Banning agency accepting facade upgrade applications

   The Banning Redevelopment Agency will begin accepting applications for the Downtown Facade Improvement Program today.  The program provides loans and grants to downtown property owners to rehabilitate and remodel the exterior of their buildings.  Eligible work includes: architectural modifications, exterior refinishing, signage, lighting, doors windows and awnings.  Program boundaries: Livingston Street to the south, Alessandro Road to the east, Williams Street to the north and Fourth Street to the west.  Information: (951) 922-3171.

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Dreier’s office plans job fair at Rancho Cucamonga center

   The office of Rep. David Dreier, R-San Dimas, will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8 at the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center, 11200 Base Line, Rancho Cucamonga.  Partners in the job fair include the San Bernardino County Department of Workforce Development, San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, California Employment Development Department and Rancho Cucamonga.  Information: (909) 575-6226 or (888) 906-2626.

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Redlands estate attorney slates educational event at U of R

   McIntyre Law Group of Redlands will return to the University of Redlands Casa Loma Room to offer another free dinner-seminar to local senior citizens.  Attorney Nathan T. McIntyre will deliver his “Legacy Wealth Estate Planning” seminar, which provides information about developing an estate plan.  The event will start at 6 p.m. March 25.  Seating is limited to seniors 55 and older who own their own home.  Reservations are required and are limited to two per household.  Dinner will be catered by Bon Appetit.  Information and reservations: (909) 798-5780 or

Financial adviser to hold free seminar in Claremont

   Financial adviser Christopher Wiloughby will present a free seminar titled “Financial Blunders: Lessons We Never Learn” about preserving and protecting assets at 10 a.m. on March 18.  The free class will be at the Joslyn Senior Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont.  Information: (909) 399-5488.

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Yucaipa Valley chamber to host annual State of the City

   The Yucaipa Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the 17th annual State of the City luncheon at 11:30 a.m. March 19 at the Yucaipa Community Center, 34900 Oak Glen Road.  Verizon is the official corporate sponsor of this event.  Mayor Dick Riddell and City Manager Ray Casey will give a report on the city’s accomplishments, developments and financial status.  Partners Pantry will be catering the event.  Reservations must be received by Friday, March 13.  Cost: $25.  Sponsorships are also available.  Information: (909) 790-1841, or via e-mail at

Job fair to feature career opportunities in the High Desert

   The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 18 at Barstow Community College’s gymnasium, 2700 Barstow Road.  The event will feature numerous High Desert employers from a variety of industries, according to the news release.  All job seekers are invited to attend.  Information: Mike Holtz, (760) 252-8626 or via e-mail at

Enterprise Rent-A-Car CEO to speak at Cal State SB

   Andy Taylor, chief executive officer of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, will speak at a luncheon edition of Cal State San Bernardino’s “Executive Briefings” series.  The event is from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the Obershaw Dining Room of CSUSB’s Upper Commons.  Taylor’s presentation about his 40 years in the automotive business is sponsored by CSUSB’s College of Business and Public Administration and the Business Alliance.  Registrants will receive a boxed lunch.  Cost: $25.  For members of the Business Alliance, students, faculty and staff, the cost is $20.  Information: (909) 537-5771.

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Workshop slated to explain incentives of enterprise zone

   The San Bernardino Valley Enterprise Zone and Targeted Management Company Inc. will host a workshop for local business owners to provide information about the tax incentives available to businesses in the enterprise zone.  The event is scheduled from 8 to 9:30 a.m. March 24 at the San Bernardino Economic Development Agency’s office, 201 N. E St., Suite 301, San Bernardino.  Reservations are required by March 20.  Information: Wendy Clements, (909) 382-4100, ext. 230; or via e-mail at

Husing to speak at financial crisis lunch

   The San Antonio Hospital Foundation is presenting “Climbing out of the financial crisis” with Redlands-based economist and speaker John Husing at a luncheon on March 20 at 11:30 a.m. for $25 per person.  Paid reservations are required by March 12. Seating is limited. RSVP to Martha Reinoso (909) 920-4962 or

   The event will be held at Aita Auditorium, 999 San Bernardino Road, Upland.