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                                                                                                                                                                              September 29, 2011

                                                                                                                                                            Redlands Forum
THISWEEK                                                                                                                                                    featuring Ralph
Native American
Day celebrated at                                                                                                                                           Nader Thursday

                                                                                                                                                                     he next Redlands Forum
                                                                                                                                                                     features consumer advocate
                                                                                                                                                                     and former presidential can-
                             A3                                                                                                                             didate Ralph Nader, along with his
                                                                                                                                                            sister and social scientist, Claire
                                                                                                                                                            Nader, as they look at what defines
  FBI agents                                                                                                                   IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD      "community" and why community
                                  The Loma Linda City Council listened to a presentation created by a community group called the                            is important.
    raid SB                       Loma Linda Blue Zone Coalition.                                                                                             Starting at the global level, they
 International                                                                                                                                              will discuss the pace of change and
                                       Community group proposes                                                                                             the issue of apathy in the world, the
                                                                                                                                                            United States, and our local com-
                                                                                                                                                            munities. They will offer concrete
                                                                                                                                                            examples of ways to build better

                                     strategic health plan to council                                                                                       community, including methods they
                                                                                                                                                            have implemented in their home-
                                                                                                                                                            town of Winchester, Connecticut.
                                                                                                                                                            They will also discuss the most
                                  By Naima Ford                             Blue Zone status.                      it is one we are proud of,” said         important concept in developing
                                                                              Because of that concern, a group     Daniel Handysides, an instructor at      community: civic motivation.
                                                                            of residents have gathered to form     the Loma Linda university                  Space is limited, register today.

                                           he Loma Linda City
                                          Council      meeting      on      the Loma Linda Blue Zone               Department of Public Health. “This
                                          September 27 was packed
                                  full of people and many of them
                                                                              The group spoke during the public
                                                                            comments part of the council meet-
                                                                                                                   heritage isn’t something that we
                                                                                                                   designed but was inherited.”
                                                                                                                     In order to maintain that heritage
                                                                                                                                                            Redlands Rec
                                  had something to say about the
                                  city’s health.                            ing. They could not talk specifical-
                                                                            ly about McDonalds or any fast
                                                                                                                   of health the group proposed to
                                                                                                                   work with the council to develop a
                                                                                                                                                             looking for
                                    The possibility of a McDonalds
                                  being constructed in Loma Linda           food restaurant but they spoke         strategic plan for a healthy city. The
                                  started a discussion among resi-          about creating a specific plan that    plan will be similar or a part of the
 Redlands Fire                    dents of what a fast food restaurant      outlines a community vision for        Healthy Communities program
conducts live fire                in the community means. Some of
                                                                              “We do have a heritage of health,      Health, cont. on next pg.
                                  them see it as a threat to the city’s
                        A28       Fee waivers for favorite events troubling
                                  By Naima Ford
                                             s the city of Redlands tries
                                             to figure out how to deal
                                             with impending budget

                                                                                                                                                                     he Redlands Recreation divi-
Calendar         A11              deficits, the question of fee waivers                                                                                              sion is currently seeking
Classifieds      A19              came to the forefront.                                                                                                             instructors interested in
Hollywood Gossip A16                Fee waivers are often given to                                                                                          teaching classes on a wide variety of
                                  nonprofit organizations that are                                                                                          skills and interests. Examples include:
Horoscope        A17              hosting events in the city. The city                                                                                      arts and crafts and other recreational
Legal Notices    A20              council is considering whether                                                                                            activities. Class scheduling is limited
Movie Showtimes A16               those fee waivers are necessary and                                                                                       to morning only, Monday through
                                  how to eliminate some of them.                                                                                            Friday. All applicants will be consid-
Opinion           A4                “I think it is a long overdue idea,”                                                                                    ered, but preference will be given to
Service Dir.  A10-11              said Mayor Pro Tem Paul Foster.                                                                                           classes geared toward young children.
                                    The idea behind fee waivers is                                                                                            Applications to begin classes in
 HOW TO RE ACH US                 that if it is easier for these organi-                                                                                    November are currently being
                                  zations to host events in Redlands,                                                                                       accepted.       Instructors will be
   Inland Empire                  they will bring in customers to
Community Newspapers                                                                                                                                        required to complete a background
                                  local businesses to make up the                                                                                           check and/or fingerprinting before
    Office: (909) 381-9898        cost.                                                                                                                     beginning any class or program.
     Fax: (909) 384-0406            Some fees are large like the                                                                                              Please contact the Redlands
Editorial:        $29,387 in hard cost incurred by                                                                                          Community Center for more infor-
Advertising:    the city for the Fourth of July                                                                                           mation. The Redlands Community
                                  Celebration. Those fees include                                                                                           Center is located at 111 W. Lugonia
 FREE CLASSIFIED ADS              overtime paid to police officers and                                                                                      Ave. in Redlands. Phone: 909-798-
SELL YOUR CAR AT ANY              firefighters. Other fees are small                                                                                        7572. E-mail us at: recreation
PRICE, OR ANY ONE                 like the $240 parking attendant fee                                                                             
ITEM $150 OR LESS FOR             for the Noon Kiwanis Run Thru                                                                                               The Redlands Recreation Division
4 WEEKS FREE!                     Redlands. There are also soft costs                                                                                       programs and activities are spon-
Call our FREE ad hot              like rental fees that are waived and                                                                                      sored by the Quality of Life
line at (909) 381-9898            deposits that are refunded.                                                                                               Department. For more information
               ext. 204             Not all of this money comes out of                                                                                      on Redlands Recreation and Senior
                                  the city’s budget but it does amount                                                         IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD      Programs, please contact the
               Deadline                                                     The Redlands City Council considered whether it should give as
                is Monday          Fees, cont. on next pg.                                                                                                  Redlands Recreation Division at
               at 4 p.m.                                                    many fee waivers to local events as it does.                                    (909) 798-7572 ext. 0.
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                                                                                                                      From the Redlands Po lice
                                                                                                                            Departme nt
                                                                                                                      Suspect impersonating officer on the loose
                                                                                                                                                               under her dress. The woman hit

                                                                                                                                Redlands man was arThe
                                                                                                                                victim was driving a mo-       the suspect’s hand away and rode
                                                                                                                                torized scooter on Citrus      away.
                                                                                                                      Avenue west of Alabama Street              The suspect is described as a
                                                                                                                      shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday,           light-skinned Hispanic male, 25 to
                                                                                                                      Sept. 27, when a vehicle drove up        30 years old, clean shaven and
                                                                                                                      beside her and motioned her to           wearing small, wire-rim glasses, a
                                                                                                                      pull over. The driver got out of the     black button-down short sleeve
                                                                                                                      vehicle, a white 2004-2006 Ford          shirt, and tan Dockers style pants
                                                                                                                      Taurus 4-door sedan, and con-              Anyone with additional informa-
                                                                                                                      tacted the woman, asking for her         tion is asked to contact Detective
                                                                                                                      identification. He first indicated he    Cindy Gourlay at (909) 798-7671
                                                                                                                      was a police officer and later said      or Redlands Police Dispatch at
                                                                                                                      he was a Police Explorer, but was        (909) 798-7681. Anonymous tips
                                                                                                                      not wearing a uniform, did not dis-      can be provided by texting 274637
                                                                                                                      play a badge or gun and had no           using the keyword “REDTIP.”
                                                                                                                      lights on his vehicle.                     Redlands Police press releases
                                                                                                                        When the man attempted to lead         and other information are available
                                                                                         IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD      the woman into a nearby orange           on the Redlands Police Depart-
                                                                                                                      grove, she refused. He then asked        ment Facebook page at www.face-
The members of the city council liked the idea of a strategic health plan for the city. Pictured from
                                                                                                                      to see her underwear and reached
left is Councilmembers Stan Brauer and Ovidiu Popescu.
                                                                    Health, cont. from front
                                                                    instituted by the County of San
                                                                  Bernardino.                                         Cal Fire warns of dangers
                                                                    The plan will include an empha-
                                                                  sis on sidewalks, open spaces and
                                                                  healthy food options.
                                                                                                                      as Santa Ana winds return
                                                                    “I don’t think the city has to                                                             Santa Ana winds drove fires that

                                                                                                                               anta Ana wind season
                                                                  choose between health and profit,”                           brings heightened fire          destroyed nearly three quarters of
                                                                  said Juan Carlos Belliard. “The                              awareness — the extreme         a million acres across Southern
                                                                  easy choice should be the healthy                   fire hazard that exists across San       California. Again in 2007, the
                                                                  choice.”                                            Bernardino County and the Inland         winds drove flames across 426,000
                                                                    Fourteen other cities in the                      Empire grows in potential with the       acres. Another reason that makes
                                                                  county have implemented Healthy                     arrival of the Santa Ana winds. The      the Santa Ana winds so dangerous
                                                                  Communities programs but he ar-                     “Devil Winds” as they are known,         is their appeal to arsonists. The hot
                                                                  gued that Loma Linda is the origi-                  race through Southern California         and dry vegetation beckons to the
                                                                  nal healthy city, only it does not                  primarily during the months of Oc-       destructive tendencies of an arson-
                                                                  have an equivalent plan.                            tober through December. How-             ist like we saw in August of 2009
                                                                    “We need to own that title,” said                 ever, it is not unusual to experience    in the Oak Glen III fire which was
                                                                  Belliard.                                           Santa Ana winds as early as Sep-         arson caused and burned more than
                                                                    “I just wanted to emphasize the                   tember or as late as February the        1,000 acres and destroyed one res-
                                                                  mission of this vision will protect                 next year.                               idential structure.
                                                                  you in the future,” said Sylvie                       Many of Southern California’s             With this in mind Chief McClel-
                                                                  Wellhausen.                                         most disastrous fires have been          land says “it is very important for
                                                                    The council was in favor of the                   driven by strong, dry Santa Ana          residents everywhere especially in
                                                                  idea of a plan but was hesitant to                  winds. This includes the Panorama        the mountain and wildland areas to
                                                                  take definite action or talk about                  fire of November 1980 that de-           pay attention to suspicious actions.
                                                                  anything concrete.                                  stroyed 345 structures and killed        If you see something suspicious or
                                                                    “I would like to thank the com-                   four people, the 2003 Grand Prix         a person acting suspiciously report
                                                                  munity for your wise council,”                      and Old fires and the deadly Es-         it to CAL FIRE, your local fire de-
                                                                  said Councilmember Stan Brauer.                     paranza fire that killed five U.S.       partment or law enfrcement
                                                                    The council decided to instruct                   Forest Service firefighters.             agency”.
                                            IECN PHOTO NAIMA FORD
                                                                  staff to research the Healthy Com-                     CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit             The 1994 “One Strike for Arson”
Members of the coalition explained how a plan would help the munities program and any other                                                                    law punishes any person who ill-
                                                                                                                      Chief Tim McClelland says “fire
city. Pictured here is Juan Carlos Belliard.                      strategic plans.                                                                             fully, maliciously, deliberately,
                                                                                                                      safety needs to be on the mind of
                                                                                                                      all the residents of San Bernardino      with premeditation and with spe-
                                                                                                                      County and the Inland Empire, es-        cific intent, sets fire to, burns, or
                                                                                                                      pecially those who live and recre-       causes to be burned, any residence,
                                                                                                                      ate in the mountains and wildland        structure, forest land or property.
                                                                                                                      areas”. Residents in the urban in-       That person when convicted is
                                                                                                                      termix and wildland areas need to        guilty of aggravated arson.
                                                                                                                      maintain a fire safe clearance of a        According to this law, if any one
                                                                                                                      minimum of 100 feet around all           or more of the specified aggravated
                                                                                                                      structures or to the property line.”     factors exists, the person convicted
                                                                                                                      Even if you did your clearance in        shall not be eligible for probation
                                                                                                                      the spring, you should give the          and shall be imprisoned in state
                                                                                                                      property a once over so that you         prison for ten years to life.
                                                                                                                      have good defensible space around          As we have seen in the last few
                                                                                                                      your structures. This defensible         weeks, the vegetation across
                                                                                                                      space provides firefighters the area     Southern California is tinder dry
                                                                                                                      they need in many instances to           and with low humidity and high
                                                                                                                      mount an effective defense of your       winds, very susceptible to ignition.
                                                                                                                      home such as we witnessed during         Almost any type of heat source can
                                                                                                                      the recent Hill fire in the Oak Hills    start a fire in these conditions. If
                                                                                                                      area of theHigh Desert. Fire offi-       you see a fire, no matter what size,
                                                                                                                      cials credit the residents of the area   report it to the nearest fire depart-
                                                                                         IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD
                                                                                                                      for being proactive in keeping their     ment or call “911”. Please do not
The city gives fee waivers to organizations for events they believe will bring business to the city.
                                                                                                                      properties clear and defendable.         assume that another person made
One of the largest waivers goes to the Redlands Bicycle Classic.                                                                                               the call.
                                                                                                                        According to weather experts, the
 Fees, cont from front                 they do not know how much local       think most of the costs are justi-       Santa Ana wind cycle begins when            The quicker the public reports a
                                       businesses benefit from the events    fied.”                                   high pressure from the northeast         fire, the faster firefighters can re-
 to lost revenue.                      in comparison to how much is            Councilmember Bob Gardner              pushes the hot dry winds into            spond. Remember, that if you have
 The city estimated the total rev-     waived. City Manager Enrique          suggested reducing the number of         Southern California. These winds         information about how a fire tarted,
enue lost this year due to fee         Martinez also added that there are    fees waived and put the task on or-      can reach average speeds of 35 to        report it to the fire department or
waivers at $51,020.14 for the          unquantifiable costs like how         ganizations to take themselves off       45 miles per hour but can acceler-       law enforcement.
2010-2011 fiscal year.                 much productivity and service is      of the fee waiver list.                  ate to hurricane speeds such as the         CAL FIRE Fire Prevention Bat-
 Though it is a significant amount     lost when employees are oversee-        “This is the time for sacrifice,”      winds in 2007 that reached               talion Chief Preston Fouts says
of money the waivers are used to       ing non-city events.                  said Gardner.                            recorded gusts of 111 miles per          “preventing fires is everyone’s
support beloved events like the          Councilmember Jerry Bean was          Foster added that another posi-        hour. These wind speeds equate to        business.If we work together, we
Redlands Bicycle Classic, the          the strongest supporter of the        tive benefit of the events is that the   a category two hurricane. The rac-       can keep our homes and property,
Shakespeare Festival, and the Ki-      waivers.                              money raised at the actual event         ing winds, dry weather, and low          recreational areas andmost of all
wanis Club Christmas Parade. The         “These help define the essence of   often comes back to benefit the          humidity combine to create a pre-        our loved ones safe from the rav-
council struggled with the fact that   what Redlands is,” said Bean. “I      community.                               scription for disaster. In 2003 the      ages of wildfire.”
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Community celebrates 13th Annual Native
American Day at Cal State San Bernardino
                                                                                 history of California’s Native
                                                                                 Americans by tribal members, eld-
                                                                                 ers and academics from across the
                                                                                 state through workshops, discus-
                                                                                 sions and hands-on activities that
                                                                                 include basketry, cordage, music
                                                                                 and language.
                                                                                   Last week over 1,500 students
                                                                                 from San Bernardino and River-
                                                                                 side counties participated in the
                                                                                 CICAC. Teachers had attended a
                                                                                 day-long conference at the San
                                                                                 Manuel Reservation prior to bring-
                                                                                 ing their students to the university.
                                                                                   On Friday, September 23, nearly
                                                                                 100 people attended the 13th An-
                                                                                 nual Native American Day lunch-
                                                                                 eon at Cal State which included
                                                                                 the Ramos family, Assemblymem-
                                                                                 ber Wilmer Amina Carter, Califor-
                                                                                 nia State Superintendent of Public
                                                                                 Instruction Tom Torlakson, San
                                                    IECN PHOTO   MJ DUNCAN       Bernardino County Superintendent
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos is                       of Schools Gary Thomas, San                                                                IECN PHOTO   MJ DUNCAN
passionate about schools teaching factual and accurate accounts                  Bernardino City Unified School          Jacque Nuñez, standing, is an educator and performer who de-
of the history, culture and customs of California’s Native Ameri-                District Superintendent Richard         picts Native American traditions across the state. Nuñez has also
cans. He is pictured addressing guests at the 13th Annual Native                 Bray, regional school board mem-        been named Educator of the Year in California.
American Day luncheon last Friday at Cal State San Bernardino.                   bers, and educators.
Ramos co-founded the California Indian Cultural Awareness Con-                     “There is not a model like this,”     history to the regular educational     factual accounts of our peoples
                                                                                 said Jacque Nuñez, educator, sto-       curricula in California. He hopes      into the classroom.”
ference in 1999, an annual, interactive and educational week-long
                                                                                 ryteller and performer who was          this next step will come to fruition     The Native American Day cele-
conference for students and teachers held at CSUSB.                              previously named Educator of the        in under two-and-a-half years.         bration took place later on Friday
                                                                                 Year in California. “Nowhere has          “This is a time of great opportu-    evening in the Santos Manuel Stu-
By Maryjoy Duncan                       systems to be in concert with the        a tribe, university and school dis-     nity for California Native Ameri-      dent Union at Cal State where tra-
                                        tribes, delivering factual and accu-     trict come together to make such        cans to be directly involved in how    ditional northern California brush
                                        rate historical accounts of Native

