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Contents TA B L E

features 12 OLD TOWN RENAISSANCE

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OLD TOWN LA VERNE IS BACK IN ACTION

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

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O X N A R D C E L E B R AT E S EVERYTHING S T R AW B E R R I E S

DOWNTOWN UPLANDS FARMERS MARKET

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FA R M E R S M A R K E T R E T U R N S T O HISTORIC DOWNTOWN UPLAND

VETERANS MEMORIAL

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MEMORIALS AROUND TOWN HONORING OUR VETERANS

THE GRILLING GUIDE TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL BBQ

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In Every Issue CASA COLINA

SEWN TO LIFE

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T H E C A R FA M I LY

THE CHEVILLON BRIDE

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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SIPS SUDS AND SPIRITS

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LUXURY LIVING

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H E A LT H M AT T E R S

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A ‘Super’ Hero

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OLD TOWN

e c n a s s i Rena By: Matt Komoto

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ld Town La Verne has come

like 4th Street Mill, Chase’s Restaurant, Pappa’s

midst of a renaissance peri-

Lordsburg Taphouse and Grill, Argo Mediter-

a ways and may be in the

od especially with its downtown restaurants. Each one

is mom and pop owned and have revenue that

has grown from $3.8 million to $7.5 million from 2011 to 2014. Old Town La Verne continues to

be a destination in and of itself, and this summer it looks to stay as a popular place to dine and to enjoy some nightlife in a safe community.

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ranean, Roberta’s Village Inn, Aoki Japanese

Restaurant and The Bowl House. Two additional restaurants tentatively planned on opening this

year include a Chinese Tea House and an American Dinner House restaurant. Most of these

restaurants also feature patio or sidewalk dining which make unique fine dining.

“Claremont and Pasadena historically have

been destinations to go to for nice restaurants,”

ly one-half mile south of Foothill Boulevard,

said Chairman Craig Walters of the Old Town

restaurants include Café Allegro and many more

that is changing as people are finding La Verne as

adjacent to the University of La Verne. Popular

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Artisanal, Warehouse Pizza, House of Wings,

La Verne Business Improvement District. “Now

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“Mom and pop owned and have revenue that has grown from $3.8 million to $7.5 million” restaurants in La Verne is that this is a little less stressful of

an environment to go and have

a nice meal,” said Frederickson. an alternative.”

Even long-time residents

are discovering Old Town La Verne’s restaurants. Walters

said that typically people who live north of Foothill don’t

cross south, and he said that

15-20 year residents are pleasantly surprised at what they are finding downtown.

Many people aside from

residents and college students

The downtown area has

come a ways. Thirty years ago,

Walters said that in Old Town

La Verne the old joke …”They roll up the sidewalks after 5

p.m.” was basically true. Right now, if you go downtown it’s becoming more difficult to find parking.

By this August, Com-

munity Development Director

Hal Frederickson said the U LV should open their

940 space parking structure

which will help dramatically.

Although the summer will see fewer students, the area will definitely stay as a popular

location with much to look forward to experiencing.

“Something that we’ve

heard from people going to the

“When school is out, things used to get sleepy here. A

few years ago it was noted by a number of businesses and

restaurants that that’s not the case. And I think a reason

that’s not the case is that it is

becoming its own destination for people who want to come and take advantage of those

restaurants and other businesses too.”

enjoy the area, like those from the business park by Brack-

ett Airport with higher-end

businesses. Walters said that

many of these people look for nice places to have lunch. The Fairplex has also ramped up

activities with 300-plus annual events.

Old Town La Verne also

has its own events. Their Cer-

tified Farmers Market features fine produces every Saturday morning. The area is known for their plentiful car shows

with hundreds of classic cars

including the Cool Cruise (20 years now), Cruisin’ La Verne

and the NHRA Fanfest. There

was also the popular wine walk which happened in late April.

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Calendar 5/4 Mother’s Day Tea. Join in for a delightful afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and other festive treats. Joslyn Center 660 N. Mountain Ave. Claremont @ 2pm.

5/6 Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Foundation Hosts Twelfth Annual Wine Tasting Event presented by Claremont Toyota. 601 W McKinley Ave. Pomona @6pm-11pm

5/7 Mirette is the story of a young girl in 1890’s Paris who convinces a retired high wire artist to teach her his trade. Lewis Family Playhouse @ 1pm

5/13

Mother’s Day Tea and Fashion Show. Bonnets, Hats and Tiaras: Lovely Headwear Through Time. La Fetra Center, 333 E. Foothill Blvd, Glendora. @11am.

Taste of the World Dinner Dance. Join in for a night of dancing, fun, refreshments, and prizes. Joslyn Center 660 N. Mountain Ave.Claremont @5pm

Old Town La Verne Certified Farmers Market. A fresh source of the highest quality, seasonal and locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables @ 8am.

5/10 Free Community Health Lecture. Stroke: When Every Second Counts. Presented by: Adeel Popalzai, DO. San Antonio Regional Hospital @6pm.

5/11 Blood Drive. Rancho San Antonio Medical Plaza. 7777 Milliken Avenue Rancho Cucamonga @ 7:30am - 7pm

5/11 Back by popular demand, enjoy a Quakes game with your four-legged friend at LoanMart Field this season! 8408 Rochester Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga @7pm

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5/14 Spring Pet Adoption Faire. Come find a new best friend waiting to meet you and is available for adoption from the Upland Animal Shelter. Memorial Park, Upland @10am

5/21 Relay For Life. Join a team and walk to find a cure for cancer. Survivor’s Lap, and Luminaria Ceremony. Magnolia Park, 651 W. 15th Street, Upland @8am

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5/4 Mother’s Day Tea. Join in for a delightful afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and other festive treats. Joslyn Center 660 N. Mountain Ave. Claremont @ 2pm.

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Mother’s Day Tea and Fashion Show. Bonnets, Hats and Tiaras: Lovely Headwear Through Time. La Fetra Center, 333 E. Foothill Blvd, Glendora. @11am.

Father’s Day 6/19/16 6/4 Lewis Family Playhouse Seating Chart Presents Cherry Poppin Daddie 2pm. This high energy big band offers a new twist in their salute to the Rat Pack.

6/11 Third Annual Father’s Day 5K Race. You choose the course and you time yourself, then you’ll report your results. To register and for more info visit www.moonjoggers.com

6/12 Concert series will begin at 6:30 PM on Sunday, June 12 at Heritage Park, 5001 Via De Mansion Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy some feel good music under the stars!

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Farmers Market

Historic

Returns to

Downtown Upland

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ost people

only hot commodity in downtown on

would

Thursday nights. As you walk through

agree

the market, Kent’s very own Cooper’s

that bit-

Mill makes its presence known with

ing into a sweet, juicy, freshly picked

its all-natural jams and jellies. You

orange is simply heaven.

won’t find any fructose corn syrup or

But what makes that orange taste 10 times better is the fact that it’s grown nearby at one of our local farms. Historic Downtown Upland and Eric G. Kent of Network Entertainment have teamed to bring fresh, local fruits and vegetables back to the city of Upland. The Historic Downtown Upland Farmers Market returned April 7th with a bang. Centered at the Signature Gazebo on 2nd Avenue and 9th Street, local farmers and businesses of all sorts gather weekly on Thursday evenings to sell their produce and services directly to the public.

