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September 15, 2016

Group of San Bernardino girls vie Residents for annual Miss Cardinal crown express faith in Waterman Gardens housing project

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esident Judy Mlsna admits she was skeptical about the Waterman Gardens renovation project when first approached by representatives of National Community Renaissance (National CORE). After being moved several times due to construction, she eventually became frustrated.

“The issue at first was that they From left to right: Miss Cardinal contestants Yahtziri Toledo, Denise Tapia, Melinda Gutierrez-Popa, were treating us like crap,” said Mlsna. “They made us fill out a Lesley Noriega, Lidia Insunza, Julissa Ruiz, and Karen Ponce-Hernandez. lot of paperwork and moved us several times.” By Anthony Victoria Mlsna, 74, who has lived at Waterman Gardens for over 15 ehind the face of each years said National CORE is San Bernardino High now helping provide more inforSchool Miss Cardinal mation about the project. Pageant contestant is a story ingrained with adversity and “I’m glad things have finally resilience. straightened out,” she said. “They’re working to accommoYahtziri Toledo, 17, spoke date our needs.” about her struggles of being an undocumented student. She National CORE on Saturday aspires to travel and learn many held a ‘meet and greet’ in hopes things, but she understands the of quelling any fears or concerns potential discrimination that residents have about the project. may arise by doing so. Residents ate hamburgers and hot dogs, while taking in musical “I believe there are many performances. Children were opportunities outside of San given backpacks and were able Bernardino,” she said. “Getting to pet farm animals and get their a free education here is amazing. faces painted by clowns. In Mexico, instead of going to school, I would be working the Waterman Gardens, built in way my mom and dad did. There 1943, has a tough reputation due are so many stereotypes that to criminal and violent activity exist for us.” that has taken place inside the community and its surroundings. Another participant, 17-yearThe 252-unit has deficiencies old Marisela Torres expressed and is slowly falling apart, her willingness to help others according to National CORE who have been traumatized by officials. physical and sexual abuse.

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Judson Baptist Church Pastor Andy Grafton (center) handing out backpacks, shirts, and other supplies to residents during a meet and greet at Waterman Gardens on September 10.

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young women daily. Yet, they have the dedication and passion to do something different and make “I grew up around domestic vio- something of themselves.” lence shelters. I want my children and I to help these women,” she Melinda Gutierrez-Popa said her said. “I want them to help other experience helping at community people who are need. I want posi- events with the other participants tive change among our communi- has helped her become a better ties.” communicator and has boosted her confidence. The 12th annual pageant--taking place at the Sturges Center for the “This program has been a lot of Fine Arts on Saturday September fun” she said. “Getting to know all 24--will feature Toledo, Torres, these girls has been great. They’re and a dozen other young women all amazing.” participate in a competition that includes formal wear, interview Many of the young participants and sportswear competitions, as praised Rios for his humility and well as off-stage rankings for dedication in mentoring them. grades and attendance. “He’s a very busy man,” said Julissa Ruiz. “But he still wants to The event has provided instruc- help everyone. When he makes tion on how to approach college time for us, it makes me appreciand career interviews, presenta- ate him much more. He’s given us tion skills, and formal etiquette. a lot more confidence in what As a result, whether they are we’re doing.” crowned Miss Cardinal or not, many of these bright students will The Sturges Center for the Arts leave with another accomplish- is located at 780 N. ‘E’ Street in ment in hand, the pageant’s coor- San Bernardino. Tickets are $7 in dinator Jamie Rios explained. advance and $10 at the door. For more information, contact Jamie “These students have overcome Rios at (909) 881-8217. so much,” Rios said. “There are a lot of issues that affect these

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National Community Renaissance (National CORE) Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Ciriaco “Cid” Pinedo standing in front of the almost completed Valencia Vista housing complex.

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“This community needs this,” said 61-year-old Lisa Ruiz about the project. “After its done, a lot of people are going to want to live here.”

The construction is slated to completely overhaul Waterman Gardens by 2021--adding 90 additional units to the area and chang-

ing the name of the complex to Arrowhead Grove. Another nearby complex, the 75-unit Valencia Vista, is scheduled to open early next month. National CORE, in partnership with the City of San Bernardino and the Housing Authority of San Bernardino County, have put forth over $150 million to redevelop the area.

Arredondo. “Today we wanted to that they were required by the U.S. show our appreciation to them and Department of Housing and Urban diffuse any of the fears they have.” Development to relocate residents in temporary housing until the Among those fears were poten- completion of the project. tially being displaced and not having a secure living location. “They will be relocated to units Arredondo explained National that are coming up,” Arredondo CORE is relocating residents to said. “They will be moved accordunits at Valencia Vista and others ing to the parcel that they are in.” at nearby complexes. The organi“For the most part, the tenants zation’s Senior Vice President of With the completion of Arroware excited,” noted National Public Affairs Ciriaco “Cid” head Grove, National CORE will CORE Regional Manager Griselda Pinedo told IECN on August 26 have approximately 22 complexes

in San Bernardino County.

Regional Manager Arlene Ortiz, who helped oversee the construction of four multi-housing complexes in Montclair, believes the project will help transform the surrounding community.

“I’m excited for this,” she said. “It’s going to be like Montclair, but bigger.”


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San Bernardino Public Library presents author T'ana Phelice in workshops and discussion on her books in the Kellogg Room at the Feldheym Central Library, 555 West 6th Street from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Phelice is the author of Jaded Diamonds, Pigs or Pearls and a children's book, Bratty Tatty: Liddo Kiddo's Raps&Riddles. Her books will be available for purchase and signing. For information call: 909.381.8238 or visit: www.sbpl.org or www.facebook.com/SBPLfriends

Saturday, September 24 - the San Bernardino Public Library is holding a Grocery Bag Book Sale for $2. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Feldheym Library, 555 W. 6th St. For information call: 909.381.8251 or visit: or wwwsbpl.org w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / S B P L friends/

ents its 7th Annual Bach to Boots fundraiser at the Old Glen Ranch in Lytle Creek. This years’ event features a gourmet chuck wagon dinner, hayrides, silent and live auctions, line dancing and entertainment. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best western wear. The Guilds primary function is to raise funds to aid the Symphony and to promote an appreciation of Friday, September 30 - Liberia fine orchestral music in our Del Pueblo presents Legacy of Ex- schools and community. For ticket emplary Service Awards from information call: 909.520.5887 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the National Orange Show's Renaissance Saturday, October 8 - Arts ConRoom. This year the honorees nection and the Arts Council of honored are all law enforcement San Bernardino County present personnel for their service and "From Competition to Collabocontributions to the community of ration" a conference aimed at San Bernardino. To RSVP and strengthening communities ticket information call: through the arts by bring together 909.888.1800 or email martin- participants from a wide variety of valdez524@aol.com disciplines, sectors and perspectives. The conference will be held Coming in October: at the University of Redlands Orton Center from 9:00 a.m. to Saturday, October 1 - the San 1:00 p.m. For information and Bernardino Area Chamber of sponsorship opportunities visit: Commerce and the City of San info@artsconnectionnetwork.org Bernardino present the 4th Annual Rendezvous Back to Route 66 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. in downtown San Bernardino. This Favorite Quote: free event to the public features "Remember, remember always, custom cars of any year, that all of us, and you and I espeCARoberfest " Beer Garden", food cially, are descended from immivendors, merchandise vendors, grants and revolutionists." - Franklin D. Roosevelt kids' games, Open Header Contest, People's Choice Awards and a poker run. For information call: 909.885.7515 or visit: rendezvous- To submit an event or info for route66.com or sba.chamber@ver- Gloria's Corner please email izon.net gloharrison@me.com

