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Vol 51, NO. 13


Chicano Latino Caucus hosts Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Luncheon

Assemblymember Brown honors “Women of Distinction” A10

Redlands Cesar Chavez breakfast raises funds for student’s futures A20


Attendees enjoy a special performance by Aztec Dance Troop, Danzantes del Sol, during the Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Luncheon held at the San Bernardino Hilton.

By Jazmine Collins

he Chicano Latino Caucus of the Inland Empire held the Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Luncheon in San

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Bernardino this past Sunday, March 30, 2014. The luncheon was an effort to commemorate the Cesar E. Chavez holiday locally. The memorial celebration was held

in observance of the life and legacy of Latino civil rights activist, Cesar E. Chavez, whom together with Dolores Huerta, founded the Chavez cont. on next page

Mr. Cardinal 2014-2015 to be crowned at Sturges Center for the Fine Arts



Calendar A7 Classifieds A14 Legal Notices A15 Opinion A4 Service Dir. A6-7 Sports A12 Hollywood Gossip A19

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April 03, 2014

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Wins Assembly Approval on Resolution to Promote Latino Education Achievement


ssemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) is proud to announce that her resolution, ACR 109, passed out of the Assembly with bipartisan support during Friday’s Assembly Floor Session. ACR 109 recognizes the importance of ensuring that Latino students are successful in school, and declares the last week of March as a statewide week of advocacy for Latino education. “I believe that supporting the educational needs of our Latino children will be crucial to their success and our economic growth as a region,” said Assemblymember Brown. “While graduation rates have slightly improved, nearly one-half of all Latino students are still not graduating from high school. It’s important to focus on the educational needs of Latino students because their performance will have a long term effect on our economic outlook.” ACR 109 was created in support of the Latino Education & Advocacy Days (LEAD) Summit held annually at California State University, San Bernardino on March 27. The annual conference addresses the achievement gap among Latino students while promoting higher education attainment.


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Mr. Cardinal contestants prep for the big day- The Mr. Cardinal City Pageant will be held at the Sturges Center for the Fine Arts.

By Jazmine Collins

an Bernardino High School will have a new Mr. Cardinal City on April 5, 2014. SBHS senior, David

Skidmore will hand his crown and Rios. "I looked at some of these title to the winner of the Mr. troubled kids and thought, 'How Cardinal City pageant. can we make a bit of a difference'," The pageant began 11 years ago and is the brainchild of pageant Cardinal cont. on next page coordinator and founder, Jamie

ave news, an event or want to recognize someone in the Colton com-

munity? Send information to El Chicano Community News Editor Jazmine M. Collins at or call 909-381-9898 ext. 208

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Danzantes del Sol provided entertainment to guests at the Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Luncheon in San Bernardino.

Chavez cont. from front National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW), a union dedicated to bettering working conditions for farm workers through non-violent activism. Special guest speaker, Mario Martinez, currently works as an attorney for the UFW where he has been for 15 years, and in 2009 became General Counsel. He is the son of migrant farm

workers who came from Zacatecas. At the tender age of seven, he worked alongside family members picking grapes in the Inland Empire and was exposed first-hand to the hard reality farm worker faced in the field. "I saw a woman that was asking her supervisor to go get a drink of water, and the supervisor told her no," says Mario, as he recounts his time working in the fields. "About 15-20 minutes later the

woman collapsed. She fainted. To me she looked like she had died. To a seven year-old, it was very traumatic, but it also angered me." "At that moment, I said to myself, 'I don't know what lawyers do, but I want to be a lawyer for Cesar Chavez because I don't want this to happen to other people.'" Keynote speaker, Maria Elena Durazo, serves as the Executive Secretary -Treasurer for the Los Angeles County Federation of


Mr. Cardinal 2014-2015 contestants anxiously await their big day, when one winner will be chosen to wear the crown. Cardinal cont. from front

says Rios. He said it took a lot of negotiating and begging to initiate the program but his efforts were well worth it. "He (former Principal) said, 'I know you're just going to fail so prepare that I let you know that'," he states. "Well I'm honored to say that we are in our 11th year and I'm honored to say that many of our Mr. Cardinal's went on to do bigger and better things." Mr. Cardinal program allows for candidates and the "king" to become actively involved in the community with assisting nonprofits and organizations throughout the city. "I don't ask for an entrance fee, but I do ask that they donate 25 percent of their time," says Rios.

Some of the experiences and life skills gained during the 12-week program include mock interviews and public speaking, which better prepares students for applying for scholarships and life in college. “Mr. Cardinal spreads good will and shows the community the caliber of students attending San Bernardino High,” Jamie 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 or (909) 881-8217. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Sturges Center for the Fine Arts in San Bernardino. Mr. Cardinal City sponsors include Toyota of San Bernardino, D’Arca Formal Wear, San Bernardino Councilwoman Virginia Marquez, Pat Williams of Angels’ Closet Charities, First Presbyterian Church, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hickey, Cardinal City Silk Screen Shop, Trophy House, Cardinal City Bakery, El Chicano newspaper, Jim Smith, The Way World Outreach, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Arellano, Cardinal City Floral, The Sun newspaper, Naazir Anyabwile, San Bernardino City Unified School District, Mrs. Charlene Jones, and Stater Bros.


United Farm Workers General Counsel, Mario Martinez spoke about the importance of improving farm working conditions.

Labor. Durazo stated that Chavez lead the example of bringing people together. "When you use the message of faith and hope, you actually can win the support of millions of people." Both speakers urged the community to go out and see the Cesar Chavez movie, which is currently being played at Regal Cinema in San Bernardino. "The film also talks about the per-

sonal sacrifice people have to make," says Durazo. "We want to make sure the story and his message gets told to as many people as possible," said Martinez. Entertainment was provided by Aztec Dance Troop, Danzantes del Sol. To learn more about the Chicano Latino Caucus, visit:


Sash and crown await the new Mr. Cardinal City.


Mr. Cardinal Pageant to be held April 5 at 6:00 p.m. at Sturges Center for the Fine Arts.

Inland Empire Community Newspapers • April 3, 2014 • Page A3

Words to think about: Living in a time of change


By G. W. Abersold Ph.D

mythological anecdote concerning Adam and Eve goes like this. Adam says to Eve, “We are living in a time of transition.” A cursory survey of the events in our world today substantiates the words of Adam. We too are living in a time of change. In the years of my time on earth (86 Years), I’ve witnessed a number of obvious changes. The Great Depression, World War II, talking movies, passenger airplanes, availability of alcohol, fast food restaurants, motels, cruise ships, nuclear weapons, television, elimination of many diseases like polio, the proliferation of new diseases like AIDS,

the immediate communication of tragic events, the increase of professional sports of all kinds, the increase of civil rights, affordable health care and the increase of longevity; to mention only a few. The purpose of this article is to expose the more subtle areas of discrimination. Many social inequalities are as evident today as they were 100 years ago. Racism is no longer limited to Southern States. It proliferates all fifty States in one form or another. For example of the hundreds of top corporate businesses, there are only forty of them that have women as CEO’S. Statistics also indicate that women still do not receive equal pay for equal job responsibilities. While marriage between two different races (black and white) is more or less acceptable, but very few States accept marriage between individuals of the same sex. Seventy-five years ago – when I was only eleven years old, religion fostered intolerance. Protestants hated Catholics and Catholics retaliated in kind. Neither one respected the views of Jews. The differences today are between fundamentalists and liberals. The truth of the Gospel lives because the two views are found in Catholics, Protestants and Jews. Politics is no exception. Tea Party

versus Progressives. They both are intolerant of each other, eliminating any hope of compromise. Both sides have forgotten the benefits of considering the greater good. MY NEXT VIEWPOINT MAY SHOCK YOU INTO ANGER. President Putin is being criticized for invading Crimea and possibly the Ukraine, like he did Georgia and Afghanistan. It is suggested that he has violated International Law and the sanctity of individual nations. I respectfully ask you to consider how many times we (the USA) have done the same thing. Even though we have suggested that it was for their own good. History has recorded that since 1890, our country (USA) has invaded other countries 165 times. Sometimes even a few of our own States. Here are a few countries we (USA) have invaded without their permission: Iraq, Afghanistan, Panama, Grenada, Cuba, Philippines, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Lebanon, Pakistan, Vietnam and Mexico. A total of 165 since 1890. These are listed historically as military interventions. There is an old adage that is applicable to us (USA). “People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Also it seems reasonable that we (the USA) would stop trying to police the world.

