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Vol 51, NO. 09

THISWEEK Newly-elected officials sworn

in at City Hall

March 06, 2014

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown to Host Free Tax Preparation Event


Read Across America in Redlands A10

Mexican Consulate discusses El Paisano program PHOTOSJAZMINE COLLINS


New Mayor Carey Davis speaks about the future of San Bernardino as he speaks to supporters at City Hall. newly elected officials including Carey Davis, new Mayor of San ositive vibes filled City Hall Bernardino. as supporters gathered to "I love San Bernardino," said observe the swearing-in of Mayor Davis. "I'm grateful for the trust you have placed in me to lead

By Jazmine Collins

P Boys, Girls Club of Redlands honors locals

our city, together with our city council. I'm honored and humbled for the privilege to serve as your mayor and I am ready to go to work. I look for-

San Bernardino City School District announces administrative changes By Jazmine Collins




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PHOTO/VIA SBCUSD WEBSITE Lisette Lovette, an assistant administrator for instructional improvement and academic coaching will serve as interim principal for Pacific High School.

uperintendent Dr. Dale Marsden announced that Pacific High School Principal, Texabel Acosta, has decided to step down from his position effective immediately. His decision comes after returning from being placed on administrative leave for over a month after allegations of impropriety were made against Acosta. After an independent investigation, the District issued a release stating that the investigation "determined that each of the allegations against Mr. Acosta were not sustained by the evidence." Acosta will be pursuing other opportunities at the District level. “I commend Principal Acosta’s decision, and he has assured me that the foundation of excellence at Pacific will Schools. cont. on next page

n partnership with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, the Fontana Veterans Resource Center and Costco Wholesale, Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) will host a free tax preparation event for individuals and families with a household income of $52,000 or less. “I’m pleased to join the VITA program, the Fontana Veterans Resource Center and Costco Wholesale to offer free tax preparation assistance to my constituents. This is a great opportunity for local citizens to obtain help in filing their taxes and receive the full tax benefits that are due to them. Please take advantage of this program,” said Assemblymember Brown. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at the Fontana Veterans Resource Center, which is located at 16779 Spring Street in Fontana. To schedule an appointment or receive more information, contact Jon Gaede at (909) 381-3238. Walkins will be accepted, if time permits. Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, the southwest parts of San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy. Website of Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown: /

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Pat Morris swears in Fred Shorett to represent the fourth ward in San Bernardino.

Mayor. cont. from front ward to working with our education, religious, business and community leaders to overcome our challenges and build a more prosperous city," Mayor Davis continued. Davis will be looking to neighboring cities and county leaders to find a successful pathway to lead the city. Mayor Davis thanked Pat Morris for his eight years of leadership, which drew a standing ovation. "He has lead our city through difficult times and has been a source of inspiration and leadership." Virginia Marquez was re-elected as Council member for ward one and expressed her excitement for the city as new leaders took their roles in what she called "one of the most historical elections" in the

city of San Bernardino. During her address, she said the city had a "golden opportunity to get it right" and acknowledged SB Generation Now for their efforts in seeking a positive change for the city. Benito Barrios was newly elected as Councilman for the second ward in San Bernardino. "I'm so excited to be here today," said Barrios, "because today represents a new day and time in the city of San Bernardino." Barrios pledged his time and effort to improve the community and quality of life in ward two. Barrios is a Marine Corp. veteran. Fred Shorett was also re-elected as Councilman for ward four. Shorett was sworn in by now former mayor Pat Morris and thanked him for his continued friendship and mentorship throughout the

years. "I'm honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve the people of the fourth ward and the city of San Bernardino," said Shorett. "I'm committed to working hard as we move through bankruptcy to rebuild our city and return San Bernardino to the greatness it once was and should be and certainly can be." "Thanks to all that have supported me and encouraged me along the way." Henry Nickel was sworn in as Councilman for the fifth ward. During his speech, Nickel stated that he remains committed to improving the quality of life for all of San Bernardino's residents. "Today we celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in our city's proud history," said Nickel.


Councilman Benito Barrios gives thanks to God and his supporters as he takes on his new role representing the second ward.



Council member Virginia Marquez is sworn in to represent ward one.

Schools cont. from front continue to allow students to reach high levels of academic achievement,” said Marsden. “We welcome him to the District Office team.” While serving as Principal at Pacific High School, Mr. Acosta lead the school to academic growth. The school’s Academic Perform-

ance Index (API) has increased by 81 points over the last three years, and there has been a 21% increase in the school’s graduation rate over the last two years. The school also earned a 6-year WASC accreditation for the first time in 12 years. Lisette Lovette, an assistant administrator for instructional improvement and academic coaching

at Pacific High School, will serve as interim principal for through the end of the school year. Retired administrator Janet Gutierrez will temporarily serve as a Pacific High School vice principal. Other administrative changes are coming to the District, including the appointment of Alejandro Hernandez, current principal of Mus-

Henry Nickel is the new councilman for Ward 5.

coy Elementary School, to serve as the new principal at H. Frank Dominguez Elementary School, which will open in fall of 2014. Del Vallejo Middle School appointed former Pacific High School vice principal William Prudhomme to principal of the school following the retirement of Principal Charles Mc.Williams.

“We have a great team of talented administrators,” Marsden said. “These principals bring new ideas and a sense of renewed energy, which strengthens our mission to make all San Bernardino and Highland students college and career ready.”

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Words to think about: Words of Poets

By G. W. Abersold Ph.D


oets are notably described as dreamers. We historians often record what they have dreamed about with their metaphorical words. There seems to be no limit to their imaginations. They are predictive, but just for the physical and materialistic. Their dreams are descriptive and defining. Lovers use their words to

describe their feelings. When personal words seem inadequate, a poet’s literary genius can be adequate. One insightful writer has given the poet the voice of God. He often speaks the words of the Divine, describing who we are. How we are to live. The life beyond this one; what it is like. Above all, the poet speaks to himself and to others, voicing the aspirations and desires of all mankind. The Greeks used mythology as a poetical expression. For example the account of Narcissus. Narcissistic means “love of oneself.” It is based on the Greek mythology of a youth named Narcissus, who gazed into a pool of water, saw his image-not knowing it was himselfand fell in love with himself. Upon his death he was turned into the narcissus flower. Today self-love is considered a personality disorder. The story is considered poetry by the Greeks. More about their poets later. Robert Burns (1759-1796) is considered the greatest of Scottish poets. He is especially famous for composing “Auld Lang Syne,” that is usually sung on New Year’s

Eve. Another great poem is “To A Louse.” He was inspired to write it on seeing a bug on a lady’s hat while in church. He takes eight verses to describe the antics of the louse. However, it is the first two lines of the eighth verse the stimulates the mind of most readers. “O, wad sum Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as others see us!” The English translation is clearer. “O, would some power the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us.” Self-knowledge and insight is hard to come by. Socrates challenged all mankind to “know thy self.” Shakespeare said, “To thine own self be true.” Burns’ words imply that others know us better than we know ourselves. The “louse” is a metaphor for imperfections, mistakes, negative impulses and even sins. We shun self-revelation and human impulses, but others (spouses, parents, siblings and close friends) can tell us the truth. All of the Psalms (150) in the Old Testament should be considered poems. The use of metaphors, al-

legories to a Deity, personal confessions, and affirmations of dependence upon a power beyond oneself. The 23rd poem is representative of the others. Verse 4 is the heart of the poem, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death; I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me.” To understand this verse, we must consider the word through and Thou. During my first visit to Israel (1st of 8) I was at the St. George Anglican Cathedral. One of the young priests asked me what I would like to see. I said, “Masada” He was rather anxious because war was about to break out. However he agreed to take me there. We took the back road through what he called, “the valley of the shadow of death.” Nothing grew there. No shade at all. It makes the Mohave desert look like an oasis. The poet used it as a metaphor for death and life’s problems. It provides comfort for all who read it. Elizabeth Barrett Browning presented these memorable words; “Earth’s crammed with heaven and every common bush aflame with God. But only those who see

“No one has heard this performed since 1899,” Clark said. “It is being published now by Tritó, the same company that will record which was the subject of litigation it. It will be performed in various for years until 1970 when the places in Spain next year, and I opera was declared destroyed in a will be there. This is a 20-year dewarehouse fire in New York. tective story with a happy ending.” “I wondered if it was really destroyed,” Clark said. “No one had done a proper inventory after the fire. When I was researching my book I contacted the grandson of the man who had purchased ‘Maria,’ and he kept looking.” Finally, in fall 2009, Clark received word that all three volumes had been found. With funding provided by Special Collections & University Archives of the UCR Libraries, American pianist Douglas Riva and himself, Clark eventually traveled to New York to IECN COURTESY PHOTO/UCR acquire the composition. Special Collections staff oversaw restoration of the opera, which had UC Riverside Professor sustained smoke and water dam- Clark searched for two age, and scanned the repaired decades for the original verpages, making publication of the sion of the opera “Maria del opera in Spain possible. Carmen” by Enrique Grana-

