Inland Empire Week ly
Vol 7, NO. 52 Features, Lifestyle & News You Can Use!
May 17, 2012
Redlands Fire seeks
THIS WEEK Chalk masterpieces highlight volunteers for fire
LLU launches pet
therapy program high school students’ talents
he Fire Department’s
Program was established to
meet the growing demand within
A3 the Fire Prevention Bureau. The
structure of the fire prevention vol-
unteer program is built on the con-
Universities cept that technically trained individ-
uals can provide fire prevention
reach out to inspections for the community.
local veterans Currently, many fundamental fire
inspections are conducted by the
A6 engine companies from each of the
City’s fire stations. Volunteer
inspectors provide the necessary
Miguel Renteria staffing to verify that City code
requirements have been met.
crowned new Under the direction of the Fire
Mr. Cardinal Marshal, the volunteer inspectors
A7 are comprised of individuals seek-
ing an opportunity to gain experi-
IECN PHOTO COURTESY TRACY MASSIMIANO ence in the field of fire prevention
20 students from Redlands high schools participated in the Chalk Art Competition on May 12 at as well as citizens desiring to give
Redlands East Valley High School. back to the community. Currently
the City of Redlands has issued
By Naima Ford Tracy Massimiano, the chair of the teaches them the importance of art more than 3,500 business licenses,
Art Department at Redlands East being public. all of which require annual fire
Valley. “It is important for art to be seen,”
he masterpieces of the great inspections, the volunteer inspectors
artists were available to the “Art shapes our culture and said Massimiano, “and for student provide a valuable resource to assist
public in Redlands this reflects our culture,” said art to be seen.” in meeting that goal.
weekend thanks to talented high Massimiano. She believes that if their art only Volunteers have the opportunity to
school students. Before she created the competi- stays in the classroom then the stu-
tion she would assign her students dents do not see the value in it. Checkpoint, cont. on next pg.
Students from three of Redlands’
high schools participated in the to make creations out of chalk as a The chalk competition was made
Teens awarded Second Annual Chalk Art class assignment. possible through a Pepsi Refresh Help ‘blow away’
for community Competition at Redlands East Her hope was to create a competi- Grant Massimiano received last
cystic fibrosis Saturday
tion that would give the work more year. With the grant the students
service Valley High School.
exposure. This not only allows stu-
The competition was created by
A14 dents to practice their art but it Chalk, cont. on next pg.
Council pins economic hope on growth
ONE SECTION, 28 PAGES
Hollywood Gossip A16
Ginger Blue Sampson was
Horoscope A19 diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in
Legal Notices A21 2009. The Cystic Fibrosis
Movies A19 Foundation is hosting its annual
Opinion A4 walk Saturday at Sylvan Park.
Service Dir. A10-11
low away Cystic Fibrosis
Sports A8-9 2012, benefiting the Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation is
hosting a walk on Saturday, May
HOW TO REACH US 19. The walk will be held at Sylvan
Inland Empire park in Redlands with check-ins
Community Newspapers starting at 8:30 a.m. and the walk
Office: (909) 381-9898
following shortly after at 10 a.m.
Fax: (909) 384-0406
Children who were once born
IECN PHOTO NAIMA FORD with cystic fibrosis were not
Editorial: firstname.lastname@example.org The Redlands City Council heard the first presentation of the Redlands Economic Development expected to live long enough to
Advertising: email@example.com Action Plan, a plan the city hopes will boost revenue. start elementary school, but now
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By Naima Ford people who are now living with
SELL YOUR CAR AT ANY year-long process that was started “This is a visioning tool,” said
PRICE, OR ANY ONE by Mayor Pete Aguilar and Mayor Aguilar. cystic fibrosis are expected to live
he city’s economic devel- well into their 40's.
ITEM $150 OR LESS FOR opment action plan was Pro Tem Paul Foster. It will be The top concerns were revenue
4 WEEKS FREE! implemented through the leaks like gas stations, automobile Cystic fibrosis is the cause of
presented to the council unusually thick mucus that forms in
Call our FREE ad hot and according to Councilmember Economic Development retailers, and general merchandise
Department which makes up for stores outside of Redlands. the lungs and pancreas requiring
line at (909) 381-9898 Bob Gardner, economic develop- those affected to do numerous
ment and business attrition is the what was lost with the dissolution Another concern is the rise in
ext. 204 of the redevelopment agency. vacancy rates of office space. The breathing treatments every day.
Deadline city’s best hope for the future. Also, with the extremely thick
“We must raise our tax base,” said The report detailed major con- area went from having the lowest
is Monday cerns and goals that will lead the
at 4 p.m. Gardner. Council, cont. on next pg. Walk, cont. on next pg.
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have also been involved in other take part in specialized training programs to expand their individual
public art projects including a knowledge beyond that of Inspector I. Training can include public fire-
sculpture for the Stater Bros. Can- works displays, motion picture fire safety officer, and high hazard oc-
cer Walk. cupancy training. Along with this training volunteers have the chance
There were 20 participants in the to participate in special community events, ensuring fire safety meas-
chalk art contest this year who cre- ures are maintained. Special events include:
ated 15 pictures. The students • Fourth of July celebration
came from Redlands East Valley, • Downtown Market Night
Redlands High School, and Or- • Entertainment venues
angewood High School. Former
graduates also participated. Applicants are required to submit fingerprints and pass a background
“We want students to get used to check in addition to an interview prior to appointment. Interested in-
being a part of a community of dividuals can go to the City of Redlands web site at www.cityofred-
artists,” said Massimiano. lands.org/hr/volunteer.
The challenge was to recreate a
masterpiece in chalk on the side- Walk ing treatments, and doctor visits.
walk. They were judged on how Many families rely on donations
closely it matched the original. mucus formed in patients’ or- and volunteers provided from the
The first place winner was Tay- gans, there are many life threat- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to pay
lor Garcia, a Redlands East Valley ning infections that cystic fibrosis for thier childs treatment," said
High Student who won for her can lead to. Sarah Sampson, mother of Ginger
rendition of Georgia ‘O Keefe’s Ginger Blue Sampson is a local Blue Sampson.
“Red Canna.” 3-year-old girl who was diagnosed
Second place went to Miranda with this terrible disease 2009; she • To make a donation for Ginger
Sousa and Laurena Maldonado for was diagnosed shortly after being Blue Sampsons Medical expenses
their “The Star” by Edgar Degas, born. "We’re wishing for a cure, log on
and third place winners were IECN PHOTO COURTESY TRACY MASSIMIANO
you can be a part of our dream towww.ccf.org/Great_Strides/Gin
Melody Stier and Kaitlyn Mugg Taylor Garcia won first place in the Chalk Art Competition for her come true," this is why Ginger ger;
for “The Sleeping Gypsy” by rendition of Georgia ‘O Keefe’s “Red Canna.” Blue and her family encourage the
Henri Rousseau. community to register for the walk • To register for the Blow Away
on Saturday, May 19. Cystic Fibrosis Walk at Sylvan
"Our daughter was diagnosed Park in Redlands on Saturday
with cystic fibrosis back in 2009 May 19th at 10:00am, log on to
and my family got involved with http://greatstrides.cff.org;
the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation be-
cause they really do help out pa- • Also make sure to "Like" the
tients by donating 90¢ of every Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on
dollar that is raised to do research Facebook at
on the disease. I encourage the www.facebook.com/CysticFibro-
community to participate in the sisfoundation;
walk and various events that are
put on by the Cystic Fibrosis • Follow them on Twitter to keep
Foundation because there is no up to date on current events at,
government funding to families www.twitter.com/CF_Great-
for their child’s medicines, breath- Strides.
Occupy Redlands hosts candidate Meet & Greet
• Renea Wickman for Congress
ccupy Redlands will
present a Candidate Meet • Rita Ramirez-Dean for Con-
& Greet on Sunday, May gress
20. The Meet & Greet will be held • Justin Kim for Congress
at Ed Hales Park, located on State • Neil Derry for Supervisor
and 5th St., from 2 – 5 p.m. All • Jim Bagley for Supervisor
candidates running for CA State • Russ Warner for Assembly
Assembly, U.S. Congress, and Get to know the candidates and
County Supervisor for Redlands how they stand on important is-
were invited to participate. sues. This may be your only
IECN PHOTO COURTESY TRACY MASSIMIANO Confirmed to attend are: chance to see these candidates at
The students were asked to recreate famous masterpieces in chalk. Pictured here is John East- • Jackie Conaway for Congress one time.
man recreating the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.
Now you can receive every
issue at home (Every Week)
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Above left: This was the second year of the Chalk Art Festival. Pictured here is Allison Scott of
1 year subscription to
Redlands East Valley High School, she has participated both years.
Top right: Emily Trawich of Redlands East Valley.
vacancy rate of five percent to the very high rate of
goals. The targets also include the auto plaza, and in-
creasing the number of warehouses and distribution
Inland Empire Weekly
23 percent. For that reason the city would struggle to
fill the vacant spaces without constructing any more.
“This is far and away one of the most important pri- Only $25.00
According to the plan the goals are to create more orities for the council,” said Foster.
jobs, increase the tax base by attracting businesses Gardner said that this is the tool that the city is Call Today!!
and leveraging the city’s assets. going to work towards in order to put the city on the
Some of those assets are the Redlands Mall and right track. He says that raising taxes, raiding the
Those are also some of the development targets that
city’s reserves, and taking out more loans are not op-
tions. He also said that cutting expenses is getting ext.205
the plan lays out. These targets are places the city harder. Papers mailed First Class every Thursday.
plans to invest money in order to reach some of their “This is our way out.”
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • May 17, 2012 • Page A3
Therapy pets perk up patients
group meeting the dogs visited nisce about their memories of their
was on May 9 to a group of senior pets.
citizens. Injeti says he saw the visit warm
“It went great, it was just a won- up the patients and allow even
derful experience for them,” said those who were shy or downcast to
Injeti. be uplifted and more open.
Lucy, the dog, went from person “For someone who is depressed
to person in the group giving them or has low self-esteem, a cuddly
a chance to pet her, hold her, and canine may be just what they need
speak with the owner. to brighten their day,” he said.
