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We hope that everyone had a great, prosperous month. What is going on with the weather? This last month was unusually hot. The television network news stations say we will probably be in for a record breaking summer this year. Coupled with statewide emergency drought conditions and winds, a heavy fire season is expected and feared. We have to do our part. Remember to use only the amount of water you need, and, if you’re along the upper foothills, keep your property clear of brush around your home. June is Men’s health Month. This is a great time to remind men about the importance of paying more attention to their own health. In fact, statistics show that many men still do not receive important preventive screenings and care. Men are less likely to have an ongoing relationship with a physician and tend to visit the doctor’s office only when something goes wrong. In fact, some men take better care of their cars than their own bodies. The funny thing is, a man’s body is a lot like an automobile – regular maintenance and check-ups are important to keep it running smoothly -- before those little maintenance issues become big repairs. San Antonio Hospital provides great information on these issues in their monthly Health Matters feature. We encourage everyone to talk to their fathers, brothers, dads and husbands to make sure they are taking care of themselves and getting regular need checkups by a doctor.

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Once again, we would like to thank everyone for their great comments about the magazine. Your warm, kind comments provide all the encouragement we need to constantly strive to make it better. Everyone enjoy your month and stay safe and healthy.

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Publisher Kathleen Sanchez Operations & Marketing Director Chris Scott Editor Sid Robinson Administrative Assistant Jessica Ortiz Business Development Gladys Bonilla Jenny Wright Lisa Thorpe Creative & Production Jovielle Ortiz Contributing Writers John Gillison City Manager – Rancho Cucamonga Stephen Dunn City Manager – Upland Tony Ramos City Manager – Claremont

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Blaine Michaelis - City Manager

Each June the city completes its budget plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1st. We take a look at our service level needs and then allocate the financial resources of the city, to provide those services to the public. The financial outlook for 2014-15 is favorable for the city – we will be sustaining all of our existing service levels and will be appropriating additional money toward our consistent efforts to keep our streets well maintained. We have a plan to work on all streets at least every 7-10 years with either a slurry coat or reconstruction as may be needed. We have the city divided up into maintenance areas, and

we apply engineering expertise to map out how to best utilize these maintenance dollars in the most cost effective manner. We also save up money to complete traffic improvements. We are working on the Arrow Highway and Lone Hill intersection increasing the capacity of that intersection to handle more turning movements so that peak traffic will be able to move more cars through the intersection. We will also be reconstructing some of the failed pavement on Lone Hill to the south. There will be some temporary traffic delays because of the construction; however, the project will benefit the traveling public.

Swim and Racquet Club Has Been Part Of The City For 34 Years

The club, which has taught many how to swim has always been owned by the city. Summer is here and it is a great time to get to the pool again. The San Dimas Swim and Racquet Club, which has served the city since 1980, is offering a wide variety of programs. Kids can swim some laps with friends or pol8


ish up on diving skills, since most haven’t been in a pool since last year. Summertime can also be a time to learn new skills as a junior lifeguard, or new strokes with swim lessons. There are also adult wa-

ter-aerobic classes. The beginning of June is also the last time for lifeguard certification until March 2015. Both residents and non-residents who grew up in the area may remember the San Dimas Swim and Racquet Club. Many locals may continue to come back and bring their own kids. One thing that may not have been known by many attending locals is that the Swim and Racquet Club is not an independent facility. It has always been owned by the city of San Dimas. “The Swim and Racquet Club is part of the city of San Dimas,” said recreation coordinator LaToyia Ward. “It’s under the city of San Dimas and the Parks and Recreation program. It’s not a private facility. It’s just another facility that the city has. It’s similar to our senior center and the Walker House.” Locals are not the only ones who like to return. Ward said some longtime lifeguards and instructors have worked there since they were 16. But while the facility has always been popular, there was a time in the late 1990s during tough economic times that San Dimas considered ceasing the aquatic operations. This summer’s classes are now 40 minutes for four days per week, Monday to Thursday. Previously, it was 30 minutes five days per week from Monday to Friday. This will give everyone a little more time in the day to enjoy the cool water and learn something new.

Bringing New Life to San Dimas The 37 rescue experts who make up the San Dimas Mountain Rescue Team all have met the prescribed requirements of being a basic EMT and reserve sheriff’s deputy. They also have completed mountaineer training and swift water rescue, and they work with rope, GPS equipment and more. In addition, they successfully completed various rescue scenarios before gaining final board approval before completing the induction process, which typically takes around three years. The only other requirement is that team members have full-time jobs, because there is no salary. The San Dimas team members are all volunteers who wanted to do something for their community besides their regular daytime jobs. “We have people from all walks of life,” said team captain David Little, who said that most rescue team members maintain full-time careers, but make themselves available when a mountain rescue is needed. “I’m in corporate finance for the home building industry. We have teachers, real-

tors, a lawyer, engineers, a Ph.D. There are a couple of people on our team that are in the medical field; physician’s assistants, nurses. It’s kind of a mixed bag.” There currently are eight specialized mountain rescue units working with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, including one on Catalina Island. L.A. County teams are dispatched around the state an estimated 300-400 times a year in Los Angeles County alone. The San Dimas team is called about 50-60 times each year, including missions in Northern California. The San Dimas team sprang into action over a recent April weekend, when two hikers were stranded on a ledge in Azusa Canyon. In March they rescued two men who disappeared on Mount Baldy, pulling them out at night by helicopter, which Little said was new for his search and rescue team. The rescue team frequently works in collaboration with fire departments for certain incidents, such as when a car or

The command vehicles have satellite capabilities with satellite phones and internet. person goes over the side of a cliff. black box of a downed aircraft or While the rescue team provides its finding a lost hiker. specialized over-the-side rescue “We have to specialize in so many extrication, the fire department different areas, but we’re experts at provides its higher medical services rescue. Some of us like climbing and with paramedics. we’ll do it on our own, more than The rescue team will focus training on wildland fire concepts this the candidate requirements. Some June, training for a variety of scenar- of us like ice work so they’re out in ios such as the rescue of a person the snow more. The [main] skill set that went over a cliff, tracking the we need is patient-based,” said Little.

Take Your Pooch On A Walk They Will Like

There will be over 1,000 participants you can walk your dogs with. The Frank G. Bonelli Park located next to the Raging Waters water park is where the city of San Dimas hosts many events. They have hosted such events

like the high school cross country races, triathlons, downhill skateboarding championships, boat races and other activities. On June 7, it will be the site of the Inland

Valley Humane Society and SPCA 13th Annual Dog Walk to raise funds to benefit the animals in the care of the respective organizations, and to support their low cost spay and neuter programs. “Our organization has chosen to make the Frank G. Bonelli Park our fundraising location for its centralized location and picturesque surroundings,” said Special Events Coordinator Loren DeGrezia. “This park is easily accessible to all freeways in the Inland Empire, which makes our event a convenient and entertaining attraction to all local pet owners and pet lovers.” The Dog Walk Event begins with registration at 7:30 a.m., followed by the dog walk over either a 1.5 or 3 mile dog-walking course. There will be a pancake breakfast, contests, demonstrations, animal-related booths and other goodies. There will also be photo opportunities for partici-

pants and their dog(s) to commemorate the day’s event. Everything will conclude at 12:00 p.m. with the IVHS and SPCA hopefully meeting their goals. The event is the largest annual fundraiser for both the IVHS and SPCA. Every year more than 1,000 participants and their dogs participate to raise funds for homeless pets in their care. This year the organizations hope to raise at least $100,000 to help support the animals in their care, the services they provide and educational programs. The IVHS and SPCA 13th Annual Dog Walk is just one of the great events held to help raise funds to for the shelter to continue to treat and care for homeless animals. Later in the year, the 26th Annual Dog Leg Classic Golf Tournament will be held at Western Hills Golf and Country Club in Chino Hills on September 22. 909 MAGAZINE 9 909 MAGAZINE 9



Don Kemdrick— Mayor

The City of La Verne is gearing up for a funfilled summer with camps, classes, and free or low cost special events for families to enjoy. We’re introducing new programs including fun with science, standup comedy, and multisport camps and classes. Summer programs include the FREE Summer Lunch Program beginning June 9th at Las Flores Park for children who qualify for free lunch at school during the academic year. Lunch includes fun games, crafts and activities. Family Swim Night will start on Saturday, June 21st and July 26th from 5-8:30pm at Las Flores Aquatics Center and the fee is $3 per person upon entrance.

On June 22nd, Scot Bruce, an Elvis tribute band, will kick off the Concert in the Park series at Heritage Park. These FREE concerts begin at 6:30pm and are held each month during summer at Heritage Park. Movies in the Park are back at Heritage Park beginning on Sunday, August 10th showing The Lego Movie, and on Sunday, August 31st showing Disney’s Frozen. The movies are FREE and start at 8:30pm. For more information please contact the Community Services Department at (909) 596-8700. We look forward to family fun all summer long.

Campus West Becomes Reality

The ceremonial first pitches have been thrown at the new athletic facilities for the University of La Verne known as “Campus West.” The development of these state of the art softball and baseball facilities is more than fifteen years in the making. It all started 10 909 MAGAZINE 10 909 MAGAZINE

when a 1999 assessment decided there was no room for growth on the main University of La Verne Campus. Being landlocked, they decided to move the athletic fields and use the space on the main campus to accommodate their academic programs.

In 2003, the location of Campus West was identified as surplus property, owned by the Metropolitan Water District. The City and University joined forces to acquire the land for both University development, and industrial development. In 2005 the property was finally acquired. In 2007, the City retained a portion of the property for industrial development and sold the rest of it to the University of La Verne. In addition, the University and the City entered into a joint use agreement so, when the facilities, were not in use for University athletic programs, they could can be used for community recreational programs. For both the City and the University, this has been a win-win venture. The university has wonderful new facilities, room to support the academic programs on the main campus, and the City has access to much needed sports facilities. This is the most recent activity in a long history of partnership between the City of La Verne and the University of La Verne. Past projects include the development of a mentoring program, through the Youth and Family Action Committee and joint development of the La Verne Aquatic Center, along with the Bonita Unified School District. Together, both organizations have developed innovative programs and mutually beneficial projects that deliver cost effective services to the community. In today’s economy, that is clearly considered a home run!