          early 40,000 third- and                                                an impact on education so that          our history and culture is presented   dancers, Southern California bird
          fourth-grade students and     American culture.                        teachers can teach accurate infor-      in schools,” said Chairman James       singers, a traditional Native theater
          educators have had the          For Ramos, who is the first Na-        mation.”                                Ramos. “Over the course of this        company performance, food and
opportunity to learn and explore        tive American to be appointed to           Ramos is earnestly working to in-     last decade, we have worked hard       demonstrations of traditional life
the factual history, culture and cus-   the California State Board of Edu-       clude accurate Native American          to engage educators to bring the       and knowledge were featured.
toms of California’s first people -     cation this year, it is imperative for
the Native Americans - during an        the educational curricula to accu-
annual week-long conference at          rately portray the Native Ameri-
Cal State San Bernardino. This          can, and rid classrooms of
was only made possible by the           common misperceptions and
tenacity and perseverance of San        myths, such as California’s history
Manuel Band of Mission Indians          began with the arrival of the first
Chairman James Ramos, who               explorers and that all Indians lived
pushed for state legislation in the     in tepees and used drums for
1990s for the fourth Friday of Sep-     music.
tember, already designated as             As an extension of Native Amer-
American Indian Day by Gov.             ican Day, in 1999 the San Manuel
Ronald Reagan in 1968, as a state       Tribal Unity and Cultural Aware-
holiday and official day of educa-      ness Program partnered with the
tion.                                   San Bernardino City Unified
  Ramos finally accomplished his        School      District,     the     San
endeavor when then-Assembly-            Bernardino County Superintendent
man Joe Baca in 1998 passed AB          of Schools and Cal State San
1953, establishing Native Ameri-        Bernardino to form the California
can Day as a state holiday, cele-       Indian Cultural Awareness Con-
brated through the education of         ference (CICAC) to be held annu-
culture, heritage and traditions of     ally at the university.
the California Indian.                    Each year students and teachers
  This bill paved the way for new       visit Cal State San Bernardino dur-
curricula in California’s school        ing the interactive, week-long con-
                                        ference to learn about the unique

                                                    IECN PHOTO   MJ DUNCAN
An ebullient Tom Torlakson, California State Superintendent of
Public Instruction, right, visits with Cal State San Bernardino Pres-
ident Al Karnig and Assembly member Wilmer Amina Carter
during the 13th Annual Native American Day luncheon on Friday,
September 23 at Cal State San Bernardino.
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                                                                                                                                                                                 Views expressed in Opinion & Editorial do
                                                                                                                                                                                  not necessarily reflect the views of IECN

                                                             His message Friday was for
                                                           every person who believes
                                                           strongly in something to keep pur-
                                                                                                                         YOUR COMMUNITY COMMENTARY!
                                                           suing that goal, to remain persist-
                                                                                                                                   All letters must be signed. Please include your name, address & phone number
                                                           ent and unwavering. “Put your                                                 for verification purposes only. Anonymous letters will not be printed.
                                                           words to action, don’t just use
                                                           words,” he urged. It’s a great
                                                           piece of advice. For the full story                                       Clear the innocent, punish guilty
                                                           on Native American Day and the                               Transparency means the inno-                       and “do the right thing" chief I of crooks, Steve Adams was NOT
                                                           week-long interactive and educa-                           cent are cleared and the guilty                      have ever dealt with.                one of them, so let’s have an in-
                                                           tional conference, see page 3.                             punished. In my many dealings                                                             vestigation, clear the innocent and
                                                             In other news, CSUSB President                           with police departments across                         There should be a FULL investi- punish the guilty.
                                                           Al Karnig stunned the audience                             five counties (many times in an                      gation, to clear his name, or, if he
                                                           during his annual convocation last                         adversarial position) I will say that                is a crook, to punish ALL the                              Bruce Boyer
                                                           week when he announced his in-                             Chief Adams was the most upfront                     crooks. My bet is there are a LOT                        San Fernando
                                                           tent to retire after this academic
                                                           year. As the third president of
 Maryjoy Duncan
 Native American Day,
                                                           CSUSB, Karnig has transformed
                                                           the university to an institution that
                                                           is among the nation’s finest. His
                                                                                                                                              A biased Assembly bill
                                                                                                                       SB 48 is a bill that mandates                       taxes, or voting.                      But sexual orientation has noth-
 upcoming retirements                                      will be big shoes to fill. See page                        schools' instructional materials                                                           ing to do with culture or race; it
                                                           5 for full story.                                          must include materials that "accu-    The bill was introduced by Sen.                      has to with a personal decision.
                                                             Also leaving San Bernardino,

         ast Friday I attended the                                                                                    rately portray the cultural and     Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and                        Forcing one's personal agenda
         13th        Annual Native                         sadly, is Police Chief Keith                               racial diversity of our society, in-co-authored by 17 other senators                       onto people is not "honest;" it is
         American Day luncheon                             Kilmer, who has driven violent                             cluding:                            and Assembly members - all De-                         unjust and biased.
at Cal State San Bernardino and                            crime down in the city. San                                                                    mocrats. This fact, alone, demon-
learned just how passionate San                            Bernardino, in years past, had the                           (a) The contributions of both strates the bias of the bill. And if SB 48 is an unlawful coercion,
Manuel Band of Mission Indians                             ugly reputation of being one of                            men and women in all types of you do a web search of this bill, which, ironically, will inflict fur-
Chairman James Ramos is about                              the nation’s most dangerous                                roles, including professional, vo- you will be hard-pressed to find ther harm and discrimination to-
having accurate information of                             cities, even having been coined                            cational, and executive roles.      supporters of it.                 ward those whose preference is
California American Indians pre-                           the “murder capital.”                                        (b) The role and contributions of                                   homosexual or bisexual. Brown is
sented in classrooms. Naturally                              That, thankfully has changed,                            Native Americans, African Amer- Further, the bill has been pushed bullying California by pushing a
each culture strives for the same                          and I must give Kilmer kudos for                           icans, Mexican Americans lesbian, forward with blatant inconsidera- political agenda without our con-
goal, but it seems that the history                        that accomplishment, not to men-                           gay, bisexual, and transgender tion for the masses who suppli- sent. This is, ultimately, harass-
and cultures of the American In-                           tion the numerous grassroots or-                           Americans ."                        cated for its veto and, thus, the ment.
dian has been reduced to a gener-                          ganizations that have sprouted                                                                 voice for the common good has
alization of the “cowboys and                              within the city that collaborate                             However, sexual orientation is been ignored. Brown has called                        Krista Wagner
Indians” notion, that all native                           with the police department to                              not cultural or racial just as pro- the bill "honest".                               San Bernardino
people lived in tepees, played                             minimize criminal behavior by                              choice/pro-life groups, paying
drums, and in California, that the                         keeping students in school and
history of this state only origi-
nated with the arrival of the first
                                                           gang activity to a minimum.
                                                             During press conferences I was
                                                           always impressed with Kilmer’s
                                                                                                                        Freedom bought with sacrifices
  James worked tirelessly and                              undaunted, severe messages to                                On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, I was and U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, who                         The service concluded with each
tenaciously to get California Na-                          criminals at-large, calling for                            so very privileged to attend a was the featured speaker.                                   person lighting their candle from
tive American Day mandated a                               them to do themselves a favor by                           Tenth Anniversary Unity and Re-                                                            another person until a sea of flick-
state holiday, one that would be                           turning themselves in, because                             membrance Service at Temple Isa- The senator referred to the 9/11                          ering lighted candles illumined the
recognized as an official day of                           “we will find you.” And find                               iah in Palm Springs.                attack as an unspeakable crime                         faces of all in attendance, black,
education. He said he simply                               them they do.                                                                                  against humanity. She paid special                     white, old and young.
would not take “no” for an answer                            Long time educator at CSUSB                                The service commemorated tribute to the crew and passengers
and relentlessly pushed forward                            Tom Rivera will be retiring later                          America's undefeatable strength, of the famed Flight 93 aircraft                             "It is better to light a candle, than
with his dream of bringing accu-                           this year after 38 years of service                        courage, and unity that rose from whose heroic ultimate sacrifice                          to curse the darkness and hide
rate education of California Na-                           to the university. The associate                           the dust of the 9/11 World Trade thwarted hijackers from targeting                         from evil," said Rabbi Olins.
tive Americans to classrooms.                              dean of undergraduate studies was                          Towers tragedy.                     the U.S. Capitol building in Wash-
  His tremendous efforts finally                           instrumental in creating and im-                                                               ington, D.C. Boxer related how                          The epitaph is a challenge to all
paid off when then-Assembly                                plementing numerous programs                                 I sat beside an elderly woman she and other congressional mem-                           of us - it is a reminder that free-
member Joe Baca signed AB                                  to help underrepresented youth                             whom I had never met before - we bers had been evacuated into the                          dom really isn't free, it has been
1953 designating the fourth Fri-                           apply to and eventually graduate                           chatted as though we had known street where they stood facing the                          bought with incalculable sacrifices
day of September, which was                                from college. He initiated the In-                         each other for years. She was OK Capitol Dome and sang "God                                that inspire a duty to overcome
named American Indian Day in                               land Empire Future Leaders Pro-                            with me being a Christian. There Bless America." "America is big-                          evil with the light of righteous-
1968 by Governor Ronald Rea-                               gram, which has graduated more                             were no barriers of gender, race or ger than any one of us," she said                      ness!
gan, an official day of education.                         than 3,000 participants since its                          religion as the service com- while lauding "American virtues
  It’s very important to depict ac-                        inception in 1985.                                         menced. A lady rabbi, Sally Olins of opportunity, justice, equality,                                      Joan Marie Patsky
curately Native American history                             The Cal State San Bernardino                             of Temple Isaiah, introduced and a quest for peace which shall                                                   Beaumont
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FBI agents raid San Bernardino airport,
convicted felon has large involvement in airport
By Maryjoy Duncan                       city of Highland, which is only in-    carrier in the airport.                costs.                                  pany to manage the operations at
                                        volved with the SBIAA.                   This developer, Scot Spencer, is       “Giving a convicted felon banned      the airport there were no re-
                                          The Grand Jury received a com-       a convicted felon who spent time       from the aviation industry a blank      sponses. Supervisor Derry pointed