UCR professor uncovers music mystery


UC Riverside Professor Walter Clark has uncovered the mystery of the three-volume opera composed by Spain’s greatest composers, Enrique Granados. The “Maria del Carmen,” composed in 1898, has been recovered following nearly two decades of Clark putting the pieces of the puzzle together. In 2009 Clark and American pianist Douglas Riva traveled to New York to acquire the composition, which was last performed in Spain in 1899. It will once again be performed in Spain next year. By MJ Duncan


hile Walter Clark was a graduate student at UC Riverside researching his dissertation, he came across an enigma that he would not solve for nearly 20 years: What happened to an unpublished opera written by Spain’s greatest composers, Enrique Granados, at the turn of the 20th century? Now a professor of music and director of The Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at UC Riverside, Clark, in 2009, uncov-

ered the story of the three-volume “Maria del Carmen” which had survived a torpedo attack, economic collapse in Spain and a warehouse fire in New York. “I have been a lover of Granados’ music since I was a teenager and have played some of it,” Clark said. “‘Maria del Carmen’ is beautiful music, inspired by the folk music of the Spanish countryside.” Although Granados is best-known as a composer and pianist, Clark said his work is easily arranged for performance by guitar, which the UCR scholar plays. Born in 1867, Granados composed “Maria del Carmen” in 1898, the year Spain and the US went to war. It premiered in Madrid to such acclaim that Queen Maria Cristina awarded Granados the Charles III Cross for his work. The opera — a love triangle set in a Spanish village in the region of Murcia — was later revised for subsequent productions, but was never performed in its original version again. In 2006 Clark began his research for a biography on Granados and discovered family letters and other documents that would help piece

together the story. In January 1916 Granados and his wife, Amparo, left their six children in Barcelona to travel to New York in hopes to interest the Met in performing “Maria del Carmen.” Granados brought his only copy of the opera with him. The Met declined his offer. When President Woodrow Wilson requested a performance by Granados at the White House, he and Amparo delayed their scheduled return to Barcelona on a ship sailing directly to Spain. As a result, they boarded a ship that would take them to England, then France. Granados and his wife drowned in the English Channel when a German submarine fired a torpedo, blowing off the bow of the boat. Other passengers, including the opera, survived the attack. The couple’s belongings were returned to their home. One of Granados’ sons, in 1938, sold the original opera to a New York musician and publisher for $300 to raise funds for the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War. Other members of Granados’ family wanted the opera returned,


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take off their shoes.” Obviously she was thinking of Moses and the burning bush. (Exodus 3:2) We get so busy we close our eyes to beauty, friendship and God’s blessing. A real tragedy. The remainder of Browning’s line goes like this “the rest sit around plucking black berries.” What a tragedy. The most beautiful and meaningful poem in the Bible-in my opinion – is I Corinthians chapter thirteen. It is often called the love chapter. It is unlike anything else the Apostle Paul wrote. I have a copy of Dr. J Gordon Hynes dissertation (Ph.D.) that he wrote in 1936. In it he identified over 200 verses in Paul’s Epistles that were direct quotations or paraphrases of the writing of Plato, Aristotle or the four great Greek poets; Aratus, Cleanthes, Menandr, Epimenides. Almost all the verses were plagiarized by Paul. The practice was often used in ancient times. The theme of the poem highlights the importance of love. No experience in life has priority over it. “Now abides faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.” So ends the poem. Amen. Selah. So be it.

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Yazmin Alvarez 40 Days of Lent What’s it mean to you?


eliever or not, it’s Lent. Millions are putting their faith into action this Lent season after receiving ashes burned from palms on Ash Wednesday. But as Times writer, Christopher J. Hale explained March 5, Lent isn’t just for the faithful. “Today Christians around the world will mark the beginning of Lent with the ancient tradition of receiving ashes on their foreheads. This season and the customs associated with it are as old as the faith itself. It marks a sacred time of conversion for the Christian faithful as they commemorate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. But the season of Lent is not just for Christians. It offers everyone a time for reflection and an opportunity for change and growth.” Realistically, the season can be seen as a time for focus and not necessarily always about giving something up. It could be serve as a time of giving of oneself as well-rechecking your values and acting on them. An opportunity to redirect yourself toward the path you wanted to take but never really got a chance to hit the road, or maybe you split at the fork. Either way, it’s a time to check yourself--faithful or not. Everyone needs a moment to step back and Lent just may be the opportunity to do it. For myself, it’s going to be a time for both. I’m taking a step back and looking at where I’m at--career, family and personally. What’s not right is going to change.

These 40 days are going to be my “road to recovery” so to speak. I’ll be implement the “giving up” portion part as well. And this time I won’t say, “I’m giving up giving things up for Lent,” either. So to put it out there, I’m giving up junk food. Seems petty, right. No. It’s my vice. Junk food gets me through the day; cookies, chips, brownies, burgers, fries, a glorious heaping mound of nachos, cookies, chips, cookies, chips… did I mention cookies and chips? See the reason I need to omit junk. I’m also giving up overthinking. It ruins happiness. There are a few more things I’m choosing to refocus on for Lent, but those are neither here nor there, mainly because I’m choosing not to completely expose myself. So, in 40 days, I’ll check back and give a summary of my findings. In the case of Huffington Post writer, David Lose: “Just maybe, I need Lent. Just maybe I need a time to focus, to get my mind off of my career, my social life, my next writing project -- and a hundred other things to which I look for meaning -- and center myself in Meaning itself.” I also decided to do a little surveying on this and ask someone their thoughts on Lent and what it meant to them. Here were the results: “For many, giving up things in the name of religion can be tough. But it is helpful should you want to keep on track when it come to those pesky New Year's Resolutions. For example, losing weight. Cutting soda from your diet can increase your weight loss because you're not consuming what those dietitians call "empty calories." Substitute soda for maybe more water or sparkling water, “fancy water” as I like to call it. You'll thank yourself at the end of 40 days - and so will your waistline.”

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Use general anesthetic before executions The death penalty is more than a penalty, it is a statement by our society that what occurred is so unacceptable that the guilty must be permanently and forever removed as an inhabitant of this planet. From it there is no earthly redemption for the one receiving it. Because of its permanence, and because it is abhorrent to our society to execute an innocent person,

it should be carried out only when, on the evidence, there is no possible chance of it being inflicted on an innocent person.

And while unconscious, all manner of procedures are carried out that, if the person were conscious, would be considered inhumane. Why can’t we use a common genAs to the method, which has eral anesthetic to render the guilty been the object of great concern unconscious and then get on with because we insist on it being done the execution? in a humane way, thousands of people are rendered unconscious Floyd Petersen, every day in hospitals and clinics. Loma Linda

McCammack was willing to stand up and work Dear Wendy McCammack, I want to sincerely thank you for your many, many years of public service for San Bernardino!

willing to spend countless hours doing what you thought best for Thanks again, and best wishes to San Bernardino. It is only when you for your future. residents of San Bernardino are willing to give of their time in Phil Savage While I have very often dis- elected positions that our demoSan Bernardino agreed with your positions and cratic system can work, and you manners of actions, you have been have stood up and done so.

Desalination plants would solve water crisis The worst drought since 1987 through 1992 has our officials sitting on their hands with the ageold mantra, “Conserve, conserve and conserve.” Maybe that will help but it’s not a solution. If our officials had an ounce of foresight the state would scrap the expenditure for a multi-billion-dollar “train to nowhere” and commit funds immediately to desalination. Desalination is a proven solution in use worldwide.

water from desalination. Oman, since 1976 has been generating at least 22,750 metric meters a day and is building another desal plant. Qatar has granted a contract to Mitsubishi for $260 million to construct a 36 million gallon-perday desal plant.

Naysayers are lamenting the placement of salt generated. Put it on trains and send it to the closed open pit, iron ore mine in Eagle Mountain vacated by Kaiser Steel. Not enough rainfall there to initiate a percolation problem into the soil/aquifer.

Let’s use the site of the defunct The sky is falling, Henny Penny, San Onofre facility for the desal and we’re doing nothing for a perplant serving Southern California, manent solution. which may be the second major consumer after agriculture. DistriCalvin E. Parker, Israel gets one-quarter of its bution systems are mostly in place. Rancho Cucamonga

California water crisis is criminal California’s current droughtwater crisis has been caused, as usual, by environmental zealots and liberal government who have stolen California’s gold and our economy.