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Fruits and vegetables are not the

artificial flavors on those labels – just natural ingredients. The apple butter is unbelievable. The roasted corn, tacos and barbecue are all fantastic. A bounce house and a petting zoo are in place for the kids, and there is a live band performing at the Gazebo. Kent is a man of many talents, bringing the farmers market back to Upland. His Coopers Mill jams and jellies are only the tip of the iceberg. Also known as “Mr. Hollywood,” Kent is no stranger to hard work. Check out the “fruits” of his labor on Thursday evenings in Historic Downtown Upland and support your local farmers and businesses. M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 6


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GRILLING Whether you’re a pro on the barbie or a grill master in training, check out some grill tips sure to help you get the fire going!

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guide

1. Gas or’ Charcoal?

The age-old debate over which grilling method is “better” involves a few different variables, like flavor, cost, and convenience. While neither is healthier than the other, gas does burn cleaner. From a taste perspective, many people prefer the smokier, richer taste of food cooked on a charcoal grill.

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4. Using Oil

Even on a clean grill, lean foods may stick when placed directly on the rack. Reduce sticking by oiling your hot grill rack with a vegetable oilsoaked paper towel: hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

5. Safety’s Always First!

Food safety is a top priority, so keep these simple rules from the USDA in mind: avoid cross-contamination by using separate cutting boards, utensils and platters for raw and cooked foods; refrigerate foods while marinating; and never baste with the marinating liquid. (Make extra marinade just for basting or boil your marinating liquid first.)

6. Marinating the Meat

Marinating does more than infuse food with flavor; it also inhibits the formation of potentially carcinogenic HCAs (heterocyclic amines), which form when grilling “muscle meats” like poultry, red meat and fish. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), marinating can reduce HCA formation by as much as 92 to 99 percent.

7. When'' is it Done?

The best way to know if protein is fully cooked is to check its internal temperature with an instant-read thermometer.

8. Cooking Veggies

Use a grill basket for foods that might fall through the grill rack or are too cumbersome to turn over one by one (vegetables, fish, tofu, fruits, etc.).

2. Get It BURNIN!

Preheat your grill 15 to 25 minutes before you start cooking to make sure it reaches the right temperature (and to kill any bacteria). Your grill should be 400-450°F for high, 350-400°F for medium-high, 300-350°F for medium and 250-300°F for low heat. A properly heated grill sears foods on contact, keeps the insides moist and helps prevent sticking. While searing doesn’t “seal in” the juices (contrary to popular belief ), it does create improved flavors through caramelization.

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10. Watch The Flames

Flare-ups happen when fat drips onto the heat source and catches fire. This causes carcinogenic PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) to form and accumulate on your food. Meat licked by flames also tastes “off” and flames may char the outside of food before the inside has thoroughly cooked. To reduce flare-ups, select lean cuts of meat, trim excess fat and remove poultry skin. And, keep a squirt bottle of water near the grill to quickly douse any unexpected flare-ups.

11. Give It A Rest

Let finished meats rest on a clean platter, tented with foil, for about 10 minutes before carving so juices can redistribute evenly.

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33rd Annual

CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Strawberry revelry is ripest when the 2016 California Strawberry Festival celebrates its 33rd seasonal celebration May 21 and 22, 2016 on 15 picturesque acres at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard. It’s an iconic berry event of epic proportions.

Ranked nationwide among the top outdoor Festivals, the fruity fete boasts lip-smacking strawberries every way imaginable, live concerts on two stages, more than 200 Fine Arts & Crafts booths, the Strawberry Promenade with celebrity cooking demonstrations, Straw-

berryland For Kids with rides and attractions, and wholesome, gooey contests, appealing to all ages. An estimated 1.5 million strawberries will be consumed over the weekend where the region’s most prolific crop is the main ingredient for fun. If you haven’t had strawberry pizza alongside a strawberry beer, you haven’t been to the Festival. Or perhaps the strawberry nachos, strawberry funnel cake, strawberry crepes, chocolate dipped strawberries, or fried strawberries, are more your style. With 50 food booths to choose from, those who wish to control their destiny should head to the “build your own” strawberry shortcake tent to pile on the goodness or enter the “Strawberry Shortcake Build Off ” contest. Best of all, indulging is guilt free. With each bite of berry bliss from the non-profit food booths,

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Oxnard is located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. The free Park & Ride “Strawberry Express” shuttles from multiple convenient locations off the 101 Fwy make getting to the Festival a breeze. Amtrak California offers a special Kids Ride Free promotion festival weekend (shuttles meet the trains). Parking is also available on site for $10. California Strawberry Festival general admission is $12, seniors 62+ are $8 and children ages 5-12 are $5. Kids 4 and under are free. Active military and dependents with ID are $8. Hours are 10:00a.m. to 6:30p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance at www.strawberry-fest.org. The California Strawberry Festival toll free information line is 888 288-9242.

100% of sales support their causes. The formula has proven to be a fruitful enterprise with more than $4,000,000 benefitting a multitude of southland charities over the past decades. Serving up wholesome family fun while paying tribute to the region’s rich agricultural heritage and giving back, is what the Festival is all about. “We work year round for an event that takes place in 48 hours,” says California Strawberry Festival Chairperson Kim Gibas. “As volunteers, we’re committed to hosting an exceptional event that brings family and friends together for a great time.” She adds, “We strive to top the experience year after year.” Where else can you throw strawberries at your best friend in the Tart Toss Contest, or eat a strawberry pie by literally putting your face in it at the Pie Eating Contest?

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#CASTRAWBERRYFESTIVAL

A Traditional Tasty Tribute in the Golden State

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F E A U T U R E

S T O R Y

HENRY CAVILL By: Cindy Rhodes

A ‘Super’ Hero

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uperman is dead. Hardly breaking news.

With huge fanfare, DC Comics killed him off in the early 90s, causing an uproar so big that it made national headlines

and was covered on the CBS Evening News. He died yet

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v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Heck, Superman’s made more comebacks than bell bottoms or Rocky Balboa. This is news to Henry Cavill. The most recent actor to don Superman’s cape posted a photo on Instagram, shirtless, in a one-sided tug of war with the caption, “1st week of training done. 9 workouts and a whole lot of food. #Superman #JusticeLeague.” For the legions of fans that impatiently await the Justice

League movie -- DC’s answer to Marvel’s Avengers series – the fact that the man of steel is alive and well is big news. Cavill, as Superman, is something special. While modern-day superheroes are far from the “men in tights” of the television era, Cavill needs no digital enhancing as the man of steel. He plays Clark Kent as quietly intelligent and fairly shy, while playing his alter ego with a fury that simmers just under the

edge of reality. As an actor, Cavill, 33, brings another first to the part. He is the first non-American actor to play Superman. So as of now, the United States has a Brit fighting for “Truth, justice and the American Way.” The commitment to play Superman is a big deal – big as in long-term, similar to Robert Downy Jr.’s contract as Iron Man. But as the saying goes, “if the cape fits…” At this year’s BAFTA

