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Bernardino City an Unified School District officials and community supporters visited the residences of truant students last Friday to encourage them to return to school.

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overnor Jerry Brown signed one piece of immigration legislation and vetoed another on September 28.

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San Bernardino City Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Dale Marsden, accompanied by district officials, speaking to a student during Operation Student Recovery.

Immigrant detention facilities, which hold unauthorized immigrants and those seeking asylum, have been denounced by immigrant rights groups due to reports of substandard conditions and detainee abuse.

“I have been troubled by recent reports detailing unsatisfactory conditions and limited access to counsel in private immigration detention facilities,” Brown said in a statement. “[The Department of Homeland Security’s] actions indicate that a more permanent solution to this issue may be at hand. I urge the federal authorities to act swiftly.”

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Senate Bill 1289, authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), would have barred private prison operators from contracting with law enforcement agencies to detain immigrants for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Brown, while expressing his concern over the quality of private detention centers, said his decision to veto Lara’s ‘Dignity Not Detention’ bill stems from the DHS’ announcement to form a committee to evaluate whether Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should continue to work with private prison corporations.

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Operation Student Recovery is the district’s intervention plan to visit the last reported addresses of students who have missed school since the beginning of the academic year. The district action is conducted twice a year--once at the start of the year and again at its conclusion.

As defined in the California Education Code, a chronic truant is an individual that is absent from school without a valid excuse for ten percent or more of days in one school year. Under state law students could face an array of consequences for truancy--ranging from a written warning to community service. Parents face stiffer penalties, such as $400 fines or jail time for

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San Bernardino City Unified School District officials and community leaders visited students who have missed school since August 1 to encourage them to return to school.

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A San Bernardino City Unified School District staff member visiting a home during Operation Student Recovery, which took place on September 28.

failing to properly supervise Superintendent Dr. Dale Marstheir child and encourage them to den was among the dozens of district officials who participated in attend school. Operation Student Recovery. However, the school district is Along with Assistant Superinchoosing a positive approach--one tendent Rachel Monarrez, Marsthat refrains from condemning den visited several homes near others and instead focuses on Del Vallejo Middle School. finding solutions. At one residence on Pumalo Street, two young students--ages During a brief training meeting and 14--answered when Mars12 at Arroyo Valley High School right before the commencement of den knocked on their door. Both the operation, district staff em- boys were eventually encouraged phasized the need to build rela- by the Superintendent to get ready tionships with by offering students for school, even after admitting and families support through that they didn’t feel like going. counseling, tutoring, health, and “It’s important to get them to unnutritional services. derstand that there are repercus“This is a community relations sions,” Marsden said about event,” said the district’s Director helping students understand the of Youth Services Ray Culberson. effects of truancy. “Imposing fines “It’s important to show students and penalties is the last resort. What we want to do is identify the that we care.” barriers that keeps them from Approximately 175 visits were school. If these students form made to apartment complexes and habits at a young age, it could be homes on Friday, according to dis- detrimental.” trict spokesperson Linda Bardere. Of that number, only 37 students

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A mid-level (orange) and high-level detainee being escorted back into the detention facility by GEO Group staff.

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“Our message is to call on DHS to take the action to end these [private] contracts. ICIJ will continue to revolve their actions on Adelanto and continue to demand the closure of this facility.”

Assembly Bill 2792, authored by Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), will provide undocumented immigrants due process before facing interro-

gation by ICE.

The new law, which is officially referred to as the Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds (TRUST) Act, will require for law enforcement agencies to provide immigration lawyers with the same information on detained immigrants they share with ICE. In addition, a public forum must be held every year to disclose local law enforcement’s role with helping DHS.

Brown expressed his satisfaction with Bonta’s bill, explaining that the earlier version of the bill would have constrained routine law enforcement communications with the federal government.

“The author and proponents greatly modified these far reaching provisions, and the bill now reflects a measured approach to due process and transparency principles.”

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he Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC), along with other community leaders and residents, will speak at the San Bernardino City Council meeting on October 10 to address the Common Ground for Peace initiative. ICUC and supporters will demand that the council give direction to City Manager Mark Scott to do an in-depth data analysis to prepare an intervention program to end violent crime and shootings in San Bernardino. Since January 28, about 1,000 congregants from ICUC have walked areas commonly known as hot spots for violence in San Bernardino. Residents and ICUC leaders have delivered over 1,500 letters of support for our efforts to city council and have approximately 800 more to deliver next Monday.

ICUC has conveyed to city leaders and the San Bernardino Police Department that other cities across the state have successfully decreased violent crime, shootings and killings through the program Operation Ceasefire. Cities like Oakland saw a 30 percent decrease in homicides, Stockton a 55 percent decrease, and Richmond a 63 percent decrease.

The group will also advocate for the Mary's Village homeless center for men, which initially had enough votes to pass the city council but was voted down on a second reading. ICUC is urging San Bernardino residents to call representatives demanding they address the issue of crime and violence.

The City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. on Oct. 10. For more information, contact Sergio Luna at (909) 253-9147.


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(corner of E and Court Streets). Art Night is a series of pop-up galleries showcasing the creative and artistic abilities of local artists. It is a collective effort to bring art, music and entertainment to downtown. For information on how to participate in this event artists should contact Stephanie Sanchez in Community Development at: 909.384.7272 X 3343 or email Fullerton Museum of Art presents "Volcanos, Wrecks, Riots, sanchez_stephanie@sbcity.org Nudes and Mythology: The Art of Edward Hagedorn" at the Friday, October 14 - the San San Bernardino California State Bernardino Valley Community University campus, 5500 Uni- College Foundation presents its versity Parkway. The exhibit 90th Anniversary Gala at the presents the major themes im- new SBVC Athletic Complex. portant to the artist, many of For information and sponsorship which still resonate today, in- opportunities visit: www.sbvccluding his reflections on land- foundation.org scape and the horrors of war. For information call: 909.537.7373 Friday, October 14-ballots are mailed out - VOTE!!! or visit: raffma@csusb.edu Save the Date:

Friday, October 7 – October 9, 2016 – San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians present their 21st Annual Pow Wow at California State University, San Bernardino. The event is free to the public. There will be Native American singers, dancers and drummers in North America and Canada. In addition there will be Foundation enhances public arts and crafts vendors and tastes use: from across Indian Country. For information call 909.425.3450 Congratulations to the San Bernardino City Library FounSaturday, October 8 - Arts dation for their donation of over Connection and the Arts Council $300,000 to purchase 24 new of San Bernardino County prescomputers and software for pubent "From Competition to Collic use at the Cosand Computer laboration" a conference aimed Learning Center in the Norman at strengthening communities Feldheym Central Library. Pathrough the arts by bring totrons need only a library card to gether participants from a wide have free access to computers, variety of disciplines, sectors software and the Internet. There and perspectives. The conferis a minimal cost for printing. As ence will be held at the UniverLibrary Director Ed Erjavek sity of Redlands Orton Center stated, "these new computers are from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For the first step in replacing public information and sponsorship opcomputers throughout the library portunities visit: info@artsconsystem. We hope they help to nectionnetwork.org bridge the "digital divide" meaning those who have access Saturday, October 8 - Generto current technology and those ations Church presents Car & who don't - in our community". Bike Show from 2:00 to 5:00 Again kudos to the hardworking p.m. at 6245 Palm Ave, San Foundation! For membership Bernardino. This family event and donation information call features kids games, music, raf(909) 381-8211. fles and drawings. There is free entry for participating cars and bikes. To register call: Art Exhibits, Theatre & 909.533.0806 Seminars:

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Friday, October 14 - the Rialto Democratic Club presents the annual WHO (We Honor Ours) Awards Recognition Dinner at the Rialto Senior Center, 1411 S. Riverside Ave at 6 p.m. This community outreach event will recognize the contributions of local citizens in small business, education, volunteerism and veterans affairs. For information contact El Kilgore at mr7ebk@aol.com or 951.662.3653 or rialtodems@gmail.com or call 909.717.2083

Saturday, October 15 - The Community Foundation serving Riverside and San Bernardino counties presents its 75th Anniversary Gala at the Riverside Convention Center at 6 p.m. For information and sponsorship opportunities call: 951.241.7777 or visit: www.the community foundation.net/75years

Saturday, October 15 - the San Bernardino Symphony presents Autumn Magic at 7:30 p.m. at the California Theatre of Performing Arts, 562 W. 4th Street. This performance features the Southern California premiere of Libby Larson's Dancing Man Rhapsody, Camille Saint-Saen's Danse Macabre, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni Overture featuring the Inland Valley Repertory Theatre Company, and Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C minor. For ticket information call: Saturday, October 9 - the Vol- 909.381.5388 or visit: www.sanunteers for Veterans Foundation bernardinosymphony.org present the 26th Annual Veterans Memorial Car Show from Saturday, October 15 - the 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Sylvan Knights of Columbus Colton Park, 601 N. University Street, Council 4017 present Grapes Redlands. For information on and Grains, a Wine & Beer Fest this free event call 909.350.9816 to benefit local charities from or visit: www.volunteersforvet- 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at 740 Pennsylvania Ave., Colton. For inforeransfoundation.com mation call: 909.370.2981

Saturday, October 8, 2016 July 31, 2017 - the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art presents Journey To The Beyond: Ancient Egyptians In The Pursuit Of Eternity at the Cal State Campus, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino. Museum hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm., Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., closed on Sunday and Friday. Tuesday, October 11 is This focus of this exhibit is the the Last Day to Register ancient Egyptians' attitude to- to Vote!! ward life and death. For information call: 909.537.7373 or Friday, October 14 - the City visit: raffma@csusb.edu of San Bernardino presents Art Night Community Showcase Saturday October 8 - Decem- from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the ber 10 - the Robert and Frances Court Street Square Parking lot

Wednesday, October 19 - the Salvation Army Advisory Board presents its annual fundraising luncheon, Doing The Most Good from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 2626 Pacific Street, San Bernardino. The San Bernardino Corps serves Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Highland, Rialto and San Bernardino.

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Friday, October 21 - Montecito Memorial Park & Mortuary and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Redlands-Riverside present Mansion Masquerade, a Halloween themed costume ball to benefit the Boys & Girls Club from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Burrage Mansion, 1205 W. Crescent Ave., Redlands. This is a 21 and over event and a Halloween costume is required. For ticket information call: 888.822.6535, ext. 206

Wednesday, October 26 - the Colton Main Library, 656 N. 9th Street presents Kid's Fall Fiction Costume Party at 3:30 p.m. This free event encourages kids to dress up as their favorite fictional character and enjoy the many activities. For information call: 909.370.5083

Saturday, October 29 - a Kids Safe Trick or Treat will be held at the Garcia Center for the Arts, 536 W. 11th Street, San Bernardino from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. This event is free. For information call: 909.693.2371 or m a i l Friday, October 21 - Gerrards e presents Craft Beer & Wine lisset.zavala28@gmail.com Tasting Festival at the Esri cafe and outdoor area, 380 New York Monday, October 31 - Colton Street, Redlands from 5:30 to Community Services presents 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from this Halloween Festival from 4:00 to event benefit the Redlands Fam- 7:00 p.m. at Fleming Park, 525 ily Services Association. Partic- La Cadena Drive. This event ipants must be 21 years of age or features crafts, games, activities, older. Tickets may be purchased costume contests and candy. For at Gerrards Market or the ticket information call: 909. 370.6153 office at the University of Redlands. Sunday, October 23 - the Consulate of Mexico in San Bernardino presents the 16th Annual Binational Health Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Consulate of Mexico office, 293 N. D Street, San Bernardino. The fair will offer health screening, dental, nutrition information and much more.

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By Anthony Victoria

Young people: Nothing can change without your input

Two years ago a change in leadership occurred that motivated young residents to revitalize the San Bernardino community. City officials and community advocates poured into city hall to witness what many called the beginning of a “new era.” “I look forward to working with our education, religious, business and community leaders to overcome our challenges and build a more prosperous city,” Mayor Carey Davis told the dozens of residents who witnessed his oath to office on March 1, 2014. An array of organizations--the Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC), San Bernardino Generation Now, the Time for Change Foundation, and many others--have worked alongside Davis and other city leaders in hopes of reducing violence, eliminating blight, and providing support services for residents. “We have the power to create this community we want — right now,” Generation Now member Jennica Billings said during a press conference held the day of Davis’ inauguration. “Stop focusing on our problems, our deficiencies, and focus on our gifts. It’s about tapping into those gifts. Despite those claims and efforts, the City of San Bernardino continues to be plagued by bad decision-making and petty grievances. The aforementioned groups have done their best to persuade city leaders to implement programs to reduce gun violence and help homeless and substance abusers. Yet, besides a few roundtable discussions, “peace” walks, the creation of murals on city walls, and the construction of a homeless access center at Seccombe Lake Park, there has been little headway in addressing socioeconomic issues. As a result, now young residents feel restless and frustrated that San Bernardino continues to remain stagnant. Worse, most young people are apathetic because they feel that, “nothing will make a difference.”

As one of an estimated 112,000 frustrated young residents in our region, I think it’s time that we demand inclusion and take swift action on our goals. The city will fall into deeper uncertainty if our leaders continue to fight for political and economic interests. It’s imperative that youth become concerned about our city’s situation. It’s important that we believe in improving our city’s plight. Together--young and old--can work together to eradicate trifling conflicts and develop long term plans for social and economic development. A good place to begin is by encouraging younger residents to be a part of the electoral process. We need to remind them that they too are affected by city problems. Young people also have the right to hold leaders accountable. In 2013, the voter turnout was at 14 percent, meaning of 78,000 of registered voters, less than 12,000 residents made it out to the polls. Many young leaders are devoted towards raising that percentage. ICUC, Generation Now, the San Bernardino League of Women Voters, and the League of United American Citizens Latin (LULAC) have recruited young people to speak to high school and college students about voting. In the process, these groups have encouraged youth to become involved in park cleanup events, art gatherings, and political functions to generate community participation. In addition, young people need to be treated with respect and be reminded that their input in social and political affairs does matter. Elders have the right intentions when providing guidance to a young person, though sometimes that advice comes as a result of a reprimand. For example, an at-risk youth cannot thoroughly provide an explanation as to why they are considering joining a gang if we scold them about it. Instead, we should empathize with their situation and provide counsel. The more we try to understand the problems affecting younger residents, the better we will become at providing them with solutions and helping them improve. Although we strive to live in a perfect world, it’s evident that it’s not possible. Nevertheless, as young people we strive to transform San Bernardino into something greater. All we ask of our city leaders to include us in that process.

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one of us are immune from the possibility of ending up with less than what we woke up with. Homelessness has become a chronic issue in many communities throughout our nation, the State of California and most specifically, here in the County of San Bernardino. Inland Empire communities have witnessed growing populations of homeless individuals, ranging from children and families, to youth, and even military veterans. In one way or another, we have all been impacted by this growing reality and it’s time to work together to end it.

