Inland Empire Week ly
Vol 8, NO. 18 Features, Lifestyle & News You Can Use!
September 20, 2012
4400 Project presents
THIS WEEK Council considers community 2nd Annual
needs for senior funds and trees
Harrison kicks off
he 4400 Project
A3 (www.4400project.org) is
pleased to announce and
present the second annual
Rialto Constitution Day Celebration on
September 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at
students the Lincoln Shrine in Redlands.
receive iPads We will celebrate and learn more
about the shortest (4400 words) yet
A6 the longest surviving constitution in
the world that produced the world's
IECN PHOTO COURTESY NAIMA FORD longest living republic. Our purpos-
The Redlands city council meeting was all about people expressing what the community means to es are:
them. Pictured here are Quality of Life Director Fred Cardenas, Mayor Pete Aguilar, Barbara Dixon, 1. Celebrate the United States
daughter of Pauline Stancliff who donated funds to the Joslyn Senior Center. Constitution.
2. Educate children and adults
By Naomi Bonman and the people involved with the center grams, health programs and help
about the United States
Naima Ford gave Stancliff the moral support groups. Additionally, there are also
that she needed. enrichment classes, dance classes
3. Create a family fun event.
“It was a positive force in her and social activities, such as an
o give back to the commu- The Constitution Day Celebration
nity, Barbara Dixon gave a life,” said Dixon. “It was like an annual patron celebration, hal-
will be a fun and interactive experi-
donation to the Joslyn extended family.” loween dance, rummage sale and
ence with musical entertainment,
Senior Center of Redlands in honor The Joslyn Senior Center has many more events throughout the
food, contests and a patriotic car
of her mother Pauline K. Stancliff plenty of activities and programs year.
show. The entertainment includes
who became involved with the that seniors can engage in. “The Joslyn Center is the only
the award winning Mountain Fifes
Joslyn Center when it opened its Anything they need is in easy home you have when you have no
and Drums and other live musical
Black Rose Awards doors in 1977. While there she access. There are computer labs, a family to go to,” Jo Tyler, Founder
billiard room and community of the Patrons Appreciation Day,
recognizes unsung started several clubs and became rooms that they can use to interact said. “That is why I support the
George Washington has been invit-
heroes close to the people that she meet
through the center. Being a widow, with others in the facility. The pro-
Council, cont. on next pg. Constitution, cont. on next pg.
A13 grams available include art pro-
Police Chief to hold
Film series highlights 10 freeway impact town hall meeting live
INSIDE and on Facebook
ONE SECTION, 28 PAGES
Bill A’s Column A12
Legal Notices A19
Route 66 A15
edlands Police Chief Mark
Service Dir. A8 A. Garcia will discuss
Sports A8 prison realignment and
current crime trends and answer
questions from the public during a
HOW TO REACH US town hall meeting Wednesday,
Inland Empire Sept. 26.
Community Newspapers In addition to answering questions
from the audience, Chief Garcia
Office: (909) 381-9898 IECN PHOTO COURTESY INALND MEXICAN HERITAGE will also take questions live via the
Fax: (909) 384-0406 The Inland Mexican Heritage is showing its Living on the Dime film trilogy at the University of Redlands Redlands Police Department’s
Editorial: firstname.lastname@example.org on September 22. Facebook page at
Advertising: email@example.com www.Facebook.com/RedlandsPoli
By Naima Ford Redlands. He is a third generation The films are being shown at the
FREE CLASSIFIED ADS Redlands resident and was born the University of Redlands Office of ceDepartment. Questions will be
SELL YOUR CAR AT ANY same year the freeway was com- Diversity and Inclusion. The office answered live online as time per-
he University of Redlands mits.
PRICE, OR ANY ONE will be showing “Living on pleted. works with the campus’ diversity
He has seen first hand the impact clubs and hosts programs that The Town Hall meeting is part of
ITEM $150 OR LESS FOR the Dime” trilogy on the 10
of the division made by the free- encourage multiculturalism. the Redlands Police Department’s
4 WEEKS FREE! freeway by Inland Mexican efforts to promote citizen involve-
Call our FREE ad hot Heritage. way, the culture it has developed For Vasquez, doing the series was
and is sharing that with the commu- all about giving people who do not ment, in keeping with the City of
line at (909) 381-9898 The organization works to pro- Redlands’ commitment to trans-
ext. 204 mote awareness of Mexican nity. already have it, a voice.
“We wanted to make sure that The organization conducted over parency in every aspect of City
Deadline American history in the Inland government. By taking questions
Empire. It was founded by Antonio those things were not lost or forgot- 160 interviews and has over 5,000
is Monday ten,” said Vasquez.
at 4 p.m. Vasquez who grew up in north Film, cont. on next pg. Meeting, cont. on next pg.
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The Joslyn Center is truly a cen-
ter that is able to bring the com-
munity together, but it's not the
in the service
only thing that does. There are
avy Seaman Marco A. Trejo, Jr, son of Shirley A. Cardoza
other issues that also bring the of Redlands, Calif. and Marco A. Trejo, Sr of Redlands, re-
community together, such as the cently graduated with honors from Basic Electronics Techni-
cutting down of trees in the city. cian School.
A neighborhood and the whole During the course at the Center for Surface Combat System Unit, Great
city is up in arms over two trees Lakes, Ill, students receive introductory instruction in electronic circuit
that are no longer with us. The concepts, radar principles and the basics of radio transmitters and re-
trees were cut down by the Red- ceivers. Studies also include procedures for repairing amplifiers, trans-
lands Seventh-day Adventist mitters, receivers, and power supply lines.
Church. The church cut the trees Trejo is a 2010 graduate of Redlands High School of Redlands, Calif.
down because they were proving a
possible safety hazard.
However the trees were 90-year- Constitution
old redwoods owned by the city in ed and his attendance is now confirmed. He will speak during our
a historic part of Redlands. The opening ceremony at 12:00 noon, and people can receive a FREE pic-
church did not receive permission ture w
to chop the trees down so now ith him throughout the day.
many in the neighborhood and Attendees will also have the opportunity to sign the Constitution and
supporters of trees are condemn- receive a pocket copy of the Constitution. There will be a revolution-
ing the church. ary war encampment, crafts for the children by Color Me Mine and free
At the council meeting, coun- child ID from AM590 “The Answer.”
cilmember Jon Harrison proposed The cost is free, although food is on your own from our vendors. The
revoking the church’s conditional food vendors include Suite 106 Cupcakery [the Food Network’s Two-
use permit (CUP), in other words Time Cupcake Wars Champions!]
evicting them from their facility. This event dovetails with Public Law 108-447 adopted in 2004 that re-
“This has a serious impact on the quires schools receiving Federal funds to hold an educational program
community and we need to ad- on the United States Constitution on September 17 each year.
IECN PHOTO COURTESY NAIMA FORD Please bring the family and join the 4400 Project in celebrating and
dress it in a serious manner,” said As always the Redlands Animal Shelter brought a new dog to be
Harrison. He said that the revoca- learning more about our United States Constitution and have a darn
adopted. They also announced the new name of the pet adoption good time too.
tion would be the worst case sce-
“We realize we made a terrible would cost approximately $27,000 neighborhood spoke against the Meeting
mistake,” said Pastor Zach Thorp. each. The church offered to pay church’s actions and one person,
“I wish we could go back.” for the trees. However, the city former Loma Linda Councilmem- via Facebook the department also hopes to accommodate residents
Options to make up for the mis- still may revoke the CUP to make ber and church member Robert and address concerns of those who have other commitments or obliga-
take include requiring the church an example of the church. Ziprick, besides the pastor spoke tions but wish to have specific questions answered.
to pay for two new trees which A number of residents of the for the church.
Under the State of California’s prison realignment, low-level, non-vi-
Film olent offenders are released from prison to the supervision of local law
still images collected and taken. enforcement rather than state parole agents. Realignment was imple-
“A lot of work has been mented by the State in October 2011 as an effort to relieve state prison
done,”said Vasquez. overcrowding by transferring certain offenders to county and other local
The film covers a time in the jurisdictions. Realignment has created new challenges for local law en-
community between 1915 to 2005. forcement agencies as criminals with high recidivism rates are released
It discusses the time before the into local communities with no additional funding to effectively su-
freeway when communities, espe- pervise them.
cially Redlands, was not divided,
and it discusses what those com- “This taxes law enforcement resources, which are already stretched to
munities are like today. the limits and jeopardizes the safety of our communities,” says Chief
“It gives people the opportunity Garcia.
to tell the story of the area as it
was going though rapid change,” The town hall will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Ayres
said Vasquez. Hotel Conference Room, at 1015 W. Colton Ave. All are welcome and
He said a lot of the people he in- there is no cost to attend. Spanish translation will be available both at
terviewed knew the freeway the meeting and online.
would change their communities
but had no intention of fighting
city hall. After the film there will IECN PHOTO COURTESY INALND MEXICAN HERITAGE Now you can receive every
be a discussion. The film “Living on the Dime” also looks back on how the culture
He is also the author of the new and diversity of the area has changed. Pictured here is the Red- issue at home (Every Week)
book Mexican Americans in Red- lands Mexican Drum and Bugle Corps.
lands which discusses the history
of the Latino community in Red- available to be signed after the versity of Redlands on Saturday, SUBSCRIBE TODAY!!!
lands. Copies of his book will be event. September 22 at 7 p.m. in Gregory
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The film looks at the impact of the I-10 freeway on small local businesses over the years like this one,
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Inland Empire Community Newspapers • September 20, 2012 • Page A3
Gloria Macías Harrison kicks off her campaign for SBCCD Trustee
a proud San Bernadrino High
School Cardinal alumni. She at-
tended San Bernardino Valley
College and earned her Bachelor
of Arts and Master of Arts degrees
from the University of California
at Riverside. She began her career
in academia as a professor of
Spanish, spending 24 years in the
classroom before she moved into
She served as the Dean of Hu-
manities at San Bernardino Valley
College, then Vice President of In-
struction at Crafton Hills College,
prior to her appointment as Presi-
dent, where she served from 2000
“As an educator and business
owner, I am uniquely qualified to IECN PHOTO CYNTHIA MENDOZA
be a trustee,” Harrison said. “I Gloria Macías Harrison is a very active member of the Kiwanis
know firsthand that our future de-
Club of Greater San Bernardino. She is seen here with fellow Ki-
pends on providing our students
IECN PHOTO CYNTHIA MENDOZA with quality opportunities for wanians Dr. Nena Torres, left, and Rosemary Zometa, who came
CSUSB Dean Emeritus Dr. Ernie Garcia, right, his wife Dr. higher education and training. I am out to support Harrison’s campaign for SBCCD Trustee on Thurs-
Dorothy Garcia, middle, and Gloria Macías Harrison at Harri- a testament to this belief. Without day, September 13 at Mill Creek in Mentone.
son’s campaign kickoff at Mill Creek in Mentone on Thursday, my education I would not have limited resources.” of Mt. Vernon and 6th Street. For
September 13. Harrison considers Dr. Ernie Garcia one of the been able to form IECN weekly Her second campaign kickoff more information (909) 800-3286.
mentors who gave her an opportunity at receiving a quality edu- newspapers. My education, in con- will be held on Thursday, Septem- For more in Harrison, visit her
cation. She now hopes to provide those same opportunities and cert with running a successful ber 20 at Mitla Café in San Web site:
more to young people, which is why she is running for San small business, has taught me to Bernardino from 5-7 p.m. The www.maciasharrison4trustee.co
manage money and to maximize restaurant is located on the corner m.
