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A Year of Kiika'

Calendar of Events:
  • September 29
    Last day to donate teacher supplies for Serrano Middle School
  • October 7
    “Hoe Down” at Highland Senior Center, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • October 10
    Coffee with a Cop” at Denny’s on the corner of Highland Avenue and Valencia Avenue, 9 a.m.
  • October 13
    The 22nd Annual San Manuel Pow Wow at Cal State San Bernardino, 5 p.m. - midnight
  • October 14
    The 22nd Annual San Manuel Pow Wow at Cal State San Bernardino, 11 a.m. - midnight
  • October 15
    The 22nd Annual San Manuel Pow Wow at Cal State San Bernardino, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m
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Welcome to the September Kiika’ Bulletin!

In this edition, San Manuel is sharing an important update on future improvements along Victoria Avenue; introducing you to Capt. Ron Maass from the San Bernardino Police Department; and letting local residents know how to assist law enforcement. As a friendly  reminder, we are heading into our fall traditions, which means the San Manuel Band of  Mission Indians invites you to join us in celebrating our annual Pow Wow the weekend of Oct. 13-15, at Cal State San Bernardino

Improving Victoria

This fall, design and environmental work will begin on Victoria Avenue improvements as part of the $10.7 million road and storm drain project funded by San Manuel. To benefit local residents and businesses, San Manuel has partnered with the City of Highland and the City of San Bernardino to renovate Victoria Avenue from Lynwood Drive to Third Street. Victoria Avenue improvements will include:

  • Completely replacing the pavement along Victoria Avenue north of Highland Avenue
  • Repairing sound walls
  • Improving storm drains along Victoria and Citrus avenues
  • Repaving Citrus Avenue and adjoining side streets
  • Installing a sidewalk on Highland Avenue near the Senior Center
  • Constructing curbs and gutters, adding lighting and refurbishing Victoria Avenue from Highland Avenue to Third Street


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Completion of the Victoria Avenue improvements, south of Highland Avenue, should be complete by early 2020. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Victoria Avenue Improvements Project please call (909) 425-3480 or email kiika@sanmauel.com.

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Meet Our Neighborhood Cop:
SBPD Capt. Ron Mass:

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Since 2006, San Manuel has supported and strengthened policing  in our immediate neighborhood through contributions totaling $8,188,487.00 to the San Bernardino Police Department (SBPD). To continue our  dedication to provide police patrols in the area, San Manuel has committed an  additional $4.2 million to the SBPD over  the next three years to fund community patrols and purchase new equipment and police cruisers. The neighborhoods surrounding the San Manuel Indian Reservation make up the Northern District of San Bernardino. In working with the new patrol supervisor to  the Northern District of San Bernardino,  Captain Ron Maass, San Manuel and the SBPD identified ways in which the Tribe’s donation could improve public safety in  our neighborhood. Maass is a decorated police officer who began his career with the SBPD in 1995 as  a patrol officer. The police captain has been interested in law enforcement since he was a young boy. He earned a master’s degree in criminology and police management from the University of Cambridge in the U.K.,

and his doctorate in law from the  University of La Verne. In the process of following his dream, Maass was offered a chance to work in law enforcement on the federal level, but he declined after realizing that his passion was working for a community police department. 

“What I enjoy most about working in the City of San Bernardino is the overall diversity of the community,” said Maass.

During his time with SBPD, Maass has  supported multiple divisions. He has worked in the patrol division, field training, SWAT,  and as an investigations liaison officer. As  he has moved through the ranks, from  sergeant to lieutenant to captain, he has  supervised teams ranging from patrol and vice/narcotics to forensics, crime analysis and the honor guard. “Every day, San Bernardino offers unique challenges to police officers,” said Maass, “but it is also rewarding to be tasked as  problem solvers for the city we serve.” To help solve some of the issues in our  neighborhood, Maass wants our help  staying informed and invites residents to  call him at 909-384-5600 or email at  maass_ro@sbcity.org.

How Can Neighbors Help SBPD?

No one knows a neighborhood better than the people who live there. Being a Kiika’ neighbor means looking out for one another and keeping an eye out when something seems out of place. When police officers patrol, they may not pick up on the same issues noticed by residents, such as if there is a suspicious car lurking around. When reporting suspicious activity, Capt. Ron Maass recommends that community members provide as much detail as possible, for example the make, model and color of a suspicious car. Want to do more? To increase patrols in the city, SBPD offers a citizen patrol program where  local residents can sign up to receive training from the department and volunteer their time  to patrol in citizen patrol cars. Overall, local residents can best assist SBPD by continuing to be the eyes and ears in their neighborhoods and reporting both emergency and non-emergency incidents. For more  information on the citizen patrol program call (909) 384-5742. To report a non-emergency  incident call (909) 383-5311. In an emergency, always call 911.

 

 

 


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Coffee with a Cop:

Do you have questions about crime and safety  in our local area? We invite you to get to know Capt. Ron Maass at Coffee with a Cop!

Northeast Region

When: Second Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m.

Where: Denny’s, 702 E Highland Ave., San Bernardino


NextDoor

We are now on Nextdoor! Neighbors with this app can see us listed under the ‘Agency’ tab  as San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. If you haven’t already, join the Nextdoor community  to get the latest news happening in our local area.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram  @SanManuelBand
We value your comments and questions. Call the neighborhood hotline number:
(909) 425-3480
Or email: Kiika@sanmanuel.com

SAN MANUEL BAND OF MISSION INDIANS • 26569 Community Center Drive, Highland CA 92346