Indeed, the California Water Project and the Central Valley Project were created, paid for, and Yazmin Alvarez is a reporter for maintained by farmers and propInland Empire Community erty owners to deliver Northern Newspapers, you can reach her California water to the agricultureat rich Central Valley, and 25 million Adding insult to injury, federal people in Southern California. Have news, an event or want to recognize someone in the Rialto officials from the Bureau of Reclamation announced that the agricul- It is simply criminal that envicommunity? Send information to Yazmin Al- tural Central Valley Project and ronmentalists and an activist fedvarez at California Water Project customers eral judge have unconstitutionally will receive no water allocations interfered with private water conor call 909-381-9898 ext. 207. this year. tracts and made substantial cuts in water delivery from the Sacramento Delta to protect the tiny Delta smelt fish since 2007 — which during this drought has exacerbated the water crisis by allowing 800,000 acre feet of San Mailing Address: P.O. Box 110, Colton, CA 92324 • Office Location: 1809 Commercenter West, San Bernardino, CA 92408

Joaquin River water per year to flow to the ocean. Fortunately, perceptive management from our California Water Project contractor, The Mojave Water Agency, has indicated that from conservation programs and underground banking and storage of water supplies in our Mojave Desert area, we have more than enough water for three years, regardless of drought conditions. Daniel B. Jeffs, Apple Valley

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Study provides detailed stats on binge drinking By MJ Duncan


he National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above. This typically happens when men consume five or more drinks in one sitting, and when women consume four or more in about two hours. According to the CDC, approximately 92% of U.S. adults who drink excessively report binge drinking in the past 30 days, and although college students commonly binge drink, the CDC estimates that 70% of binge drinking episodes involve adults 26 years and older. A new study out of Loma Linda University (LLU) provides statistics of California adults by gender and detailed race/ethnicity categories, which was published online in “The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse” on Feb. 12. Data for the present study came from the 2007 and 2009 California Health Interview Surveys (CHIS), included responses from 98,662 adults, and covered a wide spectrum of socio-demographic char-

Seeking Nominations For County Classified Employees Of Year Program


istricts from San Bernardino County are encouraged to submit nominations for the annual Classified Employee of the Year program, which is organized through the California Department of Education. The deadline for nominations is March 17. The program, which features six categories for nominations, highlights the contributions of school employees who support public education for more than 412,000 students in the 33 county school districts. The categories that employees can be nominated for include: child nutrition; maintenance, operations and facilities; office and technical; paraeducator and instructional assistant; support services and security; and transportation. Eligible nominees need to be a current classified employee within a county public school district in grades K-12 (including charter schools, district office or county office). They also must be a rankand-file employee (not in a supervisory or management position) and have five years of service for the category in which they are nominated. Program information, including the nomination form, can be downloaded at Nominations should be sent to Nancy Johnson, staff development specialist in Human Resources for San Bernardino County Superintendent at Schools, at 760 E. Brier Dr. in San Bernardino, 92408. For more information, call Johnson at (909) 386-9570.


A new study out of Loma Linda University provides statistics of California adults by gender and detailed race/ethnicity categories, which was published online in “The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse” on Feb. 12. Binge drinking occurs when men consume five or more drinks in one sitting, and when women consume four or more. acteristics. Results are representative of all adults in California. Binge drinking causes over 40,000 deaths every year in the US and has been linked to domestic abuse and violence, academic and personal problems, risk-taking behaviors, physical injury to self and others, driving while intoxicated, and failure to adhere to medica-

tions. According to Jim Banta, PhD, MPH, from the Center for Leadership in Health Systems at LLU School of Public Health and lead researcher of the study, the significance of the study is that it provides detailed binge drinking rates by gender and in race/ethnicity compared to previous reports. Ad-

San Bernardino Public Library to Host Book Bingo and Scrabble


he San Bernardino Public Library will have an afternoon of “Book Bingo” for adults and teens on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Kellogg Rooms at the Feldheym Central Library at 555 W. 6th St. Everybody wins a prize! Later that same day, the Rowe Branch Library at 108 E. Marshall Blvd. will host the library’s

monthly Scrabble games beginning at 5:00 PM. The scrabble games are for teens and adults. Scrabble boards are provided. Players of all skills are welcome! Both events are sponsored by the Friends of the San Bernardino Public Library. For more information call 909-381-8238.

ditionally, the study is adjusted for age and other factors such as education. Data for the present study came from the 2007 and 2009 California Health Interview Surveys (CHIS), included responses from 98,662 adults, and covered a wide spectrum of socio-demographic characteristics. Results are representative of all adults in California. CHIS has detailed data regarding Asian Americans by nationality, who as a group, generally, have low rates of binge drinking. There is variability not often detected when looking at Asians as a group; for example, an estimated 28.1% of Korean men binge drink, compared to 11.9% of Chinese men. The study illustrates that “nonHispanic whites have the highest rate of any binge drinking as well as the highest frequency of binge drinking during the past year compared to other racial/ethnic groups. Mexican and Central American men as well as “other Latino” (non-Hispanic) women are significantly more likely that whites to occasionally binge drink, that is, at least once a year, but less than monthly. Consistent with other published research, the present study also shows that men are

more likely than women to binge drink.” The study also highlights the fact that immigrants, especially females, are less likely to binge drink, as are individuals who attended graduate school. On the other hand, individuals with household incomes of $150,000 or more are more likely to binge drink. Banta, together with Mark Haviland, PhD, Dept. of Psychiatry at LLU School of Medicine, has been working with CHIS data for six years. “An advantage of CHIS data for examining binge drinking is that it evaluates drinking over the past 12 months, whereas many federal studies only evaluate the past 30 days. Thus, we are more likely to pick up occasional binge drinking,” Haviland said. Binge drinking is not healthy, Banta says. “Binge drinking does not necessarily equate to alcoholism, but it can be dangerous and a serious problem, nevertheless. The information in this report may be helpful for planning targeted initiatives to decrease binge drinking, among those at greatest risk as well as for those who may binge drink only occasionally.”

Book sale at Feldheym Central Library


he Friends of the San Bernardino Public Library are planning a used Book Sale on Saturday, March 15, 2014. It will be held in the Friends’ Room located at the rear of the Norman F. Feldheym Central Library, 555 W. 6th Street in San Bernardino. The member’s only sale is from 9 AM to 12 Noon. The public is welcome from 12 noon to 4 PM. There will be a follow-up Bag Sale on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buy a gro-

cery bag for only $2 and fill it up with your choice of books. Memberships to the Friends are available at nominal cost in the library’s administration office before the sale and in the Friends’ room on the day of the sale. “Like” “Friends of the San Bernardino Public Library” on Facebook to get a coupon for the book sale. For more information, please call 909-381-8251 or visit

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Colton: First and third Tuesday, 6 p.m.; 650 N. La Cadena Dr. Highland: Second and fourth Tuesday, 6 p.m.; 27215 Base Line. No meetings in August. Loma Linda: Second and fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m. (check city Web site as dates are subject to change); 25541 Barton Rd. Redlands: First and third Tuesday, 3 p.m.; 35 Cajon St. Rialto: Second and fourth Tuesday, 6 p.m.; 150 S. Palm Ave. San Bernardino: First and third Monday, 3 p.m.; 300 N. “D” St.


fternoon Delight Dance Socials

All seniors, couples and singles, welcome at free dance socials. Opportunity to make new friends and remember music of our youth. Joslyn Senior Center: First and second Tuesday 2 p.m., 21 Grant St., Redlands (909) 798-7550. Redlands Community Center: Every third Friday 2 p.m., 111 Lugonia Ave., Redlands (909) 7987572. Highland Senior Center: Every fourth Tuesday 2 p.m., 3102 E. Highland Ave., Highland (909) 862-8104.


ommunication Classes

Mondays at 6 p.m.: Town & Country Toastmasters Club offers classes in the Sequoia Room at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, 400 N. Pepper Ave., Colton. For

more information, please call (909) Arrowhead and 8th). 887-3472.


emocratic Luncheon Club of San Bernardino

The Democratic Luncheon Club of San Bernardino meet at noon on Fridays at Democratic Headquarters, 136 Carousel Mall (near the central glass elevator) in San Bernardino. For additional information visit website Speaker Schedule: 2/21 Benito Barrios, CouncilmanElect, 2nd Ward, City of SB 2/28 Steve Figueroa, Education and Business Consultant: "Education, Business and Politics - It's all the same" SAVE THE DATE: Annual Banquet and Installation of Officers 4/5/2014, Elk's Lodge, SB, Doors Open at 11:30. Table of 8: $250 Blue Sponsor (Includes two tables and sponsor recognition): $500 Event Sponsor (Above plus recognition on Club Web site, social media and program) Individual: $35,Couple: $65 Visit us at or our new Facebook page at www.facebook/SBDems.


ommunity Police Academy

Every Wednesday beginning February 5 through March 26 6pm-8pm Hosted by the San Bernardino Police Department. Classes will be held at the San Bernardino Police Dept. Main Station, 710 N. D St., San Bernardino. The academy is free but seating is limited so call to reserve your spot. (909) 388-4946 or (909) 384-5753.


