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Volume 5, No. 32

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July 1 - 15, 2011

Author Earnest Harris Set for Booksigning in Rancho Cucamonga Earnest Harris has written for some of the leading newspapers and magazines in the country. His directorial film debut, “A Simple Promise,” achieved national distribution and he has two others slated for production in the coming two years. He oversees three companies he co-founded, Marlo Entertainment, Marlo Productions and Harris Image Management, and has also handled publicity and public relations for some of the biggest clients in the world. Harris has now penned “Never Settle Again: Living A Life With No Regrets”. “This book is about going after your wildest dreams and not letting anyone or anything stand in your way,” says Harris. Harris will be hosting a book signing at The HourGlass Art & Wine Gallery, Saturday, July 16th from 3pm – 6pm. Located in Rancho Cucamonga, The HourGlass Art & Wine Gallery is one of Southern California’s newest cultural and social establishments. For more information, visit

City of Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren and the City Council are Pleased to Announce a Balanced Budget!

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The City of Fontana Mayor and City Council are pleased to announce a balanced budget for fiscal year 2011/2012. The budget projects stability in this community and the City Council are very proud to approve a budget that maintains current staffing levels. Over the past three years, however, the City Council was forced to reduce staffing by 71 full-time positions or 11%, which included layoffs, early retirements and the elimination of vacant positions. Part of the way we were fortunate enough to maintain the City staffing level this year was through employee concessions. Negotiations have been completed with all but one labor group. Council Member John Roberts stated, “This budget was not possible without the goodwill and sacrifices of the employees.” READ MORE

San Bernardino-to-LA express train service begins CLICK HERE to view video. In all, more than 400 people rode at least part of the trip, about 100 more passengers than a regular morning train. San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris helped cut a ribbon at the San Bernardino station and then boarded the train to Los Angeles. "In my view, it's a natural," Morris said of the express train. "We need to provide the best, fastest service for our people.

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"I'm going because I sponsored this," said the mayor, who serves as vice president of Metrolink's governing board. "We've got a couple of signs on the 10 Freeway for those poor souls languishing in traffic jams going to LA. We'll speed by them." Passengers watched as mobile home parks, auto dismantling businesses and warehouses shot by the windows in a blur. Some grinned as they watched traffic creep along Interstate 10.

Hey Rancho Cucamonga Residents! Enter the Energy Home Makeover Contest! Enter the Rancho Cucamonga Energy Upgrade Home Makeover Contest for your chance to receive an energy efficiency assessment and a home makeover! Five finalists will receive a free home energy assessment valued at $500 and one grand prize winner will receive a home makeover worth up to $5,000.The contest is open to single-family home owners in Rancho Cucamonga who are at least 21 years old. Limit one entry per household. Learn more, CLICK HERE.

San Bernardino’s government access channel receives nine industry awards The Economic Development Agency of San Bernardino, the city’s redevelopment agency, is pleased to announce that Inland Empire Media Group (IEMG) recently received nine Star Awards from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), State of California and Nevada Chapter (SCAN). The awards were presented at SCAN NATOA’s annual spring conference held on June 2. The Star Awards recognize excellence in government TV programming. Each year, hundreds of government TV stations and public access centers from California, Nevada and Arizona compete in 21 categories for honors. “Our media group staff has done an excellent job in producing high-quality, interesting programs this past year,” said Emil Marzullo, Economic Development Agency interim executive director. “We are extremely pleased that among the hundreds of cities to participate, our station was recognized in nine of 21 categories.” IEMG’s governmental access channel took home nine awards: four 1st place awards; four 2nd place awards and one 3rd place award. IEMG won first place awards in the following categories: ■Overall Excellence (Mid-range budget) ■Community Event (Route 66 2010 Highlights) ■Magazine (Access Rewind) ■PSA (Route 66 Rendezvous Commercial) IEMG consists of three channels, a government access, a public access and an upcoming educational channel. The station is operated by the economic development agency and airs programs that highlight the city and various community events. For more information, visit

Health Careers Team Captures Top National Medals Mt. SAC's Health Occupations Students of America team has done it again! Rivaling against some 7,000 competitors from across the nation, all 10 Mt. SAC participants ranked among the top finalists at the recent HOSA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim. In addition, the Mt. SAC team won four silver and three bronze medals in Creative Problem Solving.

