Inland Empire Week ly
Vol 6, NO. 49 Features, Lifestyle & News You Can Use!
April 28, 2011
THISWEEK Final phase
Local football star of street
returns to visit
Boys & Girls Club rehab begins
he final phase of construc-
tion will begin Thursday to
A3 repave Church Street with
rubberized asphalt from Colton
Avenue south to the railroad cross-
Miers strives to IECN PHOTO COURTESY MARK DAVIS
raise awareness The Boys and Girls Club of Redlands is accepting applications for its annual summer camp. The camp Work will begin Thursday, April
28, and is expected to be completed
on organ, tissue begins June 6. by Monday, May 2. Repaving south
donation of the railroad crossing to Redlands
Boys and Girls Club Boulevard was completed last
The work is part of a larger project
to improve local roads which began
brings the summer fun Feb. 7 with the repaving of
Alessandro Road between Sunset
and Creekside drives and repaving
and repair of concrete and side-
By Naima Ford children, but especially for children Each week there will be themes walks along Center Street.
between the ages of six and 14. and relevant activities. The project also included the resur-
To participate the child must be a This year there will be themes
t’s that time of year again! The facing, sidewalk repair and installa-
Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club of member but gaining membership is such as “To Infinity and Beyond,” tion of handicap ramps on Church
Easter Egg Hunt Redlands will be hosting a easy and can be done during regis- “Fourth of July,” “The Olympics” Street between Colton Avenue and
A7 summer camp for local children tration. and “Water Wars.” Redlands Boulevard. The historic
that will take them from the The camp will further the mission Children are broken up into age cut stone curb along portions of the
Olympic stage to outer space. of the organization which is to give groups and learn about the theme
INSIDE This is the organization’s fourth children character-building pro-
gramming that enables them to
through valuable science and histo-
ry lessons. There are also field trips
Road, cont. on next pg.
year offering the program which
will be hosted at the Hansberger have strong futures. throughout the summer to
ONE SECTION, 28 PAGES
Clubhouse in Redlands. “We keep it fun and we keep it Pharaoh’s Adventure Park, Yucaipa
The summer camp is open to all
Director Mark Davis.
Program Regional Park, Empire Bowl and a
Summer, cont. on next pg.
Support just in time for kitten season for trees
Hollywood Gossip A15
Legal Notices A20
Library Column A17
Movie Showtimes A16 By Naima Ford
he Redlands Animal Shelter
Service Dir. A10-11 was the latest on a list of
Sports A12-13 shelters to receive a bit of a
boost from Stater Bros. Charities.
HOW TO RE ACH US The non-profit affiliate of the gro-
Inland Empire cery chain partnered with Pedigree
Community Newspapers to support local animal shelters.
Office: (909) 381-9898 With shelters’ constant need for
Fax: (909) 384-0406 help to care for a growing animal
edlands, CA, was recog-
population combined with ongoing
Editorial: firstname.lastname@example.org nized by the nonprofit
cuts from the city and county, such
Arbor Day Foundation as a
support is welcome at most shel-
FREE CLASSIFIED ADS ters. Tree City USA community for its
commitment to urban forestry.
SELL YOUR CAR AT ANY Over the last three years Stater
Redlands has earned this national
PRICE, OR ANY ONE Bros. Charities has given to 10 ani-
designation for 16 years.
ITEM $150 OR LESS FOR mal shelters across the Inland The Tree City USA program is
4 WEEKS FREE! Empire. This is the first time the
sponsored by the Arbor Day
Call our FREE ad hot Redlands shelter has received sup- STATER BROS. CHARITIES Foundation in cooperation with the
port. A check for almost $300 was IECN PHOTO COURTESY
line at (909) 381-9898 The Redlands Animal Shelter received a donation of almost $3000 National Association of State
given to them on April 12.
ext. 204 “Times are tough,” said Bill from Stater Bros. and PEDIGREE. Pictured here are Shelter
Foresters and the USDA Forest
Deadline Miller, shelter supervisor. Service.
Supervisor Bill Miller and Marisa Kutansky, Stater Bros. Markets
is Monday Shelter, cont. on next pg. Community Activities Coordinator.
at 4 p.m. Tree, cont. on next pg.
909-820-2633 • 152 E. San Bernardino Ave, Rialto
Page A2 • April 28, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers • Inland Empire Weekly
From the Redlands Police
Police will take back prescriptions
Mental Health Administration’s
he Redlands Police De-
partment will participate National Survey on Drug Use and
in National Prescription Health. Each day, approximately,
Drug Take Back Day Saturday and 2,500 teens use prescription drugs
launch its own 24-7 pharmaceuti- to get high for the first time ac-
cal collection site that day, giving cording to the Partnership for a
residents a place to safely dispose Drug Free America. Studies show
of unneeded prescription and over- that a majority of abused prescrip-
the-counter medication. tion drugs are obtained from fam-
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, ily and friends, including the home
April 30, Redlands Police will be medicine cabinet.
at 1270 W. Park Ave. to collect The National Prescription Drug
unwanted prescription drugs. Res- Take Back Day was organized to
idents may simply drop off pre- provide a venue to dispose of un-
scription and over-the-counter wanted and unused prescription
medication, no questions asked. drugs. Last year more than 121
Labels and other identifying infor- tons of pills were turned in.
mation may be removed from Following the National Prescrip-
medication containers prior to tion Drug Take Back Day, the
drop-off. Medication will be col- Redlands Police Department will
lected into boxes that will be launch a secure pharmaceutical
IECN PHOTO COURTESY MARK DAVIS sealed and picked up by the U.S. collection box located in front of
The summer camp is for children between the ages of 6 and 14 years old. There will be crafts, Drug Enforcement Administra- the Redlands Police Annex at 30
food and fieldtrips. tion, which will then take it to a lo- Cajon St., where residents may
cation for safe disposal. safely dispose of unwanted pre-
The National Prescription Drug scription or over-the-counter med-
Take Back Day initiative was ication at any time of day. The box
begun last year by the DEA to ad- will be emptied daily and the med-
dress a vital public safety and pub- ication destroyed in a manner pre-
lic health issue. More than seven scribed by law.
million Americans currently abuse For additional information, con-
prescription drugs, according to tact Lt. Shawn Ryan at (909) 798-
the 2009 Substance Abuse and 7681.
Highland celebrates Arbor Day
Hibiscus in Highland. Should you
s part of Tree City USA,
the City of Highland will have any questions, please contact
be celebrating Arbor Day Denise Garnsey, Volunteer Serv-
by holding a tree planting cere- ices Coordinator at 909-864-6861
mony. We will be planting two ext. 203.
trees at Highland’s Community More information about Na-
Park on Thursday, April 28 at 8:30 tional Arbor Day or Tree City
am. Please come and join us at USA can be found on the National
this annual event. Highland Com- Arbor Day Foundation website,
munity Park is located at 27003 arborday.org
IECN PHOTO COURTESY MARK DAVIS
The Boys and Girls Club has designed the camp to be both fun and educational for children of all Road, cont. from front All-American Asphalt.
ages. street will be maintained except The City will make a concerted
for those sections where new effort to minimize disruptions for
Summer, cont. from front To attend, a child does not have $15 for an annual membership and handicap ramps are installed. Once residents and businesses within the
to be from Redlands but able to get $75 per week per child. There are complete, the project will have project areas. At least one lane of
number of other outings. to the clubhouse every day. scholarships available. According resurfaced more than six lane traffic will remain open in both di-
There will also be trips to local “It’s going to be a lot of fun,” to Davis they are expecting a miles of local streets with rubber- rections on Church Street at all
colleges that give the children said Davis. larger than average number of ap- ized asphalt, repaired more than times. Affected residents will have
some insight into what college is The BGCR Summer Day Camp plications. Children are accepted 7,500 square feet of sidewalks, full access to their property at all
like. will be held at the Hansberger on a first-come-first-served basis. added seven new handicap ramps times. Construction activities are
“We definitely want kids to think Clubhouse at 1251 Clay Street in For more information call (909) and restriped more than six lane scheduled between 7 a.m. and 5
about where they want to go to Redlands on Monday through Fri- 798-4599 miles. p.m. Thursday, Friday and Mon-
school,” said Davis. day, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is The City Council approved the day.
They regularly present a new cat project at its Jan. 4 meeting. Fund- For further information, contact
or dog at city council meetings ing for the $919,000 project comes the following City staff liaisons:
twice a month for the television from the State Proposition 1B Construction questions: Bassam
watching audience or perhaps Transportation Alzammar, construction manager,
someone in the council chambers Bond, approved by voters in No- (909) 798-7584, ext. 2
to adopt. vember 2006, and addition local General project information:
They are also putting animals Measure I county transportation Ross Wittman, project specialist,
onto the animal shelter’s Facebook improvement funds. No General (909) 798-7585, ext. 7
page. Every week four animals are Fund money is being used for the Additional information can be
featured as being ready to be project. The contractor for the found on the City website at
adopted by a loving family. most recent phase of the project is http://www.ci.redlands.ca.us/
Miller says the shelter has also
been attending a number of adop- Tree, cont. from front ple each day, and we applaud com-
tion shows where many shelters munities that make planting and
bring animals and have had suc- Redlands has met the four stan- caring for trees a top priority.”
cess getting a lot of their animals dards to become a Tree City USA Communities that earn Tree City
adopted this way. community. Tree City USA com- USA recognition not only have
The money that they received munities must have a tree board or taken the time to meet the four
from Stater Bros. is going towards department, a tree-care ordinance, standards, they know that trees:
making improvements to the shel- a comprehensive community · Promote healthier communities
IECN PHOTO COURTESY REDLANDS ANIMAL SHELTER ter and and also getting food and forestry program, and an Arbor by filtering the air we breathe by
The Redlands shelter will use the money to help get more ani- supplies for kittens. According to Day observance and proclamation. removing dust and other particles.
mals adopted like this dog that was up for adoption last week. Miller, they will soon be getting “We commend Redlands’s · Moderate climate, conserve
their annual influx of kittens and elected officials, volunteers and its water and provide vital habitat for
Shelter, cont. from front able to give $135,000 to local shel- will use the money to get supplies citizens for providing vital care for wildlife.
The money was raised through a ters. for them. its urban forest,” said John · Reduce the heat island effect in
special in-store promotion where a Lately the Redlands shelter has For more information about the Rosenow, chief executive and urban areas caused by pavement
percentage of all sales of PEDI- been putting a lot of effort into get- Redlands Animal Shelter call founder of the Arbor Day Founda- and buildings.
