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hat can you gift and what can you give away during your life time and at your death without paying any taxes? A recent survey found that a majority of people thought that you could: (1) gift $10,000 per year, without paying gift tax; and (2) that the estate tax , inheritance tax, you paid at your death was draconian, over 50%. This is simply not the law. J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6

Estates are required to pay a federal estate tax. However the exemption amount has risen from $1,000,000.00 in 2010 to $5,450,000 in 2016. This means that if your estate has less then $5,450,00 and you die in 2016 or later you will not have to pay any estate tax. There is even better news. Each member of the marital community has this $5,450,000 exemption. Thus the marital community has a $10,900,000 exemption It continues to get even better then the above. The $5,450,000 individual exemption is transferable between spouses. If the first spouse to die only uses $2,000,000 of his or her exemption, the remaining spouse is able to add the unused portion, $3,450,000, to his or her exemption. This means that the remaining spouse will be able to pass $7,900,000 upon his death without paying any estate tax. A gift is the transfer of property from one person to any one individual during the giving person’s lifetime. Certain gifts are exempt from any gift tax. The most common exempt gifts are: Gifts values at a dollar amount of $14,000 or less to any one individual in a single calendar year; gifts to a spouse; payment of tuition or medical expenses

on someone elses behalf; charitable contributions; and certain gifts to political organizations. An example of a common gift from parents to children is as follows. Let’s assume a married coupe has two children, Each spouse can give each chile $14,000 per year without incurring any gift tax liability. This means that Mom and Dad can give each child $28,000 per year for a total transfer to their children of $56,000 per year without incurring any gift tax liability. The federal gift and estate tax work together, The federal gift tax is part of what is called the “unified” federal gift and estate tax. Gift tax applies to lifetime gifts; estate tax applies to assets left at death. The idea is that weather you give assets away while you are alive, or leave them at your death, they are taxed the same way, at the same rate. Under current law 9for deaths in 20160, each of us can give away or leave $5,450,000 without owing federal gift or estate tax Finally, California does not have any estate or gift tax. None of the above is meant to be tax advice, only an explanation of current law. If you seek tax advice you should contact your attorney or CPA.

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Fontana Arts Festival 2016- Experience the Fontana Arts Festival featuring over 50 Artists and Art Vendors. Saturday July 30, 2016 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm in Downtown Fontana www.fontana.org

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Michael Carbonaro Live- Magician and prankster Michael Carbonaro, who has a hit show, “The Carbonaro Effect” on truTV, brings his comedy to Pechanga. Pechanga Resort and Casino 45000 Pechanga Parkway Temecula 8 p.m. Cost: $20$40 pechanga.com

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K-Ci and JoJo in Concert-The popular R&B pair K-Ci and JoJo will bring its smooth jams along with special guests 112 and Silk at Pala’s Starlight Theater. American Music Award winners K-Ci and JoJo will belt out hits including “All My Life” and “You Bring Me Up.” Pala Casino 11154 Highway 76 Pala Starts: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $55-$85 palacasino. com

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Arena Football – LA KISS The team owned by rock legend Gene Simmons takes on the Tampa Bay Storm in a league game. The game is a high-octane mix of NFL football and hockey. It’s a fast-paced blast with some elite players making spectacular plays.Honda Center 2695 East Katella Avenue Anaheim Starts: 7 p.m. Cost: $12 and up hondacenter.com

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Claremont’s Monday Night Concerts in the Park begin July 11 through September 5 from 7pm – 8:30pm in memorial Park. Kickin off the concert series with The Ravelers.

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Three Dog Night- Prolific hitmakers in the late 60s and 70s, Three Dog Night will play all their hits. The list is longer than remembered, including “Mama Told Me Not To Come,” “Shambala,” “An Old Fashioned Love Song” and “Joy to the World” or better known to your kids as…”Jeremiah was a bullfrog!”OC Fairgrounds/Pacific Amphitheatre 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa 8 p.m. $27.50-$50 ocfair. com

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Selena Gomez- Multi-platinum singer, actress and Disney Channel graduate Selena Gomez hits Southern California with her “Revival Tour.” Gomez has sold 22 million singles worldwide and will do plenty from her new album “Revival” including the hit single “Good For You.” Special guest is Charlie Puth. Honda Center 2695 East Katella Avenue Anaheim 7:30 p.m.hondacenter.com

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Luau Dance For Special Needs Population $5 Presale/$7 at the door- Friday August 19 6pm9pm at the La Verne Community Center Sponsored by the Alhambrans and the City of La Verne. If you have further questions, please call (909) 596-8776.

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World’s largest Tattoo Convention and Battle of the Bands. Meet 200+ famous tattoo artists and over 20 bands battling for the crown. Friday July 15 at 2pm – Sunday July 17 at 7pm Fairplex Exposition Complex 1101 W, McKinley Ave. Pomona, CA 91768

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Orange County Fair- Enjoy a full day or night at the fair as the organizers urge you to “Get Your Fair Face On.” The 23-day event features shopping, rides, exhibits, hands-on activities and contests. Through August 14. OC Fairgrounds 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa Noon-midnight. $7-$12 ocfair.com

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Masters of Puppets Concert- This excellent Metallica tribute band will blast out all the heavy metal hits, including “Enter Sandman,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “Seek and Destroy.”Morongo Casino 49500 Seminole Drive Cabezon 11 p.m. Cost: $10 and up morongocasinoresort.com

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Rob Schneider- The former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer takes a break from making movies with his best buddy, Adam Sandler, to spend the weekend in the Inland Empire. Ontario Improv 4555 Mills Circle www.Ontario.improv.com

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Comedian Jo Koy- A favorite on Comedy Central and a panelist on “Chelsea Lately,” Koy has built a huge following with his unique brand of humor. Pala Casino 11154 Highway 76 Pala 7:30 p.m. www.palacasino.com

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The Music Man- Don’t buy a tuba from this man! Fast-talker Harold Hill cons the folks of River City into buying instruments and uniforms for a band he says he’ll form, but he doesn’t know a trumpet from a tambourine. Join Rancho Cucamonga’s Community Theater in the telling of a most beloved musical. Lewis Family Playhouse 12505 Cultural Center Drive Rancho Cucamonga Two shows: 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m. www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com

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Al Jarreaub- Blending smooth jazz and R &B, Al Jarreau has carved out a memorable career in both genres. With songs like “We’re in this Love Together,” “After All” and “Moonlighting,” the multiple Grammy winner will have you singing along. With special guests. Thornton Winery 32575 Rancho California Road Temecula 7 p.m. www.thorntonwinery.com

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Bring your resume to the Inland Empire Career Fair, Ontario Airport Hotel. Wednesday July 20, 2016 at 11:00am.

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Leaving Iowa By Tim Clue and Spike Manton. A comedy about Family and family Vacations. The Redlands Theatre Festivale 1170 Cajon Street, Redlands 92373 Thursday July 21, 2016 at 8:30pm.

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Zeppelin USA, American Tribute to Led Zeppelin Saturday July 23, 2016 @ 8pm at Fox Theater in Pomona, CA.

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Active Aging, Inc. presents Fun, Fearless, and Fabulous at age 50+. Saturday July 23, 2016 at 9:00 am 2000 East Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764

Reptile Super Show Saturday August 30, 2016 @ 10 in Pomona Fairplex/Los Angeles County Fairgrounds 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, Ca, 91768. Tickets sold at the doors or online.


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Inland empire 66ers Baseball- The 66ers open up August with three games against High Desert. Each game begins at 7:05 p.m San Manuel Stadium 280 South E. Street, San Bernardino.

July/August 2016

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1st Annual Inland Valley Deaf & Hard of Hearing Family Camp. Prado Regional Park, Chino, CA Friday July 29 at 4pm – Sunday July 31 at 1pm. To Register, visit www. eventbrite.com/e/inland-valley-dhh-family-camp-registration

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Fontana Arts Festival 2016- Experience the Fontana Arts Festival featuring over 50 Artists and Art Vendors. Saturday July 30, 2016 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm in Downtown Fontana www.fontana.org

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Lowrider Car Show 2016- Anaheim Marketplace. Saturday July 30, 2016. Lowriders, Live Music, Food Booths and More.

