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4. Keep your distance from food temptations Avoid standing near the party nibbles unless you have incredible willpower. When food is easily within reach, chances are you’ll pick up a bite or two-or three. Let’s say that two hors d’oeuvres have 100 calories: By the time you’ve eaten a few, you have had the equivalent of a small meal.

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Readers, Mrs. Evangeline Grossman and Mr. Marc Grossman, Executive Publishers

Welcome to our last edition for the 2017 Year!

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ith the Holidays right around the corner, you’ll definitely want to check out our Events and Entertainment Calendar and you also won’t want to miss our Christmas Lights Around Town article.On our final cover of the year, American funny man and sketch comedy guru, Fred Willard sat down with 909 to talk about his craft and the work he and his wife Mary do for the Farrah Fawcett Foundation. As always, this issue is filled with both entertaining and informative content including SACH’s Health Matters feature addressing the risks of cancer, our Breed of the Month article for dog lovers, an article about Claremont’s Intercollegiate Equestrian Team and insights into 909’s top lawyers and best places to eat. All of us here at 909 want to extend our heartfelt thanks to our readers and our advertisers for giving us another year as the only lifestyle and entertainment magazine dedicated to the 909 Life and a special thanks to 909 Magazine’s Team USA soccer team.

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TA B L E O F

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DREAM TEAM BATTLES CANCER RAISING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WITH TEAMWORK

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MOUNTAIN VISTA WINERY CENTURY OLD WINERY AGAIN OPENS ITS DOORS FOR PUBLIC TASTING

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CUT SEW STITCH

WHERE EDUCATION AND DESIGN COLIDE

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CLAREMONT INTERCOLLEGIATE EQUESTRIAN AN INSIDER’S LOOK

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LOCAL COLLEGE FACES FINANCIAL AID FRAUD AND DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION ACTIONS

CASA COLINA HOSTS 6TH ANUAL FUNDRAISER AT THE WINNER’S CIRCLE

AMERICAN CAREER COLLEGE -THE HIGH PRICE OF HIGHER LEARNING

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LA VERNE’S BRACKETT FIELD AIRPORT NOT YOUR EVERYDAY AIRPORT

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AN EVENING AT CASABLANCA

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BEAUTY: EYELASHES

GENA BRADLEY SHARES THIS MONTH’S BEAUTY TREATMENT

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10 Cover Story America’s Funny Man for more than half a century, Fred Willard, discusses the art of comedy with 909 Magazine

UP IN LIGHTS 909’S INSIDER’S GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AROUND TOWN

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THE TEAM

BEST PLACES TO EAT UPLAND’S BEST KEPT SECRET AND MOST CHARMING PLACES

In Every Issue CASA COLINA LAW TALK THE CAR FAMILY

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CALENDAR HEALTH MATTERS BREED OF THE MONTH

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Fred Willard

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Cover Story -By Cindy Rhodes

EBRITY TIMES To be labeled as a character actor can be the kiss of death in show business. Unless, you’re truly a character. Like Fred Willard. For 50 years, Willard has had us rolling on the floor laughing with his portrayals of every goofy, peculiar, weird neighbor, friend or dad that you know -- and perhaps have said a quick apology for under your breath. An Emmy-nominated comedian, actor and writer, Willard is kind of like the crazy uncle that shows up on Thanksgiving to eat all the stuffing, let the kids eat pie with their hands and pinch one of your aunts on the, ahem, wrong cheek – all with a “what did I do?” look of innocence. That is his comedic gift.

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Willard’s face is familiar from a wide range of memorable roles in movies and television. From the ultra-hip “This is Spinal Tap” and “Best in Show” to sitcom work on “Roseanne,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Modern Family,” Willard’s work has been consistent and consistently funny. Yet his best role might not be a role at all. It’s just being Fred Willard. He and his wife, Mary, have been married for nearly as long as he’s been acting. She is his sounding board for all things personally and professionally, his lead writer and often his muse. For the past 10 years, they have worked together with their sketch comedy troupe, the MoHos, which just completed a summer performance at The Grove Theatre in Upland. It features a rotating cast of veterans and newcomers, including his 19-year-old grandson. Mary directs the mayhem. As he explains the group, you begin to understand the process of writing comedy as it happens. “People will write a sketch and hand it out to people. Then we kind of do a cold reading on the stage,” Willard said. “When it’s over, people make suggestions, like, ‘that was wonderful,’ or ‘it needs a good ending’ or ‘why don’t you change this to that?’ ” This is where Willard is at home, with a pad of paper and a pen, scratching out funny lines. He admitted that in his closet, he has at least six boxes of sketches. “I look at them and half are terrible and the other half, I say ‘Boy, that’s pretty good.’” He said he tries to write a sketch every week to share with the group. An improvisational performer at heart, Willard has been part of The Second City and was a founding member of the Ace Trucking Company, both of which are renowned improv groups. He began doing television sketch comedy on the Johnny Carson show. Willard, 78, was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He is a former U.S. soldier, having graduated from the Kentucky Military Institute and the Virginia Military Institute. In 1962, he auditioned a comedy act that landed him on the Ed Sullivan Show. A forgettable movie debut came in the 1967 exploitation film “Teenage Mother.” Willard found success on televisionin 1977 as Martin Mull’s sidekick and announcer on the “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” spinoff, “Fernwood 2 Night,” a parody of nighttime talk shows. He was an original cast member of the NBC series “Real People” and dallied with both TV and films, never forgetting his improv roots.

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As a guest star, Willard’s stints are varied and legendary. He has appeared in every genre from public access television to network shows. In 1995, he reunited with Mull as his romantic partner on “Roseanne” and became a recurring character in the final two seasons. He guest starred with Tia and Tamara Mowry on their Disney show “Sister, Sister” and guest voiced an episode of “The Simpsons.” His more current work has been in Christopher Guest films, such as the parodies “A Mighty Wind” and “Best in Show,” in which he portrayed “Buck Laughlin,” a dog show announcer who offered up an unending stream of bad jokes and off-color comments. In “Waiting for Guffman,” in which he plays a travel agent that performs in amateur stage productions, Willard received an American Comedy Award nomination and a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Funniest Supporting Actor. He also appeared in “American Wedding” and as KVWN news director Ed Harken in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” Willard earned three Emmy nominations for his turn as “Hank MacDougall” on the later seasons of “Everybody Loves Raymond.” He also voiced a number of roles on animated programs including “Family Guy,” “King of the Hill,” and the Disney movie “Wall-E.” Most recently, he earned an Emmy nomination for his returning role as Phil Dunphy’s father on “Modern Family.” Still, its sketch comedy shows like ‘Saturday Night Live” and “MADtv” that remain Willard’s comedic influences. “You’re always influenced by Saturday Night Live, whatever they say about it, it’s always the show to watch. I was a big fan of SCTV and was on that show a couple of times,” Willard said. “MADtv I loved. I wrote a sketch for them. It was a time when I was doing a lot of roasts and I wrote a thing about roasting Jesus. We wanted to pick someone who could really roll with the punches so we picked Jesus. A celebrity roast of Jesus.” Fred and Mary were honored in 2010 with the Golden Star Award for their tireless work for several charities, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters and a number of cancer organizations, including the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, City of Hope and the John Wayne Cancer Society. Mary beat cancer and they have become tireless crusaders for prevention. Asked if he had any future projects, Willard said with his signature smirk, “Not right now, no. Which makes me just as happy.”

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New Rancho Cucamonga store now open adding another location with La Verne Paul Nieder is an Air Force veteran, having served proudly in Operation Desert Storm. He loves his county so much that everything he sells is Paul is proud of his two-sided mattress that have twice the life of any others. He offers a 100% refund off your money if you’re not happy with his products. In fact, he insists that you leave his store and compare the prices of his competitors if you’re in doubt. He knows you’ll come back because he offers outstanding quality for the lowest price. For 10 years he has made his customers in La Verne very happy, because they keep coming back. Now he has another store in Rancho Cucamonga. Unlike his competition, he’s more concerned about his selling “a” mattress. Eighty percent of his sales are mattresses. No upselling like foundations unless they’re necessary. “I sell you what YOU need, not what I need,” Paul is fond of saying. If you don’t need a foundation with that mattress, you won’t be buying one. Paul has low prices because he keeps his overhead down, not by renting in top dollar locations, but off the beaten path. His new store is on Archibald Ave. between 6th and 7th Streets.

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Dream Team Battles

Breast Cancer By John Calderwood

Pink is the new color for fall. Well, for October at least.

In all walks of life, from schoolgirls in local high schools to professional sports, people are wearing the color of breast cancer awareness in hopes of saving lives.

