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More than 100 girls were crowned as princesses during Princess at the Castle April 5. The two Riverside girls want to 10th annual Princess at the Castle By Yazmin Alvarez be queens. And Genevieve and event. enevieve Kasinski and Amy, along with dozens of other Face painting, royal games and Maya Kosi aren’t looking little girls got a few lessons in roy- etiquette lessons were some of the Royal, cont. on next pg. forward to becoming alty training Saturday at Kimberly Crest during the historic home’s princesses when they grow up.

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The annual Redlands Symphony OrKIDstra was a hands-on event teaching children how to play instruments.

All three “animal” species and Redlands. more ran wild Sunday afternoon at More than 300 attended the ions. Tigers. And Bears - the Redlands Symphony’s annual event, which included an interacOrKIDstra Family Concert and tive concert featuring Camille oh my! Petting Zoo held at the Memorial Chapel at the University of OrKIDstra, cont. on next pg.

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astel and acrylic artist Brad Faegre, who has been associated with Redlands for more than 25 years, will be featured in a oneman exhibition of his Redlands scenes. The exhibition, sponsored by A. K. Smiley Public Library, will take place from April 13-20 in the Library’s Assembly Room, with an opening reception on April 13 from 4-6 pm. "Brad is a very talented artist who has been a great supporter of the Smiley over the years. We are fortunate to have several of his prints in the Library's holdings and are pleased to be able to collaborate with Brad in displaying some of his original paintings and drawings for the enjoyment of our patrons,” said Library Director Don McCue. Exhibition hours for the weeklong show will be MondaySaturday, 11 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, 1-5 pm. All of the works in the exhibit are available for purchase from Faegre, with part of the proceeds being donated to the Library. Faegre currently has 89 original paintings and drawings of Redlands of which about 40 will be on display. Visitors to the exhibit will also be able to watch a revolving digital “slide show” of all his Redlands work, as well as a sampling of other favorite subjects. Faegre’s watercolors, pastels, acrylics and oils have been featured in numerous magazines and books, including Pastel Artists International, American Artist, and the Pastel Journal. For further information about the exhibit please contact Smiley Library at 909 7987565.


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Genevieve Kasinski,6, and her sister Eleanor, 3, are sprinkled with fairy dust from fairy godmothers during Princess at the Castle. Royal, cont. from front

activities offered at the event, along with a photo booth complete with a commemorative photo and a Princess-themed book to take home. The annual event is open to girls ages 3 to 10 in the hopes of providing attendees an experience to remember while raising funds to maintain the historic home and grounds, said organizers. “It’s magical. You know it is from the look in the little girl’s eyes,” said event chair Cindy Munz. “Everything about it from the games to the pictures to the Fairy Godmother quest helps them to feel

like a little royalty. And that’s our goal for the day.” Members of the Kimberly Juniors served as princesses and fairies, while fairy godmothers portrayed by area volunteers walked the home’s grounds. Two separate events were held Saturday to accommodate interested parties. Sessions were limited to around 105 girls, said Munz. But for young Genevieve, 6, and Maya, 6, the day was all about imagination. “I already am an artist and an author,” said Genevieve. “But I’m learning today about how to be a princess and go to Paris.” Kimberly Crest, which is at 1325 Prospect Drive, is in the midst of

planning its annual knights-themed event open to noble young gentlemen ages 5 to 12. The annual event is planned for 10 a.m. June 14. General admission is $45. Event highlights included activities for each knight in attendance to prove his worthiness, and a knighting ceremony with the Queen in front of the Royal Court. To learn more, visit kimberlycrest.org.

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Kasen Gragg, 3, of Redlands learns how to play brass instruments.

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Established in 1998 by the symphony, OrKIDstra is designed to increase elementary school students’ abilities to perceive and comprehend music and to use those perceptions and ideas in the styles of all music, according to a post on the organization’s website. Sunday’s event was designed to do just that, and light a fire of past musicians as well, said Ideker. To learn more, visit redlandssymphony.com.

Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals.” conducted by Co Nguyen, and a chance to touch instruments featured in the performance after. Youth of various ages were asked to portray animals featured on the musical safari, and some were not afraid to take on the necessary roles as they took the aisles to have some fun, explained Paul Ideker, president and CEO of the Redlands Symphony. “We love this,” he said. “It’s a treat to see moms and dads, aunts Yazmin Alvarez is a reporter and uncles, and grandpas and with Inland Empire Community Newspapers and can be reached grandmas with their kids.” at iecn.yazmin@gmail.com.


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Words to think about: Adoption

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By G. W. Abersold Ph.D

hat do the following people have in common? Aristotle, Moses, Muhammad, Romulus and Remos, Alexander Hamilton, James Michener. Herbert Hoover, Andrew Jackson, Benito Juarez, Nelson Mandela, Eleanor Roosevelt, Joseph Smith, Louis Armstrong, Faith Hill, John Lennon, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Art Linkletter, Marilyn Monroe, Babe Ruth, Jim Thorpe, Steve Jobs, Dave Thomas: plus many more. They were all orphaned at an early

age from their biological parents. Most of them were either adopted or raised in orphanages. A clear cut analysis of all of them is that they achieved great success in their chosen fields. History has rewarded them by recording their achievements. I’m sure that everyone who reads this article will be able to identify every person. Perhaps not Benito Juarez who was called the Abraham Lincoln of Mexico; or Joseph Smith, who was the founder of Mormonism; or Dave Thomas who founded Wendy’s. Adoption is a beautiful and meaningful word. It has legal implications, social responsibilities, religious references and a family heritage. Ancient cultures like Sumerian, Egyptian, Greek, Jewish and Roman all gave respect and prominence to adoption. Many Roman emperors were adopted by previous emperors rather than their biological children. For those of you who are readers of the Bible and believers, you might be interested in knowing that the Apostle Paul (in the King James Version) uses the word adoption several times. Three times in Romans, once in Galatians, and once in Ephesians.