dard, Eleanor Hastings and Dennis Johnson. Tickets may be purchased at www.redlandsfootlighters.org/buy-tickets or call: 909.793.2909. Redlands Footlighters is located at 1810 Barton Saturday, September 17 - San Bernardino Pastors United will Road, Redlands. hold a Community Block Party with the theme of "Come tell us, Save the Date: yes we hear" at 4 p.m. at Placita Park, 650 Mt. Vernon Ave. area Saturday, September 17 participating include: Ecchurches Clean up Day at Wildwood Park clesia Christian Fellowship, The (Waterman and 40th streets), San Bernardino from 8 a.m. to noon. Way, ICUC, Life Changing MinVolunteers are needed and may istries, Victory Outreach, First bring necessary tools if possible Baptist Church, Kingdom Culture but definitely gloves to wear. For Worship Centre, 16th Street SDA, information visit: San Bernardino SDA, Westside Christian Center, Spirit of Love, wildwoodpark.sb@gmail.com Catholics of African Descent, Saturday, September 17 - the COPE, Life Center Church, San Bernardino Public Library is Church of the Living God, Out of holding a Used Book Sale from Pulpit Ministries, and many more. noon to 4 p.m. in the Friends There will be free food, groceries, Room at the Feldheym Library, shoes and health check ups. The 555 W. 6th Street. For information focus of this event is to help heal call: 909.381.8251 or visit: and change the City of San Service Awards: www.sbpl.org or Bernardino to ensure its progress. Congratulations to this year's information call: www.facebook.com/SBPLfriends/ For Liberia Del Pueblo honorees. 909.353.7977 or email sbpastorLiberia's Board of Directors is Saturday, September 17 - the sunited@gmail.com honoring these individuals who South Colton Oral History Project give of themselves so that others presents an Oral History of Mexi- Wednesday, September 21 - the in our community may have a betcan Americans in South Colton San Bernardino City United ter and more interesting life. Hon"Growing Up In South Colton" School District presents 3rd An- Saturday, October 1 - the San Also visit: www.iecn.com for orees include: San Bernardino at the Hutton Center, 660 Colton nual New Year Gathering Family Bernardino Symphony Guild pres- online news. Chief of Police Jarrod Burguan, Ave. Registration starts at 1:30 Night at San Gorgonio High San Bernardino County Sheriff p.m. with program at 2:00 p.m. School, 2299 Pacific St from 6:00 John McMahon, Fire Chief Featured are a photo display by to 8:00 p.m. Families and the pubMark Hartwig, Detective Jorge Michael Gomez, a book signing of lic are invited. This is a Title VII Lozano, Deputy Shaun Wallen, Growing Up Aleluya by Dr. Ernie American Indian Education event. Detective Marco Granado, OffiGarcia, and descriptions of the oral cer Donald Sawyer, City Firehistory project by Cesar Caballero, Thursday, September 22 - the fighter Ryan Starling and Dr. Tom Rivera, Frank Acosta and Inland Congregations for Peace County Firefighters Jack Djing Henry Vasquez. For information present Common Ground for and Eric Sherwin. Peace Walk, to End Gun Viocall: 909.213.0515 lence at 5 p.m. starting at Life Center Church, 2350 Del Rosa Saturday, September 17 - the People: continuing to 2950 Del Rosa and City of Rialto presents Rialto Rachel Monarrez, Ph.D., AssisFamily Festival 2016 from 10:00 ending at Cathedral of Praise, tant Superintendent of Student a.m. to 3 p.m. at 150 S. Palm Ave. 3030 Del Rosa. The public is inServices and Mrs. Ginger OnThis family event will feature vited to join Faith and Community tiveros, Executive Director of music, food, information booths, Leaders standing together to End Community Engagement are the entertainment, kid activities plus a gun violence. two new additions to the managecommunity ShredFest and much ment team at the San Bernardino more. For information call: Thursday, September 22 - the City United School District. WelNational Orange Show Foundation 909.820.2519 come to our community. presents Wine & Food Under the Saturday, September 17 - the Stars from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater NOS grounds, 690 S. Arrowhead. Exhibits & Theatre: Redlands-Riverside present Day Local restaurants wineries are feafor Kids from 11: a.m. to 2:00 p.m. tured in this fundraising event. For Friday September 15 to 30, at the Hansberger Clubhouse, information call: 909.888.6788 or 2016 - the Mexican Consulate in 1251 Clay Street, Redlands. visit: grubio@nosevents.com San Bernardino presents Nuestro Games, food, entertainment are Mexico, a photograph exhibit by featured in this kickoff of the Saturday, September 24 - the photographer Nicole A.S. Pellegroup's 50th Anniversary. For San Bernardino High School grino commemorating Mexico's El sponsor or vendor information Miss Cardinal City Pageant at Mes de La Patria featuring Mexcall: Mark Davis at 888.822.6535 the Sturges Center for the Fine ico and its people. The Mexican Arts, 780 N. E Street. Doors open or Day4Kids@bgcie.org Consulate Office is located at 293 at 5:00 p.m. and the show starts at N. D Street, San Bernardino. Saturday, September 17 - the 6 p.m. For sponsorship opportunicontact Jamie Rios: American Medical Student Asso- ties Saturday, September 16 - 25 ciation at UCR School of Medi- 909.881.8217 the Redlands Footlighters present cine presents the 4th Annual Noodles by L. Don Swartz, a deHealth Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 1 Saturday, September 24 lightful comedy about a zany famp.m. at San Bernardino High #FightBlight Cleanup Day! Will ily. Directed by Lance School, 1850 North E Street. Serv- start at 7 a.m. at the Jerry Lewis Christiansen, the play presents the ices include free health screenings Swim Center, 1135 E. Highland Boodles and their crazy antics, (blood pressure, blood glucose, Ave., San Bernardino in the Highguaranteed to make everyone feel foot exams, vision, and body mass land Ave. and Windsor Parking lot. better about their own situation. 8 index), immunizations, vendors, Focus of the cleanup is Highland p.m. performances are on Sepfun activities and more. The pur- Avenue and Perris Hill Park. Voltember 16, 17, 23, & 24. 2 p.m. pose of the health fair is to in- unteers are urges to wear a hat and performances are on September crease health awareness through sunglasses. Vests, gloves, water 4, 11, 18, & 25. The cast includes education and prevention. For in- and trash bags will be provided. Norma Ferrales, William Shaw, formation email haroun.Moham- For information visit: www.SBCKimi Palacios, Paul Martin, Henry ity.org/KeepSBClean or FightBmad@medsch.ucr.edu Nickel, Michelle Johnson, Dan light@SBCity.org Baldwin, Gail Walker, Jillian GodSaturday, September 17 - the

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By Yazmin Alvarez Universal's Halloween Horror Nights unleashes new terrors

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lood. Gore. Sick and twisted sights.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios opens Friday and the masterminds behind one of the most terrifying, intense Halloween events have a lineup this year that’s bound to have you crying fear tears. From classic horror films to television shows, the freakout-fest of maze headliners for the 2016 installment of Halloween Horror Nights include: The Exorcist, American Horror Story, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the Walking Dead, the Purge, and let’s not forget the infamous “Terror Tram,” which is taken over this year by horror film director Eli Roth. With that said, grab an extra change of pants and prepare for the freakout-fest details before you head out: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios opens Sept. 16 and runs select nights through Nov. 5. “Eli Roth Presents Terror Tram” will expose guests to the fabled legacy of serial killer clown “Hollywood Harry” — a former jovial celebrity clown turn depraved murderer, and the minefield of carnage he left behind. As guests exit the tram and roam sets such as the Bates Motel from “Psycho” and the plane wreckage from “War of the Worlds,” they’ll have to watch their back as they become surrounded by hundreds of clowns and escape becoming Harry’s next victim. The Exorcist, will take possession as guests will see, hear, feel –