Treating women’s health, especially such a specialized disease, has become a team concept. Breastlink is a prestigious, state-of-the-art facility with offices in Southern California and one in New York. For Dr. John West, it is also a family business. West, a breast care surgeon, along with his wife, Jan West, R.N., and their son, plastic surgeon Dr. Justin West, they have built a practice that will help women not only survive, but thrive as they navigate their journey. From his office in Orange, John West discussed his new book, “Prevent, Survive, Thrive” which provides a guide to optimal breast care. Dr. John West was trained in general surgery and spent a lot of his early career in trauma centers and emergency rooms. “You know when you’re in this fast-paced emergency room setting, everyone has to be on call and within arm’s reach. From nurses to specialists like oncologists, you need everyone to be well trained and quick. That’s something that I always appreciated.” This is how John came up with the idea of his team approach to medical care. “With a medical center set up the way that Breastlink is set up we can all learn from each other in an un-invasive way,” John said.

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“Justin can come to me for advice on a patient and he can give me a completely different perspective on one of my procedures. It just builds from there and sometimes those notes and ideas become life-saving techniques.” He was excited to present his book, an invaluable guide for any woman. It has prevention tips and guidelines as well as a wealth of information from their extensive practice. Jan said “I feel like the underserved in this community is anyone who doesn’t have access to this information.” Her husband added: “I truly think that if more people had this kind of infor mation and access to the kind of care that we can provide, we could reduce the fatality rate of companies might end up paying a few breast cancer down to a tenth of what thousand dollars and she’ll have to come it is today. And the medical costs? We back a few times for checkups. Howevcould bring it down to a hundredth.” er if that woman waited until she was 50 to start getting mammograms we could On the website 40not50.org, Dr. John be dealing with stage II or stage III canWest speaks about the importance cer, and a lifetime of chemotherapy and of staying informed on your body’s medications that cost hundreds of thouhealth. He explained that there’s a sands of dollars per month. It can wind up government study that suggests womcosting millions and that’s just the finanan start getting checked at 50,as they cial cost. These are mothers with children become more likely to find cancer but and families that depend on them.” he feels that it ignores the long term costs. “A woman who finds a lump the Dr. Justin West also reminded that the size of the tip of my finger at age 42 state of California requires doctors to inmight come in and we might find it to form patients who have been diagnosed be nothing. If it’s cancerous and we with breast cancer that reconstructive have to operate, her insurance surgery is required to be covered by

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your health insurance company. “A lot of doctors have it mentioned in the fine print on the forms you sign but people will typically gloss over that information. A lot of people think that it’s not something they could have access to. Even fewer people are aware that not only are they covered for the initial procedure but they are also covered for reevaluation after a period of time has passed,” Dr. Justin West said. That means that woman who had implants placed in 10, 15, 20 years ago can be covered to undergo a new procedure. Which is a big deal because even in the last five years we’ve come a long way and have made a ton of advancements in every aspect of our medical procedure.” ”More often than not the patients choose a staged construction, where we put a tissue stretcher inside

after the mastectomy. That expander has a port on it and we can poke a needle through the skin into that port and fill the expander with air or saline. The skin is very delicate after surgery so we have to do it in stages. Week after week after week they have to come into the office for more of a fill until we reach the point we’re looking for. If you need 800cc you don’t want to come in 800 times for 1cc, but you also don’t want to expand 800cc at once. So we had to break it down 50-100cc per session. However a company called Airexpanders just released a new device that has a Co2 canister in the expander. We were the first ones to use one of these expanders, which allow the patient to take home the remote and expand it themselves a tiny-tiny bit every day. It alleviates virtually all of the d i s comf o r t from the

expansion while letting the patient finish the expansion faster than before.” Technically, Breastlink is shaping the way we view breast cancer. But what’s even more touching is the way that Breastlink treats patients in general. Jan West started her nursing career in San Francisco as a trauma nurse, where she met her husband Dr. John West at San Francisco General. After surviving cancer, she and her husband moved to Orange where Jan enjoyed the luxury of becoming a stay-at-home mom who devoted all of her time to her children. Jan now serves as a volunteer for Breastlink, educating women on how to self-check and monitor their breast health. She also works orientating and setting up new Breastlink Angels, survivors of breast cancer who donate their time to comforting and educating recently diagnosed woman by setting them up with sponsors, staying in touch with them throughout their journey and educating them on all the information that might have slipped through the cracks.

For more information about Breastlink, attending The Pink Journey class, or if you’re interested in hosting a class locally, contact Jan West at

NurseJan.West@Gmail.com.

To pick up a copy of Dr. John West’s book, visit Benbellabooks.com or for more information go to Breastlink.com.

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Local Sips

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Vi s t a Wi ner y By Kristina Tomlin

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ust south of historic Route 66 in the heart of Rancho Cucamonga, Mountain Vista Winery & Vineyards continues to produce wine, as it had been since its founding in 1904. Adorned with Biane Family Winery, Mountain Vista has experienced over a century of changes in ownership and landscape in the Rancho Cucamonga AVA (American Viticultural Area). Founded as the Cucamonga Vintage Winery in 1904, it soon became the Padre Winery in 1909. Padre Winery sold grapes to the East Coast, while also producing wine before and throughout Prohibition; it received the first federal liquor bond in the state to produce sacramental wine for the Catholic Church. Curiously, from 1930 to 1933, Padre Winery produced a “medicinal tonic” known as “Elixir,” which was sold to doctors and hospitals.

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The original complex held two main winery buildings, housing a crush room, fermenting room, distillery, Vermouth dry wine room, a champagne vault, and a bottling area. The winery complex has changed ownership and hosted several different occupants since from 1937 until when Pierre Biane purchased it in 1976. Biane reintroduced winemaking back into, the mostly industrial, center until 1985. Mountain Vista Winery & Vineyards opened its doors to guests earlier this year and tastes wines from their Rancho Cucamonga vineyards, where they grow Mission, Palomino, and Grenache grapes. Mountain Vista also sources grapes from all over California including the Sierra Foothills and Lodi and Sonoma, giving them the flexibility to make a variety of wines. Visitors are invited to sample their unique portfolio of wines, including Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Viognier, Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast, and the unusual grape –Symphony (which makes an off dry white wine).

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Local Sips

Enjoy a tasting, glass or bottle of Mountain Vista wines in their tasting room Thursday through Sunday. The staff is attentive and eager to share the history of the winery, making for a pleasant evening. Unlike other wineries in the area, Mountain Vista also offers locals access to their wine facilities. For aspiring or owners of their own vineyards, Mountain Vista offers consultation services for vineyard management and winemaking. In addition to selling grapes to local winemakers, Mountain Vista offers custom crush services –either of-site or on-site at the winery. They have equipment and machinery available for use or rental, in addition to oak barrels, and bottling equipment to aid local winemakers in the crushing, destemming, fermentation, pressing, and bottling process.

It will be interesting to see what the wine barrel holds for Mountain Vista Winery & Vineyards, Rancho Cucamonga’s newest winemakers.

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Philosophy and motto: I am committed to providing cost-effective and honest advice. My only interests are my clients’ best interests. I strive to provide my clients with all of the information and advice that they will need to assess all of their options and make the decisions that best suit their needs. All clients, no matter the nature or size of their matter, have direct access to me in a timely and responsive manner. Drive: I’m driven to ensure that my clients’ intentions with respect to distributions of property and assets, business succession plans and charitable giving are met when they are no longer able to speak for themselves. Great Work Days: Securing a positive outcome for my client. Contribution: I provide pro bono work for UC Riverside students as part of the UC Riverside Legal Clinic.

I started my career with one of Riverside County’s oldest law firms and then went on to work for the largest law firm in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. I started my own law firm because I wanted to develop a personal relationship with my clients by narrowly focusing on their specific needs.

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Law Corner BY DAVID M.GROSSMAN

WHAT DO SENIORS NEED TO BE AWARE OF As I think about what is important for senior to be aware of as we journey thorough life I find myself be bombarded with Misinformation, False Information and Deceitful Information. From the door hangers left of the front door; the robo calls selling home improvement to reduce energy cost; to the well-meaning, but often incorrect information published about Medicad [Medi – Cal in California]; and on and on the list goes

Attorney David M.Grossman ESTATE PLANNING &ELDER LAW SPECIALIST

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An example of misinformation is the recent article in a national publication authored by a well known and respect author and motivational speaker. It was a question and answer article and one of the question was “We own our own home free and clear and have some savings. How can I keep most of my assets, such as giving them to my children now, so that I can get on Medicaid?” The Answer “ If you were to transfer your assets to your children, it may make you ineligible for Medicaid for up to five years…. You might want to consider selling your home….”

The example of deceitful information that comes to mind is a door hanger that advertises a well-intentioned State of California program titled Residential Energy Efficiency Loan (REEL). The door hanger emphasizes: Save Energy; Save Gas; Save Water; Save Money. Let me be clear this is a well-intentioned lending program established by the State of California to assist homeowners.

The road to making the right decisions for you and your family is easy. Make sure you have the correct information on which to make the right decision. Seek out the best trainedprofessional in whatever field you dealing with to get the right information. As an attorney that deals with Medi-Cal issues I can tell you that the only proper person to get the complete store about Medi-Cal and you is a licensed attorney that deals with Medi-Cal issues. In all areas seek out an expert and listen carefully to what they are saying and then go home and make up your mind as what is best for you and your family

The question clearly asks how can a pass my home and savings to my children and still qualify for Medicaid. The answer is incorrect since the home you live in can be gifted to anyone without any consequences when applying for Medicaid. Further a married couple can have a home and a $120,900 savings and still be eligible for Medicaid The rules and regulations concerning eligibility for Medicaid and recovery issues is extremely complicated. Any person seeking reliable information should contact a licensed attorney. Although financial planner and other well meaning professional often give advice in this area, only a licensed attorney practicing in this area is truly qualifies to give advice as to the current state of the law in the particular state where you reside.