All believers are adopted by God. We are His heirs and joint-heirs with Jesus. There is no doubt about our heritage. A major emphasis of this article is based on the book, “Orphan Train Rider,” by Andrea Warren, published in 1996. “More than 200,000 children rode “orphan trains” in this country between 1854 and 1930. Kids from orphanages, street kids, kids whose parents were dead (either victims of disease or the Civil War) were loaded on trains. The mid-west was the destination. The kids were lined up and farmers and other interested adults would choose which child they wanted. Both boys and girls were on the trains. They always checked their muscles and their teeth. The times were rough on children. Orphanages often mistreated them. Food was scarce. No medical care, very little affection was given. Children were separated from their siblings. Government regulation was unheard of. Labor laws were nonexistent. Many times 5-10 year olds worked in coal mines and steel mills. The author says, “Homeless children slept on sidewalks or in empty buildings. They ate out of trash cans.” In 1850 New York City had

Small details produce huge benefits for Redlands East Valley, Yucaipa baseball teams

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here's a reason successful high school baseball programs get championships and develop players for the next level. According to an informal survey of local baseball experts it can be the sum of little ball that adds up to big plays. The example was when Redlands East Valley High School played a recent Citrus Belt League game with Yucaipa. Since the turn of the century those two are considered among the top-5 prep baseball programs in San Bernardino County. For Yucaipa, that reputation goes back a lot further. When they play each other, the overall skill level is magnified in impressive fashion. In the Yucaipa/REV game there was not an error committed and only a combined seven batters struck out, meaning the fielder's had to make plays and there were plenty. A glance at major leagues box scores that day didn't show many errorless games and per capita, the REV vs. YHS game was played at a professional level. Within a few hours of the Yucaipa vs. REV game, anyone in America could search the Maxpreps high school statistical website and read a nearly complete outline of the game, including a box score. Yucaipa took advantage of the "Player of the Game" feature on Maxpreps and posted a picture of Jordan AlNemri. By the next morning, both teams had current individual stats posted on Maxpreps. Also, the next morning both teams made sure there was a brief line about the game in the local daily newspapers. "For a coach not to post his stats because he wants to hide them from the opposition is a cop out," said REV coach James Cordes. "It's an individual mind set according to the coach, but scouts use those sites to

get an idea about someone. Today, Yucaipa already knew about our pitcher (David Barela) and we knew about there's (Joey Chapman). You still have to execute." Cordes added that the big leagues post stats daily. Yucaipa coach Jeff Stout feels that most high school teams do publish their stats on Maxpreps. "Why hide anything. We're not posting the stats to promote the players. We're doing it primarily for the media. If you can't catch the game, it's there on Maxpreps," said Stout. "You should post the stats for the public." A further survey of Maxpreps baseball sites shows that about 85% of schools do post some stats. However, none post complete stats as fast as they could. Sometimes taking two or three days to post a box score. While the REV/Yucaipa game was available almost immediately, less then half of the schools provide Maxpreps with a completed game summary. Even fewer "call the game in" to local newspapers. It is considered the home team's responsibility to call the game in. San Gorgonio High baseball coach Bill Eatinger is another

whose success is directly associated with his attention to clerical detail. In baseball, statistics are very important. But to accumulate stats, you first have to hit and pitch. "Of course, you have to have good players and we get those players after they have been taught by the Redlands Baseball for Youth (RBY) program," said Cordes. "We've also had great assistant coaches who are grown men dedicated to the program. Cordes has guided REV into the playoffs all six seasons as the Wildcats coach after taking over for highly successful Steve Hernandez. Likewise, Stout has a skilled coaching staff who've been with him for 20 years. In his 37 years at Yucaipa, Stout has won 740 games, good for fifth all-time among California high school coaches. Yucaipa and REV have combined to produce more than 30 professional players and hundreds of college players. They combined to have nine players in Major League Baseball camps this Spring.

a population of 500,000 with as many as 30,000 homeless children. The highlight of the book is about Alton Lou Clemens. His name was later changed to Lee Clemens Nailling. Born in 1918, he died in 2001 at the age of 83. His mother died when Lee was seven years old. Lee had three older siblings and three younger ones. When the Orphan Trains came to town the children were lined up and the prospective parents-usually farmers-would check them out. After several days of rejection, Lee was finally chosen. The couple was very stern. The farmer showed Lee the chicken coop and informed him about letting the chicks out. The next morning Lee thought he would help by letting them out. The chicks all died by drowning in the heavy dew. The farmer was furious and sent him back to the train. Life changed for Lee when the Naillings chose him. At the first meal the couple prayed before eating. They thanked God for Lee and asked His blessing on him. The next day they took him to town for new clothes and a haircut. On the way they introduced him to everyone they met and introduced him as their new son. He was for the first time, happy. After high school he worked on the farm and the store the Naillings owned. He joined the Army and was sent to Europe. Brothers Leo

and Gerald also joined up. Gerald was killed when captured by the Japanese. Alton Clemens was adopted and his name was changed to Lee Clemons Nailling. After Business College he was married to Novelle in 1939. They had two children. At the death of Ben and Ollie Naillings, he became a food manager, became active in church and active in several organizations. He was chosen Man of the Year for the many ways he had helped his town. Then in 1984 when Lee was 67, a great event happened. After a story about him appeared in a paper, a man wrote Lee that his older brother Ross, whom he had not seen for 60 years lived in Florida. He also sent a phone number. Lee immediately called him. What a reunion of their families of the original ones. They met on Memorial Day, 1984. Lee never met his father again. Sister Evelyn and brothers Fred and George were gone. But Lee, Ross, Leo and George were still alive. Lee described his life in this way. “When I got off that train in Texas, I was a bitterly unhappy little boy with a heart full of grief. The good Lord saw to it that I ended up with the Naillings. That was where I belonged.” Amen. Selah. So be it.

Free Family Event in San Bernardino Join Child Care Resource Center for family fun, learning, entertainment!

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n Saturday, April 12th, Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) will host its 1st Annual Family Play Day! This FREE family-oriented community event is from 10 am to 1 pm and offers over 25 booths full of exciting activities including story time, musical performances, physical activities, games, art activities, learning activities, and prizes. Date: Saturday, April 12th, 2014 Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Location: Child Care Resource Center 1111 East Mill Street, San Bernardino, CA 92408

families receive a bag of fresh fruits and vegetables – while supplies last!

Family Play Day, a time for families to learn through “play” with their children, is a fun event for children, parents, child care providers and community partners. This event provides hands-on activities for children of every age. Play Day is an example of the way in which the child development community comes together to educate and inform parents, at no cost to them, about the importance of early childhood education.