“Lucy pretty much ran the The Behavioral Medicine Center
group,” joked Injeti. is currently looking for others to
Afterward the therapist asked the participate in the PAWs program.
group about their experiences with Injeti hopes to expand it to help
Lucy and allowed them to remi- outpatients as well.
Redlands Mayor Aguilar helps ‘stamp out hunger’
IECN PHOTO COURTESY BRIANA PASTORINO
The Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center has launched the Pets Aiding Wellness
(PAWs) program which brings therapy pets to patients.
IECN COURTESY PHOTO
As part of the national Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Redlands
Mayor Pete Aguilar works along side US Postal Service employ-
ees at the San Bernardino Del Rosa post office to transport do-
nated food. Aguilar is also running as a Congressional Candidate
in CA-31 district.
IECN PHOTO COURTESY BRIANA PASTORINO IECN PHOTO COURTESY BRIANA PAS-
Pet therapy like the PAWs program has been shown to increase
The dog owners are volunteers
relaxation, ease depression and increase self esteem for patients.
of the hospital who donate their
By Naima Ford help lower blood pressure, facili- time at therapy groups.
tate relaxation and improve self es-
Center volunteer program. They
oma Linda University are also independently certified
Medical Center is bringing “It’s just a way to help them re-
through programs like Love on a
man’s best friend to the connect,” said Praveen Injeti, lead
Leash, Delta Society, and Therapy
Behavioral Medicine Center. The occupational therapist at the Be-
Dogs International. These organi-
Pets Aiding Wellness (PAWs) pro- havioral Medical Center.
zations train dogs and their owners
gram was created to help inpa- The program was launched on
to do pet therapy.
tients at the center who are fighting May 9 at the center. All of the staff
“This has been a project two
conditions like depression, bi-po- members were invited to meet the
years in the making,” said Injeti.
larism, and even schizophrenia dogs and their owners.
“I’m anxious to see the positive ef-
through pet therapy. Currently there are four dog own-
fects I know these pets will have
Pet therapy is a long tested field ers who bring their dogs to partic-
on our patients.”
that uses animals like dogs and ipate in the PAWs program. The
The dogs visit patients during
cats to help the sick heal. Research owners volunteer with PAWs
group meetings that are led by oc-
has shown that pet therapy can through the Loma Linda Medical
cupational therapists. The first
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OPINION&EDITORIAL Views expressed in Opinion & Editorial do
not necessarily reflect the views of IECN
will cities be able to verify how
much sales tax they are supposed
to receive from each hot food
truck vendor? Many times these
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tion would be challenging.
Additionally, local jurisdictions
American Water is Rialto’s best partner
will be charged with creating their As a City of Rialto Utilities After this long and public cil’s decision. Having gone
own regulations regarding this Commissioner, I was personally process, I was surprised to hear so through every step of this process
new type of operation. responsible for evaluating poten- many members of our community and looked at every option, I’d
Another factor to consider is tial water and wastewater service taking issue with the lack of “Plan recommend that Rialto residents
Maryjoy Duncan how brick and mortar eateries will
be affected by the food truck cul-
Over the last year, we held a se-
B.” Over the last few years, we
have looked at Plan B, C, D, E and
really do their homework before
signing. The people asking for
Ensure food truck industry ture. We shouldn’t pretend that ries of public meetings to evaluate F. We have been through the your signature are not presenting
they will not suffer at least some- proposals from a variety of whole alphabet of options. the facts.
boosts local economy what, especially those establish- sources; including local public We’ve spent countless hours Many of the residents in atten-
ments which food trucks park
ver the last couple of water agencies, local private water looking at technical specifications dance at our Utilities Commission
months there have been near. Additionally, it should be companies, and existing City staff. for system improvements, evaluat- meetings are now the biggest sup-
several events and noted that existing restaurants After a long, exhaustive process of ing our system of pipelines and porters of the City’s partnership
fundraisers at Esri, San Manuel, have long term commitments to evaluating these potential partners, figuring out what our community with American Water. I’m confi-
Citizens Business Bank Arena their communities, and have in- we selected American Water. The is going to need to grow. We dent that when you look at all the
and local parks that featured food vested in the enhancement of the reasons were obvious. We picked walked through every corner of jobs that will be created and all of
trucks from neighboring counties, community in which they “re- American Water because we be- every street. the vital infrastructure improve-
and the high attendance of those side.” Is it fair, then, to bring them lieve they will provide the infra- The fact is, we need to invest in ments, you’ll feel the same way.
events illustrates the growing de- a new type of competition from structure improvements we need, our system now if our city is going
mand for this mobile gourmet cui- vendors who don’t reside within while also providing the best water to prosper and American Water is Sam Syed
sine. San Bernardino and the county? and wastewater service at the best the best partner to help us. Rialto Utilities Commissioner
Riverside counties are the only Vendors at these food truck fes- possible price. Recently, I saw a person collect-
counties in California that do not tivals as of late are obviously not It’s that simple. ing signatures to reverse the Coun-
allow food trucks to operate residents of San Bernardino
within its borders.
The topic of permitting the oper-
ation of food trucks in the county
County, and I can safely assume
that dollars they have earned are
not recycled back into our local
When cops are the criminals
has become a hot button issue as communities. This current trend In a civilized society, when to meet his family, nor he was pro- They can be fined and jailed for
many county residents are show- does nothing to boost our local someone commits a murder, you vided medical treatment or a "posing" as Muslims if they say
ing a demand for this niche mar- economy. call the police - expecting them to lawyer, nor was he officially "Salaam Alaikum," the standard
ket, while others are concerned Competition is good for con- uphold the law and arrest whoever charged with any crime. Accord- Islamic greeting of peace, or if
about the welfare of existing brick sumers, and as a consumer I’m committed the crime. ing to information received from they refer to themselves as Mus-
and mortar establishments, as well excited that this meals on wheels But who do you call when the inside sources, cruel and merciless lims, or call their places of wor-
as the ability of the county’s En- culture may soon be available on criminals are the police them- tortures led to multiple organ fail- ship "mosques." In fact, if an
vironmental Health Services De- a regular basis. On the other hand, selves? In the town of Rabwah, ure, internal bleeding and other Ahmadi says or writes anything
partment to regulate food safety I sympathize with eateries that Pakistan, several senior police of- traumatic injuries. When the con- regarding Islam and especially the
on board the numerous mobile have been loyally comitted to ficers are accused of detaining for dition of Mr. Qudoos deteriorated Holy Prophet Muhammad that any
food trucks that will inevitably their community that will un- 46 days without charges 43-year- to a near death state, the police re- other Muslim deems objection-
flood the market. doubtedly lose business. old Abdul Qudoos Ahmad, a well- leased him to his family on March able, the Ahmadi can have a case
Last fall San Bernardino County During this anemic economy can known and respected Ahmadi 26 so he wouldn't die in police filed against them at any police
Supervisor Janice Rutherford pro- we justify making it more chal- Muslim schoolteacher. The police custody. His family rushed him to station charging them with blas-
posed a new ordinance that would lenging for long standing restau- are also accused of brutally tortur- a hospital, but despite the best ef- phemy. And the accuser never has
ease restrictions of the operation rants that have survived thus far, ing Mr. Qudoos for at least 10 forts of doctors who applied emer- to provide any evidence, as this
of these “rolling restaurants” and who are committed to paying straight days in an apparent at- gency treatment, Mr. Qudoos would mean repeating the suppos-
create a new food truck category property taxes, sales tax, and tempt to force him to confess to a could not recover from his injuries edly blasphemous statement and
which will go up before the Board every other required tax to the ap- murder he did not commit, or else and died March 30. But before he thus being liable for a blasphemy
in June. propriate jursidiction? implicate high-ranking officials of passed away, he was able to detail charge as well.
The county currently allows At least for the time being hot the Ahmadiyya Muslim Commu- the excruciating tortures he was
food trucks to operate at “hot food food truck operation would be nity in Rabwah. subjected to and why. The most infamous blasphemy
truck events,” such as the upcom- confined to designated events and The "why" of course is the rea- case in Pakistan to date is that of
ing Fido, Friends & Food Truck not swarming the roadways. All for the purpose of discredit- son Abdul Qudoos was unlawfully Aasia Bibi, a Christian mother of
Festival this Saturday at the On- There are many who will profit ing the avowedly peace-loving detained and tortured by the police five who was charged with blas-
tario Convention Center. from this quasi-lift of the ban, but and non-violent Ahmadi Muslims, in the first place: he was an Ah- pheming the Prophet Muhammad
San Bernardino County has his- we need to strive to ensure that who founded and built Rabwah in madi Muslim - a "Qadiani" in the and sentenced to death in Novem-
torically only allowed the opera- mainly local entrepreneurs bene- the early 1950s as the headquar- parlance of the policemen accused ber 2010. She denies ever doing
tion of mobile food facilities that fit from this new opportunity, not ters for their Islamic organization of causing his death. this and there is no evidence
sell pre-packaged food such as ice outsiders from surrounding coun- in Pakistan. against her - only the accusations
cream, and catering trucks. Mo- ties. "Qadiani" is the derogatory term
themselves - yet still she waits in
bile hot food trucks differ in that Maybe we could consider offer- Mr. Qudoos was the president of used throughout Pakistan, Indone-
jail for her death sentence to be
food is cooked on board and at ing incentives for county residents the Nusratabad chapter of the Ah- sia, Bangladesh and the Middle
carried out, despite international
various locations. to start up their own hot food madiyya Community in Rabwah. East where Ahmadis are the most
pleas for mercy and a governmen-
There are a number of factors to truck business, ensuring local eco- He is survived by his wife, four persecuted by other Muslims. The
tal pardon from human rights
consider when it comes to allow- nomic growth? For our own children and his parents. name comes from the town of Qa-
groups, religious leaders and
ing food trucks to operate in the sakes we need to keep it as local dian in Northern India where the
county, such as sales tax. How as we possibly can. During the illegal police deten- founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim
tion, Mr. Qudoos was not allowed Community, Mirza Ghulam So who do you turn to for help
Ahmad, was born in 1835. when the people charged with up-
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holding justice are the ones re-
Reports of persecution and atroc- sponsible for injustice, torture and
ities against Ahmadis seldom re- murder? In the case of Abdul
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 110, Colton, CA 92324 • Office Location: 1809 Commercenter West, San Bernardino, CA 92408 ceive any condemnation from the Qudoos, where the police, courts,
media, and you can forget about politicians and media in Pakistan
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Inland Empire Community Newspapers • May 17, 2012 • Page A5
Molina Healthcare honors local Community Champions
very happy because the work we
do is important to the Latino com-
munity. We are dedicated to giving
people information on mental
El Sol gives workshops and pre-
sentations at schools, churches and
sometimes even in public parks,
free of charge.
