The Inland Empire Week ly Vol 6, NO. 33 Features, Lifestyle & News You Can Use! .com IECN December 30, 2010 New Year’s TH IS WEE K checkpoints and results Inland Empire Community News Papers wishes the community a safe T he Redlands Police and happy new year! Department will conduct two DUI/Drivers License check- points this week in partnership with the Avoid DUI Task Force Campaigns and law enforcement nationwide. Officers will conduct the first Student checkpoint from 10 p.m. Thursday, volunteers IECN PHOTO COURTESY RICARDO TOMBOC Dec. 30, through 3 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, in the southbound lanes of Cajon recognized After a week of rain the city of Highland suffered some of the most damage in Southern California. Street at Cypress Avenue. A6 Pictured here is Kristine Sanchez standing in front of her home. Her husband is one of many work- The second checkpoint will be con- ing night and day to remove debris and redirect mud flow from the neighborhood. ducted from 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, through 3 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, in Neighbors help storm victims the eastbound lanes of Redlands Boulevard at 7th Street. During a checkpoint conducted Thursday, Dec. 23, officers arrested By Naima Ford and Immanuel Baptist Church workers and emergency response four people for driving under the served as a shelter to 90 people last teams kept working. influence. Four people were cited week. On Tuesday morning volunteers H ighland made national for driving without a license and news for the damage that However as soon as damage from Highland stepped in to help another driver was cited for driving last week’s storms creat- began emergency service crews their neighbors as well. on a suspended license. A total of ed. However this week the local were on the scene making sure peo- The city, in conjunction with 233 vehicles passed through the ple were safe and preventing fur- Immanuel Baptist Church, the A community community has gathered together to recover. ther damage. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- Checkpoint, cont. on next pg. reminder not to Christmas During the storm residents in “There’s a great effort happen- day Saints and other organizations ing,” said Bill Peters, CAL FIRE hosted a clean up day through the Drink & Drive north and east Highland experi- enced flooding, mudslides and spokesperson. Highland Improvement Team A15 damage to their homes. Bridges collapsed, such as Boulder Even through the worst portions of the storm and through Christmas, fire crews, Red Cross Program. The city asked all resi- dents to join them in a one day tree pickups Bridge,major streets were damaged Storm, cont. on next pg. INSIDE New values will guide council ONE SECTION, 28 PAGES By Naima Ford Classifieds A16 T he Redlands City Council Hollywood Gossip A13 created its first set of core values last week in prepara- Horoscope A12 tion for future decisions, both in Legal Notices A17 finance and policy. Library column A8 The idea was proposed by recent- ly elected Councilmember Bob Movie Showtimes A12 Gardner. He complied a list that he W Opinion A4 ould you like to recycle calls “standards for behavior.” your Christmas tree has- Service Dir. A10 They are meant to address the way sle free this year? the city council, clerk, treasurer, Sports A11 Here is how you can - city employees and volunteers of Simply place your Christmas tree at the city conduct city business. the curb on your regular collection H O W T O R E A C H U S “Core values are an important part d a y . Inland Empire of any successful organization pub- lic or private,” said Gardner when Community Newspapers he presented the idea in his first • Burrtec customers, place your Office: (909) 381-9898 trees out from Dec. 26th - Jan. 9th council meeting at the beginning of Fax: (909) 384-0406 • Cal Disposal customers, place the month. your trees out from Jan. 4th - Jan. Editorial: email@example.com “Our core values remind us of our 8th Advertising: firstname.lastname@example.org constant need to do the right thing.” • Trees over 6ft must be cut in half. FREE CLASSIFIED ADS The values include fiscal respon- • Please remove all tinsel, orna- sibility, responsiveness to resi- SELL YOUR CAR AT ANY dents’ needs, respect and diversity. ments, plastic, bags, stands, braces, PRICE, OR ANY ONE wire and nails. 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(909) 864-8732 ext 271 Page A2 • December 30, 2010 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers • Inland Empire Weekly IECN PHOTO COURTESY RICARDO TOMBOC IECN PHOTO NAIMA FORD Over 80 inmate crews worked to remove mud and bring sandbags to the residences below the Volunteers used wheelbarrows and shovels to remove the de- Baseline Hills. Over twenty homes were in danger of mudslides and the neighborhood was evac- bris that damaged property like this partially buried car. uated. IECN PHOTO NAIMA FORD IECN PHOTO NAIMA FORD Over 700 volunteers worked on Tuesday to help homeowners Much of the mud was removed from roads, however piles of dirt remained in people’s front yards begin to put their lives back together. and driveways. Checkpoint, cont. from front week Winter Holiday campaign, munity.” 36 Californians were killed in According to Peters, shoveling checkpoint. crashes statewide with a blood al- mud from people’s yards is one of An Avoid the 25 Saturation Patrol cohol concentration (BAC) of .08 the most work intensive projects Monday, Dec. 27, resulted in two or higher and another 1,168 were that has to be done and is usually arrests for driving under the influ- injured in alcohol involved wrecks. left up to the homeowner. How- ence. In the city of Redlands during the ever it is usually too large a project As party-goers celebrate the hol- past six months, three people were for one or two people to do, that is idays with friends and family, driv- killed with a BAC of .08 percent or why volunteers are invaluable. ers should heed the Redlands higher. Meanwhile 39 fire crews are still Police Department’s warning to Funding for this operation is pro- working to clear flood control keep the party off the road or be vided by a grant from the Califor- channels, drains, and debris basins. ready to face the consequences. nia Office of Traffic Safety, According to Peters, in addition Law Enforcement will be out in through the National Highway to cleaning up, crews were also force through the New Year’s Traffic Safety Administration. Sgt preparing the area for the next weekend cracking down on anyone Rick Smith who supervises the storm. This included adding to the caught drunk or drugged behind RPD Traffic Unit recommends already 100,000 sandbags in use the wheel. these simple tips for a safe holiday and setting up barriers from mud- “After hearing about the dangers season: slides. of drinking and driving time after • Plan a safe way home before the “We’re actually looking pretty time, most people have gotten the festivities begin; good,” said Peters, “We feel that message that if they’re planning on • Before drinking, designate a we are being successful.” drinking, they should always plan sober driver; Though the entire county experi- a safe way home,” said Police • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, IECN PHOTO COURTESY RICARDO TOMBOC enced the severity of the rainstorm, Chief Jim Bueermann. “But sadly, call a sober friend or family mem- Rushing waters and fast moving debris caused a portion of the the city of Highland had some of millions of Americans still think ber, or use public transportation; Boulder Avenue Bridge to shift and buckle. the most damage. they are invincible and regularly • If you happen to see a drunk “The flooding turned many lives choose to get behind the wheel driver on the road, don’t hesitate to Storm, cont. from front “So many houses were im- upside down and replaced a season after having too much to drink.” contact your local law enforce- pacted,” said Peters. of joy and happiness with fear and Redlands Police say parents ment; effort to relieve homeowners and Over 700 volunteers, men, uncertainty,” said San Bernardino should take note that young males • And remember, Friends Don’t rescue workers who have been suf- women and children, showed up County Supervisor Derry. are at particularly high risk, with Let Friends Drive Drunk. If you fering through the damage all at 8 a.m. and worked through “These workers are to be com- nearly one-quarter admitting to rid- know someone who is about to week, specifically by shoveling lunch time to do what they could. mended for answering the call of ing with someone who should not drive or ride while impaired, take mud. Affected homeowners were 185 came from Immanuel like vol- service and working tirelessly have been behind the wheel in the their keys and help them make invited to call the city and add unteer Christ Shupe. throughout the holiday to help vic- past year. other arrangements to get to where their address to a list of houses “They asked and we came,” said tims of the flooding.” “We know that the holiday sea- they are going safely. volunteers would visit. Shupe. “Community helping com- son can be one of the deadliest and For more information on local Values, cont. from front sees as more important commu- I do not agree with,” he said. most dangerous times on Amer- and statewide Avoid DUI Task nity wide values such as philan- Mayor Pete Aguilar said that he ica’s roadways due to an increase Force Campaign Enforcement Councilmember Jerry Bean ob- thropy, volunteerism, and a saw sustainability as something in drunk driving,” said Chief Schedules and Daily DUI Ar- jected to the value outlined as sus- healthy city asking that they be in- that encompasses all resources Bueermann. “Don’t let your 2010 rest/Fatal Statistics, visit the tainability. He sees it as something cluded if sustainability is. such as finances. Mayor Pro Tem end in an arrest or worse, injury or www.californiaavoid.org. The that is going to be debated “Those are the real values of our Paul Foster agreed. death. Remember, whether you’ve Program is funded by the Califor- throughout the year as a commu- community,” said Bean. “This is a terrific document,” said had way too many or just one too nia Office of Traffic Safety which nity wide value and should not be “I am for sustainability but there Foster. The council voted unani- many, it’s not worth the risk!” reminds everyone to please – Re- a part of the list. He listed what he are a lot of sustainability ideas that mously to adopt it. During last year’s two and half port Drunk Driving – Call 911! Inland Empire Community Newspapers • December 30, 2010 • Page A3 Young lifesavers remembered for their heroism at Unforgettables Walk IECN PHOTO COURTESY THE UNFORGETTABLES The purpose of the walk, in its 11th year, is to honor children who have passed away within the year. IECN PHOTO COURTESY THE UNFORGETTABLES Members of the Loma Linda Valley Kiwanis club gather around last year’s recipient of the award given to individuals who saved the life of a child by the use of CPR or the Heimlich Manuever in honor of Christopher Kohlmeier, represented by his parents Jack and Pat Kohlmeier, who are shown here standing behind 2009 winner Dante Williams, who saved his little brother’s life. Also pictured to Dante’s left is The Unforgettables founder Tim Evans. By Naima Ford Church. his mother Pat Kohlmeier, “of The event is free and sponsored what a terrific young man he was.” by The Unforgettables Foundation Ransom of Romoland was also a T he Unforgettables Founda- tion is honoring heroes at who works year round to help hero. He saved a child’s life from its 11th Annual Lights for needy families afford funerals for drowning while he was serving as Little Lives Walk on New Year’s their children. a youth life guard. Eve. The late Lucas Ransom will be Sadly, earlier this year he was The Lights for Little Lives Walk receiving the Unforgettable killed in a shark attack while he includes a candle lighting and Christopher Kohlmeier Little Life- was surfing. The lives of these two awards ceremony. It has been held saver Memorial Award. The award heroes that were tragically cut every year on New Year’s Eve to is given every year to someone short will be forever commemo- commemorate the young lives that who has saved the life of a child. rated by the award and in the lives were lost that year. Whether to Ransom has a story similar to that of the children they saved. sickness or accident the walk gives of the award’s namesake which For the first time there will also families the opportunity to honor makes this year’s award especially be performances by Country and remember a beloved child who poignant. Christian Music teenage recording was lost. It is also an opportunity Kohlmeier was a 15-year-old artist Brooke Pernice accompanied for families who have gone who saved the life of a nine- by the Young Artists Symphony. through similar situations to sup- month-old neighbor. His fast For more information on the port one another. thinking and knowledge of CPR Lights for Little Lives Walk or the The walk begins at the Ronald saved the child’s life. When he Unforgettables call Founder Tim McDonald House in Loma Linda was 20 years old he was riding his Evans at (909) 855-3130 or visit and will continue for three blocks motorcycle to school and was hit their website at www.theunfor- past Loma Linda University Chil- in a car accident that took his life. gettables.com. dren’s Hospital to Campus Hill “It reminds us every year,” said Community warned of residential burglaries other adults, will be hiding nearby. ers posing as utility workers; one S an Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has If someone answers the door, the to distract the homeowner while been investigating residen- juvenile crew member will ask for the other goes into back rooms tial burglaries in which the front a person by name, who obviously looking for valuables. Rarely will door has been kicked in. Residents doesn’t live there. When the utility workers come to your house are arriving home, finding the homeowner states there is no one “just to check things out”. You front door kicked in and valuables there by that name, the juvenile can ask them to wait outside while taken. will simply leave and go to the you call the utility company to ver- During the course of their inves- next house. They will continue in ify their presence. Or you can tell tigation, detectives have learned this manner until the door goes them this isn’t a good time and you that the suspects will approach unanswered. And they will then will call to reschedule. houses in a neighborhood they be- enter that house the same way. Join a Neighborhood Watch Pro- lieve to be unoccupied. One will This has been the case recently in gram. This popular crime preven- go to the door and knock. When the city of Loma Linda. Detective tion program is an effective way to no one answers, they will give the Kenny Green, who has been in- deter criminal activity in your door a swift, hard kick and force it vestigating similar residential bur- neighborhood. Contact your local open. glaries in the city, offers the law enforcement agency for more The rest of the crew will then following advice to homeowners: information on starting a Neigh- enter the residence and fan out. Once they leave, look out the borhood Watch Program in your They will take flat screen televi- window and see if you can get a area. sions, laptop computers, IPads, vehicle description and license “But most importantly, we must IPods, Playstations, Wii games plate number. Chances are a house all be aware of what is going on in and jewelry. They will be in and will be hit in the neighborhood and our neighborhoods and stay alert out of the house within a short you may be able to provide inves- to suspicious activity,” Detective time. tigators with valuable information. Green adds. “Keeping a notepad It’s not uncommon for these Beware of utility workers want- handy by the front window or tele- crews to use a juvenile to approach ing to look at the electrical panel phone is a great tool for jotting the residence. The rest of the or other such device when you down notes whenever something crew, consisting of a parolee or haven’t made a service call. In re- just doesn’t seem right.” cent scams there will be two work- Page A4 • December 30, 2010 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers OPINION&EDITORIAL Views expressed in Opinion & Editorial do not necessarily reflect the views of IECN plan for achieving them? Good questions to ask oneself include what habits and thought patterns are holding me back from achiev- YOUR COMMUNITY COMMENTARY! All letters must be signed. Please include your name, address & phone number ing my goals? What kind of peo- ple am I surrounding myself with for verification purposes only. Anonymous letters will not be printed. and allowing to influence me? What are some attitudes that I Setting record straight on downtown theater project need to change? A petition is circulating through- entertainment. Merely reopening theater? No. Other theater opera- I encourage everyone to take out the community that contains the movie theater and hoping it tors could certainly operate the these last few days and even the an error-filled memorandum re- stays open would not be a success cinema. The fact that the City re- first few days of the 2011 to really garding the reopening of the – that would simply repeat the ceived eight proposals is evidence do some reflecting and soul downtown movie theater. On Jan- failures of the past. of the market for a theater com- searching about what they’d like uary 10, 2011 the mayor and com- plex in downtown. Merely re- to change in their lives. Make a mon council will conduct a public To ensure success, the City re- opening the movie theaters is list and write down about five hearing to consider a 34 year lease tained several expert consultants absolutely the wrong measure of things you’d like to be different in agreement with the Regal Enter- to evaluate options for reopening success. Success will only be any area of your life; marriage, tainment Group (operator of Ed- the movie theaters. These con- achieved by movie theaters that at- Cynthia Mendoza children, work, finances, health, wards Cinemas, United Artists, sultants have proven track-records tract additional private investment spiritually, anything at all. and Regal Cinemas). It is apparent in the disciplines of theater devel- and business into downtown. Don’t worry about making the from the information contained in opment and operations, retail de- Fresh start list what you consider realistic or feasible, just write it down. Then, these memoranda that legally con- fidential information is being dis- velopment and modern urban planning and design principles. It is unfortunate the error-filled memorandum being circulated by for each item, write down two or seminated to advance certain These consultants have assisted certain local self-interests ignores A s wonderful as Christ- three small, doable baby steps you private and political agendas. other cities in our state and nation these basic principles of commer- mas is, I’m glad it’s can take to work towards that More troubling is the fact that this in making decisions that ensure cial real estate and economic de- over. While I don’t goal. The baby steps and small information is so factually inaccu- targeted public investments are a velopment. The memorandum allow the calendar to dictate to me changes do have to be realistic rate that its purpose is clearly to catalyst for private investment. advocates the City immediately when I make a fresh start, at the though. misinform the public about the sell the theater property to a north- same time, I can’t wait till it’s of- If one of your overall life goals proposed reopening of the movie I attach and share with you com- ern California real estate specula- ficially 2011 so I can shed this old is to be debt free, for example, theaters. ments received from the Fransen tor, so this company can profit 2010 skin once and for all and start by writing down ways you Company, one of our retained re- from leasing the theater to an op- move on. can reduce unnecessary spending I am writing this letter to provide tail and entertainment experts for erator like Regal Cinema or This year went by so quickly, or ways to tackle just ONE credit you the facts, in the hope our City this project. John Fransen, princi- worse, a small unknown theater didn’t it! To be completely can- card or major bill at a time. And does not once-again “shoot itself pal of the firm has