Inland Empire Week ly
Vol 8, NO. 25 Features, Lifestyle & News You Can Use!
November 8, 2012
Citrus Valley High hosts
THISWEEK City of Redlands prepares for its baseball camp
A Salute to 125th anniversary celebration
itrus Valley High School is
hosting a six week baseball
A13 camp starting December
15. Citrus Valley head coach Ron
Election Carmody will direct the program in
conjunction with U.S. Baseball
results A5 Academy. Classes are available for
players in grades 1-12 and are limit-
ed to six players per coach. Sessions
are offered in advanced hitting,
IECN PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF REDLANDS pitching, catching, fielding and
The city of Redlands is rich in history and agriculture . Pictured is the A.K. Smiley Public Library which baserunning at a cost as low as $99
was established in 1894 and since then has served generations of patrons in the City of Redlands for six weeks. Space is limited.
and beyond. Registration is now under way. For
more information, visit
By Naomi Bonman one, which is what the city of “So we decided to work with orga-
Redlands decided to do in order to nizations within the city who hold
or call toll-free 866-622-4487.
celebrate its 125th anniversary events throughout the year so that
ue to the current economic
situation and budget cuts which occurs in November 2013. they can incorporate the theme of
Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar Redlands 125th anniversary into Free workshop offers
nationwide, several com-
Elections deliver munities have had to cut back or approved a proposal by the city their event.” insight on starting your
surprises, new faces decrease the amount of activities manager and staff on celebrating A volunteer committee, in which
the city’s 125th anniversary. “We Mayor Pro Tem Paul Foster chairs, own business
A3 that they plan throughout the year.
However there are always ways wanted to do something and recog- meets regularly to plan events,
nized the economic situation,” Carl
INSIDE where you can make a way or find
Baker, Redlands Police Chief said.
Anniversary, cont. on next pg.
ONE SECTION, 24 PAGES
Calendar A9 City of Redlands encourages residents
to support Small Business Saturday
Service Dir. A8-9 By Naomi Bonman
n efforts to promote local busi-
HOW TO REACH US nesses, the city of Redlands
he city of Redlands will
developed a marketing cam-
Community Newspapers paign in support of Small Business present the latest in a series
Office: (909) 381-9898 of free Small Business
Saturday 2012. The event was orig-
Fax: (909) 384-0406 Workshops, “Starting a New
inally created by American Express
Business: Where Do I Start?” spon-
Editorial: firstname.lastname@example.org in 2010 and occurred the Saturday
sored by SCORE Inland Empire on
Advertising: email@example.com in between Black Friday and Cyber
Wednesday, Nov. 14.
FREE CLASSIFIED ADS Monday. Small Business Saturday This free workshop is for entre-
SELL YOUR CAR AT ANY will be on November 24. preneurs who want to start their
“Small Business Saturday will be
PRICE, OR ANY ONE a day where we encourage the com-
own business and have no idea
ITEM $150 OR LESS FOR munity to support local business- where to start or what to consider.
4 WEEKS FREE! Topics will include: defining rea-
es,” Mayor Pete Aguilar said. NAOMI BONMAN
Call our FREE ad hot “These businesses are an asset to IECN PHOTO sons why you want to start a busi-
line at (909) 381-9898 Redlands’ City Council discussed and approved the promotion of a ness, your business concept or
the community because they pro-
ext. 204 small business Saturday promotion that will take place the weekend ideas, and what start-up factors to
vide jobs to citizens and help to
before Thanksgiving. In photo from left: Council member Jon consider. These factors will range
Deadline sustain our neighborhoods.” from a wide variety of topics such
is Monday During the Tuesday city council Harrison, Council member Jerry Bean, Mayor Pete Aguilar, Council
at 4 p.m. member Paul Porter and Council member Bob Gardner. Workshop, cont. on next pg.
Council, cont. on next pg.
Thank you for your
vote & support!
San Bernardino Community College District Trustee
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Anniversary marketing plan conceived by vember 1 to November 15 and can
observations and activities that
Richard,” Foster said. “I know
Redlands residents, service clubs
be picked up at Smiley, Franklin
and Lugonia Elementary Schools.
are themed around the anniver-
The City Council approved a
and local businesses will be ex-
cited to participate in the variety of
events and eager to collect the
Calendars may also be ordered
through Pennington Designs, 19
E. Citrus Ave., Suite 104. They
in the service
marketing agreement with local commemorative items that will be are $20, including tax.
avy Ensign Macy B. Mercado, son of Mary and Martin Mer-
company Pennington Designs to available throughout the year.” The first event that will kick off
cado of Redlands, Calif., has graduated from Navy Officer
produce commemorative products One of the items that can be pur- the yearlong celebration will be
Candidate School(OCS) and has received a commission as an
and memorabilia for the celebra- chased is a limited edition calen- the Redlands Christmas Parade
Ensign in the United States Navy while assigned at Officer Training
tion. Pennington was chosen fol- dar that honors the 125th which is sponsored by the Kiwa-
Command, Newport, R. I.
lowing a Request for Proposal and anniversary and will raise funds nis Club of Redlands. The parade
The mission of OCS is to develop civilians, enlisted, and newly com-
review by the volunteer commit- for three local schools and the will be held on Saturday, Decem-
missioned personnel morally, mentally, and physically and imbue the
tee. This marketing strategy also city’s anniversary celebration. The ber 1. Participants in this year’s
with the highest ideals of honor, courage, and commitment in order to
allows nonprofits, clubs, compa- calendar features full-color, glossy parade have been encouraged to
prepare graduates for service in the fleet as Naval Officers.
nies and retailers in Redlands to rarely seen photos from past Red- adopt a theme for all floats, vehi-
Mercado is a 2004 graduate of Redlands High School of Redlands,
co-brand the 125th Anniversary lands celebrations, including the cles, bands, performances and cos-
Calif. and joined the Navy in July 2012. He is a 2008 graduate of Cal-
logo with their own color and 75th and 100th anniversaries, as tumes drawing from the city’s 125
ifornia State University, San Bernardino, Calif. with a BA degree.
palette and unique design ele- well as presidential visits and years. There are currently 200 reg-
ments. This provides sponsorship other memorable events. Each istered for the parade.
opportunities to local businesses month will also include dates with Groups or individuals that are in-
and sharing a portion of all pro- interesting historical Redlands terested in participating as a spon-
ceeds to be used for the anniver- events that occurred on that date, sor of the 125th Anniversary
sary related expenses. as well as a listing of upcoming celebration may contact Tommi
“We are very excited about Pen- 125th Anniversary year events. Ng at (909) 798-7514, ext. 4 or by
nington Designs’ logo design, the Pre-sale of the limited edition email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
commemorative items and the calendars will run through No-
IECN PHOTO NAOMI BONMAN
This cute chihuahua mixed with pomeranian is still in need of a
home. He is eight months old and can be adopted through RUDY
Pet Adoption (Redlands Animal Control).
Workshop and the U.S. Small Business Ad-
as ownership, financing your ministration and designed to help
business, recordkeeping, under- small businesses in areas such as
standing your competition, mar- starting a small business, market-
keting, and the basic business ing and financing.
plan. This workshop will give you The Nov. 14 workshop will be
the opportunity to decide if being held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the City
in business is right for you! Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St.
Presenter Ann Oliver’s back- This workshop is free, but regis-
ground includes participating in tration is required. To register,
all aspects of membership devel- visit the SCORE website at
opment, fund raising, human re- http://inlandempire.score.org/lo-
sources, legislative issues, calworkshops <http://inlandem-
conferences, conventions, educa- pire.score.org/localworkshops> .
IECN COURTESY PHOTO tion programs, as well as separate You may also contact Heather
The Redlands Bicycle Classic is one of the annual events that is held in the city. For Redlands "for profit" organizations. She has Smith at hsmith@cityofred-
125th Anniversary, the volunteer committee meets regularly to connect with various organzations also been an active Real Estate lands.org <mailto:hsmith@city-
within the city to see if they can incorprate the 125th anniversary theme into their 2013 events. Sales Associate and sold residen- ofredlands.org> or call (909)
tial, commercial property all over 798-7629. Free parking is avail-
California for over 30 years. able in the parking structure on the
The workshop series is co-spon- corner of Citrus Avenue and Sixth
sored by SCORE Inland Empire Street.