Bernardino Community College District Board.
By Cynthia Mendoza
n Thursday, September
13 IECN publisher and
retired Crafton Hills Col-
lege President Gloria Macías Har-
rison held her first official
campaign kickoff at Mill Creek in
Mentone. Harrison is running for
San Bernardino Community Col-
lege District Board of Trustees.
The event drew about 50 commu-
nity supporters including Yucaipa
Mayor Dick Riddell and staff, stu-
dents and administrators from
Crafton Hills College and long-
time friend and mentor Dr. Ernie
Garcia and his wife Dr. Dorothy
During her remarks Harrison
touched on a few key points to pro-
viding students with a high quality
Harrison began by saying that it’s
not enough to just care about stu-
dents, but that it’s necessary for
trustees to have experience and
knowledge in making the deci-
sions, including financial, needed
to do what’s best for students.
As an educator who served both
in the classroom and administra-
tive positions a combined total of
over 45 years, Harrison has the
knowledge and firsthand experi-
ence necessary to make good,
well-informed policy decisions
that impact students.
Harrison went on to say that get-
ting an education today is not the
same as it was 50 years ago, that
students today are facing unprece-
dented challenges that were not is-
sues 50 years ago, such as family
and living situations, all of which
can impact a student’s ability and
access to education.
As a business owner, having co-
founded El Chicano Newspaper
over 40 years ago, and along with
her husband and daughter, running
what is now Inland Empire Com-
munity Newspapers, Harrison also
has hands-on, real-world knowl-
edge and experience in running a
Business skills, along with com-
passion and caring for the people
it serves are crucial for running
any business or institution and this
knowledge will no doubt be an
asset to the SBCCD board, espe-
cially in tough economic times.
Gloria Macías Harrison was born
and raised in San Brnardino and is
Page A4 • September 20, 2012 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
OPINION&EDITORIAL Views expressed in Opinion & Editorial do
not necessarily reflect the views of IECN
even doing a little accounting
from time to time. At the same
time, I was also working for an YOUR COMMUNITY COMMENTARY!
after-school program in Moreno All letters must be signed. Please include your name, address & phone number
Valley, which fulfilled a passion for verification purposes only. Anonymous letters will not be printed.
that I had for helping the youth
succeed in life.
By the middle of 2007, I knew
what I wanted to major in and by
the end of the year received an ac-
ceptance letter from Clark Atlanta
A return to growth
Like a summer houseguest who not by altruistic motives, but hid- than just an income. They provide
University where I enrolled in
January 2008 majoring in Mass outstays his welcome, the current den incentives. value and instill pride. They're an
economic climate just won't leave. Government agencies, for exam- opportunity to live up to one's po-
Media Arts with a concentration That was the message in early ple, have a strong incentive to ex- tential -- to form the bonds that are
in Journalism. September when the Labor De- haust their budgets every year, vital to thriving in a free society.
The three years that I was at partment announced that the un- even if they don't need to. Other- Merchants must build trust among
Clark Atlanta University were employment rate was still locked wise, lawmakers might cut those their customers, and individuals
some of the best years, and if I above 8 percent. Even more trou- agencies' budgets the following must build a community with their
Naomi Bonman had to do it over again I probably bling, the Commerce Department year. neighbors.
would. I had the opportunity of recently reported that America's Meanwhile, firms in the private That's why sustained growth is
Introducing new making lifetime friends from all
gross domestic product is growing
at an annual rate of just 1.5 per-
sector often seek and receive
money from the government with-
not just an economic privilege, but
a social and moral imperative that
across the States, business con- cent, as the debt crisis in Europe out creating real value. Dubbed enlivens our fellow citizens by
IECN reporter nections from working in and looming end-of-year tax hikes "rent seekers" by economist Gor- freeing them from the economic
Nightlife promotions and I also continue to slow the recovery. don Tullock, these organizations despair of joblessness. Prosperity
Naomi Bonman picked up on a new found pas- This is tough news to swallow, as
we have long been accustomed to
seek to profit through the political
process, not by producing a better
provides a better life for millions
Americans and hundreds of mil-
t's easy when you're writing After graduation from Clark At- steady economic growth. From or cheaper product. lions of people across the globe.
a short biography or intro- World War II until the current re- In a world of unlimited re- There is a virtue to prosperity, as it
lanta, I came back to California
duction about someone else, cession, the economy has grown, sources, this would not be cause inspires people, removes pressures
and started working in sales for a on average, about 3 percent a year. for alarm. But in reality, the public that lead to embitterment, and al-
but it's usually difficult for me to few months before accepting an Occasional slowdowns have al- and the private sectors compete lows us all to step back and get a
write something about myself, so internship with LAGRANT ways been followed by periods of for the same financial and human healthy perspective on what is ac-
I'll start from the beginning and COMMUNICATIONS, a public robust recovery and expansion, capital. That is to say, they com- tually important.
then go up to now. I started writ- relations firm in downtown Los leaving most Americans today pete for the same pile of money Americans can have the kind of
ing songs and poetry at the age of Angeles. After my internship at substantially better off than their and the same group of innovative growth we became accustomed to
12, but at that time I didn't really parents and grandparents were. entrepreneurs. So when the gov- before the Great Recession, but
see a career in writing, and Growth, to most Americans, is ernment spends a large sum of our government must adopt eco-
TIONS, I had found another pas- simply the natural state of the money -- whether for stimulus or nomic policies that nurture -- not
wanted to be a lawyer or a doctor sion which was working in public economy. otherwise -- there is that much less disincentivize -- private entrepre-
in the Emergency Room, so I relations. As we enter the heat of election capital in the system for private neurship.
would write as a pasttime. After completing two intern- season, Americans will find them- entrepreneurs. The truth is that we don't yet
It wasn't until high school when ships at LAGRANT, I came back selves faced with a decision be- There is another way that gov- know how fast the economy could
I started to realize that I had a gift to the Journalism field and tween two theories of economic ernment spending provides a dis- grow on a sustained basis if pub-
for writing after putting together a worked as a Staff Writer for the recovery. One says we should turn incentive to private industry. By lic policy were lined up with the
short script that was based on my to government to provide for the offering a wide variety of pro- right incentives. But we do know
Inland Valley News where I was people, to stimulate the economy grams from which businesses can that a vibrant, strong, and free
friends and I, which they loved. molded into becoming an even by pumping money into the sys- profit, not by producing better economy makes for a vibrant,
However, I was still undecided on better writer. tem. The other says we should products but by currying political strong, and free nation. By recog-
what I wanted my career to be. Due to economic reasons, the help Americans help themselves, favor, it drains away talented en- nizing inefficiencies in the system
After high school graduation in mid-summer of 2012 brought sad and empower workers by finding trepreneurs who would otherwise and eliminating the transfer of re-
2005, I enrolled in classes at news where I had to depart from new ways to unleash the creative put their talents to work in the pri- sources from private industry to
Riverside Community College the Inland Valley News, and from potential of our entrepreneurs. vate economy. rent seekers, we may finally find
(RCC). While there I started off It's often assumed that federal After all, if profits are easy to out how fast we can grow.
there I decided to do a little work spending will stimulate the econ- make in government contract
taking a few courses that inter- in the nonprofit sector while send- omy. But there is mounting evi- work, why spend the time and cap- Brendan Miniter
ested me before taking a couple ing out emails for another posi- dence that it can actually be ital to develop the next innovation Brendan Miniter is Senior Edi-
general education courses. tion, which lead me to my current harmful to economic growth. Half that could revolutionize an entire torial Director at the George W.
A few of the classes that inter- position. a century ago, economist James industry? Bush Institute and editor of "The
ested me that I took were a couple So far I have enjoyed being Buchanan, who would later win a There is also a moral dimension 4% Solution: Unleashing the
journalism classes, as well as the around my new work family here Nobel prize, pointed out that gov- to economic growth. Economic Growth America
school newspaper that I took as an ernment policies are often driven Jobs, of course, mean much more Needs," published by Crown.
at IECN and working in a new en-
elective. I loved being able to vironment where I'm able to learn
voice my opinion on a variety of more about the City of San Colton operates like “good old boys club”
different topics and decided to Bernardino and the surrounding I have written before on the ab- and what basically amounts to sub- ers or some other fair option. They
search local newspapers to get cities around it (Redlands, Loma surd utility rates in the city of sidizing lower rates for other util- pawn off an electric rate hike as a
more professional experience. Linda, Rialto, Highland). I now Colton, or should I say “parts” of ity customers. I previously wrote rate reduction, which by watching
In 2007, I walked into the Black feel that I'am living out my dream the city of Colton, especially after of my utility bill exceeding $800. the council meetings, you would
Voice News office in Riverside the powers that be decided that Well here we go again, August never have known it would raise
where I' am able to fulfill all my
where I started writing for them, some users would go to the bill, $749. rates on a large portion of the citi-
passions at once. dreaded three tiered system se- So now, having zero faith in zens.
working on special projects and
verely raising utility rates on some, Colton city government acting to Election time is near. I strongly
reduce rates, I check into installing urge the citizens of this city that if
IECNInland Empire Community Newspapers
(909) 381-9898 • FAX 384-0406
solar panels, four different solar
companies, to help reduce my
monthly electric bill, only to find
you want change, get involved.