successfully franchise. Does anyone remember did, 2010 year was a rough one along with the actual financial in the foot” because of self-inter- aided communities across the na- the name Cinemastar? for me, especially during the sum- changes, reflect on your attitude ests, as we have done so often in tion in these types of projects. mer. As some of you know I was towards money and spending in the past. It is time for San The problem in selling the prop- involved in a rear end hit and run general that may be keeping you Bernardino to make decisions The City solicited proposals erty without a well capitalized op- collision that threw a massive bound in the chains of debt. guided by professionals and ex- from cinema operators to reopen erator, is that the City has no wrench into my summer plans to You may not be debt free by the perts, not politics and self-interest. the movie theater and asked these ability to ensure the theater actu- put it very nicely. end of the year, but if you make Our residents deserve this and our experts to evaluate not only via- ally reopens; the City has no abil- But the growth and learning that small, but CONSISTENT businesses need this. bility of the proposals to success- ity to ensure the theater is operated came from it were priceless and as changes all year, and if you re- fully reopen the theaters, but also by a company that will attract ironic as it seems, this accident is evaluate your perception of Historically, public investment to evaluate which proposals had other private investment and busi- what I’m most thankful for this in downtown San Bernardino in- the best chance to succeed on the nesses to downtown; in fact, once money, even if it’s uncomfortable tended to create economic growth only measure of success that the City sells the property, it has year. It was like the impact of the or painful, your state of mind and has often failed to produce results counts – the ability to immediately no ability to ensure it’s even hit literally knocked a lot of junk sense of accomplishment will soar because the plans and decisions attract additional private invest- reused for a movie theater at all. out of me in order to make room through the roof and that in itself did not give sufficient considera- ment and business to the city. for the positive changes that had will motivate you to keep making tion to ensure that the public in- If we are committed to having a to happen in my life in order for more changes. vestment was a true catalyst for The consultants concluded that movie theater in downtown San me to mature but I’m so glad it’s Finances are just one example private investment. Past public in- of the 8 proposals received, Regal Bernardino (which the market in- behind me. though. Apply these principles to vestments have been made with Cinemas not only created the dicates strong support for), then But on the upside, I also spent any area of your life and you will insufficient plans to ensure it en- greatest return on investment of let’s make sure this time around most of this year de-cluttering my be amazed at what a big differ- couraged private investment. The the public dollars, but also had the our efforts result in spurring other life; I’ve gotten rid of sentimental ence small changes in attitude and original movie theater and the greatest chance of attracting addi- economic development around the junk, furniture, clothes, old docu- daily choices will make. baseball stadium built during the tional private investment and busi- theater. Experts with a proven ments, you name it. I can’t think So regardless of what your goals mid-1990’s are good examples. ness in and around the movie track record of success have ad- of a better way of starting a new and dreams are, I wish you all the Neither public investment was theater complex. In fact, once it vised the City that Regal Cinemas year. very best in achieving them, per- tied to plans for additional private became known the City was nego- provides the best opportunity of This got me thinking how it’s so haps not this year but in making investment. As a result, both have tiating with Regal Cinemas, de- ensuring a successful outcome. much better to approach a new the small consistent change sat for 15 years in isolation doing velopment groups and businesses year with new priorities that are a needed to get there, but most of all very little to spur private invest- began contacting the City regard- I am hopeful that the City will result of an actual change in mind- I wish you all genuine fulfillment, ment and economic growth. ing the opportunities adjacent to follow the professional advice and set and the way we conduct our peace and joy regardless of what the Regal-operated movie theater. recommendations it has received lives rather than just making your circumstances may be. Thus, if our City is to reopen the to best ensure that our limited pub- empty promises because January Be safe on New Year’s Eve, downtown movie theater, the only Why? Very simply, Regal Cine- lic investment spurs economic de- 1 is the day to do that. don’t drink at all but if you must, measure of success should be mas is a known commodity that velopment – a formula for success What are some of your goals and don’t drive. whether the reopening of the other investors trust and are will- seen in other cities like Ontario, new priorities for 2011 and be- Love and hugs all around! movie theater spurs additional pri- ing to assume that if Regal be- Riverside, and Rancho Cuca- yond? Do you have a workable See you in 2011! vate investment and business in lieves there is a good market in monga, but rarely in San downtown restaurants, shops, and downtown San Bernardino, then Bernardino. To do otherwise they are willing to make their own would be to once again follow the IECNInland Empire Community Newspapers (909) 381-9898 • FAX 384-0406 investment. It is very similar to an “anchor tenant” in a shopping cen- ter. 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CIRCULATION VERIFICATION OF CALIFORNIA Highland, San Bernardino, Colton, Rialto, Bloomington, Grand Terrace Loma Linda, Moreno Valley, Riverside to email@example.com Inland Empire Community Newspapers • December 30, 2010 • Page A5 Las Playas de Tabares; similar name, great new food review pancakes at a Mexican restaurant, the new recipe at Playas de Tabares is truly noteworthy. The batter cooks up to a light and fluffy cinnamon and vanilla cake that tastes very much like a hot, freshly sugared churro. So even in serving up non-tradi- tional Mexican breakfasts, which incidentally are served all day long, Las Playas de Tabares man- ages to add a touch of Mexican fla- vor here too. One of the most popular items on the menu however is the menudo, which is served all day, every day for $3.99. Menudo lovers will be hard pressed to find a better deal. And unlike past management, Tabares upped the quality of the service, operates consistent hours and restored the eatery to a fully family friendly environment. Las Playas de Tabares serves IECN PHOTO CYNTHIA MENDOZA beer and wine and limited liquor Pancakes at a Mexican restaurant? Yes, and at Playas de only for making margaritas and Tabares, these are some of the best pancakes around, with a IECN PHOTO CYNTHIA MENDOZA piña coladas. And in keeping with what made touch of cinnamon and vanilla for a very tasty, churro-like flavor. Gilberto Tabares, who began his 25-year career in the hospital- the establishment well known, does plan to do a few special most,” he concluded about the ity industry at a hotel in Guadalajara, Mexico, is the new owner of Playas de Tabares continues to things such as giving out a flower changes and improvements he’s Las Playas de Tabares in Colton, formerly, Las Playas. While he serve up many varieties of shrimp made several changes to the recipes, the one that remained the on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s made. “The food.” and seafood plates. Day. Playas de Tabares is located on same is the salsa recipe. “Only the salsa stayed the same,” he In fact, the fresh salsa for the And on the weekends, music Valley Blvd. in Colton just west of said. “That’s one item our customers really like.” complimentary chips comes with a lovers can always enjoy Karaoke Rancho. chunk of seafood in the middle. in the banquet room. Hours of operation are Sunday By Cynthia Mendoza salsa is very good indeed, with On Sunday, Dec. 19, Playas de enough kick to make it enjoyable But none of it would matter with- through Thursday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tabares hosted an outdoor grand- out great food and that’s what and Friday from 8 a.m. until mid- but not so much that it overpowers T he face may be the same, opening celebration but severe rain the traditional ‘trinity’ flavors. Gilberto Tabares hopes draws cus- night, and Saturday from 8 a.m. but the heart and soul of brought the event to a screeching Tabares also made the switch to tomers and keeps existing ones. until 11 p.m. Las Playas in Colton has halt, which was to include a toy 100% vegetable oil, which vege- “That’s where I’ve focused the Their number is (909) 422-1264. changed and so has the name. The giveaway, live music, and food well-known establishment on Val- tarians or those who do not eat and drink specials. ley Blvd., just west of Colton High pork will greatly appreciate. So while there is no grand open- School, is now under new owner- And as unusual as it may seem to ing re-scheduled as of yet, Tabares ship and goes by the name of Las Playas de Tabares, after new owner Gilberto Tabares. And as often comes with new ownership, much of the food, which is the heart of any restau- rant, has also undergone a meta- morphosis. Tabares, who has 25 years expe- rience in the hospitality and night- In 2011 club business, took over the establishment in August of 2010, and one of his first orders of busi- ness was to sample the dishes and adjust according to what his expe- rienced palate dictated. “Only the salsa stayed the same,” said Tabares, who is not a chef but has a lot of experience running kitchens. “That’s one item our cus- tomers really like.” 909-825-0205 The tomato, cilantro and onion Ramos named to California Attorney General’s transition team San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos. Stat- level in the area of gang prosecu- tion. I look forward to helping We Now Rent Trucks ing that, move the State forward in the areas “We have brought together Cali- of gang suppression, prevention fornia’s best and brightest to help and intervention. I have worked develop smart and innovative poli- with Attorney General Elect Har- cies on how to fix California’s bro- ris on legislation regarding victim ken criminal justice system,” and witness assistance and reloca- AG-elect Harris named Ramos to tion. We also testified before a co-chair the committee on Gangs, Gun Crimes and Organized Crime, one of eleven “Smart on Crime” State Senate hearing committee re- garding truancy as a key to pre- vention. I look forward to working Casa De Flores Committees. with AG-elect Harris. She will 342 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92410 Ramos commented, “Our office bring a new and dynamic approach has done great work at the local to the Attorney General’s office." Weddings… t Our Specialty Complete Florist Service Wedding & Bridesmaids Dresses, A t a recent press confer- ence held in the Hiram Quinceaneras & Baptismals, Tuxedo Rentals W. Johnson State Build- ing, California Attorney General Mon.-Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. • Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Sunday Closed Elect Kamala Harris announced her transition leadership team. Among those named to the team is (909) 885-7051 Page A6 • December 30, 2010 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers St. Bernardine honors student volunteers By Cynthia Mendoza “Each year the program grows by thousands of hours,” said Jean Close, community outreach proj- S t. Bernardine Medical Cen- ter had more than Christ- ect manager. “We are anticipating mas to celebrate in additional growth but are reaching December. On Dec. 28, the hospi- capacity.” tal hosted its third annual recogni- Through Stepping Stones, which tion lunch to honor the members of was initiated when the hospital “Stepping Stones,” a teen and started getting many phone calls young adult volunteer and career from schools and college needing development program. to place students for community The program was established in service hours, the staff of St. 2007 to provide a place for stu- Bernardine works closely with dents to fulfill their school’s com- everyone who enrolls, providing munity service requirements while students with the tools they’ll need gaining valuable hospital work- to get ahead. While these individ- place experience. uals are learning new skills and ex- “This event allows us the oppor- periencing the health care tunity to recognize certain individ- environment up close, they also uals that are volunteering their are building their resumes and pro- IECN PHOTO CYNTHIA MENDOZA time to lend a hand in a variety of viding real-life assistance through- Just a few of the community members who came to support students in the Stepping Stones pro- ways throughout the hospital,” out the hospital. gram recognition luncheon at St. Bernardine on Tuesday, Dec. 28. From left: Kathleen McDonnell, said Linda McDonald, vice presi- During the luncheon, several of community benefits analyst at St. Bernardine, Bryant Fairley, service learning coordinator at Cal dent of Mission Services. “These the volunteers shared their experi- State San Bernardino, Dr. Diane Podolske, Ph.D., director of community and university partner- students have the ability to fulfill ence in the program. ships and service learning at Cal State San Bernardino, and Lowell King, regional operations of- community service requirements Marisa Hall, 21, is a biology ficer at Goodwill Southern California in San Bernardino. while exploring career options major at Cal State San Bernardino through our employee mentoring and completed 100 hours as part of “This is a great program,” she “St. Bernardine gave me the best through the program. Over 5,000 program and resource center.” her internship. said. “It was a great networking experience of my life by allowing service hours were provided from Since its inception three years “I was able to meet people I experience and the people are re- me to work in different depart- December 2009 through Novem- ago, Stepping Stones students wouldn’t have outside this proj- ally friendly.” ments.” ber 2010, which is quite remark- from local high schools and col- ect,” she said. “It helped me find Amandeep Kaur, a bio-chemistry “When we started this program, able.” leges have donated over 12,000 my career.” major at Cal State San Bernardino we really didn’t know what to ex- For more information on the hours. Just this year alone, the 109 Hall’s long-term goal is to work called the Stepping Stone program pect,” concluded Close. “To date, Stepping Stones program contact volunteers donated 5,200 hours. as a clinical lab scientist and pos- one of the ‘best experiences’ of her we have had over 210 teens in a St. Bernardine Medical Center at sibly in research later in the future. life. variety of levels of participation go (909) 883-8711. Less fortunate given holiday surprise mentor of children and youth. He Center they expected an overflow, their feelings of depression for an “It just made them feel like whole founded the organization in order but the partnership with the evening. people,” said Harris. to support the neediest communi- LaBaron Group is what helped ties in San Bernardino. them to accommodate everyone. Temple Community Outreach Through funding from the Mental Center is under Temple Mission- Health Services Act (MHSA) in ary Baptist Church. The church collaboration with San Bernardino hosts LaBaron Group events as County Department of Behavioral well as food giveaways and other Health they were able to purchase events there. enough gifts. The groups decided to connect After everyone ate they were because they both serve the same given the opportunity to pick out a area of San Bernardino. Through- Christmas gift. out the year they have been work- “We try to give them hope and ing together to bring uplifting encouragement so they can press events and classes to the commu- on,” said Harris. nity. They host parenting classes Harris said she has seen the event and encouraging, life-improve- give families an unexpected and ment classes for youth called re- memorable surprise. The center is IECN PHOTO COURTESY ROCHELLE silience classes. This was the first fully decorated for the holidays WILLIAMS year that the LaBaron Group part- and each table is covered with The LaBaron Group partnered nered with the center to help host table cloths and decorated with with Temple Community Out- the Christmas party. flowers. It has made families feel reach Center to throw a Christ- Many of the people who partici- special especially in a time when mas party for a local pate in those classes attended the the struggle emotionally can be as neighborhood. Pictured here is event. They usually host 300 every tough as the financial struggle. year but due to funding were only Many of those who attended are Dr. Winifera Harper of the able to invite 75 people. 140 came homeless, running out of food LaBaron Group. and according to Helen Harris of stamps or just down on their luck. By Naima Ford Temple Community Outreach Some said that the event lifted T he Resilience Promotion of African American Chil- dren Program joined with Temple Community Outreach Center to make Christmas an even more special time for children in west San Bernardino. On Dec. 21 they hosted a Christ- BUY 2 WHOLE CHICKENS FOR mas party at the outreach center in San Bernardino. Families were in- vited from the local community FOR and over 100 adults and children $ 99 enjoyed a Christmas meal and hol- iday festivities. “It was a glorious event,” said Dr. Winifred Harper of the LaBaron Group. The LaBaron Group is the parent organization of Resilience Promo- tion of African American Chil- At any location! U N COcoupPOime of order t on at t Must presen INCLUDES: 2 WHOLE CHICKENS, Choice of 20 Corn Tortillas or 13 dren. The group was founded by 20 Flour Tortillas, and 11 fl. Oz. of Hot or mild salsa Patrick McKinstry, a community Not valid for catering or party orders • May not be combined advocate who has worked as a with any other offers • 2 orders per customer Inland Empire Community Newspapers • December 30, 2010 • Page A7 San Bernardino may get better returns from California Angels By Harvey M. Kahn monies to help the city with its an- Credit Union has been able to omits the mention of San Empire before the team name was nual $1.2 million minimum pay- maintain itself due in part to its as- Bernardino. Since the stadium will a marketing strategy developed in ment on the baseball stadium, sociation with professional base- be an economic loss to the resi- 2003 and that 66ers officials are A s San Bernardino says goodbye to Frank and which was dubbed an "economic ball. Game results of the Inland dents of San Bernardino for the now in early discussions toward Jamie McCourt and their drain on the city" by former Eco- Empire 66ers can be read nation- next 15 years, the professional bringing the name San Bernardino former interest in the Los Angeles nomic Development Director wide with the lead paragraph not- baseball team can instead serve as back to the forefront. "We defi- Dodgers affiliated baseball team Maggie Pacheco. ing the Arrowhead Credit Union a "benefit to the quality of life, city nitely want to get back to our known as the Inland Empire 66ers, During the 15-year life of the Stadium. The Sporting News, pride and notoriety," says the Cen- roots," said Shaw. San Bernardino now welcomes a 5,000-seat San Bernardino sta- USA Today, and ESPN.com all re- ter for Public Policy and Adminis- He said that the 66ers team new partner in the California An- dium, the Seattle Mariners and port California League results. tration at the University of Utah. owner, the Elmore Sports Group, gels and its owner Artie Moreno. Dodgers have realized the benefits Arrowhead Credit Union offi- The mention of San Bernardino has a landlord/tenant relationship While the McCourts battle in di- from their Professional Baseball cials seemed surprised about the has nearly become extinct with its for the San Bernardino-owned sta- vorce court over an estimated $1.5 Agreements with the city and El- magnitude of its name recognition association to the 66ers. dium. billion worth