Now you can receive every
issue at home (Every Week)
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The city of Redlands will be partnering with various Redlands organizations and businesses to pro-
mote and incorporate the theme of the125th anniversary into 2013 events. Redlands will be 125 in
1 year subscription to
Council “We are encouraging the public be providing free in-store signage
meeting Project Manager II,
Janet Miller presented the project
to shop big on this day,”Miller
and other social media marketing
materials, including a map to help Inland Empire Weekly
to the council members before in- For those who are interested in shoppers locate businesses.
troducing a promotional video that seeing which businesses will be Anyone is free to participate at
was shown. The video featured participating in the event there is a no charge and it is not required to
several local businesses and can be
seen on the City’s website,
page on the City’s website enti-
tled, “Small Business Saturday”
be an American Express card-
holder or merchant. Those who are
YouTube channel and Redlands that lists all of the participating cardholders are encouraged to pre- 909-381-9898
TV. The City will be promoting businesses, including any Small register their card and shop at a
the event by sending out press re- Businesses Saturday specials and pre-registered business spending
leases to the media and mailing deals that may be offered. In ad- at least $25 to receive American
promotional material to residents. dition, American Express will also Express credit in return.
Papers mailed First Class every Thursday.
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • November 8, 2012 • Page A3
2012 elections bring some surprises, new faces
did not pass. Election results for this story
Proposition 32, which would ban were taken from these two web-
corporate and union contributions sites. San Bernardino County re-
to state and local political candi- sults listed are as of 6 a.m.
dates and the automatic deductions Wednesday, November 7.
by corporations, unions, and gov-
ernment of employees’ wages to
be used for politics, did not pass.
Proposition 37, which would re-
quire food manufactures to label
foods as genetically modified, did
The one measure that took an
overwhelmingly high percentage
of votes, 81%, was Proposition 35,
which combats human trafficking
by increasing fines and imprison-
ment for those convicted of traf-
ficking and sexual exploitation of
another, amongst other conse-
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Space does not permit inclusion
From left: County Chair and Supervisor Josie Gonzales, newly elected Assembly member to the
of all election and proposition re-
47th District Cheryl Brown and current Assembly member Wilmer Amina Carter, who is stepping sults. For more details on
down due to term limits during Brown’s victory celebration on Tuesday, November 6 in San IECN COURTESY PHOTO
statewide elections, visit
Bernardino. Former San Manuel Chairman
lot-measures. James Ramos unseated in-
By Cynthia Mendoza great discussion, Proposition 30, Proposition 38, which was also de- cumbent Neil Derry with
which provides funding for educa- signed to provide funding by in- For more information on San
Bernardino County Election Re- 59.09% of the vote for San
ike the rest of the country, tion through a temporary tax in- creasing taxes to those making
L San Bernardino County crease, successfully passed but
was abuzz with frenzied
activity on Tuesday, November 6
above a certain amount of income, sults
see Bernardino County Supervisor-
ial District 3.
as everyone from school board
candidates to county supervisorial
candidates, their supporters and
political watchers awaited results
after months long campaigning
and all that goes along with it.
The biggest race in San
Bernardino County were supervi-
sorial districts 1 and 3, District 3
being the local one to the San
Bernardino area and perhaps one
of the most heated and controver-
sial races with former San Manuel
Chairman James Ramos unseating
incumbent Neil Derry with
59.09% of the vote.
The redistricting of the former
Congressional District 4 to Con-
gressional District 35 brings a new
face to Congress, former State
Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod,
who unseated incumbent Joe Baca,
with nearly 54% of the vote.
Baca has served 6 terms.
In the 47th Assembly District
race, new candidate Cheryl Brown
beat out former Assemblymember
and Rialto Councilmember Joe
Baca Jr., with 56.23% of the vote.
Brown will succeed incumbent of
the former 62nd Assembly District
Wilmer Amina Carter, who served
And with 10 candidates seeking
4 seats on the San Bernardino
Community College District
Board of Trustees, the election
brings new faces to the dais start-
ing with Gloria Macías Harrison
who was the leader all night and
ended up with 16.10% of the votes
along with new faces Kathleen
Henry (11.84%) and Nick Zoum-
bus (10.36%). Incumbent John
Longville took 13.9% of the vote.
Incumbents John Futch and Jess
Vizcaino were not re-reelected.
In Rialto, Deborah Robertson
took 56.78% of the vote over Ed
Scott for mayor with Shawn O’-
Connell and Ed Palmer winning
seats on the city council.
In the Rialto Unified School Dis-
trict, Joe Ayala, Nancy O’Kelley
and Joe Martinez took seats on the
In Redlands, Pat Gilbreath and
Pete Aguilar won seats on the city
In the San Bernardino City Uni-
fied School District, Measure N
passed, which will provide funding
for the district.
In state propositions, the ‘big
one’, which was often a topic of
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OPINION&EDITORIAL Views expressed in Opinion & Editorial do
not necessarily reflect the views of IECN
whom there is no help. Psalm
146:3 In 2012, I’m pretty sure the
word princes can be swapped out
for congressman, president, su-
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ber, mayor. Take your pick.
At the end of the day, we are all Water champion
in the same boat folks. Crying out
This election season I am re- mittee by Senator Gloria McLeod. ferences to focus on the issue and
to people for answers and hope is
minded of my dear friend the late Unfortunately for the Inland Em- solutions. He has secured millions
as futile as crying out to fellow
Senator Nell Soto. Her work as an pire, Senator McLeod has not con- of dollars for perchlorate clean up
passengers in the lifeboat in the
activist and legislator to improve tinued the fight Nell started to and geological studies of the prob-
middle of the ocean in a raging the environment was remarkable. ensure safe drinking water for our lem. And he helped secure through
storm. The only one who is above As the chair for the state senate communities. McLeod has the Recovery Act $6 billion to
it all is God. committee on Ground Water and brought little focus on the issue help fund water projects in Cali-
So regardless of the outcome, Perchlorate Contamination, Nell and she has not sponsored a single fornia. And the list of Congress-
rather than pouting and getting
was particularly proud of her work bill to address our growing water man Baca’s accomplishments can
our undies in a bunch or worse, with US Senator Diane Feinstein issues. go on and on but I think you get
falling into hopelessness and de- to secure $20 million for the In- We are fortunate however to the picture. Congress Joe Baca is
Life goes on! spair, let’s keep our eye on the big
picture of life and realize that our
land Empire to buy needed re-
placement water and clean up
have another champion to take up
the fight. Congressman Joe Baca
our water champion, not Senator
If I recall correctly, my usual attitude and our outlook towards pollution. has been remarkable in the fight
post major election column title is life are the only things we really When Nell left the senate she for clean and safe drinking water. Lynda Gonzalez
usually Life Goes On and even have control over in this life. was replaced on that water com- He has hosted regional water con- Fontana
though I wracked my brains to That’s it.