Last year, the Board of Supervisors took the initiative to address homelessness by finding ways to house identified homeless veterans within the County of San Bernardino. The outcomes of this initiative were successful; 401 identified homeless veterans were housed before Thanksgiving and an additional 162 have been housed since then. This was due to the fruitful collaboration of an advisory board composed of several county departments, and community and private partners. Within a year we have confirmed the benefits of working together, planning strategically and imple-

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ume shall be more than 500 but less than 2500 through vehicles per day. This is just a small list of the requirements, aside from a traffic study, that MUST be met. You can check the SPEED HUMP POLICY at the City of Colton Engineering Department to see how in depth the requirements are, and there are many. Ronald H. Lawrence Colton, Ca. 92324

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menting tactics to address veteran homelessness. We learned many lessons in our efforts to house homeless veterans and we want to use that knowledge to expand our goal to include other homeless populations within our county.

On August 16th, the Board of Supervisors voted to expand last year’s initiative and target chronic homelessness, particularly among chronically homeless youth. We were encouraged by the results brought forward by the Countyled initiative that we moved forward to expand the advisory board’s goals and strategic initiatives to focus on chronically homeless individuals. A chronically homeless person as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is either (1) an unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has been continuously homeless for a year or more, OR (2) an unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition who has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years. Currently, the County has identified 376 individuals as chronically homeless within our boundaries, 31 of them are youth ages 18 to 24. I strongly believe we can break some of the cyclical and chronic patterns of homelessness, especially when we start fo-

cusing on our youth.

As Co-Chair of the Homeless Youth Taskforce for San Bernardino County, I continue to advocate for additional resources to serve our most vulnerable populations. Our homeless youth face increased risks of chronic homelessness, including victimization, anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD and suicide. Too often, youth turn to a life on the streets because they do not have access to resources, adequate support systems or skills to live independently. By providing better support and additional resources we can help reduce the risk of our homeless youth becoming homeless adults.

By taking action today we can continue to be proactive to this issue and finally put an end to homelessness in San Bernardino County. I thank the Board of Supervisors for helping me expand these efforts and I would also like to thank all of the organizations and individuals who fight every day to end homelessness. Ending homelessness in our County is no easy task but by addressing the issue one day at a time we know that we can definitely get there. James Ramos, Chairman San Bernardino County, Third Supervisorial District

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Words to Think About: “No one knows enough to be a pessimist”

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By G. W. Abersold Ph.D.

r. Norman Cousins is one of my literary mentors. He influenced my views about medical care and human health. He survived a terminal illness even when doctors described him as terminally ill. He did so by laughing, taking mega doses of vitamin C and de-

veloping positive attitudes. As editor of the Saturday Review for forty years as his platform, he revolutionized the medical profession that previously believed that there was no connection between the mind and the body. I was a student of his and heard him speak many times. He was also a major source for the contents of my doctoral dissertation. I have one complete editorial by Dr. Norman Cousins that I have kept and cherished for about 35 years. I summarize it with great pleasure. There is a date on it, and was written in May, 1982. It deals with his favorite subject; human health and medical care; or the absence therewith. For the previous three years Cousins had been studying 40 patients who had illnesses. They included malignancies, cardiac infirmities and diseases of joints and muscles. He wrote that all the cases were more severe than those he had. The first fact that tied the cases together was all the illnesses were preceded by an emotional crisis.

They invariably produced severe worry and depression. Second, when the patients were told of their illnesses, all were told that their case didn’t have much of a chance for healing. Third, their illnesses became worse as soon as they learned how bad it was. Fourth. All of the patients experienced panic. Fifth, and this was very important. When their panic reached a level of desperation, a conscious decision was made to reject all notion of inevitability. And Sixth, they all decided they were not going to rely exclusively on treatment provided by others. Also, they would take an active part in their own recovery. Cousins describe the underlying philosophy, as he saw it. All the patients decided they wanted to live. They were prepared to make a great effort to that end. They would not be deterred by expert opinion. The rest of the editorial is an expose of a case history in the group of 40. It concerns a 42 year old man with a wife and two children.

He had lost his job; it was the first time he was unemployed in 16 years. He lost self-confidence, tension within the family and was severely depressed. After three months he developed cancer cells in his left hip. It was indeed cancer and it had metastasized. The report was emotionally devastating. Chemo caused dizziness and nausea. Radiation caused the loss of his hair. His savings were rapidly being depleted. The pit of despair was his. He accidently heard about an L.A. based group, We Can Do. It was made up of cancer survivors. The most important thing he learned is that members of the group had decided that they wanted to live and they would not allow themselves to be defeated. They were going to experience joy and all the things that made life worth living. They were going to show the experts they were wrong. This decision had some immediate results. First, on receiving chemo he visualized the process by which his body would derive

maximum benefits from the medication. Nausea was reduced. Then, he took genuine pleasure in his family. He forced himself to do physical things. His appetite was better; as well as sleep. Amazingly, after two monthly xray reports indicated his cancer was in retreat. His oncologist predicted a sustained remission. After this Cousin wrote that scenes like the above indicate that treatment for any disease has two requirements. One is the availability of the best that medical science has; and to involve oneself in the recovery effort. Brain research is now giving evidence that attitudes have biochemical effects. Negative attitudes of defeat and pessimism will have a debilitating effect on the endocrine system. Attitudes of confidence and determination activate therapeutic secretions in the brain. In my opinion, the most important statement that Norman Cousins ever wrote or said was: “No one knows enough to be a pessimist.” Amen. Selah. So be it.

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nity about the importance of earthquake preparedness, and to promoting the annual Great California ShakeOut so everyone is ready for the inevitable Big One,” said Melissa Russo, museum director. The Great California ShakeOut is an annual drill, this year scheduled at 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 20. Schools, business, govern-

ment agencies, and individuals will Drop, Cover, and Hold On to practice how to react during an earthquake. The County Museum is holding “Get Ready for the Great ShakeOut” on the Saturday before the statewide drill to increase awareness. Get Ready for the ShakeOut and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors. The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Associ-

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he San Bernardino County Museum will host “Get Ready for the Great California ShakeOut,” on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, featuring the county’s Seismic Simulator and other earthquake preparedness activities and vendors. “The county museum is committed to educating our commu-

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Alejandre: “We are a community bonded through education.” cation and student advisory panels. According to the Superintendent, more than 150 students from 41 schools participated and collaborated in workgroups to address the County’s issues with economics, education, health, and safety. “Our students are going to be our next leaders,” Alejandre said. “By seeing how they can make an impact by working together in collaboration, they are inspired to reach their dreams.” The County’s Cradle to Career Roadmap, which Alejandre said focuses on a higher education and professional employment trajectory for students, will transform

the region. Twenty five of the County’s 33 school districts have adopted Cradle to Career. The City of Colton became the first municipality to adopt the Roadmap last December. “Communities that foster such an environment experience greater school/community partnerships, increased educational attainment, attract homebuyers and employers, and become places where young people want to stay once they have become established,” said Alejandre. Alejandre also promoted the County’s partnership with the American Council on Education,

the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Council, the University of California, the California State University, and 23 high schools to create a schoolwide college application. The Superintendent said the partnership is part of the American College Application and Success Campaign that focuses on increasing college and financial aid applications and enrollment to higher education institutions. The County Superintendent will give a second State of Education address on Oct. 21 at the High Desert Church in Victorville.