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However, the door hanger is nothing more than a sales pitch from a home remodeling contractor. The very fine print at the bottom of the door hanger specifically states that many of the well-known utility companies throughout the state have nothing to do with this program.

David M. Grossman is an attorney in Upland, California whose practice includes: Estate Planning; Conservatorships; Elder Abuse and Medi-Cal Planning. (909) 949 2812

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American Career

College The High Price of Higher Learning

College was not out of reach for Rob-

by Blackmore. Despite a failed business, a learning disability and some physical challenges, he was determined to pursue higher education.

While a traditional university setting did not appeal to Blackmore, nor did it seem like a reality at the time, American Career College seemed like the answer. More than 1.5 million students have enrolled in one of these fully accredited, for-profit schools. With an aggressive marketing including promises of assistance with future employment, Blackmore signed up for a program for an Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy. Boy, did he get an education. After nearly five years and over fifty thousand dollars incurred in direct educational expenses, Blackmore has yet to advance out of the program. He has spent a lot of time and resources with no results and that’s why he’s suing American Career College for a number of issues, including violating the Americans with Disability Act, Breach of Contract, Fraud and Unfair Competition. Blackmore feels that the for-profit school has put its own financial gain above the educational needs that he paid for under contract. Class availability, following a proper

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curriculum and a lack of compliance with the American with Disabilities Act are among Blackmore’s grievances.

“They talk a big game, but they don’t deliver on their promises.” Blackmore said. “I was removed from an overbooked class after 35 days, even though their own agreement said that they would not remove anyone from a class after 30. I had to wait four months for the next program.” In general, for profit higher education has come with a number of controversial hurdles. In 2012, American Career College, with five campuses in Southern California including one in Ontario, was embroiled in controversy regarding how tuition dollars are spent. It was accused of keeping students’ federal aid money by billing them nearly double the cost of tuition. For example, the catalog listed a vocational nursing degree at a cost of $33,950, though tuition is only $18,600 of that, meaning students were being charged an additional $15,000 for services such as campus housing or transportation even if they never used or even knew about these services. The Government Accountability Office study claims most for-profit universities utilize misleading sales and marketing tactics and believe that the vast majority of money brought in through tuition and fees is spent on additional marketing rather than on improving education. Then there are the fees themselves, which are typically so much more difficult to pay off that a report from ForProfitU.org claims a staggering 96 percent of students who attend for-profit schools end up taking out student loans to cover their costs as opposed to the average 57% of non-profit schools, or 13% of community college students. Always a hard working person, Blackmore, the son of a Scottish immigrant, was raised to “not focus on the problems, but on the solution,” he said. So when Blackmore encountered a problem at local McDonalds play place when eating with his daughters, he found a solution

that lead to him installing and maintaining playground and “Play Place” equipment all across the country. After his partner was caught embezzling company funds, he said had to close shop for good and find a new solution to a new problem. American Career College (ACC) was meant to be a solution. In 2011, Blackmore alleges he was promised by a department head at ACC that he would be fast-tracked into the respiratory therapy department just a week after he enrolled. He thought he had found a good solution. However he said it quickly became a nightmare. A slow start and broken promises isn’t the only reason why Blackmore was upset with the university. He also believes that they violated his rights. “They knew about my conditions when I started and they promised accommodations would be forthcoming to help with my ADHD and my visual imparity.” The accommodations that were promised are far from a common courtesy. According to the American’s with Disability Act, ACC is required to make adequate exceptions to meet Blackmore’s needs, which he claims where never met. For instance, he requested visual assistance for a test in which he scored 11 out of 100 after he misaligned the bubbles. When each answer was shifted one space over to adjust for his error he would have scored a 96 out of 100. “That’s just the way that they set me up for failure.” Blackmore said. “They also forced me into advanced courses before I could finish the initial course, like having to take Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation Systems classes before I was allowed to take the prerequisite class in Basic Mechanical Ventilation Systems.” Blackmore wants to continue his education, but is unsure of his next step. He does want to make sure that others are not taken advantage of by for profit schools.

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La Verne’s Brackett Field Airport By Hal Fredericksen Not many small suburban communities have their own airport, but Brackett

Field Airport fits that bill in the city of La Verne just west of the inland empire. The 276-acre Brackett Field airport is located at the south end of La Verne, between Fairplex and Puddingstone Lake/Bonelli Park in San Dimas. The general aviation airport is home to some 100,000 takeoffs and landings each year and houses more than 500 aircraft, from small 2-seat propeller aircraft, to turbo props, small jets, and even helicopters. The airport is owned by Los Angeles County and is operated by the American Airports Corporation. The airport is home to Los Angeles County Fire and Police aviation units, several flight schools, and numerous aviation related businesses.

Quite familiar to many local residents is the airport’s restaurant, “Norm’s Hangar.” The restaurant has been serving up a classic American grill menu for many years, and has long been a favorite of La Verne families. Nothing quite like taking the kids out to breakfast on a weekend morning while being able to watch planes take off and land against a backdrop of our own San Gabriel mountains. Brackett Field began as a dirt strip in a wheat field in 1911, and was formally opened as a Civil Aeronautics approved airport in 1940. The airport is named after Dr. Frank Brackett, a Pomona College historian, astronomer, and flying enthusiast.

“We’re very happy to be increasing our image and relationship with the city and local businesses here in La Verne,” said Airport Manager Pete Loncteaux. “Most recently we’ve been able to establish a relationship with La Verne’s newest major business, Gilead Sciences, and they’re very interested in making better use of Brackett Field for their company operations.” In 2008 and again in 2014, President Barack Obama flew into with La Verne’s newest major business, Gilead Sciences, and they’re very Brackett Field Airport for visitsrelated to the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. interested in making better use of Brackett Field for their company operations.” In 2008 and again in 2014, President Barack Obama flew into Brackett Field Airport for visitsrelated to the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.

This fall the airort will host several open to the public community events, as follows: Open to the public, every third Sunday morning, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., for a static plane display hosted by the “Brackett Airmen’s Association” on the airport flight line; free of charge. FALL HOLIDAY 2017 909magazine_27oct2017_mainprint3.indd 23

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CUT SEW STITCH

By Elaine Regus As the name implies, Cut Sew Stitch in Claremont is a place where people can learn to sew. But, it’s also the incubator for a new line of workout clothes designed for all shapes and sizes. “It’s very important for the sewing and teaching component of the shop to coexist with our clothing line,” said owner Nancy Hahn. “Our clothing line is about understanding the value of what takes place in garment construction and there’s no better way for people to learn that than to make the garment themselves.” The philosophy behind the Leavahn brand – a mashup of Hahn’s maiden

and married names -- is quality clothing meant to last, unique designs and figure flattering styles for all different sizes from six to 16. Leavahn garments are not exclusively for exercising. They can be part of anyone’s everyday wardrobe as well. The tag line on all the hang tags is going to be “Leave it on.” “While I love teaching, the thing that is closest to my heart is designing the line,” said Hahn, who teaches part time in the Apparel Merchandising & Management Program at Cal Poly Pomona. “That’s what wakes me up every day and excites me.” Once the clothing line is ready for prime time, Hahn expects to market to yoga studios, boutiques and even larger retailers like Costco. She is planning on starting a Kickstarter campaign where consumers can vote for styles they like and even submit their own designs. Eventually, she would like to assume a more socially conscious means of production that maintains affordability while not exploiting workers. Handmade clothing is experiencing a resurgence spurred by demand for organic and locally grown products and the maker movement that values individuals’ ability to create as well as consume. While there’s not a lot of competition in the immediate area -- some customers come from as far away as Glendale and

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the San Fernando Valley -- the rest of the Inland Empire is seeing an uptick in studios offering sewing instruction. Cut Sew Stitch customers range in age from 8 to 80. Hahn has a small but growing base of male customers, many of whom are on a mission to create a prototype and take a product to market. One local fire captain has designed a portable stretcher made of heavy-duty cloth to be used in extreme emergencies when standard stretchers are unavailable. For more about Cut Sew Stitch and the Leavahn clothing line go to www.cutsewstitch.com

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Claremont Intercollegiate

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he Claremont Colleges Equestrian Team has been around since 2006. They compete in the Zone 8 Region 2 Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. The Claremont Colleges competewithArizona State University, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Fullerton, Chapman University, The Claremont Colleges, Mount San Antonio College, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, University of California Los Angeles, University of California San Diego, University of San Diego and the University of Southern California.This October they begin their competition season again. This year the team has two captainswith Tyler St. Bernard and Deena Woloshin. The team manager is Val Daifotis. The equestrian team currently has around 6-8 riders who compete. They will have around 20-30 riders in total but it can still depend on the time of year and who comes in the freshman class and who graduates. Captain St. Bernard has been riding since she was three years old. Even before riding for Claremont she went to different national competitions on her own and while she lived on the East Coast. It wasn’t something she wanted to give up in college and was able to join this group and fit right in. Now at 19 years old, the sophomore majoring in media studies had liked many things about horse riding but was asked to narrow them down to the top two.

the option to compete if they want and they have the most time in the year,” said Miss St. Bernard. They break the team up into smaller groups based on skill and experience and then place them with adriver for carpooling. Having someone with a car can be a rarity at their college campus. They will then go at a time of convenience whether it’s a weekend or after classes during a weekday. They take a lesson with their trainer Mercedes Hanson at BM Equine in Norco. Miss St. Bernard is looking forward to all their events this year, but has a few favorites. “My favorite one is probably going to the Arizona horse show because we break up into two groups and we just caravan out there in our trucks and it’s just a really fun, team bonding experience for everyone,” said Miss St. Bernard.