Find out what your district council
member is voting for or support-
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 110, Colton, CA 92324 • Office Location: 1809 Commercenter West, San Bernardino, CA 92408 out the $4,000,000 initially set ing. If he or she doesn’t support a
aside for solar panel installation fair system for utility rate reduc-
Letters are printed in the order they are received and are subject to editing for clarity. rebates were used not for Colton tions throughout the “entire” city
Deadline is Tuesdays at noon. Readers may also submit their perspectives online citizens as planned, but for incen- for “all” citizens, vote for them
tives for potential businesses. So out. If it seems that he or she is not
at firstname.lastname@example.org • For advertising inquiries email email@example.com now, unlike Edison customers who concerned with their own con-
Publisher Gloria Macías Harrison Colton Courier El Chicano Inland Empire are able to go solar without any out stituent’s best interests, vote them
Established 1876. Established 1969. Community Newspapers of pocket expense due to available out. If you feel the city is headed
Co-Publisher Bill Harrison Published weekly on Thursday. Published weekly on Thursday.
General Manager Diana M. Harrison Adjudicated as a newspaper of general Adjudicated as a newspaper of general Colton Courier • RIALTO RECORD rebates, there are no city rebates in the wrong direction as I do, vote
Managing Editor Maryjoy Duncan circulation by the Superior Court of San circulation by the Superior Court of San El Chicano • Inland Empire Weekly available to help citizens absorb them out. I urge you to watch your
Bernardino County, State of California, Bernardino County, State of California, We are award-winning newspapers, some of the initial costs. Ridicu- council meetings. Your district
Community News Editor Naima Ford case #73036 and therefore qualified to case #154019 and therefore qualified to having been so recognized by the
Assistant Editor Cynthia Mendoza publish legal notices. publish legal notices. Inland Professional Chapter of the
lous! council member is supposed to be
Production Manager Keith Armstrong Society of Professional Journalists Seems to me that the council as a your voice. They work for you, not
RIALTO RECORD Inland Empire Weekly
Established 2005. In addition to mail subscriptions a whole operates more like a “good the other way around.
Advertising Sales Stephanie Smith
Established 1910. Published weekly on Thursday. combined total of 20,000 copies are old boys club” doing whatever
Published weekly on Thursday. distributed to approximately 400
Classified Sales Cynthia Mendoza Adjudicated as a newspaper of general As a community newspaper of they want, whenever they want,
general circulation. locations in Redlands, Mentone,
Legal Advertising circulation by the Superior Court of San Highland, San Bernardino, Colton, sometimes without any voter input Gary B. Leibelt
Denise Berver Bernardino County, State of California, CIRCULATION
case #26583 and therefore qualified to VERIFICATION Rialto, Bloomington, Grand Terrace or approval. They “appoint” a Colton
Sports Photographer William (Bud) Bracken OF CALIFORNIA Loma Linda, Moreno Valley, Riverside mayor rather than going to the vot-
publish legal notices.
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • September 20, 2012 • Page A5
Empowerment Luncheon paves way for Young Women’s Health Conference
By Cynthia Mendoza trol, which may just be one part of
her story, issues such as having to
take time off work and finding
n Thursday, September
13 about 130 people at- child care in order to get to her ap-
tended Planned Parent- pointment or sufficient knowledge
hood’s Empowerment Luncheon of English, lack of insurance and
in support of their upcoming undocumented status.
Young Women’s Conference “All of these issues make the ex-
which will be held in October. The perience and needs of communi-
sixth annual luncheon supports the ties of color in particular not just
eighth annual conference which about reproductive health, but
brings together young women about a whole range that impact
from local high schools to the San- our ability to lead safe and healthy
tos Manuel Student Union at Cal lives,” she said. “As we celebrate
State San Bernardino for a day of PPOSBC and the Young Women’s
interaction, questions and answers Health Conference today, we must
and resources on issues that impact also reflect on the health of our
their health, safety, sexuality and community and the disparities we
overall life so that they can make face.”
informed decisions. According to statistics cited by
Master of Ceremonies for the Lopez, teenage Latinas are at a
event was Rabbi Emeritus Hillel much higher risk for unintended
Cohn for Congregation Emanu-El pregnancy because they are less
and keynote speaker was Destiny likely to use contraception. Latinos
Lopez, an internationally respected also contract HIV at three times
strategist, communicator, and the rate of non-Latino whites and
thought-leader in the fields of re- IECN PHOTO CYNTHIA MENDOZA the Gonorrhea rate is double and
productive health and justice. Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties’ Sixth Annual Empowerment Lunch- the Chlamydia rates triple amongst
Throughout her career, Lopez has eon on Thursday, September 13 brought together community leaders and supporters including, Latinos.
focused on women of color and from left: Former San Bernardino Mayor Judith Valles, San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris, candi- “We all have a role to play in our
their families. She has been fea- date for San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees Gloria Macías Harrison, march toward reproductive jus-
tured on CNN, BBC World News, tice,” Lopez concluded. “We all
Rabbi Hillel Cohn and Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar.
Los Angeles Times, KQED, and approach this work with the sense
AOL Salud. similating. I stand before you as young motherhood gave rise to a the tools and resources they need of unwavering hope grounded in
“I stand before you as a second- an accidental activist for reproduc- political reawakening that recog- to stay healthy and make good de- unyielding struggle. And most
generation Mexican-American tive justice, who entered the move- nized the impact of poverty, immi- cisions. powerfully, we all have a voice
Latina, the granddaughter of immi- ment seeking to break the cycle of gration status, education level and “I attribute this reawakening to and if we don’t speak up, others
grants who traveled from northern- teen pregnancy in my family.” language and culture on the repro- reproductive justice,” she said. will speak and act for us.”
most Mexico to Detroit to seek Lopez said that in her decade- ductive lives of families. Reproductive justice, Lopez says, For more information on the
work during the auto-boom,” she long journey as an activist and ad- Today, she says, her work honors demands that said issues are ad- Young Women’s Health Confer-
began. “They worked hard at their vocate, the shame and stigma she and advocates for young mothers dressed with in a larger context, ence or Planned Parenthood of Or-
jobs, raising their family and at as- and her family associated with and all teens in order to give them not simply in terms of birth con- ange and San Bernardino
Counties, visit pposbc.org.
Central Juvenile Hall holds Back-to-School event
Every spring Professor Jennifer During this course they also pro- Workshops in the past have in-
Tilton teaches a class that brings duce a magazine of student writ- cluded everything from making
University of Redlands and young ings called "Hear Me Out: Voices masks and paper cranes to dis-
men in the juvenile court Gateway from Within". The R.E.A.C.H. cussing the history of hip hop,
program to share an interactive program is also a great way for stu- from reading poems and writing
college classroom. The course ex- dents to earn their community about mothers and fatherhood to
amines coming of age in America service hours. Student volunteers discussing race and masculinity.
through the prism of the juvenile develop their own lesson plans For those who would like to reg-
justice system asking what shapes where they can bring their interests ister to volunteer for R.E.A.C.H.,
the paths that people take to adult- in music, art and poetry to share contact Dr. Jennifer Tilton at jen-
hood. with youth in juvenile hall. firstname.lastname@example.org.
IECN COURTESY PHOTO
Volunteers and students participating in the REACH program,
part of the Juvenile Court School Program, which held its back-
to-school event on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Central Juvenile Hall
in San Bernardino.
By Naomi Bonman council."
During the event, the facility also
showcased its Western Associa-
entral Juvenile Hall held
its annual Back-to-School tion of Schools and Colleges ac-
event on Wednesday, credited school and its Regional
Sept. 12 at its facility in San Occupational Program (ROP).
Bernardino to introduce parents, Presentations were presented by
facilitators and administrators to the County Probation Department,
the programs that are offered the County Department of Behav-
through the Juvenile Court School ioral Health and the University of
program. Redlands' REACH program.
"Parents, family members and R.E.A.C.H, which stands for
guests had the opportunity to ob- read, empower, attain, create and
serve and receive information on hope, was established to care,
programs offered through Juvenile guide and help youth who are
Hall," Dan Evans, San Bernardino locked up in California's juvenile
County Superintendent of Schools halls. R.E.A.C.H. is a partnership
Communications Director, said. between the San Bernardino Pro-
"Programs introduced included the bation Department, San
California High School Exit Exam, Bernardino County Schools, the
General Education Department University of Redlands' Race and
test (GED), special education serv- Ethnic Studies Program and Office
ices, curriculum and School Site of Community Service learning.
Page A6 • September 20, 2012 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
iPads brings classroom into 21st century
IECN PHOTO COURTESY RIALTO HIGH SCHOOL
IECN PHOTO COURTESY RIALTO HIGH SCHOOL The 21st Century program uses technology to teach students skills
Rialto High School student and her family display her iPad given to her through the 21st Century Pro- like critical thinking and creativity in their everyday school lessons.
By Naomi Bonman and thinking and problem solving; and ing on the success of the program
Naima Ford communication and collaboration. and funding.