UCR Athletics Hall of Fame Gatewood Is Budweiser Responsibility Matters Good Sport of the Month Anheuser-Busch has teamed up with the UC Riverside Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and chosen women's track and field athlete Ashley Gatewood as the June recipient of the "Budweiser Responsibility Matters Good Sport of the Month." The Montclair, CA native was named Big West Women's Field Athlete of the Year for 2011 after scoring 20 of the Highlanders 97 points at the conference meet in May. She finished first in the javelin, second in the hammer throw and seventh in the shot put. Inland Empire Community News and Anheuser-Busch congratulates Gatewood for demonstrating that RESPONSIBILITY REALLY DOES MATTER!

Ontario Museum of History & Art Hosting Smithsonian Exhibit: Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964 The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 Dependence on Mexican labor has been a source of great opportunity as well as great conflict for Mexicans and Americans. In 1942, facing labor shortages caused by World War II, the United States initiated a series of agreements with Mexico to recruit Mexican men to work on U.S. farms and railroads. These agreements became known as the bracero program. (Bracero is a term used in Mexico for a manual laborer.) Between 1942 and 1964, an estimated two million Mexican men came to the United States on short-term labor contracts. A little-known chapter of American and Mexican history, the bracero program touched the lives of countless men, women, families, and communities. Both bitter and sweet, the bracero experience tells a story of exploitation but also of opportunity. This is a multi-faceted exhibition about the largest guest worker program in United States history including both the exploitation and opportunity it brought to millions of Mexican nationals, examined through powerful photographs by Leonard Nadel, explanatory text, and audio excerpts from bracero oral histories. Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964, was developed by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. This exhibition received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. The Smithsonian Community Grant program, funded by MetLife Foundation, is a proud sponsor of these public programs. Ontario Museum of Art & History, 2011Summer/Fall Exhibition: Aug. 24 – Oct. 9th. For more information, visit

God’s Women’s Conference Celebrates 30 Years! 30th God’s Women’s Conference J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa July 27 – 30, 2011

Thirty years ago, GWC (God's Women's Conference) made its debut because women needed rest and relaxation and spiritual and physical renewing. In later years the Young Women's component was added. This year they return to the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa because according to GWC founder pastor Charlyn Singleton, only the best will do. The best facility, the best fun, the best worship and the best-anointed speakers will be enjoyed by a huge number of women from all over California and the nation. The God's Woman Conference is an experience!!! Ladies experience 4 days in a luxury hotel with friends. They experience uplifting messages of hope from great Bible teachers in the morning and evening. In the afternoon, ladies can go to optional seminars, sleep or just have fun hanging out with their girlfriends. Conference is casual. Palm Desert is hot. Friday evening is dress up night. For more information, visit

Part 1: 9 Ways To Resurrect Love In Your Marriage 1. COMFORT EACH OTHER... Provide a refuge and sanctuary for each other from the chill winds of world. Your marriage is a hearth, from whence comes the peace, harmony, and warmth of soul and spirit. 2. CARESS AS YOU WOULD CARESSED...Warm your loved one's body with your healing touch. Remember that as babies can die from a lack of touching, so marriages can wither from a lack of closeness. 3. BE A FRIEND AND PARTNER... Friendship can be a peaceful island, separate and apart, in a world of turmoil and strife. Reflect upon the tranquility of the many future years you can share with a true friend and beware of becoming battling enemies under the same roof. 4. BE OPEN WITH ONE ANOTHER... Bind not yourselves in the secretiveness that causes suspicion & doubt. Trust and reveal yourselves to each other, even as the budding rose opens to reveal its fragrance and beauty. REALLY LISTEN... and hear not only words, but also the non-language of tone, mood, and expression. Learn to listen in order to understand (Continued in next issue). Tony Bradford is director of The Sankofa Project. Their mission is to destroy the works of the devil (Myths, lies & stereotypes), restore the Village, uplift the Race and Man up the Black CommUNITY. Learn more at .