“I have 2 different favorite parts,” said Miss St. Bernard. “I really like the connections that you build with the horses by spending time with them and getting to know them because they all have different, unique personalities and we start to talk about them like they’re people too. And then I also love the competition edge. I was raised in a very competitive family so I love being able to compete and to go out and show my best side against other people.” There are about 10 days of competition with their competitive season being October to February. They have one competition almost every month, but the team trains all year round and has weekly practices. “We ride all year round but we work our hardest to recruit new riders at the beginning of the year that way they have

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This event is hosted by ASU. It’s in a small town about 20 minutes away from the campus. St Bernard also likes the Hansen Dam location because it’s in L.A. and it’s a nice facility that’s not too far away. Another favorite by far is the Stanford event at the zone competition because it’s one of the nicest barns ever built. Every year different the colleges in the area take turns hosting a show or a competition. The universities usually trade off but some of the larger schools take them on every year like UCLA, USC and Cal Poly Pomona. Last year the Claremont Colleges hosted an event because their team was large but this year they weren’t sure if their team would be large enough yet so they decided to wait until next year to host again. This October Cal Poly Pomona will host the first competition of the year. Miss St Bernard said they usually do this because they have the most central location to all the other universities that compete in the area, so it’s a nice one to start with. On November 5th and 6th they will compete at a UCLA event at the Hansen Dam equestrian facility. Then in December there will be a UCSD competition in the Temecula/San Diego area. In February 2018they will compete in their last regular season show. In March there is the regional horse show which is hosted by Chapman University. April will be the zone finals hosted by Stanford. If they have members thatwin at both regional and zone levels they advance to national finals, which will be held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Last year the team sent their Captain Mattie Toll to the zone finals; a senior who did well and graduated last year. This year their competition is about to begin again and they look forward to another great and fun season.

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TEACHING YOUR CHILD THE SPIRIT OF GRATITUDE AND GIVING BY TERRI DIMARCO

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DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT, CARDEN ARBOR VIEW SCHOOL Teaching your child the spirit of gratitude and giving, not just at the holidays,but alsothroughout the year, is a challenge. Teaching your child to be grateful for what they are given and showing them the importance of giving to others are special gifts that all parents can begin today.

In a society that seems to be “all about me”, andall about getting more, it is more important than ever before to help your childlearn the value ofgratitude and giving back. Here are some ideas to help you begin teaching your child the spirit of gratitude and giving:

1. For your child’s next birthday party, instead of bringing gifts, ask the party guests to bring a donation of diapers, clothing, toys, or money for a local charity of your child’s choice. 2.

Seek out an elderly person in your neighborhood whom your child can “adopt”. Help them spend time together with everyday chores like wateringplants, taking out thetrashcans, taking in the mail, or feeding their pets.

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Write a note to a neighbor simply wishing them a happy day.

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As a parent, pay for a cup of coffee for the person behind you in line; let your child see you perform acts of kindness.

5. Clean out your child’s room, with their assistance,andgive clothing and toys to a local charity; talk about how another child will appreciate what they no longer need.

“Life has its own way of returning kindnesses, but not necessarily from the people to whom you have shown kindness.” * -Mae Carden At Carden Arbor View School, students are given many opportunities to learn the spirit of gratitude and giving through community services projects for our local community. Students participate in gathering clothes and diapers for a local family shelter,donating food for Thanksgiving baskets, donating canned goods and money for the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, and giving toys and gifts to children and their families with terminal illnesses. Each act of kindness helps to give students a better understanding and teaches the spirit of gratitude and giving back. *“Let’s Bring Them Up Sensibly” by Mae Carden (c) All rights reserved by The Carden Educational Foundation, Inc.

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HEALTH MATTERS

BROUGHT TO YOU BY SAN ANTONIO REGIONAL HOSPITAL

CANCER : GIVE YOURSELF THE GIFT OF PREVENTION There is no doubt that most of us have experienced cancer up close and personal. You’ve probably witnessed a family member or close friend struggle and then lose their battle with the disease. Or perhaps you were the one diagnosed with cancer. Why does cancer strike some and spare others? How much do daily habits like diet and exercise affect your risk for cancer? Research is finding much more than you might think. It is estimated that only 5 to 10% of all cancer cases can be attributed to hereditary factors. The remaining 90-95% of cancer diagnoses have their roots in the environment and lifestyle choices, providing major opportunities for preventing cancer. These include: cigarette smoking and other tobacco use, poor diet, alcohol, sun exposure, environment pollutants, infections, stress, obesity, and physical inactivity. In fact, evidence now indicates that of all cancer-related deaths, almost 25-30% are due to tobacco, 30-35% are linked to diet, about 1520% are due to infections such as HPV (Human papillomavirus and others), and the remaining percentage is due to other factors like radiation, stress, physical activity, environmental pollutants, etc. Statistics are proving that cancer IS a preventable disease that requires conscious choices and for many of us, major lifestyle changes.

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RISK FACTORS OF CANCER Tobacco Use Tobacco use is not only the primary cause of lung cancer, but it has been shown to increase the risk of developing many other cancers. This includes cancers of the lung, esophagus, larynx, mouth, throat, kidney, bladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, cervix, colon, and rectum, as well as acute myeloid leukemia.The carcinogenic effects of active smoking are well documented, and those exposed to second-hand smoke are also at risk. Alcohol The first report of the association between alcohol and an increased risk of esophageal cancer was published in 1910. Since then, a number of studies have revealed that chronic alcohol use increases your risk for a number of cancers, including esophageal, liver, mouth, pancreas, breast, and others. People who drink alcohol should limit their intake to no more than 2 drinks per day for men and 1 drink per day for women because of their smaller body size. Diet About 30-35% of cancer deaths in the US are linked to diet. In fact, those who are obese may have an increased risk of several types of can-

cer, including cancers of the breast (in women who have been through menopause), colon, rectum, endometrium (lining of the uterus), esophagus, kidney, pancreas, and gallbladder. The extent to which diet contributes to cancer deaths varies a great deal according to the type of cancer. For example, diet is linked to cancer deaths in as many as 70% of colorectal cancer cases. How diet contributes to cancer is not fully understood, but most carcinogens that are ingested, such as nitrates, nitrosamines, pesticides, and dioxins, come from food or food additives or from cooking. Heavy consumption of red meat is a risk factor for several cancers, especially those of the gastrointestinal tract, colorectal, prostate, bladder, breast, gastric, pancreatic, and oral cancers. Saturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids, and refined sugars and flour present in most foods have also been associated with various cancers. Choose healthy portion sizes and limit red and processed meats. Eat at least 2-1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day, and choose whole grains instead of refined grain products. Physical Inactivity Watching how you eat will help you control your weight, but the other key is to be more physically active. Being active helps reduce your cancer risk

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“Statistics are proving that cancer is a preventable disease.”

by helping with weight control. It can also help improve your hormone levels and the way your immune system works. In addition, physical activity helps reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Limit sedentary behavior such as sitting, lying down, watching television, or other forms of screen related entertainment. The latest recommendations call for adults to engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week. Make Screenings a Priority In addition to taking charge of the factors within your control, it is critical to obtain regular cancer screenings that are appropriate for your age. For certain cancers such as cervical and colorectal cancer, screening tests can prevent cancer from even developing by identifying and removing or treating premalignant abnormalities that are found.For other types of cancer, screening tests can also improve survival and decrease death rates by detecting cancer at an earlier stage when treatment is more effective. This is especially true for breast cancer. A mammogram is still the most important screening test for breast cancer. It can detect breast cancer up to two years before the tumor can be felt by you or your doctor. Finding breast cancer early and getting stateof-the-art cancer treatment are the most important strategies to prevent deaths from breast cancer. Breast cancer found early, when it is small and has not spread, is easier to treat successfully. Early detection is the best defense against breast cancer and San Antonio Regional Hospital’s latest generation 3D mammography provides

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doctors with exceptional images for the most accurate diagnosis. The Women’s Breast & Imaging Center at San Antonio Regional Hospital would like to extend their gift to you this holiday season by offering $49.95 screening mammograms for a limited time. Ask your physician for a referral, then call our scheduling line at 909.920.4726 to make your 3D mammogram appointment today.