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Adamari Caribbean Festival: Live music and exotic food an drinks. Sunday July 31, 2016 at 12pm- 9pm at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park 800 N. Archibald Ave., Ontario, 91764

8/5

2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- The proceedings will combine the formal ceremonial opening of this international sporting event (including welcoming speeches, hoisting of the flags and the parade of athletes) with an artistic spectacle to showcase the host nation’s culture.

8/5

Mick Adams & The Stones- Honoring the One of the Greats, The Rolling Stones is in Eastvale August 5 at Harada Heritage Park 131600 65th Street Eastvale, CA

8/6

Rat Pack Movie Series- The movie follows three U.S. Army soldiers in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fox Performing Arts Center 3801 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside at 4 p.m. Cost: $11 riversidelive.com

8/4

Steve Trevino- One of the new voices in comedy, Trevino uses his Hispanic upbringing in South Texas as the root of his comedy. Ontario Improv-4555 Mills Court Ontario Cost: $17 ontario.improv.com

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Luau Dance For Special Needs Population $5 Presale/$7 at the door- Friday August 19 6pm-9pm at the La Verne Community Center Sponsored by the Alhambrans and the City of La Verne. If you have further questions, please call (909) 596-8776.

8/12

Dancing With The Stars favorite shirtless brothers, Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy bring their live dance tour to their fans in “Maks and Val Live on Tour: Our Way.Friday August 12 @ 7pm Fox Performing Arts Center 3801 Mission Inn Avenue Riverside

8/13

Reptile Super Show Saturday August 30, 2016 @ 10 in Pomona Fairplex/Los Angeles County Fairgrounds 1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona, Ca, 91768 TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOORS OR ONLINE

8/20

Summer Freestyle Old School Party- Trinere, Debbie Deb, Suzi Carr Of Will To Power Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 8:00 PM - Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 2:00 AM Status Night Club and Lounge 12125 Day St B210 Riverside Ca 92557

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Space Oddity and Generation Idol paying tribute to David Bowie and Billy Idol Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 8:00 PM - Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM The Fox Theater Pomona - 301 South Garey Avenue, Pomona, CA 91766

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At The Movies

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7/1 The Purge: Election Year

Starring Frank Grillo & Elizabeth Mitchell

7/13 The Infiltrator

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7/22 Star Trek Beyond

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7/8 The Secret Life of Pets Starsring Jenny Slate & Ellie Kemper

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Margot Robbie THE PARAMOUR AND PARTNER IN CRIME By: Cindy Rhodes

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or now, she’s merely another pretty girl at the local Gelson’s, shopping for fresh produce and maybe a nice Merlot. Maybe you saw her in line at Starbucks or at the gym. She looks like any other young blonde starlet making her way through Hollywood, although the Australian accent may remind you of someone you’ve seen before. Nobody will wonder who Margot Robbie is after this summer. The 25-year-old stunner has captured two of the most talked-about roles of the summer in two anticipated blockbusters. Robbie plays Jane in the next movie adaptation of Tarzan, “The Legend of Tarzan.” Then, in the role that has been talked about, dissected, trolled and debated for months, Robbie will portray Harley Quinn – paramour and partner in crime to the Joker – in “Suicide Squad.” The roles, which couldn’t be more diverse, will show the range the young actress had only started to display in movies like “The Wolf of Wall Street” with Leonardo DiCaprio and 2015’s “Focus,”

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where she played Will Smith’s love interest as an inexperienced grifter that learns the art of the con from Smith’s character. The movie received mixed reviews, but praise for Robbie was universal. While her discovery by a U.S. audience came in the form of a sex symbol, she fights that typecasting not only for herself, but the industry in general. She even joked that some of her racier costumes in “Suicide Squad” made her a little uncomfortable. “I’d be eating a big burger at lunchtime, then you go do a scene where you’re hosed down and soaking wet in a white T-shirt, it’s so clingy and you’re self-conscious about it,” Robbie told Cinema Blend of her wardrobe as the Joker’s demented sidekick. Born in Queensland, Australia, Robbie grew up as one of four kids in a farming community. At 17, she moved to Melbourne to pursue acting. She starred in a couple Australian feature films, commercials and television guest spots before landing the part of Donna Freedman in the Aussie drama “Neighbours.” She turned a bit part into a reoccurring role and

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earned several Australian “Logie Award” nominations. As she began earning roles in American television, including a turn as a stewardess in the short-lived ABC drama “Pan Am,” people tended to notice her looks and not particularly her talent. In 2014, after “The Wolf of Wall Street” debuted, Robbie was selected as No. 22 on Maxim’s Magazine’s “Hot 100” list. Last year, she was voted “Sexiest Eyes” by Victoria Secret’s annual “What is Sexy” list. Yet one critic viewed her beauty as just another plus as she becomes an actress to be reckoned with, saying of her performance opposite DiCaprio in Wolf: “She’s (Director Martin) Scorsese’s best blonde bombshell discovery since Cathy Moriarty in ‘Raging Bull,’” Critic Sasha Stone wrote. “Robbie is funny, hard and kills every scene she’s in.” Overlooking her talent for her blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty is a mistake few will make after they see her sweet-yet-unhinged performance in “Suicide Squad.” DC Comics has put a huge effort into showcasing some of its most popular villans in Suicide Squad. It is younger, racier, louder and well, just plain crazier than any Batman movie made to date. The suicide squad is referred to as an “unorthodox work release program,” which explains why so many villains don’t stay incarcerated for long. Its government leader Amanda Walker (played by Viola Davis) allows them to take on highrisk missions for commuted sentences. Harley Quinn was a psychiatrist that had a fascination with the Joker (played in this movie by Jared Leto). He preyed on that and turned her into his demented sidekick and sometimes girlfriend. For her part, Robbie plays a fierce yet sweet and obviously bat-poop crazy operative. With her blonde pigtails and Daisy Duke shorts, she looks like Baby Spice gone bad. Early reviews and any information comic book geeks can glean says that this movie is going to be huge, while you can’t take your eyes off Leto or Robbie. But before the crazy, you’ll see Robbie as Jane Porter in “The Legend of Tarzan.” The website IBMD gives a J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6

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

movie synopsis that states, “Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining camp.” Robbie will stay busy, as she has been confirmed to star in the adaptation of “Dangerous Odds,” which is Marisa Lankester's memoir of life in an illegal billion dollar sports betting operation. She has been cast in Vaughn Stein’s thriller, “Terminal” as Annie. And in yet another quirky turn, she will play American figure skater Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya.” In 2017 Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn in a solo film that she will also produce.

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Blueberry Mojito 1 cup fresh Blueberries 4 ounces of aged white rum Mint leaves (up to 10, but reduce if mint is too strong)

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2 teaspoons sugar 2 fresh limes 6 ounces of club soda Ice Blend blueberries until smooth. Set aside. Blend in mint leaves and sugar. Stir in rum, squeeze limes for fresh juice and blend, Add blueberry mixture. Pour over ice. Add club soda and gently stir. Garnish with extra blueberries, lime and mint if desired.

Summer is all about enjoying the sun, sitting back and having a nice refreshing drink. Down below are recipes for our top favorite summer beverages.

Watermelon-Strawberry Sangria Blend watermelon chucks and freshly cut strawberries 1 small seedless watermelon. Cut into large chucks and remove rind (about 4 cups) 1 pound of strawberries, sliced 1 bottle of rose wine, chilled

into blender. Blend unit smooth. Add vodka to puree the fruit. Strain into a large pitcher (about 4 cups) Add the rose wine, vodka, orange juice, and liqueur. Stir. Cut and add the orange and lime slices Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before serving Garnish with a strawberry and serve over ice.

1 cup vodka 1 cup fresh orange juice 1/2 cup orange liqueur 1 orange, sliced 1 lime, sliced

Old Fashioned 2 oz rye whiskey (Bulleit is recommended) 1 tsp superfine sugar 3 dashes Angostura aromatic bitters 1 half orange wheel 3 brandied cherries Muddle the cherries, orange, and bitters in a shaker tin. Add the rye and ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Stir in 1 oz club soda and garnish with half an orange wheel and a brandied cherry. J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6

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Beat the heat The main concern of southern Californians is not only how to beat the heat but how to enjoy their summer. Listed below are tips and tricks to make your summer a splash!