History is a treasure trove of sto-
come up with something new to
write about, this theme is the only
one that flows freely from the
ries of brave, courageous men and
women who have endured real
Consider becoming an adoptive parent
hardship, such as imprisonment,
heart and brain because in my
opinion, it really is the best atti- torture, severe deprivation and
tragedy have chosen to rise above
to a child in need of a loving home
tude and approach to major events
such as this one. it all and remain positive and they By Deanna Avey-Motikeit an adoptive parent for one of these we sometimes take for granted: a
serve as examples to us of how at- waiting children? CFS provides safe home, a loving heart, and a
I’m not going to talk about can-
titude, more than anything else, November is National Adoption family-centered programs and lifetime of experiences that will
didates, who won or lost or what
determines our happiness and sat- Month. As we celebrate more than services designed to ensure safety, help shape a child s future. There
any of it means from a political
isfaction in life regardless of our 11,000 adoptions over the past 60 permanence, and well-being for are many ways that you can make
perspective. If there was one thing
circumstances. years, accomplished by the San Bernardino County s chil- a difference in the life of a child.
that I wish I could transplant from County of San Bernardino Chil- dren, while strengthening and at- You could become a temporary
my heart into everyone else’s it’s Support worthy causes and good
worthy people. Vote your con- dren and Family Services (CFS), tempting to preserve the family „safe harbor for a child as a foster
this: It doesn’t matter. You will be let s not forget the many children unit. Currently there are 3,500 parent, or you could take on the
ok and life will go on. Elected science. Support what you believe
to be best for your community and still in long term foster care await- children in foster care in San joys and challenges of adopting a
leaders are neither your savior nor ing a “forever family.” Some of Bernardino County. Through the child and share your family and
your destroyer, and neither is their country. But do not allow out-
comes to dictate your happiness, those youth are older; and many dedicated efforts of social workers life with them. Only you can make
legislation. are part of sibling groups who long from CFS, many of those children the best decision for your family,
Oh, my beloved people… if only your attitude or your outlook.
to grow up together. Sometimes will be safely reunited with their but San Bernardino County Chil-
this truth would sink deep into the We are so blessed here. This
they come with special needs such biological parents. When this is dren and Family Services stands
deepest recesses of our hearts, life country for all its imperfections
as physical or emotional scars not possible, social workers seek ready to help you explore this
would be so much sweeter. One and problems is a pretty great
from the trauma and losses they to find relatives or extended fam- dream with education,
person’s life and hope-saving leg- place to live. If nothing else we
have experienced early in life, but ily who can provide permanent, training, financial and medical
islation is another’s death and have abundant choices, options they all still yearn for a loving and loving homes. If that is not possi- support and hundreds of children
ruin. It’s like that every election, and freedoms that are unheard of permanent family. ble, the foster parents who have who need a family just like yours.
no matter who or what’s on the in many other parts of the world, San Bernardino County Children been providing care for the chil- Are you ready to step up to the
ballot. But stop to think about freedoms that in other countries and Family Services was licensed dren can continue to provide a per- plate? If so, please call 1-800-722-
this: has your life really changed? bring immediate punishment by in 1951, and has placed more than manent home, including adoption. 4477 or (909) 891-3300 or access
Did you lose anything of real, death or torture. Just like that. 11,567 children in safe and sup- Sadly, it is often the case that none our website at http://hss.co.san-
lasting value? Did you lose fam- Let’s focus on that. Let’s em- portive adoptive homes during the of these options are available for bernardino.ca.us/dcs to learn more
ily, friends, or a roof over your brace and appreciate it no matter last six decades. Children deserve the foster youth. These are the about adopting.
head? Of the people I know, per- who’s in office. And those who a safe, loving and permanent fam- youth who desperately need a
sonally and in this community, I insist on being sourpusses any- ily; and so many families in the community member to step for- Deanna Avey-Motikeit is Direc-
have seen no one lose anything of way, that’s your right too. Ain’t community have much to offer a ward and consider becoming an tor of County Children and Fam-
real value. Nothing tragic has hap- life grand! At the end of the day, child to help them grow up happy, adoptive parent. ily Services
pened. Life went on. Remember? you live in a country that not only healthy and productive. As Thanksgiving approaches, it
And it will go on this time too, gives you the right to bash your Would you consider becoming is time to think about that which
whether your presidential candi- country and leaders, but also de-
date won or lost, whether your
proposition passed or failed.
Yes, life goes on. So unless in Political calls should be illegal
Why? Because while these is- this election you’ve lost the love I will be so happy when this elec- listed home number; but many being a senior on limited income).
sues impact our life for sure, they of true friends and family, unless tion is over! I don't know if people more calls are coming to my cell-
are not to be the focus of our you’ve lost your faith in God or in other cities are having the prob- phone. Calling people's cellphones
hopes and dreams. People cannot your positive attitude, you’ve lem we are here in Rialto, but I am should be illegal.
save people. Put not your trust in haven’t lost a thing. Not one getting overloaded with all kinds I resent this because I'm the one
princes, nor in mortal man, in thing. of political phone calls to my un- who has to pay for the minutes Barbara Campbell
Until next time! (and I have very limited minutes, Rialto
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Inland Empire Community Newspapers • November 8, 2012 • Page A5
Election results - as of 9 a.m. Wednesday morning
Board of Supervisors; 3rd District Rialto School District (3 seats)
James C. Ramos
San Bernardino Community Joe Martinez
College Board of Trustees
Gloria Macias Harrison
Colton City Clerk
John Longville Eileen Gomez
Nick Zoumbos City Council (District 3, 5 and 6):
Frank Navarro (District 3)
Federal Offices Deirdre Bennet (District 5)
United States President: Isaac Suchil (District 6)
Colton Joint Unified School District:
United States Senator: Dan Flores
Dianne Feinstein Frank Ibarra
Congressional and State Assembly Redlands
31st Congressional District Treasurer:
Gary G. Miller David E. Raley
35th Congressional District City Council:
Gloria Negrete McLeod Pete Aguilar
40th State Assembly District: Yucaipa
Mike Morrell City Council:
47th State Assembly District:
Cheryl R. Brown Bobby Dean Duncan Sr.
52nd State Assembly District:
Yucaipa / Calimesa School Board
Local Elected Offices Jane Smith
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
Edward “Ed” Kilgore #1 Local Ballot Measures
George Aguilar #2 San Bernardino City Unified School District
Measure N: YES
Mayor Statewide Ballot Measures
Proposition 30 YES Proposition 31 NO
Proposition 32 NO Proposition 33 NO
Proposition 34 NO Proposition 35 YES
Proposition 36 YES Proposition 37 NO
Proposition 38 NO Proposition 39 YES
Proposition 40 YES
Page A6 • November 8, 2012 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
County programs receive top awards in state
By Maryjoy Duncan working smart to create better cost-effective methods for super- nered with the County Transitional ment of Preschool Services for
communities where families and vision of Realignment offenders,” Assistance Department to bring working with the City of San
businesses can thrive and prosper." Chief Probation Officer Michelle the application process to places Bernardino to reopen the Nichol-
an Bernardino County Pro-
bation, Department of County Probation was recog- Scray stated. “However, I want to where seniors congregate rather son Park Family Learning and
Aging & Adult Services nized for its AB 109 Realignment emphasize that this award was than requiring them to visit a Community Resource Center,
and the Department of Preschool Program, which claimed CSAC’s possible only because of the col- county office. which the city had closed two
Services were recognized for top award, the California Counties laboration of many people and Before the project was launched, years earlier in the wake of city
being among the best county pro- Innovation Award. There are only agencies. Specifically, the Sher- 7,135 seniors received CalFresh budget reductions.
grams in the state by the California two granted this year. iff’s Office, Police Chiefs, Depart- benefits through the county. One Since the reopening, the center
State Association of Counties Assembly Bill 109 transferred ment of Behavioral Health, Public year into the program, 8,959 sen- has provided a place for 926 chil-
(CSAC) during Tuesday’s Board state prison inmates deemed "low- Defender and District Attorney, iors were receiving benefits, an in- dren to do their homework and
of Supervisors meeting. level offenders" back to their home Public Health, HSS, and Work- crease of more than 25 percent. 1,777 families to search for jobs in
There are only 37 awards be- communities. San Bernardino force Development, all deserve A CSAC Merit Award was also one of the city's most depressed
stowed this year and San County coped with this potential praise for the Day Reporting Cen- presented to the County Depart- and dangerous neighborhoods.