Schedule your mammogram at one of our three convenient locations: Women’s Breast and Imaging Center 901 San Bernardino Road, 3rd Floor, Upland, CA 91786 Rancho San Antonio Medical Plaza 7777 Milliken Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 Eastvale San Antonio Medical Plaza 12442 Limonite Avenue, Eastvale, CA 91752

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By Luis A. Corrales, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon & Joint Replacement Specialist Director of Revive Joint Replacement Program at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare

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ate to ruin surprises, but the answer is a resounding YES. As a kid I believed one day I would be zipping around in a flying car, and have a robot at home like The Jetsons. Well, my car doesn’t fly, but I do have a robot helping me perform surgery and that’s pretty cool. You might ask yourself, why is this doc excited about a robot? It’s because this technology is changing the way we treat knee osteoarthritis (OA), and the results are amazing. Osteoarthritis is a common cause of disability, and over 600,000 total knee replacements (TKRs) are performed annually as a result. This means a lot of people need new knees.

ROBOTIC ASSISTED PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENTS — CAN A ROBOT HELP CURE MY ARTHRITIS AND SEND ME HOME THE SAME DAY?

Let’s review knee anatomy and OA. The knee is divided into 3 compartments, and coated with cartilage to protect it during walking. When the cartilage wears out it causes damage, and OA which leads to pain. For some, all 3 compartments are affected by OA, but 30% of people only one compartment affected. This is where things get interesting. If you have OA involving 2 or 3 compartments a TKR makes sense. What about the 30%? Does it make sense to replace your entire knee when only one part is worn out? Common sense says no. It makes sense to replace only what is worn out, but due to the technical challenges and lack of experience in performing a partial knee replacement (PKR), most orthopedic surgeons recommend a TKR. A PKR performed in appropriate patients, and done well gives results equal to or better than a TKR. Not to mention it’s less invasive, and a faster recovery. This is where robotics plays a key role. This technology allows us to plan your surgery before hand, and tailor it exactly to your anatomy. This plan is then executed in surgery using the robot precisely with less than 1 mm of error. This precision and accuracy far outperforms any surgeon. One of the main causes of failure after PKRs is surgical error. This is eliminated using robotic technology, and the benefits go to the patient. This is why this doc is so excited! Plus when incorporated into our total joints pathway, patients walk immediately with minimal pain, and most go home the same day in a flying car. OK, no flying car. We only have the robot, but a doc can dream. Dr. Corrales specializes in the management and surgical treatment of degenerative and arthritic conditions of the shoulder, hip and knee. He received his medical education at Harvard Medical School and residency training at UC San Francisco. Please join him on Friday, November 3, 2017 from noon to 2 p.m. at Casa Colina for a free seminar entitled, “Robotic-assisted Joint Replacement Surgery: A surgeon’s expertise and a robot’s precision.” To reserve your space, please call 866/724-4132. FALL HOLIDAY 2017 909magazine_27oct2017_mainprint3.indd 33

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GOOD GIVING

Lisa McKay, Donor Relations Officer, Casa Colina Foundation and National Leaque Volunteers Jennifer and Katie Hoge

An Evening at

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ome 225 guests took a step back in time and place to Morocco in the early 1940s at the sixth annual “An Evening in Casablanca� fundraiser sponsored by the Casa Colina Foundation in July.

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Highlighting the evening, Beth Burt received the Margaret L. Bauman Award of Excellence named for the highly respected Casa Colina neurologist and pioneer in the study and treatment of autism. Burt, the mother of two children with special needs, was recognized for her tireless efforts over the past 20 years helping families in the Inland Empire autism community navigate the maze of services and emotional challenges of raising children with special needs. Previously, the region offered few services and families had to travel quite

Felice Loverso, PhD, CEO and President, Casa Colina, Devorah Lieberman, President, University of La Verne, Sherri Mylott and Sharlene Risdon-Jackson

a distance or relocate to obtain needed services for their children. Burt is president of the Autism Society of California and the Autism Society Inland Empire. “Beth’s dedication to increasing the number of quality services and sharing that information with the Inland Empire community is evident by her far-reaching network of professionals, families and individuals with autism,” said Cindy Sendor, director of Casa Colina Children’s Services. “Beth puts more than 40 hours a week of her own free time into the Autism Society Inland Empire and she was nominated to recognize her efforts.” Burt has co-authored two books on inclusion and serves on the board of Vocational Steps, a non-profit to help individuals with mild to moderate special needs find and stay employed.

Stephanie Congdon, Kelly Londonberg, Beth Burt and Clara Garcia of the Autism Society

Karli Tanner, associate director of events and sponsorship at Casa Colina Hospital, said proceeds from the event, which raised $104,000 to support Casa Colina’s Children’s Services, will help children in the community with acquired or developmental disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other challenging conditions. Major sponsors of “An Evening in Casablanca” include Citrus Valley Health Partners, Reh Wealth Advisors, Casa Colina Surgery

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EATING “CLEAN” By Derek Wohlers BA, CPT, CSMS, SCS

The recipe explosion on social media over the last two years has increased more than 75%. This has largely been in part to the latest trend in the health, wellness, fitness, and sport performance industries called clean eating. What is clean eating? Two credible sources on line that gave a definition. The Collins English dictionary defined it as “the practice of following a diet that contains only natural foods, and is low in sugar, salt, and fat.” Most people after reading that would think that clean eating is the way to go. The issue with our culture is that what is considered healthy is so relative that what may be healthy to one person or organization may not to another. The average person who desires to live a healthy life style is usually directed by what is currently trending. Gluten free and non-GMO foods are now considered a must for every American. With the clean eating craze continuing to rise in popularity I’ve noticed some negative ef- fects from it as well through the clientele base L P E services. One is the joy of eati n g great food has completely left some people. The concern for avoiding anything that may be processed or contains GMO’s has pushed some people into confusion and becoming malnourished in my opinion. Instead of enjoying all that God has given us in food, they are now stressed out b e cause they cannot find food that meets these demands being put on them by our culture. Chick Fil’a has a great slogan in their stores that adheres well to this topic, “Food is essential therefore make it good. Eating clean is a great thing when properly defined and the resources to do so are understandable by those choosing to consume foods under this title. But completely avoiding a delicious donut or Snickers bar in moderation is ridiculous. Have you ever had a chocolate covered buttermilk donut and a small cup of coffee? Your body was designed to require a specific amount of vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, and proteins for it to function optimally. So, keep it simple, know what you need as an individual for your daily activities and working environment.Choose exercise to participate in and enjoy. LPE offers clients the option to participate in the Nutrient Academy Program. This program time and again has delivered fantastic results for all those who choose to participate. Life Performance Enhancement in Upland, CA and has trained athletes in the MLB, NCAA, NAIA, USA Track and Field, PGA, and fitness enthusiasts throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino county. Community Involvement and service is an area Derek Wohlers and LPE are extremely passionate about. Derek and his wife Ericka attend Christ’s Church of the Valley located in San Dimas, CA.

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GENA BRADELY

BEAUTY GURU Here’s why everyone is suddenly microblading their eyebrows. Everyone wants the perfect Instagram eyebrows, not an easy feat. As we age we lose hair in our brows and gain hair in other areas, usually not desirable in both aspects. Some can blame on over tweezing in their younger years. Whatever the reason may be it has turned into the “incomplete eyebrow.” Eyebrows truly are the frame to our face. Eyebrows can help us look more youthful and much more attractive, male or female. That’s why a lot of people are pinning their hopes on microblading. Microblading is a semi-permanent simulated Hairstroke that is implanted in the skin to give you a natural look of beautifully shaped eyebrows. I take into consideration the shape of your face, the movement of your eyebrows for every facial expression, and the muscle tone under the skin.

When considering microblading your eyebrows here are a few things to look for in the artist; that they have ten years’ or more experience, has a background in traditional and permanent makeup, has many reviews on yelp, has at least 500 pictures on all different platforms (Yelp, Instagram, Facebook, etc.), and if considering a nurse or a traditional tattoo artistmake sure they have a background in traditional and permanent makeup. We may love and trust our nurses, but if they don’t have a background in makeup it can result in undesirable eyebrows.

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Same goes for traditional tattoo artists, they may do tattoos all day long, but if they’re going to use the same ink and machine for traditional tattoos, you will not get the eyebrows you desire. When researching pictures keep these things in mind, frontal pictures showing both eyebrows. From time to time you’ll see pictures where only one of the eyebrows is pictured and that can mean a lot of different things. It can mean that the two eyebrows do not match, the strokes may differ on each brow, and only one eyebrow looks good, but we have two eyebrows and we want them to look like close sisters. Another thing is looking for different eyebrows. Some artists might do the same exact brow on every face type and every face is different so every face deserves its own personalized eyebrows. Also, the other thing to look for is different races on photos. Our eyebrows are all different especially on different skin tones. If you are blonde, you aren’t going to want dark eyebrows. eyebrows. If you’re AfricanAmerican, blonde eyebrows won’t be for you. You need an artist that is experienced in all ranges of the Fitzpatrick scale meaning all skin tones.Lastly, look at age ranges. Make sure they’ve done ages ranging from eighteen and on. You are never too old for beautiful eyebrows!You want to make sure this artist can cater to everything you desire. As my industry is rapidly changing I experience all kinds of correction.

