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George Brown Jr. Elementary School celebrates grand opening
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San Bernardino gathers to celebrate the grand opening of George Brown, Jr. Elementary School. By Jazmine Collins
an Bernardino City Unified School District celebrated the grand opening of George Brown Jr. Elementary School on
Thursday March 13, 2014. The school, named after late Rep. The grand opening celebration was George E. Brown Jr., D-San held on school grounds and included Bernardino, who died 14 years ago. musical presentations by Arrowview George Brown Jr. was known for his Middle School Mariachi and the San Bernardino High School Drumline. Brown cont. on next page
Sinfonia Mexicana students prepare for military life
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March 20, 2014
Fake Attorney Arrested, Investigators Searching for More Victims
he Consumer Protection Unit of the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed 12 counts of grand theft and 9 counts of the unauthorized practice of law against 76-year-old Joseph Robert Lopez, Sr., of Walnut Park. The charges are pending in the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court. Lopez was arrested on Feb. 27, 2014, and is currently in custody with bail set at $360,000. The charges stem from an investigation conducted by district attorney investigators showing that Lopez presented himself as an attorney who could help individuals with bankruptcies, family law matters, immigration matters and civil and criminal representation. According to investigators, Lopez took money for these services which he could not deliver. Lopez is not, and never has been a licensed attorney. Further investigation revealed that Lopez specifically targeted Spanishspeaking individuals as his victims. Investigators believe that his fraudulent activities have occurred in San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties. A bail hearing is scheduled for March 24, 2014 in Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court. Individuals who believe they have been victimized by Joseph Robert Lopez, Sr. should contact the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Consumer Protection unit at (909) 891-3330 or via the District Attorney website at http://www.sbcountyda.org.
Left to right: Tony Bocanegra, Seryna Limitiaco, Esteban Lepe, Gloria Bocanegra.
Esteban Lepe are leading examples Shea, who plays with Mariachi of excellence both on stage and off. Divas. rom Sinfonia Mexicana Seryna and Esteban were taught Seryna says that although Cindy come amazing youth. and mentored by Grammy-award Sinfonia cont. on next page Seryna Limtiaco and winning trumpet player Cindy
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George Brown, Jr. Elementary kindergarteners perform during the grand opening of the school. Brown cont. from front efforts in fighting for equal rights. “Today we celebrate the opening of this school in honor of a man, his legacy and commitment to public service,” said Principal Maribel Lopez-Tyus. The George Brown Jr. Elementary School mascot called Explorers, are aptly named to reflect Brown, a physicist whom had a passion for science and technology. Master of Ceremonies, Hans Johnson, whom served as Project Director for the George Brown Legacy Project, said “George Brown himself came from very humble beginnings and rose to great heights of public service
while maintaining his humility every step of the way.” The grand opening took place 94 years after Brown’s birth. “We gather together here in San Bernardino to celebrate this school named for him and this school a sign of the resilience of this community and a testament to the perseverance of this ‘can-do’ community,” said Johnson. “George Brown was a very special person. He loved knowledge and he wanted to inspire the acquisition of that knowledge in everyone, whether you were a kindergartener or a PhD student at one of our colleges or universities. He would be so excited to know that you have honored him with this special recognition today, but
this is just the beginning,” stated Brown’s widow, Marta Brown, was also in attendance to celebrate the grand opening. “I hope some day be invited to the graduation ceremony of some of these students from one of our colleges or universities.” The elementary school is located at 2525 North G Street in San Bernardino. The school sits on nine acres and currently has 663 students enrolled. The total project cost was $17 million, which came from 100% State Capital funding. School amenities include a multipurpose room, library, soccer and baseball fields, outdoor basketball courts and dedicated student dropoff lanes.
Brown’s widow, Marta Brown addresses the audience during the celebration.
Instructor, Rafael Palomar, and students practice the song “Gema” during a recent class at Sturges Center for Fine Arts Sinfonia cont. from front
is no longer teaching at Sinfonia Mexicana, she still continues to admire her. "Cindy Shea taught me a lot more music theory than I knew, and she's helped me a lot with music," said Seryna. "She has so much experience, it's amazing." Seryna began playing the violin in fourth grade, but as her musical interest progressed with Sinfonia Mexicana, she explored other instruments such as the ukelele, piano and guitar. She started with Sinfonia Mexicana as a freshman playing violin and has continued throughout high school. "I've learned a lot more Spanish here
than the four years I took in high school," she jokes. She is currently awaiting to deploy for Air Force boot camp and credits Sinfonia Mexicana with overcoming fears like speaking in front of crowds, something she says she was never able to before. Seryna hopes to gain a spot within the Air Force Strings, one of the most diverse and flexible units of The United States Air Force Band. Esteban was born in Los Angeles and by kindergarten his family made their way to San Bernardino, where he has resided since. Although Esteban began playing trumpet his later years of elemen-
tary school, it wasn't until his band instructor at Chavez middle school acknowledged Lepe's potential that he began to take music seriously. "He moved me up to advanced halfway through the year. That kind of got my morale up and that's when I heard about Sinfonia Mexicana," said Lepe. "When I first got here I had no idea what a scale was," he said. "Now I know a good amount of scales and it's all thanks to Cindy Shea, who was our trumpet teacher. She's probably one of the most talented trumpet players out there," he said. "It's just an awesome experience,
Esteban Lepe, a trumpet player for Sinfonia Mexicana prepares for life in the Marine Corps.
being able to join (Sinfonia Mexicana) in middle school," said Esteban. Esteban will be graduating this year from Arroyo Valley High School and will be joining the Marine Corps. "I found out that the Marine Corps had a Drum and Bugle Corps," he said. "Once I found that out, I didn't hesitate to go sign up." He has an audition coming up this Thursday for the band. Rafael Palomar from Mariachi Vargas, is currently an instructor at
Sinfonia Mexicana and also serves as a current mentor for the two teens. Sinfonia Mexicana will be hosting a fundraising scholarship gala on Saturday, April 5th at Arrowhead Country Club from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information regarding the program or gala, call 909-884-3228.
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ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
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 of the 21700-21716 Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code.
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 State of Bernardino, California. The following: Household items, personal items, furniture, hardware or miscellaneous materials, 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
Office (909) 381-9898 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: LUCY MAY SWARTZ CASE NO.: PROPS 1400126
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may be otherwise interested in the will or estate, or both of: LUCY MAY SWARTZ A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by GEORGETTE SUZANNE MCCAMBRIDGE in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN BERNAR-DINO THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that GEORGETTE SUZANNE MCCAMBRIDGE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent's WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the I n d e p e n d e n t Administration of Estates Act. (This authority allows the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain actions, however, the personal representative is required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to this petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on April 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept. S-16 located at 351 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should either appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice of the filing of an inventory and appraisement of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the Court Clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Josephine A. Rich 1200 Nevada Street, Suite 101 Redlands, CA 92374 Published El Chicano 3/13,3/20,3/27/14 E-5684
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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 924150210 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 E-5679
AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA Y REVISIÓN PARA EL AYUNTAMIENTO DE LA CIUDAD DE FONTANA PLAN DE PARTICIPACIÓN DEL CIUDADANO REVISADO POR MEDIO DE LA PRESENTE SE NOTIFICA que el Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad de Fontana ha preparado su Plan de Participación del Ciudadano Revisado en conexión con los de Subsidios programas Globales para el Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG, por sus siglas en inglés), Asociación para Inversiones en Vivienda HOME (HOME, por sus siglas en inglés) y Subsidio para Soluciones de Emergencia (ESG, por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de los Estados Unidos (HUD, por sus siglas en inglés). La publicación de este aviso es el inicio del período de revisión de 15 días requerido bajo el Reglamento Federal 21 CFR 91.105. El período de revisión pública y los comentarios por escrito comienzan en Marzo 21, 2014 y corre hasta Abril 8, 2014. ADEMÁS POR MEDIO DE LA PRESENTE TAMBIÉN SE NOTIFICA que se llevará a cabo una audiencia pública y el Plan de Participación del Ciudadano Revisado será presentado al Consejo Municipal del Ayuntamiento para su aprobación en la fecha que se indica enseguida: FECHA: Abril 8, 2014 HORA: 7:00 P.M. LUGAR: Cámara del Consejo Municipal 8353 sierra Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335 En esta junta, el Consejo Municipal recibirá comentarios públicos sobre el Plan de Participación del Ciudadano Revisado el cual será presentado a HUD. ANTECEDENTES El Plan de Participación del Ciudadano es un documento el cual especifica como el Ayuntamiento proporciona oportunidades a los ciudadanos para participar en el desarrollo del próximo Plan Consolidado 2015-2019, Análisis de Impedimentos en la Elección de Vivienda Justa 2015-2019, y el Plan de Desempeño Anual 2015-2016 documentos que especifica cómo el Ayuntamiento gasta los fondos de CDBG, HOME y ESG para beneficiar a la comunidad. Se propone que el Plan de Participación del Ciudadano Revisado reemplace el plan en vigor actual el cual fue aprobado por el Consejo Municipal en