Dedication of the Robert Rodriguez Pavilion Robert Rodriquez served as a member of the La Verne City Council from 1982 through 2013. His 31 year tenure represents the longest anyone has served in an elected role in La Verne’s history. To honor his legacy and appropriately pay tribute to his years of service, the newly renovated picnic areas at Las Flores Park was dedicated as the Robert Rodriguez Pavilion. This area was selected as a fitting venue for such a designation based on several factors. It has significance to the family as it has and continues to be a place where family members host gatherings. It is one of the most used facilities in the City’s park system and is reserved regularly for larger events of local businesses, organizations and families. It is also the traditional location of the City’s annual employee picnic. An inscription at the pavilion reads, “This pavilion is dedicated to honor Robert F. Rodriguez for his devotion to the City of La Verne. Affectionately known as the ‘self-proclaimed Pride of La Verne,’ Robert will always be known for his military service, his love of fam-

Wine Tasting Flights Daily Wine by the Glass Great Personal Service A Charming and Relaxing Environment ily and friends, his commitment to serve others, and the joyful spirit he shared with everyone.” In addition to serving on the City Council, Robert was a decorated veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of the Pomona Police Department and retired as a Lieutenant, and he became a transportation and security administrator for the University of La Verne. Robert was a family man, raising five children with his wife, Fran, and enjoyed spending time with his eight grandchildren and numerous niec-

es and nephews. Mayor Kendrick stated that, “Robert has left a great legacy in the community so it is fitting that a place exists that reminds every one of the joy of spending time to together.” The new renovations to update the picnic area include new state of the art shade structures with LED lighting, adding electrical outlets to each of the picnic pads, and providing an ADA accessible walkway connecting the aquatics facility to picnic area.

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This year is the 200th birthday of the Star Spangled Banner and it seems people in La Verne have been celebrating our nation‘s independence for al-

most as long! The Fourth of July is the biggest community day of the year in La Verne. From dawn’s early light to the last firework of the evening, local patriots have exciting events to enjoy. The day starts with a Pancake Breakfast hosted by Boy Scout Troop 411. For $5 you can enjoy a great breakfast from 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Methodist Church located at 3205 “D” Street. Be prepared for some noise at 9:40 a.m. as 200 motorcycles decorated with American, state, military, and historic flags enjoy a pre-parade Harley ride along the parade route through Old Town La Verne. This will be followed by the annual 4th of July Parade at 10:00 a.m. sharp. Watch the bands, equestrian units, classic cars, decorated bicycles and more exciting parade entries travel the 2.25 mile parade route. Once the parade ends, follow the fun to the Country Fair at

Roynon Elementary from 11:00 am – 3:00 p.m. Enjoy rides, vendor booths, good food, entertainment and more. First up, the La Verne Rotary will be hosting a free slice of watermelon at the Country Fair. You’ll have just enough time for a quick nap before heading over for the 51st Annual Deep Pit BBQ at the Methodist Church. From 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a great dinner for $10 adults/$5 children. You can even take it to go and bring it across the street for the Fireworks Show at Bonita High School. Tickets for the Show are on sale at City Hall $7 adult/$6 children ($1 discount per ticket for presale tickets through July 3rd). Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. It is always a great show with great music and outstanding fireworks. No matter where you celebrate the 4th of July, enjoy a wonderful celebration of our Nation’s independence.

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UPLAND CLAREMONT It is all about priorities. Many local governThenot warm weather has arrived andall summents do have the ability to provide the merthe is right around desires the corner. It’s time services City Council to deliver to to its getinoutside and enjoy the activities citizens the best possible way;many therefore, this the the CityCity of Council Claremont offers.policy For music requires to make deciFriday Live seriesofhas sions lovers, relativethe to the types,Night and the extent, the started the Village. Bands and musiservices to beindelivered. Prioritizing those serof the Chamber of vices cians can beplay quiteina front challenge. A citizen’s prioriandthey in the Plazachange every Friday ty forCommerce the services desire based through October. On June the uponnight the circumstances they face at any28,given Village will ishost the anmoment. ForMarketing example,Group if there a medical nual Claremont CraftisBeer from 4:00 p.m. emergency, a paramedic the priority. If faced Steven Dunn Joe Lyons — Mayor Upland City Manager

with a crime against them, a police officer is the to 8:00 p.m. July 7th, Concerts priority. Yet, ifBeginning a citizen faces neither of those sitin the park return down to Memorial uations andwill is driving a streetPark that has every Mondayrepairing throughthat September. Con-priorideteriorated, street is their certs begin at 7:00 p.m.Council and everyone ty. Unfortunately, a City is faced with young old is invited to bring a blanket havingand to prioritize the level of services providand chairs. And finally, the week of priorities July 14 can ed to thousands of citizens. These –and 20 do willchange be Restaurant Week in Claredue to the groups of citizens mont. restaurants willlike participate in do, that areLocal the most vocal. Do these groups amake special tastings and offer to unique menu your priorities known your City Council. items througheum the week. Don’t miss all the Ur? Occum que volesed molore volupta fun in Claremont this summer turibea quatene nobita corerum sit es aut iure

Enjoy The Craft Beer Walk And More This June fering a sampling of their brews. However, admission is limited, and the event has sold out in the past. Despite making additional tickets available this year, there is still a chance it will sell out quickly. The Blues and Brews Craft Beer Walk is exactly what its name entails. You walk around the Claremont Village tasting different beers and listening to talented blues bands play throughout the day.

There will be an optional pre-party add on with a brew master introducing a new beer with roasted pig tacos. Many Claremont residents and others throughout the area are familiar with the city’s Vintage Village Wine Walk that will be held later in the year. Before that longtime tradition returns, Claremont will cele12



brate another popular community gathering this summer. The 5th Annual Claremont Village Blues and Brews Craft Beer Walk returns on Saturday, June 28, with some 25-35 different breweries of-

“We keep it a little smaller and have it be a real quality event,” said event coordinator Sonja Stump. “We had some really wonderful reviews from people that have done a lot of beer fests. Ours is different from the others in that you are not in a fenced-off area. Lots of them don’t have food available for tasting, but we have food available for purchase as you walk from site to site in our downtown. We have such a sweet Village; it’s really a cool, charming place to hang out and that’s what we are excited for people who haven’t been here before to enjoy the experience, as well as those who are

returning from past Beer Walks.” There will be new additions for this year’s event. One is that there are now designated driver tickets; priced at $20 (regular tickets are $45). Designated drivers have access to food and non-alcoholic beverages at all locations. Another addition is a pre-event party hosted at Petisco’s, which will feature a new beer offered at the Back Abbey. There will also be a brew master to talk about the beer. Along with the beer will be a roasting of a pig in a box and pig tacos. Tickets are $80 for the pre-event party and the rest of the whole day’s event. A third addition is that Uber Taxi will make its Inland Empire debut in conjunction with this event. There will be a reduced rate for event attendants. For those comfortable using Uber, it can be a great way to avoid crowded parking situations and for those who don’t have a designated driver to drive them home after enjoying the refreshments served at the Beer Walk.

Physics Research Budget CutsContinues In The Summer The Pomona College Department of Physics and Astronomy spends countless hours doing scientific research throughout the year, including long hours of projects during the summer. Students working on a variety of important projects, including some that have potential future applications, will join several Pomona College professors doing research this summer. Together they will be looking at developments with carbon nanomaterials (such as graphene) and plastic (organic) solar cells. Department Chair David Tanenbaum has been researching these fields for a decade. Carbon nanomaterials are thought to be the next way to build even smaller and more physically durable electronics, while plastic solar cells look to be a more cost-efficient way to produce solar technology. These are both considered organic electronics. Tanenbaum and his physics students will not be building these items but will rather “grow” most of them in their labs.

“We are in a world where we can now print electronic materials like we print inks for color,” said Tanenbaum.“ We can print n-type semi-conductors and p-type semi-conductors. We can actually make electronic devices in the lab.” Carbon nanomaterial sheets have special electron-conducting properties ideal for computer data ribbons. They are extremely thin at only one atom thick, but are still extremely strong. Theoretical applications include a material that could be stronger than steel and make better “space cables,” said Tanenbaum. Another potential use is for cellular phones that are flexible enough they can roll up like slap bracelets. For the plastic solar cells, the idea is that solar technology could be mass produced and printed like the pages of a magazine. Currently, silicon technology has the best combination of solar power efficiency and cost and is used for home solar panels. The hope is

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Two students work on “growing” organic electronics in their lab. to eventually develop superior plastic solar cells. Tanenbaum said these fields have potential as “game changers.” Next year, with an all-new physics laboratory, they will be

able to conduct even better research on organic electronics. With their research, future technology can become even more beneficial and cost effective.