Dr. Tom and Lily Rivera were
recognized for their work with In-
land Empire Future Leaders, an or-
ganization they founded to provide
Latino 8th and 9th grade students
with leadership training and aca-
demic support to help them be-
“We want to thank Molina for
this award. We are quite honored
that they recognized Future Lead-
ers of the Inland Empire,” said Dr.
Tom Rivera. He also added a few
comments of congratulations to
IECN PHOTO COURTESY MOLINA HEALTHCARE OF CALIFORNIA
the other recipients.
Molina Healthcare of California 2012 Community Champions. Back row: Richard Chambers, president of Molina Healthcare of Cal-
“All the people that were
ifornia (MHC); Ruthy Argumedo, director of community outreach of MHC; Nicolete Wilson, Education Community Champion; Teri awarded are very dedicated to
Lauenstein, Vice President of Network Management and Operations of MHC; and Lisa Rubino, senior vice president of the western helping those who really need it. I
region of Molina Healthcare. Middle row, Dr. Lily Rivera, Advocacy and Civic Leader Community Champion; Geraldine Reaves, am so moved and overwhelmed.”
Faith based Organization Community Champions; John Lindsay, Advocacy and Civic Leader Community Champion; and Irma “Drs. Tom and Lily Rivera’s
Cortes, Support Groups and Service Club Community Champion. Front row, Dr. Tom Rivera, Advocacy and Civic Leader Community commitment to youth is inspiring,”
Champion, and Clyde Carter, Volunteer Community Champion. Rubino said. “Their personal
achievements inspire young lead-
By Cynthia Mendoza The individuals were recognized Award (Yucaipa); Geraldine viduals and organizations as their
ers to pursue academic success.
for their outstanding community Reaves, Faith Based Organization champions. The grant they receive
I’m proud to call them 2012 Com-
and civic contributions. Each re- Award (Ontario); Irma Cortes, enables them to “pay it forward” to
n Thursday, May 10 munity Champions.”
Molina Healthcare of cipient received a $1,000 grant to Support Group and Service Club another deserving community or-
California honored six be donated to the organization of Award (Highland), and Clyde ganization.”
Concluded Ruthy Argumedo, Di-
“unsung heroes” in the Inland Em- their choice, along with a trophy in “Pops” Carter, Volunteer Award Locally, Irma Cortes is from El
rector of Community Outreach for
pire at the Sixth Annual Molina honor of founder Dr. C. David (Desert Hot Springs). Sol Neighborhood Educational
Molina Healthcare of California,
Healthcare of California Commu- Molina. “Molina Healthcare is proud to Center in San Bernardino, an or-
“All recipients were outstanding
nity Champions Awards Dinner at This year’s recipients are: John honor the everyday heroes in our ganization that provides free infor-
and representative of each of the
the National Orange Show. The Lindsay, Advocacy and Civic communities,” said Lisa Rubino, mation and resources, particularly
categories,” she said. “They go
event drew 250 people and in- Leader Award (Victorville); Drs. senior vice president of the west- on mental health issues, facing the
above and beyond the call of duty
cluded a special performance by Tom and Lily Rivera, Advocacy ern region of Molina Healthcare. Latino community.
and are very committed and pas-
Sinfonia Mexicana. and Civic Leader (Grand Terrace); “This event is unique in that com- “It was so unexpected,” said
sionate about what they do.”
Nicolete Wilson, Education munity members selected the indi- Cortes about the award. “We’re
Page A6 • May 17, 2012 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
Universities vamp up veteran outreach
The Veterans’ Success Center For more information on the Vet- For more information on veter-
will open on May 25. It is located erans’ Success Center contact ans’ services at the University of
in the basement of the CSUSB Marcelle Daniels by e-mail at Redlands contact Tana Sanderson
Bookstore. firstname.lastname@example.org. at (619) 284-9292.
IECN PHOTO NAIMA FORD
Two universities, Cal State San Bernardino and the University of
Redlands, have recently created new programs to recruit and retain
veterans as students.
By Naima Ford This includes both participating
in efforts outside of the university,
such as a large study on student-
s the wars overseas are
winding down, more and veterans, and internally by work-
more service men and ing with student services. They are
women are returning to college. To also starting a student mentor pro-
help them get through the transi- gram where current student-veter-
tion to civilian life local universi- ans serve as mentors and resources
ties have created programs and to veterans who are prospective
point-persons to lead the effort. students or new students.
At the University of Redlands, Most students are navigating
Tana Sanderson has been ap- both the university and veterans af-
pointed to the newly created Direc- fairs systems for the first time so
tor of Military and Veterans the guidance of someone who has
Relations position. experienced both can be invalu-
She says the position was created able.
after the number of veterans en- “With increasing numbers of re-
rolling at the university began to turning service members entering
increase. college, the need to address their
“They are growing exponen- particular requirements is critical,”
tially,” said Sanderson. said Sanderson.
One of the reasons for the in- Cal State San Bernardino is also
crease is the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. bringing a new focus to student-
The bill pays the full tuition for veterans. The university has a vet-
veterans attending public in-state erans affairs coordinator and a
schools and $17,000 for those at- student club called the Student
tending private schools. A housing Veterans Group.
stipend and books and supplies Recently CSUSB appointed U.S.
stipend is also included. Army veteran Marcelle Daniels as
The new position at University of the coordinator of the new Veter-
Redlands is in addition to other ans’ Success Center. The center
outreach efforts including tuition will bring all of the university’s
discounts to active duty military services for veterans under one or-
students, and participation in the ganization including tutoring, psy-
Yellow Ribbon Program which chological counseling, and career
provides a government match for services.
tuition. “As a veteran and the spouse of a
Sanderson’s new position was career soldier, I know firsthand
created to recruit veterans and en- how important these programs and
sure they are given the resources to services are for service members
be successful at the university. returning to civilian and academic
life,” said Daniels.
IECN COURTESY PHOTO
Tana Sanderson is the First Director of Military and Veterans Re-
lations at the University of Redlands.
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • May 17, 2012 • Page A7
Renteria crowned SB High’s new Mr. Cardinal
Cardinal and will succeed senior According to Rios, who became and Councilman Chas Kelley de-
Gustavo Alvarez. a little choked up, Carlos Lima livered the Pledge of Allegiance.
“I learned a lot from this experi- told him that he is a better man for “For council people to show up it
ence, and I saw what Gus did and the experiences that Rios gave to says something about the competi-
I look forward to doing that my- him, and he will be forever differ- tion, doesn’t it?” Rios said. “It
self,” Renteria said about perform- ent because of it. shows that the competition is now
ing community service during his “I feel blessed,” Rios commented seen with respect.”
tenure as Mr. Cardinal. about the outpour of support from Kelley applauded the program,
Renteria credits his family, the community. “In the beginning “It is an excellent program that
specifically his mother, for provid- people told me that Mr. Cardinal builds self esteem, character and
ing support. “She told me that would never [be successful], and gives young men the opportunity
even if I don’t win I’ll gain so look at us now, nine years later.” to experience something they oth-
much from [the experience] and Rios plans to make the 10th an- erwise would not be able to. They
she was right, I learned a lot from niversary a huge event. always represent the city in the
it (community service and contest San Bernardino City Council best possible way and I’m ex-
practice sessions).” persons Virginia Marquez and tremely proud of Jamie, he should
No one could be happier with this Robert Jenkins served as judges, be commended.”
year’s turnout, the largest for Mr.
Cardinal, as Jamie Rios, SBHS
bilingual school outreach worker,
who is the creator and core of the
Mr. and Miss Cardinal contests.
“Why can’t men be ambassadors
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Local pop star told to keep it quiet
By Harvey M. Kahn Ricky Nelson, who was a frequent crash.
visitor to the Jones' San Jones defined himself as the baby
Bernardino home in the Valley of the group. He credits Los Ange-
5-year-old Joe C. Jones was
told by San Bernardino High Truck Farm District. les producer Lee Silver with mak-
officials to keep it quiet that "One day my brother brought ing smart business moves for more
he was emerging as a pop music Ricky Nelson to our house and it than 50 years. "Joe C. Jones cap-
star. School principle Otto Remick attracted such a crowd that the po- tured the sound of that era with the
warned Jones that he didn't want a lice had to come," said Joe C. best and is keeping the music of
disruption on campus. By the time Jones. "The cat was out of the bag the Pentagons alive today," said
Jones was a senior it got more dif- as far as my secret. They didn't Silver. He acknowledged that
ficult to keep his fame under have tutors in those days so I had many younger people don't know
wraps. to quit high school." about the Pentagons, "but are now
Jones was the lead singer for the Unlike most teenagers, Jones ac- finding out."
doo-wop group the Pentagons and tually wanted to remain in school Jones says he is disappointed
after their 1961 appearance on and do what normal kids did. He with what he now hears on the
Dick Clark's American Bandstand, was well known for his athletic radio, saying there is little sub-
it made it impossible for Jones to ability at SBHS having set a long stance and lyrics are not written
keep his secret. The Pentagons ap- jump record with a leap of 23 feet, from the heart. "There are expres-
peared later that year at the defunct 3 inches. Jones eventually got his sions of violence and of disrespect.
San Bernardino Swing Auditorium GED in 1968. The radio stations have cheated us.
for a March of Dimes Concert with "For a long time no one associ- More is owed to the kids who are
Connie Francis, Lou Rawls, and ated me with the guy from San actually singing, who are creating
Dick Dale. Bernardino who was singing on a melody with a guitar and piano.