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ommunity collaboration, college readiness, and student wellness were among the themes discussed by San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandre during his second State of Education at the California Theatre last Thursday. “In a world of complexity, challenges and change, ours is a com-

munity with a roadmap for success...a community that fully embraces the mantra that, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together,” Alejandre said to hundreds of educators in attendance. “We are a community transforming lives through education. Alejandre, who became County Superintendent in January 2015, began his address by speaking on the importance of alternative edu-

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The Upland High School choir performing the Star Spangled Banner during San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Ted Alejandre State of Education address on Sep. 29.


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Senator Leyva's landmark bill could soon help San Bernardino residents breathe better

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By Harvey M. Kahn

ears of rallying has finally paid off for some residents of San Bernardino who have seen health hazards increase as their property values have decreased. Relief could come from Senate Bill 1000, designed to add equity to the city's general planning process. Reports from state agencies indicate those living near the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe (BHSF) rail yard and the Omnitrans fueling station on the Westside of Mount Vernon Avenue have been exposed to well above safe levels of air pollution. SB 1000 authored by Senator Connie Leyva (Chino) is written to lessen the impact of pollution on those living in neighborhoods with a disproportionate amount of industry. Leyva's bill will mandate an eighth component to all future growth in the state. Known as the environmental justice element, it will be required before any development along with land use, circulation, open space, noise and safety. SB 1000 is co-sponsored by the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice. It will take effect Jan. 1, 2017. "This is the most important environmental bill enacted in years and Senator Leyva deserves a great deal of credit," said Penny Newman, executive director for the environmental action group who has offices in San Bernardino. "It has never been an accident that those who are least able to defend themselves are targeted for the most hazardous developments." Leyva could not be reached for comment but her communications director Sergio Reyes referred to a prepared statement. Leyva thanked Gov. Brown for approving her bill she says will protect vulnerable residents who are exposed to high amounts of pollution and other environmental hazards. Leyva says that communities are often forced to address environmental justice issues such as air pollution or drinking water contamination after the fact. Her's is designed for "front end" study. "SB 1000 will statutorily require that local communities proactively evaluate and address these potential impacts in the general plans." Leyva feels that inappropriate land use remains a leading cause of environmental inequities, "From the lack of basic infrastructure in rural areas to the exposure of residential and other sensitive land uses to toxins from industrial facilities. Consequently, residents in these communities often suffer higher rates of asthma, birth defects and cancer." In a phone interview, Newman said SB 1000 is written so that it can be readily enforced. "Every city has a general plan that is updated every five years. This bill provides a mechanism for identifying those who have been neglected and provides an institutional way to remedy the problem," said Newman. She says Leyva's landmark measure lays a foundation whereby cities like San Bernardino can apply for a portion of the $1.2 billion in

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State Senator Connie Leyva (Left) authored environmental bill that could bring relief to San Bernardino's most vulnerable. Penny Newman (Right) and the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice co-sponsored Leyva's landmark SB 1000. state Greenhouse Gas Reduction Funds. A map provided by the state environmental protection agency shows most of San Bernardino's city limits along I-215 is determined to be disadvantaged. Leyva's release shows roughly 20 percent of California's population living in areas that contain high concentrations of pollution,

equating to about 7.4 million people. A study by Loma Linda University School of Public Health and other air quality agencies, show measurable levels of diesel fuel from BNSF polluting air within a mile radius. High numbers of respiratory problems have been reported at Ramona Alessandro Elementary School, where nearby residents were also

concerned about Omnitrans flammable liquefied and compressed natural gas storage tanks located in their neighborhood. When reached for comment about SB 1000, San Bernardino City Planning Manager Oliver Mujica said no one in his office knew about the bill and that he was not prepared to comment. Mujica said San Bernardino last conducted an update on its gen-

eral plan in 2007 but an update would be conducted in a few years. In response to its neighbors concerns, Omnitrans officials have said it could possibly change to a pipeline type of delivery system instead of storing its natural gas in two large tanks. Omnitrans had plans to eventually switch to electric powered buses. Likewise BNSF says it plans to change to low emission trucks and cleaner natural gas fueled locomotives. But long time neighborhood spokespersons Susana Negrete and Erika Flores have said they can't wait until 2020, when those promised changes start going into effect. Newman is confident SB 1000 will fast track plans to reduce environmental threats to their vulnerable neighborhood. "Their neighborhood is among the 5 percent that has already been targeted for the Green Gas Reduction funding," said Newman. "Yes. This bill is very enforceable." Newman acknowledged that planning departments are always looking to work around the law by way of zone changes, amendments, and ordinances. "We have a number of watchdogs but you just can't make laws and walk away. It takes local citizens to get involved."


Inland Empire Community Newspapers • October 6, 2016 • Page A9

Technical Employment Training, Inc. hosts Manufacturing Day, dispels misconceptions of industry

Photo/MJ Duncan

Technical Employment Training, Inc. hosted Manufacturing Day on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The event, established five years ago, aims Photo/MJ Duncan to dispel those misperceptions and promote the industry. Each year, manufacturers have the opportunity to open their doors and show the community, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing Cody Funk, a TET student, is obtaining high-tech skills that really is. enable him to utilize this stateof-the-art $250,000 CNC manity, in a coordinated effort, what chine. There is a shortage of By MJ Duncan manufacturing really is. qualified candidates who are Technical Employment Train- skilled to work such a machine. anufacturing suffers ing, Inc. in San Bernardino from a dated and mishosted MFG Day on Tuesday, conceived portrayal as Oct. 4, and had a healthy turnout an industry that is low-paying work.” of representatives from Califorand low-skilled affording little in A typical manufacturing plant is nia Steel Industries, Haas Factory the way of career growth. The reclean and technologically adOutlet, Walker Corporation, and ality is that manufacturing today vanced. San Bernardino County Transiis a high-tech industry that offers New technologies such as 3D tional Assistance Department. better wages than many other emrobotics, and advanced printing, Students from Indian Springs ployment sectors. Manufacturanalytics underscore the reality School were scheduled to High ing, as one of the leading about careers in manufacturing attend the event. contributors to U.S. gross domesthat are highly skilled and offer “With the elimination of vocatic product, is invaluable to ecoupward mobility. tional training in schools, stunomic growth and contributed to “A significant benefit of Manudents have no idea they can make pulling the country out of the facturing Day is that it gets peoa lucrative career out of making Great Recession of 2009. ple interested in the industry,” things,” said Technical EmployNational Manufacturing Day said Kim Victorine, Director of ment Training, Inc. President Dr. (MFG Day), established five Operations at Plastics Plus TechBill Clarke. “Manufacturing Day years ago, aims to dispel those nologies in Redlands. “This is a opens a lot of eyes and changes misperceptions and promote the well-paying career that does not their notions of the industry in industry. Each year, manufacturrequire an extensive educational person, dispelling the misconcepers have the opportunity to open background and offers possibilitions that manufacturing is dirty, their doors and show the commuties of career advancement.” low-paying and backbreaking

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Photo/MJ Duncan

Former TET student Daniel Rojas, Maintenance Supervisor at California Steel Industries, explained the challenges of hiring people to meet the demands of the manufacturing sector because there is a lack of highly skilled and qualified candidates.