Private Studios On Display By Local Professional Artists

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Works by participating artists will be on view in the Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center. Photo by Catherine McIntosh The Claremont Museum of Art promotes and preserves art in Claremont, and through events such as the Open Art Studio Tour this June, the public will have the opportunity to tour art studios and meet local professional artists. About 25 separate tours will visit various Claremont studios, concluding with a gathering at the Garner House at Pomona College. The Open Art Studio Tour takes place every

other year, allowing artists and the public to mix and mingle while viewing the work of the artists, who operate private studios or exhibit at local galleries. Many of the artists also teach, including Steve Comba, an assistant director of the Pomona College Museum of Art. “Claremont is a big art community since the ‘50s, even 40s,” said Catherine McIntosh, board secretary of programs and communications. “Claremont is a town with a vibrant art

community and all these artists’ studios around town are open for the tour.” Tickets for the Open Art Studio Tour are $40. A tour map features the locations of the participating studios and galleries, along with pictures of the artwork and information about each of the artists. A central exhibition at Claremont’s Memorial Park provides information about the tour to help guide tourists on their journey. The Claremont Museum of Art also funds about $60,000 in educational programs each year. The main program is Art Start, in which mentors from Claremont Colleges work with high school students, who then introduce elementary schools to the arts. They also have professional cartoonists offer a six-week after-school cartooning program to Claremont elementary and middle schools. Their artwork is then reproduced on a vinyl panelon; the art wall near the Claremont Packing House; which will be on display through the summer. For those interested in future art exhibitions of Claremont professional artists, the Claremont Museum of Art will present The Padua Art Fiesta in November with free admission for kids and $8 tickets for adults. 909 MAGAZINE 13 909 MAGAZINE 13



Steven Dunn Upland City Manager

There is a lot happening behind the scenes at Upland City Hall. Our residents see the work of police, fire, public works, recreation, library and the other great amenities Upland offers. What is sometimes unnoticed is the work that goes on within the walls of city hall. The Administrative Services Department is responsible for providing technology, financial accounting, human resources, and electoral support. What does this all mean you ask? It means there are a number of people working to support the functions that our residents see in action every day. This small group of employees do not stand in the lime light, but are equally as important in the delivery of services to the community. With a staff of three, the Information Technology Division maintains the City’s technology infrastructure, which includes hardware, various software applications, and the telecommunication system. This small

group is working hard to ensure that the City staff has the tools to meet the needs of the community. The Human Resources division is responsible for attracting and maintaining high quality staff to provide the desired services. Additionally, this group is responsible for the City’s risk programs and ensures compliance with AQMD and Cal/OSHA regulations. The Finance division supports all departments by safeguarding the City’s assets. They ensure appropriate accounting guidelines are met in the handling of the City’s funds. The division also has a customer service unit that assists our residents with licensing and utility services. The City Clerk division is the legislative support to the community, ensuring that all statutory requirements are met, in providing public notification of the City’s activities. This office is responsible for ensuring the electorate has an opportunity to participate in electing its city officials.

Completing the 24 Hour Relay For Life

Teams bring as many team members as possible to help do legs of the 24 hour relay. Cancer never sleeps, and neither will most Upland relay on June 14-15 at Magnolia Park. participants for the 24-hour American Can- The fundraiser begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, June cer Society Relay For Life event. Relay for Life 14, and continues through 9 a.m. Sunday, June fundraisers are held in more than 40 coun- 15. Last year’s Upland Relay for Life had 16 partries with more than 4 million people to raise funds and awareness for cancer. Teams camp ticipating teams and 30 cancer survivors, raisovernight and take turns walking or running ing more than $36,000, said event chair Jenny around a track or path at a local high school, Torrey. She became involved with the program park or fairground. Each team is asked to when she lost her brother three years ago to have at least one participant on the track at cancer. Her team has participated every year. There are several teams that have been attendall times for the 24 hours. Several Relay for Life events will be held ing the Relay for Life for a decade. Torrey said that anywhere from 10 to 25 peolocally throughout the spring, including the 14


ple typically make up each team. This year’s goal is to have at least 20 teams and 50 cancer survivors participate and raise $50,000. There will be live bands, food and activities for the kids throughout the day, along with pizza and movies around midnight. There is also a candle light vigil to honor those who are fighting, have fought and those who have lost their battle with cancer. Teams typically gather near their tents, where walkers can take a break while the others take their turns walking. While the congestion on the track thins before the sun rises, all of the teams hold out until the marathon is complete. “You walk as long as you want,” said Torrey. “Some people walk two hours, four hours, six hours, or you take turns. Somebody’s supposed to be on the track from your team for 24 hours. That’s the concept. In the middle of the night, at 3:00 in the morning, somebody should be out there walking.” The event can take its toll since many people may need most of Sunday to recover, but Torrey said it’s only once a year and it’s worth it. It is also a great way to show your support in the effort to find a cure for cancer. “Once you go you’re hooked. It’s a long weekend but it’s worth it. It’s nothing compared to what [cancer survivors] go through,” said Torrey.

Raise The Ante For A Good Cause

The Upland Military Banner Program has serviced over 300 families with military banners. The city of Upland benefits from a variety of programs put on by the Upland Community Foundation, including the Upland Military Banner Program honoring the residents currently serving in the military. Previously largely funded by the families of the service members, the Upland Community Foundation stepped in to help raise funds to support the banner program. “Our goal is to never have families have to purchase their own banner,” said Executive

Board Member Lisa Monforte. “We feel that their sacrifice was having their loved ones serve our country. We have had family members that wanted to sponsor their own child’s banner which is fine, too, but we didn’t want to make that as criteria.” The only provision for a member of the military to have his or her name on a banner is that the service member has to be from Upland or have an immediate family member in Upland. The banners stay up as long as the person re-

mains on active duty. Once they are non-active, the banner is given to the family. The UCF installs new banners, while also replacing torn and tattered banners. Monforte said that since the foundation began fundraising efforts in 2011, it has provided banners to more than 300 military families. Local businesses and communities are responsible for supporting the fundraising efforts, which began with a Texas Hold’em poker event in 2011. This year’s primary fundraising event is a Viva Las Vegas Casino Night on June 7 at the George Gibson Senior Center from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The casino night will feature roulette, 21 and poker games, along with a buffet dinner, silent auction, opportunity drawings, no-host bar and musical entertainment. Admission is a $60 donation. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of the banners, hardware and installation. Monforte said that sponsorship is available to sponsor a military mom or dad to attend the event. Sponsorships range from $500 to $125 depending on the type of sponsorship. For more information, contact Monforte at (909) 985-5429. The Upland Community Foundation is an independent organization from the city of Upland, but collaborates with the city to benefit the people and organizations throughout the community.

Recreational Swimming Offers In Depth Classes

The Upland City’s Recreational Swimming includes swim classes and camps and clinics. When the Upland High School pool was renovated and made deeper in 2006-2007, the changes benefited the water polo and swimming programs at the high school. The community has also benefitted from the renovation. While they no longer have the open recreational swimming for safety purposes, they have continued summer

swim classes, swimming camps and water polo camps for Upland residents and others throughout the region. Recreation Coordinator Valerie Guzman-Garcia, who has worked for the city for 25 years, oversees Upland’s recreational swim programs. She’s proud of all of the community water recreation and

education programs, especially those for youngsters. “We do an amazing job,” said Guzman-Garcia. “One minute they’re crying and the next they’re doing some strokes and swimming and knowing to go back to the wall. I’m really very proud of the program.” Classes including the “Me and My Parent” course for the younger kids to the advanced classes run from June 16 to August 18. The staff members have competitive swimming experience or played water polo in high school or college. Guzman-Garcia hires instructors who have lifeguard qualifications to ensure the safety of the swim class participants. A competitive swim camp, water polo camp and evening adult swim lessons will be held at the Upland High pool from August 11-15, 2014. The water polo activities have gained recent popularity, and Guzman-Garcia says she would like to offer additional recreational aquatic classes. “Someday I’d like a junior lifeguard program. Someday maybe water aerobics classes for adults. We only have so much time between school ending and starting in the summer time. The city doesn’t have our own pool and we’re lucky enough to use their pool,” said Garcia. 909 MAGAZINE 15 909 MAGAZINE 15



John Gillison, City Manager Rancho Cucamonga

On June 2nd, the City of Rancho Cucamonga will be launching a new software system – Accelerate - in order to process all development permits, plan checks, and field inspections more efficiently. This new online system is designed to save time and trips to City Hall. The public can initiate permit applications, pay fees and request inspections – all from the convenience of their home or office. If you want to know what development is being proposed in the City, Accelerate is your new online resource for those answers too. Accelerate will allow you to search for projects near you, or in any area of the City.

Accelerate is expected to lead to smoother project approvals and quicker communication of project status to all applicants. For example, inspectors in the field will be able to use tablets to approve and comment on inspections and the results will be immediately available online. A feature that is planned to be added in the near future is the ability to submit plans electronically which will help reduce paper and contribute to a healthy and sustainable community. See what Accelerate is all about at

“You Know You’re From Rancho Cucamonga If…”

The Facebook group has helped create discussions with 7,000 members on what makes their home of Rancho Cucamonga a special place. “You Know You’re From Rancho Cucamonga If…” is a Facebook group that details many topics and happenings in Rancho Cucamonga. The page was created by Tammy Taylor in August 2011, when she was browsing Rancho Cucamonga’s history and came up with the idea of creating a Facebook page where people could share their memories about growing up in the city. Living most of her life in Rancho Cucamonga herself, she started the group and it took off. The Facebook page now has over 7,000 followers who read, like, comment and 16 909 MAGAZINE 16 909 MAGAZINE

share their events and experiences about what it is like to live in Rancho Cucamonga. “Everyone has a special affinity for the place they call home,” said Taylor. “Rancho Cucamonga is that for us. We discuss what makes our hometown a special place. We love discussing the rich history. We share in each other’s heartbreak and celebrations. We make new friends and find old ones. Many of us have even met relatives we did not know we had.” There are hundreds of posts every day. One recent memorable post was the sighting of a

“furry.” A person dressed in a fox suite was seen walking two dogs in Rancho Cucamonga. They were first pictured on East Avenue photographed by a person driving by. Some claim there is a cult of people who wear animal suits called “furries.” Whether that is the case with this person, they definitely brought attention and curious people to that area of Rancho Cucamonga waiting for another sighting. A more serious posting was on local Donnie Reed. Reed and a friend were stabbed while defending a homeless man against people who were harassing and threatening him. Reed lost his life, but his friend recovered from wounds. Taylor said she and many of the group helped raise funds to help Reed’s wife and family for funeral expenses. Another popular topic was the old Roller City. Taylor said many of them as teenagers anticipated all week to spend Friday nights there. First kisses, shenanigans, and a few marriages would materialize after meeting at Roller City. Other popular conversations center on Pizza Royal, the “Party Tree” and Sapphire Falls, as well as on teachers from Rancho Cucamonga schools and stories about the local citrus and avocado groves. Today Taylor is a single mother of two young adults. She has plans to teach American Sign Language and is studying ASL and education. Taylor, who is deaf and is also a cancer survivor, lives with her boyfriend in Anaheim but frequently checks in with her group of 7,000 members to see what’s going on in Rancho Cucamonga.

