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This publication is a Certified DBE/ SBE / MBE in the State of California CUCP #43264 Metro File #7074 & State of Texas File #802505971 Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them and these will continue till they have resisted either with words or blows or words or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress. —Fredrick Douglass (1849)

Congress Traveling the Country to Hear Evidence of Voting Rights Violations

Publisher’s Corner Email: sbamericannews@gmail.com Clifton Harris Editor in Chief Publisher of The San Bernardino AMERICAN News

In Sept. 11 Related Tweet, Trump Targets Another Black Woman in Congress By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor “The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. It’s disgusting. It’s shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it,” tweeted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on the evening of April 12. Elizabeth Warren @ewarren The President is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion. It's disgusting. It's shameful. And any elected leader who refuses to condemn it shares responsibility for it.

Congress has the power and responsibility to ensure that every American can exercise their franchise. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA) By the National Negro Council of Women, Special to the NNPA Newswire Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Chair of the Elections Subcommittee of the Committee on House Administration, will hold listening sessions to hear from citizens about their recent voter registration and voting experiences. It is anticipated that any evidence of voter suppression or voter intimidation heard during the listening sessions will be used to support the revitalization of the Voting Rights Act. This evidence is required to establish that voter interference is an ongoing problem and not merely the practice of a bygone era. Efforts to strengthen the

Voting Rights Act are expected to be strongly contested by opponents. Some of the violations that have been reported include closed polling places, new limitations on voter registration and removal of names from voter lists. The Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder invalidated key provisions of the Voting Rights Act while acknowledging the persistence of voter discrimination. Following the Court’s decision, which, as a practical matter, eliminated preclearance requirements un-

der the Voting Rights Act, hundreds of voting rights violations have been reported. Congress has the power and responsibility to ensure that every American can exercise their franchise. Accordingly, the Committee on House Administration is hosting these sessions to further develop the contemporaneous record of ongoing voter discrimination, address the Supreme Court’s concerns about the data supporting Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, and work toward the full implementation of Section 5.

Listening sessions are scheduled for the following cities: April 16, 10:00 am — Yates, North Dakota, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council, Building #1, North Standing Rock Avenue, Fort Yates, ND 58538 April 18, 10:00 am — Weldon, North Carolina, The Centre at Halifax Community College. 200 College Drive, Weldon, North Carolina 27890 April 25, Cleveland, OH May 6, Ft. Lauderdale, FL The listening sessions are open to the public and citizens are strongly urged to attend.

The 2019 Masters: Tiger’s Incredible Improbable Comeback to Win By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia

2019 Masters champ Tiger Woods completed arguably the greatest sporting comeback of all time as he put on the green jacket for the 5th time in his career. #CNN #News (Photo: Screencapture YouTube) After 11 years, multiple surgeries and a myriad of personal drama, Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters Championship and his 15th career major on a sunsoaked Sunday at Augusta National. It was the first time Woods had won at Augusta after he was trailing after 54 holes. The victory also came following years of doubting whether he would ever be able to play at a high level. “It’s overwhelming because of what has transpired,” Woods told reporters after he shot a -2

under 72 for -13 under overall to seal the victory. “It’s unreal for me to be experiencing this. I’m kind of at a loss for words really,” he said. The victory, one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, had social media abuzz. “The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) congratulates and salutes Tiger Woods as he wins the Masters Golf Tournament for the fifth time,” NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., tweeted. Chavis also noted the tough

road Woods had to take to reemerge as Golf’s biggest star. “Resilience is in our DNA,” Chavis said, referring to African American and other minorities and certainly acknowledging the challenges overcome by Woods. Golden State Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry called Woods’ victory, “the greatest comeback story in sports. “Congrats Tiger Woods, let me hold one of those 5 jackets one time,” Curry wrote on Twitter. Tennis great Serena Williams said the win moved her to tears.

“I’m literally in tears watching Tiger Woods. This is greatness like no other,” Williams Tweeted. “Knowing all you have been through physically to come back and do what you just did today? Wow. Congrats a million times. I am so inspired. Than you buddy,” Williams said. Former President Barack Obama also offered his congratulations via Twitter. “Tiger! To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence, grit, and determination,” Obama said. Fellow golfers like Phil Mickleson, Luke Donaldson, Gary Player and Bubba Watson also tweeted out their respects and congratulations to the 43-year-old Woods. And, the “Golden Bear,” Jack Nicklaus also expressed his appreciation and awe of Woods. “A big ‘well done’ from me to Tiger Woods,” wrote Nicklaus, whose all-time record of 18 Major Championships is certainly within the reach of Woods, who now has 15. “I am so happy for him and for the game of golf,” Nicklaus wrote on Twitter. “This is just fantastic.”

207K 5:23 PM - Apr 12, 2019 82.9K people are talking about this “The President is actively and willfully endangering the life of a member of Congress,” wrote MSNBC host Chris Hayes, echoing Sen. Warren. Chris Hayes @chrislhayes The President is actively and willfully endangering the life of a member of Congress. 91.2K 3:03 PM - Apr 12, 2019 42.8K people are talking about thisThe communications came hours after President Trump tweeted video of a misleading montage that began with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and included footage from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Trump’s Twitter communication came on the evening of April 12 with the words “we will not forget” in all capital letters, days after the conservative New York Post ran a front cover targeting Rep. Omar. The attacks from the right on the freshman Congresswoman and new Congressional Black Caucus member have been continuous. Rep. Omar is one of three vocal members of Congress who continue to win national media attention. The other two are women of color as well: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). Rep. Omar, 37, who won the U.S. House seat vacated by former Rep. Keith Ellison (now Minnesota’s Attorney General),

It is not uncommon that members of Congress who appear in the news or are the target of Trump’s vitriol receive a spike in death threats. (Photo: Kristie Boyd; U.S. House Office of Photography [Public domain] / Wikimedia Commons)

the first Muslim to serve in Congress, is, along with Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, one of the first two Muslim women to ever serve in the U.S. Congress. Rep. Tlaib took over the seat long-held by former Congressman John Conyers. Trump has now specifically targeted two Black female members of Congress as their national prominence and platform have grown. After Trump embarked on a running series of negative comments on Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), the new Chairwoman of the Committee on House Financial Services, received death threats. On April 11, Anthony Scott Lloyd, who called Rep. Waters’ office and threatened to kill her, pled guilty to a single count of threatening a United States official. According to court documents, Lloyd left a voicemail at Rep. Waters’ office in Washington, D.C. on October 22, 2018 using a racial slur and stating that, “if you continue to make threats towards the president, you’re going to wind up dead, Maxine, ‘cause we’ll kill you.” The complaint added that Lloyd informed the FBI that he was listening to talk radio and his threatening call to Rep. Waters was a “spur of the moment” decision. One of Trump’s first actions as President was the January 27, 2017 signing of Executive Order 13780, also referred to as the Muslim ban. On April 12, Rep. Omar tweeted, “Women—especially women of color—have been told to go slow, to not be seen and to not be heard for many years. We are not in Congress to be invisible. In the words of Congressman John Lewis, we are here to make good trouble.” Ilhan Omar @IlhanMN Women—especially women of color—have been told to go (continued on page 3)

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Black Caucus Chair: Charter School Bills Overlook Too Many Crucial Questions By Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media

National Action Network, Sacramento President, Dr. Tecoy Porter speaks at a press conference before the Assembly Education hearing April 10, 2019 in front of Legislative Black Caucus Member Assemblymember Kevin McCarty who is authoring AB 1506.

Legislators, teachers, parents, supporters including the state NAACP held a press conference April 10, 2019 before the Assembly Education hearing.

Three charter school bills the Assembly Education Committee cleared last week leave too many unanswered questions, says Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego). She is the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus and a member of the Assembly Education Committee. The set of legislation, according to Weber, does not consider the full impact of charter schools in California – particularly in disadvantaged communities - and the bills do not go far enough to detail how the changes they propose would work. “I judge everything that comes in on its merits and whether or not it’s beneficial to children,” said Weber. “Clearly, it brings me great concern to see a significant number of Black and Brown people here talking about wanting something different for their children. It’s unfortunate that the critical question is not being asked and that is ‘what is best for our children?’” The Assembly Education Committee voted 4-1 in favor of AB 1505, AB 1506 and AB 1507. Weber, who is an educator, abstained after stating that four of the six committee members who cast the first votes in favor of the bills were also co-authors of the legislations. “I don’t feel like there is a whole lot of room for persuasion,” Weber told her Education Committee colleagues, accepting that the bills were on track to pass. After listening to the comments from students, teachers and advocates supporting or opposing the bill, Weber says she did not have enough information to cast a yay or nay vote in good con-

Sharpton’s National Action Network California chapters and the Rev. K.W. Tulloss, president of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Los Angeles and Southern California. “Schools across California are profoundly separate and unequal based on race and class,” said Julian Vasquez-Heilig, Education Chairperson for the California State NAACP at a press conference before the hearing. “These issues are being amplified, in fact, made worse by the privatization and private control movement.” Vasquez Heilig said charter schools “promote segregation.” Opponents say the bills are designed to eventually eliminate charter schools. “Today, we could not be more clear: This package of bills sponsored by CTA is poison,” Myrna Castrejón, president and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association, told CBM before the hearing. “This package of bills doesn’t just threaten potential schools that may not yet exist to direct or divert attention to other schools. It actually threatens every single existing charter school.” For more than 50 years now, California’s public school districts have largely failed AfricanAmerican students, creating a glaring achievement gap between White and Black students, especially those from disadvantaged neighborhoods. The Department of Education earlier this year released a list of California’s lowest performing schools. Many of of the 481 schools cited in the report are located in areas of the state where there are large con-

science. If they pass the legislature, the three bills would set off drastic changes to California’s Charter school law which was signed in 1992. Supporters say the main intentions of the bills are to increase accountability and strengthen oversight of charter schools. “Charter school reform is long overdue,” says Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) who co-authored AB 1505. “These bills will provide school districts the ability to make responsible and informed decisions regarding authorization and renewal of charter schools, which are critical for student success and taxpayer accountability.” Important concerns overlooked by the charter school legislation, Weber told the co-authors of the bills, include very little consideration given to the fact that Gov. Gavin Newsom has already commissioned a task force to investigate how charter schools affect communities and budgets. That report is scheduled to be released July 1. Also, she says, the bills do not ask why parents who live near traditional public schools still opt to send their children to charter schools. On top of that, no formula or guidance is given in the legislation to determine what is a reasonable cap on charter schools in each school district. Neither do they propose or outline penalties for districts that abuse their authority when renewing or repealing charters. The California State National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is also supporting the bills to the surprise of some like Al