Bernardino County received three threat to public safety with a Pro- ters that this award recognizes.”
of the coveted commendations. bation Department program that The program is credited with Highland Harmony Homes moves closer to startup
CSAC Interim Executive Direc- provided one-stop health care and lowering the recidivism rate for
tor Steve Keil was on hand at job training and placement to these parolees in the county from 81 per-
Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors released inmates. cent to 22 percent.
meeting to personally hand out The Probation Department The Department of Aging &
CSAC Challenge Awards to formed a partnership with a variety Adult Services was recognized
County Probation, Preschool Serv- of other county departments to with a Merit Award for its Cal-
ices, and Aging & Adult Services provide these services at three Day Fresh Senior Outreach Partnership,
departments. Reporting Centers located which strives to assist eligible sen-
"This is a proud day for San throughout the county. The pro- iors in applying for nutritional ben-
Bernardino County and for our gram also involves Probation and efits.
dedicated employees," said Board law enforcement monitoring of the Typically seniors are less likely
of Supervisors Chair Josie Gonza- former inmates. to apply for nutritional benefits,
les. "These coveted awards send a “The Probation Department is once known as Food Stamps, due
message to our residents that their honored to receive this prestigious to the intimidating application
county is among the best in the award, particularly because it process and stigma associated with IECN COURTESY PHOTO
state in terms of working hard and speaks to our commitment to the receiving government assistance. Portions of the Santa Ana River wash would be transformed into
community to provide innovate, Aging & Adult Services part- sites like this when Highland's Harmony community is complete.
By Harvey M. Kahn area that once hosted the Santa
Redlands Educational Partnership hosts Ana River, once the largest in
Southern California, running bank-
he Harmony development
to-bank and big enough to accom-
third annual Redlands School’s Got Talent planned for East Highland
received approval from the modate small sea vessels flowing
onto the Pacific Ocean. It is now
Highland City Council last week
to approve a change order for Al- dry year round unless the Seven
bert E. Webb Associates to com- Oaks Dam does a periodic dis-
plete an environmental impact charge. Most of the water in the
report, ultimately moving a step Santa Ana bed is recycled sewage
closer toward breaking ground on from San Bernardino to Hunting-
the project set to be built adjacent ton Beach, where it enters the Pa-
to the Santa Ana River watershed. cific Ocean.
Webb will now receive $63,090 to Orange County will be the gov-
produce the report. erning body in charge of the pro-
The proposed master planned posed Harmony Development. In
3,632 home community would en- an odd arrangement, Orange
compass an area from the County owns the land in what is
Greenspot Bridge to Redlands known as the Seven Oaks Policy
through Mentone to Yucaipa City Area. The Orange County Flood
limits near Mill Creek. According Control District bought the land to
to a draft environmental impact re- build the Seven Oaks Dam, says
port filed with the state by the the planning report. Before the
IECN PHOTO COURTESY SHERRY EDWARDS current drought, the dam was
Highland Planning Department,
Winners of this year’s REP 4 Schools Talent Showcase stand on stage with their awards. From the project could include an ele- needed to prevent the Santa Ana
left to right Nathan Frazier and Lauren Glaub from Mariposa Elementary (1st place winners for mentary school, fire department, from flooding Orange County,
West Coast Swing Dancing to “Billie Jean” and “Beat It” by Michael Jackson); Zane Rocha from commercial developments, a which it severely did on a number
Clement Middle School (2nd place winner for dancing to “Glitch”); and Sophia Partain from Crafton sewage treatment plant, and more. of occasions.
Elementary (3rd place winner for dancing to “Show Off” from the musical The Drowsy Chaperone). The complex plan will include a The report acknowledges that a
lands Unified School District. Mariposa Elementary who came in number of downstream municipal- state streambed alteration agree-
By Naomi Bonman ment will be needed among the
Once the REP Foundation was first place after performing a West ities, water districts, private in-
vestors, Lewis Homes, Inc, the various environmental permits.
he Redlands Education created it supported several pro- Coast Swing dance to “Billie Jean”
T Partnership (REP) Foun- grams which include Enrichment and “Beat It” by Michael Jackson.
dation hosted its third an- Plus (cultural arts), Grants for In second place was Zane Rocha
nual Redlands Unified School Schools (mini-grants for teachers) from Clement Middle School who
Army Corp of Engineers, Califor-
nia Dept. of Fish and Game, the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and
three counties. Due to the areas
The plan calls for an assessment of
the possible impacts "to sensitive
species, wetlands, streams, and ri-
parian habitat, wildlife movement
District (RUSD) School’s Got Tal- and Evening of Appreciation performed an original dance mix and corridors and applicable state
sensitive cultural and biological
ent Competition. The competition (Beaver Medical Group’s Out- to “Glitch” and third place was and local habitat conservation
concerns, various native American
was held on Saturday. November standing Teacher of the Year Sophia Partain from Crafton Ele- plans." Federal field surveys and
representatives must be consulted,
3 at the Clock Auditorium at Red- Awards). mentary who danced to “Show
research conducted at Cal State
During this time REP served 19 Off” from the musical The Drowsy says the preliminary draft.
lands High School. San Bernardino produced a num-
Redlands schools with a student Chaperone. The development would call for
“This year we expect to get more ber of endangered species native to
the removal of some of the orange
people in the audience so that they population of 13, 300. Today, REP “I’m looking for someone who the area.
grove preserve in Mentone. It is an
can see how talented these kids serves 24 schools and 22, 000 stu- shows me poise and personality
are,” Sherri Olson, Chairperson of dents, and they have added an ad- because to me personality makes
the event, said. “Each year our ditional three programs, which up for a lack voice,” Schwimmer
goal is to expand.” include RESCUE the Instruments, said.
This year there were a total of 26 REPresenting Our Schools Art In addition to the cash prize win- Funerals are often too costly.
acts with 45 students participating, Project and AAA Academy (tu- ners, there were also a few honor- A Solution is here.
with a few acts including multiple ition based high school summer able mentions. These included JYS
students. Students who performed school and THINK Together after Tae Kwon Do who received an Quality Care at Affordable Prices
were from elementary, middle and school program). honorable mention for “The Most
Cremation or Burials
high schools throughout the Red- Each act was scored by three Original,” and Andrea and Laura
lands Unified School District. judges. The judges this year were Noronha also received an honor- Let us know how we can help.
The REP Foundation was estab- entrepreneur and chef Martha able mention.
lished in 1987 by a small group of Green, dance instructor Buddy Funds that were raised from the
INLAND MEMORIAL FD1758
parents who wanted to explore Schwimmer and musician Curtiss event will benefit REP’s efforts to In the heart of Colton
ways to raise funds to promote Allen Sr. Students competed for bring a variety of programs and 900 Meridian Ave, Colton Ca. 92324
and encourage excellence in edu- cash prizes. The first place act took fundraising opportunities for Located inside Hermosa Garden Cemetery
cation. These groups of parents home $500, the second place act schools within the district, which
came together after concerns about took home $300 and the third include grants for teachers, fund- Call Brenda 909-254-4100
the impact of state budget cuts on place act $200. ing for its T.A.G.S. enrichment
the quality of education in the Red- Winners this year were Lauren program and the repair and
Glaub and Nathan Frazier from restoration of instruments in the
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • November 8, 2012 • Page A7
Vinton brings years of experience to SB
By Cynthia Mendoza shock,’” Vinton said. “And life
here is so much busier than in it After 23 years Kool Kactus closes, last lunch service
was in the 80s and there is so much held Friday; food line launched, catering continues
s a new physician’s assis-
tant at LaSalle Medical new technology.”
Associates, Inc., in San When Vinton and his team built
Bernardino, Frederick Robert Vin- their hospital in the Congo, they
ton, Jr., brings with him not just sawed their own lumber from the
skills and medical knowledge but trees they cut down and made their
a rich life story in selfless service own furniture using hand tools.
to some of the needy in the world. They also made and fired their
Vinton joins the LaSalle team own bricks.