A Different Road Trip Every Year

Warren Bogardus has been to 49 of the 50 states with his family. He’s kept souvenirs like hats, during his time on the road. Warren Bogardus is 90 years old. He was born in Connecticut, served in World War II and today resides comfortably in Rancho Cucamonga. . He has enjoyed a variety of memorable experiences over his lifetime, and he took a little time to share some of those memories over 40 years of summer road trips in his Mustang, which began in earnest with his wife and kids.

“As a youth I’d never been any farther west than the Mississippi River,” said Bogardus. “The farthest I’d gone was Texas before the war.” His first time west from Connecticut was to Texas for training during World War II. After the war, he traveled to 3,000 miles from Connecticut to Los Angeles in 1947 when he was 24. In fact, he recalled one time making the long trip during his youth when he drove non-stop from

Connecticut to Los Angeles in 72 hours. After returning from the service, his sweetheart Marsha agreed to join him in the west, and they eventually married in Burbank. Bogardus stayed in California, but returned to Connecticut every other year during the summer to see his family. The would meet in Bloomfield, Simsbury or Wethersfield in Connecticut. Once he had his daughter, Susan, and son, Paul, they would go on road trips every other summer for the next 40 years, taking a different route each time on trips that would average four to five weeks long each time. “He never liked to go through the same place twice to Connecticut,” said his daughter Susan Buller. “We’d go up through Canada, down through Mexico. He just had to go someplace different. That’s why we saw so many states.” Susan and her brother saw 49 of 50 states, because of their father’s love for the road. The one constant tradition was the root beer floats they ordered while traveling through Flagstaff, Ariz., on the last day of their trips. When Bogardus first started road trips, there were no freeways, but he claims to know every turn and speed trap along the entire nationwide Route 66, including the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which remains his favorite stretch of roadway through all of his travels.

Magic Team Wins It All

The championship team was constantly complimented by other coaches for their teamwork and passing the ball like a “hot potato” The Rancho Cucamonga Youth Magic basketball team won three championships during a 13-week undefeated season, capturing the city championship, the regional basketball champions and the Tournament of League Champions title. The eight-person team of 7-10 year olds defeated teams from the Inland Empire and

around Southern California. Considering that most team members change every year for this recreational team and it was the first time for most team members to play together, the Magic found success under head coach Alfonso Garcia and assistant coach Angela Jensen. The crowning moment to the successful season came when the team was recognized

by the Rancho Cucamonga City Council. “The entire team accepted the teamwork philosophy,” said Alfonso. “Everyone played very unselfishly. Everyone was very team oriented and there is no doubt in my mind that is why we went as far as we did.” During the championship run, Garcia said the Magic played teams with kids who were faster, bigger and who shot better. None of the opponents matched their team play concept though. Garcia’s team “moved the ball like a hot potato,” according to opposing coaches. The Magic went 12-0 for the Rancho Cucamonga City C Division Boy’s Championship. They then went to the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation Inland Empire Regional basketball Championships and won first place. In March there was the SCMAF Tournament of League Champions in Garden Grove. They played six teams who were the best from Southern California, winning the Tournament of League Champions. Garcia was proud of the Magic, including the players and their parents who gave support and also made 2014 a season where all the kids made practice. Their hard work and dedication definitely paid off with a successful season. 909 MAGAZINE 17 909 MAGAZINE 17

MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS: The Fiorenza Family Of Rancho Cucamonga 909: How long have you guys lived in Rancho Cucamonga? Lisa: Most of our lives…we both grew up in Rancho Cucamonga. When we were first married we bought our first home in San Bernardino, however, after three years there, we bought our current home and moved back to Rancho. We have been back for 8 years. 909: Why did you move back to Rancho Cucamonga? Lisa: We wanted to be closer to our families who also live in Rancho and closer to work. 909: How do you like living in Rancho Cucamonga? Lisa: We are very happy living in Rancho Cucamonga. We enjoy the Pacific Electric Trail and walk, run, or bike ride with our kids. We also enjoy Victoria Gardens and our boys love going to the Lewis Family Playhouse to see plays and musicals. 909: Are you involved with your community? If so, how? Lisa: Both of our boys are involved in sports here in Rancho Cucamonga. So far they have participated in soccer, basketball, hip hop, T-Ball and baseball. Our family also enjoys the concerts in the park during summer. Many people in the community show up to enjoy the fun as well. 909: How did you two meet? Lisa: We met when we were 11 years old at Hermosa Elementary. 909: What made you fall in love with her? TJ: I was hooked on Lisa the minute she walked into Mrs. Huber’s 6th grade class at Hermosa elementary. Our friendship grew through the years and we began dating in 18


college. Her love and ability to work with children is one of the main qualities I love about her.

Lisa: We are both Special Education Teachers. TJ is also the head football coach at Montclair High School.

909: What made you fall in love with him? Lisa: TJ is attractive, smart, kind, and fun to be around. He is a very genuine person. He is always putting other’s needs before his. His family and friends mean the world to him and he makes me feel special and loved. TJ is constantly teaching me to not sweat the small things in life.

909: Do you think your jobs are challenging? Lisa: Yes I think our jobs are challenging but personally I find my job very rewarding and I love what I do for a living.

909: Tell us one thing your wife does that annoys you? TJ: Everything :P 909: Tell us one thing your husband does that annoys you? Lisa: TJ loves to “joke” AKA: push buttons in order to get a reaction from me. 909: What do you two do for a living?

909: Tell us a little bit about your family? Lisa: TJ and I have been married for 11 years. We have three beautiful and gregarious children. Anthony (7), Owen (4), and baby Savannah (7months). 909: What do you guys like to do together? Lisa: Boating, dining without the kids and home and garden projects. 909: Do you do anything special for Father’s Day? If so, how? Lisa: Hopefully for Father’s day we can take the boat

“I was hooked on Lisa the minute she walked into Mrs. Huber’s 6th grade class at Hermosa elementary.” a room with a single smile. For the kids: 909: Tell us something your parent’s do that annoys you? Anthony: When they tell me to do my chores. Owen: When they make me eat gross food…like food with green on it (vegetables). 909: What do you like to do for fun? Both: Ride bikes, scooters, skateboard, and watch movies. 909: Where Would You Like to Live? Anthony: China because they make ice castles there. 909: Do you like our magazine? Both: Yes we love to know what is going on in our community, and some of our favorite restaurants we found in the Dining Guide. out with our extended family to celebrate the day. 909: How did the kids affect your life when they were born? Lisa: We have a lot less free time now but they have blessed our lives in so many ways. It has been amazing to have children with the love of my life and learn how to parent together. The kids are constantly making us smile and laugh. I love watching their eyes light up with each new experience that they have in life. Seeing the world in their eyes brings back some of the magical moments from my childhood. 909: Tell us something unique or special about your kids? Lisa: All of our kids are charismatic and can light up



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NEW SEASON, NEW WINES! By: Mary Forgey, 3rd Street Wine Shop, La Verne

With spring here and summer around the corner, it’s a good time to think about trying something different – a refreshing white wine that you haven’t had before! It’s fun and informative to try a new varietal. And if you are not a white wine drinker, consider giving one of these lesser-known varietals a try. You might find a white wine that suits you well, and it is so refreshing to enjoy a fruity or crisp white wine during this time of the year. They are typically lighter in body than the reds, and make great picnic wines. We’ve all had good Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs, and while its comfortable to choose our ”old standbys,” it can be really interesting and tasty to try one of these: Albarino (Northern Spain): Albarino is a grape grown in rainy northwest Spain and Portugal. It is a wine with perfume aromas, and is noted for its light 20



body and crisp, relatively high acidity, which makes it a natural to pair with bold and spicy foods, like a seafood paella. Albarino grapes are small and very sweet with unusually thick skins, which help the fruit tolerate the damp climate and also contribute to the acidity and flavor that characterize Albarino wine. It is often zesty with citrus flavors. Torrontes (Argentina): This classic white wine of Argentina has seductively sweet white peach, lychee and honeysuckle aromas, but it is surprisingly dry in taste. The color is often crystal clear with green highlights, but can be golden in color from older vines. The floral aroma leads to a delicate and fresh flavor on the palate, and usually has a good acid balance. When paired with shellfish, it neutralizes the seafood’s salt and iodine. The wine is also surprisingly good with rich cheeses and cured meats.