By now the Pentagons were get- the radio," said Jones. We always tried to emulate mom
ting expanded radio play with its Since Ted Goodloe no longer and dad," said Jones.
song, “To Be Loved,” and Jones' performs, Joe C. Jones is the only The roots of the Pentagons in-
notoriety was increasing at SBHS. member of the Pentagon active. He clude the giants of west coast pop
"I didn't want anyone to know lives in San Bernardino and for the music, including Lee Silver, Lester
about it and I tried to keep it most part people still don't associ- Sill, Bob Keene, Phil Spector,
quiet," said Jones, now 68. He was ate him as the lead singer of the George Motola, and Herb Alpert.
the only Pentagon still in school, Pentagons. Some reports have Radio industry executives twice
his brother Odie, Carl McGinnis, Jones as just 14 or 15 when he was voted the Pentagons as the best
Bill James, and Ken and Ted going out on tour with the Pen- group in Southern California. "The
Goodloe, all were six and seven tagons. He traveled with the Pen- local newspapers were interested
years older. At the time, Odie tagons on the 1959 Richie Valens in more affluent groups but we did
Jones was doing studio work with California Tour about six months get a small paragraph in The Sun,"
before Valens died in a plane said Jones.
Page A8 • May 17, 2012 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
Ken Hubbs Foundation recognizes outstanding athletes
Denmark and David Proctor (Ar-
rowhead Christian); Jenna Grande
and Xavier Chavira (Arroyo Val-
ley High); Cori Burks and Zakk
Planz (Bloomington High); Mi-
randa Corneliussen and Damonte
Kazee (Cajon High); Janessa
Brown and Nathaniel Akingbemi
(Carter High); Kaitlyn Herrin and
Nathan Davidson (Citrus Valley
High); Kaylie Garcia and Tyler
Rich (Colton High); Kijera Gard-
ner and Marvelle Harris (Eisen-
hower High); Jennifer Barrios and
Carlos Cruz (Fontana High); Alon-
dra Rivera and Aisea Hansen
(Kaiser High); Edith Jiminez and
J.C. Eastwood (Pacific High);
Megan Borman and Tyler Fields
(Redlands High); Alyssa Mason IECN PHOTO CYNTHIA MENDOZA
and Kevin Womack (Redlands Representing Colton High School in the female category at the
East Valley High); Denae “Mary” Monday, May 14 Ken Hubbs Foundation Awards at the Hubbs
Williams and Thomas Pegues (Ri- Gym at Colton High is Kaylie Garcia, left, joined here by her
alto High); Nicole Bartholome and boyfriend Daniel Smith, brother of a former Colton High athlete,
IECN PHOTO CYNTHIA MENDOZA Wyatt Walsh (Rim of the World
The overall 2012 Ken Hubbs Foundation Award winners are Kodi Jimmy Smith, who went first round with the Ravens last year.
High); Darlinica McClendon and
Jo Lavrusky from Yucaipa High School and Ryan Hunter Sims Aaron Cisneros (San Bernardino onship in Denmark. Her commu- shoe drive for a homeless shelter.
from San Gorgonio High School. High); Gabrielle Sandate and Ryan nity service includes food drives, He plans to attend the University
the athletic and personal legacy Hunter-Simms (San Gorgonio Christmas gift basket drives and of Oregon.
By Cynthia Mendoza
left behind by Colton’s most fa- High); Kristen Drewitz and Donte she is an AYSO volunteer. “Anyone has a chance to win this
Deayon (Summit High) and Kodi Lavrusky plans to attend UCLA. award as long as you have the ded-
t was a night of celebrating mous athlete, Ken Hubbs, who
I success on and off the field as passed away in his early 20’s in an
the Ken Hubbs Foundation airplane accident.
hosted their 48th Annual Awards After excelling in baseball and
Jo Lavrusky and Alex Durham
The overall winners were Kodi
Jo Lavrusky and Ryan Hunter
Hunter holds a 3.55 GPA and ex-
cels in football, and track and field.
In football he is a four-year varsity
letterman, three-time team captain,
ication and work hard,” Hunter
His principal, Chuck Schindler,
had great things to say about
Banquet to recognize outstanding other sports at Colton High, Hubbs
went on to play for the Chicago Sims. two-time All League. In track and Hunter.
Lavrusky holds a 3.8 GPA and is field he is also a four-year varsity “He reflects what we’re trying to
This year’s event was held at the Cubs and was named Rookie of
a four-time All League and All letterman, number one in league do with the school which is hard
Ken Hubbs Gymnasium at Colton the Year.
CIF, as well as holding school shot put and discus and holds the work, athleticism and [good aca-
High and in a newly established This year’s winners from each
records. In basketball she is also school record for this. In discus he demics]” Schindler said. “Ryan’s
tradition, included female athletes school include: Chanel Gonzales
All League. In 2010 she helped is second in the state and fourth na- just a great presence on our cam-
as well, meaning two winners and Ray Sanchez (A.B. Miller
High); Danielle Vega and Burrell lead the U.S. Under 17 national tionwide. pus and has a great attitude.”
from each school.
team to a Nordic Cup Champi- His service includes Special For more on the Ken Hubbs
The award was set up to honor Handy (Aquinas High); Jordan
Olympic volunteer, San Gorgonio Foundation contact Ron Doty at
High G-Force and a Christmas (951) 925-5109.
McKinley Elementary in Colton celebrates 60 years
By Cynthia Mendoza
t was a celebration of educa-
tion, community and history
as McKinley Elementary
School in Colton held their annual
spring carnival but this year with
an added bonus - a celebration of
the school’s 60th anniversary.
Parents, students, teachers, staff,
both past and present, elected offi-
cials and members of the commu-
nity as a whole came together on
Friday, May 11 for an afternoon of
fun and good memories.
McKinley Elementary, named
after William McKinley, 25th
president of the United States, was
established in 1952.
Throughout the years the school
has served several generations of
families with parents who were
born and raised in the community
receiving their elementary educa-
tion there and eventually their chil-
dren attend as well. IECN PHOTO COURTESY DENISE BERVER
One of those families is the McKinley Elementary School (Colton) second grade student
Baeza family. Madison Barrera, 7, gets a big hug from her cousin Noah
Carlos Baeza, 35, was born and Limón, 6, first grade, after she performed a dance and lip sync
raised in Colton and still lives routine of a Nicki Minaj song during the talent show at the school’s
there, attended the school, now carnival and 60th anniversary celebration on Friday, May 11.
teaches there and his kindergarten
teacher, Yolanda Cabrera, was the young lives unfold before your could get their free cut at the shop.
principal who hired him as a eyes is special. It’s a gift to have Another noteworthy guest was
teacher. these memories.” former librarian Cathy Jones, who
In fact, Baeza teaches in the same The carnival included lots of car- is now in her 80’s. Jones comes
classroom where he once was a nival games and activities, a car from a generation of librarians
student. show, a student talent show and who studied library science and
His wife Arlina was also born many of the vendors were former dedicated much of her career to
and raised in Colton, attended students who came back not only this work.
school there and now their two to celebrate but also give back to At the carnival she was greeted
daughters are also students. the school and community they with so much love and many hugs
“I have a lot invested here,” love. from her former students and had
Baeza says. One such vendor was Ruben to have her own photo booth to
Cabrera worked for the Colton Martinez of Xcyphr Hair Studio in take pictures with all of them.
Joint Unified School District for San Bernardino. Several elected officials made it
34 years, including as a teacher Martinez brought an entire trailer to the celebration as well including
and principal at McKinley. set up to provide mobile salon Mayor Pro Tem Frank Gonzales,
“I loved seeing teachers and kids. services and he gave free cuts to as CJUSD Board members Patt Haro
That meant a lot,” she said about many students as possible. Those and Laura Morales, CJUSD Super-
her time at the carnival. “To see who were unable to receive a hair intendent Jerry Armendarez and
cut at the carnival were told they others.
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • May 17, 2012 • Page A9
I.E. Meerkats bringing community back to football
By R.A. Contreras Blackhawks, San Diego Silver- tude starting to creep in amongst
backs, Temecula Valley Predators, the new players he had recruited.
Southern California Steelers “It was like a cancer. And I
he coach doesn’t want to
hear any cussing from his (Pomona) and Las Vegas Trojans. wasn’t about to make that mistake
players. Their season kicks off August 11 again,” he remembered.
One bad word and you will get in Oceanside when they play the He cut the entire team.
kicked off the team. No questions. North County Cobras. The follow- “I let them all go. It was either
No excuses. ing week they will play their home stick with a few I liked, or just pick
It is a model that Shawn Mitchell opener at Arroyo Valley High up and leave. I had to send a mes-
has instilled in his team early on. School versus the Chino California sage.”
His Inland Empire Meerkats are in Eagles. Among the players to return for a
the midst of early summer training This isn’t the first foray into second opportunity was Fred
camp and preparing to bring semi- coaching and playing community Nash. The 30-year-old from Ri-
professional football back to San sports for Mitchell, though. alto, who tried out last fall for
Bernardino and the surrounding goalkeeper of Major League Soc-
communities. In 2009, he and a few friends cer’s Seattle Sounders, is on par
The first-year coach and native of from church (The Rock World with the team philosophy and is
Rialto says that winning is natu- Outreach Center in San excited to see what the future
rally important but meaningless Bernardino) decided to organize brings for him and his teammates.
recreational football games in IECN PHOTO COURTESYDANYA “I am happy about this team. I
without a proper attitude and char- IECN PHOTO COURTESY DANYA PADILLA
acter--- elements that he hopes his Redlands. At first they would play know we want to be here. We are
PADILLA Cornerback Antoine Bond
athletes make part of daily living. a rough, tackling style amongst motivated and enthusiastic; we are
Receiver Daniel Murillo hauls some 30 fellow church members. participates in strength drills. planning to make big things hap-
“When my players are on the in a pass on the Meerkats’
field, I want them to remember After seeing too many injuries, players into a new league named pen.”
home field at Arroyo Valley High however, they decided to play Mitchell, 38, and his wife have
who they’re playing for. There are All Things Are Possible (ATAP).
