The city of Fontana, California

Writer tells story of Fontana steel company

John Charles Anicic Jr. is a writer of power and strength, spirit and pride. He melded them all to tell the story of Kaiser Steel. In his latest book, the author/historian tells a compelling tale of ingots and grit, blast-furnaces and sweat – the story of Kaiser Steel and the forging of Fontana. "I was floored when I found out employees had been at Kaiser Steel 30 years and as many as four generations were part of the company," says Anicic (pronounced Anasee). "It was a family tradition." The longtime Fontana resident has documented the origin and operation of one of the nation's largest steel mills, strategically located just out of range of possible bombardment from enemy ships.

Interstate 210 - The "Highway of Death"

I, like many other residents of the Inland Empire could not wait for the 16-mile extension of the 210 freeway that runs from San Dimas to Fontana to open a few years back. Each day me and tens of thousands of others jammed Baseline Avenue and Foothill Blvd. each morning counting down the days to the freeway Grand-Opening - Watching as the Caltrans workers slowly made progress - inch, by painfully slow, inch.

Measure 1 Street Projects in the Inland Empire Your Tax Dollars at Work

In addition to freeway projects, Measure I provides funds for major street improvements throughout the San Bernardino Valley. These funds are used for major rehabilitation, construction or reconstruction of main thoroughfares, also called arterial streets. A Measure I Arterial Program Five Year Plan is adopted each year to allocate funds for these streets. The following streets have been improved or identified for improvement since Measure I's passage: Widening of Baseline, City of Highland Widening of E Street, City of San Bernardino