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Readers,

Welcome to the second issue of the new year! 909 Magazine is back with

our March/April Spring edition. We had the incredible opportunity to sit one on one with Lisa Edelstein from Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce and House to talk about her current show and impressive career. Likewise, we have captivating articles about USC’s Jordan McLaughlin; Upland’s first female Mayor Debbie Stone; The Harmony of Wine, and a guide to Inland Empire trails. We have included fun and innovative articles on Spring Fashion and Home Decor. San Antonio Regional Hospital sheds light on joint replacement surgery, and Casa

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Colina offers tips on staying ahead of M.S. and other disabling conditions. We want to thank our readers for your constant support and dedication. We love bringing you the news of our community and keeping everyone connected. Please enjoy as you read through our Spring Issue of 909 Magazine.

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Contents TA B L E O F

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10 CHASING WATERFALLS GO ON AN ADVENTURE! OUR INLAND EMPIRE HIKING GUIDE WILL LEAD YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

12 SPRING FASHIONS W H AT Y O U S H O U L D B E WEARING THIS SEASON

20 USC’S JORDAN MCLAUGHLIN THE TROJAN’S POINT G U A R D C AT C H E S U P WITH 909

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24 BREAKING BARRIERS D E B B I E S T O N E C R E AT E S H I S T O R Y AS UPLANDS FIRST FEMALE M AY O R

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Cucamonga Valley’s Historic Landmark Winery Celebrating 90 years of Winemaking & Grape Growing Gifts Wine Club Award Winning Wines Wine Tasting Daily Picnic Area

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CORNER By David M. Grossman

SENIOR HO U S I N G O P T I O NS & H OW TO PAY FO R T H E M family member. In this article, we will be clarifying some of the terms used when you start your research in finding a match that suits your needs. Consult your local doctor, healthcare professional, or a support group if you need help in finding balance between your needs and the available options. Here is a broad range of available options in the 909 area: AGING IN PLACE - Staying at home is almost everyone’s first desire. However, this may require arranging for additional help and modification to your current home. As your needs may change over time it is a good idea familiarize yourself with other options.

Attorney David M. Grossman E S TAT E P L A N N I N G & ELDER LAW SPECIALIST As the population ages the need for senior housing options increases. Residents of the Inland Empire are fortunate to have many senior housing options offering all levels of care. The real challenge is not finding the right place to live but finding the resources to pay. WHAT IS SENIOR HOUSING The key to making the best choice in senior housing is to match the housing choice with the individual’s physical requirements, medical needs, social desires and financial resources. When deciding on the senior housing plan that is right for you or your family member, it is important to take into account not only the level of assistance currently needed but also anticipate future requirements. There are many challenges in identifying the type of housing need for you or your MARCH/APRIL 2017

INDEPENDENT LIVING - Often referred to as : retirement communities, senior housing, and senior apartments. This “for seniors only” option is great if your requirements for care are minimal and you desire a living space that is low maintenance. ASSISTED LIVING - Often referred to as residential care. This option may be appropriate for those who need some help with one or more activity of daily living. The cost of this option is related to your needs. It however, does not always mean 24 hour care. RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY FOR THE ELDERLY (RCFE) - These facilities provide non- medical room, meals, full housekeeping, supervision, storage ad distribution of medication, and personal care assistance. SKILLED NURSING HOME - The highest level of care for an older adult outside of a hospital. This option is for individuals that require professional assistance around the clock.

In assessing which one of these housing options is right for you, you need to consider the following issues: Level of Care Location and Accessibility Caregiving Support Finances HOW TO PAY Once you have found the appropriate place for you or your family member’s senior years you are faced with the task of managing that choice financially. If your choice is AGING IN PLACE or INDEPENDENT LIVING it is likely that you will have to self finance this option. However, you may find certain local, county, and state programs available to assist with specific issues, such as modification of your house. Many of these programs defer the repayment of funds borrowed to a later date; however, the funds may ultimately have to be repaid. If your choice is RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY or SKILLED NURSING HOME the potential payers are: you, insurance, and Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal is available to pay the cost of RCFEs that participate in the California’s Assisted Living Waiver. Not all RCFE’s participate in this program. You must check with the individual RCFE or the State of California, Depart of Health Care Services. Medi-Cal is available to pay for all or part of the cost of your care in a Skilled Nursing Home. The initial qualification requirements are: Income - Less than $3,023.00 per month Assets - Less than $120,900.00 However, the following assets are not counted in this calculation: Residence; IRAs; 401ks; business; income earning property; and many other items. Also, the income requirement for a married couple can be increased from the minimum of $3,023.00. Finally, since January 1, 2017 the State of California’s law has changed to essentially eliminate any payback to the State. You must talk to an attorney that specializes in this area to see what can be accomplished for your specific situation. A good resource we have found on the internet is the site called HelpGuide.org. Researching any program on the internet poses a challenge in that there are always so many choices. Most facilities that offer care can point you to a resource that suits their requirements. 909 MAGAZINE

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Chasing Waterfalls TH E IN L AN D EM P I R E HIKIN G G U I D E WRITTEN BY TAY L O R L E W I S

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hether you’re an avid hiker interested in a challenge, or someone just looking to disconnect and get in touch with nature; the Inland Empire is home to beautiful trails that offer scenic views and varying levels of difficulty. Hiking has become an incredibly popular workout, being that it allows for people to change up their routines and burn a ton of calories while enjoying the great outdoors. With the Spring season right around the corner, lacing 10

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up some tennis shoes and hitting the trails should be on every Inland Empire native’s to-do list. There are a ton of great trails to decide between, and it may be difficult choosing the best fit for you. If you’re a novice hiker and want to start with something that’s quick and less strenuous, you may want to look into short trails like San Antonio Falls, Big Falls or the ever-popular Mt. Rubidoux Trail. Both San Antonio Falls and Big Falls, as you may have

already guessed, lead to a great waterfall that make for ideal resting areas to snap photos and prepare for the descent back to your car. The Mt. Rubidoux Trail, located in Riverside is two miles long when taking the most demanding route and is less than a mile if the short way sounds more appealing. Rubidoux is highlighted by a large cross that sits atop the mountain at the end of your hike, as well as smaller beauties on the trip up like the aptly named “Peace Bridge.” MARCH/APRIL 2017


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“When it’s time for the sun to shine through, Mother Nature will have made your hiking experience even more incredible.” is shaded by pine forest and the scenery is beautiful for your entire hiking trip. If you want to experience a more complex hike, but don’t want to take on the mileage that the previous hikes I’ve stated will give you; Claremont Hills Park trail is a steady 5 miles on a nice fire road. Equipped with benches at the peak for relaxation and amazing views. Shady trees will guide you to the top. This trail is ideal for those who already love hiking but are still not at an expert level. It has been pretty apparent that the Inland Empire, and California in general have been experiencing a serious drought. Even with a Californian’s inevitable love for the sun and the fun-filled days it accompanies; the lack of rain we’ve experienced has had a negative impact. Luckily, the Inland Empire has been experiencing strong rain showers

as of late. This intense rainfall has provided us with something to look forward to. Hiking will be a must-do this Spring! Heavy rain should be every trail- seekers prayer knowing that when it’s time for the sun to shine through, Mother Nature will have made your hiking experience even more incredible. After this guide of why you and everyone you love should be hiking; I genuinely hope that you take the time to get outside and get moving up those trails. Remember to be prepared with your hiking necessities; water bottle, proper shoes, sun protection, cash for parking, extra food, and so on. There is a trail suited for everyone, and hiking is truly an activity that is good for your mind, body and soul. Get out into the fresh air and take in this amazing world that we live in. We anticipate seeing you at the top!

If you’re more into hikes that will push your limits and increase your heart rate, there are plenty of Inland Empire trail options that will suffice. The Mt. Baldy Notch Trail is a strenuous 9.5 mile hike that is only recommended to those with lots of experience and stamina, with the best times to climb being from March to November. There is also the San Bernardino Peak for those who really want to go the distance; an intense 15 miles will have you breaking a sweat quickly due to the high-elevation and steepness of the trail. Luckily, this trail MARCH/APRIL 2017

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Spring FASHION TRENDS BY DESTINY LALONDE

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pring Fashion Trends recently burst into the new year as we stretch towards the months of March through May, and there is little we don’t love about the Season. New York Fashion Week began on February 9th, and showcased many of the dapper trends that are ready for the Spring Market. From popular brands like Banana Republic, Yeezy, Coach, Dion Lee, and many more. As New York Fashion Week promises and delivers; their Spring of 2017 line up will be one of the most blossoming, colorful, and delicate seasons for stylish trends.