School. touch (flag) and noticed that others been married four years and have
going to be kids in the stands and The original intent Mitchell and
we are going out to set a good ex- from the surrounding communities his group soon realized began to four daughters. Sherry Mitchell,
The I.E. squad will participate in started joining in. who coordinates many of the orga-
ample. What we are doing is more one of two divisions ---they will founder; he saw too much show-
than a sport,” he says. “We saw that our small group of boating and foul language--- nization’s activities off the field,
play in the West; a group of teams people really blew up and so I takes a very active role in instilling
The Meerkats are one of three will also play in the eastern half of things to them, as Christians, were
new teams to play in the Labelle knew we had to organize it a little unbecoming. “It wasn’t what we sound principles and community
the nation-- and will compete better,” Mitchell recalled. spirit into the players.
Community Football League, a against the Long Beach Lions, An- really wanted. The recreation
semi-pro league owned by R&B In 2010, he founded Glory Road games were meant for us to have “Our goal is to have an extension
telope Valley Vikings, Inglewood Athletics and organized teams of of what we’re doing as a family.
singer Patti Labelle. fun, let off steam and just enjoy
ourselves… and we were getting We want what we are doing at
home to stay with these young
Inland Empire takes series from Bakersfield away from that,” he said.
men throughout their lives.”
He still liked his original idea and
Empire starter Lay Batista and it yet saw a need for doing what he The Mitchells are looking for
looked like it could be a long loved and connecting it to the volunteers from the community.
night. community. Last fall, he spoke to For more information, please con-
However, Batista settled in after some acquaintances who were in- tact them at (909) 556-7392 or at
that and finished the night going volved in LCFL; they suggested he inland-empire-meerkats.org.
seven innings, allowing just the take out papers to start a new team
three runs, two earned, on three of his own. Nonetheless, around Eric Guillen contributed to this
hits and three walks with one December he noticed a bad atti- story.
The 66ers’ comeback started in
the bottom of the fourth. With one
out, Randal Grichuk and Jimmy
Swift hit back to back singles to be
at 1st and 2nd.
A fielder's choice by Taylor third. Swift promptly doubled to
Lindsey advanced the runners. center field scoring Heid and giv-
IECN PHOTOS RICHARD DAWSON With two outs, C.J. Cron came up ing the 66ers their first lead of the
Above: SS Jean Almanzer and hit a line drive to center field game. Swift finished 2 for 3.
makes a nice defensive play. that scored both to cut the lead to Ryan Chaffee struck out the side
Right: Travis Witherspoon fin- 3-2. in the ninth for his sixth save.
In the seventh, Travis Wither- Inland Empire went on to win
ished 6 for 15 (.400) in the se-
spoon doubled to lead off the in- Saturday 8-7 to take two out of
ries. three in the series after dropping
ning. With Drew Heid batting, a
By Richard Dawson wild pitch moved Witherspoon the opener 4-0. Their record after
over to 3rd. Heid walked and the series was 19-18.
Grichuk scored Witherspoon on a Witherspoon was a top hitter in
he 66ers defeated the
Blaze 4-3 on Friday night sac fly to tie the game 3-3. With- the series and finished 6 for 15
in a California League erspoon finished the game 2 for 5 with two doubles, three RBIs, and
with a double. three stolen bases. IECN PHOTO COURTESY DANYA PADILLA
game at San Manuel Stadium on
Swift came up to bat again and This week, the 66ers travel to Quarterback Jason Bradley practices throwing to Fred Nash.
Bakersfield scored a run in each Heid stole second base, a wild Lake Elsinore before starting a The Inland Empire Meerkats are a semi-pro league football team
of the first three innings off Inland throw by Bakersfield catcher al- three-game series at home against and part of the Labelle Community Football League owned by
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Information: (909) 558-4697. children 12 and under free; park- Sunday, May 20: Celebrating its Wednesday, May 30: 9 a.m. - 1
Designer Spring Sale ing free. Info: 150th anniversary at a ceremonial p.m. at the National Orange Show, Sierra Club Meeting
Friday, Saturday, May 18, 19: 7 www.iepetshow.com or (909) mass at 11 a.m., followed by a re- 689 S. E. St., San Bernradino, Tuesday, June 5: San Gorgonio
a.m. - 3 p.m., 3555 Broadmoor 937-3000. ception. 531 N. “F” St., San hosted by the San Bernardino Chapter of the Sierra Club presents
Blvd, San Bernardino. Tiffany Free Cancer Screening Bernardino. For more information County Workforce Investment speaker Tyler Nordgren, as-
and Blue Phoenix lamps and Saturday, May 19: Arrowhead on the parish’s anniversary activi- Board. Job seekers encouraged to tronomer and photographer. 7:30
shades, artwork, frames, Chinese Regional Medical Center will hold ties, contact Lorraine O’Campo dress professionally and bring a re- p.m. at the SB County Museum,
buffet, electronics, juicers, golf a free Cancer Awareness and Velarde at (909) 910-2854. sume. Participation, parking free. 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands.
For more information, contact Public invited; parking and admis-
clubs/bags, women/baby clothing, Screening Event in its Outpatient American Business sion is free. Information: (951)
fish tanks and much more. Care Center. Registration begins at Vanessa Gilmore at
Women’s Association email@example.com. 686-4141.
Pet Scene Adoption Day, 9 a.m. Screenings will be held for Tuesday, May 22: Inland Empire
Chili Cook-off oral, breast, prostate, colorectal Chapter dinner meeting at the Old SB Chamber Law Enforce- Ukelele Tuesdays with
Saturday, May 19: Pet Scene
and cervical cancers. In addition, Spaghetti Factory, 1635 Industrial ment Recognition Glenn and Pineapple Jam
there will be cancer prevention and Park Ave., Redlands. Chapter will Wednesday, May 30: Held at the Every Tuesday: 6 p.m. - 8:30
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Students build, race solar-powered boats this weekend
East Valley Water District, West Competitions begin at 9 a.m. on
Valley Water District, Yucaipa Saturday and Sunday.
Valley Water District, Banning Yucaipa Regional Park is located
Electrical Department and Renova at 33900 Oak Glen Road.
Words to Think About:
Hope is cornerstone of life
By G. W. Abersold Ph.D
recently read a very provoca-
tive phrase in a novel. The
heroine says, “I need to learn
IECN PHOTO COURTESY YUCAIPA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT to find value and appreciation in
Over 100 high school students from Rialto, San Bernardino, Redlands, Banning and Cathedral City all things.”
It brought to mind a statement by
will compete in the annual solar-powered boat race at Yucaipa Regional Park this Saturday and
James Baldwin, the noted novelist;
Sunday. Students, under the supervision of sciene and engineering teachers, began building their “The challenge of living is to be
16-foot boats in January. present in everything you do, from
By Maryjoy Duncan District resource sustainability day, and according to Amanda baking bread to making love.”
manager. “It teaches students the Kasten of the West Valley Water I’ve changed the latter phrase to Love. While “faith” is fundamen-
olar-powered boats will be importance of water conservation District, the competition is so read, “From getting up in the tally a cognitive assertion and
S the main attraction this and this is a great venue in which fierce that during down times, stu-
weekend at Yucaipa Re- kids can learn.” dents are not romping around for
gional Park as over 100 students According to Ares, Californians fun, rather, they are tirelessly bent
morning to going to bed at night.”
The problem that we all have is
creating “a glass ceiling” on our
“love” is an emotional reaction,
“Hope” is both mental and emo-
tional. It is the bridge between
from six area high schools gather must show a 20% reduction in over their boats, tweaking and own values. For example, Ben- faith and love.
to compete in the annual H2O water usage by 2020. making necessary adjustments. jamin Franklin. He advocated thir- From the Apostle Paul to Saint
Solar Racing Event. The public is Students began with a piece of Students have been working teen virtues, including Augustine to Martin Luther, to
encouraged to attend the two-day wood, all of which were donated under the supervision of their sci- Temperance, Order, Frugality. Shakespeare to Emerson to Mother
race event; admission is free. by Ace Hardware. Engineering ence and engineering teachers to Sincerity, Moderation, Cleanli- Teresa to Presidents Jefferson and
Students began building their 16- and mathematical techniques are assemble boat kits provided by ness, Industry and Humility. Clinton to countless others (both
foot boats in January, and will utilized throughout the process, in- local water districts. The boats These seven plus the other six are men and women) have used the
showcase their creations in an ob- cluding English, as students are have been retrofitted with motors, good. But in my mind, he left out word hope to convey their mes-
stacle course and in sprinting, en- also required to submit a report on bilge pumps, solar panels and bat- a great virtue that should be a cor- sages.
durance and slalom competitions; water conservation and three tech- teries, which are paid for with nerstone in all of our lives-HOPE. In the English language hope is
the endurance portion measures nical reports. $2,500 grants provided by local Hope, without a doubt, the driv- both a noun and a verb. In its basic
how many laps each boat can com- “The event should be quite com- water districts, public agencies and ing force in all of life. No great ad- meaning it affirms that good and
plete around the park in 90 min- petitive this year with many stu- businesses. venture is ever achieved without the best will prevail. It was first
utes. dents returning and building on Participating high schools are hope as its motivation. There is identified in ancient Greek mythol-
“The competition shows all their experiences from last year,” Cajon in San Bernardino, Rialto, never a day that any of us inhabit ogy. When Pandora received a box
facets of sustainability,” said Jen- noted Ares. Redlands East Valley, Yucaipa, but what hope is an essential ingre- from Zeus, all evils were released
nifer Ares, Yucaipa Valley Water Participating youth camp out at Banning and Cathedral City. dient. into the world, all except HOPE.
the park from Friday through Sun- Water Agency sponsors include The primacy of hope caught the Perhaps the best known reference
interest of Emily Dickinson in a to hope comes from Alexander
ICreate Fair features young inventors classic poem.
“Hope” is the thing with feath-
Pope’s reference in “Essay on
Man.” The quote is often used,
“Hope springs eternal in the
By Annemarie Paxton ers- human breast..”