They also learn information, media The purchase of computers was
and technology skills which in- provided though the Quality Edu-
oday more students are re-
lying on smart phones andclude information literacy; media cation Investment Act (QEIA)
literacy, and information and com-
other electronic devices in funding.The QEIA was created in
their everyday lives. In the Rialtomunication technology literacy. 2006 to implement the Prop 98 set-
Unified School District, 300 stu- Right now the program is just for tlement that will provide $3 billion
dents are going to put their tech freshmen but will expand depend- for the seven years to 488 low per-
savvy to work for a good educa-
These students were chosen to be
part of a pilot program integrating
technology into education called
the 21st Century Schools Pilot
On September 11 and September IECN PHOTO COURTESY RIALTO HIGH SCHOOL
18 iPads were delivered to Rialto There are only 300 students in the 21st Century Program right now
High School students who were which is in its pilot stage.
ecstatic to receive them.
forming schools in California. them for their careers and life out-
“We created two small 21st Cen-
QEIA funds assists schools in side of high school.
tury schools in which students can
closing the achievement ago by re- “21st century schools will give
utilize the latest mobile technology
ducing class size, improving the students the opportunity to
which they will be able to access
teacher and principal training, and learn the skills to adapt with our
at school, and at home,” said Ri-
adding counselors to high schools. quickly changing global economy
alto High School Principal Al
“Whenever we have an opportu- and society,” said Rialto High
nity to help our hardworking stu- School Physics Teacher Mikal
The 21st Century program uses
dents advance through grants, Thompson.
the computers not as the main
scholarships, donations or pur- Parents will also be able to be
focus of the program but as a tool
chases, which we must use, we more involved with the new tools
to do more than can currently be
IECN PHOTO COURTESY RIALTO HIGH SCHOOL
should do it,” said RUSD Board because they more easily will be
done in the classroom. The new
President Joanne Gilbert. able to monitor student’s work and
technology will allow them to ex- Assistant Principal Francisco Camacho (center) joined parents
The program teaches students use throughout the year.
plore important concepts like cre- and students in amazement and excitement at the iPads provided
real world skills that will prepare
ativity and innovation; critical through the 21st Century Program.
Loma Linda University hosts First Annual Health Symposium
By Naomi Bonman Loma Linda Blue Zone for the that looks into the health and Loma Linda was identified by engaged in the symposium. "The
people in the community." longevity of members of the Sev- New York Times best-selling au- audience was very participative,"
esidents and surrounding The Adventist Health Study is a enth-day Adventist church, with thor, Dan Buethner, as the only Dr. Santos said. "And asked a lot
R city residents of Loma
Linda came out to hear
the latest updates about a long-run-
multi-generational scientific study many who stay in Loma Linda. North American "Blue Zone," four
places in the world where people
live healthy and productive lives
into their 90s and 100s.
of questions for the researchers at
the question-and-answer session."
This year's symposium was spon-
sored by Loma Linda University
ning study on human longevity
and to receive tips on improving Aside from the presentations, School of Public Health, Loma
health at the Loma Linda Health there were also lectures on a vari- Linda University Drayson Center
Symposium that was held at Loma ety of health topics, health screen- Wellness Clinic and Loma Linda
Linda University School of Health ings, educational resources and University Church. For those who
on Saturday, September 15. question-and-answer sessions that missed the symposium, the next
Presenters who spoke at the event allowed the audience to become one will be in September 2013.
included Dr. Gary Fraser, principal
investigator of the ongoing Adven-
tist Health Study; Dr. Michael Or-
lich; Professor Karen Jaceldo; and
Professor Pramil Singh. Funerals are often too costly.
They presented an array of topics A Solution is here.
such as being vegetarian to help
decrease the risk of diabetes, meta- Quality Care at Affordable Prices
bolic syndrome, hypertension and Cremation or Burials
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"The secrets of health and 900 Meridian Ave, Colton Ca. 92324
longevity of Loma Linda have Located inside Hermosa Garden Cemetery
been a topic of extensive re- IECN PHOTO LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
search," Dr. Santos said. "In sim- Coordinator of the First Annual Loma Linda University Health
Call Brenda 909-254-4100
ple language, the experts will Symposium, Dr. Hildemar Dos Santos, assistant professor of
translate the health secrets of the the Preventive Care Program.
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • September 20, 2012 • Page A7
LLU Med. Ctr. encourages men to ‘know your stats’
By Maryjoy Duncan with their physicians on whether
PSA testing is right for them.”
Prostate cancer remains a signif-
here are numerous events
specific to women’s icant health issue for American
health, but this Sunday men with approximately 28,000
Loma Linda University Medical dying of the disease annually. Pre-
Center will be hosting a men’s vention, with a healthy diet, weight
health event highlighting male- control and exercise is very impor-
specific topics and providing free tant and can decrease the risk of
screenings including free prostate- dying from prostate cancer. Estab-
specific antigen (PSA) screenings. lishing a baseline PSA score at age
The third annual “Know Your 40 can help doctors better interpret
Stats” will take place on Sunday your future PSA scores.
from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the LLU Although there have been recent
Heart & Surgical Hospital, 26780 recommendations by the United
Barton Road, Redlands. State Preventative Task Force
Beverly Rigsby of Urology Serv- against prostate specific antigen
ices stressed the importance of screening, multiple studies have
men understanding the advantages shown that early diagnosis and ef-
and disadvantages of PSA in order fective treatment of aggressive tu-
to make an informed decision mors in otherwise healthy men
about whether or not to undergo decreases the risk of dying from
PSA testing, which is simply a prostate cancer.
blood test. While this event focuses on
“Men with prostate cancer can men’s health, women are invited to
and will live for years, and it’s up IECN PHOTO COURTESY LLUMC
attend along with their husbands, IECN PHOTO COURTESY LLUMC
to them whether they should have dads, friends, etc to get informed NFL All Star Mike Haynes
LLUMC urologist Dr. Herbert Ruckle demonstrates how the Da
surgery or not, versus watchful and make sure the men in their speaks about his experience
Vinci Robot works during Know your Stats event last year, Oct lives are on track to better health.
waiting,” Rigsby explained, 17, 2011 at LLU Heart & Surgical Hospital. This year’s event will with prostate cancer to atten-
adding that if PSA levels do not el- To register, please call 1-877- dees at the 2011 “Know Your
take place on Sunday. LLUMC-4U.
evate, surgery may not be re- Stats”
quired. Meanwhile, attendees can also Herbert C. Ruckle, MD will also
Men of all ages are encouraged to enjoy Sunday football on various present on various topics. Libreria Del Pueblo to recognize those who have
attend Know Your Stats, which, in TVs alongside NFL All Star and “It is of the utmost importance,”
addition to free prostate-specific prostate cancer survivor, Mike Dr. Ruckle stated, “that men and made exemplary contributions to the community
antigen (PSA) screenings, will in- Haynes (former running back for their families educate themselves
ibreria Del Pueblo, a non- years has been serving the commu-
clude blood pressure screenings, as the Patriots and Raiders), who is on prevention, diagnosis and treat- profit community based nity by providing health, educa-
well as a tour and opportunity to also the guest speaker. LLUMC ment of prostate cancer so they can organization that keeps the tional, citizenship classes and
interact with the da Vinci Robot. physicians, including urologist engage in shared decision making American Dream alive to the many social services with a focus on the
immigrants by assisting them to immigrant community. During the
transition into American society, is past four years Libreria Del Pueblo
American Legion Post 650 Hosts Military Heritage Day holding a recognition dinner hon- has struggled under tough eco-
dreds of local American Legion to the book. Guests were very oring individuals that have made nomic conditions. They continue
programs and activities take place pleased with the event and they exemplary contributions to the to survive but have had to reduce
to strengthen the nation one com- each engaged in the discussion greater San Bernardino Commu- their services.
munity at a time. while going through the photos in nity. Proceeds of this event will help
In honor of Hispanic Heritage the book to see if they knew any- Honorees include Dr. Al Karnig, the organization to continue to pro-
Month, author Antonio Gonzalez one. recently retired president of Cali- vide services to many young stu-
Vasquez, native of Redlands, pre- Redlands resident Kim fornia State University at San dents who have an opportunity to
sented a photo exhibit comprised Williamson lost her father last Bernardino; Civil Rights Activist continue their education as a result
of photos and documents from his month who served during World Frances Grice; Gloria Macías Har- of “deferred action”, which allows
book "Mexican Heritage". Guests War II. She and her son came out rison, recently retired president of children that were brought into the
were welcomed to purchase the to the event to acknowledge the Crafton Hills Community College United States without documenta-
book and get it signed throughout contributions that her grandfather and founder of the El Chicano tion, to apply for visas that will
the day. gave to the community while he Community Weekly Newspaper; allow them to complete their edu-
"I felt like there was something was serving, and to meet and net- Rabbi Hillel Cohn - Rabbi Emeri- cation.
missing in Redlands history," work with others of the commu- tus – Congregation Emanu El – On September 28, Libreria Del
Vasquez said. "Which is why I nity. San Bernardino/Redlands; Dr. Pueblo will be recognizing indi-
continue to do the work that I'm "I'm honored and humbled to see Ernie Garcia, Dean Emeritus and viduals that have made exemplary
doing." There were several impor- that Vazquez put all his energy past president of National Orange contributions to the greater San
tant points that Vasquez stressed into preserving the history of Red- Show; Graciano Gomez, former Bernardino Community. Our hon-
during the presentation. One of lands," Williamson said. Publisher of the Inland Empire orees are the foundation and pillars
IECN PHOTO NAOMI BONMAN them was the fact that he could not For those who missed this event, Hispanic News; Dr. Tom Rivera, of our community that have con-
Redlands author Antonio find any information at the local li- but would love to have another op- former Associate Dean California tributed in the field of education,
Vazquez displays his book brary about Mexican history. This portunity to learn about the history State University at San Bernardino civil rights, justice for human
"Mexican Americans in Red- prompted him to start his book se- of Mexican Heritage or just the and Founder of the Inland Empire rights, preserving the arts, journal-
lands" during his presentation ries to ensure that Mexican her- history about Redlands in general, Future Leaders Program and for- ism, youth leadership development
at the American Legion Post itage is preserved. every year Vazquez's organization mer City of San Bernardino Mayor and political awareness.
Once Vazquez moved back to his hosts a "Day of the Dead" event. Judith Valles. This event will take place on Sep-
650 for Military Heritage Day
community, he went out and inter- During the event he found out Father Patrick Guillen co- tember 28 at the National Orange
By Naomi Bonman viewed people around the area that people die in three ways, founder of Libreria Del Pueblo Show starting at 6 p.m. The price
who could provide him with the which includes physically dying, will also be recognized. After of a ticket is $65 each. For tickets
information needed to complete being put in the ground and when serving for nearly 30 years and and sponsorship opportunities
eterans, families and
community members his book. Upon those interviews, no one remembers the stories that under doctor’s advice, Father please call (909) 496-0626 or
came out to the American people donated photographs, so were told about the person. Guillen is stepping down as its Ex- email us at ldprecognitiondin-
Legion Post 650 on Saturday, Sep- Vazquez decided to put them all in "You don't want your story to be ecutive Director. email@example.com.
tember 15th to celebrate the con- a book. forgotten," Vazquez stated. "Sit Libreria Del Pueblo for nearly 30
tributions that local veterans have Due to the extensive amount of down with your elders and listen to
done on and off the battlefield for photographs that he received, he their stories because there may not
their families and friends on the plans on publishing a second part be another time to hear them."