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STRIPES

Stripes are in again this Spring. While looking through your closet you might find that you are prepared for the trend. Striped outfits are inevitably vivid and eye-catching. Perhaps, one might think it to be a fit for Summer attire, but as Spring approaches you’ll want to stand out amongst a crowd of plain t-shirts and shorts. Colorful patterns like long striped dresses or brilliantly colored striped short-sleeved tops are a surefire way to get you into a lively mood for the upcoming Season. Don’t be afraid to be the one to stand out in a crowd wearing stripes, because this Season’s patterns are flawless and stunning to wear.

KHAKI

Everyone must have Khaki clothing somewhere, and if not, it is easily attainable. By and large commemorated by the brands Yeezy, Creatures of Comfort, and J. Crew, Khaki clothing is remarkably credited and popular. It can be seen as streetwear, dresses, coats, or any style you can name. It’s no surprise to put Khaki on the list for trends in Spring 2017. A gallant Khaki piece combined with muted florals or prints stood out for this Season’s preview! Undoubtedly, you’ll be the light of the Season with this creative and ageless style.

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SHADES OF YELLOW

This Season will be bursting with color - with a shout out to yellow! Indeed, anyone can enjoy the color yellow in the shade of their choosing. Much like spring, the color yellow is dazzling and auroral. Brands like Coach, Creatures of Comfort, and Jason Wu all sponsor the color yellow in their clothing lines for the Spring Season of 2017. Dresses, tops, shoes; all things yellow will be in style during this time of year.

TRENCH COATS

Creatures of the Wind, Tibi, and Dion Lee brands revealed their trench coat clothing line during the New York Fashion Week showcase of Spring 2017. Trench Coats are the latest fashion trend brought on to become an exacting look admired by many. Big buckles, folded fabrics, leather or cotton are all in style this season. Spring is a time of growth and wicked weather, and the trench coat style will keep you looking stunning while at times weather appropriate.

BATH ROBES

A bathrobe mode overtook the Spring Fashion lines in an extraordinary way. Who knew bathrobes would be a sensation when employing fashion sense? You’d never think something you usually slip into after a refreshing shower will now be adorned to step out into your day! As trendy as it seems; if you wish to be a little more adventurous and bold during the Spring, New York Fashion Week gladly announces that your bathrobe is a style to consider.

LONG SHIRT DRESSES

Long shirts are not usually associated with high fashion. With the addition of pastel colors, ruffles and extra flowing fabric; these shirtdresses were one of the standouts for New York Fashion Week Spring Line of clothing. As one might expect Brooks Brothers were among the brands that stunned with this returning trend; as well as, Altuzarra, and Alexander Wang. These shirtdresses are past ostentation and refined to a point of unanticipated beauty. The chic shirtdress will compel just about anyone to be spontaneous during this Spring Season of fashion and merriment. Enjoy!

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Lisa Edelstein INTER VIEW BY JOHN CALDERWOOD

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909 EXC LU SIVE INTE R V I E W 909 Magazine recently had the chance to sit down and speak with Lisa Edelstein star of the hit Bravo television series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce which just wrapped up its third season. Many people also know Lisa from her role on the Fox hit drama House for which she played Doctor Cuddy. 909: Of course, many people know you as Dr. Lisa Cuddy from House, or as the self- help author Abby McCarthy from your hit Bravo Network show Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce. For those who don’t know, please tell us a little bit about this show. Lisa: Well, it’s a rollicking romp of a dramedy about a self-help book writer whose life and marriage falls apart quite publicly. She has to recover from her failed marriage, her failed fantasies and her failed idea of herself. It’s sexy, it’s funny, it’s raw and sometimes raunchy and the clothes and shoes don’t disappoint either. How’s that for a sales pitch? 909: Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce is Bravo’s first scripted show. Did that present as a challenge in anyway? Lisa: It was only a challenge in the sense that Bravo had no experience selling a scripted show to an audience. They were already quite good at selling their reality programs. Their hope was to keep their viewers watching Bravo for their scripted fare, rather then changing the channel when they were ready to change format. That said, our show was their first, their baby, and because of that — they approached it and us with great enthusiasm and excitement. It’s hard for any show to stay on the air especially on an established network of scripted shows. The demand is immediate and show’s death often comes quick. That was not true at Bravo. We had a great opportunity to be allowed to grow and find our audience. 909: You were married right before you started filming for a show about divorce. What was that like? Has the show ever leaked out into your personal life? MARCH/APRIL 2017

Lisa: It’s true, we got married the day before I had to leave for Vancouver. I was so stressed out trying to get ready for this huge job and our beautiful wedding. The morning after the wedding, as we hit the road north I was down with the flu. So my husband got to prove the ‘in-sickness’ part of the deal right out of the gate. But doing a show about divorce as a newlywed is actually a great thing. It’s a cautionary tale, a reminder that love is not enough, that you have to pay attention, stay alert, listen, and actively keep your marriage healthy. There is no sitting back. Marriage isn’t really a noun, it’s a verb. 909: What’s a typical Friday night like for Lisa? Do you have any hobbies?

Lisa: While I’m shooting? A Friday night while I’m shooting is work and sleep. Our job is long hours and a lot of people so the social part of it is both wonderful and exhausting. I like quiet on the weekends. When I’m not shooting, we do what we call hip-hop Shabbat on Fridays. For a while we had this fabulous hip-hop dance teacher come over and the kids would dance for a few hours while I cooked. Then we’d sit down for a great family Shabbat dinner. It’s pretty fabulous. We aren’t religious people but I love the ritual. It reminds us to appreciate the work we all did that week; the good moments; the hard moments, and to remember to take a day off and celebrate each other while we can. My husband and I like to go to galleries and museums. He is an 909 MAGAZINE

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9 0 9 EX CL U S IV E IN TE R V IE W amazing artist and many of his friends are incredibly talented. It’s a fascinating world, completely different from my own, so it’s a good escape! 909: I’ve read that James St. James referred to you as the Queen of the Night, and that you were very big in the club scenes in the 80’s, how did that lead into your acting career? Lisa: Not quite... James and I were best friends when we were 18 and we started clubbing together. We were very young and wildly enthusiastic and ended up becoming somewhat well known for, well... being young and wildly enthusiastic. The Queen of the Night business came out of an

article Maureen Dowd did about me in the NY Times Magazine a few years later called, “Lisa In Wonderland”. I’m not sure who she was quoting but there you go. The experience I had of sudden national fame was both overwhelming and terrifying. It taught me an enormous amount. That fame should not be a goal; that fame takes away as much personal power as it appears to give, and that if I wanted to be an actress just to be famous then I better find a new career path, because that was not worth the trouble. So, I became very reclusive. I dropped out of that whole scene, and I dropped out of school. I became extremely introspective. After about a year I wrote, composed, produced and performed

in a musical I’d written about the one real, important, and deeply disturbing experience that actually mattered at the time: The AIDS crisis. Because of the sudden fame I’d experience before this I was able to do a workshop of my play at a wonderful theatre. They knew there was enough curiosity about me to draw a crowd, at least for a weekend. After that, it was on me to prove myself. The play was a success, it went into full production a year later. I was able to take excerpts of it on the road to schools and benefits... So, what started off as a vacuous experience; being famous for no reason, ended up making a deeply meaningful experience possible. From that, it gave me the confidence to go out into the world as the artist I always wanted to be. 909: Are there any particular characters that you’ve played that stood out as a personal favorite? A role that you feel has made a lasting impact on your life? Lisa: I definitely have my favorites, mostly because they were parts that changed the course of my life — little bits at a time... The “Risotto Girl” on Seinfeld; Rhonda Roth on Relativity (first ever lesbian kiss on network tv, thank you very much); Laurie the sex worker/law student on The West Wing, Cindy the trans woman on Ally McBeal; Cuddy on House and finally Abby on GG2D, (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce). All these parts led to each other. Each one more exciting and satisfying then the last. I’ve worked a long time and succeeded in small steps. I’m grateful for the careful pace — never too overwhelming, and always moving forward. If my dreams were to continue to come true it would be to continue to be challenged in new and exciting ways. Always giving more and always learning how much more I can give. 909: By the time people read this article it will be March, National Woman’s History month. Do you have any strong female role models you feel inspired you in your life and career?

