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Editor’s note: Highlights from Sandra
Emerson’s Upland Now blog. Check it out
at blogs.dailybulletin.com/uplandnow.
                                                                                   SANDRA EMERSON
                                                                                   UPLAND TODAY

                                                                                                                           Geology made fun
Volunteers
needed to help
count homeless
population
   The city is looking for volunteers to partici-
pate in the “Point-In-Time Count” from 5 to
11 a.m. Feb. 22 throughout the city.
   The count will help the city, in conjunction
with San Bernardino County’s Office of Home-
less Services, count and provide a needs
assessment survey for sheltered as well as
unsheltered homeless within the city.
   The survey will assist the city in providing
services to help the homeless population and
prevent future homelessness.
   All are being encouraged to volunteer
including county and city employees, service
providers, faith-based organizations, college
students, civic organizations, bilingual citizens
as well as anyone with a heart for the home-
less population.
   For more information visit www.sbcounty.
gov/sbchp.
   To sign up for a volunteer position contact
Michele Bletcher by phone at 909-252-4054 or
email mkbletcher@dbh.sbcounty.gov

RC Women’s Connection meeting
on Valentine’s Day at Upland Hills
   Rancho Cucamonga Women’s Connection is                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photos by James Carbone/Correspondent
having its “Love is in the Air” buffet luncheon                                                                            Moses Guzman, 9, of Upland, Cub Pack 614, Webelo Den 1, looks for the insect inside a piece of amber, during a presentaion from
from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 14 at Upland                                                                                Dr. David Berry a Paleontolgist from Cal Poly Pomona’s Geology Department, at Cal Poly Pomona on Jan.17.
Hills Country Club, 1231 E. 16th St.
   There will be a fashion show featuring
Jockey “Person to Person” comfortable, chic
and versatile fashions by Cheryl Sites-Halett.
   Diane Jackson of Rancho Cucamonga will
sing love songs.
                                                                                                                           Smiths help Scouts earn merit badge
   Dawn Maxwell, writer, businesswoman and
                                                                                                                           UplandWebelos learn          from localgeologist
                                                                                                                                              about earth




                                                                                                                           By Sandra Emerson
mother, will speak on “what to do when life                                                                                Staff Writer
gives you the opposite of your desires.”
   To make reservations, call Cecilia at                                                                                      When Jason Smith earned his
909-987-7069.                                                                                                              geology badge as a Webelo Scout
   Cost of the program and buffet luncheon,                                                                                several years ago, it helped
including dessert, is $16.                                                                                                 decide his future.
   The Rancho Cucamonga Women’s Connec-                                                                                       Now the 31-year-old geologist
tion is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.                                                                                is hoping to share his love for the
                                                                                                                           earth with a new group of Webe-
                                                                                                                           los as they earn their geology
Upland resident wins honorable mention                                                                                     badges.
   Dominica Greene of Upland was recently                                                                                     “The kids love it,” Smith said.
named as a YoungArts Honorable Mention                                                                                     “They’re really into it. It’s lots of
Award Winner in Modern Dance.                                                                                              hands on.”
   The Los Angeles High School of the Arts
student was chosen from more than 5,000                                                                                       The group of nine 9- and
applicants in nine disciplines in the visual,                                                                              10-year-old Upland boys are cur-
literary and performing arts.                                                                                              rently working their way through
   Greene is one of 174 honorable mention                                                                                  Webelos to eventually join the
winners, selected in a blind adjudication                                                                                  Boy Scouts. From there they hope
process from a pool representing all 50 states                                                                             to earn their Eagle Scout honors.
and the District of Columbia as well as all                                                                                   They have spent two evenings
U.S. territories.                                                                                                          at Cal Poly Pomona working with
   Greene will receive a monetary award and                                                                                Smith and his wife, Melissa, who
join the ranks of 16,000 YoungArts alumni,                                                                                 is also a geologist, on plate tecton-
including multimedia artist Doug Aitken,                                                                                   ics, earthquakes, volcanoes, min-
actors Vanessa Williams, Raul Esparza and                                                                                  erals, rocks and fossils.
Kerry Washington as well as musicians Nicki                                                                                                                                                            Cub Scouts rasie their hands to answer a question during a presentation from Berry.
Minaj and Chris Young.                                                                                                        The Smiths met while studying
   YoungArts is the core program of the                                                                                    geology at Cal Poly.
National Foundation for Advancement in the                                                                                    Jason Smith set up the work-
Arts.                                                                                                                      shops through the geology depart-                                           but in their careers as get out,”    before moving on to the next       explain how they are formed, col-
                                                                                                                           ment.                                                                       Jason Smith said. “They volun-       level.                             lect three minerals and explain
Ole Skool dance team holding auditions                                                                                        “It’s such a small group.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       teer their laboratories and speci-      Through the geology badge,      what they are, visit a geological
  The Ole Skool Supreme Dance Team will                                                                                    They’re a very tight department                                             mens and things like that.”          the boys are required to collect   site and visit with a geologist as
hold auditions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 18                                                                              and very invested not only in the                                             The Webelos need to earn           samples of igneous, sedimentary    well as learn what fossils are and
                         UPLAND TODAY A3                                                                                   geology students as they’re there,                                          about 12 badges in 18 months         and metamorphic rocks and                              WEBELOS A3