The purpose of the event was to
celebrate local veterans and to cel-
ebrate Redlands 100th year an-
niversary. The event was an
interactive one where guests were
encouraged to share their stories,
bring in photos and documents,
and view the photo book that was
The American Legion was incor-
porated by Congress in 1919 as a
patriotic veterans organization that
IECN PHOTO NAOMI BONMAN
is dedicated to assisting veterans in
Photos that were donated by people that author Antonio Vazquez
whatever they may need. It is the
nation's largest wartime veterans interviewed for his book, "Mexican Americans in Redlands" at the
service organization where hun- American Legion Post 650 Military Heritage day.
Page A8 • September 20, 2012 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
Defensive effort comes up short; Spartans lose in battle of unbeatens
By R.A. Contreras turnovers, and some picks, and our
offense allowed us to take the lead. Lady Coyotes suffer historic defeat in home opener
And that stop was crucial that al-
great defensive run to
start the season came to lowed us to seal the victory.” By R.A. Contreras
an end last Thursday as Quarterback Tahir Rashed-Mills
the San Gorgonio High School explained how Gueringer has in- hings were going so badly Friday night at Coussoulis Arena that
football team lost their first game, stilled more confidence in him: the in-between-set entertainment couldn’t even serve the ball
falling to host Yucaipa 18-3. “I began as a receiver and the right.
The Spartans (3-1, overall), had coach liked my speed; he believed As fans lined up to win prizes by serving a ball over the net and hitting
won three straight games to start I could be more useful as a quar- an object, time ran out.
the campaign and the team’s over- terback, the junior said. He threw No one won — and it set the tone perfectly for things to come. No.
all effort answered a question that a pivotal 64-yard touchdown and 20-ranked CSUSB was swept in straight sets by visiting Cal State Los
had been posed to coach Ron had a fumble recovery in a 30-27 Angeles 25-14, 25-21, 25-8. It was the first home-opening defeat that
Gueringer before the game about win over Ramona on Sep. 7. San Bernardino had suffered in seven years and head coach Kim
his team’s chances to remain un- MC Smith, who starts at strong Cherniss was none too pleased about it.
defeated: safety, says that the disappoint- “I’m not real happy. We made lots of unforced errors and you can’t
“We’ve been really good defen- ment of last season’s CIF playoff do that and expect to win,” said Cherniss, now in her 22nd year with
sively and we have done some defeat to Rancho Verde motivated the team. “We are a young team and I was substituting freshmen with
IECN PHOTO MANDO BENITEZ him to do better this year. freshmen. I realized that they had never played at home before, so I think
good things this year. I don’t know
The San Gorgonio High School “I felt like I let the senior class their nerves got to them,” she said. “But they have to rely on their train-
if we’re a hard team to beat and
that is still a question that needs to defense sputtered as the team down by not performing as well as ing and have faith in it next time.”
be answered.” lost its first game of the season I wanted to, which is why I want The Lady Coyotes (3-6, 0-1, CCAA) never really had momentum
San Gorgonio stayed close and last week. Improved play led to to make more of an impact this throughout the match. They jumped out to a quick 3-1 lead in the first
trailed the Thunderbirds (4-0) at a convincing win earlier in the year, says the senior who has a 3.5 set, but were quickly down 14-7 when Cherniss called the first of her
the half 5-3. However, Yucaipa season over city rival Cajon. GPA and hopes to play at San Jose team’s two timeouts. Neither worked as the Golden Eagles (3-5, 1-0)
running back Shane Rushed State next year. “Coach is the first went on 8-3 and 5-1 runs to close it out.
League rival Cajon on August 31. to let me know that the team Both teams kept it close in the second as they traded rallies; neverthe-
amassed 122 second half yards as The Spartans were able to block a
he plowed through the Spartan de- counts on me in big situations, and less, S.B. lost by a close 25-21 score. Despite a couple of key digs (20
last-minute two-point try by Cajon I am determined not to let anyone total) by sophomore defensive specialist Arielle McCullough, the Lady
fense. Placekicker Luis Lima’s 36- that allowed SGHS to seal the win
yard field goal was the lone score down, especially the coach.” Coyotes were torrid in the closing frame: ten total service errors led to
“Cajon has always been a tough SGHS will host Colton Friday their demise.
for SGHS. rival. They always play well in the
Despite Friday’s setback night at 7:30 p.m. CSUSB senior and middle blocker Mercedes Winchester (20 kills) said
fourth quarter, but this time we Anthony Victoria and Alberto nerves definitely fit into her teammates’ lack of cohesion:
Gueringer said that a key victory made the plays,” he recalled. “Our
came this season in a 28-27 tri- Hernandez contributed to this “We got disorganized and have to learn our lessons and just continue
defense caused a couple of story. to fight back,” she replied. “We can’t let nervousness be an excuse and
umph over former San Andreas
have to communicate better next time.”
Senior setter Camille Smith led CSUSB with 19 assists and also had
Traveling T-Birds basketball team recruiting new players six digs. Alexandra Bura paced Los Angeles with 32 assists. The Lady
Coyotes’ will host Humboldt State tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Javier Hernandez also contributed to this story.
IECN PHOTO COURTESY T-BIRDS TRAVELING BASKETBALL TEAM
2012 T-Birds fall traveling basketball team after September 9th "Built 4 Ballin" Shoot-Out at Knuckle IECN PHOTO DAVID MAXWELL
Up Sports arena. Senior Camille Smith (No. 2) sets the ball last Friday at Cous-
Backrow left to right: Daniel Wadell, Cody Mendoza, Koby Archer, Sam Bachtel. soulis Arena. Cal State San Bernardino was swept in three sets
Front row: Corey Theis, Blake Brown, Harrison Tate, Bryan Joaquin. by visiting CS Los Angeles.
By Naomi Bonman other competitive opportunities Unlike high school basketball,
while maintaining a positive envi- there is no grade point average
all is right around the cor- ronment for the players. The team (GPA) requirement to be able to
F ner which means basket- practices in Yucaipa and partici- participate in the T-Birds; how-
ball season is coming back. pates in at least two tournaments ever, Coach Archer does keep a
and the Traveling T-Birds are cur- per month within Orange, Los An- copy of everyone's report cards.
rently recruiting for their Fall 2012 geles, Riverside and San "If a player's grades slip below
season. The Traveling T-Birds is Bernardino counties. average they will be put aside,"
an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) This season Coach Archer is Coach Archer explained. "I'll then
affiliate travel basketball organiza- looking forward to having new explain to them the value of an ed-
tion that was started a year-and-a- teams consisting of sixth- and sev- ucation and that this is a valued ac-
half ago by James Archer. enth-graders that he can teach the tivity that not many carry on after
"The city of Yucaipa is a big chemistry of basketball and how to school."
sports town," head coach James cooperate as a team. The primary This spring, Coach Archer plans
Archer, said. "But the interest and functions he focuses on teaching to expand the team to include
involvement with basketball is the boys in the T-Birds is the dis- third- through fifth-graders, he
lacking, so I started the T-Birds to cipline of basketball, the funda- would also like to travel out of
get students involved in the sport, mentals of the game and on how state to compete against more elite
and to increase their skills so that they can become a better players. teams, as his teams grow and be-
they can become better athletes "Our core philosophy is to work come more advanced.
once they go into high school." with honor, integrity and disci- The T-Birds are currently recruit-
The goal of T-Birds is to create a pline," Coach Archer said. "This ing for their Fall 2012 sixth grade
local competitive basketball pro- will help the boys know if they team. Those who are interested can
gram that will develop players' want to to continue to excel in the contact Coach Archer at IETrav-
skills, prepare them for high sport of basketball as they get firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909)
school and provide them with older." 771- 9597.
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • September 20, 2012 • Page A9
Home builders construct hope for the homeless
By Naima Ford able to provide labor and resources
from those who do this work every
day. They are willing to do it for
hose who have a hand in
building most of the free for the sake of providing hous-
houses and apartments in ing for those who need it the most.
the Inland Empire have not forgot- One of the most recent projects
ten about those who cannot afford that they helped in was the Chil-
those homes. dren’s Fund shelter for homeless
Home Aid Inland Empire, the youth in Redlands. The shelter is a
charitable arm of the Building In- 12 bed facility that will help run-
dustry Association, has helped aways stay off the street and find
build 22 transitional housing facil- help. Because homeless youth is a
ities. The housing has been for growing problem in the region, the
homeless families, runaway project is much needed.
teenagers or battered women. “We are very proud to be associ-
Whoever it is for it is all about en- ated with that project,” said Os-
suring that there are less people on borne. “This is just a small step in
the streets. trying to help with that issue.”
“Homelessness is a major con- But even after the facility is built,
cern,” said Ray Osborne, execu- Home Aid continues to give.
tive director of Home Aid Inland On September 29 and October 6
Empire. they will be hosting a day of fun
The organization has been serv- for two of the shelters they have
IECN PHOTO COURTESY HOME AID ing the region for 22 years. It is a helped build.
Home Aid Inland Empire is a nonprofit organization in that helps other organizations build temporary collaboration between the River- In September, HomeAid will host
homes for those most in need. side Building Industry Association the Full Bellies, Warm Hearts
and the Baldy View Building In- event at Veronica’s Home of
Mercy in San Bernardino.
Genetically modified food labeling to face major landmark dustry Association. The Building
Association is a nonprofit organi- The event wil be especially for
zation that represents businesses the women and children housed at
By Harvey M. Kahn
from all levels of home building in the shelter providing them with a
the region. day full of fun.
alifornia's largest food
The two organizations had their There will be a carnival-like at-
producers have a good
own charitable efforts but decided mosphere with games, face paint-
point in opposing Propo-
to combine them in 2004 and are ing, and bounce houses as well as
sition 37, the initiative on the Nov.
one of 17 chapters in the country. food and toy giveaways.