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Award Season Tea in Los Angeles, Cavill disclosed that he plans on playing Superman for “many, many years to come.” Asked how long, the actor said, “As many as it takes. I love the character. I love working with Warner Bros. and what they’re doing with it and so, fingers crossed, I’ll be able to tell the story for many years.” It is certain that he will play the character at least until 2019. Following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he is an integral part of Zack Snyder’s “Justice League Part 1” -- currently scheduled for 2017 – and Part 2 -- which is what would take him to 2019. Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (a mouthful of a name that reflects his English, Irish and Scottish heritage), he was one of four boys born to Colin Cavill (a stockbroker) and his wife, Marianne. He attended prep school in England and sparked his interest in acting while a teenager, playing everything from Shakespeare to Sonny in “Grease.” At 17, he was discovered by casting directors at school who were searching for a young boy to play Albert Mondego in “The Count of Monte Cristo (2002). For the next five years, he primarily appeared on the British stage and screen, though he had small parts in “Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005),” “Tristan + Isolde (2006)” and “Stardust (2007)” with Sienna Miller. Cavill released his full-force charm on Americans in the Showtime TV series “The Tudors.” He played Charles Brandon, First Duke of Suffolk for three years (2007-2010) in the Emmy-winning series. Entertainment Weekly magazine dubbed him “Most Dashing Duke.” It was announced in 2011 that Cavill was chosen to play the Man of Steel, the first non-American to do so. “Man of Steel” became the highest-grossing Superman film to date (surpassing the Christopher Reeve/Margot Kidder classic) and the second-highest grossing reboot of all time behind “The Amazing Spider-Man.” That same year, Glamour Magazine ranked him the No. 1 Sexiest Man. Cavill, however, will be the first to tell you that all that sexy comes at a price. Sweat equity. Cavill’s workouts to sculpt his body were legendary. “It was work. A lot of work,” Cavill said on his IMBD website. “I have always loved sports and physical activities but I have never worked out like this before. To become Clark Kent, I had to be the best friend of my trainer. “The program involved three stages. First was to gain weight/mass. So I spent weeks eating nearly 5,000 calories daily while lifting extremely heavy to get bigger. I love eating, so this stage M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 6

“I have always loved sports and physical activities but I have never worked out like this before.”

was not difficult for me. I looked like a bodybuilder and felt like I was going to explode. The second stage was to lose fat and sculpt the muscle. I had to do hours and hours of cardio to burn the fat. The last stage was targeting specific areas of the body. The workout program was definitely designed to the needs of the film.” Yes, he did try on the old Superman tights. Cavill said it was “petrifying, mortifying and embarrassing all at the same time,” and called the outfit a “sausage casing.” And to think, at one time Cavill was called the “unluckiest actor in Hollywood.” First, “Twilight” author Stephanie Meyer admitted she wrote the character of Edward Cullen, the sullen, sexy teen vampire, with Cavill in mind and lobbied for him to get

the role over Robert Pattinson. But by the time casting began, Cavill was considered too old for the part. Next, he was whispered to take over the reins of James Bond. Cavill performed in a final screen test, but producers felt he was too young and the part went to Daniel Craig. Finding his next project is not an issue at the moment. In 2015 he paired with Armie Hammer in the spy film/ remake of the 60s TV show “Man from U.N.C.L.E.” He is currently training for the Justice League movie and the next Superman stand-alone film and will also begin filming “Sand Castle,” about the war in Iraq. But he hasn’t given up on the thought of becoming Bond, James Bond. He even teasingly urged the producers to give him a call.

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Ch ch ch changes… By Sid Robinson

fun and included the release of the brewery’s first Belgian White Ale. Last Name Brewing’s Karen McMillen said several other new beer releases would follow later in the year. Moving forward, Last Name Brewing will still be located in the same great place and offer the same great beers

– at the brewery, in stores and in restaurants and bars – and plenty of new events and special brews. Best known for its Pomona Queen amber lager, Dale Bros. Brewery was one of the Los Angeles area’s founding craft breweries when started by Curt Dale in 2003. The name change was actually done

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hanges are happening on the local craft beer scene with breweries and other meeting places where we like to enjoy these fine

beverages.

The biggest transformation will come with the Foothills region’s longest-standing craft brewery. Effective April 30, Dale Bros. Brewery in Upland is now known as Last Name Brewing. In typical Dale Bros. style, “The Big Reveal” came at a special event at the brewery. The daylong celebration under the new Last Name Brewing moniker extended into the brewery’s parking lot with live music, great food and plenty of

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for trademarking purposes, said Andy Dale, one of the Dale Bros. “It turns out there’s another Dale in craft brewing, and in all fairness, he was here first,” Andy Dale said. Curt Dale added, “While it was really hard to think about giving up our company’s name, we knew it was the right thing to do.” After closing temporarily, nano-brewery Chino Valley Brewery is once again open at a new location in Ontario. The small brewery, which was founded in 2012, reopened its tasting room recently on South Grove Avenue near Ontario International Airport. Elsewhere, Pacific Wine Merchants in Upland, which hosts very popular bi-weekly Friday night tap

takeover events, is now operating under new ownership. Mark Heffernan, who was the manager of Pacific Wine Merchants for 18 years before leaving to found Rök House Brewing in Upland, has purchased PWM from longtime owner Fred Paciocco, who recently retired. Heffernan will continue in his role as owner and brewer at Rök House, while also overseeing Pacific Wine Merchants, dividing his time between the two establishments. He says the Pacific Wine Merchants has already made several noticeable changes, including additional seating and a greater emphasis on craft beer (including the ongoing wine tastings and regular tap takeover events).

More news should be breaking soon. Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company was expected to open in Upland in March. Five new craft breweries are projected to open in Rancho Cucamonga this year, while other new breweries are anticipated in Upland, Montclair, Pomona and Ontario, as well as nearby locations in Covina, Corona, Yucaipa and Monrovia. The long awaited 178,000-square-foot Lagunitas Brewing facility in Azusa is still a year away, with an estimated 2017 opening.

Sid Robinson authors a blog, “Sips, Suds and Spirits” (www.sipssudsspirits.com) that examines the beverage industry. His columns can also be found in the Foothills Reader and IEShineOn. He is managing partner of the strategic communications and public relations firm Robinson and Associates, LLC. (www. robinsonandassociates.us)

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The Brothers Reed Bring

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Aaron and Phil Reed of The Brothers Reed Band have recently visited Upland in April to perform at the Dale Bros Brewery during their tour of the area. The guitar duo from Southern Oregon that plays variations of folk-influenced music have been through the Los Angeles and surrounding area a handful of times and have developed a fan base in the areas. Dale Bros Brewery has become a must-stop place for them any time they are down south. “Aside from Dale Bros always taking great care of us, and the fact that we are beer aficionados and enjoy playing breweries often, we also have a large number of friends and family in and around the Inland Empire so we like to make it M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 6

somewhat convenient for them to be able to see us whenever we are touring the region,” said Phil. California does have great weather and scenery as well, and Phil said there are few reasons not to want to come south. The brothers were originally from Los Angeles before moving to Saint Louis, Missouri when Aaron was seven and Phil was two. Aaron lived in Pomona and Claremont for a brief period after college in 2002 and even sang lead vocals in a popular rock/metal band that would play places like Knitting Factory and The Whiskey A Go Go. The two brothers have played together for two years. They have quickly risen to regional renown and now tour extensively throughout the U.S.

playing folk-influenced music. “Aaron and I play variations of folk influenced music. As Aaron as put it before, folk for us is ‘…so simple, and ...really is storytelling and mood music.’ I believe the folk style speaks to a wide demographic because it is so easy to understand and relate to. There’s something about soft melodies and well-crafted lyrics that can put you in a vulnerable state and help you really drop into a song emotionally; to me that is inspiring,” said Phil. The Brothers Reed will have their first national tour this May starting from New York and hitting several states back to Southern Oregon. They will play again at Dale Bros Brewery on October 2. 909 MAGAZINE

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lon, it’s about understanding the bride, what’s brought her to this point in her life, and designing a dress that’s a reflection of her. “I think the most important thing is to listen to the client, that’s how it all begins,” said Chevillon. There are no mass market patterns or standards in the design process, rather a focus on excellence and superior fit for every bride. Fit concerns are some of the biggest issues brides face while shopping for their gown. According to Bridal Guide, “Wedding gown sizes typically run one or two sizes smaller than street clothes.” On top of that, many bridal shops don’t carry larger or plus size samples. For bride Heather Nelson-Melidonian, traditional bridal stores lacked options that would fit her body type. “I fit the street size, but I’m short,” said Nelson-Melidonian. “So for me, I would have to visualize how it would look four or five inches shorter.” “It wasn’t realistic,” continued Nelson-Melidonian.