IECN PHOTO COURTESY DAMERON
after spending 22 years in the “Now I walk into a place like
Congo in Africa, where he Home Depot and all of those items
Frederick Robert Vinton Jr.,
founded and directed a local hos- are made and ready to go. It is
has recently joined LaSalle very different,” he said.
pital in one of the remotest areas of Medical Associates, Inc., as a
the country. This experience, both profession-
physicians assistant. ally and personally was a very pos-
Learning from his father who
was a missionary, in his early 20s known to be a very dangerous itive one for Vinton and he sees the
place. Armed groups, bandits, and value in experiencing different cul- IECN PHOTO CYNTHIA MENDOZA
Vinton, who is originally form Or-
ange County, spent time in the elements of the Congolese military tures and ways of life as a means Carole and Court Inman are the proud proprietors of Kool Kactus
Congo helping his grandfather in are known to pillage, steal vehi- of growth and learning and appre- Café in Loma Linda, an establishment that has been serving up
medical missionary work, an expe- cles, kidnap, rape, kill, and carry ciation for the many blessings tasty, fresh Mexican dishes, including unique vegetarian twists on
rience that instilled in him a love out military or paramilitary opera- Americans often take for granted. traditional favorites, since 1986. Friday will be the last lunch serv-
for service and a desire to do the tions in which civilians are indis- “As we become more of a global ice before Carole devotes her time to catering and launching her
same. criminately targeted. community, being able to go new food line.
“When I visited Africa as a It is also a place where even basic somewhere to see how other peo-
ple live is a tremendous opportu- By Maryjoy Duncan took up the majority of Carole’s
young man and saw the great need necessities and groceries are not
nity to change perspectives on how time, without any room to invest in
for healthcare and how my grand- nearly as accessible as they are in
we can get along,” he said. “It’s her budding new food line, which
father’s faith led him to serve God the U.S. landmark in Loma Linda,
very beneficial to give of yourself the Kool Kactus Café on was the main reason behind the de-
by helping his fellow man, I was Upon returning to the U.S. in
to service the needy and to help us Redlands Boulevard cision to shut down the restaurant.
humbled,” he said. “It changed my 2011 after achieving their goal to
appreciate our great country. It’s
owned by Carole and Court Inman Another factor was that Court,
life and I decided to commit my- staring medical work which could
not perfect but it’s better than any-
with its colorful facade has been who had been helping out in the
self to helping people through the be turned over to a local church in
where else.” serving healthy Mexican fare to restaurant for the last three years
practice of medicine.” the Congo, Vinton and his wife,
“We are honored that Frederick the community for 23 years. alleviating a portion of the work
Later on, through Mission Grace even though they were American
chose to work with us at LaSalle Sadly, the store front officially load for Carole, has recently taken
Ministries International and Grace and had traveled back and forth
Medical Associates,” said La Salle
closed on Saturday, Oct. 27, but on a new job that requires him to
Church of the congo, Vinton between the Congo and the U.S.
President Dr. Albert Arteaga of will deliver its final lunch service travel.
founded an 80-bed hospital that during their, still had adjustments
Vinton. “His dedication to peoplethis Friday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Since the restaurant officially
now has a staff of 42, including to make when the permanently re-
and medicine are demonstrated by Carole’s decision to shut down the closed on Saturday, Oct. 27, Car-
two doctors and 15 nurses. located here.
his 22 years of service to people in
restaurant is to invest more time ole has been inundated with phone
“Working in the Congo had lots In the Congo for example, they
the dangerous, war torn country of
with the catering aspect of the calls for her catering services,
of challenges, but we were able to made trips to the nearest city two
the Congo. I am confident that business and to launch a new which she described as amazing.
make a big difference in peoples’ or three times a year to shop for
Frederick delivers excellent health food line which she is most “There’s a lot of support from the
lives,” he said. “It was very re- basic needs. Where in the Congo
healthcare to every patient he sees,
excited about. community,” she said, which led
warding to deliver healthcare to so there were two or three brands of
everyday.” “There’s a big demand for His- her to decide to open the restaurant
many people who had never re- breakfast cereal to choose from, in
Vinton works out of the LaSallepanic foods, and for more healthy for lunch one last time this Friday
ceived treatment before.” the U.S. there is a whole aisle just
Clinic on Mt. Vernon in San food choices,” Carole said about for the community.
And the place he chose to serve for cereal. Going from such little
Bernardino. For more information her optimism and keenness in cre- “I’ve enjoyed being involved in
was in itself a very challenging variety to abundance was over-
or an appointment call (909) 884-ating a Hispanic-based, health-ori- the community - Loma Linda and
country. The Democratic Republic whelming.
9091. ented food line. “My first goal is Redlands,” Carole said about the
of the Congo, formerly Zaïre, is “We experienced ‘reverse culture
to get into Clark’s market, then highlight of her restaurant career,
which spans 32 years.
U of Redlands students participate in Concerto Competition Preliminaries Cardenas. food line will consist of Her new Catering will still be operated
structor. salsas, sauces, spices and rubs, and from the site.
This competition has been run- hot sauces. For more information about
ning at the University of Redlands Operating both the catering and catering services, please call (909)
for several years. After the prelim- restaurant aspects of the business 796-1545.
inaries, the finalists were chosen to
perform on Monday, November 5
in front of a panel of judges. The
judges for this year’s finals were
Nelms MacKelvain, Idyllwild Arts
Academy; Dr. Ralph Kuncl, Pres-
ident of the University of Red-
lands; and Co Boi Nguyen,
University of Redlands Professor
and Assistant Conductor of the
Redlands Symphony Orchestra.
Participants on day one of the
competition were Matthew Busch,
trumpet; Luke Hilland, horn;
Kevin Eberle, bassoon; Paul Kane,
IECN PHOTO COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS
clarinet; Michelle Chavez, flute;
University of Redlands students participated in the Concerto
and Kelsey Broersina, saxophone.
Competition Preliminaries which was held at Memorial Chapel Day two of the competition
on the University of Redlands campus on Friday, November 2 showcased singers. These partici-
and Saturday, November 3. pants included Megan Griffiths,
By Naomi Bonman ing twice for the preliminaries and soprano; Kaely Marie Clapper, so-
BUY 2 WHOLE CHICKENS FOR
they may only win the grand prize prano; Jennifer Free, soprano; So
niversity of Redlands stu- of participating in the Redlands Young Kim, soprano; Atalia
U dents participated in the Symphony Orchestra once. Stu- Malin, soprano; Alireza Tousi,
Concerto Competition dents who win the grand prize are viola; Andres Keymolent, violin;
Preliminaries which was held at not eligible for the runner-up Spencer Baldwin, double bass; FOR
the Memorial Chapel on Friday, award, University of Redlands Or- Leah Dubre, piano; Micheil Bur-
November 2 and Saturday, No- chestra, in the future.
gos, piano; and Austin Turner,
vember 3. Soloists were required to perform piano.
The competition is an annual their acts from memory without a Winners of this year’s competi-
event where two soloists are se- sheet of music. During the prelim- tion were Anthony Ribaya who At any COUPONof order
lected to perform with the Red- inaries there was a 10 minute time will be participating in the Red- Must present coupon at
lands Symphony Orchestra and the limit for each performance; how- lands Symphony Orchestra,
ever, in the finals the time was in- Kelsey Broersma who will be par-
University of Redlands Orchestra
in the Spring. Both undergraduate creased depending on the number ticipating in the Wind Ensemble, 2 WHOLE CHICKENS, Choice of 20 Corn Tortillas or
and graduate students participated of finalists. Before soloists could Luke Hilland who will be in the 20 Flour Tortillas, and 11 fl. Oz. of Hot or mild salsa
in the competition. participate in the competition, their University Orchestra and So Not valid for catering or party orders • May not be combined
Students are limited to audition- work had to be prepared prior to Young Kim who will also be in the with any other offers • 2 orders per customer
the event and confirmed by an in- University Orchestra.
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provide free flu vaccines to adults, 534-3838. N. 7th St., Colton, from 9 a.m. - 2 and remember music of our youth.
