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The 30th Annual Temecula Balloon & Wine Festival a Success

The City of Fontana Leads in Growth Positive news for the local economy: Fontana was ranked No. 1 among large cities in the Inland Empire in annual retail sales growth during the last five years

The weekend long event featured more than 20 Temecula Valley wineries, over 40 hot air balloons, hundreds of arts and crafts booths. The 30th year of the Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival held last weekend, featured more than 20 Temecula Valley wineries, over 40 hot air balloons, hundreds of booths featuring arts and crafts, exhibits and souvenirs as well as concerts on two different stages Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Wine lovers found wine for every palate. Up to 20 wineries were featured at the Festival including Robert Renzoni, Wilson Creek Winery, Lorimar Winery, Wiens Family Cellars, Maurice Carrie Winery, Van Roekel Winery, Thornton Winery and South Coast Winery and Resort. Boutique wineries and gold medal winners were showcased in the food and wine pairings offered Saturday and Sunday. These gastronome adventures include four courses prepared by the area’s executive chefs and paired with Temecula Valley wines.

Music lovers rocked out to Scotty McCreery, American Idol‘s season 10 winner headline Country Friday at the festival. Hot-on-the-charts (“All Over The Road”) Easton Corbin performed Friday. Saturday Wine Country grooved with The All-American Rejects, Eve 6 and Berlin with Terri Nunn. Sunday fans got a fun dose of Celtic Rock with Young Dubliners. Also, there was a freestyle motocross (FMX) show with gravity-defying stunts by Metal Mulisha. The festival welcomed more than 40,000 guests to the Lake Skinner Recreation Area, surrounded by the Shipley Preserve. This park setting provides natural vistas to enjoy while flying aboard a hot air balloon or on the ground. Keep posted on next years event at http://www.tvbwf.com .

June 1—15, 2013

The City of Fontana was ranked No. 1 among large cities in the Inland Empire in annual retail sales growth during the last five years, city officials said.

Positive news for the local economy: Fontana was ranked No. 1 among large cities in the Inland Empire in annual retail sales growth during the last five years, city officials said. In the 2013 Edition of the California Retail Survey, Fontana was ranked fourth overall in California based on average annual growth of sales in the state's 50 largest retail markets for the past five years. To be included in this analysis, the local market had to have annual retail sales in excess of $1 billion per year.

Fontana was ranked just behind the cities of Milpitas, Buena Park and Long Beach. Notable market areas that Fontana surpassed in the survey included San Francisco, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Los Angeles, San Jose and San Diego. Ontario was rated 45th and Rancho Cucamonga 49th. Mayor Acquanetta Warren said the city’s "Open for Business" philosophy is paying large dividends. "Retail growth means both jobs and sales tax revenues that are critical to providing services within a growing community,” Warren said. “I am very proud of Fontana's five-year track record, leading the state in retail growth during a very difficult economic period. The positive survey is an independent report card on the policies and leadership provided within our community. Fontana is committed to support and assist our business community in every way possible." Members of the City Council recently returned from a trip to the International Conference of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Efforts made at events such as ICSC continue to promote Fontana in the retail industry. Retail is particularly important to the Fontana as it generates sales tax, which is the largest revenue stream flowing to the city, officials said.


Riverside Community Health Foundation Women’s Health Seminar Women’s Health Seminar & Workshop - Parkview Community Hospital and Riverside Community Health Foundation invite you to a free tea-party themed seminar and workshop that brings together medical and mental health professionals to discuss the physical and emotional changes your body goes through over the years. Bring your friends and family for an evening of education and fun! Both the workshop and seminar are free to attend, but reservations are required. Register at 951.788.3471.