and even smell – every iconic levitating, head-spinning, vomitwrenching, skin-crawling moment from the film. The maze will recreate some of the film’s most haunting scenes, ushering guests into its unparalleled terror as if their very souls were possessed by the devil. American Horror Story fans can relive some of the terrors of the show when they go through the brand-new attraction that includes threats from Murder House, Freak Show, and Hotel. Twisted scenes from Murder House will unleash the evil spirits that possess the Harmon estate, spiraling guests through decades of the tortured dead who previously resided there. In Freak Show, guests will join a troupe of biological misfits in a sinister sideshow where they’ll be stalked by the murderous and deformed Twisty the Clown. Finally, guests will succumb to the warped desires of The Countess after checking in to the haunted Hotel Cortez, conceived from the beginning as a torture chamber for its customers. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Blood Brothers” maze will pit guests against the unsavory wrath of demented killer Leatherface and his mentally unhinged brother ChopTop. With the perverse duo at the helm of a grotesque BBQ restaurant staged inside a dilapidated roadside gas station, unwitting guests will soon come to realize the new terror that awaits as the blood brothers continue their hedonistic prey on human flesh. “Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield,” is inspired by the second film in the classic “Halloween” horror franchise. Echoing the infamous words uttered by the film’s Dr. Sam Loomis, “You can’t kill the Boogeyman,” the twisted maze will shed new light on the terrifying lunacy of Michael Myers as he scours the streets of Haddonfield and stalks the halls of Haddonfield Memorial Hospital in ruthless pursuit of victims. “Freddy vs. Jason,” The new experiential maze will thrust guests into an epic battle between Freddy and Jason and a showdown in which the fate of only one mass killer will survive. Tickets for Horror Nights are on sale now and offered this year is a newly introduced ‘After 2 p.m. Day/Night Combo’ ticket inviting guests to experience the theme park’s most exciting attractions by day and remain for the terror that awaits at night. Ticket purchases can be made at www.HalloweenHorrorNights.co m/Hollywood.

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Charting a Course for a New San Bernardino: An Open Letter to San Bernardino Residents

f there is one theme that has dominated our chaotic presidential election, it is that of the political revolution—a roiling wave of change that will sweep the nation, for better or for worse. But for all the talk of national politics, perhaps it is time to turn an eye inward towards politics of a smaller scale, though of no less importance, and discuss how we can bring a much-needed political revolution to our own San Bernardino. Due to the efforts of a small group of hardworking and impassioned citizens, we finally have a rare opportunity to lead such a revolution by reforming San Bernardino’s charter—our city’s constitution. The reasons behind reforming the current charter are varied and substantive, ranging from its confusing and often contradictory language to its outdated and impractical provisions. But most tellingly, the charter was identified as one of the key factors that brought about San Bernardino’s bankruptcy in 2012, a devastating turn of events that sent shock waves across the city. Since then, the Bankruptcy Court Recovery Plan has determined that until “fundamental government and management issues are resolved,” it will be difficult to restore San GUEST EDITORIAL submitted by Susan Lien Longville and Rikke Van Johnson who served on the San Bernardino City Council representing the 2nd and 6th Wards for a combined total of 22 years from 1998-2016. We are endorsing Measure L that the City Council has placed on the November ballot. We strongly encourage all residents of our City, whom we had the honor and privilege of serving, to join with us in fixing what clearly is not working at City Hall. Measure L was developed by a committee of volunteer citizens after two years of study and count-

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Bernardino to some semblance of its former glory. Of the many positive changes Measure L (the new charter) would bring about, some of the most notable are: • Moving towards economic stability and transparency. New requirements include a balanced budget, a long-term financial plan, and an annual, independent, and publically shared audit. This would help ensure that our bankruptcy remains a relic of the past rather than a prophecy of times to come. • Getting out the vote. Elections would be held on the same dates as regular state and federal elections, meaning that you would be able to vote for your city councilmember or mayor on the same ballot as your congressman or the president. It would not only save taxpayers’ money, but also increase our typically dismal voter turnout rate—which hovers around 15%—by over 40%. In any city, such a small fraction of the population should not have total control over how their city is run and who should be entrusted with the power to make big decisions. But in a city in as precarious a state as San Bernardino, the need for sustained and meaningful public engagement is even

more pressing. • Keeping our cops for ourselves. Instead of being contracted out to the county, our police department would continue to be run by the city. Now more than ever, we need our cops to stay our cops and not be outsourced, so that they can be our first line of defense against the simmering violence and crime that threatens to spill its way into our streets. The time for anxious handwringing and empty promises is over. After seeing our city run aground by bad policies and antiquated laws, we, its citizens, have been presented with a rare chance to take things into our own hands and enact true reform. When you flock to the polls on November 8 to vote for the direction in which you wish this country to travel, consider also your city. Vote for Measure L, and be a part of the movement to create a San Bernardino we can be proud of—a San Bernardino that eschews a troubled past for a storied future. Will you join us?

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YES on Measure L less public meetings involving residents, the League of Women Voters, civic groups, and Cal State San Bernardino government experts. Then the City Council had the opportunity to amend it—and they did. Measure L will replace the 1905 City Charter that was written when the population was less than 10,000. Today, with more than two hundred thousand residents, San Bernardino simply needs a new charter for City Hall to do a better job of meeting the needs of our residents and our struggling business community. Measure L streamlines the City’s 111-year-old bureaucratic governing structure by providing clear lines of authority and accountability for the City Council, the Mayor and the City Manager. It is modeled after successful charter cities that are providing public services to their residents, overcoming problems, and moving forward competitively in a robust regional economy. Measure L also writes strict requirements into the charter for a public, annual independent financial audit, and a balanced City budget. All of these fiscal and management changes will lead to more accountability and transparency at City Hall as was called for in the Bankruptcy Court’s Recovery Plan. Measure L will also increase voter turnout by combining City

elections with those for state and federal offices. In the November 2012 Presidential election turnout was 61% but a few months later, turnout for the 2013 San Bernardino Mayor’s election was less than 16%. That means only a small fraction of registered voters are making critical, quality of life decisions for our neighborhoods. Combining elections will even save San Bernardino taxpayer dollars—money the City can spend on reducing crime, improving parks and libraries, and fixing our roads. Measure L protects what residents like about San Bernardino. The new Charter ensures that our City will have our own local police department instead of contracting for services with the County. Our city library will remain under the authority of the Library Board. The Water Department will remain independent of the City Council and the Board of Water Commissioners will gain the authority to repair our crumbling sewer system. We believe that Measure L will get San Bernardino back on the right track. Look for Measure L at the bottom of your ballot and join us in voting Yes. Rikke Van Johnson, rikkevanjohnson@msn.com

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Words to Think About: Anthony Dominick Benedetto

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By G. W. Abersold Ph.D.

ony Bennett without doubt, is one of the great singers of all time. Certainly right up there with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Al Jolson, Perry Como, and whoever. Anthony Dominick Benedetto was born on August 3, 1926, making him currently 90 years old; in Astoria, Queens, New York. He is known by millions of Americans and more millions around the world, as Tony Bennett. Tony is the father of four children: D’Andrea (Danny), Daegal (Dae), Joanna and Antonia. Tony, today, leaves no doubt about his political allegiance. He attributes his loyalty to the Democrat Party-as I do-to his experiences of growing up in the Great

Depression, his distaste for the effects of the Hoover Administration, and above all to F.D. Roosevelt’s leadership. Quite a combination. Tony’s musical career began in his early teens. By age 13 he was singing for money. He was performing as a singing waiter in several Italian restaurants around his native Queens. His academic studies came to an early end because he had to quit school and get a job to help support his family. His first job was as a runner and copy boy for the Associated Press in Manhattan and several other low-skilled and low-paying jobs. However, his dream was always to be a professional singer. Tony’s life changed drastically in November, 1944. As a teenager he was drafted into the U.S. Army in the closing year of World War II. He was assigned to the Seventh Army, 63rd Infantry Division of the 255th Regiment, G Company, and was deployed to France. The winter there in 1945 was one of the harshest ever. By March he and his fellow soldiers had reached Germany and were sent to the front lines where Bennett witnessed war at its worst. He admits in his autobiography to killing Germans. He later described this as “a front-row seat to hell.” Night time was the worst. They

were forbidden to light a fire to keep warm or even a cigarette because the glow would attract German fire. A major influence upon Tony’s emotions was the final mission of the 255th Regiment. They liberated the survivors of a Nazi concentration camp in Lindsborg, a town just 30 miles south of Dachau. Which, by the way, I have visited. He says, “I’ll never forget the desperate faces of the prisoners. They couldn’t believe we were liberating them.” Half of the camp had been killed prior to their arrival, including all of the women and children. Bennett’s own comment is “The first time I saw a dead German, that’s when I became a pacifist.” It was this period of time when Tony was having coffee with a black soldier that his Army Captain spit on his uniform and he assigned him to dig up the bodies of deceased military personnel. Obviously the Captain was a racist. This event changed his life. He signed up with the Civil Rights Movement. He later marched in the historic 50 mile Selma to Montgomery in 1965. He sang at the event. In 1949, Pearl Bailey recognized his talent and asked him to open for her in Greenwich Village. Bob Hope was there and he took him on the road with him. He also