of professional base- more and his partner Donna Tuttle. received from the stadium naming Upon signing its recent two-year "We pay rent, the electric bill, ball assets, none of which was ever There is a long list of players who deal, indicating that it was initially Player Development Contract with and for the liquor license. The An- going to help San Bernardino off- polished up at California League an institutional advertising deci- the 66ers, Angels spokesman Abe gels pay the players and managers’ set the cost incurred by housing a teams stationed in San Bernardino sion to promote goodwill in the Flores said in a press release, "It is salary. The stadium and the team pro baseball team and the accom- and went on to help increase the San Bernardino area. our hope to cultivate a relationship are a separate business. We pay panying bond issue from the con- value of major league teams. "It was a non-traditional way for with the city of San Bernardino our own bills," Shaw said. struction of its Arrowhead Credit Elmore and Tuttle have probably us to get our name to enter people's and embrace the fans of the Inland "We do want the stadium to be a Union Stadium. seen increased value of their 66ers minds," said Arrowhead Credit Empire." community drawing point and to When paid off in 2026, the total franchise while the property value Union marketing director Elsa Calls to 66ers officials and to San be part of community pride." Shaw cost will exceed $100 million, for- of the baseball stadium has drasti- Montes. "Overall, it has given us Bernardino City administrators for said the Angels will be pro-active mer redevelopment agency officer cally decreased. the ability to reach markets that we further clarification were not re- in its involvement with San Warner Hodgdon announced dur- Another player in the sphere of would not have been able to tap." turned. The 66ers open the 2011 Bernardino and that 19 percent of ing a January 2008 city council the Inland Empire 66ers is the Ar- Montes said she has seen mention season at home on April 7th all Angels ticket sales come from meeting. rowhead Credit Union, perhaps of the company on various na- against Rancho Cucamonga. San Bernardino and Riverside Additional costs to the city are making the best business move in tional sports television channels. A good start for the Angels counties. adding up from lengthy court cases its 60-year existence by signing a Montes did say Arrowhead Credit would be to make sure that San "The Angels want to get their against the Inland Empire 66ers 10-year naming rights agreement Union will not build a proposed Bernardino gets a better share of brand out there and are doing a and its subsidiaries. to the stadium. It calls for a office building and operations cen- the economic action. In addition, good job at it. Our facility is up to Knowing how important a good $100,000 annual payment, with ter south of the baseball stadium. 66ers management should rid itself major league standards and we are relationship with San Bernardino the 66ers getting an estimated On the losing side of naming of the Inland Empire moniker. The constantly striving to make it bet- will be to his new local Player De- $75,000 and the city getting rights is the city of San home team should read the San ter. It's expensive to operate a pro- velopment Contract, Artie Moreno $25,000. Bernardino. When the California Bernardino 66ers. fessional team in California," said might start by appropriating Despite its well publicized finan- League standings are posted, it Sixers spokesman Kevin Shaw Shaw. cial difficulties, the Arrowhead reads the Inland Empire 66ers and said that the insertion of Inland Energy company gives charities a boost ganizations stay funded. just in time to help those who According to Captain Stephen needed it over the Christmas holi- Ball, Salvation Army Corps Offi- day. cer, the $10,000 grant they re- Other organizations who re- ceived was an important part of ceived the grant felt the same. them reaching the goals of their Other local recipients include fall fundraiser. Family Services of Redlands and “With the down economy, we the Time for Change Foundation. were faced with a shortfall from The Sempra Energy Foundation our annual fundraising efforts,” will be presenting a check to the said Ball. “This donation really Children’s Fund of San helped us make up the difference.” Bernardino County at the next San The foundation gives the grant Bernardino Board of Supervisors annually, but this was the first time meeting. the Salvation Army received it. For more information about the IECN PHOTO COURTESY CHRIS SLOAN The check was given to them one Salvation Army San Bernardino The Sempra Energy Foundation has given a $10,000 grant to the Salvation Army San Bernardino week before Christmas which was Corps call (909) 888-1336. Corps. Pictured from left are Capt. Stephen Ball (Corps officer), donor Sara Cain (on behalf of Stater Bros.), donor Jack Carlson, donor and Salvation Advisory Board Member Kristen Scott (on behalf of The Gas Company), donor and Salvation Army Advisory Board President Tom Brickley, Salvation EAST HIGHLAND Army, Inland Empire Resource Development Director Nancy Tortorelli, donors Pat Fisher, Bill Le- mann and Royce Merrymim (on behalf of Saint Bernadine’s Medical Center), and Capt. Nancy Ball (Corps officer). CHIROPRACTIC CHIROPRACTIC By Naima Ford one of many who was crossing her fingers hoping the Salvation Army he Salvation Army San would receive the grant. Those services - shelter, clothing, and food - are the type of basic ne- cessities that the foundation wants ACSM Health & Fitness Specialist T Bernardino Corps was one “It was just a nice surprise,” said of a few local charities to Scott. receive a grant from the Sempra to ensure that everyone has. They do that by ensuring that these or- Proven Treatment Energy Foundation. The foundation is owned by par- For: ent company Sempra Energy/ •Back & Neck Pain Southern California Gas Company •Headaches which serves most of Southern California. The grant was part of •Chronic Pain Relief the “Helping People in Need Ini- •Carpal Tunnel tiative.” The grant was created to give to •Sciatica Pain organizations who help families with what they need the most. Es- •Sports Injuries pecially in these difficult economic •Nutrition Needs times. “Unfortunately there are a lot of •Posture Correction agencies in the area who need it,” •Numbness & Tingling said Kristine Scott, public affairs manager of the Sempra Gas Com- •Auto Accidents pany, San Bernardino County Re- gion. She, like many other employees 909-856-0213 in the region, have a relationship Dr. Roland Rodriguez - Chiropractor with the Salvation Army and are E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org well aware of the services they provide. Employees recommend 7223 Church St. Ste. A10, Highland 92346 many of the agencies who receive grants. According to Scott, she was We Accept Most Insurance!! Page A8 • December 30, 2010 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers American Indian leaders attend Tribal Nations Summit recognition to unique indigenous leaders of more than 560 Indian issued directives to each federal to improve the quality of education P resident Obama announced to a group of American In- rights. I am pleased that President tribal nations, braved the cold department to develop new plans on Indian reservations. The U.S. dian tribal leaders on Obama and his administration waiting for the doors to the Main for consulting with tribal govern- Department Education recognized Thursday, Dec. 16, that the United have decided to support the decla- Interior Building to open, where ments. the efforts of the San Manuel Band States will sign on to the UN Dec- ration that all other nations have the Tribal Nations Summit was “This was a great day for Indian of Mission Indians to help improve laration on the Rights of Indige- embraced.” held in the Sidney Yates Audito- tribal nations,” Ramos said. “We educational services at the Sher- nous Peoples. The announcement The declaration was one of sev- rium in Washington, D.C. still have a long way to go to fulfill man Indian High School in River- was made during the opening ses- eral highlights cited by the presi- In November 2009, President the promises made to our ancestors side, Calif., by supporting new and sion of the second Tribal Nations dent as he outlined the policy Obama hosted the first summit for lands and other valuable re- innovative career education path- Summit hosted by the president at- achievements of his administra- with Indian tribes by issuing a new sources ceded to the federal gov- ways. tended by James Ramos, Chair- tion. Other achievements include approach to consultations with In- ernment since the founding of this Ramos addressed officials from man of the San Manuel Band of the permanent re-authorization of dian tribes over policy issues that great country. But the gains made the Department of Health and Mission Indians. the Indian Health Care Improve- affect tribal governments and their in addressing policy issues by this Human Services, Indian Health “This is a historic development,” ment Act, which allows health care communities. At that time, he un- administration are certainly reas- Service, and the Internal Revenue said Chairman Ramos. “Indige- services delivered to Indian people derscored the fact that federal re- suring.” Service, seeking to advance clear nous people around the world – in- across the country to catch up with sponsibilities to Indian tribes are a Chairman Ramos also met with policies for health care services cluding here in the United States - advances in medical technology government-wide obligation to be Education Secretary Arne Duncan and tax issues affecting American have been waiting a long time for and delivery systems. shared by the entirety of the fed- this week, urging him to engage in Indians and Alaska Natives. the nations of the world to give Chairman Ramos, along with eral government. President Obama partnership with Indian education All Aboard! Train Days at the County Museum ange County Modular Railroaders,ucator Nancy Kirkwood. “Folks t h e or military), $5 (student), $4 (child I f you like trains, this is the weekend to come to the mu- Antelope Valley N-Scalers, and will also enjoy seeing historic and restora- aged 