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OPINION&EDITORIAL Page A4 • April 10, 2014 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers

Gloria Macias Harrison

Gloria’s Corner

Kudos: There are many neighborhood and community groups that are discussing and taking action to improve San Bernardino. All the discussions and projects are worthwhile and are needed to promote positive change. As a native and resident of the city I am encouraged although I know it will take time and much work by all of us. I remain positive and tolerant because many projects will be proposed and some will be riskier than others. One of the first steps is to take a close look at the city charter. A nine member committee has been appointed by the mayor and council to review and make recommendations for changes. The committee includes: Casey Dailey, Dennis Baxter, Gary Wabourne, Hillel Cohn, Hardy Brown, Phil Savage, Michael Craft, Tom Pierce, and Dan Carlone. Working with the committee are consultants Dr. Bill Mathis, City Attorney Gary Saenz and City Clerk Gigi Hanna. This hard working group has a very short timeline and I wish them well. Community Service: The Whitney M. Young Jr. service Award presented by the Boys Scouts of America, California Inland Empire Council went to Bill Howe of Riverside and Jack Hill of San Bernardino. Both men have been involved with scouting as youths and are very successful in their respective careers. Both men are active in their communities and are giving of their time and resources and live their lives by the motto, "Do a Good Deed Daily." Transitions: Dr. Mildred Dalton HamptonHenry is retiring. This community activist, founder of the Provisional Accelerated Learning (PAL) Center in San Bernardino's Westside, is a long time advocate for students and their success. She has had an outstanding career in higher education. She was honored with an elementary school in San Bernardino named in her honor. We wish her well. State of the Region: On April 17, Inland Empire Eco-

nomic Partnership (IEEP) will hold its 2014 State of the Region Economic Forecast with a presentation by Dr. John Husing. Joining him will be Dr. Debbie Freund, President of Claremont Graduate University, discussing Obamacare and Steve Ruffner, Southern California President of KB Homes, discussing lnland Empire residential sector in 2014. This event takes place at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario. For details on this event contact Michelle Cazares via email at mcazares@ieep.com

Save the date: Saturday, April 12 - The Assistance League of San Bernardino presents the 53rd Annual Signature Headdress Ball " City of Nations" at the National Orange Show. This annual event features a luncheon and evening dinner performance for the presentation of the headdresses. For sponsorship and ticket information call: 909.792.8460 or 909.820.7700.

Monday, April 14 - San Bernardino Police Department K9 Unit presents its 10th Annual "Dollars for Dogs from 11a.m. to 10 p.m.at the Mexico Cafe, 892 E. Highland, Ave, San Bernardino. Members of the police department will serve the public during lunch and dinner. All tips and donations will benefit the K-9 unit. Wednesday, April 17 - the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) presents the 2014 State of the Region Economic Forecast at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario.

Saturday, April 26 - The Rialto School District presents "Putting on the Ritz" featuring Rialto's talented students. Slated for Carter High School, 2630 North Linden Ave. from 6 to 8:30 p.m and supports the arts programs for the district. For ticket information call: 909.820.7700 ext. 2123 or ext. 2127.

Friday, May 2 - the San Bernardino Valley College Foundation presents the 4th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting the SBVC Athletics Department and other student programs. For sponsorship information and golfer registration call: 909.384.4471. Saturday, May 3 - Edward James Olmos Latino Literacy Now and Cal State San Bernardino presents the Latino Book & Family Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Santos Manuel Student Union on the university campus. With many community

partners the festival features education, meet the authors workshops, story telling, entertainment and food. Parking is free. More details on available www.facebook.com/IELBFF

Wednesday, May 7 - Loma Linda Children's Hospital presents "Carolyn's Closet, an Evening of Fashion and Music" at the Loma Linda University Centennial Complex Rotunda, 24760 Stewart Street from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Contributions will underwrite the purchase of fetal monitors and rocking chairs in pediatric ER. Tickets are available on line at lluch.org Friday, May 16 - Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County presents its 2014 Fundraising Gala featuring an Art Show &Silent Auction at 6 p.m. This will be held at the San Bernardino International Airport

Wish more attended “Don’t Go There Event” Dear Rialto Citizens & Parents ~

I so wish more people came to the very informative presentations at the "Don't Go There Event" at Eisenhower High School on 4/4/14. The free event followed up the very dramatic "Every 15 Minutes" presentation the day before in the street in front of Eisenhower High School. What happened early March 23 at 5500 N. Osborne Court in San Bernardino was inevitable. Within the past seven years, subsequent to the downturn of the housing market, there has been an ever-increasing number of single-family homes in the Cal State San Bernardino area being purchased by absentee landlords and rented to groups of students (some belonging to fraternities and sororities).

Most of these absentee landlords do not care about our neighborhoods or the community, since they live elsewhere. Their only concern is whether or not they get their rent check on time every month. They are unconcerned about the illegal drug use, illegal drug sales, underage drinking, parties, loud noise, beer bottles (bro-

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"Don't Go There" emphasizes all the dangers of underage drinking, use of designer drugs, use of marijuana and then getting into a car with a bunch of friends and driving around Rialto. The caring people of the Rialto School District, the Rialto Coalition and the Rialto Police Department came together to share their experiences and knowledge of what can happen to our kids after they indulge in these

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I am supporting A NEXT " Don't Go There " event to help PROTECT AND SAVE our precious kids. Thanks for letting me participate this year. You can count on me. Judy Roberts, Rialto

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sionaries presents a Scholarship & Awards Gala from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cal State San Bernardino in the Santos Manuel Student Union Building. For information call: Karla Stone at Friday, May 16 - Boys and Girls 909.521.8621 Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside presents "Field of Dreams, Favorite Quote: Celebrating Today's Youth As Tomorrow's Stars" at the San Manuel "Many people are good at talking Stadium in San Bernardino. For about what they are doing, but in sponsorship and tickets contact fact do little. Others do a lot but Kimberly Stauffer at: 888.822.6535 don't talk about it, they are the ones who make a community live." Sunday, May 18 - University of California, Riverside Botanic Jean Vanier Gardens presents "Primavera in Community And Growth the Gardens", a foods and wine tasting event featuring some of Riversides best restaurants, local wines, craft beer, art and music. This event Gloria Macias Harrison is cois from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Botanic publisher of Inland Empire ComGardens of the university. For infor- munity Newspapers and can be mation call: 951.784.6962 reached at gloharrison@me.com

