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Readers, Welcome to our September/October edition of 909 Magazine! This issue, we are excited to celebrate all things Fall and Halloween. From recipes to keep you warm as the weather cools down to scary spots to venture if you dare, the array of activities in this issue are sure to delight both young and old. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is our cover man, filling us in on his role as the big bad Negan in The Walking Dead. We also have an exclusive interview with local TV sensation Joel Greene. At 909 Magazine, we always strive to cover Marc Grossman, Executive Publisher and Mrs. Evangeline Grossman. Photo by Sam Grossman
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edication and determination earned one young Inland Empire athlete an opportunity of a life time.
Cole Sego, 15, of Upland is one of 16 lucky young men who’s hard work earned him a spot on Puma’s Il Viaggio team, Sego will travel to Italy to spend a week learning from the Italian Football Federation (FIGC). A self-starter and a talented left-back, the young Sego took it upon himself to take advantage of the opportunity. Following the prompting and encouragement from a close friend and teammate as well as his high school coach, Sego dedicated the time to fill out the thorough application, which included outlining his playing history, soccer achievements and passion for the game. Sego competed against 800 other premiere level players from all across the United States and Canada. Beginning in March of 2016, Puma held trials in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto where the first cut of approximately 180 boys competed against each other in intense matches. From those 180, the FIGC coaches narrowed down the talented list to only 30 players to compete in the National Trials in Orlando, Florida. “I was super excited and surprised that I made the final 30. It was then that I realized I had a chance of a lifetime to actually go play soccer in Florence, Italy,” said Sego. Sego along with 15 others were hand picked by coaches of the FIGC at the National Trials. The high stakes and the intense
conditions required extraordinary focus and determination not often seen by those as young as Sego. When asked what set him apart and made this possible to accomplish, Sego said “If I put my mind to it, I can achieve it. Mental strength is often more important than physical strength. When you set the standard high, you have to rise to the occasion,” continued Sego. Sego has been inspired and motivated to play a strong, committed game by close family members and coaches since the young age of nine. From his first club team when he started on Manchester United, which then became Inland Empire Surf, Sego was coached by Danny Mosaquites. “He was my rock, he supported me the most and invested in me as a player,” said Sego. “As a freshman at The WEBB Schools, I played varsity soccer under Coach Lucky and Coach Gerken, both of whom have been very supportive and instrumental in my development,” continued Sego. On the trip, the elite team of 16 will stay in the Coverciano, the Italian National team’s exclusive housing. They will train directly with FIGC coaches and players as well as play a Friendly against the top-ranked Italian team. The opportunity to play a match against the 2016 Italian National U16 team has fueled the excitement of the aspiring group since learning of their place on the Il Viaggio team. Their goal is to learn from the professional athletes, but their dream is to leave it all out on the field and take home a win. “If we win, that will be something else,” said Sego.
Pictured: Local student athlete from The Webb Schools. 1 of 16 named to the Puma National Team to represent the United States in Italy.
with Cole Sego Interviewer Clarissa Toll
CT: I understand over 800 Academy and Premiere level players from all over the UNITED STATES and CANADA tried out, tell me about your journey making the PUMA IL VIAGGIO NATIONAL TEAM? COLE: A friend and teammate told me about it as well as a coach from The Arena, they said I should try out so I looked into it. The original application required me to outline my playing history, achievements, and soccer story/ passion for the game. I was fortunate to have been one of approximately 180 boys to make the first cut. From there PUMA held trials in early March in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto with the Italian FIGC coaches. They then picked the 30 boys who would get to go to the final NATIONAL TRIALS in Orlando Florida. I was super excited and surprised that I made the final 30, it was then that I realized I had a chance of a lifetime to actually go play soccer in Florence, Italy at Coverciano. That’s where the Italian National teams live and play. CT: When did you start playing soccer and who played a role in your development? COLE: I have been playing soccer for as long as I can remember. I think I was just following the footsteps of my uncle
and older cousin. I played for Manchester United since I was about 9 years old, that team then became Inland Empire Surf under Coach Danny Mosaquites (Rancho Cucamonga Resident). He was my ROCK, he supported me the most and invested in me as a player. He was there for me thru all my ups and downs as well as my injuries. He lead our team IE SURF to the National Cup last year where we won the CAL SOUTH National Cup for the state of California. As a freshman at The WEBB Schools I played varsity soccer under Coach Lucky and Coach Gerken both of whom have been very supportive and instrumental in my development. CT: I understand WEBB is a very challenging school academically, how do you balance athletics with academics? COLE: It’s all about time management! During our season we practiced almost every day so I would have to stay late after practice to get my school work done. That is one of the great things about WEBB, they have lab hours at night where the teachers are available to spend the extra time with the students as needed. That was a real blessing last year. The whole WEBB community has been so supportive of not just me and this opportunity but with other students as well. They believe in experiences like this and understand the importance of them. One of the trips I got to take last year with WEBB was to CUBA, that was amazing. I remember playing soccer with the local kids on a dirt lot, I will never forget that. CT: What positon do you play and what do you love most about soccer? COLE: I play left back, I love defense. When I step onto the field with my teammates its like stepping onto the battlefield with your brothers. You want your physical presence
Named 1 of 16 for Puma team, Got my Ticket, Going to Italy! to be felt on the field. You do your best and always have class whether you win or lose, you let your effort and skill do the talking not your mouth. I’m a physical player so I guess you could say I like to be challenged. I like the competitiveness of the sport. CT: You mention brothers, what’s it like being the oldest of four brothers? COLE: It’s not always easy but I like being the oldest, we support each other. My brother Ethan (14yrs old) plays soccer for FC Golden State, Cade (11yrs old) is a Junior Olympic swimmer who swims for The Claremont Club’s TCC Swim Team and my youngest brother Talan (9yrs old) just announced he wanted to start water polo. He is like me, he likes more physical type sports. CT: What skills do you have that helped you get through this? COLE: If I put my mind to it, I can achieve it. Mental strength is often more important than physical strength. That when you set the standard high you have to rise to the occasion. CT: What words of advice or encouragement do you have to share with younger athletes?
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Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire Claremont Village-9am-5pm- Autumn's Largest Arts & Crafts Faire in the Inland Valley! FREE ADMISSION. Hundreds of arts, crafts, food and business booths. Children's Halloween Costume Parade starts at 9:30am.
Halloween Spooktacular Claremont Village- 4 pm-7 pm. Admission is FREE. There will be free games for the children located at the Claremont Depot. Many local businesses and shops will participate in handing out candy to children of all ages.
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L.A County Fair Fairplex in Pomona â€“ L.A County Fair returns with its end of summer concert series, delicious food, and family fun! www.lacountyfair.com
Claremont Day at the Fair Fairplex in Pomona -All day event. Enjoy the L.A. County Fair on Claremont Day at the Fair. For more info visit lacf.com/ communitydays/claremont.
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Carden Arbor View School Celebrates 35 Years of Educational Excellence On August 30, 2016 Carden Arbor View School will begin our thirty-fifth year of educating children in the Inland Empire. Many changes have occurred on campus during that time but the most important things have remained the same. When students today look at video of our school’s earliest construction they are always amazed to see how different the campus looks. The physical layout of the playground is where the most obvious changes have happened. Basketball courts, planters, and grass areas have been added to the original composition. Originally we only had one building on campus, this has grown to four buildings now. In recent years our science classroom has been revamped and is now
a fully functioning lab where hand-on experiments can be executed. The computer lab was added many years ago but is constantly being upgraded to have cutting edge technology and software. Over the span of thirty-five years the school has experienced many staff and teacher changes, that’s to be expected. We do have staff members who have been here since the earliest days including our Head of School, Mrs. Cathy Edwards. She continues to guide the staff maintaining our most important feature, the quality of personal interaction between students and teachers. As a ‘Carden’ school we continue to use the Carden Instructional Method as our curriculum along with Miss Mae
Carden’s philosophy for raising children to be valuable members of society. Our teachers will always be seen guiding students in the formation of their social skills, manners, and etiquette. From tasks as simple as shaking hands and greeting each other at the beginning of the day, to remembering to be polite and say please and thank you, to learning to be proactive problem-solvers. Whether in the classroom or on the playground our students are guided through the process of recognizing the problem at hand, brainstorming possible solutions and the predicted outcomes, and then putting a plan of action into place. In addition to learning the skills necessary to interact in society as a valuable person Carden Arbor View’s students
will always be guided into gaining altruistic attributes. It can be something as simple as the kindergarten class performing at a retirement home or the entire school collecting diapers for a homeless shelter. Our middle school students continue to hone their personal traits in a Life Skills class where they discuss bullying, friendship, budgeting, study skills, and time management, as a sampling of topics. As we look forward to the future, beyond our next thirty-five years, our school has great things in mind. Most importantly, we will continue to weave Miss Carden’s three R’s: Reason, Respect, and Responsibility into the youth of the Inland Empire for countless generations to come.
