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Inland Empire Weekly Features, Lifestyle & News You Can Use!

Vol 12, NO. 06


Gloria’s Corner and Words To Think About

Five Tool Plus fundraising concert to benefit Highland Police programs

October, 2016


Program available to assist with vet services

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Native American Culture celebrated at annual pow wow A8



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five tool plus in highland will host a fundraising concert oct. 22 featuring the Journey tribute band, DSB. proceeds from the event will benefit highland police Deptartment’s volunteer programs.


ond fundraising event — a charity those who go above and beyond to concert featuring the Journey trib- help keep our community safe ive Tool Plus is “Giving ute band, DSB - An American through the police department,” Journey — all to benefit the Back” Oct. 22. Highland Police Department’s Concert, cont. on next pg. The Highland-based athletic volunteer programs. “It’s important to recognize training facility will host its secBy Yazmin Alvarez

Redlands, county museum set for Great California ShakeOut

REV's Herrera passes all-time great QB's in setting new county, region football records


he Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley currently has funding available for low income families to assist with the cost of veterinary services for the care and treatment of their animals. These funds, made possible by a grant from The Banfield Foundation are available to residents of the Inland Empire and surrounding areas. Applicants for this program will need to provide proof of eligibility by providing their photo ID and most recent tax 1040. Families or individuals who qualify include: those on unemployment, social security, disability, WIC (or whose income meets WIC guidelines), or families/individuals whose income and household size meet the state low income guidelines. For more information on this program or to see if you qualify please call 909-386-1400. Applications for the program are also available online at



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the San Bernardino county museum will host several hands-on activities oct. 15 to help prepare the community for the “Big one” as part of the Great california Shakeout. By Yazmin Alvarez

he San Bernardino County Museum and city of Redlands are getting ready for the Great California ShakeOut. A “ready for the ShakeOut”

event is planned Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum , featuring the county’s Seismic Simulator and other earthquake preparedness activities and vendors. “The county museum is committed to educating our community

about the importance of earthquake preparedness, and to promoting the annual Great California ShakeOut to everyone” ShakeOut, cont. on next pg.

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said Cydney Sinner, Five Tool president. “These volunteers, just like (members of the police department) put their lives on the line. This is our giving back.” The training facility opened its doors in Feb. 2014. As a new business owners, Sinner said the hope is to “push public-spiritedness through charitable events.” The concert is set for Oct. 7 p.m. at the 12,000-square-foot facility at 2730 Meines Court. Doors open at 6 p.m. with red carpet photo opportunities. Tickets are $25 per person and includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win a 14-piece furniture set from Ashley Furniture. Highlights will include a silent auction, a photo booth, cash bar and more. Food will be available for purShakeOut, cont. from front

said Melissa Russo, museum director, in a news release. Hands-on activities and demonstrations will be part of the event. To join in on the preparedness event, the city of Redlands will join millions of Californians Oct. 20 to participate in the Great California Shakeout earthquake drill. At 10:20 a.m. all city departments at the Redlands Civic Center, Police Annex and other facilities will be evacuated. Customers doing

chase from Rosa Maria’s and Antoinette’s Italian Bistro. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to the police department in support of its Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s, Citizens on Patrol and Explorer Scouts. To assist the Highland Senior Center with holiday meals, organizers are also asking concert-goers to bring a nonperishable food item to help feed those in need. Fundraising efforts from t-shirt sales will also be available. Preorders can be made by calling the facility at 909-425-3618. Shirt sales will also be available the day of the event. This year’s concert is made possible through sponsorships from J&M Party Supplies, Green Frog and Twisted Images. For more information, contact Five Tool Plus at 909-425-3618 or visit them on Facebook.

business at that time will be advised of the evacuation and directed where to go. As part of the drill, emergency responders will review procedures and communications protocols, and volunteers from the Redlands Emergency Communication Group and the city will activate emergency communications as part of the Emergency Operations Center on Park Avenue to ensure that first responders will receive EOC activation notices in a timely manner. The Great California ShakeOut is

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five tool plus in highland will host a fundraising concert oct. 22 featuring the Journey tribute band, DsB. proceeds from the event will benefit highland police Deptartment’s volunteer programs. an annual drill, this year scheduled at 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 20. Schools, business, government agencies, and individuals will Drop, Cover, and Hold On to practice how to react during an earthquake. Last year more than 43.5 million people around the world participated Great ShakeOut drills. In California, the drill is held statewide annually on the third Thursday of October, and is organized by the Earthquake Country Alliance (, according to a news release.