Congrats, 2019 TNBA Western Regional Junior Tournament Champions! Community News

Anthony Watson, Raelynn Boswell, Deelynn Berrie and Tanner Sisk, attended the 2019 TNBA Wesern Regional Junior Tournament in Denver Colorado (April 6-7) Redlands, CA (April 14, 2019) – The results are in, folks! Four Inland Empire youth, representing The Inland Empire Senate of the National Bowling Association (Moreno Valley, California), Anthony Watson, Raelynn Boswell, Deelynn Berrie and Tanner Sisk, attended the 2019 TNBA Wesern Regional Junior Tournament in Denver Colorado (April 6-7), hosted by The National Bowling Association (TNBA) which is the second largest bowling organization in the United States, and coveted the Championship Title; each earning an all-expense, paid trip, to bowl against three other TNBA National Division 1 Championship Teams, representing the Southern, Eastern and Central Regions! The Final Roll-Off will take place in St. Petersburg, Florida this May! These youth will by competing for the 2019 National TNBAAJR Youth Championship Title and scholarship dollars! IES-TNBA Junior Program Director, Terry Lankster, asserts, “Our Juniors had an outstanding performance in Denver and walked away with the title as the Western Regional Junior Champions. I had a lot of praise reports on how well our bowlers per-

formed. Ron Washington, Denver Junior Program Director, was very impressed with our bowlers and shared his thankfulness of our bowler coming to the event. I am extremely proud of our Juniors. Also, a “special thanks” goes to the parents, because without them and their support, our TNBA program could not succeed. Finally, the coaches who volunteer their time, sharing wisdom and guidance of bowling ethics and techniques, as well as the fundamentals being a good bowler -- I thank you!” In it to Win It! Anthony, Raelynn, Deelynn and Tanner are active bowlers in the Inland Empire Senate (IES) of TNBA’s Junior Program and have been bowling competitively for years. They are active bowlers in the Junior League at Empire Bowl (Redlands, CA), Foothill Lanes (Fontana, CA) and Moreno Valley Bowl (Moreno Valley, CA). The IES-TNBA program encourages youth to earn good grades, attend college, support their community, and set goals for personal bowling growth. About TNBA and the Inland (continued in next 2 columns)

centrations of Black and Hispanic residents. Only 34 or them were charter schools. AB 1505, authored by Assemblymembers O’Donnell and Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) would eliminate the charter school appeals process and allow school districts broad discretion in denying or approving a new or renewing charter. AB 1506, authored by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), would impose a cap on new charter schools. AB 1507, authored by Assemblywoman Christy Smith (DClarita), would prevent any charter school site from being established outside of its authorizing district. Margaret Fortune, CEO and founder of Fortune Schools, a network of six charter schools in Sacramento and one in San Bernardino with a focus on closing the African-American achievement gap, is confident that the bills are a way to eradicate charter schools should school districts have their way. She, Castrejón, a group of students, and other charter school supporters stood in protest outside of Assemblyman McCarty’s office before the hearing. “If traditional public schools can not teach Black kids to the level of excellence - which all the data points to that they can not how dare you try to prevent charter schools from doing it?” Fortune said. “How dare you try to balance your budget on the backs of Black kids? Why are you are trying to corral them back to schools that are failing?”

CFPB Denies Duty to Enforce Military Lending Act Despite Support from Department of Defense and Congress...continued lending. It was that kind of perspective that led to strong bipartisan enactment in 2006 of the Military Lending Act (MLA), a reform that was strongly supported by the Department of Defense. At the time, DoD warned how severe financial stress diminished “military readiness”. Years later with the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), MLA enforcement was assigned to the new agency along with other laws, and MLA was updated to include the phrase, “shall be enforced by the CFPB”. That kind of language eliminates discretion or interpretation, thereby ensuring appropriate actions when warranted. For years, CFPB’s enforcement levied fines against businesses that broke consumer finance laws and made consumers financially whole with proportional restitution. From July 2011 through September 2017, CFPB’s Office of Servicemember Affairs delivered $130 million of financial relief as a result of actions taken on 91,482 military complaints filed. In just one lending area – payday loans -- CFPB projected that servicemembers saved $35 million every year as a result of MLA rules. Justification for continued aggressive enforcement is attested to in CFPB’s own reports. From 2016 to 2017, CFPB recorded a 47% increase in the number of servicemember complaints. The following year, 2017 to 2018, the number of complaints were still rising at 12%. According to the Pentagon, military members can and do lose security clearances and/or less than satisfactory discharges each year. Every discharged soldier’s separation costs the government an estimated $58,000. Despite this abundance of complaints and warranted enforcement, CFPB’s first Trump-appointed leader, Mick Mulvaney as Acting CFPB Director, turned an about face on our military families by halting its use of its supervisory powers to fulfill its mandate of MLA enforcement. CFPB’s new Director Kathleen Kraninger made it clear that she supports the same policies and practices begun under her prede-

cessor in a March 8 letter to Ranking Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Further in a recent Capitol Hill hearing, Director Kraninger went even further, advising, as reported by POLITICO, Director Kraninger went even further, claiming that Congress via legislation should provide CFPB with appropriate authority. Confused? You’re not alone. Last October, a bipartisan group of 33 states attorneys general (AGs) wrote then Acting CFPB Director Mulvaney following his announcement that the Bureau would no longer ensure that lenders would comply with MLA as part of its supervisory examinations. “We are perplexed by reports indicating that the CFPB has determined that it needs further statutory authority in order to conduct examinations for MLA violations,” wrote the AGs. “We are disappointed to learn that CFPB did not consult the Defense Department in developing its new examination policy, even though Congress specified that the Defense Department – not the CFPB – is the primary federal agency responsible for interpreting the MLA.” The officials signing the letter to Mulvaney represent states as far west as Alaska and Hawaii, to as far east as Massachusetts and New York, and southward to Mississippi and North Carolina. Together, these state officers understood and embraced that when it comes to consumer finance, predatory lenders make no partisan distinction. “There’s no utility in arguing the fine questionable difference between enforcement and supervision,” said Scott Astrada, the Center for Responsible Lending’s Federal Advocacy Director. “The bottom line is that consumers – especially those serving in the military – need their government’s protection against those who would exploit their personal finances and at the same time, jeopardize their military service and careers. Our nation should protect them with just as much dedication as they give to protect all of us.”

Congrats, 2019 TNBA Western Regional Junior Tournament Champions!...continued Empire Senate’s Junior Program TNBA has more than 2,500 junior bowling members, nationally (ages 4-20). The Inland Empire Senate’s Junior Program supports our diverse youth members with fun, competitive and personal activities. We encourage them to set goals and achieve success on and off the lanes, including the development of leadership, academic and bowling skills. Equally important is participating in community service. The TNBA organization engages in fundraising activities at the local, regional and national levels each year, to support students in higher education through the Junior Program and Scholarship Program, Inc. (JP&SP) -- “Paving the Roads to Their Futures!”

For more information about The Junior Program within the Inland Empire Senate of the National Bowling Association, Inc. (TNBA), visit http:// F a c e b o o k . c o m / TNBAIESJuniorCouncilProgram or call the TNBA Inland Empire Senate (IES): Junior Program Director, Mr. Terry Lankster at (951) 288-8442 or IES President, Mr. Terry Cleveland, at (909) 3804288. For more information about TNBA, visit http:// www.tnbainc.org. To request an interview with Anthony, Raelynn, Deelynn and Tanner, please, contact Mr. Terry Lankster, IESTNBA’s Junior Program Director at 951-288-8442, to connect you with their parents.

CFPB Denies Duty to Enforce Military Lending Act Despite Support from Department of Defense and Congress By Charlene Crowell

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Photo Credit: Paine College America’s 1.29 million memberstrong, all-volunteer military includes men and women from all 50 states, according to the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations. Regardless of race or ethnicity, each made a choice and swore an oath to protect our nation. Together, they wear our nation’s uniforms and carry our flag on assignments and deployments in times of both peace and war.

I’d like to believe that our entire nation respects and appreciates their sacrificing service that takes them away from families, our stateside, and deployments. Further, while these brave men and women protect us, the nation should also protect them – including the clutches of predatory (continued in next 2 columns)

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Bill Aimed at Preventing Police Deadly Force Moves Forward Legislation is First of Its Kind in the Nation By Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media