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909 EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Lisa: One of my personal heroes is Cecile Richards. She stands so bravely at the forefront of the fight for reproductive rights. In this day an age, it’s very easy to abuse people - to threaten people - to assault someone with words. But she shows up everyday, so well spoken, and so put together. I’m sure it’s quite a feat but it never shows. Her strength and poise make it possible for the rest of us to believe we can - and must - show up, too. 909: What sort of advice would you give to women trying to make it in Hollywood today? Lisa: I wouldn’t know the first thing about making it in Hollywood today. This business has never had a career path; you forge it yourself, and it’s unique to you. It always has been and always will be. I suppose there is this: work hard, focus, remember your goals, always seek improvement, always seek opportunity to create, and make stuff. Do it yourself. Do it with friends. Don’t wait. 909: You’ve done mostly television roles; do you feel like television suits you better? Do you have a preference for television over film? Lisa: I love television. I love longform storytelling. I don’t want to sit with a character for an hour and a half, I want 13-hours! 22-hours! I’m greedy that way! That said, film is awesome, too. 909: Lastly before we go, I know you’ve done a lot of work with Best Friends Animal Society, and you are considered an Ambassador for them. Can you tell us a little about what they do? Lisa: I’ve known and worked with Best Friends for years and years. They mean what they say; they do what they say, and they are good at what they do. They have a beautiful ranch for a multitude of rescues of different breeds and species. But more then that, they help local

“Doing a show about divorce as a newlywed is actually a great thing.. a reminder that love is not enough, that you have to pay attention, stay alert, listen, and actively keep your marriage healthy” rescue groups organize and work together. They help improve animal rights with city governments; they go into disaster sites, and war torn areas... They are tireless in their efforts to help animals and for that I’m deeply grateful. Lisa Edelstein can be seen Wednesday nights at 10/9 central on Bravo. Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce has already been renewed through it’s 6th season and we can’t get enough of it. We appreciate her time and look forward to sitting down with her again in the future.


Calendar M A R C H

3/05

Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market 8am | Second St. at Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont Enjoy the festivities with fresh produce, music, artisan crafts and much more! Bring the family for an early morning stroll to check out this Market.

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(RE)GENERTATION: Six Decades of Claremont Artists 12pm | 200 W. First Street, Claremont Features selections from the museum’s permanent collection that reflect the region’s rich artistic legacy from the influence of Millard Sheets and the artists who arrived in the 1940s.

3/09

Longest Pizza In The World 10am | Auto Club Speedway, Fontana Come see the attempt to Break The World’s Longest Pizza Record! Enjoy Live Music Lots of Food and Entertainment. Join in and be part of this historic charity event.

3/18

America’s Largest Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show! 6pm | 555 W Foothill Blvd, Claremont America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show. Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner.

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Claremont Flower Show 12pm | Woman’s Club of Claremont, 343 W. 12th St. “Wishes Granted” The Woman’s Club of Claremont Flower Show. This is a two-day event For more information: www. womansclubofclaremont.com

3/11

2017 California Irish Festival 11am | Downtown Upland The California Irish Festival will close down 4 city blocks to celebrate the best in Celtic cuisine & food trucks, Family fun, Vendors, live music and a full beer garden.

3/12

Heritage Flea Market 9am | Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont Open to the Public - in the picturesque courtyard of historic Garner House. Vintage and collectible items. Find a unique gift for a friend, loved one or yourself!

3/16

Claremont Green Drinks 6pm | Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N Claremont Blvd #204c An informal conversation about how to reduce your energy use & utility bills. They will describe simple, practical examples, as well as big picture approach to whole house efficiency.

3/18

Claremont Village Pie Festival 10am | 207 Harvard Ave., Claremont Pie Eating Contest, Bakers’ Stage Demos, Makers’ Stage Demos, Kate McDermott’s Demo and Book Signing, Recipe Card Hunt and Pie Baking Contest.

3/23

Upland Chamber of Commerce State of The City 6pm | Cable Airport, 1749 W. 13th Street, Upland For more information, tickets, or registration, please contact the Upland Chamber of Commerce at (909) 204-4465 or visit Upland Chamber of Commerce.

3/24

Spring Bridal Showcase 6pm | Pomona Valley Mining Co., Pomona Meet our preferred wedding vendors, including bakeries, florists, and more! Sample tasty hors d’oeuvres and entrees for your big day.

3/25

Yellow Card: The Final Show 5:30pm | House of Blues, Anaheim Yellowcard became one of the most successful alternative bands of the 2000s with its unique use of violin in their pop punk sound.

4/22

Cherry Blossom Festival

11am | 350 S. McPherrin Ave., Monterey Park Take the time to see, hear, and taste a bit of the Japanese and Japanese American culture through a firsthand experience.

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Strawberry Tequila Festival 11am | 27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita A variety of beers and tequilas, fresh strawberries, drinks and products, cooked foods and a variety of vendors, kid zone, live entertainment and more!

PVW’s 6th Annual Run/Walk Celebrating Heroes 7am | Fairplex Pomona, Gate 1,1101 W. Mckinley Ave They will have family fun activities, an opportunity drawing with lots of prizes, and a delicious pancake breakfast for $5.00!

Lettuce Grow A Garden 3:30pm | 651 W. 15th Street, Upland Spring is in the air! Leaves are appearing on trees, flowers are blooming and smelling sweet, birds are singing, and bees are buzzing. It’s time to plant your garden!

Sprint Egg Hunt 9am | Memorial Park, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont This popular community event includes a variety of entertainers, crafts, contests, clowns, games, a petting zoo, as well as a candy egg hunt!

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Upland Lemon Festival

Fairplex 1101 W. Mckinley Ave., Pomona Friday 3pm-11pm, Sat.10am -11pm, Sun 10am - 11pm When life gives you lemons, pucker up and head out to the Upland Lemon Festival where everything lemony is celebrated - from food to contests to entertainment!

Easter Egg Hunt 10 am | Ray Baker Field & Rotary Field - Memorial Park, Upland Join in at 10 am sharp for a lovely easter egg hunt. Sponsored by the Upland-Foothill Kiwanis Club and the Upland Recreation and Community Services Division.

Upland Chamber Of Commerce Gourmet Golf Tournament 9am | Sierra La Verne Country Club Gourmet Dining On Every Hole! Presented by Mountain View Chevrolet.For more information, to sponsor, or to register, please contact the Upland Chamber of Commerce.

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Los Angeles Beer Fest 12am | 450 S Bixel St, Los Angeles The 9th annual LA Beer Festival will feature over 200 beers, 80 breweries, food trucks, Power 106 DJ Truck, live music, dueling piano bar, and much more!

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USC Point Guard

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Jordan McLaughlin who hails from the 909 is a point guard with the USC Trojans Basketball Team. He was a top recruit going into USC and was named to the Pac12 All-Freshman team. McLaughlin became a co-captain his sophomore year and was named a Pac12 Conference honorable mention. Last summer he played for the Pac-12 AllStar team that went to Australia. This 20162017 season is his

junior year. In January, 2017 he joined the 1,000 point scoring club becoming only the 37th Trojan to do so. Life as a collegiate athlete is busy but rewarding and McLaughlin is enjoying every minute of it. “USC has been great!,” said McLaughlin. “I am glad that I made the decision to come here and I have no regrets what so ever. I have connected well with many people here and set myself up for life after basketball.” The Trojan’s season started in November, 2016 and the daily schedule for McLaughlin is very busy during their season. McLaughlin said he has classes from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and then he naps until 12:30 p.m. Then it’s off to weightlifting and basketball practice from 1:45 p.m. to 4:30ish. While competing at the highest level of collegiate basketball, he is still busy in the classroom too and is still enjoying the college experience. “Classes

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are very interesting and challenging but I am provided with tutors to help me learn the materials. Life on campus is fun; you’re able to connect and interact with other students from the school and gain the college experience.” When Jordan’s not playing basketball or studying, his favorite thing to do is to just relax and take in the sun on campus at the Tutor Campus Center. He said the plus about going to a college in California is that he gets to enjoy its good weather and just relax on campus. Just a few years back he was attending Etiwanda High School. Although he loves USC, he still remembers his high school days with high regard. “Yeah USC is great but I do miss Etiwanda. I miss all the people that came with Etiwanda. My high school coaches the most and then my friends and also the teachers at Etiwanda. A lot of the coaches and the teachers from Etiwanda still cheer me on. I liked the basketball culture about the school. The support the team gets is phenomenal; the games are always fun to be a part of because the crowd gets hyped. Coach Kleckner and his coaching staff are unbelievable. They don’t only teach you the game of basketball, but he teaches you how to become a better man and a better person,” said McLaughlin. When asked if he still like to go to his hometown he replied with every chance he gets. When they are not in season he goes almost every weekend. Now that they are in season though, it is a little bit harder for him to get back out there. When McLaughlin does get to go back to Rancho Cucamonga, he likes going to the malls like the Ontario Mills and Victoria Gardens, catch a movie, hang with high school friends and also just spend time with his family. McLaughlin really likes the community feeling from his hometown. “I love how everyone in the community stays around each other and stays connected with each other. Everyone from the Inland Empire (IE) supports and roots for everyone that represents the IE. When I go back I love to visit all my schools and my teachers. From Elementary (Solorio) - middle school (Heritage Intermediate)- to high school (Etiwanda),” said McLaughlin. MARCH/APRIL 2017