         ast Wednesday, Septem-
         ber 21, the FBI, along with    plaint in 2009 alleging irregulari-    in prison for bankruptcy fraud.        check is a recipe for disaster,” said   out the lack of response from the
         the state Attorney Gen-        ties at the SBIA, and following        His profits gleaned from SBIA are      Supervisor Neil Derry, who years        private sector clearly indicates the
eral’s Office and the San               preliminary interviews it was de-      based on a percentage of costs, a      ago called for the concrete run-        airport was not a profitable project
Bernardino County District Attor-       termined that an extensive investi-    conflict of interest when Spencer      ways to be torn out. He opposed         and investors were unwilling to in-
ney’s Office, served six federal        gation was warranted. As more          is the person affirming there were     the conversion of the base into a       vest and participate.
warrants at the San Bernardino In-      interviews were conducted it be-       aggressive passenger traffic pro-      passenger airport and advocated           “The project should have been
ternational Airport (SBIA), confis-     came apparent that an independent      jections and prospective air carrier   for an industrial logistics and         stopped back then,” he said.
cating box loads of documents.          Performance Audit was necessary;       infrastructure requirements.           transportation hub.                       With no companies willing to in-
This comes at the heels of the          Harvey M. Rose Associates, LLC           In an unrelated matter stemming        According to Derry, information       vest in the project, the report indi-
county’s Grand Jury report re-          was selected and the audit began in    from businesses he had managed         presented to him indicates the air-     cated that Rogers entered a sole
leased on July 1 that harshly criti-    December, 2010.                        in the past at SBIA, the U.S. De-      port would require 20 flights a         source contract with Spencer, giv-
cized the oversight and operations        “Since our review of the recent      partment of Transportation or-         week to break even. With the            ing him an additional stake in
of the development of the airport,      San Bernardino County Grand            dered that he “permanently cease       commercial aviation industry con-       SBIAA. Management of the air-
namely in its finances, construc-       Jury report, we have changed pro-      and desist from further marketing      tracting, that number is high and       port would be conducted through
tion management and practices in        cedures in finance, construction       or other involvement in air trans-     unlikely. Technology is also            the San Bernardino Airport Man-
awarding contracts to developers.       management and how developers          portation operations so that he is     changing the airline industry,          agement company, which Spencer
Development at the airport is over-     are awarded contracts,” said air-      banned from the aviation indus-        when in the past it was the busi-       formed for that sole purpose and
seen by the San Bernardino Inter-       port Executive Director Donald         try.”                                  ness traveler who was the frequent      also manages.
national      Airport     Authority     Rogers. “We shall continue to co-        FBI agents served a search war-      flier, but these days business can        Compensation for Spencer’s
(SBIAA) - formed in 1992 to man-        operate with the authorities until     rant at Spencer’s Riverside home       be conducted via skype or a laptop.     newly formed company under a
age development of the 1,300            this matter has been resolved.”        last Wednesday, but he was re-           As the projects progressed,           25-year agreement with SBIAA
acres of aviation property of the         The performance audit findings       portedly out of state.                 Spencer’s companies were given          guarantees payments of $500,000
former Air Force Base.                  indicated that SBIAA did not have        Spencer’s relationship with          more responsibilities to oversee        per year, reimbursement of most
  When the former Norton Air            established procedure and protocol     SBIAA began in 2003 as a manger        major aspects of airport opera-         major operating costs and 50% of
Force Base shut down in 1994, the       for controlling its finances. Many     of a company leasing space for the     tions. The report states that after     net operating income. SBIAA ab-
conversion and redevelopment of         of the individual financial and con-   storage of Boeing 727. His in-         Spencer approached Rogers with          sorbs all financial risk.
the base property and surrounding       tract transactions are delegated to    volvement increased throughout         an informal proposal, Spencer ob-         According to Derry, Spencer
areas was designated to two Joint       mid-level management, and in crit-     the years so that two companies he     tained an agreement from a na-          owes San Bernardino County over
Power Authorities - the SBIAA           ical areas SBIAA Chief Financial       manages - Norton Development           tionally recognized company to          $500,000 in back property taxes.
and the Inland Valley Develop-          Officer Martin Romeo has limited       Company and SBD Properties -           participate in FBO services at the        Why did the FBI get involved?
ment Agency (IVDA).                     involvement.                           were granted development con-          airport.                                  “Because the county can’t clean
  The latter was formed in 1990 to        When SBIAA proceeded with the        tracts to construct a new four-bay       Spencer then mustered up in-          up its own mess, and the Attorney
handle the redevelopment of the         Terminal Development and Fixed         terminal and an adjacent FBO fa-       vestors to open up a franchise of       General’s Office is incapable, as
non-aviation portion, roughly 600       Based Operation projects (FBO),        cility.                                that company which he now man-          well,” Derry said.
acres, where there now sits a Mat-      the report stated that there was not     The initial cost estimate for both   ages: Million Air San Bernardino.         Requests to San Bernardino
tel, Stater Bros., Kohl’s and Pep       a competitive bidding process for      projects was $43 million, but          Once that was in place, Spencer’s       Mayor Patrick Morris’s and
Boys.                                   general contractors, and the scope     SBIAA has spent over $125 mil-         company, SBD Properties, was            County Chair and Supervisor Josie
  Board members for both Joint          of the development substantially       lion as of January 2011. The report    consequently awarded a 25-year          Gonzales’s offices for statements
Powers Authority are from San           increased when assertions from a       cited that the companies affiliated    lease to provide FBO services and       were not received in time for pub-
Bernardino County, cities of San        developer, who had already been        with Spencer received payments of      run the airport fuel farm through       lication. Both co-chair IVDA
Bernardino Colton and Loma              told he would be hired for the proj-   $7.4 million in developer fees and     Million Air San Bernardino.             board, while Morris presides over
Linda, with the exception of the        ects, were made that there was in-     Spencer received reimbursement           When SBIAA solicited proposals        SBIAA while Gonzales is a com-
                                        terest by a major commercial air       of nearly all direct and indirect      for a nationally recognized com-        mission member.

Karnig leaves legacy of passion for education and community
By Naima Ford                                                                                                         African American groups, faith-         students going to college. He is en-
                                                                                                                      based organizations, service clubs      couraged by the improvement but
                                                                                                                      as well as K-12 school districts.       says there is a long way to go.

           is was not the traditional
           road to the presidency                                                                                       His only disappointments are the        “Our region is going to be suc-
           but his past and passion                                                                                   rapid increase of student fees          cessful when our students’ educa-
for education have made Albert                                                                                        which he says had to increase or        tion is successful,” said Karnig.
Karnig’s leadership at Cal State                                                                                      the student body would have been          He will retire at the end of the
San Bernardino something for stu-                                                                                     decreased by 40 percent. His other      current school year.
dents to look up to.                                                                                                  disappointment is the low rate of
  Karnig announced his retirement
to the university body during his
fall convocation speech on Sep-
tember 19. The retirement an-
nouncement came as a surprise to
many of the staff, faculty and stu-
dents present.
  Karnig has been president of the
university for 15 years. He moved
to the area after being hired in Au-                                                IECN PHOTO COURTESY   CSUSB
gust 2007.                              Cal State San Bernardino President Al Karnig announced his re-
  Unlike most university presi-         tirement at the CSUSB convocation on Septmeber 19.
dents, Karnig was not the tradi-
tional college student. He enrolled     at Arizona State University before     growing impact Cal State San
in college after he was married and     coming to Cal State San                Bernardino has had on the com-
had his first child at the age of 23.

                                                                                                                       Notary Public Classes
                                        Bernardino.                            munity.
He was hoping to gain the skills to       He says he was drawn by the            “We are doing exactly what we
start a career quickly but became       mission of the college and its         should be doing in an area like the
interested in becoming a professor.     unique role in the community. He       Inland Empire,” said Karnig. He
He was able to continue taking          believes the university’s connec-      said that being the metropolitan
courses through a fellowship and
got his PhD from the University of
Illinois. He went on to teach polit-
                                        tion with the community is what
                                        has contributed to its success.
                                          “It has been rooted in working as
                                                                               area with the highest unemploy-
                                                                               ment numbers and having the low-
                                                                               est number of college graduates is
                                                                                                                            Spring Special
ical science and Texas Tech and
Arizona State University. It was
                                        closely as possible with the com-      no coincidence. So it has been his                         On Line Classes
                                        munity,” said Karnig.                  goal, and the university’s goal, to
there that he began to take on more       During his tenure the university     attract students from the commu-         $29.95 - 6hr Class • $19.95 - 3hr Class
leadership and administrative
roles. In those roles he saw the op-
                                        has constructed a million-and-a-       nity who will get their degree and                             Live Classes
portunity to improve the system.
                                        half square feet including the new
                                        Palm Desert campus. There are
                                                                               stay in the community. He sees it
                                                                               as the other piece to the puzzle of
                                                                                                                       $69.95 - 6 hr Class • $59.95 - 3hr Class
  “There was a lot of satisfaction to   also a number of upcoming expan-       job creation that includes bringing          Mobile Service Available
go beyond myself,” said Karnig.         sions such as the observatory          businesses to the community.
   He served as provost at the Uni-                                                                                      http;//
                                        which should be completed in the         Currently the university has over
versity of Wyoming and associate        next year.                             500 partnerships with the commu-         e-mail:
vice president for academic affairs       What he is most proud of is the      nity including Latino groups,            phone: (909) 877-0271 • coupon code#100
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Bloomington, Colton NJROTC teams finish well
By Cynthia Mendoza                                                                                                                       it,” said retired Lt. Calvin Kelso,
                                                                                                                                         who leads the Bloomington High
                                                                                                                                         program. “It’s a great way to get