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Page A12 • October 6, 2016 • EC • IECN NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Bernardino City Unified School District ("DISTRICT") invites sealed bids for Bid No. F16-06 RE-BID Proposition 39 Energy Upgrades Efficiency (EEP1&2) . SUBMITTAL OF BIDS: All bids shall be made on the Bid Forms furnished by the District. Bid Forms, together with all required attachments to the Bid Forms, shall be delivered to the DISTRICT in a sealed envelope with a copy of the completed required bid cover sheet affixed to the outside of the envelope and placed in the Bid Box in the Lobby of the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education Administration Building ("BOE"). The Bids are due at 11:00am on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. 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 Community Room. Bid Forms or Attachments thereto received after the stipulated time will be rejected and returned to Bidders unopened. Each Bid shall be accompanied by a cashier's check made payable to the San Bernardino City Unified School District, or a satisfactory bid bond in favor of the DISTRICT, executed by the Bidder as principal and a California admitted surety company as Surety, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the Base Bid submitted by the Bidder. BID AND CONTRACT DOCUMENTS: The full notice inviting Bids, Bid documents and contract documents may be viewed and ordered through C2 Reprographics PlanWell Service online by clicking on ‘PUBLIC PLANROOM' at w w w. c 2 r e p r o . c o m a f t e r Thursday, September 29, 2016. There is a refundable deposit of One Hundred dollars ($100.00) for each set of drawings and specifications, upon payment by cashier's or company check made payable to San Bernardino City Unified School District. Prospective Bidders may secure up to two bid sets. Eligible deposits will be refunded upon return of said documents to C2 Reprographics in good acceptable condition within five (5) business days after bids are opened. Bidders in need of more than two sets of bid documents may purchase at their own cost based on C2's current rates at that time. C2 Reprographics 3180 Pullman Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Phone: (866) 632-8329 Public Plan Room: www.c2repro.com Bid documents will be available at C2 Reprographics for after Thursday, viewing September 29, 2016. Bid documents will also be available at the following public plan rooms: F.W. Dodge McGrawHill, Inc. Public Plan Room; www.construction.com 4300 Beltway Place Suite 180 Arlington TX 76081 Diana Boyles Dodge document we@mhfl.com Phone: 1-800393-6343 Fax: 1-877-8367711 The Blue Book Building & Construction NetworkPublic Plan Room: www.thebluebook.com 800 E. Main St.P.O. Box 500Jefferson Valley, NY 10535TJ Downey tdowney@thebluebook.comP hone: (800) 431-2584 Ext. 3177 Fax: (914) 243-4936 CMD GROUP Public Plan Room: www.cmdgroup.com 30 Technology Pkwy S, Ste 100 Norcross, GA 30092 Michael Lunan mike.lunan@cmdgroup.com Architectural Source Relations Specialist Reed Construction Data (770) 209-3414 REQUESTS FOR BID INFORMATION, CLARIFICATIONS, and ADDENDA:Questions in writing (only) may be directed to the District's Business Outreach Coordinator, Ms. Jennifer Wilhelm via email at jennifer.wilhelm@sbcusd.k12. ca.us. The deadline to submit Requests for Bid Information ("RFBI") is 4:00pm on Friday, October 14, 2016. All Responses to Requests for Bid Information, clarifications and/or addenda will be issued no later than Wednesday, October 19, 2016 and will be issued to plan holders or registered plan reviewers only. Such responses will be posted at the C2 reprographics public plan room website at www.c2repro.com. Digital copies are considered an accepted form of Addenda delivery method.PROJECT DELIVERY METHOD AND

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REQUIRED LICENSES:The work under these bids will be a unit price bid and all bidders to be considered responsive shall have the following licenses: Package License 1. Electrical C-10 2. HVAC C-20 WAGE: PREVAILING Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) compliance, Effective January 1, 2015: No contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal for a public works project (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 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. PREQUALIFICATION OF BIDDERS: NOT APPLICABLE FOR THIS PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK: Refer to project site's specific summary of work contained in Sections 01 11 00 of the Project Manual. The contractor is responsible for the performance and completion of all items according to plans, specifications and any addenda including but not necessarily limited to the work listed below: Package 1. Electrical Scope: Rework existing troffers and provide LED lighting retrofit kits and provide 2013-T24 compliant controls. Remove and replace existing exterior lighting with LED version and provide 2013-T24 compliant controls but not limited to vacancy sensing, dimming, photocell (24ft pole only), and timed interface to BMS/EMS. Above mentioned scope will be done at eight (8) Schools, which include Belvedere Elementary School, Marshall Elementary School, Salinas Elementary School, Ramona Alessandro Elementary School, Kimbark Elementary School, North Park Elementary School, Harmon Elementary School and Carmack Elementary School. Package 2. HVAC Scope: Remove and replace select rooftop air conditioning units on existing curbs including reconnection of existing ducting, condensate and gas utilities, rebalance air and HVAC controls. upgrade Modify existing electrical feeder overcurrent protection where load permits. Replace existing where required. Above mentioned scope will be done at three (3) Schools, which include Belvedere Elementary School, Marshall Elementary School and Salinas Elementary School. ENTERPRISE BUSINESS (DVBE) PARTICIPATION AND REQUIREGOAL MENTS: Bidders must adhere to the District's Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) participation goal, prevailing wages and labor compliance program, and license requirements; information regarding prevailing wage rates is available at http://www.pd.dgs.ca.gov/smb u s / d e f a u l t . h t m , http://search.cadvbe.org/dvbe s/search and http://www.bidsync.com/DPXB isCASB. PRE-BID CONFERENCES AND JOB WALKS: A non-mandatorypre-bid conference and job walk will be held at the sites on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM. Conference will start at Belvedere ES (address below) and will continue to the various sites. Belvedere ES: 2501 Marshall Blvd., Highland CA 92346 IMPORTANT DATES: First Publication THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 Second Publication THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016 Pre Bid Conference and Job Walk OCTOBER 7, 2016 AT 9:00AM RFI Due FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016 Addendum Due WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2016 Bid Opening WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2016 AT 11:00AM Bid Posting on Facilities Website THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016 Tentative Board Meeting TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 NOA Issued (Tentative) WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016 END of NOTICE INVITING BID CNS-2929360# PUBLISHED EL CHICANO 9/29/16, 10/6/16 E-7505

• EL CHICANO LEGAL ADVERTISING • Fax (909) 384-0406 NOTICE INVITING BIDS

Notice is hereby given that the Rialto Unified School District ("District") of San Bernardino County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board ("Board"), will receive at the Purchasing Services Office located at: 260 S. Willow Avenue, Rialto, California, bids for: SITE WORK FOR INSTALLATION OF ONE RELOCATABLE CLASSROOM DUNN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BID NO. 16-17-007

Up to, but not later than, 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. PST at

Dunn Elementary School 830 N. Lilac Avenue Rialto, CA 92376 (In front of the office building)

Failure to either attend prebid conference at the correct time will result in vendor being automatically disqualified from submitting a bid. There will be no exceptions.

Award of this bid by the Rialto Unified School District Governing Board will be contingent upon one hundred percent (100%) eligible funding of this project by The District. Even after award of the contract, the Rialto Unified School District may or may not proceed with the project, in whole or in part. Execution of the project, in part or in whole, is solely at the discretion of Rialto Unified School District. Contractors wishing to bid, do so solely at their own risk. The Rialto Unified School District is not liable or responsible for any costs, loss, fees, or expenses, of any kind, associated with bid and/or a decision not to proceed with the project, even after award of the contract. By submitting a bid, each bidder agrees to bear all of its own costs, fees, expenses, and losses, of any and all kind, should the Rialto Unified School District cancel the project.

Licenses: The District requires that bidders possess the following classification(s) of contractor’s license: B

Work in this Category includes all work as required to complete the entire project as noted anywhere within: the Project Manual, the drawings, or issued addenda.