At Etiwanda High School, McLaughlin played varsity basketball since he was a freshman and was a four-star recruit by the time he was a senior. This April, McLaughlin turns 21 years old. On the court McLaughlin can be seen wearing the No. 11 jersey for USC. He feels blessed that USC was able to take the No. 11 jersey out of retirement to allow him to wear as this was his number since being a freshman in high school. This No.11 was also the number of Bill Sharman who was a Boston Celtics NBA Hall of Famer and also coached the Los Angeles Lakers to their first NBA Championship in 1972. He agreed to un-retire the number for McLaughlin to wear. After USC, McLaughlin would like to play in the NBA and then be a college coach. He is majoring in sociology with a minor in communications. McLaughlin’s favorite movie is Space Jam, a movie that was released the year he was born. He lists Michael Jordan as his sports hero. Jordan McLaughlin’s nickname is “J-Mac.” His parents are Thomas and Lisa McLaughlin and his siblings are Amber, Whitney and Dominique. He is a fan of the Chicago Bulls. McLaughlin and the USC Trojans will give it their all as their season begins to culminate. The last scheduled game of the season for the USC men’s basketball team is on March 3 at the Galen Center against Washington. After that it is the Pac-12 Tournament and the college basketball playoffs, otherwise known as March Madness. We are lucky to have an All-Star like Jordan McLaughlin from our neighborhood. He is truly one of our rising stars!

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“I love how everyone in the community stays around each other...Everyone from the Inland Empire supports and roots for everyone that represents the I.E.”

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Harmony

of Wine WRITTEN BY KRISTINA TOMLIN Third Street Wine Shop, La Verne

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winemaker can only do so much with what he or she is given. Great wine starts in the vineyard. The soil, climate, and vigor of the grape vines are integral parts of winemaking. The winemaker’s job is to take those amazing grapes and showcase their unique properties in the glass. Being a winemaker is a labor of love; combining both extensive knowledge and passion to producing the very best representation of the grapes. Like composing a melody, it takes insight, knowledge of the quality of instruments, and an expert hand to create something that sings. Fred Scherrer, in addition to being the owner and head winemaker of Scherrer Winery, also happens to be a musician. Before trying his hand at making alcohol as a teenager he started music lessons, “I had compulsory piano lessons for a few years from grade 3-7. Switched to trombone and picked up guitar in college for fun.” On Saturday, January 21, 2017, Fred

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Scherrer shared two of his passions with guests of Third Street Wine Shop in La Verne: wine and music. Scherrer was introduced to Third Street Wine Shop through close friend and fellow guitar enthusiast Michael Jordan, Master Sommelier. During Jordan’s previous visit to Third Street Wine Shop, he mentioned playing guitar with a good friend and fellow winemaker, Fred Scherrer. This set the ball in motion for Grapes & Guitars. A collaboration between the duo that showcases their mutual talents of sharing wine and music. Sharing Wine and Sharing Music When asked how Scherrer and Jordan met, Scherrer responded: “[We met] at the Napa Rose restaurant. My sister-in-law suggested he taste my wines while he was working the floor that night. I resisted because I did not want to turn this into a sales call out of respect for him. [Michael Jordan] was open and asked me to send MARCH/APRIL 2017


samples; [my] sister-in-law replied, saying that I had brought a bunch of bottles down for us to share while on vacation and that I could bring some down any time. [Michael] asked that I come in later after dinner service, which I did.” It was during that tasting later that night they discovered their shared passion for music, and specifically guitar: “That first evening we met, we found that we shared a passion for music and both played guitar. He had a couple of acoustic [guitars] downstairs in his office. We realized that we understood what the other person was going to do at the same time that person had a notion.” Sherrer explains, “We call it ‘the Wi-fi thing.’” Guests were treated to the fine wines of Scherrer Winery, a Mediterranean styled cheese and charcuterie plate, and the sounds and stylings of Fred Scherrer and Michael Jordan. Throughout the evening, the duo would feed off each other while taking turns playing lead guitar. The evening started with a great beat which lasted all night. The wine flowed, the conversations were animated, and the music lively. The duo are talented musicians and winemakers. We at 909 certainly enjoyed it. When asked about which musician’s works he likes to play Scherrer responded that there were too many to choose from, but notable ones include Kristofferson and Richard Thompson. “I enjoy deconstructing

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a song down to its fundamental elements, then re-building it substituting with different elements that are very different from the original version, as opposed to parroting what someone else has created.” Fred Scherrer and Michael Jordan, or MJ as Scherrer calls him, developed an easy friendship that started in wine but was enriched by their shared passion for music, “MJ has taught me some cool things I didn’t know, [and] I’ve done the same for him. It’s a great collaboration of passion and good old fashioned fun.” Jordan and Scherrer have even collaborated on different versions of songs, “MJ and I have a really interesting version of ‘Message in a Bottle’ that I suspect even Sting would enjoy hearing.” The process of deconstructing a song to its basic elements only to rebuild it and take it in a completely different direction is an example at how meticulous Scherrer is to his craft. Whether it’s music or winemaking; he’s a true artisan, as many guests experienced during the first, and hopefully annual Grapes and Guitars. Scherrer admits, “We love playing for people, but are content just playing for each other as well. We are lucky to be living in opposite parts of the state, or we would probably be unmarried, homeless, living under a bridge, and bussing for tips.”

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BREAKING BARRIERS BY DEBBIE STONE, MAYOR OF UPLAND Thank you to everyone who voted in November. More than 70 percent of registered voters in our city cast a ballot for mayor – underscoring the passion and commitment we all have to restoring Upland pride. We all know how difficult the road ahead is for our city. We face serious financial challenges that will not go away if we’re to continue following

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the same path we’ve been on. One obvious new avenue we’re pursuing is annexation into the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District – a move that will improve the city’s bottom line by more than $50 million over the next 10 years. It’s a move that makes sense on so many levels, ensuring that Upland receives the highest level of fire

protection while relieving us of the cost – and liability – of maintaining buildings and equipment and eliminating future pension obligations. The cost of providing fire service under annexation would be paid for through a parcel tax amounting to $12.33 per month. Some have asked why the city itself wouldn’t charge a parcel tax and

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DEBBIE STONE IS M AY O R O F U P L A N D keep its own fire department. Unfortunately, doing so would not relieve us of maintenance and upgrade costs, or any new pension obligations, nor would it allow us to leverage the assets and resources of County Fire. For residents, the shift in service will be seamless. All current full-time city fire employees will transfer to County Fire, and any facilities and equipment now designated for City Fire Department use will be transferred as well. In addition, because of County Fire’s economies of scale, more stations nearby can provide faster response times and assist city units during high call volume.

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In addition to fire annexation, we’ll be looking at other options for restoring long-term financial stability. Our traditional approach of simply cutting expenses has left us as much as $12 million a year below where we need to be in order to provide essential services such as public safety and street maintenance. Your support is critical as we explore new ways of doing business. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us, but I firmly believe that the future of our community has never been more promising. Debbie Stone is Mayor of Upland.

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HEALTH MATTERS Brought to you by San Antonio Regional Hospital

JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY – GETTING BACK TO LIFE AGAIN Do you experience knee pain when climbing stairs or getting up from the couch? Many different conditions can lead to painful joints including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, sprains, strains, and other injuries. Some of these may go away after a few weeks, while others can last for several weeks, months, or even years. Joint pain is very common. In a national survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, approximately one-third of adults reported that they had experienced joint pain within the previous 30 days. Knee pain was the most common, followed by shoulder and hip pain. As we age, painful joints become increasingly common. Arthritis or simply years of repetitive use may cause the joint to wear away. 26

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When is Joint Replacement Surgery Necessary? Usually, treatments for joint pain start with non-surgical methods. Over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications may help. Using a cane or avoiding tasks that hurt may give relief. At first, you may only have pain or stiffness when walking a long distance. As your condition worsens, routines like taking short walks, putting on shoes, or even getting dressed may cause pain. Only a physician, specifically an orthopedic surgeon, can determine if you need to have a joint replaced. He or she will first try to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your joint pain. Many times, the discomfort can be managed with medication, physical therapy, or alternative treatments. If joint pain becomes more severe and chronic, joint replacement surgery is usually recommended.