Sips, Suds & Spirits By: Sid Robinson

Boar’s Head Deli Wine Club Wine Tasting Create Your Own Wine Custom Labels Most people of legal drinking age have had at least some experience with the vast and varied world of adult beverages. Be it a great beer, fine wine or well-crafted cocktail from an appealing distilled spirit, these beverages serve as intriguing and integral complements to our daily lives. This column focuses on the outstanding and unique products, events, places, people, recipes and business aspects that embody the imbibing world. And, as always, we remind you to drink responsibly. The current boom in the craft brewing industry continues to broaden opportunities for genuine innovative business ventures for local entrepreneurs to express their creativity in a way like never before. New establishments continue to pop up all the time, and it appears that the Inland Empire may be adding more soon. What a wonderful way to make an honest living, while also making a lot of people happy at the same time. With Dale Bros. Brewery in Upland, Claremont Craft Ales in Claremont, La Verne Brewing Co. in La Verne and Sanctum Brewing Co. in Pomona already firmly established, and Rök House Brewing Company scheduled to open this spring in Upland, beer lovers in and around the Foothills region have a generous choice of nearby craft beer-brewing taverns. There are also rumors of another craft brewery launching to the east of Cable Airport, further adding to local “beer tour.” The industry growth throughout the nation gives reason to believe that more new breweries will be dotting the local landscape in the months and years ahead. Nationally, craft brewers reached 7.8 percent volume of the total U.S. beer market in 2013, according to the Brewers Association. While that is only a small percentage of the nation’s overall beer sales, it is up from 6.5 percent of national sales in 2012. There were a total of 2,768 craft and small breweries operating in the United States in 2013,

an increase of 15 percent over 2012, according to a March report by the Brewers Association, the trade organization representing small and independent American craft brewers. That included 1,237 brewpubs, 1,412 microbreweries and 119 regional craft breweries. Last year alone, 413 new breweries opened in the United States (and 44 closed), and small brewing companies employed 110,273 people in 2013, also an increase over 2012. More than 1,000 breweries are currently in the planning stages across the country. There are more than 80 craft breweries currently operating in San Diego County alone, which has become the “Napa Valley of craft beer.” The industry has helped boost the image and the economies of their local communities. A large part of the appeal of craft beer is the creativity that goes into making some the best beer in the world. Proof can be found at places like Stone, Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey, Mother Earth Brewing, Ale Smith and many others. Brewpubs like Karl Strauss have their restaurants and tasting rooms spread throughout Southern California (and would be an ideal fit in the Inland Empire). Many of these places specialize in what would aptly be described as “sipping beers.” In fact, the best way to sample craft beers is much like you would taste wine – in small quantities. Try an assortment of beers in small “taster” glasses, and then enjoy a pint. Better yet, take home a 22-ounce bottle or a 64-ounce growler to savor later. Along with the craft breweries where you can test a variety of a single brewery’s production styles, brewpubs, restaurants and bars throughout the country are now offering a wide selection of craft beers. Liquor stores, grocery stores and even big wholesale club stores carry generous collection of beers you’ll never find in a 30-pack carton.

Sid Robinson authors a blog, “Sips, Suds and Spirits” ( that examines the beverage industry. He is a local strategic communications and public relations consultant with The 20/20 Network.

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snorkeling, golfing or relaxing on the beach. The Island Company has developed and managed most of the island’s lodging, dining and tours for more than 118 years and will be unveiling the island’s first-ever destination resort spa and a newly re-designed Descanso Beach Club this Fall. The island is an ideal vacation getaway for all seasons, located just 23 miles off the Southern California coast and easily accessible by three heliport locations and high speed ferry boats from four mainland ports including San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach and Dana

Point. As a treasured California landmark, the quaint island town of Avalon boasts a seaside village experience allowing visitors to enjoy restaurants, bars and shopping while strolling along the lovely promenade that curves along the crescent shaped bay from the boat dock to Descanso Bay. With Avalon’s charm and beauty and the secluded isthmus village of Two Harbors on the island’s west end, Catalina Island offers adventure, romance, eco-tourism, family fun, art galleries and historical attractions, for visitors all over the world.

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Island Express Helicopters A quick break for a day, a romantic getaway for the weekend or a relaxing vacation, Island Express is your ticket to Catalina Island. A fun, 15-minute flight is all that stands between you and beautiful Catalina. Island Express has been delivering exclusive tours of Southern California and Catalina since 1982. Our fleet of four top-of-the-line turbine helicopters fly out of our oceanfront heliport located at the majestic Queen Mary in Long Beach, San Pedro (Fri – Sun), and John Wayne Airport. Our highly experienced pilots offer a safe, fun, informative tour narrating highlights as you view the breathtaking vistas of Catalina Island and the Southern California coastline. Our Catalina Island Helicopter tours offer a unique way to experience the magical island! Ascend from our exclusive private Pebbly Beach Avalon heliport as you are lifted quickly over the water with a likely chance of spotting dolphins in the sparkling emerald seashore. Get your camera ready for a sweeping panorama of our enchanting Avalon enclave and its treasures, before a dramatic descent back to our Pebbly Beach heliport. John Wayne, Judy Garland, Clark Gable, Norma Jean, and many other stars have all vacationed here and after soaring above this breathtaking island, you’ll see why. Book your quick, affordable and thrilling helicopter trip to Catalina today! 909 MAGAZINE





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F U N AT T H E C I T I Z E N S B U S I N E S S B A N K A R E N A June 6 – Up Close and Personal Dinner and Magic Show. Experience the award-winning magic of “The Phil Factor”. This hour show filled with wondrous amusement will leave you wanting more. Tickets include dinner and the show in the San Manuel VIP Club. Tickets start at $45 (plus fees). June 7 – El Daza in concert! Unidos Por La Musica Presenta El Dasa. Tickets start at only $24.50 (plus fees)

June 20 – Spirit West Coast Christian Music Festival featuring Mercy Me, Tenth Avenue North, Sanctus Real, Kutless, Colton Dixon and Plumb (subject to change). Tickets start at $12.50 (plus fees). June 27 – Super Freestyle Explosion with Stevie B, Debbie Deb, Lisa Lisa, Stacey Q, Expose, Connie, Nu Shooz, Pretty Poison, Trinere! Nine legendary artists in ONE show! Tickets start at $37.50 (plus fees).




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6/6: The Victoria Gardens will have a Farmer’s Market and Craft Faire. Come by for a good time and fresh air. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 12505 North Mainstreet; Etiwanda.

6/6: Saosin featuring Anthony Green will be performing at The Fox Theater Pomona. The rock/ punk band show opens doors at 8 p.m. 301 South Garey Ave.; Pomona.

6/7: The Upland Adopt A Soldier Military Banner Program will be having their Viva Las Vegas Casino Night fund raiser at the George M. Gibson Sr. Center. 250 N. 3rd Ave.; Upland.

6/8 Join the fun at the Temple Beth Preschool Children’s Festival from 9am – 1pm. Enjoy games, food, and fun for all., 3033 N. Towne Ave., Pomona

6/6: The Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theater presents Bye Bye Birdie. This is a Tony Award winner for Best Musical and will be performed through mid-July. 455 W. Foothill Blvd.; Claremont.

6/7: The Inland Valley Humane Society and S.P.C.A.’s 13th Annual Dog Walk at Bonelli Park. Join a group of over 1,000 participants and their dogs. 120 Via Verde, San Dimas.

6/7: The Rancho Community Yard Sale offers great deals on clothing, electronics, furniture &more. Tentatively scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 9791 Arrow Rte.; Rancho Cucamonga.

6/8: The Los Angeles Championship and Tri. Express Triathlon Series will be held at the beautiful Frank G. Bonelli Park at the north shore, Dont Miss it! . 120 Via Verde; San Dimas.

6/6: Come enjoy Charlie Brown. You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown will be performed at the Lewis Family Playhouse. 12505 Cultural Center Dr.; Rancho Cucamonga.

6/7: The Claremont Museum of Art’s having OpenART Studio Tours including private studio tours of over 25 local professional artists for the all-day event. 840 N. Indian Hill, Claremont

6/8: There will be an ice cream social and grammar school plaque dedication at the San Dimas Walker House. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 121 N. San Dimas Ave.; San Dimas.

6/13: An eight-foot painting called the Arboretum by Steve Comba will be on display for its last day at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. 1500 N. College Ave.; Claremont.





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6/14: Take a relay leg for your 24 hour team. Assemble your team for the 24 Hour American Cancer Society Relay For Life at Magnolia Park. 651 W. 15th St.; Upland.

6/18: There will be a multi-chamber mixer at the Leroy Haynes Center by La Verne, Claremont, Glendora, Irwindale, Montclair, Pomona, San Dimas and Upland. 233 Baseline Rd.; La Verne.

6/26: Have a picnic with friends and enjoy music with the Garden Groove Summer Concerts at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden through July. 1500 N. College Ave.; Claremont.

6/28: For classic car owners, bring down your car to the Sycamore Inn for the Route 66 IECA Cucamonga Classics 4th Annual Car Show. 8318 E. Foothill Blvd.; Rancho Cucamonga.

6/16: The junior lifeguard program at the San Dimas Swim and Racquet Club will commence for eight weeks. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 990 W. Covina Blvd.; San Dimas.

6/19: While the Quakes have a home game, it will be Thirsty Thursday with $2 domestic 16 oz. drafts, $3 wine, champagne and margaritas. 8408 Rochester Ave.; Rancho Cucamonga.

6/26: The Pomona Fairplex will be hosting their Food Truck Thursdays again on this day. There will be many popular and famous food trucks. 1101 W. McKinley Ave.; Pomona.

6/28: Get your tickets early for the Claremont Village Blues and Brews Craft Walk. There will be an expected 25-35 breweries at the Village. HQ: 135 W. First St.; Claremont.

6/17: Bring your brain, your friends and your friends’ brains to the King Trivia Night at The Press Restaurant in Claremont. Seats go fast! 129 N. Harvard Ave.; Claremont.

6/21: Enjoy the Squeaky Clean Comedy performed by Melvin Austin at the Ontario Improv. There will be plenty of energy and fun without offensive language. 4555 Mills Circle; Ontario.

