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                                                                                                                                                                          March 10, 2011

THISWEEK                                                                                                                                               City seeks
 Rialto High School
  Girls Basketball
                                                                                                                                                     input on new
 CIF Championship
    Tribute Page
                                                                                                                                                      police chief


 DA announces
 indictment of
                                                                                                                                                               edlands residents are invit-
                                                                                                                                                               ed to a public meeting
 seven Sheriff’s                                                                                                                                               March 15 to discuss their
                                                                                                                                                     desires for the Police Department as
   employees                                                                                                                                         the City conducts the hiring process
                           A5                                                                                                                        for a new police chief.
                                                                                                                                                       The position was opened Feb. 28
                                                                                                                           IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD   for internal candidates only. The
                                The Hobby House at the Mountain Shadows Mobile Home Park has brought new life to the commu-                          candidates will interview with five
   Celebrating                  nity there. Pictured here is the knitting group that meets weekly.                                                   panels made up of outside law
    children’s                                                                                                                                       enforcement             professionals,

                           A7     Hobby House makes                                                                                                  Redlands       Police     Department
                                                                                                                                                     employees, City executive staff, and
                                                                                                                                                     two community panels at the end of
                                                                                                                                                     March and make recommendations

                                mobile park feel like home                                                                                           to the City Manager who will con-
                                                                                                                                                     duct interviews with the top candi-
                                                                       Resident Dick Hauge is the one          leave projects and supplies without      Prior to the panel interviews, resi-
                                By Naima Ford
                                                                       who came up with the idea. The          putting them away. They also          dents are invited to a public forum
                                                                       mobile home park has a clubhouse        began having game nights.             to discuss their views of the quali-

                                          e mostly wanted a place                                                                                    ties necessary for the new police
                                          for members of the           but that is mainly reserved for large     From then a combination of
                                                                       parties and meetings, Hauge want-       increasing donations and excite-      chief with the panelists and City
                                          Mountain Shadow Mobile                                                                                     staff involved in the recruitment
                                Home Park to do their crafts, but      ed a place where people could get       ment about the new space has made
                                                                       messy.                                  it a popular place.                   effort.
                                the Hobby House has become the                                                                                          The forum will begin at 5 p.m.
                                                                         With the approval and $500 from         It now has a computer room, a TV
     Airplane                   source of community for the
                                seniors there for almost a year and    management he and a group of            with Wii console, a craft room, a     Tuesday, March 15, in the Redlands
                                                                                                                                                     City Council Chambers, 35 Cajon
   firefighting                 a half.                                friends began to renovate one of the
                                                                       empty homes. When it was done
                                                                                                               woodworking room, a room for res-
                                                                                                               idents to sell their crafts.          St., prior to the regular 6 p.m. City
                                  “It’s really been a boon to the
 training event                 community,” said Hal Sansom, res-      they opened it during the day for         Every week the Hobby House          Council meeting.
                                ident of Mountain Shadows.             people to come to work on their         hosts a knitting group, an ongoing
                      A15                                              crafts in a space where they could         Hobby, cont. on next pg.           Four firefighters
  INSIDE Chief breaks down the fire budget
   ONE SECTION, 28 PAGES        By Naima Ford

Calendar         A11                       hat does the city get for
                                           $13.5 million from the
Classifieds      A19                       Redlands             Fire
Hollywood Gossip A16           Department? Fire Chief Jeff Frazier
Horoscope        A17           broke it down in a report of their
                               primary core budget. The report
Legal Notices    A20           explained what the department