Patients Say Don’t Put it Off Patricia Bain and Alfredo Robles both feel “restored” after undergoing joint replacement surgeries at San Antonio Regional Hospital’s Orthopedic Institute. Patricia, 59, a kindergarten teacher, suffered with debilitating pain for three to four years before she finally decided to have knee replacement surgery. In fact, she even had to take an absence from teaching because her work days were too painful. She credits San Antonio pre-surgery education and physical therapy for contributing to her successful outcome. “They prepared me really well. It’s a night and day difference from before surgery.” Alfredo Robles shared a similar experience. “I am retired, and I would say I had a miserable quality of life,” he says. “My hips and knees were so bad I had to use crutches just to hold myself up.” Mr. Robles underwent two hip replacements and a left knee replacement in the span of a year. “After my surgeries I have a whole new life. The doctors thought I would at least need a cane, but I’m walking with no assistance. My neighbors can’t believe I’m up and walking.” MARCH/APRIL 2017


Joint replacements are becoming more and more common. In fact, more than 1 million Americans have a hip, knee, or shoulder replaced each year.

What are the Latest Advancements? Joint replacements are becoming more and more common. In fact, more than 1 million Americans have a hip, knee, or shoulder joint replaced each year. The world of joint replacement surgery is continually advancing, providing exciting new options for patients. Joint replacements are no longer a one-size-fits-all approach. New techniques are allowing surgeons to customize and tailor treatments to each patient’s specific needs. These advancements have led to less pain and shorter hospital stays for patients (typically now only 1-2 days). It takes time to heal afterward, but many people return to an active, pain-free life. Less pain

usually leads to better mobility, and a full life again. San Antonio Regional Hospital has a dedicated orthopedic surgery unit in the new Vineyard Tower. Patients benefit from highly skilled orthopedic surgeons and specially trained orthopedic nurses and physical therapists who help them heal and recover as soon as possible. A physical therapy gym is also located right on the unit. To learn more about joint replacement surgery, please attend our upcoming community lecture series.

Orthopedic Lecture Series Innovations in Joint Replacement Surgery Thursday, April 13 Tuesday, May 9

Tuesday, June 13

6:00 – 7:30 pm 6:00 -7:30 pm 6:00 – 7:30 pm Knee Replacements Shoulder Replacements Hip Replacements Presented by: Presented by: Presented by: Kenneth Jahng, MD Sachin Patel, MD Michelle Ward, MD Orthopedic Surgeon Orthopedic Surgeon Orthopedic Surgeon

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New Emergency Department and Patient Tower NOW OPEN

San Antonio Regional Hospital celebrated the New Year with the opening of its new 52-bed Emergency Department and 92-bed patient tower. The hospital’s new Vineyard Tower not only provides the latest medical technology and advanced care delivery systems; it offers patients and their families the comfort and convenience of private accommodations. Each patient room has been specifically designed to create a calm and healing environment for patients and their loved ones, while also providing the healthcare team with immediate access to the essential medical equipment and supplies needed to provide 28

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exceptional care. The completion of the hospital’s $160 million expansion project could not have come at a better time. Emergency rooms throughout the Inland Empire have faced challenges in recent years as the demand for medical services continues to grow. Over the last decade, the population in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties has grown rapidly, outpacing state averages and increasing the need for a number of healthcare services, including emergency and hospital care. More recently, the demand has been fueled by the Affordable Care Act, which expanded coverage for

previously uninsured residents, placing additional pressure on the already stretched emergency medical system serving the Inland Empire. “San Antonio Regional Hospital’s” Emergency Department, which has nearly tripled in size, will help to ease this burden by adding additional capacity at the height of the flu season,” stated Kevin Parkes, M.D., President of Mountain View Emergency Physicians Medical Group, Inc. “The Vineyard Tower’s additional beds with heart monitoring capabilities, along with the third critical care unit, will also help free up emergency treatment rooms by allowing patients who require admission MARCH/APRIL 2017


For more than 100 years, San Antonio Regional Hospital has offered advanced medical care for residents throughout the Inland Empire region. The hospital offers a full range of medical, obstetrical, and surgical services, including open heart, vascular, neurosurgery and urgent care. The hospital treats more than 200,000 patients each year, and is one of the busiest paramedic receiving centers in San Bernardino County. San Antonio has a strong history and reputation for quality care with a personal touch. The hospital is located at 999 San Bernardino Road, Upland.

to the hospital to be moved into their private room as quickly as possible.” Combined with the rooms in the hospital’s existing Citrus Tower, San Antonio Regional Hospital’s total bed capacity has grown from 271 to 363. The first floor of the new tower includes the hospital’s main lobby, reception, gift shop, coffee bistro, and art gallery. The second floor is dedicated to the Emergency Department, which houses 52 private treatment rooms, including three rooms that are equipped for major procedures. Imaging equipment is now located in the Emergency Department, eliminating the need to transport patients to other areas of the hospital for X-rays, ultrasounds, or CT scans. The third floor houses a 12-bed intensive care unit and 32 telemetry beds for patients in critical condition needing constant monitoring and care. The fourth floor has 48 medical/surgical beds, including an orthopedic unit with a rehabilitative gym. The expansion is the largest in the hospital’s 109 year history and was carefully designed and constructed to bring residents the very best hospital experience, with modern amenities, state-of-the-art equipment, and streamlined processes for managing patient care. “While extraordinary attention to detail was employed throughout the planning and execution of our new Vineyard Tower, the hospital’s legacy is not defined solely by providing state-ofthe-art facilities and the latest in medical technology; it also encompasses the caring team of professionals who have devoted their lives to providing excellence with compassion for the people we serve,” stated Harris F. Koenig, President and CEO of San Antonio Regional Hospital. MARCH/APRIL 2017

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Our past has taught us to always look forward.

So we can offer our patients the most advanced surgical care right now. Finding a better way to treat our patients has been the driving force behind everything we do for nearly 80 years. Long ago, we learned that when we put patients first, our medical and rehabilitation services have a lasting impact. This is why we made the decision to offer the most technologically advanced equipment available – so we could assure better surgical outcomes for people in our community. Now the area’s top surgeons can perform minimally invasive surgical procedures with the latest da Vinci® Xi™ surgery system. They can carry out less invasive partial knee replacements with the Mako™ robotic arm-assisted surgery system, and so much more. Of course, we also sought the highest caliber of nurses who specialize in surgical care. When you consider how much we have to offer, there’s no time like the present to move forward with an elective surgery.

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Staying Ahead of MS and Other Disabling Conditions By Kathy SanMartino, PT, NCS, MSCS, ATP, CLT

CASA COLINA HOSPITAL AND CENTERS FOR HEALTHCARE March is MS Awareness Month. It brings to mind the challenges that an individual living with a chronic condition can face on a day-to-day basis. My significant other is a paraplegic and a wheelchair user. Over the years, he and I have learned various lessons in making daily life less stressful. First and foremost, it’s important to realistically assess your needs. For example, do you require extra time to get yourself out of the house? You may also want to plan to arrive at your destination early. We especially find this important when going to a movie theater so we get to our seats before the lights are dimmed. Do you fatigue easily or move slower than before? You will need to be realistic as to how much you can accomplish in a day. Historically, I liked to fit a lot into a day of sightseeing when I traveled. I eventually learned that this wasn’t realistic or enjoyable when traveling with my significant other. I now like to focus on one or two sites then spend the rest of the day relaxing and taking in the local culture. When you wake up in the morning, one of your first decisions is probably centered on your clothing choice for the day. We often choose our clothing based on activities and temperature, etc., that we will be facing that day. The additional decision an individual with a disability might face is determining what equipment is required to get through the day. With some chronic conditions such as MS, there is a fluctuation of abilities from day to day and even throughout a given day. You may normally walk with a cane but when faced with a busy day, it may be more appropriate to use a wheelchair or a walker. Remember, what’s important is that you make it through the day safely, without excessive fatigue and, you enjoy MARCH/APRIL 2017

your day! What’s most important is that you maintain a sense of humor and flexibility when managing your disability. At Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare, we offer a dedicated physician specializing in MS as well as many groups for individuals with MS. There is great benefit in peer interaction. Contact with others with similar disabilities can help you maintain a perspective about your own impairments. You can often gain many pearls of wisdom as well. Also, consider physical

or occupational therapy to provide you with exercises to be the best you can be – a licensed therapist can often help you problem solve through many of your challenges. For information about Casa Colina programs specifically designed for people with MS, please visit www.casacolina.org and search Multiple Sclerosis. To schedule an appointment with a board-certified neurologist specializing in the care of people with MS, call 909/596-7733, ext. 3800.