BURNED: SUNSCREEN MISTAKES Sun protection is no joke. Everyone knows that spending a lot of time in the sun can put you at risk for premature skin aging, sun burns (which hurt) and, worst of all, the most common form of cancers – skin cancer. It’s common knowledge that the best way to protect yourself from the sun is to apply sunscreen, but did you know there are common mistakes that could be preventing you from getting the best protection possible? Here are a few ways to fix them.

sunscreen actually just means it’s more resistant to water and will eventually wash away. It’s always best to keep reapplying.

Check you expiration dates. Unlike other lotions, the ingrediants in sunscreen can deteriorate over time and, as such, the benefits fade away. It’s best to always check before use.

Pick the right SPF. The recommend amount of SPF is at least 30. When applied properly it will block out about 96 percent of the harmful rays. Even if you go with SPF 75, it still blocks under 99 percent. There is no SPF that blocks out the sun completely and the amount it raises in blocking from the 30 is only a small amount more. If you don’t have fair skin, the 30 should be fine. However, if you have fair skin or are at risk for skin cancer, it might be worth it to spend a little more for the slightly better percent that it protects.

Make sure to use an adequate amount of sunscreen. Many people make the mistake of not using enough. In most cases it’s always better to have more than not enough. Also a good rule of thumb is to reapply at least every two hours if you’re in direct sunlight, like at the beach.

Don’t rely on sunscreen alone. Hats, umbrellas and shaded places are other great options to help you protect your skin. Though sunscreen does a great job, nothing is 100 percent effective on its own. But paired with something else, it’s the best thing you can do for your skin.

If you’re going to be in the water or swimming, make sure to continue to apply. Waterproof

Use these tips to protect yourself while still having fun in the sun this summer.

Just Beachy! Summertime in California means beach time. Here’s our guide to some of the best beaches in Southern California. Newport Beach – More than eight miles of beach, it also has bike trails, beach chairs and fire pits. Laguna Beach – Not only is the beach lovely, but Laguna is a fashionable town where there are plenty of art galleries and shops to explore. La Jolla Cove – A true treasure tucked away in San Diego, it’s one of the smallest beaches, but with views all around, it’s one of the most photographed. There is scuba-diving and snorkeling, and many people get engaged on the cove. Catalina Island – Located 22 miles off the Southern California coast, Catalina Island is best known for its myriad of outdoor activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, horseback riding, kayaking and hiking. Santa Monica Pier – The beach is lovely, but the pier is where it’s at, highlighted by a giant Ferris wheel that overlooks the waters and breathtaking sunsets. Leo Carrillo – This gem is in Malibu, where many movies and TV shows are filmed, including the famous Grease opening scene. There are also campgrounds within close walking distance and plenty of rocks for climbing and caves to explore. Huntington Beach – Southern California’s version of Surf City, Huntington Beach boasts great waves for surfing and playing. By Ashley Perry

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Tips & Tricks Choose Cotton

Light-colored bed linens made of lightweight cotton are breathable and perfect for promoting ventilation and airflow in the bedroom.

Get low

Hot air rises, so set up your bed, hammock, or cot as close to the ground as possible to beat the heat.

Sleep Alone

Pretty self explanatory. Cuddling with a partner increases body heat.

Turn off the lights.

All light bulbs give off heat. Use natural light as much as possible, and keep rooms cool after dark by using lights minimally or not at all.

Increase your Airflow

Set up a hammock or set up a simple cot. Both types of beds are suspended on all sides, which increases airflow.

Have a Glass of Water.

Unplug at Night.

Stay hydrated by drinking a glass of water before bed. Tossing and turning and sweating at night can result in dehydration.

Disconnect electronics. Gadgets and other small appliances give off heat, even when turned off.

Cool Off

Buckwheat Pillows.

Rinsing off under a stream of cool water brings down the core body temperature and rinses off sweat so you can fall asleep feeling cool and clean.

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Try buckwheat pillows which don’t absorb heat like cotton and down

Be Cool!

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CHEVILLON FA SHION SHOW

Hall of Mirrors By: Clarissa Toll

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eauty, love, sex and excess — Chevillon’s 2016 collection, Hall of Mirrors, wrote the story of a woman and all the roles she plays in life. Chevillon’s annual fashion show drew the audience in under billowy lighting and invited them to watch as pieces of art left the page and became clothing before their eyes. “This year, more than ever before, we wanted to show people who exactly Chevillon is by giving them a very direct insight 24

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into our DNA —our blood— which is all about elegance and sexuality combined together,” said designer Juancarlos Chevillon. Ballgowns with dramatic ruffles, intricate floral prints and conservative silhouettes with striking surprises walked the runway and played the characters in Chevillon’s dramatic story of opulence and elegance. For Chevillon, the perfect balance is found in the collision of what many would consider opposing forces: sex-appeal and sophistication. “Its when its a little bit of both, that’s when you have to J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6


ask yourself, ‘What’s going on?Not when its overly sexy, everybody could do that. Not when its overly conservative, that’s too boring,” said Chevillon. The Chevillon trademark is a sense of duality between grandeur and seduction. The designer’s favorite piece from the collection — a floorlength maroon velvet high-neck gown with a slit that comes to

for all of us. We say something everyday, all the time by the choices we make,” said Chevillon. In a Chevillon design, “I want them to walk out and say beauty does exist and I can be a part of it.” For Chevillon, ultimately, the creation of the clothing is for the people. J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6

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“I think I see in them reflected what I have done — They’re the mirror,” said Chevillon. “You don’t create this for yourself, you create it and then you give it to the world.” The 2016 collection, Hall of Mirrors, was all about the sexy, the lovely, the beautiful and the excessive. It was

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“My favorite part of the show is when I’m backstage and I hear the reactions,” said Chevillon. “I have put so much into each and every one of these garments and they become an extension of who you are — you can’t wait to know what people think of it.” In any and all of his designs, Chevillon envisions an array of women wearing the clothing. “Clothes are silent billboards

the heart of what Chevillon believes in and stands for, but for the designer and his library of inspiration there is so much more to be done. “You have to constantly reinvent yourself and keep people on their toes,” said Chevillon. “It’s about progression.” 909 MAGAZINE

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Meet Your Neighbor Brian & Nikkie of Rancho Cucamonga

How do you like living there? I love it here! From dining to shopping, everything is accessible. What could be done to improve your city? More police patrol. Where are you originally from? La Puente, CA Who are your parents? Any Siblings? Nikkie: Patrick and Melinda McDowell. I have 3 siblings; 1 brother and 2 sisters Brian: Jose and Ampelia Ruiz. I have 2 siblings; 2 sisters. How did you two meet? We actually went to high school together and remained friends throughout the years. It wasn’t until 2012 when I finally decided to go on a romantic date with Brian and the rest is history

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How long have you lived in your city? Nikkie: 5 years Why did you move there? Nikkie: Being 25 years old and a first time homebuyer, it was the only place I could afford at the time.

What made you fall in love with him? For one he has gorgous hazel eyes that drew me in. Also, he is very family oriented, hardworking, and puts his self before others. All the qualities I had wanted in a future mate. What made you fall in love with her? The fact that she is not a girly girl and that she is very ambitious and works hard for what she wants.

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rancho cucamonga Do you enjoy it? What is your favorite part about it? Nikkie: I love both of my jobs. Each job has its challenges and I love the fact that I get to work and care for a diverse group of individuals. Brian: I do enjoy it. My favorite part about my job is that I get to work outdoors and I get to build homes for future families. What do you like to do for fun together? Alone? We like to travel, hang out with our families and friends, and shop at Costco. Alone, Nikkie likes to workout and is an avid Netflix/Hulu watcher.