GREE Food for Dogs goes toward ting animals adopted. And they (909) 798-7644 or visit their Face- tion. “Trees provide numerous en- · Increase property values and re-
a local shelter. By raising funds have turned to new media outlets book page. vironmental, economical and duce energy use and add beauty to
this way, Stater Bros. has been to do so. health benefits to millions of peo- our homes and neighborhoods.
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • April 28, 2011 • Page A3
Former Trojan, Wright, visits Boys and Girls Club
Van Johnson, a Boys and Girls
Club board member, Wright came
to his former stomping ground to
interact with the kids to inspire and
encourage them, and also to drib-
ble a few basketballs on the court.
Based on several perfect shots, it
appears that his basketball talent is
nearly as good as his football
During his time at the club IECN
had a chance to catch up with
Wright nearly six years after the
first story on him ran in the Colton
Courier when he was about to
graduate from Colton High.
“It’s been a little bit of every-
thing; highs and lows and good
and bad, but it’s been a blessing
overall,” Wright said of his life
since leaving Colton High and his
future plans. “Right now I’m wait-
ing for the draft to see what hap-
pens and where I’ll end up.”
Wright also shared fond memo-
ries of his days at the Boys and IECN PHOTO CYNTHIA MENDOZA
IECN PHOTO CYNTHIA MENDOZA Girls Club.
On Friday, April 22, former USC Trojan football star Shareece During his visit to the Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino,
What he remembers most is sim-
Wright, left, visited the Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino, ply having fun and staying out of Colton High graduate and former USC Trojan football star Sha-
the place he used to play when he was a little boy. Councilman trouble. reece Wright, right, was interviewed for Channel 3 in San
Rikke Van Johnson, right, later that afternoon presented him “That was the biggest thing I got Bernardino by reporter Nadia Gil.
with a Certificate of Appreciation for his ongoing support of the from it, staying busy,” he said.
is possible, just know it’s not worked out.”
club. “There’s less time to find trouble
going to be easy, but don’t give Towards the end of the afternoon,
when you’re busy and that’s the
NFL draft, wherein Wright could up.” Councilman Johnson presented
By Cynthia Mendoza [great] thing about the club. It
be the first Trojan drafted into the In 2008 Wright learned the im- Wright with a Certificate of Ap-
keeps kids busy and it’s educa-
NFL. portance of not giving up when an preciation for his support of the
t was a great way for the tional as far as the help and support
In 2010 Wright played all 13 injury made him miss an entire Boys and Girls Club, and the kids
youth of the Boys and Girls you get here.”
games and ranked third on the Tro- season of play and when academic all gave Wright a big group hug.
Club of San Bernardino to Wright also offered words of en-
jans with 73 tackles. He also added challenges kept him off the field “He’s an alumnus of the club
end a busy week - a visit with for- couragement and support to young
seven tackles-for-losses and another. who has gone on to get an educa-
mer USC football star Shareece kids about what it takes to be suc-
recorded 2.5 sacks. He also led the “I had to pick myself up and find tion and used his physical talent to
Wright, a Colton High graduate, cessful in life.
squad with 10 pass break-ups and the courage and determination not achieve a college degree,” Johnson
who in his younger days was also “Know what you want to do and
10 passes defended. to give up on my dream,” he re- said about why Wright is a great
a member of the club. pursue that career no matter what,
On the invitation of San called. “And I didn’t and it all role model for the kids.
The visit was particularly mean- and don’t let anyone tell you it’s
ingful as it comes just ahead of the Bernardino Councilman Rikke not possible,” he said. “Anything
Community College District appoints Baron new district chancellor
IECN PHOTO COURTESY SBCCD
Shown left to right front row: Trustee Donna Ferracone; Crafton Hills College President Gloria
Macίas Harrison; Chancellor Bruce Baron; Clerk, Board of Trustees John M. Futch; Trustee
John Longville. Back row: Vice President, Board of Trustees, Dr. Donald L. Singer; Trustee Jess
Vizcaino, Jr.; President, Board of Trustees, Carleton W. Lockwood, Jr.; Student Trustee Crafton
Hills College, Daniel Shedd; Student Trustee San Bernardino Valley College, Robert Alexander;
San Bernardino Valley College President Dr. Debra Daniels.
him with this vision. the best district in the state. We
he Board of Trustees of
the San Bernardino Com- “As acting and interim chancel- face serious challenges, but each
munity College District lor, he demonstrated his advocacy challenge presents us with an op-
has officially appointed Bruce for students. His passion for im- portunity to improve our services
Baron as the new District Chan- proving student success makes to students.
cellor. Mr. Baron has been serv- him the kind of leader we need. ‘We will have expanded opportu-
ing as the Interim Chancellor since The connections he has made with nities for student success through
December 2009. community and education leaders creative programs and the innova-
Carleton W. Lockwood, Jr., Pres- will give him a head start in sus- tive use of technology; through
ident of the Board said, “We are taining and developing partner- partnerships and aggressive re-
fortunate to have such a seasoned ships with local business and source development, and through
educational manager who will industry.” enhanced communication and ex-
bring the steady leadership that is Baron said, “I am honored to panded consultative relationships
so essential to this District, as we have the confidence of the Board with all the shareholders of our
face the serious financial chal- of Trustees to lead the San district, Our role, as I see it, is to
lenges initiated by state budget Bernardino Community College help to rebuild our community and
cutbacks. Chancellor Baron's vi- District to the next level. I want to to stimulate economic develop-
sion of this Community College thank those who have worked so ment and the revitalization of the
District is shared by this Board, collaboratively with me over this quality of life we know and love in
and we look forward to supporting interim period. The SBCCD is al- the Inland Empire.”
ready a great district but we can be
Page A4 • April 28, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
OPINION&EDITORIAL Views expressed in Opinion & Editorial do
not necessarily reflect the views of IECN
Very soon I will begin potty
training my 19-month-old daugh-
ter, Miah, and I know there will
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test the sheer limits of my pa-
tience, but never in my most frus-
trated and exasperated moments
has it ever occurred to me to in-
Dignified, classy behavior
As I watched the horrific events water was admirable and impres- ple out there who conduct them-
flict pain on my baby girl, espe-
unfold In Japan after the recent 9.0 sive to say the least. selves with dignity and class even
cially not dipping her in scalding
earthquake and devastating when faced with unbelievable
water! I can’t wrap my mind
tsunami that ensued, I could only We’re so used to viewing the human tragedy and suffering.
around how a “parent” is capable
Underreported form be astounded by the way the rampant chaos that occurs in this
of such behavior. People like that
Japanese people conducted them- country in the event of natural dis- We can certainly learn a thing or
of child abuse: have no business having children.
selves amidst the aftermath. The asters, an unpopular court verdict two in basic acceptable human be-
Burn injuries They are undeserving and con-
calm and orderly way they con- or simply a local sports team win- havior from the Japanese.
temptible. Sadly, there are too
ducted themselves as they tire- ning a title. The rioting, looting
had the pleasure of speaking many of them.
lessly stood in lines for hours and vandalism have become so
with Mindy Richard last Some disturbing facts published
waiting for much needed, limited common place here that I have Gary B. Leibelt
week, a social worker for the on the Department of Justice Web
basic necessities such as food and forgotten that there really are peo- Colton
Pediatric Department and Edward site citing a government study,
G. Hirschman Burn Center at Ar- “Burn Injuries in Child Abuse,”
rowhead Regional Medical Cen-
ter who recently received the 2011
Children’s Network Shine a Light
on Child Abuse Award for her ef-
explores burning as a topic of
child abuse - one seldomly dis-
“Deliberate injury by burning is
Curbs ensure safety
forts in preventing child abuse and often unrecognized. Burn injuries I would like to thank the city of Last August, I gave the City even asked about, which is cool!
burn injuries. A fellow alumni of make up about 10 percent of all Highland for putting in curb cut- Council a letter asking them for
Cal State San Bernardino, child abuse cases, and about 10 outs on Palm Avenue and Church curb cut-outs on Palm Avenue so Thank you, Highland, for mak-
Mindy’s passion for her profes- percent of hospital admissions of Street north of Base Line. My we could go to the store safely. ing the neighborhood safer for dis-
sion was discernible even over the children to burn units are the re- grandmother and I use wheel- About a week ago we saw that the abled people!
phone. The full article is printed sult of child abuse. In comparison chairs and we have never been ramps had been put in on the in-
on page 6. with accidentally burned children, able to feel safe going to the phar- tersections I asked about. Nicholas Jenkins
During the course of the inter- abused children are significantly macy or Dairy Queen because we San Bernardino
view I learned that the most com- younger and have longer hospital had to ride out into oncoming traf- We also saw the ramps on
mon type of burn incidents related stays and higher mortality rates. fic. Church Street, which I had not
to child abuse is immersion - dip- The child burn victim is almost al-
ping the child into scalding water.
Appalling? Yes. Surprising? No.
What did shock me, though, was
ways under the age of 10, with the
majority under the age of 2.”
If you should come into contact
Students deserve our priority
the catalyst - potty training. Ap- with a child who has suffered a As a health assistant at an ele- priority; they are the future leaders
parently parents or caregivers be- burn, there are ways to determine mentary school in the Colton Joint As a conservative Republican, I of our country.
come manically frustrated when whether the injury was accidental Unified School District, I see first am aghast that our lawmakers in
their toddler, usually under the or deliberate. Contact burns usu- hand the gravity of the economic California can't even agree to put We spend far more money per
age of 2, has an accident, and for ally leave characteristic patterns times we are in. the tax extensions on the ballot year providing the basic needs of
some reason completely beyond and cannot be concealed, whereas and let the voters decide. (What our prison population than we ever
me, they punish and/or clean their immersion burns are trickier to In attending a recent board meet- happened to government for the would consider spending on our
defenseless little ones by dipping identify. ing, I listened as one of our assis- people, by the people?) students. Why are they in prison,
them into scalding water and You can see distinct sharp lines tant superintendents laid out in you ask? A big percentage of them
forcibly holding them in the tub. from where a child was held graphic detail the severity of our If by some miracle the tax exten- never finished high school!