6 ballot that would require the la-
What they do is help nonprofit “We want to just do something
beling of genetically modified
organizations who serve homeless fun and enjoyable there,” said Os-
foods. Local university biologists
and transitioning populations build borne.
at Loma Linda and Riverside agree
temporary housing facilities. They The second event will be October
that there is little to be worried
IECN PHOTO COURTESY GLOFISH do this through in-kind donations 6 at Path of Life Ministries.
about, except when it comes to the
These genetically produced Tetra GloFish light up home aquari- of labor and materials. Through For more information about
labeling of alcohol and tobacco.
Home Aid Inland Empire go to
That genetically produced foods ums. GMO salmon is raised for human consumption. the many partners in the Building
Industry Association, Home Aid is homeaidie.net.
are already in the majority and that
it is too late to turn back. If ap- A significant risk devise study and biggest opponent, that the food
proved, Prop. 37 would be en- a non significant risk study. The producer and chemical maker will
forced by the State Health Union of Concerned Scientists ex- use about $5 million to fight the
Department which is already hav- pressed concern about the confu- initiative. Other makers of chemi-
ing a hard time with current re- sion regarding jurisdiction that cally produced foods are said to
sponsibility. federal agencies like the FDA, add another $20 million. Monsanto
Dr. Kenneth Burke of Loma USDA, and EPA already have has funded most university re-
Linda University said that in his among each other. search of genetically modified
"career as a biogenic researcher he Earthopenscience.com in Eng- foods. It paid $100 million to the
has never come across anything land states that nearly all of Europe UC system in a settlement over the
that would cause concern about the has rejected genetic modified rights to a milk producing hor-
human consumption of genetically foods, that conventional plant mone.
modified foods." Burke researched breeding is safer. It talks of possi- According to the League of
the field for 30 years at the Loma ble uncontrolled mutations in our Women Voters, opponents of
Linda University School of Allied food supply and that two harmful Prop.37 say that the initiative
Health. ingredients, pleiotropic and would require extensive monitor-
Burke admitted that conclusive glyphosate, have currently been ing of foods that will increase
evidence might take one hundred detected. foods costs, and that enough meas-
years. He is more concerned about Proponents of Prop. 37 point to ures are already in place to assure
the lack of labeling of alcohol and the Monsanto Company as its food safety.
tobacco products, which are di-
rectly related to plants and crops
that are produced by genetic muta-
tions. Burke's concern about to-
bacco is concurred by the New
England Journal of Medicine
which published studies showing
that significant amounts of nico-
tine is already found in tomatoes
and potatoes. The Journal quotes
research showing that insecticides
have been introduced into plant
Professor Brian Federici at UCR
states that available data indicates
that genetically produced crops are
perhaps safer than organic crops
and have reduced the use of pesti-
cides by millions of pounds per
year. His colleague at UC Berke-
ley, Peggy Lemaux, says she has
gone through volumes of research
showing that chemically produced
foods show no negative effects.
The Institutional Review Board
Guidebook and the Union of Con-
cerned Scientists both wrote that
more study needs to be done in the
field of induced mutation plant
breedings, that there is lack of re-
search done on healthy human
subjects. The Review Board states
that there are two studies needed:
Page A10 • Septeber 20, 2012 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
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Sunkissed Squares Saturday, Sept. 22: 2012 - 2013 High Desert Regional Job Veterans Car Show
Calendar Saturday, Sept. 22: Purple Peo-
ple Eater Dance at the Redlands
Comm. Center, 111 W. Lugonia,
Miss Cardinal City Pageant will
take place at the Sturges Center for
the Fine Arts, 780 N. “E” St., San
Fair Sunday, Oct. 7: 22nd
Wednesday, Sept. 26: Hosted by
Veterans Memorial Car Show in
memory of Mike Wilburn at the
Bernardino. 20 young ladies will the San Bernardino County Work-
Democratic Luncheon Redlands. Howard Delcambre will vie for the title to represent San force Investment Board, fair will Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Med-
cuer rounds starting at 6:30-7:30. ical Center, 11201 Benton, Loma
Club Squares with Shauna Kaaria start- Bernardino High School. Tickets be held from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the
Linda, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Meets noon on Fridays at Demo- ing at 7:30 - 10 p.m. $5 pre-sale, $7 at the door. For San Bernardino County Fair-
cratic Headquarters, 136 Carousel more information regarding the grounds Building 2, 14800 7th St., ARMC Healthy & Safety
Mall (near the central glass eleva- County Museum event, please contact Jamie Rios at Victorville. Admission and park- Fair
tor) in San Bernardino. Speakers: Saturday, Sept. 22: ArtFest art (909) 881-8217. ing is free. Job seekers should Saturday, Oct. 13: Arrowhead
Sept. 21: David E. Raley, Can- making workshops with a Dia de Rialto High School Food bring resumes and dressed for suc- Regional Medical Center’s free
didate for Redlands City Treasurer Los Muertos theme from 11 a.m. cess. Information: (760) 949- 10th Annual Health & Safety Fair
Sept. 28: John Futch, Candi- to 4 p.m. The focus of the work- Truck Festival 8526. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will include
date for Re-election for Commu- shops will be comic book and Saturday, Sept. 22: Fundraiser to Legacy of Exemplary Serv- free health screenings (registration
nity College District graphic novel creation and water- benefit the RHS musical theatre for screenings ends at 1:30 p.m.);
Oct. 5: Gloria Harrison, Can- color techniques. The workshops program. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the ice
Friday, Sept. 28: Libreria Del safety demonstrations; 500 free flu
didate for Community College are free with paid museum admis- entrance of Rialto High stadium. shots (adults only); individual doc-
sion. Admission, does not include food, Pueblo Board of Directors hosting
District tor consultations, and teddy bears
adults $5, students $3, kids under a recognition dinner to honor indi-
Oct. 12: Cheryl Brown, Candi- Pet Scene Pool Party for the first 300 kids to complete
5 free. Music, games and enter- viduals who have dedicated them-
date for 62nd Assembly District Saturday, Sept. 22: Pet Scene their health screenings. ARMC is
tainment for the whole family. selves to the betterment of others.
Oct. 19: Dr. Kathleen Henry, bath and boutique located at 31776 located at 400 North Pepper Av-
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District and Jesse Vizcaino, Can- ing a Wading Pool Party and BBQ Saturday, Sept. 22: The Quiet Colton. For more information, call
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After 25 years, the cookie business thrives
She first began working in the said Voortman.
Voortman cookie factory when she Six years ago Voortman’s
was 14 years old as a part time job. brother left the business leaving
When she was 18 she worked there her as the last sibling involved
full time and since then has made with the day-to-day operations of
the success of the company her pri- the company. However it is still
ority. family owned.
When the siblings sold the li- “In order to be competitive we
cense back to the company to start have to be very efficient,” said
their own business the business Voortman.
landscape looked very different. She has recently reorganized the
As wholesalers they were able to company management and this
target their sales toward regional year the company’s sales are up 20
grocery stores like Stater Bros. and percent growing after a few hard
Alpha Beta. But today the only re- years during the economic down-
gional store that is left is Stater turn.
Bros. Therefore the company had “We are working very hard,” she
to shift its strategy and begin said.
working mainly with national Traditional Baking is still dealing
chains. They also began broaden- with foreseen challenges like the
ing their services through creating drought in the midwest that will af-
private label cookies and in-store fect all food prices.
IECN PHOTO NAIMA FORD baker programs. The cookies are For more information on Tradi-
Family-owned Traditional Baking has been in the community for 25 years baking and selling cook- sold all over the country and in tional Baking go to traditional-
ies across the country. The company also gives back to the community. Pictured here is nonprofit some stores overseas. baking.com.
organization Brightest Star founder Lea Michele Cash, left, and Traditional Baking President Kathy “We just tried to find our niche,”
by Naima Ford from much farther away. factory for Voortman Cookies in
It began with Voortman Cookies, 1987.
raditional Baking has en- a cookie company started by two In 1989 they decided to become
T dured ups and downs but Dutch immigrants who brought a stand alone business and used
after 25 years the company their family’s cookie recipes to those time tested cookie recipes to
is strong and growing. Canada where they opened a fac- create Traditional Baking.
The cookie manufacturers are lo- tory in the 1940s. Since then they have stayed ded-
cated in Bloomington, just south of One of the founding partners was icated to their roots of family and
the 10 freeway, is family owned the father of Kathy Voortman, quality.
and has been serving the commu- president of Traditional Baking. “I have been in the cookie busi-
nity and country for decades but it She and her siblings moved to the ness since I was young,” said
has roots that are much older and Inland Empire to open a licensed Voortman.
Words to Think About: Misinterpretation of Original Sin Traditional Baking makes cookies based on the traditional cookie
recipes passed down through generations of the Voortman fam-
By G. W. Abersold Ph.D egorically wrong: slavery, the role
of women, women cutting their
hair, discipline of children, pre-
recently had a genuine
epiphany. I was able to hold destination and obedience to
my four month old great rulers.
granddaughter, Zoe Belle, for the In Hebrew theology the Garden
first time. of Eden event is referred to as “the
Two thoughts popped into my Paradise Story.” Without excep-
mind. Whittaker Chambers was a tion Cohon identifies the account
Communist spy who converted to as having been in earlier cultures. Open Sunday
our country. An atheist who be- Also that it refers to the explaining
of the origin of death-nothing else.
came a Christian. He said the
In other words, death came into
cause was when he looked at his
baby daughter’s ear for the first
omnipotence of God.” human experience because of dis- Full Bar
Cohon lays the burden of respon- obedience. There was not any
time, the beauty of it demanded a sibility for the prominence of the
Creator. Zoe Belle was born on other hereditary consequences. Sunday Special
Fall of Man on the Apostle Paul
earth. But was conceived in and St. Augustine. Both men refer
Psalm 51:5 is most often used to Homemade
heaven. support the concept of original sin.
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The second thought was about a and Eve. In response to this,
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and in sin did my mother conceive fast Burritos
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upper lip. As the story goes, just ers, the Paradise story contains NO
prior to birth an angel touches the David was the author of this
doctrine of the fall of the race Psalm. Another Jewish scholar Happy Hour
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Further insight comes from a his- rounded his birth is clearly taught;
into her beautiful innocent eyes, I tory of Augustine’s views. In his
wondered about the third idea, that sin was passed on to him from
emphasis on total depravity, he de- his mother is not.”