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ifteen years ago, on the morning of September 11, 2001, four commercial jets were hijacked by nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists. Two were deliberately flown into New York City’s Twin Towers. Another crashed into the Pentagon. The fourth, United Airlines Flight 93, is thought to have been intended for either the White House, the U.S. Capitol, Camp David or a nuclear power plant. However, it was brought down in Pennsylvania after 14
Photos by Alex Ahumada passengers rushed the cockpit. The attacks killed nearly 3,000 people that day. This year, the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Protection District and Rancho Cucamonga Police Department (“RCFPD”) will host their September 11 Remembrance Ceremony at Central Park. Starting at 8.30am, the ceremony will last 30 minutes. The Fire Chief and Police Chief will make some brief remarks, along with a joint Fire and Police Honor Guard posting colors, a reading of remembrance, “the last alarm” tradition,
and a performance by the Pipes and Drums Corps. While the RCFPD has marked the anniversary of this tragic event each year, according to Public Information Officer Kelley Donaldson, there has not always been a public event. Several years ago, the Fire District decided that a public ceremony would be held on the milestone years. As this year commemorates the 15th anniversary, Donaldson said organizers are making sure the public is aware of the event, so that SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016
they too can pay tribute to the lives lost that fateful day. “Typically, two or three fire engines will attend the ceremony, along with off-duty personnel,” said Donaldson. “Last year there was a large showing of about 150 people, and that was without spreading the word very much. We are just starting to get word out about this year’s event, so I imagine there will be a decent turnout of people.” In the past, Rancho Cucamonga firefighters have paid tribute at each of the fire stations with a reading of remembrance and the ringing of the last alarm, all broadcast over a private radio channel. Conducting the ceremony in this fashion has allowed all on-duty crews to pay tribute to those lost in the September 11 attacks, while remaining in service at their respective stations. Last year, the ceremony was held at Freedom Courtyard, a centrally located facility that offered more opportunity for the public to participate. The firefighters on duty were still able to pay tribute, as all of the readings were broadcast over the air while crews gathered around their fire station flagpoles. Things may have changed a bit since 2001, but we should all still take a moment of our time to remember this day, 15 years on, at Rancho Cucamonga’s September 11 Remembrance Ceremony.
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POA to be durable it must expressly state that the POA survives the incapacity of the principal. A POA may also be effective only upon the incapacity of the principal. A springing POA does not become effective until the incapacity of the principal. Thus the agent is not allowed to act unless the principal is incapacitated. Such a springing POA will be effective until the death of the principal unless the POA expressly states otherwise. There are two common types of POA in California - a health care POA and a financial powers POA. Under California law, these two POAs can’t be combined into one document, but must remain separate documents.
WHY DO I NEED A POA? If you become ill or injured and you can’t take care of your own finances, someone else must step in to help. With a financial POA you name a person you trust to pay bills, make bank deposits, watch over investments, and generally take care of your business. Similarly, if you can’t make your own health care decisions, you name a person who knows your wishes to make those decisions for you. You may say, I am married and my spouse will make decisions for me I don’t need a POA. But that assumption may not necessarily be correct. The question is: “Does your spouse have the authority to make such decisions?” The legal answer is not in all cases. Unless you have executed a HIPPA waiver, your spouse may not even be given access to your medical records.
MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY Your health care agent will work with your doctors and other health care providers and make decisions that are in your best interest on your behalf according to the instructions you state in your POA for health care. Your spouse may be designated as your agent.
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Fall Flavors By Ashley Perry
Looking for a quick, easy and filling recipe to keep you warm during those cool fall nights? Fancy your own little treat after all your trick-or-treaters are tuckered out? Check out our stew and cocktail recipes for a truly tasteful fall.
Witches Brew Stew 2 pounds beef stew meat (chuck) 2 cups potato chunks 1 cup pearl onions 1 ¼ cups chopped carrot ½ cup celery
3 cups water ½ cup peas 16 ounce can crushed tomatoes 1 package beef stew seasoning (recommended McCormick)
Season meat with garlic salt, brown meat in skillet. Add all the ingredients into slow cooker or soup pan. Cover and Cook 8 hours on LOW or 5 hours on HIGH until beef is tender. Salt and pepper to taste
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Apple Toddy 1 green tea or black tea bag (Tazo Organic Baked Cinnamon Apple is recommended) 1½ ounces rye or bourbon whiskey 1 ounce real apple cider Garnishes: cinnamon stick and star anise Boil the water and pour it over the tea bag in a mug. Leave about an inch of space for the whiskey and cider. Let the tea steep for a few minutes and then discard the bag so the tea doesn't get bitter. Add the whiskey and a hefty splash of apple cider (adjust these amounts to suit your tastes). Garnish.
Mulled Wine-So Sublime 1 (750ml) bottle of dry red wine 1 orange, sliced into rounds ¼ cup brandy ¼ cup honey or sugar 8 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks 2 star anise Garnish: orange slice, extra cinnamon sticks and extra star anise
Combine all ingredients in a non-aluminum saucepan and bring to a simmer over a medium-high heat. Do not boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and let the wine simmer for at least 15 minutes, or up to 3 hours. Strain and serve warm with your desired garnishes.
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One of the best parts of fall is seeing all the bright orange vegetables everywhere. No, I’m not referring to carrots. I’m talking about pumpkins! Whether to add some festive flair to your Thanksgiving table spread, or to create a spooky Jack O’Lantern for your doorstep, pumpkins are great decorations that last throughout fall. Alongside enhancing your home décor, let us not forget how versatile pumpkins are for cooking too. Recipes like homemade pumpkin soup or moist pumpkin bread will be sure to keep you warm and satisfied.
For the coffee enthusiasts out there, pumpkin spice is a particularly popular ingredient. From lattes to ice cream, its heavenly flavor can be enjoyed in all sorts of unexpected places. If all this pumpkin talk has tickled your taste buds, take a look at the list below for some great pumpkin patches and festivals. Explore some beautiful locations and be sure to pick a prize pumpkin!
Stu Miller’s Pumpkin Patch 11200 Foothill Ave, Rancho Cucamonga 24th Annual Pumpkin Festival October 8th and 9th Kellogg Farm 4102 S University Dr, Pomona Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch 32335 Live Oak Canyon Rd, Redlands RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns October 27th - October 30th Expo Hall 4 - Fairplex 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona By Ashley Perry
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A modern harvest festival is a celebration of fall. Traditionally, it is also a celebration of food grown on the land. Ancient in origin, harvest festivals occur worldwide. A contemporary harvest festival is better known as a fall carnival. For those who want to observe the season but prefer not to participate in Halloween, it can serve as an
alternative choice. Alongside the general conviviality, many harvest festivals host art exhibitions showcasing the work of local artists. Listed are some of the Inland Empire’s harvest festivals, which are sure to be full of fun and delight.
Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show October 7th - October 9th Ontario Convention Center, Ontario Family Fall Festival in Rancho Cucamonga Cucamonga Christian Fellowship October 31st - 6:00pm-8:00pm 11376 5th Street, Rancho Cucamonga Hurst Ranch Harvest Festival in West Covina October 22nd - 10am-2pm Hurst Ranch Historical Center 1227 South Orange Ave., West Covina Claremont Spooktacular in Claremont October 31st -4:00pm-7:00pm Claremont Train Depot 200 W. First Street, Claremont Oktoberfest/Autumn Faire in Upland October 1st -10am-10pm 2nd Avenue & 9th Street, Downtown Upland
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e are quickly approaching a very special holiday for some people. The school year has already started, the big holidays are just around the corner. Here we are ready to embrace the beginning of the fall. The end of September means the beginning of October, or Oktober, and that means Oktoberfest! So what is Oktoberfest? In 1810, Ludwig I, the Crown Prince of Bavaria, found a bride and decided to have a beer festival with all the citizens invited. The festival was held in Munich on a grassy meadow outside the town gate. The fields had been
re-named Theresienwiese (Theresa's Meadow) in honor of the new bride. Since that initial celebration, people have been traveling to Munich in larger and larger numbers to commemorate the event. 206 years later, the numbers of revelers have gone from hundreds of Munich citizens to over several million world-wide guests. In all, the party-goers consume more than two million gallons of beer each year. The festivities are also accompanied by horse races, parades, live music, and of course traditional German delicacies ranging from baked chicken to WeisswĂźrste (white sausage). Of course, with a beer bash this big, problems are bound to arise. The festivities has seen its share of the inconvenient in power outages to the absurd with drunken fights. The worst incident occurred on September 26, 1980,when a pipe bomb explosion at the main entrance of the Munich Oktoberfest
killed thirteen people and injured another 211, 68 of them seriously. Since then, more regulations and standards have been put in place to protect the guests from around the world. These include more first aid tents, better police presence. In 2005, a new committee created an ordinance that requires all music to be traditional folk music. None of this music can be played electrically. This ordinance has successfully reduced the amount of altercations at the festival, making it a more family friendly holiday.
WHEN IS OKTOBERFEST?
Oktoberfest actually has a bit of unique tradition for the date each year. Oktoberfest begins in September and ends in October (hence the name) on the first Sunday in October,
Oktoberfest can be quite the experience, but not everyone can go halfway around the world for a 16 day long festival. One of the best parts of living in a melting pot culture is the fact that anyone can spend a weekend enjoying German festivities during this time of the year. So, I’ve taken the liberty of exploring some of the more popular Oktoberfest destinations in and around the Nine-O-Nine.
BIG BEAR LAKE OKTOBERFEST Where: Big Bear Lake Convention Center When: Every weekend from Sept. 10 - Oct. 29
or on October 3, whatever is later. It lasts for 16 days at least. In "good" years the Oktoberfest is extended to catch October 3rd - the Day of German Unity, a bank holiday - on a Monday or Tuesday. This will happen in 2016 and 2017 (hoorah!). Each festival starts early in the morning with parades and gatherings but the holiday itself is not official until the first keg tap. At noon, the Mayor taps the first barrel keg. This event is so anticipated and highly celebrated, that people even make bets on how many strokes it’ll take to get the beer flowing from the first barrel— the fewest on record is two, the most is 19. Then with a shout of "O'zapft is!" (it’s tapped!), riflemen fire off 12 shots to let every other tent know that it’s time to serve beer. The first liter is traditionally served to the Bavarian President himself. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016
Making this their 46th Annual Oktoberfest celebration, this place attracts some of the largest crowds. Each weekend you can participate in games, from stein carrying to log sawing. Their massive fun zone boasts live music, homemade arts and crafts in their avenue of shops and of course German food and Beer. You can also head off and do some more traditional big bear activities like boat rentals and zip lining. At an altitude of 7,000 feet, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world at this large and active beer fest.
non-profit organizations and really boasts a good, strong community atmosphere. You can even bring some nice unwrapped toys to donate to the Toys for Tots collection.
OKTOBERFEST AT THE FAIRPLEX Where: The Fairplax fairgrounds in Pomona When : Fridays and Saturdays from Oct. 7- 29
tious and enjoyable. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into Munich as you enter the large fairgrounds, known all across the state as the home of the world famous L.A. Fair. They have oompah music, games, prizes, and tons of shops and events. Just like the L.A. Fair this is one event that can be enjoyed all day. You might want to wear your stretchy pants because if you’re like me, you won’t be able to have enough of all the delicious traditional German food and beer!
One of the few Oktoberfest celebrations in SoCal that requires ID at the door and only admits attendees 21 and up. This large festival is rambunc-
LION’S OKTOBERFEST Where: The Cooper Museum In Upland When: Oct 24 - 26
A three day event celebrating Bavarian heritage with traditional German food and cold beer, this smaller event is very family friendly. The festival has carnival rides and live music to dance to all night. It has come together with the help of several local
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan WALKING INTO OUR HEARTS
Variety magazine interview. “I don’t know if you can ever prepare yourself for that. It’s (fame) never been something that I’ve been interested in. I love what I do for a living but the other side, that aspect of being famous or a celebrity’s got zero interest to me. I don’t know that I knew exactly what I was
By: Cindy Rhodes On a working farm in upstate New York, Jeffrey Dean Morgan works the land and shares his day with a llama named Wally and an alpaca couple, Tony and Stella. Not just geographically, but in every other way possible, Morgan is about as far from Hollywood as one can be and remain a working actor. This quiet, unassuming life could describe his career as well. TV parts mixed with a few feature films – some of which went straight to DVD, a commercial here and there. Even his success in the last decade, from playing John Winchester in the sci-fi series “Supernatural” to charming “The Good Wife” title character Alicia Florreck as her love interest in the show’s final season, did not prepare him for this. Take a wildly popular comic book series, including the equally successful television show and then drop in as the most enigmatic character in that universe. Privacy? Poof. Gone. Welcome to the zombie apocalypse. Morgan, 50, joined the cast of the AMC hit “The Walking Dead” and was introduced in a cliffhanger Season 6 finale as he decided which person from Rick’s group would meet up with his barbed-wire bat, Lucille. Cast as Negan – the violent, foul-mouthed leader of the Saviors – Morgan quickly reached cult
status as fans considered him perfect for the role. But is Morgan ready for the onslaught that is the fandom of “The Walking Dead?” As he said, things are already getting weird. “I’ve got a different life. I live up on a farm. I don’t have anything to do with social media,” Morgan said in a
tackling when I decided to do this role, so we’ll see how well I handle it because I’m a private person. I’m a little bit interested to see how that all works out and if I deal with it well. I hope I do.” In fact, it was fans that brought the part to his attention at Comic-Con three years ago. “I’m a fan of the show and I was a fan of the comic book,” Morgan said in an interview with Variety magazine. “Fans of the comic book gave me a copy of Issue 100 and said, ‘When they ever get to this guy, you should be the guy.’ “ Playing Negan is quite another thing. He is a larger-than-life character. Some say he’s psychotic, but Morgan sees him as charismatic, much like the Joker without the pancake makeup or Hannibal Lechter minus the creepy mask. He runs his select crew much like a mafia don – extortion, intimidation and violence. Morgan adds his own touch of the rogue taken from the comics with the grin and attitude, saying Negan is much like Rick, the leader of the other group. “I think in Negan, you’ve got a guy who’s got something that people want to follow; a little bit of that is fear and a little bit of that is charisma and a little bit of that is a sense of humor and trying to mash it all into one character is what I tried to do on the fly,” Morgan said of his introduction on the show. “Hopefully people were happy with it.” As for keeping a low profile, that’s no longer possible. His acting career was as inauspicious as he was, appearing in more than 25 movies. Still the bulk of his work
You’ve got a guy who’s got something that people want to follow; a little bit of that is fear and a little bit of that is charisma
was in television. It wasn’t until he took a recurring role on “Greys Anatomy” as heart transplant patient Denny Duquette (and love interest of Katherine Heigl’s character) that people took notice of both his acting ability and his natural charm. In 2005, he began a stretch as characters on three popular shows, including “Supernatural” and HBO’s “Weeds.” In 2014, he was cast as New York Yankees baseball great Joe DiMaggio for a Lifetime miniseries based on the book, “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.” The next season he once again joined an established show, “The Good Wife,” and pumped some much-needed drama and sex appeal into the long-running show’s final season. Playing freelance investigator Jason Crouse, he became the love interest of Alicia – causing most fans to beg her not to be such a “good wife” any more. He smoldered on the small screen, establishing himself as leading man.