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CITY OF ONTARIO:

Neighborhood Watch Block Captains Meeting for Ontario Night Out Kick-Off

CITY OF RIVERSIDE:

Local School District Endorses Measure A

RIVERSIDE, CA – With the June 4 Riverside municipal election approaching, Alvord Unified School District Governing Board (“Alvord”) adopted a resolution in support of Measure A. Measure A reauthorizes the transfer of a fixed percentage of water fund revenues into the City’s general fund for essential city services, including programs that support local schools. Alvord is one of two school districts located within the City of Riverside. Alvord has fourteen elementary schools; four traditional middle schools; two comprehensive high schools, and one continuation high school with an adult education program.

This Wednesday, June 5, the Neighborhood Watch Block Captains Meeting for Ontario Night Out Kick-Off meeting will be held at the Ontario Police Department (2500 South Archibald Avenue) beginning at 7 PM. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, enhance participation in local anticrime efforts, and strengthen our community’s partnerships with law enforcement. For more information, please contact the Ontario Police Department Crime Prevention Unit at (909) 395-2093.

“The City recognizes that our schools have weathered some tough times recently” said Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey. “Measure A funds would allow the city to continue financial support to help maintain safety in our local schools.” Should Measure A fail, the City will be forced to cut key services that support our schools, including the elimination of all crossing guards, and cutting school resource officer funding. Other potential cuts include the 311 system, youth swimming lessons at local pools, half the funding for the Janet Goeske Senior Center, and the citywide Wi-Fi program.

CITY OF RIALTO

“Riverside is a community that works together” said Art Kaspereen, Jr., President of the Alvord Unified School District Board of Education. “Without these funds our schools stand to lose needed funds used for programs to help keep our kids safe.”

Attention Rialto Businesses!

Riverside voters have voted three times to allow the transfer, and Measure A simply reaffirms these previous voter actions. The transfer of a fixed percentage of water funs revenues will continue if more than 50 percent of voters casting ballots vote “yes” on Measure A. If the measure does not receive a majority vote, the City Council will have to cut $6.7 million from City of Riverside, California www.riversideca.gov the 2013-14 budget and take a similar amount from the city’s roughly $40 million in reserves to finish out the 2012-13 budget.

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Riverside voters should have their ballots by now. They must be returned by June 4. The election is being conducted by mail; there is no polling place voting. If Measure A were to fail, the exact cuts would be determined by the City Council next month.


Our Role in Community Leadership Development By Dr. Chris L. Hickey, Sr.

On Saturday, March 23rd I had the enthralling experience of doing my doctoral oral presentation in the presence of my family and close friends. Subsequently, I earned my Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. My dissertation topic was titled, “The Phenomenal Characteristics of the Son-Father Relationship Experience” where I asked the central question, “How is leadership development influenced by the emotional characteristics of the son-father relationship experience?” My enthusiasm for conducting this research revolved around my assertion of its applicability to youth leadership development programs, with respect to the potential to add an emphasis on Leadership values and practices that cultivate healthy sustainable relationships; consistent with responsible and effective parent involvement and planning; family leadership; and, community support. While my research resulted in the acknowledgment of an anecdotal connection between how young men are (or should be) affected by the leadership qualities of their fathers, very little was specifically articulated about how the participants of my research felt their own leadership development was influenced by the relationship experience, particularly juxtaposed to the amount of attention the participants spent on describing their feelings and emotions about their son-father relationship experience.

Clearly, the articulation of feelings and emotions on the topic is not only significant, but also provides a platform for further study and consideration. However, having had a brief time now to reflect on the implications of my research (without the pressure of having to prove my scholarship to my approving panel); I am particularly interested in the youth leadership development questions discussed with my participants. Moreover, I now find the requisite to continue my interest in Leadership development opportunities that facilitate the acquirement of values and practices that cultivate sustainable relationships and facilitates family and community uplifting. I remain committed to my research on the connection between the son-father relationship experience and how men and boys articulate how it affects leadership development. However, I am now equally committed to understanding how those of us (men and women) who are credited as Community Leaders influence and affect Leadership development in the youth that reside in our community. With respect to this broader objective, I am asking of myself and other purported Community Leaders to begin reflecting on the specific values and practices we engage in that can be considered as directly influencing the development of Leadership in our youth. During our daily interactions with each other (and possible adversaries we seek to influence), what sort of Leadership example are we setting for the youth we advocate for? How are we involving youth in our advocacy? What are we learning from our direct relationship with them?