Role of Redlands high-tech firm in locating Flight 370 remains mum


By Harvey M. Kahn

edlands-based Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) has been contacted for their help in locating the missing Malaysian Boeing 777 aircraft. ESRI company officials said they have been approached by unspecified parties. "Yes, there are people from our company helping," said a ranking ESRI employee who was not told they would be quoted. ESRI is a world leader in the production and marketing of the Geographic Information System (GIS). It can produce maps and images that can be precisely read in real time. Among its international offices are those located in countries who have been mentioned in association with the loss of Flight 370, including Malaysia, China and Australia. In reviewing the description of ESRI technology, it appears that the firm could play a major role in locating the missing plane. ESRI news releases say that it has collaborated with Lockheed Martin on powerful geographic informational systems, tools and app's for a "wide range of U.S. and International customers" and for first responders. ESRI indicated that it also partners with the National Oceanographic Data Center, whose data base draws from ships, buoys, satellites, and a wide variety of in-water sensors. Information on the Malaysian ESRI web page shows that the country has access to some of the leading technology when it comes to "geodetic measurements" or the science that determines the size and the shape of the earth. Malaysia has precomputed maps that can be loaded and viewed by zooming in and out. Used in combination with global position sys-

tems, Malaysia has the ESRI-invented ArcGIS which can provide precise coordinates in real time. Reports from the British news agency Reuters says that if the missing airliner would have had an inexpensive sensor placed in its communications system, the chances of tracking it would be greater. Reuters says that by not using that sensor nullified the use of GPS. The British satellite analytical firm, Inmarsat came to the conclusion that the flight was lost near Australia. Businessweek reported that IInmarsat conferred with an unnamed specialist company. Calls and emails to the ESRI media relations department in Redlands seeking clarification on its role in finding the missing flight were not returned. In a company video, ESRI department manager Adam Mollenkoph ex-

plained also how sensors are located nearly everywhere and have the potential to collect real time data for analysis and visualization. ESRI was founded in 1969 by Redlands couple Jack and Laura Dangermond. ESRI has reportedly grossed near $1 billion in one year. News reports claim ESRI has received at least $160 million in U.S. defense contracts. The ESRI web site states that it provides military and intelligence operations for organizations worldwide. Its software can manage data on land and sea. Though not answering questions directly regarding the missing airliner, an official from ESRI did return a phone call asking when this story deadline would occur. When told the deadline was tomorrow (March 26), the ESRI spokesperson replied, "Don't worry, this story won't dry up."


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President Jimmy Carter, in his most recent TV interview said, “The world’s discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights.” To bring this problem close to home, I heard him say that from 200 to 300 girls are sold into sexual slavery in Atlanta, Georgia each month. There are 7 billion people on earth. Each year there are about one to two million women and girls world-wide sold into sexual slavery. There are 29 million humans in bondage today. The issue seems clear to me. Women are relegated to a subservient role in our society and much of the world. I have been an ordained minister since 1952- 62 years. I have pastored for 46 years. I have taught a Bible Class for 38 years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Biblical History. In the course of study I have become thoroughly acquainted with the Bible, the Koran, Hinduism, Buddhism and Secularism. All of them proclaim a commitment to justice and mercy and especially equality among all people. Especially

women. However, all of the written texts of all religions have a few selected scriptures that teach the lower status of women and girls. This is used to justify discrimination and violence against them. The difference between Jesus and the Apostle Paul is extreme. Read Ephesians 5:22-24. President Carter in his interview the other day on MSNBC said words to the affect that included rape, sexual abuse, slavery, lower pay and fewer promotions and advancement. Unfortunately the plight of women and girls is not limited to us (the USA.) It is world-wide. The only hope for such sexual attitudes toward women will come about through education, distribution of information and enlightened male leaders taking the lead in changing the attitudes of governments, churches and businesses. One final word. The literalists, the fundamentalists among politicians and religionists, and the uneducated are usually arrogant and ignorant men. Amen. Selah. So be it.

lthough the San Bernardino Symphony has long been known for performing a popular blend of classical music, Maestro Frank Fetta and the Symphony’s Artistic Committee have created their 86th season with concert goers in mind perhaps more than at any time before. They even themed it, “By Request… The music you want to hear!” On April 11, two Symphony musicians – Concert Master Todor Pelev and First Chair Cellist Ana Maria Maldonado - will team up to play Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Violincello. The evening’s concert, “Beethoven, Brahms & Bartholdy” will also include Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Symphony No. 3, The Scottish Symphony.

Wrapping an amazing year will be the “Triumphant Season Finale” on May 23. The concert will include Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, and Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1 featuring Icelandic horn soloist Joseph Ognibene. An internationally-known recording artist, Ognibene originally hails from Claremont and has been principal horn of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra since 1981. All regular season concerts will be performed at the historic California Theatre, 562 W. 4th Street, San Bernardino. Tickets may be purchased by calling (909) 381-5388 or at the Symphony box office, 198 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino. General admission tickets are also available on line at


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OPINION&EDITORIAL Page A4 • April 3, 2014 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers

Yazmin Alvarez

Don’t be left in the dark: Be prepared for an earthquake


re you ready for the big one?

Last week’s 5.1 tremblor was a good reminder that we should be. While no significant damage was caused in the area, it did rattle up a lot of people, especially with the 115 aftershocks that came with it. The quake struck Friday at 9:09 p.m. at a depth of about 4.7 miles and was centered southeast of Los Angeles between La Habra and Brea, according to the United States Geological Survey. It jolted most of the Inland Empire and definitely stirred up Orange County for a good 10 seconds. News channels and talk radio were all over it. Callers chimed in by the second describing what they felt. It was, at least in my opinion, a bit much hysteria. Yes, it was a pretty significantsized quake and not at all a first for Southern California--let’s not forget about the Northridge quake that happened 20 years ago this January. Now, I’m not being insensitive to those that reported damages or had gas leaks, main breaks, power outages and broken windows. I’m simply saying, don’t panic. Instead of creating a big whoop, how about take it as a lesson to get those emergency kits together. It’s not rocket science and it’s not just something you have to pack up in a baggie for your kids at school. Do they even do that still? Point is, firefighters, cops, all

the big first responder agencies have said it for decades. Be prepared. Local firefighters put it simply-- “have a plan.” It’s more than just “drop, cover and hold on.” Most people seem to forget that in the first place when an earthquake hits and go into a panic trying to run out of the house. To start, make a kit and have a communications plan. Have prescription medications ready, establish a meeting place, somewhere to meet to make sure everyone is ok; have enough water to last for 72 hours for each person in the house and know how to shut off the gas. The few tips are just to get you started. Several websites offer plenty of information to get emergency kits started and offer lists of items that should be included in the home kits., and are just some to name a few. Also, local first responder agencies are your best friends. Head over to the police department or the a fire station and they’d be more than happy to provide help on getting you prepared. ° American Red Cross Inland Empire 202 W Rialto Ave., San Bernardino 909-888-1481

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Thoughts on Cesar Chavez film