But all this was not the Seattle native’s first career choice. Until an injury forced him out of the game, Morgan had hopes of playing basketball. Later, as a graphic artist and a farmer, he decided to give his second career, acting, a go. Morgan, who was briefly engaged to “Weeds” co-star Mary Louise Parker, lives in California with girlfriend Hilary Burton and their son, Augustus (Gus) born in 2010
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HE KNOWS WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE I.E. BY ASHLEY PERRY
f you have lived in the Inland Empire for a while, the name Joel Greene is probably familiar to you. Our very own local celebrity, Joel stars in not one but two highly successful shows on KVCR (Channel 24). The first is “Curiosity Quest”, an upbeat and educational family program that explores what viewers are curious about. Answering letters from curious kids all over, Joel heads off on hilarious adventures in his pursuit of knowledge. His second successful show is “Inland Empire Explorer.” This local television hit highlights the best things 24
to do and places to go in the Inland Empire. 909 was honored to sit down with Joel to talk about what got him started, and what he plans for the future. It all began at college, when Joel got the chance to present an assembly at a local school. In 1997, “History Brought to Life” was born. Joel brought a positive atmosphere into the community, and enjoyed helping children learn. His entertaining assemblies made history interesting, and inspired many kids to write him letters asking all sorts of questions. Joel’s fun loving personality is renowned, and someone on Twitter even described him as “America’s number one
man child.” When asked how he felt about this comment, Joel was extremely positive, even proud. The letters that Joel received from “History Brought to Life” sparked the inspiration for “Curiosity Quest.” Along with his sister Melissa and wife Tammy, Joel pitched his idea for the show and, as they say, the rest is history. Despite the huge success of “Curiosity Quest,” Joel has not forgotten his roots. He has delivered over 25,000 assemblies, and regularly keynotes at schools throughout the year. Alongside history, Joel covers important topics such as bullying and anti-drug campaigns. He says that continuing his assemblies keeps SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016
him connected to the issues children care about. He even goes as far as doing individual classroom visits to find out exactly what the 4th graders are thinking! Joel’s second show, “Inland Empire Explorer,” showcases the best of the Inland Empire, for local residents and tourists alike. “This series will be so instrumental in bringing awareness to the treasures of the Inland Empire. I’ve lived here most of my life and never knew just how many wonderful things we, as residents, have available right in our backyards!” states Joel. With “Curiosity Quest,” Joel would often travel out of town. However, with “Inland Empire Explorer” he gets to do what he loves and focus on his own community. You can certainly feel that community pride if you follow Joel on Facebook. With over 22,500 followers and a constant stream of comments and likes, it is
clear what an impact he makes. When asked why he does what he does, Joel explains that it is his passion. “I love exploring and love to experience new things for the first time. I’m like a kid in a candy store. I can’t believe they allow me to do this for a living.” Both shows are very fan driven, which keeps them fun and endearing for all. Joel and his family team continue to keep the focus on what the viewers want. Joel and his wife Tammy have two children; an 8 year old son named Dawson, and a 13 year old daughter named Devyn. Devyn has taken a particular shine to learning more about camera work and being on film. Who knows, she may be the next local celebrity in the making! When asked what his kids think about him and the show, Joel stated” I think I embarrass them, but they love it because that’s all they know. It’s just Dad, being Dad. What you see on TV is what I am at home.” You can watch “Curiosity Quest” every weekday at 4:30pm, and “Inland Empire Explorer” on Thursdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 5:30pm. To see the spunky man himself, and to really be a part of the action, follow the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/InlandEmpireExplorer.
I’m like a kid in a candy store. I can’t believe they allow me to do this for a living.
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SHOULDERS, HIPS & KNEES – A JOINT EFFORT Do you have knee pain when climbing stairs or getting up from the couch? Hip pain when walking? Does picking up a bag of heavy groceries throw your shoulder into excruciating pain? Our joints form the connections between our bones to help provide support and facilitate movement. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause discomfort, stiffness, swelling, and even severe pain. Joint pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating, affecting our everyday quality of life—including how we feel psychologically.
tis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, sprains, strains, and other injuries. Some of these may go away after a few weeks (acute), while others can last for several weeks, months, or even years (chronic). Joint pain is very common. In a national survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, approximately one-third of adults reported 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.
Sources of Joint Pain
When is Joint Replacement Surgery Necessary?
Our bones are actually alive; they need blood to be healthy and to grow and repair themselves. Diseases and damage inside a joint can limit blood flow, causing problems. Many different conditions can lead to painful joints including osteoarthri-
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 walk-
ing 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 may be recommended.
Can You Wait “Too Long” to Have a Joint Replaced? Those suffering with joint issues have disability from two factors: pain and mechanical symptoms such as locking of the joint. Some suffer for years before considering surgery. Others see a doctor when mechanical symptoms (buckling, clicking, grinding, or limping) worsen. These symptoms can jeopardize safety at home or in the workplace. As the joint deteriorates, stiffness of the arthritic joint also worsens. This can make SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016
Joint replacements are becoming more and more common. In fact, more than 1 million Americans have a hip, knee, or shoulder replaced each year. the replacement surgery more difficult, can cause a longer recovery period, and will likely require more physical therapy. By waiting too long, you may not get the full benefit of your joint replacement surgery.
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 replaced each year. Many hospitals and physicians have been replacing joints for several decades, and this experience results in better patient outcomes.
The world of joint replacement surgery is continually advancing, providing exciting new options for patients. Joint replacements are no longer a onesize-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 1-3 days). It takes time to heal afterward, but many people return to an active, pain-free life. Less pain usually leads to better mobility, which leads to improvement in overall health. To learn more, join us:
Orthopedic Lecture Series:
Innovations in Joint Replacement Surgery Tuesday, September 13 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Hip Replacements Presented by: Jay Shah, MD Orthopedic Surgeon
Tuesday, October 11 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Shoulder Replacements Presented by: Asghar Husain, MD Orthopedic Surgeon
Tuesday, November 15 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Knee Replacements Presented by: Kenneth Jahng, MD Orthopedic Surgeon
All lectures are held in Aita Auditorium at San Antonio Regional Hospital, 999 San Bernardino Road, Upland, CA 91786. To reserve your seat, please call 909.920.6139.
Our hospital has changed, but our priorities haven’t.
We opened our new Medical Surgical Wing with great care. For nearly 80 years, Casa Colina has maintained a long-standing tradition of putting patients first with our dedicated clinical staff, state-of-the-art facilities and a wide range of rehabilitation services. So when we opened our brand new Medical Surgical Wing on April 1st, we had to ensure that our new facility represents who we are and who we’ve always been – committed to quality patient care. Now, it’s equipped with the most advanced surgical equipment in spacious operating rooms designed by our community’s top surgeons. Here you’ll find an attentive staff of experienced physicians, nurses, therapists and other clinicians who offer high-quality services in a resort-like setting. We think you’ll find it comforting to know that the changes we made to our hospital were all for the better.
Take a virtual tour by visiting us at www.casacolina.org/tour
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The new Casa Colina Surgical Suites: The operating rooms of tomorrow are here today. By Lew Disney, M.D., Ph.D., board-certified neurosurgeon at Inland Neurosurgery Institute and Medical Director, Department of Surgery at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare in Pomona Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare’s new Medical Surgical Wing opened on April 1, 2016. In addition to 25 private patient rooms and 6 intensive care beds, the new facility offers three spacious, stateof-the-art operating rooms with the most advanced technology available on the West Coast. With the enormous advancements in modern surgery over the last several decades, these new surgical suites feature an immense amount of space in order to house multiple innovative instruments and features to enhance safety and improve outcomes for surgical patients. Casa Colina surgeons are able to perform surgery in ways only dreamed of in the past, as well as look forward to the incorporation of technology that will become available in the years to come. Robotics available at Casa Colina includes the very latest da Vinci® Xi™ robot, which is finding progressively more widespread use in general surgery, gynecology and urological surgery. With the da Vinci Xi, surgeons are able to operate through just a few small incisions. The system features a magnified three-dimensional high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend
and rotate far greater than the human hand. Also available is Mako™ equipment to perform partial-knee replacement surgeries. Unlike total knee replacement, this procedure enables the surgeon to accurately target only the damaged portion of a patient’s knee, leaving the healthy, unaffected portions intact. Using CT-derived, patient-specific three-dimensional modeling enables accurate planning of the implant size, orientation and alignment before surgery. Another robot, the Storz Visitor One, allows real-time video and audio interaction with remote practitioners. The operating microscope is the latest version available from world renowned Zeiss, and includes a module that allows better delineation between a tumor and the normal brain. LED operating room lights from Trumpf allow 160,000 lux of illumination from a broad array which are designed to minimize shadowing and allow surgeons to peer into the darkest recesses of a surgical incision. An inline high definition camera housed within the handle of the light source allows projection of an image of the surgical field to be shown on any of the large
ceiling- or wall-mounted monitors around the operating room. Images can be moved to any of the monitors to suit the needs of the surgical team and provide visitors, medical students and remote collaborators the same view the surgeon has in high definition. LiveData OR-Dashboard™ is an interactive system that allows all surgical team members to participate in a “Surgical Safety Checklist” that enhances surgical team communication and improves patient safety with consistent completion of the checklists. The Huntair Cleansuite® System is in place in all three operating room suites, allowing low turbulence laminar airflow which removes airborne particles and allows the patient and operating field to be bathed in HEPA-filtered air, reducing the likelihood of airborne infections among surgical patients. This extensive array of technology means that the operating rooms of tomorrow are here today at Casa Colina. To learn more and take a virtual tour of the new Medical Surgical Wing, please visit www. casacolina.org/tour.