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ken and unbroken), plastic cups, That’s what happened on March trash, vomit, DUI incidents, and 23 and that is what will happen damage to neighboring properties. again unless Police Chief Jarrod Burguan and CSUSB President Having lived next door to one of Tomas Morales become proactive these houses for the past two years in addressing these issues. I would I am well aware of the nuisance think that the Police Department these houses cause the local neigh- would want to address the problem borhoods. The only way such is- before it becomes a high priority, sues are addressed is when I such as what happened. submit a service request to code enforcement through the city of CSUSB also needs to take disciSan Bernardino website, which is a plinary action, including expultime-consuming process. Although sion, against students who are code enforcement can address the conducting these illegal activities property issues they cannot ad- in the community. dress the safety and nuisance issues surrounding these types of The March 23 incident was an houses. When you mix an exces- unnecessary, tragic loss of life. sive number of partygoers with However, next time it may be an drinking (including underage), even greater tragedy when an indrug use, loud music and other un- nocent victim, resident or even a controlled activities you have a young child gets caught in the recipe for disaster. Eventually al- crossfire. tercations are going to break out and the guns are going to come Gene Swank, out. San Bernardino

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Mr. Cardinal Pageant Team Semper Fi participates in continues to produce Redlands Bicycle Classic young leaders

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Samuel Moreno, center, receives his sash and crown during the Mr. Cardinal pageant on April 5. Rosalio Cruz, left, finished runner-up to Moreno.

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s Samuel Moreno, 17, received his coronation as San Bernardino High School’s Mr. Cardinal on Saturday April 5, he ushered in a new era of student participation and community service. “A lot of work has been spent organizing for this event,” Moreno said. “We have all put in a lot of hours of community service and a lot of our lives have been changed because of this experience. I’m overwhelmed with joy.” Moreno, a junior, who is involved with the Renaissance club on campus and is a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams, aims to give everything he has to improving the conditions of both “Cardinal City” and the city of San Bernardino. “I promise to provide as much effort as possible to improving both the lives of students and the lives of our residents.” And despite finishing runner up, junior Rosalio Cruz also expressed his dedication in improving community conditions. “This whole experience has been eye-opening,” said Cruz. “All the things we have done have been a lot of fun. I’m glad that I will be able to continue this experience through my senior year. I think it will help me grow as a person.” For many of these young men, it has been the first time they have participated in community service. On March 21, the Mr. Cardinal participants helped serve food and packed lunches at The Way World Outreach’s location on Arrowhead Avenue, adding to the 25 hours of community service they compiled beforehand. “Mr. Cardinal spreads good will and shows the community the caliber of students attending San Bernardino High,” pageant coordinator Jamie Rios said through a San Bernardino City Unified School District Press Release. “And, every Mr. Cardinal gains

valuable experience and gives back to his school and community.” As the eleventh annual Mr. Cardinal Pageant came to a close, the outgoing Mr. Cardinal David Skidmore expressed to the crowd at the Sturges Center for the Fine Arts just how significant the title is to him and the young men who participated in the pageant. “For those of you who don’t understand what Mr. Cardinal is, it’s the time where you can take the opportunity to be an ambassador for San Bernardino High School and San Bernardino City,” he said. “I was able to take the time to understand the problems of our residents and also understand their joys. Service gives us the opportunity to reach into other people’s lives and find a way to help. It takes the focus of off ourselves and puts it onto helping others. Mr. Cardinal in no way is an easy program to go through,” Skidmore went on, “But I am grateful for the experience and grateful that it has made me into a great leader.”

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vast amount of United States servicemen and veterans took part in the 30th Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic from April 3 through the 6. Among those participating was Team Semper Fi, a sports program that consists of more than 700 service members who have overcome significant challenges in their service to their country. The program provides rehabilitative services focused on athletics, and is an extension of the assistance the organization provides. The team is made up of servicemen and women who embrace the fighting, athletic spirit on their road to recovery. This was the team’s first time participating in the historic cycling event. “Our Team was very impressed with the welcome they received from Big Bear Village, Beaumont and Redlands,” said Paul Fitzgerald. “We really enjoyed the event.” The team performed relatively well throughout the competition. At the Time Trial in Big Bear Lake on April 3, their ten participants combined for three Gold Medals, one Silver Medal, two Bronze Medals, three Top 5 finishes and one Top 10 finish. The following day on April 4 in Beaumont, the team earned three Gold Medals, one Silver Medal, two Bronze Medals, one Top 5 finish and one Top 10 finish.

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On April 5, Team Semper Fi wrapped up the competition with its participation in the Criterium for hand cycles. And although many of the Semper Fi athletes that participated in the Redlands Bicycle Classic hail from other parts of the country and train at their respective training centers, they feel they have a closely knit relationship despite hardly seeing one another. “We have people everywhere doing their own training, with their own teams,” said Jeremy Medina, 30, who is from Carlsbad. “We all then get together, team up and participate in different athletic events. Everyone has the same mentality which is to ‘never give and keep going’. It’s really cool.” “Even though we don’t train together as a team, it feels like we have been together for years,” said Gabriel Gonzalez, 26, from Miami,

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Florida. “We have the brotherhood mentality.” Another thing that served as a memorable experience for the athletes was participating alongside professional cyclists. “ They also believe that participation and community turnout for the event will grow moving forward. Tim Brown, a paracyclist athlete from Washington D.C., said that the more men and women you can get involved in cycling or athletic events, the better it will be for their rehabilitation. “It’s crucial for injured veterans to stay in shape,” said Brown. “The better shape you are in, the better your body will heal, especially for those who deal with prosthetic legs. The more we get guys like that, the better it will be.”