All bids shall be prepared and submitted on the bid forms furnished by the District. Each bid shall be accompanied by the security referred to in the contract documents. All Bids must be sealed and clearly state on the Lower Left Side of the bid envelope the Bid Title and Bid Number.

Sealed bids will be received at the Purchasing Services Office located at: 260 S. Willow Avenue, Rialto, California, 92376 up to, but no later than 2:00 p.m. on October 26, 2016 and will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Purchasing Services Office.

Each bid must conform with and be responsive to all pertinent Bidding and Contract documents. Copies are on file and open for public inspection at the District's Facilities Planning Office.

Bid documents in digital format will be available in compact disc to proposers for free in Facilities Planning located at: 625 West Rialto Avenue, Rialto, California, 92376, phone number: (909) 421-7555. Bidders can download bid package from the District website: http://kec.rialto.k12 .ca.us/facilities. Bid documents will also be available through BidClerk www.bidclerk.com and Dodge Plan Room www.construction.com/dodge. For information regarding this project, prospective bidders are requested to contact Architect Greg Chapman GChapman@pcharch.com and cc. Iris Chu ichu@rialto.k12.ca.us.

The District has obtained from the California Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rate of per diem wages and the general prevailing rate for holiday and overtime work for the San

Bernardino County area for each trade, craft, classification, or type of work needed to execute the contract. Holiday rates shall be paid as specified in the collective bargaining agreement applicable to each particular trade, craft, classification, or type of work employed on the project.

Copies of schedules of rates so determined are available on the Internet (http://www.dir.ca.qov/DLSR/P WD) and are on file and available at the Purchasing Services Office address noted above. In accordance with Section 1773.2 of the California Labor Code, the Contractor and any Subcontractor(s) shall post a copy of the determination of prevailing rate of wages at each job site. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight (8) hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work shall be at time plus one-half. The Contractor and any Subcontractor(s) shall pay not less than the specified prevailing rates of wages to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract.

Pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, all contractors and subcontractors that wish to submit proposal or, be listed in a bid, or enter into a contract to perform public work must be registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations. No bid will be accepted nor any contract entered into without proof of the contractor’s and subcontractors’ current registration with the California Department of Industrial Relations to perform public work. If awarded a Contract, the bidder and its subcontractors, of any tier, shall maintain active registration with the Department of Industrial Relations for the duration of the Project. This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. It shall be the proposer’s sole responsibility to evaluate and include the cost of complying with all labor compliance requirements under this contract and applicable law in its proposal. –SB 854 In accordance with provisions of Public Contract Code Section 22300, substitution of eligible and equivalent securities for any monies withheld to ensure performance under this contract would be permitted at the request and expense of the Contractor.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified or cashier’s check or bid bond executed by an admitted surety insurer in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price, payable to the District. A Payment Bond and Performance Bond will be required prior to the execution of the Contract. The Payment Bond and Performance Bond shall be in the form and amount set forth in the Contract Documents. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety days (90) calendar days after the date set for the opening of bids.

The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any irregularities or information in any bid.

Each bidder is encouraged to and is expected to exercise due diligence to comply with the provisions of California Public Contract Code Section 10115 et seq. and California Military and Veterans Code Section 999 et seq. which require all applicable contracts to satisfy state wide participation goals of not less than three percent (3%) for disabled veteran business enterprises (DVBE). Rialto Unified School District is an "Equal Opportunity" employer.

First publication: Thursday, September 29, 2016 Second publication: Thursday, October 06, 2016 Pre-Bid Conference/Job Walk: MANDATORY Monday, October 10, 2016, 1:30 p.m. Deadline for Final Written Questions: Friday, October 14, 2016, 4 p.m. Response to written questions, issue last addendum: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4 p.m. Bids Due: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 2 p.m.

The awarded bid shall be determined on the base bid, and other conditions, listed in the “Information to Bidder” of the Project Manual. PUBLISHED EL CHICANO 9/29/16, 10/6/16 E-7503

NOTICE INVITING BIDS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Bernardino City Unified School District of San Bernardino County, State of California, acting by and through its Governing Board, hereafter referred to, as the District, will receive sealed bids up to but no later than October, 14th 2016 at 10:00 a.m. BID No. 16-07 Musical Instruments And Supplies

Bid forms on which the bid must be presented, specifications, terms, conditions, and instructions required for bidding may be secured at above department or downloaded from the District website at http://www.sbcusd.k12.ca.us/b ids.aspx

Bids will be received at the BID BOX, SAN BERNARDINO CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, 777 North F Street, San Bernardino, California, 92410, and shall be opened at the above stated time and place. All bids must be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope with the bidder's company name and the “Bid Number 16-07. It is the bidder’s sole responsibility to ensure that their bid is received in the bid box on time. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of sixty (60) days after the date set for the opening of bids.

The Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, and to accept or reject any item, to withdraw a line item or entire bid, or to waive any irregularities or informalities in the bids or in the bidding. The District may award any, all, or none of this bid. Purchase is contingent upon availability of funds. Local and minority bidders are specifically encouraged to submit bids.

All questions or request for clarification are to be directed to Selene Ahumada-Tirado, Buyer at Selene.AhumadaTirado@sbc usd.com. If a proposer discovers any ambiguity such as a conflict, discrepancy, omission, or other error in the BID, the bidder shall immediately notify the District in writing.

SAN BERNARDINO CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Ahumada-Tirado, Selene Buyer

Publication: October 6th, 2016 Due Date & Opening: October 14th, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m. CNS-2931230# PUBLISHED EL CHICANO 10/6/16 E-7506

LIEN SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to sections 3071 and 3072 of the Civil Code of the State of California, the undersigned will sell the following vehicles at lien sale at said address(s) at said time(s) on: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 to wit: YEAR MAKE VIN LICENSE STATE 02 SUZI JS1GR7HA022103818 16F6327 CA To be sold by: Desert Valley Towing, 5900 Mariposa Road, Oak Hills, San Bernardino County, CA 92344 (10:00 AM) YEAR MAKE VIN LICENSE STATE 99 FORD 1FMDU32P8XZA11315 05 MITS JA3AJ26E75U010121 5KFS366 CA To be sold by: Desert Valley Towing, 17177 Eureka Street, Victorville, San Bernardino County, CA 92395 (10:00 AM) Said sale is for the purpose of satisfying lien of the above signed for towing, storage, labor, materials and lien charges, together with costs of advertising, and expenses of sale. LienTek Solutions, Inc. P.O. Box 443 Bonita, CA 91908 CNS-2931463# PUBLISHED EL CHICANO 10/6/16 E-7507

LIEN SALE On 10/12/2016 at 725 E FOOTHILL BLVD, UPLAND, CA, a Lien Sale will be held on a 2007 MERZ VIN: WDDNG76X17A092387 STATE: CA LIC: NONE at 10AM. CNS-2931693# PUBLISHED EL CHICANO 10/6/16 E-7508

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Notice is hereby given that the Rialto Unified School District ("District") of San Bernardino County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board ("Board"), will receive at the Purchasing Services Office located at: 260 S. Willow Avenue, Rialto, California, bids for: SITE WORK FOR INSTALLATION OF RELOCATABLE CLASSROOMS BOYD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BID NO. 16-17-008

Up to, but not later than, 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. PST at BOYD Elementary School 310 E. Merrill Street Rialto, CA 92376 (In front of the office building)

Failure to either attend prebid conference at the correct time will result in vendor being automatically disqualified from submitting a bid. There will be no exceptions.

