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                                                                                                                                                                              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
                                Clubhouse in Redlands.                    “We keep it fun and we keep it        Pharaoh’s Adventure Park, Yucaipa
                                 The summer camp is open to all
                                                                        educational,”      said
                                                                        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
Horoscope        A16
Legal Notices    A20
Library Column A17
Movie Showtimes A16 By Naima Ford
Opinion           A4

                          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:                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                            Departme nt
                                                                                                                     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
                                                                                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
                                                                                 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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                                                           be instances of high frustration,
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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
 Maryjoy Duncan
                                                                                                                      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

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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
                                                                    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
                                         “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
William Rush.

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

                                                                                                                                                                           $              99
                                                               KARL RUBOW
                                                                                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
                                                                                                                          At any
                                                                                                                                                       U N
                                                                                                                                                    COcoupPOime of order
                                                                                                                                                      t on at t
                                                                                                                                              Must presen
                                                                                                                              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 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
Medicare research
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-
sible deal.”
  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
(909) 795-7760.
                                                                                                                      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

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                                                                                         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
                                                                                                                                                            Our Specialty
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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                                                   Sunday, May 1: The Inland Em- .                                          rowhead Credit Union Park, 8:30 Tuesday, 7 p.m.; 27215 Base Line.
Basketball Sign ups                              pire Debating Society will have its                                        a.m. - 1 p.m. Information (909) Loma Linda: Second and fourth
  Every Saturday until June 9: 10                monthly event at 4 p.m. at Denny’s Chili Cookoff, Menudo                   386-1400.                           Tuesday, 7 p.m. (check city Web
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                                                 abama St. Anyone can become a Saturday, May 7: 38th Annual                   Thursday, May 19: Community 25541 Barton Rd.
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year-round basketball. Informa-                  CREW-IE Luncheon                     pire Menudo Championship at the       awards and auction. Reception 6 Rialto: Second and fourth Tues-
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E-Waste Recycling Event                          11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Marriott Austin at (909) 883-3596.                  Fundraiser         for     James Free Citizenship Classes
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9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free event.                                                                                                             To register, call Maria at (909)
                                                                                      fashion show 11:30 a.m. Shandin       7:30 p.m. $100 per person, $500       388-1239.
Job & Resource Fair                              Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast             Hills Golf Club, 3380 N. Little       Friends of James Ramos, $2,500
  Saturday, Apr. 30: Senator Glo-                  Friday, May 6: The city of San Mountain Dr. Cost $27, reserva-           Reception Host, $5,000 Reception      Breast Cancer Support
ria McLeod’s 3rd Annual Today’s                  Bernardino presenting the Mayor’s tion deadline April 23. Informa-         Co-Chair, $10,000 Reception           Group
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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
won 7-1.
                                                                                                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
                                                                  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
                                    big-screen remake.

Sheen down to one ‘goddess’

                                                                                             Courtney gets
                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                    STRANGED            couple
                                                                                                    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
 Bree and ex-nanny NATALIE                   Men” role.

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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.livena-             “Cats” centers on the Jellicle tribe of cats, who meet, 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.