Do you have any Children? If yes, what are their names and how old? If no children, do you plan on any? No children at this time, but hopefully in the future. What do you both do for a living? Nikkie: I am a Registered Nurse in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and I am also a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force Reserve. Brian: I am recent criminal justice graduate from California State University, Long Beach and I am a full time construction worker. J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6

Brian likes to play video games and ride his quad. What is/are your favorite restaurant(s)? La Poblana in La Puente as well as Costco hot dogs/pizza. If you could go on a dream vacation and money was not an issue, where would you go? Tahaiti. Tell us something interesting about yourselves: We both have a Bachelors of Science (BS) and NO STUDENT LOANS =)

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Beer Festival Season has arrived By Sid Robinson

Summertime marks the heart of beer festival season. While there are plenty of major festivals and anniversary commemorations throughout the year, the warmer months are brimming with beer events almost every weekend from May into September. In fact, many of the season’s top gatherings have come and gone, but there are still plenty of major beer-drinking opportunities around the corner. Beer festivals offer unique opportunities to sample a wide variety of craft brews all in one place and all in one day. Naturally, you’ll want to bring along a designated driver or arrange for transportation, because sampling adult beverages in the hot sun can catch up with you in a hurry. At the same time, the biggest challenge of a good beer festival is sorting through the sometimes hundreds of remarkable choices. Chances are pretty good you’ll miss out on some incredible samples. The best strategy is to check out the participating breweries and plot your course in advance. Last month my son Sam and I attended the annual Firestone-Walker International Beer Festival in Paso Robles, where every brewery in attendance 28

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was among the very best in the world. That’s one of the reasons this event has become one of the most acclaimed beer festivals anywhere, and why tickets to FWIBF typically sell out within a minute of going on sale. We didn’t encounter a bad beer all day, which is pretty extraordinary for any tasting event. Many of the beers are rare and available only on a limited basis. Our choice for the beer of the day was Callipygian, a huge Imperial Stout from Avery Brewing in Boulder, Colo. Despite its heavy 17.4 percent ABV, this barrel-aged brew with vanilla beans, cacao nibs and coffee was remarkably smooth and not particularly boozy. A number of other heavy beers also stood out, including Dark Lord (15% ABV) from 3

Floyds Brewing in Munster, Ind., My Dark Parade (13.5 %) from The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, Calif., Kentucky Breakfast Stout (12.4%) from Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids, Mich., and See The Stars (10.9%) from Creature Comforts Brewing Co. in Athens, Ga. On the somewhat lighter side, Stone Brewing’s (Escondido, Calif.) Go To IPA with vanilla beans and lemon (9.4%) and Mocha IPA (8.8%) were outstanding, and

my favorite sessionable beer of the day was Avery’s delightfully tropical witbier (Belgian style ale) Liliko’I Kepolo. Many of the breweries that participated at FWIBF will also be at the Stone 20th Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festival Aug. 19-20 in San Marcos. This “can’t miss” event has proven year in and year out to be one of the finest beer festivals in Southern California. Allday passes sold out early, but tickets remain for both individual sessions on Aug. 20. J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6

Closer to home, Claremont Craft Ales will put its own spin on a beer festival when it celebrates its fourth anniversary on July 16. Serving only its own beer at two separate sessions, CCA will offer more than 40 different selections, including nearly a dozen barrel-aged varieties.

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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San Dimas

A Summer Haven By Ashley Perry

I am very blessed to be raised in southern California. It is beautiful weather year round and it is close to a plethora of activities from snowboarding in the mountains to relaxing on the beach all within an hour or less reach. However, I never had to travel far for summer fun, as I grew up in the quaint town of San Dimas where there is never a shortage of things to do. One of my favorite activities that San Dimas host is Music and Movies in the park which run every Wednesday at the Civic Center Park ( by city hall) June-August. It starts at 7pm and is completely free to attend. Many people will bring their lawn chairs and blankets and have a picnic. They showcase an area of local talent as well as family friendly movies. They also have games and activities and usually a few food trucks will make an appearance. At the same time as Music and Movies at the park they also have the local 30

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farmers market from 4:00pm-9:00 at the city hall. Many locals come out and sell handcrafted items and food. There is a corn place that goes run by a mother and her family and it is the best corn on the cob out there. (Make sure to get all the dressings!) Another local fan favorite that makes appearance there is the mini donuts. Sugary sweet delights in a small easy to eat package. If you like to be outdoors San Dimas is a lovely city with some absolutely beautiful parks. There is San Dimas Canyon Park which is open from Dawn to dusk. It has Hiking trails through oaks, pines & foothills, a dog park, plus an enclosed sanctuary with rescued area wildlife! The nature center at San Dimas Park helps rescues and if possible releases local wildlife. They run purely on donations and volunteers and some local fan favorite animals are the falcon and the raccoon. If you go to the nature center they will even give you a hiking guide that goes over plant identification. There

is also the lovely Bonelli Park. The park is open every day, year-round and only closed on December 25. There is a $ 10 dollar vehicle pass, but it is well worth it. The park offers a wide variety of recreational activities; they have tons of picnic spots, hiking, horseback riding, RV and Group camp grounds, a swim beach, fishing and boat rental! Also if you need something for your child to do this summer they even have a Junior Lifeguards program. Not to mention you can access Raging Waters from Bonelli For Golfers there are quite a few local hotspots. Mountain Meadows being one of them .The course is regulation, 18 hole, par 72, 6,499 yards, with a 70.2 rating. A snack bar, night lighted driving range, and two practice putting greens are available to enhance your golfing enjoyment. Carts and clubs may be rented for your convenience as well. There is also San Dimas Canyon Golf Course, located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, it offers a unique experience for the golfer in the Los Angeles area—a true “get away from it all” experience. The 6,400-yard, par 72 course runs along the base of the San Gabriel’s among the native California oak and other natural vegetation. San Dimas has been rated BEST Value "Worth the Green Fee" in LA County (2008

& 2013) by Greenskeeper.org, and also won the "Bride’s Choice Award" by WeddingWire.com (2010 & 2011). If you’re more adventurous type in our neighboring city of Glendora (By Citrus and APU College) about 5 minutes on San Dimas outskirts. The Gold Line has just debuted. Thousands of riders will be able to travel between the San Gabriel Valley and Downtown Los Angeles without a car! The Gold line takes you right to downtown L.A. One of my Fiancée’ and I’s favorite things to do is take a day trip to LA hanging out in Little Tokyo and China Town. Now with the gold line it’s fast and easy and best of all you don’t have to fight LA traffic. You can also ride the Gold Line to LA and then from there take it to Santa Monica to hang out on the pier. Now you literally have thousands of activities at your fingertips with such easy access! I have never been more excited to Be a native San Dimasian and hope you all will join me in taking a part of a summer time activity in San Dimas little slice of summertime haven.

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The La Verne Fire Department Is All Paramedics By Matt Komoto

Since Chief Pete Jankowski joined the La Verne Fire Department in 1999, the department has only hired paramedics. With community support for the fire department and paramedic program, the LVFD has been able to do things that have ultimately resulted in better care and better outcomes for the community. “Anywhere in the city of La Verne, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you can have units there that are all paramedic licensed personnel,” said Jankowski, who also is a paramedic. “That makes a difference when you’re talking how minutes make time. Any piece of equipment that gets to you in La Verne has paramedics (on board). It’s something we’re able to offer that not all communities have the fortune to have.” Jankowski said that all of the department’s call responses last year in La Verne’s nine square mile area were all less than four and a half minutes. These also included fire calls. Paramedic firefighters provide many lifesaving ALS services, including advanced airway procedures, medication administration through IVs or other routes, and electric therapy for the heart to treat cardioversion of a heart beating dangerously fast or transcutaneous pacing a heart that is beating uncharacteristically too slow. All of the captains in the LVFD are paramedic-licensed. They oversee the incident, the surrounding scene and the safety of their personnel. It’s critical that they understand exactly what their paramedics are doing and are able to anticipate what is needed next. “It makes it a lot easier when the person in charge also understands the role

of the people working for him because he understands and anticipates what they might need,” said Jankowski. For instance, if there is a traffic-collision rollover and the patient is in critical condition, the captain can convey vital information from the paramedics over the radio. He understands when if the patient meets trauma criteria and is able to then request a helicopter medevac from Brackett Airfield to fly the patient to LA County USC Medical Center, which is a level 1 trauma center. There are three fire stations in La Verne. Station 1 has a paramedic assessment engine and a full paramedic rescue ambulance. Station 2 has a paramedic assessment engine. Station 3 has a paramedic unit rescue ambulance as well. Firefighter paramedics are able to initiate ALS care and provide all the care of a paramedic unit. They have a cardiac monitor and advanced medications aboard their assessment engines. Although all LVFD firefighters are paramedics, the designated medics are on board the rescue ambulances. These medics are responsible for continuing to care for the patient when they arrive on scene and during transport to the hospital. The LVFD tries to hold itself to a higher level of expectation. This has resulted in better service to the community and better trained paramedics that can handle more situations effectively. Jankowski said they are just part of the effective lifesaving system, which also is dependent on a conscientious and collaborative community to recognize and call when there is an emergency.