6/27: Fans rejoice as the Citizens Business Bank Arena will have Super Freestyle Explosion. Stevie B and Expose are just some of the live-on-stage lineup. 4000 E. Ontario Center Pkwy.; Ontario

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Men’s Health – Have You Checked Under The Hood Lately? June is Men’s Health Month, a great time to remind men about the importance of paying more attention to their own health. In fact, statistics show that many men still do not receive important preventative screenings and care. Men are less likely to have an ongoing relationship with a physician and tend to visit the doctor’s office only when something goes wrong. In fact, some men take better care of their cars than their own bodies. The funny thing is, a man’s body is a lot like an automobile – regular maintenance and check-ups are important to keep it running smoothly -- before those little maintenance issues become big repairs. Make Sure Your Valves are Running Smoothly Think of your heart as a four-valve, fuel-injected engine and, just like your car’s engine, you can’t always spot the problem before something blows. You can’t usually see the symptoms of high blood pressure and high cholesterol which can lead to heart attacks and strokes. These are easily checked in the physician’s office. A small blood sample can measure your total cholesterol, HDL (“good”)



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just a speed bump these days. Doctors understand much more about how to help patients strengthen their joints. Huge advances have also been made in joint replacement surgeries for the knees, shoulders, and hips. Getting the right care early can add years to the life of your suspension.

Are You Hauling Too Much Cargo? Carrying excess weight increases your risk for diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, and other diseases. Your body mass index (BMI) measures your body fat based on your height and weight, and can determine obesity. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, a BMI between 18.5 and 25 is within normal range. Your physician can help you monitor your weight and provide suggestions and support for tackling the issue.

Is Your Ride Too Sweet? According to the CDC, diabetes among Americans is increasing at a staggering rate. In fact, the CDC has predicted that as many as one out of three Americans could be diabetic by the year 2050. More than a third of US adults are now obese, which has not only been tied to diabetes, but to heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. Diabetes can also lead to loss of vision and circulation problems resulting in amputations and kidney disease. Type 2 diabetes, which is strongly tied to obesity, makes up 90 to 95 percent of all diabetes cases in the United States. Diabetes can be detected through simple blood tests. This chronic condition should be diagnosed and treated early to prevent long-term health problems.

Check Your Suspension Your knees and joints act as the suspension for your entire body. Once they get creaky, your traction may not be graceful through the curves of life. The good news is that injuries that would be debilitating 30 years ago are

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One of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience In Orthopedic Care We hope you never need us for orthopedic care, but if you do, we are happy to report that for the second year, San Antonio Community Hospital (SACH) has received the Women’s Choice Award as One of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Orthopedic Care. The Women’s Choice Award is based on criteria that consider patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience.

Don’t Blow a Gasket An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is caused by an enlarged blood vessel in the stomach that ruptures suddenly. AAAs frequently have no symptoms and can be fatal. The good news is that a simple ultrasound can detect AAA. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recommends screening men between age 65 and 75 who have smoked 100 or more cigarettes in their lifetime (HHS, 2009). Protect Your Coat Sun, age, nicks and scratches dull the look of your car and it’s the same with your body. Long-term sun exposure is the biggest cause of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. Check your skin every month for moles that have changed or look abnormal. You should also look out for sores that won’t heal. Have your doctor check your skin

thoroughly as part of your physical— melanoma is highly curable when diagnosed early. In support of men’s health month, San Antonio Community Hospital will be hosting their 2nd Annual Car Show and Men’s Health Event. Come and join the festivities as Health & Hot Rods features health tips presented by SACH physicians, free biometric screenings, a healthy buffet lunch, prizes, and of course an amazing array of “hot” cars and trucks. HEALTH & HOT RODS Saturday, June 22, 2013 San Antonio Community Hospital 9 am – 2 pm $15/person or $20/couple For more information or reservations, visit, or call 909.920.6139.



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Kathy San Martino Swelling issues of the limbs or other body parts can cause significant medical, functional and cosmetic problems. Lymphedema or edema, are often used interchangeably as a diagnosis though they are different in terms of the underlying cause of the swelling. 909_2014_quarter.pdf 1 2/10/2014 4:57:11 PM Lymphedema occurs when lymph nodes

and lymphatic vessels are removed or damaged in the treatment for cancers. This creates a blockade in the lymphatic system. (Occasionally we will see patients who have lymphedema because they were born with an insufficient/ underdeveloped lymphatic system.) Edema occurs when there is congestion or a blockade in the venous system. Edema can be caused by a number of factors including inactivity, prolonged standing, medications, and obesity. When there is a congestion in the vessels (lymphatic or venous), this pressure causes the vessels to leak fluid and protein into the tissue surrounding the vessels causing visible swelling. If left untreated, the swelling can continue to progress thereby increasing the weight of the limb, decreasing the mobility of the limb, and adversely affecting the health of the limb. Swelling can cause wounds to develop on the limb. The individual is also at risk for recurring cellulitis infections. An essential part of our treatment is applying compression to the swollen limb. This changes the pressure gradient in the limb. When compression is applied, the tissue surrounding the vessels has more pressure than the vessels, driving the fluid, protein, etc, back into the vessels. It is essential that an evalua-

tion is performed to determine if compression bandaging or a Velcro adjustable compression garment is required prior to using compression stockings. Too often, individuals are placed in compression stockings too soon with resulting discomfort, skin breakdown and general failure of the treatment. Treatment may also consist of a light massage known as manual lymph drainage, exercise and skin care. This treatment approach is known as Complete or Complex Decongestive Therapy and should be provided by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Just like hypertension, diabetes, and other physiological disorders of the body, we are not fixing the cause of the lymphedema. However, with the above treatment, we can attain an excellent degree of control over the problem. Some people require 23 hour compression on their limb to maintain ideal control – while others may attain sufficient control with compression just applied during the day. Lymphedema treatment requires a great deal of commitment on the part of the patient but the results are highly rewarding. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, please call Casa Colina at 909/596-7733, ext. 3500.

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Oh No, Not Now! You know the feeling…a tingling that becomes a hot, burning sensation in your lip followed by a blister that bursts leaving a painful, as well as contagious, lesion.

• The unsightly “sore” on your lip takes a week to heal, so you reschedule your pre-wedding photo shoot, hide from co-workers, miss the date of a lifetime and stay home in hiding or wear sunglasses thinking no one will know you; all of this from the dreaded cold sore. You are asking; “why me”, “why now”… why did this happen? What triggered this? There are many common triggers which include, but are not limited to: • Sun: Use a good sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat…this is California! Use lip balms with SPF protection throughout the day. Overexposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun can trigger an outbreak by damaging the skin on and around the lips. • Hormonal fluctuations (pssst, men have them also) Women tend to get cold sores prior to menstrua-



tion. Stress: Stay calm, be happy; stress wears down your immune system and can promote the outbreak of cold sores…breath! Trauma: If this is a trigger, make your dentist aware as stretching and pulling on your lips can bring one on. (More about the dentist later). Fatigue: This affects your immune system and makes you susceptible. Fight fatigue with good rest and good sleep.

Summer is almost here; be prepared and be proactive. If sun is one of your triggers, at the first sign of a cold sore (known as the prodromal period when you feel the burn or tingle deep inside your lip) contact your dentist and ask for a laser treatment. YES, lasers can treat cold sores immediately and effectively if you ask fast! When treated with a laser, there is immediate relief and the lesion (cold sore) does not surface…your life is not put on hold! The laser is not invasive as it does not touch the skin. The laser treatment is

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Half of the American popu- have gum disease, a bacterial lation is at risk of losing their infection that destroys the gums teeth and they don’t know it. and bone supporting your teeth. You could be losing your teeth. I don’t want you to be one of them! Approximately 50% of Good News! Your dentist can Americans are suffering from help. Periodontitis, also known as Gum Disease. It’s a slow devel- Treatment starts with removing oping, painless, and often symp- the bacteria adhering to the tom free disease that causes un- tooth and under the infected expected tooth loss. You could gum tissue. The gums will then have it and not know it. heal, but you have to vow never to let this happen again by adeIf it’s left untreated, you could quately keeping your teeth and lose all you teeth. gums clean. You cannot do this on your own. You will need the Gum Disease is often found in help of a dentist or hygienist. people who do not floss and who do not have their teeth pro- One more thing…This Is Realfessionally cleaned by a dentist ly Important! or hygienist. Research has shown that gum Early signs of gum disease in- disease is associated with diabeclude: bad breath, bleeding tes, heart disease, and low birth gums, bleeding when brush- weight. ing or flossing, reddish swollen gums, shredding dental floss, Step 2 to a Great Smile is to and tartar build up around your eliminate gum disease and teeth. prevent it from ever coming back. If you feel your teeth loosening, see puss coming out of the There are 6 Steps to a Great gums, or see your gums reced- Smile. Next month I’ll discuss ing, contact a dentist as soon as Step 3: Straight Teeth, It’s Not possible. This is a sign that you Just Beautiful.

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How does the Superior Courts’ Reorganization Plan Affect Your Access to Justice? San Bernardino Superior Courts will undergo significant changes when the new plan to reorganize local cases takes effect this month. With the opening of San Bernardino Justice Center in downtown San Bernardino, scheduled for May 28, 2014, all civil cases in the county (including those from Rancho Cucamonga Courthouse), and all district criminal cases will be moved to their new home.