Another type of burn is the con- under water deliberately. In in- budget woes. Even though we sions were approved - this would
tact burn, where objects are used stances where a child may have have absorbed cuts of approxi- not completely solve our budget Diane Miller
to cause injury - a curling iron, fallen in hot water, the lines aren't mately $63 million over the last crisis (but would definitely be a Health Assistant, Alice Birney
steam iron, cigarette lighter or cig- as defined, as the child would three years, this, unfortunately, is step in the right direction). We are Elementary School
arettes. What kind of sick, de- have likely struggled. Also look still not nearly enough to make living in historic economic times Colton
mented people do we have out for creases in the child's skin, ends meet. and our students deserve to be our
there? where the child may have balled
As I’ve expressed in the past, or wrinkled his skin, in anticipa-
adults would not be able endure
the abuse they inflict upon chil-
tion of the abuse. These areas
won't be burned. If it looks like
Unwarranted spike in gas prices
dren. Why not hold the perpetrat- the child has worn a sock or
ing adults in scalding water for glove, these could be indications Gasoline is up $1 per gallon from ago? If government placed an addi-
interminable minutes and see how that a foot or hand was held in hot one year ago. Why? There is no tional tax of $1 per gallon of gaso-
they fare. water. shortage of oil. Recently, CBS news reported line, there would be rioting in the
The worst incident Mindy wit- It is important not to jump to that the current spike in gasoline streets. Speculators grab $1 per
nessed occurred a couple of years conclusions and bellow “child Oil companies report that there is prices is due wholly to Wall Street gallon and we hand it over with
ago when a toddler, not even 2 abuse!” with each burn incident. actually a glut of oil on the mar- speculators. Every day in the U.S., hardly a whimper.
years old, came in with third-de- There are many caregivers who ket. OPEC claims that production we consume 380 million gallons Welcome to the (manipulated)
gree burns due to immersion. Her are unaware of how to effectively currently is down to around 80 of gasoline. Every day Americans "free market."
mother was prosecuted; a small prevent burns in their homes. percent of maximum because of put $380 million into speculators'
consolation considering the life- Surely, common sense must come lower demand. So why is gasoline pockets. Floyd Petersen
long scars the child will grow up into play at some point. up a dollar a gallon from one year Loma Linda
IECNInland Empire Community Newspapers Lack of integrity, leadership
(909) 381-9898 • FAX 384-0406 Obama gave a great speech last tions), justice, labor.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6247, San Bernardino, CA 92412 • Office Location: 1809 Commercenter West, San Bernardino, CA 92408 week. He truly spoke to my pro-
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Inland Empire Community Newspapers • April 28, 2011 • Page A5
Raising awareness on organ, tissue donation
IECN PHOTO COURTESY LINDA MIERS
Linda Miers is passionate about educating others on the impor-
tance of tissue and organ donation. Her daughter, Melanie, in the
photo on the poster, was killed at the age of 16 in 2005, and her
heart, liver, pancreas and kidneys have given four people a new
chance at life. Earlier this month Miers was recognized at the
Board of Supervisors meeting. IECN PHOTO COURTESY LINDA MIERS
About a week before her 16th Front from left: Linda Miers, Donate Life Ambassador, Supervisor Neil Derry and Spencer Saks
By Cynthia Mendoza
birthday in 2005, Miers’ daughter after a recent Board of Supervisors meeting where Derry honored Miers and Saks for their work in
Melanie was about to get her dri- raising awareness on the importance of organ and tissue donation. Saks chose this subject as his
ven though she lost her
daughter in a tragic drive- ver’s license and asked her mom if Eagle Scout project, which is something personally meaningful to him, as he may also need a kid-
by shooting in 2005, her it was okay if she placed the “pink ney in the future.
16-year-old heart continues to beat dot” on her license, meaning that
that a week later, she’d be in the life-saving organ transplants, and Lifestyle Magazine on
and give life, a thought that Linda in the case of death, she would do-
hospital room with her daughter a new name is added to the na- KVCR/PBS.
Miers takes great comfort in and nate her organs.
and being asked about organ dona- tional waiting list every 13 min- Earlier this month she, along with
also hopes to educate others on. Miers agreed, never dreaming
tion once again. utes. One organ donor can save up others, was recognized by San
As a mother she wanted to to eight lives and one tissue donor Bernardino County Third District
scream “no,” but recalling the con- can enhance the lives of up to 50 Supervisor Neil Derry.
versation just the week before, she others. Even though April is almost over,
agreed. Melanie’s heart, kidneys, Nationwide, minorities represent Miers continues her mission to in-
liver and pancreas have given four 54% of organ transplant candi- form and educate others on the im-
individuals a new chance at life. dates and more than 60% of those portance of organ and tissue
Today, Miers, an employee with awaiting kidney transplants. In donation and the difference it can
San Bernardino County Children’s California, Latinos make up 35% make in someone’s life.
Services, is a Donate Life Ambas- of those waiting for life-saving One of those people is Shannon,
sador who is passionate about ed- transplants, Asians/Pacific Is- the woman who received
ucating others about the landers 16%, and African Ameri- Melanie’s heart and the chance to
importance of organ and tissue do- cans another 14%. Nearly 75% of live longer and enjoy her grand-
nation. those waiting for kidney trans- children. Later this year Miers will
“Organ and tissue donation is a plants are people of color. African have the opportunity to hear her
subject that people really don't Americans comprise 12% of the daughter’s heart beat when she and
think about or even talk about, but U.S. population, but represent 35% Shannon meet personally.
it’s a subject that should be dis- of kidney transplant candidates. “People need to be aware,” Miers
cussed with family,” Miers says. Through her work as a Donate said about organ and tissue dona-
“I’m glad my daughter mentioned Life Ambassador, Miers has been tion. “Educate yourself.”
it because it made a difficult deci- recognized by the cities of San For more information visit
sion a little easier for me.” Bernardino and Highland, and www.donatelifecalifornia.org/M
What exactly does organ and tis- been featured on Hispanic elanieMiers.
sue donation involve?
Organs that may be donated in-
clude the kidneys, liver, heart,
lungs, pancreas and small intes-
tine. Tissues that may be donated
include corneas/eyes, heart valves,
skin, bone, tendons, cartilage and
IECN PHOTO COURTESY LINDA MIERS There are currently more than
Linda Miers, right, at the Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral in 108,000 people on the UNOS Na-
San Bernardino raising awareness about the importance of organ tional Organ Transplant Waiting
and tissue donation. Linda is pictured with daughter Natalie, 9, List. Nationwide, approximately
and friend Diane Chapman. 18 people die each day awaiting
City secures funding for at-risk youth program
they need to foster within them- two-year period from January,
n an effort to reduce violence
and gang related victimiza- selves the attitude and life skills 2011 through December, 2012.
tion among San Bernardino’s needed for successful employ- Funding requires a dollar-for-
youth, the city of San Bernardino ment, pro-social involvement and dollar (100 percent) match of the
is partnering with the Urban Youth higher education opportunities. funds awarded to the recipient.
Conservation Corps (U.Y.C.C), The U.Y.C.C. under the umbrella The match will be met through in-
local Catholic Charities, California of the San Bernardino National kind services provided by the
State University San Bernardino, Forest will involve youth in mean- U.Y.C.C and Catholic Charities.
and the San Bernardino National ingful forestry conservation proj- 10 percent of the grant will stay
Forest. To assist their efforts, San ects including wildlife with the city to cover related ad-
Bernardino was awarded a management, firefighting and ministrative overhead costs, in-
$400,000 grant from the California community involvement. cluding reports and audits. The
Gang, Reduction, Intervention and Over ninety percent of the youth California State University San
Prevention Fund also known as who participate in the program are Bernardino Center for the study of
Cal G.R.I.P. successful at staying out of and/or Correctional Education will pro-
The U.Y.C.C. and Catholic Char- returning to the legal system. Sig- vide the required program evalua-
ities will be working closely with nificant reductions in criminal and tion component for the grant.
100 probation and at-risk youths violent behavior has positively im- Under the Operation Phoenix ini-
and their families. Their goal is to pacted the number of youths that tiative, the city of San Bernardino
help guide the young men and attend classes to earn higher has been successful in securing
women into positive and moti- GPA's, and gain employment. three other Cal-Grip grants total-
vated lives and futures. The youth The $400,000 grant will provide ing almost $1.2 million.
will be provided with the tools support for the program over a
Page A6 • April 28, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
Richard strives to prevent child abuse, burn injuries
By Maryjoy Duncan tially began her career working
with foster children. Following a
year-long internship at ARMC
toddler under 2 years old
admitted to the Edward Richard realized that the medical
G. Hirschman Burn Cen- field offers an impressive multi-
ter at Arrowhead Regional Med- disciplinary approach in treating
ical Center suffering from cases of abuse that includes nurses,
third-degree burns to her legs due therapists and a multitude of re-
to immersion was the worst burn sources. She joined ARMC Social
case involving child abuse that Services Department in 2007.
Mindy Richard, a social worker in According to Richard, the most
the Pediatrics Department and common type of burn incidents in-
burn center, has witnessed in her volving child abuse is the immer-
three-and-a-half years at ARMC. sion burn, commonly associated
Richard has dedicated her profes- with potty training toddlers. Ap-
sional career in identifying, inter- parently caregivers become frus-
vening and preventing child abuse trated with accidents and immerse
and burn injuries. She was re- the child in scalding water for
cently honored for her efforts cleaning and/or punishment.
when she was awarded the 2011 Richard assesses all children ad-
Children’s Network Shine a Light mitted to Pediatrics and the burn
on Child Abuse Award. unit for possible signs of child
abuse. Richard meets with doctors IECN PHOTO COURTESY ARMC
“I’m grateful to be appreciated
for something I feel is my job, to discuss the injury, which, she Mindy Richard, pictured second from left, a social worker in the Pediatrics Department and Edward
something that I’m supposed to noted, are at times hard to discern, G. Hirschman Burn Center at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, was recently awarded the 2011
do,” Richard said modestly. and engages tactful interview tech- Children’s Network Shine a Light on Child Abuse Award. Mindy is pictured discussing a patient with
“This is a terrific honor for niques with the person who wit- (from left) Elenita Songco, Julia Macias and Carole Wochholz in ARMC’s burn unit.
Mindy and for the Medical Cen- nessed the incident to foster trust
in obtaining a truthful account. on a family to go through an [or- merous burn incidents and child wounds that often result from their
ter,” said Susana Ruiz, ARMC So- deal] with CPS.” abuse have been prevented. injuries. Richard also facilitates
cial Services manager. “Injuries If abuse is suspected, Richard co-
ordinates with the police depart- According to Richard, some par- Richard regularly volunteers her the Hirschman Burn Center’s
resulting from child abuse and in- ents, for example, are unaware that time to assist children who are vic- monthly burn survivors support
juries from burns can be devastat- ment and Child Protective
Services, and subsequently follows the temperature on their water tims of burn injuries during the group.
ing. Mindy, with the support of the heater can be lowered, or that a Hirschman Burn Center’s Camp The Hirschman Burn Center ad-
Medical Center, has been steadfast up with the child. If it was a case
of neglect, Richard counsels the curling iron should not remain Beyond the Scars camp, held twice mits 500 - 600 inpatients annually,
in her commitment to provide ed- plugged in when not in use. annually in the local mountains. approximately one-third of which
ucation and counseling so that they family to prevent future incidents.