That perches in the soul- Fannie Hurst (1889-1968) was a
reativity, ingenuity and And sings the tune without the famous novelist. Also a close
innovation are at the core words- friend of Eleanor Roosevelt. I’ve
of the inaugural “ICreate!: And never stops-at all. kept a paragraph of her writings
A Youth Conference for Imagina- for many years.
tion, Invention and Innovation” I’ve heard it in the chilliest land- She wrote: “Life, I salute you.
that displayed projects by 4th - And on the strangest Sea- Whether I have one hour or one
12th grade students at Cal State Yet, never, in Extremity, day left I salute you. To have lived
San Bernardino Saturday morning It asked a crumb-of Me.” you up to now, to have attempted
in the Obershaw Dining Room. to interpret you to others, to have
Organizers of the event had put a Powerful, poetic words. known and to know people, good
call out to all interested students in Thoughtful, instructive and focus- and bad, great and puny, eminent
the community to showcase the re- ing on hope. and anonymous, is already to have
sults of their creativity to display There are over one hundred ref- lived life up to the jeweled hilt.
or present. Approximately 150 erences to “hope” in the Bible. The going is strong, but the going
participants were in attendance. Two of the more meaningful ones has wings and the heart sings. I
The idea for such an event was are in the Psalms and the Epistles salute you Life, for the riches and
developed by Susan Daniels, a of Paul. “My hope is in God” and wonders of you bring me HOPE.”
professor in the education psychol- “Now abides Faith, Hope and Amen. Selah. So be it.
ogy and counseling department at
CSUSB, and Wendy Zinn, project
manager, San Bernardino Commu- IECN PHOTO ANNEMARIE PAXTON
nity College District CTE Com-
This is just one example of the dozens of posters and creations
According to Zinn the inaugural by students during the inaugural ICreate Fair at Cal State San
event serves as a precursor to next Bernardino on Saturday. The purpose of the event is to provide
year’s program which will grow a venue to enrich and engage young inventors.
exponentially. By this time next
ICreate is a collaboration of the Daniels.
year the program will be a part of
CSUSB College of Education and Hands-on activities included art
the Young Makers Program, of
the San Bernardino Community and design projects, catapults,
which Zinn is the Southern Cali-
College District, joining with the Leonardo Da Vinci inventions,
UCR Alpha Center, which works origami, puppetry, robotics, rocket
The Young Makers Program was
with local school districts and launching, Rube Goldberg inven-
initially created in the Bay Area in
schools with the goal of improving tions and contraptions, Zumba
2010 as a means for young inven-
performance in the fields of math- dancing and more. Faculty and stu-
tors to create and develop their in-
ematics and science. dents from the UCR Alpha Center
ventions for participation in the
Participants included youth ac- offered hands-on activities, includ-
Maker Faire, an annual celebration
tors, artists, builders crafters, cre- ing rocket launching, origami and
of do-it-yourself creators, inven-
ative thinkers, dancers, designers, solar cars.
tors, and hackers that draws over
discoverers, dreamers, inventors, Each student participant received
100,000 spectators each year.
problem finders, problem solvers, a certificate of participation and
“The purpose of ICreate is to en-
tinkerers and writers, from a vari- the opportunity to view other proj-
rich and engage these innovative
ety of schools throughout the San ects to get them to think of what
young people in a fun environ-
Bernardino City Unified School they might like to work on for next
ment,” Daniels said. “We want to
District and the Creative After year’s event.
encourage and nurture their cre-
School Program for Success, said
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • May 17, 2012 • Page A13
Cracks in Kimberly Crest pond sealed
hopes to have a ceremony in a cou- Smith pointed out that repair
ple of months when the fish are re- work is also planned for the
stocked. cracked masonry on the fountain
“I can’t wait to get it back to that spills into the pond.
where it’s supposed to be,” Smith The Kimberly Crest website is
said. “This is one of many projects www.kimberlycrest.org/
we are working on. Now that For more information regarding
we’re getting this done, we can tours or donations, contact the
focus on other aspects of the Kimberly Crest main phone num-
house.” ber: (909) 792-2111.
IECN PHOTO PATRICK FITE
Overlooking Kimberly Crest's newly refurbished pond are, left to right, Kimberly Crest House and
Garden interim executive director Carey Smith, Artisan Aquatics Inc. owner Paul Parszik, and
Parsik's assistant Darren Perguson.
By Patrick Fite
epair work was completed
on the Kimberly Crest
pond last Wednesday,
which was the first among many
maintenance and repair projects
planned for the mansion during the
next few years.
The 19th century French chateau-
style mansion adjacent to Prospect
Park in Redlands was willed to the
people of Redlands and is one of
the city’s most famous landmarks.
The pond, which is the center-
piece of the garden entrance to the
Kimberly Crest mansion, devel-
oped cracks over the years, and the
water had been slowly leaking. As
a result, the beautiful Koi fish, lilly
pads, and other plants had to be re-
moved for the repair work. IECN PHOTO PATRICK FITE
The Kimberly-Shirk Association Kimberly Crest's newly refurbished pond.
(KSA) is the nonprofit, volunteer
organization tasked to oversee the ment coating. plants will be returned to the pond.
mansion and raise funds for main- As Parszik refilled the pond, the Also, in a few months, lily pads
tenance and repair costs. water looked crystal clear, and the will be added to the surface again,
Paul Parszik, owner of Artisan floor and walls were smooth. and it will be restocked with fish.
Aquatics Inc., and his assistant, “It looks great, clean and beauti- “We still need to re-infiltrate the
Darren Perguson, took several ful,” said Carey Smith, executive pond with water pumped from the
days to repair the cracks and seal director of Kimberly Crest House Kimberly grounds above,” Smith
the entire pond. The material used and Garden. “The color even said. “We need to get the water
to seal the pond is resilient and looks like the same kind of golden- back to a balanced environment
generally wears better and lasts sand color on the mansion trim.” that is safe for the fish again.”
longer than other water contain- According to Smith, the original He added that Kimberly Crest
Page A14 • May 17, 2012 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
Young volunteers donate record hours
IECN PHOTO COURTESY TERRI RELF
The Inland Center Mall hosted the 19th Annual Teens Make a Difference Awards Ceremony on May 10. Pictured here are students from the winning school, Cajon High
School in San Bernardino.
perpetual trophy. Since the program began 9,018
By Naima Ford “This is truly a testament to all teenagers have volunteered
the high school students who do so 1,003,748 hours. For more infor-
he Inland Center Mall in much good right her in our com- mation about the program call
San Bernardino has been munity,” said Relf. (909) 884-7268.
dedicated to highlighting
the contributions of teenagers for
19 years. This year there were
more teens volunteering in their
communities than ever and that
sacrifice was honored at the Teens
Make a Difference Awards Cere-
mony on Thursday, May 10 in the
mall’s center court.
“Volunteer service provides local
teens the opportunity to discover
the rewards that can be derived
from helping those less fortunate
than ourselves, as well as helping
cultivate a lifelong commitment to
civic engagement,” said Doug
Rowand, president of the Arrow-
head United Way.
The effort to acknowledge these
teenagers is a collaboration be-
tween the mall, Arrowhead United IECN PHOTO COURTESY TERRI RELF
Way and Inland Empire United The winner of the “Top Dawg” Award is Jadin Vendryes who re-
Way. The mission is to encourage ceived the award for volunteering the most hours: 1,000. It was pre-
more high school students to give sented to her by Doug Rowand, President of Arrowhead United
back to their communities.
When the program began, there
were only 35 students involved, this year, Jadin Vendryes, is the Award was once again Cajon High
but this year there were 1,205 stu- winner of the “Top Dawg” Award. School. Cajon has been consis-
dents who registered 100,886 do- She gave 1,000 hours to the Eccle- tently one of the top or the top
nated hours. According to Terri sia Christian Center Literacy Lab. school in terms of student partici-
Relf, senior marketing manager for Vendryes is a student at San pation. This year students volun-
the Inland Center Mall, this is the Bernardino High School. teered 26,357 hours.
highest ever number of hours. This The winer of the Top School They received their name on a
is partially because three addi-
tional schools participated in the
According to values calculated
by the Independent Sector, the
teenagers have contributed
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“It has been really beneficial to
the community,” said Relf.
Schools from across San
Bernardino county participated in-
cluding schools in San Bernardino,
Redlands Colton, Grand Terrace,
Rialto and Rancho Cucamonga.
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Crafton Hills College Foundation
hosts Student Recognition Dinner
he Crafton Hills College
Foundation hosted the An-
nual Student Recognition
Dinner on May 4. In a room ele-
gantly decorated by the Student
Senate in a Phantom of the Opera
motif, more than forty students
were each presented with an en-
graved glass plaque as they were
honored by the various programs
and departments. The event was
sponsored by the Crafton Hills
In addition, the students honored
four faculty members:
Most Accessible – T.L. Brink,
Professor of Psychology
Most Knowledgeable – Dr. Jim
Holbrook, Professor of Emergency
IECN PHOTO COURTESY CRAFTON HILLS COLLEGE
Most Effective Communicator Many of the winners from the 2012 Student Recognition Dinner at Crafton Hills College.
– Steve Shelton, Speech instructor
Educator of the Year – Dr.
Diane Pfahler, Professor of Psy-
The winning students, their
awarding departments and home
• Beaumont: Alice Miank,
Health & PE
• Calimesa: David Corydon,
Japanese; William Matula, Theater
• Colton: Jill Fletcher, Cal Works
• Grand Terrace: Sonia Ku-
• Highland: Marcus Dashoff,
Honors; Cameron Doussett, Edu-
cation; Olivia Favela, Fine Arts;
Stephanie Holmes, Chemistry;
Shari Yoshimitsu, Physics
• Loma Linda: Steve Hergert,
CISCO; Ryan Pulido, Biology;
David Soeprono, DSPS; Adrienne
Gallant, Political Sci.
• Mentone: Jesse Cowser, The-
ater Arts; Caitlin Walsh, Humani-
ties; Jonathan Watson, Spanish
• Redlands: Christopher Brand-
stetter, Fire Science; Diana Coffey,
Psychology; Cornell Davis, Busi-
ness; Nathan Dunn, English;
James Gilliam III, French; Michael
Gorby, Mathematics; Anne Grove,
Anthropology; Janet Lopez, Li-
brary; Kyrie Nuno, CARE; Daniel
Peart, Music; Christy Snider, Mi-
• San Bernardino: Charles
Crosby, Respiratory Care;Gina
Kim, Japanese; Jennifer Neal, Tu-
toring; Rebecca Robinson, Ameri-
can Sign Language
• Yucaipa: Christina Eaton,
Child Development; Agustin
Equihua, Student Senate; John
Fowlkes, Sociology; Brenden
Hampton, Theater Arts; Bradley
Harjehausen, History; Amanda
Harris, EOPS; Lucas Manning,
Tutoring; Chanel Perry, Anatomy
& Physiology; Jamie Riley,
Speech; Daniel Stolp, History
Page A16 • May 17, 2012 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel play up to Kiss Cam
he Hollywood couple,
who are rumored to be
planning a summer
wedding, usually keep their ro-
mance under wraps.