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One of Chevillon’s biggest focuses is to provide a gown that has an impeccable fit no matter a bride’s size. Within the design studio, each wedding gown is designed, cut, and created in house and by hand. “That’s what custom is about. It’s about excellence,” said Chevillon. “It’s about excellence for the customer, and of course, excellence for myself as a designer. I want to make sure that when they look in the mirror I can see that they look (and feel) their best.” It is Chevillon’s mission to make the luxury of designing one’s dress available to every woman. “I never went into it [wedding dress shopping] thinking I wanted a custom dress,” said Nelson-Melidonian. M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 6


Though traditional bridal shops have a plethora of dresses, Nelson-Melidonian reflected: “I can find like 50 other girls who wore this dress.” To Nelson-Melidonian, “it took a little bit out of the magic.” “I would try on the dresses and there was always something where [I said] I love this, but I always wanted to change something,” said Nelson-Melidonian. “The biggest thing was I wanted to the wear the dress, not the reverse. I wanted them to look at me in the dress, not just the dress.” “It was just about finding that perfect combination all in one,” continued Nelson. At Chevillon, Nelson-Melidonian was able to have a hands-on experience from the predesign process all the way through the production and creation of her dress. “My dress is my dress,” said Nelson-Melidonian. “He did an amazing job.” Through every design, Chevillon works to give each dress a story and each bride a piece of art turned reality. “You’re creating something that someone is going to wear, yes, but ultimately they will remem-ber it every day of their life,” said Chevillon. “You are touching someone’s existence by a garment. That’s what custom does.”

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HEALTH MATTERS Brought to you by San Antonio Regional Hospital

MEN’S HEALTH: SOMETIMES IT TAKES TWO As Mother’s Day approaches, we recognize the importance women play in many aspects of our lives, including helping to encourage the good health of their loved ones. Many women traditionally take on the role of caregiver for their families, including choosing providers, setting up doctor appointments, and recognizing symptoms. Especially through their childbearing years, women are regular consumers of healthcare. On the other hand, according to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, nearly one-third of men have not seen a doctor in over a year. There can be many contributing factors as to why this is, but the statistics on men’s health can be quite sobering: U.S. men are 1.5 times more likely than women to die from heart disease, cancer and respiratory diseases, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. And on average, statistics show they die five years earlier than women. How can we help change these odds? Approaching health as a couple rather than as individuals can go a long way in encouraging one another to focus on preventive health and regular doctor visits. When it comes to men’s health, how can women help their partners live longer and better? 34

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Understand how men feel about their health. Males can have common feelings of fear, embarrassment, and above all, invincibility. They don’t want to bother anyone with issues they may deem as minor. That’s why some men often don’t see a health provider for preventive care. They wait until symptoms become more noticeable or even severe. To help keep each other accountable, try to schedule your routine doctor visits for the same day. Go together and make it a couples event.

Educate yourself about male health problems. Before you can help your partner, you need to learn about his particular health concerns. Find out what the screening guidelines are for your partner’s age. For men ages 40 to 64, the following health tests are critical: • Blood pressure screening • Cholesterol screening and heart disease prevention • Diabetes screening • Colon cancer screening • Eye and dental exams • Immunizations • Osteoporosis screening • Prostate cancer screening • Testicular exam

• Lung cancer screening • General physical exam During the general exam, your provider may also ask about other lifestyle issues such as depression, alcohol and tobacco use, and diet and exercise.

Watch for signs and symptoms. If a flashing red light goes off in your car, chances are you will take it in for service right away. But sometimes when warning signs goes off in our bodies, we procrastinate and ignore it. Often, a husband or wife may notice symptoms before their partner even notices it in themselves. Pay attention to the “flashing red lights” your partner may be displaying, and encourage them to have it checked out right away.

Go along for doctor visits. Sometimes men need a little assistance telling a doctor about a particular health symptom or expressing what might be happening with their bodies. Most women have more frequent experience dealing with physicians and can help get the most out of the visit. It is crucial that people ask questions, point out symptoms, push for tests they need, and be able to answer the doctor’s questions, which can help with diagnosis and treatment. Studies have shown that the average woman asks four questions during a doctor’s visit yet the average man asks none. Help develop a list of questions you would want answered if it were your own visit. M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 6


Nearly one-third of American men have not seen a doctor in over a year.

Work on the problem together.

Encourage him to share his feelings.

Many health challenges are best handled by couples together. Let your partner know he is not alone, and that you are there to support him and help. For example, impotence is a male problem that can be most effectively dealt with when the man and woman come in together. The same goes for other issues such as depression and stress. Men whose partners are actively involved tend to resolve their issues more quickly.

From an early age, men are taught to be tough. The messages from society and the media are strong, but a woman can go a long way toward changing this mentality by telling him it’s okay to show emotions and to talk about his problems.

Compile a family health history. Doctors are discovering many links between genes and the risk of disease. They are urging people to compile a history of the diseases that run in the family so that the proper preventive steps can be taken. Working with your partner to compile his family’s health history will help him and his doctor identify his risks and health priorities.

In celebration of men’s health month in June, San Antonio Regional Hospital will be hosting a special couple’s event--Health & Hot Rods. The day will featuring health conversations by local physicians, free biometric screenings for men and women, a continental breakfast and buffet lunch, prizes, and a free Health & Hot Rods t-shirt. Of course an amazing array of vintage and custom cars from around southern California will also be shown. Custom designed trophies will be awarded for Best in Show, Most Original, and Best Modified cars. Bring your partner and join us:

HEALTH & HOT RODS Saturday, June 25, 2016 8 am – 12 pm

Talk with other women and men. Find out how male problems affect other women, and what other women have done or not done about them. If your partner has a certain problem, find other men he can talk to with the same problem. Talking with another man who shares the same health issue has enormous impact. Possible sources are other women, support groups, and health organizations. M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 6

San Antonio Regional Hospital 999 San Bernardino Road Upland, CA 91786 $15 per individual/$20 per couple

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What are innocent heart murmurs?

What’s in a Heartbeat? Brought to you by Pomona Valley Hospital

From an early age, Cecil Palmer was active – tennis, karate and dance were just a few of his childhood hobbies. Dance ultimately became much more than a hobby and lead to a career as a professional dancer, actor and choreographer and the opportunity to work with variety show and comedic stars like Sonny and Cher and Lucille Ball. Years ago, Cecil learned that he had an innocent heart murmur, but it wasn’t a cause for concern or treatment. In fact, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, roughly 80 percent of all children have a heart murmur at some time. Innocent heart murmurs are typically found in children, but can carry on through adulthood. “Most people may never need to seek treatment for a heart murmur, but it’s good to have your doctor closely monitor the condition over time,” said Dr. Nitanth Vangala, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center cardiologist.

murmur appeared more abnormal to his physician. Vangala ordered tests, including an angiogram, which revealed some startling results. Cecil’s heart murmur had gotten much worse and was causing a 90 percent blockage in a main coronary artery. “It was in an artery they call ‘the widow maker,’” Cecil said. “If that one becomes 100 percent blocked there’s no recovery – you’re done, pretty much. I had a 90 percent blockage; so essentially, I was a dead man walking.” Cecil needed open heart surgery. On Dec. 1, 2015, Cecil underwent coronary bypass and heart valve surgery at PVHMC, followed by several months of cardiac rehabilitation. Soon after surgery

Cecil said, “I am so grateful to PVHMC. Every single person I came into contact with was incredible. I just can’t express how thankful I am for the excellent care.” The cardiac rehab was essential, so Cecil can get back to his latest hobby – dirt bike riding. “Riding in the open desert, as fast as you can go, you have to have a tremendous amount of endurance in order to be able to do it,” said Cecil. Heart murmurs can develop at any stage of life and affect even the most fit and active people without strong signs of discomfort or pain. If you have a history of a heart murmur and want to have it checked by a cardiologist, call Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s physician referral service at (909) 865-9858.