Abril 28, 2010. El Plan de Participación del Ciudadano Revisado incorpora cambios en las regulaciones decretadas por HUD desde el 2010. COMENTARIO PÚBLICO del Plan de Copias Participación del Ciudadano Revisado estará disponible para la revisión pública en los siguientes lugares: Oficina del Secretario Municipal 8353 Sierra Ave Fontana, CA, 92335 (909) 350-7602 Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo de Negocios 8353 Sierra Ave Fontana, CA, 92335 (909) 350-6657 Biblioteca Lewis 8437 Sierra Ave Fontana, CA 92335 (909) 514-4500 Se invita al público a que presente sus comentarios por escrito sobre el Plan de Participación del Ciudadano. los comentarios Todos deberán ser presentados al Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad de Fontana, Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo de Negocios antes de las 4:00 P.M. en Abril 8, 2014. Las preguntas y los comentarios por escrito referente al Plan de Participación del Ciudadano Revisado pueden dirigidos a Valerie ser Gonzales, Especialista de Proyectos, Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo de Negocios, 8353 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335. Usted también podría llamar al (909) 350-6625 para cualquier pregunta que le concierne con los mencionados documentos anteriormente. ACCESIBILIDAD A LAS JUNTAS Y DOCUMENTOS El Ayuntamiento tiene como objetivo cumplir en todo con respecto a la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, tal y como se enmendó, la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades (ADA) de 1990 y la Ley de Enmienda a ADA del 2008, la Ley de Vivienda Justa, y la Ley de Barreras Arquitecturales. Si usted necesita documentos públicos en un formato accesible, el Ayuntamiento hará lo posible dentro de lo razonable para dar cabida a su petición. Si usted requiere acomodo especial debido a alguna discapacidad para asistir o participar en una audiencia o junta, incluyendo aparatos auxiliares, o si requiere servicios de traducción para personas que no hablan Inglés, por favor comuníquese a la Oficina del Secretario Municipal por lo menos 48 horas antes de la junta al (909) 350-7602. La notificación de 48 horas antes de la junta le permitirá al Ayuntamiento hacer los arreglos necesarios para asegurar la accesibilidad a esta junta. Peticiones recibidas más tarde de las 48 horas antes de la junta no podrán ser tomadas en cuenta debido al tiempo limitado para acomodar dichas peticiones. Toni Lewis Secretario Municipal CNS-2599258# PUBLISHED EL CHICANO 3/20/14 E-5690
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1368631-31 APN: 0261-391-14-0-000 TRA: 7010 LOAN NO: Xxxxxx1703 REF: Gravesdeslauriers, IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED August 18, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On April 09, 2014, at 1:00pm, Cal-western Reconveyance Llc, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded August 30, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0594075 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Bernardino County, State of California, executed by Paul Graves-deslauriers and Paula Graves-deslauriers, Husband And Wife As Joint Tenants, will sell at public auction to highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings
association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the financial code and authorized to do business in this state: Near the front steps leading up to the city of chino civic Center, 13220 Central Avenue Chino, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6614 Churchill Street San Bernardino CA 92407 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encumincluding fees, brances, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $289,672.06. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (619)590-1221 or visit the internet website www.dlppllc.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1368631-31. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web Site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. For sales information:(619)590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance LLC, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: March 10, 2014. (DLPP-436815 Published El Chicano 3/20/14,3/27/14,4/3/14
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NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Bernardino City Unified School District (“DISTRICT”) invites sealed bids for Bid # F13 – 04R New Community Day School ReBid, 8088 Palm Lane, San Bernardino, CA 92410. SUBMITTAL OF BIDS: All bids shall be made on the Bid Forms furnished by the District. Bid Forms, together with all required attachments to the Bid Forms, shall be delivered to the DISTRICT in a sealed envelope with a copy of the completed required bid cover sheet affixed to the outside of the envelope and placed in the Bid Box in the Lobby of the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education Administration Building (“BOE”), Community Room located at 777 N. “F” Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410. The Bids are due at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday March 27, 2014. Bid forms received by the stipulated times will be promptly opened in public and read aloud immediately after sealed envelopes are collected at the time, date, and location stated above. Bid Forms Attachments thereto or received after the stipulated time will be rejected and returned to Bidders unopened. Each Bid shall be accompanied by a cashier's check made payable to the San Bernardino City Unified School District, or a satisfactory bid bond in favor of the DISTRICT, executed by the Bidder as principal and a California admitted surety company as Surety, in an amount not less that ten percent (10%) of the Base Bid submitted by the Bidder. BID AND CONTRACT DOCUMENTS: The full notice inviting Bids, Bid documents and contract documents may be viewed and ordered through C2 Reprographics PlanWell Service online by clicking on ‘Public Plan room' at www.c2repro.com after Tuesday, March 18, 2014. There is a refundable deposit of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each set of and drawings specifications,upon payment by cashier's or company check made payable to San Bernardino City Unified School District. Prospective Bidders may secure up to two bid sets. Eligible deposits will be refunded upon return of said documents to C2 Reprographics in good acceptable condition within five (5) business days after bids are opened. Bidders in need of more than two sets of bid documents may purchase at their own cost based on C2’s current rates at that time. C2 Reprographics 3180 Pullman Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: (866) 632-8329 Public Plan Room: www.c2repro.com Bid documents will be available at C2 Reprographics for viewing after Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Bid documents will also be available at the following public plan rooms:
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REQUESTS FOR BID INFORMATION, CLARIFICATIONS, and ADDENDA: Clarifications and/or addenda will be issued to plan holders or registered plan reviewers only. Such items will be posted at the C2 reprographics public plan room website at www.c2repro.com . PROJECT DELIVERY METHOD AND REQUIRED LICENSES: The work under these bids will be a Design/Build bid and all bidders to be considered responsive shall have a current California B License with CAL/OSHA certification. SCOPE OF WORK: Refer to project site’s specific summary of work contained in Sections 01010 of the Project Manual. The contractor is responsible for the performance and completion of all items according to plans, specifications and any addenda including but not necessarily limited to the work listed below: The new Community Day School shall house 200 to 250 students, from 2nd grade through 12th grade. for the Classrooms Community Day school shall be designed to accommodate and separate these different grade levels, accordingly. The Community Day School shall include one (1) secondary science lab, an appropriate path of travel, adequate parking, etc. Primary students will need to be isolated from Secondary student by physical barriers, as necessary. The school administration area shall be also housed within modular building complex and include some private offices, separate restrooms for staff and/or students, as possible. Food service will utilize the existing commercial kitchen in the North Norton Park building and optional lunch shelter should be proposed. Play fields and existing structures may need to be upgraded for each age group and shall be limited to the area between the North Norton Park and CID building. District has an inventory of DSA-approved, pre-checked (PC) modular buildings located throughout many campuses. An informal site study shows that 16 of these District-owned modular buildings may accommodate the intended program. The portion of work that includes 16 modular buildings may require DSA plan review and approval; however, other regulations may apply for this or other portions of the site; such as campus accessibility (path of travel), fire alarm, fire truck access, etc. BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DVBE) PARTICIPATION GOAL AND REQUIREMENTS: Bidders must adhere to the District’s Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) participation goal, prevailing wages and labor compliance program, and license requirements; information regarding prevailing wage rates is available at http://www.pd.dgs.ca.gov/smb u s / d e f a u l t . h t m , http://search.cadvbe.org/dvbe s/search and http://www.bidsync.com/DPX BisCASB. PRE-BID CONFERENCES AND JOB WALKS: A NonMandatory pre-bid conference and job walk will be held at the site starting at 8:30AM on Friday, March 21, 2014. Site address: 8088 Palm Lane San Bernardino, CA 92410 IMPORTANT DATES: Pre Bid Conference and Job Walk At 8:30AM, Friday, March 21, 2014 Bid Opening By 10:30 AM, Thursday, March 27, 2014 Bid Posting on District Website Thursday, March 27, 2014 Tentative Board Meeting Tuesday, April 1, 2014 NTP Issued (Tentative) Wednesday, April 2, 2014 CNS-2599998# PUBLISHED EL CHICANO 3/20/14 E-5689
• EL CHICANO LEGAL ADVERTISING • Fax (909) 384-0406 NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Bernardino City Unified School District (“DISTRICT”)invites sealed bids for Bid # F13-10: Lincoln Elementary School Preschool Classroom Relocation, 255 West 13th St., San Bernardino, CA 92405 SUBMITTAL OF BIDS: All bids shall be made on the Bid Forms furnished by the District. Bid Forms, together with all required attachments to the Bid Forms, shall be delivered to the DISTRICT in a sealed envelope with a copy of the completed required bid cover sheet affixed to the outside of the envelope and placed in the Bid Box in the Lobby of the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education Administration Building (“BOE”),Community Room located at 777 N. “F” Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410. The Bids are due at 11:00a.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014. Bid forms received by the stipulated times will be promptly opened in public and read aloud immediatelyafter sealed envelopes are collected at the time, date, and location stated above. Bid Forms or Attachments thereto received after the stipulated time will be rejected and returned to Bidders unopened. Each Bid shall be accompanied by a check made cashier's to the San payable City Unified Bernardino School District, or a satisfactory bid bond in favor of the DISTRICT, executed by the Bidder as principal and a California admitted surety company as Surety, in an amount not less that ten percent (10%) of the Base Bid submitted by the Bidder. BID AND CONTRACT DOCUMENTS: The full notice inviting Bids, Bid documents and contract documents may be viewed and ordered through C2 Reprographics Plan Well Service online by clicking on ‘Public Plan at room' w w w. c 2 r e p r o . c o m a f t e r Thursday, March20, 2014. There is a refundable deposit of one hundred dollars ($100.00)for each set of and drawings specifications,upon payment by cashier's or company check made payable to San Bernardino City Unified School District. Prospective Bidders may secure up to two bid sets. Eligible deposits will be refunded upon return of said documents to C2 Reprographics in good acceptable condition withinfive (5) business days after bids are opened. Bidders in need of more than two sets of bid documents may purchase at their own cost based on C2’s current rates at that time. C2 Reprographics 3180 Pullman Street Costa Mesa,CA 92626 Phone: (866) 632-8329 Public Plan Room: www.c2repro.com Bid documents will be available at C2 Reprographics for viewing after Thursday, March 20, 2014.Bid documents will also be available at the following public plan rooms:
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NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Bernardino City Unified School District (“DISTRICT”) invites sealed bids for Bid # F13-07 Bradley ES Canopy Replacement 1300 Valencia Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404 & Marshall ES Canopy Replacement 3288 North G Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405 SUBMITTAL OF BIDS: All bids shall be made on the Bid Forms furnished by the District. Bid Forms, together with all required attachments to the Bid Forms, shall be delivered to the DISTRICT in a sealed envelope with a copy of the completed required bid cover sheet affixed to the outside of the envelope and placed in the Bid Box in the Lobby of the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education Administration (“BOE”), Building Community Room located at 777 N. “F” Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410. The Bids are due at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Bid forms received by the stipulated times will be promptly opened in public and read aloud immediately after sealed envelopes are collected at the time, date, and location stated above. Bid Forms or Attachments thereto received after the stipulated time will be rejected and returned to Bidders unopened. Each Bid shall be accompanied by a cashier's check made payable to the San City Unified Bernardino School District, or a satisfactory bid bond in favor of the DISTRICT, executed by the Bidder as principal and a California admitted surety company as Surety, in an amount not less that ten percent (10%) of the Base Bid submitted by the Bidder. BID AND CONTRACT DOCUMENTS: The full notice inviting Bids, Bid documents and contract documents may be viewed and ordered through C2 Reprographics PlanWell Service online by clicking on ‘Public Plan room' at www.c2repro.com after Thursday, March 20, 2014. There is a refundable deposit of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each set of drawings and specifications,upon payment by cashier's or company check made payable to San Bernardino City Unified School District. Prospective Bidders may secure up to two bid sets. Eligible deposits will be refunded upon return of said documents to C2 Reprographics in good acceptable condition within five (5) business days after bids are opened. Bidders in need of more than two sets of bid documents may purchase at their own cost based on C2's current rates at that time. C2 Reprographics 3180 Pullman Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: (866) 632-8329 Public Plan Room:www.c2repro.com Bid documents will be available at C2 Reprographics for viewing after Thursday, March 20, 2014. Bid documents will also be available at the following public plan rooms: F.W. Dodge McGraw-Hill, Inc. Public Plan Room; www.mcgraw-hill.com 4300 Beltway Place Suite 180 Arlington TX 76081 Diana Boyles Dodge document email@example.com Phone: 1-800-393-6343 Fax: 1-877-836-7711
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REQUESTS FOR BID INFORMATION, CLARIFICATIONS, and ADDENDA: Questions in writing (only) may be directed to the District's Business Outreach Coordinator, Ms. Jennifer Wilhelm via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax, (909) 885-9991. The deadline to submit Requests for Bid Information (“RFBI”) is 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 1, 2014. All Responses to Requests for Bid Information, clarifications and/or addenda will be issued no later than Tuesday, April 8, 2014 and will be issued to plan holders or registered plan reviewers only. Such responses will be posted at the C2 reprographics public plan room website at www.c2repro.com . PROJECT DELIVERY METHOD AND REQUIRED LICENSES: The work under these bids will be a general contract bid and all bidders to be considered responsive shall have a current California B License with CAL/OSHA certification. SCOPE OF WORK: Refer to project site's specific summary of work contained in Sections 01010 of the Project Manual. The contractor is responsible for the performance and completion of all items according to plans, specifications and any addenda including but not necessarily limited to the work listed below: 1. Demolition of existing walk canopies, canopy foundations, sidewalks and handrails. 2. Minor grading and earthwork as necessary. 3. Repair of adjacent structures affected by canopy removal. 4. Temporary support and protection of canopy mounted conduit and reinstallation of conduit on new canopies. Reinstall all electrical systems temporarily removed for work. Verify all systems are operational when complete. 5. Construction of new metal canopies, canopy foundations and sidewalks. 6. New handrails and guardrails. 7. Rework and repair of adjacent surfaces affected by the above work. ADA related corrections and Path of Travel adjustments ENTERPRISE BUSINESS (DVBE) PARTICIPATION GOAL AND REQUIREMENTS: Bidders must adhere to the District's Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) participation goal, prevailing wages and labor compliance program, and license requirements; information regarding prevailing wage rates is available at http://www.pd.dgs.ca.gov/smb u s / d e f a u l t . h t m , http://search.cadvbe.org/dvbe s/search and http://www.bidsync.com/DPX BisCASB. PRE-BID CONFERENCES AND JOB WALKS: A NonMandatory pre-bid conference and job walk will be held at the site starting at 9:30AM at Bradley ES and 11:30AM at Marshall on Friday, March 28, 2014. Site address: Bradley ES 1300 Valencia Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404 Marshall ES 3288 North G Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405 IMPORTANT DATES: Pre Bid Conference and Job Walk Friday, March 28, 2014; 9:30 & 11:30AM RFI Due Tuesday, April 1, 2014; by 3:00PM Addendum Due Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Bid Opening Tuesday, April 15, 2014; at 11:00AM Bid Posting on District Website Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Tentative Board Meeting Tuesday, May 20, 2014 NTP Issued (Tentative) Thursday May 22, 2014
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COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO DEPT. OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) PROVISION OF SHELTER SERVICES (RFQ DBH #14-1) (EPRO #DBHE14-ADMN0906)
County of San The Bernardino Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is seeking Qualifications Applications from interested and qualified organizations and firms to provide Shelter Services for County consumers who are experiencing mental illness or who are dually diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse disorders and are temporary experiencing homelessness. Submitted applications will be for services to be provided from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017. M a n d a t o r y Vendor/Applicant : Conference No Qualifications Application will be accepted from any Vendor(s)/Applicant(s) who to attend the fails confervendor/applicant ence. Attendance at one of the three conferences noted below is mandatory. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. (PDT) in the Morongo Valley area at County of San the Transitional Bernardino Assistance Department, 56357 Pima Trail, Yucca Valley, CA 92284.
Friday, March 28, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. (PDT) in the High Desert area at the County of San Bernardino Department of Children and Family Services, 15020 Palmdale Road, Victorville, CA 92392.
Monday, March 31, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. (PDT) in the San Bernardino area at the County of San Bernardino DBH Workforce Education and Training Center located at 1950 South Sunwest Lane, Suite 200, San Bernardino, CA 92415.
The complete RFQ document can be accessed via County's online the Electronic Procurement Network System “ePro” at located http://www.sbcounty.gov/pur chasing/. In order to do business with the County, you must be registered on the ePro system. For assistance, please contact Vendor Support at (855) 800-5046. Once you access the ePro system and are able to view the RFQ, please print a copy of the RFQ and any corresponding documents on the website and bring it with you, as it will not be available at the RFQ conference. Completed applications are due on or before 4:00 p.m. (PDT) on Thursday, May 1, 2014. CNS-2594343# PUBLISHED EL CHICANO 3/20/14 E-5692
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More alternatives being added to traditional public school sports setting By Harvey M. Kahn
PHOTO COURTESY/LANDON DONOVAN
Current Major League Soccer's all-time leading scorer Landon Donovan went to traditional public high schools at Redlands HS and Redlands East Valley before enrolling for his senior year at the college prep school in Florida called Bollettieri Sports Academy.
here is a growing trend of alternative learning choices for young students. In San Bernardino County, there are charter schools, virtual schools, independent study and home school. In Riverside and San Diego counties, they are taking it a step further by supposedly using high-end alternative schools to lure athletic and scholastic competitors. Comparatively, school districts like Colton's manage to operate two alternative high schools on a shoestring. They emphasize social guidance as much as academics, say those at the Colton Joint Unified School District. Nearby Corona-Norco Unified School District houses its "alternative high school of choice" on the campus of Norco Community College. Known as John F. Kennedy High, it is defined as a college middle school geared for the under represented. Some reporters have called JFK a magnet campus which attracts top athletes from outside the Corona-Norco District.
JFK students are eligible to participate athletically at Corona-Norco District Schools, where its teams have consistently performed well above normal. JFK students can earn a high school diploma and associate of art's degree simultaneously. Officials at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) said that middle college high schools are not considered charter schools. "Students at middle college high schools can participate athletically at the high school within their residence. That school must also have a 'multi-school agreement' with the school district," said CIF-Southern Section spokesman Glenn Martinez. He said home schooled students are not eligible. Colton Joint Unified School District spokesperson Katie Orloff said the two alternative high schools in her district place an emphasis on student structure. Although similar in principle to JFK High, both Washington High and Slover Mountain Continuation are different overall. At the same time they are different from each other, says Orloff.
Words to think about: My life at age 86
By G. W. Abersold Ph.D
’m glad that I am alive. My father died at age 60 from silicosis –black lung from working in a foundry. My mother died at 65 from diabetes and liver failure. One of my grandmothers lived to be over 100. I am 86 years old. King David, writer of most of the Psalms said that “Three score and ten “are our allotted years. However, the Book of Genesis states that we are to live for 120 years. I hope to live a few more years. (Genesis 6:3) I owe my measure of health to the providence of God; to my favorable genes; to sports and continued exercise and to knowledgeable and compassionate doctors. I have a feeling that they like me and I certainly like them. Gayid, Andzel, Agee, Rimmer, Phillips, Steinman, Arruda, Poblacion, Dentist and Thong, Pharmacist. I am grateful for the measure of health that I have. In spite of a few ailments. Seven years ago I developed Neuropathy in my lower legs. The result of my reaction to a statin medication. After a muscle biopsy, Mayo Clinic said I would not get better, but if I didn’t exercise I’d get worse. So, I exercise at the local YMCA five days a week.