Do we allow our youth a voice? Do we accept viable diverse positions from our youth, even if they differ from our own? I suggest that it is not enough to change to the social, education and financial condition of those we represent and advocate for, but moreover, the true and sustainable quality of our Leadership is found in how we affect observable and direct change in those we purport to lead.

Content Tips “It makes me happy if I can help Latinos be more comfortable in their own skin.

In their text Youth Leadership: A guide to understanding leadership development in adolescents, Linden and Fertman suggest, “Leadership development emphasizes adults’ interaction with teenagers. Instead of fulfilling their traditional roles, counselors, employers, youth workers, principles, and teachers serve as facilitators and help adolescents augment their leadership knowledge, attitudes, communication, decisionmaking, and stress-management skills (p. 178). As Community Leaders, we are no less responsible for the development of such leadership skills in the youth that will be expected to take our place and assume various Leadership roles in our community. What is your commitment to Youth Leadership Development? Dr. Chris L. Hickey, Sr. is the Founder and Executive Director of Each One – Teach One Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success, an organization that focuses on efforts to heighten community awareness of the overwhelming importance of reforming educational practices targeting at-risk youth. He also serves as the Director of Instructional Technology Systems Consultancy, a firm that provides full service technology consulting, planning and implementation for hospitals; medical clinics; public, charter and private schools; and, other instructional settings. Contact him at chickey@e1t1.org or visit www.e1t1.org

Dr. Robert Rodriguez, HSF Alumnus (Hispanic Scholarship Fund)


MT SAC - Edison STEM $cholars Honored

Southern California Edison affirmed its longstanding commitment to cultivate a new generation of professionals in the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines (STEM) by awarding $25,000 in scholarships to STEM students at Mt. SAC. Presenting the check to President Bill Scroggins at a recent luncheon honoring the Edison $cholars were SCE Public Affairs Managers Rick Meza and Marlon Walker. This award marks the latest of Edison contributions to the Mt. SAC scholarship endowment (over $100,000), which has helped deserving students to pursue their career goals over the years. “We value our partnership with Edison and are very grateful to the company for its vision, generosity, and commitment to our students and to higher education overall,” said Scroggins.

CHAFFEY COLLEGE Congratulations to 4 Men's Basketball players moving on to play at 4-year schools across the US and Canada!

RIVERSIDE Unified School District to Broadcast All District High School Graduations LIVE

For the second year in a row, RUSD, working in conjunction with the City of Riverside, will be broadcasting all graduations LIVE to ensure that well-wishers across the world who cannot physically attend commencement ceremonies can still see their graduate’s proudest moment. The live telecasts are made possible by RUSD and City of Riverside staff working with student members of the RUSD video team, a career mentorship program that gives students interested in working in film or television a chance to get hands-on experience by working with professional staff and equipment. Last year was the first time the school district and city partnered on this project. More than 8,000 viewers tuned in to watch. Included among those viewing was a father who was stationed in Iraq and couldn’t make it back in time for graduation; another father who was in India, numerous aunts/uncles and grandparents across the United States and a mother right here in Riverside who couldn’t attend her child’s graduation because of a medical condition. The events can be viewed at www.watchrusd.org as well as on Riverside public access television channels, allowing friends and family from around the world to share in the celebrations. So far, more than 7,000 viewers have watched.

June 14 - 16, 2013 Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

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RINGLING BROS Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents BUILT TO AMAZE!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze!, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze!

Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds. Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance. Celebrate the tradition TODAY and experience it's modern flare of twists and turns where excitement and suspense are so intense you'll be tempted to cover your eyes.