To participate in this year’s ShakeOut go to and pledge your family, school, business or organization’s participation in the drill. Registered participants will receive information on how to plan their drill and how to create a dialogue with others about earthquake preparedness. All organizers ask is that participants register (so they can be counted and receive communications), and at the minimum practice "drop, cover, and hold on" at the specified time. It is only a five-

minute commitment for something that can save your life. It all begins with registering, which is free and open to everyone. The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands. General admission is $10 for adults, $8 military or senior, $7 students, and $5 children ages 5 to 12. For more information, visit To learn more about the Great California ShakeOut, visit

Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley’s 2016 Blessing of the Animals

Gloria’s Corner

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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 the principal of Garfield High School who laid the groundwork that enabled administrators, teachers and counselors to make Friday, October 14 - the San excellence possible. Si se puede! Bernardino Valley Community College Foundation presents its Art Exhibits, Theatre & 90th Anniversary Gala at the new SBVC Athletic Complex. Seminars: For information and sponsorship Now - July 31, 2017 - the opportunities visit: www.sbvcRobert and Frances Fullerton

Gloria Macias Harrison National Award:

Later this month The Best Schools Organization will select from 10 stellar teachers, one who best exemplifies the spirit of Jaime Escalante and Henry Gradillas. The EscalanteGradillas Prize for Best in Education 2016 is $20,000 to be shared equally by the individual and his/her school. Of the 10 finalists, four are from California and specifically Southern California. Congratulations to: Socorro Ament, Anaheim Elementary - 4th grade teacher with 24 years of experience; Tammy De Vries, Fontana Unified - 7th grade teacher with 18 years of experience; Jose Octavio Rivas Jr., Lennox School District - 9th - 12th grade teacher with 13 years of experience; and Anthony Yom, L.A. Unified - 9th - 12th grade teacher with 12 years of experience. These finalists are primary and secondary classroom teachers who demonstrate a wide range of gifts, experience and accomplishments. Every one of them is a community asset, has proven ability to do more with less and leads students to new heights of scholastic achievement. The prize is named after Jaime Escalante, a physics and math teacher at Garfield High School in Los Angeles and the subject of the movie, Stand and Deliver who proved that barrio students could excel and Henry Gradillas,

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. This focus of this exhibit is the ancient Egyptians' attitude toward life and death. For information call: 909.537.7373 or visit:

Now - December 10 - the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art presents "Volcanos, Wrecks, Riots, Nudes and Mythology: The Art of Edward Hagedorn" at the San Bernardino California State University campus, 5500 University Parkway. The exhibit presents the major themes important to the artist, many of which still resonate today, including his reflections on landscape and the horrors of war. For information call: 909.537.7373 or visit: Save the Date:

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 14 to 16 - the Redlands 37th Annual Art for Heaven's Sake will be held at the Redlands United Church of Christ, 168 Bellevue Ave. (corner of Olive and Bellevue). This free Community Services Project will feature 65 fine artists, food and music. Hours are: Friday, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For information visit

Friday, October 14 - the City of San Bernardino presents Art Night Community Showcase from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Court Street Square Parking lot

Friday, October 14-ballots are mailed out - VOTE!!!

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 or 951.662.3653 or or call 909.717.2083

909.381.5388 or visit: www.san- Bernardino presents the 16th nual Binational Health Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Saturday, October 15 - the Consulate of Mexico office, 293 Knights of Columbus Colton N. D Street, San Bernardino. The Council 4017 present Grapes fair will offer health screening, and Grains, a Wine & Beer Fest dental, nutrition information and to benefit local charities from much more. 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at 740 Pennsylvania Ave., Colton. For infor- Monday, October 24 mation call: 909.370.2981

Saturday, October 15 - PoetrIE presents A Poetry Reading featuring Ashaki Jackson. Micah Chatterton and Marisa Thompson at the Garcia Center for the Arts, 522 W. 11th Street, San Bernardino from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This free event is open to the public and donations are appreciated.

