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Vol 7, NO. 19 Features, Lifestyle & News You Can Use!
September 29, 2011
THISWEEK featuring Ralph
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
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
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
ONE SECTION, 28 PAGES
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: email@example.com $29,387 in hard cost incurred by Community Center for more infor-
Advertising: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
Page A2 • September 29, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers • Inland Empire Weekly
From the Redlands Po lice
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 book.com/redlandspolice.
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.”
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • September 29, 2011 • Page A3
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
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
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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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His message Friday was for
every person who believes
strongly in something to keep pur-
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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
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
so that as Californians we can Alumni Association Hispanic guests from various ecumenical never be abandoned."
aptly appreciate the contributions Chapter will host an honorary denominations, elected officials,
of those before us, contributions roast to celebrate the contribu-
which lend a vibrant richness to
the fabric of this state.
tions, career and retirement
Rivera on Friday, Oct. 14. The
cost to attend is $40 per person
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Inland Empire Community Newspapers • September 29, 2011 • Page A5
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-
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
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
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
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“There was a lot of satisfaction to also a number of upcoming expan- job creation that includes bringing Mobile Service Available
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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
summary of key points of infor-
mation presented, as space does
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 sbcss.k12.ca.us.
clude continuing the Alliance for the EAP,” Thomas said. “While
Page A8 • September 29, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
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
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
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
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- email@example.com 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 http://disabilitysports.csusb.edu.
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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and Pacific High School classes of attendees are expected to attend Arena. Tickets go on sale Aug. fice at (909) 820-5008.
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
ets $8. Parking is free. Tickets Santa Paws Pet Photos & Holiday
more information, call Mary Lou 4 p.m. at Campus Mall Lawn, www.cbbankarena.com. Boutique. Boutique open from 9
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October 11 - November 15: The
Annual Fall Art Show featuring 5th Annual DisAbility Sierra Club #37 Seniors from 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pro-
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-
2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands. ARMC Health, Safety Fair 6 p.m.; 650 N. La Cadena Dr.
2300. tion, call the Dept. of Kinesiology Saturday, Oct. 15: Free 9th An- Highland: Second and fourth
at (909) 537-5352. Public invited; parking and admis-
Live Oak Canyon Pump- sion free. For more information nual Health & Safety Fair. 10 a.m. Tuesday, 6 p.m.; 27215 Base Line.
kin Patch Black Chamber of Com- call (951) 686-4141. - 2 p.m., 400 N. Pepper Ave. In- No meetings in August.
formation: (909) 580-1000. Loma Linda: Second and fourth
Until Oct. 31: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. in merce Mayor’s Jazz Jam Tuesday, 7 p.m. (check city Web
September; 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. in Oc- Saturday, Oct. 1: First annual Saturday, Oct. 8: First annual Citrus Belt Quilters site as dates are subject to change);
tober. Information: www.liveoak- Taste of the Inland Cities Festival Jazz Jam hosted by Fontana Mayor Oct. 15, 16: Harvest of Quilts 25541 Barton Rd.
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Fontana Community Senior Cen- Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday day, 3 p.m.; 35 Cajon St.
at Yucaipa Regional Park, 34900 Rialto: Second and fourth Tues-
ter. Donations benefit the Boys &
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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
ties for residents of San Through its extensive list of part- affordable housing communities. them with case management assis-
ners and leveraging existing com- Families provided input on the tance,” states Susan Benner, 30 years experience
The agency’s Family Self-Suffi- munity resources, Housing specific barriers in their lives and HACSB’s President/CEO. All groups 10 - 1,000
ciency Program staff work directly Authority staff is well poised to other critical information on their Thanks to this renewed funding Fee $1
with clients to develop a 5-year provide assistance for each indi- needs. With this information, from HUD, Housing Authority
plan towards economic independ- vidual’s needs, whether its access Housing Authority and Loma families will continue to receive Call (909) 863-1871 or
ence. HACSB’s Community De- to tools to complete their educa- Linda University staff has been these much needed services which e-mail billand-
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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-
tion with your own eyes? “No,” is
ence says there is no evidence for The student then challenges the
professor about the nature of God his answer.
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Inland Empire Community Newspapers • September 29, 2011 • Page A13
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-
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 www.noodle21.com 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
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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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
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
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
famous “Fourths” in opening
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
(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 bernardinosymphony.org, 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
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critics and musicians alike have tickets are on sale through Sym-
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Students: $9.50 (with school ID) often called the 4th Symphony
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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.
July 23-Aug. 22
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
expense because it will ultimately
trol of the situation, the benefits most creative way to be. If you
make you richer. Your hands-on
will be far reaching. have no references, you see things
approach will serve you well this
with new eyes.
Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Nov. 23-
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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mind your own business and be ognize the spectrum of choices
grateful for what you have. about yourself. The information
will liberate you and give you available to you. Be open-minded FOR
greater emotional control. and experimental.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
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
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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 email@example.com.
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- tersclubs.org.
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
New members include Bobbi Jo
members complete assigned du-
ties, such as timer, evaluator, table
topics master, etc.
skills in a fun, supportive and
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
nland mpire ommunity
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Marty Kaufman, Accent Computer Solutions president, and
John Neiuber, Trinity Youth Services CEO
the foundation’s various programs,
ccent Computer Solu-
tions, Inc., a leading in- which focus on caring for and pro-
formation technology viding education services to more
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
money to ensure that the founda-
Full page & Half page ads,
Tournament held last week at the
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“Accent had been a proud sponsor (all ads must be pre-paid)
ceeds support the Trinity Chil-
dren’s Foundation of America, a of the foundation for more than 10
nonprofit organization based in
Colton that guides abused, neg-
years and it’s gratifying to know
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lected and abandon children to
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Accent’s President Marty Kauf-
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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 book.com/TeamEvelynErives, 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 kggiradio.com.
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.