HEALTH MATTERS Brought to you by San Antonio Regional Hospital

URGENT CARE CENTERS WELL SUITED TO TREAT TOP SUMMER HEALTH HAZARDS It’s official—the kids are out of school and summer vacation is in full swing. As we spend more time outdoors participating in activities, unexpected accidents and injuries are more likely to occur. In fact, emergency departments and urgent care centers see predictable spikes in injury visits during the summer months. Fortunately, not all summer illnesses or injuries require the emergency room. In fact, urgent care centers are well suited for many unexpected health needs, whether you are suffering from an illness in the evening or over the weekend, your allergies are out of control, or you sustain a minor injury engaging in summer activities . Here are the most common summer health hazards according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with some great tips on how you can diminish your risks.

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simple, hassle-free deterrent in addition to light clothing and clothing that covers arms and legs. For small bites, there are a number of over-the-counter topical creams available to reduce skin itching and swelling. For more serious bites and stings, visit your local urgent care center for immediate treatment. Before you go hiking or swimming in a lake or pond, check the local parks and recreation department for the type of wildlife and insects you may encounter in the local environment.

Burns Minor burns from BBQ grills, campfires, and handheld fireworks can happen in an instant. Avoid distractions and keep little ones away from hot areas. Make sure there is plenty of adult supervision and that children are playing a distance away from anything with heat or flames. Tragic accidents can occur when someone is accidentally pushed into a flame, or clothing gets too close and catches on fire.

Dehydration Up to 60% of a person’s body weight is water, and a 1% to 2% drop in water weight

can cause dehydration. Summer sports and athletic activities significantly increase your perspiration, draining the body of water and electrolytes. The warning signs of dehydration can include lightheadedness, nausea, weakness, and fatigue. These three simple steps can keep you hydrated: 1) have a water bottle wherever you go, 2) eat healthy fruits and vegetables which are made up of water, and 3) if dehydration is suspected, act quickly to drink water. Drinking water and water retaining sports drinks frequently will help to replace vital electrolytes when you are out in the summer heat or exercising vigorously. Minimizing alcohol consumption in heat and humidity is also recommended.

Falls and Scrapes With so many outdoor activities, falls and scrapes are bound to happen. Falling during a bike ride in the park, landing in the sand playing beach volleyball, even getting bounced off a trampoline could land you with moderate or severe scrapes and cuts. These wounds should be cared for immediately to prevent infection. If a broken bone or head injury is suspected, seek medical attention promptly. J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6


Many emergency departments and urgent care centers report a spike in injury visits during summer months. Sunburn and Heat Injury Most of us are aware that sunburn is easily preventable by applying a UV (ultraviolet protection) sunscreen with a SPF of 45 or greater which blocks 98% of harmful sunrays. Try to avoid the sun during peak hours, and find shade when possible. Heat injuries can easily escalate. Heat injuries have three levels of severity: heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. If you experience fatigue from sun exposure, seek immediate medical attention as continued exposure could become life-threatening.

vided more rapidly and at a lower cost. San Antonio Urgent Care centers are open extended hours and weekends to provide quick, quality care. X-ray services and lab tests can often be done onsite, and patients can usually schedule their same-day appointment online while waiting in the comfort of their own home.

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Whether its football practice, swim team, cycling, or tennis, common injuries occur in many team and individual sports. The most common summer sports injuries tend to involve the joints, including the knee, ankle, and elbow, but tears of the tendons and joint inflammation can occur with physical fatigue in the heat. Head injuries should be immediately evaluated to determine if you have a concussion. While most people hope their summer will unfold without incident, it’s a great idea to know where your local urgent care center is located should you need it. San Antonio’s Emergency Department will always play a critical role in providing communities with life-saving services, but many illnesses and injuries are more appropriate for an urgent care center where care can be proJ U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6

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Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus and Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Awards Brought to you by Pomona Valley Hospital

Committee and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. “Research has shown there are benefits to patients who are treated at hospitals that have adopted the Get With The Guidelines program.” Financial analyst and Chino Hills resident Gary Brandt is aware that every second counts when a stroke strikes. “My wife came in and asked why I wasn’t getting ready for work. I tried to get up but couldn’t. I tried to talk to her and my speech was slurred. She recognized the signs of stroke right away and called 9-1-1.” Tests revealed that a large clot was blocking blood flow to the entire right side of Gary’s brain. “The chance of medicine alone opening up his clot was about 10 percent,” said Sophia Janjua, MD, PVHMC’s interventional neurologist.

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. To qualify for the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke. If given intravenously in the first three hours after the start of stroke symptoms, tPA has been shown to significantly reduce the effects of stroke and lessen the chance of permanent disability. Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These quality measures are designed to help hospital teams follow the J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6

most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. “A stroke patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute stroke treatment is delayed. This recognition further demonstrates our commitment to delivering advanced stroke treatments to patients quickly and safely,” said Deborah Keasler, RN, Director of the Stead Heart and Vascular Center. “We continue to strive for excellence in the acute treatment of stroke patients. The recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke further reinforces our team’s hard work.” Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center has also met specific scientific guidelines as a Primary Stroke Center, featuring a comprehensive system for rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients admitted to the emergency department. “The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center for its commitment to stroke care,” said Paul Heidenreich, M.D., M.S., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering

Recognizing this, the team whisked Gary to the Hospital’s state-of-the-art Interventional Radiology Lab, where Dr. Janjua extracted the clot using a life-saving procedure, thrombectomy, not offered at other hospitals in the region. Without this care, Gary would likely have been completely paralyzed on the entire left side of his face and body. “The doctors, nurses, and therapists were all top-notch. I thank God for Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center and its doctors. I hope that I never have another stroke, but if I do, it’s where I want to go,” said Brandt. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds, someone dies of a stroke every four minutes, and nearly 800,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year. Additionally, PVHMC is pleased to announce that it has earned the Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This award recognizes PVHMC’s commitment and success in implementing a high standard of heart failure care by ensuring that their heart failure patients receive treatment that meets nationally accepted, evidence-based standards and recommendations.

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Our hospital has changed, but our priorities haven’t.

We opened our new Medical Surgical Wing with great care. For nearly 80 years, Casa Colina has maintained a long-standing tradition of putting patients first with our dedicated clinical staff, state-of-the-art facilities and a wide range of rehabilitation services. So when we opened our brand new Medical Surgical Wing on April 1st, we had to ensure that our new facility represents who we are and who we’ve always been – committed to quality patient care. Now, it’s equipped with the most advanced surgical equipment in spacious operating rooms designed by our community’s top surgeons. Here you’ll find an attentive staff of experienced physicians, nurses, therapists and other clinicians who offer high-quality services in a resort-like setting. We think you’ll find it comforting to know that the changes we made to our hospital were all for the better.