Lew Disney, M.D., Ph.D., boardcertified neurosurgeon at Inland Neurosurgery Institute and Medical Director, Department of Surgery at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare in Pomona
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Orthopedic Patients Benefit from San Antonio Regional Hospital’s Blue Distinction® Care Designation Blue Shield of California has selected San Antonio Regional Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community. Hospitals designated as Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement demonstrate expertise in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries, resulting in fewer patient complications and hospital readmissions. The Joint Replacement Center located at San Antonio’s Orthopedic Institute offers patients a superior experience on many levels. The program incorporates best practices and a more streamlined, efficient approach to ensure the best outcomes for patients while minimizing recovery time. Patricia Bain and Alfredo Robles both feel “restored” after having joint replacement surgeries performed by Jay Shah, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, at San Antonio. Patricia, 59, a kindergarten teacher in the Chino Valley School District, suffered three to four years of debilitating pain before she finally decided to have knee replacement surgery. She credits the San Antonio pre-op education and physical therapy for ensuring her successful outcome. “They prepared me really well. It’s a night and day difference from before surgery. The pain is really gone.” Alfredo Robles shared a similar experience. “I am retired, and I would say I had SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016
Orhopedic patients Pat Bain (left) and Al Robles (right) are up and about, thanks to orthopedic surgeon Jay Shah, MD. a miserable quality of life,” says Alfredo. “My knees and hips got so bad I had to use crutches just to hold myself up.” Dr. Shah completed two hip replacements and a left knee replacement on Mr. Robles in the span of a year. “Normally, people like me don’t qualify for surgery, but I came in a wheelchair, and Dr. Shah said he wanted to try and help me. Now, I have a whole new life. The doctors thought I would at least need a cane, but I’m walking with nothing. My neighbors can’t believe I’m up and walking.” “Our patients benefit from a dedicated orthopedic team that involves many disciplines within the hospital," states Harris F. Koenig, President and Chief Executive Officer of the hospital. “In addition to some of the finest orthopedic surgeons in the region, our registered nurses and physical therapists have special training to concentrate on patients who have undergone a joint replacement surgery. We have also added extra mobility aides on the floor to assist our patients in ambulating more often. This accelerates healing and
recovery time. In fact, most of our knee and hip replacement patients go home within one to two days. Our Orthopedic Nurse Navigator is also a valuable part of the team, providing pre-surgery education and post-surgery follow-up, so our patients have a resource to turn to for questions or assistance, every step of the way.” Since 2006, the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program has helped patients find quality providers for their specialty care needs, including knee and hip replacements. Research shows that facilities designated as Blue Distinction Centers demonstrate better quality and improved outcomes for patients compared with their peers. Beginning September 13, the Joint Replacement Center at the Orthopedics Institute at San Antonio Regional Hospital will be holding a lecture series entitled Innovations in Joint Replacement Surgery. Hear from orthopedic surgeons about the latest options for shoulder, hip, and knee replacements. For more information, call 909.920.6139. 909 MAGAZINE
Contour Aesthetic Center Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne can show up on various areas such as the face, neck, chest, back and body. It can occur most commonly in teenagers and, in some cases, adults can suffer from acne as well. Four main factors cause acne; oil production, dead skin cells, clogged pores and bacteria. When your body produces an excess amount of sebum and dead skin cells, the two can build up in the hair follicles. This is an area where bacteria can thrive, and if the region is infected with bacteria this leads to inflammation which leaves you with a red bump or a pimple. Although acne is most common in the teen years, it can occur at any time during a personâ€™s life. Interestingly, acne is different at various life stages, and the treatments that work for a teen won't be the same for an adult or a baby.
Stop Picking: I cannot stress enough the importance of taking care of your skin. There are so many factors that contribute to causing acne aside from genetics and hereditary circum-
stances. A pimple(s) can spread or get worse by picking at your skin. Compulsive skin picking can lead to acne spreading and scarring, which could ultimately cause an infection and make the pimple worse. Skin that started off with one pimple can now lead to stages of acne. The three main stages of acne known are mild, moderate and severe. Knowing about your acne type, stage, and severity will help you determine the best, most customized treatment for your skin. Taking care of your skin: I am a licensed aesthetician who has training and extensive expertise in determining the correct treatment for your skin. I am trained in skin wellness and able to help the patient balance oil and moisture content, pick the correct skin care products, and am also a professional in office treatments. Getting regular facials done about every three to four weeks is an excellent way to help with eliminating acne scars and maintaining a beautiful and healthy glow to your skin. A facial is the most common name used but can vary for each individual. Every patient can receive a facial which includes facial cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, mask and serums. What makes the facial different for each individual is the way I can customize it for your skin care concerns and needs. For instance, if you suffer from acne compared to someone who has concerns with sun damage on the face, you will not receive the same type of treatment. Microdermabrasion vs. Chemical Peels: At Contour Aesthetic Center we perform both a Diamondtome Microdermabrasion and Micropeel Chemical peels. Have you heard of both and find yourself confused? Which is the
right one for you? The best way to determine this is coming in for a consultation and having myself as well as Dr. Heidari examine your skin to recommend the most proper treatment. If you have persistent and ongoing acne, you can benefit from our steam facials along with a chemical peel, extractions, and Blue Light Therapy. Blue Light Therapy is a very special light that can kill the acne bacteria in your skin. Treatments are uncomplicated-you simply sit with your face close to the light for a short amount of time, usually 16 minutes, about once or twice a week. This method of skin treatment improves the oiliness and acne tremendously. If you have scarring left from the acne with no active acne, meaning you do not break out anymore or get a pimple every so often here and there, then you would be a great candidate for our Diamondtome Microdermabrasion. This is one of my favorite treatments! The machine is designed to work as a suction to pick up debris and dead skin from the surface layer. The tip of the wand has diamonds, so it exfoliates and resurfaces the texture and discoloration of the skin. Coming in every three to four weeks and doing six treatments will give you the best results. Sun Damaged Skin: Having spent too much time in the sun years ago, can come back to haunt you. If you thought annual river trips or laying out at the beach with baby oil rubbed all over your face and body would not harm you, you are wrong. Even if you are still too young to see the damage, as your skin gets thinner with age, brown spots will start to surface from the sun eventually. UV radiation alters the actual DNA of your skin cells, causing lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and even cancer. Protection: There are two types of protective lotions â€“ chemical and physical. Sunblock, the physical kind, contains both organic and non-organic ingredients that sit on top of the skin acting as a barrier between your skin and damaging UV rays by reflecting or scattering UVB light.
Sunscreen, the chemical kind, penetrates the skin and absorbs the UVA rays before they are able to reach and damage your dermal layer. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the active ingredients in deflecting harmful UV rays before they reach the protective outer epidermis layer of your skin. Ideally, sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes prior to direct sun exposure. If you will be in the water or sweating a lot, then it is a good idea to reapply about every hour. We carry many different sun blocks and sunscreens depending on your personal needs. Environmentally Damaged Skin: If you notice brown spots and wrinkles on your face, this is part of the aging process. As our skin gets thinner, we lose collagen and elasticity. The biggest assistant to aging would be our environment. Pollution, smog, smoking, stress, harsh exfoliants, sun exposure and sleep deprivation are all major factors of our aging process. We can either age gracefully or deteriorate fast. Certain things like smog or where you live are conditions you may not be able to control, but something you can control is what you are putting into your body. Consuming alcohol heavily and smoking can increase your chances of getting wrinkles much faster than someone your age who does not smoke or drink. Harsh products such as an exfoliating loofah and drying ingredients can create a rough film on the surface of your skin which makes the skin look much older. Maintaining a healthy diet, as well, is a key factor in aging gracefully. Remember, whatever you put on the inside will show on the outside.