Assemblymember Shirley Weber speaks at a press rally before the Malaki Seku Amen president of the California Urban Partnership with police use of force bill AB 392 hearing. Photo by Russell Stiger Jr. Khalil Ferguson at a rally at the State Capitol hold a flag with names of victims who were unarmed and killed by law enforcement. Photo by Russell Stiger Jr. across the state - many of them The California Act to Save social justice activists along with Lives, AB 392, cleared its first tage and place their lives in harm’s Weber and the bill’s co-author friends and family members of hurdle at the State Capitol. The way. Assemblymember Kevin people injured or killed by police Assembly Public Safety Commit“Anything that changes the McCarty (D-Sacramento) say - came to Sacramento to witness tee voted 5-2 in favor of the legisword ‘reasonable’ is unreasonthey studied data from other citthe process and express their lation which is now headed to the able,” said Assemblymember Tom ies that employ similar police desupport. They filled the gallery of Rules Committee for review. Lackey (R-Palmdale) who spoke escalation tactics to prevent hothe Jesse Unruh room in the State Authored by Assemblymember against the bill during the hearmicides and injuries. That inforCapitol and packed onto the main Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), the ing and voted against it in commation helped to inform the lanfloor of the Assembly, many eyes legislation aims to restrict the use mittee. guage, spirit and structuring of full of tears as the moment called of deadly force by police officLackey, a former California the bill. If passed, AB-392 would up memories of their loved ones. ers, which has ended the lives of Highway Patrol officer for nearly become the first law in the coun“I think AB 392 is a necessary more African Americans and 30 years, posted on Twitter that try to regulate police officers’ use bill that needs to be passed. It will Latinos in California than any he believes proponents of AB 392 of deadly force. help preserve life,” said Ciara other state in the nation. In 2017 don’t have a malicious intent in Assemblymember Reggie Hamilton whose first cousin alone, cops in California killed 172 crafting the legislation. He insists, Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), Diante Yarber was fatally shot in civilians. Of that number, Latinos however, that it would be harmful chairman of the Public Safety 2018 by four police officers in made up a disproportionate 47.1 to peace officers. Committee, presided over the Barstow. “If any officer goes outpercent and Blacks accounted for “If #AB392 becomes law,” he meeting where Californians from side of de-escalation tactics, they 15.1 percent. tweeted. “More cops will unforall walks of life stepped up to the would face criminal charges. I Weber says her goal for introtunately die. This is an undenimicrophone to mostly affirm their think that is equal, fair and just ducing the bill, which has drawn able fact.” support for AB 392. Only about a plain common sense.” wide and vocal opposition from The committee hearing condozen people spoke up publicly Hamilton said she attended the police unions and law enforcecluded two days of activities and against the bill. rally on behalf of Yarber and his ment support groups, is to advocacy ramping up to the big “I have never met people more three daughters. change the culture of policing in day. A march and rally Monday hurt than those who are in this AB 392 calls for redefining the California and prioritize the sanchosted by the American Civil Libaudience,” Weber said. “It has state’s existing legal measure of tity of human life – not to victimerties Union of California was the made me keenly aware just how “reasonable” force, replacing it ize law enforcement. highlight. deep and hard the pain is when with the word “necessary.” Offic“This bill does not in any way Family members of some of people don’t believe there is fairers would only be allowed to use put any officer at harm. That is California’s most controversial ness and justice.” deadly force if there is no other not the intent,” said Weber. “It is and widely remembered victims of As it makes its way through the option. It would also amend the written to address the critical ispolice violence – Oscar Grant, legislature, AB 392 will likely face California Penal Code regarding sues we’ve faced in this nation Sahleem Tindle, Mikel McIntyre, resistance already gathering from “justifiable homicides” by “peace for over 400 years: how we treat David Garcia, Stephon Clark, civic and political groups. Police officers,” opening cops up to others who don’t look like us. among many others – attended unions across the state believe more civil and criminal charges for This bill strikes a balance.” the rally held on the north steps that the bill will put members of killing citizens. Advocates of AB 392 from of the State Capitol. law enforcement at a disadvan-

Volunteers And Vulnerable Communities Volunteers And Vulnerable Communities At The At The Center Of Governor Newsom’s Center Of Governor Newsom’s Strategy To Ready Strategy To Ready California For Disaster California For Disaster...continued California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign grants released to empower communities and engage one million vulnerable Californians on emergency preparedness State/Government News

Sacramento, Calif. – California Volunteers, Office of the Governor, announced today the release of nine available grants for the California For All Emergency Preparedness Campaign to deploy a network of volunteers and transform how Californians get ready for the next disaster. Gov. Gavin Newsom first announced the campaign when he declared a state of emergency due to increased risk of wildfire on March 22. The joint campaign between California Volunteers and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) invests $50 million directly into the community to bolster local resiliency and connect one million diverse and vulnerable Californians to culturally and linguistically competent support. Grants available now on California Volunteers’ website. “Our people centered approach will usher in a new era of emergency preparedness,” said Gov. Newsom. “We are leveraging the power of volunteerism while ensuring preparedness support and information is not only limited to those who have been privileged enough to access, understand and afford it.” The campaign – which is directed at those experiencing social vulnerability factors including social isolation, poverty, language barriers, and other access and functional needs challenges – extends the impact of volunteer and service programs designed to meet these unique and varied needs. More communities will have access to emergency preparedness training and education. Such programs include Citizens Emergency Response Teams (CERT), a FEMA-recognized 20hour emergency preparedness curriculum. Administered by Cali-

fornia Volunteers, CERT programs will increase and further the ability to train Californians. Another includes Listos, an 8-hour Spanish language curriculum, which will be expanded into additional languages and new regions. The campaign creates new disaster teams as part of existing AmeriCorps programs to provide communities with expertise and support during disasters. “California is taking advantage of “blue sky days” to prepare our communities,” said Karen Baker, California’s Chief Service Officer and lead of California Volunteers. “A California For All is one that empowers those often on the sidelines to access the resources they need to keep themselves and their families safe, regardless of age, disability, language barrier, immigration status or income level.” According to a 2018 report in the Journal of Gerontological Social Work, low income people, especially those who are also Black and Latino, are significantly less prepared for disaster. Furthering the point, a 2014 PPIC study found that, “whites are twice as likely as Latinos to say they are knowledgeable about disasters even though Latinos (48%) are by far the most likely racial/ethnic group to be very worried (27% Asians, 21% blacks, and 15% whites).” Community-based organizations in counties across the state will, 1) provide emergency preparedness education and resources to their vulnerable population, and 2) facilitate a community-wide process to identify gaps and solutions in local emergency plans. Additionally, underserved communities will organize to establish and implement a new approach leveraging a peer(continued in next 2 columns)

to-peer network that educates their own community. “The worst of our reality spurred by growing threats of disaster brings out the best of who we are as Californians: Rising to serve. And, the governor’s strategy builds upon this truth,” said Baker. Signed into law on February 13, 2019, Assembly Bill 72 – Budget Act of 2018 allocates $30 million for California Volunteers to distribute and $20 million for Cal OES to distribute through local assistance grants. The first phase of the effort is a request for proposals (RFP) process that aims to select partners in the next two months and begin implementation by summer. Several grants are now available with the others set to release in the weeks to follow. Specifically, they include grants administered by: California Volunteers · California For All Public Outreach & Education Preparedness Campaign Support Team ($1,360,000). RFP available, here. ·Statewide Listos Administrator ($2,200,000). RFP released soon, here. ·CERT/Listos Target County Support ($2,000,000). RFP released soon, here. ·CERT/Listos Capacity Building ($8,300,000). RFP available, here.

·2019 California For All and Listos Preparedness Conference ($500,000). RFP available, here. · California For All AmeriCorps ($2,640,000). RFP released soon, here. · California For All Public Outreach and Education Campaign ($13,000,000). RFP released soon, here. Cal OES ·Target County Partners ($8,000,000). RFP available, here. ·Statewide County Partners ($11,000,000). RFP available, here. ·Animal Disaster Management ($1,000,000). This project expands, statewide, a pilot project. No RFP will be issued. More details, here. Baker added: “This is an ambitious endeavor, so we’re asking local leaders and all Californians who know their communities best to answer this call to action.” California Volunteers is the governor's team that harnesses the spirit of Californians to volunteer, serve and prepare. The office addresses state and local challenges by investing in service solutions and leveraging public, private, and nonprofit resources. Through AmeriCorps, disaster volunteering and preparedness, and community partnerships, California Volunteers transforms small investments into major impacts.

Energy Consultant Damali Rhett Featured Speaker At Energy Thought Summit Business/Consumer News One of the nation’s leading African-American experts in renewable energy, Damali Rhett, today spoke at the Energy Thought Summit in Austin on the topic, "Love Thy Neighbor,” a panel which focused on how to provide more energy access to the underserved. The ETS Summit April 15-16

featured dozens of the nation’s leading experts on energy. Community and utility use. Rhett was one of a panel of experts that included, Dana Harmon, Executive Director Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute, Eric Dresselhuys, President (continued in next 2 columns)

Energy Consultant Damali Rhett Featured Speaker At Energy Thought Summit...continued Smart Energy Water, Erin Hardick Research Analyst, Zpryme and Saunteel Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) The session discussion focused on what happens to communities as the utility industry becomes more digitalized and decentralized; there are clear opportunities to serve existing customers better that low income and underserved populations are not left behind? This panel will discuss opportunities for utilities to take advantage of digital platforms to leverage data and provide sustainable solutions for addressing energy poverty. "Utilities have an obligation to serve everyone without discrimination. As we push towards the next innovation in energy, we have a duty to ensure that solutions meet all customer,” Rhett said. Rhett is the founder of Amendment Nine Consultants, a leadership and business development company, and a board member of

The Energy Co-op. An expert in the field of renewable energy and electric utilities, Rhett has provided strategic advising to utilities such as Duke Energy, National Grid and other major domestic and international energy companies. Additionally, she speaks internationally and nationally on numerous topics including strategic management, leadership development, and community building. Previously, Rhett served as commercial director for Enviva LP, the world's largest producer of industrial biomass to create clean, renewable energy. She has also worked for IBM Global Business Management services and Deloitte Consulting as a strategy consultant. Rhett holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business and a BA from Dartmouth College. She is a member of the Women’s Council for Energy and the Environment, Young Professionals in Energy and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Legislation Improving Hospital Patient Safety Passes Senate Health Committee SB 227 Supported by Broad Coalition of Patient, Labor and Consumer Advocates State Government News

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will protect patient safety and reinforce nurse staffing ratio requirements passed from the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday. With the goal of enhancing patient safety in hospitals, Senate Bill 227 would require the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to conduct unannounced visits to hospitals to inspect for compliance with nurse staffing requirements. The measure empowers CDPH to enforce the nurse staffing ratios by fining hospitals that repeatedly create unsafe conditions for patient care. In 1999, Governor Gray Davis signed into law Assembly Bill 394, the nation’s first law mandating nurse-to-patient ratios in California. In 2004, regulations implementing AB 394 went into effect, which set the minimum ratio of nurses to patient by unit, including one-to-one in operating rooms and one-to-five in general medical-surgical units. Enforced by CDPH, these ratios are outlined in Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations. Though these ratios are mandated by law, some hospitals repeatedly violate staffing requirements. From 2008 to 2017, there were 634 out-of-ratio deficiencies reported to CDPH.