“It is just as important to assess “I ensure that parents are more She serves as a counselor for chil- are children. The Burn Center is
can be prevented.” diligent in making things safer in dren who attend the camp, provid- the only burn unit that serves San
A graduate of Cal State San accidents as well as abuse,”
Richard emphasized, because the home,” Richard said. ing resources and techniques that Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and
Bernardino, Richard, who holds a As a result of Richard’s interven- help the young burn victims to Mono counties, a region that spans
master’s degree in social work, ini- many parents are unaware of how
to prevent burns. “It’s very hard tion and educational efforts, nu- overcome the psychological 45,000-square miles.
Zonta women offer young girls a hand up
IECN PHOTO COURTESY KARLA TROSPER
The Zonta Club of Redlands is a group of professional women who have been supporting the com-
munity since 1961.
By Naima Ford scholarships to women going back girls to learn new things,” said
to school and entering the medical Trosper.
field, and they volunteer with the She said the club likes to do
hey have reached heights
in their own careers and Footlighters Theatre company and things that not only help people
now the members of the the Redlands Bowl. They also do- today but open doors.
Zonta Club are working to im- nate money to Zonta International, “We can do things that have an
prove the lives of women and girls which is currently working to end impact on the future,” she said.
here and around the world. the burning of women with acid in One of their newest efforts is sup-
The Zonta Club of Redlands was other countries. It is done to punish porting the fight against human
established in 1961 and is one of the woman for bringing shame to trafficking locally.
three Zonta Clubs in the Inland her husband or family, so the club Two years ago they hosted a
IECN PHOTO COURTESY KARLA TROSPER
Empire. It is an affiliate of Zonta is working to push for regulation seminar for the club’s area, Area 5.
and stop the sale of acid. The Area 5 Seminar welcomed ex- One of the club’s annual events is to create and give Easter bas-
International. The international or-
The club’s biggest annual event perts on local human trafficking kets to Family Services of Redlands. Ellen Cope, Zonta member
ganization was established by pro-
fessional women who wanted to is a fashion show where women and the prostitution of young girls. and chair of the service project, delivers Easter baskets to Family
help other women around the from the community show off the It was open to the community and Services with the help of staff member Antonio Birabent.
world, whether they are women latest fashions from local stores, the response was so overwhelming
fighting for human rights in im- and money is raised through raf- that the club is planning to con-
poverished countries or the young fles. It is a fun time but it is these tinue dialogue about it.
girls in their neighborhood. types of events that help the club “It is something that needs expo-
The local Zonta Club has been reach its mission of helping sure,” said Trosper. “If you can
working hard at that mission for a women. keep a young child out of a
number of years. Locally they sponsor events like lifestyle like that it is an even
“We want to help as much as we the YMCA summer camp; they greater accomplishment.”
can on a local level,” said Karla sponsor girls to attend camp. They For more information about the
Trosper, treasurer of Zonta. are also co-sponsors with the Zonta Club of Redlands call Linda
They regularly donate food and American Association of Univer- Derebery at (909) 301-0840 or
supplies to Family Service Associ- sity Women for a conference to in- visit the Zonta International Web
ation of Redlands, they provide troduce girls to science and math. site at www.zonta.org.
“We want to encourage young
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • April 28, 2011 • Page A7
Rialto first to use tap water purification process
By Harvey M. Kahn the toxins. Those organisms will be eliminated in two later He explained that harmful perchlorates in Rialto's water
stages of purification. Scientific journals call this friendly could dissipate in a thousand years. "We can't wait a thou-
clean up approach a Fluidized Bed Bioreactor method. sand years. We need water fast and cheap and we are com-
ialto will be the site of the world's first biological
drinking water treatment facility for the removal "There are those that hear the word micro-organisms and fortable with this decision."
of perchlorate, says Houston-based Environgen they think that there will be bugs in their water. There are He said that six previously contaminated wells in Rialto
Technologies, who began construction of its plant on the already naturally occurring bacteria everywhere," said have been cleared for operation, but six more are still shut
grounds of the West Valley Water District. The city of Ri- Butch Araiza, General Manager of the West Valley Water down.
alto will partner the project. District. "I don't know why some people want to put out Dr. Todd Webster, West Region Director for Environgen,
The greater San Bernardino area has historically had prob- fear. There is nothing to worry about," Araiza said. says that the new Rialto treatment facility will use an al-
lems with delivering clean drinking to the tap. In 1895 there In a recent radio ad campaign, an organization called ready proven technology but will be the first of its kind to
were reports of wild animals and careless prospectors "Cleanup This Mess Now" calls the biological water pu- produce drinking water. In a February 2011 press release,
threatening the water supply and 30 years ago there was rification method an expensive experiment using the resi- Webster states, "In Rialto, we've taken a 'mature' technol-
feces found in local water. In 1965, there were 18,000 dents of Rialto as Guinea pigs. Araiza calls those claims ogy to its next step - the production of quality potable water
Riverside residents affected with Salmonella-tainted water "scare tactics." He said the method has been used in Europe from heavily perchlorate-laden groundwater via biological
delivered from its San Bernardino water source. and in different regions of the United States. Araiza did say means," said Webster, also a key developer of the Fluidized
Currently, the potential drinking water supplies of Red- that Rialto will be the first to have this type of purified water Bed Bioreactor process.
lands, Rialto, and San Bernardino have been tainted with a go all the way to the drinking tap. Representatives from Araiza said the drinking water in Rialto is currently safe
variety of hazardous chemicals, causing many wells to be Cleanup this Mess Now could not be reached. for human consumption. When the new biological treatment
shut down. The Colton-Rialto water basin has been threat- According to the Environgen Web site, it completed a suc- plan is complete, he said "I will be the first in line to drink
ened by perchlorate since at least 1997. This new Rialto cessful demonstration at a Rialto Wellhead in 2008. "This that water. My family lives in the district and they have to
cleanup project was awarded $10.9 million by the state. new treatment system won't be in residential operation until drink the water as well."
This new technique will rely on living organisms to digest another six months to a year. During that time, we will be Araiza is a 48-year employee of the West Valley Water
testing the water on a daily basis," said Araiza. District and has been its GM for 15 years.
Community Action Partnership takes note In loving memory of Mark Shepherd
IECN PHOTO COURTESY KARL RUBOW
Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County (CAPSBC) held meetings throughout the
county this week in order to hear from residents about what they felt the most pressing needs are. Pic-
tured from left are CAPSBC representatives Carolyn Debevec, Rita Colton, Gerald Wilson and
By Naima Ford ever for more people. To keep up programs,” said one woman.
with and accommodate the need, Each person had the opportunity
the organization hosted a series of to speak about challenges they are
he needs of San
Bernardino County resi- meetings throughout the county facing in daily living and DECEMBER 5, 1953 - APRIL 17, 2011
dents are being heard at for anyone who wanted to discuss CAPSBC representatives were
the needs of their family and those there to respond, including Chief MARK SHEPHERD
the Community Needs Forum
being held by the Community Ac- around them. Executive Director Patricia L. FRIEND AND DEDICATED COMMUNITY MEMBER
tion Partnership of San Bernardino “There were really good issues Nickols.
County (CAPSBC). brought up related to the econ- “We know there is a tremendous Wilson, a person could eat or get ment Accounts program which
CAPSBC has been helping the omy,” said Sandra Brown, the need,” said Nickols. free food every day of the week provides one-on-one counseling
neediest county residents in the meeting facilitator. The meetings are held every two through various local food banks for those who qualify. Former par-
county for 47 years. It is funded On Monday, April 25, residents years and have brought about im- that CAPSBC provides. ticipants of the program have gone
through the state and is the largest gathered at the Boys and Girls mediate changes that improve res- “There’s so much food available on to buy a house, start their own
social service agency in the Club of Redlands. idents’ access to CAPSBC out there,” said Wilson. businesses and get degrees.
county. “I know there are people on my services. The comments made dur- He also said that there is a back They also offer home westerniza-
Today the needs are greater than block who don’t know about these ing the meetings are also discussed pack program for children to take tion, rental assistance, motel assis-
during planning and strategy meet- food home over the weekend. tance and bus passes.
ings held by CAPSBC executives. One of their most successful pro- For more information about
According to Brown, one of the grams is the Individual Develop- CAPSBC call (909) 723-1500.
most common issues discussed
this year was a lack of communi-
cation between departments. Peo-
ple go to one department for
assistance and go through a long
application process, only to obtain
information or get help from an-
other department; they get the run
around and have to go through the
same proces all over again. BUY 2 WHOLE CHICKENS FOR
Residents also expressed their
concerns about the cost of living,
food, housing and training courses. FOR
Brown said she is surprised when
she hears from people that they did
not know about CAPSBC and
what they offer, mainly because
they offer so much of what people
are looking for.
“A lot of folks rely on us,” said
COcoupPOime of order
t on at t
2 WHOLE CHICKENS, Choice of 20 Corn Tortillas or
IECN PHOTO COURTESY Their food bank alone serves
Many residents raised concerns at the CAPSBC meeting about the 60,000 people and provides food at 20 Flour Tortillas, and 11 fl. Oz. of Hot or mild salsa
economy including the cost of living and complications when get- 211 sites in the county. According Not valid for catering or party orders • May not be combined
ting assistance from government agencies. to Food Bank Coordinator Gerald with any other offers • 2 orders per customer
Page A8 • April 28, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
Bonnes Meres Birthday Luncheon collects 4,850 toys
founded in the 1950s, Bonnes worked with families of at-risk in- encouraging and nurturing chil-
Meres united with the Children’s fants and toddlers for 19 years. dren in any way we can,” said
Fund in the early 80s. She has been a foster parent and is Shani Diehl of Redlands, of why
They have two major events per the mother of two teenaged daugh- she and her husband Dr. Byron
year, the annual birthday luncheon ters whom she adopted from the Diehl support Bonnes Meres.
in the spring and the holiday auc- foster care system when they were “There are over 4,000 children in
tion in November. The 2010 auc- six and seven years old. She was the foster care system in our area.
tion raised over $130,000 for the also an instructor at Cal State Uni- They deserve to be loved and cel-
Children’s Fund. versity San Bernardino in the Spe- ebrated.”