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Upholstered Headboards For a luxurious feel, an upholstered headboard will give you that grand hotel feel in your own bedroom. Choose between suede and satin. This added decor will add glamour to any dull bedroom.

Texture Texture is very important this spring. With so many interesting new fabrics available, a simple surface won’t do. Increase your sense of touch with suede, faux fur, mohair or any luxurious fabrics that will please your sense of touch.

Home Decor

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It is out with the old and in with the new! If you’re in the mood for Spring Cleaning, purge your outdated furniture, change up some paint colors, and enhance your living spaces! Here are 10 helpful Home Decor Trends for 2017.

Dark Green Green is making a comeback this year. The color green represents life, refreshment and revitalization. Either in a large room-filling rug or in small accents, splash some green around your house for a quick color boost.

Navy Blue Interiors This year navy blue is the new black. Add this beautiful shade of blue to your house to increase depth but keep a light homey feel.

Hygge A Danish term pronounced “hoo-ga”. Hygga style is the use of items to create a cozy, comfortable atmosphere in your abode. Light up some candles and buy a chunky throw for a warm comfortable home.

Mixed Patterns Tropical prints and mixed patterns are splashing on our upholstery this spring. The vibrancy of a multicolored print will make your living spaces pop.

Geometric Designs Use some geometric designs in your decor this spring. Look for large, outlined geo patterns on curtains, bedding, pillows, and rugs! You’ll be surprised how a little geo pattern will update a room!

Brass Go for the bronze look this spring. A touch of bronze will warm any room easily. A small touch will go a long way. Try a splash of bronze in lighting fixtures, decorative bowls, vases, or lamps.

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Answering the Community’s Call: Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Opens Adult Level II Trauma Center BY MICHAEL JIMENEZ, M.D. In a trauma situation, time to treatment can literally mean life or death. With the opening of Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center’s new Adult Level II Trauma Center, trauma victims in the East San Gabriel Valley will no longer have to travel up to 30 miles to receive expert life-saving trauma care. For the past two years, the Hospital embarked on a journey to bring a Trauma Center back to the region. We are proud to announce our designation as the 15th Trauma Center in Los Angeles County where we estimate that we will care for 1,500 trauma patients annually. Our eight trauma surgeons, who provide round-the-clock surgical staffing for the Trauma Center, are double board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. The trauma surgeons are supported by elite orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and

24-hour in-house anesthesia coverage. The surgical team, along with upwards of 40 new trauma Intensive Care Unit nurses and our Emergency Department physicians and nurses who have gone through additional trauma training, are ready to provide 24/7 trauma care to the region. In preparation for the Trauma Center, the Hospital underwent major capital improvements including: •

An expanded Emergency Department to add 23 additional beds and a two-bed trauma bay;

A new Trauma Intensive Care Unit with twelve beds; and

A conveniently located new parking structure equipped with a helipad for aerial transports.

Treating trauma patients at the Hospital is only half of our trauma team’s role. The other half of our time will be spent in the community educating people about injury prevention to decrease the incidence of trauma. I went to high school in the San Gabriel Valley and I am honored to have the opportunity to come back home to lead this new Trauma Center and answer the community’s call for trauma care. Dr. Michael Jimenez is the Trauma Center Medical Director at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center.

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Mazda’s CX-9 Seating for Seven By The Car Family Mazda, perhaps most renowned for building sporty agile vehicles is starting to expand its appeal by offering a new flagship; the seven passenger CX-9. The result is encouraging for SUV buyers as it combines a refined interior, good fuel mileage and an abundance of safety features. The most notable feature is that this well loaded, family oriented vehicle places the emphasis on utility and enhances it with the interior of a luxury vehicle. If you opt for the Signature edition no one is ever going to know you are not driving around in an upscale European model.

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Adding to the uniqueness of the CX-9 is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine while most competitors offer a six-cylinder alternative. Don’t fret, the Mazda is plenty potent for two lane road passing or freeway merging thanks to its SkyActiv technology and smooth six-speed automatic transmission. Even better our mpg average was 24 in mixed driving with 27 mpg on a quick trip to San Diego. As an aside, four-cylinder engines are becoming the engine of choice as manufacturers work to meet ever increasing environmental standards. In addition to the CX-9; such luxury

SUV brands as Audi, Lexus, Cadillac now offer these hard working four-cylinder vehicles to consumers. Mom’s view: If looks matter, Mazda is going to sell a lot of Mazda CX-9’s. The good news is that the beauty of this SUV goes beyond appearances. You can get it with a full range of safety options to include: blind-spot monitoring, radar-based cruise control, and lane-departure warning that activates the adjustable collision-warning system and engages the automatic emergency braking system to avoid problems. The

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interior is splendid and feels scrumptious using real rose wood and aluminum accents; leather seats; and, excellent interior lighting. This is not your typical SUV appliance. The ergonomics are easy to master and visibility is good. The automatic rear hatch is gentle to use. Even with the base Sport model you get three zone climate control, rear view camera, and seven-inch monitor with Mazda Connect, Bluetooth and inputs. The CX-9 height helps eliminate worry when entering or leaving the vehicle. The ancillary controls on the steering wheel can be used easily even with long nails. It took me a while to get used to the accelerator’s need for a gentle touch as I am a bit of a lead foot, but once mastered, it was pleasant to drive at any speed. Dad’s view: The big news is how responsive the new 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder is thanks to some creative engineering to combat turbo lag. Mazda uses three values in the intake manifold that can close to force more pressure into the system creating more power at low rpms. The engineers have also devised a better way to harvest gases from the exhaust to keep the turbo on task consistently. The result is an engine that thrives while producing 227 horsepower and 310 lb/ft of torque. The result is plenty of pep, even for mountain driving. You can

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order an optional all wheel drive, but it was standard on our Signature model. The ride was similar to a much more expensive luxury vehicle and acceleration to 60 mph took around 8 seconds. Touch the accelerator and the CX-9 is ready to play right now with no noticeable turbo lag to hamper its class leading mpg rating. Steering is a bit light, but perfect for tight parking spots. The overall feel is of a much smaller, lighter on its feet SUV especially when in sport mode. The CX-9 is impressive, especially when given its pricing and features. Young working male’s view: There is plenty of standard equipment, but Mazda does offer some interesting options. My suggestion is to go for the loaded versions such as the Signature or Grand Touring models. They feature a power front seat, power liftgate, eight inch monitor, navigation, twelve speaker Bose system, heated front seats and all types of safety equipment. The dash has a variety of analog dials that work well, but what is the most startling is that one of them carries a color LCD screen that can display trip-computer information and a compass. The eight-inch touchscreen in the middle of the dashboard was a long reach. However, what I liked was the fact you didn’t have to use it to control functions as there was a large knob located

near the console mounted gear shift that made it possible to do so without reaching for the touchscreen. Mazda isn’t at the cutting edge of electronics, but its meat and potatoes approach should appease all but the most dedicated gadget freak. Young working woman’s view: There are several models of the CX-9 to choose from, but the Grand Touring and Signature are worth the extra cost because of the added features. Mazda’s price range is from just over $32,000 to around $45,000: so do your homework. Inside, the second row has ample room; the seats slide and are foldable so there is easy access to the third row of seats. Cargo space varies from 14 cubic feet of space to 38 to 71 cubic feet depending on which seats are folded down. I love the Mazda 6 and find it better looking; better handling than the competition. The same goes for this Mazda CX-9. Family conference: The Mazda CX-9 is enjoyable, useful and well priced and is a significant value over the more expensive seven seat models from Honda and Ford; among others. Just a fun family vehicle with a heaping helping of value and a topping of exceptional styling. It may not go Zoom Zoom so Mazda might change its theme to Room Room for this model.

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ike many of us, I wanted to understand the origins of the traditions surrounding St. Patrick’s Day. Perhaps even demystify some of the legends we have all grown accustomed to when celebrating this historically rich holiday. What’s the idea behind pinching, kissing, green clothing, and guzzling beer? Do any of these things really have anything to do with St. Patrick? And who is St. Patrick?