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 Wednesday, October 19 - the call: 909.370.5083 Salvation Army Advisory Board presents its annual fundraising Saturday, October 29 - a Kids luncheon, Doing The Most Good Safe Trick or Treat will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at at the Garcia Center for the Arts, 2626 Pacific Street, San 536 W. 11th Street, San Bernardino. The San Bernardino Bernardino from 2:30 to 4:30 Corps serves Bloomington, p.m. This event is free. For inforColton, Grand Terrace, High- mation call: 909.693.2371 or m a i l land, Rialto and San Bernardino. e To RSVP call: 909.888.1336

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

Saturday, October 15 - the "8/40" Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the American Legion Richard O'Reed Post 777, 194 E. 40th Street, San Bernardino. Proceeds support children with respiratory dis- Friday, October 21 - Gerrards eases and Nursing scholarships. presents Craft Beer & Wine For information contact Cyd Tasting Festival at the Esri cafe and outdoor area, 380 New York Kintzer at 760.955.1040 Street, Redlands from 5:30 to Saturday, October 15 - The 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from this Community Foundation serving event benefit the Redlands FamRiverside and San Bernardino ily Services Association. Particicounties presents its 75th An- pants must be 21 years of age or niversary Gala at the Riverside older. Tickets may be purchased Convention Center at 6 p.m. For at Gerrards Market or the ticket information and sponsorship op- office at the University of Redportunities call: 951.241.7777 or lands. visit: www.the community founSunday, October 23 - the sulate of Mexico in San 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:

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Monday, October 31 - Colton Community Services presents Halloween Festival from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Fleming Park, 525 La Cadena Drive. This event features crafts, games, activities, costume contests and candy. For information call: 909. 370.6153

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use that knowledge to expand our goal to include other homeless populations within our county.

By James Ramos, Chairman San Bernardino County, Third Supervisorial District

Addressing Chronic Homelessness in San Bernardino County


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 implementing tactics to address veteran homelessness. We learned many lessons in our efforts to house homeless veterans and we want to

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 focusing 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.

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Vote Yes on Measure L

The San Bernardino City Charter, which determines the structure and functioning of city government, is ancient, outmoded, obsolete and hung like an anchor around taxpayers' necks for much too long. The Charter has been identified as one of the key factors contributing to the city's bankruptcy. We have the distinction of proportionally competing with Detroit for poverty. Our city is considered one of the most violent, for it's size, in California. The social and economic decline in San Bernardino did not suddenly sneak up unexpectedly from nowhere. There are reasons

why San Bernardino has fared such economic decline and diminished quality of life while surrounding municipalities have not. Ironically, we are being warned by political icons from yesteryear, like former (elected) city attorney Jim Penman, and former mayor Judith Valles, that if we pass Measure L and do away with the old charter, San Bernardino taxpayers will lose their ability to hold local politicians accountable and lose the "direct election of watchdog city officials" (The Sun, 9-25-16). One of the problems under the old charter is that the watchdogs

were not accountable to the taxpayers but actually more beholden to the public employee unions. Keeping the old charter and expecting a different and better outcome brings to mind a Latin saying: Res Ipsa Loquitur. The thing speaks for itself. Vote for change. Vote yes for Measure L

Bob Morales San Bernardino, CA

Concerned Citizen

I am a concerned citizen of district 6 in the city of Colton. I am very dismayed about the upcoming election, in which three former council members are trying to get back into office. The three candidates trying to return are: Kelly Chastain district 3, John Mitchell district 5 and Sarah Zamora district 6. They were soundly defeated out of office. Let's not bring them back. At one time or another when they were in office the city

was in the dark ages with corruption, distrust, fighting among other members and driving this city to near bankruptcy. The incumbents have fought hard to move us away from that with great success. They may have different points of view on some topics, but they worked things out together and come up with solutions that are best for Colton. Citizens of Colton please get out and vote to keep Frank

Navarro district 3, Isaac Such district 6 and newcomer Bruce Bennett district 5. We cannot afford to return to the bad days. We want to continue to move forward as this seated council has done. Rachel Warner Colton, Ca.

Smoking should be banned outdoors, in public places

Last week, the governor vetoed two bills to ban smoking at state parks and beaches, as well as community colleges and Cal State University campuses. Both bills would have improved public health for all, especially our children.

Medical professionals have long stated that there is no safe exposure to secondhand smoke.