Not too long or strenuous. In addition I’m insulin dependent and have a shot every day. I also have glaucoma and my eyesight is not too good. Otherwise I’m in pretty good health. One major drawback. Stella won’t let me drive. Getting older has contributed to that even though I did get my driver’s license last September. I am reminded of Henry Ward Beecher. “God asks no one if they want to be born. That is not anyone’s choice. The only choice we have is what we are going to do with the time we have.” After retiring as a minister, I decided to write a column for a newspaper. Currently I write every week an article for five newspapers. To do that I need to read- not as fast as I once did-but I can read at about half the pace I once did. My books are very eclectic. I always have a novel in hand. I love to read books on archaeology, humor, Bible scholars, ancient history and politics. My second tier of
books is about magic, history of people like Mandela, Pope Francis I and religion. When writing an article on a particular subject, I do a lot of research reading. I value and treasure good friends. The other day while watching an episode of Bonanza, an Indian chief said they should cherish and see their friends before they die. None of us know when that time will come, so I try to think and cherish my friends often by doing several things. Stella and I have about 500 e-mail friends. We send them my articles every week. A few weeks ago I counted the number of friends I pray for every day—over 300. It may not do them much good but it sure helps me. We try to have lunch with many of them often. For example, this week we’ll have lunch with Ken and Harriett, Frank and Betty, Larry and Linda, Maria, Tom and Martin and our kids and their spouses. Friends are like flowers. They need to be cultivated. There is sameness about most of
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"Slover Mountain provides students a chance to catch up and get back on track," said Orloff. "Washington provides more supportive services and programs." Among the components at Washington is an "at-risk program" for those K-12. Under the right circumstances, students at Washington High School can remain until age-20. While JFK says it is one of the largest "middle college programs" in the state, the Classical Academy High in Escondido has to be considered the top-model. A spokesperson at Classical Academy said it is a public charter school which combines more elements than most alternative schools. Under the jurisdiction of the Escondido Union High School District, the Classical Academy offers independent online courses, and classes that can be taken either at home or on the CAHS campus. Like JFK, the Classical Academy "home school" provides students all the perks of a community college (San Marcos College) but unlike JFK, it is eligible to field its own California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)sanctioned athletic teams.
our days. We get up early, after early morning prayers and exercises. Leg exercises are essential for my Neuropathy. Breakfast comes next, followed with a senior nap. We leave the house at 7:30 AM and make a quick trip to Jack-inthe Box or McDonalds. Then off to the YMCA for a casual bit more exercise. Prior to our “friendship lunches” we pay homage to Walmart or Inland Center Mall or Barnes and Noble or Citrus Plaza or 99 cent stores or doctors or pharmacies. The latter two have priority. Twice a year we go on cruises. For example this May we take a train from LA to Seattle, then a ship through the Inland Passage; then back home by way of Amtrak. By the way, I’ve been on 123 cruises. As often as I can I do sit-down
Its football team plays in Division V of the CIF-San Diego Section. Its girls volleyball team won the Section title last year. The San Bernardino Public Safety Academy is a public charter school sanctioned to play in the CIF, but its educational options are limited compared to Classical Academy and JFK. The National Education Policy Center in Colorado has called some charter high schools a farm system for college athletics. It says that high school athletes are being attracted to charter schools from out of state, all at the tax payer's expense. Colton High athletic director Scott Sunderland said that his school has never had a alternative school athlete on any of its teams. Sunderland said in theory, a student from Washington or Slover Mountain could become eligible to play at Colton High on a case-by-case basis but that decision "would be made by the school district." Sunderland said that JFK High is somewhat of a model to local districts. He thinks the alternative study school is becoming more and more prevalent.
comedy and sit-down magic. Once a week I meet with several magicians. My spare time is spent reading, writing and researching for weekly articles for our e-mails and newspapers. My recent books Words to Live By, Words to Think About, will be followed by Words That Make You Laugh (in the process now) Words to Travel With, Words to Read While Eating and Words of Faith. I thoroughly enjoy this life but I’m also preparing for the life beyond. Stella and I belong to “Bodies for Science,” and I’ve already written my own Eulogy. Above all, that which brings me the greatest joy is Stella and our kids—all of them. My Faith, Family, Friends, and our Flag, are my priorities at age 86. Amen. Selah. So be it.
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of the festivities. Event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Fishing workshops at Yucaipa Regional Park, 33900 Oak Glen Rd, Yucaipa Junior Fishing Workshop for children ages 7 to 15 years old and Adult Fishing Workshop for those participants 16 years of age or older. Set for 7:30 a.m. Info: 909-7903127
Get out and spring into local events
t’s spring! We made it!
The birds are extra chirpy in the morning, squirrels are out searching in pots and planters for treats and flowers are blooming, blossoming and bountiful. Not that we had the worst winter ever imaginable, but still, it’s officially spring! So, now what you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. Time to grab those allergy pills a light sweater and head outside to enjoy life. With plenty of sunny days and cool nights ahead, and we’ve all had a preview of the gorgeous days to come, there’s a little something going on for everyone pretty much everywhere. So take a walk, take a hike, take a nap in the sunshine--point is, get out! And being the great goings-on finder that I am, I’ve rounded up some local events worth springing into action for. As usual, thank me later for doing all the legwork. March 22 Insectival at the San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands Explore the fascinating world of arthropods—insects, arachnids, myriapods, and more. Events include perennial cockroach races with new obstacle courses, getting up close and personal with bugs and other handson activities. Free with paid admission to the museum. Event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Norton Air Force Base Museum Anniversary Event, 1601 3rd Street, San Bernardino The museum is holding a celebration to commemorate its first year. Food trucks, a band, displays, raffles and a car show will be part
March 29 - 29th annual Red Wine and Blues, at the Redlands Country Club, 1749 Garden Street, Redlands. Join the Redlands Rotary Club for an evening of fine wine tasting, music and delicious food. There will be live and silent auction items, and all proceeds will benefit the Redlands Rotary Scholarship fund and other Redlands community youth programs. Ticket info:www.redwineandblues.com
April 2-6 - 30th annual Redlands Bicycle Classic The annual event kicks off in Highland then heads to Big Bear, Beaumont with the last two race days wrapping up in Redlands with the Sunset ride. Visit www.redlandsclassic.com for event schedule. April 19 - Rialto Spring Eggstravaganza, 150 S. Palm Avenue, Rialto Free family event includes an egg hunt, crafts and giveaways. Info:909-877-9706
April 5-23 - April Music at Hangar 24 Beginning April 5, Hangar 24 has a lineup of entertainers paired up with some releases. Sit back, kick your feet up and have a beer. Visit, www.hangar24brewery.com for a list of musicians and times.
April 27 - Run Through Redlands Get those legs moving, this event is happening rain or shine. To kick off the event, a Food Truck Festival will be held April 26 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Run a 2K Color Splash run, a 5K, 10K or half marathon. Registration info: www.redlands-events.com Early registration is open through April 21.
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If you want to get a job, present yourself well
I have hired hundreds of people over the years in my career and have nothing against Levis and pullover shirts, but to apply for a job you should be at your very best and shining. Doesn’t anyone in school teach kids how to apply for a job?
shirt, tattoo on his arm, a plug in tomer who have visible tattoos or his ear, a piercing in his lip, and piercings. They need to know how some facial hair. to speak to someone and look them in the eye when being interSoon as the guy walked away the viewed. manager says, “To think this is when they are trying to impress I think kids should be taught a me, and it won’t get any better class on how to apply for a job and than this. No shot at another first how to appear and make a good impression.” impression — but then again maybe some of the teachers today His application was in the trash should set an example in their before the guy was out of the door. classrooms as well.
Last week I was in the local drug store and I was talking to the manager and this guy was filling out a job application. He might have been very qualified and a nice person, but first he didn’t have a re- Most businesses do not hire peosume, had on Levis and a pullover ple to deal with any retail or cus-
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The residents of Grand Terrace are hard-working people, many with long commutes. The demands of raising a family and work leave little time for civic engagement. This situation, replicated across the state and nation, engenders a “micro-political environment” of those voters who do have the time to engage.
$100,000 deficit in 2015. It seemed like a good, palatable path back to solvency. I felt confident with new business locating in our city we could close the gap. The problems were still huge; we are operating the city with an inadequate staffing complement, a retired city manager, retired assistant city manager and contract finance staff. At some point we will need permanent staff which brings the added costs of funding benefits.
Floyd Petersen Loma Linda
Grand Terrace has a chance to save itself went “off the table.”
Coming into the role as a city council member, I understood the finances of the city were bleak. We were compelled to declare a “fiscal emergency” and place a utility tax, Measure C, on the ballot. Measure C failed. After its failure we had an embarrassing discovery of “unanticipated revenues.”
Ultimately, this is bad for any civil society as the city hall regu- Local finance is extremely comlars realize they have an “outsized” plex. The former Redevelopment role in shaping the political dis- Agency created a byzantine matrix cussion. by using tax increment financing. On Feb. 25, we had in our agenda The rest of the citizens can only packet a fairly good midyear read newspapers or watch cable budget report. But, once again, the transmission of the meetings. But auditor-controller informed staff we are not getting proper cover- via a late afternoon email that the age. Newspaper budgets have been revenues calculations were flawed. slashed. With the proliferation of Yes, we are again nearly broke, cable providers, only Comcast after “not broke” and now nearly Cable subscribers can view the broke again. Would we better off if live meetings, meaning there are Measure C passed? Of course, but no other airdates. The City Council would it have been fair to collect in 2013 set as a goal the live- more in utility taxes than we streaming or at least the availabil- needed? ity for viewing recorded meetings online. The dissolution of redevel- Our just scrapped “Mid-Year opment agencies created a fiscal Budget Review” kept us whole for crisis and that goal immediately this fiscal year and projected a
This city has a chance to save itself. First, the citizens must know what is going on at City Hall. Second, bitter “camp” divisions must move toward “civil, responsible action.” What I mean is that we must collaborate to solve these serious challenges facing the city. While we failed to appoint a new member to the council, we do have a November election. This is the time to display our best leadership and show courage. Councilwoman Sylvia Robles, city of Grand Terrace
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Park cleanups at Nunez, Seccombe Lake Parks assembled big community participation trance gates at the cemetery, park benches, bike racks, the local little league’s foul pole and outfield fence; and uncovered, cleaned and polished over 300 headstones at Pioneer Memorial Cemetery.