I have seen blue, purple, pink, you name it eyebrows. Even different shapes. One eyebrow will be rounded, the other squared, one tail might be longer, many things can happen when going to someone inexperienced or someone who doesn’t have a background in permanent and traditional makeup.This is a huge trend in the beauty industry and you really want to be careful with who you choose. I have been in the beauty industry for over thirty years and absolutely love bringing out beauty in my clientele. I believe everyone can be beautiful with the right enhancement. Choose wisely and you will love your new look.

Trust Always,

The Beauty Guru Gena Bradley Gena Bradley AAhsome Salon 8063 Archibald Ave. Rancho Cucamonga CA, 91730 wakeup_with_makeup AAhsome Salon Gena Bradley / AAhsome Salon www.genabradleypermanentmakeup.com

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Upland’s Best Kept Secret

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Edited by Kristina Tomlin

Le Gourmet

e Gourmet is a little-known secret that everyone should be talking about. Le Gourmet is an absolute delight: an informal French bistro that serves quality French artisan cuisine. With a passion for food and an intimate understanding of French cuisine, Le Gourmet is one of Upland’s best kept secrets. Originally founded by French chef Ange Lamonica and Wife, Nicole, Le Gourmet, is now run by two brothers - Atilano and juan Santigo, it was at Black Board Cafe that Atilano Santiago met chef Ange Lamonica, which set into motion the chain of events that would lead to the creation of Le Gourmet. Co-Owner and head chef Atilano Santiago, and brother Juan Santiago, invited the 909 in to meet their mentor, chef Ange Lamonica, and his wife Nicole. The Lamonicas and Santiagos shared their history and the beginnings of Le Gourmet over some of Le Gourmet’s most

Tournedo and Shrimp

popular dishes, from appetizer to dessert. Lamonica was one of 11 children, Lamonica applied for the legendary culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu, from which he graduated, in 1952, 3rd in his class of 500. After a fortuitous ski trip, where Lamonica met his wife, Nicole, whom he married in 1959, Lamonica was working for United Airlines as the head chef. Lamonica spent decades perfecting his art and working with some of the best chefs in the world, serving such dignitaries as the Queen of England at Buckingham palace. Lamonica quickly recognized that there was more to Atilano Santiago than just a chef’s helper. For 25 years Lamonica took Atilano Santiago with him to every restaurant he operated. The Santiago brothers soon became part of the family; “they call me on Mother’s Day, like my own kids,” Ni cole remarked. The family resonates at Le Gourmet, where guests can comfortably enjoy a meal together and where the staff feels like family and conversation flows easily.

Juan Santiago, Nicole and Ange Lamonica and Atilano Santiago

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The hors d’oeuvres were a delight, from the escargot to the foie gras. The ever-popular calamari is a standard at many

restaurants, but the use of Squid Steak and Santiago’s golden batter make this a Le Gourmet staple appetizer. The French delicacy, escargot, was bathed in garlic butter and served as the perfect segue to another traditional French specialty: French onion soup topped with gruyere. The foie gras, drizzled with a light port wine sauce, was a luxurious conclusion to the sampling of Le Gourmet’s appetizers. The main course consisted of two different cuts of beef filet mignon and duck l’orange. The generous portions of beef filet were served with two specialty sauces respectively: Roquefort and demi-glace. Slow cooked in duck fat and served with a robust orange sauce, the duck l’orange was prepared to perfection –flavorful, not too dry nor too greasy. Each dish was artfully crafted by Atilano Santiago, proving that the culinary legacy of Ange Lamonica will be passed on for another generation. The freshest highest quality cuts of meat combined with masterful techniques vresults in a menu that is unique in its own. Le Gourmet’s signature dessert, the Grand Marnier soufflé, is hands down the perfect example of French culinary pride, rich, but sweet and delicate. Made to order, the decadent Grand Marnier soufflé is served with crème anglaise – a luscious dessert sauce. Another dessert not to be missed is the perfectly sweet crêpe suzette served with an Grand Marnier Orange sauce With French delicacies such as escargot, duck l’orange, and the beautiful Grand Marnier soufflé, Le Gourmet is a unique find in the 909. For something that is both comforting and familiar, but a little adventurous, do not pass on the casual dining experience of Le Gourmet (French Cuisine).

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Serving up Small Town Charm for 45 Years in Downtown Upland

MOLLY’S SOUPER

By Kristina Tomlin

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owntown Upland’s Molly Souper serves classic diner favorites in an Upland landmark with a side of small town hospitality. The site of the Molly Souper house has a history of being a house of hospitality. William and Mary Boyd Stewart settled in the area in 1880 as pioneers in the citrus business. In 1912 William and Mary built the house as a personal residence and it soon became a house for social gatherings. Mary Stewart regularly hosted tea parties in her glass parlor, offering guests breathtaking views of the mountains. Her garden, filled with bright seasonal flowers and lush greens served as the location for many social soirees. The Stewart place remains a place that people gather and socialize and share a sip and a bite.

Molly Souper has been in the Downtown

Upland area since 1972, first offering freshly baked breads and homemade soups, hence the name “Souper.” Molly Brouse owns and operates The Souper, hoping to maintain the “old fashioned Stewart home charm.” Hoping that guests experience that old-time and at home atmosphere while enjoying home cooked meals. Packed with families and locals during weekend breakfast hours, it is hard to miss this local breakfast spot on the corner of 1st Street and D Street.

Take a seat inside the historic Stewart house, or enjoy a Bloody Mary or mimosa on the paved patio, basking in the California sunshine. Dine along the picket fence inside Mary Stewart’s garden under the shade of the massive tree in the center of the patio. With the generous amount of seating, it is unsurprising that many a dogs have come to enjoy a meal with their human friends. Molly’s Souper offers dog friends their own “Doggie Menu,” and refreshments (water bowls and dog treats) in the waiting area.

The food is classic comfort food;from the classic pancakes and waffles, to eggs hollandaise, to the local favorite loaded potatoes. As part of the charm of Molly’s Souper, there is also a commitment to giving back to the community. Many breakfast entrees offer two slices of toast, but Molly’s Souper found that there was a tremendous amount of waste at the end of the day, and now offer customers the option of donating a slice of bread, from their meal, to local food banks.

Open daily from 6 am to 2 pm, enjoy Molly’s Souper fresh baked pastries and soups in a piece of Upland history. Street and lot parking available.

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S h oppe rs

Kia continues to challenge buyer’s perceptions winning JD Powers awards for initial quality and now digging deeper into the luxury car segment with the surprising K900. Not only is this Kia well priced, it is loaded with features that challenge any car in the luxury car range. This sedan has a tremendous array of electronics and safety features and a standard 311 horsepower V6 or a neck snapping V8 option pushing 420 horsepower to the rear wheels. This Kia is all about value, class, and attention to details. There are not only an abundance of opulent features in the K900. The leather seats are quilted and that makes them quicker to heat and cool and avoid sticky cling. Even the least expensive Premium V6 model offers heated seats, navigation, and a large infotainment screen. Move to the Luxury model and you get better sound and the V8 option offers a 360-degree camera and lane departure warning. Select the VIP package adds lumbar support, front-seat cushion extensions, soft-closing doors and a larger display screen monitor. The interior is attractive and functional with some sensational features such as a heads up display that shows the speed limit, your speed, and even the setting of the windshield wipers. On the downside, the exterior is conservative and the smooth handling may be too soft for some. However, it corners very well. Our fuel mileage was 18 mpg in mixed driving. The K 900 has transmission selections Winter, Eco, Sport, and Smart. The latter learns your driving habits and adjusts accordingly. Eco is for better fuel mileage and Sport is when you want to challenge your insurance premiums.

Mom’s view:

The Kia K900 seats five and all the seats were very comfortable. In our loaded model where you could get ventilated and power-reclining rear seats. The leather is very soft and comforting and the easy to read optional 12.3-inch infotainment screen quick to react. The trunk lid opens wide and reveals nearly 16 cubic feet of cargo room enough to fill with Pink Book bargains. I always tell 909 readers to order all the safety options they can afford. The K900 has satellite navigation front and rearview cameras, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and Kia’s UVO smartphone app that lets you set driving boundaries, speed alerts and even locate the car. The base model has front and rearview cameras, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and headlights that pivot as the car turns. Optional items include a lane departure warning, a 360-degree-view camera, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning with braking assist and, if the Kia’s computers detect a possible front-end collision, it can apply the brakes. There are airbags everywhere, traction control and stability control, ABS, and more

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A Luxury Sedan for Value Dad’s view:

This is a large car that has an understated look that is quite appealing. The V8 engine is very quiet, except when provoked by selecting the Sport setting. After all, you have 420 horsepower to explore and the engine sound when whipped snarls with enthusiasm. The brakes are excellent and the steering well weighted for a car in this class. To give you an idea of the features the K900 offers consider that the Luxury models offers a 900-watt 17-speaker audio system, leather seating, heated steering wheel, Kia’s Surround View Monitor, side and rear sun screens, Dynamic Bending Lights, and an LCD instrument cluster. Though some competitors’ non-traditional gearshift selectors can be annoying the Kia’s operates easily enough, clicking into gear with a leather pistol grip. The seamless shifts from the 8-speed transmission make long distance travel relaxing. Some people would call the handling dull, but when you enter a corner at speed the K900 it clings quite well.