changed his name from Benedetto to Tony Bennett. In a recent interview he was asked what he considered the greatest issue of today. His answer involved an incident about himself and Ella Fitzgerald. They were good friends and often their families spent holidays together. He quotes her saying, “Tony, we are all here.” What she meant, he says in the interview, “We are all here on the same planet. No matter what our race, religion, culture or ethnic background is. We are all humans sharing the same space in the universe.” He continued the interview by saying, “Until we realize it we will never truly reach our goals as human beings.” In 1965 Frank Sinatra gave the following statement in an interview for Life Magazine: “For my money, Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business. He excites me when I watch him. He moves me. He’s the singer who gets across what the composer has in mind, and probably a little more.” In 1979 Bennett almost died form an overdose of cocaine. He made a great decision. He called for help from his two sons, Danny and Dae. Tony recognized that while he was very talented musically, he had little financial sense. Bennett was severely in debt to creditors and the IRS. While

Danny was a mediocre musician, he was very good at business. His creditors were paid off and they began to change his “Vegas” image. Today he doesn’t own a car or a house. His finance prospered and by the year 2000 he was worth 20-30 million dollars. Accolades came to him. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, several Grammy’s, he sold over 50 million records worldwide, began to sing with other famous singers including Lady Gaga, Count Basie, Billy Joel and others. He even spoke out on political issues. “My life experiences, ranging from the Battle of the Bulge to marching with Martin Luther King, Jr., made me a lifelong humanist and pacifist, and reinforced my belief that violence begets violence and war is the lowest form of human behavior.” He was against the Iraq War. Painting is Tony’s second great talent. Each one has his real name on it-Anthony Benedetto. His paintings are shown in galleries throughout the world. By the way, he paints every day of the mundane things he sees looking out of the window. Several of his paintings are in the Smithsonian Institute. Amen. Selah. So be it.

ob seekers will have an opportunity at an upcoming job fair in the West Valley to meet employers who are ready to hire them. The West Valley Regional 2016 Job Fair takes place Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. until noon. Hosted by the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board (WDB), the event will be held at the Ontario Airport’s Terminal 1 – “Old Airport.” James Johnson, Business Services Manager for the WDB, urges job seekers to “dress for an interview and bring plenty of resumes.” Hundreds are expected to attend. “This is an exciting time for San Bernardino County. Our economy is growing, businesses are expanding and job opportunities are pre-

senting themselves in greater numbers than ever,” said James Ramos, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Tony Myrell, Chairman of the Workforce Development Board, said job fairs such as this are one of several ways the WDB connects businesses with a skilled labor force. “The work we do supports a strong, vibrant economy by encouraging business growth and creating opportunities for job seekers,” Myrell said. To pre-register for the West Valley Regional Job Fair, visit www.csb-win.org, using Job Order #30297-30299. The Ontario Airport Terminal 1 is located at 1940 Moore Way in Ontario. For more information, call (800) 451-JOBS.

County Teachers Of Year Selected, Job seekers urged to attend 2016 West Valley Job Fair To Be Honored In October

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our San Bernardino County teachers of the year have been announced, and the County Board of Education will honor them in October. The four teachers will be honored during a ceremony on Oct. 3 at the County Schools’ Brier building located at 760 E. Brier Drive in San Bernardino. Each of this year’s recipients also will be honored by SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, which is a sponsor of the County Teachers of the Year program. In addition, this year’s Teachers for Tomorrow participants from the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ Student Services also will be recognized.

This year’s County Teachers of the Year are:

· Kenneth Hall, kindergarten teacher at Chapman Heights Elementary School in the YucaipaCalimesa Joint Unified School District;

· Alexis King, English teacher at Ruben Ayala High School in the Chino Valley Unified School District;

· Heather Lewis, teacher of specialized academic instruction for the Academy of Careers and Exploration and Riverview Middle School in the Helendale School District;

· Jennifer Nicastro, an English teacher at the Los Osos High School in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District.

“Each year, it is gratifying to honor and recognize the terrific teachers who excel throughout our

county,” County Superintendent Ted Alejandre said. “It is inspiring to see the remarkable work they do for their schools, districts and communities on behalf of our students.” The four teachers were nominated by their individual districts and reviewed by a county panel that made the final selections. This year’s award recipients will compete in the California Teacher of the Year event, which will announce its recipients in the fall. Following is a biography of each of this year’s County Teacher of the Year recipients:

Hall has 19 years of teaching experience, all of which he has done in Yucaipa-Calimesa. “It is a pleasure to describe the extraordinary impact Ken Hall has on our school community of students, parents and fellow teachers,” wrote Chapman Heights Principal Andy Anderson in the nomination for Hall. He describes himself as the lead learner in his classroom. “I would expect to be held accountable for continuing to learn just like the other learners in my class. As teachers, it is our responsibility to keep up with research and best practices,” he wrote about his teaching philosophy.

As an English teacher at Ayala, King has spent six of her seven years as a teacher in her current position in Chino Valley. Her principal at Ayala, Diana Yarboi, said King’s leadership style and knowledge-base are impressive. “(Our) high school has benefited from her experience, stewardship and dedication,” Yarboi wrote in the nomination of King. As a teacher, King

said she continues to grow and develop in her role as an educator. “I am very proud of the collaborative accomplishments within my classroom and the opportunities for students to experience the world,” she wrote in her nomination.

With 18 years of teaching experience, Lewis has filled a variety of roles in Helendale since coming to the district in 2013. She serves in specialized academic instruction in high school grades after previously working in positions from transitional kindergarten to a school administrator. “Heather Lewis is truly a one-of-a-kind teacher and a one-of-a-kind person,” Helendale Superintendent Ross Swearingen wrote in her nomination. She takes great pride in her profession. “The best teachers are life-long learners, and we have to keep learning because in order to be better, we have to know better,” Lewis wrote about the teaching profession.

Nicastro has spent most of her 17-year career in teaching in the Chaffey district, as she begins her fourth year at Los Osos High in Rancho Cucamonga. Chaffey Superintendent Mathew Holton said Nicastro has proven to be one of the district’s best teachers. “Her extensive knowledge of the curriculum is second-to-none, while her passion and enthusiasm for the subject enhances student engagement,” he wrote in her nomination. Nicastro takes pride in challenging her students to work hard. “As a student, you will know you are loved beyond measure, but that love is a tough love that has high expectations,” she wrote in her nomination.

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Aguilar Hosts Homeland Security Summit On Emergency Preparedness

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ep. Pete Aguilar (DSan Bernardino) hosted a panel at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual conference, entitled Homeland Security: Community Readiness Strategies for the Latino Community. The discussion, which coincided with National Preparedness Month and Hispanic Heritage Month, focused on strengthening communication between law enforcement, schools and hospitals in Latino communities so municipalities are prepared for extraordinary emergency situations, including natural disasters like earth-

quakes and wildfires, or manmade situations like the attack at the Inland Regional Center. Rep. Aguilar moderated the panel, which included Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Associate Deputy Director, David Bowdich; Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association Executive Director, Anthony Chapa; U.S. Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for State and Local Law Enforcement, Heather Fong; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health Assistant Secretary Director, Dr.