Celebrate American Library Week by “Meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald” at the San Bernardino Public Library

he San Bernardino Public Library will present “Meeting F. Scott Fitzgerald”, a one-man show featuring actor and writer Larry Vanderveen on Saturday April 19, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. This free performance will be in the Bing Wong Auditorium at the Feldheym Central Library at 555 W. Sixth Street in San Bernardino and is in honor of American Library Week, which runs from April 13 through April 19. “Actor and writer Larry Vanderveen assumes the role of legendary novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in a powerhouse one-man show exploring the life and times of the man who penned such classic American novels as The Great

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

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more information, please call (909) January 7, 9:00 AM. Rehearsals 887-3472. are held each Tuesday Morning. at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 785 emocratic LunchNo. Arrowhead Ave., San eon Club of San Bernardino, CA 92401 (corner of Bernardino Arrowhead and 8th). The Democratic Luncheon Club of San Bernardino meet at noon on Fridays at Democratic Headquarters, 136 Carousel Mall (near the central glass elevator) in San Bernardino. For additional information visit website www.sbdems.com Saturday, April 12 - at Sylvan Speaker Schedule: Park. 7am-3pm. Host Club: 3/28 George Aguilar, Tribute to “Over the Hill Gang, Berdoo”. Cesar Chavez All”All proceeds to benefit In4/5 ANNUAL BANQUET Empire Lighthouse for the land SAVE THE DATE: Annual BanBlind. $20 pre-registration...ends quet and Installation of Officers 4/5/2014. Elk's Lodge, SB, Doors April 7. $25 after April 7. Food, beverage & vendor booths, live Open at 11:30. DJ. Trophies to Top 20 Sponsor’s Table of 8: $250 Blue Sponsor (Includes two tables Choice & Best of Show. Drawings & raffles. Call (909) 884and sponsor recognition): $500 Event Sponsor (Above plus recog- 3121 for information. nition on Club Web site, social media and program) Individual: $35,Couple: $65 Other Important Dates: CDP Convention, Los Angeles 3/79 Saturday, April 12 - 9am-3pm SD-23 Special Election 3/25 Visit us at www.sbdems.com or at the Johnson Center, 214 N. our new Facebook page at Palm Ave., Rialto. Registration begins at 8am. Registration limwww.facebook/SBDems. ited to first 200 registrants. For allet Folklorico more information or to RSVP call (909) 275-5444. www.joebaCultural Classes cafoundation.com

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Saturday, April 19 - 3pm - at the San Bernardino Public Library. The one man show will feature actor and writer Larry Vaderveen. The free performance will be in the Bing Wong Auditorium, 555 W. Sixth St., San Bernardino. Call 909-381-8238 for additional information.

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Wednesday, May 7 - Loma Linda Children's Hospital presents an Evening of Fashion and Music" at the Loma Linda University Centennial Complex Rotunda, 24760 Stewart Street from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Contributions will underwrite the purchase of fetal monitors and rocking chairs in pediatric ER. Tickets are available on line at lluch.org

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Cajon takes advantage of Redlands miscues

Billingsley rehabs as Quakes fall to Giants

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Monica Maddox (#31) slides under a tag from Redlands' second baseman Gabby Martinez. Maddox went on to score the gamewinning run for Cajon.

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Cajon second baseman Natalie Alas turned a double play on defense and helped the winning-run score in the 7th inning of a 3-2 Citrus Belt League win over Redlands on April 4.

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ome timely defense and base running for Cajon in the seventh inning resulted in a 3-2 walk-off win over Redlands during Citrus Belt League action on Friday, April 4. It looked like it may Natalie Alas was at the plate for Cajon with two outs and teammate Monica Maddox running at first base in the home half of the seventh. Redlands pitcher Skie Munoz got Alas to hit what looked like a routine pop fly, but ended up being dropped by third baseman Halle Rosario. It was a hustle play for Alas, the junior ran aggressively and forced a throw to second, allowing Maddox to score uncontested from third to secure the win. “That was the game,” Cajon Head Coach Lee Haines said of Alas effort on the play. “That’s

what I have been preaching to them. When I took over, they would pop up like that and not run, but today is the first time I think we really hung together, because it looked bad. The half inning before it appeared the Terriers had the Cowgirls on the ropes with runners at first and second with one out. Gabby Martinez was batting and already had two hits on the day, but Cajon pitcher Taryn Rahier induced an inning ending doubleplay to end the threat. Rahier allowed two earned runs on nine hits and two walks over seven innings to earn the win. Munoz took the loss despite a strong performance for Redlands, striking out 12 and allowing one earned run on three hits and five walks. The game was scoreless until the Cajon fifth when Alas doubled home Jeanette Ponce and scored on a passed ball two batters later to make it 2-0. The Terriers answered in the top of the sixth as Martinez and Munoz singled and doubled to open the inning. Monica Pasillas singled home Martinez and Munoz advanced to third. Rosario followed with a sac-fly that tied it up 2-2. The situation got tense when Rahier issued a walk to put two on, but after failed attempts by Redlands to move the runners over, Pasillas got doubled off at second

after a fly out to right field. "She (Rahier) has pitched almost every inning of every game for us,” said Haines of Rahier’s performance in tight spots. “Were going to live and die with her right now.”

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Redlands pitcher Skie Munoz struck out 12 while allowing three runs, one earned, in the loss to Cajon.

os Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley began his return from Tommy John surgery with a rehab start for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes during a 3-1 California League loss to the San Jose Giants on Sunday, April 6. Billingsley, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since April 15 of last year, recorded an easy 1-2-3 first inning with a strikeout. He returned for the second inning and left after 10 more pitches due to a pitch count, retiring one while allowing a hit and walk. Billingsley is scheduled to make four more minor league starts during his rehabilitation with the expectation that he will be able to rejoin the big league club in May. Rob Rogers came in on relief for the Quakes, allowing a single to load the bases which was followed with an error by third baseman Steven Proscia that the Giants took advantage of to get on the board and tie it 1-1. Rogers induced a force out on the next batter, but it was enough to get a second run across a give San Jose the 2-1 lead. Tom Windle replaced Rogers in the fourth and a pair of singles by the Giants led to an insurance run and a 3-1 deficit for the Quakes. Rancho Cucamonga struck early in its first at-bat. Jeremy Rathjen was hit by a pitch with one out and Corey Searger singled to left to put runners on second and third with one out. Proscia was the ensuing batter and grounded out to short, scoring Rathjen in the process. The Quakes offense stranded the bases loaded in the second and mustered just three more base runners the rest of the game. Rancho Cucamonga hosts Inland Empire for a three-game set starting on April 7, before heading to Modesto for four games to finish out the week.

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Dodgers' pitcher Chad Billingsley made a rehab appearance for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in a 3-1 loss to the San Jose Giants on April 6.