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SHEDDING LIGHT ON INCONTINENCE ISSUES IN WOMEN:
How Physical Therapy at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Helps Women Regain Bladder Control
Erica Brown, Physical Therapist at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
For women with incontinence issues, even the most common everyday tasks can generate fear and anxiety. Imagine driving to work, interacting with co-workers, or going to the grocery story with the fear of “an accident” looming over you. Suddenly the first thought in your mind isn’t your to-do list, but the closest route to the bathroom. The condition that can quickly erode quality of life and chip away at self confidence. An estimated 25 to 45 percent of women suffer from incontinence, which results in sudden urges to go to the bathroom or frequent leaking without warning. Yet in spite of its prevalence, many women keep quiet about the issue due to embarrassment and put their lives on hold, refraining from going out in public, catching up on errands, attending social events, or being 34
intimate in relationships because of the fear and shame. There is good news for those suffering in silence, though: the issue can often be resolved with just a few trips to a qualified physical therapist. Most cases of incontinence are caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles, which can result from multiple births, difficult labor, or weight gain. Physical therapy has proven to help women recover strength in those muscles to help combat leaking. “Many women believe that urinary incontinence is just a normal part of aging, but that’s definitely not the case,” said Erica Brown, MPT, a urinary incontinence specialist at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). “We have many resources available to help women overcome this condition.” Brown teaches her patients how
to do Kegels and other muscle movements that target the lower pelvic region, and she guides them through bladder retraining, biofeedback and electrical stimulation to achieve results. A number of studies have touted the effectiveness of muscle conditioning for improving incontinence, including research published in the journal Physical Therapy that concluded women who practiced pelvic-floor exercises had 68 percent fewer episodes of incontinence per week. Perhaps best of all, patients who learn the exercises over the course of several PT appointments can do them discreetly at home or at work for long term outcomes. The sooner incontinence is detected, the easier it will be to combat, Brown said, and women who have recently given birth or are noticing any reoccurrences with incontinence problems should start by scheduling an appointment with their primary care physician to get a referral. “Even if therapy doesn’t completely solve incontinence, it will absolutely improve your quality of life,” Brown said. For more information on PVHMC’s physical therapy department and a list of physicians, please visit https://www. pvhmc.org/#Incontinence or contact (909) 865-9782. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016
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Toyotaâ€™s new RAV4 and Prius models provide consumers with an ideal combination of utility and frugality. Both cars offer room for a young family, along with exceptional fuel mileage. These vehicles have a lot in common, from pricing to Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrains and class-leading fuel mileage (more than 50mpg for the Prius and 30mpg for the RAV4). If you are after economical travel, these two are tough to top. Of course, the reason hybrids are popular is their fuel mileage. However,
buyers must consider some important variables. How much more is the hybrid going to cost compared to a similar vehicle? The government has a handy site that simplifies this math at www.fueleconomy. gov. With that in mind, we visited Toyota, the most successful hybrid company in the world, to trial two of their best new models. We weren't disappointed. Mom's view: The RAV4 hybrid is easy to drive and park. It can seat five, but is only available in the more expensive
trim models. I wasn't impressed with the RAV's interior, as it looks and feels dated. However, I did like the utility tray and storage areas, and the easy-to-use automatic rear hatch. You lose a little cargo area with this hybrid, but still get between 35 to 70 cubic feet of room, depending on if the rear seat is lowered. Safety-wise, the top-of-the-line RAV4 Limited includes anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, front-side and full-length airbags, a driverâ€™s knee airbag, rearview camera, blind-spot
warning system and rear cross-traffic alert. An optional Advanced Technology package, including a JBL 11 speaker premium audio system and a comprehensive parking camera system, is also worth considering. We also tested the Prius Four Touring model. This vehicle has improved electronics, and is loaded with safety features including a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert and airbags almost everywhere. My only problems with the new Prius were the white (and I mean really white) center console, and the lack of rear seat leg room, due to the placement of the batteries. Otherwise, it’s a really great car. My overall opinion is that the RAV4 is an excellent all-round family vehicle, while the Prius (and I hate to write this) is a really fun sedan. Both cars have excellent quality scores. Dad's view: The all-wheel drive RAV4 hybrid is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its class. The ride is excellent and, best of all; its aggressive pricing makes it difficult to pass by for bargain hunters. The regenerative brakes take a bit of getting used to, but almost all hybrids have a similar feel. The RAV4 has the same system that the Lexus NX uses, and it shows. This is the best hybrid in its class for cargo and mileage. The ride is smooth and fairly quiet, but can be rough over tax-money-deprived roads. Driving the hybrid is enjoyable once you get used to the thrust of the electric motors. All in all, the RAV4 is a tidy SUV with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder
engine, electric motors front and rear, and a continuously variable transmission. The result is a 194 horsepower SUV that uses front-wheel drive in normal operation, but automatically engages the electrically driven rear wheels when needed. In other words, a perfect vehicle for 909 readers who want to be prepared for whatever nature throws at them, while remaining fuel frugal. The Prius is powered by a 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine aided by a pair of electric motors. The console-mounted power button maximizes thrust, making it easier to pass and merge. In fact, it is addictive. However, the best feature of this new Prius is its improved brakes, suspension and driving dynamics. My choice would be the Prius. It is fun to drive and consistently gets 50-plus mpg. With its 11-gallon gas tank full, a round trip to Las Vegas will cost under $25, and there is no TSA waiting line. Young working girl’s view: Neither car is beautiful, but both have an inner beauty – reliability. The RAV4 is spacious and honest, and doesn't try to fool you into thinking you are driving a luxury car. I found the Prius too difficult to get into with its lower entry, and the unique center gauge placement wasn't to my taste. The RAV4 hybrid was much easier to use and a breeze to park. I would definitely recommend Toyota Safety
Sense, which includes collision alert, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, radar cruise control and more. I really liked the intelligent park-assist that can be used for both perpendicular and parallel parking of the RAV4, especially living in a parking-challenged city. The cargo space is very generous and the rear seat room is ample. A perfect SUV for a single or young family that loves to travel during winter or summer. Young working male's view: Both hybrids are loaded with electronic choices that make option selections difficult. For example, one package includes larger wheels, parking sensors and heated seats. No substitutions allowed. One thing I would get is Toyota's Entune, featuring a seven-inch screen, smartphone connection services and navigation. Just make sure you get help with the setup and tie-in with your cell phone. As much as I liked the vastly improved Prius drivability, the RAV just appealed to me more for its usefulness. Family conference: Loaded with safety features and both similarly priced, the choice between the RAV4 and Prius Touring hybrids is basically perception. Are you bold enough to make the Prius your daily driver, or does the utility of the RAV4 hold sway? Either way, both vehicles are family friendly and entirely unique.
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Mark and Lori Ravelli Written by Ashley Perry
The love between the Ravellis is unquestionable you can see it when they interact with each other
Sometimes it seems like the media only focuses on negativity and hardship. With such dispiriting coverage filtering out of our screens and into our lives, it can be hard to remember all the good that happens in the world. Yet in communities everywhere, there are people pioneering kindness. In their daily lives, these special people strive to make the world a little less gloomy. Here at 909, we love to put the spotlight on such people. People who tirelessly give back to their community. People who act as beacons of light guiding others through the dark times. People like Mark and Lori Ravelli. The Ravellis have been featured in our magazine before. However, their relentless positivity and fervent sense of community continue to inspire all those around them. We thought it was about time we returned to see what they have been up to over the past couple of years. For those of you who do not know the Ravellis, they are proud residents of the San Antonio Heights area of Upland. They moved there in the summer of 2010, when Mark took a position as Head of Saint Markâ€™s Episcopal School in Upland. Many people feel homesick when first moving to a new town, but not the Ravellis. Mark and Lori threw themselves into community life from the
outset, and they haven’t looked back since. Lori, a hairstylist and master colorist, built up a loving and dedicated clientele thanks to her infectious personality and great networking skills. She also regularly volunteers at Oakmont of San Antonio Heights, a senior living community located near their home. Mark has a deep devotion to developing community bonds. He actively works to grow and pursue new ways to help those around him. During his down time, he can be found driving his golf cart or lounging by the pool. Mark and Lori share a strong and beautiful bond for each other, and for the work they do. They dedicate a lot of time to the Foothill Family Shelter, alongside other community organizations. The Ravellis recently organized a special recognition event for a local hero. They gathered their neighborhood together to honor beloved UPS driver Roger Flores, raising money to send him to a Dallas Cowboys game. Currently, the Ravellis are helping a family deal with the tragic loss of their home and possessions in a house fire. They are gathering donations of housewares, toys, furniture, games and clothes. For more information, or to make a much needed dona-
tion, email Lori Ravelli at Cissorhand@ aol.com. When they are not busy helping others, the Ravellis enjoy traveling and immersing themselves in new cultures and cuisines. They are also absolutely passionate about their puppies, and enjoy going on walks with them. The love between the Ravellis is unquestionable, and the love and passion they show their community is a wonderful reflection of this. “We want to be the change we wish to see in the world,” says Lori. “It starts with us, but if everyone thought like that, what a world it would be.”