“Who ever dreamed up the un- clared it to be transmitted from one
thinkable idea of original sin? It The worst use of the doctrine that
generation to another through I know of was by Jonathan Ed-
must have been some nut who human sexual intercourse.
never looked at a newborn baby. It wards. On July 8, 1741, his sermon
His views were then picked up by “Sinners in the Hands of An Angry
certainly wasn’t Jesus. How do I John Calvin (1509-1564) whose
know? God,” depicted children screaming
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views infected all of Protestantism. and writhing in the pits of hell.
Because the concept is foreign to Besides original sin he endorsed
Jewish theology. Support for this What a travesty. All because of the
pre-destination, eternal security, misinterpreted doctrine of Original
view comes from the writing of literal hell fire, and all unbaptised
Samuel S. Cohon in 1948 from
Hebrew Union College of Cincin-
children being lost.
Most Fundamentalist churches
Amen. Selah. So be it. FOR
nati, Ohio. are Calvinist in belief. The theol-
Titled, “Original Sin,” Cohon Bill Abersold, resident of High-
ogy of several of them has become land, is a retired Methodist and
categorically denies any endorse- more liberal in recent years, thus Congregational minister and ac-
ment in Jewish theology. “The
Bible exalts man as the child of
eliminating Original Sin as a car-
complished author of eight books. At any COUPONof order
on at time
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God, stamped with His image and
In his book Samuel S Cohon goes
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He further clarifies his thinking them as a lecturer. He has a B.A.
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Inland Empire Community Newspapers • September 20, 2012 • Page A13
Black Rose Awards recognize unsung heroes
By Cynthia Mendoza New Hope Missionary Baptist
Church where he does hospitality
training, serves as a greeter and
n Friday, September 14
the San Bernardino com- has given book scholarships to at
munity came together at least two students over the last five
the National Orange Show to cel- years.
ebrate the Black Culture Founda- Black Rose Award recipients:
tion’s 23rd Annual Black Rose Shannon O’Brien is the director
Awards, an event that recognizes of the nonprofit organization, Chil-
the community’s unsung heroes, dren’s Resources, Inc. In 2009 she
men and women who give self- developed an African-American
lessly of themselves in their re- History Day Camp program to ad-
spective endeavors for the benefit dress the deficit in cultural and his-
of others. torical programs for
This year’s honorees are: African-American children. The
Humanitarian of the Year- 2012 program was so successful
Frances Grice: A former San that an additional session had to be
Bernardino resident, Grice now re- added to accommodate the number
sides in Redlands. Throughout the of students.
years she organized and developed “It made me feel like everyone
a community organization that es- embraced me. It was validation,”
tablished successful job training O’Brien said about what the award
and placement programs and also meant to her, given that she does
constructed a school facility that not reside in San Bernardino.
housed computer and high tech Joyce Payne is on the San
training programs. She is also Bernardino City Library Board,
credited for starting cooling sta- president (basileus) of the National IECN PHOTO COURTESY CAROLYN TILLMAN
tions throughout the United States. Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., From left: CSUSB Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies Dr. Milton Clark, candidate
She has also mentored over 1,000 Delta Rho Chapter, Black Educa- for San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees Gloria Macías Harrison, Crafton
students over her lifetime. tors Association, and an active Hills College student Destiney Waldon and SBCCD Trustee Donna Ferracone at the Black Rose
During her acceptance speech member of Temple Missionary
Awards on Friday, September 14 at the National Orange Show.
Grice shared part of her moving Baptist Church. She is involved
life story, which involved losing Arrowhead United Way Women’s Community Fellowship Chapel, Children’s Hospital Foundation of staff to participate in Y activities.
two grown but young children. Leadership Council an established and the Highland Woman’s Club. Los Angeles, Highland’s Trails “I couldn’t have asked for more,”
Commitment to Service Award- in 2009 to improve the lives of at- She currently serves on the board Committee, Highland Improve- said Black Rose Award Chairper-
Michael Lexion: Michael Lexion a risk young women. of Santa Claus Inc. and she works ment Team, Highland Woman’s son Dr. Margaret Hill of how great
very involved community member Annie Upshaw is a resident of with school district personnel in Club, Kiwanis, YMCA of East the event was. “There are so many
in San Bernardino. He donates his Highland and has been very active San Bernardino, Colton, Redlands Valley Executive Committee and good people doing good work that
time to Helping Hands and is a in Highland, San Bernardino and and Rialto to get applications to el- Zonta’s International. She is very we haven’t recognized. We
lifetime member of the NAACP, Redlands. She volunteers with the igible families. involved in the Highland Family haven’t even begun to touch the
and neighborhood watch co-cap- Highland Literacy Coalition at the Anne Viricel resides in Highland YMCA and is now chairperson of surface.”
tain. He is also very involved at Sam Racadio Library, Traditional and has been a pillar in the cities the committee that has been in- For more on the Black Culture
of San Bernardino, Highland and volved with visits to the schools Foundation visit their website at:
Redlands. She is a volunteer at encouraging students, parents and sbbcfoundation.org.
IECN PHOTO COURTESY CAROLYN TILLMAN
Humanitarian Award winner Frances Grice, middle with friends
Dolores Armstead and Vicki Lee during the Black Rose Awards
on Friday, September 14 at the National Orange Show.
Page A14 • September 20, 2012 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
CSUSB hosts sixth annual DisAbility sports festival
One of the barriers that is being "I promise that people will have
broken is by having two archery fun and learn something new,"
coaches who have disabilities. One Moffett said. "Bring the family
is gold medalist Jeff Fabry, who out, there will be something for
has one arm and one leg, and the everyone to do."
other is Janice Walth who has a vi- For those who would like to reg-
sual impairment. ister to participate or volunteer,
DSF is always looking for volun- please visit disabilitysportsfesti-
teers to help run and organize the val.org or call (909) 537-5352.
event. Volunteers must be at least California State University, San
18 years of age, perform a back- Bernardino is located at 5500 Uni-
ground check and work for at least versity Parkway, HP 120, San
a minimum of three hours. Bernardino.
IECN PHOTO COURTESY AARON MOFFETT
Dr. Aaron Moffett, director of the DisAbility Sports Festival and professor of the Dept. of Kinesiology
at Cal State San Bernardino, poses with one of the participants during last year's festival.
baseball, soccer, tennis, wheel-
chair tennis, motor skills activity,
sit volleyball, rowing, swimming,
stand-up basketball, wall climbing,
golf, track and field, archery,
dance, tango, tennis, wheelchair
tennis, cycling, goalball and power
Between the sporting activities
there will be a lunch break where
a DJ will be providing entertain-
ment for the participants. Follow-
ing lunch will be a hip hop dance
session where participants will be
dancing. IECN PHOTOS COURTESY AARON MOFFETT
Sponsors of the event will be Above: Participant concentrates while doing archery at the 2011
competing in a mascot challenge. Disability Sports festival. This year’s festival will take place on
Some of the sponsors that will be Saturday, October 6 on the Cal State campus. The event is open
participating include the Inland to people of all ages with any type of disability.
Empire Health Plan (IEHP), the
Inland Empire 66'ers and Molina Below: One of the 2011 DisAbility Sports Festival volunteers as-
Healthcare. sists a young participant on the tennis court.
With all the activities that take
place during the festival, it helps in
making it enjoyable to plan each
"The thing that I enjoy the most
about putting on DSF each year is
IECN PHOTO COURTESY AARON MOFFETT seeing the excitement on the par-
A volunteer assists a participant on bicycle at the 2011 DisAbility ticipants’ faces," Dr. Moffett said.
Sports Festival. "When I receive phone calls stat-
ing how much fun they had, that
By Naomi Bonman come with having one."
lets me know that the program was
There will be plenty of fun activ-
a success. The festival also encour-
alifornia State University, ities for participants to engage in, ages them to participate in local
C San Bernardino will be including new activities being sports teams and proves that we
hosting its sixth annual added to this year's festival, such have broken barriers by showing
DisAbility Sports Festival on Sat- as yoga. Other activities that will that a person with disabilities can
urday, October 6 from 9 a.m. to be included are kayaking, wheel- play sports just as the average per-
3:30 p.m. The festival is free and chair basketball, quad rugby, mar- son can."
open to all ages, and to people with tial arts, wall climbing, beep
"Each year the festival gets big-
ger and better," Dr. Aaron Moffett,
Department of Kinesiology and
Director of Disability Sports Fes-
tival, said. "Last year we had al-
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months to 84 years old, this year
we expect to have 800 participants,
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Inland Empire Community Newspapers • September 20, 2012 • Page A15
23rd Annual Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous
IECN PHOTO COURTESY RICARDO TOMBOC
San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris, far right, is joined by County Chair and Supervisor Josie Gon-
zales, middle, and San Bernardino Council member Virginia Marquez, second from left, singing
“Route 66 on Friday night.” The event ran from Sept. 19 - 22 in downtown San Bernardino. Names
of two other individuals not available.
IECN PHOTO COURTESY RICARDO TOMBOC
Two AMR instructors teach student Bill Nord, 80 years old, how to perform CPR at the AMR booth
next to the California Theater. Bill said that "he had never learned CPR before"; and the AMR in-
structor replied to Bill, "now you've learned hot to save a life."
IECN PHOTOS COURTESY RICARDO TOMBOC
Above: Children enjoy the rides in the Stater Bros. "Entertainment Family Zone."
Below: Winner of the 2012 New Neon Light Contest, Hegel Qlezada from San Bernardino, stands
next to his 65 Chevy Malibu SS.
Page A16 • September 20, 2012 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
Team Sonny shines bright at the 13th annual Brianna Cadman Memorial Kids Walk
IECN COURTESY PHOTO
Part of Team Sonny poses for a photo right outside of Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California where Kola 93.5 played music and raffled prizes for all
the participants in Loma Linda on Sunday, Sept. 9 for the 13th Annual Brianna Cadman Memorial Kids walk. Sonny passed away at the age of 3 in February of 2003
By Manuel Sandoval
he 13th Annual Brianna
Cadman Memorial Kids
walk to help support sur-
vivors and families who have or
have had a child battle cancer was
held in Loma Linda on Sunday,
September 9th. The 1.5 mile walk
started at the Childhood Cancer
Foundation of Southern California
and ended at Loma Linda Univer-
sity Children's Hospital.