Members of the Del Rosa Neighborhood Association Group. From left to right are: Melissa Fulton, Lydia Villa-Laskowski, Evelyn Alexander, Darrell Brooks, Dan Direen, and Betty Brooks. By Anthony Victoria
ince October’s “Make a Difference” clean up at Perris Hill Park, the Parks and Recreation Commission, with the help of community groups, have taken the necessary steps to make sure San Bernardino parks are maintained. Parks and Recreation commission chair Larry Guidry explained that since then, he has made every effort to engage
with different groups in hopes of garnering more participation. “This is the gateway park into our city. It is the first park people see as they drive into San Bernardino,” said Guidry of Nunez Park. “It’s important to get people on this side of town engaged in the process.” The city’s two park cleanups at Nunez and Seccombe Lake on March 15 were the first of ten proposed for 2014. An estimated hundred people were on hand to plant
flowers, pick up trash, and pull weeds. Also assisting in the weekend cleanups were First Ward council member Virginia Marquez and San Bernardino City Mayor Carey Davis. At Seccombe Lake, volunteers from Beautify San Bernardino and San Bernardino Generation Now painted several sets of bleachers and four light standards; emptied out about two dozen tree wells and placed bark, as well as moved dirt into squirrel holes; painted en-
The Urban Conservation Corps (UCC) has also been instrumental in park maintenance. They have established citywide crews who help maintain parks everyday. UCC had approximately 28 members present at Nunez Park, most choosing to give up their free time to participate. “I think its great working with the crew,” said Jason Ciabatti. The 23-year old supervisor believes that San Bernardino’s youth are responsible for bringing the city back on its feet. “It all starts with building great relationships and a good work ethic. That’s what the corps does with its youth. It’s time for the city to work together.” The Del Rosa Neighborhood Association Group (D.R.N.A.G.), whose boundaries extend from Harrison Street on the west end to Sterling Avenue on the east end, in addition to providing their services to Nunez Park, has also replaced the dedication plaque at Harrison Canyon Park that was stolen several years ago. They organize monthly hour and a half long clean up events in which they cut weeds on neighborhood side streets and pick up trash. “We hope to see more volunteers in the coming weeks and months,” expressed Association President Evelyn Alexander. “We need involvement from all people in all
age groups. It doesn’t have to be limited to the parks. You can volunteer at Church’s, Schools, and any other community locations. It is all needed.” Davis, who is only two weeks into his term as Mayor, said he enjoyed participating in the event and is very encouraged by the commitment of city residents. “I think it’s great to see all these people helping to maintain our parks,” he said. “To see all this people coming together is encouraging.”
San Bernardino City Mayor Carey Davis at Nunez Park.
ARMC Will Host a Rally for Respiratory Health
rrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is pleased to host the American Lung Association Respiratory Rally free lung health event from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, March 29. The event will be held in the Oak Room on the first floor of the hospital at 400 North Pepper Ave., in Colton. Attendees will learn about managing and living with chronic lung disease. “We are hosting this rally because we want to reach out to individuals who may have chronic lung disease to provide them with the education and tools they need to have a better quality of life,” said ARMC Respiratory Care Services Director, Laura Ellers. “This is an educational event for adults who are living with the disease and their loved ones and caregivers.” The Respiratory Rally will feature presentations by physicians and health care professionals on topics including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a lung disease that includes bronchitis and emphysema; nutrition for individuals with lung disease; pulmonary rehabilitation (teaching patients how to live with the disease); and more. Individuals who have chronic lung disease and are living active lives will speak about their experiences. The event also includes exhibitor information; community resources; a continental breakfast and lunch.
Keynote speaker Dr. Heather Merry, a thoracic surgeon in the Lung Transplant Program at the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Guild Lung Institute, will speak about end-stage lung disease, lung transplantation, and other treatment options. “Adults with lung disease, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis (lung tissue that is damaged and scarred), and asthma, will benefit from attending this event,” said Terry Roberts, area director for the American Lung Association in California – Inland Empire. “Attendees will have the opportunity to meet others who are living with lung disease in a relaxed and supportive environment.” For more information, or to reg-
ister, call Roberts at 909-3213290; email Terry.Roberts@lung.org, or go to: action.lung.org/coltonrally. The Lung Association’s mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. ARMC is a state-of-the-art acute care facility with a full range of inpatient and outpatient services including a Level II trauma center, mobile medical clinic, primary stroke center, and a regional burn center. ARMC is a leader in the treatment of children with asthma through its school-based Breathmobile program. For more information about ARMC, go to: www.arrowheadmedcenter.org.
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Inland Empire Community Newspapers • March 20, 2014 • Page A7 Valley will be having a fundraising afternoon at Dave & Buster’s Ontario (4821 Mills Circle, Ontario). Visit www.hssbv.org to download and print a flyer or stop by the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley (374 W Orange Show Road, San Bernardino). When you bring the flyer with you to the Dave & Buster’s between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. 15% of your bill will be donated back to the HSSBV (including food, nonalcoholic drinks and powercards)! Play some games, eat great food and help the HSSBV help animals at the same time! For more information on this fundraiser visits www.hssbv.org or call 909-386-1400 ext. 224.
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Williams to run for San Bernardino Community College District trustee position
SBCCD Trustee Joseph Williams addressing guests at Sal and Limon Gourmet and Mexican Food restaurant in Rialto on March 12.
By Anthony Victoria
ore than fifty people gathered at Sal and Limon Gourmet and Mexican Food restaurant in Rialto on Wednesday March 12 to meet, greet, and show support for San Bernardino Community College District Trustee Joseph Williams who is striving to be elected into a second term. Williams, who is the founder and CEO of non-profit organization Youth Action Project replaced former trustee James Ramos on February 2013, as the latter was elected into the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in November of 2012. He is running for SBCCD’s District 2 position. Ramos is among several prominent community leaders who support Joseph Williams’ campaign for election into the SBCCD board. Other supporters include former California Assembly mem-
ber Wilmer Amina Carter and Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson. In 2006, Williams served on the SBCCD board as student trustee before moving on to the University of Redlands where he received a Bachelors Degree in Business. He has also worked for the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health and the Workforce Investment Board. He currently serves on the California State Workforce Investment Board, in which he has the opportunity to advise Governor Jerry Brown on setting and guiding policy in the area of workforce development. Williams holds the special distinction of being the only board member currently serving on a community college board. It was at the community college, as Ramos indicated, where Joseph was first introduced into the political sphere. “Joseph serving in that role as student trustee for the students at
Pictured Left from Right: SBCUSD Board Member Margaret Hill, Former Calif. Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter, SBCCD Trustee Joseph Williams, San Bernardino County Supervisor James Ramos, SBCCD Chancellor Bruce Baron, SBVC Outreach Technician Clyde Williams, and Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson.
San Bernardino Valley College addressed an issue relating to a five dollar increase in health services,” Ramos explained to supporters in attendance. “He came to me and said ‘what should I do?’ I said to him, ‘If there’s an issue, we need to put it on the table! So we did that. He went back and it turns out some of the students wanted it. He was beginning to learn the politics at that time.” “I didn’t want to pay a five dollar fee because I didn’t have access to those services since I was attending school at night,” Williams explained. “He (Ramos) showed me the process of how to get something on the agenda and how to ask questions. Being a trustee and student trustee is vastly different. It is a very different experience.” Today Williams continues to advocate for students. He is currently
working on an initiative to build two additional Middle College High Schools. “The reason why I want to continue to serve in this capacity is because I want to see two new middle colleges come to our district, one in Yucaipa and one in the city of Rialto,” said Williams. “The Middle College is an interesting program because it allows high school students to obtain an Associates Degree and a High School Diploma at the same time. It saves money and time. We’re living in a time where money is critical for our folks. It is an economic imperative.” Additionally, Williams expressed he looks to garner more local participation. He explained that SBCCD recently passed a local hire policy which will see fiftyfive percent of their employment
opportunities go to local residents. “I cannot say go to school and get an education if there are no places for you to go to work,” he said. “Opening up the district to our local community is a very important thing. It’s all about equity, action, and choice.” SBCCD Chancellor Bruce Baron said that “commitment” and “passion” are the two words that come to mind when thinking of Williams, as he believes that he will continue to bring good service in the areas of workforce development, matching labor needs with educational offerings, and expanding the Middle College program. “We need somebody with vision, we need somebody with commitment,” surmised Baron. “Joseph has been a real pleasure to work with and has been a great addition to the board.”
Candidates sought for California Senior Legislature Elections
he County of San Bernardino Department of Aging and Adult Services is seeking candidates for the California Senior Legislature (CSL) Elections in May. The California Senior Legislature volunteers will gather ideas for state and federal legislation, turn the ideas into formal proposals for presentation to members of the Legislature or Congress, and advocate for laws to implement the ideas. The May election will be for one Senior Senator and three Senior Assembly members. Qualified candidates must be San Bernardino County residents and registered voters who are 60 or older on the May 21, 2014 election day. Eligible Candidates for CSL will speak briefly at the Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting on May 21 and eligible Senior Advisory Committee members will cast ballots to fill the seats of the Senior Senator and three Senior Assembly members. Anyone interested in candidacy should contact the Department of Aging and Adult Services at (909) 891-3910 no later than March 31, 2014. Candidate nomination petitions and packets are due April 14, 2014. A list of eligible candidates will be posted the week of April 21, 2014. CSL Election Method and Procedures are available on the DAAS website at http://hss.sbcounty.gov/daas/. “This is an opportunity to give a
voice to San Bernardino County’s seniors and raise awareness about issues affecting our seniors,” said Ron Buttram, Director of Aging and Adult Services. Department of Aging and Adult Services wants seniors and dependent adults who are victims of
abuse to call the Adult Protective 64 years of age who are unable to physical or mental disability. Services hotline first at 1-877-565- protect their own interest due to a 2020 as they are the designated state agency to investigate referrals of abuse. All referrals are handled with discretion, dignity and respect. APS services are also available to persons between 18-
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • March 20, 2014 • Page A9
Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Selects Small Business Owner, Community Leader Linda Gonzalez as the 47th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year
Obituary William Kent Smith 1936 - 2014
William Kent Smith
Pictured left to right: Assemblymember Brown, Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway, Linda Gonzalez, Assembly Speaker John A. Perez and Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, chair of the California Legislative Women's Caucus.
ssemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) has selected Bloomington resident Linda Gonzalez as her 2014 Woman of the Year. During Monday’s Assembly Floor Session, Gonzalez was honored for her outstanding leadership and strong advocacy in support of water resources, education and small business. “I’m very proud to recognize small business owner Linda Gonzalez as my Woman of the Year,” said Assemblymember Brown. “She’s been a dedicated leader in the Inland Empire region for over thirty years. She was recently elected to the West Valley Water
Italian singer Matteo Setti to give free concert
free concert by Italian singer Matteo Setti, who is filming his first public television special at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts, is at 7 p.m. Saturday (March 22) in the historic downtown venue. Presented by International Media and billed as "Italian Classic Meets American Cool," the concert is first-come first served and general admission seating. The theater, at 562 W. Fourth St. and between E and F streets, opens at 6 p.m. Discovered by legendary Italian tenor Luciana Pavarotti, Setti performs a variety of swing era classics, including "Luck Be a Lady," "That's Life," "For Once in My Life," "Volare," and many other classic Italian and American hits. For more information, call 909885-8263.