Who is Saint Patrick? Patricius, born in Britain around 390 AD would later come to be known as Saint Patrick. He spent a large portion of his life living as a slave, though originally born into a family of privilege. His father was a town councilmen and a deacon, and his grandfather was a priest. Patricius however, was against the teachings of faith 36

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and often considered himself an atheist. At sixteen he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and placed as a herdsman in charge of sheep herds. Through adversity and peril he changed his faith and became a devoted Christian, and eventually he escaped. He walked 185 miles to board a ship full of Pagan sailors. Through his journey he decided to forgive the Pagan’s who retained him and devoted his life to teach his new found faith to anyone who would listen. A refugee who lived his life as a slave and a priest he would be known as a saint who was willing to break down walls between Catholics and Pagans.

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commemoration of Patrick; the patron saint of Ireland and the arrival of the Christian faith there. The day is an officially observed holiday in Ireland, and it’s often celebrated in the United States. It might surprise you to know how much cultural dynamism Americans added to this holiday for that added “ump” of festiveness.

Pinching? Really? There’s an old myth about Leprechauns, and St. Patrick’s Day revelers would claim that a Leprechaun can’t see you if you wore green! So why pinch? They also said that Leprechauns were devious sprites who would pinch anyone that they could see. So let your friends know how vulnerable they are with a quick pinch if they abstain from wearing green for the day. There are a few Irish traditions surrounding the color green to represent their country and patriotic pride. “Wearing of the Green,” was coined as a term in a song of the same name that was meant to inspire Irishmen to come together for their beliefs.

How Traditional is That Meal? In Ireland cows were work animals, and rarely eaten. They not only preferred the meat of lamb and sheep but most families couldn’t afford to eat their cows because of their work value. However, when the British invaded they brought their love of beef and potatoes with them, and eventually salted beef became a major export from Ireland. The meal is still pretty much frowned upon. Though the French and British loved corned beef so much they even had a truce during war that allowed both sides to stop at ports in Ireland to buy it. However, the cabbage portion of the traditional meal is quite authentic. Cabbage is a compliment to potatoes in Ireland - a national dish they call “Colcannon”. MARCH/APRIL 2017

Why Should We Kiss the Irish? The modern holiday slogan of “Kiss me I’m Irish,” probably stems from the traditions surrounding the Blarney Stone; a legendary stone that hangs from a battlement at Blarney Castle in Blarney, Ireland. Legend says that if you hang upside down and kiss the Blarney Stone you’ll be granted the gift of “gab.” The word Blarney has even become a synonym for flattery and wit. Irish politician John O’Connor Power once stated, “Blarney is something more than mere flattery. It is flattery sweetened by humor and flavored by wit. Those who mix with Irish folk have many examples of it in their everyday experience.”

Beer! A Popular Way to Celebrate any Holiday. Guinness is one of the more popular beers to have in hand on Saint Patrick’s Day due to it’s Irish origins. So much so, that we go from drinking 5.5 million pints a day across the country to 13 million pints for the holiday! Quite a few a bars will add some green food coloring to their beer in honor of the day although you would likely never find a green beer in Ireland. So why do we drink so much beer on Saint Patrick’s Day? Simply put, to celebrate. Cheers! 909 MAGAZINE

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Vince’s Spaghetti A Local Staple WR I T T E N BY JOHN CA LDER WOOD

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f you live in the Ontario area you have probably heard of Vince’s Spaghetti; a restaurant that has been serving up Grandma Rose’s Sicilian recipe since 1945.

My family has been eating up their rich and hearty meat sauce and one-of-a-kind meatball subs for four generations. It might only take one plate to see what keeps customers lining up and out the door, but what you might not know is the rich history of this gem. A hero by the name of John Cuccia was sent off to battle in World War II. He protected tanks, and served under General Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. After a serious shrapnel wound in 1945, John was honorably discharged with a Purple Heart and sent home. Originally from Chicago, John and his family including his mother, referred to as Grandma Rose, had moved to Ontario. By 1945 they had started a fruit stand. “It was all almost entirely by accident,” recalls John’s grandson Luke Cuccia,

talking about the stories he heard about Grandma Rose. “Customers would show up to buy fruit and French dip sandwiches and smell the spaghetti brought to the family member working at the stand. The next thing you know the customer would want a plate of spaghetti, that is how the idea started.” Back then the spaghetti was always served without meat sauce; in fact their meat sauce hadn’t been created yet. Instead, each plate was served with their fine tomato sauce and two hearty meat balls. Another problem they had was the kitchen. It wasn’t attached to the restaurant, because there wasn’t a restaurant yet. Grandma Rose would carry the spaghetti from the kitchen of her home 50 yards away, and the customers were coming in fast. So John and his two brothers George and Vincent started a spaghetti shop. “The name ‘Vince’s Spaghetti’ was kind of a no brainer. It was the only name that sounded Italian,” said John’s son Buzz Cuccia about the name. “That was about the time they created the meat

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sauce. Could you imagine being one of my aunts up all night rolling meat balls? Just drove them crazy and one of them eventually just decided that there had to be a better way.” John built the kitchen for the restaurant at their original location on Holt in Ontario, next came the patio, and on and on until the final construction of their banquet hall. By 1968, John and his family had built the largest spaghetti restaurant in all of California; seating over 400 guests at a time. As a regular I can tell you that on busy weekends and holidays those seats are full. By 1984 Vince’s Spaghetti opened the second location in Rancho Cucamonga with seating for 330, converted from an old Chinese food restaurant. Vince’s was expanding and each brother wanted to run their own operation. After some time the brothers all found other things to do and sold their portion of the company back to John. Vince’s Spaghetti is now a staple in both communities. There is no other way to look at it especially when you consider filling over 700 seats at a time, and serving up enough spaghetti to stretch from here to the moon each year! Yes, that is a fact. They didn’t let that stop them from innovating and changing; such as, their green movement with solar panels on the roof of Rancho Cucamonga restaurant.. Though innovation is important to the Cuccia family who still own and operate the restaurant today, it proves a bit challenging. Changing with the times can be hard for a company that prides itself on their rich and hearty tradition. The same fixtures and atmosphere from 1968 shines through today as much as it ever has. This restaurant continues to welcome returning families from all over the world. So what’s next for the Cuccia family in keeping with tradition and moving with times? The family has been busy developing an app for Android and Apple users. This app will will let you cut through the crowd on a busy day change to Customers can use the App to order online. Soon you will be able to get the old world taste of true Sicilian spaghetti, hot and ready to go without having to wait in line; That’s just one more way Vince’s Spaghetti will continue to grow and change, yet always stay the same — an authentic staple. MARCH/APRIL 2017

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Theatrics INLAND EMPIRE

Candlelight Pavilion 42nd Street 3/25 6:00pm Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer leaves her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania for a shot at the big stage in New York City. Jesus Christ Superstar 3/31 6:00pm The story of Christ’s last 7 days is seen through a lens of the late 60’s, comparing his meteoric rise to that of contemporary celebrities.

The Grove Disney’s The Little Mermaid 3/5 2:00pm In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. One Night With The King 3/18 7:30pm The best of the 70`s starring Diogo Light, with special guests, the TCB Flash Band, featuring John Reade Fisher and hosted by Kay Shannon Annie The Musical 4/8 7:29pm With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-tonothing start in 1930s New York City.

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Rhythmic Circus 4/7 7:30pm “A family-friendly tap extravaganza,” raves the New York Post. Rhythmic Circus is electrifying audiences with its hard-hitting, rapid-fire tap, and finger-snapping tunes.

Chino Community Theater Next to Normal 4/22 8:00pm On the surface, the Goodmans are a typical suburban family. However, mom Diana struggles with something deeper--bipolar disorder--and it has a profound effect on the people she loves.

Lewis Family Playhouse Into The Woods 3/10 7:30 PM An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Riding Hood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? Kenny Cetera’s Chicago 3/26 2:00pm Melt in the music of Chicago with the top Chicago tribute band. Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience is making its way to Rancho Cucamonga. Lee Ritenour 4/1 8:00pm Grammy Award winning famed guitarist Lee Ritenour, also known as “Captain Fingers” brings his diverse musical style to the Playhouse stage.

Stiles and Drewe’s Goldilocks and the Three Bears 4/29 4:00pm When the worlds of bears and people collide, everyone learns that girls and bears aren’t as ferocious as they may seem!

California Theater of Performing Arts The Secret Garden 3/5 2:00pm Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. Evita 4/9 2:00pm Evita charts the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’.

Fox Performing Arts Center Disenchanted 3/25 1:00pm Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm.