HC Theatre Arts Department Features Blown Sideways Through Life

eating to help combat rising obesity and diabetes rates. The goal is to encourage individuals of all ages to improve the quality of their lives. The free Expo will offer basic health screenings, stay-healthy information, fun fitness activities and challenges for the entire family, and much more! ARMC is located at 400 North Pepper Ave., in Colton. Please, for everyone’s safety, no pets, skates, skateboards or bicycles. To register go to:


oster Parent Orientation & Training

Call by March 10 -Open your heart and home to a child by becoming a Foster a Parent. Reimbursements from $846.00 to $1009.00 per month Please call Friday & Saturday March 7 & Maria at (909) 890-4008 by 8- at 8pm in the CHC Performing March 10, 20114 to serve a seat. Arts Center. Crafton Hills College Se Habla Espanol. Theatre Arts Department proudly presents Blown Sideways Through Life by Claudia Shear. The production is directed by CHC students Brenden Hampton and Pierce Halliburton. Tickets are $10 admission, $5 children, Wednesday, March 12 -5pm allet Folklorico general senior and students. Crafton Hills Dinner and refreshments will be Cultural Classes College is located at 11711 Sand served. Program and awards recepCanyon Road in Yucaipa. tion at 6pm at The Galaxy Ball Mondays 5:30-6:30 5-11yrs, Room, 1494 E. Art Townsend Dr., Mondays 6:30-8:30 11-adult. No San Bernardino, CA 92408. For incharge. 951-233-7027. Knights of formation call (909) 384-5426. Columbus, 740 Pennsylvania St., Colton, Ca.



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Saturdays from 10am-12pm Come Sing with The Inland Empire Prime Time Choraliers as they begin a new season on Tuesday, January 7, 9:00 AM. Rehearsals are held each Tuesday Morning. at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 785 No. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92401 (corner of

(ARMC) at the free 8th Annual 5K Walk/Run & Fitness Expo on Saturday, March 8. Check-in begins at 7 a.m., and the Walk/Run begins at 8:30 a.m. An awards presentation will immediately follow the Walk/Run. The Walk/Run is an outreach effort designed to raise interest in regular exercise and healthy


ri City Mega March Mixer

Wednesday, March 12 -5pm8pm at Ashley Furniture Home Store, 855 Ashley Way, Colton. Join Colton, Loma Linda and Grand Terrace Chambers for an evening of networking, raffles, food and business after hours fun. Vendor booths -$75 for members and $100 for non-members. Call (909) 825-2222 for information.


cholarship Fun Run/Walk

Sunday, March 16 at 8am. Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Cooley Ranch. The event will begin and end at Cooley Ranch Elementary School and wind along the palm lined South and East Cooley Drives turn on Via Venita and Via Lata and back to the school. We are enlisting the help and participation of the three Key Clubs in Colton, Bloomington and Grand Terrece High Schools. All proceeds from this event will be given as scholarships to graduating seniors in all five of Colton Joint Unified School District high schools this year. For information call Judy Crandell (909) 793-7560.


rafton Hills College Annual Gala

Saturday, March 29 -Crafton Hills College Foundation presents its Annual Gala Dinner & Auction " Hustle and Heart Set Us Apart" in the Renaissance Room of the National Orange Show Event Center at 6:00 p.m. For sponsorship and tickets call Nicole Rodriguez at 909.389.3245.


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Cesar Chavez Middle School student Isabel Cholbi participates in Scripps National Spelling Bee for third time By Anthony Victoria


sabel Cholbi will be participating in her second successive Scripps National Spelling Bee as a result of her triumph in the third annual San Bernardino City Unified School District Collaborative Spelling Bee at Rodriguez Prep Academy on February 26. Cholbi has won all three competitions. Unfortunately for the eighth grader at Cesar Chavez Middle School, this will be her last effort at the national title, as the cutoff level for participants is the eighth grade. Last year Cholbi made it to the semifinals of the national competition but missed out on the final round when she misspelled ecphonesis--a phrase often used in poetry to describe an exclamatory phrase. “I feel these things change year to year because I feel sometimes they could be really difficult because of

tough competitors or be more on the easy side,” said Cholbi about her experience in spelling bee competitions. “I think everyone here tried their hardest and just being here was a victory in itself.” Twenty-eight other students from 10 different San Bernardino schools participated in the competition: Kimbark Elementary School, Chavez, Curtis, Del Vallejo, Golden Valley, King, Shandin Hills, and Richardson Prep middle schools, as well as the Rodriguez Prep Academy and the Public Safety Academy. The format was that of single elimination. Each speller in the competition at the start of a round spelled one word or answered one vocabulary question. If spelled incorrectly, they were eliminated. There was a bit of confusion in the first round when Del Vallejo student Olawale Izebere misspelled the word “corduroy”. One of the participants clarified that Izebere

has issues with hearing and speech so he could not hear them very well. He was made to stand a few steps closer to the panelists in order to enhance his ability to hear and spell out the words provided. Izebere finished third in the competition. Some of the young students showed their disappointment through tears, although there were some laughable and gleeful moments. Public Safety Academy Cameron Barker made the witty remark of “GG”, meaning “good game” in online gaming slang to accept defeat. In addition, Cholbi when given the word bandit to spell remarked, “is this a trick question?”, garnering laughs from the crowd. In the end only Cholbi and Martin Luther King Middle School student Zahra Bakhtiari remained. Both girls were able to spell difficult words such as “bourgeois” and “feng shui” to get to the final


Isabel Cholbi during the San Bernardino City Unified School District Collaborative Spelling Bee at Rodriguez Prep Academy on February 26.

rounds, however it Bakhtiari who would concede the title by misspelling “rancid”. In championship word, Cholbi spelled “Abusive” correctly to clinch her spot in the National Spelling Bee in May. She believes if she trains hard enough until that time, she can exceed her semifinal run from last year’s com-

petition and beat out tough competition. “Everyone there has been training since they have won their regionals,” Cholbi said. “I’m just aiming to get farther than I did before. I think I can do it as long as I train hard enough.”

Legendary Latino leader Julian Nava named honorary chair of CSUSB’s LEAD Summit


he fifth annual Latino Education and Advocacy Days summit will be held at Cal State San Bernardino on Thursday, March 27. This year’s honorary chair, or Padrino de Honor, will be civil rights activist Julian Nava, the first Mexican American to serve as U.S. ambassador to Mexico. Nava was a civil rights activist during the height of the Chicano Movement, and he was the first Mexican American to be elected to the school board of the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1967. “We are truly honored to have someone of Dr. Nava’s stature serve as the Padrino de Honor for the LEAD summit,” said Enrique Murillo, the executive director and founder of the LEAD project, and a professor of education at Cal State San Bernardino. “Dr. Nava is one of the most renowned and distinguished elder statesmen in the Hispanic community.” Nava joins a distinguished group of LEAD honorary chairs. Previous honorees were civil rights and education activist Sylvia Mendez, philanthropist Judy Rodriguez Watson, CSUSB dean emeritus

Ernie Garcia and San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales. Journalists and activists Graciano and Trini Gomez were honored at the inaugural LEAD “Feria Educativa” held in October 2011. The LEAD summit focuses on educational issues affecting Latinos at the national, regional and local levels, said Murillo. The 2014 summit’s theme is “Latino Male Crisis in the Educational Pipeline.” The day-long free conference will be held in the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union Events Center and will be hosted again by CSUSB’s College of Education. Online registration is available at the LEAD website, It also will be webcast simultaneously to viewing locations nationally and internationally. Nava is one of eight children born to Mexican immigrant parents in Los Angeles. He grew up in the barrio of East Los Angeles. In 1945, he volunteered for the Navy Air Corps. Upon returning to Los Angeles, he studied at East Los Angeles Community College before transferring to Pomona College. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history, Nava earned a doctorate in Latin American history from Harvard College in 1955. He taught in Venezuela, Spain and Puerto Rico. After teaching in Spain, he founded Centro de Estudios Universitarios in Bogota, Colombia. From 1957 to 2000, he was a professor of history at Cal State Northridge. In 1967, the Congress of Mexican American Unity, a group of 92 community groups, nominated him

to run for the Los Angeles Unified School District and he became the first Mexican American to serve on the board, which is comprised of 13 cities, including Los Angeles. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed Nava as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, making him the first Mexican-American to hold that position. In 1992, he ran for mayor of Los Angeles. In 1993, Nava was a pallbearer for the funeral of legendary labor leader Cesar Chavez. Nava worked with Chavez since his time with the Community Service Organization in Los Angeles after World War II. Nava was portrayed by actor/director Edward James Olmos in the HBO film “Walkout.” He also spent time behind the camera serving as producer of a series of one-hour documentaries that included the history of Spain’s Basque people in “Song of the Basque.” He also produced and co-directed “Voices of Cuba” with producer, teacher and puppeteer Todd Mattox, and produced a documentary – “Zacatecanos de ida y vuelta,” (Roundtrip Zacatecanos) – on cross-border migration to and from the United States in two languages. Now retired, Nava is a professor emeritus at Cal State Northridge and lives in San Diego with his wife, Patricia. He lectures widely about multicultural education and serves on the board of directors of Encuentros, which promotes education among young Hispanic males. In 2011, a new middle school, the Dr. Julian Nava Learning Academy in Los Angeles, was named for him. The LEAD 2014 summit will be webcast live courtesy of to more than 1,500