Award of this bid by the Rialto Unified School District Governing Board will be contingent upon one hundred percent (100%) eligible funding of this project by The District. Even after award of the contract, the Rialto Unified School District may or may not proceed with the project, in whole or in part. Execution of the project, in part or in whole, is solely at the discretion of Rialto Unified School District. Contractors wishing to bid, do so solely at their own risk. The Rialto Unified School District is not liable or responsible for any costs, loss, fees, or expenses, of any kind, associated with bid and/or a decision not to proceed with the project, even after award of the contract. By submitting a bid, each bidder agrees to bear all of its own costs, fees, expenses, and losses, of any and all kind, should the Rialto Unified School District cancel the project. Licenses: The District requires that bidders possess the following classification(s) of contractor’s license: B

Work in this Category includes all work as required to complete the entire project as noted anywhere within: the Project Manual, the drawings, or issued addenda.

All bids shall be prepared and submitted on the bid forms furnished by the District. Each bid shall be accompanied by the security referred to in the contract documents. All Bids must be sealed and clearly state on the Lower Left Side of the bid envelope the Bid Title and Bid Number.

Sealed bids will be received at the Purchasing Services Office located at: 260 S. Willow Avenue, Rialto, California, 92376 up to, but no later than 2:00 p.m. on October 26, 2016 and will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Purchasing Services Office. Each bid must conform with and be responsive to all pertinent Bidding and Contract documents. Copies are on file and open for public inspection at the District's Facilities Planning Office.

Bid documents in digital format will be available in compact disc to proposers for free in Facilities Planning located at: 625 West Rialto Avenue, Rialto, California, 92376, phone number: (909) 421-7555. Bidders can download bid package from the District website: http://kec.rialto.k12.ca.us/facilities. Bid documents will also be available through BidClerk www.bidclerk.com and Dodge Plan Room www.construction.com/dodge.

For information regarding this project, prospective bidders are requested to contact Architect Greg Chapman GChapman@pcharch.com and cc. Iris Chu ichu@rialto.k12.ca.us.

The District has obtained from the California Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rate of per diem wages and the general prevailing rate for holiday and overtime work for the San

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Copies of schedules of rates so determined are available on the Internet (http://www.dir.ca.qov/DLSR/P WD) and are on file and available at the Purchasing Services Office address noted above. In accordance with Section 1773.2 of the California Labor Code, the Contractor and any Subcontractor(s) shall post a copy of the determination of prevailing rate of wages at each job site. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight (8) hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work shall be at time plus one-half. The Contractor and any Subcontractor(s) shall pay not less than the specified prevailing rates of wages to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract.

Pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, all contractors and subcontractors that wish to submit proposal or, be listed in a bid, or enter into a contract to perform public work must be registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations. No bid will be accepted nor any contract entered into without proof of the contractor’s and subcontractors’ current registration with the California Department of Industrial Relations to perform public work. If awarded a Contract, the bidder and its subcontractors, of any tier, shall maintain active registration with the Department of Industrial Relations for the duration of the Project. This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. It shall be the proposer’s sole responsibility to evaluate and include the cost of complying with all labor compliance requirements under this contract and applicable law in its proposal. –SB 854

In accordance with provisions of Public Contract Code Section 22300, substitution of eligible and equivalent securities for any monies withheld to ensure performance under this contract would be permitted at the request and expense of the Contractor.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified or cashier’s check or bid bond executed by an admitted surety insurer in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price, payable to the District. A Payment Bond and Performance Bond will be required prior to the execution of the Contract. The Payment Bond and Performance Bond shall be in the form and amount set forth in the Contract Documents. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety days (90) calendar days after the date set for the opening of bids. The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any irregularities or information in any bid.

Each bidder is encouraged to and is expected to exercise due diligence to comply with the provisions of California Public Contract Code Section 10115 et seq. and California Military and Veterans Code Section 999 et seq. which require all applicable contracts to satisfy state wide participation goals of not less than three percent (3%) for disabled veteran business enterprises (DVBE).

Rialto Unified School District is an "Equal Opportunity" employer.

First publication: Thursday, September 29, 2016 Second publication: Thursday, October 06, 2016 Pre-Bid Conference/Job Walk: MANDATORY Monday, October 10, 2016, 12:00 p.m. Deadline for Final Written Questions: Friday, October 14, 2016, 4 p.m. Response to written questions, issue last addendum: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4 p.m. Bids Due: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 2 p.m.

The awarded bid shall be determined on the base bid, and other conditions, listed in the “Information to Bidder” of the Project Manual. PUBLISHED EL CHICANO 9/29/16, 10/6/16 E-7501

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NOTICE INVITING BIDS

Notice is hereby given that the Rialto Unified School District ("District") of San Bernardino County, California, acting by and through its Governing Board ("Board"), will receive at the Purchasing Services Office located at: 260 S. Willow Avenue, Rialto, California, bids for: SITE WORK FOR INSTALLATION OF ONE RELOCATABLE CLASSROOM DOLLAHAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BID NO. 16-17-009

Up to, but not later than, 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2016

There will be a mandatory pre-bid conference on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. PST at DOLLAHAN Elementary School 1060 W. Etiwanda Avenue Rialto, CA 92376 (In front of the office building)

Failure to either attend prebid conference at the correct time will result in vendor being automatically disqualified from submitting a bid. There will be no exceptions.

Award of this bid by the Rialto Unified School District Governing Board will be contingent upon one hundred percent (100%) eligible funding of this project by The District. Even after award of the contract, the Rialto Unified School District may or may not proceed with the project, in whole or in part. Execution of the project, in part or in whole, is solely at the discretion of Rialto Unified School District. Contractors wishing to bid, do so solely at their own risk. The Rialto Unified School District is not liable or responsible for any costs, loss, fees, or expenses, of any kind, associated with bid and/or a decision not to proceed with the project, even after award of the contract. By submitting a bid, each bidder agrees to bear all of its own costs, fees, expenses, and losses, of any and all kind, should the Rialto Unified School District cancel the project. Licenses: The District requires that bidders possess the following classification(s) of contractor’s license: B

Work in this Category includes all work as required to complete the entire project as noted anywhere within: the Project Manual, the drawings, or issued addenda. All bids shall be prepared and submitted on the bid forms furnished by the District. Each bid shall be accompanied by the security referred to in the contract documents. All Bids must be sealed and clearly state on the Lower Left Side of the bid envelope the Bid Title and Bid Number.

Sealed bids will be received at the Purchasing Services Office located at: 260 S. Willow Avenue, Rialto, California, 92376 up to, but no later than 2:00 p.m. on October 26, 2016 and will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Purchasing Services Office. Each bid must conform with and be responsive to all pertinent Bidding and Contract documents. Copies are on file and open for public inspection at the District's Facilities Planning Office.

Bid documents in digital format will be available in compact disc to proposers for free in Facilities Planning located at: 625 West Rialto Avenue, Rialto, California, 92376, phone number: (909) 421-7555. Bidders can download bid package from the District website: http://kec.rialto.k12.ca.us/facilities. Bid documents will also be available through BidClerk www.bidclerk.com and Dodge Plan Room www.construction.com/dodge.

For information regarding this project, prospective bidders are requested to contact Architect Greg Chapman GChapman@pcharch.com and cc. Iris Chu ichu@rialto.k12.ca.us.

The District has obtained from the California Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rate of per diem wages and the general prevailing rate for holiday and overtime work for the San Bernardino County area for

each trade, craft, classification, or type of work needed to execute the contract. Holiday rates shall be paid as specified in the collective bargaining agreement applicable to each particular trade, craft, classification, or type of work employed on the project.