District of San Bernardino County. She broke the proverbial ceiling when she was appointed as the first Latina president of the Bloomington Woman’s Club in 2010. Most notably, she served as chairwoman and board member of the Bloomington Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC) for thirteen years, and as vice chairwoman of the Colton Joint Unified School District Measure G Committee. She’s always giving back and I just want to recognize her for the great work that she’s doing to enhance our community.” Gonzalez has owned MAS Auto and Truck Electric for over 25 years. It’s currently based in Fontana. The company specializes in rebuilding alternators, starters and generators. She’s involved in several boards and committees including the Democratic Women’s Club of San Bernardino, the Inland Empire Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the SANBAG West Valley
Community Advisory Group. Formerly, she served as a board member of the Fontana Area Chamber of Commerce. Gonzalez was nominated by her son, Thomas Gonzalez. “It’s a privilege to nominate my mother, Linda Gonzalez, for Woman of the Year. She is a mother, a Latina, and equally important, a woman who gets the job done. As a mother, she is an inspiration to her children. During family dinners, my mother always instilled in us that true happiness is found in helping others. Her commitment to community service has compelled me to give back to my community and help those who are often overlooked. My mother is my hero.” Gonzalez has been married to her husband for twenty eight years. Together they have four children and one grandson. When free time is available, she enjoys spending it with her family and friends.
illiam Kent Smith, 77, passed away Friday, February 21, 2014. Born to Bill and Wanda Smith in Colton, California on December 5, 1936 and grew up there with his brother Richard and sister, Pat. He served in the U. S. Navy, and was stationed in Hawaii, and on the U. S. Boxer. Bill will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was known for his love for all. Bill is survived by his brother, Richard; daughters, Debbie, Teresa, Rene; sons, Bill Jr., Max, Willie; Grand-daughters Shanna, Ashlyn, Hanna, Lauren; grandsons Michael, Kent, Jake. Mickey, Billy great-grandchildren Christiana, Daniel, Liam, Kamryn; cousin Neil. A memorial will be held, followed by a celebration of his life on March 29 at 11:00am. To obtain details email family Billsmiththeplasterer@hotmail.c om
Can we rely on God for health?
illions of people believe in the power of prayer to heal illness. Is it really reasonable to rely on the power of God, instead of material remedies? Speaker Brian Talcott, says, “I’ve found in my own experience that prayer is a reliable form of health care.” Talcott will present a talk titled, “How Relying on God Brings Healing” on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 2 pm at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 1728 North “E” Street, San Bernardino. Talcott says that learning to pray through the deep study of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy has brought him lifelong health. This led him, over 30 years ago, to become a practitioner
of Christian Science healing and later a teacher of this Science. “In this lecture I explore the mental nature of both the cause and cure of illness, explaining how Mary Baker Eddy found and followed Christ Jesus’ approach to healing,” says Talcott. “I will address the resistance to trusting God with our health and wellbeing. A central focus of my lecture is gaining the understanding that we intimately coexist with God, who is Love. You can demonstrate for yourself, through communing with God, that you can bring the power of divine Love into your life.” A member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, Brian Talcott travels from his home in Berkeley, CA, USA.
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Redlands Post 106 celebrates American Legion’s 95th Anniversary
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A commemorative cancellation stamp celebrating the American Legion’s 95th anniversary will be available through April 15 at the Redlands Post Office on New York Street. By Yazmin Alvarez
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From left, George Humphrey and Doug Macomber, secretary of Redlands Post 106 amateur radio club, make a call out celebrating the American Legion’s 95th anniversary March, 15.
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Members of the American Legion Post 106 of Redlands received certificates of recognition along with a commemorative stamp celebrating the Legion’s 95th anniversary.
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hat was the nation-wide call made out Saturday morning by the group’s amateur radio club as they kicked off a small ceremony recognizing members and the post’s longstanding history in Redlands. Operators reached out to nearly a dozen people throughout the U.S., and some as far out as Croatia during the celebratory call, said Doug Macomber, club member and secretary of the radio club, as he continued call out on the ham radio. And the reveling didn’t stop there. To help mark the group’s milestone, the U.S. Postal Service approved a pictorial postmark--a cancellation stamp--for the American Legion’s anniversary. The postmark is a black-andwhite inked stamp of the American
Flag with the words, “American Legion 95th Anniversary Station.” The process to obtain the stamp was in the works for several months, but with the help of Postmaster Liz George of the Redlands Post Office, the group was able to unveil the commemorative stamp during the anniversary Saturday. Roger Baty, radio club president, said the stamp is a perfect way to mark any community celebration. “The post is celebrating its 94th year,” said Baty, of Post 106. “How many organizations in Redlands can say they have been here for 94 years.” The commemorative cancellation stamp is available for 30 days-April 15-- at the Redlands Post Office on New York Street and the American Legion’s Redlands Post 106 where they have pre-stamped envelopes available. The stamp can be obtained by bringing in a first-class stamped envelope to the Redlands branch and asking any postal service employee at the service desk. The American Legion Post 106 of Redlands is at 814 W. Colton Avenue in Redlands.
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • March 20, 2014 • Page A11
“Take the Cake Bake-Off” raises thousands to fight childhood hunger
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More than 1,000 people attended The Cakewalk’s first “Take the Cake Bake-Off” competition, a fundraiser to help fight childhood hunger.
By Yazmin Alvarez
t was a sweet success for dozens of bakers Saturday at the region’s first-ever “Take the Cake Bake-Off.” Hosted by the The Cakewalk in Redlands, the inaugural event at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino March 15 lined up 60 local bakers for a competition with even sweeter results--helping end childhood hunger. And with more than $20,000 raised in proceeds from the event, the benefactor, “Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry” campaign is one step closer to reaching their goals. “We’re extremely grateful of the success and couldn’t have done it without the help of the community and the baking community,” said Erik Martinez, who owns The Cakewalk along with his wife, Lauren. The event drew in a crowd of more than 1,000 people. “We’re lucky to have such a big reach with the baking community and with this event we were able to successfully highlight their talents.” And a group of celebrity judges-Heather Paul from Sugarbird Desserts, Suite 106, two-time Cupcake Wars winners, Rico & Mambo from Q104.7, Cliff Young, host of the radio show Out to Eat and special fan judge selected through a YouTube competition Serafina Weaver--proved there were several. Bakers competed in one of three categories for the event--cupcakes, cake pops and cookies. Taking first place under the cupcake category was Pomona’s Synfully Sweet followed by first place cake pop category winner, Cake Pops for U and first place cookie category winner, Riverside’s Flour & Faith Bakery. Treat tasters in attendance Saturday were giving 12 tasting vouchers and received an event T-shirt, event reusable bag and lanyard. In addition to supporting the No Kid Hungry Campaign, Cakewalk also reaches out to benefit the local community by donating five percent of their sales monthly to Redlands schools through their “Cakewalk Cares” program. “We agreed that from day one, as soon as we were able to make it possible, we’d give back,” said Martinez. In over 18 months, every school in Redlands has received a donation through Cakewalk Cares.
COURTESY PHOTO/ESTEBAN RIVERA
COURTESY PHOTO/ ESTEBAN RIVERA
“Take the Cake Bake-Off” competition fundraiser to help fight childhood hunger.
Eventually, the hope is to branch out, Martinez said. “It’s about education--it’s most important.” To learn more about the first Take the Cake Bake-Off visit, www.takethecakebakeoff.com. Cakewalk Cake and Candy Supplies is at 2083 Orange Tree Ln,
Yazmin Alvarez is a reporter for Inland Empire Community Newspapers and can be reached at email@example.com
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The event, benefiting the “Share Our Strength, No Kid Hungry” campaign brought out 60 bakers to compete for bragging rights. More than $20,000 in proceeds from the even was raised in support of the campaign.