Movie Showtimes A17            spends money on and why.                                                                                                      our Redlands firefighters
                                 Frazier emphasized that fire ser-                                                                                           were promoted and the
Opinion           A4                                                                                                                                         Firefighter    and      Fire
                               vices are important because
Service Dir.  A10-11           approximately 75 percent of                                                                                           Explorers of the Year were recog-
Sports          A13            Redlands is designated as high,                                                                                       nized during a ceremony Thursday,
                               very high, or extreme wildfire dan-                                                                                   March 2.
                                                                                                                                                       Department personnel, family
 H O W T O R E A C H U S ger. are 19 personnel on duty 24
                                 There                                                                                                               members and other guests filled the
        Inland Empire          hours a day. Three personnel are                                                                                      Redlands City Council Chambers as
 Community Newspapers assigned to each truck, which is the                                                                                           Fire Chief Jeff Frazier announced
                               minimum recommended in subur-                                                                                         the          promotions           of
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                               ban and urban areas.                                                                                                  Firefighter/Paramedics       Joshua
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                                 68 percent of responses are to                                                                                      Hannan and Matthew Ley to
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                               emergency medical service calls
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                               and 5 percent are for fire emergen-
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                    ext.204      A consultant hired by the city said                                      IECN PHOTO COURTESY   CITY OF REDLANDS     Award is given to an Explorer who
                    Deadline that the department is either ade-        Redlands Fire Chief Jeff Frazier explained to the city council the            exemplifies the meaning of “com-
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                                                                                          IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD
The Hobby House is a place where residents can come and work on their crafts and not worry                                                                                IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD
about making a mess.                                                                                                   Many of the equipment, supplies and furniture used at the Hobby
                                                                                                                       House were donated by residents, such as these computers.
                                                                               new people. However, he did not
                                                                               expect how deep those relation-
                                                                               ships would go.
                                                                                 “It has grown beyond my
                                                                                                                       Society debates health care
                                                                               dreams,” said Hauge.                                                            dent.