It’s dangerous and deadly. That’s why local volunteers for the American Lung Association in California will continue to fight to make sure residents throughout the Inland Empire can enjoy the places they live, work and play without having to worry about being exposed to harmful secondhand smoke.

brated in Rialto with the passage of a smoke-free parks policy and something that has overwhelming support of the public because it’s good for the future of public health in our communities. Judy Roberts Rialto, CA

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Words to Think About: Enjoy the Cruising life


By G. W. Abersold Ph.D.

went on my first cruise fiftyone years ago. It was along the Eastern seaboard and through the Caribbean. Cruise ships have certainly changed since then. In November Stella and I are going on another cruise. It will be my 140th cruise. In contemplating a cruise, the first decision to be made is where you want to go. I’ve cruised to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, the Panama Canal, Hawaii, the Baltic, the Greek Isles, and of course both the

East and Western Caribbean. The second choice is meeting with a reputable Travel Agent, who specializes in cruises. You can make your own plans, but an agent knows where the best deals are available. They also know what “prices” are available. It’s their business. Take advantage of their knowledge. I’ve lectured on most of the cruise lines, so I know what each line is like. For instance, each one has an exercise gym. With all kinds of equipment. On arriving at a new ship, that is one of the first things I check out. They are usually crowded when the ship is sailing. When at dock there are few people exercising. There are also several attendants that help. The price for sailing is usually dependent on the type of room you want. There are basically four classes with various prices and level of deck you wish to be on. The inside rooms are the cheapest. I always tell prospective cruisers that they will not be in their rooms except to sleep. The second category is a room with a large window. Visibility is excellent. The third type is a large room with a balcony. Along with this type are several suites. The cost of this type is higher.

The last type of room is limited to those that have a disability. The rooms are larger. The restrooms are much larger and there is a balcony. Proof of being handicapped is expected. As mentioned before, the higher the deck the more expensive the room. Room service is always included for all rooms. Hypothetically, let’s consider that you decide you wish an Alaskan cruise. How do you get there on a ship from Seattle, Washington; or from Vancouver, British Columbian? You’ll board the ship at the dock in San Pedro. If you drive, parking your can will be expensive. I prefer taking a shuttle. From your house. Either Prime Time Shuttle or Super Shuttle. You can choose one for just yourselves or one that will pick up several passengers. They will bring you home after disembarking from your cruise. Or, you can fly from the Ontario airport. At the Seattle airport, a bus from your cruise ship will take you to the ship. Or, you can go to Seattle by train from L.A. Amtrak leaves from the L.A train station every day, going the coast route. It arrives the evening of the next day; either by coach or compartment. Food-great

food- is always available and if you have a compartment, it’s included in the price. Food is considered the selling point for cruises. Most cruisers gain from 5-10 pounds on a seven day cruise. There is always a buffet plus two or three regular dining rooms. Room service is also available. Usually there are two or three smaller eating areas. Of course, pizza is always open. In more recent years cruise lines also have “specialty restaurants;” steak, sushi, Italian, Oriental foods. They also have a cover charge per person—15 -20 dollars each. Two very important items. A security check is taken on embarking. Also, no food or booze is permitted in luggage. Second, cash is not used aboard the ships. An ID is issued and it opens the door to your room and is used for anything you buy. It also must be shown on leaving and returning to the ship from an excursion. Also, U.S. Maritime Law demands a life boat drill before every sailing. Every ship has a casino, that is open only when the ship is at sea. Cruise lines make their money on alcoholic drinks. They are always expensive. In addition, each passenger is charged a service charge of from twelve to fourteen dollars for

each day of the cruise. Those who have never cruised always ask, what is there to do besides eat? Activities aboard ships include: dancing lessons, Bingo, water sports, art auctions, lectures, walking, movies, trivia, craft classes, card games, napkin folding, afternoon tea, to name a few. In the evening there are always Las Vegas type shows, dancing to various musical groups, and of course, the midnight buffet. Stella and I never go on a cruise without having insurance. Usually a cruise will offer it rather cheaply. In addition, at my age I want health insurance. A friend of mine had a minor stroke when on a cruise, and it cost them $5,400 before they could leave the ship. You will also be amazed at the number of canes, wheelchairs, walkers or scooters on the average cruise. Statistics show that 75 % of cruisers are seniors. The second most important activity-after eating-is going ashore and seeing the sights. It doesn’t make any difference what destination you are on. Remember, they are expensive. Be selective. Talk to your agent or someone you know that has taken your trip. Above all, enjoy every minute. Amen. Selah. So be it.