I saw the recent release of the very soon after his first fast in film "Cesar Chavez." March of 1968. As President of the San Bernardino Mexican AmeriIt reminded me of the many can Political Association (MAPA) events that occurred during the I had the privilege of coordinating prolonged struggle with the en- his itinerary that included quickly trenched growers of California. I arranged visits to: The Redlands was delighted that the screenwriter Ministerial Alliance for a breakincluded that part about Richard fast; An assembly for students at Nixon’s offer to use our military to Redlands High School; buy excess grapes in order to A luncheon with students and weaken the international grape faculty at Valley College; boycott. An assembly at the UCR gymnasium; (The Republican Party still can’t An interview at KVCR televifigure out why Latinos distrust the sion; GOP) A Press conference at MAPA Hall on Mt. Vernon Avenue San The movie mixes up some of the Bernardino; sequences of events. For example A reception at MAPA Hall; the March from Delano to Sacra- A rally at La Placita Park in San mento happened in 1966 – before Bernardino; his first fast. And, Robert Kennedy And, lastly a visit to an Ontario held Senate hearings after his first MAPA reception at an ungodly fast. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the hour of 10:00 p.m. All told Cesar tone of the film that brought home Chavez saw over 3,000 people that again the very hard struggle that day. farm workers face in trying to eke out a just living from their work. My role was easy to implement It may interest local historians as I had lots of help from the that Cesar Chavez visited our area members of MAPA that included Rialto needs a university. There is a brain drain of the best students to university towns. Sending our greatest minds to other cities does not seem like a good idea. The city's planning department could use graduates in urban studies. Rialto could be run more by the school board than the chamber of commerce. From the Rialto city website demographic data, I looked up Pasadena's demographic data and found that it's residents are more Just as the Affordable Care Act has rolled out to the general public, the introduction of the federalized Common Core education standards are coming to a California classroom near you. Despite the sugar-coated platitudes from the textbook publishers, politicians and the education establishment, it is going to lead our youth to decreased educational opportunities

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Cesar Chavez struck me as a genuine folk hero who desired no fame for himself but rather success for his beloved National Farm Workers Association (NFWA).

I’m hoping the film sensitizes us all to the ordeal that farm workers endure to bring us food to our local markets.

Ever wonder how little a farm worker earns for picking a lug of tomatoes – approximately 28 lbs.? Let’s see – at $3.00 plus a pound at your local market that comes to about 90 bucks a box. You’d think field workers could somehow get a slice of that in order to earn a decent wage. Don’t you agree?

Richard Gonzalez Redlands

highly educated. More Pasadena residents have bachelor's degrees than Rialto does. The University of California, Riverside offered to build a satellite campus in north west Rialto near the recently closed airport. I am not sure if it would have to be a land grant campus, where the land is donated to the university or the university would help pay for it, but either way, it seems like a great opportunity for Rialto. Fontana has a Chaffey College

campus; Colton has San Bernardino Valley College, and Loma Linda and Riverside have great colleges. Why not Rialto? It might help protect us from low brow, low income, and low self-esteem. Universities not only bring beautiful spacious campuses to their communities they bring prestige. Robert Cothern Rialto

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where we lower the bar on all our those students mixed into a general students. class instead.

I oppose Common Core because it is designed to lead students to less-than-optimal educational standards where they teach in a onesize-fits-all approach. For those who are exceptional in mathematics, algebra II will be the highest they will let kids attain in high school in many school districts. Say goodbye to trigonometry and calculus, which helps our students to become future scientists and engineers. Even Arcadia’s school board attempted to strip out junior level AP English class and have

These actions are a strong disservice to gifted and talented students in our classrooms.

Feel free to ask the tough questions to your school districts and your political candidates running for office this election season. The future of your children is in their hands because they shape the educational policy that can affect their lives. Matthew Munson, Ontario

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Night at the Oscars recognizes community’s efforts

By MJ Duncan

he Center for Individual Development of the city of San Bernardino hosted its annual Night at the Oscars last Wednesday, Mar. 12 at the Galaxy Ballroom in the former Norton Air Force Base. The event recognizes supporters, donors and volunteers of the CID. According to Cynthia Alvarado, CID Recreation Therapist, this year 125 people attended the award reception. The following were recipients of the CID Benefactor Awards: Napa Genuine Auto Parts (Ontario), Mountain Business Park, Del Rosa Knights of Columbus, Hampton Inn Highland, Enchanted Attic, and the Rialto High Broadway Knights. Sponsors recognized were Brenda Fredrick, EHCO, James Valdez Jr., John Khacherian, Jr. Women’s Club of San Bernardino, SMS Security Inc., Romano’s Macaroni Grill, and Fannie and John Sanders. The CID, founded in 1980, is a regional recreation center that serves people with disabilities – physical, developmental and mental. Senior citizens and people without disabilities are also welcome to attend many CID programs. Programs offered by the CID are: Merri Mixers – A social environment where adults with develop-



Three ladies representing the National Charity League received an award for their assistance in the Haunted House. Back row left to right, CID Director Cynthia Crawford, Chris (last name unavailable), Haunt Master Brian Correll. Front row right to left Camelia Hatter 13, Antoinette Hensley 13, and Angelina Hensley 13.

mental disabilities are given the opportunity to convene and partake in crafts, cooking, community outings and cultural events. Teen Club – Activities for teens with mental retardation and their friends (13 and up) which include dancing, swimming, outings and crafts, available in July and August. Sunshine Club – This is for children with mental retardation and their friends (ages 6 – 12) and includes activities such as games, crafts, bowling, excursions and

sports. Twinges in the Hinges – This program is designed for adults with physical disabilities, senior citizens and their friends. Activities include aquatic exercise, open swim and socialization. The CID also offers adult and family swim programs. Volunteers are also needed to help in CID programs, in addition to the annual Harvest Fair. For more information, call the CID at (909) 384-5426. Donations are also accepted.


Jeremiah Tomboc (CID Board Member), receives an award for his involvement in the Haunted House and website design. From left, Haunt Master Brian Correll, CID Director Cynthia Crawford, CID Board Member Jeremiah Tomboc, and CID Board Member Dee Stoddard. PHOTO/RICARDO TOMBOC

Smith Mary (CID Board Member) receives a CID award and a certificate of recognition from Congressman Gary Miller for her involvement in the CID and the Rialto High School Broadway Knights.

Visionary Homes Emergency Youth Shelter celebrates grand re-opening

By Cynthia Mendoza

oma Linda University On Thursday, March 20, Visionary Homes Emergency Youth Shelter celebrated a grand re-opening at their new location at 3632 Sepulveda, just six blocks up from their previous location on Sierra Way, in San Bernardino. The shelter, a program of Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy (YV), provides emergency housing for up to four homeless youth at a time on a live-in basis and case management for more as needed. The shelter serves youth ages 10 through 17. The home first opened in March 2012 on Sierra Way and Marshall, but was recently sold by the owner, so YV had to find a new place. After the hustle and bustle of a typical home-to-home move, the new facility is up and running and everyone is settled in. “The only thing that’s changed is the address,” said Terrance Stone, YV founder/CEO, about what the move means to the youth they serve and the community. Now that they’re settled in, Stone is working to partner with people and agencies to not just make the home the best it can be but also to provide volunteer opportunities. At the moment he’s working with juvenile hall to bring some of the youth to work on landscaping for the home, an activity that is mutually beneficial; it beautifies the property and provides troubled the opportunity to engage in meaningful work. Apart from the running of the home, YV also has other programs and events in the works. For a few years now Stone has


On Thursday, March 20, Visionary Homes Youth Shelter celebrated its grand re-opening at their new location on Sepulveda, in San Bernardino. From left: Tom, volunteer coordinator for Visionary Homes; Vicki Lee, Homeless Liaison, San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCSUD); Hardy Brown II, San Bernardino County Schools Board member; Dr. Margaret Hill, SBCUSD Board member, Telice Ostrinski, Homeless Program Facilitator, SBCUSD and Terrance Stone, YV founder/CEO.

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been dreaming of opening a charter school, which as yet has not come to fruition, due in part to unexpected setbacks. But he has not given up on the dream and says he is “meeting with good people who know what they’re doing” to get the school up and running. If all goes according to plan the school may open in 2015, starting with middle school and adding a new grade every year through high school. Their next big event is fundraising gala on Tuesday, May 20 at Cal State San Bernardino. Part of the event will include honoring

people who in one way or another have supported the Young Visionaries program. Honorees include Rialto Mayor Debora Robertson, Fontana native Corey Robinson from the Chicago Bulls and the Hardy and Cheryl Brown family. The home is currently seeking furniture donations, in particular a couch. According to Stone, donations are tax deductible. For more information on the youth shelter, call (909) 496-3454. For general information on Young Visionaries, visit their website at

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ialto Breakfast Lions Club to hold Sight Clinic

Saturday, April 5 -8am - The Rialto Breakfast Lions Club will be hosting a sight clinic at the Rialto Recreation and Community Center and will be offering free vision screenings and recycled eyeglasses to people in need in the Rialto community. All those putting off their vision correction needs due to financial limitations are urged to attend this free event. For more information visit the California Lion’s Friends in Sight website h t t p : / / w w w. c a l i f o r n i a l i o n s, or call Edward Morden at (909) 731-9025.