                                                                                 Most of the people in the park are              n the second Sunday of
                                                                                                                                 each month, at 4 p.m.           On March l3, Sally Seven will
                                                                               retired and so the Hobby House                                                  speak on “Health for all, why
                                                                               fills a hole for them throughout the              sharp a meeting is held
                                                                                                                       by the Inland Empire Debating So-       wait?” Ms. Seven is a social psy-
                                                                               day, but creating a Hobby House                                                 chologist and espouses a single
                                                                               in a retirement community also has      ciety at Denny's restaurant in Red-
                                                                                                                       lands. Take the Alabama off ramp        payer health care system about
                                                                               its own benefits, donations. Ac-                                                which she will elaborate at the ses-
                                                                               cording to Hauge one thing that         going North and just as you get
                                                                                                                       over the freeway look for the           sion.
                                                                               was unexpected was the amount of                                                  Please be prompt and no children
                                                                               donations it received. Because          Denny's restaurant. It is right there
                                                                                                                       on the right. Anyone interested is      please.
                                                                               many of the residents have down-                                                  For further information call (909)
                                                                               sized from bigger homes they have       becoming a member of the club
                                                                                                                       may join for $l5.00 per year. Stu-      887-4894 or (909) 825-7800 or e-
                                                                               a collected a lifetime’s worth of                                               mail Virginia Harford vhar-
                                                                               things that they do not have space      dents may join without paying
                                                                                                                       yearly dues. There is an annual         ford@roadrunner.com
                                                                               for. Though they may have seen                                                    There will be a fun drawing after
                                                                               those things as too valuable to give    $500 scholarship available which
                                                                                                                       will be awarded to a qualified stu-     the meeting.
                                                                               away before they find new purpose
                                                                               for them by giving them to the            Promotions, cont. from front          2008.
                                                                               Hobby House.                              Year is someone who continually         His prior awards and recogni-
                                                                                 “They realize all that material       puts others needs before their own.     tions include a Certificate of Com-
                                                                               stuff is not all that valuable,” said   Ambriz and Farley have, through         mendation by former Fire Chief
                                                                               Hauge.                                  their high level of participation,      Mel Enslow for research devoted
                                                                                 This is how they received many        demonstrated responsibility, com-       to new fire apparatus and equip-
                                                   IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD     of their computers, equipment, and      mitment, maturity and an eager-         ment. MacDonald was also recog-
The Hobby House was the idea of resident Dick Hauge (left).                    woodworking supplies. Residents         ness to learn.                          nized by former Police Chief
He is pictured here with manager Marvin Freeman.                               have also donated their collecta-         An Explorer for more than two         Lewis W. Nelson for his profes-
 Hobby, cont. from front                on. Just as Hauge hoped it’s be-       bles to be sold at deep discounts.      years, Ambriz is currently attend-      sional attitude during a criminal
 Wii bowling tournament, and al-        come a place where residents can       With the donations they cannot          ing the University of Redlands          trial in 1996, for which he served
ways has an unfinished puzzle out       come to work on their own indi-        use, Hauge sells them and uses the      pursuing a bachelors degree. In ad-     as a key witness. He was also dec-
for residents to drop in and work       vidual projects was well as meet       money to maintain the house.            dition to his academic workload at      orated for his service in the 2007
                                                                                                                       the UR, he is also attending an         Slide/Grass Valley Fires.
Community Forum planned to address substance abuse                                                                     EMT class at Crafton Hills Col-
                                                                                                                       lege. He was chosen as “Explorer
                                                                                                                                                                 MacDonald received his bache-
                                                                                                                                                               lor's degree in business adminis-
                                        Church of Christ, Scientist, is pre-   ical coordinator for the chemical       of the Year” because of his posi-       tration in 2004, graduating summa
                                        senting a community forum on           dependency program at Loma              tive attitude, high level of involve-   cum laude. He is currently pursu-
                                        substance abuse, at 3 p.m. Sunday,     Linda University Behavioral Med-        ment with the department, and           ing his master's degree in project
                                        March 13, at the Redlands City         icine Center. The panel will be         passion for learning. Ambriz at-        management.
                                        Council Chambers, 35 Cajon St.         moderated by Redlands Police            tended the Inland Empire Fire Ex-         Currently, MacDonald serves as
                                          Keynote speaker Ginny Luede-         Chief Jim Bueermann.                    plorer Association Academy              the president of the San
                                        man is a Christian Science lecturer      The program is free and open to       where he was also recognized for        Bernardino County Fire Chiefs
                                        who overdosed on LSD as a rock         all community members. Refresh-         his positive attitude and leadership    Association EMS Officers, pro-
                                        singer in the 1960s and now shares     ments will be served.                   abilities.                              viding leadership and technical ex-
                                        her spiritual journey to physical        The partnership between the             Jacob Farley has been Explorer        perience in the area of emergency
                                        healing, “From Hard Rock Singer        Redlands Police Department and          for more than three years. He cur-      medical life support procedures.
                                        to Healer – An amazing journey         the local churches is part of the de-   rently holds a fulltime job and is        "While an established fire opera-
                                        shared.”                               partment’s community policing           enrolled in fire science classes at     tions company officer, Scott's per-
                                          Panelists will include San           strategy, which involves coopera-       Crafton Hills College. Farley at-       formance and dedication to the
                                        Bernardino County District Attor-      tion with community groups, in-         tended the Inland Empire Fire Ex-       Redlands Fire Department is no-
                                        ney Mike Ramos; Dr. Patrick            cluding faith-based organizations,      plorers Association Academy and         table in his recent assignment as a
                                        Smith, school psychologist and         to address factors that contribute to   has been identified by advisors as      staff Battalion Chief," Chief Fra-