“When hospitals do not follow nurse-to-patient staffing ratios, patients can be seriously injured or even die,” Senator Leyva said. “SB 227 will help to ensure that hospitals meet the letter of the law and prioritize patient safety at all times. When hospitals repeatedly ignore nurse staffing ratios, CDPH should have the ability to fine those facilities so that they do not continue to jeopardize the safety of patients.” Now advancing to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration, SB 227 is jointly sponsored by SEIU California, SEIU Local 121RN and United Nurses Associations of California / Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC / UHCP). It is also supported by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, California Labor Federation, California Nurses Association/ National Nurses United, California Professional Firefighters, California School Employees Association, California School Nurses Organization, California Teamsters Public Affairs Council, Congress of California Seniors, Consumer Attorneys of California, Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 13 and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

In Sept. 11 Related Tweet, Trump Targets Another Black Woman in Congress...continued from page 1 slow, to not be seen and to not be heard for many years. We are not in Congress to be invisible. In the words of Congressman John Lewis, we are here to make good trouble. 46.6K 10:09 AM - Apr 12, 2019 14.5K people are talking about this “Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won’t back down to Trump’s racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and dangerous attacks against her must end,” tweeted Sen. Bernie Sanders two hours after Trump tweeted his menacing communication regarding the Michigan Congresswoman. Bernie Sanders @BernieSanders Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength and courage. She won't back down to Trump's racism and hate, and neither will we. The disgusting and

dangerous attacks against her must end. 144K 5:07 PM - Apr 12, 2019 49.6K people are talking about this It is not uncommon that members of Congress who appear in the news or are the target of Trump’s vitriol receive a spike in death threats. Members who receive serious threats are typically assigned extra police protection by the U.S. Capitol Police. In the wake of energetic political activity in 2010 near the passage of the Affordable Care Act, a few U.S. House members received extra security. Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist and writer for NNPA as well as a political analyst and strategist as Principal of Win Digital Media LLC. She may be contacted at LBurke007@gmail.com and on twitter at @LVBurke


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Your Medicare rights and protections By Greg Dill Medicare, you’re entitled to:

Greg Dill Did you know that Medicare has an ombudsman to help you resolve complaints you may have about your healthcare? Congress created the job of Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman to assist people with Medicare with their inquiries, complaints, grievances, appeals, and requests for information. The Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman also shares information with Congress, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and other organizations about what works well and what doesn’t work well to improve the quality of the care you get through Medicare. If you need help with a Medicare-related inquiry, there are several ways you can get help. 1. Call your plan. If your inquiry is related to your Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan or Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) plan, contact your plan first using the phone number on your plan member ID card. Your plan is the best resource to resolve planrelated issues. 2. Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048. If your concern is related to Original Medicare, or if your plan was unable to resolve your inquiry, contact 1-800-MEDICARE for help. 3. Contact the SHIP. The State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) provide free, highquality counseling to people with Medicare regarding their benefits, coverage, appeals, and complaints. SHIP counselors are volunteers who often have Medicare themselves, so they know the issues and they’re not trying to sell you anything. Find your local SHIP at: https:// www.shiptacenter.org/ 4. Contact the Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman. If you have been unable to resolve your concern with your plan or 1-800MEDICARE, ask a 1-800-MEDICARE representative to submit your complaint or inquiry to the Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman. The Ombudsman will help to ensure that your inquiry is resolved appropriately. No matter how you get your Medicare, you have certain rights and protections. As a person with

Be treated with dignity and respect at all times. Be protected from discrimination. Every company or agency that works with Medicare must obey the law. They can't treat you differently because of your race, color, national origin, disability, age, religion, or sex. Have your personal and health information kept private. Get information in a way you understand from Medicare, health care providers, and, under certain circumstances, contractors. Get understandable information about Medicare to help you make health care decisions, including: What’s covered; What Medicare pays; How much you have to pay; What to do if you want to file a complaint or appeal. Have your questions about Medicare answered. Have access to doctors, specialists, and hospitals. Learn about your treatment choices in clear language that you can understand, and participate in treatment decisions. Get healthcare services in a language you understand and in a culturally-sensitive way. Get Medicare-covered services in an emergency. Get a decision about healthcare payment, coverage of services, or prescription drug coverage. When a claim is filed, you get a notice letting you know what will and won’t be covered. The notice comes from one of these: Medicare; Your Medicare Advantage plan (Part C); Your Medicare prescription drug plan (Part D); Your other Medicare health plan. If you disagree with the decision on your claim, you have the right to file an appeal. Request a review (appeal) of certain decisions about healthcare payment, coverage of services, or prescription drug coverage. If you disagree with a decision about your claims or services, you have the right to appeal. File complaints (sometimes called "grievances"), including complaints about the quality of your care. You can find more information at: https://www.medicare.gov/ claims-appeals/your-medicarerights/get-help-with-your-rightsprotections Greg Dill is Medicare’s regional administrator for Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii, and the Pacific Territories. You can get answers to your Medicare questions by visiting www.Medicare.gov or calling 1800-MEDICARE (1-800-6334227).

RUHS Medical Center and Trauma Intervention Program Seeking Volunteers to Support Trauma Victims and Loved Ones in the Hours after Tragedy Strikes...continued tion Program of Southwest Riverside County to offer a training over 8 days to volunteers interested in supporting those who have suffered trauma and crisis and responding to calls at RUHS—Medical Center in Moreno Valley. Bilingual volunteers needed. WHY: TIP is a group of specially trained volunteers who provide emotional and practical support to victims and their families in the first few hours follow-

ing a tragedy. WHEN: Training begins Wednesday, May 1 through Saturday, May 11 (mostly evenings). May 1 training begins from 6 p.m9 p.m.

WHERE: Moreno Valley Police Department 22850 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos Moreno Valley, CA 92553

3rd annual ‘Home Run for Health’ planned for April 18 Health/Fitness News

Public health agencies are stepping up to the plate once again, inviting Inland Empire residents to hit a “Home Run for Health” on April 18 when the Inland Empire 66ers battle the Lake Elsinore Storm at San Manuel Stadium, located at 280 South E Street in San Bernardino. “This is one of our favorite events of the year. We get to share our many programs and services and highlight how living an active lifestyle can improve your health and wellness, all while enjoying an evening at the ballpark ,” said Trudy Raymundo, San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Director. The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, the California Health Collaborative and Riverside University Health System – Public Health have teamed up to share positive health messages with fans as they enjoy the evening watching the baseball game among family, friends and co-workers. Fans may pick up free vouchers while supplies last for free admission to the April 18 game. One voucher can be redeemed for two tickets and families are limited to three vouchers, for six tickets total. Parking is $7 per vehicle. “Last year we packed the entire park for a sell-out crowd, so we want to fill up the stadium again. The best thing about it is that we get to share information about our programs with the public we

Harris, Colleagues Introduce Medicare for All By LAWT News Service

serve,” said Evi Hernandez, California Health Collaborative, Senior Director of Programs. Vouchers are being distributed at the following locations: Riverside University Health System – Public Health Health Administration Building 4065 County Circle Drive Riverside, CA 92503 Phone: 951.358.5000

San Bernardino County Tobacco Control Program 685 E. Carnegie Drive, Suite 140 San Bernardino, CA 92408 Phone: 909.381.4532

San Bernardino County Department of Public Health Vital Statistics Registration Office 340 N. Mountain View Avenue San Bernardino, CA 92415 Phone: 800.782.4264

Kamala Harris (Courtesy Photo) U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday joined Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and 13 Democratic colleagues to introduce the Medicare for All Act of 2019 to guarantee health care at far lower cost to working families and the nation as a whole. “Health care should be a right for everyone in this country, not a privilege for the few. No family should be forced to go into debt to pay for the medical treatment of a loved one or the prescription drugs they need to stay healthy,” said Harris. “Medicare is the most popular health plan in the country because it works. Medicare for All finally makes sure every American has affordable, comprehensive health care.” The Medicare for All Act of 2019 would ensure that Americans could go to the doctor of their choice and get the care they need, when they need it, without going into debt. It would significantly lower the price of prescription drugs by empowering the federal government to negotiate with pharmaceutical corporations. Furthermore, it would expand coverage to include home and

community based long-term care services, ensuring people with disabilities can receive the care they need to stay in their homes and remain part of their communities. While the United States spends more per capita on health care than any other nation, it remains the case that approximately 30 million Americans do not have health insurance, thousands of people die each year because they cannot afford medical care, and nearly half of Americans fear bankruptcy in the event of a health emergency. In addition to Harris and Sanders, the legislation is co-sponsored by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Edward Markey (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Tom Udall (D-NM), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). This article originally appeared in the Los Angeles Sentinel.

OP-ED: Lives Remain In the Balance: 2019 By Congressman Elijah Cummings If President Trump and his Republican allies would seriously consider both their sense of humanity and the lessons of history, they would halt their continuing attacks on the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA” or “ObamaCare”) and work with Democrats to solve the health care challenges that our nation faces. As Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Karen Bass of California recently observed, Americans – and, especially, Af-

Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD.-7) rican Americans – will be seriously harmed if the opponents succeed in destroying the ACA. (continued on page 6)

Community Activists & Caregivers Held Action Demanding Supervisor Dawn Rowe Prioritize The Health & Well-Being Of Seniors And People With Disabilities Pictures of caregivers, community supporters, and seniors and people with disabilities at yesterday’s action at Supervisor Rowe’s Joshua Tree office: Health/Fitness News

RUHS Medical Center and Trauma Intervention Program Seeking Volunteers to Support Trauma Victims and Loved Ones in the Hours after Tragedy Strikes Health/Fitness News

MORENO VALLEY, Ca—RUHS Medical Center and the Trauma Intervention Program are seeking citizen volunteers to provide emotional first-aid to survivors, friends and family who’ve suffered trauma from injury or a sudden death—whether natural, suicide or accidental. Local police, fire, medical and hospital personnel also call on TIP volunteers to support victims in traumatic events such as assault, fire and motor vehicle accidents said Magda Stewart, chief executive officer for Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southwest Riverside County. “Witnesses and survivors of these events are often in shock. They feel completely helpless and confused,” Stewart said. “Our role is to provide emotional, practical support and to be there to support survivors. We are a force multiplier for first responders.” “These volunteers are our heart when we are in the midst of an emergency and trying to save a life,” said Leah Patterson, execu-

tive director of critical care and emergency department services at RUHS Medical Center, which sees about 90,000 emergency and trauma patients each year. “We have a higher sense of peace knowing our TIP volunteers are here,” Patterson said. “They allow us to focus on our work because we know the patient’s loved ones are receiving the support they need.” Stewart said TIP wants to train at least 30 volunteers in a 55-hour program that is scheduled to begin the evening of Wednesday, May 1, at the Moreno Valley Police Department, 22850 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley. Learn more at www.tipswrc.org or call 951-6982453 WHO: Trauma Intervention Program of Southwest Riverside County; learn more at www.tipswrc.org or call 951-6982453 WHAT:

Trauma Interven-

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JOSHUA TREE -- On Monday, community activists, caregivers, and seniors and people with disabilities visited San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor Dawn Rowe’s district office in Joshua Tree urging her to support the county’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program -- an in-home care program that low-income seniors and people with disabilities depend on to survive. While a group of activists went inside the office to speak to Supervisor Rowe, others leafleted outside to bring public awareness of the efforts to hold County Supervisors accountable to the well-being of seniors and people with disabilities. The action, planned by IHSS caregivers who are members of SEIU Local 2015, is the first action targeting Supervisor Dawn Rowe and comes after activists shut down parts of Arrowhead and Fourth at a rally outside the Board of Supervisors meeting last month demanding that the county support and invest in the

county’s IHSS program that over 30,000 seniors and people with disabilities currently rely on to survive. “The county has refused to support the in-home care that our loved ones depend on,” said Kim Evon, Executive Vice President of SEIU 2015. “Supervisor Rutherford event went so far and told caregivers that the county has other priorities. Well, our priorities are the seniors and people with disabilities that need the IHSS Program to survive. We will continue advocating for and demanding that the county prioritize the care our loved ones need and deserve.” San Bernardino County’s IHSS Program allows low-income seniors and people with disabilities to receive life-saving care in the comfort of their home from people they trust. Caregivers provide services such as: bathing, toileting, administering medication, and accompanying care recipients to critical doctor appointments. “Providing a livable wage to our

in-home caregivers is not only cost effective for the County but good for our local economy,” said Sara Lee, a Joshua Tree resident and educator. “Too often, our politicians push for development projects that provide short term jobs for out-of-district workers that end up threatening our local economy and environment. By investing in long term healthcare workers, we not only provide local sustainable jobs that can help our residents get off government assistance, but can also provide cost savings and loving and hu-

mane care for those with disabilities and our growing senior population. A contract with a livable wage is the right thing to do for our workers, for our seniors, for our local economy and the County’s bottom line.” Activists plan on targeting the district office of every Board of Supervisor in the coming months. They are determined to continue to hold actions until the Board responds to their demands. The action at Supervisor Rowe’s office was live streamed on Facebook here: SEIU 2015


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FBN Number: 20190003256 Filing Type: FBN Filing Date Filed: 3/18/2019 Began Transacting Business: N/A Filing Expires On: 3/18/2024 Business is Conducted By: An Individual Fictitious Business Name(s): NARJES ENTERPRISES Business Address: 2060 N. RIVERSIDE AVE. STE C277 RIALTO, CA 92377 County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Registrant(s)Address: AFAQ ALI 2064 W. SUMMERSET DR. RIALTO, CA 92377 Signature/Officer Title: Afaq Ali BY SIGNING, I DECLARE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE

April 18, 2019

LEGALS/CLASSIFIEDS/NEWS AND CORRECT. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published In The San Bernardino American Newspaper March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 2019. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FBN Number: 20190003504 Filing Type: FBN Filing Date Filed: 3/21/2019 Began Transacting Business: N/A Filing Expires On: 3/21/2024 Business is Conducted By: A Married Couple Fictitious Business Name(s): EL MONTECITO MEXICAN AMERICAN RESTAURANT Business Address: 11720 BARTLETT AVE. #C & D ADELANTO, CA 92301 County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Mailing Address: 15794 DESERT ROCK ST. ADELANTO, CA 92301 Registrant(s)Address: MOISES A. MONTES ROBLES 15794 DESERT ROCK ST. ADELANTO, CA 92301 MARIA DEL ROSARIO BECERRA PELAYO 15794 DESERT ROCK ST. ADELANTO, CA 92301 Signature/Officer Title: Moises A. Montes Robles, Husband BY SIGNING, I DECLARE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published In The San Bernardino American Newspaper April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 20190003521 Date Filed: 3/21/2019 Filing Expires On: 3/21/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME (as shown in the Articles of Inc./Org./Reg.): HALO STAR BEAUTY County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Street Address of Principal Place of Business: 1409 CORAL TREE LN. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92408 Name of Individual Registrant: SAVANNAH RODRIGUEZ Name of corporation or limited liability company as shown in the Articles of Inc./Org./Reg.: State of Inc./Org./Reg.: Inc./Org./Reg. No.: Residence Street Address: 1409 CORAL TREE LN. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92408 Name of Individual Registrant: JUSTUS SCOTT Residence Street Address:1409 CORAL TREE LN. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92408 This business is/was conducted by: A Joint Venture Registrant has commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A Justus Scott, Co-Owner General Partner, declares that all information in this statement is true and correct. NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORT IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published in the San Bernardino American Newspaper March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 2019.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FBN Number: 20190003574 Filing Type: FBN Filing Date Filed: 3/22/2019 Began Transacting Business: N/A Filing Expires On: 3/22/2024 Business is Conducted By: An Individual Fictitious Business Name(s): DIVINITY WIGS Business Address: 14779 SENECA RD. APT 207 VICTORVILLE, CA 92392 County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Registrant(s)Address: TAMARAH J. MYLES 14779 SENECA RD. APT. 207 VICTORVILLE, CA 92392 Signature/Officer Title: Tamarah J. Myles BY SIGNING, I DECLARE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published In The San Bernardino American Newspaper April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CIVDS 1902449 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: ISAIAH EDWARD BARNESCISNEROS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: a. ISAIAH EDWARD BARNES-CISNEROS to Proposed name: ISAIAH EDWARD ABREGO THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely

filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: 6/11/19 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: S17 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, San Bernardino District-Civil Division 247 West Third Street San Bernardino, CA 92415-0210 A Copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: The San Bernardino American Newspaper P.O. Box 837 Victorville, CA 92393 Date: January 24, 2019 Michael A. Sachs Judge Of The Superior Court Published in the San Bernardino American Newspaper April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 2019.

PETITION/PROBATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE (Probate-Decedents’ Estates) Notice Of Petition to Administer Estate Of: GWENDOLYN M. HUGHES Case Number: PROPS 1900257 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: GWENDOLYN

M. HUGHES A Petition for Probate has been filed by: PETER J. HUGHES in the Superior Court of California, County of: SAN BERNARDINO The Petition for Probate requests that PETER J. HUGHES be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: May 9, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept:: S37 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, 247 WEST THIRD STREET San Bernardino Justice Center -Probate Division SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92415-0212 Main/ Central If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Guay P. Wilson 14 N. Eighth St. (P.O.Box 166) Redlands, CA 92373 Telephone: (909)793-2044 Published in The San Bernardino American Newspaper April 18, 25, May 2, 2019.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE (Probate-Decedents’ Estates) Notice Of Petition to Administer Estate Of: GERALD A. NIELSEN aka

GERALD ANDERS NIELSEN aka GERALD NIELSEN Case Number: PROPS 1900283 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: GERALD A.

NIELSEN aka GERALD ANDERS NIELSEN aka GERALD NIELSEN A Petition for Probate has been filed by: RANDY L. NIELSEN in the Superior Court of California, County of: SAN BERNARDINO The Petition for Probate requests that RANDY L. NIELSEN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: May 16, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept:: S-35 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, 247 WEST THIRD STREET SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92415 SAN BERNARDINO JUSTICE CENTER-PROBATE DEPT. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court

before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Bryan C. Hartnell, Esq., HARTNELL LAW GROUP, A Professional Corporation 25757 Redlands Boulevard, Redlands,CA 92373-8453 Telephone: (909)796-6881 Published in The San Bernardino American Newspaper April 11, Correction 18, 25, 2019.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE (Probate-Decedents’ Estates) Notice Of Petition to Administer Estate Of: LELAND J. LUTZ Case Number: PROPS 1900281 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: LELAND J.

LUTZ A Petition for Probate has been filed by: KAREN BENBROOK in the Superior Court of California, County of: SAN BERNARDINO The Petition for Probate requests that KAREN BENBROOK be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: May 14, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept:: S35 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, 247 WEST THIRD STREET San Bernardino Justice Center - Probate Division SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92415-0212 Main/ Central If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Guay P. Wilson 14 N. Eighth St. , P.O. Box 166 Redlands, CA 92373 Telephone: (909)793-2044 Published in The San Bernardino American Newspaper April 18, 25, May 2, 2019.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE (Probate-Decedents’ Estates) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DAVID

J. KAUSAL aka DAVID JOHN KAUSAL aka DAVID KAUSAL Case Number: PROPS 1900095 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of DAVID J. KAUSAL

aka DAVID JOHN KAUSAL aka DAVID KAUSAL A Petition for Probate has been filed by: HOLLY A. RIESER in the Superior Court of California, County of: SAN BERNARDINO The Petition for Probate requests that HOLLY A. RIESER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or con-

sented to the proposed action). The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why, the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date June 10, 2019 Time:8:30 a.m. Dept:: S-36 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, County Of San Bernardino, 247 West Third Street San Bernardino, CA 92415 -0212 SAN BERNARDINO DISTRICT SAN BERNARDINO JUSTICE CENTER If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Bryan C. Hartnell, Esq., HARTNELL LAW GROUP 25757 Redlands Boulevard Redlands, CA 92373-8453 ( 909) 796-6881 Published in The San Bernardino American Newspaper April 4, 11, 18, 2019

SUMMONS SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): CIVDS1824472 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): ANTOLINO DORADO JR YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court's lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, 247 West Third St, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0210

The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff's attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): REESE LAW GROUP, Shiv Samtani, Esq., (Bar #320822), 3168 Lionshead Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92010; 760/8425850 (File No. 558049) DATE (Fecha): SEP 14 2018 Clerk (Secretario), by Danielle Paris, Deputy (Adjunto) (SEAL) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served 1. as an individual defendant. 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2/19 CNS-3240831# THE SAN BERNARDINO AMERICAN SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): CIVDS1823290 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): IRVING BERNARDO RAMIREZ ROXANNE CASS AND DOES 1 TO 10 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court's lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO 247 WEST THIRD ST., SAN BERNARDINO CA 92415-0210 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff's attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): REESE LAW GROUP, Jenny R. Louro, Esq., Bar #306535, 3168 LIONSHEAD AVE CARLSBAD CA 92010 760/8425850 (FILE NO. 284115) DATE (Fecha): SEP 05, 2018 Clerk (Secretario), by MARIA ROMO LOPEZ, Deputy (Adjunto) (SEAL) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served as an individual defendant STATEMENT OF DAMAGES (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) CASE NUMBER: CIVDS1823290 Plaintiff: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY . Defendant: IRVING BERNARDO RAMIREZ, et al. To: IRVING BERNARDO RAMIREZ Plaintiff: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPNAY seeks damages in the above-entitled action, as follows: 1 General damages a. Pain, suffering, and inconvenience …….....$11,000.00 2. Special damages a. Medical expenses (to date) ……………………...$14,750.00 e. Property damage..…$26,088.13 Date: August 14, 2018 S/ Jenny R Louro, Esq. 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/19 CNS-3234751# THE SAN BERNARDINO AMERICAN

Torres Announces $125,000 HUD Grant Awarded to Help Inland Empire Victims of Housing Discrimination WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Norma J. Torres (D-Pomona) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $125,000 Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) grant to the Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board in Ontario. The funding will allow the Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board to help people identify government agencies that handle complaints of housing discrimination.