“The support of Bonnes Meres is cial Education Department where “It’s a wonderful organization
absolutely critical,” said Erin she taught coursework in curricu- helping kids in need,” concluded
Phillips, president/CEO of the lum and assessment and super- Bonnes Meres President Joyce
Children’s Fund. “They’ve been vised special education teachers Waner. “We don’t normally get to
long time supporters in providing who were seeking their specialist see their faces but we hear their
necessities for children in our credentials. stories and it really tugs at the
county. They are very helpful and The auxiliary currently has about heart strings. This is a way of giv-
caring and have gone out of their 55 members but the event also ing back.”
way. I’m so pleased to work with draws many members of the com- For more information on the
an organization with as much in- munity who simply wish to sup- Children’s Fund call (909) 387-
tegrity and heart as Bonnes port this worthy cause. 4949.
Meres.” “Supporting our community and For more information on Bonnes
This year’s guest speaker was the children who have nothing is Meres visit their website at bon-
Carol Ann Fuentes, an early child- so important to us. Being parents nesmeres.org or call Suzanne
hood special educator who has ourselves, we believe in loving, Princiota at (909) 794-4595.
IECN PHOTO COURTESY CHILDREN’S FUND
From left: Debbie Brown and Cindy Maiberger, recipients of the
Lifetime Hatfield Award at the 2011 Bonnes Meres Birthday
Luncheon on Wednesday, April 20 at the Redlands Country Club.
By Cynthia Mendoza The name “bonnes meres” means
good mothers in French.
Every year Bonnes Meres hosts a
he Redlands Country Club
was bright and bustling luncheon to collect toys for the
with happy faces and lots thousands of foster youth in San
of toys on Wednesday, April 20 Bernardino County and this year’s
during the 2011 Bonnes Meres luncheon raised a whopping 4,850
Birthday Luncheon, which bene- toys.
fits foster children in San The auxiliary is made up of vol-
Bernardino County. The toys are unteers who donate their time and
collected in honor of birthdays of resources to improve the quality of
each of the children served by the life of the children that the Chil-
Children’s Fund. dren’s Fund serves. Originally
IECN PHOTO COURTESY CHILDREN’S FUND
Left to right: Joyce Waner, Bonnes Meres president, Erin Phillips, Children's Fund president/CEO,
Kelli Wilms, toy shopping chair, and Barbara O'Keefe, birthday luncheon chair, proudly display the
number of toys collected at this year’s luncheon: 4,850!
IECN PHOTO COURTESY CHILDREN’S FUND
A photo hardly does any justice to the sheer quantity of toys col-
lected at the 2011 Bonnes Meres Birthday Luncheon on Wednes-
day, April 20, at the Redlands Country Club.
Adults wanted for
Focus group offers $25 gift card, free lunch
R Benefits, a Riverside-based health insurance company, is
hosting a focus group study to gather information about seniors
citizens and Medicare. The company is recruiting adults with
elderly parents to participate in the study.
“The goal of the focus groups is to help us better understand how sen-
iors, and their caregivers, find information about Medicare,” said Henry
Romero, president of HR Benefits, “Enrolling in Medicare can be a
complicated process, and we want to make sure seniors get the best pos-
The focus group will be held at the Janet Goeske Center¸ located at
5257 Sierra Street in Riverside on Saturday, April 23. The first focus
group, for seniors, will be at 11 a.m., and the second focus group, for the
children of seniors, will be at 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be served during the
event. Participants will also receive a $25 gift card.
If you are interested in participating in the focus groups please call
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • April 28, 2011 • Page A9
Cal State San Bernardino brings opera home
rector of the show, also added a
unique “audition” scene where stu-
dents perform opera classics. The
scene was adapted by co-director
CSUSB Associate Professor of
Theatre Terry Donovan Smith.
“These are all songs they will
know,” said Fraser.
Fraser is an associate professor of
music and director of opera theatre
at Cal State San Bernardino.
This is her fourth production
She was hired when the school
decided that it wanted an opera
program in its music department.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for
students to sing with a full orches-
tra,” said Fraser.
She also saw the new role as an
opportunity to introduce more
opera into the San Bernardino
County cultural scene. All the
shows she has produced have been
more accessible than the typical
high-brow opera and are usually
adapted with a San Bernardino ref-
erence. IECN PHOTO COURTESY CSUSB
IECN PHOTO COURTESY CSUSB “Impresario” is the first singspiel The production will feature both
The Cal State San Bernardino Music Department will present Mozart’s “Impresario,” an opera for the and the first comedy. students and faculty in starring
opera novice. Pictured here is the full student cast, from left: Jessica Gubaton, Ulises Espinoza, It is also the first time the faculty roles, one of the first times that
Aaron Molina and Danille Perrault. and students have collaborated on has happened in a Cal State
stage to the extent seen in “Impre- production. Pictured here is
By Naima Ford accessible to the opera novice. But ager, decides to open a show star- sario.”
it does not stop there. ring the best talent in the West. It is Denise Tillman as Lauretta.
The faculty will play all of the
“Impresario” is also a comedy not set in just any opera house, but
o you have a fear of original “Impresario” parts written “It’s a big Cal State family of re-
opera? The Cal State San and a Western set in San the actual San Bernardino Opera by Mozart and the students will
Bernardino. House that was open in 1882, four ally talented people,” said Fraser.
Bernardino Opera Pro- play the auditioners’ roles. Both performances of “Impre-
gram has the cure at their perform- The opera is set in 1882 San years before Los Angeles had one. Fraser is performing as well as
Bernardino. The original story is Famous performers such as Sarah sario” begin at 7:30 p.m. in the
ance of Mozart’s “Impresario.” Theatre Professor Tom Proven- CSUSB Performing Arts Recital
The opera is actually a singspiel about an opera house that is about Bernhardt, Al Jolsen, Mae West zano in the title role, along with
to close down and file bankruptcy. and Harry Houdini performed Hall. For ticket information, call
because it has dialogue as well as many other professors from the the CSUSB music department box
singing. This is one of the unique In this show in order to save it, the there. music and theatre departments.
impresario, or opera house man- Stacy Fraser, producer and co-di- office at (909) 537-7516.
parts of the show that make it more
Crafton Hills presents “How I Learned to Drive”
Phone enrollments available
April 29th - May 1st
May 13th - May 15th
IECN PHOTO COURTESY CHC
Li’l Bit disputes her grandfather’s views in this dysfunctional family grouping. Shown left to right
are Collin Brock, Jessica Ackerson, Tina Escudero, Joseph Rossi, and Suzi Green.
maturing from age eleven to eight- Vogel covers in this play: it is ro-
he Crafton Hills College
(CHC) Theatre Depart-
ment will present Paula
Vogel’s Pulitzer-winning play,
een before she puts an end to it. In
spite of the serious situation, there
are many comical elements of the
mantic and sexist, emphasizing
youth and fun, the sort of social
message that would make a girl
Casa De Flores
"How I Learned to Drive," at the play, which avoids the expected like Li'l Bit, who has many feel- 342 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92410
Finkelstein Performing Arts Cen- condemnation of this situation to ings of insecurity, turn to a flawed
ter at CHC, 11711 Sand Canyon
Road, Yucaipa, 92399, on Friday
and Saturday, May 6 and 7 at 8
look at the basic humanity that
binds these two characters.
It uses innovative staging tech-
relationship where she can bask in
the reverence of an older man.
“How I Learned to Drive” is
p.m. Tickets are $10 general, $5
student/senior and are available
only on the nights of the perform-
niques to fade from one time frame
to another and one place to the
noteworthy for the many awards
that it won, including the 1998
Pulitzer Prize for drama. Its initial
ances. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. It also uses just three actors, in off-Broadway run lasted for four-
Parking for the event is free. addition to those playing Li'l Bit teen months. In addition to the Complete Florist Service
“How I Learned to Drive” and Peck, to represent all of the
other characters who affect their
Pulitzer, the play also was awarded
an Obie, a Drama Desk Award, a
Wedding & Bridesmaids Dresses,
opened in New York in February
1997. The play concerns an affair lives, especially their quirky, in- New York Drama Critics' Award, Quinceaneras & Baptismals, Tuxedo Rentals
between its protagonist, named Li'l timidating rural Maryland family. an Outer Circle Critics Award, and Mon.-Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. • Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Sunday Closed
Bit, and her Uncle Peck. The affair The addition of popular music the Lucille Lortel Award.
takes place over the course of
years, with the character of Li'l Bit
from the early-and late-1960s
helps audiences understand the
prevailing mood of the era that
The five performers, director,
stage manager and technical crew
are all CHC students.
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Colton baseball wins 12th in a row to stay undefeated in SAL
IECN PHOTO CARLOS CONTRERAS
Colton's Andrew Contreras takes throw from Tyler Rich to force out Rialto runner Alec Hernan-
dez as Colton wins 7-1
infield bunt single broke up Perez' game as they hit a total of 5 dou- toya struck out Senior Bernardo
no-hitter. bles on the day, 2 each from junior Acosta to end threat.