viewing sites in the United States and in 32 countries, including Mexico, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, England, Guatemala, Iceland, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Spain and South Korea. To date, the event has attracted more than 160 sponsors and partners, including Cardenas Markets, KCAA Talk Radio, Time Warner Cable, San Bernardino Community College District, the California Teachers Association, H&R Block, the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino, Kaiser-Riverside and Altura Credit Union. During the conference’s lunch hour, the LEAD Summit will feature a dynamic free concert celebrating diverse and beautiful music

of Latin American origin. The “Mosaico Festival” concert will feature folklorico dancers, storytelling, soloists, and even the opportunity to sing along to a tune or two. The concert, which also will be webcast, is courtesy of the San Bernardino Symphony and the support of the James Irvine Foundation’s Exploring Engagement grant initiative, the Coussoulis Arena, and Jim Watson and Judy Rodriguez Watson of Watson & Associates. For more information and to register online for the conference, visit the LEAD website at or contact Enrique Murillo Jr. at (909) 537-5632.


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Robert Lee Meyers Obituary


obert Lee Meyers, 89, of Riverside, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, February 25 2014. He was born to the late Lionel and Edna Meyers-Suhr, Jan. 23, 1925, in Woodston, KS. Bob graduated from Stockton High School in 1943. He married Sharon

Schwab in 1964, and spent their life together in Riverside, CA. Bob joined the Army Air Corps following graduation. During WWII, he worked with a new technology called radar. He was positioned throughout the South Pacific perched up on the highest point of an island. At the surrender of Japan, he was stationed in Tokyo and took pride in witnessing the arrival of General MacArthur and formal war ending events. After the war, Bob partnered up with his father Lionel and brother Bill and opened up the New Colton Theatre in Colton CA. With the rise of television came the decline of movie theaters forcing Bob and Bill to seek other employment. Both brothers joined General Telephone. Bob worked as a GTE Facility Man until he retired in 1987. Bob is survived by his wife Sharon of 48 years and children: Virginia Hoops (Chuck), Prescott

Valley AZ; Frank Schwab (Teresa) Phoenix, AZ; David Meyers, Riverside; Christine Denarola (Dave) Riverside. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Bill and Larry. The brothers shared a dedicated love for USC football which often led to Saturday evening phone calls of either griping or celebrating. Bob was a man with no enemies and was loved by all that knew him. He was a treasure to the family and his passing comes with many tears. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6th at Riverside National Cemetery. Cards and well wishes for the family may be sent to Arlington Mortuary in Riverside, Ca.

John Teffenhart Obituary


ohn Teffenhart died at the age of 95 on February 13 at home with his children at his side. John was born in New Jersey and lived in Colton for 52 years. He is survived by five grandchildren and his three married children: Kathy and John Kissick of

Pacific Palisades, Bob and Karen Teffenhart of Lake Arrowhead, and Nancy and Drew Macrae of Irvine. John a WWII veteran, was a member of the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, where he "jumped and fought" throughout the Pacific for 3 1/2 years. John enjoyed hunting and fishing. He hunted deer, moose and elk into his 80's. His favorite fishing was an annual family salmon and halibut trip to Canada. John, a carpenter by trade and a general "I can fix anything" was known throughout his Colton neighborhood for his generosity in helping others with their home repairs and improvements. He always stayed busy building something and was a "legend" on Kippy Drive. John lived a full life and is an inspiration to us all, he will be dearly missed.

Mexican Consulate offers program for travelers heading to Mexico

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El Paisano representative, Alejandra Cano details how El Paisano assists travelers heading into Mexico.

By Jazmine Collins


community forum held at the Mexican Consulate of San Bernardino had representatives covering questions with regards to Covered California and the El Paisano program. The El Paisano program is a permanent program initiated by the Mexican government to assist travelers intending on visiting Mexico during the three major seasons of travel for visitors to the country, which are: "Semana Santa" which encompasses the Easter Holiday, Summer and Winter. The program El Paisano is designed to inform, primary Mexican nationals, or dual citizenship holders with their rights and benefits when traveling. The program provides a comprehensive booklet that traveler can carry to help identify government officials and what the program calls "suggested routes," which maps ways for travelers to get to their destination safely. Over 900 people from the

El Paisano program will be found along these suggested routes at stations called "paraderos seguros" or secure stops, where travelers may rest and get medical and mechanical assistance is provided. Travel-

ers are urged to only stop in those Paisano program, please visit: schedule an appointment with designated areas as they offer a or your local Mexican Consulate. safe, secure environment. Mexican citizens visiting the country are allowed to bring up to $500 in merchandise per person without being taxed and only the amount over the cap will be taxed at 16%. American citizens traveling without dual citizenship are also allowed to bring up to $300 in merchandise per person before being taxed. "We always encourage parents to obtain dual citizenship for their minors," said Alejandra Cano, El Paisano Representative. U.S. travelers must also pay a permit fee called "DNR," whereas Mexican nationals are not required to. People who participate in the El Paisano program are equipped with all emergency contact numbers, which will be available with any cell phone with extended coverage into Mexico. The program also has what they call "Angeles Verdes" or Green Angels, which are part of the Mexican tourism department. Angeles Verdes provides safe access to roadside assistance in the event of a nonlife-threatening emergency. Those who intend on traveling into Mexico are urged to visit the Mexican Consulate prior to travels to become more informed about their rights as a visitor to the country. To learn more about the El


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Bookstore in Redlands celebrates Dr. Seuss, literacy campaign


Author Frans Vischer was on hand to offer children tips on creating their own book during an event to kick-off the national Read Across America campaign promoting literacy.


The Cat in the Hat made a special visit to Redlands March 1 for a Read Across America kickoff at Barnes & Noble. By Yazmin Alvarez


hildren of all ages donned personalized red-andwhite striped hats Saturday as they walked through aisles of books at Barnes & Noble Redlands in search of a cat--The Cat in the Hat, that is. Author Theodor “Seuss” Geisel’s most beloved character, The Cat in the Hat, made an appearance at the bookstore in celebration of the famous author’s birthday and to help kick off the National Education Association’s Read Across America campaign. In his seven-foot wonder, The Cat prowled around the bookstore highfiving children reading and even stopping to pose for a photo opportunity or two. Activities Saturday afternoon included face painting, crafts, a scavenger hunt and storytime highlighting Geisel’s popular Dr. Seuss books as part of the nationwide literacy effort to promote and celebrate reading. Student volunteers from local schools shared stories like Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and of course, The Cat in the Hat. Call TODAY for all your advertising needs!! (909) 381-9898 Ext. 204

Ruiz, stopped by to give many thanks for their school visits. “(The author visits) really inspire the little ones to read more,” said Ruiz, librarian at St Adeline’s in Highland.” “They see them and they understand that there is a person behind this book that they’re reading and someone had to create it.” For the older students at the school, the author visits help inspire creativity, Ruiz added. “They got a chance to talk with him and he even gave tips on where to start or how to develop ideas. It’s a great tie-in for Read Across America” A portion of Saturday’s celebration also served as a book fair for Bonnie Oehl Elementary, Highland Grove Elementary, Valley Elementary in Yucaipa and St. Adelaide’s Academy in Highland. A portion of sales from the event will also benefit the Redlands PTA Scholarship Fund in support of local graduating seniors.

But Saturday’s event didn’t just focus on all things Seuss. It was a day to promote literacy and spark imagination, said Laurie Aldern, community relations manager for the Redlands store. In support of the Read Across America campaign, guest authors Adam Glendon Sidewell and Frans Vischer recently visited Redlands-area, San Bernardino and Yucaipa schools, to read copies of Yazmin Alvarez is a reporter for their books to children. The two au- Inland Empire Community Newsthors were also on hand Saturday, papers and can be reached at where area educators like Lidia


The Cat in the Hat spent his time interacting with children during the kickoff event March 1.

