Fastener distributor signs on for space in Victorville

   Stirling Capital Investments recently announced that it has secured a 6,322-square-foot lease with Fastenal Company at Southern California Logistics Centre, a 2,500-acre commercial and industrial complex in Victorville.  According to the news release, Fastenal, a fastener distributor, will commence its lease June 1.  Fastenal’s new operations will be located at 18499 Phantom Street, Suite 6, in the newly constructed Global Access Business Centre.

   Fastenal joins existing tenants including Prego Inc., PTL Electric, Stoody Industrial and Welding Supplies, Walmart, World of Leisure and America West Aero Systems.  A number of major corporations are already located at Southern California Logistics Centre and in Victorville including Newell Rubbermaid, Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, FedEx, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., M&M/Mars, ConAgra Foods and Nutro Products Inc.  Information:

Animator to address work-life balance in San Bernardino

   Animator Charles Robello will talk about how he balances his career and fatherhood in a noon presentation April 18 at the Art Institute of California — Inland Empire.  Robello, who works with the Los Angeles animation studio Rhythm & Hues, most recently did character animation for Disney’s “Bolt.”  The free presentation is open to the public.  Reservations are required.  Information: Santosh Oommen, (909) 915-2100, or (800) 353-0812.

Speakers, vendors sought for Green Expo bound for Ontario

   The Inland Green Expo is coming to the Ontario Convention Center May 1 – 3.  Nonprofits, government agencies and area businesses will be on hand May 1 – 3 to offer residents strategies on conserving energy, living more efficiently and cleaning up the environment.

   The event’s sponsors are seeking speakers to address topics related to sustainable living and green technology.  Interested parties are asked to contact Sharon Pound at (909) 483-8569 or Victoria Vidana at (909) 483-9398.

   Booth space also is still available.  Information: Susan Stern, (909) 483-9390.

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Fleet-safety workshop slated in San Bernardino

   State Compensation Insurance Fund and the California Highway Patrol have partnered to offer a free, interactive fleet-safety workshop for employers who manage drivers and vehicle fleets as part of their operation.  Registration and complimentary breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. April 21 at State Fund’s San Bernardino office, 375 W. Hospitality Lane.

   The workshop ends at noon. The event is free and open to the public, and early registration is encouraged due to limited seating.  Topics for discussion will be safe-driving strategies, vehicle regulations and enforcements, and essential aspects of an effective fleet safety program. In addition, interactive portions will enable attendees to create individualized fleet safety programs.  Information: George Leebolt, (909) 384-4742; or online at

Winners of local maintenance competition announced

   The Apartment Association Greater Inland Empire, an organization that advocates for an ethical rental housing industry, has announced the local winners of the nationwide maintenance competition, Maintenance Mania, which was held March 25.  Benny Fernandez, Tony Rivera, and Paul Dominguez of the Housing Authority of San Bernardino took first, second, and third place, respectively, on March 25 at the Scheu Family YMCA of Upland.

   Benny Fernandez now has a chance to represent Region 10, which is comprised of California and Hawaii, at the Maintenance Mania National Championship on June 27 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.  Information: (909) 948-0784, ext. 14; or online at

Real estate investment club to meet in Chino

   The local chapter of Investing In Real Estate Clubs will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 15 at the at Johnny Carino’s Italian Grill, 3801 Grand Ave. , Chino.  The topics of this month’s dinner will cover short sales and equity accrual.  The meeting is free, but participants are asked to purchase their own dinners.  Information: (877) 285-8669, or online at

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Resources to help people with outstanding property tax bills

   With the April 10 deadline right around the corner, the state is reminding property owners that there are several ways to pay the second installment of their property taxes from home. Property taxes can be paid online at, by mailing a check or money order postmarked on or before the April 10 deadline, or by phone at (909) 387-8308.

   In addition, if taxpayers have lost their bill or would like another copy, they can now go online to review and print a new tax bill. Bilingual services are available for Spanish-speaking homeowners through the phone payment system and Web site at

Urban Land Institute member becomes vice chair of nonprofit

   The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Inland Empire Committee recently appointed David Neault as vice chair. ULI is a worldwide nonprofit organization that promotes best practices in land-use policy.
   In this voluntary position, Neault will lead the committee in setting goals, creating quality educational programs, addressing key land-use issues, and energizing ULI membership in the Inland Empire.
   Neault is a three-year member of ULI. His goal as vice chair will be to build subcommittees around key issues that will change the way the industry looks at land-use planning and real estate development. He hopes to investigate each issue using ULI resources and local thought leaders to create professional panels or white papers to help the committee provide leadership to the industry.