5 to 12), and children under seum! Railroad fans are in- recent railroad artifacts, including Southern California Traction Club t i o n five and Museum Association vited to visit the San Bernardino tools, train lanterns, and switch will install huge layouts with run- progress members are admitted free. Park- County Museum from 9am to 5pm stands. We will have real train en- ning trains, beautiful scenery, and b e i n g ing is free. Food will be available on Saturday and Sunday, January gineers and railroad workers for miniature buildings. Other models made on from 9am to 5pm. For more infor- 15 and 16, for “Train Days.” visitors to talk to as well.” will include a traveling circus, a the mu- mation, visit www.sbcountymu- The museum will be filled with monorail, trolleys, and an Ameri- Families can play “The Train seum’s seum.org. large and small model train lay- can Flyer train. Game” and learn about train sig- Southern The museum is accessible to per- outs, real railroad artifacts, and ac- nals, and can create their own “Visit the circus, operate a little Pacific sons with disabilities. If assistive tivities for the whole family. The paper locomotive and train logo to locomotive, and design a logo for locomo- listening devices or other auxiliary Pacific Coast Modular Club, Or- your own train!” said museum ed-take home. Visitors will also see tive 2825 and AT & SF caboose aids are needed in order to partici- 1333 in the courtyard. pate in museum exhibits or pro- The San Bernardino County Mu- grams, requests should be made Happy New Year! seum is at the California Street exit through Museum Visitor Services By Greg Zerovnik, Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator, San Bernardino County Library from Interstate 10 in Redlands. at least three business days prior to The museum is open Tuesdays your visit. Visitor Services’ tele- L ast week we reflected on the year that was. This week we take a look at the year ahead. No doubt we will continue to face challenges as our economy continues to wrestle with ongoing challenges. through Sundays and holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 (adult), $6 (senior phone number is (909) 307-2669 ext. 229 or TDD (909) 792-1462. Nonetheless, there are things we look forward to. In another couple months we should be cutting the ribbon on a signficant expansion of our Rialto Branch Library. The expansion encloses a formerly open atrium that saw little use and Greg Zerovnik extends the space to the south. The result will be two new rooms: a dedicated computer lab and a spacious program and community meeting room. Later in the year we expect to break ground on what will be our 32nd branch library, a joint- use facility in Muscoy. Our system has four joint-use libraries in operation now. The new facility will be the first to share space with a children’s early learning center, which will be larger than the library. The branch will put a special focus on early learners. This is what the south side of the Rialto Branch Library expansion will look like. Library Calendar All Branches Closed January 1 for the Holiday Bloomington Branch Library Thu 1-6 Family Story Time, 10:30 am 10145 Orchard St., south of Valley Bl. / 909-877-1453 Introduction to Computers, 1 pm Mon 1-3 Early Literacy Story Time, walkers - age 4, 12 pm Fri 1-7 Tiny Hopper Toddler Time, 10:30 am Wed 1-5 School Age Craft and Story Hour, 3:30 pm Critter Tyke Explorers, 3:30 pm Thu 1-6 Basic Computer Class, 11 am Teen Gamers Lounge, 4 pm Carter Branch Library Animal Ambasssadors, 5 pm 2630 Linden Av., Carter High / 909-854-4100, x28148 Loma Linda Branch Library No Programs This Week 25581 Barton Rd., at civic center / 909-796-8621 Grand Terrace Branch Library Mon 1-3 $5 Books “Bag Sale” ends today! 22795 Barton Rd., civic center / 909-783-0147 Tue 1-4 Computer Training, bsic skills, 1 pm No Programs This Week Homework Buddies, grades K-5, 4 to 6 pm Highland Sam J. Racadio Library Wed 1-5 Homework Buddies, grades K-5, 4 to 6 pm & Environmental Learning Ctr. Thu 1-6 Early Learning, music/stories/crafts, age 0-5, 11 am 7863 Central Ave., north of 5th / 909-425-4700 Job/Career Help Using Computers, 2 pm Sat 1-1 Library Closed Homework Buddies, grades K-5, 4 to 6 pm Mon 1-3 Garden Walk, 10 to 11 am Early Learning, music/stories/crafts, age 5+, 4:30 pm Bookworm Babies, 10:30 am Ongoing ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM / Contact the branch! Excel 2007, Intermediate, 4 pm Career Transitions: Assistance by appointment; Computacíon en español, 6 pm Cremation Tue 1-4 Tiny Hopper Toddler Time, 10:30 am call the library and ask for Laura Microsoft Word 2007, Intermediate, Rialto Branch Library 4 pm 251 West 1st St., civic center / 909-875-0144 Pajama Family Story Time, Sat 1-1 Library Closed 5 pm After Discount $680 Mon 1-3 Family Game Night, 6 pm Teen Movie, 5 pm Tue 1-4 Mother Goose Story Wed 1-5 Garden Walk, 10 to 11 am Time, Tiny Hopper Toddler Time, State & County fees not included. 10:30 am 4 pm Job Searching Tools, 1 pm pm Wed 1-5 Teen Crochet Club, 4 Thu 1-6 Pre-School Story Inland Memorial Mortuary Teen Art Club, 4 pm Tiny Hopper Toddler Time, 6 pm Time, 10 am 909-254-4100 FD1758 Inland Empire Community Newspapers • December 30, 2010 • Page A9 Top 10 New Year’s resolutions 1. Spend More Time with Fam- support services, hotlines and cided that you want to stop drink- ily & Friends 3. Tame the Bulge smoking cessation classes to help ing, there is a world of help and 9. Help Others Recent polls conducted by Gen- Over 66 percent of adult Ameri- you kick the smoking habit. support available. There are also a A popular, non-selfish New eral Nutrition Centers, Quicken, cans are considered overweight or number of treatment-based pro- Year's resolution, volunteerism and others shows that more than obese by recent studies, so it is not 5. Enjoy Life More grams, as well as support groups can take many forms. Whether you 50% of Americans vow to appre- surprising to find that weight loss Given the hectic, stressful for families of alcoholics. choose to spend time helping out ciate loved ones and spend more is one of the most popular New lifestyles of millions of Ameri- at your local library, mentoring a time with family and friends this Year's resolutions. Setting reason- cans, it is no wonder that "enjoy- 7. Get Out of Debt child, or building a house, there are year. Make plans to meet up with able goals and staying focused are ing life more" has become a Was money a big source of stress many nonprofit volunteer organi- friends for an evening of cama- the two most important factors in popular resolution in recent years. in your life last year? Join the mil- zations that could really use your raderie at a favorite local restau- sticking with a weight loss pro- It's an important step to a happier lions of Americans who have re- help. Or if your time is really in rant or take the family to one of gram, and the key to success for and healthier you! Get out and try solved to spend this year getting a short supply, maybe you can at these popular places for family those millions of Americans who something new! Take up a new handle on their finances. It's a least find it in you to donate the fun, like Fiesta Village or made a New Year's commitment hobby or try your hand at skiing. promise that will repay itself many furniture, clothing and other Pharaoh’s. Work shouldn't always to shed extra pounds. Go to a theater performance, or times over in the year ahead. household items that you no longer come first! head to the local spa. The Inland need, rather than leaving them out 4. Quit Smoking Empire offers a wealth of artistic 8. Learn Something New by the curb to fill up our landfills. 2. Fit in Fitness If you have resolved to make this and recreational activities to meet Have you vowed to make this The evidence is in for fitness. the year that you stamp out your just about anyone's wishes. year the year to learn something 10. Get Organized Regular exercise has been associ- smoking habit, over-the-counter new? Perhaps you are considering On just about every New Year ated with more health benefits than availability of nicotine replace- 6. Quit Drinking a career change, want to learn a resolution top ten list, organization anything else known to man. Stud- ment therapy now provides easier While many people use the New new language, or just how to fix can be a very reasonable goal. ies show that it reduces the risk of access to proven quit-smoking Year as an incentive to finally stop your computer? Whether you take Whether you want your home or- some cancers, increases longevity, aids. Even if you've tried to quit drinking, most are not equipped to a course or read a book, you'll find ganized enough that you can invite helps achieve and maintain weight before and failed, don't let it get make such a drastic lifestyle education to be one of the easiest, someone over on a whim, or your loss, enhances mood, lowers blood you down. On average, smokers change all at once. Many heavy most motivating New Year's reso- office organized enough that you pressure, and even improves try about four times before they drinkers fail to quit cold turkey but lutions to keep. Most local col- can find the stapler when you need arthritis. In short, exercise keeps quit for good. Start enjoying the do much better when they taper leges and universities offer it, there are resources to get you you healthy and makes you look rest of your smoke-free life! Lo- gradually, or even learn to moder- distance and adult education pro- started on the way to a more or- and feel better. cally, there are a variety of free ate their drinking. If you have de- grams. ganized life. Top 10 ways to ensure New Year’s resolution success By Amy Ahlers are today. You'll find an easy action plan to make your izing making baskets, while another group actually prac- goals a reality. ticed? The visualizing players had better seasons! 