         ooks like the Bloomington
         High School and Colton                                                                                                          them involved.”
         High School NJROTC                                                                                                                Both he and Lt. Commander
(Navy Junior Reserve Officer                                                                                                             David Brunkhorst, who oversees
Training Corps) programs are off                                                                                                         the Colton High program, agree
to a great start this year. On Satur-                                                                                                    that the leadership of their great
day, September 24, both teams                                                                                                            cadets was instrumental in both
competed in the Troy Athletic                                                                                                            teams’ success. The cadets do
Field Meet at Troy High School in                                                                                                        everything from picking the team,
Fullerton.                                                                                                                               getting organized and running
  The event brings together a total                                                                                                      practices. At Colton High, they
of about 1,000 cadets from nearly                                                                                                        made sure all request forms, ath-
30 high schools throughout South-                                                                                                        letic physicals and permission slips
ern California, with about 50 stu-                                                                                                       were completed and turned in to
dents, give or take, on each team.                                                                                                       the correct agencies.
  Bloomington had about 70 stu-                                                                                                            “There was a lot of hard work
dents and Colton about 45.                                                                                                               and practice,” Brunkhorst said.
  Events include volleyball, tug of                                                                                                      “Our cadet staff did everything.
war and a total of about 15 activi-                                                                                                      That’s what we’re all about.”
ties overall.                                                                                                                              They also tried to utilize every
  This is the 11th year each school                                                                                                      cadet who wanted to compete, re-
has participated. And as much as                                                                                                         gardless of talent level.
they love and support each other,                                                                                                          The adults merely oversee.
they are also there to compete.                                                                                                            Kelso expressed similar senti-
                                                                                                   IECN PHOTO COURTESY RANDALL CENICEROS ments.
  Bloomington High finished 7th
                                        They may love and support each other but they also compete when necessary; the Colton High and “They practiced after school and
overall and Colton High finished
12th. Bloomington also won in           Bloomington High NJROTC programs both participated in an athletic competition on Saturday, Sep- they took it seriously,” he said
two of the events.                      tember 24, at Troy High School in Fullerton. Bloomington placed 7th overall and Colton placed about his students. “Their hard
  “The kids really look forward to      12th, out of about 26 teams.                                                                     work paid off.”
                                                                                                                                           And so the 2011 school year is
                                                                                                                                         off to a great start for both of
                                                                                                                                         NJROTC programs and with more
                                                                                                                                         good stuff ahead.
                                                                                                                                           At Bloomington high, there may
                                                                                                                                         be a new water survival skills class
                                                                                                                                         added in the future which would
                                                                                                                                         go along with the already estab-
                                                                                                                                         lished program that includes sur-
                                                                                                                                         vival and first aid.
                                                                                                                                           And the Colton High program
                                                                                                                                         continues strong as well with 96
                                                                                                                                         cadets. Three of the seniors in the
                                                                                                                                         program are enlisting in the
                                                                                                                                           “They will make fine Marines
                                                                                                                                         utilizing the leadership skills and
                                                                                                                                         strong integrity that is the
                                                                                                                                         NJROTC,” Brunkhorst said.
                                                                                                                                           This year Colton High program
                                                                                                                                         also added another athletic event
                                                                                                                                         hosted by Chaffey High School in
                                                                                                                                         February and they are already
                                                                                                                                         slated for 35 competitions through-
                                                                                                                                         out the year, which will no doubt
                                                                                                                                         keep them very busy every week-
                                                                                                                                           “Each year we, the unit, tries to
                                                                                                                                         expand our horizons by doing new
                                                                                                                                         things,” Brunkhorst concluded.
                                                                                                                                           Congratulations to both teams for
                                                                                                                                         making Colton proud!

                                                                                                                                                 IECN PHOTO COURTESYRANDALL
                                                                                                                                             “There was a lot of hard work
                                                                                                                                             and practice,” said LCDR David
                                                                                                                                             J. Brunkhorst, USN (ret), Colton
                                                                                                                                             High School NJROTC Senior
                                                                                                                                             Naval Science Officer. “Our
                                                                                                                                             cadet staff did everything.
                                                                                                                                             That’s what we’re all about.”
                                                                                                             Inland Empire Community Newspapers • September 29, 2011 • Page A7

Chefs showcase food grown in our backyard
                                                                                                                        The challenge included creating            offered. Since then they have cre-
                                                                                                                      partnerships with local producers            ated relationships through word of
                                                                                                                      and using creativity to highlight            mouth with more food producers.
                                                                                                                      the freshness of the food. They are            “Our network just continues to
                                                                                                                      also at the mercy of the weather             expand,” said Brett Martin, district
                                                                                                                      and which local producers are still          manager.
                                                                                                                      in business.                                   He says that the mission of the
                                                                                                                        For example, this year it was hard         event is to show their customers
                                                                                                                      for them to find growers who had             that there are many great food pro-
                                                                                                                      many herbs since they are not al-            ducers locally, and that the benefit
                                                                                                                      lowed to use dried herbs. This has           of buying locally is one you can
                                                                                                                      not been a problem in the past, ac-          taste.
                                                                                                                      cording to Rose, but this year was             “It’s first and foremost about
                                                                                                                      an unusual season. They also had             taste,” said Martin.
                                                                                                                      a hard time finding local bread                Rose says as a chef the difference
                                                                                                                      producers, which means there was             between local food and food pro-
                                                                                                                      no one who grows the wheat and               duced in another state or country is
                                                                                                                      mills within the 150-mile radius,            unmistakable.
                                                                                                                      so there were no flour or bread                “The secret to good food is fresh-
                                                                                                                      products provided.                           ness,” said Rose. And the food
                                                                                                                        However they were able to get              grown locally is produced for bet-
                                                                                                                      olive oil from a producer in Santa           ter flavor, not longevity, and is
                                                                                                                      Barbara, milk from Scott Bros.               often picked days or hours before
                                                                                                                      Dairy in Chino, pork and tri-tip             it is prepared.
                                                                                                                      beef from Kellogg Farm at Cal                  “You don’t have to be an expert
                                                                                                                      Poly Pomona, and produce from                to tell the difference,” said Rose.
                                                                                           IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD    some of the many farms around                  Even on regular days the chefs
Bon Appétit at the University of Redlands participated in the Eat Local Challenge. As part of the chal-               Redlands.                                    use locally grown food because
lenge they created five meals using only ingredients produced within 150 miles of the university.                       This is their seventh year and five        Rose says it reduces the carbon
                                                                                                                      meals were offered. However the              footprint and it just makes sense.
By Naima Ford                           lenge on Tuesday.                      salt.                                  first year solely local meals were
                                          Bon Appétit is the company that        “It’s a big challenge,” said John
                                        caters most of the university’s        Rose, executive chef. He and his

         ften eating a meal exclu-
         sively made from local
         products is reserved for
                                        events and provides lunch in the
                                        Irvine Commons. As part of a na-
                                                                               team put together a menu based
                                                                               solely on what they had access to.
                                        tionwide event they created five       Among the meals served this year
high-end restaurants. However,
students from the University of
Redlands had a taste of what re-
                                        dishes using only local meats, pro-
                                        duces, seasonings and oils pro-
                                                                               were Baked Squash with Drakes
                                                                               Goat Cheese Sauce, Roasted
                                        duced within 150 miles of the          Tomatillo Pork Loin, Coachella
gional food producers had to offer
in Bon Appétit’s Eat Local Chal-        university. The only exception was     Salad and Grilled Yellow Tail.                                                          A SA
Superintendent addresses dropout rates, encourages EAP participation                                                                                            Saturday,
By Cynthia Mendoza                                                                                                                                           Oct. 1 st at 8 a.m.
                                                                                                                       East Highlands Ranch Homeowner's
          s thousands of kids and
          teens head off to face a                                                                                        Association Yard sales located
          new school year in San
Bernardino County, the adults be-                                                                                            throughout our facility.
hind the scenes at San Bernardino
County Schools are coming to-                                                                                           Pick-up a map of yard sale locations at our office:
gether to discuss and analyze the
issues facing education in the
county during the annual State of                                                                                      7136 Club View Drive, Highland, CA 92346
Education media briefing.
  Led by Superintendent of San                                                                                                  Maps will be available
Bernardino County Schools, Dr.
Gary Thomas, the briefing pro-
                                                                                                                          beginning Friday, Sept. 30th at 9 am
vided key information regarding
current issues as well as discussion
of plans and goals for the future.
  The following is a very brief
                                                                                                  CYNTHIA MENDOZA
summary of key points of infor-
mation presented, as space does
                                                                                     IECN PHOTO
                                        In spite of improvements, dropout rates of high school students con-                           Funerals
not allow for a complete summary.       tinue to be a challenge in the county. “It’s not as much as we’d like                    are often too costly.
  In the 2010-11 school year there      but it’s good,” said Superintendent Dr. Gary Thomas during a State
were 417,214 students in 33 dis-        of Education media briefing on Thursday, September 22.                                    A Solution is here
tricts, which include a total of 533
schools. There are 18,870 teachers.     Education program, wherein busi-       the test is not a requirement to get               Simple remation                                        80
  The 417,214 represents an 8.7%        nesses and educators partner to        into college, it does tell students                               ncludes 200           iscount
increase in students from the 2000-     bring real world experience and        how ready they are to take college
01 school year.                         application to students, a strong      level classes and gives them                  amily            ood- ye                  isitation              9
  Overall the percentage of schools     AVID program, which, according         enough time, if they haven’t
meeting all AP growth targets           to Thomas, is one of the most suc-     passed the assessments, to catch up                          ntroductory o er includes a
from 2009 through 2011 are 53%          cessful programs in high schools       so they can avoid having to take                      total discount o     00
                                                                                                                                                              all or etails
elementary, 47% middle, 24%             and may soon be coming to ele-         remedial course that can slow
high and a combined total of 48%        mentary schools, the Call to Ac-       down their path to college gradua-           Use our quaint family room setting for your
of all K-12 schools.                    tion website, which features best      tion.”                                        final private good-bye with your beloved.
  Unfortunately, even with some         practices, strong ROP programs           Parents are encouraged to sup-
decreases, student dropout rates        that bring relevance to student        port and encourage their students
continue to be a great challenge for    learning and a strong work force       to take this test, which is given in                        A                M M                           A
all schools.                            development program.                   the fall and in late February or                                                 17 8
  In the 2009-10 school year there        There is also a strong push to en-   March.
was a 21.2% dropout rate in the         courage student participation in the     Finally, Thomas outlined the fol-
county, which was actually a de-        Early Assessment Program (EAP).        lowing as educational priorities for
crease from the 2006-07 school          This assessment is given to high       the 2011-12 school year: access,
year, which saw a 26.3% rate.           school students during their junior    achievement and accountability,
  “We have seen an improvements         year to gauge their college pre-       EAP, addressing high school                            all        uth 909-2                       - 100
in dropout rates due to call to ac-     paredness in English and math.         dropout and graduation rates,
tion between the community, edu-          In 2011, over 26,000 students in     rigor, relevance and relationships,
cation and business,” said Thomas       the county took the test in English    schools for the 21st century and                           Prices do not include applicable state fees.
about the factors that led to the de-   and a little more than 16% passed.     safe and healthy school environ-                        Discounts are not available on Pre-Arrangements.
crease. “It’s not as much as we’d       In math, over 11,000 students took     ments.                                                  Prices are subject to change. Not all prices listed.
like but it’s good.”                    the test.                                For more information on San
  Some of the measures being              “We need to have more of our         Bernardino County Schools visit
taken to address dropout rates in-      county students taking and passing     their website at
clude continuing the Alliance for       the EAP,” Thomas said. “While
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Rockabilly/country star Rusty Draper launched career from San Bernardino
By Harvey M. Kahn                                                                          wasn't any one ill-   Draper was a colleague. "Yes,        fected and when Elvis came along,
                                                                                           ness that got him.    Rusty played guitar here until the   it wiped out his recording popular-
                                                                                           Not being able to     end. I played golf with him," said   ity. Presley sounded suspiciously