Antoninos Restaurant & Bar 7945 N Vineyard Ave Unit D-7 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 (909) 941-0047

Yelp Review So I was craving Italian food and did not want to go to one of those chain restaurants.. We found this place on yelp and decided to give it a shot. Glad we did! The ambience in this place is very nice. It is casual yet elegant dining. The service was great. Very friendly and personable. A man named Luigi kept coming by our table to make sure we were happy. He even gave us a little history on the place when he found out it was our first time there. They have a nice wine list as well as a full bar. Check it out! I was pleased with my White Riesling. Our party ordered the Calamari appetizer, Penne alla Vodka, Eggplant Parmigiana, and Pepperoni Pizza. Everything was really good! I was especially happy with the Eggplant Parmigiana. It was stuffed with ricotta cheese, mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes and baked with Mozzarella cheese on top. Better than any other I have had! Highly recommended place! Definitely will be back to try other dishes

Patti Labelle Recipes For The Good Life! CLICK HERE to read excerpt Miss Patti is back, as fierce as ever, sharing more than 100 new recipes that will have your mouth watering and your guests begging for seconds! With dishes ranging from the Over the Top, Top, Top Macaroni and Cheese (with shrimp and lobster!), to the Poached Salmon with Basil Cream Sauce and Fettuccine, to the Tender and Juicy Barbecued Baby Back Ribs, to the Fried Apple Pie, there's something perfect for every occasion. She not only walks you through the preparation of her favorite dishes with ease, but also shares heartfelt and witty stories about food, family, and life throughout the book. Her first two cookbooks were hits and this one is sure to please as well. Available at bookstores everywhere.

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Weirdo Fitness Devices That Actually Work: Shake Weight By The Chicks at Scenario: It's 2 a.m. and you just can't seem to sleep. Despite knowing the havoc wakeful nights wreak on your face, you decide to turn on the TV in hopes it will lull you into slumber. After flipping through the channels a bit (and maybe grabbing a log of cookie dough from the freezer) you stop. A pink unitard-clad woman and a man with rock hard abs grab your attention. Thirty minutes later, phone in hand, you're still awake, crying and ordering the fat melting thingamajig that saved "Kira's" (a 300 pound woman who had tried everything) life. Sound familiar -- or was that just me last Tuesday? Well, even if you can't relate, I'm sure you've been intrigued by (or maybe laughed at?) some wacky new fitness device. Apparently, real women say some of these weird fitness inventions actually work … and not just for "Kira." Using a concept called "Dynamic Inertia" (which we are sure must be an oxymoron?), the weight on the device moves rapidly back and forth as the internal resistance inside the shaft move from side to side. This movement is supposed to create up to 240 muscle contractions a minute. Learn more or get yours at

Summer Statement Shoe Under $100 Summer Statement Shoes Under $100 Colorblock: No need to stop with a single pop o color! Instantly freshen up an LWD, or an LND (Little White Dress or Little Nude Dress), with multi-hued shoes. With color combos like these, they’ll pack a punch at any heel height. Suede T-Strap Platforms $100 Aldo:

5 Ways to Soothe Sandal-Beaten Feet Sanitize: Kick foot odor to the curb! According to NYC dermatologist Hilary Reich, washing feet daily with an antibacterial soap will fend off most odor-causing microbes. But refreshing with a spritz of The Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray ($10, will deodorize and put pep in your step – literally. (Swapping your sandals every other day will also give odors time to dissipate). CLICK HERE for video

LeapFrog Unveils Tablet for Kids I’ve long since given into the temptation to hand over my iPad to my children. Not surprisingly this has resulted in it being dropped, sat upon, smeared with goo and generally abused. What is surprising is that it’s survived. So I was eager to try LeapFrog’s just announced rugged-ized kids' tablet, the LeapPad. The tablet, unveiled a week ago, will be available for preorder June 29, and costs $99.99. The LeapPad has a 5-inch touchscreen housed in a case that feels like it will take a beating. The 480-by-272 display is bright and high quality for a kid's toy, but noticeably lower resolution than adult smartphones and tablets. It's also a resistive screen, so you have to exert a little pressure when swiping or using the included stylus. There’s a built-in VGA camera (640-by-480 pixels) for taking photos and videos, an accelerometer for tilt control in games and a cartridge slot for playing LeapFrog's Leapster Explorer titles. When you turn on the LeapPad, you’re prompted to customize it with your name, picture, wallpaper and virtual pet. The Pet Pad, which lets you create and care for your pet, is one of four apps that come preloaded on the device. There’s also Story Studio for producing custom e-books, Art Studio for creating art projects with the expected assortment of stamp tools, colored pencils and special effects, and My Stuff gallery for storing photos, videos, e-books and other creative projects. One free download from the LeapFrog store is also included with the LeapPad. At launch there will be more than 100 compatible titles, including games and creativity apps, interactive e-books, videos from LeapFrog and Discovery Kids, and flash cards. While there is a cartridge slot for backward compatibility with Leapster Explorer titles, all LeapPad titles will be downloaded to the device’s 2 GB of internal memory through the LeapFrog Connect software. LeapPad will be available Aug. 15. Pricing for videos, interactive e-books, games and creativity apps and flash cards is not yet set, but will range from $5 to $20. Learn more at