Innocent heart murmurs are sounds made by the blood circulating through the heart’s chambers and valves or through blood vessels near the heart. They are common in children and are quite harmless. Innocent murmurs also may disappear and then reappear. Most innocent murmurs disappear when a child reaches adulthood, but some adults still have them.

What causes a heart murmur?

Heart murmurs are often caused by defective heart valves, but can also be caused by certain congenital defects and other conditions such as pregnancy, fever, thyrotoxicosis or anemia.

Abnormal heart murmurs can be signs of underlying problems • A heart valve may be leaking

• A heart valve may be too tight Source: American Heart Association

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Now you will have everything you need beginning April 1. When it came to following doctors’ orders, we did it in every way imaginable to ensure this will be one of the preferred medical facilities in Southern California. So the surgeons in our community will be able to perform the latest minimally invasive techniques using computerized visual enhancement tools and robotic technology. In addition to a state-of-the-art intensive care unit, we offer 25 fully appointed private rooms that look and feel more like a resort. To promote optimum patient recoveries, we also offer nationally renowned rehabilitation care, plus a broad range of health care services on our 20-acre campus. We think you’ll find this hospital has everything you want, too. Please join us at one of our

Grand Opening Events! Visit www.casacolina.org for schedule and to RSVP. 255 East Bonita Avenue (at Garey), Pomona, CA 38

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A “Mini-Stroke” Is Not Less Serious Than a Stroke By Rami Apelian, M.D., board certified neurologist at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare Patients who have suffered from a stroke often describe having stroke-like symptoms in the days preceding their stroke. These short stroke-like symptoms are often called “mini-strokes” or TIAs, short for transient ischemic attacks. Unlike strokes, where the injury is permanent, TIAs leave no lasting imprint on the brain or the patient that experiences the symptoms. To call such an event a “mini-stroke,” however, is a huge disservice to the public’s health as these events often serve as a harbinger to a life-changing, devastating condition. In the United States, stroke is the third leading cause of death. More than 140,000 people die each year from stroke. Nearly 800,000 people suffer from a stroke annually, and 185,000 of these patients suffer from recurrent attacks. If the combination of risk factors is high, a patient’s risk of having a stroke 90 days after a TIA can approach 20 percent, or one in five. Diminishing the importance of recognizing a TIA by calling it a “mini-stroke” hardly emphasizes this risk. What is a stroke? A stroke is an injury to the brain that is permanent resulting from a disruption of blood flow. This can occur because the blood supply is interrupted by a clot or because an artery becomes blocked, referred to as an ischemic stroke. Alternatively, a blood vessel can burst resulting in devastating bleeding in the brain which causes not only a disruption in the normal delivery of oxygen, but also swelling in the brain. This type of stroke is referred to as a hemorrhagic stroke.

between the age of 18 and 50 years old. Risk factors that increase the risk of stroke include high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, sleep apnea, and being overweight. Abnormal heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation, also independently increase stroke risk.

Rami Apelian, M.D., board certified neurologist at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare

The consequences to the patient following a stroke can be devastating. The patient can be left with an inability to talk, understand, or walk. The use of the hands to eat or write is often compromised. Seizures can also occur, resulting in temporary lapses in consciousness, twitching of an arm or leg, confusion, or a convulsion. Recovery from a stroke can last months to years; however with coordinated physical, occupational, and speech therapy, the recovery process can be accelerated. Additionally, coordinated physician care and targeted medication therapy can help to reduce the likelihood of a future stroke. The best way to prevent a stroke is to target the risk factors and treat them before a stroke occurs. Consultation with a neurologist or cardiologist can significantly reduce the likelihood of a stroke occurring at any age. For information about neurology services at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, please visit www.casacolina.org. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Apelian, please call 909/596-7733, ext. 3800.

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Beach Season is Just Around the Corner! Lose up to 30 Lbs in 30 days! Imagine your ideal self. Would you weigh less? Have more energy? No longer struggle with chronic fatigue? The wellness team at RCMC Medical Weight Loss is there to guide you so you can take control of your life and get healthy. Whether you need assistance with medical weight loss, nutritional counseling, or increasing stamina, they can help. For many years, the clinic has aided many patients to successfully lose weight, regain energy and keep the weight off. The clinics approach to wellness is truly transformative and the doctors and staff are excited to share their approach with you. “Being overweight is a medical condition, and we treat it as one,” says Dr. Richard Mantell. “Our patient chances of losing weight will be significantly higher using the program at RCMC Medical Weight Loss rather than doing it on their own.” “Losing weight is much more than just diet and exercise. It is simply overwhelming without guidance and direction,” adds Sariah Veirs, co-operator in the business. “Our program provides a private nutritional counselor to help keep our clients accountable for achieving their weight loss goals. Many patients have failed numerous times in their past dieting attempts, but are amazed when they find real success at RCMC Medical Weight Loss.” Dr. Mantell and his team can

help you lose one pound a day for up to 45 days, and more importantly, keep it off. They start with determining the underlying problem for your weight gain. For many patients, eating healthy and exercising is not enough to take off the pounds. RCMC’s cutting-edge medical weight loss treatments include integrating HCG injections, lipo injections, appetite control medication and nutritional counseling. The medically prescribed injections protect your lean muscle mass while turning your body into a fat-burning machine. HCG is a part of a fast track medical weight loss program, which helps patients drop pounds fast and feel more energetic than they have in years. Most notable, nutrition counseling and lifestyle advice helps patients correct negative habits that may have led to their weight gain in the first place, so the pounds stay off for good. One of RCMC’s most popular programs is their 18-week fast track program. Their goal for patients is to lose 80 pounds in 18 weeks. One of their patients, Trisha, was amazed at her results from the program after losing 80 pounds. “ I have tried every diet out there, this was my last resort and then I was turning to surgery. I could not believe it when my first week I lost 13 pounds! They held my hand every week and made sure that I got to my goal weight! Thank you

RCMC for giving me my life back!” Another patient, Gladys, lost 50 pounds after only 14 weeks. She commented, “When I first came to RCMC I did not think that the results were real or that it would work for me. Every week I would be hitting my goals that my counselor set out for me. It kept me motivated and so excited to stay on course. This has changed my life and I could not thank RCMC enough!” RCMC’s wellness team provides nutritional counseling and lifestyle advice. Their patient- proven results show that their programs deliver positive results. Obviously, RCMC points out that results may vary by individuals, but they firmly believe that by proactively addressing and correcting unhealthy eating habits in combination with their medically supervised programs, they can help patients down the path to permanent weight loss. RCMC’s wellness team is committed to helping every patient embrace a healthy, positive lifestyle. Call 909-945-9982 today to schedule your complimentary consultation and diagnostic appointment.