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From the blueprints to the band, the crates to the clowns, the hammer to the high wire, witness the spectacle as we measure out the perfect mix of marvel and majesty in an imagination equation where the impossible comes to life. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze! The All Access Pre-show is your chance to feel what it’s like to be part of The Greatest Show On Earth®! You and your family are specially invited to an amazing circus experience and FREE ADMISSION comes with your ticket! Step Right Up and be part of the All -Access Pre-show where Children Of All Ages are invited down to the show floor to try on costumes, learn circus skills, meet the performers and get their picture taken with the clowns! Then, enter for a chance to win an original pachyderm painting, which is painted right in front of you by one of the world famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® elephants! All this and more when you arrive an hour early, and remember, FREE ADMISSION with your ticket! Get more info at http://www.cbbankarena.com

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Victory Outreach Moreno Valley Church

“I LOVE MY CITY” Peace March

ABOUT VICTORY OUTREACH CHURCH: Since their humble beginning in 1967, Victory Outreach grew from one church to a worldwide network of over 600 churches and ministries, with locations across America and in 30 countries from the Philippines to the Netherlands. They have grown into one of the largest inner-city ministries in the world meeting the needs of people from all walks of life . For over 40 years, Victory Outreach has trained and equipped men and women to reach their full potential in life, whether it is establishing a church, building a career, or growing and nurturing a family. The ‘I Love My City” March begins at corner of SunnyMead Blvd/ Heacock Ave; Rally point is at SunnyMead (corner of Fir Ave/ Perris Blvd) Set up time for info booth/table is at 11:00 am at SunnyMead Park (12655 Perris Blvd). March will begin at 12:00 pm - corner of Heacock Ave/ SunnyMead Blvd. We will end the march at rally point (SunnyMead Park) where we will have music, entertainment, etc. To register go to reachmv@msn.com.

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Principles of Faith Christian Center Monthly Food Give Away

From the blueprints to the band, the crates to the clowns, the hammer to the high wire, witness the spectacle as we measure out the perfect mix of marvel and majesty in an imagination equation where the impossible comes to life. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Built To Amaze! The All Access Pre-show is your chance to feel what it’s like to be part of The Greatest Show On Earth®! You and your family are specially invited to an amazing circus experience and FREE ADMISSION comes with your ticket! Step Right Up and be part of the All -Access Pre-show where Children Of All Ages are invited down to the show floor to try on costumes, learn circus skills, meet the performers and get their picture taken with the clowns! Then, enter for a chance to win an original pachyderm painting, which is painted right in front of you by one of the world famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® elephants! All this and more when you arrive an hour early, and remember, FREE ADMISSION with your ticket! Get more info at http://www.cbbankarena.com

Monthly food giveaways are held for families and individuals in need of assistance. Emergency food assistance is also available in between scheduled food giveaways for households in extreme need. Food recipients are greeted by a PFCC Church member at the order table in the church’s entrance where an information sheet is completed. Information sheets are only used for recordkeeping purposes and require no personal information. Church members then retrieve a bag of non-perishable food items. No proof of income or need is required, but recipients must present a driver’s license or photo ID.


The Obama Administration announces $1 billion initiative to launch Health Care Innovation Awards to provide better health care and lower costs Made possible by the Affordable Care Act, the Health Care Innovation Awards provides another opportunity to improve the quality of health care and bring down costs for taxpayers and patients. The health care law includes many tools to avoid costly mistakes and readmissions, keep patients healthy, reward quality instead of quantity, and create health information technology infrastructure that enables new payment and delivery models to work. The provisions in the Affordable Care Act are already working to reduce costs: Medicare spending per beneficiary increased by just 0.4 percent last year, far below historical averages.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently announced a nearly $1 billion initiative that will fund awards and evaluation to build on the Obama administration’s work to transform the health care system by delivering better care and lowering costs. This second round of Health Care Innovation Awards will fund applicants that have a high likelihood of driving health care system transformation and