    Krikorian Redlands showt imes
    Krikorian Redlands                10:35
        Cinema 14
      Showtimes for                   Water for Elephants PG-
     Saturday, Apr. 30                13                                                                                                                      IECN PHOTO COURTESY   JOAN MARCUS
                                      Robert Pattinson, Reese                                                         Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Award-Winning ‘Cats’ at the California
Fast Five PG-13                       Witherspoon                                                                     Theatre of the Performing Arts for Two Shows April 30
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker               (10:45 AM), (12:20),
(10:30 AM), (11:05 AM),               (1:40), (3:45), (4:30),
(12:10), (12:50), (1:30),             6:45, 7:30, 9:45, 10:30
(2:10), (3:15), (3:55),
(4:35), (5:15), 6:20,                 Rio G
7:00, 7:40, 8:20, 9:25,               Jesse Eisenberg, Anne
10:05, 10:45, 11:25                   Hathaway                                                                                        March 21-April 19                        Sept. 23-Oct. 23
                                      (10:55 AM), (1:25),                                                               You love challenge, but you also        Though you realize that you are
Prom PG                               (4:05), 6:40                                                                    recognize that not all challenges are   dependent on your people and they
Aimee Teegarden,                                                                                                      a good fit for you. Focus on what's     are dependent on you, some of the
Thomas McDonell                       Scream 4 R                                                                      right for you and not what's im-        attachments could be strengthened
(11:15 AM), (1:55),                   Neve Campbell,                                                                  pressive to others. Take the stance     through a greater degree of auton-
                                                                                                                      that you have nothing to prove.         omy. A certain amount of weaning
(4:45), 7:50, 10:25                   Courteney Cox                                                                   Hang back and watch for a while.        will occur this week as you en-
                                      9:55                                  Insidious PG-13                           Don't make your move until you          courage others to fully take on
Hoodwinked Too! Hood                                                        Patrick Wilson, Rose                      are absolutely sure that it's what      their responsibilities so you can
vs. Evil 3D PG                        Rio 3D G                              Byrne                                     you want to do.                         focus on yours.
Hayden Panettiere,                    Jesse Eisenberg, Anne                 9:05, 11:30                                                April 20-May 20                        Oct. 24-Nov. 22
Glenn Close                           Hathaway
(10:35 AM), (12:45),                  (12:00), (2:25), (4:50),               Regular Ticket Prices                     Collaborations are favored today.       You can't expect those around
(3:00), (5:20), 7:35                  7:20, 9:50                             Adult: $11                               Two or more minds on a problem          you to be just like you, even if you
Sorry, No Passes Al-                  Sorry, No Passes Al-                   Child: $8.25 (12 & under)                will bring about a favorable out-       are their parent, boss or teacher.
                                                                             Seniors: $8.75 (60 & above)              come, especially if one of the          Everyone applies his or her brain-
lowed                                 lowed                                  Students: $9.50 (with school ID)         minds is yours. You'll think big        power differently. You'll appreci-
                                                                             Active Military: $8 (with ID)            when others are thinking small, or      ate the differences when you stand
African Cats G                        Soul Surfer PG                         (*Children 2 years and under are free)   small when others are thinking big.     back and observe the way people
Samuel L. Jackson                     Dennis Quaid, Anna-                    ( ) Bargain Matinee                      Both modes of thought will be nec-      around you interact on Thursday
(10:40 AM), (11:30 AM),               Sophia Robb                            $8.75 before 6 p.m. every day            essary and helpful.                     and Friday. Saturday features a hot
(2:05), (5:00), 7:20, 9:40            (10:50 AM), (1:35),                    Digital 3DX Ticket Prices                                                        date.
                                      (4:20), 7:10, 10:10                                                                              May 21-June 20                               Nov. 23-
Tyler Perry's Madea's Big                                                                                                                                                               Dec. 21
                                                                             Early Bird: $10.75                        Some people have a fantasy of
Happy ... PG-13                       Hop PG                                 Bargain Matinee: $11.75                                                            There's nothing wrong with chal-
                                                                                                                      parachuting out of a plane. You         lenging others. In fact, they will
Tyler Perry, Shad "Bow                Russell Brand, Kaley                   Adult: $14.00
                                                                                                                      can think of different ways to get a    enjoy the kinds of games you en-
Wow" Moss                             Cuoco                                  Child: $11.25
                                                                             Seniors: $11.75                          rush -- ways that require an equal      courage and look forward to your
(11:40 AM), (2:20),                   (10:40 AM), (1:20),                    Students: $12.50                         amount of courage, but have a dif-      proposals of daring excitement.
(4:55), 6:50, 7:55, 9:30,             (4:00)                                 Active Military: $11                     ferent kind of payoff. This is your     There's also a time to make things
                                                                                                                      week to actually go through with        easy and fun. You have an excel-
                                                                                                                      such an activity, or at least get the
 Celebrate                                                                                                                                                    lent sense of which way you
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 support                                              the M ost                                                       be unshakable for the first part of     self-doubt to overcome. In the
                                                                                                                      the week. Just because you're           past, you were misled to believe
                                                        C hips!                                                       doing the same thing as others and      that you don't measure up -- a
 your local                                                                                                           at the same time, too, doesn't au-      falsehood created to benefit one
 Veteran                                                                                                              tomatically make you feel con-          weaker than you. Find someone
                                                                                                                      nected. You know well the feeling       you trust, and talk about your
 Riders                                                                                                               of being simultaneously together        hopes and wishes, which are, by
                                                                                                                      and separate, and you can be com-       the way, well within your abilities.
                                                                                                                      fortable with it.
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                                                                                                                        Take another look at that poten-
                   American Legion Riders                                                                             tial future you consider to be a fan-
                                                                                                                                                                It is human nature to voice a
                                                                                                                                                              melody or chant a rhythmic sound
                                                                                                                      tasy or wishful thinking. It is         to ease the burden of work. Like a
                       Casino Night                                                                                   actually well within the realm of
                                                                                                                      possibility for you. You just need
                                                                                                                                                              sailor singing a shanty with his
                                                                                                                                                              crew, you'll unite with your col-
Open to                                 Chapter 777                                                                   someone to show you the way.
                                                                                                                      Seek mentorship. This could start
                                                                                                                                                              leagues through language and
                                                                                                                                                              noise -- perhaps not exactly music,
the public!                                                     Saturday                                              in the form of books and articles
                                                                                                                      for now, but soon a teacher will
                                                                                                                                                              but the effect is the same. Your
                                                                                                                                                              tasks and responsibilities feel
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                                                                                                                                                              you are different. Talk about what
                                                                    ri an                ion         o                cause you know it's none of your        you like and how you like to be
                                                                                                                      business. Your self-assurance will      treated. You'll be a spokesperson
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                                                                                                                                          Inland Empire Community Newspapers • April 28, 2011 • Page A17

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                                                                                                    
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                                                       or call the office at 909-386-1400 ext 224
                                                                                                   at doing.”
    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                               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                        or call (909) 386-1400 ext. 224.
    invited to stop by the branch or call (909) 796-8621.

                                                    Library Calendar
    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!
    Page A18 • April 28, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers

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.

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-

         he       Colton-Redlands-
         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-
Sawyer Pool.

By D. Kitchen                          The purpose of ‘One Day’ Kiwa-
                                       nis events is to serve your local             IECN       Inland Empire
                                       community and children to make
                                                                                            Community Newspapers
             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
                                                                                                                                Salute To
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.
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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-
                                                                              ing campaign.
                                                                                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.

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