But Lakers fan Justin
couldn’t resist smooching his
stunning fiancée when the
camera whirled round to them.
The Fantastic Four star
wasn’t holding back either,
planting a smacker on her 31-
year-old fella’s cheek as he
grinned like a lovesick puppy.
The couple started dating in
January 2007 and split in
After rekindling the romance
in October, Justin proposed to
30-year-old Jessica on a moun-
tainside in Wyoming in De-
The passionate pair laughed
and joked with each other at
the home game between the
LA Lakers and the Denver
Kim looks just like mom in short wig Nuggets at the Staple Center.
Jessica looked casual and
im Kardashian is a chip sexy in pale skinny jeans and a
off the old block with this cream top, while Justin teamed
cropped wig — as the TV his customary flat cap with a
star looks just like her mom. grey shirt, black T-shirt and
Hiding behind huge dark sun- jeans.
glasses, the 31-year-old could have Despite their smooching, the
passed as the twin of Kris Jenner, loved-up stars managed to scored. Los Angeles Laker Band.
56, as she donned the hairpiece for keep some of their attention on And he also went back to his The enthusiatic support paid
a photo shoot in Los Angeles. the game – with Justin jumping musical roots, stepping in to off when the LA team clinched
The reality star's tribute came on up to punch the air as his team help out on the drums with the the game with a 96-87 win.
a special day for moms around the
world — international Mother's
Before the Vogue Italia shoot,
Kim tweeted: “Happy Mothers
Day!!! Had an amazing breakfast
with the family...now off to a spe-
cial shoot today!”
The curvy model opted for a
black leather jacket and teeny tiny
hot pants for the shoot.
She revved up the rock chick
look with knee-high black stiletto
boots and a pair of fishnet tights.
Julianne Moore cast as Carrie’s mother
ULIANNE Moore will play
monstrous mother Margaret
in the remake of classic hor-
The 51-year-old beauty has
signed up to play the abusive
Christian tyrant who terrorizes her
teenage daughter in the Stephen
Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz will
play the girl, who develops psy-
chic powers after being bullied at
home and at school.
The role was played by Sissy
Spacek in the 1976 original, with
Piper Laurie as her fanatical
Chloe, who beat off competition
from Dakota Fanning and Saoirse
Ronan for the iconic role, recently
revealed the new movie would be
"darker and more psychological."
She said: "It's darker and much
more psychological. More 'Black
“You're really looking into her
mind and it really looks into the re-
lationship of Margaret and Carrie.
It's set in modern time, so it's a lot
The remake is scheduled for a re-
lease date of March 15, 2013.
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • May 17, 2012 • Page A17
Theater Square takes shape in downtown SB
he landscaping is under need this too, a flourishing down- thrilled to be part of this exciting Those interested are asked to com- clicking on the job opportunities
way, the concrete is town means we are better Theater Square development in plete the online application by vis- icon at the bottom of the page.
poured and palm trees equipped to strengthen our local downtown San Bernardino,” stated iting www.regmovies.com and
grace the newly laid walkways. economy and to attract more peo- Vice President of Marketing and
With construction in high gear, ple to the downtown to spend Communication for Regal Enter-
residents of San Bernardino are money with our existing busi- tainment Group, Russ Nunley.
witnessing a revitalization of the nesses.” “Crews have been working hard to
downtown area. At the heart of this Located at 450 North “E” Street, create a totally modern cinema de-
is the highly anticipated Theater home of the previous cinema, signed to impress moviegoers. Al-
Square with its centerpiece the Regal will operate 14 of the pre- ready interest is high as Regal has
Regal Cinemas Stadium 14, open- existing 20 screens. The remaining received hundreds of employment
ing this summer. six screens are being remodeled as applications.”
“Our residents deserve a quality restaurants and shops, dressing Job opportunities are another
downtown theater where they can rooms and storage for the Califor- benefit of the Theater Square revi-
enjoy dinner and experience a nia Theatre, and the “Alley Cat talization. Applications are cur-
movie,” said Chief Executive Of- Theater,” a new performance rently being accepted for IECN PHOTO COURTESY CARL DAMERON
ficer of the San Bernardino Eco- venue featuring relaxed surround- approximately 40 management Installation of palm trees and other landscaping on the grounds
nomic Development Corporation, ings and an intimate atmosphere. and employee positions being cre- of the new Regal Cinemas Stadium 14 Theater at Theater Square
Emil Marzullo. “Our businesses “Regal Entertainment Group is ated by the new Regal Cinemas. in San Bernardino.
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Krikorian Redlands showtimes Maestro Carlo Ponti to
Krikorian Redlands (12:00)
Sorry, No Passes Al-
lowed, Digital Presenta-
conduct final concert
Saturday, April 28 tion
arlo Ponti will make his
final appearance with the
Battleship PG-13 Marvel's The Avengers San Bernardino Sym-
(9:50 AM), (10:30 AM), PG-13 phony Orchestra as he conducts its
(12:50), (1:35), (3:50), (9:50 AM), (10:20 AM), season finale concert,
(4:35), 6:50, 7:45, 9:55, (12:00), (1:00), (1:30), “Tchaikovsky’s Finest,” on Satur-
day, May 19th at 8:00 p.m. at the
10:50 (3:15), (4:15), (4:45), California Theatre of the Perform-
Digital Presentation 6:30, 7:30, 8:00, 9:45, ing Arts, 562 W. 4th Street, San
10:45, 11:15 Bernardino.
What to Expect When Digital Presentation The concert, which will serve as
You're Expec... PG-13 a grand celebration of Maestro
(10:45 AM), (1:50), Marvel's The Avengers Ponti’s 11-year tenure with the or-
(4:55), 7:40, 10:20 3D PG-13 chestra, features Debussy’s “Pre-
Digital Presentation (12:30), (3:45), 7:00, lude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” IECN PHOTO COURTESYSAN
10:15 Joaquin Rodrigo’s evocative BERNARDINO SYMPHONY
The Dictator R Sorry, No Passes Al- Concierto de Aranjuez with ac- Maestro Carlo Ponti, pictured,
(10:20 AM), (12:30), lowed, 3DX Digital Pres- claimed classical guitarist Dr. will make his final appearance
David Cahueque, and
(1:10), (2:40), (3:20), entation Tchaikovsky’s dazzling Fourth
with the San Bernardino Sym-
(4:50), 6:05, 7:30, 9:50, Symphony.
phony Orchestra as he con-
10:45 The Pirates! Band of A contemporary of Stéphane ducts its season finale concert,
Digital Presentation Misfits PG The Hunger Games PG- Mallarmé, Debussy was thor- “Tchaikovsky’s Finest,” on Sat-
(9:50 AM) 13 oughly familiar with the poet's urday, May 19.
Dark Shadows PG-13 Digital Presentation (9:55 AM), (12:55), style before he began work on his the piece at a particularly difficult
(10:00 AM), (10:40 AM), (4:05), 7:15, 10:25 prelude to "The Afternoon of a time, wrestling with the challenges
(12:45), (1:40), (3:55), Chimpanzee G Digital Presentation Faun" in 1892. Debussy admirably that life had placed in front of him.
(4:40), 6:40, 7:35, 9:25, (10:25 AM) captured that delicious vagueness Thus, the Symphony traces the
10:30 Digital Presentation of contours which is so important composer’s journey from an in-
Sorry, No Passes Al- in the poem. The themes do not tense emotional crisis towards a
Regular Ticket Prices
Think Like a Man PG-13 follow any stable metric patterns,
lowed, Digital Presenta- Adult: $11
remaining entirely unpredictable,
blaze of optimism, from agitated
tion (10:20 AM), (1:10), Child: $8.25 (12 & under) gloom to radiant triumph.
Seniors: $8.75 (60 & above) thus reflecting the unconstrained Following the concert, a recep-
(4:00), 7:10, 10:25 Students: $9.50 (with school ID) nature of the faun's dreamlike tion in Maestro Ponti’s honor will
Girl in Progress PG-13 Digital Presentation Active Military: $8 (with ID) meditations. be held in the California Theatre’s
(2:30), (5:05), 7:25, (*Children 2 years and under are free) Next, Dr. Cahueque will take the California Room.
10:05 The Lucky One PG-13 ( ) Bargain Matinee stage for Rodrigo’s Concierto de Said board president Mary
Digital Presentation (10:35 AM), 8:10 $8.75 before 6 p.m. every day Aranjuez. The acclaimed classical Schnepp, “We are very grateful for
Digital Presentation 340 N. Eureka St., Redlands
guitarist is active throughout the Maestro Ponti’s eleven seasons
Yellow Submarine R (909) 793-6393
southern California area, dividing with the San Bernardino Sym-
his time between performing and phony. He has brought a dedicated
teaching. He has appeared as intensity to his role of music direc-
soloist with numerous orchestras tor and conductor, and has most
and chorale groups and has given certainly brought the orchestra to
premiers of new works for the Na- new artistic levels. His presence
tional Association of Composers was also instrumental in furthering
USA, including one written specif- the San Bernardino Symphony’s
March 21-April 19 April 20-May 20 ically for him titled Concerto for extensive music education pro-
May 21-June 20
Guitar and Synthesis. Dr. grams, which have touched the
Your business is more than an ac- Your need for security will be at You'll be looking for healthy Cahueque is also on the Board of lives of thousands of area students.
tivity or trade in which you are en- odds with your need for adventure. ways to nurture your body. Finding Directors for the Orange County We look forward to celebrating his
gaged. Your business is a system You may envy the one who goes a food and exercise balance that Guitar Circle; a non-profit organi- acclaimed tenure at our upcoming
that you execute in a particular way off in his or her own direction, be- suits your lifestyle, physiology and zation dedicated to promoting an May 19th concert, and invite the
-- a way that has integrity and gives lieving that life will offer more to disposition is only half the battle. awareness and love of the classical public to join us in wishing him
you an identifiable style all your that free spirit. But there's equal The other half has to do with pro- guitar. well in his future endeavors.”
own. This week you'll recognize merit in your own path. Your risks ducing supportive, accepting and The third piece, Tchaikovsky’s Tickets for “Tchaikovsky’s
what makes you different and spe- are calculated. Trust your reasons constructive thoughts and making luminous Fourth Symphony, Finest” start at $20 and are avail-
cial, and you'll work to perfect that. and the particular math of your a habit of thinking them. crowns this evening of musical able at www.sanbernardinosym-
thought process. masterpieces. Tchaikovsky spent phony.org or by calling the San
July 23-Aug. 22 his life worrying that he could cre- Bernardino Symphony office at
June 21-July 22 Aug. 23-Sept. 22
ate only so much music. He wrote (909) 381-5388.