Young working woman’s view:

This is a really enjoyable car, but it is very large. Regardless, get the Luxury version with the VIP options and let your rear seat passengers enjoy the generous leg room and a panoramic sunroof that extends into their lair. With the key in your pocket, the car recognizes you and turns on the lights. When you exit, just a touch of the door handle and it is locked.

Young working male’s view:

There is an abundance of USB and 120V outlets and they are well lighted. On many cars, these outlets are hard to locate, but Kia added a light around the outlets so they are simple to find and even illuminates the seating controls. I was able to connect my cell phone to the system easily thanks to the large button in the center console that controls many features and enables you to enter navigation, sound, and more. Kia also, thank goodness, makes the radio easy to access with a simple control knobs. The 3D camera was well displayed and the upgraded stereo, a Lexicon, is the same type of system used by Rolls-Royce, should anyone be interested. The LED headlights are especially good as they provide excellent illumination to the sides of the road.

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Relaxed driving is the K900’s forte. It has plenty of grunt when needed, can corner better than you would expect, has a plethora of safety features, and a starting price under $50,000. The outstanding 10-year/100,000-mile power train warranty and award winning reliability statistics make this an appealing choice to those willing to march to a different drummer.

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Allstar Kia 8 Rio Rancho Road Pomona, CA 91766

Covina Valley Kia 626 South Citrus Avenue Covina, CA 91723

Citrus Kia 1350 Woodruff Way Ontario, CA 91761

Valley Kia 16272 S. Highland Blvd. Fontana, CA 92336

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MONEY SENSE

What Higher Interest Rates Could Mean for Your Investments

Karin Kimbrough, head of investment strategy at Merrill Lynch, answers your questions. THE MARKETS ARE SENSITIVE they tend to react to sudden change or uncertainty with volatility. But that doesn’t mean you have to react every time there’s up or down movement in the Dow or S&P 500. It’s generally best to keep your overall strategy tied to your personal goals and situation including your time horizon and the degree of risk you’re comfortable taking on. That said, the Federal Reserve’s recent interest rate increases do mark an important shift in economic policy, with the potential to affect the markets in both the short and long term. Karin Kimbrough, head of Investment Strategy at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, explains what these recent actions may mean to investors like you.

Why have interest rates been low and why has the Fedstarted to raise them? In 2008, the Fed slashed interest rates to near zero to help the economy climb out of the Great Recession. Economists believe that move played a key role in supporting the economic recovery that followed. When Fedpolicymakers met in December 2015, they saw an economy and job market that looked healthy and likely to keep improving,so they initiated a small rate increase. Since then, two additional rate increases have followed. In short, the Fed is increasing rates because it’s seen so much improvement in the U.S. economy, and wants to prolong that health.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has said that the Fed expects to make further, gradual interest rate increases throughout 2017 and 2018. How might interest rate increases affect my investments? You can expect the value of your investments to fluctuate more than it has over the past few years as markets adjust to higher rates, as well as the unknowns surrounding how new trade policies and tax reform plans might play out. Some investors are especially concerned about the impact the Fed’s rate increase may have on their bond investments because rising interest rates push down bond values in the near term. This concern is understandable, and in fact some bonds or bond funds may experience short-term declines. But the Fed has said repeatedly that future rate increases are likely to be small and gradual, which may minimize the impact on bonds. Moreover, for long-term investors —like virtually everyone saving for retirement or other future goals—rising interest rates may actually be good news. The reason: Over time, higher rates make it possible for bonds to pay more interest. Should I make any changes to my investments in anticipation of likely rate increases? Regardless of what happens over the coming months, focus on investing for your time frame, which may extend over several decades. If that’s the case, the impact of short-term market turbulence is likely to be negligible by the time you need to draw upon your investments. If, however, you’re nearing your retirement and the markets decline significantly, you might consider reducing the amount you plan to withdraw in your first few years of retirement to give your investments a better chance to recover. When it comes to your fixed income investments, it’s worth saying again that they’re essential to a diversified investment strategy. Bonds cangenerate yield and provide a source of income—and therefore returns—regardless of whatever might be happening in the markets. As for which types of bonds to consider,high-quality corporate bonds, due to their yield advantage over Treasuries, may be a good opportunity. We also like municipal bonds, where appropriate, as they can often offer tax advantages. In addition, we suggest investors consider a barbell strategy. This combines bonds with short- and long-term maturities (as opposed to intermediate-term), an approach that can help reduce risk while offering the potential for higher returns. What is likely to happen with interest rates going forward? The Fedwill be watching to see how this year’s increases affect the economy. If the job market and other financial indicators remain strong, the Fed is likely to follow through on its plan for continued small interest rate increases. Along the way, you may see or read news reports on small changes in the economy, including predictions about the Fed’s actions and what they mean for the financial markets. Those stories might be interesting and educational, but they shouldn’t influence what you do with your long-term investments. Your job is to tune out that noise, and to maintain a portfolio that gives you the opportunity to achieve your long-term goals.

For more information, contact Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor, Raymond L. Hebert, of the Ontario, Californiaoffice at 909.746.5125 or Raymond.l.hebert@ml.com.

Merrill Lynch makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (MLPF&S) and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation. Important note on bond funds: Return of principal is not guaranteed. Bond funds have the same interest rate, inflation and credit risks that are associated with the underlying bonds owned by the fund. Generally, the value of bond funds rises when prevailing interest rates fall and falls when interest rates rise. There are ongoing fees and expenses associated with owning shares of bond funds. Investment Products: Are Not FDIC Insured | Are Not Bank Guaranteed | May Lose Value MLPF&S is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. Neither Merrill Lynch nor any of its affiliates or financial advisors provide legal, tax or accounting advice. You should consult your legal and/or tax advisors before making any financial decisions. © 2017 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved. ARRLBMM6

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UpU P IN L IGHIn TS

Christmas Lights Around Town

After the trick-or-treaters have wiped us clean and we gather with family and friends around a banquet of food to speak of the past year and give thanks, we begin to have misgivings of the following day, that inevitable day … Black Friday. Will we join in the madness that is camping out on sidewalks, before store fronts, afraid of losing our place in line? Of course we will, that way we can lay claim to the free give away for being one of 25 customers to pass through the door first. And so begins the hustle and bustle of the approaching holiday and the busiest shopping season of the year. So, when we look to find a way to recover our holiday cheer, after our patience has been tried in store after crowded store and line after endless line – we search for that miracle on some far away street. What better way than to pile into the car with the kids all bundled up in their winter coats, grasping that list for Santa and traveling to one of those magical streets that have been transformed into a colorful, wintery wonderland? One that restores our Christmas spirit and reminds us of what the season is really about. With good tidings in such abundance, it would make Scrooge smile and the Grinch return Christmas to Whoville. Inland Empire favorites range from the five million-plus lights that give reason as to why we call the Mission Inn display, “The Festival of Lights.” Perhaps tradition takes you to Thoroughbred in Alta Loma to witness what these neighborhoods have been coming together and showcasing for over 25 years or maybe your personal favorite is just one house.

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The one that goes above and beyond all expectations, like the home of Brad and Gina Stott, which has been lighting up Locust Street in Fontana for over 20 years. Whatever your personal preference, there is something out there for everyone to enjoy. To narrow them down, here is my idea of the “Top 10 Must See” places this holiday season. “THE 25th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS” in Alta Loma just North of the 210 freeway (near Hillside and Sapphire) I suggest that you park and walk the neighborhood to really enjoy it. It is considered to be one of the best displays in the area. Starts after Thanksgiving and runs until Christmas Day. Lights go off at 11p.m THOROUGHBRED STREET in Alta Loma just North of the 210 freeway (near Hillside and Sapphire) I suggest that you park and walk the neighborhood to really enjoy it. It is considered to be one of the best displays in the area. Starts after Thanksgiving and runs until Christmas Day. Lights go off at 11p.m TOMS FARMS in Corona offers night train rides through festive scenes with over one million lights and visit with Santa Claus to have your picture taken. You can purchase a Christmas tree, grab a bite to eat and enjoy other festive activities. Starts November 25th and runs through December 31st. Call for hours. DANCING LIGHTS in Highland on Crestview Lane in East Highland Ranch has an interactive light display that is spectacular. Santa will drop by and hand out candy canes. Visit their facebook page for dates and times.