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Mark your calendars unteers should contact the park of- of the winter was con- A grand years to acquire full adult col- now. fice for information during ducted by local Federal and State total of 5 oration. Juvenile eagles are the No experience needed. Volun- business hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 biologists and volunteers around eagles (5 same size as the adults. teers should dress warmly and pm at 760-389-2281, and plan to lakes in the San Bernardino and adults) Approximately 52 volunteers bring binoculars and a watch. meet at the Visitor Center at 8:00 San Jacinto Mountains. This were ob- participated in the 1-hour eagle Big Bear Lake area volunteers a.m. marks the 32nd year that the San served at the lake areas during the census (18 at Big Bear area, 3 at will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Big Lake Hemet volunteers should Bernardino National Forest has or- 1- hour count. Two eagles (2 Lake Arrowhead/Lake Gregory, 2 Bear Discovery Center on North plan on meeting at the Lake Hemet ganized monthly winter bald eagle adults) were observed in the Big at Lake Hemet, 11 at Silverwood Shore Drive. Contact Marc Stamer Grocery Store at 8:30 a.m. for in- counts! Bear/Baldwin Lake area; 1 eagle Lake, and 18 at Lake Perris). at 909-382-2828 for more infor- structions. Contact Ann The cloudy, wet winter weather (1 adult) at Lake Arrowhead/Lake The Forest Service and State mation. Poopatanapong at 909-382-2935 provided challenging conditions Gregory; and 1 eagle (1 adult) at Recreation Area biologists would Lake Arrowhead/Lake Gregory for more information. for volunteers hoping to observe Silverwood Lake. While no eagles like to thank those volunteers for volunteers will meet at 8:00 a.m. Lake Perris State Park volunteers one of our magnificent national were observed at Lake Hemet, 1 their participation! at the Sky Forest Ranger Station. should contact the park office for birds. The effort was successful in adult was observed at Lake Perris. There are three remaining eagle Contact Marc Stamer, Wildlife Bi- information at 951-940-5600, and tallying the bald eagles spending Juvenile eagles are distinguished counts for this winter, scheduled ologist, at 909-382-2828 for more plan to meet at the Lake Perris Re- their winter vacations at local by a brown head and tail; adults for the following Saturday morn- information. gional Indian Museum. County museum seeking volunteers Jolene Redvale “They fulfill an extremely important role in Potential volunteers are recommended to make reservation T he Education Division is recruiting volunteers to be gallery interpreters at the San Bernardino County our educational mission. New volunteers are provided with to attend this orientation; those interested can attend one Museum in Redlands. Gallery interpreters chat with training in interpretive skills and given on-going opportu- session based on their schedule. Additional training sessions visitors informally about the exhibits and collections at the nities to continue a commitment to learning. 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Resist makes sense. When someone less There doesn't have to be anything the impulse to put someone else in reasonable seems to be pulling particularly wrong with a situation this position. When you take fan- ahead of you, it's something to in order for you to figure out how tastic care of yourself, you give a note. Maybe there's a trick here you to make it better. Furthermore, you gift to others at the same time -- the haven't tried or an approach that will find peace in places where it gift of your best self. And through would help your efforts. Learn all evades others. Share this gift. your example, you will tacitly be you can -- you're bound for success. Many will find comfort in simply giving others permission to do the being around you. same. June 21-July 22 July 23-Aug. 22 Aug. 23-Sept. 22 You have lost touch with the Pretend you are not yourself for a It's been proved that optimists are things that make you feel good and minute. You will balance your en- healthier than pessimists, and that taken care of. Make a long list. ergy by observing your life from they live longer, too. This is good The first items may not be the as objective a viewpoint as possi- news for you, since your sign is most exciting, so keep going until ble. From a distant place, you will optimistic by nature. Still, some- you hit on things that you really more easily see how you can re- times you have to remind yourself and truly enjoy. There is time in duce what is too much and aug- to think on the bright side. Such your week to do at least three of ment what is too little. You'll leave occasions come up this week. Be these items. the week a better person than you vigilant about thinking the best of were going into it. others. Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Oct. 24-Nov. 22 Nov. 23- Dec. 21 You'll see the possibility in the People are getting in line, and When your view of a situation is moment because you're awake and something in you wants to stake very narrow, things appear impos- looking for it. This is why you feel out a spot. It may suddenly feel as sibly complicated. The answer is sorry for the sleepwalkers around though you have to fight for not to make a move at all until you you. Supposedly, it's dangerous to what's yours, but it's only human learn more. Knowledge is like wake them; however, you get the nature to react in this way. Just be light: The more you can shed on sneaking suspicion that it's your sure you really want what they your scene the easier it will be to job to do so. They may not thank want enough to brave the crowd navigate your environment and get you for it, but they'll never forget for it, or you'll be wasting your where you want to go. you. time. Dec. 22-Jan. 19 Jan. 20-Feb. 19 Feb. 20-March 20 This week brings strange and ex- It seems like a certain friend has Be mindful of how you spend hilarating circumstances. It will it made -- things often seem that time with others. Remember that feel like you are standing in front way from the outside. It's doubtful it's rude to interrupt real-life con- of an audience without a script, that you would actually be having versations to text a remote party. and yet, you're not really lost. It's a better time with that person's par- Furthermore, face-to-face contact an opportunity to become ex- ticular set of problems, so thinking with a few people will benefit your tremely aware of your environ- you would is simply a waste of emotional health and well-being ment -- eyes wide open, looking time. By the end of the week, significantly more than thousands for clues as to what you should say you'll find an empowering per- of "friends" on a social networking and do next. spective. site. Inland Empire Community Newspapers • December 30, 2010 • Page A13 G ossi p Hefner engaged to 24-year-old memorable Christmas Eve." thing on Hugh's mind when he hit H UGH HEFNER is tying the knot again - this time The wrinkly charmer prompted the sack that night. to a woman 60 years his questions over the type of "ring", Crystal has been dating Hugh junior. The Playboy boss, 84, an- to which he responded: "Yes, the since January 2009, shacking up nounced his festive news on Twit- ring I gave to Crystal is an en- with the legendary lothario and ter, revealing 24-year-old model gagement ring. twins KRISTINA and KARISSA CRYSTAL HARRIS "burst into "I didn't mean to make a mystery SHANNON at the Playboy Man- tears" when he opened the engage- out of it. sion. ment ring box. "This has been a perfect Christ- The porn mogul's first marriage, He wrote: "After the movie mas weekend. Now it's time to to Mildred, ended in 1959 after 10 tonight, Crystal & I exchanged stop tweeting & say goodnight. years, while his second to Kimber- gifts. I gave Crystal a ring. A truly Sweet dreams." ley Conrad in 1998 lasted nine Can't imagine sleep was the first years. Charlie Sheen is “not dead” to see his daughters. Thank u for C HARLIE SHEEN'S ex- wife has taken to Twitter all your concern..." to blast claims the actor Charlie and Denise divorced in has died in a snowboarding 2006 after four years of marriage. tragedy. A fake report surfaced and spread online yesterday claiming the hell- raising star had lost his life after crashing into a tree at the Zermatt ski resort in Switzerland. The story has prompted actress DENISE RICHARDS - who has Alanis gives birth Christmas Day two children with Charlie - to re- A LANIS MORISSETTE received a very special gift on Christ- assure panicking fans. mas Day - a baby boy. The Canadian singer gave birth to the She wrote: "The rumor about spectacularly named Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway on Sat- Charlie Sheen is not true. urday. "He is alive and on his way over The baby is her first child with rapper hubby MC SOULEYE - real name Mario Treadway. Natalie Portman: Pregnant, engaged A rep for the couple - who married in May - said: "Alanis Morissette and Mario 'Souleye' Treadway welcomed a baby boy, Ever Imre Moris- sette-Treadway, on Dec. 25th... "All are healthy and happy." N ATALIE PORTMAN is well and truly off the market. The movie beauty has revealed she's both pregnant and engaged. The actress is expecting her first child with choreographer BEN- JAMIN MILLEPIED - and the couple have announced they're also heading down the aisle. Natalie, 29, and Benjamin met on the set of her latest film, ballet thriller Black Swan. Her former boyfriends include musician DEVENDRA BAN- HART and actor GAEL GARCIA BERNAL. 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Inland Empire Community Newspapers •December 30, 2010 • Page A15 Crafton Hills Respiratory Class #32 graduates 32 IECN PHOTO COURTESY CHC The Fall 2010 Respiratory graduating class from Crafton Hills College on their last day of classes: Left to right: Front Row: Tyler Woodburn; Bridgett La Fleur; Megan Chico; Theany Sieng; Margarita Suruy; Row 2: Harpal Mann; Andrew Puente; Thai Huynh; Cristal Ramirez; Linda Hibbert; Row 3: Bernard Maton- dang; Geraldine Rosete; Martha Cecilia Luva; Tony Huynh; Thevy Sieng; Row 4: Andrew Pham; Alejandra Ramirez; Janet Keller; Luz Rosales; Cecilia Gonzalez; Row 5: Elizabeth Nilsen; Jennifer Desmarais; Stephanie Kinney; Alfiya Shagiakhmetova; Brandon Glaser; Row 6: Ron Reimold; Nancy Lucas; Lisa Laumer; Row 7: Colin Day; Ryan Rives; Not Pictured: Timothy Bono; Jesus Gutierrez. he Crafton Hills College 32nd Paramedic Class speaker Robert Knight, RRT, of the Redlands Community Student Ronald Reimold addressed the audience on behalf T Graduation ceremony took place at the Finkelstein Hospital. Certificates were presented by Professors Ken- of the graduates. Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 18. neth Bryson and Amber Contreras, Assistant Professor Two students received special accolades for their achieve- The 32 care-givers were honored by Faculty Chair Bradley Michael Sheahan, Director Franklin, Adjunct Instructor ments in the program: Franklin, Medical Director Dr. Richard Sheldon and guest Reynaldo Bell, San Bernardino Community College Dis- • Alfiya Shagiakhmetova: Academic Award trict Trustee Donna Ferracone, and Dean June Yamamoto. • Andrew Puente: Clinical Award ARMC Medical Director GnanaDev wins national award India who came to the United whose career has been founded on In addition to his presidency of A RMC Medical Director Dr. Dev GnanaDev has States in 1974 to pursue his dream the Oslerian ideals of medical ex- the CMA, Dr. GnanaDev has been named winner of of becoming a surgeon. “Two of cellence, humane and ethical care, served in leadership positions with the 2011 John P. McGovern Com- my idols in cardiovascular surgery, commitment to medical humani- the American Medical Association pleat Physician Award, becoming Drs. Michael DeBakey and Den- ties and writing, research, and har- and San Bernardino County Med- the first doctor in California to mony between the academicianton Cooley, were previous recipi- ical Society and served on the Ad- earn the prestigious national ents of this award, which makes it and medical practitioner. These visory Board for UC Riverside’s honor. even more special.” characteristics were exemplified recently approved School of Med- The John P. McGovern Compleat As part of the award, Dr. by the life of Sir William Osler, icine. He’s also served as a distin- Award, established in 1993, is GnanaDev will receive a $5,000 who is revered world-wide as the guished teacher, holding clinical given annually by the Houston "Father of Modern American honorarium, which he is donating professorships at Western Univer- Academy of Medicine and Dr. Medicine." to a California Medical Associa- sity of Health Sciences and Loma John P. McGovern, for whom the tion (CMA) endowment for mem- “I’m deeply honored and hum- Linda University School of Medi- honor is named, to the physician ber recruitment that he founded tion, fundraising arm of the Med- bled by this wonderful award,” cine. recently, and the ARMC Founda- ical Center. He will be formally said Dr. GnanaDev, a native of Working his entire career in the recognized as the 2011 McGovern public hospital setting, Dr. GnanaDev has been instrumental Learn to square dance Compleat Award winner January 21 during an awards dinner in Houston. ARMC’s medical director since in starting several programs de- signed specifically to improve the health and well-being of those who aren’t receiving the health care 2000, Dr. GnanaDev was recog- nized for his numerous contribu- they need and deserve. One such tions to medicine during his program, started at ARMC in 28-year career. His most recent 2002, provides rehabilitation serv- contribution came during his 2009 ices to uninsured patients who are presidency of the CMA, an advo- recovering from a heart attack or cacy organization comprised of coronary bypass surgery. Dr. GnanaDev provided money from 35,000 physicians that is dedicated to the health of all Californians. As his own pocket to establish the CMA president, Dr. GnanaDev program. traveled regularly to Washington, Perhaps the largest measure of D.C. to provide vital input to lead- his impact on the underserved may ers of Congress who created a be in the very hospital in which he landmark health reform bill de- works. Dr. GnanaDev was in- signed primarily to provide health volved in a grass-roots campaign care coverage to more than 30 mil- to win approval for construction of lion uninsured. ARMC, which opened in 1999 as “Early in my career, I decided I the replacement facility for the old wanted to be a doctor who could San Bernardino County Medical help with deep-seated issues such Center. Today, ARMC is one of IECN PHOTO COURTESY SUNKISSED SQUARES the state’s busiest and most highly as health care coverage and timely Starting on Jan. 4 Sunkissed Squares is starting a new Squared dance class. it will be held on respected safety net hospitals, pro- access to care, especially for those Tuesdays at the Redlands Community Center, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Cost is $5 a week. First time who are less fortunate,” said Dr. viding care to all who need it, re- is free. Come join the fun and meet new friends. GnanaDev. gardless of ability to pay. 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It is these core values that Ci- everyone, it seems that this So the holiday toy giving may be fuentes believes set Highlanders particular holiday season brought over for now, but already High- Boxing Club apart from other box- on an extra dose of generosity, landers is planning more ways to ing clubs. with numerous organizations, keep on giving in 2011. On March For more information on the club groups and individuals doing their 19 they are planning an amateur or to sponsor upcoming events, part to brighten the days of those boxing show again, with a focus call Tony Cifuentes at (909) 496- less fortunate and one of those on gang and drug prevention in 7268. You may also visit High- groups was the Highlanders Box- order to continue reaching more landers Boxing Club ing Club. youth with their message. myspace.com/highlandersbox- The group raised about 275 toys, “We want to teach them disci- ing. which they gave out at their facil- ity in Highland on Wednesday, Dec. 22. In spite of the cold and torrential rains, the event drew about 320 people total who came not only to pick up a toy for their children but also enjoy hot choco- late, take in an exhibition boxing IECN PHOTO COURTESY HIGHLANDERS BOXING CLUB match and learn a thing or two About 320 people attended the Highlanders Boxing Club toy give- about drug and gang prevention. “It wasn’t just about Christmas,” away on Wednesday, Dec. 22 in Highland. said Highlanders Boxing Club draw attention to the program’s ing staff and people who take ad- founder and head boxing coach youth outreach component. vantage of the facility for working Tony Cifuentes, at one time a trou- Currently there are about 15 ac- out. bled youth himself about the pur- tive youth in the boxing program But the ‘glue’ that holds it alto- pose of the event, which was to and about 45 people total includ- gether is a passion for youth and helping them stay on the straight New year, new baby and narrow. Cifuentes’ philosophy that he tries to instill in the young boxers is if they want to be a part of soci- Tips on caring for a newborn ety, you have to learn to give back. “If they learn to give back now, IECN PHOTO COURTESY HIGHLANDERS BOXING CLUB Just a few members of the Highlanders Boxing Club during their they’ll keep giving later,” he says. B ringing home a newborn is an exciting time for families. But toy giveaway on Wednesday, Dec. 22, in no particular order: along with joy, parents also experience a lot of hard work and “It’s not just about boxing.” The event on the 22nd also drew Coach Redd Olivas (in the elf hat), Tony Cifuentes, Coach little sleep. Knowing what to expect and how to care for a new- the support of the community, in- Sunny Cifuentes, Tristan Cifuentes, Anthony Cifuentes, Jose born can help mom and dad deal with changes and gain confidence as they bond with their baby. cluding Highland Mayor Larry Lopez, Charles Dominguez and an unidentified individual. The The following is basic advice about some of the most common ques- McCallon and several community club gave out 275 toys. tions and concerns that come up during the first months of life. Calming a Newborn Crying is a useful way for babies to tell you when they are hungry or uncomfortable. If your baby’s diaper is dry, she’s warm and well fed, but she’s still crying, try these soothing tips: • Gently stroke her head or pat her back, and try burping her to relieve any gas bubbles. • Rock your baby, go for a car ride or walk her in a stroller around the neighborhood. • Turn on a fan or say “shush” into your baby’s ear repeatedly. Babies hear many noises in the womb so soothing “white noise” may be calm- ing. Promote Healthy Habits from the Start Babies develop very quickly during the first year, and they need sleep and proper nutrition to grow up healthy. • Give breastfeeding a chance! Breast milk provides the best source of nutrition for babies to help strengthen their immune system, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Breastfeeding also provides special bonding time for mother and child. • Newborns need a lot of sleep – learn your baby’s signs that he’s tired and try to put him down to sleep right away. Notice when he rubs his eyes, pulls his ear or gets faint dark circles under his eyes. • Keep your child healthy by visiting the doctor for check-ups and when you have concerns your baby may be sick or running a fever. Also, ask your doctor about immunizations and when to schedule them. The California Department of Public Health offers a helpful guide at www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/immunizehttp://www.cdc.gov/vaccines. Take Care of Yourself The early weeks of parenting are very rewarding, but also exhausting. In the midst of all the excitement of bringing home a new baby, it’s im- portant that parents take care of themselves, too! • Get as much rest as possible even though it can be difficult. Also re- member that exercising and eating healthy are very important to keep your energy up. • Do what you can and leave the rest for later or for others to do. Reach out to family, friends, parent groups or a counselor for help. Check with your local First 5, YMCAs, community centers and places of worship to learn about support in your area. For additional resources, First 5 California offers the Kit for New Par- ents, a parents’ guide packed with information and resources to guide new parents through the first five years of a child’s life. Free kits in Eng- lish, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean and Vietnamese are avail- able by calling 1-800-KIDS-025. For more parenting information and support, contact First 5 San Bernardino at (909) 386-7706 or www.first5sanbernardino.org and www.first5california.com/parents.