          usty Draper moved to San
          Bernardino's North end in                                                        sing      anymore,    Don Shafer.                          like Draper, who later dabbled in
          1938 near Electric Av-                                                           that's what did him     Draper often performed with his    folk music and was popular in the
enue, a perfectly named street for                                                         in. He still played   brother Ronnie Draper, who died      beatnik culture. During his career
the 18-year-old who would soon                                                             the guitar at the     onstage in Bremerton, WA at 35 in    he performed with Pat Boone,
produce an electric career in coun-                                                        Elk's Club in         1968. Ronnie lived in San            Della Reese, Del Shannon, and the
try music. Before moving to San                                                            North Bend until      Bernardino for 20 years. He had      Righteous Brothers.
Bernardino and later producing                                                             just weeks prior to   another brother named Kent. Rusty      Toward the end he continued to
seven gold records with an esti-                                                           his death."           Draper named his son Ronnie,         play at high schools, night clubs,
mated total sales exceeding $31                                                              Kelly said his      who currently lives in Seattle and   hay rides, back yard patios, and
million, he had shown glimpses of                                                          friend had the        could not be reached for comment.    country fairs. He headlined at
brilliance as a child on radio sta-                                                        same         Gretch   Rusty Draper was married twice.      places like the Pink Garter Club
tions in Iowa and Oklahoma,                                                                model guitar that     He hosted a television show called   and the Black Garter Club. Toward
singing and playing guitar with                                                            the company gave      "Swinging Country" on NBC in         the end of his career, the news
Patti Page and reporting sports                                                            him in the 50's.      1966 under contract with Dick        headlines would read with "One-
with Ronald Reagan. Why the                                                                "Rusty's trademark    Clark. Dean Martin was his part-     time Headliner Rusty Draper to
Drapers moved to San Bernardino                                                            was his red hair      ner in Rusty's Room night club in    Appear." He performed numerous
is uncertain, but for sure Rusty                                                           and he continued      Galveston and he owned another       benefit shows for others, at the
Draper was a performer whose ca-                                                           to dye it red until   in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He         same time needing money himself
reer went flat in San Bernardino                                                           the end," said        was a constant TV guest, twice ap-   for large medical bills, according
before he was 20.                                                                          Kelly. Before his     pearing on the Ed Sullivan Show      to the Seattle Times.
  Not able to find work in any of                                                          throat cancer and     and on David Letterman, and ap-        "Rusty just wanted to play his
                                                                       IECN COURTESY PHOTO subsequent pneu-      peared often in Japan and Europe.    music," added Ken Kelly. "He
the numerous dinner clubs that         Rusty Draper, former San Bernardino resi- monia that killed
once lined the streets of San                                                                                    He recorded "Did You Know"           never acted like he was a star, al-
                                       dent, achieved celebrity status as a singer and him, Draper suf-          with Patti Page in 1966.             though he was. He was never
Bernardino, he took a job as a
Western Union messenger. One of        sang until throat cancer robbed him of his fered a series of                Draper was known more for          snobbish. He was a good friend,
the busiest local Western Union        voice, but he continued to play the guitar.         strokes and had a     country, yet he recorded in pop,     period. Rusty probably did not get
customers was actress Dorothy                                                              heart disease. A      surf, calypso style and was an ac-   as much notoriety as he should
                                       end, he couldn't sing anymore be- spokesman at the Lake Sam-              complished Flamenco guitarist. He    have. I sure hope they take care of
Lamour who lived near the Ar-          cause of throat cancer, but still mamish Elks Lodge said that
rowhead Country Club with her                                                                                    was active before TV was per-        Rusty."
                                       could play the guitar excellently. It
husband, who was stationed at
Norton Air Force Base. One report
had Draper making friends with
friends of Lamour who gave him
some show biz leads in the San
Francisco Bay area.
  Draper got a job and performed
in San Francisco for seven years,
recording his first song "I'll Keep
You In My Heart" in 1945. He
went by the catchy name of Rusty
Draper and the Dreamers. His na-
tional debut song "How Could
You" was recorded in 1952 and by
1954 he went on streak when his
recordings were making Billboard
Magazine's top-10.
  Friends said that despite the big
record sales and the revenue that
should go with it, Draper was still
not showing it. Willie Nelson
wrote Draper's million seller
"Night Life," and Draper's "Shift-
ing, Whispering, Sands" also went
gold in the 1950's. During his
breaks, he still came to San
Bernardino to stay with his parents
until about 1957. His parents
showed no lifestyle changes either.
His mother, Mrs. Samuel Draper,
continued to take babysitting jobs
until 1958.
  Looking at the big picture,
Draper achieved celebrity status
for his work, however never man-
aged to hurdle that imaginary jump
into the national top rung of enter-
tainers. He did brush with star
power internationally. He recorded
40 singles and twelve Lp's for the
Mercury and Monument labels,
however bad management ham-
pered his ability to seize many op-
portunities. Mercury Records
overruled his chance to record
some of the era's eventual biggest
selling songs, including “I left My
Heart In San Francisco,”
“Tammy,” and “Moon River”. He
finally left Mercury Records.
  "He signed his rights away to al-
most everything," said Ken Kelly,
a friend of Draper's for the last 40
years of his life. "Then there were
bad investments and he told me
about the money lost from doing
business with Willie Nelson." Just
as disturbing was a 1973 adver-
tisement in the Seattle Times list-
ing a Gretch guitar and Gibson
amplifier "last owned by Rusty
Draper, $425."
  Kelly said that Draper lived in
North Bend, Washington until he
died in 2003 at the age of 80. "We
were in a band together and at the
                                                                                                               Inland Empire Community Newspapers • September 29, 2011 • Page A9

DisAbility Sports Festival returns this weekend
                                                                                                                                                               second annual Warrior Games in

           thletes of any disability
           or age will once again                                                                                                                              May, said the festival will feature
           have the opportunity to                                                                                                                             more than 30 booths with informa-
participate in more than 20 sports                                                                                                                             tion about community programs
at Cal State San Bernardino on                                                                                                                                 and services for people with dis-
Saturday, Oct. 1, when the univer-                                                                                                                             abilities and their families.
sity hosts its fifth annual DisAbil-                                                                                                                             Registration begins at 8 a.m.,
ity Sports Festival.                                                                                                                                           with the festival officially kicking
  The event is free for people with                                                                                                                            off at 9 a.m. and will conclude at
any disability and of any age. It                                                                                                                              3:30 p.m. Complimentary parking
will feature 22 sports, with most                                                                                                                              is available in CSUSB Parking Lot
events being coached by current or                                                                                                                             G.
former medal-winning Para-                                                                                                                                       The festival is free and open to
lympians, other athletes with a dis-                                                                                                                           the public. Breakfast and lunch are
ability and military veterans.                                                                                                                                 provided for participants only. Pre-
  Participants of all abilities can                                                                                                                            registration is preferred to ensure
participate in basketball (wheel-                                                                                                                              that there will be enough T-shirts
chair and stand-up), tennis (wheel-                                                                                  IECN PHOTO COURTESY   AARON MOFFETT       and food for all participants. T-
chair and stand-up), wall climbing      The 5th Annual DisAbility Sports Festival is taking place this Saturday at Cal State San Bernardino                    shirts, however, will only be guar-
(all abilities), swimming (all abili-   and is free for people with any disability of all ages. The event will feature 22 sports, coached by                   anteed to those participants who
ties), kayaking (all abilities), mar-   current and former Paralympians, athletes with a disability and military veterans. The event raises                    pre-register.
tial arts (all abilities), track and    awareness of disability sports and physical activity in the Inland Empire and participation has grown                    For more information about the
field, motor skills activities,         to 600 participants last year.                                                                                         festival, to register to participate,
wheelchair obstacle course, quad                                                                                                                               or to become a sponsor or a volun-
rugby, goal ball (blind sport for all   double-arm-and-leg amputee play-          ers make accommodations so             sult, has seen its sponsorship par-   teer, contact the DisAbility Sports
to try), beep baseball, golf, soccer,   ing tennis. The coaches just made         everyone could see. It really was a    ticipation grow as well, Moffett      Festival office at (909) 537-5352
wheelchair lacrosse, dance, bocce,      a simple modification of using a          marvelous sight.”                      said.                                 or         by        e-mail        at
cycling/hand cycling (organizers        knee brace to wrap the racket to            The DisAbility Sports Festival         Moffett, who also is the swim- or visit the
will have tandem, single and hand       her arm and she played tennis for         also helps raise awareness of dis-     ming coach and sport psychology       DisAbility Sports Festival website
bikes for all abilities), archery and   the very first time in her life. It was   ability sports and physical activity   consultant for the U.S. Navy’s        a                                   t
sit-volleyball.                         great to see the coaches and play-        in the Inland Empire, and, as a re-    swim team that competed at the
  James "Will" Wilson, retired
Navy master chief, will be the
keynote speaker at this year’s
opening ceremonies. Wilson, who
lost his right leg due to a shipboard
accident, is the adapted sports co-
ordinator for Navy Safe Harbor
and is scheduled to climb Mt.
McKinley later this year, along
with several other veterans with
  Event organizers hope to draw
700 participants and 100 military
personnel to this year’s event, said
Aaron Moffett, professor of kine-
siology at Cal State San
Bernardino and director of the uni-
versity’s DisAbility Sports Festi-
val. Last year’s event attracted
more than 600 participants ages 8
to 84, and has grown from 128 ath-
letes in nine sports at the inaugural
festival in 2007. The program has
expanded its reach with athletes
coming as far away as Virginia,
Texas, Kansas, Utah and other
  “It’s always great to see all the
participants try new skills,” Mof-
fett said. “Last year, we had a par-
ticipant         who         is     a

Donate      new,     used
jackets to St. Bernardine

         he public is invited to help
         St. Bernardine Medical
         Center keep someone
warm this winter by donating new
or clean, gently worn jackets and
sweaters to the hospital’s fourth
annual jacket and coat drive. All
sizes, from infants to adults, are
  It’s easy to give—drop off your
jackets at St. Bernardine’s main
entrance, located at 2101 N. Wa-
terman Avenue, just south of the
210 FWY. Jackets may also be
dropped off at the hospital’s Fam-
ily Center, located at 1931 N. E.
Street in San Bernardino. Dona-
tions will be collected from Octo-
ber 1 through November 7, 2011.
  “Our annual jacket drive is so im-
portant to our community, and it is
another example of how our mis-
sion to serve extends beyond our
hospital walls,” noted Service
Area Vice President of Mission
Services Linda McDonald.
  For more information call St.
Bernardine Medical Center’s Mis-
sion Services department at (909)
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Calendar                            1956 are holding a joint 55th re-
                                    union beginning at 6 p.m. Friday
                                    at the San Bernardino Hilton. For
                                                                           “A Walk to Remember,” showing
                                                                           their solidarity for those who have
                                                                           suffered infancy or pregnancy loss.
                                                                                                                 13; Tickets are $25 for VIP, gen- Humane Society
                                                                                                                 eral admission $10, advance tick- Saturday, Nov. 19: 5th Annual
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Loma Linda Fall Art Show            De La Torre (951) 845-7306.            Loma Linda University.                Parents Without Partners a.m. - 1 p.m.; photo registration
 October 11 - November 15: The
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paintings, drawings, photographs,   Sports Festival             Tuesday, Oct. 4: Monthly meet-                     Friday, Oct. 14: Halloween ceeds benefit cruelty investigation
and other works of art by local       Saturday, Oct. 1: Cal State San      ing, “What Should an Environ-         Dance; 8 - 10:30 p.m. Edwards and humane education programs.
artists, displayed at the Drayson   Bernardino 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.          mentalist Do About Population?”       Mansion, 2064 Orange Tree. In- City Council Meetings
Center and the Loma Linda Civic     Open to anyone of all ages with        Speaker Ladd Seekins. 7:30 p.m.       formation: (951) 784-2646.           Colton: First and third Tuesday,
                                    any disability. For more informa-      San Bernardino County Museum,
Center. Information: (909) 796-
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2300.                               tion, call the Dept. of Kinesiology                                            Saturday, Oct. 15: Free 9th An- Highland: Second and fourth
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Live Oak Canyon Pump-                                                      sion free. For more information       nual Health & Safety Fair. 10 a.m. Tuesday, 6 p.m.; 27215 Base Line.
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UC Riverside receives $3.93 million grant from Dept. of Ed.
Grant Will Fund Efforts to Assist Hispanic and Low-Income Students on Path to STEM Careers                                                                                graduates in these areas of national
                                        and sustaining a pipeline to get         to increase the range of our out-                                                          “Engineering and science will be

          five-year, $3.93 million
          grant from the U.S. De-       these traditionally underrepre-          reach. In the past, our staff has vis-                                                   the primary drivers of social and
          partment of Education         sented students into STEM fields,”       ited community colleges to talk to                                                       economic change in the 21st cen-
will allow the University of Cali-      Cardullo said. “This has been part       students and counselors about ca-                                                        tury, so strength in these areas is
fornia, Riverside to continue ef-       of UCR’s commitment over the             reers in engineering and science,                                                        critical to our future. Industry can-
forts to help Hispanic and              years – it is consistent with our di-    and about academic preparation                                                           not function without a technically
low-income community college            verse student profile and one that       for these fields,” Ravishankar said.                                                     competent workforce,” Ravis-
students on a path towards bache-       we are extremely proud of.”              “We now plan to increase access,                                                         hankar said, adding that the United
lor’s and advanced degrees in             Ravishankar agreed, saying that        creating advising booths where the       the program is to increase student              States seriously lags behind both
fields of science, technology, en-      between 8,000 and 10,000 students        students can come at times that are      interest, participation, and success            Europe and Asia in producing
gineering      and    mathematics       have gone through UCR-based              convenient to them and meet with         in the STEM fields, and to help                 graduates in the STEM fields.
(STEM).                                 STEM programs since their incep-         our advisors through teleconfer-         students to go on to earn degrees               “The result is that the rest of the
  The grant will be used to con-        tion in 2004.                            encing.”                                 from the institution that best serve            world is building a technically
tinue to support student recruit-         In those seven years the pro-            Riverside City College, Moreno         their needs, not just UCR.                      savvy citizenry, and we are falling
ment and retention activities for       grams provided initial outreach          Valley Community College, and              “They meet with our students and              farther and farther behind.”
Hispanic and low-income students        through pre-matriculation and            Mt. San Jacinto College are the          staff, and experience the excite-                 UCR was eligible to apply for the
in both the Bourns College of En-       transfer support activities includ-      formal partners on the grant, but        ment of STEM by understanding                   DoE grant as a recognized His-
gineering (BCOE) and the College        ing summer bridge programs, aca-         Ravishankar said the outreach pro-       UCR’s own STEM programs. But                    panic Serving Institution (HSI).
of Natural and Agricultural Sci-        demic advising, and hands-on             grams are applicable to any two-         our goal is to get more students in             Notification about the grant ini-
ences (CNAS), according to              design projects. For enrolled stu-       year college. “Our plan is to make       the STEM areas, period,” he said.               tially came from Senator Barbara
Chinya Ravishankar, associate           dents, success programs include          the impact much broader,” he said.       “If they go to UCLA, Cal Poly,                  Boxer’s office.
dean of undergraduate education         academic support, mentoring,             “We will reach out to the other          Cal State San Bernardino, we will                 “This important investment will
in BCOE and the lead principal in-      STEM clubs and paid research op-         community colleges, locally,             have succeeded, as long as they are             help UC Riverside train the next
vestigator on the grant. Richard        portunities. The new grant will en-      throughout Southern California           in STEM.”                                       generation of talented Latino stu-
Cardullo, dean of life sciences in      able these programs to continue as       and statewide. The programs we             Ravishankar said that the STEM                dents to become leaders in science,
CNAS is co-principal investigator.      well as provide funds for some           develop are applicable to any com-       outreach program is a critical as-              technology, engineering and math-
  “This program is about creating       new opportunities.                       munity college.”                         pect of increasing the number of                ematics,” Boxer said.
                                          “We propose to use technology            He emphasized that the goal of