Nadine Gracia; and San Bernardino County Fire Department Chief, Mark Hartwig. “Efficient communication is critical during extraordinary emergency situations, as we saw during the attack at the Inland Regional Center. It’s because of quality training and effective communication between our law enforcement, first responders and medical personnel that more lives weren’t lost that day,” said Rep. Aguilar. He added, “Today’s summit was important because it brought together local and national representatives to share best practices about prepared-

ness, particularly in places like the Inland Empire where linguistic barriers may arise.” San Bernardino County Fire Department Chief Mark Hartwig said, “Today’s panel allowed us to come together and talk about how we can work within our communities to develop plans and always be ready. San Bernardino County Fire already has important resources in place, which can be found on our website at SBCFire.org or Ready.gov. I’m glad we had a platform to share these tools and connect with other agencies about preparedness.” During the 90 minute panel,

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Rep. Aguilar and summit participants discussed preparedness training for first responders, the importance of community relationships between local agencies, access to multilingual training resources, and the need to foster relationships between localities that have experienced similar situations. Rep. Aguilar remains committed to working with leaders at every level of government to ensure San Bernardino County has the resources it needs to train and prepare first responders and local agencies in the event of an emergency.

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Roundtable provides insight on SoCalGas low income programs

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By Anthony Victoria

outhern California Gas (SoCalGas) held a media roundtable at Mitla’s Cafe on Thursday to announce several initiatives intended to help low income residents in the Inland Empire. Two programs, the California Alternate Rates For Energy (CARE) and Energy Savings Assistance Program (ESAP), may help an additional 500,000 low income families across the state receive “energy-efficient” upgrades, according to SoCalGas representatives. Other groups, such as the Asian American Resource Center and the Maravilla Foundation were also on hand to provide information about their work in the community. Under CARE, SoCalGas offers a 20-percent discount to eligible customers on their monthly natural gas bill. Eligible customers who are approved within 90 days after signing up for service will also receive a $15 discount on a Service Establishment Charge, according to the company’s website. Those who qualify for ESAP will receive weather stripping, water heater blankets, caulking, and other improvements at no cost. Residents are eligible to quality under CARE and ESAP help if they currently receive assistance

under government programs such as MediCal, CalWorks, WIC, or meet income requirements. For example, under current guidelines a family of three has to earn no more than $32,000 a year and a family of eight cannot earn more than $81,700 a year. According to SoCalGas spokesperson Rosa Santana, CARE and ESAP was instituted by the utility company in 1989. Currently one-third of customers receive assistance CARE and about 80,000 homes have been weatherized under ESAP. “SoCalGas is committed to offering affordable options to all of our customers,” Santana said. “Together we can meet the ambitious environmental goals that our state has established.” Contractors like the Maravilla Foundation have spoken to low income residents at churches, community fairs, and schools to help them with utility concerns, as well as inform them of possible scams. “A lot of families are skeptical,” said Maravilla Foundation Outreach Manager Gilbert Malijen. “We are here to assist them. We’re not here to rip them off. Our goals are safety, for them to save energy, and money.” One resident expressed gratitude for the services she’s received through SoCalGas. “Through SoCalGas’ Energy

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southern california Gas Public Affairs Manager Kristine scott speaking to members of the media about the company’s programs to help low income residents.

Savings Assistance Program, I was able to make home improvements that made a difference,” said Teresita Salazar, a Fontana resident

who recently had ESAP upgrades able.” at her home. “I've been able to For more information about the save money and energy from these programs, visit SoCalGas’ webupgrades - and it was all afford- site.


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Festivities, fun, food on tap Saturday for annual ‘Day for Kids’ at Boys & Girls Club Redlands

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Boys & Girls clubs of Greater redlands-riverside’s ceo p.t. mcewin joined in on the fun during last year’s “Day for Kids” celebration. this year’s event is planned for sept. 17.

youngsters will be the spotlight at the Boys & Girls clubs of Greater redlands-riverside’s annual “Day for Kids” celebration sept. 17. the event offers a day of play, music and food and is free to families.

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By Yazmin Alvarez

celebration for children and youth is planned Saturday in Redlands and everyone is invited! The Boys & Girls and Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside is throwing a party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for all children and families in the community as part of ‘Day for Kids.’ The free block party-style celebration will be held outside of the Hansberger Clubhouse, 1251 Clay Street. Day for Kids is a national initiative through the Boys & Girls clubs of America that invites adults and kids alike to take one day to celebrate what it means to be a kid.

For more than a decade, the event is has been held annually in September across the country. The Hansberger Clubhouse plans to celebrate with an array of handson activities including water games, a gaming truck, jumpers, rockwall climbing, crafts provided by Home Depot, opportunities for child I.D. kits, music, and food from Panda Express. In addition to Day for Kids, the clubhouse is also kicking off it’s own celebration — its 50th anniversary. Youth who attend Day for Kids will receive a limited-edition 50th anniversary coloring book and a flier for the Club’s Sept. 25 fundraiser at Chipotle at Mountain Grove shopping center in Redlands, organizers said.

“Day for Kids is an opportunity for everyone in the community to celebrate our youth and help start our 50th year in a big way,” said Club vice president Mark Davis, in a news release. This year’s event will also offer several resources for parents and free vision screenings for children. The vision screenings will be provided by Sight for Students, a program through Vision Service Plan that serves low-income, uninsured children. If glasses are recommended, a voucher to purchase eyeglasses will be provided by the organization. Registration is required for screenings and open to children ages 5-18. For registration, call 888-822-6535.

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Day for Kids at the hansberger clubhouse in redlands will offer food, fun and games for all children in the community.


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District centers to encourage further parent involvement

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San Bernardino City Unified School District teacher Alma Razo instructing parents on Community Based English Tutoring at Cajon High School on September 12.

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fter several meetings with stakeholders and community leaders, the San Bernardino City Unified School District decided to open family engagement resource centers at six high school sites and create a web portal to direct parents to educational and social services.

“Several parent groups asked for more family participation,” said the district’s Family Resource Center Director Aldo Ramirez. “These centers will serve as a local hub for human aid.” Presented as the district’s “Family University”, the centers and web portal will focus on four key areas--orientation, navigation, leadership, and employment. Parents will be directed to district and

community resources, such as after school tutoring, counseling and crisis intervention, housing assistance, and others. “Anyone within the district can visit any of the centers at any time,” Ramirez said. “We decided to place them at the high schools to [help serve] the elementary and middle schools in their areas.” Community groups like the Inland Congregations United for

Bernardino Valley (HSSBV) and Yucaipa Animal Placement Society (YAPS) will be hosting the event. “The Homeward Bound Mega Pet Adoption Event assists in meeting the health and social services needs of the County’s population and supports the Countywide Vision where all sectors work collaboratively to reach shared goals,” said Brian Cronin, Division Chief of Animal Care and Control. “This event also builds and expands existing partnerships among public agencies, businesses, and non-profit and faith

based organizations.” Yucaipa Community Park is located at 34900 Oak Glen Road, next to the city of Yucaipa Community Center. Nearly 200 animals will be available to adopt. Green Valley Veterinary Clinic will provide low-cost vaccinations and micro chipping on both days. On-site licensing will be available for residents of Yucaipa and unincorporated county areas. For more information, please call the San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control Program at 1-800-472-5609 or visit http://www.sbcounty.gov/acc

Mega Pet Adoption Event scheduled for Sept. 17 and 18

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undreds of pets in need of loving homes will be available for adoption during the 5th Annual Homeward Bound Mega Pet Adoption Event on Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Yucaipa Community Park. Animal rescue groups from throughout the county will have dogs and cats of all ages, sizes and breeds available for adoption at the two day event. San Bernardino County’s Animal Care and Control (ACC), the Animals aRe First Fund (ARFF), the Humane Society of San

Change (ICUC) attended district strategic planning meetings to voice their concerns with the lack of parent involvement. The orga-

nization’s conversation with the district began back in 2009, according to organizer Sergio Luna. “It took us a long time to push this,” he said. “We told the district that we need to create more centers that teach parents to know the system and engage with their child’s school.” The 2013 implementation of the state Local Control Funding Formula, which provided school districts autonomy to decide programs and services to spend state funding on, further motivated ICUC to urge the school district to help parents understand the educational system. “We had to put in the work to ensure funding would go towards parent engagement,” Luna explained. “It was an organizing opportunity. We wanted to make sure they put their money where their mouth is.” Mirna Barajas, who visits Cajon High School’s parent engagement center to receive English tutoring, finds the district’s help to be useful. “The director here is good,” she said. “It’s been an easier process for me to understand English and understand the resources for my children.” For more information, contact San Bernardino City’s Family Resource Center at (909) 880-4057.