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Fifth Annual LEAD Summit highlights issues in education, institutionalization


“Padrino de Honor”, Honorary Chair Julian Nava holds up a newspaper which shows the Latino Armed servicemen who have received the congressional Medal of Honor. Nava became the first Hispanic to serve on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board in 1967 and continues to be a role model for youth.


By Anthony Victoria

wo local students, Maria Rojas, 22, of San Bernardino and Jaime Ruiz, 24, of Hesperia attribute their success in the classroom to conferences like the Latino Education Advocacy for Days (LEAD) Summit. For them its a way to engage with other students and community leaders, as well as learn about the critical issues affecting the Latino community. “You read about people like Julian Nava in courses, but it is one thing to learn about him and actually see and meet him,” said Ruiz. a fourth year Ethnic Studies student at UC Riverside. “Without conferences like LEAD, we students wouldn’t have an opportunity to see different perspectives on issues with Latino education.”


For many Latinos and other ethnic groups in the United States, the bridge to success is far from a smooth educational transition. The fifth annual event at Cal State San Bernardino that took place over the course of four days, covered issues centered around the Latino Male Crisis in Education. Data from a 2012 study conducted by The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) shows that whereas African American students made up only 15 percent of surveyed students, they account for one-third of students suspended once, 44 percent of students suspended more than once, and more than one-third of students expelled. More than half of all students in school-related arrests were African American. CSUSB President Tomas Morales said that the statistics are

not that different for Latinos. He explained that the Data also proved that Racial minorities have less access to science and math courses and are taught by lower paid instructors with less experience. And as the Latino population continues to grow in the U.S. (exceeding 50 million), Morales believes that their should be a shift in the way education is distributed among American society . “Increasing the number of Mexican American and Latino children who aspire to attend college is one of the goals of this summit,” he said. “We need parents, educators, and community organizations to work together to increase the number of Latinos who graduate from high school and who are admitted and graduate from college.” One of the panels was organized by The Association of Mexican American Educators (AME), The Journal, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University and focused on the Latino students and the school to prison pipeline. The school to prison pipeline, according to Assistant Professor Dr. Anthony Peguero of Virginia Tech University, is the marginalization of communities, schools, families by derailing the success of Latino youth, excluding them from the labor market and promoting distrust toward law enforcement. The backdrop for these studies comes from the Los Angeles area, particularly the City of Maywood. Focusing on leadership issues, there were stunning facts. In the LA Unified School District, Latino students graduate at a forty percent rate and according to 2010 statistics, over 345,000 Latinos were incarcerated in State and Federal penitentiaries across the U.S. “In our studies we discovered that if you are between the ages of 16 and 24 and incarcerated, if you do not finish High School, you are 63


Jason Martinez, 19, of Fontana (right) and Hector Guzman, 22, (left) of Colton inform community members about the Brown Berets National Organization during the LEAD summit on Thursday March 27.

times more likely to be institutionalized for the rest of your life as opposed to finishing high school and moving on to college,” said Dr. Eugene Fujimoto of Cal State Fullerton. “It is a major issue not only for Latinos, but for the country as a whole.” Through the process of interviewing community leaders, Fujimoto has seen a growing interest in establishing a college-oriented culture that aims to raise Latino graduation and success rates, but stated that they have not taken any action in terms of developing partnerships

that will bring improvement. Rojas, an undocumented student who will finally achieve her goal of applying to a four-year university as a result of the enactment of the California DREAM Act, said that topics like the school to prison pipeline are “touchy”, but expressed that because of the summit, students are aware of the different resources that are available “There are a lot of ways to stay connected with the issues,” she said. “It made me realize that people do have our backs and that they do believe in us.”

District Attorney’s Office to Host National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Memorial

rime Victims’ Rights Week is a time to honor crime victims, the surviving families of homicide victims, and those who work directly to assist victims of crime. This year, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will be observed April 6–12, 2014. This year’s theme, "30 Years Restoring the Balance of Justice,” celebrates three decades of extraordinary progress made on behalf of millions of victims since the passage of the Victims of Crime Act. In honor of crime victims, this year the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office will hold a special memorial on Monday, April 7, 2014 at the San Bernardino County Government Center Rotunda from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Event Details The memorial will feature the Redlands East Valley Choir, under the direction of Rita Stevens. The singers will perform three tribute songs in honor of our county’s fallen victims. During the memorial, the District Attorney’s Office will present the Award for Exemplary Service to Victims of Crime to the Physicians of the Children’s Assessment Center. A bagpipe tribute will also take place beside the bronze “Officer

Down” statue in honor of the For more information regarding county’s fallen officers. this event and others taking place during National Crime Victims’ Confirmed Speakers Rights Week, please visit: · Sheriff John McMahon · Russell Perry, son of Deacon Phil Perry, who was shot to death Social Media in 1992 Throughout the week of the me· Bishop Gerald Barnes morial we will release links via Twitter and Facebook using the Additional Links and Content hashtag #NCVRW

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San Manuel Band of Indians honors San Bernardino Valley College Foundation during Forging Hope Breakfast


Left to right: Latisha Casas, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Treasurer; Carla Rodriguez, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Chairperson; Sandra Marquez, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Tribal Elder; Dr. Gloria Fisher, San Bernardino Valley College, Interim President; Pamela Pierce, Silver Bullet Production, Director; Ms. Mary Resvaloso, Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, Chairperson; Thomas Tortez, Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians,Treasurer; Kara Lubin, Founder, 100 Mile Club.


Left to right: Latisha Casas, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Treasurer; Carla Rodriguez,San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Chairperson; James Ramos, SB County, Supervisor; Sandra Marquez, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Tribal Elder; Dr. Gloria Fisher, San Bernardino Valley College, Interim President; Bruce Baron, San Bernardino Community College District, Chancellor.


By Jazmine Collins

an Manuel Band of Mission Indians hosted its sixth-annual Forging Hope Breakfast, celebrating standout non-profit organizations with whom they have partnered. The tribe honored four organizations that embody and demonstrate the time-honored Serrano concept of “Yawa’,” to manifest one’s beliefs through action, during the breakfast, which was held on March 25, 2014 in San Bernardino. The San Bernardino Valley College Foundation, 100 Mile Club, Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians and Silver Bullet Productions were all recognized and received San Manuel’s prestigious Yawa’ Award, which were presented in four philanthropic focus areas: education, health, economic development and special projects. “It is incredibly uplifting to see year-after-year so many people who have answered the call to act for the benefit of others,” said San Manuel Chairperson Carla Rodriguez. “It is the lifechanging power of Yawa’ that we celebrate today,” In the category of education, the San Bernardino Valley College Foundation was recognized for the development and implementation of the Valley Bound Commitment Program (VBC), a program designed to support low income students in 12 San Bernardino Valley College feeder high schools. The program was created to boost the Inland Empire’s low college attendance rate of 25 percent. Since the program began in 2008, the program has served more than 700 students. It is aimed at assisting high school graduates with financial assistance that covers enrollment

fees, textbooks, and other collegerelated expenses for the first year of attendance. In the category of health, the Norco-based nonprofit 100 Mile Club was recognized for its work to improve the health and wellbeing of children at school through daily physical activity in a noncompetitive, supportive and inclusive environment. The program has a simple philosophy which is to walk or run 100 miles during the school year. So far, the program has been implemented in more than 700 schools throughout the entire United States, as well as Japan and Australia. “Thank you for believing in our

spirit and vision,” said 100 Mile Club Founder Kara Lubin. “The concept of Yawa’ is what drives all of us, even kids.” In the category of economic development, the tribe awarded Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians for the restoration of one of the three tribal buildings, which is a schoolhouse in the oldest Bureau of Indian Affairs structure in the state of California. The buildings were forced to close in 1991 due to a profound number of costly repairs. The buildings located at the edge of the tribe’s ceremonial grounds stood as a reminder of a transition from a traditional world to a modern one. Although the

buildings originally represented a period when the federal government directed the lives of Native Americans, they have over the decades become a symbol of selfdetermination and intertribal cooperation. “These buildings symbolize where we came from and how we survived,” said Mary Resvaloso, Chairperson of Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians. Lastly, New Mexico-based Silver Bullet Productions was recognized with the Yawa’ Award in special projects for encouraging educational achievement through a hands-on approach to filmmaking projects. Evolving from the concerns of tribal educators in New