“When it comes to searching for a place to call home, skyrocketing rent costs and home prices are already enough of a challenge for Inland Empire families. They shouldn’t also have to worry about being discriminated against because of who they are,” said Torres. “This funding will help ensure that everyone has a fair and equal opportunity to access housing.”

FHIP organizations also conduct preliminary investigation of claims, including sending “testers” to properties suspected of practicing housing discrimination. FHIP also has initiatives that promote fair housing laws and equal housing opportunity awareness.

Torres is a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, which is responsible for appropriating federal spending, including HUD.

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Why Trademarks are Crucial for the Creative Entrepreneur By Lerae Funderburg

do it for me, dog? Because I don’t understand the dynamics of what you’re saying. I’m old school. I’m A-B-C-D. You’ve done and gone into the Matrix. But Nip ended up buying a whole square. He ended up doing things for the community. He built his own Doggyland,” said Snoop Dogg. Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced on April 9 that the intersection of Crenshaw Boule-

Trademark Symbol (Photo by: Stockunlimited.com) Have you ever wondered if you need to have a federally registered trademark to protect your brand? If you are a business owner or a brand, more than likely you do. A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs that identify and distinguish (“mark”) the source of goods or services of one party from those of others. As a brand, you may want to trademark your name or the design or symbol associated with your name. As a business owner, you may want to trademark your business name, corresponding logo or the slogan associated with your product or service. And the sooner you trademark, the better. It would hurt to spend years creating and developing your brand under the same name, just to have someone else beat you to the registration punch. It’s not easy to rebrand yourself once you’ve established a fan base of people who are used to knowing you by a certain name. And you certainly don’t want to be confused with another brand. Once you’ve worked to create in the eyes of the public a correlation between your product or service and a certain mark, it would be a shame to have to rebrand your business and rebuild that same trust and confidence you’d previously built with your consumers. While federal trademark registration is not required, it does offer notable benefits, namely: It provides public notice of claims of ownership of the mark in association with your goods or services;

It creates certain presumptions of ownership; It validates the mark and grants the exclusive right to use the mark in connection with the associated goods or services; Registrants can sue in federal court for infringement for marks that are confusingly similar; and, Registrants may prevent importation of goods that bear an infringing mark. Trademarks are a vital component in protecting your brand and business, That’s why we are hosting a workshop on May 11, 2019, to teach creative entrepreneurs how to register their own trademarks with the assistance of a trademark attorney. In this workshop, you will learn: the importance of trademarks and the difference between common law trademarks and federally protected trademarks; how to register your specific trademark (so come equipped with your logo, slogan, or brand name and the goods and services you will associate with your mark); and, how to maintain your trademark rights moving forward. how celebrities like Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian have used trademarks to protect their children’s names. Limited seats are available. Sign up today! @https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ trademarks-for-the-diy-entrepreneurtickets-58881319612 This article originally appeared in Rollingout.com.

From Snoop Dogg to President Obama: Tributes to Community Activist Nipsey Hussle

Hussle’s memorial service took place on April 11 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Over 21,000 free tickets to the service sold out in less than an hour. Hussle’s longtime partner was the actress Lauren London, who he began dating in 2013. (vigil photo Brandon I. Brooks, Los Angeles Sentinel) By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was shot to death in Los Angeles on March 31 outside of his store Marathon Clothing. He was 33. Though he arrived on the music scene in the early 2000s, Nipsey Hussle was known not only as a musician but as an entrepreneur and community activist. He rose from being a high school dropout at 14 to becoming a prolific creator of impressive rap and hip-hop mixtapes he would sell for $100 each. His debut studio album, Victory Lap, was released by Epic Records in February 2018 and was a commercial success. A letter from former President Barack Obama in part read, “While most folks look at the Crenshaw neighborhood where he grew up and see only gangs, bullets and despair, Nipsey saw potential. He saw hope. He saw a community that even through its flaws, taught him to always keep going.” Hours after his death, Los Angeles Police Chief Michael Moore said, “I saw the name Nipsey Hussle, and I looked at that again, and I looked at it again, and it was like I could not believe it… this is a voice that was trying to help. His choice to invest in that community rather than ignore it, to

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build a training center, to build a co-working space in Crenshaw, to lift up the Eritrean-American community, he set an example for young people to follow. I hope his memory inspires more good work in Crenshaw and communities like it.” Hussle’s memorial service took place on April 11 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Over 21,000 free tickets to the service sold out in less than an hour. Hussle’s longtime partner was the actress Lauren London, who he began dating in 2013. Delivering eulogies were Snoop Dogg, Louis Farrakhan, London and Stevie Wonder, who delivered a message on gun violence. “It is heartbreaking to again lose a member of our family. It is a heartbreak because it’s so unnecessary. It is so painful to know that we don’t have enough people taking a position that says: Listen, we must have stronger gun laws,” Wonder said. “One of the first times me and Nips were hanging out, he came up to me and said, hey cuz, you need to do an amusement park, call it Doggyland. The sixth time he said it to me, I said Nip, why don’t you just (continued in next 2 columns)

vard and West Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles, where Hussle was killed, will officially be renamed “Nipsey Hussle Square.” Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist and writer for NNPA as well as a political analyst and strategist as Principal of Win Digital Media LLC. She may be contacted at LBurke007@gmail.com and on twitter at @LVBurke

3rd Annual ‘FoodIEFest’ Coming to San Bernardino Valley College on April 23 Local/National News

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Civil Rights Organizations Contest Finding of NonDiscrimination in Maryland Census Ruling...continued May. The lawsuit, LUPE v. Ross, was later consolidated with Kravitz v. U.S. Department of Commerce, another challenge to the citizenship question filed with the Maryland court. Attorneys for both groups represent Latino and Asian American individuals, Native Americans, social service non-profits, state legislative associations, civil rights groups, voters’ rights organizations, and community partnerships that would be forced to divert resources to combat a potential severe undercount in their respective communities. "More than 90% of Asian Americans are either immigrants or children of immigrants, so the proposed citizenship question has significant relevance to our community,” said Niyati Shah, assistant director of legal advocacy for Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. "It should not be a surprise that the Census Bureau staff repeatedly advised Secretary Wilbur Ross that a citizenship question would cause harm

to non-citizens and historically hardto-count populations, including the Asian American community. We hope that the fourth circuit will vindicate the rights of our communities and agree that racial animus played a role in the administration’s attempt to add this question." Two other courts in New York and California have also moved to block the addition of a citizenship question because it violates the APA and Enumeration Clause. The U.S. Supreme Court has granted review of the New York case, and has scheduled oral argument for April 23. Census data are crucial to allocating seats in Congress, drawing accurate election districts and ensuring equitable distribution of federal funds for a wide range of vital programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Section 8 hous-

OP-ED: Lives Remain In the Balance: 2019...continued from page 4 Live musical performances were showcased in front of a curtain of international flags at last year’s FoodIEFest on April 24, 2018. SAN BERNARDINO, California— On Tuesday, April 23, San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) will host FoodIEFest 2019, its third annual “mini international food festival” that promises to bring international cuisines from across the Inland Empire to campus for the community to enjoy. The event will begin with an international flag parade across the SBVC campus, with flags representing the dozens of countries of origin that can be found among SBVC students, faculty, and staff. Countries from six out of the world’s seven continents will be represented, including Europe (France, Spain, Italy, Romania, Greece, United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine), Asia (China, Indonesia, South Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Cambodia, Kuwait), Africa (Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa), North America (Mexico, El Salvador, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Jamaica, Costa Rica), South America (Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil), and Australia. “FoodIEFest is one of the ways our campus expresses pride in our cul-

tural diversity,” said President Diana Z. Rodriguez. “It reminds us of how our employees and students are culturally linked and related to every corner of the globe.” Local vendors will offer an assortment of hot and cold international foods for purchase, and SBVC’s Culinary Arts program will be serving a special menu inspired by international cuisine. Campus and community members are encouraged to grab a bite to eat, set up a picnic blanket on our lawn, and watch the musical and dance performances in front of North Hall. Entry is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, visit www.valleycollege.edu/foodiefest. ••• WHAT: FoodIEFest 2019 WHERE: Library Quad, San Bernardino Valley College, 701 S. Mount Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, CA., 92410. Free parking on campus. WHEN: 3:00-7:00pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Civil Rights Organizations Contest Finding of Non-Discrimination in Maryland Census Ruling Local/National News (WASHINGTON D.C.) – Civil rights groups filed a notice of cross-appeal today in their lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The filing follows an appeal by the Trump administration of the ruling against the citizenship question. A federal court in Maryland ruled in April that the addition of the citizenship question violates the Administrative Procedures Act and the Enumeration Clause of the U.S. Constitution, but fell short of ruling that the White House purposefully sought to exclude noncitizens, particularly immigrants of color, from the decennial Census in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fifth Amendment. The Trump administration recently appealed the court’s order prohibiting the addition of the citizenship question to the Census. Attorneys with MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) filed a cross-appeal on the sole question of whether the Administration’s motive for the question was racially discriminatory. "The American people have the right to know when their government engages in unconstitutional discrimination, particularly when it does so in order to undermine the Census,” said Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF president and general counsel. "Wilbur Ross should long ago have resigned in disgrace; the evidence and court findings in this case plainly demonstrate that he engaged in despicable and unlawful racial discrimination." MALDEF and Advancing Justice | AAJC filed the notice in the U.S. District Court in Maryland; the Trump administration appeal and the plaintiffs’ cross-appeal will be considered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. "The court recognized the racial discrimination that immigrants have faced from this president and this administration, including the actions taken by Secretary Wilbur Ross," said John C.

Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. "Secretary Wilbur Ross blatantly disregarded the advice from experts within his department, former census directors, and experts from leading organizations — including Advancing Justice | AAJC — who advised him against adding the citizenship question because it would result in less participation from immigrants, non-citizens, and communities of color. The evidence shows a pattern and clear intent by Secretary Ross to carry out the racial animus designs of this administration." U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel’s ruling found that President Trump and Kris Kobach "harbored discriminatory animus towards non-citizens," and that at the urging of Trump advisors "the Secretary considered the impact of counting illegal immigrants in the Census." But the court concluded that although the Secretary’s stated rationale was pure pretext, ultimately "Secretary Ross’s original rationale remains, to some extent, a mystery." Attorneys with MALDEF and Advancing Justice |AAJC contend that the Court erred because its own findings of fact as a matter of law compel the conclusion that the Administration engaged in intentional discrimination. "Supreme Court law recognizes that legislators and administrators rarely, if ever, admit racially discriminatory motives, and that they, like Secretary Ross, hide behind executive and legislative privilege," said Denise Hulett, national senior counsel at MALDEF. "A finding of governmental intentional discrimination therefore properly rests on evidence of the kind that the District Court already found. That evidence places the gun in Secretary Ross’s hand, identifies the discriminatory sources of the bullets, and describes the smoke that will obscure and distort the census count." MALDEF and Advancing Justice | AAJC sued Trump administration last (continued in next 2 columns)

A humane nation can not allow that carnage – as the lessons of recent history illustrate. During the current national debate about health care, it is important to recall that, before the ACA, nearly 50 million Americans lacked health insurance<https:// www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/ health/obamacare-health-insurance-numbers-nchs.html>, and nearly 10 million of these uninsured were African American. Women were charged more than men for the same care, and insurers could drop coverage, deny coverage, or charge 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions more for their care. Chairwoman Bass is also correct in concluding that, on balance, the ACA has been a success. In the neighborhood of 20 million more Americans, including millions of African Americans, now have access to quality affordable healthcare. Children can remain on their parents’ insurance until the age of 26 – and, perhaps most important of all, health insurance companies can no longer drop or deny care due to a preexisting condition. This is not to say, however, that we have solved all the obstacles to assuring that Americans can afford the health care that we all need and deserve. We have yet to adequately control price-gouging in the cost of our prescription drugs – and insurance premiums continue to rise at an unacceptable rate. My colleagues and I have advanced legislation that would reduce the price-gauging by BIG PHARMA – and reforms are possible that would moderate premium increases. For example, in my State of Maryland, insurers who originally sought premium increases for 2019 have decreased their premiums because of a state “reinsurance” plan that helps the insurers cover unusually expensive health care claims. The President and his Republican allies should take note. If they would consider these reforms in the context of the history of this national debate, they would recall that two major forces catalyzed the health care reform process more than a decade ago. First, even before President Obama and congressional Democrats began the process that resulted in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the National Institute of Medicine concluded that more than 18,000 Americans were dying prematurely every year because they lacked health insurance, while research from Harvard estimated the number of premature deaths at 55,000. That avoidable annual death toll was and remains an unacceptable human cost, challenging our basic humanity as a civilized people. History also reminds us that a second motivation for reform was the accelerating increase in healthcare costs that threatened the budgets of governments, businesses and individual households alike. The private, largely for-profit insurance system in this country was failing to fully address these challenges a decade ago – and it

continues to fail these tests today. These considerations are why the President and Congress alike must provide the American People with the answer to a fundamental question. Why should we continue to provide massive public subsidies to a failed system of healthcare financing when it could be more cost-effective and rational to fund healthcare for everyone in the same manner that we already fund health care for our elderly, disabled, veterans, and poor? The answer to this question is why some of us believed a decade ago (and continue to believe today) that a single-payer system based upon expanding Medicare to everyone would be the most effective strategy. However, as has always been the case, politics remains the art of what is possible, even if the possible is less than ideal. Establishing access to affordable healthcare as a civil right through the Affordable Care Act was the progress that we could achieve politically back in 2010 – and the ACA remains our first line of defense today. That is why I have joined more than 120 of my Democratic House colleagues in co-sponsoring The Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2019 [H.R. 1884], proposed reform legislation introduced by Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., along with Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott and Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal. If enacted, our bill would strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditions and reverse the Trump Administration’s efforts to sabotage the ACA. We would make health care more affordable by lowering health insurance premiums for low- and moderate-income Americans by expanding eligibility for premium tax credits beyond 400 percent of the federal poverty line and increasing the size of tax credits for all income brackets. Finally, following the course charted by Maryland’s Legislature and other states, our legislation would create a national reinsurance program to help cover the costs of consumers with expensive medical conditions, thereby lowering health insurance premiums for everyone. Lives remain in the balance, and the choice for the President and Congress is clear. We can do what is both practical and humane to assure affordable health care for everyone – or we will pay for our failure to do so in hemorrhaging budgets and lost American lives. Congressman Elijah Cummings represents Maryland’s 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. The opinions on this page are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the AFRO. Send letters to The Afro-American • 1531 S. Edgewood St. Baltimore, MD 21227 or fax to 1-877-570-9297 or e-mail to editor@afro.com. This article originally appeared in The Afro.


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Black Public Media's PitchBLACK winners take on the criminal justice system

“Somebody’s Watching You!” By: Lou Yeboah

Lifestyle/Entertainment News

NEW YORK (April 15, 2019) — Three projects that indict the American criminal justice system have been chosen as winners of PitchBLACK, an interactive pitching session that culminates Black Public Media’s 13-week 360 Incubator+ for broadcast programs, web series and virtual reality projects. The Black Public Media (BPM) incubator and talent development program, designed to identify and pipeline quality black content while honing the skills of brilliant makers, awarded a total of $320,000 in funding. The winners were announced during the inaugural PitchBLACK Awards at Apella by Alexandria on Manhattan’s East River, hosted by K. Neycha Herford. Two broadcast, one web and one virtual reality (VR) project took prizes at PitchBLACK, which took place Thursday at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in Manhattan, hosted by veteran producer Sandra Rattley. Both broadcast projects as well as the digital project winner will be offered funding and a license agreement for public media distribution. The broadcast project Com-

muted, by Nailah Jefferson (mentor Yoruba Richen), wins $100,000. The documentary program tells the story of Danielle Bernard Metz, a mother of two who was sentenced to triple life plus 20 years for her role in her husband’s drug ring. Metz’s sentence was commuted by President Barack Obama in 2016, and the film follows her fight to reconcile her present life with past regrets. The 3,000 Project by Keith McQuirter and LaNora Williams-Clark (mentor Chris Hastings) explores how Wisconsin — one of the most incarcerated states in the nation — is grappling with parole reform; the broadcast documentary program wins $100,000. The VR experience Points of View (POV) by Alton Glass and Donovan DeBoer (mentor Michael Premo) is set in Los Angeles in 2025, where weaponized police drones govern the skies, raising questions around how much privacy we will surrender as law enforcement technology develops. POV will be awarded $60,000 for its community engagement campaign. The fourth winner, Heroes of Color by David Heredia (mentor Kimson Albert), is a vibrant, illus-

trated educational web series designed to create a more inclusive — and historically accurate — K12 curriculum and inspire pride among youth. The project, which targets younger audiences, a demographic BPM has set its sights on, will receive $60,000 toward production of its first season. Broadcast jurors were Andrew Coles, Wendy Llinás and Rachel Watanabe-Batton. Digital and Engagement jurors were Christie Marchese, Opeyemi Olukemi and Kamal Sinclair. Winners were announced by BPM’s Denise Greene, administrator of the 360 Incubator+, and Rattley, the program’s creative consultant. “Given the strength of all the projects and the enthusiasm in the room for them, we wish we could have funded them all. We will continue to support every project as we facilitate the connections with the distributors and funders at the pitch forum and field additional interest developed,” said BPM’s Executive Director Leslie Fields-Cruz. Based in Harlem, Black Public Media (BPM) is the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to media content about the black experi-

ence. Acting Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Anne del Castillo was on hand to present veteran documentary filmmakers Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster of the Rada Film Group with the first-ever BPM Trailblazer Award; the award recognized the duo for their strong body of work and proven track record of mentoring emerging media makers, including through the 360 Incubator+. Kian KelleyChung, a student at the University of Maryland and storyteller in film, video games and VR, was presented by former BPM executive Kay Shaw with the first Nonso Christian Ugbode Digital Media Fund award, named after BPM’s late director of digital initiatives. The 360 Incubator+ was launched in 2014. Past 360 Incubator+ winners and participants include Shukree Tilghman, who has gone on to become a writer and co-producer of the hit NBC television program This Is Us; Garland McLaurin, whose POPS web series premiered on ITVS' Indie Lens Storycast; Dominique Taylor, whose Read Awakening premiered in July as a PBS Digital Studio’s Facebook Watch digital miniseries; and Nosarieme Garrick, whose My Africa Is documentary premiered on BPM’s signature public television series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange in 2017. The 360 Incubator+ is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the MacArthur Foundation, the NEA, the New York State Council on the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information on BPM, visit www.blackpublicmedia.org or follow the organization on Twitter (@BLKPublicMedia) or Facebook (@BlackPublicMedia). For more information on the projects, visit https://bit.ly/ 2UDLvaf.