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The Art of Fat Transfer As we get older, the skin on our face naturally becomes looser and fine lines begin to develop around the mouth— including smile lines and marionette lines. Additionally, our face loses fat cells, causing sunken cheeks and bags under the eyes. Regardless of how we might feel, often as we age we begin to look tired and gaunt. Dr. Heidari believes that in order to truly turn back time, a face and neck lifts are not the only solution. Lost facial volume must also be restored. That is where facial fat transfer comes in. During this procedure, Dr. Heidari uses your own fat to restore the volume lost in your face, creating a long-lasting, natural, youthful appearance. Facial fat transfer can be applied to the cheeks, the lips, under the eyelids, and around the mouth. The results can last up to three years or more—unlike with cosmetic injectables, which must be re-injected every few months. Facial fat transfer can last for years to come and looks even better with time. Dr. Heidari takes fat from abdomen, flanks, waist, thighs or the inner knees. Using micro-cannula, the fat is placed precisely in predetermined spots to restore lost volume. The procedure takes about two to three hours to complete, and depending on the amount of fat to be injected, is done under local with mild sedation or general anesthesia.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Larger, rounder and sexier buttocks are in! Women are embracing their curves and want them to be as firm and perky as possible with better overall body proportions. The technique that Dr. Heidari believes is most successful is a butt lift through fat transfer. Fat transfer provides softer, more natural results. Dr. Heidari obtaines the fat through liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs or upper arms. Dr. Heidari then uses his artistry to transfer the fat to key areas to create sexier, rounded 42

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buttocks and contour the area for a smooth, uniform look. Most patients can expect 70% of transferred fat to remain after three to four months.

Mommy Make Over Tummy Tuck

The tummy tuck helps slim and tighten the stomach. Now a key part of the “mommy makeover,” it can be particularly effective for women who through multiple pregnancies have seen the skin and muscles in their abdomen stretch and lose muscle tone. Additionally, men and women who are active and eat a balanced diet, but just can’t seem to reduce the waistline may benefit from a tummy tuck. For best results, Dr. Heidari often performs a tummy tuck in conjunction with liposuction to create a more attractive overall appearance. The tummy tuck is a surgical procedure in which excess skin and fat are removed from the lower abdomen and the muscles of the abdomen wall are tightened. It is a major operation and should be undertaken after careful consideration. Dr. Heidari evaluates each patient before surgery and takes every necessary step to customize the surgery to your body to reduce risks—which can include infection and blood clots. He will explain what to expect post-operation and what steps to take for the fastest recovery and best cosmetic results.

Breast Lift

As time passes, skin loses some of its elasticity. For some women, this leads to breast sagging. Childbearing and nursing can also contribute to breast sagging. A breast lift restores the shape and firmness of the breasts and lifts them to a higher more perky position. During a breast lift, the size of the areola (the dark area encircling the nipple) can also be reduced. Dr. Heidari performs breast lifts on

an outpatient basis using a general anesthetic. A lollipop-shaped incision is made that goes around the areola, vertically from the areola to the natural crease under the breast. A small horizontal incision is then made across the crease under the breast. Excess skin is then removed and the areola is repositioned. Dr. Heidari uses a modified procedure for women with smaller breasts or with less sagging. In the modified procedure, an incision is made around the areola only, which limits the amount of scarring. All excess skin is removed, the areola is replaced and the incision is closed. The surgery generally takes between one and a half to three hours. It is very important for you to be evaluated by Dr. Heidari to determine which type of breast lift best suits you.

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Contour Aesthetic Center At Contour Aesthetic Center, our goal is to provide you with tailored, personalized care in a beautiful, state-of-the-art environment. We know that every patient is unique. That is why we take the time to get to know you and

your vision for the cosmetic or reconstructive procedure you are considering. More than a plastic surgery center, we are your ally and partner as you realize your best self. Using the latest techniques and technologies, Dr. Heidari employs skill, artistry and science to deliver exceptional results. He is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery with extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, laser procedures, and skin care. Dr. Heidari’s personally trained staff takes pride in maintaining the highest standards in safety and quality care. Your safety and comfort is our top priority. Our center values excellence, beauty and kindness and believe all three are essential for success. Because of our commitment to these values, many of our patients recommend their friends and family to us. We want to provide more than a service; we want to create a relationship built on trust that will last long into the future. To begin, take a look at the procedures we offer and the before and after photos of our many satisfied patients. Then, give us a call so we can begin a conversation that could change your life: 909-982-1002.

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There is nothing more important to Dr. Heidari and the staff at Contour Aesthetic Center than our patients’ safety and comfort. We know that when you choose to undergo surgery, it is a big decision. Understanding the procedure and how and where it will be conducted is imperative to feeling confident in that decision. Our staff is always available to answer questions and provide information.

At Contour Aesthetic Center we employ the most rigorous standards to everything we do. Surgeries are preformed at our state-of-the-art center in Upland, California. Regularly evaluated by the state, our center is both Medicare and Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) certified. Our practice only works with board certified anesthesiologists and nurses so you can rest assured you are in great and capable hands. Finally, should the need arise, Dr. Heidari has full hospital privileges at San Antonio Regional Hospital, San Antonio Ambulatory Surgical Center and Chino Valley Medical Center. We undertake every precaution to ensure you have a great outcome. And we are here for you throughout the recovery processes, whatever your needs might be. We are committed to your care and well being above all else.

Facility Certification Because your safety is our first priority, we perform our procedures in our state-of-the-art Medicare and AAAHC certified facility. This certification is a voluntary process through which we measure the quality of our services and performance against the highest nationally recognized standards. The accreditation process involves self-assessment by our center, as well as a thorough review by the Accreditation Association’s surveyors. The AAAHC accreditation certificate is a symbol that Contour Aesthetic Center is committed to providing high-quality health care and that it has demonstrated that commitment by measuring up to the Accreditation Association’s high standards.

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Hyundai Genesis: GLITZ AND GLAMOUR by: The Car Family

Hyundai threw everything at their disposal at the Genesis from LED running lights to HID headlights in an effort to attract upscale buyers. The result is a large, smooth, and very quick sedan with a variety of features that are unique and useful. For example, when you enter the vehicle at night the ground outside of front passenger doors is illuminated with a light that reads, “Genesis” and prepares you for what is inside. And what’s inside is plenty good. A multimedia control system, eight-inch touch-screen with an optional 9.2-inch touch-screen, a multifunction display and, thankfully, real knobs that can be used to control functions. There is also a head-up reveal that offers

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drivers a variety of important data including your speed, a Blue Link communications system that has a voice-recognition program, and even an optional remote start feature. With a plethora of features the Genesis is designed to attract buyers who enjoy the idea of a large sedan with the latest in electronics and don’t want to pay for the more expensive competition and not nearly as spacious competition. The downside is that the V6 version, the16 mpg in the city and 26 mpg and the handling is best left when the Hyundai is left in Sports Mode. If you would rather had a more relaxed ride try Normal and when stuck in the infamous 909

reader’s commuter traffic Eco can help ease your pain. With a plethora of features the Genesis is designed to attract buyers who enjoy the idea of a large sedan with the latest in electronics and don’t want to pay for the more expensive competition and not nearly as spacious competition. The downside is that the V6 version only gets 16 mpg in the city and handling is best described as relaxed. If you want to wake up the Hyundai select the Sports Mode and the sedan firms up and quickens it reflexes. If you want a more relaxed ride

leave it in Normal. When stuck in traffic the Eco selection can help ease your pain. Young male’s view: Working on my degree in cybersecurity and its challenges is not unlike the challenges of the Genesis electronics. Optional systems such as Apple Siri integration that can be used for a variety of internet audio options such as Pandora, the latest traffic information, fuel prices, traffic data and more are nice, but there is also Bluetooth wireless connectivity, satellite radio, a USB, audio jacks,

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and the list goes on. For example, there is the Smart Trunk feature that automatically opens the trunk when you stand near it with the proximity key in your possession for a few seconds, lane departure warning, blind spot detection, and a multi-speaker Lexicon audio system available. There is even a rear window power sunshade and heated steering wheel available. The option packages are the Ultimate, Signature and Technology packages and they can add over $10,000 to the base price to the $38,950 base price. Personally, I would get them all as they add considerably to the joy of owning a premium sedan. Dad’s view: We had the 3.8-liter, V6 engine with 311 hp, but you can order the 5.0-liter V8 rated at 420 horsepower and is very fast. There is also an all-wheel-drive option with a V-6. Our rear wheel drive 3.8 test car averaged around 20 mpg in mixed driving a 22 on long trips unburdened by heavy traffic. The EPA has estimates on the highway up to 29 mpg. It could happen.