campus that deals with [undocumented] students,” explained Huang-Lin. “There needs to be a better process in place. A lot of high school students in Ohio are frustrated because they want to go to college, but they simply can’t afford it.” Three local colleges--UC Riverside, Cal State San Bernardino, and San Bernardino Valley College--have established student programs for undocumented students in the past two years. The Undocumented Student Programs at UC Riverside assists students with employment training, resume building, and graduate school applications, according to Program Coordinator Ana Coria. “Our help makes them feel that they’re not alone,” she said. “We want them to graduate and move on.” The San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) expressed their support for Aguilar’s

bill. One of SBCCD’s institutions, San Bernardino Valley College, is the only community college statewide with an undocumented student center. “Federal policies and investments to facilitate college attainment among [undocumented students] not only promotes a better quality of life for thousands of California families, but it also reflects our core American values of fairness, hard work, and education,” said SBCCD Chancellor Bruce Baron. Huang-Lin believes Aguilar’s bill could provide hope for undocumented students in Ohio, but is concerned that the state’s Board of Regents will refuse to apply for the grant. “I definitely think the bill might make a difference,” he said. “But the institution has to be willing. If they do not apply, they don’t have to bear the responsibility.”

Aguilar introduces bill to support undocumented students


Cal State San Bernardino graduate and undocumented student Anaiza Moreno Gonzalez is among the many student organizers and activists advocating for more student services for immigrant students.


By Anthony Victoria

ongressman Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) introduced the Academic Success Centers and Education Networks for Dreamers (ASCEND) Act on the house floor last week. If approved by federal legislators, the proposed bill will establish a grant program to encourage colleges and universities to create and fund programs that support undocumented students. Aguilar said motivation for the bill stems from his interactions with educators, community leaders, and students who expressed concerns over the lack of resources available on college campuses. “It just surprised me that [undoc-

umented students] have limited resources...and how good they were doing with so little,” Aguilar said. “The need is there for them to have a safe space where they could meet and exchange information.” ASCEND will require Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. to award grants to institutions that aspire to help undocumented students with academic, career, and personal counseling, as well as with instructional services, admissions, and financial aid. According to Aguilar's staff, two grants will be available to colleges and universities. One of the grants will be awarded to centers and clubs with an established source of funding; the other grant will be awarded to clubs and centers without funding. King’s office will be responsible for assessing how well college

programs utilize their grants to establish or expand services for undocumented students. Aguilar believes his bill may provide much-needed assistance in states that have historically discriminated against immigrants. “There are schools and kids across this country that don’t have that safe space,” Aguilar expressed. “We tried to create this bill in a way that will be beneficial to everyone. The main focus is to ensure that young people achieve their full educational attainment irrespective of status.” Zun Huang-Lin, who graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in December 2015, said undocumented students in Ohio have a hard time finishing college because they lack support. “They don’t have anyone on

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lay Pokémon GO at the San Bernardino Public Library. The Feldheym Central Library has three PokéStops inside the library and a Pokémon gym outside. In celebration of Teen Read Week, the li-

brary will be dropping some lures inside the library on Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 3:00-5:00 PM. All ages are welcome. There will also be some giveaways, while supplies last, for people who apply for a

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Native American Culture celebrated at annual pow wow

Photo/MJ Duncan

The 21st annual San Manuel Pow Wow took place at Cal State San Bernardino last weekend with Native American tribe members from across the nation and Canada coming together to celebrate their culture and spiritual roots. Dancers and drummers competed for $250,000 in prizes. The community embraced the weekend-long event that showcased Native American traditions, music and art.

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REV's Herrera passes all-time great QB's in setting new county, region football records


Redlands East Valley HS quarterback Armando Herrera's records are being kept under a cloud of secrecy.