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Inland Empire Job Corps teams with LifeStream for blood drive By Jazmine Collins


he Inland Empire Job Corps Medical Office Support students will be partnering with LifeStream to organize and run a blood drive on Thursday, March 6. The Inland Empire Job Corps Center (IEJCC) first partnered with LifeStream in 1989 and has since participated in blood drive events. With these blood drives, the center has donated a total of 980 units of blood. Students and instructor Kathryn Erickson shared their enthusiasm about the upcoming event. “I am so very proud of our Medical Office Support trainees who look forward to working these life-saving blood drives which are hosted here at Inland Empire Job Corps several times a year. This event allows our students to obtain actual hands on training from creating flyers and posters advertising the event, to encouraging participation and gathering signatures of those expecting to participate. The students have worked hard scheduling appointments for our many expected participants. For our March 6, 2014 LifeStream Blood Drive, we have over 100 donors who have pledged to donate. This promises to be a highly successful event. Each pint of blood donated can save three lives. Our trainees will gain valuable knowledge from organizing and working this event,” said Instructor Kathryn Erickson. Student, Raisha Martin-Travis said, "To begin with, this blood drive is important to me due to the fact I have family and friends in the past who have needed donations, and it felt so good to know they received the help they needed. Helping someone, or better yet, saving a life in general is a gift in itself because I can look back on life and say I’ve made a difference." "The blood drive is important to me because saving lives is an honor. The gift of life is something you can’t put a price on. All it takes is a few minutes out of your day and you get the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped someone continue their life," said fellow student, Erick Martinez. Job Corps hopes to bring in over 1,000 donations in order to meet a goal of 86 units of blood. The blood drive will take place inhouse at the Inland Empire Job Corps Center located at: 3173 Kerry St, in San Bernardino. Over the past 46 years, Job Corps has provided opportunities to more than 3 million economically disadvantaged young Americans. Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, this voluntary, residential training program offers vocational, academic, and social skills training to students aged 16-24 at 125 centers nationwide, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each year, Job Corps serves nearly 100,000 young people. Jazmine Collins is a reporter for Inland Empire Community newspapers and can be reached at


Left to right: Jon Smith, Charlie Beck, Raisha Martin-Travis, Grace Garrett, Rick Pacheco, Emily Walker and Erick Martinez.

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SBVC ousts Irvine Valley in Quarterfinals


Gerry Blakes scored a gamehigh 21 points for San Bernardino Valley College in a 65-49 CCCAA Southern California Quarterfinal playoff win over Irvine Valley College on Saturday, March 1. PHOTO/RICHARD DAWSON

By Richard Dawson ophomore Gerry Blakes scored a game-high 21 points as San Bernardino Valley College men’s basketball team used a big first half to defeat #18 seed Irvine Valley College 65-49 in a CCCAA Southern California Quarterfinal match up on Saturday, March 1. SBVC (26-7), the #2 seed in the playoffs, opened up the game with a 13-2 run over the first five and a half minutes and led by as much as 22, 30-8, with 4:16 left in the half before eventually heading into the break ahead 3416. As a team the Wolverines were 10 of 13 on free throw attempts in the first half as both Blakes and Tymarieh Dixon reached double figures before halftime in



Tymarieh Dixon (#5) contests a jump shot, Dixon scored 16 points in the win.

Keith Smith (#3) added 16 points and four rebounds for SBVC.

part from combining to go a perfect 9-for-9 from the line. The second half was a different story as Irvine Valley (25-5) used a 23-9 run to climb back into the game 46-39 at the 10:37 mark. SBVC answered with a 12-1 run of its own, sparked by four baskets from Blakes, over the ensuing five minutes to regain control of the game. Blakes, the Foothill Conference Most Valuable Player, had a wellrounded performance, adding six assists and five rebounds to his scoring effort. Fellow sophomores Dixon and Keith Smith each finished with 16 points for SBVC. Smith was 6

of 10 from the field and 3 of 9 from the line. Shaquille Hunter led the Lasers with 13 points. The Wolverines advance to get another home game against Glendale College (22-5) on Wednesday, March 5. SBVC is the two seed in the CCCAA Southern California playoffs after winning its fourth Foothill Conference title in the last six years thanks to a 9-1 conference record. Smith and Dixon were named to the first and second All-Foothill Conference teams respectively.

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“Fasting for Families” bus makes stop in San Bernardino


Wendy Duchen standing near the empty chair reserved for Congressman Gary Miller during a press conference for the “Fasting for Families” bus trip at the SEIU office in San Bernardino. By Anthony Victoria he “Fasting for Families Across America” campaign bus made a brief stop at Service Employees International Union (SEIU) office in San Bernardino on Thursday February 27 and was followed by a visit to Rep. Gary Miller’s office


in Rancho Cucamonga in support of immigration reform. With two designated busses, one heading north and the other south, community organizers and residents plan to make stops in seventy-five congressional districts across the nation, holding press conferences and prayer vigils in attempt to persuade constituents to

persuade congress to pass immigration reform legislation. Wendy Duchen, an SEIU organizer based in Los Angeles asked those who were present a question. “How many of you know a person that in this moment can benefit from immigration reform,” with many raising their hand in agreement. She also thanked those who put in the effort to make phone calls and attended rallies to make immigration reform advocacy possible. Pointing at an empty chair, she expressed her disappointment at Rep. Miller. “Unfortunately, we have an empty chair,” she said. “Everyone has a choice, there is something called free will,” she continued. “You choose to do something because it inspires, moves you, and you believe it. We will continue to try and invite him. It wasn’t an invitation to yell at him or throw our plates at him, but to get him to look at the community. These are the people you represent.” Christian Avila from Mi Familia Vota (My Family Votes) said he believes it is time for congress to take action. “We need to have a conversation with our people about this moral crisis and the cost of an action,” he said. Avila then picked up a shoe, displayed it to the crowd, and said,” This is the price of an action. This was the shoe of someone that had an American dream,” he said.


Christian Avila of Mi Familia Vota holds up a shoe to the crowd. “This was someone’s child and they have died alone in the desert. There are four hundred people just like this that die in the desert every year and eleven hundred who get separated from their families every year. These are not just numbers but these are real people with real dreams and families.” Teresa Alvarez, a resident of Los Angeles, said she is taking part in the trip because she believes her husband who is undocumented deserves the right to live in the U.S. and be a father to his children. “He

needs to be there to make them into respectable men,” she said. “My children know that if their father is deported, there is a chance that they will never see him again. They are hoping that the reform will be passed for our family could live in peace.” Anthony Victoria is a contributing writer for Inland Empire Community newspapers and can be reached at email address......

Olympian Lovieanne Jung makes appearance at Five Tool Plus baseball facility


Personnel of Five Tool Plus baseball facility in San Bernardino pictured with former Olympian and All-American softball player Lovieanne Jung. From left, Five Tool Plus manager Tom Anderson, Jung, and co-owners Greg Kirtley and Troy Hodges. By Harvey M. Kahn


wners of the Five Tool Plus baseball training facility said they would introduce their business in a low-key fashion. Their soft opening was anything but as one of the top softball players in history made a surprise visit to the San Bernardino complex. Two-time college AllAmerican and Olympic Gold Medal winner Lovieanne Jung appeared before about 55 young athletes on Feb. 20. Not only did Jung provide Five Tool Plus with a high profiled personality, she was able to communicate effectively with the audience of girls. Jung explained how to navigate in a sports where females see

few professional opportunities. Even the chance to play in the Olympics was reduced since softball was eliminated after the 2008 games. Jung, 34 explained that the ultimate goal should be centered around learning good habits, working hard and fulfilling commitments. She reminded the girls that softball can lead to an education on scholarship. For those with that ambition, softball should be treated like a job. In her two hour talk and smaller discussions, Jung continued to dwell on the importance of life skills and dedication. "Stay in school and listen to your coaches. Especially as women." Greg Kirtley, co-owner of Five Tool Plus said most of the girls who

came to see Jung were in the 10-18 age group. Kirtley said he had heard the name Lovieanne Jung but wasn't real familiar with her. He felt that most in attendance had heard of her, either. "They quickly found out who she was. Once she started talking to them, everyone realized that she knew what she was talking about. It was good for the girls and good for us," said Kirtley. "For a new business to host someone of her stature really gives us credibility." Kirtley said the longer Jung spoke, the more could realize the impact Jung was making. "She related well. She was able to talk about the advantages of softball--a sport without a high professional base. When she pulled out her Olympic Gold Medal and handed it to me, everything hit me. It was really heavy. I knew the amount of work it took to earn it." He was amazed also at the amount of power Jung could generate from her relatively small frame. "Especially when you realize she's hitting a fastball from a short distance in the high-90's and then adjusting to a change-up at 60." At 5-foot-6, Jung tied for the NCAA lead by hitting 25 home runs while helping the University of Arizona to the 2003 College World Series. Jung was twice named first team, All-American second baseman. She was part of the 2004 Gold Medal winning U.S. Olympic "Dream Team" that traveled to Athens, featuring pitcher Lisa Fernandez. Jung was voted into the University of Arizona Hall of Fame in Feb. 2014. She was already inducted into the U.S. Olympic HOF as a member of the

2004 team. Jung was invited to the Five Tool Plus by Brian Sevick, manager of the SOCAL Nationals Rampage travel ball team of Redlands. Jung, a native of Hawaii is on maternity leave from the Riverside City Fire Department, said a spokesperson for the City of Riverside. In her bio, she says that softball was played out of boredom. While in high school in Orange County, she transferred from Ocean View High in Huntington Beach to nearby Fountain Valley High, where she was named 1998 Sunset League MVP. After earning a scholarship to Fresno State, she was a transfer again. At Arizona she made three trips to the College World Series. She was a third team All-American

as a sophomore. Her 2008 U.S. Olympic Team was upset 3-1 by Japan in the Gold Medal Game. It was the last softball game to be played in the Olympics. Kirtley said he and co-owner Troy Hodges were able to show Jung their Five Tool Plus, located north of 5th and Palm. It is a stateof-the-art hitting and conditioning facility, including a virtual hitting machine. There's a small bleacher section and a patio/snack bar area with television. A recent hitting league was played that included Redlands East Valley and Citrus Valley High. Greg Kirtley played at Cajon High and at SBVC. His son, Zack who plays at Redlands East Valley is a preseason all-area pick at shortstop and will play on scholarship at St. Mary's next season.