Mexico about the loss of language, culture and community, Silver Bullet Productions teaches culturally rich workshops with subject matter that is relevant to Native American education. “Over these last six years we have seen how collective action and support has helped us manage and get through some very difficult challenges,” Rodriguez said. “We applaud every program that has worked strategically to serve more children and families as needs have grown.” To learn more about the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and the tribe’s Charitable Giving Program, visit

Sight Clinic to Offer Free Vision Screenings, Eyeglasses to Rialto Residents in Need

he Rialto Breakfast Lions Club will be hosting a sight clinic in conjunction with the California Lions Friends in Sight. The event will be held April 5th from 8am to 4:30pm at the Rialto Recreation and Community Center on 214 N Palm in the City of Rialto. The tough economy has made it difficult for many to find affordable vision care. The clinic is designed to provide free vision screening and recycled eyeglasses to those in need. Erik Morden is president of the Rialto Breakfast Lion’s Club is helping to coordinate the event. He urges “This is a must go event for Rialto area residents who have been putting off vision care due to financial reasons.” The screenings will be conducted by the California Lion’s

Friends in Sight organization which has over 20 years experience providing screenings and recycled eye glasses to needy populations as far away as Latin America and Africa. Licensed optometrist and nurses will be among the volunteers to help identify possible ocular health concerns and provide usable recycled eyeglasses at no cost to recipients. Past events in the area have drawn over 300 recipients. Erik Morden states, “Although we try not to turn people away, try to be there early as it is first come first serve.” For more information visit the California Lion’s Friends in Sight website, or call Edward Morden at (909) 731-9025.

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Women of Distinction honored by Assemblymember Cheryl Brown


In recognition of Women’s History Month, Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) honored groundbreaking women from the 47th Assembly District at her annual Women of Distinction event on Saturday, March 29, at the Sierra Lakes Country Club in Fontana. The 2014 honorees were (L to R): City Clerk Eileen Gomez, City of Colton; Jasmine Hall, a member of the board of directors at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (pictured is her daughter accepting the award on her behalf); Sally McGuire, a business owner and president of the Grand Terrace Chamber of Commerce; Marge Mendoza-Ware, a longtime school board member of the Colton Joint Unified School District (CJUSD); the Honorable Grace Vargas, City of Rialto; and Vicki Lee, a homeless student liaison at the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD)


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ssemblymember Cheryl Brown, honored a host of notable women from the 47th Assembly District at her annual Women of Distinction event, held at the Sierra Lakes Country Club in Fontana. The event was held on Saturday, March 29, 2014. City of Colton, City Clerk Eileen Gomez, was honored for her quality public service to the city. As a community leader, she serves as a board member for various community service oriented groups such as the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio, the Inland Empire Scholarship Fund, Youth for C.H.A.N.G.E., and Seeds of Hope, Inc., based in Colton. Honorable Grace Vargas made history when she became Rialto’s first female mayor in 2000. She was later re-elected in 2004 and 2008. She began as a clerk for the City of Rialto, which led to several promotions, including being elected to the Rialto City Council in 1998. Two years later she won the election for mayor in 2000. Jasmine Hall, a resident of Fontana, was recently appointed to serve as a member of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency board of directors in 2013. She was employed at Southern California Edison (SCE) for over 27 years as a business and utilities analyst. She has also served on various boards and commissions including the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA) Commission, the California Association of Sanitation Agencies and the Association of California Water Agencies. Vicki Lee, a native of San Bernardino, serves as a mentor to at-risk youth as the homeless liaison for the SBCUSD. She previously worked with homeless youth and young adults at the Covenant House California for 10 years. Ms. Lee is the coordinator of “Our Children Sing,” an annual program that’s held in San Bernardino around September 11th. The program seeks to promote peace,

unity and commemorate those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Ms. Lee is also an active member at her church, New Hope Missionary Baptist, where she serves as the director of the Drama Ministry. Sally McGuire, a longtime Grand Terrace resident, currently serves as president of the Grand Terrace Chamber of Commerce. After 25 years of working at General Electric (GE) as a sales executive, Ms. McGuire decided to become a certified senior advisor and open her own business, Helping Hands Companion Care, to provide non-medical in-home support services to seniors. As a community leader, Ms. McGuire is greatly involved in the Grand Terrace Woman’s Club, the Foundation of Grand Terrace and the CJUSD Community Cabinet focusing on students’ mental and physical health. Marge Mendoza-Ware, a Bloomington resident, is one of the longest serving school board members of the CJUSD. Her most notable accomplishment during her 15-year tenure includes organ-

izing the ROTC programs for area high schools. She also worked in various leadership positions at the County of San Bernardino, Harvey Mudd College, the Claremont Colleges, and Bright Beginnings Preschool. She founded the Bloomington After School Program, which provides tutoring to students. She also served on the CJUSD Health Advisory Committee, the Bloomington Save Our Youth, the Bloomington Municipal Advisory Committee, the Bloomington Woman’s Club, and the Republican Women Federated. The recognition event was attended by the honorees and their family members and included special guest appearances from Supervisor Janice Rutherford, chair of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors; Mayor Acquanetta Warren, City of Fontana; and Mayor Carey Davis, City of San Bernardino.

Jazmine Collins is a reporter for Inland Empire Community newspapers and can be reached at


Rialto High School ROTC present the colors during the flag ceremony at the Women of Distinction celebration. .

80 percent of student course materials now offered for rent through new program at CSUSB Bookstore


textbook rental program at Cal State San Bernardino’s Coyote Bookstore has been expanded to include titles that are not considered one-time use materials, such as workbooks and pass-codes giving students more affordable texts and saving them money. Under the Coyote Bookstore’s updated Rent-A-Text Program, about 80 percent of its titles and course materials are now available to rent, an increase of 60 percent from last year at this time, said Kevin O’Rourke, course materials manager at the Coyote Bookstore. “It’s simple. If we can rent it, we will,” O’Rourke said. “Last year, we saved students $665,000 through textbook rental, and we predict even greater savings this year with our extended Rent-A-Text options.” By renting through the Coyote Bookstore, CSUSB students save an average of 50 percent or more compared to buying new. In addition to deep discounts, Rent-A-Text provides a risk-free rental experience with the ability to highlight, take notes and easily convert a book rental to a purchase should the student decide to keep the text.

The expanded program will help ensure CSUSB students have more affordable textbooks and course materials to enhance their academic success. The Coyote Bookstore in San Bernardino is at 6100 University Parkway and is open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Coyote Bookstore in Palm Desert is at 37500 Cook St. and is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. For the latest information on RentA-Text program, course materials and store promotions, visit the Coyote Bookstore’s website at and its online Palm Desert Campus site at, and contact Kevin O’Rourke at (909) 537-5666 or by e-mail at, and contact Elio DiStaola at (800) 323-4506. For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the CSUSB Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit

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Redlands Sustainability Festival teaches community about green building


By Yazmin Alvarez

t was a day of green building at the University of Redlands Saturday during the annual Sustainability Festival. Now in its second year, the event brought out more than 1,000 people to peruse the campus and learn about ways they can help foster environmental stewardship in their own backyards through the movement of sustainability. The festival, which focused on renewable energy, health and provided the tools to become environmentally sustainable, was a partnership between the University of Redlands and the Redlands Sustainability Network, a grassroots organization aimed at helping build a healthy Redlands community. About 85 exhibitors were on hand offering educational and promotional materials in support of sustainable efforts and those looking to make the change to a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Redlands resident and mother of two, Angela Willhite, was among those in attendance Saturday looking to develop a green thumb and start growing her own garden to sustain fruits and vegetables for meals. “We want to move into a more organic lifestyle,” said Willhite. She said she had never heard of the sustainability movement until recently when she learned that one of her favorite infant food brands was not providing or supporting


Emma Whillhite, 4, took home a pair of worms Saturday to grow an organic garden.