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Wings of Freedom Tour Experience WWII Flying History! b-17 flying fortress

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Walk-through tours are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 yrs. and younger. Bomber Flight Experiences in the B-17 or B-24 are $450. B-25 flights are $400. Get some “stick time” in the worlds greatest fighter! P-51 Mustang Flight Training: (Full Dual Control TF-51D Mustang fighter) are $2200 for a half hour or $3200 for a full hour. Call for flight reservations!

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FOOD GUIDE

Poke THE

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Poke (/poʊˈkeɪ/ ) is an appetizer or entree that has been a favorite for many who like to indulge in Hawaiian culture. This raw fish salad has become an increasingly popular food trend for those who are looking to try something healthy and flavorful. Poke has been a traditional Hawaiian dish for years, and surely it has surprised many with it fresh and delectable taste. The health benefits from the salad such as protein, omega-3, fiber, and essential nutrients are more beneficial than any other food trend. Not only does it appear nutritionally appetizing there is certainly more to Poke than meets the eye. This food craze began as a snack for fishermen. Influenced by Asian cultures, fishermen would season their raw fish with ingredients such as; soy sauce, green onion, and sesame oil. Traditionally, Hawaiian Poke consists of raw fish that has been gutted, skinned, and deboned and mostly served with a side of salt and seaweed. Poke became popular and sparked interests in the late 1970’s, with variations on tuna such as; He’e (octopus), raw salmon, and other types of shellfish.

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Local Poke California Fish Grill, Upland, CA

The California Fish Grill located in Upland has a wide variety of seafood that is absolutely spectacular. However, what is most spectacular is their freshly made Ahi Poke as an appetizer for a wallet pleasing price. This is one of many great places in Upland where you can find a healthy helping of Poke.

Bites & Blooms, Upland, CA

Bites & Blooms is an excellent little shop in Upland containing many healthy and delicious foods and is stockpiled with flowers available for purchase. They serve many great dishes; one of which is fresh Poke. With its 5-star ratings across the internet and brilliant reviews; this is another great spot in Upland to find great Poke for a great price.

Poke Dot, Claremont, CA

An amazing restaurant in Claremont; Poke Dot is one of the few restaurants in California that sells exquisite Poke cuisine for a great price with the freshest ingredients possible. It allows you to customize a bowl of your choosing with over 20 ingredients to choose from. This is a healthy way to make sure you get the nutrition you need served in the way you want it. Poke Dot could be your future go-to restaurant for delicious Poke at a great price.

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Is Your Child a Kinder-Tween? By Diane Molle, Carden Arbor View School Kinder-Tweens are a recent appearance in our school system; children who are individually ready to proceed beyond preschool but are not old enough for kindergarten based on age requirements. Carden Arbor View School provides a developmentally directed educational alternative. Small group sizes are utilized for academic instruction in core subjects. This allows your KinderTween opportunity for one-on-one guidance from a classroom teacher

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in tasks as important as proper pencil grip and letter formation to sound decoding and reading. The well-trained, dedicated staff ensures that each child is educated with dignity and respect. In addition to reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and literature, students spend time daily in music, French, and art. A quality education of the whole child is the goal. The classroom is a collaborative, cooperative environment that fosters skills that will

guide your Kinder-Tween into their best future. In addition, to a full-day academic program we offer before and after school child care throughout the school year and during holiday breaks. We also have the summer covered; Carden Arbor View School has a summer program full of academic and enrichment classes. Please phone, 909-982-9919, to arrange a personal tour and assessment for you and your Kinder-Tween.

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Pacific Lifeline's 2nd Annual Gala

A Big Band Evening at PADUA HILLS THEATER 4467 Padua Ave, Claremont CA 91711

Saturday, March 11, 2017

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Breed of the Month BY J OHN CA L D E R W O O D

Yorkshire Terrier Yorkshire Terriers, or Yorkies as most people know them are a breed of dog that were first bread in Yorkshire, England, where they are named after. Originally bred to catch rats in clothing mills, these popular companion dogs have been around since the mid-19th century. Many people consider “Huddersfield Ben” a Yorkshire Terrier from around 1870 to be the “father of the breed” as a large majority of show dogs tend to have some blood heritage of his. Yorkshire Terriers are a popular breed for people with older children as their temperament and natural need to work make them less tolerant of younger kid’s curiosity. They are well known for being very protective and fond of attention coupled with the Yorkie’s easy temperament, quick learning and natural independence make the breed very easy to train. These tiny little guard dogs also hold the title of worlds first therapy dog. Smoky was a Yorkie who was found by an American Soldier in World War 2, in a fox hole near New Guinea, and sold for poker money to Corporal William A. Wynne of Cleveland, Ohio. Smoky served in 12 combat missions, and was awarded eight battle stars. She even is credited as helping build an airbase for Allied war planes in Luzon by running the 70 feet of telegraph wire they needed through old pipelines, that in some places were only 4 inches tall. To read more about Yorkshire Terriers and to see if they’re the right breed of dog for you and your family visit www.AKC.org/ dog-breeds, but if you’re in the market to add a new pet to your family, please always consider adoption first.

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A WALK UP

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s a lifelong Upland resident I have often found myself wondering why Euclid is such an oddly designed road. With such a large center divider and some

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sometimes confusing intersections it almost certainly has to have some sort of story behind it. In 1888 Ontario, California gained a little bit of notoriety with their

innovative and creative construction by building a mule cart. Several times a day on a railroad track that ran up the center of Euclid Avenue from Downtown Ontario to the base of

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the mountain in San Antonio Heights, mules would pull a trolley filled with passengers and citrus grove workers. The most interesting and innovative portion of the trip wasn’t the uphill travel by any means. The community gained attention from the downhill coasting the trolley and cart would do on the way back. After the mules pulled the trolley up to the base of the mountain they were lead off the front of the trolley. The trolley was then turned around, and the conductor would slide out a wooden platform with wheels. He would load the mules up onto this cart and hitch it to the back of the trolley. The mules were now passengers. Within twenty minutes they had coasted all the way back down the slope to their original starting point and the mules were employed again to pull the trolley back up the slope. These unique rail trolleys were built by the Ontario & San Antonio Heights Rail Road Company. They ran a few months shy of eight years, ending in 1895. During its frequent trips up and down the mountain slope it carried thousands of travelers. From start to finish one had travelled approximately 1,000 feet in elevation. When the trolleys and carts were retired they were left and abandoned in a field just south of Holt.

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In the 1950’s Ontario decided to build a replica. It wasn’t going to be easy without the original trolleys which had been completely lost. Using photos and portions of the original plans found in the Upland Library a team of people lead by a man of the name of William Richardson built the replica using donations they gathered from the citizens of Ontario and Upland. Just in time for the 75th anniversary of the City of Ontario, the restoration was unveiled to the city during a festival they held on Euclid. Yet again, the trolley would be hidden away for another fifteen years until it was finally placed at it’s new home just south of Euclid where it can be seen by people on their daily commute. The current

display was erected in 1974 by Kip and Elinore Carlson and dedicated to their son Donald “Beany” Carlson who had died in Vietnam in 1972 and a plaque in his honor is still at the site today. It is a nice thought that the odd design of Euclid today was built on its rich history. Perhaps we cannot imagine unregulated trolley travel, but we can be grateful for its design and a good pair of walking shoes!

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Easter

Brunch A list of A+ restaurants that offer our favorite meal between breakfast and lunch

Molly’s Souper 338 N 1st Ave (909) 982-1114 Upland

Pine Haven Cafe 1191 E Foothill Blvd (909) 946-4674 Upland

Rabi’s Cafe 930 N Central Ave (909) 981-1100 Upland

Euro Cafe 546 E Baseline Rd (909) 621-4666 Claremont

Walter’s Restaurant 310 N Yale Ave (909) 624-4914 Claremont

Bardot 206 W Bonita Ave (909) 621-2255 Claremont

The Orchard Restaurant 555 W Foothills Blvd (909) 445-1835 Claremont

Crepes de Paris 540 W 1st St. (909) 626-3666 Claremont CA

The Combine Kitchen 12750 E. foothill blvd (909) 899-9998 Rancho Cucamonga

Classy Cafe 9135 Archibald Ave. (909) 989-773 Rancho Cucamonga

Brio Tuscan Grille 12370 S Mainstreet (909) 463-1036 Rancho Cucamonga

Fonda Don Chon 10276 E Foothill Blvd (909) 941-1982 Rancho Cucamonga

Wahfles 1502 Foothill Blvd (909) 392-5959 La Verne

Twisted Sage Cafe & Catering 433 E Foothill Blvd (909) 305-0724 San Dimas

Rail Side Cafe 322 S San Dimas Ave (909) 599-8637 San Dimas

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