"I walk in memory of my little
cousin Sonny Sandoval who
passed away of Leukemia in 2003;
and also to help support other fam-
ilies who currently have a child
battling cancer,” said Savanna
Lopez. “This year I got to bring
along my 2.5-month-old baby
Liam and he loved the walk. This IECN PHOTO MANUEL SANDOVAL
year’s walk was great, Liam even Savanna Lopez with baby
won a trophy for being the
Liam from Team Sonny was
youngest walker! I'm happy that
my baby got to share this experi- awarded a trophy for being the
ance with me for the first time. He youngest walker at the 13th an-
will definitely be walking with me nual Brianna Cadman Memo-
rial Kids Walk on Sunday, Sept.
9 in Loma Linda.
for many years to come."
The walk concluded with a cele-
bration for all the participants
where trophies were awarded, raf-
fle ticket winners were announced,
games were played by child partic-
ipants, and refreshments were
served at the Wong Kerlee Build-
ing at Loma Linda University.
Over $12,500 was raised at the
event and over 400 walkers came
out to show their support for chil-
dren who are currently fighting
"Walking is very important to me
IECN COURTESY PHOTO
because I walk in memory of
Adrianna Lopez and Manuel someone who meant the world to
Boy Sandoval showed their me,” says Crystal Prendesgast-
support by wearing their Team Granados, of Oxnard California.
Sonny T-shirts at the Brianna “Even though Sonny isn't with us,
Cadman Memorial Kids walk on
Sunday, September 9th. Sonny, cont. on next page
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • September 20, 2012 • Page A17
The Purple Rose Foundation participates in Walk For Lupus
By Naomi Bonman by Bloomington resident, Kim- not knowing that they are sick.
berly Dansby, in 2010 in order to She currently works full-time, is
help fight Lupus in Southern Cali- a student and mother, and she un-
he Purple Rose Founda-
tion will be participating fornia. derstands the demands that life
in the 2012 Lupus WALK. "Everything that I was seeing puts on everyone and acknowl-
The WALK will be held at Expo- about Lupus was negative," she edges the need to raise awareness
sition Park in Los Angeles on Sep- states on what inspired her to start and financial support to people
tember 29, at 10 a.m. This year the the foundation. "I wanted to show who are affected.
WALK is geared towards setting people that there definitely is hope, After the Lupus WALK, the Pur-
records to raise funds for the and that you can continue to live ple Rose Foundation plans to part-
Lupus Foundation and to increase your life." ner with doctors to provide care
awareness about Lupus. Once Dansby learned more about packages for Lupus patients that
In an effort to build awareness the disease, she also noticed that will include information and tips
about Lupus, actress Tichina many people were not aware of on how to live with Lupus, T-
Arnold ('Everybody Hates Chris'), what the disease really was. She shirts, and discounts on medica-
whose sister was diagnosed with did not want anyone to live their tion.
Lupus, has joined the Purple Rose life like she did for many years, "I want people living with Lupus
team. Aside from team efforts and to know that there is hope,"
IECN PHOTO COURTESY PURPLE Dansby said. "There are people
fundraising, there will also be
ROSE FOUNDATION who understand what you're going
plenty of activities and giveaways
that participants can partake in, as Bloomington resident Kimberly through, which is where Purple
well as vendors that will be provid- Dansby created the Purple Rose comes in to connect you to
ing information about Lupus. Rose Foundation in 2010 to different resources."
Since the Purple Rose Founda- raise awareness and fight For those who want more infor-
tion is sponsored by Black Radi- Lupus in Southern California. mation about Lupus, want to give
ance, they will be giving out The 2012 Lupus WALK will be to the foundation, or want to par-
massages and make-up. The Pur- taking place in Los Angeles on ticipate in the Lupus WALK,
ple Rose Foundation was started please visit mypurplerose.org.
Saturday, Sept. 29.
The San Bernardino Symphony opens 2012-13 season with a Russian Roulade
onducted under the baton Spring’ accompanied by folk on May 18, 2013. Audiences will
of Maestro Frank Fetta, dancers. delight to Mozart’s ‘Overture to
the San Bernardino Sym- On March 9, the SBSO celebrates the Magic Flute,’ enjoy the deeply
phony’s 2012-13 season, Musical the shared 200th birthday of Verdi moving Brahms’ ‘Violin Con-
Destinations, is about to get under- and Wagner with great orchestral certo,’ and experience
way. and operatic works including se- Beethoven’s magnificent ‘Sym-
The Symphony opens the series lections from ‘Die Meistersinger,’ phony No. 5.’
on September 22 with Russian ‘The Flying Dutchman,’ ‘La Forza Five-concert season ticket pack-
Roulade, a musical journey down del Destino,’ and the ‘Ballet Music ages are currently available start-
the Volga River filled with im- of Aida,’ among others. Ac- ing at $70. All programs will be
agery and life. claimed soprano Erin Wood and held at the historic California The-
Said Maestro Fetta, “Concert- baritone Ralph Cato will share atre of the Performing Arts, 562
goers will immediately recognize their dynamic virtuosity, perform- W. 4th Street, San Bernardino.
Glinka’s exuberant and rollicking ing some of music’s most popular Concerts will start at 7:30 p.m.
overture to ‘Ruslan and Ludmilla’ opera arias alongside the orchestra. For more information, or to pur-
which combines both traditional As a grand conclusion to the sea- chase season tickets, call (909)
folk music with an imaginative use son, the San Bernardino Sym- 381-5388 or visit www.san-
of Eastern elements. And the over- phony presents Classics Revisited bernardinosymphony.org.
ture is utterly spectacular.”
Tchaikovsky’s ‘Variations on a
Rococo Theme,’ combines the Pool party, barbeque for pets and their own ers
composer’s original piece with
et Scene bath and boutique located at 31776 Yucaipa Blvd. in
historical amendments by the com-
Yucaipa is hosting a Wading Pool Party and BBQ from 11 a.m.
poser’s own concert cellist Wil-
to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 22. While supplies last visiting
helm Fitzhagen. The performance
pups will receive a free lei and hot dogs for their parents! Stop in to
will feature the return of acclaimed
say hello, do a doggie limbo, you and your pet can wear a Hawaiian
cello soloist Marek Szpakiewicz. IECN PHOTO COURTESY SB SYMPHONY shirt, and just have fun!
Described by Yo-Yo Ma as an The San Bernardino Symphony kicks off its new season this Sat- Pet Scene also hosts a monthly shot clinic on the 2nd Saturday of each
artist whose "energy, motivation, urday with Russian Roulade, a musical journey down the Volga month from 2:00 to 3:00, Anesthesia Free Dental Cleaning in conjunc-
earnestness and generosity of spirit River, featuring the return of acclaimed cello soloist Marek Sz- tion with Pet Fresh and Dr. Wright of Wright Care Vet every other
are evident through his work," Sz- pakiewicz, above. month, and if you are an alum of Cal-State, San Bernardino, we will be
pakiewicz is also known for his
give. Viva the San Bernardino turing pianist Esther Keel. hosting a special bath party on Saturday, September 29th.
vast suite of film music. His sensi-
Symphony!” The New Year will herald in For more information about Pet Scene, our services and events, visit
tive performance is bound to be a
In all, the 2012-13 season prom- Treasures of the Americas, the www.petscenenow.com, or call (909) 389-2424. Pet Scene Bath and
highlight of the evening.
ises a series of breathtaking musi- Symphony’s annual afternoon Boutique services include no appointment walk-in self- and full-serve
cal journeys, and immense family concert on Jan. 13, 2013. baths, professional styling by appointment, healthy food (Blue Buffalo,
Cellist Mark Szpakiewicz
enjoyment for concert audiences. The concert features selections Canidae, Royal Canin, Taste of the Wild and Hi-Tek Naturals) and
November 10, the Symphony from Copland’s ever popular treats, toys and specialty gift items for people and pets.
“The last movement will just
raise the hair on your arms,” said will celebrate all things French ‘Rodeo,’ Kubic’s whimsical ‘Ger-
Maestro Fetta, adding, “I know with Faure’s spectacular ‘Pelleas ald McBoing Boing’, a musical ad-
you will enjoy the evening. The & Melisande,’ Debussy’s poetic venture based on the popular Dr.
people in the orchestra continue to ‘Petite Suite,’ Bizet’s dazzling Seuss story, Revueltas’ ‘Homage
give you the very best they have to ‘Symphony in C,’ and Ravel’s to Garcia Lorca,’ and closes with
‘Piano Concerto in G Major’ fea- Copland’s beautiful ‘Appalachian
walking, raising money, and
ipants for the 2012 Brianna Cad-
man Memorial Kids walk.
difference. So remember mark
your calendars because September
Casa De Flores
hopefully finding a cure helps me "Although Sonny is not in our is Childhood Cancer Awareness 342 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92410
cope. I encourage others to walk lives, he is in our hearts, and we month." said Denise Sandoval,
because the more people who
know about childhood cancer the
more chance there is to finding a
thrive to help support children with
cancer and their families by partic-
ipating in the walk and donating to
mother of Aaron Michael San-
Aaron Michael Sandoval
cure. I love you Sonny!"
This was Team Sonny's 10th year
participating in the Brianna Cad-
Childhood Cancer Foundation of
Southern California because 10
years ago we were in their position
"Sonny" passed away of Leukemia
at the age of 3 on February 6th,
man Memorial Kids Walk with and we truly know that this organ- "We love you Sonny!"- Team
over 35 registered walkers on their ization provides continuous sup- Sonny Complete Florist Service
team. Team Sonny was also a sil-
ver sponsor for donating over $500
port to the children and their
families. If you did not participate
To donate or to contact the Child-
hood Cancer Foundation of South-
Wedding & Bridesmaids Dresses,
to Childhood Cancer Foundation In this year’s walk, please consider ern California call them at (909) Quinceaneras & Baptismals, Tuxedo Rentals
of Southern California and got it next year. It is not only fun to 558-3419 or leave an email at Mon.-Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. • Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Sunday Closed
Aaron Michael Sandoval gather with your loved ones and email@example.com.
"Sonny's" name and logo on the
back of this year’s T-shirts that
were given out to registered partic-
meet new people, but also reward-
ing to know that we are all walking
for the same cause and making a
Manuel Sandoval is an intern at
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