Kyle Clark, a nutritional consultant at Clark’s Nutrition offers festival attendees information on organic fruits. Exhibitors like Clark’s provided free samples for guests.

GMO-free items. She quickly began looking further into fresh, clean, organic foods, Willhite added. “That’s why we’re here,” she said, about attending the festival. “The goal is to start making my own baby food and sustain it from growing a home garden,” she said. “Plus, we also want to teach (the children) how to garden so that when they get older, they can incor-

porate that into their lives and continue it on to their families.” For more information about the Redlands Sustainability Network, visit Yazmin Alvarez is a reporter for Inland Empire Community Newspapers and can be reached at


Exhibitors at the festival offered educational tools and hands-on demonstrations to those interested in growing their own garden. Redlands resident (right), Paul Willhite and his daughter Emma, 4, learn about organic gardening.


Headstones indicating how long a product takes to biodegrade were placed along the campus at the University of Redlands during a sustainability festival March 29.

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SBVC holds off Victor Valley threat in ninth

Zapata, Torreblanca lead Fontana to tournament title


By Richard Dawson



First baseman Aaron Cisneros tries to tag out a baserunner on a pick off attempt. By Richard Dawson

an Bernardino Valley College survived a two-out rally in the top of the ninth to beat visiting Victor Valley 3-2 on Saturday, March 29. Wolverines’ relief pitcher Jeremy Moreno came in for his second inning of work up 3-1 and recorded two quick outs before the Rams made it interesting. Pinch hitter Ronnie Leon doubled to left and Cory Brooks followed with a single to right, his third hit of the day, to score pinch runner Nick Laqusis to make it a one score game. Connor Garrison made it that much closer after his single to center put the tying run at second and go ahead run on base before Moreno retired Chris Solis to end the game. With the win, SBVC (18-6, 10-2 FC) sweeps the four-game Foothill Conference season series against Victor Valley (5-22, 3-12). The Wolverines added a crucial insurance run in the eighth when third baseman Mason Adams hit a sacrifice fly out to center to score first baseman Aaron Cisneros. SBVC starting pitcher Brandon Conlin tossed 7 1/3 quality innings. The right-hander allowed one earned run on seven hits and a walk while mixing in four strikeouts to earn his third win of the season. Center fielder Mike Peluffo led the Wolverines with a two hits. Peluffo has multiple hits in three of

his last four games, combining to go 7 for 15 in that time. Cisneros, Peluffo and R. Garcia led off the fourth with consecutive singles. Adams came to the plate with the bases loaded and reached on a fielder’s choice to short stop that got an out at second while Cisneros scored from third. After Isaac Gonzalez was hit by a pitch to load the bases again, Daniel Ceballos hit into another fielder’s choice to score Peluffo and put SBVC up 20. SBVC starts a three-game set when they travel out to College of the Desert on Tuesday, March 1.


Pitcher Brandon Conlin held Victor Valley to one run over 7 1/3 innings during a 3-2 win for San Bernardino Valley College on March 29.

rmando Zapata stifled the Grand Terrace offense over six innings in route to a 5-2 win at the Titan Spring Break Tournament title game on Thursday, March 27. Zapata, a slender 6-1 left-handed senior, allowed two earned runs on four hits, while walking two and striking out three to earn his first win of the season for the Steelers. The performance was even more impressive considering the tournament host Titans had been swinging a hot bat through their first three games of the tournament, scoring 35 runs in the process. Junior Peter Gomez closed out the game with a scoreless seventh. Fontana’s offense helped set the tone early with five runs through the first two innings against Grand Terrace sophomore pitcher Max Zeman. Despite totaling just three hits and five walks in the game while also committing four errors on defense, Fontana always had control of the game. Senior Gerardo Torreblanca finished 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs to pace the Steelers. The Titans were making their first appearance in a tournament


Gerardo Torreblanca went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI's to lead the Steelers offense.


Asael Flores (#15) of Fontana slides home beating a throw to Grand Terrace catcher Ralph Mohammed.

title game during the programs short history, but home field advantage proved to be no advantage this time around. A bright spot from the tough loss for Grand Terrace was relief pitcher Albert Valdez tossing five scoreless innings. Fontana (5-5, 0-1 SL) has now won four straight after dropping five of six games to open its season.

Fontana will look to carry the momentum into Sunkist League action against Bloomington at home on March 2 before traveling to Colton. Grand Terrace (6-5, 1-0) will look to bounce back, also in Sunkist League action, when it plays Fontana Summit on March 2, coming back home to play Bloomington two days later.


Armando Zapata allowed two runs over six innings for Fontana in a 5-2 win over Grand Terrace at the Titan Spring Break Tournament title game on March 27.

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Preps Baseball: Rialto programs suffer defeats at San Manuel Stadium By Anthony Victoria


San Gorgonio junior hurler Hazahel Quijada throws a pitch during the fourth inning of their game against Rialto. The Spartans won the game 2-0, behind Quijadas one-hit and seven strikeout complete game performance.

costly error in one game and a phenomenal pitching performance in the other stymied both Eisenhower and Rialto, as both teams suffered opening league losses to Redlands (4-2) and San Gorgonio (2-0) respectively during the San Bernardino County Clash Triple Header event at San Manuel Stadium on Saturday March 29. The Eagles (5-4, 0-1 CBL) managed to take an early lead in the first inning in their afternoon encounter with the Terriers (8-4, 1-2 CBL) when Jose Quinones drove a fastball into the left-center gap and reached third on a bad throw. Senior first baseman Anthony Ochoa then singled to center field to bring in Quinones. In the third inning, Ochoa drove a Drew Baker fastball beyond the left field fence for a solo home run to make it 2-0. It took Redlands until the sixth inning to produce their first runs of the ballgame. After leading off the inning by hitting a triple, Michael Tillman was allowed to score when Eagles starting pitcher Gabriel Reyes balked. An infield single from Chris Ruiz, followed


Eisenhower Senior first baseman Anthony Ochoa (center) celebrates after hitting a solo homerun during the third inning of their matchup versus Redlands. The Eagles lost 4-2 to Redlands in their Citrus Belt League opener.

by a two-out double from An- at two apiece. thony Graziano tied the game up With two outs and runners on

first and third in the top of the sixth, Eagles shortstop Isaiah Bernal bobbled the ball, allowing the go ahead run to score and in a panic move, threw the ball away trying to throw the runner out at third, allowing the Terriers to seal up the victory. The evening match up marked the first San Andreas league matchup for both Rialto and San Gorgonio. Heading into the game, San Gorgonio managed to win four consecutive games without allowing a run. Both teams had hurlers go the distance. Hazahel Quijada pitched a one-hitter, striking out 12 getting the win, and Soto pitched a seven-hitter, striking out one in the loss. San Gorgonio (9-1, 1-0 SAL) produced its two runs in the bottom of the sixth With one out, Rainier Aguilar hit his second double of the game and after a walk and a double steal, Adan Alvarado’s single to center scored Aguilar with the game’s first run. Another single by Angel Ortiz loaded the bases before Jason Wright’s sacrifice fly to left field made it 2-0. Quijada would strike out the final two batters he faced in the top of the seventh to wrap up the victory.