One batter later, Colton senior center fielder Phillip Martinez and In the top of the 8th, Ortega
catcher Joe Avila hit a ball over the senior shortstop Andrew Montoya. walked and Martinez reached on
head of Rialto senior center fielder Down 6-1 in the 6th, Carter sent 7 an error setting up the Yellow-
Robert Williams for an RBI triple batters to the plate and scored 3 jackets and Montoya for his big
and eventually scored on a Rialto runs without recording a hit. hit. Montoya hit the first pitch he
throwing error. This gave Colton a Colton starting junior pitcher saw from Lujan to the 350 marker
IECN PHOTO CARLOS CONTRERAS
2-1 lead they would never relin- Roman Federico worked master- in right center to score Ortega and
Rialto's David Robles gets jump to score Rialto's only run in quish as Rich finished strong, scat- fully through 5, but tired in the 6th Martinez with a 2 run double and
Colton’s 7-1 win. tered 5 hits and bagged 1 K for the and gave way to junior pitcher an 8-6 lead.
books. Rich was also helped de- Hector Serrano. Federico and Ser- "He had started the two other hit-
By Carlos Contreras ior pitcher Tyler Rich and his per- fensively as Colton turned another rano allowed the Lions to score 3 ters with fastballs, so I was look-
fect 3-0 SAL record to the mound double play, bringing their team and sent the tying run to the plate. ing for first pitch fastball. I got it
to square off against Rialto
he Colton Yellowjackets total to 24 at the day's end. But Serrano induced sophomore and I hit it," Montoya said of his
Baseball team continued Knights ace pitcher senior Hector The Yellowjackets completed the Mark Alvarez to ground into the big hit. Montoya then took the
to roll last week, again Perez. Perez had recorded an SAL day handing Perez the loss by Yellowjacket's 26th double play of mound in the 8th and closed the 8-
winning both of their San Andreas league high 28 K's in 3 SAL games scoring 5 runs in the 6th with the the season to end the threat 6 win for Colton. "I felt confident
League games to stay unbeaten pitched. The Knights took an early big blow coming off the bat of sen- (Colton recorded their 25th double that I could help my team get out
and one game ahead of San Gor- 1-0 lead as they pushed a run ior first baseman Brandon Ortega play in the 5th). of situation." Montoya said of his
gonio (15-5 overall, 7-1 SAL). across in the bottom of the 3rd in- as he hit a 3-run scoring triple to Trailing Colton 6-4, Carter sen- pitching performance. Montoya
The Yellowjackets have turned a ning. Rialto sophomore catcher secure the 7-1 win for Colton. ior relief pitcher Sergio Lujan credits his team’s success to the
4-5 win-loss record into their cur- David Robles hit a one out double Contreras, Avila and Ortega each worked a quick 7th inning without players’ closeness. He added that
rent 16-5 overall and 8-0 SAL down the left field line and later had 2 hits for Colton, while Rob- allowing no runs and gave the the players eat weekly "team din-
standing and have not lost a game scored on junior first baseman les finished the day batting 2-4 Lions a chance to win in the bot- ners" to build their team unity.
since a 5-4 defeat to Rancho Cu- Angel Mariscal's RBI single. with a double and run scored for tom of the frame. With one out "Our dinners have pulled our team
camonga back on March 23. In the top of the 4th, with the the Knights. away from losing the game and closer together, we are bonding
"I never believed we were a four Knights leading 1-0, it looked as Colton then completed their SAL nobody on base, the Lions junior and became a family." Montoya
and five club. We won the conso- Perez may be headed for another sweep of the Carter Lions (6-7, 5- second baseman Greg Giordono said. Senior Brett Butler added 2
lation championship of the Chino win, as he had no-hit Colton for 3 4) with an extra inning 8-6 thriller. hit a single to keep the Lions alive. hits for Colton.
tournament," Colton Coach Mike 1/3 innings and added 4 more vic- But the Yellowjacket win could Serrano then walked Lujan. Colton enters the final 6 SAL
Reh said. "I felt going into the sea- tims to his climbing strike-out have a painful sting that may linger Carter senior catcher Jacob Do- games of the season with the
son that this was one of the better total. But the Yellowjackets for a while as their senior catcher mangue then hit a double that fell league title on the line. "Every
clubs we have had in the last three would not be turned away. With Joe Avila took a pitched ball of his into shallow left field and scored team has a chance and it will be a
years. Our pitching has been one out, sophomore second base- right hand and had to leave the Giordono. Colton Coach Reh tight race to the end of the season."
strong and our defense has been man Andrew Contreras placed a game. Avila is seeking medical at- pulled Serrano for Montoya. An Reh said of the final SAL round.
great." drag bunt down the 3rd base line tention and his condition is un- intentional walk and hit batter later "We have to play one game at a
The Yellowjackets went to Rialto that Rialto sophomore third base- known at this time. tied the game for the Lions at 6-6. time, try for one win at a time."
(10-7-1, 6-2) last Wednesday to man Alec Hernandez could not Colton scored early and appeared But with the bases loaded and the Colton plays at home Friday ver-
play the Knights. Colton sent jun- field in time to get Contreras. This to be effectively in control of the winning run 90 feet away, Mon- sus San Bernardino.
IECN PHOTO CARLOS CONTRERAS
Rialto's Hector Perez dives back to first base as Colton's Brandon Ortega waits for throw. Colton
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • April 28, 2011 • Page A13
Cajon extends win streak to 5 with win at San G.
Varsity softball: Colton 11, Carter 1
IECN PHOTO RICHARD DAWSON
Melanie Delgado slides in safe at second base.
By Richard Dawson three times. 7 different batters score a run.
On Friday they were led by Scoring in four consecutive in-
Sharon Estrada who struck out 7 nings, including 3 runs in each the
ajon has been playing
good ball the past fewwhile throwing a complete game 3rd and 5th, the Cowgirls gave
Estrada more than enough support.
shutout for the Cowgirls in route to
games with both the of-
Estrada helped herself out with a 2
an 8-0 victory. Estrada helped her-
fense and pitching playing consis- IECN PHOTO BUD BRACKEN
run double in the 3rd that set the
self out by leading Cajon in hitting
tently. In their past five games they
have scored no fewer than 8 runsgoing 2-4 with 3 RBI. tone. On the mound she also did Colton sophomore Courtnee Laughlin slaps the ball last Friday.
while shutting out their opponents her part stifling Spartan hitters all
Cajon (15-7 overall, 6-1 league)
7 innings allowing only 2 hits.
had 9 different batters get a hit and
The complete game was
Estrada’s 9th of the season and
also her seventh win. Despite the
dominate performance on the
mound Estrada is even more im-
pressive offensively leading San
Andeas league in RBI (35), HR
(7), and batting average (.521) ac-
cording to Maxpreps.com.
Other notables for Cajon include
Natalia Elliot, Jessica Cantu and
Christina Mohl who each had two
hits. Elliot and Mohl both scored a
run and had a RBI. Elliot also had
2 stolen bases giving her 19 for the
year which is good for 3rd in
league. Janel Von Oesen had 2
The Spartans (3-10 overall, 2-6
league) have hit a rough patch in
their schedule losing 6 or their last
8 games. They will look to bounce
IECN PHOTO BUD BRACKEN
back against Carter and Arroyo
IECN PHOTO RICHARD DAWSON Valley. Cajon will play Pacific on Colton junior Kaylie Garcia scored a homerun during last Fri-
Cajon second baseman Amaris Rodriguez turns a double play. the road and at home this week. day’s game against Carter High.
Page A14 • April 28, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
Neighborhood Easter egg hunt
IECN PHOTO MJ DUNCAN
One of the younger participants, Miah Duncan, 19 months, col-
IECN PHOTO MJ DUNCAN lects eggs during her first Easter egg hunt with a little help from
The Kendall Hills Neighborhood Association held its annual Easter egg hunt at Littlefield/Shultis dad, Justin Duncan.
Park on Saturday, April 23. Pictured is San Bernardino 5th Ward Councilman Chas Kelley with his
two nieces, Katie, 8, and Shelby, 9, of whom he was awarded custody last year.
LLU Children’s Hospital patients
celebrate Easter early
Day events at the Children’s Hos- he picked the hat, which is deco-
atients at Loma Linda Uni-
versity Children’s Hospital pital. Among the groups partici- rated with a picture of Daffy Duck,
got a head start on Easter pating were: Ceramic Art, Happy because “it looks funny!”
celebrations on Thursday, courtesy Hats for Kids, We Are Proud Community Day, which is held
of local businesses and service or- Clothing, and Linda Valley Villa. quarterly, allows local businesses,
ganizations. Easter hats, toys, In the photo, Jason Rodriguez, service groups and people to come
shirts, crafts and pillowcases were 9, of Fontana, tries on a new Easter together to bring toys, treats and
distributed by the groups to the Hat with help from Sheri Schrier, activities for the Children’s Hospi-
children as part of the Community of Happy Hats for Kids. Jason said tal patients.
IECN PHOTO MJ DUNCAN
Good friends Analysia Sanchez, 4, and Brayden Weaver, 5,
poised and ready to partake in the egg hunting escapade.
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • April 28, 2011 • Page A15
G ossi p
Diaz dukes it out at carwash
RACKING CAMERON on a colleague played by JUSTIN
C DIAZ scrubs up a treat as TIMBERLAKE.
she washes a car in a
raunchy new film. She shows off her slender legs to
great effect by wearing wedge
The actress' tiny denim hot pants heels and her trim tummy is ex-
and checkered shirt combo echoes posed as well.
Daisy Duke's iconic outfit in hit
eighties TV show Dukes Of Haz- Actress CATHERINE BACH fa-
ard. mously portrayed Daisy Duke in
the crime-fighting show from 1979
The 38-year-old sported the ar- to 1985. She often joined cousins
resting outfit for her role in com- Bo and Luke on their trademark
edy Bad Teacher. car chases.
In it she plays a foul-mouthed The role was reprised by singer
school mistress who sets her sights JESSICA SIMPSON in the 2005
Sheen down to one ‘goddess’
tion. Talking about their married on-
clown with David Courteney recently described her screen characters Dewey Riley and
and David as an "odd pairing" - Gale Weathers-Riley in the latest
and they certainly looked worlds instalment of the WES CRAVEN
COURTENEY COX and apart Sunday. horror franchise, Courteney ex-
DAVID ARQUETTE re- The former “Friends” star plained: "I love her relationship
united on Easter Sunday. donned conventional attire - jeans, with Dewey and the fact that
David carried a basketful of blouse and jacket - while her they're together is so funny.
goodies for a fun day out with Scream 4 co-star opted for pink "He's so earnest and she's so out
friends in Malibu, six months after suede shoes, stripy suit, dickie bow to get ahead. It's just a very odd
the actors agreed to a trial separa- and a straw hat. pairing and so were we."
KENLY, both 24, have been by
SHEEN is down to just the troubled actor's side since his
one lover - after porn star March axing from TV show “Two
BREE OLSON dumped him. and a Half Men.”
Sheen, 45, revealed the bad news When a fan in Florida asked how
on stage in Florida during his one- his "goddesses" were, he said:
man tour. "Not well, because one left."
He said Bree had informed him In the previous night's show
by text, adding he wished her well Sheen begged for public help to
without him. win back his “Two and a Half
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“Cats” staged for two performances Saturday
cal theater, becoming one of the world’s longest run-
he award-winning and ever popular musical
“Cats,” composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, ning shows in Broadway’s history.
will be staged for two performances April 30 Based on a book of poetry by T.S. Eliot titled “Old
at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts, 562 Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” the musical fea-
W. Fourth St. tures 20 of Webber’s timeless melodies including
Presented by Theatrical Arts International, curtain “Memory,” “Invitation to the Jellicle Ball,” and “Mr.
is at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $38.50-$77.50, avail- Mistoffelees.”
able through www.ticketmaster.com, www.livena- “Cats” centers on the Jellicle tribe of cats, who meet
tion.com, or the theater box office at (909) 885-5152. in a junkyard for the annual Jellicle Ball. Their leader
A spectacular worldwide smash hit, the magic, mys- Old Deuteronomy, picks one cat to go to the Heavi-
tery and memory of “Cats” has revolutionized musi- side Layer to be reborn.