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Aquatic Therapy Thriving at Casa Colina in Pomona By Suzi Johnson, PT, MPT, OCS Aquatic therapy is not a new treatment for patients at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare in Pomona. Before Casa Colina opened its doors in Chino in 1938, $4,500 was raised and an aquatic therapy pool was built before the first patient even arrived. It was designed for polio rehabilitation after a facility in Warm Springs, GA where President Franklin D. Roosevelt was treated. President Roosevelt even referred to Casa Colina as the “Warm Springs of the West.” Today, Casa Colina has two indoor therapeutic pools. There is a warm pool (94 degrees) and a cool pool (84 degrees). What pool is used for therapy depends on the patient and their diagnosis. Casa Colina also has options for entering its pools. The first and most used option is the stairs. However, the pools are also equipped with a convenient lift system where patients can be transported and placed safety into either pool. The focus of the aquatic therapy program is to meet the functional goals that are set with the individual patient. In general, the pool may be beneficial if a patient is unable or has difficulty walking; is unable to perform sit to stand transfers without assistance; has poor balance, difficulty, inability and/or pain with stair climbing; has weakness and is not strong enough to work against gravity; and/or has poor

tolerance to exercise out of the pool. For most conditions, especially chronic ones, one of the long term goals is for the patient to continue in a long term aquatic therapy maintenance program which is available at Casa Colina. Diagnoses that benefit from aquatic therapy are vast and include a wide variety of neurological and balance disorders including spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease, and many others. Orthopedic injuries and diseases range from osteoarthritis, spinal conditions (surgical and non surgical), chronic pain, pre and post total joint replacements (knees, hips, and shoulders), and status post fractures, In recent years, we have seen an increase in patients referred to aquatic therapy for rotator cuff injuries and surgeries, S/P humeral fractures, and S/P total shoulder replacements. Other conditions that benefit from aquatic therapy include pregnancy, fibromyalgia, lymphedema, and pulmonary rehabilitation. Casa Colina’s pediatric occupational and physical therapists treat children with autism, cerebral palsy, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, sensory integration issues, as well as other diagnoses.

since 2001, an orthopedic certified specialist since 2005, and certified in aquatic rehabilitation for more than a dozen years. She is also a certified Stott Pilates instructor. If you would like more information about Casa Colina’s Aquatic Therapy Program, please call 909/596-7733, ext. 3500.

By Suzi Johnson, PT, MPT, OCS

Aquatic physical therapy provides both an effective and enjoyable treatment experience for most patients. Casa Colina’s Suzi Johnson has been a McKenzie certified physical therapist

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Mobile Dairy Classroom Visits Jasper Elementary School By Sid Robinson

Students at Jasper Elementary School in Rancho Cucamonga learned first-hand where milk comes from before it goes to the grocery store. Thanks to a visit from the Dairy Council of California’s Mobile Dairy Classroom, Jasper students came faceto-face with “Buttercup” and other dairy cattle that were transported from their home at Cal Poly Pomona. The students were taught the common breeds that are used for milk production. The presentation covered the anatomy of a cow, including the names of all four of its stomachs and

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their functions, along with information about the cow’s developmental age for milk production, its diet and technical terms for equipment to house and care for the animal.

also taught the five food groups and the importance of dairy in their diet, according to Jasper Principal Sue Geddes, who arranged the event in support the district’s wellness policy.

The demonstration also showed the process the milk follows from milking to consumption, including the many different foods that are made from milk. Ultimately, the students learned how to milk a cow.

The Dairy Council’s program is designed to work in combination with Common Core-aligned nutrition lesson plans to teach about healthy foods – from the farm to the table – and how they can make healthy choices for themselves.

The students learned the freshest milk in the state goes to schools, with an average turnaround of two days from cow to student. They were

At the end of the presentation, the students were able to pet a bull calf named “Oreo.”

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When Helping Hands Heal: Finding Freedom with Occupational Therapy Brought to you by Pomona Valley Hospital Think about all of the basic tasks you do without even thinking: brushing hair, writing a grocery list, tying shoes, washing dishes or even lifting a fork or knife. Then imagine not being able to do these tasks by yourself. That is where Grabiela Urrutia was just months ago. Relying on help from her brother had become frustrating. And she could no longer enjoy one of her favorite hobbies – painting. Grabiela needed surgery to repair ruptured tendons, a distal radius fracture and a compound fracture in her dominant right hand, as well as carpal tunnel problems. She had a tendon transfer from her index finger to her thumb, had two bones in her hand repaired and underwent an open carpal tunnel release surgery. These surgeries laid the ground work for Grabiela to begin her recovery. Post-surgery, Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist Jiansan Ding at J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6

the Charles M. Magistro Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) started working with Grabiela to bring back the flexibility and strength into her hands. The occupational therapy sessions with Ding and assistant Kevin Mai first targeted regaining flexibility and movement in her hands by incorporating cutting edge exercises such as the Mulligan Manuever or Mulligan’s Mobilization with Movement Method, which combines passive range of motion exercises with active range of motion exercises to achieve mobilization. After weeks of working on her flexibility, they also incorporated strength exercises. The process is not easy and takes patience and commitment from both the therapist and the patient. Occupational Therapists at PVHMC work with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand to find the latest discoveries in hand therapies, so patients are always receiving the most advanced care. With only three months of therapy completed, Grabiela has already made significant

improvements. She is able to feed herself, write, brush her teeth and even paint again. For Grabiela, her prayers for the healing of her right hand had been answered during her time at PVHMC. “The people at PVHMC have not only helped me heal physically, but also emotionally,” she said. “When I arrive at therapy, I am greeted with a smile and a concerned therapist checking in on me to see how I am doing. At PVHMC you are not alone; you are brought into the family. The determination, dedication and compassion of the Occupational Therapy team gives you hope. I believe that this truly helped me regain the use of my right hand.” If you or a loved one is suffering from hand or joint problems, do not wait any longer to get help. Start living the life you want and enjoying the little things in life, because the little things matter. Call (909) 865-9810 for more information about Occupational Therapy services at PVHMC. 909 MAGAZINE

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A Place For

Written By Matt Komoto

To Rest

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The Bob Hope USO Ontario has the second largest USO facility in the United States and has been a great place for traveling service men and women to rest and unwind. Chartered planes for troops can fly directly to the old Ontario terminal which the Bob Hope USO Ontario has used for almost a decade. Military on non-chartered flights can take a free shuttle from the airport to the old terminal and back. Although they always service incoming chartered flights with troops, this past June they have been serving large amounts of Marines. Center Manager Kristen Ramirez said by the end of the month ( June at the time of this writing) they’ll see 6,000 Marines come through the center, and possibly around another 1,000 servicemen from other branches as well. Every soldier is happy to unwind once they touch town. Ramirez said they serve active duty military monthly. They take chartered flights whether those are from Southwest, United Charter Flight or it could be a relatively unknown chartered flight from Sun Country Atlas. Usually they get troops passing through on J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6


their way for pre-deployment training but sometimes it could be soldiers going home on leave. “Often they’ve been training for 4-6 weeks out in the desert whether that be 29 Palms at Camp Wilson or Fort Irwin,” said Ramirez. “So they’ve just been living off of MREs and limited resources and facilities as far as bathroom facilities. So they get here, we’re going to feed them and then they just want to sleep. They want to relax; they want to decompress. They have 10,000 square feet to do that in here.” In the 10,000 square feet of the old Ontario terminal they have a quiet room with many recliners, pillows and blankets where they can just shut the door and sleep. After sleep, there is a media room where they can watch cable

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or browse cabinets filled with DVDs. There is a computer room with wireless Internet that they can use for Skype, Facebook, completing online college homework and they can print boarding passes if they still need

them. There is also a game room with a pool table, a ping pong table, air hockey and foosball. There is also a family room in case their family is on a layover. It has children’s coloring books, games movies and a portable play pen. For meetings there is a library. They can also enjoy food and beverages provided. Since chartered flights land at the old Ontario terminal, soldiers don’t have to deal with long lines or the TSA. They can walk straight from their planes into the center with their M-16s on them and then straight back out onto their plane with their M-16s when it’s time to go. Usually Ramirez gets advanced notice on incoming flights but sometimes they don’t as it’s often

for security reasons. One time they were about to lock up for the night when a plane touched down for refueling. Airport operations were not notified about it. Ramirez and volunteers quickly started barbecuing hot dogs for 158 starving and grateful Seabees walking off the plane to them. The Bob Hope USO Ontario was rated No. 1 in the nation as a small USO seeing the most troops. They were voted on by service men and women back in April. Although a small USO, they have the second largest USO facility in the nation.