Team Semper Fi Saddles Up to Raise Children’s Egg Hunt to Awareness for Injured Veterans in be held at Ed Hales Park Redlands Bicycle Classic


ach year 200 elite cyclists engage in a world class competition in the rolling hills outside of San Bernardino, California. This year, the service members of Team Semper Fi will saddle up to benefit the Semper Fi Fund in the 30th Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic. Team Semper Fi’s highly skilled disabled athletes will participate in multiple events during the fourday competition from April 2- 5, 2014. The athletes of Team Semper Fi will be competing in the Para-cycle Time Trial, Circuit Road Race and Criterium for national recognition, prizes and to

generate awareness for the Semper Fi Fund. • April 3, 10:30 a.m. - Para Time Trial in Big Bear; 4.3 miles • April 4, 8:15 a.m. - Para Circuit Road Race in Beaumont; 21 miles • April 5, 1:30 p.m.- Para Criterium Race in Redlands; 1 mile circuit for 30 minutes . The Redlands Classic is the longest continuous running stage race in American bike racing. The race provides the opportunity for riders of all levels of ability to showcase their talent and has served as the starting point for many professional careers. The

four-day event is comprised of multiple races including a Time Trial, Circuit Road Race and Criterium Race. Many of the athletes of Team Semper Fi have continued their recovery by using cycling as an outlet for their competitive spirits. The service members have honed their skills and want to put their abilities to the test in a national level competition. The Semper Fi Fund has given more than 70,000 grants totaling $88 million+ to over 11,000 service members and their families. For more information visit


he City of Redlands Development Services Department and Quality of Life Department will present a free Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 12, at Ed Hales Park, on the corner of State and 5th streets in historic Downtown Redlands. This event will include free children's activities, musical performances, spring craft projects provided by Kissui, and more, with an Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 1:15 p.m. for children up to 3 years old; 2:30 p.m. for children from 4 to 6 years old; 3 p.m. for ages 7-9; and 3:30 p.m. for ages 10-12. There will be a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.

The entire event is free for participants and will be held rain or shine. Parents and children are expected to conduct themselves with courtesy and respect for all others during the Easter Egg Hunt event. For more information, please call the Redlands Community Center at (909) 798-7572 or visit us on the web at City of Redlands press releases and other information are available on the City’s Facebook page at or on the City’s website at

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Diana Wehbe shares her story of ‘prayer, patience, purpose’

By Cynthia Mendoza

nyone at any age would be devastated by the news that they might have cancer, but for a 25-year-old it would almost seem like a certain death sentence in the prime of life. A diagnosis of Type II diabetes shortly thereafter seems to seal the sentence. That’s what happened to Diana Wehbe, 27, from 99.1 KGGI almost two years ago. The established medical profession offered her a few options, including surgery to remove a large cyst from her ovaries and hormone medication. By that point in her life Wehbe, who’s been at 99.1 for six years, realized that something in her life had to give in a big, big way, but not just physically; personally and spiritually as well. Taking a huge leap of faith, she refused surgery and medication and decided to pursue healing from the inside out through faith, prayer, patience and finding meaningful purpose. “I never asked God ‘why’,” she said. “I asked him, ‘what is the purpose in this,’” she said about her approach to changing her life. “He answered me in bits and pieces.” Part of those bits and pieces included choosing to take a natural approach to health and healing. Her doctor didn’t think she could do it; she advised Wehbe to take ‘baby steps’ in changing her health, but Wehbe refused. “I didn’t have time for baby steps,” Wehbe said. “I need to make immediate changes.” And that’s just what she did. In a period of 10 months she lost 100 pounds by changing her diet to organic and vegan, getting


Diana Wehbe, front, sitting, with her Purpose Foundation team of volunteers: back, from left: Paula Cabral, Michelle Cabral, Esther Cedano, Irene Guerrero, Nyomi Ward, Megan Whynott, Marcella Powers and Jennifer Braze.

physically active, pursuing God in a way she’d never done before and generally making decisions that resulted in letting go of detrimental influences, lifestyle and relationships that were leading to nowhere. The choice to not seek surgery or medication was a risky one that could have ended her life, but it’s a decision that she’s forever grateful that she made in faith. “If I’d had surgery I never would have changed who I am,” she said. “The cyst would be gone but I would still be dating the wrong guys, have low self-esteem and eating the same way.” The process between point A and B may have been immediate and quick, but it wasn’t an easy one. There were many times of discouragement and even apparent setbacks, like the cyst growing even


Top photo, Diana Wehbe with then San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris in 2013; bottom photo, with Terrance Stone of Young Visionaries, in 2013. Wehbe will be helping Young Visionaries plant an organic vegetable garden at their homeless youth shelter.

larger at one point. But through it all, Wehbe learned to keep trusting that she was on the right path and moving forward in faith and prayer. Today, she is diabetes and painfree. The cyst is still there, but it is no longer causing her debilitating pain and it serves as a reminder to stay on track in life. “The small amount of pain I experience keeps me focused and it teaches me that I walk besides people, not ahead of them,” she said. Part of that journey includes sharing her message of prayer, patience, purpose and food, faith and fitness through her self-published book (available on and The Purpose Foundation. Through the Purpose Tour, Wehbe reaches out to hundreds of young people, namely high school and college students, to share her

message of purpose and hope. In her message however, she doesn’t just focus solely on food and fitness or superficial feel-good messages. Wehbe is very bold about her faith in God and the role he plays in her life, and makes she it clear that she will not leave out that component out of her message, no matter where she’s speaking. She feels that to do so would be to leave out the most important part of her story. “The joy in what I do comes from the miracle,” she says. “I now have purpose in my life and I have to continue to walk this faith walk.” Her advice to anyone struggling with discouragement or adversity? “Prayer, patience and purpose; that’s the order in which God changed my life,” she said. “Pray to find the patience to find that purpose that God has in your pain.

There’s always a purpose, it’s never pain for no reason.” Diana Wehbe will be bringing The Purpose Tour to Pacific High School, Eisenhower High and A.B. Miller High later this month. For more information visit Her website also has much more information about other components of the work that she does including helping low-income communities plant organic gardens. Follow Diana Wehbe on Twitter @DianaWehbe; Instagram @dianamwehbe and on Facebook at or hashtag #PrayerPatiencePurpose. You may listen to her live on the Morning Show on 99.1 KGGI with Evelyn Erives and John Magic from 5:30 to 10 a.m. and then on her own midday show, which focuses on faith, food, fitness and community, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.


Diana Wehbe before and after; the photos speak for themselves!


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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 92415-0210 PETITION OF: Humberto Flores, Jr., FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case Number: CIVDS 1402024 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Humberto Flores, Jr., has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Humberto Flores, Jr., to Proposed name: Humberto Flores Garcia, Jr., THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: 04-7-14, Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: S-32 The address of the court is: same as noted above A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: El Chicano Dated: FEB 24 2014 BRIAN S. McCARVILLE Judge of the Superior Court Published El Chicano 3/6,3/13,3/20,3/27/14 E-5679

or Attorney: Petitioner Cresenio Andrew Guitterez, 3965 Pamela Dr., Chino, CA 91710. In Pro Per Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, Haven Avenue, 8303 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730. PETITION OF: Cresenio Andrew Guitterez, FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Number: CIVRS Case 1401727 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Cresenio Andrew Guitterez has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Cresenio Andrew Guitterez to Proposed name: Chris Andrew Gutierrez 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: 5/6/14, Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: R11 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: MAR 25 2014 JON D. FERGUSON Judge of the Superior Court Published El Chicano 4/3,4/10,4/17,4/24/14 E-5700


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

• EL CHICANO LEGAL ADVERTISING • Fax (909) 384-0406 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. 20060594075 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 Gravesdeslauriers 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, poscondition or session, encumbrances, including fees, 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, 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. sales informaFor tion:(619)590-1221. CalReconveyance Western LLC, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: March 10, 2014. (DLPP436815 Published El Chicano 3/20/14,3/27/14,4/3/14 E-5691

LIEN SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to sections 3071 and 3072 of the Civil Code of the State of California, the undersigned will sell the following vehicles at lien sale at said address(s) at said time(s) on: to wit: Thursday, April 17, 2014 YEAR MAKE VIN LICENSE STATE 06 NISS 5N1AN08U66C509106 5TPB011 CA To be sold by: BILL & WAG'S INC., 1516 S BON VIEW AVENUE, ONTARIO, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CA 91761 (09:00 AM) Said sale is for the purpose of satisfying lien of the abovesigned for towing, storage, labor, materials and lien charges, together with costs of advertising, and expenses of sale. Clear Choice Lien Service, Inc. P.O. Box 159009 San Diego, CA 92175 CNS-2605880# PUBLISHED EL CHICANO 4/3/14 E-5701

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Rosario Dawson Wants Feature Film About Dolores Huerta, Not Just Part In Cesar Chavez Movie


laying renowned civil rights activist Dolores Huerta in the new biopic "Cesar Chavez" doesn't seem to be enough for Rosario Dawson. The actress, who knows and has worked with Huerta, would now like to bring her friend's life to the screen.