“These awards will continue our work to drive down health care costs while providing high quality care to all Americans, and I’m excited to see the innovative ideas these applicants will bring to the table,” Secretary Sebelius said. “Organizations from the public and private sectors throughout the country are finding creative solutions to our health care system challenges and these awards will continue to stimulate these ideas.” 1. Boosts your immune system Lemons are high in vitamin C, witch is great for fighting colds. They are high in potassium, witch stimulates brain and nerve function. Potassium also helps control blood pressure. 2. Balances pH Drink lemon water every day and you will reduce your body’s overall acidity. Lemon is one of the most alkaline foods around. Yes lemons have citric acid but it doesn’t create acidity in the body once metabolized. 3. Helps with weight loss Lemons are high in pectin fiber, witch helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster. 4. Promotes digestion Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that is required for digestion. Efficient digestion reduces heartburn and constipation. 5. It is a diuretic Lemons increase the rate of urination in the body, which helps purify it. Toxins are released at faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.

6. Clears the skin The vitamin C component helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Warm lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well. You can apply it directly to scars to help reduce their appearance. 7. Freshens breath Not only that, it can also help relive tooth pain and gingivitis. Careful though….the citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so monitor the amount you are drinking. 8. Relives respiratory problems Warm lemon water helps get rid of chest infections and coughs. It’s known to be helpful to people with asthma and allergies as well. 9. Keeps you Zen Vitamin C is one of the first things depleted when you are under stress. 10. Helps kick the coffee habit After taking a glass of warm lemon water, you will have less craving for coffee in the morning. So why does the water have to be warm not cold? Cold water likely provides a shock or stress factor to the body. Your body has to expel energy to process the cold water.


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FLEMINGS - Win a Trip for Two to Napa Valley Are you in the mood for a wine country getaway? Enter our Napa Valley Sweepstakes and we may be able to match that mood with a two-night trip for you and a guest to Napa. And when you enter now, you'll also receive a $20 Dining Credit* for use during a future visit to Fleming's. Sweepstakes prize includes: Round-trip airfare for two to Sacramento or San Francisco Transportation to and from the airport A rental car for the duration of your stay Two nights of accommodations Up to two wine tours per day arranged just for you Up to $500 of dining and other incidental expenses covered Approximate value: $2,500 Participants must enter the sweepstakes by June 30, 2013. Please note that the winner must travel before June 30, 2014. http://www.flemingssteakhous.com/Napasweepstakes/

Dr. Chris Hickey, Sr., Executive Director of Each One-Teach One, Alliance for Academic Access, Achievement and Success during a discussion with a group of men and women about how men and boys articulate their emotions about the relationship with their father. He talked about all father realities (missing, present, mentor, mother, etc.). A frank and down-to-earth dialogue about the need for men in communities to recognize their collective role in shaping the expectation boys and girls have about their own parenting and contribution to the community.

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AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC APPRECIATION MONTH

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frican American Music Appreciation Month (formerly known as Black Music Month) began in 1979 when Kenny Gamble, Ed Wright, and Dyana Williams developed the idea to set aside a month dedicated to celebrating the impact of black music. Created by music business insiders, the group successfully lobbied President Jimmy Carter to host a reception on June 7th, 1979 to formally recognize the cultural and financial contributions of black music. Since 1979, African American Music Appreciation Month has grown from a commemoration to national proportions with extravaganza across the country.

In 2009, President Barack Obama further defined June as African American Music Appreciation Month who declared the start of summer as a celebration for all the black "musicians, composers, singers, and songwriters [who] have made enormous contributions to our culture."

“The music of our Nation has always spoken to the condition of our people and reflected the diversity of our Union. African-American musicians, composers, singers, and songwriters have made enormous contributions to our culture by capturing the hardships and aspirations of a community and reminding us of our shared values.” In 2000, US-Representative Chaka Fattah sponsored House Resolution 509, which formally recognized the importance of Black music on culture and the economy during President Bill Clinton’s administration..