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code.

GENERAL SCOPE – the Beaumont Cherry Valley Recreation & Park District is soliciting bid proposals from qualified, licensed contractors to perform the following: This project includes but not limited to demolition, asbestos material testing, removal of asbestos materials (as required), removal of paneling, repair and/or replacement and painting of ceiling and wall finishes, installation of new flooring, light fixture replacement to energy efficient lighting, and installation of new window coverings as described in the Scope of Work (Exhibit AA2 of the Bid Documents)

The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 17th day of March 2014, at 2:00 pm, on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Sparky’s Self Storage 1775 Palm Ave Highland, CA 92346 County of San Bernardino, State of California. The following: Household items, personal items, furniture, hardware or materials, miscellaneous boxes-contents unknown. Hannemann, Thorsten M AI063; Caringells, Domenick A AU100; Whitaker, Shante FI305; Westcott, George G1328; Filson, Steven L MU392; Dezonia, David MU421; Quinville, James P MU445; Smith, Irene marie MU460. Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash only. All purchased items sold as is and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Said sale is for the purpose of satisfying a lien of the undersigned for non-payment of storage rent. Dated this 27th day of February and 6th and 13th day of March 2014. William K. Ritch of West Coast Auctions, state license #BLA6401382, (760) 7240423 PUBLISHED EL CHICANO 2/27/14,3/6/14,3/13/14 Petitioner or Attorney: Tanisha Lena DeckardFairley, 1795 E. Sonora Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404 Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, 303 West Third Street, First Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0210 PETITION OF: Tanisha Lena Deckard-Fairley, FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case Number: CIVDS 1311541 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Tanisha Lena Deckard-Fairley has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Tanisha Lena Deckard-Fairley to Proposed name: Tanisha Lena Deckard Fairley THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: 4-21-14, Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: S-35 The address of the court is: same as noted above A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: El Chicano Newspaper Dated: SEP 20 2013 BRIAN S. McCARVILLE Judge of the Superior Court Published El Chicano 2/27/14, 3/6/14, 3/13/14, 3/20/14 E-5676

FEDERAL FUNDING - This project is being funded in part with Community Development Block Grant (24 CFR Part 570) funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and subject to certain requirements including: payment of Federal Davis-Bacon prevailing wages; Federal Labor Standards Provisions (HUD 4010); Executive Order #11246; and other requirements. Information pertaining to these requirements is on file with the Riverside County Economic Development Agency. PREVAILING WAGES Pursuant to Section 1773 of the Labor Code, the general prevailing wage rates, including the per diem wages applicable to the work, and for holiday and overtime work, including employer payments for health and welfare, pension, vacation, and similar purposes, in the County of Riverside in which the work is to be done, have been determined by the Director of the Department of Industrial Relations, State of California. These wages are set forth in the General Prevailing Wage Rates for this project, available from the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Internet web site at Future effective prevailing wage rates which have been predetermined and are on file with the California Department of Industrial Relations are referenced but not printed in the general prevailing wage rates. FEDERAL LABOR STANDARD PROVISIONS(HUD 4010) – This project is subject to all applicable requirements of the Federal Labor Standards Provision, (Exhibit B1 of Bid Documents). SPECIAL FEDERAL PROVISIONS- This project is subject to the applicable Special Federal Provisions as shown in the Bid Documents. The successful low-bidder will be required to complete and submit all Federal certifications. BIDDER’S CERTIFICATION – All bids must include the Bidder’s Certification on Federal Contract Requirements (Exhibit B7 of Bid Documents) at the time of bid submittal. Any bids received without the Bidder’s Certification on Federal Contract Requirements will be considered “non-responsive” and not accepted. MANDATORY ON-SITE BIDDERS JOB WALK–Mandatory On-Site Bidders Job Walk TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014 AT 10:00 A.M. PST Questions concerning this RFP should be directed to: Beaumont Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District Attn: Gabriel M. Salinas – Facilities Manager 390 W. Oak Valley Parkway Beaumont, CA 92223 Fax (951) 845-9557 Deadline for Questions is March 14, 2014, 12:00 PM PST – Questions must be in the form of email or Fax. SUBMISSION OF BIDS–Bids/Proposals maybe mailed or hand-delivered no later than: DATE: MARCH 26, 2014 TIME: 4:00 p.m. PST LOCATION: 390 W. Oak Valley Parkway, Beaumont, Ca. 92223 PHONE: 951-845-9555 FAX: 951-845-9557 EMAIL: Interested persons may also view the Project Documents and Scope of Work as well as all Federal contracting requirements, at the location listed below. Address: 390 W. Oak Valley Parkway, Beaumont, CA. 92223 Phone: 951-845-9555 Published El Chicano 3/6/14, 3/13/14 E-5681

Notice Inviting RFPs NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Bernardino City Unified School District of San Bernardino County, State of California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereafter referred to, as the District will receive sealed proposals up to but not later than 11:00 a.m., March 18, 2014 for: RFP No. 02-14 for STORAGE AREA NETWORK EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE AND SERVICES All proposals shall be made on the RFP form(s) furnished by the District, unless otherwise indicated in the RFP documents. Vendors who are desirous of securing a copy of the RFP including, specifications and RFP form(s) for the purpose of preparing and submitting a proposal for this work may do so from the Purchasing Department, 777 North F Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410, or website. A copy of the RFP will be posted on the web at: Each proposal must conform and be responsive to the RFP Documents that are on file for examination at the District’s Purchasing Department and posted on the web. RFPs will be received at the BOARD OF EDUCATION BID BOX, Located at SAN BERNARDINO CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, 777 North F Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410 and shall be opened at the above stated time and place. All proposals must be clearly marked on the outside of a sealed envelope/box with the Vendor’s company name and the RFP number. It is the Vendor’s sole responsibility to ensure that its proposal is received at the correct location and by the time of opening. No bidder may withdraw their proposal for a period of 60 days after the date set for the opening of the RFP proposals. Any clarifications or corrections to this RFP shall be made by written amendment. Amendments will be posted on the District’s website, and it is the Vendor’s sole responsibility to periodically check the site for any amendments and respond accordingly. All questions regarding this RFP must be submitted in writing prior to 9 a.m. March 12, 2014. Local and minority bidders are specifically encouraged. The District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals, and to accept or reject any item, to withdraw a line item or entire proposal, or to waive any irregularities or informalities in the RFP or in the bidding. Purchase is contingent upon availability of funds. The District may award any, all or none of this RFP. This RFP is subject to the provisions of Education Code Section 45125.1. Contractor’s employees are required to submit fingerprints to the Department of Justice where an employee may come into contact with students at any school site. SAN BERNARDINO CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Lenore McCall, Buyer (909) 381-1339 s Publication: March 10, 2014 RFP Opening: March 18, 2014, 11:00 a.m. Published El Chicano March 6, 2014 E-5680

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO NOTICE FOR “REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL” RFP #PC –757 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES HACSB CONTACT PERSON: Marsha Zeller Procurement and Contracts Manager Housing Authority of San Bernardino 715 E. Brier Drive, San Bdno, CA 92408 HOW TO OBTAIN BID DOCS: 1. Access 2. Click onto “Procurement” 3. Click onto Bid #PC757 to view instructions on how to bid. PROPOSAL SUBMITALL RETURN: HACSB Administration Office 715 E. Brier Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408 Attn: Marsha Zeller Procurement & Contracts Mgr. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DATE: April 3. 2014 by 4:00 P.M. CNS-2593330# PUBLISHED EL CHICANO 3/6/14 E-5682