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A Delivery of the Heart Written By Ashley Perry
Photos by Micah Escamilla of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin For so many people in California, there are simply not enough hours in the day. Amidst the pressures of modern society, we live our lives in the fast lane, with no time to get to know our neighbors, let alone time to sit around waiting for a delivery. Unless you live in San Antonio Heights, that is.
In this neighborhood, waiting for deliveries is exactly what people like to do. Why? Because of one, very special, delivery man. That man is Roger Flores. Unlike the typical stereotype, local dogs don’t bark to chase this delivery man away. On the contrary, they bark to catch his attention. The dogs love this man, for the treats he brings them and his kindness. And so do the people. On June 26, the neighbors of San Antonio Heights came together to surprise Flores. Describing him as a genuine and trustworthy man, each one had a story to share. The Kelcher family described how their Boxer, Sally, darts across the street whenever she sees Flores. To keep her from running into traffic, Flores always takes care to park on the same side of the street. Another neighbor, Lori Rav-
elli, remembered when her beloved dog, Cinco, had to be put to sleep. Flores was there. “With tears in his eyes and treats in his hand, he came to say goodbye,” she fondly recalled. Flores makes sure he gets to know everyone on his route and, if you need something, he usually knows someone who can help. His hard work ethic and sense of compassion were instilled in him by his parents, and reinforced by various bosses over the years. He has two lovely daughters and a wonderful wife, who are also regular recipients of his unique brand of kindness. To thank Flores for the positive impact he makes on his community, the neighborhood raised $1,700 to help him follow his dream of seeing a Dallas Cowboys game at every NFL stadium in America.
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It’s been nearly two decades since a small company by the name of Game Freak released the first Pokémon game in Japan. By 1999, the Pokémon craze was in full force, and it seemed like nobody could get enough of it. Like any other fad, however, it gradually faded away. Although it never fully disappeared, Pokémon fell from the limelight to make room for other fads that came and went. Flash forward to today, and what started out as one of the hottest summers we’ve ever seen. Another small company, by the name of Niantic, has become a household name with its second game ever, Pokémon Go. This once small Google Startup has become the first company to gain more users than Facebook. So what is Pokémon Go? Like all games in the original series, players are Pokémon Trainers, tasked with collecting and documenting all the world’s Pokémon (which is short for Pocket Monster). When you start the game, you design your game avatar and pick your first free Pokémon from a list of three. Then you’re off to walk around the real world, using the game’s inbuilt map software. Much like Google Maps, you can see your neighborhood and areas around you. As you walk, the game tracks your GPS, and little monsters pop up around you. Some Pokémon are much rarer than others. Once you’ve hunted down a Pokémon, you click it, which activates
your phone’s camera. The little monster will then be displayed on your screen as if it were right in front of you. In order to catch the Pokémon, you must flick small virtual balls, called Poké Balls, at it. A direct hit and you might have a chance of catching it. However, the game only provides a handful of balls at the beginning, which is the real catch. As you run out, you have to walk around, collecting more balls at real world landmarks. These landmarks are known as Poké Stops, and are found in places like shopping malls and public parks. At such sites, players can refill their inventory of Poké Balls and other ingame items. Pokémon eggs hatch by tracking your real world movement, and potions heal Pokémon recovering from battle. Once you’ve built up a big enough collection of Pokémon, you can go to other real world locations, marked in the game as Gyms. At your first Gym, you get to choose one of the three colored teams – Mystic (blue), Valor (red), or Instinct (yellow). Once you’ve chosen your team, your avatar can claim Gyms in a “king of the hill” style that plays out by tapping away on your phone. Claiming a Gym for your color so far has little more benefit than bragging rights, but Niantic claims to have a lot of secret plans. So what makes Pokémon Go the
phenomenon that it is? The team colors have created a sort of sub culture for bragging about which color you represent, and although the game has caused reported vandalism in some towns, it’s mostly just a rivalry that has become a bit of an inside joke. The gameplay is addictive and the quest to collect all of the game’s 151 monsters is hard to resist. Everywhere you look – in public parks, on city streets, and even on social media – there are Pokémon Trainers. With more than 100 million downloads, that’s no surprise. And although there are reports of people not paying attention to their surroundings, playing while driving, and in one famous case hitting a parked police car, there is still an overwhelming flood of success stories. Players have lost weight, improved anxiety and other mental health issues, and even found that special someone who was also on the hunt for a Pikachu. Small businesses are also seeing the benefits through unofficial Pokémon Go events, including several fan-created festivals with live music and homemade merchandise. Some festivals have attracted as many as 4,000 people, like the one held in downtown Riverside the weekend after the game’s release. Other businesses are hosting “takeovers,” where a group of businesses get together and offer promotions and discounts to players who show their app at registration. Nearly every small business near a large collection of Poké Stops or Gym has seen an increase in traffic. Is it all too good to be true? Only time will tell when this craze will go away, but it’s safe to say that 2016 will be remembered as the summer of Pokémon Go.
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Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I’ve always been a huge fan of seeing houses decorated, carving pumpkins, and all the kids in their cute costumes. My favorite, though, is the scary movies. Scary movies always happen in places far away. I think to myself that could never happen to me. I was wrong. Below are local so-called “haunted” spots. So beware or you might star in your own horror flick.
Galster Park: The Park is located on a hill with three entrances. People have seen a pathway leading to what they believe is the house of the murderer. It is said if you go there late at night you are able to hear the screams of the children. A boy in a sweater with a massive scar on his face has been seen standing at the entrance inviting people to come see what is inside.
Thompson Creek Woods- There are many reports of paranormal activity. They include levitating boulders, invisible walls and short hideous visions of violence. People also report that there is a strange symbol on the trees and cabin, which are said to bleed.
South Hill Elementary: Apparitions of three ladies killed by a car accident have been seen in the front of the school.
Griswold’s Old School House: It is said that there are several ghosts that haunt this old school house and current retail-office center. Several people have claimed to have heard children’s voices when no one is around. Others have seen a white mist “walking” around. Many claim doors fly open by themselves. Nearly everyone who visits the site states there is always a feeling of being watched.
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Park Road: Park road is located in the San Antonio Heights area of Upland. People have reported seeing the ghostly figure of an old man standing in the middle of the Park Road-Mountain Avenue intersection. It is said if you stop at the intersection, he will come up to your car and shake it, moaning and groaning.
Botanical Garden: There is said to be a small girl, maybe 5 to 6 years old, dressed in Native American garb. She sits by a pond and watches the fish while crying. Other incidents include cold spots, sudden strong gust of wind and sounds of crying. For even more claimed local haunted spots, check out www.theshadowlands.net. Also remember when ghost “hunting” safety should be your top priority. Many haunted places require permission to visit or investigate. Many of the places are patrolled and protected by the authorities. Please respect the laws put in place. Happy hunting.
