges or checks you did not authorize.
  • Monitor your credit report and report any accounts you did not authorize.
  • Ask your bank for “secure” checks that can’t be altered.

Please call the Yucaipa Police Department dispatch line at 909-790-3100 if you believe you are a victim of mail theft, or to report any suspicious activity at or near any mail receiving or distributing locations.

 

Vehicle Burglary Prevention Tips


Even with today’s busy schedules, we need to stay diligent when it comes to preventing car related crimes.  Auto theft is almost always classified as a crime of opportunity.  As such, we need to practice good preventative measures in order to eliminate this opportunity and make our cars less desirable to criminals.

  • Always lock your doors, even when you plan on only being gone from your vehicle briefly.  It is not uncommon for thieves to walk down a row of parked vehicles checking the doors to see who has left their vehicle unlocked.  Do not leave any windows open including vent/wing windows or sunroofs.
  • If you have an alarm on your vehicle, use it!  It is an effective deterrent to an auto-burglar who often chooses the easiest targets.
  • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.  Although that sounds like “common sense” most of the reports that we take happen when the driver or passenger has done just that.  Your car is an automatic target when doing so.
  • When you are out and about, please items out of sight before reaching your destination or move them inconspicuously.
  • Do not leave any sign that there may be valuables hidden in your vehicle, such as docking stations or connector cables.  Covered up items that are left on the floorboard are an invitation for a criminal.  Not doing this may prevent your from having to spend money on broken windows.
  • Park in busy, well lit areas whenever possible.  Well traveled areas with plenty of vehicle and pedestrian movement are less likely to invite criminal activity.
  • As a last line of defense and to aid in the recovery process, mark your valuables.  Engrave them with a “personal identifier” that is something other than your social security number or drivers license.
  • Report suspicious persons seen wandering around in parking lots or neighborhoods that are looking into vehicles.  Don’t hesitate to call 911 if you sense there is a theft that is about to occur.

Yucaipa Police Department
34144 Yucaipa Boulevard
Yucaipa, CA  92399
(909)918-2305 Business
(909)790-3100 Dispatch

Kaiser Award of Healthy Eating Active Living to City of Yucaipa


The City of Yucaipa is the proud recipient of a Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Grant from the Kaiser Permanent Foundation Hospitals, Community Benefit Program. A $7,500 award will be used to bolster the Healthy Communities initiative currently championed by the Healthy Yucaipa Committee (HYC) and the Community Services Department.

The City and HYC have launched an ambitious health and wellness education campaign in an attempt to inform residents on the importance of healthy eating and active living. In the past, this has included: securing the services of a Registered Dietitian, publishing healthy menus, providing recipe ideas, and conducting community trainings and workshops on healthy living. This year the Kaiser Grant fund will be used to provide residents of Yucaipa with daily recreational swim and allow over 240 children to participate in the “Learn to Swim” program.

The Kaiser HEAL application may be obtained at the Yucaipa Community Center. The Community Services Department staff will review/approve scholarship requests based on eligibility and on a first come first serve basis until funds are exhausted. The funding “cycle” will correspond with the City’s Fiscal Year: July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Grant scholarships are based on the following:

  1. Income eligibility
  2. Space in requested program and/or activity
  3. Approval from Community Services Director or designee

The Healthy Yucaipa initiative is designed to assist residents in understanding the benefits of a healthy lifestyle; while teaching skills for preventative care through various programs offered throughout the Yucaipa community.

Jennifer Resch-Silvestri, Public Affairs Director for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Fontana states, “Kaiser Foundation Hospitals’ social mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve, and we recognize the positive impact of your organization in helping to achieve this goal. We anticipate that this contribution will allow your programs and services to help many in need.”

According to the Mayor of Yucaipa, Denise Hoyt, “through the efforts of Healthy Yucaipa, receiving the Kaiser Foundation grant award will allow the aquatic programs to demonstrate to young children and their families the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through swimming, while enhancing quality of life through good preventive care for Yucaipa residents”.

For more information regarding the Healthy Yucaipa Committee and the Healthy Yucaipa activities, please contact Community Services Supervisor, Megan Wolfe at (909) 790-4760 x24.

City of Yucaipa Community Garden


The City of Yucaipa, the Healthy Yucaipa Committee, Green Valley Village, and CBH Inc. are sponsoring Yucaipa’s first Community Garden. The Community Garden will be located at Green Valley Village Senior Apartments located at 34955 Yucaipa Blvd.  The Yucaipa Community Garden consists of garden plots to be used by seniors, individuals, families, or groups to grow fresh produce, herbs, and ornamental plants. Each raised plot is 11.5’ x 2.5’ in dimension. The Yucaipa Community Garden is intended to be a beautiful, safe, and peaceful oasis amidst the fast-paced life of the Inland Empire. The gardening season for 2015 will begin in May.

Garden plot fees are as follows: Yucaipa residents: $30/year; Yucaipa Seniors: $25/year. There will also be a $10 key deposit for the entry of the garden gates for all growers. No admittance will be permitted without a key.

Gardeners are also encouraged (but not required) to join the Yucaipa Garden Club. The Garden Club will meet monthly and will be hosting guest speakers, offer gardening tips, and much more. The registration for the Yucaipa Garden Club is free to all participants of the garden.

For more general or registration information, please contact the City of Yucaipa at (909) 797-1177 or visit www.healthyyucaipa.org.