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West Valley Superior Courthouse in Rancho Cucamonga will handle West End criminal cases, as well as temporary hearings on both civil and domestic violence restraining order matters. Family law cases in San Bernardino, as well as in Rancho Cucamonga will be heard in the historic courthouse in San Bernardino. Family law cases in Victorville will stay in Victorville. Cases of small claims, landlord tenants and traffic/non-traffic infractions from the San Bernardino, Fontana and Rancho Cucamonga districts will be heard in Fontana. Although the intended goal of restructuring is more efficient management of the massive caseload resulting from the recent and recurring budget cuts and court closures, the inevitable harm to many tax payers’ “access to justice” cannot be ignored. The anticipated confusion and frustration for both self-represented and represented litigants, the distance of travel and limitations of public transportation, costs of engaging long distance counsel, unavailability of free legal services, not to mention the added costs of litigation due to back logs and delays, are among serious impediments affecting your “access to justice.” Now, more than ever, you must reconsider your court litigation option against many more appealing dispute resolution alternatives available to you. I will talk more about this in the next issue. The Law Talk column is intended to provide free and general legal information to all 909 Readers. Ms. Azizi is a local legal practitioner whose community service and volunteer work includes providing legal information to general public. Email Questions to



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My working environment has become very negative. There is a lot of talking behind people’s backs. I dread going to work every day because of the hostile working environment. I think about quitting my job, but I am not sure if I could get another position that pays as well and offers the kind of benefits that this job offers. -Anonymous 909 Reader Dear Reader, Unfortunately your situation is not an uncommon one. There are many hostile workplaces throughout the country. Another unfortunate fact is that there is also limited employment at the present time and this makes it difficult to change jobs and to receive commensurate reimbursement and benefits, as you already mentioned. Having worked in a few hostile workplaces myself, I can empathize with the emotional toll that going to work every day and enduring such an environment, can take upon your mind, body and soul. It is important to maintain your sanity, dignity and self respect in such an environment. I would caution against becoming involved in the negative culture of your workplace as this is likely to cause you to feel badly about yourself and to increase the negativity directed toward you by your colleagues. Leaving your workplace may or may not be the answer to your problem. You may find that you leave your job, only to enter another workplace with a similarly negative environment. I would recommend taking up meditation and/or positive mindfulness exercises designed to reduce stress and increase positive thinking. You might try enrolling in meditation classes and/or researching the above keywords online. In the mean time, try some positive self-talk exercises. You might start by telling yourself that you are above the negativity of this environment and you do not have to be part of it. You might also remind yourself to search for the positive in your coworkers and make a point to acknowledge these positives out loud on a daily basis. You may say to yourself multiple times per day “I am a loving and positive person, I am not my environment”. You may find that your positive mindset begins to influence those around you in a positive manner and the workplace environment may improve. If you try the exercises and practices addressed above for three months’ time and your work environment does not change and/or your feelings about the environment do not change, it might be time to begin looking for another position so that you at least feel that you have the freedom to leave if you choose to do so. Just feeling like you have options and freedom can change your entire mindset. I wish you the best of luck. Kathryn Vannauker is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the CEO of Acceptance Counseling Services, Inc. Please call 909 767 7572 for an appointment with Kathryn Vannauker or one of her associates at Acceptance Counseling Services, Inc. If you have a question that you would like for Ms. Vannauker to respond to in the next edition of 909 Magazine, please email no more than 3 sentences to Ms. Vannauker will not respond to every email submitted by readers, but will choose one reader’s question to answer in the magazine each month. Although Kathryn Vannauker, MA, LMFT, does offer in-person clinical treatment as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, the intention of this article is only to provide general mental health information. You are the final arbiter of the information you receive and should act accordingly. Always consult your own doctor or therapist before making any decisions about your treatment or therapy. The information in this article should be considered “as is” and may not apply to your particular situation. There are no warranties regarding the information herein, either expressed or implied.




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Nissan Rogue: Economical and Very Safe By The Car Family

There are few cars so misnamed as the Nissan Rogue. Indeed, it is an honest vehicle that has great reliability and is ranked among the best affordable compact SUVs for families. And although 909 readers have an average household income of about $100,000, Nissan went so far as to provide a Select model with a starting price around $20,000 for those on a budget. Labeled a crossover, the Rogue has an abundance of cargo space, fairly good fuel mileage, and excellent crash scores. The standard four-cylinder engine runs through a continuously variable transmission and they combine for a 26/33 mpg average, near the top in this segment. The handling is fine for commuting and the whole kit and caboodle are ideal for dropping off the kids, going to the mall, or taking a trip to Las Vegas. Top that off with a third row seat and you have a handy utility vehicle well worth a test drive. There isn’t any real sport in the Rogue, but that is just fine with us. No doubt, the new Nissan Rogue is both bigger and better. 46


Mom’s View: I enjoyed driving the Nissan, although the third row is best left for the younger set. You have a large cargo bay made even better as the rear seat has a 40/60 split and the seats can fold flat. I liked Nissan’s Divide-N-Hide cargo system designed to keep things in place as well as away from prying eyes. Very handy, but read the manual first. The interior is rather plain, but the Rogue’s useful dash display and handy buttons makes it very workable. I especially liked the optional Nissan’s Around View monitor that uses four cameras to provide an aerial perspective of what is around the vehicle. You must order this system, especially for those who park in crowded lots. Standard features include a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, auxiliary audio jack and a USB port. Safety-wise the Nissan can be ordered with LED headlights, Forward Collision Warning and Safety Shield, a phrase for a battery of safety features that includes Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning and more. I liked the

theater type seating for those in the second row. Overall, this is truly a family vehicle. It does everything a carrier of people should with a touch of elegance and a huge amount of safety equipment. Best of all, it does this in a workman-like fashion. Young Working Woman’s View: If you need a third row of seats on a consistent basis move up to the Pathfinder. Secondly, although the base price of $22,490 is attractive, it only takes a couple of option packages to drive that sticker price well north of $33,000. However, Nissan is offering some great lease deals that make the Rogue an extremely attractive alternative. The Rogue is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety top award and it did well in other crash tests as well. As Mom said, a great family vehicle especially with the optional Forward Collision Warning. The Rogue is Nissan’s second top selling vehicle and it is easy to see why with additional standard features including Nissan’s Advanced Air Bag System with dualstage supplemental front air bags; front

seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags; roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection among other features. The Nissan is easy to drive and maneuver and park. It is a handy size and the entry height isn’t too high, but the rear hatch is a reach. Dad’s View: No question that the Rogue’s engine comes in for a fair amount of criticism due to its noise under stressful conditions. I didn’t mind that the 2.5-liter four cylinder engine produces 170 horsepower and uses Nissan’s Xtronic continuously variable transmission to provide excellent fuel

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It was 1970. Nixon was in the White House, American soldiers were in Vietnam and Richard Shetley, now an educational icon, began teaching. However, as 2014’s eighth grade class of Vineyard Junior High in the Alta Loma School District moves on to high school, Shetley will close his classroom door for the final time in a phenomenal forty-four year career.

Nearly every former student’s favorite teacher and described by Vineyard assistant principal, Judy Bach as being nothing less than “legendary”, Shetley has worked in various educational settings, taught sixth grade, language arts and social studies locally, but has called Vineyard home for the last 23 years. Shetley prefers the junior high age group believing that “For a 13 year old, anything is still possible. A 13 year old can still dream anything”, and says they are full of curiosity, innocence and strength. An inveterate storyteller, Shetley opens most class sessions with a life lesson. One in particular, began on a seventies’ summer day, on a narrow trail in the High Sierra. A group Shetley led of inner city youths working for the forest service, needed to hike through a pass before weather conditions worsened. Near 13,000 feet up, Hugo, one frightened and exhausted student vowed he would go no further. He quit and wanted the group to go on without him. In what would become “classic Shetley,” the

then twenty-something-year-old teacher coaxed Hugo on with “Just 50 more steps. One, two, three… just 50 more, just 50 more steps, Hugo”, as rain, then hail, thunder, lightning and wind threatened. Finally, with “just 50 more steps,” they all made it through—even Hugo who, once safe, ran to huddle under a poncho. As Shetley says, “The 50 more steps in life, which is full of troubles. You never know what’s coming. 50 more steps is how you get past a tragedy and keep going. Just 50 more steps.” Shetley’s forty-four years of “50 more steps”, charts the immeasurable educational and personal inroads he’s made. He has guided students as far as they thought they could go, through subject matter, on their own journeys, and then even further. Not one morning has passed that he has not wanted to follow his own path, to work where he could lead, inspire, encourage, and enlighten—where he could do what he has done so remarkably well--where he could teach. 909 MAGAZINE


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Many Americans today think that Christian schools are a novelty; they think that schools that include the study of the Bible as part of their core curriculum is an aberration from a “traditional” American educational system. Those holding such views would be surprised to find that the opposite is true. A study of America’s educational history would reveal that the Bible was the key component in the development and success of our educational system. The Bible was the reason that schools were founded in our nation! One of the earliest education laws in our country was passed by the early settlers in 1647, called the “Old Satan

Deluder Act.” The settlers came to America to escape religious and political persecution in Europe. They believed that the persecutions (acts carried out under Satan’s delusion) were allowed to take place because of the populace’s illiteracy in general and biblical illiteracy in particular. To combat a possible repeat of history in the new land, the settlers mandated that communities with at least 50 families must sponsor a teacher; they must establish a grammar school when the population reached 100 families. The purpose of the school was to teach the children to read, particularly to read and understand the Bible. The 1690 Connecticut Illiteracy Law was passed with the same motive in mind: in order to equip the citizenry for “reading the Holy Word of God and the good laws of this (State).” Shortly after establishment of our country, the founding fathers passed a federal law that required all existing and incoming states to establish schools that will teach “religion, morality, and knowledge.” Many of the founding fathers advocated that the Bible be the primary text in these schools. As our country continued to grow, so did our schools. The American school system was the best in the world, and the Bible was central to its curriculum. In the early 1840’s, an attempt

was made in Philadelphia to establish a school that would be free of the Bible and any Christian influence. A legal battle ensued that would reach the highest court in the land. In a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court upheld the centrality of the Bible in US schools when they wrote: “Why may not the Bible, and especially the New Testament, without note or comment, be read and taught as a Divine revelation in the (school)—its general precepts expounded… and its glorious principles of morality inculcated?...Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament? Where are benevolence, the love of truth, sobriety, and industry, so powerfully and irresistibly inculcated as in the Sacred Volume?” (US Supreme Court, Vidal vs. Girard’s Executor, 1844) From the beginning, the Bible has been central to our country’s educational program. Even as late as the 1950’s, US public schools required students to pass rigorous Bible classes in order to graduate. The Bible was removed from the public school’s curriculum in the early 1960’s. Thankfully, Christian schools were founded so that children can continue to learn and grow from God’s wonderful book, the Holy Bible!