Calendar from 8:00 a.m. to noon, or until A m e r i c a n B u s i n e s s
supplies last. For community
members who do not drive or own Women’s Association
p.m. Vendors welcome - $15 for a
table, call Ruth Cervantes (909)
521-7034 for more information on
Joslyn Senior Center: First and
second Tuesday 2 p.m., 21 Grant
St., Redlands (909) 798-7550.
a car, a walk-up clinic will also be Tuesday, Nov. 13: Inland Empire becoming a vendor. Handmade Redlands Community Center:
Democratic Luncheon set up for those individuals to re- Chapter will host a dinner meeting crafts, lunch 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Every third Friday 2 p.m., 111 Lu-
Club ceive their free flu vaccine. at the Old Spaghetti Factory, 1635 gonia Ave., Redlands (909) 798-
Industrial Park Ave., Redlands. City Council Meetings
Meets noon on Fridays at Demo- Sunkissed Squares Nonmembers welcome. Cost $15 Colton: First and third Tuesday, 7572.
cratic Headquarters, 136 Carousel Saturday, Nov. 10: Sadie per person. Reservations (909) 6 p.m.; 650 N. La Cadena Dr. Highland Senior Center: Every
Mall (near the central glass eleva- Hawkins Dance at the Redlands 794-1169. Highland: Second and fourth fourth Tuesday 2 p.m., 3102 E.
tor) in San Bernardino. Speakers: Community Center, 111 W. Lugo- Tuesday, 6 p.m.; 27215 Base Line. Highland Ave., Highland (909)
Nov. 9: Open discussion nia Ave., Redlands. Cue rounds American Sports Univer- No meetings in August. 862-8104.
Dr. G and Me 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; squares 7:30 - 10 sity Job Recruitment Fair Loma Linda: Second and fourth Boy Scouts of America
Every Wednesday: Live classical p.m. Monday, Nov. 19: Noon - 6 p.m. Tuesday, 7 p.m. (check city Web Troop 103
guitar at Starbuck’s from 6 - 7 Veteran’s Day Salute at ASU main building, 399 N. “D” site as dates are subject to change); Boys ages 11 - 15 years are in-
p.m., 1181 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Sunday, Nov. 11: 12th Annual St., San Bernardino. Three princi- 25541 Barton Rd. vited to join. Meetings are Mon-
Colton. Veteran’s Day Salute at Plaza pal employers featured: American Redlands: First and third Tues- days at 7 p.m. at Repplier Park in
Monday Prayer Group Park, 7th St. and Mt. Vernon Ave., Bar and Grill in Northern China day, 3 p.m.; 35 Cajon St. Banning, at the large log cabin at
Every Monday morning: Salva- San Bernardino. 10 a.m., patriotic seeking experienced chefs, bar- Rialto: Second and fourth Tues- 200 Wilson St. Information: (951)
tion Army, 838 Alta St., Redlands. programs starts at 1 p.m. Event tenders, hostesses, waiters, day, 6 p.m.; 150 S. Palm Ave. 922-1903.
For information, call (909) 792- held in honor of Ralph “Kito” cashiers; American Sports Univer- San Bernardino: First and third
Monday, 3 p.m.; 300 N. “D” St. Southwest Riverside
8818. Granillo, US Army and US Army sity interviewing for instructors for
Bitten Blood Drive PFC Jesus Jonathan Lopez. Spring semester as well as dorm Son Jarocho Family Class County Marine Corps
Friday, Nov. 9: Community Custom cars and motorcycles security guards, event security, Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at League Detachment 1057
blood drive at the Colton Public will cruise into the park to com- food court workers, and fitness Home of Neighborly Services, 839 Monthly meetings occur on the
LIbrary from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., 656 memorate Route 66. Veterans center employees; American Cam- N. Mt. Vernon Ave., San last Saturday of each month at 9
N. 9th St., Colton. Games, re- Day patriotic ceremony and pre- bridge Academy accepting appli- Bernardino. Free for all ages, a.m. All active duty Marines,
freshments, prizes (such as movie sentations will honor all veterans cations for camp counselors and dance and music class. Informa- those who have been honorably
tickets), and a screening of the in attendance. Veterans, family instructors. tion: (909) 885-3491. discharged, FMF Corpsmen and
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District attorney, survivors, advocates support Prop 35
By Cynthia Mendoza Women in Kruzan’s circumstances
were simply viewed as “child
n Thursday, October 31
San Bernardino County “The kids are prosecuted but the
District Attorney Michael adults responsible for the traffick-
Ramos joined Proposition 35 sup- ing aren’t,” Rogan said.
porters for a press conference on For more on Kruzan’s story visit
the steps outside San Bernardino iamsjk.com.
City Hall to express his commit- Another outspoken voice was
ment to fighting human traffick- that of Amy Andrews, a survivor
ing. If passed, Prop. 35, in simplest who was trafficked between Los
terms, would increase fines and Angeles and Las Vegas as a
imprisonment for convicted teenager and now works with For-
human traffickers. It would also gotten Children, a faith based out-
require convicted sex traffickers to reach organization in the Inland
register as sex offenders. Empire dedicated to ending human
“By passing Prop. 35, among trafficking and sexual exploitation.
other things, this would allow “For many years I was too young
prosecutors across the state to im- to understand, but then I realized I
pose tougher penalties on those didn’t choose this for myself,” An-
who prey upon our vulnerable drews said. “I want to use my
women and children,” said Ramos. voice to help other women. Prop.
“Enough is enough. We need to 35 is our way to collectively say
IECN PHOTO CYNTHIA MENDOZA we won’t tolerate this anymore.”
send a strong message to the rest
of the nation that California will On Wednesday, October 31, a group of human trafficking survivors, family members, advocates Finally, Daphne Phung, founder
not tolerate the blatant exploitation and District Attorney Mike Ramos came together at the steps of San Bernardino City Hall in support and director, California Against
of our children or any human of Prop. 35, an anti-human trafficking bill that would increase fines and imprisonment and take Slavery and the Prop. 35 campaign
being for that matter.” other measures to combat the crime. From left, front: Anne-Catherine Rogan, family member of took to the podium.
During the conference Ramos sex trafficking victim; SB County District Attorney Mike Ramos; Daphne Phung, founder and di- “Prop 35 is a fist step as a society
said that human trafficking is hap- rector, California Against Slavery and the Prop. 35 campaign; Amy Andrews, sex trafficking sur- to recognize human trafficking as
pening everywhere and locally vivor; and Lesford Duncan, Los Angeles Coordinator with California Against Slavery. a severe issue,” Phung said, also
there is a far greater awareness of referring to sex trafficking as “rape
it than in the past. He said that as a “great tool” for peace officers. formerly of Rialto, aunt of Sara Back in 1994, there was not a for sale.” “This will take Califor-
district attorney he supports Prop. Joining Ramos were survivors of Kruzan, a woman in her 30s who concept or awareness of the true nia from one of the worst states in
35 because it addresses key issues human trafficking, family mem- was sentenced to life without pa- heinous nature of sex trafficking the union [in human trafficking] to
such as suppression. Depending on bers of victims as well as general role for what in most basic terms and the crime was viewed simply a leader [in combating it.]”
the crime, sentences would in- community supporters and repre- can be described as killing her as a prostitute killing her pimp. Prop 35 passed at 81%.
crease from five to eight years. sentatives from organizations pimp. Kruzan was molested at the
“We want to send a message to fighting human trafficking. age of 11, raped at 13, groomed for
these monsters,” Ramos said, One of the family members pres- prostitution and trafficked from the
adding that Prop. 35 would also be ent was Anne-Catherine Rogan age of 13 to 16.
St. Paul again to offer free Thanksgiving meal, volunteers needed
IECN PHOTO COURTESY ST. PAUL’S UMC
United Methodist Churches of San Bernardino will be hosting its second annual Thanksgiving Din-
ner on Thanksgiving day and volunteers are needed from preparation to clean-up.
By Annemarie Paxton day feast agan. Anyone from the preparation to clean-up is needed.
community is invited to help People can either donate their
Thanksgiving day which begins time, food or money. For more in-
he holiday season is
with food preparation in the formation, call St. Paul’s UMC at
quickly approaching and
kitchen at 8 a.m. (909) 889-3609.
with that there is a need to
A need for volunteers from
help the less fortunate. Many or-
ganizations are already gearing up
to launch food and toy drives and
planning Thanksgiving and Christ-
mas dinners. One of which is the
United Methodist Churches of San
Bernardino, which will be hosting
its second Annual Thanksgiving
Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, No-
vember 22, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Casa De Flores
at the church, located at 785 N. Ar- 342 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92410
rowhead Ave. in San Bernardino.