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The ride can be best described as lush with little road feel and steering that was vague. The Genesis can be best described as a relaxed sedan that wants to coddle you. Mom’s view: The 5.0 Genesis is more expensive, but I would opt for the 3.8. It has as much power as most people need and even in base trim you get heated and power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, real-time traffic alerts, and more. Add to that the tight turning radius at about 38 feet that makes parking very easy and you have an upscale sedan with some remarkable features. For example there are nine air bags most everywhere, including overhead, and a Blue Link crash notification system that provides automatic emergency contact information to those selected by the owner. So very reassuring. The Genesis also has excellent crash scores with a forward-collision warning and autonomous braking set-up systems. Standard featured such as Electronic Stability Control, energy-absorbing front seats, anti-lock disc brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution. Other safety options include blind spot warning, with an enhancement called Lane Change Assist that

helps detect vehicles approaching towards its rear side at high speeds. The Genesis offers a Land Departure Warning that activates, the vibrates the steering wheel as well as warning lights when the transmission is noted. The Genesis is a sedan you can build to your needs with a strong emphasis on family safety. Young working woman’s view: A large trunk with a low and wide lift over, a grocery bad holder that folds down, and there is an abundance of storage areas in the cabin and the seats can be heated. The doors are hefty and shut with a reassuring, bank vault sound. Parking is greatly eased with the rearview camera and warnings that abound. This car is a little too much car for me. I prefer the very nice Elantra. I have noticed that Hyundai is offering some excellent lease deals and, as usual, the warranties are exceptional with 10 years or 100,000 on the drivetrain and five years of free roadside assistance. Family conference: When you think of a premium sedan Hyundai’s Genesis probably does not come to mind, but perhaps it should. It has plenty of pep, enough features to keep a pre-teen busy, and a comfortable and accommodating interior. A nice combination of glitz and glamor.

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Since 2001 the Inland Valley

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will be done again. Their adoption team is

$100,000 towards saving animals.

event but must do more behavior assess-

is to continue towards their goal of raising “Our goal is to just to continue our

walk at Bonelli Park. On May 21st it will

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expected to have a well-received turnout

animals by the year 2020,” said Mann. “All

be their 15th Paws 4 Pets Walk that is

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to end euthanasia of healthy and treatable the funds raised will be instrumental in helping us achieve that goal.”

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anie Mann said that last year they had

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Special Events Coordinator Steph-

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same this year and with hundreds of dogs.

available to take out for walks. Mann said wanting to attend the event but not having dogs. It was very popular last year and it

looking to bring more shelter dogs to the ments to determine which dogs are best.

For now there will be four dogs brought to the event. Whether people were looking

for a dog or not, Mann said that it was at first more of a way to get animals out of

the shelter for the morning for some fun time and social time at the park. Now it

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alifornia’s rigorous new state standards have steered school districts throughout the state to implement new academic enrichment programs at their schools. Consistent with the state standards that prioritize college and career readiness as a key objective, one Alta Loma School District school implemented a program last fall to help students look to the future. Taking a cue from a national best practice for boosting student success, Alta Loma Junior High launched AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination – an elementary through postsecondary college readiness system designed to accelerate student learning. It utilizes research-based methods to train educators to prepare students for success in high school, college and their careers. “We support AVID because it works,” said Ted Alejandre, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools at his September 2015 State of Education address. 52

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“AVID graduates consistently outperform their peers by multiple measures.” While the program serves all students, it targets those students who fall in the “academic middle” – students who typically score B, C and even D grades, but are willing to work hard to go to college. Using the AVID support system, the program takes the approach that if you raise the expectation of students, they will rise to the challenge. The “acceleration instead of remediation” approach teaches students skills and behaviors for academic success, while providing them with intensive support through tutorials and strong student-teacher relationships. The program creates a positive peer group for students and, through a variety of enrichment and motivational activities, helps them realize that college is attainable. Currently there are 29 students enrolled in AVID at Alta Loma Junior School, which is the only school in the district with the program.

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“AVID is designed to give students with potential the knowledge and skills that are relevant for their future, all with the foundation of a strong support system,” said ALJHS Principal Susie Melton. “AVID students also take an elective that teaches them organizational and study skills, improves their ability to think critically, and helps them to succeed through collaboration, creativity and communication. The goal is that their self-images improve and they become academically successful leaders and role models for other students.” The results speak for themselves. In 2013-2014, there were 36,481 high school seniors in AVID programs across the United States. Of that total, 99 percent graduated from high school on time, 92 percent completed fouryear college entrance requirements and 88 percent applied to a fouryear college or university. Collectively, they had an average high school grade point average of 3.2 during their senior year. In San Bernardino County, where more than 22 percent of adults ages 25 and older do not have a high school diploma, 96 percent of the 2014-2015 AVID high school seniors graduated having met the four-year college A-G requirements. Furthermore, AVID students tend to stay enrolled in college at rates that outpace other programs – 87 percent of AVID graduates enroll for at least a second year of college, compared to 77 percent of non-AVID students. AVID curriculum is based on

rigorous standards and is driven by the WICOR method, which stands for writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading. Alta Loma Junior High’s AVID coordinators/teachers Cindy Scheidemantle and Chad Yeutter are working with secondary school personnel and college students and faculty to organize curriculum and activities. Six ALJHS teachers went through the AVID Summer Institute last summer. The coordinators also are working with colleagues to implement AVID methodologies school wide. “Tutors are essential to the success of the AVID elective class,” Melton said, noting that ALJHS has one college tutor for the current school year. “As students from colleges and universities, tutors receive formal training and also serve as role models. They are committed to serving the needs of target students.” Melton said that parents of AVID students should encourage their children to maintain regular contact with AVID coordinators to ensure their academic success. She also said that training for parents is scheduled to begin later this year. The Alta Loma School District provides education to more than 5,900 achieving students from kindergarten through eighth grade. With 270 teachers and administrative staff and an additional 400 support staff, the district operates eight elementary schools (pre-kindergarten through sixth grade) and two middle schools (grades 7 and 8). The ALSD encompasses about 25 square miles in the northern part of the city of Rancho Cucamonga and adjoining unincorporated areas. M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 6


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Daniel Novikov By: Elaine Regus

“Oh my God, this is the world championship and I’m standing on the highest block representing America.”

You might say Daniel Novikov was a born dancer. When his mother, Alla, was pregnant with Daniel, she would have to exit the ballroom even during competitions when mambo or swing tunes came on because Daniel would be pushing so hard.