       he Redlands Police De-
       partment, along with the         special services administrator for     a reduction in crime and promot-        a hard worker with an excellent at-     zier commented. "He accepted an
       Redlands Area Interfaith         the Redlands Unified School Dis-       ing strong families and safe neigh-     titude. He was chosen as “Explorer      assignment to staff in the midst of
Council, Step By Step and First         trict; and Andrew Wildasinn, clin-     borhoods.                               of the Year” because of his proven      the largest downsizing of adminis-
                                                                                                                       dependability, reliability and trust-   trative staff and turnover in lead-
                                                                                                                       worthiness.                             ership in the department's 122-year
  Fire, cont. from front                will function the way you want it,”      “In my mind it is better to have        Battalion Chief Scott MacDonald       history."
  quately staffed or understaffed.      said Frazier.                          personnel have the right equip-         began his career in 1988, after           MacDonald has "consistently ap-
  “There is very little to cut here       Harrison asked about the possi-      ment all the time,” said Frazier.       completing the fire program at          proached his duties in the most
that isn’t an essential function,”      bility of different staffing models      There are changes that can be         Crafton Hills College. A Big Bear       professional manner while jug-
said Bean.                              or using lighter vehicles for non-     made to contracts that could            High School graduate, MacDonald         gling multiple projects with tight
  Frazier said that is true and as an   fire emergencies. Frazier said it is   change the way personnel is de-         began working for the Redlands          time lines,” said Frazier. “Battal-
example he pointed to the fire de-      not feasible due to the nature of      ployed.                                 Fire Department in 1992, and was        ion Chief MacDonald absorbed
partment’s supply budget saying         how vehicles are deployed in             The department may start adjust-      promoted to fire engineer in 2004.      the duties of multiple vacated po-
that if it is cut anymore, then the     emergencies. He also said that the     ing the amount resources deployed         In 2005, MacDonald advanced to        sitions and was always a source of
equipment will be hard to main-         vehicle costs are relatively inex-     but there is danger in sending out      captain, and was most recently          pride in the quality and quantity of
tain.                                   pensive compared to the personnel      personnel underequipped for the         promoted to Battalion Chief in          his administrative contributions.”
  “I can’t guarantee our equipment      costs.                                 emergency.
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OPINION&EDITORIAL                                                                                                                                                                Views expressed in Opinion & Editorial do
                                                                                                                                                                                  not necessarily reflect the views of IECN

                                                           of the Rialto Record this week.
                                                             Sosa talked about how much
                                                           they enjoyed giving back and is
                                                           looking for more opportunities to
                                                                                                                         YOUR COMMUNITY COMMENTARY!
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                                                           engage the students in community
                                                           service. Which he has seen even                                               for verification purposes only. Anonymous letters will not be printed.
                                                           his students with behavior prob-
                                                           lems in the classroom excel at.
                                                             He says that if you set the ex-
                                                           pectations for children high, they
                                                                                                                      There are more important issues
                                                                                                                        As a former resident and busi-                     at 7-Eleven and make sure no one city is to keep yard sellers from
                                                           will rise to the challenge.                                ness manager in San Bernardino,                      is spending yard sale money on selling more than the third week-
                                                             That is something that takes a                           I say, thank God for Council-                        bread and eggs.                  end of the month.
                                                           little extra effort, especially for                        woman Virginia Marquez and the
                                                           overworked parents or overly                               rest of the City Council for taking                    All public employees should be         This one act of the council will
                                                           taxed teachers, but the benefits                           down the terrible scourge and                        on the lookout for yard sellers. If     preserve the safety of all in the
                                                           may be something that is seen                              criminal actions of people who                       the Fire Department is en route to      city.
                                                           down the line.                                             have yard sales on the wrong days                    a fire, and firefighters see an ille-    Nevermind that it keeps a few
         Naima Ford
                                                             Another group of children that                           in the city.                                         gal yard sale, they should stop and     dollars out of the hands of needy
                                                           has been making an impressive                                                                                   hose it all down before going to        people who would rather sell a
                                                           mark is the robotics club at Red-                            My goodness, why, in this day                      any second-rate emergency. Same         few things in an honest way, in-
 Celebrating                                               lands High School. The fairly new
                                                           club has dominated most of the
                                                                                                                      and age, should anyone be al-
                                                                                                                      lowed to make a few dollars from
                                                                                                                                                                           for police: Don't respond to 9-1-1
                                                                                                                                                                           calls with out first driving around
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   stead of selling their bodies or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   drugs, or worse yet, stealing
 our children                                              competitions in Southern Califor-
                                                           nia and is moving on to a national
                                                                                                                      items they no longer need? It's not
                                                                                                                      like the economy is bad or any-
                                                                                                                                                                           the area a few times to find the
                                                                                                                                                                           yard sale lawbreakers. The mayor