Grant promotes self-sufficiency activities
                                        works directly with families to: 1)      to health and human services.            cess services to address the                    munity as individuals become self-

        he Housing Authority of
        the County of San               develop a personalized education           To ensure that families are re-        needs/concerns of the families.                 sufficient and more families in
        Bernardino (HACSB) was          and/or professional action plan;         ceiving the services they need, the        “Our agency embraces an ‘Up                   need of affordable housing are
awarded $207,000 by the U.S. De-        and 2) provide on-going case man-        Housing Authority also partnered         and Out’ transformation approach                housed.
partment of Housing and Urban           agement assistance to ensure each        with Loma Linda University to            and we are committed to helping
Development (HUD) to continue           family/individual is achieving their     conduct in depth needs assess-           each family succeed in there own                Bill Abersold Ph.D
promoting self-sufficiency activi-      planned goals.                           ments of its clients in the various      personal endeavors by providing                 Sit-down comic
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Words to Think About: God vs. science
By G.W. Abersold Ph.D.                                                           of “empirical, testable, demonstra-      professor with an unusual com-                  of all things.
                                                                                 ble protocol says God does not           ment. “Sir,” with all due respect                Amen. Selah. So be it.
                                                                                 exist.”                                  and seriousness, YOU ARE EN-

         here is a provocative urban
         legend that is afloat today.                                              “Science,” says the student must       TITLED TO YOUR OWN OPIN-                          Bill Abersold, resident of High-
         It concerns a professor and                                             rely upon faith. Science cannot          IONS, BUT NOT TO YOUR                           land, is a retired Methodist and
an astute student. The basic issue                                               even explain a thought. “It’s com-       OWN SET OF FACTS.”                              Congregational minister and ac-
is between God versus Science.                                                   mon knowledge that scientists use          Pressed into a corner, the profes-            complished author of eight books.
  The professor is arrogant and                                                  electricity and magnetism, “but          sor acknowledges his dependence                 He has visited 84 countries and
condescending toward the timid                                                   has never see, much less fully un-       on faith for the accidental creation            has been on 105 cruises, most of
yet knowledgeable student. The                                                   derstood either one.”                    of the universe and its continuation            them as a lecturer. He has a B.A.
only negative thing about the arti-                                                The student accuses the professor      on gravity and thermodynamics.                  and M.A. in Mideastern history, a
cle is the conclusion. The author                                                of trying to use the processes to          The student concludes the dis-                Rel.D in World Religions and a
identifies the student as a young                                                prove the existence of God, but it       cussion by asserting his own faith              Ph.D. in Behavioral Medicine and
Albert Einstein. That is a pure fab-                                             can’t be done any more than he           in God as the Intelligent Designer              Humanist Psychology.
rication of the facts. Otherwise the                                             can thoughts, gravity or electricity.
story is worth considering.             kinds of heat: super-heat, unlim-          “Professor,” says the student, “It
  The legend begins with a con-         ited heat, white heat or no heat.        takes faith to affirm the continuity
frontation between the two antag-       But there is not anything called         of the laws of Nature.” Regarding
onists. The professor begins by         “cold.” It is impossible to go lower     death, the student declares that it is
questioning the student about his       than minus 458 F degrees.                not the opposite of life. “It is the
faith. Is he a Christian? Is God          Studies can only measure energy        absence of life.”
good and all powerful? Are you
good or evil? Would you help a
sick person? `The answer to all of
                                        and that comes from heat. “Cold is
                                        only a word we use to describe the
                                        absence of heat. Cold cannot be
                                                                                   The student then jumps into a
                                                                                 subject where angels fear to go-
                                                                                 evolution. In characteristic good
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he come from? God. Is God evil?
Is there evil in the world? Yes.
  Do you believe in Jesus? Have
                                        something; it is the absence of
                                        something, and that something is
                                        light. The problem with the pro-
                                                                                 evolved from monkeys?
                                                                                   He does endorse what he calls the
                                                                                 natural evolutionary process. The
you seen Him? Have you heard
Him, felt Him? Yes and no. The
student affirms his faith. But sci-
                                        fessor is that his premise is flawed
                                        and this predicts a flawed conclu-
                                                                                 student then confronts the profes-
                                                                                 sor with a penetrating question.
                                                                                 “Have you ever observed evolu-
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Noodle 21 creates next generation of Asian cuisine
                                                                              noodle soup that often includes
                                                                              basil, bean sprouts and either
                                                                              chicken or beef. Many customers
                                                                              come in for lunch and order the
                                                                              Pho which Tran describes as
                                                                              everything you want in a bowl.
                                                                                But Pho is not the only enticing
                                                                              thing on their menu. They also sell
                                                                              sandwiches prepared in traditional
                                                                              Vietnamese style on a warm
                                                                              French roll, vegetarian dishes, rice
                                                                              dishes, warm noodle dishes, cold
                                                                              noodle dishes, and even crispy
                                                                              noodle dishes. Often customers
                                                                              come in to order their favorites but
                                                                              she encourages them to try some-
                                                                              thing new.
                                                                                Housed between more well
                                                                              known restaurants like Chilis and
                                                                              Five Guys Burgers and Fries in
                                                                              Citrus Plaza in Redlands, the
                                                                              restaurant holds its own.
                                                                                What Tran believes makes them
                                                                              distinct is the calorie count of their
                                                                              food. For similar prices and por-
                                                                              tions the dishes tend to be healthier
                                                   IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD    containing less fat and carbohy-
Noodle 21 has been open in Redlands for less than a year but is al-                                                                                                      IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD
ready making their mark with good food and good customer serv-                  Another thing that sets them           The restaurant’s décor is modern and unique from most Viet-
ice. Pictured here are employees Jason Nguyen, Kaylah Triesch,                apart is their modern Asian decor.       namese restaurants.
and Hiero Solo.                                                               Unique lights and sleek design
                                                                              make the restaurant seem more            fore and decided to try Noodle 21.
By Naima Ford                          21. The business was opened in         like something found in downtown         They had never had Vietnamese
                                       July 2010 by Hoeng Tran and            Los Angeles. In fact Tran says that      food before but were impressed by
                                       since then the business has grown      most people assume the food is           both the food and the people, so

         very once in a while we all
         want something different      in popularity and customers.           Japanese or some other Asian cui-        they came back.
         for lunch besides the stan-     This is not their first Vietnamese   sine when they come in because             “The food is healthy,” said
dard hamburger or burrito, that is     restaurant so when they opened         they have not seen a Vietnamese          Michelene.
the crave that Noodle 21 Asian         Noodle 21 they envisioned some-        restaurant like it. However for            “The service is excellent,” said
Grill in Redlands is counting on.      thing unique. In fact the name         many the chic atmosphere is just a       Keith. “The people here are warm
 Noodle 21 specializes in Viet-        Noodle 21 references a new gener-      background for a comforting bowl         and friendly.”
                                                                                                                         Noodle 21 is located at 10040 Al-      IECN PHOTO COURTESY   NOODLE 21
namese cuisine, something that is      ation of noodle - noodle dishes of     of warm Pho.
                                       the 21st century.                        “We wanted the decor to be dif-        abama St.# B in Redlands. For          The restaurant creates Viet-
not as common in the Inland Em-
                                         Many of their customers are fa-      ferent,” said Tran.                      more information visit their Web       namese classics with an up-
 “We wanted something special,”        miliar with their most popular           Keith and Michelene, a couple          site at or call       dated twist. They offer Phở,
said Nai Tran, manager of Noodle       dish, Pho, but for many it is their    that enjoys Noodle 21, were look-        (909)-798-1888. Meals are avail-       noodle and rice dishes, salads
                                       first taste. Pho is a Vietnamese       ing for a place to eat the week be-      able for dining in or carry-out.       and sandwiches.

Symphony exposes youth to classical music
                                                                                                                         Childhelp is a national non-profit   child abuse. Unfortunately, re-
                                                                                                                       organization whose mission is to       search in the October issue of Pe-
                                                                                                                       meet the physical, emotional, edu-     diactrics indicates the downfall of
                                                                                                                       cational and spiritual needs of        the economy is linked to a rise in
                                                                                                                       abused, neglected and at-risk chil-    child abuse. The Childhelp hotline
                                                                                                                       dren. Childhelp is the nation’s        is 1-800-4-A-CHILD
                                                                                                                       leading non-profit child abuse pre-      Locally, the Inland Empire chap-
                                                                                                                       vention and treatment organiza-        ter is looking for more volunteers.
                                                                                                                       tion. In the United States, child      Please contact Tracy Willhide, the
                                                                                                                       abuse is reported once every 10        Inland Empire chapter president
                                                                                                                       seconds and, on average five chil-     for additional information at (909)
                                                                                                                       dren die each day in the U.S. from     771-9417.

                                                                              sicians creatively introduce an or-
                                                                              chestra and its instrument families
                                                                              to the students, and then perform
                           IECN PHOTOS COURTESY    LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY      classical music numbers specifi-
A professional string trio from the San Bernardino Symphony pro-              cally chosen to show students the
vided a musical presentation to youth at the Childhelp Village in             many connections they have to
Beaumont on September 7. Pictured above is Jordyn Prathers,                   classical music in their lives. Ex-
                                                                              amples are pieces taken from
SB Symphony member, and at right is Kathryn Lorei, Symphony
                                                                              movie scores, commercials those
member and Childhelp board member.                                            demonstrating classical melodies
                                       lage in Beaumont on Wednesday,         that run through contemporary pop

        he Sensational Strings
        Youth Outreach Project is      September 7, provided by a pro-        songs and pieces selected for ties
        presented by the San           fessional string trio from the San     to the cultural heritage of partici-
Bernardino Symphony with fund-         Bernardino Symphony. The pres-         pants. The artists will use these
ing provided by The Community          entation is specifically geared to-    connections as a bridge to expose
Foundation serving Riverside and       ward young audiences (ideally          participants to classical music they
San Bernardino Counties and The        ages 8-12) with the aim of moti-       may not otherwise have heard. The
Irvine Foundation.                     vating them toward increased mu-       musicians engage and interact with
  There was an engaging music          sical engagement.                      participants throughout the pro-
presentation at the Childhelp Vil-       At each program site the trio mu-    gram presentation.
Page A14 • September 29, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers

Firefighters benefit from rare, live fire training

                                         IECN PHOTOS   ANNEMARIE PAXTON
From Monday through Wednesday this week local firefighters
were given a rare opportunity of live fire training in Redlands, the
first in four years. Other area fire departments joined the Red-
lands Fire Department in the exercise including Loma Linda,
Colton, Anaheim, Yucaipa, San Gabriel and San Manuel.
                                       the trees be left in tact, and they   a controlled educational environ-          “If we don’t train at a level where   become more dangerous. When
By Annemarie Paxton                                                          ment. This training can literally        we want to fight at we will fail the    synthetic materials burn they con-
                                                                             make the difference between life         public and ourselves,” said             vert into a flammable liquid, mak-
         hey run in when people “We value [the community’s] re-

 T       rush out. Local firefight- sources they give us, and we are
         ers this week were given a highly mindful of how we treat it,”
rare opportunity to train in real fire said     Battalion    Chief     Jim
                                                                             and death for the firefighters and
                                                                             the residents we are sworn to pro-
                                                                               According to Topoleski, this
                                                                                                                      Topoleski, who has been a battal-
                                                                                                                      ion chief for seven years. “Our
                                                                                                                      goal is to achieve the greatest level
                                                                                                                      of proficiency we can be at, it’s an
                                                                                                                                                              ing the smoke highly flammable
                                                                                                                                                              and combustible.
                                                                                                                                                                Energy efficient windows do not
                                                                                                                                                              explode, thereby locking heat in-
scenarios at an empty apartment Topoleski, who indicated that this           week’s exercises were the first in       educational process and we’re al-       side structures and condensing the
building on West State Street. The     was the third property Esri had al-
                                                                             4 years. Increased regulatory bur-       ways learning something new.”           fire and smoke. Topoleski indi-
three-day training exercises that lowed the fire department to use           den has made it increasingly diffi-        Fires are ignited by lighting a       cated that the time it takes for fire-
began Monday were made possi- for training purposes. The old                 cult for departments to coordinate       match under a pallet of wood,           fighters to arrive on scene is
ble when Esri, owner of the prop- VFW building and a house on Park           such exercises, oftentimes taking        paper and firewood kindling. The        around the time the structure is ex-
erty, generously allowed the Street. Neither of those properties             up to two months to prepare the          way in which the pallets are staged     pected to explode.
Redlands Fire Department to use it were used for live fire training.         substantial amount of paperwork.         follows state regulations.                Units and personnel from San
for training purposes before a “Opportunities for safe and ef-                 Live fire training exercises are in-     According to Topoleski, in the        Manuel, Loma Linda, Yucaipa,
planned demolition.                    fective live fire training rarely
                                                                             valuable to firefighters, presenting     last 20 years due to the rise in syn-   Colton, Anaheim, Escondido, and
  The apartments were gutted of all present themselves,” says Red-           real life scenarios in which they        thetic and oil/petroleum-based ma-      Orange County fire departments
materials to ensure maximum lands Fire Chief Jeff Frazier. “As               can hone their skills.                   terials in households, fires have       participated in the event.
safety to the community and the you might imagine we cherish the
environment. Esri had requested opportunity to allow our firefight-
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                                         IECN PHOTOS   ANNEMARIE PAXTON
Above: Battalion Chief Jim Topoleski invites Redlands residents
to witness the live fire training.
Below: Fires are ignited with pallets of wood, paper and firewood
kindling. This was situated in a former kitchen. According to
Topoleski, the pallet burns equivalently to how an ottoman chair
would, and so imagine the blaze in a normal home that is full of
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Class teaches fundamentals of photography

                                         IECN PHOTOS   RICARDO TOMBOC
Above: Students learn to apply lectures to hands on practice ses-
sions during the classes. This student is not only learning to take
close-up photographs, but is sharpening her skills on focus, ex-
posure, composition and lighting all at the same time.