Last year’s event was a success,
having served 384 people with
over 80 volunteers dedicating their
time to ensure others enjoy a
warm, holiday meal with all the
The holiday feast is open to
everybody and free toa ll. The
Complete Florist Service
menu consists of turkey and all the Wedding & Bridesmaids Dresses,
fixin’s. Additionally, there will a
clothes closet for people to select Quinceaneras & Baptismals, Tuxedo Rentals
warm garb for the winter season. Mon.-Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. • Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Sunday Closed
This year the GATE United
Methodist youth program is seek-
ing volunteers to assist in the holi- (909) 885-7051
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • November 8, 2012 • Page A11
Teen Pulse helps teens find their
passions through the art of music
over the hardship of her childhood, then has expanded and now in-
and now she encourages her stu- cludes a variety of programs, such
dents, clients and audiences to stop as Teen Pulse Catalyst Club, Par-
settling and start leading their ent Coaching Private Practice,
lives. Teen Pulse Trashers, Vitamin K
With the elimination of art pro- Video Today and Teen Pulse Per-
grams from schools. the launching cussion Ensemble.
of Teen Pulse was the perfect pro- In addition to new programs,
gram to launch in a city, Redlands, Teen Pulse has patriciated in Make
that thrives and is known for the A Wish Foundation’s annual
arts. walk-a-thon, performed for 50,000
“I wanted to fill in a cultural gap guests at a corporation party in San
within our generation,” Kooyman Diego and has formed a partner-
said. “When kids are not fulfilling ship with the University of Red-
an arts education in school they are lands’ band percussion. Teen
not making life decisions or taking Pulse also offers internships to col-
ownership of their lives.” lege students who want to serve
Kooyman became involved in and connect with youth through
band while in high school in Glen- music, fundraising development
dora, which had an awesome and and clerical work.
IECN PHOTO COURTESY TEEN PULSE large band. She later moved to Yu- Teen Pulse plans to grow even
Teen Pulse staff (from left to right) Kirsten April Combs, Jessica Nunez, Susana Quinteros, caipa where the band was much more in the future, starting with a
Tyler Burr, Skye Kooyman (founder), Nathan Cupul and Hannah Lehmann. Teen Pulse helps smaller and underdeveloped. Dur- Summer Tour in 2013 featuring
teens to find their passion and self-identity through the art of music percussion. ing Kooyman’s senior year, 2006, Teen Pulse Trashers. Kooyman
she taught the band class and later has also been receiving requests
circumstances, which is what led this because I was passionate started an afterschool program for from parents on how she connects
By Naomi Bonman
her to help teenagers live their best about it and it’s really what saved elementary school percussionists so well with teenagers, so she is in
lives by providing them with the my life.” called ‘Fill in the Beat’. the process of building groups that
usic has proved to be “There was a huge need in my help parents connect with youth.
therapeutic and has the tools to their own identity. Kooyman, who is a survivor of
“Beyond there being a huge need custody battles, foster care, her fa- town for a program that developed There is also a pregnancy aware-
ability to express the percussionists,” Kooyman said. ness program in the works for
words that people oftentimes can- for a program like this, I felt very ther’s suicide and a near death
passionate about giving other peo- ATV accident, knows what it In 2009, shortly after the after teenage girls.
not get out themselves. This is no school program had started Teen For those who are interested in
different for Teen Pulse founder, ple the instruction, accountability means to be a teen in trouble.
and mentorship I had wished I had Thanks to the magic of music and Pulse was launched. Teen Pulse volunteering, contributing or want
Skye Kooyman. She is a firm be- started off with a drumline, color more information on Teen Pulse,
liever that your identity is not de- growing up,” Kooyman said. a handful of caring mentors,
“Music was the perfect vehicle for Kooyman was able to triumph guard and stomp team and since please visit teenpulselife.com.
fined by others’ ideas or your
Page A12 • November 8, 2012 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers
Magana’s efforts lead Bloomington to title
By R.A. Contreras and weren’t sure that we won because
Q: Best run you ever had?
Javier Hernandez I came in second and I saw the
A: I went to Mammoth over the
Summit [High School] girls right
summer. It was for a week and
behind me; I could hear them
everyday it’s seven miles up the
e caught up with
Jalissa Magana, a sen- hill then seven miles back down
breathing and the whole time I was
ior first runner and the hill and as I started going
like: ‘Oh my gosh where is my sis-
team captain with the Blooming- straight up --not even a mile and I
ter, my sister is supposed to be
ton High School girls’ cross coun- right behind me. And I’m like
felt my legs get sore! So about four
try team. scared because the coach was say-
miles in, I asked myself, ‘Why am
Q: What got you into running? I trying too hard?’ So I relaxed and
ing that every one [behind me] is
A: Well mainly I did it to get in sick.’ finally got to the top of the moun-
shape for soccer, but once I started tain-- first girl ever from my
running I felt good. I feel like there Q: But you pulled through – school to make it to the top!
is a power in me. I feel like I can How did that feel?
keep going forever and I think like A: I felt like crying. Q: What has your coach taught
that feeling helps me in my life. It you?
has given me a lot of confidence Q: Is there a moment in your A: She has taught me that in the
knowing what I could accomplish. life that sticks out athletically? real world, you are not going to get
A: Thinking back to my fresh- breaks, so keep going; don’t feel
Q: We heard you were a cham- man year and how hard I worked, sorry for yourself.
pion? going to camp and almost running
A: Oh yeah; we won the Sunkist 100 miles over the summer in a Q: What fears do you have?
League and took first place in the week. But to be able to win my A: I always have this nightmare
IECN PHOTO JAVIER HERNANDEZ senior year (at last!) and running that when I start a race, I can’t fin-
girls cross country meet.
Senior captain Jalissa Magana’s second-place finish in an all- with my sister and best friends is ish. I can’t even run and it is like
Q: It wasn’t easy right? important Sunkist League meet helped her Bloomington High icing on the cake! my grandma is walking in her
A: In the second league meet we School girls’ cross country team to the league title. walker and passing me. (laughs)
Carter girls in playoffs after winning first league title
By Anthony Victoria take the second and third sets with inated, which is why this time out fighting for us and they all The Lions open the first round of
the help of some Arroyo Valley around I knew Arroyo Valley gave us a match. The pressure is the playoffs Tuesday November 7
miscues. Medina and sophomore would give us a match. Every team definitely on and expectations for with a 5 p.m. home match against
espite the early setback,
Carter High School girls’ middle hitter Anika Lewis com- in the SAL in the second half came us will be higher.” Santa Ynez.
volleyball team thwarted bined to get kills in both sets.
Arroyo Valley’s enthusiastic dis- However, the Hawks refused to go
play to finish San Andreas League down easily. Both teams were
play undefeated and will now con- going back and forth in the fourth
centrate on the CIF Division 3-A set, with Arroyo Valley coming
playoffs. out on top after a crucial offensive
“It was an overwhelming game block gave them the go ahead
but we were able to work hard, point. The Lions responded well in
fight back and get the victory,” the fifth and deciding set, with
said Wendy Brody, who is in her Harris getting an ace and kill to
first full season as head coach. wrap up the set, match, league title
“We definitely showed a lot of and qualify for the postseason.
character.” “I told my girls to battle through
Carter was led by junior outside and keep fighting,” replied coach
hitter Jessica Medina, who had six Brody. “I told them to have trust in
kills. Senior defensive setter Brit- their teammates and to fight for
ney Harris stated she was pleased every point. “
with the overall performance. The Lions made history by win-
“We started off rocky, but then ning their school’s first league title
the service began to come in,” she in volleyball. Brody believes the
said. “At the game’s end I wanted accomplishment will bring greater
to cry because it feels good to fin- fan expectations. “There have been
ish undefeated, after seasons of not so many moments in big games
winning anything.” this season. It’s a team effort and
IECN PHOTO ANTHONY VICTORIA
After losing the first set 25-23, there have been many contributors
to our success.” The Rialto Carter High School girls’ volleyball team went undefeated in San Andreas League play
The Lions (15-7, overall; 10-0, and won the school’s first-ever title in volleyball. The Lions hosted Santa Ynez in a CIF first round
San Andreas League) were able to “The first half of league we dom-
playoff match Tuesday November 7.