You'll be drawn to challenges far There's a Buddhist meditation of
You'll go from thinking that
above your current ability, but mindfulness that includes speak- everything matters a great deal to
that's OK. If you mess up, second, ing aloud the activity in which you
letting go completely. Everything
third and even fourth chances are currently engaged -- for in- still matters, but you don't need to
abound. Every moment is an op- stance, "I'm getting the mail now,"
control it any more than it wants to
portunity to start over. Of course, or "I'm taking out the garbage." It's
be controlled by you. In peaceful
you may need to move your pride proof, if you needed it, that it's not moments, you will even give up
out of the way, which will prove insane to talk to yourself. In fact,
your ego, temporarily experienc-
to be the most difficult part. it can focus you in a way that's ing yourself as a wave in the
spiritually uplifting. space-time continuum.
Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Nov. 23-
Oct. 24-Nov. 22 Dec. 21
Whatever other people need you One way that you can be happy
to do this week, you'll consider not You know what you'd like to
learn, but you're still unclear who and feel like you're continually
doing it. It's the only way you can making progress is to claim a long-
tell that you're acting out of your the best teacher will be. Before
you plunk down money, do your term goal that really excites you.
own will and not engaging in some Break down big goals into small,
automatic response pattern. It will research, which includes reading
the signs. If you don't know how doable tasks. Stay engaged with
be important for you to retain your small, daily steps. A long, drawn-
unique identity in all things. Hap- to read the signs, at least note
them. That's the beginning. If get- out and potentially discouraging
piness is doing it your way. process actually becomes fun.
ting in touch with someone is
easy, that's a good sign.
Dec. 22-Jan. 19 Jan. 20-Feb. 19 Feb. 20-March 20
You'll enjoy exploring the eso- Your opinion will be sought out, People don't know what you're
teric and will come to new under- but you may not realize at first that going to do next, and they will
standings about how things work. it's needed. Others want you to tune in to find out. Your playful,
Your attention is magic and will bear witness to their stories, prob- sassy mood will intrigue and de-
change things. You can send your lems and insights. By listening light. You'll gain admirers -- but
energy forward, and it will imprint carefully, you'll know what to say what you really want is customers.
upon the world without touching that will answer the situation at You'll get those, too, just as soon
or being near the object of your hand and be actionable. as you start specifically stating
focus. your preferences.
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Arrowhead Regional’s maternity patients enjoy celebratory made-to-order meal
a relatively new program but it has
been a hit,” said Dr. Webster
Wong, chairman of the Depart-
ment of Pediatrics at ARMC. “The
meal service is part of ARMC's
continuing commitment to provid-
ing an excellent hospital experi-
ence for patients.”
The experience for all patients is
enhanced through special holiday
meals for Thanksgiving and
Christmas; kosher, vegetarian and
other specialty meals as requested;
and special request meals for chil-
dren in pediatrics.
The hospital is uniquely suited to
offering a program like “Post Par-
tum Palette,” because of the ex-
pertise of ARMC Certified
Executive Chef, Joe Eidem, who
was voted “Most Professional
Chef in America” by the American
Culinary Federation in 2006.
Eidem and his team prepare and
serve the meals at lunch or dinner,
so that moms can enjoy a special
meal before heading home.
“Moms choose their made-to-
IECN PHOTO COURTESY ARMC order meal before they are dis-
Darlene Martinez, of Fontana, picked Arrowhead Regional Med- charged and it is delivered right to IECN PHOTO COURTESY ARMC
ical Center’s “Post Partum Palette” steak entrée, and was thrilled their room,” said Eidem. “It is so Cecilia Padilla, of Mira Loma, says that Arrowhead Regional
with the meal for moms and the bottled apple cider, which she popular that some patients don’t Medical Center’s “Post Partum Palette” congratulatory meal for
want to leave until they have had moms has made her feel right at home. Padilla’s baby girl, Yuleys
said made it really feel like a celebration. Martinez holds her baby
their meal.” Reyes, was born on Tuesday morning.
girl, Jocelyn Yvette Cervantes, who was born on Monday Patients like Sandra Gonzalez, of
evening. Colton, are delighted by the meal. tion. Martinez gave birth to a baby Cecilia Padilla, of Mira Loma,
“This meal feels like an early girl, Jocelyn Yvette Cervantes, on says that the meal for moms has
rrowhead Regional Med- of steak, chicken marsala, pan
ical Center’s third floor seared salmon filet, or pasta pri- Mother's Day gift,” said Gonzalez, Monday evening. made her feel right at home.
Mother-Baby unit team mavera (vegetarian), accompanied who delivered a baby girl, Alannah “This is definitely a time of cele- “Finding out that they offered a
has taken the room service concept by either a garden salad, fruit plate, Perez, on Tuesday afternoon. bration for maternity patients,” meal like this made me feel very
one step further by creating a “Post or a gelatin fruit salad. Moms and Darlene Martinez, of Fontana, said Nanette Buenavidez, RN, good,” said Padilla, as she held her
Partum Palette” congratulatory one guest also receive sparklingap- picked the steak entrée, and was nurse manager in the Mother-Baby baby girl, Yuleys Reyes, born on
meal for maternity patients. The ple cider in a fluted glass and a thrilled with the meal and the bot- unit at ARMC. “This program fits Tuesday morning.
meal service, launched on Valen- dessert. tled apple cider, which she said in with our focus of enhancing the For more information about ma-
tine’s Day, includes entrée choices “The Post Partum Palette meal is made it really feel like a celebra- mother-baby experience at ternity services at ARMC, call
ARMC.” (909) 580-3400.
Fontana activists protest in solidarity
with nationwide Bank of America protests
he Fontana Council of venting a foreclosure and by Bobbi However the branch manager re-
MoveOn.org and mem-
bers of allied organiza-
tions took public action place in
Jo Chavarria, the coordinator for
the Fontana Council
MoveOn.org and the event leader.
fused to have any such contact and
had issued orders to the bank
guard that no representative was to
Casa De Flores
front of the Bank of America on Some of the egregious excesses by be allowed in the bank. 342 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92410
the corner of Sierra & Arrow in Bank of America such as taking
downtown Fontana Wednesday,
May 9. This was in solidarity with
the major protests at the Bank of
$45 billion in taxpayer TARP
bailout funds and then paying no
federal income tax on $5.5 billion
America shareholders meeting in
Charlotte, NC as well as other sim-
ilar events across the country and
of profit and being the largest fore-
closurer in the nation were ex-
They conducted a protest rally at
Event participants led by Chavar-
ria attempted to contact the branch
Complete Florist Service
this busy intersection that included manager to present him with a pe- Wedding & Bridesmaids Dresses,
speeches by Patricia Brooks the
victim of Bank of America’s re-
tition delineating those egregious
excesses to be forwarded to Bank
Quinceaneras & Baptismals, Tuxedo Rentals
fusal to act in good faith in pre- of America CEO Brian Moynihan. Mon.-Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. • Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Sunday Closed
Pet Scene celebrates rescues (909) 885-7051
with Adoption Day, chili cook-off
et Scene bath and boutique sample a few while supplies last Canidae, Taste of the Wild, Hi-
located at 31776 Yucaipa and help us pick a winner! Tek Naturals and Honest Kitchen.
Blvd. in Yucaipa is cele- Kristy’s Kritter Sitters will be on Visit us at www.petscenenow.com
BUY 2 WHOLE CHICKENS FOR
brating rescues with an adoption hand with Pet Photography with a or (909) 389-2424.
day on Saturday, May 19, 2012 beach scene, all packages include Other Pet Scene activities
from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Par- a FREE photo frame and start at include an Anesthesia free dental
ticipating groups include BARC $20. Reservations are needed for clinic for dogs and cats who are in
(Benevolent Animal Rescue Com- the photo sitting, so call (909) 389- need of a scrape, polish, shine and FOR
mittee), the Redlands Animal 2424 today! breath freshening rinse. The clinic
Shelter, the Yucaipa Animal Pet Scene will be open for busi- is held monthly and appointments
Placement Society (YAPS), Hope ness so visit with your pet for a are needed at (909) 389-2424.
to Home for Cats, and Southern self-serve or full-serve bath. Visit www.doggiedental.com for
California Pomeranian Rescue.
You can give a new life to a spe-
Styling appointments are avail-
able. Pet Scene Bath and Boutique
more information on the service.
Pet Scene also hosts “Yappy
At any COUPONof order
on at time
Must present coup
cial dog or cat during this celebra- services include no appointment Hours”, and will have a Pet First location! INCLUDES:
tion, and they will give you a new walk-in self- and full-serve baths, Aid clinic on June 20th in conjunc-
life as well! professional styling by appoint- tion with the American Red Cross. 2 WHOLE CHICKENS, Choice of 20 Corn Tortillas or
Pet Scene will also be hosting a ment, healthy food and treats, toys Call or visit us at www.petsce- 20 Flour Tortillas, and 11 fl. Oz. of Hot or mild salsa
chili cook-off featuring six to ten and specialty gift items for people nenow.com for information on Not valid for catering or party orders • May not be combined
flavor combinations made by Pet and pets. Food lines currently in- events, programs and services. with any other offers • 2 orders per customer
Scene staff and friends! Come clude Blue Buffalo, Royal Canin,
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