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child to spend a summer afternoon. Public library summer reading programs began in the 1890s to encourage library use and to develop a habit of reading. Today, more than 95% of libraries have summer programs, many of which target preschool and kindergarten age children with activities and crafts. Most schools have summer reading lists; Saint Mark’s Episcopal School and many other independent schools have summer library hours. Make visiting the library part of your summer routine and build a relationship with the librarian. According to the American Library Association there are many benefits to young readers in a summer reading program: • Encouragement that reading becomes a lifelong habit • Reluctant readers can be drawn in by the activities • Reading over the summer helps children keep their skills up • The program can generate interest in the library and books • A librarian chooses good books and motivates children to read. Good readers become critical thinkers and problem solvers, and they have fun. If you really want to open up your child’s imagination, have them open a book.

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Craig Hammer, the president of EPI, speaks of a time when his mother taught children with special needs in their home. Patricia Ruth Hammer went on to open “A Growing Place” in Van Nuys, the first of many community schools under their corporate umbrella. That was 1971, forty three years ago. Since then, the Hammer family has contributed their business acumen to facilities in churches, government buildings, and converted residential properties for communities in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Dove Day School was in West Covina for 54 years until, in early 2013, the landlords accepted an offer on its lot. When it became clear that the whining and tantrums were not going to change anyone’s mind; I began looking towards a new home for her grandmother, Marie Dove’s school. She called an old friend

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Evidence of termites or infestation Lack of positive drainage away from the perimeter walls More than 3 layers of roofing Roof leaks or evidence of past roof leaks Lack of or inoperable heating system Peeling or chipping interior or exterior paint for homes built prior to 1978 One or more utilities not being turned on at the inspection time (gas, water, electric) Lack of a carbon monoxide detector

on each level of the home. 9. Lack of smoke detectors 10. Lack of earth quake straps on the water heater per building code (metal plumbers tape is not acceptable) 11. Automatic garage door opener without a reversal safety mechanism or inoperable safety mechanism. 12. Incomplete renovations such as a kitchen or bath remodel 13. Faulty electrical or plumbing systems. 14. Missing HUD Tags for manufactured homes Although the above list does not guarantee that your home will meet all the HUD minimum property guidelines it does cover the most common FHA required repairs. For further inspection you can contact your local appraiser who is listed on the FHA registry.

FOOTHILLS HOME SALES 2356 N. San Benito Court, Claremont. 4 Bed, 3 Baths, 2,260 Sq. Ft. On the market for 27 days. Sold for $710,000. 242 Eagle Grove Ave., Claremont. 4 Bed, 3 Baths, 2.707 Sq. Ft. On the market for 43 days. Sold for $736,000. 562 Baughman Ave., Claremont. 3 Bed, 2 Baths, 2,146 Sq. Ft. On the market for 0 days. Sold for $739,900. 918 Saint Catherine Way, Claremont. 4 Bed, 4 Baths, 3,050 Sq. Ft. On the market for 73 days. Sold for $750,000. 505 W. 9th Street, Claremont. 4 Bed, 3 Baths, 1,955 Sq. Ft. On the market for 12 days. Sold for $789,000. 2551 San Andres Way, Claremont. 3 Bed, 2 Baths, 2,380 Sq. Ft. On the Claremont market for 37 days. Sold $830,000.

4715 Webb Canyon Road, Claremont. 3 Bed, 2 Baths, 2,611 Sq. Ft. On the market for 36 days. Sold for $950,000. 3101 Montana Lane, Claremont. 4 Bed, 3 Baths, 3,420 Sq. Ft. On the market for 47 days. Sold $1,050,000. 3537 Padua Ave., Claremont. 4 Bed, 3 Baths, 3,430 Sq. Ft. On the market for 146 days. Sold for $1,200,000. 3594 Pennsylvania Place, Claremont. 4 Bed, 3 Baths, 4,962 Sq. Ft. On the market for 186. Sold for $1,200,000. 1323 Appalachian, Claremont. 5 Bed, 5 Baths, 4,121 Sq. Ft. On the market for 45 days. Sold for $1,298,500. 623 Adirondack Lane, Claremont. 6 Bed, 6 Baths, 4,702 Sq. Ft. On the market 50 days. Sold for $1,320,000.

983 Appalachian, Claremont. 5 Bed, 6 Baths, 5,315 Sq. Ft. On the market for 85 days. Sold for $1,588,000. 1016 Amarillo Dr., Claremont. 6 Bed, 5 Baths, 5,277 Sq. Ft. On the market for 91 days. Sold for $1,610,000. 654 Brigham Young Dr., Claremont. 5 Bed, 5 Baths, 4,916 Sq. Ft. On the market 7 days. Sold for $1,680,000. 2613 Roadrunner Drive, La Verne. 4 Bed, 3 Baths, 2,556 Sq. Ft. On the market for 28 days. Sold for $689,000. 2236 3rd Street, La Verne. 3 Bed, 2 Baths, 2,362 Sq. Ft. On the La Verne market for 24 days. Sold for $690,000. 2976 Falconberg Drive, La Verne. 4 Bed, 3 Baths, 2,230 Sq. Ft. On the market for 28 days. Sold for $695,000.

1230 Oakmead Lane, La Verne. 3 Bed, 3 Baths, 1,872 Sq. Ft. On the market for 19 days. Sold for $699,000. 4736 Williams Ave., La Verne. 3 Bed, 2 Baths, 2,153 Sq. Ft. On the market for 241 days. Sold for $702,000. 5864 Wheeler Avenue, La Verne. 4 Bed, 2 Baths, 2,126 Sq. Ft. On the market for 22 days. Sold for $715,000. 2360 Meadow Glen Drive, La Verne. 4 Bed, 3 Baths, 3,078 Sq. Ft. On the market for 70 days. Sold for $800,000. 1210 Oakmead Lane, La Verne. 4 Bed, 2 Baths, 2,240 Sq. Ft. On the market for 45 days. Sold for $810,000. 2290 Del Marino, La Verne. 4 Bed, 3 Baths, 2,937 Sq. Ft. On the La Verne market for 67 days. Sold for $835,000.

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FOOTHILLS HOME SALES 2201 Golden Hills Road, La Verne. 4 Bed, 3 Baths, 2,582 Sq. Ft. On the market for 31 days. Sold for $880,000. 1729 Cypress Circle, La Verne. 6 Bed, 5 Baths, 3,291 Sq. Ft. On the market for 17 days. Sold for $889,000. 5332 Mountain Springs Ranch Rd., La Verne. 7 Bed, 6 Baths, 4,428 Sq. Ft. On the market for 77 days. Sold $1,018,000. 7158 Melinda Lane, La Verne. 4 Bed, 5 Baths, 4,240 Sq. Ft. On the market for 42 days. Sold $1,100,000. 2421 Santiago, La Verne. 5 Bed, 4 Baths, 4,845 Sq. Ft. On the La Verne market for 104 days. Sold for $1,300,000. 4527 Briney Point Street, La Verne. 4 Bed, 3 Baths, 3,500 Sq. Ft. On the market for 47 days. Sold for $1,300,000.

6020 Zircon Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga. 4 Bed, 2 Baths, 3,381 Sq. Ft. On the market for 86 days. Sold $800,000. 6330 Laurel Blossom Pl., Rancho Cuca. 4 Bed, 6 Baths, 4,224 Sq. Ft. On the market for 13 days. Sold $850,000. 4989 Huntswood Pl, Rancho Cucamonga. 4 Bed, 4 Baths, 3,531 Sq. Ft. On the market for 42 days. Sold for $850,000. 7066 Etiwanda Ave., Rancho Cucamonga. 5 Bed, 4 Baths, 3,669 Sq. Ft. On the market 188 days. Sold for $860,000. 4939 Archibald Ave., Rancho Cucamonga. 5 Bed, 3 Baths, 3,763 Sq. Ft. On the market for 7 days. Sold for $898,000. 13592 Brittle Brush Ct., Rancho Cuca. 5 Bed, 5 Baths, 4,049 Sq. Ft. On the market for 28 days. Sold for $920,000.




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13158 Norcia Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. 4 Bed, 5 Baths, 4,010 Sq. Ft. On the market for 72 days. Sold for $925,000. 6264 Golden Trail, Rancho Cucamonga. 4 Bed, 5 Baths, 4,227 Sq. Ft. On the market 157 days. Sold for $950,000. 9485 Sherwood Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. 4 Bed, 5 Baths, 3,804 Sq. Ft. On the market 156 days. Sold for $980,000. 12789 Bridge Water Dr., Rancho Cuca. 5 Bed, 6 Baths, 5,187 Sq. Ft. On the market 214 days. Sold for $1,050,000. 5074 Earl Court, Rancho Cucamonga. 5 Bed, 5 Baths, 6,232 Sq. Ft. On the market 93 days. Sold for $1,050,000. 10415 Hillside Road, Rancho Cucamonga. 7 Bed, 5 Baths, 6,014 Sq. Ft. On the market 142 days. Sold for $1,125,000.

13117 Carnesi Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. 5 Bed, 6 Baths, 5,300 Sq. Ft. On the market 55 days. Sold for $1,615,000. 4970 Lone Acres Ct., Rancho Cucamonga. 5 Bed, 5 Baths, 5,932 Sq. Ft. On the market 131 days. Sold for $2,150,000. 4928 Sundowner Ct., Rancho Cucamonga. 5 Bed, 6 Baths, 5,448 Sq. Ft. On the market 116 days. Sold for $2,300,000. 1703 Via Alegre, San Dimas. 5 Bed, 3 Baths, 2,174 Sq. Ft. On the La Verne market for 92 days. Sold for $579,900. 228 Calle Rosa, San Dimas. 4 Bed, 3 Baths, 2,268 Sq. Ft. On the market for 171 days. Sold for $600,000. 964 Calle Carrillo, San Dimas. 5 Bed, 3 Baths, 2,662 Sq. Ft. On the market for 155 days. Sold for $600,000.



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