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Harold Strauss era at Colton HS unprecedented; nine former players reach NFL

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By Harvey M. Kahn

o high school coach in the Inland Empire has ever produced as many National Football League players as former Colton High School coach Harold Strauss. With that amazing success comes a lot of worries, especially at this time of year. That's because the anticipation grows as NFL teams cut down their rosters. At one time or another Strauss had as many as ten of his former Colton players in NFL training camps in one season. This season Strauss' former pupils Shareece Wright and Jimmy Smith made the final roster cut for the Baltimore Ravens. Nat Behre made it with the New York Giants. Tyler Irvin at Houston. Danny Sorensen at Kansas City. In addition, Strauss thinks former Colton HS quarterback Brad Sorensen who was released late by the Minnesota Vikings, could sign with another team shortly. Allen Bradford, the most heralded Colton player of that era is healthy again and Strauss said he'll hook on with a NFL team as a linebacker. Strauss, now an assistant to Grand Terrace football coach Ryan Smalls, helped produce his NFL stock of players at Colton from 2000-2009 and for the next three years as the school's athletic director. Along with those previously mentioned, Strauss felt that Damien Holmes would make it at Denver after starting every Bronco's preseason game. He named Derrick Malone who was a projected starter for the Atlanta Falcons until he suffered a careerending shoulder injury. Strauss had the six future NFL players on his 2005 Colton roster. Another on that team, Tamae Berne is a sports agent now representing some of his former Colton teammates. Talking before Grand Terrace's recent football game with Yucca High, Strauss recalled a few others who he coached at Colton who had the professional football ability. "Sham on Wright could have been included but he was a

senior before we could build our program," said Strauss. "If it was two years later, he would of been a pro, too." Strauss talked of Mike Taylor on his just miss list. He said Taylor became an AllAmerican at Missouri State and later was invited to a few NFL training camps. Strauss said he was proud when three of his graduates played on the same team at the University of Oregon. Along with Malone, Rodney Hard rick and kicker Alejandro Madonna were teammates at Oregon. "I really thought Rodney was on his way to becoming an NFL linebacker but he had a number of ACL surgeries and that did it." Strauss went on to speak of many more who just missed like running back Mark Lingua and lineman Daniel Bernard. He talked about some athletes he discovered by strolling around campus. Before coming to Colton, Strauss coached at Bloomington Christian HS for 18 years after graduating from Bloomington HS and later earning college degrees. He rattled off the names of other former players who went on to successful vocational careers. "We sent between 30-40 players to four year colleges and I'm just as proud of that," said Strauss. He named lawyers, doctors, engineers, businessmen, and fire and police chiefs. He coached current San Bernardino Police Chief Jar rod Bur guan when he was a standout linebacker and wrestler at Bloomington Christian. Strauss said he also coached coowner of the San Diego Padres Jon Thresh at Bloomington Christian. Strauss and his wife Amy recently celebrated their nth wedding anniversary. Their daughter, Tiffany Gordon is the athletic director at Grand Terrace and son, Levi is a Army Ranger training out of Tacoma, WA. He credits the overall success at Colton to a number of structural changes topped by stressing good grades and having athletes becoming high profile community volunteers. "Of course you have to be a good athlete but there has to be a

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The home of Harold and Amy Strauss is also the open house to the hundreds of high school athletes Harold Strauss has coached in the Colton School District.

willingness to be coached and a motivation to learn. I had good coaches who were good teachers," explained Strauss. "Once everyone saw Allen and Share make it, everyone started to believe they could make it, too. It became infectious. A culture grew whereby college recruiters became regulars on the Colton campus and appreciated what we were doing." He recalled having a U.S. map dotted with places his former athletes were playing.

Strauss said nearly all former players stay in contact and he holds an open door policy for any former pupil to visit without an invitation. He did answer about the well publicized problems that Smith and Wright once had with the law. He thinks making a lot of money in a hurry can bring problems. "They wanted to make it out of South Colton and help make a better life for their family. But once you get to the top level, you start thinking what else." He

feels that there's more media scrutiny on topics that were once not covered. Strauss says he will never give up on any of his players. He said that now having families of their own has made a difference with Smith and Wright. Strauss added: "Coaches are like psychologists. You get into your player's lives like a parent. When they hurt, I hurt."


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NOTICE INVITING TRADE CONTRACTOR BIDS San Bernardino City Unified School District

Indian Springs High School Performing Arts Center – Phase 2 Bid Deadline: October 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Place of Bid Receipt: San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education Administration Building Lobby 777 North “F” Street San Bernardino, CA 92410 Project Identification Name: Indian Springs High School Performing Arts Center Project Location: 650 North Del Rosa San Bernardino, CA 92410 Project Description: Performing Arts Center

A non-mandatory Job Walk will be held at Indian Springs High School, September 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

Plans Available From: - McGraw Hill Dodge - CMD Group - Kern County Builders Exchange - Blue Book Building & Construction Network - C2 Reprographics - S. C. Anderson, Inc. Drop box (download only)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT S.C. Anderson, Inc. has been designated as Construction Manager to represent the San Bernardino City Unified School District, hereinafter referred to as “DISTRICT” for the construction of Indian Springs High School PAC. As such S.C. Anderson is seeking Trade Contract Bids for the work noted below on behalf of the DISTRICT. The DISTRICT will receive bids for the award of Trade Contracts for the above project up to, but not later than, the above-stated time. Method of Bid Receipt: Personal Delivery, Courier, UPS, Fed-Ex, or mailed via United States Postal Service.

Trade Contractor bids will be received for all trades in the form of Bid Packages including:

BP 00 – Project Requirements BP 04 – Site Utilities BP 06 – Structural and Site Concrete and Reinforcing Steel BP 07 – Concrete Unit Masonry and Reinforcing Steel BP 08 – Structural and Miscellaneous Steel BP 09 – Plumbing BP 10 – Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning BP 11 – Electrical Systems and Low Voltage BP 12 – Fire Sprinkler BP 13 - Curtainwall/Storefront/Entrances/Aluminum Doors & Windows/ Glass/Glazing and Stainless Steel BP 14 – Roofing and Flashing BP 15 – Building Insulation BP 16 - Waterproofing BP 17 - Metal Stud Framing and Gypsum Wallboard BP 18 – Ceramic and Porcelain Tile BP 19 – Wood Flooring BP 20 - Carpentry/Doors/Frames/Hardware BP 21 – Custom Casework BP 22 - Floor Covering BP 23 – Painting/Concrete and Masonry Sealers/Anti Graffiti Coating BP 24 – Acoustical Ceiling/Acoustical Wall and Ceiling panels/Tectum BP 25 – Overhead/Sectional/Coiling Doors BP 26 – Limited Use, Limited Access Lift BP 27 – Wheelchair Lift BP 28 – Toilet Partitions and Toilet Accessories BP 29 – Landscaping and Irrigation BP 30 – Theatrical Rigging BP 31 – Theatrical Draperies BP 32 – Theatrical Lighting Controls BP 33 - Theatrical Light Fixtures BP 34 – Stage Filler BP 35 – Orchestra Enclosure BP 36 – Theatrical Seating BP 37 – Audio Visual BP 38 - Interior and Exterior Signage BP 39 - Scaffolding

Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20111.6, some bidders on all public projects using funds received pursuant to the Leroy F. Greene School Facilities Act of 1998 or any funds from any future state school bond that involves a projected public project expenditure of one million dollars ($1,000,000) or more. Any bidder intending to perform work on this project under License Types A, B, C4, C7, C10. C16, C20, C34, C36, C38, C42, C43 or C46 must be prequalified prior to submitting a bid. NOTE: In addition to the licenses noted above, the District is requiring prequalification for anyone submitting a proposal to perform work under Bid Packages 06 “Structural and Site Concrete”, 07 “Concrete Unit Masonry and Reinforcing Steel”, and 08 “Structural and Miscellaneous Steel” regardless of the licensing requirement. All bids shall be made and submitted only on the forms furnished by the District. Bid Forms, together with all required attachments to the Bid Forms, shall be delivered to the DISTRICT in a sealed envelope with a copy of the completed required bid cover sheet affixed to the outside of the envelope and placed in the Bid Box in the Lobby of the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education Administration Building (“BOE”). Bid submission documents shall include Bid Form, Bid Bond, Non-Collusion Declaration, Site Visit Certification, Designation of Subcontractors, Certification of Compliance with DVBE Policy, Bidder References and Responsibility Information, Contractor’s Certificate Regarding Workers’ Compensation, and Acknowledgement of Bidding Practices Regarding Indemnity. Bid forms received by the stipulated times will be promptly opened in public and read aloud immediately after sealed envelopes are collected at the time, date, and location stated above in the Conference Room. Bid Forms and Attachments thereto received after the stipulated time will be rejected and returned to Bidders unopened.