By Harvey M. Kahn

rmando Herrera, a senior football player at Redlands East Valley High School is climbing up the all-time state passing leaderboards and along the way is listed with some pretty recognizable names. Six games into the 2016-17 season, Herrera ranks 5th all-time among passing yard leaders in the California Interscholastic FederatonSouthern Section (CIF-SS). This season Herrera passed former Orange County football phenoms Todd Marinovich and Matt Barkley with 9,666 career passing yard total. His 270 yard output against Carter High School two weeks ago put him past the 9,270 yards that former El Toro HS quarterback Conner Manning produced. Herrera should soon pass No. 4 Chris Czernek's 9,821 yards and by game 9 this season should pass Keith Smith at No. 3 career mark of 9,971. Then it will get more difficult if Herrera should become the top career passing yards quarterback in Southern Section history. At No. 2 is current NFL player Jimmy Clausen who threw for a lofty 10,764 yards while playing at Oaks Christian HS before earning the starting job at Notre Dame. Herrera could become the Section's all-time record setter in two categories and reach the top-4 in two others. He needs 1,162 yards to surpass the career total of 11,003 yards set by Michael Herrick from 2003-05 while playing at Valencia HS in Valencia. With Redlands East Valley almost assured of at least one post season playoff game, that could give Herrera enough games to become the Section's all-time leader. Thus far, he is averaging 274 yards passing per game. If he can maintain that average it would hypothetically put him at No. 1 all-time with 11,036 yards. Some reporters pointed out that Herrera had the advantage over most since he played as a freshman, giving him a year extra worth of passing statistics. Upon examination of the Maxpreps stat clearinghouse, Herrera played only 12 games combined his frosh and sophomore seasons, giving him little advantage. Marinovich played fours years combined at Mater Dei

and Capistrano Valley and Clausen was also a four year player. According to ESPN, Herrera is tied on the state single season list for touchdown passes thrown with 42 in 2014, tying him with Pat Haden, the former Bishop Amat HS, USC and Los Angeles Ram. They are exceeded by Jared Goff's 44 and Derek Carr's 46. CIF-SS records show that Herrera has broken nearly every career passing record in San Bernardino County. He has not reached the single game passing yards set by Robert Fuller, who threw for 604 yards for San Bernardino High School against Pacific in 2006, and the 527 yards that Cajon's Angel Reyna tossed against Rialto HS in 2001. Herrera has also established most passing records for the two-county region of the Inland Empire. He will not exceed the single season touchdown record held by Sean Sudol of La Sierra HS who threw 48 TD's in 2006. Herrera did pass

Sudol's IE career mark of 93 touchdown passes with 98, thereby moving into 5th place all-time in CIF-SS. Herrera will finish 3rd alltime behind the 134 TD's thrown by Robert De La Cruz and Clausen's 146. Herrera will move up the Southern Section career leader list in passes completed and passes attempted. His current 642 completions move him ahead of Clausen, Marinovich, and Keith Smith into the No. 2 spot, well behind all-time leader Michael Herrick's 806. Herrera's 1,058 attempts put him position to move past Marinovich's 1,188 and theorically could pass Herrick's 1,279 record number of attempts. Playing hurt as a sophomore and junior, Herrera still managed to put up very productive numbers, especially when Redlands East Valley played 16 games to win the 2014 California Division 2 State Championship. It appears that Herrera is the only quarterback on the top-10

leaderboard to have a state title. When reached for comment, prep sports authority Ronnie Flores said if Herrera's stats are accurate according to verification, he is probably not getting the notoriety he deserves. Flores is the Southern California managing editor for Stockton-based CalHi Sports magazine, which is also the only statewide center for prep career football records. Flores said he will now watch for Herrera and will notify CalHi publisher Mark Tennis about him. Efforts to access the CalHi state record book were unsuccessful and Tennis did not reply. Flores said that Herrera passing high school records of those like Marinovich and Barkley is already an amazing feat. "I can't think of two guys in the recent lores of high school football that were more highly publicized than Marinovich and Barkley. Marinovich was a number-1 draft pick in the NFL and Barkley played there a few

years," said Flores. "They both played at USC. Herrera is a good high school player but he won't start at USC. There is always a place for a good high school football player and that's what we try to do." Flores said it is unfair to Herrera to compare him to the NFL quarterbacks whose records he is surpassing. He says for a number of reasons, players in San Bernardino County don't get the exposure of those in Orange County, where there are more cameras. He said it helps that Marinovich and Barkley attended Mater Dei HS in Santa Ana. Flores insinuated that the whole college recruiting process and mentality could detract from Herrera. At last check, Herrera had not committed to play in college next year. REV coach Kurt Bruich would not comment after numerous requests.

Inland Empire Weekly 10 13 2016  
Inland Empire Weekly 10 13 2016