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CSUSB swept by UCSD
Nobbe waits to make a tag on a UCSD baserunner. By Richard Dawson
he Cal State San Bernardino softball team couldn’t gain an edge against UC San Diego on Saturday, March 15, losing both a pitching duel and a rout during California Collegiate Athletic Association action. The first game saw Stephanie Luhman suffer the loss despite going the distance for the Coyotes and allowing just two unearned runs on five hits and five walks while striking out four. Tied 1-1 in the top of the seventh, Luhman gave up a one-out single
Centerfielder Victoria Lievanos finished 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Nicole Nobbe finished 3 for 4 during CSUSB's Game 2 loss to UC San Diego during a CCAA doubleheader on Saturday, March 15.
to the Tritans Grant. A passed ball proved costly allowing Grant to advance to second, who was then moved over to third by the next batter Romero. With two down, UCSD (18-4, 13-3 CCAA) pinch hitter Devoto singled to right field, scoring Grant for what turned out to be the game winner. Kristin Lopez singled to reach base with one out in the home half of the ninth for CSUSB (16-13, 10-10), but she was left stranded at second as the offense mustered
66ers Adopt Emmerton Elementary School Partnership made possible by San Bernardino City Unified School District’s Adopt-A-School program
he Inland Empire 66ers and Emmerton Elementary School took their long standing community partnership a step further by entering an official Adopt-A-School agreement. A document was signed at Emmerton Elementary by 66ers General Manager Joe Hudson, Superintendent Dr. Dale Marsden, School Board President Michael Gallo, as well as Principal Tasha Doizan officially recognizing the partnership made possible by San Bernardino City Unified School District’s Adopt-A-School program. Other adopters of Emmerton included Target and Joy Harvest Church. The Adopt-A-School Program, which is sponsored by the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce, is a school community partnership which builds a close relationship between a specific school and a specific business. The business “adopts” the school and provides varying kinds of assistance to students and staff during the school year. Adopt-A-School is designed to encourage business and community support for the
just two ground ball outs to end the game 2-1. In Game 2, the Coyotes found themselves down by nine before their second at-bats after two costly errors led to six unearned runs for the Tritans during a 13-4 loss. CSUSB got on the board with a
schools; to provide the business sector with the opportunity to become involved in public education; and to give the students the opportunity to meet and interact with the decision makers and leaders in the business world. “Once we were made aware of this program we immediately wanted to be a part of it,” stated Hudson. “The Adopt-A-School program is a way as an organization to show the kids of Emmerton Elementary that not only do we care about their success, but are here to help as well.” A strong withstanding relationship between the two organizations includes the 66ers Hit the Books program where the 66ers front office with the assistance of the team’s mascot, Bernie, hold an assembly to teach the importance of reading. Students are rewarded for reading a set number of books or minutes with two free tickets to a 66ers game. The 66ers have also hosted Emmerton Elementary’s fundraiser each year when the school raises money by selling tickets to a 66ers game. To strengthen their partnership, the
four-run third, started off when Victoria Lievanos hit a bases loaded single up the middle to score Alyssa Ramos. Mary Menicucci was the next batter and followed with a two-run double down the left field line that scored Brittany Resendez and Nicole Nobbe. A bases loaded walk to
66ers have pledged to get more involved with Emmerton’s Dr. Seuss Day and fall festival. Emmerton Elementary serves approximately 600 pre-school through third grade students in San Bernardino. Their focus is increasing literacy through reading and writing and increasing the use of technology in all grade levels. About 200 of the students were present for the ceremony and then everyone celebrated with cake afterwards. The road to winning back-toback California League Championships begins when they visit the High Desert Mavericks on Thursday, April 3rd. The 66ers open at home a week later on Thursday, April 10th when they welcome the Mavericks to San Manuel Stadium. To purchase your 2014 season tickets, group ticket options, or get more information on this promotion or upcoming promotions, please contact the 66ers at 909888-9922 or visit them online at www.66ers.com. All promotions and times subject to change.
Thalia Ortiz scored the final run. The Coyotes struggles started a day earlier, losing both games of the first doubleheader with the Tritans by scores of 8-3 and 15-10. CSUSB does not play again until a March 26 doubleheader against the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
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Bishop Gerald Barnes urges parishioners to sign up for health coverage
ishop Gerald Barnes of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino issued a letter to parishioners that was read last weekend during mass at all parishes in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The letter’s intent is to provide clarification and direction regarding the new federal healthcare law. “It is understandable that many may have questions and fears about how to comply with this law.This is reflected in the reports of low health insurance enrollment among members of our Hispanic communities,” stated Bishop Barnes in the letter. “However, to ignore this law or put it off will result in negative financial consequences for you and your family.” Bishop Barnes states that although the church clearly stands in objection to certain elements attached to the Affordable Care Act, such as contraception and abortion services, the church will “continue to address these issues with lawmakers and through the courts,” which he fully supports. “However, these factors do not
mean that we, as Catholics, should disobey the new healthcare law. If we happen to have an insurance plan that includes services that are objectionable to our faith, which most plans in California do, our response is to not utilize these services. We do this through an informed conscience and reflection on the teachings of our Church about the value and dignity of every human life and God’s plan for creation,” he states. Bishop Barnes said the Affordable Care Act offers an opportunity for many individuals and families who have never had health insurance to obtain it and improve overall quality of life, a “chief reason” why the Bishops of the United States have supported the idea of healthcare reform. According to the letter, those willing to sign up can first contact Catholic Charities San Bernardino-Riverside at (909) 388-1239 or, (760) 342-0157 in the Coachella Valley. Catholic Charities is a certified Medi-Cal enrolled and can connect parishioners directly to a certified Covered California enrollment counselor. Both St. Bernardine
Bishop Gerald Barnes calls the Affordable Care Act, an opportunity for those who’ve never had health coverage to obtain it.
Medical Center in San Bernardino and St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley are also able to provide information and enrollment services through Covered California. The deadline to sign up for healthcare coverage is March 31.
"Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Luncheon to take place in San Bernardino"
s part of commemorating the Cesar E. Chavez holiday locally, the Chicano Latino Caucus of the Inland Empire is inviting the public to join them for the Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Luncheon on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the San Bernardino Hilton Hotel located at 285 East Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino, 92408. The memorial celebration comes as we observe the life and legacy of Cesar E. Chavez. Cesar Chavez
began building the United Farm Workers, one person at a time in one small valley farm worker town after another. Cesar Chavez and a small group of dedicated men and women who joined him built a movement based on selfless service to others. In so doing they inspired so many farm workers and millions of others from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to social and political activism. Their example is as relevant today as it was decades ago. The Keynote Speaker will be
Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFLCIO and Special Guest Speaker will be Mario Martinez, General Counsel, United Farm Workers. Entertainment will be provided by Danzantes Del Sol, award winning Aztec Dance Group. Tickets for the Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Luncheon are $30 per person. For more information and to rsvp, please call 951-906-3130.
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et ready, Inland Empire, for the ultimate entertainment extravaganza for all ages! Circus Vargas will debut its most mind-blowing, highly anticipated spectacular ever! Join us, where the magic begins and the heartpounding, death-defying action takes place! It’s awe-inspiring ‘Edge of your Seat’ excitement, all under the big top…where imagination comes to life and the world is full of possibility and wonder! “This is the culmination of a tremendous amount of hard work”, states Nelson Quiroga, producer of Circus Vargas. “There will be more magic and more excitement than you can imagine! We can't spill all the secrets or give away all the details but, we can tell you that this show will be a masterpiece of extreme entertainment!” Don’t miss Circus Vargas’ new magical, mega-hit sensation in: · San Bernardino at the I-10 Freeway and Waterman Ave. from March 20 – 24 · Ontario at Ontario Mills from March 27 – April 7 · Chino at Chino Fairgrounds from April 10 - 14
Meet and mingle with the cast of Magikaria! Arrive thirty minutes early for an exciting, interactive pre-show where children (of all ages) can create their own magic under the big top! For more information about Cir-
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Open Hours, Story Times at the San Bernardino Public Libraries
he four San Bernardino city libraries remain open and continue to offer a wide array of services, including pre-school story time. The Inghram Branch Library, located at 1505 W. Highland Avenue, is located in the New Hope Community Center. The Inghram Library is open in collaboration with Solomon’s Ujamaa Center, Inc. Library services are available Tuesday through Saturday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Inghram story times are at 3:00 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays and at 2:00 pm on Saturday. The Howard Rowe Branch Library, located at 108 E. Marshall, is open on Monday and Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Rowe Branch offers story time at 10:30 am each Thursday morning. The Paul Villasenor Branch Li-
brary, located at 525 N. Mt. Vernon Avenue, is also open on Monday and Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Villasenor Branch offers a Family Storytime at 6:00 p.m. on Monday evenings. The Norman Feldheym Central Library is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 1:00 pm to 6 p.m. Saturday hours will temporarily be 10:00 am to 6:00 pm through April 12th during the tax season during which free tax assistance is offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Feldheym Central Library offers preschool story time on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am and offers a school age craft on Wednesday at 4:00 pm For more information on the libraries and the special programs and activities they offer, log into their website at www.sbpl.org.
n April 5, San Bernardino High School senior David Skidmore will hand his crown to a new Mr. Cardinal City, marking the end of his reign and ushering in a new one. The Mr. Cardinal City pageant inspires school pride in contestants and the entire student body. For some students, it’s a way to show their school pride, while for others it is a chance to get involved in their community. “Mr. Cardinal spreads good will and shows the community the caliber of students attending San Bernardino High,” pageant coordinator Jamie Rios said. “And, every Mr. Cardinal gains valuable
experience and gives back to his school and community.” The 2014-2015 Mr. Cardinal contestants are: Alejandro Gomez Villarreal, Luis Valencia, Rosalio Cruz, James Laskey, Robert Noble, Jorge Flores Najera, Oswaldo Bribiezcas, Daniel Murillo, Samuel Moreno, Joseph Ortega, Jacob Tucker, and Anthony Hernandez. To purchase tickets to the April 5 event, contact any Mr. Cardinal contestant or pageant coordinator Jamie Rios at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 881-8217. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Sturges Center for the Fine Arts in San Bernardino.
New Mr. Cardinal City to be crowned April 5
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Mick Jagger’s Ex-Wife Mourns The Suicide Of His Girlfriend, L'Wren Scott
he death of L’Wren Scott, the high-end fashion designer who was the longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger, caught by surprise fans and friends alike. One of the first to offer condolences was Jagger’s first wife Bianca, who posted on Facebook: “Heartbroken to learn of the loss of the lovely and talented L’Wren Scott. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May she rest in peace.”
Scott, who left Utah as a teenager to become a model in Paris, was found in her Manhattan apartment on Monday from an apparent suicide. No note was found and there was no sign of foul play, police said.
Investigators said the Hollywood designer has texted her assistant 90 minutes earlier and asked her to come to the apartment, but gave no reason as to why. Scott was found kneeling with a scarf wrapped around her neck that had been tied to the handle of a French door, police said.