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Saturday, Apr. 30 13 IECN PHOTO COURTESY JOAN MARCUS
Robert Pattinson, Reese Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Award-Winning ‘Cats’ at the California
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Words to Think About: Natural to ask questions
By G. W. Abersold Ph.D. Moses even questions the intelli- identify with the Apostle Paul I asked God to make my spirit I asked God to help me love oth-
gence of God. He feels inadequate when he questioned God about his grow, and God said “No.” ers, as much as He loves me,
and feels God has chosen the thorn in the flesh. God told him, He said I must grow on my own, And God said, “Ah, finally, you
s a minister and therapist
I have often been con- wrong person to lead the Jews out “My grace is sufficient for you.” but He will prune me to make me have an idea.”
fronted by members and of slavery. Perhaps the following anony- fruitful.
clients who posed questions about David is a real case. In Psalm 13 mous bit of verse will bring some Amen. Selah. So be it.
God, doctrines, faith and life. he asks, “How long, Lord? Will insight.
you forget me forever? How long
I, too, have had questions about
the same subjects. Some times, will you hide your face from me?” And God Said ”No.” Yucaipa Branch Library remodel
well meaning clergy, but ignorant, Consider Job. His miseries have I asked God to take away my
have chastised believers for having been well recorded. It is filled with pride, and God said, “No.” suffers construction snags
doubts or questions. questions about “why?” “Why do He said it was not for Him to take
the righteous suffer?” is the basic away, but for me to give up. he Yucaipa Branch Library closed for remodeling on March 28
Obviously such chastisers have and was to reopen on April 19. Unfortunately, however, in the
not studied the Bible. It is filled theme of the book.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, re- I asked God to make a handi- course of starting the remodel work, the construction crew un-
with the records of those who covered old asbestos tiles dating back to the building’s original late
questioned God. Atheists and ag- sponds to the information that she capped child whole, and God said,
has been chosen answers with as- “No.” 1960s construction. The building was dedicated in 1969.
nostics are not among them. We Over the years the old tile had been covered over with new flooring
would expect those two groups to tonishment, “How can these things He said her spirit is whole, her
be, seeing I’ve never been with a body is only temporary. that effectively sealed it away. Once construction workers started pulling
throw out questions. But believ- up the carpet and padding, it became apparent that there was asbestos
ers? Yes, believers, even Jesus. man?” Of course it was addressed
to an angel, but he was God’s rep- I asked God to give me patience, underneath.
Since the Bible is the best seller Remediation efforts are now underway to safely remove the offending
every year, and the least read, let resentative. and God said, “No.”
Jesus, on the cross, uttered the He said patience is a by-product material so that the remodel can resume. Because work had just begun,
me remind everyone what a few the full extent of the situation is still being reviewed, and there is not
so-called heroes said. question of all question, “My God, of tribulation: it’s not granted it’s
my God, why have your forsaken earned. enough information at this time to be able to provide a firm date for
Consider Abraham, the father of when the library will be able to reopen.
all Jews and all Arabs, and the be- me?”
You and I, we are not the first I asked God to give me happi- While the library is closed, patrons who need library services are en-
ginning of Judaism, Islam and couraged to take advantage of the library system’s many online re-
Christianity. He really argued and ones to question God. Why do the ness, and God said, “No.”
righteous suffer? Why are there He said He gives blessings, hap- sources, available free to anyone with a county library card, at
confronted, in Genesis 18, God www.sbcounty.gov/library.
over the future of Sodom and Go- earthquakes and tsunamis? Why piness is up to me.
are there Alzheimer’s, cancer, pre- Those who wish to visit a branch library are being advised that the
morrah. Abraham questions God. closest county branch libraries to them are: Mentone, 1331 Opal Ave.
“Shall not the Ruler (Judge) of all mature deaths, and even arthritis? I asked God to spare me pain, and
Questions, questions and even God said, “No.” (phone 909-794-2706); Loma Linda, 25581 Barton Rd. (phone 909-796-
the earth do right?” 0990); and Highland, 7863 Central Ave. (phone 909-425-4700).
He goes round and round with more questions. He said, “Suffering draws you
God and God seemingly doesn’t I must confess, though, I’ve re- apart from worldly cares and
get angry with him. WOW!! ceived very few answers. I can brings you closer to Me.”
Pets, people asked to
Loma Linda Could Use a Few Good Folks...
By Stan Sewell, Manager, Loma Linda Branch Library ‘walk for the animals’
t is the event no pet (or human) will want to miss! Join us Saturday,
In honor of National Volunteer Month we recognize the efforts of this select group of
people whose service lightens burdens. Each month at the Loma Linda Branch Library,
volunteers contribute the equivalent of four full-time staff members.
May 14, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for the 15th Annual
Walk for the Animals. Bring your leash-trained pet to Arrowhead
What is a volunteer? Credit Union Park, home of the Inland Empire 66ers (at 280 South E
Volunteers are young and old; they serve from wheel chairs and march in parades; they Street, San Bernardino) and enjoy a day of fun!
volunteer after school, after work or while looking for work. Volunteers are the people who Attendance for this community event is free. In addition to the Walk,
give time, energy and skills to make a better community. activities will include a free canine agility course, pet contests, exciting
Stan Sewell What does a volunteer do? raffle prizes and silent auction items including Disneyland and South-
Volunteers shelve and organize materials, sign up Summer Reading Program participants, help with west Airline tickets, the Kids’ Fun Zone, Vendor Village, on-field
programs, collect requested items, operate book sales, host monthly book groups and Animé Club. They make demonstrations, music provided by Mike Medina Entertainment, em-
displays, teach English Improvement class and work with individuals in ceed by local celebrity DJ Jeff Pope from 99.1 KGGI, and more!
the Literacy Program. They provide homework help for elementary school “Imagine what a Challenge your friends and family to sponsor you, and collect pledge
students and help patrons check out books. harmonious world it could donations to benefit animals. We depend on event proceeds to continue
Volunteer Challenge be if every single person, the Humane Society’s mission though Cruelty Investigations and Hu-
Volunteer at the local library for a few hours each week. Learn a new both young and old, shared mane Education, along with our low-cost spay/neuter vaccination clinic.
skill or brush up on a tried and true talent. See how your efforts improve a little of what he is good Register today and create your own Walk page at
what the library offers and, by doing so, let others know you care about www.firstgiving.com/hssbv or call the office at 909-386-1400 ext 224
libraries and literacy in the community. to have a Walk brochure and pledge form mailed to you.
~ Quincy Jones While you raise money to help animals you will be earning prizes for
How to Volunteer
Pick up an application at the branch or online at: “I kept looking for yourself at the same time! Prizes include a commemorative t-shirt ($100
www.sbcounty.gov/library/home/volunteerapplication.pdf. somebody to solve the level), HSSBV back pack ($200 level), "on the go" doggie hydration
Volunteer orientation is every other Friday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. problem. Then I realized, I product ($300 level), and foldable picnic blanket ($500 level).
The next orientation will be Friday, May 13th. People am somebody.” For more details on the 15th Annual Walk for Animals please visit
wishing to volunteer for the adult literacy program are ~ Anonymous www.hssbv.org or call (909) 386-1400 ext. 224.
invited to stop by the branch or call (909) 796-8621.
Bloomington Branch Library Microsoft Word 2007, Intermediate, 4 pm
10145 Orchard St., south of Valley Bl. / 909-877-1453 Pajama Family Story Time, 5 pm
Mon 5-2 Early Literacy Story Time, walkers - age 4, 12 pm Teen Movie, 5 pm
Wed 5-4 School Age Craft and Story Hour, 3:30 pm Wed 5-4 Garden Walk, 10 to 11 am
Thu 5-5 Basic Computer Class, 11 am Bag of Books Sale, 10 am to 3 pm
Carter Branch Library English as a Second Language, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
2630 Linden Av., Carter High / 909-854-4100, x28148 Job Searching Tools, 1 pm
Thu 5-5 Small Wonders Story Time, ages 3-5, 5:30 to 6 pm Teen Art Club, 4 pm
Thu 5-5 Family Story Time, 10:30 am
Grand Terrace Branch Library
Introduction to Computers, 1 pm
22795 Barton Rd., civic center / 909-783-0147
Downloading 101, 4 pm
Mon 5-2 Pre-School Story Time, walkers - age 4, 11 am
Children’s Discovery Hour, 4 pm
Wed 5-4 Kids Drop-In Activity, St. Patrick’s Day craft, 2 to 4 pm
Fri 5-6 Critter Tyke Explorers, 3:30 pm
Grand Terrace Knitters, 6 to 8 pm
Teen Gamers Lounge, 4 pm
Highland Sam J. Racadio Library
Animal Ambassadors, 5 pm
& Environmental Learning Center
7863 Central Ave., north of 5th / 909-425-4700 Loma Linda Branch Library
Sat 4-30 Garden Walk, 9 to 10:30 am 25581 Barton Rd., at civic center / 909-796-8621
Family Science Exploration: Eco-Friendly Science, Tue 5-3 Computer Training, basic skills, 1 pm
10:30 am Homework Buddies, grades K-5, 4 to 6 pm
Introduction to Computers, 1 pm Wed 5-4 Homework Buddies, grades K-5, 4 to 6 pm
Children’s Early Learning Playtime, 2 to 4 pm Adult Literacy, call branch for details
Mon 5-2 Garden Walk, 10 to 11 am Thu 5-5 Early Learning, music/stories/crafts, age 0-5, 11 am
Bookworm Babies, 10:30 am Job/Career Help Using Computers, 2 pm
English as a Second Language, 12:s30 to 2:30 pm Early Learning, music/stories/crafts, ages 5+, 4 pm
Job Seeking Skills, 1 pm Homework Buddies, grades K-5, 4 to 6 pm
Microsoft Excel 2007, 4 pm Fri 4-29 Volunteer Orientation, 4 to 5:30 pm
Tue 5-3 Tiny Hoppers Toddler Time Rialto Branch Library
Registration All Week Long 251 West 1st St., civic center / 909-875-0144
Filing for Social Security Benefits Lab, NO PROGRAMS THIS WEEK
10 am to 12 noon. Branch is preparing for remodel and reopening with new wing!