Right: The class on portraiture, students learn to operate their
cameras with commercial type studio lighting with live models.
However, students must agree to give the models a copy of all Sessions will consist of eight two              and much more. All this for the in-    repeat the classes several times to
the images taken - that keeps our models returning for future hour classes from 6:30 to 8:30                  credible price of $25 per person,      get a full grip on the subject mat-
events.                                                                p.m. Although this will be the sec-    for the session. The price is the      ter.
                                                                       ond session, all basic camera oper-    same if you attend just one work-        Students will need a digital cam-
By Ricardo Tomboc                   ual setting. The class is designed ation skills will be repeated during   shop class.                            era (film cameras ok) that will en-
                                    for novice and intermediate pho- the first and second classes. You          Students in the first session        able manual exposure controls.
         chieve that personal sat- tographers of all ages. Are you will learn how to use your camera          learned about their various camera     Register now, space is limited.

 A       isfaction of producing art proficient in your photography on both automatic and manual set-
         with your own camera. skills, or want to hone your abili- tings. After that, each night will
Although automatic settings are ties, or just want to have fun with consist of a photo workshop cov-
                                                                                                              knobs, buttons, and functions.
                                                                                                              Basic exposure principles with
                                                                                                              ambient and flash were covered. A
                                                                                                                                                     Some loaner film cameras are
                                                                                                                                                     available on a first come, first
                                                                                                                                                     served bases.
fine for most people, you can get other folks sharing the same inter- ering various topics such as;           lot more technical theory and lec-       Classes taught by veteran pho-
so much more out of your equip- est?                                   macro-photography, nighttime           ture goes on in the first session,     tographer with over 35 years expe-
ment by learning how to operate The Highland Senor Center will photography, framing/composi-                  however classes will be constantly     rience in photography and has
you camera equipment on its man-    be starting the second photography tion/balance, portraiture, painting    rotating so it does not matter which   taught the subject for over 10
                                    session Wednesday, October 5. with light, a night at the museum,          session you start in. Some students    years.
Page A16 • September 29, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers

                                                                                                                                                 G ossip
No doubt Gwen, Angie enjoyed house party Aniston, Moore promote new
                                                      theatre on a barge and to see a                  movie about breast cancer

            om Angelina Jolie
                                                      West End musical.

            beams as she leaves pal                                                                             he actresses were all
            Gwen Stefani's home                         The actress recently even took                          smiles as they posed at the
with her brood.                                       her eldest daughters Zahara and                           premiere of their TV
  The Hollywood A-lister took                         Shilo to have their ears pierced.                movie Five in New York.
kids Zahara, six, Shilo, five and                       But it didn't go exactly to plan.                The film explores the impact of
three-year-old twins Knox and                           A witness in the salon, Sirisha's              breast cancer on people's lives.
Vivienne over to her rocker chum's                    in Twickenham, revealed: "The                      Jennifer said: "We wanted to bal-
London gaff for a play date Mon-                      eldest girl picked out some pretty               ance the drama with humor and ir-
day evening.                                          18-carat gold studs and gave them                reverence because that's what's
  Angie's youngest spent four                         to her mom.                                      helped our friends who've faced
hours with the No Doubt singer's                        "The piercing gun was a bit too                this get through their treatment."
little ones Kingston, five and                        painful for her and she screamed                   And following the event she
three-year-old Zuma.                                  then burst into tears. She was say-              headed out into the New York
  The 36-year-old Hollywood A-                        ing it felt like a stapler. So her lit-          night with her latest fella Justin
lister is becoming quite adept at                     tle sister changed her mind about                Theroux.
keeping her six children occupied.                    having hers done.                                  The pair clasped hands as they
  The entire family have relocated                      "There was something said about                left the building.
to Richmond, South West London,                       Daddy thinking they were too                       They've only been an item since
while partner Brad Pitt films a                       young to have it done but it was all             June but things are going strong
zombie thriller in Britain.                           said in good spirits.                            for Jen, who has been unlucky
  They have taken their clan – who                      "They all left with big smiles on              with previous romances.
also include ten-year-old Maddox                      their faces. Angelina bought them
and Pax, seven, to sites including                    another little gift to make sure they
the London Aquarium, a puppet                         both felt special."

                                                                                                                                              Perry rocks out at Brazilian music fest

                                                                                                                                                     he singer punched the air while wearing a comic strip-style dress
                                                                                                                                                     and getting stuck into the Red Bull at an afterparty celebrating
                                                                                                                                                     the opening night of the Brazilian music festival Rock In Rio.
                                                                                                                                               She must have been on the energy drinks considering she turned up at
                                                                                                                                              3am and didn't leave until after 10am.
                                                                                                                                               There's bound to be a Red Lion pub somewhere in Rio.

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    Krikorian Redlands showtimes                                                                                           Maestro Carlo Ponti conducts
    Krikorian Redlands
        Cinema 14
                                        (11:25 AM),
                                        (2:10), (4:50),
                                                                                                                           famous “Fourths” in opening
       Showtimes for
    Saturday, October 1
                                        7:35, 10:20                                                                        concert of 2011-2012 Season
                                        Abduction PG-13                                                                                                            ifornia Theatre’s California Room

                                                                                                                                    he San Bernardino Sym-
What's Your Number? R                   Taylor Lautner,                                                                             phony opens its 2011 –         at 7 p.m., providing a fascinating
Anna Faris, Chris Evans                 Lily Collins                                                                                2012 season on October 1,      historical and musical overview of
Genre: Romance Opene                    (10:45 AM),                                                                        with two of the world’s most fa-        the concert program, as well as
                                                                                                                                                                   giving the audience a chance to
(10:55 AM), (1:40),                     (1:20), (4:00),                                                                    mous “Fourths.” The October 1st
                                                                                                                                                                   hear highlights of the concert pro-
(4:20), 7:45, 10:25                     7:20, 10:05                                                                        “Contrasts” concert marks the
                                                                                                                           highly anticipated return of Maes-      gram played by piano.
                                                                                                                           tro Carlo Ponti for his 11th season.      Season subscribers are invited to
Dream House PG-13                       Moneyball PG-13                                                                      “Contrasts” promises a colorful       the Symphony’s popular After-
Daniel Craig, Rachel                    Brad Pitt, Jonah                                                                   musical celebration including a         glow receptions immediately fol-
Weisz                                   Hill                                                                               vivid collage of Italian images por-    lowing the concert in the
(11:15 AM), (2:05),                     (11:40 AM),                                                                        trayed in Felix Mendelssohn’s           California Theatre’s California
(4:55), 7:40, 10:20                     (1:25), (2:45),                                                                    brilliant Symphony No. 4 in A           Room at 562 W. 4th St, San
                                        (4:25), 6:45, 7:30,                                                                Major           (The          Italian   Bernardino. Afterglows provide a
Courageous PG-13                        9:50, 10:30                                                                        Symphony)which was inspired by          wonderful opportunity to meet and
Alex Kendrick, Kevin                    Sorry, No Passes                                                                   the composer’s extensive travels        greet with Maestro Carlo Ponti,
                                                                                 lowed                                                                             Symphony musicians and other
Downes, Ben Davies                      Allowed                                                                            through regions of Italy; and the
                                                                                                                                                                   concert guests.
(12:30), (3:45), 7:00,                                                                                                     vibrant intensity of Ludwig Van
                                                                                 Contagion PG-13                           Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 in             Concert tickets range from $20 to
10:00                                   Killer Elite R                           Matt Damon, Gwyneth                       B-flat Major. As one of the most        $55 per person and can be pur-
                                        Jason Statham, Robert                    Paltrow                                   rarely played of Beethoven’s mag-       chased online at www.san-
50/50 R                                 De Niro                                  (11:00 AM), (1:45),                       nificent works, Symphony No. 4,         by
Joseph Gordon-Levitt,                   (11:05 AM), (2:00),                      (4:30), 7:10, 9:45                        will provide an unusual treat for       telephone at 909.381.5388 or at
Seth Rogen                              (4:40), 7:25, 10:10                                                                the evening’s concert audience.         the Symphony office at 415 W.
(11:20 AM), (2:15),                                                              The Help PG-13                              Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony          2nd Street, San Bernardino 92401.
(4:10), (5:05), 7:50,    Drive R                                                 Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas                 No. 4 (The Italian) was not pub-          Video Games Live: Bonus
9:40, 10:35              Ryan Gosling, Carey                                                                                                                       Round, the #1 touring video game
                                                                                 Howard                                    lished during Mendelssohn’s life-
                                                                                                                                                                   concert in the world, comes to Cal
                         Mulligan                                                (12:00), (3:30), 7:00,                    time because he was never
                                                                                                                                                                   State San Bernardino's Coussoulis
Dolphin Tale 3D PG       (10:50 AM), (1:30),                                     10:15                                     satisfied with it. He planned to edit
                                                                                                                                                                   Arena on Saturday, October 29th
Morgan Freeman, Ashley (4:05), 7:05, 9:35                                                                                  and rewrite the final movement but
                                                                                                                           did not finish the project during his   sponsored by the San Bernardino
Judd                                                                              Regular Ticket Prices                    lifetime. Mendelssohn was alone         Symphony and CSUSB Cous-
(10:35 AM), (1:25), 6:50 The Lion King 3D G                                       Adult: $11                               in his unhappiness with his work,       soulis Arena. The general public
Sorry, No Passes Al-     Matthew Broderick,                                       Child: $8.25 (12 & under)
                                                                                                                           critics and musicians alike have        tickets are on sale through Sym-
lowed                    Niketa Calame                                            Seniors: $8.75 (60 & above)                                                      phony Ticket Sales at www.san-
                                                                                  Students: $9.50 (with school ID)         often called the 4th Symphony
                         (10:30 AM), (11:10 AM),                                  Active Military: $8 (with ID)            “perfect,” and the last movement a Ticket
Dolphin Tale PG          (12:50), (3:05), (5:20),                                 (*Children 2 years and under are free)   “gem that needs no polishing.”          prices are: $55 Gold Circle, $43
Morgan Freeman, Ashley 7:35, 9:55                                                 ( ) Bargain Matinee                      The Italian (Symphony No. 4) was        Adult Reserved and $15 Youth re-
Judd                     Sorry, No Passes Al-                                     $8.75 before 6 p.m. every day            completed in 1833 in response to        served (17 and under), $33 Gen-
                                                                                                                           an invitation for a symphonic work      eral Admission Adult, $15 Youth
                                                                                                                           from the London (now the Royal)         reserved (17 and under.)
                                                                                                                           Philharmonic Society. The sym-            Save the date - Sunday, Novem-
                                                                                                                           phony’s           success        and    ber 13, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for
                                                                                                                           Mendelssohn’s popularity were           the San Bernardino Symphony
                                                                                                                           strong influences on British com-       Guild’s Annual Musical Home
                                                                                                                           posers for the rest of the century.     Tour. Discover why this exciting
                                                          April 20-May 20                                                  Nonetheless, Mendelssohn was            musical event has been a success
                March 21-April 19                                                                   May 21-June 20
                                                                                                                           never satisfied with the work and       story in our community for years!
  You'll project a certain tone,         You made the decision to do               You sometimes have so much fun          it was only published four years        This season's highlights include
though you may be slightly out of       what you're doing, and you can           in the "playground of the mind"           after his death.                        live classical music featured at
touch with what that is. If you were    make the decision to knock it off.       that you forget to go to real play-         Symphony accompanist Michael          each of the unique homes on the
an international brand, what would      Some small and irksome bad habit         grounds -- or the adult equivalent        Tacchia will present an engaging        tour and many other exciting sur-
your symbol be? And how would           of yours is getting a little old about   of them -- to play and explore the        “Introduction to the Concert” lec-      prises. Please call (909) 794-3881
the letters of your name look?          now. Enough is enough. You'll            physical world. You'll get the            ture before the evening’s program.      for reservations or any additional
Would they be modern, swirly or         feel completely empowered by this        chance to do that this week, mostly       The lecture will be held in the Cal-    information.
all caps? The answers to questions      challenge. Get mad. You're strong        because you make a stellar plan to
like these may help you to see          when you're mad!                         do so and follow through with it.
yourself objectively.
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                   June 21-July 22                                                                   Aug. 23-Sept. 22
  Someone you are close to does-                                                   You will not be content to read
n't think to put things back where       A majestic unfolding of events
                                                                                 about your options or listen to
they belong. This person will be in     depends on your unjaded point of
                                                                                 what friends say. Instead, you will
rare form this week, and there will     view. Consider shedding precon-
                                                                                 learn by experiencing things on
be a great deal of clutter around to    ceived notions and forgetting what
                                                                                 your own. It will be more costly,
interrupt the flow. It's not your re-   you know. Becoming ignorant can
                                                                                 but you're willing to take on the
sponsibility, but if you take con-      be a wonderful experience. It's the
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trol of the situation, the benefits     most creative way to be. If you
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                                                                                 approach will serve you well this
                                        with new eyes.
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                                                          Oct. 24-Nov. 22                                     Dec. 21
  Judgment and distortion go hand                                                  When you're dissatisfied with
in hand. For instance, the ones           When an emotion is released in-
                                        side you, the trigger is no acci-        the way things are going, make a
who "have" are not necessarily                                                   new choice. Your options may
greedy, and the ones who "have          dent. Look at what makes you
                                        laugh, cry, get angry or become          seem limited, but that's only be-
not" aren't necessarily lazy. You
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  You realize that being afraid zaps
your energy, and it also takes a lot
out of you to bravely face your
fear. Maybe there's a different,
softer and less draining way to be.
Have faith. Believe that all is
                                                           Jan. 20-Feb. 19
                                          Your dreams will be particularly
                                        colorful and insightful this week.
                                        They will guide you in your wak-
                                        ing life -- if only you make the ef-
                                        fort to remember them. Put a pen
                                        and paper next to your bed, and
                                                                                                   Feb. 20-March 20
                                                                                   Romance is the farthest thing
                                                                                 from your mind, which is probably
                                                                                 why it will be persistent in its at-
                                                                                 tempts to make itself important to
                                                                                 you. The spirit of romance is de-
                                                                                 termined to take hold of you. By
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    Page A18 • September 29, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers

Concert benefits Nat’l Legal Aid       (NLADA) and honors their 100           Grammy Award winner Jaymes             tional, state and local levels          equal justice and enables NLADA

        he community is invited to
        join Inland Counties Legal     years of delivering justice to those   Felix) and John & Gina Carey (UK       through the creation of the public      to redouble its efforts on behalf of
        Services and the Law Of-       who cannot afford counsel.             Soul Chart toppers). There will be     defender system, development of         25,000 professionals and 2,500
fices of the Public Defender,            The event will take place from       food and beverages available for       nationally applicable standards for     community organizations that pro-
Riverside County as they host          Noon to 6:00 p.m. and will feature     purchase including beer from In-       legal representation, and the cre-      vide civil legal aid and public de-
“Groovin’ for Justice” – a concert     live performances by Rose Royce        land Brewery.                          ation of important institutions such    fender services to our nation’s
in the park fundraiser at Rancho       (most noted for several hit singles      VIP guests will have a private       as the Legal Services Corporation.      low-income people.
Jurupa Park in Riverside on Sun-       including "Car Wash," "I Wanna         area with butler catered service for     These achievements both on the          For additional ticket information,
day, October 2. All proceeds from      Get Next to You," "Wishing on a        lunch from 12-1 p.m. and roped-        national and local level have only      sponsorship opportunities or ques-
the event will support the National    Star", "Love Don't Live Here Any-      off prime seating for the concert.     been possible because of the gen-       tions contact Jennifer Jilk, ICLS
Legal Aid & Defender Association       more" and "I'm Going Down"),           NLADA strives to secure justice        erous support of the private and        Resource Development Director at
                                       Delaney & Jaymes (featuring            for those unable to afford counsel.    law firm community. Your sup-           (951) 774-4402 or
                                                                              For 100 years, NLADA has pio-          port of this wonderful and unique         Tickets: VIP $60; General Ad-
                                                                              neered access to justice at the na-    event affirms your commitment to        mission $30; under 18 $15.
Humane Society hosts
A Blessing of the Animals Fontana Toastmasters celebrates stellar year
                                                                                                                     Gomez, Joseph Miller, Louis             completed two of the many ad-

                                                                                      he Fontana Leaders and
                                       ing will be offered for each indi-

       oin the Humane Society of                                                      Communicators Toast-           Lairy, Letcia Leon, Ernest Mar-         vanced manuals.
       San Bernardino Valley in        vidual pet that attends.                       masters Club had a banner      tinez, and Joseph Miller of               Members work at their own pace.
       giving thanks and remem-          The service will be held outdoors    year in 2010-11.                       Fontana, Lynette Johnson, Rialto,       We know our duties a month in ad-
brance for animals on Tuesday,         at the Humane Society of San             The Distinguished Club Plan          and Reginald Crosby, San                vance. We usually speak every 4-6
October 4, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.          Bernardino Valley (374 W. Or-          helps clubs achieve the eight mem-     Bernardino.                             weeks.
  Bring your family and leash-         ange      Show       Road,     San     bership and educational growth           Most of the educational achieve-        The club tightened its adminis-
trained or kenneled pet to a service   Bernardino). This event is free to     goals and two club management          ments result from giving manual         trative procedures and upgraded its
led by Reverend Kel Henderson.         attend. Drinking water for pets        goals. Distinguished Clubs achieve     speeches at the club level. Four        Website,http://943249.toastmas-
Animals of every kind are warmly       will be available.                     five out of ten goals, including a     members accomplished six educa-
invited to this special ceremony.        Participants are welcome to bring    net gain of five members over the      tional goals. Christine Ferrera,          The Fontana Communicators and
  The service will feature prayer,     pet photos and mementos for shar-      previous year or twenty members.       Letty Herdon, Annie Johnson, and,       Leaders Club is a demographically
readings, and music. Prayer will       ing, as they celebrate, honor, and        The Fontana Communicators           Jerry Weitzman received Compe-          diverse group that meets weekly
also be offered for the families of    remember the precious animals          and Leaders met seven goals and        tent Communicator awards. They          on Thursdays from 12:15 p.m. -
pets who’ve passed away, as well       that have blessed their lives with     became a Select Distinguished          completed ten speeches from the         1:15 p.m., Fontana Chamber of
as all animals that live and breathe   love and loyalty. For more infor-      Club.                                  first manual.                           Commerce, 8491 Sierra Avenue.
in this world. By request, a bless-    mation, please call (909) 386-1400       We gained 12 new members. We           Rose Dixon and Jerry Weitzman         In addition to improving commu-
                                       ext. 224.                              now have 21 members, according         completed their Competent Leader        nication skills, members work on
                                                                              to Vice President of Membership,       Manuals. For these assignments,         time management and leadership

F unds raised for local                                                       Jerry Weitzman and President
                                                                              Christine Ferrera.
                                                                                New members include Bobbi Jo
                                                                                                                     members complete assigned du-
                                                                                                                     ties, such as timer, evaluator, table
                                                                                                                     topics master, etc.
                                                                                                                                                             skills in a fun, supportive and
                                                                                                                                                             hands-on environment.
                                                                                                                                                               Anyone 18 and over is welcome
                                                                                                                       Letty Herndon also completed          to attend. Call Jerry Weitzman,
children’s foundation                                                         Chavarria, Carlita Chalk, Pamela
                                                                              Coral, Andrew Dick, Maria              her Advanced Communicator
                                                                                                                     Bronze Award in July, 2011. She
                                                                                                                                                             (909) 496-1903.

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provider in Southern California,       than 1,000 at-risk children and
was a title sponsor and participant    youth daily.
at the 2011 Trinity Classic Golf         “This single event raises enough
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ceeds support the Trinity Chil-
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  Accent’s President Marty Kauf-
                                         Other golf tournament sponsors
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man served as chairman of the an-
nual golf tournament this year and
                                       and contributors include Wells
                                       Fargo Insurance Services, Com-
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KGGI’s Erives honored at Carter’s 30/30 recognition
By Cynthia Mendoza                      date of publication of this article,
                                        got her start in radio very early in
                                        high school, and today she has be-

         he’s gorgeous, talented and
         has a heart so huge she has    come an inspiration and role
         been instrumental in raising   model for many.
nearly $100,000 for the Leukemia          At 18 she was in broadcasting
and Lymphoma Society in about           school and networking like crazy,
18 months; it was for these and         which led to work with Disney
many other reasons that 99.1            Radio and KABC Talk Radio.
KGGI morning show co-host Eve-          Shortly thereafter she caught the
lyn Erives, 29, was just one of 30      attention of KGGI’s Jesse Duran
young people awarded with As-           and long story short, she has been
semblymember Wilmer Amina               the morning co-host with Jeff Pope
Carter’s 30/30 Award last week.         for 10 years.
  “It meant a lot that someone takes      “I love engaging with our listen-
notice of the hard work we do,”         ers,” she says. “You talk to them
said Erives, “I include my family       every today and it feels like fam-
because they are involved in            ily. I love that I have something to
everything I do. We love it.”           share with people and they share
  Her family includes her husband       with me.”
Chris Donovan, and three children,        She also uses her star power for
Juleen, 8, Aiden, 3 and Cassandra,      the greater good.
8 months.                                 She recently became a board
  Her children are the driving force    member of the Orange County/In-                                                                                      IECN PHOTO COURTESY   SYEDA JAFRI
behind everything she does.             land Empire Chapter of the
                                                                               30 Under 30 recipient Evelyn Erives, second from right, with her biggest fans and supporters, her
  “I want to set the right example      Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
                                        and due to her fundraising efforts,    parents Leonard and Ruth Erives, left and second from left, and her husband Chris Donovan,
for them so they see how impor-                                                right. “He's the reason I'm able do so many things at once,” Erives says about her husband.
tant it is to give back,” she says.     which brought in over $61,000 in
  A 1999 graduate of Fontana            10 weeks for this cause, she was         “A girlfriend lost her father 12      One of those people is Jeff Pope,    made a name for herself through
High, Erives, who turns 30 on the       named Woman of the Year by the         hours after he was diagnosed and      her morning co-host who praises        hard work, service and a great
                                        society.                               lost her nephew six weeks later,”     her “unbelievable” work ethic,         spirit, she offers the following
                                                                               Erives reflected about how she be-    which often translates into long       words of wisdom to other young
                                                                               came so passionate about this         hours at the station.                  women about what it takes to be
                                                                               cause. “She got really involved         “She then goes home, where she       successful.
                                                                               and I loved how she channeled her     'clocks in and becomes ‘mom’ to         “Stay headstrong and take every-
                                                                               sadness and struggle in such a pos-   three kids and still manages to        thing with a grain of salt,” she
                                                                               itive way.”                           squeeze in volunteer work, which       says. “Don’t back down but have
                                                                                 And so she continues not only to    considering there are only 24          a sense of humor. People will like
                                                                               work tirelessly for this worthy       hours in a day, seems like a math-     and respect you.”
                                                                               cause, but to have a lot of fun and   ematical impossibility,” he says.       Visit     Evelyn     at    Face-
                                                                               spread good cheer and encourage-      “And she does it all with a positive, on
                                                                               ment to 99.1 listeners and anyone     outlook. The IE is a better place      Twitter @EvelynErives or on the
                                                                               else fortunate enough to cross her    because of her.”                       99.1        KGGI         website
                                                                               path.                                   As a young woman who has   

                                                      IECN COURTESY PHOTO
Earlier this year 99.1 KGGI interviewed actor/rapper Nick Can-
non when he came to the Inland Empire to be Principal For A Day
at Rialto High School. From left: Evelyn Erives and Jeff Pope,
morning show co-hosts, Nick Cannon and 99.1 nighttime DJ

                                                      IECN COURTESY PHOTO
In 2010 Evelyn Erives, in white/black dress with red flower, was
named Woman of the Year for her and her family’s extraordinary
fundraising efforts, which brought in over $61,000 in less than 10
weeks for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Orange County/In-
land Empire Chapter. Standing behind her in sunglasses is her
husband Chris Donovan and in front of her, daughter Juleen, 8,
in a pink/purple dress.

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