Her spokesperson requested privacy for her family. A representative for Mick Jagger said the singer “was completely shocked and devastated by the news” of her death.
The Rolling Stones frontman posted a poignant tribute Tuesday on Facebook, saying he is still struggling to understand her death and will never forget her.
“We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves,” Jagger wrote. “She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.”
Bianca Jagger, a Nicaraguan human rights activist who was married to the singer from 1971 to 1978, also commented on Facebook about the media’s coverage of Scott’s death, calling it sexist.
“Appalled at the sexist reporting, lack of compassion and lack of respect for L’Wren’s accomplishments by most world media,” she wrote.
Scott, whose elegant designs in lush fabrics were favored by celebrities like Madonna, Nicole
Kicked Out of Rehab For Touching Women and Refusing Drug Test
hris Brown got thrown out of rehab last Friday for three different rules violations, according to reports, including one designed specifically for the singer. The 24-year-old was ordered to stay at least two feet away from all the women there, given that he's on probation for a felony assault against Rihanna. Fair or not, the people who run the facility imposed this highly unusual requirement on Chris, who violated it by "touching elbows and hands" with a woman.
The second reason he got the boot was that he left the facility last week on an authorized outing, then refused a drug test upon his return.
Sources say he later took the test and passed, but the initial refusal was a violation of rules.
This is also the second rehab facility to kick Brown out since his October arrest.
Crowe Won't Get Vatican Blessing
oah” is not feeling the love from the Vatican after Pope Francis reportedly nixed a tentative meetand-greet with the creative team behind the Biblical epic starring Russell Crowe. According to Variety, which first reported the news, Paramount Studios had been scrambling to schedule a meeting with the Pontiff as a photo-op before the release of the film on March 28.
The meeting was tentatively scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday with Crowe being joined by director Darren Aronofsky and Paramount vice chair Rob Moore.
Crowe, 49, had reached out to the Vatican last month via Twitter, offering him a preview of the film with the hope he’d give “Noah” his blessing.
“Dear Holy Father… the message of the film is powerful, fascinating, resonant,” the Australian actor wrote.
The Vatican reportedly cancelled the meeting over concerns that it would be leaked to the press and fans would cause a spectacle, particularly after Crowe and Aronofsky touched down in Rome,Variety reported.
Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins, raised criticism by some religious groups for taking too many liberties with the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark.
“[The Vatican] was concerned that because Russell is such a big celebrity, a meeting could become a huge spectacle,” NY Post’s Page Six reported.
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omedian David Brenner, a comedian and regular on The Tonight Show, has died after a battle with cancer, a family spokesman said. He was 78.
jokes coming - a tough feat.
David Brenner Dies at Age 78
He also helped write, produce and direct 115 TV documentaries, earning him nearly 30 awards, and was the author of five books over the years. Even in death, Brenner kept the
His final request, according to spokesman Jeff Abraham, was to have $100 in small bills tucked in his sock, "just in case tipping is recommended where I'm going."
His grave site will also read: "If this is supposed to be a joke ... then I don't get it!" That's pretty great. Comedian Joan Rivers, a longtime friend, Tweeted:
"RIP David Brenner. I adored him, and laughed more with him than anybody. Sad, sad, sad. Knowing David, he's now making the devil laugh."
Matt Damon and A Better World
att Damon wants his daughters to be proud of his work – especially his efforts to make the world a better place.
Dedicated to providing clean water to those in need, and with World Water Day this month, Damon, a co-founder of Water.org, says, "I have four girls of my own, and I want them to be proud of the impact I'm making in the world."
Variety reached out to Aronofsky last week, who said the meeting had been proposed but that it wouldn’t happen if it was leaked or reported ahead of time.
learn and curate your own passions for giving back at an early age."
Damon says his organization's partnership with Zynga.org, a project that raises money for charity through games, has helped tens of thousands of people in Haiti gain access to safe drinking water.
The Monuments Men and Behind the Candelabra star, 43, helped start the organization as a response to the poverty he encountered during his travels a decade ago.
Page Six reported Studio Paramount denied that a meeting was ever scheduled.
While the Pontiff does not normally screen films, he met with Philomena Lee, the subject of the Oscar-nominated film “Philomena.” “Noah,” which also features
Kidman, Oprah Winfrey and first lady Michelle Obama, was a fixture on Jagger's arm since they met in 2001. On red carpets, the
Brenner was a staple on Johnny Carson's late-night TV show, appearing 158 times (more than any other guest) according to a bio on his official site.
Insiders say Chris also had some kind of sexual encounter with a woman at the facility this month, but that is not part of the basis for booting him.
"I just can't think of a cause that has a larger impact than access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation – especially for women and girls," he says. I'm looking forward to sharing the work with my family. I think it's a really valuable opportunity to
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St. Bernardine Medical Center hosts “Gathering at Twilight”
By Jazmine Collins
he St. Bernardine Medical Center Foundation held their 15th annual Gathering at Twilight “Venetian Masquerade” on March 8, 2014 at National Orange Show. The gala served as a night to honor supporters of the Medical Center and to raise funds for PET/CT scan for St. Bernardine. In a statement, Ron R. Rezek, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for St. Bernardine Medical Center Foundation, thanked the San manuel Band of Mission Indians, who have been “generous patrons throughout the years, providing the hospital wight the means to purchase vital equipment.” The PET/CT scan serves a dual purpose and is a highly effective device in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The addition of the
equipment will provide critical information and will allow for pertinent questions to be answered for both physicians and patients. “Funding for the PET/CT is the starting point for our vision of a comprehensive cancer delivery service system.In the next few years it is the will of the Medical Center to expand this service line and creat an environment where patients are able to acquire all the care they need in a single place,” Rezek stated. Martin and Evelyn Matich were the events Honorees. “It’s their passion to live the mission that spurred the creation of the Auxillary and Foundation. They were strong supporters in every facet of the hospital and will be remembered not simply by the naming of the Matich Conference Center, but for the years of services, vision and guidance to mold this great institution. The Matich legacy will
live on for generations to come through our memories,” stated Rezek. The gala included a live auction of wine tours, a Maui vacation, a Tour de Rome, a jewelry shopping spree and much more. All items up for auction were generously donated. Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in the “Fund-a-Need” auction, which will provide blanket warmers to St. Bernardine. St. Bernardine Medical Center has been serving the community since 1931 when the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word opened its doors on October 10. Today, the Medical Center is a large tertiary, acute-care hospital with the second largest cardiac program in Southern California. To learn more about the Foundation, visit: www.supportstbernardine.org or call (909) 881-4516.
Redlands Street resurfacing underway
Redlands City Council in 2012. The PMP was developed by the Redlands Municipal Utilities and Engineering Department in conjunction with the city’s Department of Innovative Technologies. In addition to evaluating the physical condition of city streets and
The finished product of the asphalt resurfacing. By Patrick Fite
he first phase of the City of Redlands Pavement Rehabilitation Program is underway and will include resurfacing approximately 110 lane miles of city streets by September. The City of Redlands Municipal Utilities and Engineering Department (MUED), headed by Director Fred Mousavipour, is overseeing the project, which began in February and is scheduled throughout the city during the next six months. Notices will be distributed to residents regarding when repair work is scheduled for specific areas, and “no parking” signs will be placed. Currently, work is being done in the area of Franklin Ave. “We’ve been getting nothing but positive feedback from residents,” said City of Redlands Municipal Utilities andEngineering Project Manager Ross Wittman. “People will be temporarily inconvenienced, but we’re trying to cause the least amount of disturbance as possible. We’re trying to distribute the work equally throughout out the city so no one area is effected all at once.” In addition to resurfacing streets, there has also been some concrete work on sidewalks, creating “ramps” where there were previously curbs. The goal of the sidewalk work is to improve non-motorized connectivity in the city. According to Wittman, the The Redlands City Council approved the first phase of street resurfacing and rehabilitation in 2012 and awarded the bid to Matich Corporation of San Bernardino for a cost of $13,210,000. Wittman said the project is being funded by the City of Redlands Local Transportation
Fund, and that no General Fund dollars will be used. “I believe this is probably the largest street repair program the city has ever undertaken,” Wittman said. The six-month project is the first phase of a five-year street repair program that, when fully implemented, will result in the rehabilitation, repair, and maintenance needs of more than two-thirds of the city’s street infrastructure at a total cost of more than $43 million. The city’s Department of Innovative Technology (IT) staff utilizes eRoads Pavement technology, or simply “eRoads,” as an automated pavement evaluation system that creates a database of the current inventory of city street conditions, treatment options, and cost estimates for each treatment available. Under the eRoads system, MUED staff uses a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) to analyze the condition of all city streets. The PCI numerical index is between 0 and 100, with 0 being worst and 100 being best. The conclusion was that, due to the lack of comprehensive and systematic maintenance of the City’s road systems over a number of years, the city’s average PCI had dropped to 53, which is generally considered poor condition. This is compared to the PCI for San Bernardino County pavement, which is 70; and the PCI for the state of California pavement, which is 66. The strategy is to increase the City’s PCI to approximately 80 in five years. The Redlands Pavement Rehabilitation Program is a combined effort of the city’s Pavement Management Program (PMP) along with the Pavement Accelerated Repair Implementation Strategy (PARIS) approved by the
The Most Reverend Bishop Barnes who gave invocation at the gala event with Eileen Gutierrez, whom attended with husband, Sam Gutierrez (not pictured).
determining their projected life cycle, the PMP identifies a schedule for maintenance and reconstruction of the streets. The PARIS part of the project submitted a report that included a method for identifying, quantifying, and recovering costs associated with the damage caused by the major contributor to pavement deterioration, which was identified
as city operated utility vehicles. For more information about the project, you can call the Municipal Utilities and Engineering Department at 909-798-7698. You can also go to the city’s Pavement Management Program site at www.cityofredlands.org/pavementmanagement, and the PARIS site at http://cityofredlands.org/paris.