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Cool Cats & Pupsicles By Ashley Perry

One of my favorite parts of living in the 909 is the gorgeous weather year round. Even though there is sun all the time, summer is here, which means temperatures are higher. It’s easy to beat the heat with a plethora of activities, but what about your furry pal who is always by your side during summertime adventures. Here are some ways to keep your critters cool. Although it’s tempting to want your pet to accompany you everywhere, try to limit outdoor time to early morning and evenings when the temperatures are not scorching. Make sure your animals always have ample amounts of available water. In the summer I make sure my dog not only has her normal water bowl, but I will put out an extra water bowl or two in case she needs a quick sip.

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Ice. My dog loves ice – it’s her favorite treat. What I like to do is give her ice cubes throughout the day as a fun treat and another way for her to cool off. My friend’s cat also enjoys ice, so she will sometimes place ice around the house for the cat to find a nice cool surprise. Another fun treat is to freeze your dog’s chew toys so they have something cold to chew on throughout the day. If your dog is active like my Rose, he or she doesn’t want to miss those anticipated playdates. Make sure to bring extra water to the dog park and try to go during the shadiest part of the day. Also, limit your time there. If you normally let your dog run around for an hour, cut it down to 30 minutes; the heat will wear them out faster and they will thank you. Use doggie boots. You can find these

at your local pet supply store. This is a good way of protecting their paws. Heat rises from the ground, especially on surfaces like cement and asphalt, and dogs absorb and release heat through their feet. Just like boots prevent the dog from absorbing the cold in the winter, they also block heat. Plus the dogs get to show their style. Help your pet by setting up a kiddie pool to splash around in outside in the shade. Or wet a towel where they can curly up. They even make pet beds now with cooling features (check with local pet stores or online). Get your pet a chill-It collar. Wet it and place it on them like a normal collar to keep them cool throughout the day. There are multiple sizes and come in a variety of styles, including versions for cats. Brush your cat and dog daily. Matted fur traps heat; ensuring that the fur is not matted allows air to flow through it and will help to keep your pet cool. This is especially important for long-haired breeds of pets. Create a cool retreat. You can help your cat cool down by making a cool, dark spot for her to retreat to when she gets too hot. Just place a cardboard box on its side and put it somewhere that is quiet and out of the way, such as in a closet, behind a chair or near a cool spot in the house. Line it with a terry towel or other cool cotton fabric. Stick an ice pack inside a sock underneath the towel for added cooling. Remember, it’s important to look out for signs of dehydration. Dogs can't sweat. They cool off by panting, so an overheated dog will drool excessively. It will become lethargic, its eyes will be bloodshot and it may appear a little pale. If you lift its skin, it will take longer than usual for the skin to fall back into place (the bungee effect). If you see your cat panting, breathing rapidly, experiencing sweaty feet or acting restless, it may be a sign that your cat is overheated. If you fear your cat or dog is suffering from dehydration and the symptoms don’t improve with your help, it is best to call your vet. Keep your pets happy and safe this summer so they can enjoy the sun with you. J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6


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amily oriented compact utility vehicles are the hottest segment of the industry now with the emphasis on compact. The BMW X1 xDrive 28i and Lexus NX hybrid fit this description well with both falling in the $40,000 plus range when well equipped and offering seating for five. The main difference between the two in terms of driving is that the X1 has a sports car feel to it and the Lexus offers a more cushy ride. The NX gets superior fuel mileage the BMW offers more fun for those miles. One caveat and that the theses two are not as spacious as their big brothers, the BMW X3 and Lexus RX, but cost thousands less. Both cars fit in perfectly with 909 drivers who are looking for

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a one car that does it all and still obtain above average fuel mileage and provide adequate space for a young family and Fido. As vehicle manufactures move to find better ways to meet the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), four-cylinder are becoming more popular as they offer more efficiency with nearly the same performance. Both of these vehicles have these engines although our Lexus NX was a hybrid with additional electric power that adds nearly $5000 to the price, but has more features as well as averaging nearly 32 miles per gallon in daily driving. What sets them apart is everything else. The Lexus is more refined, quieter, and has a more upscale interior. The BMW is sportier, friskier, and handles

better. Mother’s view: The BMW X1 xDrive28i was more rough and ready. The interior noise was significant with the optional run-flat tires, but it was quite agile and simple to park. The Lexus was a bit more portly, but the interior was nicer. Both cars have nearly identical interior space with the X1 getting a slight nod for room. The BMW X1 comes standard with stability and traction control, airbags nearly everywhere, an emergency communication system and more. Make sure to order such options as frontal collision warning and lane departure warnings among other life saving devises. The Lexus offers similar safety features and has excellent crash safety ratings. My choice would

be the NX for its nicer interior although the BMW’s navigation and axillary controls were easier for me to master. Dad’s view: The BMW X1 comes with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine rated at 228 horsepower and uses an eight-speed automatic transmission with a standard all-wheel-drive system. The engine is noisy, but productive and I could get 30 mpg in highway driving. The Lexus hybrid gets even better mileage from its 2.5 liter engine with hybrid boost. There are enough option packages for both vehicles to muddle the differences between wants and needs. I would strongly suggest you do your homework once you have narrowed down your choice as options can quickly add $10,000 to the bottom line. My selection would be the J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6


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Lexus NX hybrid for daily use, but if you enjoy a vehicle that handles the BMW ranks just below a Porsche in fun per mile. Working woman’s view: The BMW has some nice standard features such as a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power front seats, driver memory settings, BMW's iDrive interface with a touchpad controller, 6.5-inch screen, navigation, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, HD radio, CD player and a USB input. The Premium package adds keyless ignition and entry, handsfree control for the power liftgate, adaptive LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, power-folding mirrors, four-way power lumbar for the front seats and interior ambient lighting. The Technology J U LY / A U G U S T 2 0 1 6

package offers BMW's integrated smartphone apps, navigation and an upgraded 8.8-inch display screen. The NX has similar standard features with a larger display screen and a rearview camera. Lexus options include wireless phone charging, navigation with a touchpad controller, voice recognition, a 10-speaker audio system, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning. You can also add the Lexus Enform Remote that allows you to control certain vehicle functions from your smartphone. My choice is the Lexus NX, but not the hybrid version. I don’t drive enough to

justify the additional cost of the hybrid. One kudo for the BMW was its smaller turning radius making it easier to maneuver, a larger cargo area and its maintenance free four years or 50,000 mile program. Young working man’s view: Both vehicles are loaded with electronic goodies such as the BMW iDrive with an integrated touchpad on the main control that lets you draw number inputs and has to be experienced. Lexus Enform remote is handy. The Lexus is fairly quick off the line when its two electric motors kickin. Both the BMW’s and NX engines shut down at stop lights or when stuck in traffic to save fuel. The NX’s regenerative brakes can be a bit abrupt whereas the X1’s were excellent. The Lexus

NX is very car and handles well and is comfortable. The BMW is just plain fun all the time. Family conference: These two vehicles offer buyers an interesting choice based on their driving habits. The BMW is athletic and never lets you forget that. The optional run-flat tires provoke a lot of road noise and the energetic engine can be raucous. On the other hand the X1 gets excellent fuel mileage and has superior handling and braking. The NX has a distinctive exterior that may be off-putting and gets exceptional gas mileage and provides a cushy ride. With the new Porsche four-cylinder Macan coming to market priced nearly identical this is going to be an even tougher choice.

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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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Camp & Splash!

It’s summertime and that means it’s the perfect time for a classic fun summer activity. Sometimes getting relief in summertime heat can be hard. Beaches can get crowded, you might not have access to pools and water theme parks can be scary if you have small children. There is a solution to all those problems – Splash Pads. A splash pad, or sometimes referred to as a spray pool, is a recreational area for water play usually located at a local park near you. They come in all fun colors and designs, making each splash pad truly unique. Here are some of the best splash pads in the 909 area to help you keep cool this summer along with some of our staff’s favorite local camping spots. Whether you prefer the old school camp tenting, RV camping our even the newest trend of “glamping,” there is a spot for you to get away and get back into nature.