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Southern California Latinas of Influence recognized by Hispanic Lifestyle Television

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Attendees enjoyed a delectable lunch accompanied by Mariachi music from New York-based group, Flor de Toloache. By Jazmine Collins

ispanic Lifestyle, an independently produced entertainment and lifestyle television program, held its 2014 Latina Conference in Ontario on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The one-day conference was held from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Ontario Airport Hotel & Conference Center. The program included panel discussions on Latinas in business, entertainment and community. “Hispanic Lifestyle's mission is to promote positive images of the Latino community. Our Latina Conference has been a platform for women to network and inspire others to reach their goals,” said owner and founder of Hispanic Lifestyle, Richard Sandoval. The conference included a feature presentation of the “2014 Latinas of Influence” which was emceed by Amazing Race winner, Amy Diaz. The presentation recognized 31 influential Hispanic women from throughout Southern California. Amy Diaz was also nominated as a “2014 Latina of Influence.” She is from Providence, Rhode Island is the former Miss Earth United States 2009, Miss Rhode Island USA 2008 and Miss Rhode Island

Teen USA 2001. At the age of 19, Amy graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication with a Minor in Psychology from Barry University. In May of 2007 at 22 years old, Amy completed dual Master degrees in Business Administration and Sport Management. She is a nationally recognized President and Founding Sister of the Iota Theta Chapter of Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority and was the recipient of several leadership awards. Other women recognized at the event include: Ann Marquez, President of National Hispana Leadership Institute; Carmen Montalvan, Owner of Montalvan’s Sales, Inc.; Dr. Leonor Xochitl Perez, Artistic Projects Manager for the San Diego Symphony; Elizabeth Espinoza, Television reporter for KTLA5, and CNN Latino’s “Sin Límites”; Gabriela Teissier, TV Host of “Primera Edicion” on Univision; Helen Hernandez, President of The Imagen Foundation; Jessica Maes-Zepeda, Community Servant and Business Owner; Josefina López, Chicana playwright and Producer; Leticia Aguilar, Community Advocate and Executive Vice President of Union Bank; Lucy Santana-Ornelas, Chief Executive Officer at Girls Inc. of Orange County;

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Latina’s of Influence, Olivia Campos-Bergeron (left) and Amy Diaz (right). Amazing Race winner Amy Diaz, hosted the “Latina’s of Influence” program during the 2014 Latina Conference, hosted by Hispanic Lifestyle television. Hundreds of attendees used the hashtag: #HLTVLC14 to participate in Twitter-based door prize giveaways.

Olivia Campos Bergeron, Community Relations Director for KCBS-TV/KCAL-TV; Patricia “Paty” Higuera, Attorney and Community Advocate; Tina Aldatz, Founder of Foot Petals, Entrepreneur; Veronica Corona, Entrepreneur, CM Cleaning Solutions; Yeniffer Behrens,Actress, Produce- plus many more. For a full list, be sure to visit our website: www.iecn.com keyword: Hispanic Lifestyle Hispanic Lifestyle airs on PBS

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IECN’s Gloria Harrison and Diana Harrison attended the festivities held at Ontario Airport Hotel.

and independent television stations in California, Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas. The program airs Monday’s at 8:00 p.m. on KLCS-PBS in Los Angeles and Orange County. The show’s programming includes Hispanic profiles and promotes the achievements of community leaders, organizations, business owners. The program also includes segments on health, travel, food and entertainment. Entertainment coverage has fea-

tured several well-known celebrities such as: actor Andy Garcia, America Ferrera, Antonio Banderas and Eva Longoria.

Hispanic Lifestyle has received several awards and recognitions over the years and most recently received the Small Business of the Year Award, presented by the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


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Disney on Ice bringing “100 Years of Magic” to Ontario By Yazmin Alvarez

ow do you celebrate a anniversary? century With magic, of course. At least that’s how Disney on Ice is doing so with the upcoming Feld Entertainment fanfare production, “100 Years of Magic,” at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario April 17. The show features 65 characters from 18 favorite Disney stories including old favorites like Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket to modern day superheroes like the Incredibles. Classic favorites including Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald, along with Disney friends like the princesses and even Chip & Dale are also expected to hit the ice for a spectacular performance. But the magic doesn’t stop there, said this year’s cast. Mulan, Aladdin, The Lion King

and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Toy Story are scheduled to bring out the magic during the productions at the April 17 spectacular. The show features the talents of 49 skaters including ensemble skater, Conor Wagar. “You’re bound to see your favorite character in this unforgettable show,” said Wagar. “The Incredibles show their superpowers, there’s Mulan and an avalanche and then there’s A Small World--but I can’t give away all the surprises,” For Wagar, who’s been with Disney on Ice for two years, said the opportunity to skate for Disney is almost surreel--especially with taking on the role as Woody for the tour. “He was one of my favorite characters growing up,” said Wagar, adding that he can relate to tall, lanky leading character. “Doing the number as Woody

and seeing the faces of amazement on the faces of kids--there’s nothing like it and it really is magical.” The 20-year-old said it’s an honor to be part of the Disney family and be able to provide that unforgettable experience families look for. “It’s incredible to be out there on the ice and bring out the Disney magic.” Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, 4000 Ontario Center Parkway. Visit www.axs.com for ticket information and purchase.

Yazmin Alvarez is a reporter for Inland Empire Community Newspapers and can be reached at iecn.yazmin@gmail.gmail.com

Mickey and Minnie will bring out 18 Disney stories and friends to celebrate 100 Years of Magic.

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Students, community honor memory of Dr. King with a community health fair

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SBCUSD Board member Dr. Margaret Hill, left, offers her words of wisdom and insight during the Day of King Inaugural Celebration on Saturday, April 5 at King Middle School. On the right is master of ceremonies Mars Serna, Family Involvement Officer.