Petitioner or Attorney: Humberto Flores, Jr., 701 E. 19th St., San Bernardino, CA 92404 Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, 303 West Third Street, First Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0210 PETITION OF: Humberto Flores, Jr., FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case Number: CIVDS 1402024 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Humberto Flores, Jr., has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Humberto Flores, Jr., to Proposed name: Humberto Flores Garcia, Jr., THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: 04-7-14, Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: S-32 The address of the court is: same as noted above A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: El Chicano Dated: FEB 24 2014 BRIAN S. McCARVILLE Judge of the Superior Court Published El Chicano 3/6,3/13,3/20,3/27/14


LIEN SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to sections 3071 and 3072 of the Civil Code of the State of California, the undersigned will sell the following vehicles at lien sale at said address(s) at said time(s) on: to wit: Thursday, March 20, 2014 YEAR MAKE VIN LICENSE STATE 77 DODG W14BF7S162893 97713E1 CA To be sold by: ADVANTAGE TOWING, 5155 ADOBE RD, TWENTYNINE PALMS, San Bernardino COUNTY, CA 92277 (10:00 AM) YEAR MAKE VIN LICENSE STATE 06 CHEV KL1TG66666B518044 5RKU290 CA 05 NISS 1 N 4 A L 11 D 5 5 N 9 2 3 3 1 8 5PYX142 CA To be sold by: BILL & WAG'S INC., 1516 S BON VIEW AVENUE, ONTARIO, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA 91761- (09:00 AM) Said sale is for the purpose of satisfying lien of the abovesigned for towing, storage, labor, materials and lien charges, together with costs of advertising, and expenses of sale. Clear Choice Lien Service, Inc. P.O. Box 159009 San Diego, CA 92175 CNS-2595072# PUBLISHED EL CHICANO 3/6/14 E-5683

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Gossip Academy Award Winner: 'I Am Mexican-Kenyan


upita Nyong’o was just finishing up her degree at Yale when she was cast to play a slave who has caught the eye of her sadistic master in the critically acclaimed and now Oscar-winning “12 Years A Slave.”

cluding her native countries of Mexico and Kenya.

Over the last several months, Nyong’o has become a household name as an up-and-coming actress in Hollywood and she solidified her place in history by taking home the best supporting actress statute Sunday night at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

But she's just as highly regarded heroine in her adopted country, Mexico.

Nyongo’s win is getting praise from fans around the world, in-

The actress, who also appears in the new film “Non-Stop,” was

“You are the pride of Africa,” Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta exclaimed on Twitter, celebrating Kenya’s first major Oscar win.

aula Patton returned to the spotlight for the first time since her headline-grabbing split from Robin Thicke by appearing at two glitzy Hollywood events without her wedding ring.

awards bash the following night where she was again snapped without her wedding band. Patton attended the 2013 Vanity Fair party with Thicke by her side.

The actress and her pop star husband announced their separation last week, revealing their decision to end the marriage after nearly nine years. Patton has remained out of the spotlight since the split news broke, but she returned to the public eye on Saturday night to walk the red carpet at the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles. She was photographed without her wedding ring at the event. Patton turned out for another

While she only lived in the Latin American country for three years before moving back to Kenya, Nyong’o said Mexico is just a part of her as is the African nation that saw her grow up. “I am Mexican and Kenyan at the same time,” she said on the red carpet. “I have seen that they are fighting over my nationality, but I insist I am Mexican-Kenyan and I am fascinated by tacos with roasted meat.”

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto quickly tweeted his congratulations to Nyong’o, praising her “interpretative force.”

Paula Patton Steps Out Without Ring


born in Mexico City when her father was a visiting lecturer in political science at El Colegio de Mexico.



P attinson Can't Quit Nasty Habit He Shares With Stewart


ooks like Robert Pattinson seems to have resumed a nasty habit on the Toronto, Canada set of his new flick Life. Looking like he could be the stand-in for Jon Hamm on Mad Men, with a clean-shaven face and slicked-back 'do, Rob got into Don Draper mode in a different way ... He was photographed puffing away on a cigarette -- not on, but off-camera, during a break. Ugh. Wasn't it just last summer that he had supposedly "quit smoking for good"? Hadn't "working out ... helped him tremendously with regard to quitting smoking," after splitting with notorious on- and off-again smoker Kristen? Guess that's not the case anymore ...

Sure, it can be difficult to keep up a healthy routine while shooting a film. Especially one that takes place in the '50s when everyone smoked like chimneys, which makes a perfect excuse for him to "get into character" by doing so, too. And I'll bet Rob's surrounded by cast and crew who are unapologetic smokers. But still. How disappointing to think he may have quit but fallen off the wagon. Here's hoping it's not a sign he's fully hooked on cigs again. Maybe it was just a temporary slip-up ... or a fake cigarette used in the movie? Because smoking is one nasty habit from his KStew days he could definitely do without.

Pretty Girl Jessica Alba Reveals Her Addiction


he actress, who appears on Nylon's March cover, admits she finds herself craving characters who push boundaries – all roles that are a far cry from her daily life as a wife to Cash Warren, mother of daughters Honor, 5½, and Haven, 2½, and the co-founder of The Honest Company. "I don't have to be a boss; I don't have to be a wife; I don't have to be a sister," Alba says in the magazine's spring fashion issue.

"It's been liberating to be able to play someone who's a badass or promiscuous because that's the opposite of who I am ... It's like a drug." But stepping outside of her comfort zone is still seemingly new for Alba, who adds she was always one to play it safe in the public eye. "Before, I was so fearful of failure and judgment that I was scared to put myself out there," she says.

Alba has since come to the realization that "you don't have to be a robot, you don't have to be appropriate all the time." And if by chance, the 32-yearold – who "used to be so hard on myself" – stumbles, there's always an opportunity to start fresh. "You have to realize that as along as you don't make a habit of it, tomorrow will be here, and everything will be okay," she says. PHOTO COURTESY

Oscar Night Flubs Flood Media: Several Mistakes


ohn Travolta’s butchering of Idina Menzel’s name (Adele Dazeem) wasn’t the only flub of the 86th Academy Awards, though it seems that the Internet will never forget Travolta’s faux pas, as it has spurred a new Twitter profile, @AdeleDazeem.

Even the Academy found itself in a flub. They posted a photo on their official Instagram account in which they mistook Penelope Cruz for Salma Hayek. The embarrassing mess-up has since been taken down, but not before screenshots hit the web.

But he wasn’t the only person to make such a mistake on Hollywood’s big night.

The public caught the media in several mistakes too. The Guardian originally reported that

Bradley Manning took Ellen DeGeneres’ now-infamous selfie, but a March 3 amendment to the article corrected the error — Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper actually took the picture, not U.S. soldier Manning.


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Boys and Girls Clubs of Redlands names Jr. Youth of the Year, honors Members of the Month By Yazmin Alvarez


etting a few words out of 12-year-old Elaina Cardoza could be quite diffi-

Elaina may be very shy, but she does great things that speak louder than words, Hernandez explained. Her commitment to the community and active involvement in the organization’s SMART Girls program and Torch Club, also contributed to the several other reasons why she’s being recognized, he added. Ultimately, the goal for the Junior Youth of the Year winner and nominees is to be recognized as the club’s Youth of the Year, which serves as the Club’s area ambassador during special events and meetings. The Youth of the Year program recognizes leadership, teamwork and communication skills, along with academic achievements and community service. It also allows the youth to identify how the club as impacted their lives. The 2014 Youth of the Year will be announced during the Boys and Girls Clubs of Redlands annual Field of Dreams event set for May 14 at San Manuel Stadium.

cult. But the moment a volunteer project is thrown her way, the shy 6th Grade Clement Middle School student and Boys and Girls Clubs of Redlands member becomes a different person. “It was two years before she even spoke to me,” said Eddie Hernandez Jr., site director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Redlands Hansberger Clubhouse, of Elaina. “But she’s a great kid and she’s dedicated to volunteering,” he said. It’s reasons like these, along with several others, that Elaina was named the Boys and Girls Club of Redlands’ Jr. Youth of the Year. The announcement came as a surprise to Elaina during a celebration at the Burrage Mansion in Redlands Feb. 21, recognizing the organization’s Members of the Month from its four clubhouses--Bryn Mawr, Mentone, Waterman Gardens and the Hansberger clubs. She joins a group of other students Yazmin Alvarez is a reporter for from area clubs that represent the Inland Empire Community NewsBoys and Girls Clubs of Redlands. papers and can be reached at


Brisa Lugo from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Redlands Waterman Gardens clubhouse was among the dozens of youth recognized as Members of the Month Feb. 21 at the Burrage Mansion.


Waterman Gardes club member Abigail Medina was recognized as a Member of the Month during the celebration.


Boys and Girls Clubs of Redlands members Joshua Ramirez, Amber Hess and Elaina Cardoza were recognized for their club leadership and participation during the organization’s Youth of the Year Celebration at the Burrage Mansion in Redlands Feb. 21. Elaina (far right) was recognized as this club’s Jr. Youth of the Year.

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