Copies of schedules of rates so determined are available on the Internet (http://www.dir.ca.qov/DLSR/P WD) and are on file and available at the Purchasing Services Office address noted above. In accordance with Section 1773.2 of the California Labor Code, the Contractor and any Subcontractor(s) shall post a copy of the determination of prevailing rate of wages at each job site. The schedule of per diem wages is based upon a working day of eight (8) hours. The rate for holiday and overtime work shall be at time plus one-half. The Contractor and any Subcontractor(s) shall pay not less than the specified prevailing rates of wages to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract.

Pursuant to Labor Code sections 1725.5 and 1771.1, all contractors and subcontractors that wish to submit proposal or, be listed in a bid, or enter into a contract to perform public work must be registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations. No bid will be accepted nor any contract entered into without proof of the contractor’s and subcontractors’ current registration with the California Department of Industrial Relations to perform public work. If awarded a Contract, the bidder and its subcontractors, of any tier, shall maintain active registration with the Department of Industrial Relations for the duration of the Project. This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. It shall be the proposer’s sole responsibility to evaluate and include the cost of complying with all labor compliance requirements under this contract and applicable law in its proposal. –SB 854

In accordance with provisions of Public Contract Code Section 22300, substitution of eligible and equivalent securities for any monies withheld to ensure performance under this contract would be permitted at the request and expense of the Contractor.

Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified or cashier’s check or bid bond executed by an admitted surety insurer in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total bid price, payable to the District. A Payment Bond and Performance Bond will be required prior to the execution of the Contract. The Payment Bond and Performance Bond shall be in the form and amount set forth in the Contract Documents. No bidder may withdraw their bid for a period of ninety days (90) calendar days after the date set for the opening of bids.

The District reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any irregularities or information in any bid.

Each bidder is encouraged to and is expected to exercise due diligence to comply with the provisions of California Public Contract Code Section 10115 et seq. and California Military and Veterans Code Section 999 et seq. which require all applicable contracts to satisfy state wide participation goals of not less than three percent (3%) for disabled veteran business enterprises (DVBE). Rialto Unified School District is an "Equal Opportunity" employer.

First publication: Thursday, September 29, 2016 Second publication: Thursday, October 06, 2016 Pre-Bid Conference/Job Walk: MANDATORY Monday, October 10, 2016, 2:30 p.m. Deadline for Final Written Questions: Friday, October 14, 2016, 4 p.m. Response to written questions, issue last addendum: Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4 p.m. Bids Due: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 2 p.m. The awarded bid shall be determined on the base bid, and other conditions, listed in the “Information to Bidder” of the Project Manual. PUBLISHED EL CHICANO 9/29/16, 10/6/16 E-7502

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ARMC to Host 10th Annual 5K Walk/Run & Health Expo

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Participants enjoy Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s annual 5K Walk/Run and Health Expo. The free event includes activities for adults and children. rrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) will host its 10th Annual 5K Walk/Run on Oct. 22 at 8:30 a.m. to promote the fight against obesity and other health conditions. The 3.1mile race and health expo will take place on the ARMC campus. The free event will include activities for adults and children. The race route interlaces

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New VA Loma Linda Ambulatory Care Center

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he VA Loma Linda Healthcare System will have a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) part of the flagship facility, the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Medical Center, on Oct. 7, 2016, at 9 a.m. Healthcare System Director Barbara Fallen will be joined by local dignitaries and Veterans advocates in showing off the new 271,000 square-foot center at 26001 Redlands Blvd, Redlands, CA 92373. Services offered in the ACC will include primary care, registration, mental health, physical medicine and rehabilitation, dental, women’s clinic, patient education, and limited lab and imaging services. Other services available at the ACC will include Patient Advocates, and representatives of Veterans Service Organizations who can assist with VA claims and accessing other benefits at federal, state and local level. ACC will see its first patient on October 12, 2016. In addition to the ribbon cutting ceremony, tours will be offered on the first floor of the building until Noon. The ceremony is open to the public.

through roads in the neighborhood adjacent to the hospital. The best method of registration is advanced online registration at www.arrowheadmedcenter.org. Participants who arrive at the event un-registered will be required to complete identification and liability paperwork before the race. Day-of registration begins at 7 a.m. and no registration will be accepted after 8:15 a.m.

(Please arrive early enough to find parking and get to the registration area.) The Health Expo will include free flu shots (while supplies last), free basic health screenings (height, weight, BMI analysis, and blood pressure) and diabetes educational materials. Numerous booths will offer information, giveaways and fun activities for the entire family.

Free T-shirts are offered to the first 500 who register online. Tshirts will be available for purchase on race day for $10 each. Children age 10 and under get a free T-shirt (while supplies last).

Early Registration Packet PickUps

* Oct. 15: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Frank A. Gonzales Center, 670

Colton Avenue, in Colton.

* Oct. 21: from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., Frank A. Gonzales Center, 670 Colton Avenue, in Colton.

For more information, visit www.arrowheadmedcenter.org, or call 909-580-3142.


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Bing Wong Elementary invites the community to tinker in high-tech lab

Photo/MJ Duncan

Bing Wong Elementary School invited parents and the community to its first Community Maker Night on Monday to observe the skills being taught to students and its various applications. Participants had the opportunity to design their projects using CAD (computer-assisted design) 3D design software, 3D scanners and laser cutters.

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By MJ Duncan

training, ocational specifically in manufacturing, is making a strong comeback in the San Bernardino City Unified School District. After years of consultations and strategic planning, a manufacturing career pathway was completed this school year with a state-of-the-art high-tech STEM lab at Indian Springs High School, and its feeder schools Curtis Middle School, Norton and Bing Wong Elementary Schools. The pathway offers students real world experience, training in high-tech manufacturing utilizing 21st century skills. “There is a shortage of highly skilled people in our area which is why this manufacturing pathway is so important,” said Dr. Bill Clarke, President of Technical Employment Training, Inc. and consultant to the school district. “We need to equip students with skills and credentials to fill that employment vacuum, and work toward a future where each high school graduate will be employed. That is what will ultimately reshape the economic landscape of San Bernardino.” Bing Wong Elementary School hosted its first Community Maker Night on Monday when parents and the community were invited to its iSTEAM lab to observe the skills being taught to students and its various applications. Participants had the opportunity to design projects using CAD (computer-assisted design) 3D design software, 3D scanners and laser cutters. Sarah Emerson, who teaches in the lab, seeks to promote manufacturing among the community through monthly Maker Mondays, where they can tinker with ideas and learn from each other. “I myself learn alongside my students, and the lab empowers students, and now the community, to make things,” Emerson said. “The benefits of the lab shouldn’t be reserved for a select number of students, that’s why we created Maker Mondays.” The high-tech equipment is among the many items that Bing Wong Elementary students regularly use as part of their school day. The iSTEAM lab, as it is known, is a main component of Bing Wong Elementary School’s efforts to promote science, technology, engineering, art, and math and to prepare students for the careers of today and tomor-

row. “The manufacturing pathway exposes students to different career options,” Emerson said. “Most of my sixth graders didn’t know what an engineer was, but

Photo/MJ Duncan

This high-tech laser cutter producing a computer generated mask. The project for the first Maker Monday event was a Dia de los Muertos mask. after they found out during a recent field trip, most of them wanted to become one.” To participate in future Maker Monday events or for more information, please call Sarah Emerson at (909) 888-1500.

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Bing Wong Elementary School hosted its first Community Maker Night on Monday and the first project was to design and manufacture a Dia de los Muertos mask utilizing CAD 3D design software and laser cutter.

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