Inland Empire Community Newspapers • November 8, 2012 • Page A13
History of Veterans Day World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended
when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of
Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased
seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities,
between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh
hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November
11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first
commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in
America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in
the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the
victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the
opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in
the councils of the nations…" The original concept for the celebration was for a day
observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning
at 11:00 a.m.
An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal
holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as "Armistice Day."
Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest
mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd
Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting in its
place the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American
veterans of all wars.
Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls.
The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date,
but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their
patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
American is this hero in
a ents uniform standing tall.
ready, willing, and
able to march, the by Roger
Redlands' Veterans Day Ceremony begins at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Jennie Davis Park,
at Redlands Boulevard and New York Street. There will be a flag-raising ceremony, speak- Robicheau
will to face all. The
ers and music by the Citrus Valley High School band. A luncheon and reception follow at
proudest of our
American Legion Post 650.
Somerford Place is inviting the community to a Veterans Day celebration noon to 2 p.m. service. Stead
at 1319 Brookside Ave. The event will honor those who have served in the armed forces fastly meeting
of the United States. Reservations are requested. Information: 909-793-9500 each call. The
Applebee's will celebrate Veterans Day by offering all veterans a free entree from 10 a.m.
until noon. Applebee's is at 2046 W. Redlands Blvd. Information: 909-335-7372
Chili's will celebrate Veterans Day by offering our country.
all veterans a free entree from their limited menu As were
from 11 a.m. to noon. Identification is required. those upon
Chili's is at 10020 Alabama St. Information: 909-
San Bernardino displaying
VFW POST 8737 awesome
Veteran’s Day Celebration courage
Sunday, November 11, 2012 a treasure
From 11am - 4pm, 2018 Foothill blvd. SB you cannot
The city of Beaumont will hold a wreath-laying Filled with total commitment to serve us for the
ceremony in front of City Hall at 11 a.m.
Thursday to celebrate veterans who have served long haul. America know this hero thank god and
in the armed forces from World War II to the pre- always recall.
sent. Information: 951-769-8520
Weaver Mortuary will raise the American flag in honor of local veterans at 1 p.m.
Thursday. Refreshments will be provided. Weaver Mortuary is at 1177 Beaumont Ave.
Applebee's will celebrate Veterans Day by offering all veterans a free entree from 10 a.m.
until noon. Applebee's is at 1585 E. Sixth St. Information: 951-845-3638
Chili's will celebrate Veterans Day by offering all veterans a free entree from their limited
menu from 11 a.m. to noon. Identification is required. Chili's is at 1490 W. Second St.
The community is invited to a ceremony honoring veterans at 10 a.m. today at Montecito
Memorial Park, 3520 E. Washington St. The ceremony will include presentation of colors,
national anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, 21-gun salute, taps and laying of a wreath.
Speakers include Kelly Chastain, mayor of Colton, and Sheryl Terkildsen, an Army nurse.
The ceremony is sponsored by Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, Visiting Angels and
They are fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, cousins and
friends. We may not always agree in the wars and battles that we fight, but this should
not deter us from the support we give to these men and women in uniform. It is through the
sacrifice that they and the numerous individuals before them have made, which
provides us with the freedoms we have to disagree and speak our objections.
V & B
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Stater Bros. offers free antibiotics healthy,” Acosta said. • Ciprofloxacin (Generic fro
By Annemarie Paxton
The current economic climate in CIPRO)
addition to rising health care costs • Penicillin
e are approaching a
cold winter where has made access to crucial medica- • Trimeth/Sulfa (Generic for
there will be soaring tion difficult for many valued cus- SEPTRA or BACTRIM)
cases of the cold/cough and flu, tomers.
which is why Stater Bros. Super- Free antibiotics will be based on “Stater Bros. believes in doing
markets is stepping forward to a 14-day eligibile quantity. This the right thing for the right rea-
help the community alleviate its includes refills, to anyone with or son,” stated Jack H. Brown, Stater
medical bills by providing free an- without health insurance coverage Bros. Chairman and CEO. “As the
tibiotics at all 27 Stater Bros. who presents a prescription. only Supermarket Chain in South-
Super RX Pharmacies throughout Acosta said that the program is ern California to offer this program
California, which began on Nov. 1. open-ended, and will continue in- free of charge, Stater Bros. is
According to John Acosta, Vice definitely. In 2009 Stater Bros. doing all that we can to ensure ac-
President of Pharmacy Operations, launched a similar program for the cessible and affordable health care IECN COURTESY PHOTO
the cold and cough season will be entire year, which cost the com- to each and every one of our val- In an effort to alleviate customers’ rising medical costs at the out-
tougher this season, and will put pany over $100,000. ued customers.”
set of the winter season, Stater Bros. Supermarkets began offer-
added financial strain on families In 2010, Stater Bros. Super Rx
ing free antibiotics on Nov. 1.
already struggling in this econ- Five different classes of antibi- Pharmacy introduced its Free Dia-
omy. otics are available, which include: betic Medication Program which from their doctor. In addition, commonly prescribed medications
“This is our way to give back to • Amoxicillin (Generic for offers some of the most popular Stater Bros. Super Rx Pharmacy is are $4 for a 30-day supply or $10
the community and to keep people AMOXIL) Type II Diabetes medications to pleased to continue its $4 Generic for a 90-day supply.
• Ampicillin customers with a valid prescription Prescription Program. Over 300
Orange Empire Railway Museum volunteers brace for thousands of little engineers attending Day Out With Thomas
om Jacobson of Redlands on hand this weekend and Veter- excitement of railroading," said Ja- was confined to bed with the old, he has been captivated by
has yet to outgrow ans day and Nov. 17 and 18 for cobson, an attorney who has been measles. The British clergyman's Thomas, said his mother Yari
Thomas the Tank Engine Day Out With Thomas™. The all- lead organizer of the event since it wife convinced him to publish the Duran Habib of San Bernardino.
and Friends, a preschooler phe- day family event, which features a began 11 years ago. stories about a cheeky little engine "His fascination and enjoyment of
nomenon that annually brings 25-minute ride with a full-size Besides the train ride, "Day Out and his railroad friends on the fic- trains is associated with the
more than 25,000 aspiring engi- replica of Thomas, raises funds for With Thomas™ offers families a tional Island of Sodor. From 1942 Thomas characters, toy train sets
neers and grownups to the Orange train restoration projects and edu- full day of Thomas-related activi- to 1973, Awdry wrote 26 books. and TV show, said Habib, who
Empire Railway Museum in Perris cational programs at the Inland ties -- a meeting with Sir Topham The Thomas and Friends phe- will be bringing her now 4-year-
for two weekends in November Empire's 100-acre railway heritage Hatt and other storybook friends, nomenon took off in America and old son to Day Out With
starting Saturday. museum. storytelling, videos, arts and crafts, worldwide when the movies, mer- Thomas™. "It never gets old for
As board chairman and event "Day Out With Thomas™ is a an Imagination Station, petting chandise and TV shows, now on him, given the years and success of
overseer, Jacobson is among 200 great family event and introduces zoo, live music, food, a Thomas PBS SoCal, came out in the 1980s. the show. It doesn't get old for any-
community volunteers who will be a new generation to the timeless store, and more. The beloved storybook character one. It's a classic."
Thomas the Tank Engine was teaches moral lessons, having a For ticket information, call (951)
born 70 years ago in the stories positive attitude and being "really 943-3020 or visit
that Reverend W. Awdry first told useful." http://www.thomasthetankengi-
to his son Christopher, while he Since Josef Habib was 10 months nesocal.com/.
IECN COURTESY PHOTO
Tom Jacobson, board chairman of Orange Empire Railway Mu-
seum greets students from Railroad Elementary School in Perris
at Day Out With Thomas in 2011.
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