San Antonio Heights Sing-Along Christmas Eve
The 5th annual San Antonio Heights Holiday Sing-Along will be at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 24 on the front lawn of Fire Station 12, 2413 N. Euclid Ave. in San Antonio Heights.
The sing-along will wrap up a year-long series of events that celebrated the town's 125th anniversary.
The holiday sing-along will kick off with "Jingle Bells" and will close with "Silent Night" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."
Carolers can participate in another two dozen holiday favorites during the event.
The event is free.
Song sheets and refreshments will be provided.
Participants who want to bring a guitar, portable keyboard, bells or other sounds of the season are allowed.
Singers are also encouraged to bring a chair if needed.
For more information call 909-920-9530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The city is offering its amnesty plan -- for dogs
Throughout January and February, the city will be offering amnesty to residents who own dogs, but have failed to license them within the 30-day requirement.
Normally, Upland residents have 30 days from the time they acquire a new dog, or from the time a puppy turns 4 months old, to license their new pet.
Failure to license a new dog or puppy during this time frame results in a $40 penalty.
Beginning March 1, animal services will begin canvassing the city to identify dog owners who have failed to license their dogs.
Dog owners who have failed to license their dogs will be required to pay a licensing fee and a late penalty, in addition to the possibility of receiving a citation for failure to license their dogs.
Residents are encouraged to license their dogs during the amnesty period.
Dog license renewals may be paid for at the city's Finance Department, 460 N. Euclid Ave.
New dog license may be obtained from the finance department or Upland Animal Services, 1275 San Bernardino Road.
Dogs must be at least 4 months old and have a current rabies vaccine certificate to be licensed.
Upland Animal Services offers low-cost vaccines at their weekly vaccine clinics from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays.
The cost of a rabies vaccination is $12.
Upland Jr. High teacher wins water-wise grant
Upland Junior High School teacher Gerardo Rosette has won a $750 grant to fund water-wise education for 7th and 8th grade students.
Rosette's project, "Futuristic Water," will include a field trip to Caltech and give students the opportunity to build a hydrogen fuel cell car.
Rosette selected Caltech for its willingness to work with middle school students, according to a city news release.
"Hydrogen cars are the way of the future and something my students are interested in," Rosette said in the news release. "This field trip can provide a life-changing opportunity and one of them may be the next innovator in fuel cells."
The city is a member of the Water Education Water Awareness Committee.
This organization works collaboratively within the region to promote water education and efficiency in local schools.
Eight additional $750 grants were provided to other agencies to use toward their project and must provide a final report and pictures to the committee.
"The city of Upland is a strong supporter of water conservation education and proud to be a member of an organization like WEWAC that promotes those core values," said City Manager Stephen Dunn in a news release.
"We are very pleased that the city has established a tradition of awarding grants to Upland teachers. Mr. Rosette's grant this year brings our total to nine and we expect more in the future."
For more information on the grant and water efficiency programs, including rebates, classes and tips call 909-291-2935 or follow @Upland_Water.
Upland 9-year-old makes television appearance Upland resident Molly Ondich was recently featured on an episode of the NBC TV show "Extra" with Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos.
Molly, 9, appeared aside Lopez during the Dec. 11 episode to give a rundown of popular Christmas gifts for 2012.
The segment was filmed at the Grove in Los Angeles.
Molly was at the Grove's American Girl Doll store as an early Christmas present from her aunt, Tammy Medina.
Extra producers spotted Molly in the crowd and asked if she would be willing to appear in the Christmas gift segment.
In addition to a new American Girl Doll, Molly brought home the "Extra" script signed by Lopez.
Upland's Biggest Loser Challenge to begin soon
With a new year approaching, many people may be thinking about their weight loss resolutions.
The city's Biggest Loser Challenge, inspired by the television show The Biggest Loser, will begin in February.
Residents can team up with their spouses, friends, co-workers or anyone who want to lose those unwanted pounds.
Cost to participate is $50 per team with a maximum of two people in a team.
Registration is from Jan. 2-31.
The official challenge beings on Feb. 4.
For more information call the Upland Recreation Division at 909-931-4280.