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Have a Very Merry Christmas and an even Happier New Year OPERATION CHRISTMAS LIGHTS (5386 Buttonwood Ct., Chino Hills) it may be one house but the Nehman’s never disappoint. It is always a sight to be seen and they truly inspire by raising money to buy gifts for the children of fallen soldiers. So, bring a toy or bring your checkbook to donate to this wonderful cause. See their facebook page for dates and times. CHINO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS (3400 block of Spur Ct.) Twenty-five houses decorated and synchronized to music. Tune into FM 90.5. Begins after Thanksgiving. BANBRIDGE CIRCLE CIRCLE in Murrieta with two city blocks lit up and synchronized to music with hot cocoa and snacks for sale and other holiday activities. Go to their facebook page for dates and times and to find out what else they have planned. VICTORIA GARDENS Santa will be welcomed with some unforgettable fireworks, the lighting of a 45 ft. tree, Dickens-era carolers, and a magical snow fall. ADVENTURES TO SANTA —a DreamWorks Dream Place interactive experience designed for the whole family to experience. Guests are taken on an adventure to meet Santa with lots of fun surprises along the way. Go to website (dreamplaceexperience.com) for a schedule of events. 9697 LOCUST AVE. in Fontana, Brad & Gina Stotts have been lighting up Locust Ave. for over 20 years. Their enormous display also includes tons of animated characters, a castle with life-size cut outs of Snow White, Cinderella and Aurora, a Ferris wheel, hot air balloon and much more.

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One man loved it so much that he brought them 600 candy canes to hand out and continued to do so for years. When he passed away, he willed them the money to continue the tradition. (This is a perfect example of the gift that keeps on giving.) SKYPARK AT SANTA’S VILLAGE . VILLAGE in Lake Arrowhead. You can visit Santa at his cabin and experience the magic of it and the North Pole just outside in all its Northern Light. Take a ride on the Polar Express, try your hand at panning for gemstones at the Village Mining Co., visit Santa’s Workshop and Post Office where you will find his elves hard at work, crafting toys and sorting mail. You can even make your own ornament to take home as a keepsake. Enjoy many other rides, games and attractions throughout the 153 acre parkOne man loved it so much that he brought them 600 candy canes to hand out and continued to do so for years. When he passed away, he willed them the money to continue the tradition. (This is a perfect example of the gift that keeps on giving.) *For $15 you can spend the afternoon at Mrs. Claus’ Tea Party playing dress up, having story time and more (Thurs. – Sun. 1pm & 3 pm) *For $25 have breakfast with Santa and the elves in his private dining room and then visit and have your picture taken (10am CALL FOR AVAILABLE DATES.) * TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCED

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Bre e d o f t he M o nt h

The Labrador Retriever BY EVA PANIAGUA

The Labrador Retriever, also known simply as the Labrador, is a well loved breed in the United Kingdom as well as The United Sates. This breed was voted as the favorite dog in America for 24 years straight, according to the American Kennel Club. The Labrador is extremely social and loved by ev eryone. Their wonderful, friendly, happy go lucky temperament is always eager to greet a new friend and is a magnificent companion for children of all ages. Labrador Retrievers date back to the 1700’s in Newfoundland and Labrador, an island in Canada off the Northeastern Atlantic coast, where they were originally called the St. John’s Dogs after the city’s capital.

These dogs are loved and respected for many reasons. They are loyal, obedient companions which make great service dogs for the blind, those with autism, and other disabilities. 70% of the dogs used by the Guide Dogs of America are Labrador Retrievers, because of their sheer intelligence and problem-solving agility. The Labrador Retriever typically comes in three different colors: black, brown (chocolate), and yellow (golden or red fox). These handsome canines only require a bit of grooming here and there in order to keep their coat looking sharp. Because they’re original purpose was to aid the fishermen, they developed a thick, water-resistant coat which prevents them from getting cold in even the chilliest waters. These dogs are usually described as ‘short coupled’ for their proportional balance between the lengths of their bones and spine.

The second Earl of Malmesbury was the first to ship St. John’s Dogs to England around 1830 for their amazing hunting skills. Later on, the third Earl of Malmesbury was the first person to call the dogs Labradors because they originated from Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Labradors are easily depicted in a crowd by their broad, chiseled skull, soft ear flaps, full length muzzle, and kindly expression.

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Calendar Event & Entertainment

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11/3/17

11/18/17

UNDERWATER BUBBLE SHOW 4pm-7pm Artistry by Cirque de Soleil with mime, music, dance, puppetry, juggling, sand art, theatrical magic and interactive activities that will amaze and delight any age. Lewis Family Playhouse,12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga General admission $16, $18, $22.

11/4/17 FREE FAMILY DAY and ARTstation at the Claremont Museum of Art 12pm-4pm A place for children and families to experience art and engage with local culture. 200 W. First St., Claremont. 909-621-3200 Free Admission

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Sat, Dec 2

MICHAEL McDONALD at Lewis Family Playhouse, 8pm

Chrisvtmas Shopping Extravaganza, Sip & Shop 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Five time Grammy Award winner and former member of “The Doobie Brothers” sings an array of his greatest hits in a way that is both timeless and soulful.

11200 Base Line Road, Central Park Community Center, Rancho Cucamonga, CA Shop for your family and friends. Come taste some holiday cheer & treats.

12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga Tickets start at $83 to $90

11/23/17

www.nextdoor.com/events/ca/rancho-cucamonga

DEC. 2

THANKSGIVING DAY

Shop Til You Drop, Christmas vendor event

10th ANNUAL TURKEY TROT/5k run/walk and a 1k kiddy trot. Starts at 6:30am

Downtown Upland

San Antonio Park (Mountain Ave. & 24th St.)

www.historicdowntownupland.org/events.html

Go to website for registration and general info.

For info call (909) 244-2468

NHRA NATIONAL FINALS at Pomona Fairplex Top fuel, Funny car, and Pro-stock 2780 Fairplex Dr., Pomona. 1-800-884-NHRA (6472) Go to website for racing schedule and ticket pricing (every ticket is a pit pass)

11/11/17 TOUR DE FOOTHILLS

6am-5pm

Half metric, metric and 100-mile bike routes with well stocked rest stops and SAG support. Upon your return you will be treated to great food and optional Beer garden and wine tasting. 210 E.A St, Downtown Upland. Register to ride at Red Podium. $25 for a family of 4

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FIRST SATURDAY ART WALK Claremont CA 6:00-9:00pm Art Walk is located in and nearby the Claremont Village. Visit ClaremontArtWalk.com for a list of participating galleries and artists. ClaremontArtWalk.com

First Saturday Monthly CLAREMONT VILLAGE WALKING TOUR 10:00am-12:00noon Sponsored by Claremont Heritage. Often Ginger Elliott is the tour guide for his enjoyable walk includes the city’s commercial, civic and college buildings which brings to life more than a hundred years of Claremont’s history. Historic Claremont Metrolink Depot, 200 West First St. Phone 909.621.0848.

Sunday Dec 3, 2017 Free Family Day and ARTStation at the Claremont Museum of Art noon to 4:00pm The Claremont Museum of Art welcomes the public for Free Family Day from every first Sunday of the month with free admission and ARTStation, a place for children to experience art and engage with local culture. 200 W. First Street, just steps away from the Metrolink Station. http://www.claremontmuseum.org

Sunday Dec 3, 2017 Claremont Chamber Lunch Mob!

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11:30 am 1:30 pm Eddie’s Italian Eatery 1065 W. Foothill Boulevard Claremont, Ca 91711 Claremont Chamber Presents Lunch Mob! Support a local Chamber Member by joining the Claremont Chamber for our quarterly lunch mob. Eat! Network! Support! www.claremontchamber.org 909-624-1681

Tuesday Dec 5, 2017 Miracle on 34th Street (Play)

owners. You’re able to meet other Chamber members, talk about your business, and most importantly, NETWORK. www.ranchochamber.org/events (909) 987-1012

DEC. 9, 2017 Downtown Christmas Parade​ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Historic Downtown Upland 305 N. 2nd Ave., Upland, CA 91786 The Parade starts at 11:00 am so get there early to secure your spot!

Saturdays (December 2 & 9) at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm and Sundays (December 3 & 10) at 2:00 pm Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

www.uplandchamber.org (909) 204-4465

www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com (909) 477-2752

Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker 2pm & 7pm

December 5, 2017 English Corner - Conversation Class 2:00pm Carnegie Library, Upland, CA

December 7, 2017 Business Connection Network LUNCHEON (Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce) Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PST Central Park - Senior Center(David Dreier Hall East) 11200 Baseline Rd. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Fri/Sat/Sun Dec. 15/16/17

Lewis Family Playhouse, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739. www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com (909) 477-2752

December 15, 2017 Kim Martin Band Live @ Sixty6 Sports Lounge Friday 9:00 PM (on various days) 8916 Foothill Blvd Ste K1 Rancho Cucamonga, California 91730 Music ranging from Classic Rock, Country, Blues, Top 40, R&B, etc.. www.sixty6sportsbar.com (909) 466-9900

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