Summer Line Up for Concerts and Movies Announced Ontario Town Square attracts thousands of people weekly

Lou Yeboah Think you’re getting away with something; you ain’t getting away with nothing! I want you to know that there is a God that sits high and looks low…. “From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth – he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do [Psalm 33:1315]; Proverbs 15:3]. Thinking you’re getting away with something; you ain’t getting away with nothing! God knows all about you. God is watching you, and the God of justice will judge both the righteous and the wicked according to what they have done. What difference does it make to know God is always watching you? Knowing God is watching should make you think twice about doing wrong. If someone is keeping an eye on me, my behavior improves; and the fact that the Bible warns that the people, who are not conscious of God and commit evil with wicked thoughts, will be tormented in the lake of fire forever and ever. When you know somebody is watching you, you tend to think twice before doing something you ought not to. That ’s just human nature, isn’t it? If you’re on the interstate running 90 miles/hour, you tend to slow down when you see a state patrolman. Why? Because you know if he sees you, he will pull you over and give you a ticket. Knowing somebody is watching you makes you think twice about doing wrong. Make no mistake about it, God see all the good things people do, but also all the evil things people do as well. There is no way to hide our dirty deeds from the Lord. You better know that you know! I tell you Scripture was written to warn and to encourage. Consider yourself warned! In the beginning when Adam and Eve disobeyed God, what did they do? They hid. Somehow they thought they could hide their

disobedience from the Lord. But God already knew where they were and what they had done. He’d seen it all. In the days of Noah and his famous ark, the Bible clearly says [Genesis 6] then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. I want you to know that God’s vision hasn’t dimmed one iota since the days of Noah. God not only sees the evil deeds we do, but also the evil thoughts in our minds, and the evil desires of our hearts. He sees what we do behind closed doors, the things we do in the dark, the things we try to hide from everybody else. He sees the thoughts we try to cloak behind our smiling mask of hypocrisy, the thoughts we never share with another soul, the thoughts that would shock the people who closest to us, if they really know what we were thinking, how we are feeling. He sees the secret desires of our heart: the covetousness, the envy, the jealousy. You cannot hide what you do from the Lord. You cannot escape the eyes of God. He is watching you, when you do what’s wrong, and when you do what’s right. So the next time you are tempted to cheat, lie, or steal, or do anything that’s not right, remember: God is watching you! Luke 8:17 warns us, “For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light” so we won’t get away with sin. Zachariah 4:10 - “The eyes of the Lord run to and from through the whole earth.” Job 34:21 - His eyes are upon the ways of man and he sees all his doings. Proverbs 5:21- For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord and He ponders all his goings. Numbers 32:23 - …you may be sure that your sin will find you out. Let us never forget the fact that we serve a God who sees everything. Somebody’s watching you!

Entertainment News ONTARIO, California (Tuesday, April 11, 2019) –Ontario Town Square, operated by the Ontario Convention Center, has announced a great line-up for The Summer Series of 2019. Every Wednesday and Friday from May 29 thru August 14 the community is invited to attend events at Ontario Town Square. The Summer Concerts on Wednesdays and the Movies on Fridays organized by the City of Ontario Recreation & Community Services provides free entertainment for the entire family. In addition to this line up special concerts have been added to the calendar this year, including the 4th of July! Families bring their lawn chairs or blankets to the grass area at Ontario Town Square where they meet their neighbors, create new friendships, and enjoy live music, movies, food and beverages. LIVE CONCERTS Wednesday nights from 5:00pm to 9:00pm - Show starts at 7:00pm, unless special times noted May 29 Anything for Selenas Band (Selena Tribute Band) June 5 Queen Nation (Queen Tribute Band) June 12 Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Rolling Stones Tribute Band) June 19 Turn the Page (Bob SegerRock n’ Roll) July 3 Pop Gun Rerun (‘80’s Cover Band) July 4 Independence Day Parade on Euclid Avenue begins at 9:00AM - followed by the Ontario/Chaffey Community Band at 10:30AM July 10 DSB – Don’t Stop Believing (Journey Tribute Band) July 17 Mariachi Los Reyes (Mariachi Band) August 14 Ontario/Chaffey Community Band Time TBD MOVIES Friday nights from 7:00pm to 10:00pm Movie starts at dusk May 31 Up June 7 A Wrinkle in Time June 14 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation July 5 How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World July 19 Incredibles 2 July 26 Smallfoot August 2 The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part Free Entertainment for the Entire Family! For a complete line up of all the entertainment options at Ontario Town Square please visit the website at www.ontariotownsquare.org or call 909.395.2020 Engage with us on facebook or twitter to receive updates and reminders of all the activities.

Witness For Justice #940

What Evil Have They Done? Rachel Hackenberg Managing Editor of The Pilgrim Press

“You told me this person was causing trouble among the community: bringing harm, inciting violence, and disrupting security. But I cannot find evidence of such guilt; this person has done nothing to deserve death.” (Luke 23:14-15, rewritten) Mariee Juárez, age 20 months. March 2019. Jakelin Caal Maquin, age 7. December 2018. Felipe Gomez Alonzo, age 8. December 2018. Mergensana Amar, age 40. November 2018. Huy Chi Tran, age 47. June 2018. Roxana Hernández, age 33. May 2018. Kamyar Samimi, age 64. December 2017. Jeancarlo Jimenez-Joseph, age 27. May 2017. Osmar Epifanio GonzalezGadba, age 32. March 2017. Moises Tino-Lopez, age 23. September 2016. Jorge Alberto UmanaMartinez, age 47. October 2014. Elsa Guadalupe-Gonzales, age 24. April 2013.

The names of those who have died while in ICE custody since its founding in 2003—these listed and many more—have been reported by news organizations, advocacy groups, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) itself. Inadequate medical care and dehumanizing conditions are too frequently a death sentence for those who are detained. Those who don’t die are terrorized, threatened, separated from loved ones, and often abused in mind-body-spirit. While we prepare our palms for praise on this coming Palm Sunday, our nation’s immigration policies continue to perpetuate Good Friday’s injustice, horror, and violent death. “What is the basis for such a death sentence?” Pilate asked. Is the action of migrating between countries so great an evil that we feel justified in our government’s use of the death sentence? Do we imagine that these deaths will save us? This Holy Week, may our palms not only be waved in church with joy but also waved in the street with loud protest. In faith, let us no longer demand death but insist upon life, rally for fair and just laws, and extend compassion for those who have survived too many Good Fridays. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rachel Hackenberg is Managing Editor of The Pilgrim Press for the United Church of Christ.


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lorean.williamson@kw.com LOS ANGELES, Calif. – April 2, 2019 – Registration is now open for the 5th annual Angel City Games presented by The Hartford, the leading adaptive sports festival in California. Returning to UCLA’s beautiful and iconic campus from June 20-23, this year’s Games will offer seven adaptive sports clinics and competitions including: Track & Field, Swimming, Wheelchair Tennis, Archery, Wheelchair Basketball, Sitting Volleyball and Table Tennis. Registration is available at https:/ /www.angelcitygames.org/Athlete-Participation/Registration. Launched in 2015 and sanctioned by Adaptive Sports USA, Angel City Games presented by The Hartfordis an annual celebration of adaptive and Paralympic sport that features inclusive competition open to athletes of all skill levels who have physical or visual impairments. These include, but are not limited to: amputation, spinal cord injury, paraplegia, quadriplegia, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, blindness or visual impairment, TBI or head injury, stroke, muscular dystrophy, neuromuscular/ orthopedic conditions, limb difference, brachial plexus, and dwarfism or short stature. "Now in our fifth year, we are honored and thrilled to give these amazing athletes, whether elite, emerging, or new to sport, a venue to learn new skills as well as showcase their talents,” said Clayton Frech, founder of Angel City Sports. “We are pleased that The Hartford has partnered with us as the presenting sponsor of the Games. This event is a special opportunity for the broader

community of spectators, volunteers, and sponsors to connect with and celebrate people with physical disabilities.” The Games serve hundreds of adaptive athletes from across Southern California, in addition to a myriad participants who travel from all over the country and abroad to join each year. Participants include beginner to elite adults, military veterans, activeduty military personnel and children. “As a proud supporter of athletes with disabilities for more than 25 years, we believe that people are capable of achieving amazing things with the right encouragement and support,” said Mike Concannon, head of Group Benefits at The Hartford. “We are honored to be the presenting sponsor of this incredible event that demonstrates our Ability Philosophy, which focuses on what a person can do versus a perceived limitation.” Angel City Sports also has partnered with The Hartford, Skylight Foundation, and Hanger Foundation to provide adaptive athletes with travel grants to offset the costs of attending the Games in Los Angeles. Additionally, this year’s event marks the launch of the new Angel City Games Athlete Mentorship Program, which will provide athletes – new to adaptive sports and/or new to the games in 2019 – with a dedicated friend, supporter, advisor, role model, and listener for the weekend. For more information visit http:/ /www.angelcitygames.org and follow @angelcitysports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Waters, Durbin Reintroduce Bill to Give Students Defrauded by For-Profit Colleges Their Day in Court Government News

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA-43) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and have reintroduced bicameral legislation designed to strengthen students’ ability to hold for-profit colleges accountable in court for their misconduct. WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (DCA-43) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and have reintroduced bicameral legislation designed to strengthen students’ ability to hold for-profit colleges accountable in court for their misconduct. The Court Legal Access & Student Support (CLASS) Act prohibits any

school receiving Title IV student aid funding from placing restrictions on students’ ability to pursue legal claims, individually or with others, against higher education institutions in court. The CLASS Act aims to end the strategic use of mandatory arbitration and class action waiver clauses in enrollment

Waters, Durbin Reintroduce Bill to Give Students Defrauded by For-Profit Colleges Their Day in Court...continued agreements by for-profit colleges. Legitimate non-profit colleges and universities do not include mandatory arbitration clauses in their enrollment agreements, but these clauses are a hallmark of the for-profit college industry. If this bill had been law in the last several years, many students defrauded by Corinthian Colleges and other now-defunct for-profits would have been able to seek redress directly from their school instead of being forced to seek relief from the taxpayers for their student debts. “The for-profit college industry is rife with bad actors that lure potential students into some of the most expensive academic programs, all while knowingly and fraudulently misrepresenting the quality and success of these programs. These schools use mandatory arbitration clauses and other tactics to shield themselves from being held responsible for their wrongdoing,” said Congresswoman Maxine Waters. “I am proud to introduce bold legislation that eliminates mandatory arbitration provisions and ultimately ensures that students have a right to their day in court.” “Mandatory pre-dispute arbitration clauses amount to traps in contractual fine print that hurt people and undermine their ability to seek justice. Predatory for-profit colleges often use these clauses in their student enrollment agreements in order

to shield themselves from accountability,” said Senator Dick Durbin. “Students who were hung out to dry by deadbeat forprofit schools, with mountains of student loan debt, should be allowed to hold these schools directly accountable in court. That’s why I’m reintroducing the CLASS Act which would end this shady practice in for-profit college enrollment agreements.” The House bill is cosponsored by Representatives Mark Takano (D-CA-41), Jackie Speier (D-CA-14), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Steve Cohen (D-TN-9). The Senate bill is cosponsored by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sherrod Brown (DOH), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Ed Markey (D-MA). The CLASS Act is supported by groups including the American Association for Justice, the Center for Justice & Democracy, Consumer Action, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, the Institute for College Access and Success, Public Citizen, the National Consumer Law Center (on behalf of its low income clients), the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the National Employment Lawyers Association, the National Student Legal Defense Network, and Young Invincibles.

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