IMPORTANT DATES • First Publication – Friday, September 9,2016 • Second Publication – Friday, September 16, 2016 • Pre-Bid Conference/Job Walk – Wednesday September 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. • Pre-qualification deadline – Friday September 30, 2016 • RFI Due – Monday October 3, 2016 • Addendum Due – Wednesday October 5, 2016 • Bid Opening – Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. • Tentative Board Meeting – Tuesday, November 1, 2016 • NOA Issued (Tentative) – Wednesday, November 2, 2016

REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION OR CLARIFICATION All requests for information and/or clarifications must be submitted in writing and sent via email to both Gary Fullerton (garyfullerton@scanderson.com) and John Pellico (johnpellico@scanderson.com). The deadline to submit Requests for bid information is August 30, 2016. Responses to Requests for bid information will be issued no later than September 2, 2016 and be issued to plan holders or registered plan reviewers only by posting at the (C2 Reprographics Public Plan room website www.c2repro.com)

Prevailing Wage Project Pursuant to Labor Code Section 1776, Trade Contractors and subcontractors are required to keep accurate payroll records showing the name, address, social security number, work classification, straight time and overtime hours worked each day and week, and the actual per diem wages paid to each employee, owner, journey person, apprentice or other employee hired in connection with a public works project. Each payroll record shall contain or be verified by a written declaration that it is made under penalty of perjury; That the payroll record is true and correct and complies with Labor Code §§ 1771,1811, and 1815. No Trade

contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for public works projects (submitted on or after March 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 [with limited exceptions from this requirement for bid purposes only under Labor Code section 1771.1(a)]. No Trade contractor or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project (awarded on or after April 1, 2015) unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. All Trade contractors and subcontractors are required to submit certified payroll records (CPR’s) using the DIR’s online system. Information regarding prevailing wage rates is available at http://www.pd.dgs.ca.gov/smbus/default.htm.

Miscellaneous Information Plans and Construction Manual will be provided via download or CD only, printed copies will not be provided. Each bid shall be submitted by a licensed Trade Contractor pursuant to the California Business and Professions Code, and be licensed pursuant to California law for the trades necessary to perform the work called for in the contract documents and associated bid packages. Please note: pay particular attention to the Pre-qualification requirements as they will be strictly enforced. Bid bonds are required for ALL bids in excess of $100,000.00 in favor of the DISTRICT, executed by the Bidder as principal and a California admitted surety company as Surety, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the Base Bid submitted by the Bidder. Bids in excess of $100,000.00 will also require a Payment and Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the bid amount or contract amount, from a California Admitted Surety acceptable to DISTRICT and not less than AM Best Arating. See Contract Documents for Bond Forms and individual Owner requirements and/or Liability Insurance (not less than AM Best A- or better rating). All Trade Contractors are required to sign the DISTRICT’S Contract and Owner Option Assignment Agreement and provide Waiver of Subrogation. Each bid must strictly conform with and be responsive to the contract documents as defined in the General Conditions and Construction Manual. The DISTRICT reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any irregularities or informalities in any bids or in the submission of bids. No submitting participant may withdraw any bid for a period of ninety (90) calendar days after the date set for the opening of bids. Bidders must adhere to the DISTRICT’S Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) participation goal. Any request for substitutions pursuant to Public Contracts Code Section 3400 must be made on the form set forth in the contract documents and included with the bid. All substitution requests shall be submitted ten (10) days prior to the bid submission date. It is each submitting participant’s sole responsibility to ensure its bid is timely delivered and received at the location designated as specified above. PUBLISHED EL CHICANO 9/15/16, 9/22/16 E-7495 Published in Colton Courier C-5880 Fictitious Business Name Abandonment Statement FBN No. 2016-0009598 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DR. SOLIMAN MD MEDICAL CLINIC, 9673 Sierra Avenue Suite E, Fontana, CA 92335-5716 Maha M Morgan Trustee, 8939 Mustang Rd, Alta Loma, CA 91701 This business is conducted by (a/an): A Trust The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in N/A By signing, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. (B&P Code 17913). I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing. s/ Maha M Morgan Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino August 26, 2016 Notice-This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Published 9/1,8,15,22/16

Published in Colton Courier C-5881 Fictitious Business Name Statement FBN No. 2016-0009621 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: YALE INK, 109 Hillside Way, Redlands, CA 92373 Patrick Fite, 109 Hillside Way, Redlands, CA 92373 This business is conducted by (a/an): Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in N/A By signing, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. (B&P Code 17913). I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing. s/ Patrick Fite Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino August 29, 2016 Notice-This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Published 9/1,8,15,22/16

Published in Colton Courier C-5882 Fictitious Business Name Statement FBN No. 2016-0009261 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FAMILY WATER SYSTEMS, 25560 State St, Loma Linda, CA 82354 Pablo J Bustamante, 25560 State St, Loma Linda, CA 92354 Jenny Bustamante, 25560 State St, Loma Linda, CA 92354 This business is conducted by (a/an): Married Couple The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in N/A By signing, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. (B&P Code

17913). I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing. s/ Pablo J Bustamante Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino August 17, 2016 Notice-This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Published 9/1,8,15,22/16

Published in Colton Courier C-5883 Fictitious Business Name Statement FBN No. 2016-0009513 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SHREDYOURDOCS.COM, 21284 Corwin Rd, Apple Valley, CA 92307 Apple Valley Transfer & Storage Inc., 21284 Corwin Rd, Apple VAlley, CA 92307 This business is conducted by (a/an): Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in 6/1/2011 By signing, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. (B&P Code 17913). I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing. s/ Jeanette Miller Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino August 24, 2016 Notice-This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Published 9/1,8,15,22/16

Published in Colton Courier C-5884 Fictitious Business Name Statement FBN No. 2016-0009529 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ACE PURE WATER. 9688 Baseline Rd, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701 Brian H Cho, 9885 Lido Way, Cypress, CA 90630 This business is conducted by (a/an): Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in 6/1/2011 By signing, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. (B&P Code 17913). I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing. s/ Brian H Cho Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino August 24, 2016 Notice-This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Published 9/1,8,15,22/16

Published in Colton Courier C-5898 Fictitious Business Name Statement FBN No. 2016-0009939 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MY MARKET, 6180 Riverside Dr #AB, Chino, CA 91710 Majira Inc., 6180 Riverside Dr #AB, Chino, CA 91710 This business is conducted by (a/an): Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in N/A By signing, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. (B&P Code 17913). I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing. s/ Kamleshkumar K Patel Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino September 6, 2016 Notice-This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Published 9/15,22,29/16 & 10/6/16

Published in Colton Courier C-5899 Fictitious Business Name Statement FBN No. 2016-0009935 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: VIOLET JUNE PHOTOGRAPHY, 27488 Murrieta Oaks Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562 Violet Bowlan, 27488 Murrieta Oaks Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562 This business is conducted by (a/an): Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in N/A By signing, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. (B&P Code 17913). I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing. s/ Violet Bowlan Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino September 6, 2016 Notice-This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Published 9/15,22,29/16 & 10/6/16