Spooktacular Story by Matt Komoto
Photos Courtesy of the City of Claremont The Claremont Halloween Spooktacular offers so much more than just safe trick-or-treating for your kids. With 50 Claremont Village businesses passing out an average of more than 1,000 pieces of candy each, there are few tricks to these treats. The Howl-o-Ween dog costume contest, a Rainforest Romp exotic animal show and a children’s costume contest add to the day of fun. The festivities begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 at
the Claremont Depot. A Village tradition since 2008, “the Halloween Spooktacular will feature special events throughout the afternoon, including trick-or-treating from 2-4 pm,” says Austin Ramirez, the special events coordinator. Early in the afternoon, families can enjoy face painting by the Claremont High School Thespian Club and a variety of interactive games like Skeleton Banka-Ball, Toss the Toad and Tarantula Tip Toe. Village businesses that will host trick-or-treaters will be marked by balloons. All of the activities are free and open to the public. The Howl-o-Ween dog costume contest is for those who want to bring their furry family members along for the ride. “The dog contest features approximately 30 dogs and is always a crowd
favorite,” said Ramirez. “The three costume categories are cutest, funniest and most original. One of our more memorable winners was Princess Leia the bulldog. A winner from last year was Dorothy and her winged monkey.” The Rainforest Romp Animal Show, will be presented by biologists from the non-profit Wildlife Learning Center. Animals may include a two-toed sloth, colorful macaw parrot, a kinkajou (honey bear), a huge Burmese python, a young American alligator, a red-eyed tree frog, a prehensile-tailed skink (lizard from the Solomon Islands), a rainbow boa constrictor, and a Madagascar hissing cockroach. Afternoon activities conclude with the costume contest for kids and families. Ramirez said that “Inside Out” characters have been popular in the past, with the character Sadness being a winner for her. In previous years crowd favorites included a Maleficent costume and a Jack Jack costume from “The Incredibles, and one family came as characters from “The Wizard of Oz”. The age groups for winners are 2 and under, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-17 and 18 and older. The Halloween Spooktacular has been made possible with partnerships between the City of Claremont, the Village Marketing Group, Claremont Lincoln University, and many local businesses and shops. The event is to show appreciation to the community and provide enriching experiences for all attendees. More information can be found at the City of Claremont’s website under special events (www. ci.claremont.ca.us) or by calling (909) 399-5490.
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Universal Studios Horror Nights and Dead Days The past five years have been a remarkable time for Universal Studios in Hollywood. Since embarking on an unprecedented revitalization that has altered more than 75 percent of its familiar footprint, the theme park now offers visitors an entirely new experience. The introduction of the post-apocalyptic “The Walking Dead” attraction continues the theme park’s investment in its ambitious transformation, as well as preparing it for the famous Halloween Horror Nights experience opening on September 16. For more than 20 years, guests from around the world have visited Halloween Horror Nights to become the subject of their own horror film. These hair-raising annual events occur at Universal Studios in Orlando
and Hollywood, and are the ultimate Halloween experience. Surrounding streets morph into horror zones, with disturbingly convincing haunted houses (based on anything from iconic slasher films to hit horror TV series) and menacing “scare-actors” lunging from every darkened corner. Also this September, the all-new Haunted Mazes attraction is set to unleash the scariest movie of all time at the nation’s premier Halloween events in both Orlando and Hollywood. For the first time ever, supernatural thriller “The Exorcist” will take possession of Halloween Horror Nights, in some of the most horrifying mazes ever seen. From Friday, September 16, four terrifying names will also come together for the first time, as the silver screen’s most extreme serial killers bleed into a trio of slasher-themed mazes. Can’t make it to Halloween Horror Nights, but still want the terror? Luckily, Universal Studios Hollywood has unlocked the iconic Don’t Open, Dead Inside doors, ushering thrill seekers into its latest permanent daytime attraction – “The Walking Dead”. As part of a signature Halloween Horror Nights maze, Universal Studios Hollywood has worked collaboratively with AMC’s “The Walking Dead” for years. However, this newly enhanced
venture takes the highly sought-after experience from a seasonal, limited-time offer to an exciting 365day opportunity, raising the bar for themed walk-through attractions everywhere. ““The Walking Dead” is a phenomenon that has successfully and consistently affected the psyche of viewers on a global basis since its debut” said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood. “We’re taking its authenticity to the next level by collaborating with the show’s award-winning production team to create a thrilling, living representation of the series that can only be experienced at Universal Studios Hollywood.” To ensure authenticity of the attraction, Universal Studios Hollywood partnered with “The Walking Dead’s” creative team, including Greg Nicotero and KNB EFX, to develop prosthetics, utilize original molds and painstakingly apply paint and detailing to ‘walkers’. The integral involvement of the creative team not only inspires the emotional connection that fans experience, but is also among the attraction’s key characteristics that define it as a living representation of the show. “After six years of working on “The Walking Dead”, we have this
great opportunity to take it out of the studio, off the soundstage and into this amazing and truly one-of-a-kind attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood” said Nicotero. “Guests can now come face-to-face with live and animatronic ‘walkers’ that are indiscernible from the walkers in the show. It’s very exciting, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.” Coupled with authentic make-up effects, sophisticated animatronics, substantially more detailed set design and costuming, and highly recognizable props replicated from the series, “The Walking Dead” attraction delivers an ultra-realistic environment that brings guests even further into the most watched show in cable television history. It is located in a custom-built structure, situated within an expansive building complex just inside the theme park’s main entrance. Due to the intense nature of this experience, “The Walking Dead” attraction is not recommended for guests under the age of 13. No matter what thrill you seek, Universal Studios Hollywood is sure to deliver this Halloween season. Check out the attractions, new and old, and prepare yourself for the fright of your life!
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MARTIN THOUVENELL Interim City Manager, Upland For all of the steps Upland has taken in recent years to stabilize city finances, significant challenges remain. Part of it is the nature of the beast. The business of running a city is more complicated than ever, as traditional revenue streams have not kept pace with the cost of providing essential services. Add in the recession and the loss of redevelopment funding, and it’s clear that more and more tough decisions have to be made. While we’d like to think we could make up the difference through expense savings, that’s neither practical nor possible. The deferred maintenance costs on our infrastructure alone – streets, trees, water and sewer lines – could run in the tens of millions of dollars. Just like a business, we need to be more resourceful, more innovative and more open to different ways of thinking. Your City Hall staff is committed to exploring every option, including new revenue streams. A number of these were identified this past year by the Fiscal Task Force, and we’re determined to see to it that each and every one is thoroughly vetted. Meeting the needs of our residents and businesses well into the future is, and remains, our No. 1 priority.
Upland will be facing its most challenging financial time in the next 5 to 10 years. The majority of the City’s income comes from Property Taxes and Sales Tax, with an average increase of 3 to 5% per year. Yet expenses for employees, buildings, equipment and operations are very difficult to hold at 6 to 9%. We need to look again at services provided to the residents. I was very, very disappointed that I was not able to persuade another Council member to allow you, the residents, to decide, “Would you support a ½% Sales Tax for improvements to Upland’s infrastructure, such as sidewalks, streets and alleys, etc.?” Decisions on our quality of life should be made by the citizens. I have been honored to lead the council as a farm boy with only 2 years of college, but with a high ethical standard which was taught to me by my father. My vast experience on regional, state and national boards of professional and church organizations has been an asset. Being Data Processing Manager for Sunkist Growers with nearly 2,000 employees and serving on the Azusa Pacific University Board of Trustees for 27 years, served as Chairman of Finance Committee and currently Emeritus Board Member for an additional 18 more years, has been invaluable. I’ve been a
business owner for 45 years, insuring over 6,000 individuals in 13 states with 44 insurance carriers, and in that time, we have never laid off any employee. I have enjoyed calling city employees on their birthdays for the last 10 years, and recognize the importance of sending a letter of condolence and encouragement to Upland residents who have lost a family member. My best friend, Fern and my staff, Shelley Wilcox, as well as an outstanding writer, Van Putman, have produced a monthly and now a bi-monthly E-letter, “Upland Insider”, which goes to approximately 3,000 homes/businesses and a hard color copy to 40 seniors by U.S. Postal Service. My business staff and office has donated all costs for producing and distributing the E-letter and for the operations and accounting of the Upland Community Foundation for 15 years. I have received great joy in attending Girl and Boy Scout Awards Ceremonies. Since 1998, I have attended198 Eagle Scout Award Ceremonies and hoping for 2 more by the end of November. It has also been very rewarding to give tours of City Hall to hundreds and hundreds of elementary school children during the last 5 ½ years. When I joined City Council 18 years ago, my Priorities were as follows: #1 then and now is to put God first; #2 has always been our family. Fern and I missed 4 Christmas Parades since they were at the same time as our granddaughter’s NCAA National Soccer Playoffs and, of course, the granddaughter had the higher priority! #3 City and my business; I have averaged full time, for the City, for the last 2 years with limited City staff support and Fern has carried the major work load for our business. It has been a very high honor to serve as your Mayor for “The Greatest City on Planet Earth.” However, I have decided not to seek another term as Mayor of Upland and to spend more time with our family. May God Bless you and my successor. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016
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