“If it was ballroom or something smooth and soft, it was alright,” she said. Today, at 8 years old, Daniel is a dancing dynamo, having won eight national championships, two world championships and four world pro/am championships in Latin and ballroom dancing. Most recently, he and his 8-year-old partner Mishella Vishnevskiy of Studio City won four gold medals in Latin and ballroom at the national championships in Provo, Utah. They won two in their own age bracket and two more in the 10- and 11-year-old bracket after challenging to compete against the older dancers. Once again, Daniel and Mishella will be representing the United States at the World Dance Council Amateur League competition in Paris in December. Last year, Daniel, who lives in Upland, won gold medals in solo Latin and ballroom dancing competitions in Paris despite previously never having performed solo. “He danced 10 dances by himself. I had tears in my eyes when they announced he was first. I was speechless,” Alla said. “I learned more about my son. He loves to dance.” He and Mishella competed in the under 10-year-old division in Paris and won silver medals in the Latin and ballroom competitions. “This is a big achievement for his first time going to such a prestigious competition,” said his father, Alex Novikov, who owns Edelweiss Premier Ballroom dance studio in San Dimas. “Our goal was for him to get into the finals.” When asked what he was thinking while standing on the podium listening to the National Anthem over the loudspeakers, Daniel said, “I looked at the audience and said ‘Oh my God, this is the world championship and I’m standing on the highest block representing America.’” The win was especially gratifying because they beat Russian dancers who are stronger and more aggressive. Daniel, who enjoys interacting with students of all ages in his parents’ studio, has been competing since he was 5. “Both my wife and I love dancing, so it’s in his blood,” Alex Novikov said. “It’s also his personality. He’s really mature for his age and he likes to be on stage and he likes to win.” In addition to dancing, Daniel enjoys gymnastics, piano and karate, where he has achieved the level of purple belt.


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the culture, sitting on the beach -- the whole dream,” Spielman said. Spielman grew up in Southern California and moved to Hawaii in 1982, two years after her first visit when she fell in love with the islands. She got her real estate license and has been selling homes and property in Hawaii since 1989. Spielman started working for Hawaii Life in 2013. When she moved back to Southern California last year, Spielman wanted to bring her business with her so she became the company’s only referral agent. Hawaii Life employs more than 200 agents with

offices on all the major islands. The locally owned and operated business handles more listings than any other Hawaiian brokerage and boasts Hawaii’s most trafficked real estate website. Every week, 22 million viewers tune in to the Hawaii Life TV show on HGTV with titles like “Mother and Daughter Ditch Heat in Houston for New Life on Kauai” or “Chicagoan and His Dogs Leave Behind Snow for Surf and Sun on Oahu.” The half-hour, real estate series follows the firm’s endless stream of clients who are abandoning their 9 to 5 lives on the mainland for the

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Local Leaflet CLAREMONT Get Involved With Claremont – Become a Commissioner! Have you ever wondered how decisions get made in the City? Have you thought you would do things differently? If you are a Claremont resident that has a desire to be a part of your community and has a passion for sharing your knowledge, the City wants you! The City has several commissions and committees that advise the City Council on policy decisions. The City is always looking for residents to serve on the Planning, Architecture, Traffic and Transportation, Community and Human Services, and Police Commissions. City Commissioners attend monthly meetings and provide recommendations on projects, policies, and programs. Applications are accepted by the City Clerk’s office year round. For more information or to apply to be a commissioner, visit www.claremontca.org

Corey Calaycay, Mayor, Claremont

GREETINGS FROM THE SPLENDID CITY OF EASTVALE! I encourage you to enjoy the spring weather at Eastvale’s beautiful parks. There are currently 13 parks in the City of Eastvale that account for approximately 250 acres of open space in our community. Grab your pup and head over to American’s Heroes Park, 6608 Hellman Ave., for lunch and a playdate at the Dog Park. With amenities for the whole family including a sheltered picnic area, playground area and agility equipment in the dog park, its perfect for a warm spring BBQ. Have small children? Take them to Cedar Creek Park, 6709 Cedar Creek Road, which was designed with small children in mind. Kids are able to enjoy playing in the child play area or cool off at the splash pad in the water play area. Harada Heritage Park, 13099 65th Street, is the largest park in the City of Eastvale with amenities including a skate park, fields for all different sports, a picnic and barbecue area, covered shelter and children’s play equipment. You could spend the season hitting softballs, practicing lay-ups, or dribbling a ball down the soccer field. Afterward, relax in the covered picnic area and enjoy a meal outside. Unplug this summer and check-into one of our 13 beautiful parks. For a full list of parks visit the City’s website at www. eastvaleca.gov.

Ike Bootsma, Eastvale Mayor

SAN DIMAS At the time of this publication, the city anticipates being fully engaged in a major project in our downtown area along Bonita Avenue between San Dimas Avenue and Cataract. We are removing the wooden sidewalks and all trees and landscaping to replace them with new concrete sidewalks, street furniture, trees, potted landscaping, lighting, new irrigation, open areas, a clock tower, outdoor eating areas, and signage. It will be a new look for our downtown. It will take several months to complete the work. The downtown businesses will remain open throughout the construction so please maintain your patronage. This project will enable a broader range of activities in the downtown area; and introduce some attractive amenities to complement the historic storefronts and add to the appeal of the area. We appreciate the required patience that will be necessary to complete this project – the patience will be rewarded with a new look and additional opportunities for this area. Please feel free to contact us at City Hall with any questions.

Blaine Michaelis, City Manager, San Dimas

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the city roundup! UPLAND Upland is a great place to live. It’s also an exceptional place to do business, evident in the number and quality of companies that continue to come our way. Recently, it was announced that Whole Foods will be opening a store in Upland near the 210 Freeway and Baseline Road, adding to an impressive lineup of supermarkets that includes Vons, Sprouts and two Stater Bros. In the past two years, Smart & Final Extra, Walmart Neighborhood Market and Grocery Outlet all have opened for business in our city. Grocery stores aren’t our only retail success. The Colonies Crossroads Shopping Center has been a booming success, with many of its tenants among the highest grossing – on a per-square-foot basis – in the country. Lowe’s and Home Depot are thriving. Ford of Upland will soon open its new megastore, while Mountain View Chevrolet this month celebrates the four-year anniversary of its dynamic expansion and remodeling. Restaurants, bakeries, and retailers of all types and sizes proudly call Upland home, and we’re proud to partner with them. Of course, it couldn’t have happened without you – the community – supporting them the way you do. Thank you for that. Upland truly is open for business.

Rod Butler, Upland City Manager

LA VERNE The La Verne City Council recently approved participation in the Open PACE Program to allow three companies to offer property owners in La Verne financing options for energy-efficient and water-efficient improvements. PACE stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy and allows property owners to finance energy efficient, water conservation, and renewable energy upgrades with low upfront costs. The improvements are paid for by a loan attached to the owner’s property tax bill secured by the property, not the individual or business. The loan payments may be spread from five years to twenty years depending on the type of improvement financed. The new Open PACE Program will join the HERO Program that has been available to La Verne property owners since 2014. The Open PACE Program provides three new options (CaliforniaFIRST, Alliance NRG, and PACE Funding), creating competition on terms, service, and rates between the companies. Each provider offers slightly different programs and rates depending on the improvements being financed. The programs are offered to residential and commercial properties. Be sure to review all the PACE programs to find what will work best for your planned improvement. For more information on PACE Programs contact the Planning Department at La Verne City Hall at (909) 596-8706.

Don Kendrick, Mayor, La Verne

CORONA The City of Corona is excited to announce that our Library and Recreation Services Department has recently opened our new community center, the Circle City Center located at 365 N. Main Street. The Circle City Center has revitalized a 32,000 square-foot building to include a variety of features and recreational space that has been long anticipated by our community. A new gymnasium, teen game room, conference room for small business meetings, outdoor stage, and classrooms for dance, art, and fitness classes have made the center a hub of activity! The Circle City Center also features an event hall that can accommodate up to 600 people for weddings and special events, a banquet room that has a capacity of 250 for more intimate parties, and a game room with party packages available. I encourage everyone to stop by and visit the Circle City Center.

Darrell Talbert, City Manager, Corona

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