Published in Colton Courier C-5900 Fictitious Business Name Statement FBN No. 2016-0009378 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: EXECUTIVE TOWN CAR SERVICE, 1931 Reedy Ave., Highland, CA 92346 Hira S Pathania, 1931 Reedy Ave., Highland, CA 92346 This business is conducted by (a/an): Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in 10/26/2006 By signing, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. (B&P Code 17913). I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing. s/ Hira S Pathania Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino August 22, 2016 Notice-This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Published 9/15,22,29/16 & 10/6/16

Published in Colton Courier C-5901 Fictitious Business Name Statement FBN No. 2016-0009232 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CARDENAS PROFESSIONAL DELIVERIES, 24726 Ward Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410 Jose Cardenas, 24726 Ward Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410 This business is conducted by (a/an): Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in N/A By signing, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. (B&P Code 17913). I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing. s/ Jose Cardenas Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino August 16, 2016 Notice-This fictitious name state-

ment expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Published 9/15,22,29/16 & 10/6/16

Published in Colton Courier C-5902 Fictitious Business Name Statement FBN No. 2016-0009252 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SIERRAMERIC, 437 W. 17th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405 Mustapha M Koromah, 437 W. 17th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92405 This business is conducted by (a/an): Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in N/A By signing, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. (B&P Code 17913). I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing. s/ Mustapha M Koromah Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino August 17, 2016 Notice-This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Published 9/15,22,29/16 & 10/6/16

Published in Colton Courier C-5903 Fictitious Business Name Statement FBN No. 2016-001048 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ALVIN ANIMAL RENTALS, 9965 Palmetto Ave, Fontana, CA 92335 Alvin L Mears, 9965 Palmetto Ave, Fontana, CA 92335 This business is conducted by (a/an): Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in 2/17/2015 By signing, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. (B&P Code 17913). I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing. s/ Alvin Mears Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino September 7, 2016 Notice-This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Published 9/15,22,29/16 & 10/6/16

Published in Colton Courier C-5904 Fictitious Business Name Statement FBN No. 2016-0009952 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SHOP AND GO MARKET, 3512 Cajon Blvd, San Bernardino, CA 92407 Chansophorn Sim, 3512 Cajon Blvd, San Bernardino, CA 92407 Christine Taing, 3512 Cajo Blvd, San Bernardino, CA 92407 This business is conducted by (a/an): arried Couple The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in 2/27/2004 By signing, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. (B&P Code 17913). I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing. s/ Christine Taing Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino September 6, 2016 Notice-This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Published 9/15,22,29/16 & 10/6/16

Published in Colton Courier C-5905 Fictitious Business Name Statement FBN No. 2016-0009778 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ELEGENT ELEMENTS, 13089 Peyton Drive #C278, Chino Hills, CA 91709 Lei Hong, 13089 Peyton Drive #C278, Chino Hills, Ca 91709 This business is conducted by (a/an): Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in

N/A By signing, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. (B&P Code 17913). I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing. s/ Lei Hong Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino August 31, 2016 Notice-This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Published 9/15,22,29/16 & 10/6/16

Published in Colton Courier C-5906 Fictitious Business Name Statement FBN No. 2016-0010188 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LOVO CIGARS, 110 West First St, Rialto, CA 92376 Egda M Ramaz, 2878 Park Vista Dr, Rialto, CA 92376 This business is conducted by (a/an): Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above in 1/22/2004 By signing, I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime. (B&P Code 17913). I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes Public Record upon filing. s/ Edga M Ramaz Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Bernardino September 13, 2016 Notice-This fictitious name statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the office of the county clerk. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (see Section 14400 et seq., Business and Professions Code) Published 9/15,22,29/16 & 10/6/16 NOTICE TO CITY OF COLTON CITIZENS REGARDING ORDINANCE NO. O-16-16

On Tuesday, September 6, 2016, the Colton City Council did consider and adopt ORDINANCE NO. O-16-16, relating to the City’s Municipal Code.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLTON, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING PORTIONS OF CHAPTER 8.05 RELATING TO ABANDONED AND DISTRESSED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY AND ADDING CHAPTER 8.16 RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE OF VACANT AND ABANDONED COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

AYES: COUNCILMEMBER: Toro, Jorrin, González, Bennett, Suchil, and Mayor DeLaRosa

NOES: None

COUNCILMEMBER:

ABSTAIN: COUNCILMEMBER: None ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBER: Navarro

You may wish to examine the full text of this Ordinance, which is on file in the City Clerk’s Office.

s/ CAROLINA R. PADILLA City Clerk City of Colton Published Colton Courier 9/15/16 C-5897

PUBLISH your Fictitious Business Name for ONLY $40!! Call IECN at: (909) 381-9898


C.A.S.A. OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY TO

HOST ANNUAL MUNCHIN’ AT

C

THE MANSION

.A.S.A. of San Bernardino County will host their annual Munchin’ at the Mansion event at the Edwards Mansion in Redlands on September 28th from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. All proceeds from this event will support the Court-Appointed Special Advocate (C.A.S.A.) program which recruits, screens, trains, and supervises community volunteers to mentor and advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children living in foster care. Adult volunteer advocates provide a stable and consistent presence in the often turbulent lives of foster youth by assisting them in navigating through life’s challenges, providing encouragement, and advocating for each child’s individual needs.

Dr. Phil, National C.A.S.A. Spokesperson, says “C.A.S.A. volunteers also help to alleviate the constant upheaval faced by foster children. Research shows that children with a C.A.S.A. volunteer are substantially less likely to be in long-term foster care, defined as three years or longer. When a C.A.S.A. volunteer is involved, a child is less likely to move from home to home, and they are 95% less likely to re-enter the foster care system.”

Cesar Navarrete, Executive Director for C.A.S.A. of San Bernardino County says, “The community’s support is of vital importance to our program and this event is one where community members can join us to learn how our program supports children in foster care, and how they can positively impact a child by becoming involved, all while enjoying a great evening.”

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. when guests arrive and are greeted by C.A.S.A. Board members and staff. The evening will be filled with music, comedy, food, various opportunity drawings, and a silent auction with many valuable and intriguing items to bid on. Be sure to come hungry and have your taste buds ready for an exquisite array of gourmet wine and beer, as well as a vast array of fine foods and desserts presented by á la Minute, Augie’s Coffee Shop, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Dream Dinners, Hanger 24 Brewery, Jersey Mikes, Las Fuentes, Michelle’s Bakery, Renaissance Banquet Hall, Rok N Fondue, State Street Winery, Starbucks, Time in a Bottle and Brew Rebellion. Individuals wishing to purchase tickets to Munchin’ at the Mansion may do so by visiting us on the web at www.casaofsb.org and clicking on the “events” tab, or by calling 909-881-6760 or 760515-7418.

Inland Empire Community Newspapers • September 15, 2016 • Page A15

Obituary William Frederick Clinton

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illiam Frederick Clinton, 83 of Rialto passed away in his home on September 6, 2016. Bill was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota on April 3, 1933. Parents were Wilbert and Mildred Clinton. He married Diana and had 3 children, Frank Clinton, Kathleen Mack and Beth Duncan. They shared a marriage of 47 years until her passing on February 20, 2007.

Bill graduated High School and then attended The University of Redlands where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in History. He offered 32 years of service in the United States Air Force, achieving the position of Master Sergeant. He was also was 74 gallon blood donor (Blood Bank), and a Lt. Gov. of Rialto Kiwanis Club, where he was an active member for 60 years.

Bill was employed as a Contract Specialist for the Ballistics Missile Office at Norton Air Force Base, also at California Air National Guard and an Air Force reserve both at March Air Force Base. He was an active member of Rialto United Methodist Church. He enjoyed photography, genealogy and motorcycling.

He is lovingly survived by his children Frank Clinton, Kathleen Mack and Beth Duncan. Bill is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years Diana L. Clinton. A visitation will be Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 5pm – 9pm at Ingold Funeral Chapel in Fontana. A Funeral Service will take place Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:00am at Rialto United Methodist Church. He will then be taken to his final resting place and receive Military Honors in Montecito Memorial Park at 1:00 pm. Contributions can be made to Rialto Kiwanis Club all funds go to the children’s Kiwanis Club help. Please visit his memorial page at www.ingoldfuneralchapel.com


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