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The legacy of African-American composers, singers, songwriters, and musicians is an indelible piece of our Nation's culture. Generations of African Americans have carried forward the musical traditions of their forebears, blending old styles with innovative rhythms and sounds. They have enriched American music and captured the diversity of our Nation. During African-American Music Appreciation Month, we honor this rich heritage. This legacy tells a story of ingenuity and faith. Amidst the injustice of slavery, African Americans lifted their voices to the heavens through spirituals. This religious music united African Americans and helped sustain them through one of the darkest periods in our Nation's history. Years later, spirituals contributed to the advent of a new form of music: gospel. Both styles incorporated elements of African music and were rooted in faith. The African-American music tradition also reflects creativity and individualism. Blues, jazz, soul, and rock and roll synthesize various musical traditions to create altogether new sounds. Their novel chord progressions, improvisation, and mood showcase individual musicians while also creating a cohesive musical unit. In addition, African-American composers have thrived in traditional genres such as musical theater, opera, classical symphony, and choral music, providing their unique imprint and creatively growing these forms of music. All of these contributions are treasured across America and the world. theater, opera, classical symphony, and choral music, providing their unique imprint and creatively growing these forms of music. All of these contributions are treasured across America and the world.


African-American Music Month Celebration Sat., June 8th, 5pm – 8pm The Village @ Indian Hill 1460 E. Holt Blvd, Pomona, California 91767 You will enjoy an Amazing Tribute Show of select legends in the Music Industry Including Spirituals, Gospels, Jazz, R&B Classics and more...Delicious Food & Beverages will be Relay For Life Fundraiser Sat., June 15th, 7pm. ACES Comedy Club 39745 Avenida Acacias, Suite B, Murrieta, California Headliner: Brad Williams ACES is helping BNI Riverside Team meet its goal!

SO. CA. Black Chamber of Commerce, 16th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic Wed, June 19th, 7:00am until 5:00pm. Los Serranos Country Club, 15656 Yorba Avenue, Chino Hills, CA. This event is held every year as a Juneteenth celebration. So in addition to raising awareness to Alzheimer’s & Dementia, we will for the first time recognize and Present our very own Southern CA. Juneteenth award to the following phenomenal and well deserved organizations:. The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity: Alumni Chapters of Riverside and San Bernardino Charles Fletcher Lummis: Journalist, Photographer, and Activist Presented by Mission Inn Museum Sunday, June 9th, 2pm The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, California 92501 A powerful lecture on legendary activist Charles Fletcher Lummis! As founder of the Landmarks Club, the Southwest Museum, and a Native American rights activist, Lummis was an important associate of Mission Inn founder, Frank Miller. This special lecture will be presented by Charles' granddaughter Suzanne Lummis, poet and staff member at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. It will be a wonderful presentation with a personal touch, so don't miss out on this opportunity!

2nd Annual Juneteenth Emancipation Proclamation Sat., June 22nd., 5pm—10pm Ontario Convention Center 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, California You are invited to join JetMacInc for this fundraiser event, Themed "The Year of the Youth", it will be an entertaining, fun, and exciting event. Awarding the winning students of the "What Juneteenth and Emancipation Proclamation Means to Me Contest". Special guest artist, Calvin Newborn, Jazz guitarist & pioneer or Rock & Soul, of Memphis, Tenn., plus local talent and artist. For information call the Juneteenth Committee at (909) 418-8530 or (909) 989-4844. Tickets $35.00 Gen. $45.00 VIP (Ad $10.00 at door per ticket). VISIT WEBSITE AND USE PAYPAL TO PURCHASE TICKETS AT: www.jetmacinc.com, click on PAYMENT/DONATIONS. Diana Ross in Concert Pechanga Resort & Casino 45000 Pechanga Parkway Temecula, California 92592 August 4, 2013 • 7PM Location: Pechanga Theater Ochestra: $115 Golden: $100 Silver: $90 In a remarkable career spanning over 40 years, Diana Ross has proven herself the consummate music artist as well as one of the most iconic female singers of all time.


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