Photography exhibit of Tagore at Claremont Colleges
                                                                A
1929photography exhibitof poetTagoreat Claremont Colleges through pril 15




By Wes Woods II                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                through 1939, photographed
Staff Writer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tagore in fall 1929 as part of
   CLAREMONT — E.O. Hop-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       his documentation of the
pé’s 1929 photographs of Nobel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Indian subcontinent.
Prize-winning poet Rabin-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pal is curator of the exhibit
dranath Tagore’s Santiniketan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with photo-curator and Hoppé
is open at the Honnold Library                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 scholar Graham Howe.
of the Claremont Colleges.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tagore, besides being a poet,
   Santiniketan is the site of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 was also a painter, novelist,
the poet’s university in the dis-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              musician and playwright.
trict of West Bengal, India and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The exhibit will run during
is translated as the “abode of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 regular hours at the library
peace,” Claremont Graduate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     through April 15. This is the
University officials said.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     only West Coast venue to
   The exhibit displays how                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    present the exhibition after
India was in 1929 and helped                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   being at the New Orleans
found an academic education                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Museum of Art and the Chha-
                                                                                                  Tagore                                                                                                                                                                       trapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu
center for learning, said
Deepak Shimkhada, adjunct                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sangrahalaya — former Prince
professor of Claremont Gradu-                                                                     on it became in fashion in the                                                                                                                                               of Wales museum — in Mum-
ate University’s School of Reli-                                                                  1960s holding classes outside                                                                                                                                                bai.
gion who brought the exhibi-                                                                      outdoors. He taught you don’t                                                                                                                                                   Tagore lived from 1861 to
tion to the Claremont Colleges.                                                                   need walled classrooms to hold                                                                                                                                               1941.
   Hoppé’s      photos     show                                                                   a class and teach. And that                                                                                                                                                     For more than 60 years, the
Tagore’s outdoor teaching style                                                                   became fashionable. These pho-                                                                                                                                               photographs were locked in a
which started as a university                                                                     tographs have a lot of these                                                                                                                                                 London photo library, Clare-
experiment but helped change                                                                      classes, sessions, that are being                                                                                                                                            mont Graduate University offi-
Bengali music, visual arts and                                                                    held outdoors.”                                                                                                                                                              cials said.
crafts, and literature.                                                                              Curator Pratapaditya Pal                                                                                                                                                     The Honnold Library is at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Courtesy Photos 800 N. Columbia Ave. For more
   “(Tagore) was the first man                                                                    agreed, saying, “It’s about the
                                                                                                  experimental university that                                                 Rabindranath Tagore and students at Santiniketan in 1929.                                       information on the library,
who advocated an outdoor
classroom without walls,”                                                                         the Nobel Prize-winning poet                                                                                                                                                 head to http://libraries.clare-
Shimkhada said. “So he would                                                                      laureate started in Bengal in                                               ism. And also introducing a for- century the leading photogra-   Hoppé, considered a major mont.edu/
hold classes in outdoors under                                                                    the early part of the last cen-                                             gotten photographer who was pher, certainly portrait photog- figure in art and documentary wes.woods@inlandnewspapers.com
the tree and on the lawn. Later                                                                   tury and his sense of universal-                                            in the first quarter of the 20th rapher, in England, Hoppé.”   photography    from       1907 909-483-8549

				
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