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n a slightly unconventional but significant twist to honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Saturday, April 5 Dr. Martin Luther King Junior (MLK) hosted a community health fair and celebration in honor of the 46th anniversary of its namesake’s assassination on April 4, 1968. Most MLK celebrations are hosted in January in honor of his birthday. The inaugural Day of King celebration came about out of a desire to teach students about the iconic civil rights their school is named after as well as to bring the San Bernardino and Highland communities together for a day of camaraderie, music, food and sunshine. “Our goal is to bring meaning and understanding to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” said Principal Maria Juaregui “This celebration represents Dr. King’s vision and what he wanted for the community and the world we live in.” The very first ideas for hosting something to teach kids about Dr. King came about from members of the MLK statue restoration community, the group that raised $14,000 to restore the King statue that graces the courtyard at San Bernardino City Hall. “A lot of people don’t know the statue exists,” said Dr. Margaret Hill, retired educator, MLK statue restoration committee member and current San Bernardino City Unified School District Board member about the statue. “We wanted to do something to bring people here, especially youth.” Hill added that especially for youth, the only thing they really know about Dr. King is his famous “I Have A Dream” speech but little else about his life or work. Ideas for having an event began with Hill chatting with her sorority sister Shinay Bowman, a specialist with the San Bernardino City Unified School District. Original plans included doing something near the statue itself but one conversation about the idea led to another and then with others in the district; the end result was a community wide health fair at Dr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. Students from Anton Elementary, Rio Vista Elementary, Arrowview Middle, King Middle, Richardson Prep and San Bernardino High put on musical performances. The keynote address was given by Donzaleigh Abernathy, daughter of the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, who co-founded the civil-rights movement with close friend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There were also about 25 vendors from various agencies and organizations on hand providing valuable information on community resources. Participants also enjoyed a tomato planting demonstration, a parent who owns a pizza eatery provided food for the vendors, Community Action Partnership provided water and Stater Bros. provided free hotdogs for all attendees. And not to lose sight of the ultimate purpose of the day, which was to highlight the life and work of Dr. King, first, there was also a student essay contest for which first, second and third prize awards were given out. “It was a grand time,” said Hill about the event. “It was a beautiful day. It was festive, there was food, music, games and it was non violent. There were over 500 people and I didn’t hear one cuss word.” Hill also praised the student volunteers from Cajon High and MLK Middle School for doing a great job in keeping the event running smoothly. “This inaugural event was an example of what Dr. King’s legacy is about; bringing people together and fighting against racial disparities,” said Mars Serna, Family Resource Officer for the San Bernardino City Unified School District, who served as one of the masters of ceremony along with Terrance Stone of Young Visionaries. “It was about serving others and making a positive impact.” For more general information on the San Bernardino City Unified School District call (909) 3811100.

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The Day of King Inaugural Celebration on Saturday, April 5 at King Middle School brought together about 25 vendors and over 500 guests to honor the life and work of Dr. King, on the 46th anniversary of his assassination, on April 4, 1968. In the top right photo, from left, are: SBCUSD Board member Abigail Medina, San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis and Family Involvement Officer/event co-emcee Mars Serna.


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Loma Linda University School of Dentistry students to hold screenings for teeth cleaning at little to no-cost

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oma Linda University School of Dentistry will hold screenings for reduced or no-cost teeth cleanings on Monday, April 14, 2014. The event will allow patients to be screened and followup dental appointments will be made as needed. The screenings will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the lobby of Prince Hall , Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, 11092 Anderson St., Loma Linda. The screenings are limited to people 18-years-old and above and in good health, and who must bring a list of medications being taken. Dental care is provided by faculty-supervised students and residents of Loma Linda University

School of Dentistry. The facility provides dental care for adults as well as children in a “kid-oriented” clinic. A specialized clinic is also available for disabled adults and children. LLUSD does provide limited evening appointments and welcome patients with dental insurance plans, however, patients without dental coverage can be seen at lower than average fees for most services. Services are paid for as they are provided, and the clinic makes it possible to arrange for and extended payment plan through their Patient Business Office. The School of Dentistry offers the doctor of dental surgery degree and a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene. The school also offers educational programs in anesthesia, endodontics, oral maxillofacial surgery, and prosthodontics, orthodontics, pe-

riodontics, pediatric dentistry, and implant dentistry. An international dentist program also educates dental professionals who have trained outside of the country, allowing them to earn a DDS through LLUSD. Loma Linda University, a health science university, is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s system of higher education. The university is part of an international organization aimed at providing quality spiritual and medical care of people throughout the globe. To learn more about Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, visit: http://www.llu.edu/dentistry Jazmine Collins is a reporter for Inland Empire Community newspapers and can be reached at iecn.jazmine@gmail.com

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Stop by Prince Hall at Loma Linda School of Dentistry on April 14th, to receive a little to no-cost dental screening. The event will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 11092 Anderson Street in Loma Linda

500th Liver Transplant Patient at Loma Linda University Medical Center gets ready to go home “I am very happy to have received a liver and I look forward to being home again,” said Munoz, a farmworker. “My wish is to go back home and be able to spend time with my children.” A lifetime of alcohol use, starting when he was a teen, and a diagnosis of Hepatitis C, is blamed for the deterioration of Munoz’s liver. He had stopped drinking alcohol and has been sober for a while now, but a toll had already been taken on his liver. “If I had known how much suffering I would have because of alcohol, I never would have started,” he said. Munoz had been on a liver transplant list, and received a liver transplant on March 1, after being taken to the hospital in very serious condition. He was on life support and in a coma for weeks. “He would not have made it

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Francisco Munoz (center), of Coachella, the 500th liver transplant patient at Loma Linda University Medical Center, visits with his transplant surgeon, Dr. Michael de Vera (right) and Pam Welsh, postliver transplant coordinator. Munoz is preparing to go home after receiving the life saving transplant.

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County honors National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

By Cynthia Mendoza

ike many other agencies nationwide, on Monday, April 7, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office honored National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with a special memorial at the San Bernardino County Government Center. According to their website, every April the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) by promoting victims’ rights and honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. This year’s theme is "30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice,” a celebration of three decades of progress made on behalf of millions of victims since the passage of the Victims of Crime Act. A few quick facts about victim rights efforts in San Bernardino County: · In 2013, the Bureau of Victim Services served 10,575 victims. · In the fiscal year 2012-13, the Bureau of Victim Services Claims Unit processed 3,690 claims and over $3.1 million dollars was paid out on behalf of victims. · In 2013, the Bureau of Victim Services Restitution Unit secured $829,833 in restitution and fine orders for the Victim Compensation Program. “As prosecutors, fighting for victims is our passion every day of the year,” said San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos about this event. “But this day is an important time for all of us to come together and raise awareness in support of victims’ rights. We need to show the families who have lost loved ones that we care and that we realize their pain is something that lasts an eternity.” The event at the government center drew a diverse audience from the community, including law enforcement officials, various county departments and of course, families whose lives have been tragically altered forever by violent crime. “As a victim of violent crime, I went into the whole court process not knowing what my rights were and that I even had any,” said violent crime survivor Glenda Brooks about her experience. “I was fortunate enough to be set up with a wonderful group of advocates who were there for me every step of the way, from waking up in the hospital to the sentencing day in court and even beyond that.” Brooks added that without the advocates she would have been lost and would have never known of her rights as a victim. “To be able to have a voice and a say-so throughout the court process is a must-have in order to have a satisfactory court experience,” she said. “Every victim deserves these rights.” Marilyn Van Kleef, mother of Jason Van Leef who was murdered in 2001 for refusing to join a gang, also expressed her thoughts on what it means to have the support and help of agencies like the DA’s office when someone in their family is victimized. “When a loved one is notified that something extremely terrible has happened to their loved one they don't know where or who to turn to,” she said. “It's important that