"I hope with the success of this film that there's an opportunity to tell her story, 'cause she's still writing it, she's still out there on the front lines doing the stuff," Dawson said in a recent interview. After appearing in "Chavez," which opened Friday, Dawson said she was "very much encour-

aged" to produce a story about Huerta. "I did so much research about her and it was just impossible — a lot of the stuff that we filmed didn't even make it into the cut," she said.

"What's really remarkable about this movie is that it really shows how women, specially his wife, were such a big part of (Chavez's) life and how broad the community was of people that made this movement possible," Dawson said. "He was a very sort of reluctant hero, he wasn't the best orator, speaker, speechwriter or any of these different things, but his message was really clear — he was speaking for himself, for his fam-

ily and for the greater community."

Huerta is just the opposite, Dawson said: "She is very forthright, she is very in your face, she would have no problem jumping into this meeting (saying) 'I've never had any experience writing a contract before but I'm going in.'"

Dawson first met Huerta a few years ago when they collaborated about the organization Voto Latino, which was co-founded by the actress to promote the Latino vote in the United States. Since then, they've kept in touch. Dawson has also worked with the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

Dawson said the hardest part about playing Huerta was portraying someone who is still alive but also who she knows and admires deeply.

"I have a tendency to gravitate toward stories like that ... (portraying) particularly strong women. I

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher wanted kids for 'nearly a year'


ila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have been talking about having children for ''nearly a year''.

The couple, who got engaged earlier this year, are expecting their first child together after two years of dating, but the baby news didn't come as a complete shock to the pair as they had already discussed starting a family together.

Mila, 30, and Ashton, 36, are said to be keen to tie the knot next month before their new bundle of joy arrives later this year.

The source explained: ''I think they'll be traditional and get married before the baby is born. Ashton wants this marriage and relationship to be perfect.''

However, the duo aren't planning on having an over-the-top ceremony and only want their immediate friends and family present when they exchange vows.

A source said previously: ''They are planning to get married in LA in April. They just want it to be made legal so are happy with a registry office.

like playing women who make their presence known in their community. 'But it's also been really fun over the years playing, you know, sick, soft, nervous and anxious. I find being vulnerable much more difficult to do for myself as a role."


''Mila, especially, wants it to be very low-key, with just their family there and a BBQ in their garden afterwards. She doesn't want to do anything showy or over the top.''

Ashton began dating the brunette beauty in 2012, following his split from his first wife Demi Moore, but they have known each other since Mila was 14. PHOTO COURTESY

Cesar Chavez' Director: 'We Don't See Films About The Latino Experience ... It's Time For That To Happen'


here have been many documentaries about Cesar Chavez, who co-founded the United Farm Workers in 1962, led a grape boycott and organized a 300-mile march in California from Delano to Sacramento. But it wasn't until now that Chavez' story finally became a bona fide Hollywood movie. It was a passion project for Diego Luna, who directed and produced the film.


Luna is best known for starring in films such as "Milk" and "Y Tu

Mamá También," but for "Cesar Chavez" he decided to leave acting aside and focus on directing and producing, his first time sitting in the director's chair in an English-language project.

Although the story of the legendary civil rights activist Cesar Chavez is studied in many colleges, and there are many streets and even schools in densely Hispanic areas named after him, he is a part of American history that never truly picked up mainstream recognition and his legacy hasn’t crept its way into pop culture.

Luna set out to change that.

"We don't see films about the Latino experience with all the complexities and the cultural diversity and richness that our community has, and it's time for that to happen," he said.

Luna's motivation to shine a brighter light on Chavez's legacy were his own children. "When [my son] was born I thought he was born MexicanAmerican, he belongs to a community today, a community that is not celebrated in cinema."

Zac Efron - Friends Believe He’s Into Drugs!

ac Efron's friends are "worried sick" about the actor ... and none of them believe Zac drove to downtown L.A. in the middle of the night to get sushi -- they say there's no doubt he's fallen off the wagon again.

TMZ broke the story ... Zac ended up in an area of downtown L.A. that turns dangerous late at night, with transients and drug dealers out in force. Zac told cops his car ran out of gas, his "bodyguard" got attacked and when he

went to help he got socked in the face.

lot of time with Zac recently ... despite warnings from friends.

Several of Zac's friends tell us the so-called bodyguard is not a bodyguard at all. We've confirmed he's a convicted drug dealer who has been spending a

Zac has lost friends in the last few months because they became frustrated that he was slipping off the rails again.

Cops are skeptical, and it's echoed by Zac's friends. As one friend put it, "Zac's a loner. He goes out rarely and the idea of him driving for miles to go to some sushi restaurant in downtown L.A. after midnight is preposterous."

There were a number of reports Zac went to rehab twice last year to kick his cocaine habit. But sources now tell us ... Zac NEVER went to rehab. Both times he went to a friend's house outside California and received private therapy --- but that's it.


By the way ... on Thursday we reported what the "bodyguard" told us ... that he was viciously stabbed in the face, chest and stomach by transients. Law enforcement sources tell us ... when they arrived at the scene the only one bleeding was Zac. The "bodyguard" was just sitting there texting away.


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Cesar Chavez scholarship breakfast funds futures for Redlands students

By Yazmin Alvarez

support system also resonated with the audience, especially during the event’s benefit auction for the Human Relation’s Commission’s scholarships for Redlands Unified School District students. Commission chairman, Edward Gomez, led the auction and reminded generous supporters of what their donations would be benefiting. Showcasing several prints, paintings and Cesar Chavez related artwork, Gomez made the point clear. “This is helping pay for a parking pass, textbooks--a future.” Several generously donated in an effort to help fund higher education for students. Last year’s event raised enough funds to provide $1,000 scholarships to several Redlands Unified School District students that the committee felt exemplified the spirit of Chávez. The total raised during this year’s auction was not available shortly after the event. Donations to help fund scholarships for students can be sent by mail: Cesar Chavez Breakfast Scholarship Fund, c/o Redlands Police Department, P.O. Box 1025, Redlands 92373. To learn more, send an email to

ommunity members last week helped serve up more than just the most important meal of the day. Dozens of volunteers partnered up with the Redlands Human Relations Commission to host the 12th annual Cesar Chavez Scholarship breakfast, helping fund higher education for local students. The annual event, held at the American Post Legion 650 in Redlands, brought out more than 100 supporters including area educators, city officials and several Redlands notables. Community groups such as Redlands Morning Kiwanis, Kiwanis Club of Redlands Noon and the Northside Impact Committee also showed support at the event. The annual scholarship breakfast recognizes and provides awareness of the efforts of the late civil rights and farm labor leader, Cesar Chavez, celebrating his legacy of compassion, education, and equality for all. Keynote speaker at the breakfast and professor at the University of Redlands, Daniel Diaz, reminded guests of Chavez’s efforts and the need to build connections from the past to the present. “He saw strength where others saw weakness,” he told the few dozen in attendance. “He defied Yazmin Alvarez is a reporter for cultural stereotypes… he wanted Inland Empire Community Newspapers and can be reached at equality.” His message of creating a strong


Keynote speaker and professor at University of Redlands, Daniel Diaz.


Redlands Human Relations Commissions chair, Edward Gomez, (left), and commissions member Ronald Venegas led a live auction to benefit Redlands Unified School District student’s. The benefit auction included several prints by local artists throughout the Redlands area.

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