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Students partake in Career Day at SB airport
CNC mill was used to etch the let- for entry-level positions. The stu-
tering on the top of the pegs and at dents who go through the training
another station, the students de- program at TET are given on-the-
signed the lines and the holes of job training while working on
the Tic-Tac-Toe board. projects brought in from industry.
A number of students expressed This invaluable training can lead to
an interest in the TET program, future high-paying machining jobs
which provides 630 hours of train- in the high-tech industry of manu-
ing to students to give them skills facturing.
IECN PHOTO COURTESY COLTON-REDLANDS-YUCAIPA REGIONAL OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM
More than 20 students from schools in Yucaipa and Colton show off the certificates they received
after completing the one-day machining courses at the CRY ROP Career Day held at the Techni-
cal Employment Training facility on April 16.
attended the first-ever Career Day stations throughout the shop, in-
Yucaipa Regional Occu- held at the Technical Employment cluding a CNC lathe, two CNC
pational Program (CRY Training (TET) institute at the San mills, and a MasterCam station.
ROP) sponsored a day of training Bernardino International Airport. The MasterCam station provided
and learning at the Technical Em- The Career Day was sponsored by an understanding of how parts are
ployment Training, Inc. (TET) fa- the Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Re- designed and then transferred in
cility located at the Kelly Space & gional Occupational Program numerical language for a Com-
Technology Corp. at the San (CRYROP), staffed by TET in- puter Numerical Control machine
Bernardino International Airport structors and employees, and to understand for the purpose of
on Saturday, April 16. funded by a state grant. machining a part. The lathe and the IECN PHOTO COURTESY CRY-ROP
Students from Green Valley High More than 20 students were mills were used to create the pegs Colton High School Student Victoria Mendoza wields a mallet at
School in Yucaipa and Slover walked through the construction of of the Tic-Tac-Toe board. They ro- one of the machining stations at the CRY ROP Career Day held
Mountain High School in Colton a Tic-Tac-Toe board using various tated to the other stations where a at the Technical Employment Training facility on April 16.
East Rialto Kiwanis ‘one day’ event focuses on water safety
confirming all expected details and the event and she added an extra ing lunch or behind a camera.
outcomes of Kiwanis and Richard, staff based on the amount of reser- The ‘One Day’ event assisted
the event organizer. vations. over 100 kids and parents directly
By request, the City added some On Saturday, April 23 the Water in our community. Each learned
additional advertising as well as Safety Event for Rialto kids all many water safety facts, worked
Gary Chaffee assisted in making came together for one great day. with the Water Safety Instructors
sure the club goal of 50-plus chil- With the help of Kiwanis of East in regards to basic swimming tech-
dren would be attending the event. Rialto, Tom Sawyer Pool staff and niques as well as reviewed Amer-
Rialto Fire Department also vol- many individual contributions of ican Red Cross’s Whales Tales
unteered to bring Stewie the Duck. time, the organization was flaw- Program. What a great day for all
Richard confirmed all other items less. Current president of the East involved. The plans are to repeat
were completed and his list of Rialto Kiwanis, Pauline Tidler, this successful event again next
available club members/volunteers and member Max Tidler, were ac- year.
IECN PHOTO COURTESY PAULINE TIDWELL was confirmed. Christina con- tively participating wherever they For more community events visit
A water safety event was held last Saturday at Rialto’s Tom firmed the pool’s preparedness for were needed, be it poolside, serv- RialtoRec.com.
By D. Kitchen The purpose of ‘One Day’ Kiwa-
nis events is to serve your local IECN Inland Empire
community and children to make
hat does it take for a
person or a group of the community a better place. The
people to do some- theme of this year’s event is:
thing great for the youth in their Water Safety and we immediately
own community? Some locals do-
nate time to coach a sport or help a
had a site with the city of Rialto’s
Tom Sawyer Pool. The Kiwanis
preferred a Saturday date as more
team stay organized, some people
donate money to a program of club members are available to vol-
choice within the community and unteer for the ‘One Day’ event.
others hold educational or benefi- In speaking with the pool man-
cial events within their commu- ager, Christina Holguin, the vol-
nity. Let’s follow the example of a unteer group picked the date of
recent event held by the East Ri- April 23, between noon and 3 p.m.
alto Kiwanis Club for a ‘One Day’ Once the costs of using the pool
promise they make every year.
This year the East Rialto Kiwani-
were determined, Richard chose
the light lunch menu and calcu- Special Edition
ans wanted to do something for lated the costs of any additional
supplies. He then went back to the
children and safety.
Richard Granados, an East Rialto
Kiwanis member and past presi-
East Rialto Kiwanis board mem-
bers for approval of his proposed
Thursday, May. 5, 2011
dent, decided to take a lead posi-
tion to finding a good fit for the
After confirming an $800 maxi-
Look for this and other
group. Gary Chaffee, a first year
member, mentioned he worked at
mum budget Richard’s next step
was to find out ‘how’ to do it all Great Specials from your
for less. Christina designed his fly-
a facility with a pool, lifeguards
and water safety instructors. ers at no cost, the printing com- Community Family Newspaper!
Maybe the Club could do an event pany gave a discount to print the
that would help parents and chil- informational flyers and the school
dren at the pool? This gave the Ki-
wanians a focus for their
community event. A water safety
district distributed the invites at no
cost to the club. Stater Bros. and
Frito Lay contributed most of the
Features, Lifestyle & News You Can Use!
or drowning prevention topic was refreshments at no cost to the club.
perfect and timely as Rialto’s com- Thursday before the event Let us save you money!
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Community leaders recognized at annual meeting, awards breakfast
McLane Southern California. The Kevin Lang, Loma Linda Univer- of Schools; Patrick Spafford, CPA,
Community Leadership Award sity Adventist Health Sciences Powell & Spafford, LLP; and Matt
recognized McLane for their sig- Center; Dennis Mobley, San Wilcox, Gresham, Savage, Nolan
nificant contributions to the com- Bernardino County Superintendent & Tilden.
munity. They provided over
$570,000 in food that AUW dis-
tributed to agencies that feed the
homeless and less fortunate. This
effort was on top of their corporate
gift and successful employee giv-
AUW’s board chair, Debbie Bar-
rera, President/CEO, San
Bernardino School Employees
Federal Credit Union, highlighted
IECN PHOTO COURTESY AUW some of AUW’s newer initiatives
Arrowhead United Way recognized several of the community’s that focus on helping underserved
most valued donors and volunteers during its annual meeting at and disadvantaged young women
the National Orange Show on Thursday, April 21. Pictured form in the community, educating par-
left: Beverly Powell, Southern California Edison; Don Encalade, ents on ways to engage their pre-
UPS; Doug Rowand, Arrowhead United Way. school children, and providing free
health education workshops for the
greatly to the organization’s efforts community.
ver 340 community Ms. Barrera also took a moment IECN PHOTOS COURTESY AUW
members gathered at the in supporting the community. The
to mention that AUW has been se- Above: Dr. Arturo Delgado, Derrick Harris, Ossie Coonrod,
National Orange Show major award recipients included
Wells Fargo, San Bernardino City lected to participate in the National Jim Dilday, and Katrin Balintag, San Bernardino City Unified
for Arrowhead United Way’s Performance Excellence Group on School District.
(AUW) Annual Meeting and Unified School District, UPS, City
of San Bernardino, Patton State Early Grad Reading. She said,
Awards Breakfast to recognize “Poor reading ability in the early
some of the community’s most Hospital, Costco, VNA & Hospice Below: Wally Nelson, Leticia Samarza, and Steve Baldwin,
of Southern California, Enterprise grades is clearly linked to high Costco; Doug Rowand, Arrowhead United Way.
valued donors and volunteers. school dropout...we plan to ad-
The annual meeting is a time for Rent-A-Car, and Community Hos-
pital of San Bernardino. dress these challenges through
AUW to thank the members of the new partnerships, engaging volun-
community that have contributed A special award was given to
teers and mentors, and bringing
other resources together.”
Easter Sunrise Services at the Bowl As part of the event, new AUW
board members were elected.
They include: Javier Gutierrez,
Gresham, Savage, Nolan &
Tilden; Beth Higbee, San
Bernardino County Superintendent
of Schools; and Brian Townsend,
Precinct Reporter. Outgoing board
members were also recognized and
thanked for their service. They in-
clude: Mike Conrad, city of San
Bernardino Fire Department;
IECN PHOTO RICARDO TOMBOC
Pastor John Miller, left, from Calvary Chapel of San Bernardino
(The Red Barn) welcomed the congregations to Sunrise Service.
Pastor Joshua Beckley, center, delivered an inspirational mes-
sage and taught about the evidence and proofs of the resurrec-
tion of Jesus. Pastor Richard Elwell, right, from the University
Park Church delivered opening and closing prayers.
By Ricardo Tomboc prayers. Pastor Joshua Beckley
delivered an inspirational message
and taught about the evidence and
ray, cloudy skies, a
falling mist and a cold proofs of the resurrection of Jesus.
morning chill loomed Each year the duties of the pastors
over worshippers at the Sunrise rotate, so they each get their
Service held at the Roosevelt Bowl chance at the pulpit.
in San Bernardino this past Easter Worship was led by both the Ec-
Sunday morning. It may not be the clesia Worship Team and the Cal-
Hollywood Bowl, but hundreds vary Chapel Praise Band. Despite
did gather to worship and celebrate the weather, worshippers sang,
the resurrection of Jesus Christ. raised their hands, gave thanks,
Every one bundled up in warm praised and worshipped as the
clothing, and families huddled to- focus and true meaning of Easter
gether. Extra blankets were spread was bellowed out with each word
out on the cold metal seats. These that was sung.
worshippers came prepared and There wasn’t a trace of the Easter
were not easily swayed away by Bunny, Easter eggs, and the rest of
the cold and damp conditions, the secular Easter paraphernalia;
even though the sun never broke although traditional among many
through the clouds; for these wor- folks. On this morning the focus
shippers the “Son” of God was was on the death, resurrection, and
there. atonement that Jesus Christ gives
Three San Bernardino congrega- through the blood that was spilled
tions and pastors coordinated the at His death, said one of the atten-
event. Pastor John Miller from dees of the service.
Calvary Chapel of San Bernardino These gatherings of local
(The Red Barn) welcomed the churches have held their Sunrise
congregations. Pastor Richard El- Services for about eight years now.
well from University Park Church The services are non-denomina-
gave the opening and closing tional, and people from many other
churches attend these services.