everyone in the District Attorney's office is approachable and accessible to them.” Van Kleef went on to say that while this week does bring up very painful memories, it also makes her feel good to know that people remember and that they really do care. Monday’s event included several special features. The Redlands East Valley Choir, under the direction of Rita Stevens, performed three beautiful tribute songs in honor of the county’s crime victims. The District Attorney’s Office also presented the Award for Ex- PHOTOS COURTESY/SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE emplary Service to Victims of Crime to the Physicians of the On Monday, April 7, during the National Crime Victims’ Rights Children’s Assessment Center. Week memorial at the San Bernardino County Government CenAccording to the center’s website, ter, the District Attorney’s Office presented the Award for Exem“in January 1994, the Children’s plary Service to Victims of Crime to the Physicians of the Fund Assessment Center opened in Children’s Assessment Center. From left to right: Dr. Amy Young, partnership between the County of District Attorney Mike Ramos, Dr. Clare Sheridan and Dr. Mark San Bernardino and Loma Linda Massi. The Center is on track to treat 1,600 physically and/or University Children's Hospital. In 1998 these services were extended sexually abused children this year. (childrensfundonline.org) to victims of physical abuse. The center’s needs have increased dra- larger facility located in San to treat 1,600 physically and/or matically and are relocating to a Bernardino. The Center is on track sexually abused children this year.”

(childrensfundonline.org) Fallen law enforcement officers were also honored with a special bagpipe tribute that took place next to the poignant “Officer Down” bronze statue memorial in the lobby of the government center. Sheriff John McMahon, Russell Perry, son of Deacon Phil Perry, who was shot to death in 1992 and Bishop Gerald Barnes also offered their own words of support for victims of violent crimes and their families. "Monday’s memorial was a tremendous success that focused on victims and families of victims,” said Ramos. “I look forward to continuing to honor the memories of those we lost for years to come." For more on National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, follow the #NCVRW hashtag on Twitter and Facebook or both at https://tagboard.com/NCVRW For more information on DA’s office and work, visit sbcountyda.org


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Hop on over to CucamongaGuasti Regional Park for an Easter Eggstravaganza

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lthough the Easter Bunny is busy during this time of the year, he has found time for a visit to CucamongaGuasti Regional Park. On Saturday, April 19, 2014, Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park will hold its annual Spring Festival and Egg Hunt. With a wide variety of activities, the whole family can get in on the fun. Kids of all ages will enjoy egg hunts, bounce houses, face painting, game booths, arts & crafts, and even an egg decorating contest. Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park is your one stop for Easter enjoyment. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with egg hunts starting at 11 a.m. Admission is only $10 per vehicle. For more information visit www.sbcounty.gov/parks or contact (909) 481-4205. CucamongaGuasti Regional Park is located at 800 North Archibald Ave, Ontario, CA 91764.

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he City of Redlands Development Services Department and the Recreation Division of the Quality of Life Department will continue the popular Movies in the Park series with Disney’s “Planes” and Sony Picture Animation’s “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” on Friday, April 25, and Friday, May 30, at Ed Hales Park in historic Downtown Redlands, on the corner of 5th and State streets. Each event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include children’s craft projects and entertainment from the 6th Street School of Music, Frugal Frigate Children’s Bookstore, Seed and Kissui. The movies will begin at dusk. These events are free to the public. Feel free to bring your own blanket and chair and enjoy family entertainment with your friends and neighbors in historic downtown Redlands. For more information, please call the Redlands Community Center at (909) 798-7572 or visit us on the web at www.cityofredlands.org.

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Group collecting wheelchairs for “Wheels for the World”

Wheels for the World collects wheelchairs and foldable walkers, metal canes and crutches and has them refurbished by inmates at Taft Correctional Institution and a correctional institution in Victorville. Last year’s collection in Redlands helped bring in more than 400 chairs and for Wheels for the World Inland Empire volunteer Tilden Spencer, the collection provides an opportunity to give others an opportunity. “Not only can we give back through these efforts, but we’re also helping people have mobility-something that they didn’t have before,” Spencer said. Wheels for the World supporters have donated state of the art equipment and funds in order to purchase the required machinery for the prison workspace, said Jeannette Caruso-Burkhart, Inland Empire Wheels for the World chair corps volunteer coordinator. The repair facility, complete with fabrication, wood, welding, upholstery and power coating shops, is COURTESY PHOTO/WHEELS OR THE WORLD manned with about 40 volunteer inA wheelchair collection is being held Saturday at the First Baptist mates who work two, three-hour Church of Redlands. Donated wheelchairs will be refurbished shifts per day, five days a week. Chairs are then shipped worldand shipped to children in need. wide where teams of physical or occupational therapists, wheelchair a wheelchair collection in Redlands mechanics, translators, administraBy Yazmin Alvarez from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12 at the tive helpers and general assistants local group is reaching First Baptist Church of Redlands, help distribute the wheelchairs. out to the community to 51 W. Olive Ave. The church is lodonate any broken or un- cated between Olive and Cajon wanted wheelchairs for efforts in Street. making mobility a reality for those Donations of broken, unwanted, new and used manual wheelchairs, in third world countries. The Inland Empire chapter of the aluminum walkers, canes and nonprofit organization, “Wheels for crutches will be accepted. Motorthe World” Joni and Friends Inter- ized chairs or wooden items will national Disability Center, will hold not be accepted, organizers said.

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Inmates work to refurbish wheelchairs for Wheels for the World.

Recipients usually receive the refurbished products within four to six months, added Burkhart. “There are about 100-200 hands that touch these wheelchairs before they get to their recipients,” said Burkhart. “It really is a big effort.” While the collection is planned for Saturday, efforts continue throughout the year and donations are accepted at the church year round.

To learn more or to donate call 909-792-2308 or email Inland Empire Chair Corps coordinator Jeannette Caruso-Burkhart at inland_jenny@yahoo.com.

Yazmin Alvarez is a reporter for Inland Empire Community Newspapers and can be reached at iecn.yazmin@gmail.gmail.com

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