Local Camp Grounds MT. BA L D Y MA N K ER F L AT S Mt Baldy, CA 91759 (626) 335-1251 RA N CH O J U RU PA PA RK 4800 Crestmore Rd, Riverside (951) 684-7032 L A K E PERRI S S TAT E RECREAT I O N AR E A 17801 Lake Perris Dr, Perris (951) 940-5600 A PPL EW H I T E CA MPG RO U N D 487 Lytle Creek Canyon Rd, Lytle Creek (909) 382-2851

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Boat Care TIPS & TRICKS

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hey say the two happiest days of a boat owners life is they day they buy and the day they sell. I think the second part of that statement does not need to be true! There are basic boating care tips and tricks to keep your boat as beautiful and reliable as the day you bought it. Read on below to see and try them out on your next voyage. ♦♦ This is any sailors cardinal rule. After a day out on the waters make sure to dry your boat thoroughly. (to prevent mold ) This is especially true is your boat goes out on the ocean. The salt water can corrode the metal on your boat if not protected. Another tip. Make sure to remove last year’s wax before applying these years for an unbelievable shine. ♦♦ To protect your boats finish it’s best to use soaps and cleaners made specifically for boats, however to prevent mold on seats you can use vinegar in a spray bottle when you wipe down. ♦♦ A Boat is a machine and every machine needs to be well oiled. Just like a card it is important to change your boats oil. It is recommended to change the oil every 100 hours of operation and at LEAST once a year. ♦♦ Make sure to do regular checks on your boat to avoid costly repairs later. After a day out does a quick propeller check to make sure make sure discarded fishing line hasn’t become wrapped around

the propeller shaft. If that happens it could be costly repair later because fishing line can cause gear-case leaks ♦♦ After docking for the day make sure to use a tarp or cover to prevent your seats from cracking and getting sun damaged. ♦♦ When it’s time for repairs on your boat, use marine grade parts – they’ll last longer and in some places, like the engine, they’re necessary to prevent a dangerous condition. ♦♦ A fresh gear-case lubricant protects vital parts from excessive wear ♦♦ Depending on the type of battery your boat uses, check to ensure that it is properly charged and that it has the correct fluid levels. Always keep your battery clean, as dampness and dirt can drain your battery. ♦♦ Flush your engine after every outing, and check everything from your fuel tanks to the clamps on your fuel line for rust, damage or corrosion. Also check your oil for correct levels, proper filtration, and cleanliness. Last, but not least, keep an eye on your engine’s cooling system to make sure it’s functioning correctly. With the above tips it should be smooth sailing this summer season.

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Fully equipped to handle your estate planning and elder law solutions, attorney and founder of C.S. Scarcella & Associates Chris Scarcella prides himself on helping people leave their loved ones with positive and lasting memories of who they are and the values that they stand for. Voted as the 2015 Inland Empire’s Favorite Attorney by over 12,000 Inland Empire Daily Bulletin readers and a proud recipient of the 2015 Avvo Client’s Choice Award, Scarcella relishes in the ability to assist the elderly in enjoying their golden years in a dignified manner and on their own terms. Backed by a fantastic clientele who feel so strongly about the value of the services that he provides, Chris is an actively involved member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys where he communicates with his peers to stay on the cutting edge of law. While he is overjoyed with the value that he provides to his clients through his career choice,

Scarcella states “I like to think that I can do so much more for the community, and seek a lifetime of giving back.” With this in mind, he runs a legal clinic that has led the California State Bar to honor him with the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services and serves on the Board of Directors of Community Senior Services, a well-respected non-profit organization serving our senior population. Chris Scarcella has 5 personally guarantees that he maintains with all of his clients. With the first being Close “Personal Attention,” Chris ensures “I will do everything possible to treat you the way I like to be treated when I’m a client. I will listen to you, lay out your options, and provide recommendations. I’m here to make your life better.” The next four guarantees consist of giving “Prompt Responses to Your Estate Planning Requests, Fair and Reasonable Estate Planning Fees, Value in Every Respect, and More Than You Expect.”

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Local Leaflet UPLAND Over the past several months, a number of cities – including Upland – have received letters from a law firm alleging that the City’s at-large elections violate the California Voting Rights Act by creating racially polarized voting that impairs the ability of minority citizens to elect candidates of their choice. The Upland City Council has since entered into a settlement agreement that includes placing a measure on the November 2016 ballot, which, if approved, would define and establish a district-based election system to ensure minority votes are not diluted. Under the proposal, the City would be divided into four geographic districts – each represented by an elected Council member. The mayor’s position would remain at-large. For now, the settlement allows us to forego a costly and lengthy legal battle. If the ballot measure is approved by voters, the City would transition to in-district elections as the current terms of sitting Council members expire. For Upland, three Council seats are up for election in November 2018, while the fourth will come up in 2020. More information on the ballot initiative is available on the City’s website. Questions can also be sent to districtvoting@ ci.upland.ca.us. We appreciate your taking the time to understand the issues. The City of Upland is committed to good governance and fair representation.

Rod Butler, Upland City Manager

LA VERNE University of La Verne Parking Structure Readies for Fall Term The University of La Verne’s new parking structure is nearing completion, and will be ready to accommodate students for the coming Fall 2016 term. The 5-level parking structure will have 940 spaces and is located just west of D Street and immediately north of Arrow Highway and the adjacent railroad tracks. Its close proximity to the heart of the ULV campus is expected to be ideal for student parking and to help relieve parking shortages at the campus and in Old Town La Verne environs. The parking structure is expected to be complete by mid July and available for student and faculty use in August, just in time for the fall term. A formal dedication of the structure is scheduled for September 1st, 2016. The first day of classes for the fall term at the University is Monday, August 29th.

Don Kendrick, Mayor, La Verne

SAN DIMAS Please join us for the city’s annual Birthday BBQ Saturday August 6th from 4 pm on at the Civic Center Plaza at City Hall. This is a favorite community event each year with entertainment for all ages and a tasty BBQ. Tickets are available at City Hall and at the Chamber of Commerce Office 246 East Bonita Avenue. There will be special promotional packages with the ticket sales, please check with the Chamber for details. But most of all please come and enjoy this great community event. Summer is a season of activity with many city sponsored excursions and classes for youth, families, and seniors. Please check out these opportunities on the city’s web site through the Parks and Recreation Department. Also watch the city’s calendar for Music in the Park, Movies in the Park and other events and activities that will be of interest to you. Remember that the Farmers Market runs each Wednesday evening at the Civic Center Plaza through the first week of September. Enjoy a hometown summer in San Dimas! Please contact me at city hall with any questions.”

Blaine Michaelis, City Manager, San Dimas

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the city roundup! 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! Eastvale has experienced continued growth in residential and commercial development. The current construction of the Goodman Commerce Center is one of the largest mixed use developments in Southern California. Spanning 200 acres, the Center will provide logistics, retail, medical and business park facilities. The project is expected to employ 4,000 people, provide $28 million of public improvements and have an end value of over $500 million. We are proud to share that Amazon recently announced that it will soon be opening a one million square foot Fulfillment Center in the Goodman Commerce Center. The Amazon Fulfillment Center will be creating over 1,500 full-time employment opportunities. At this Center, Amazon associates will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys. Volkswagen Group of America also announced that it will invest an estimated $4.5 million to create a state-of-theart training facility at the Goodman Commerce Center in Eastvale. The new Center will house Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche training facilities for the purposes of technical, collision repair and sales training. This is the first training facility to support all three brands and is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017. The City of Eastvale is very excited about the local employment opportunities the Amazon and Volkswagen Group of America facilities will create. There are a lot of things that make a city great and strong corporate partners is one of them. We welcome Amazon and Volkswagen Group of America to the City of Eastvale.

Ike Bootsma, Eastvale Mayor

FONTANA 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.

Acquanetta Warren Mayor, Fontana

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Contour Aesthetic Center 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.

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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

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