HOW? Like LeapFrog Facebook page, then share your funniest story about your child's joy ride with your expensive gadget. Did your son crack your iPad screen using it as a trampoline? Did your daughter take your mobile phone for a swim in the toilet? Share this story on their LeapPad Contest section and you will be entered! The best THREE stories WIN!

Buying A Home – Down Payment Options One of the components a lender uses to help determine what loan amount to approve is your down payment. A down payment not only serves as a commitment on a borrower.s behalf to make good on a loan, but acts as a lender.s guarantee to minimize risk in case a borrower defaults on a loan. The more of your own cash that you can put down for a loan, the easier it is to qualify for a higher loan amount or a lower mortgage payment.

Alternative sources of funding Since most borrowers do not have large cash reserves on-hand for a down payment, there are other alternative sources for funding. Besides tapping into your own savings accounts, other resources may include friends, relatives, 401(k) plans, proceeds from stock sales, appraised assets, even a co-signer. Many cities, looking to expand their communities, even offer their own down payment subsidy programs for cashstrapped buyers. It.s not uncommon to be gifted $5,000 to $10,000 without expectation of re-payment.

Loan-to-value ratio A down payment is always expressed as a percent of the sales price and often referred to by lenders at the .loan-to-value ratio. or LTV. For instance, a $250,000 mortgage with an LTV of 80 percent would require 20 percent down or $50,000. Using a down payment calculator can help you see what influence a different down payment can have on your monthly mortgage.

Other down payment options Some banks even offer zero-down percentage loans which require no down payment. These types of loans are typically directed at first-time buyers with good credit who are qualified to make the monthly payment but cannot come up with a down payment. However, without a down payment the buyer has no equity in the house and the lender is at greater risk, so the interest rate could be higher. Another alternative to buying a home without committing to a down payment is to consider a lease option to buy. As a renter, you have an option anytime during the term of the lease, to buy the property at an agreed upon price from the owner. In some instances, the money put toward rent can be fully or partially applied toward the down payment. Sellers can also assist buyers with their down payment. By offering a carry-back mortgage, sellers can sell their house faster in a competitive market and buyers can purchase a home they otherwise might not be able to afford.

Deborah Smith Pegues – New Book Release! 30 Days to Taming Your Fears Practical Help for a More Peaceful and Productive Life (B850) Retail: $6.99 + Shipping & Handling Harvest House Publishers Visit With her trademark clarity and practical wisdom, the author addresses 30 of today's major fears with godly principles and straightforward helps. This books gives readers power over fear by helping them understand the foundation of their fears; God's perspective on their specific anxiety, fear, or phobia; how to respond to fear triggers with information, awareness, and confidence; ways to embrace healthy fears and to resist unhealthy ones; and how neutralizing their fears maximizes their life.

41st Annual Student Art Exhibition Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum

at California State University, San Bernardino June 17-July 30, 2011 Please join us for our annual exhibition celebrating the best the CSUSB art students have to offer.

Los Angeles World Guitar Show July 30, 2011 - July 31, 2011 Pomona Fairplex, Bldg. 5 The Los Angeles World Guitar Show is a buy-sell-trade show, where you as an attendee may bring all the musical instruments or related items you can carry to sell, trade, or have appraised. By getting bids from several exhibitors, you can quickly establish the market value of an item, and proceed to sell or trade with confidence.

Room to Dance At Life Arts Building July 9, 2011 Room to Dance, Riverside's first multi-genre adult-only dance studio is celebrating its opening with a day of free classes, free performances, refreshments, and prizes! Take zumba, hip hop, swing, and more- all for free!

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