                                                           competition in Florida on April                            thing. We know, all people in San                    and city attorney should look,            Shame on the City Council and

      ts one of the best, most heart-                      16. The team has come together to                          Bernardino are doing well. Why                       each day, on separate sides of the      Virginia Marquez for enacting this
      warming feelings when our                            use their unique skills and knowl-                         don't they just stop thinking that                   city of course (for reasons we all      ordinance. They should rescind
      children do well. When they                          edge of robotics and computer                              they need to sell a few things in                    understand) for yard sale               this and look to more important is-
do something that makes us                                 programing to create robots that                           order to buy some milk?                              scofflaws.                              sues.
proud. It does not have to be                              organize rings. One day they may
something large. Not every child                           be on the forefront of technology                            Ban them altogether. And don't We as a people understand that                                                     Bill Queen
is a prodigy or an incredible ath-                         that changes the world. We may                             stop there - roam the city, hang out the first line against crime in the                                                 Rialto
lete, but at some point all children                       finally get that robot that does the
do something that is worth cele-
  Whether that is an infant who is
                                                           dishes and dusts the living room.
                                                             The club is also still looking for
                                                           donations to pay for their airfare
                                                                                                                       The Communication Revolution
sitting up on her own or a third                           and accommodations at the com-                               As dictators topple across North                   again" during the Egyptian revolt. not the stereotypical image of the
grader who wins the science fair.                          petition. If you would like to con-                        Africa into the Middle East, and                                                            bearded Arab."
  Well, our children, the ones who                         tribute to making this dream come                          new uprisings coalesce on almost                       Another icon was the handwrit-
live in our corner of California are                       true for this group of boys and                            a daily basis, one of the most strik-                ten sign in English held aloft in the Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based news
doing great things all the time and                        help them possibly win a national                          ing aspects of this new revolution-                  streets of Cairo which read: service vilified by many during the
so it is good to take a moment to                          title you can go to their blog at                          ary wave is the ability of its                       “Today, my real birthday, I am first stages of the Iraq War, is now
recognize them.                                            www.robodogz.blogspot.com.                                 participants to communicate not                      free.”                                 in discussions with Comcast,
  One example is the Rialto High                             Other notable accomplishments                            only with their compatriots or                                                              America’s largest cable operator,
School Girls Basketball team who                           are going on at local community                            comrades but across borders with                       Some commentators have called about bringing the network’s Eng-
recently became the first team in                          centers and schools throughout                             news organizations and like-                         the uprisings “Twitter or Facebook lish-language channel to millions
the schools history to win the CIF                         the region. And they are being                             minded activists via social net-                     revolutions," giving credit to the of U.S. homes. But we need to
championship. They are now on                              helped by adults that care so its                          works, blogs, and other forums.                      media that enabled them.               know more about the partners in
their way to compete in the state                          only right to give them a little                                                                                                                       revolution. In the last 60 years, the
playoffs.                                                                                                              The defining image of the inter-                      While others have stubbornly de- population of Egypt has quadru-
                                                           shout out too.
  To them I say good job! Espe-                                                                                       national Arab democracy move-                        nied that such grassroots media pled from less than 20 million to
                                                             Some of those adults going the
cially a congratulations to Janae                                                                                     ment is that of a rebel wielding not                 have played any part whatsoever. 84 million people of which the
                                                           extra mile are those who attended
Sharpe who has been a top player                                                                                      an AK47 but a Blackberry. From                                                              vast majority are under 30 years
                                                           the Charlotte S. Huck Children’s
and leader on the team all year.                                                                                      Tunisians blogging to Egyptians                        The reality is that educated, liter- old. Youth equals change as long
                                                           Literature Festival this past week-                        tweeting and Libyans texting,                        ate, multilingual activists were as youth is educated and has ac-
But she proved it once again when                          end. I featured them this week and
she came through with the game                                                                                        multilingual techno-literacy is the                  sufficiently empowered by these cess to information.
                                                           the article appears on page 7. The                         mass’s weapon of deconstruction.                     new communication tools to break
winning shot at the buzzer.                                festival was all about promoting                                                                                free from their shackles. Years of Protesters were only able to se-
  Also in Rialto the principal of                          children’s books and showing                                 Impassioned pleas for support in                   interconnectivity had exposed the cure international media coverage
Jehue Middle School Dan Sosa                               teachers, parents and librarians,                          English, French and Arabic ac-                       shortfalls of these oppressive so quickly thanks to their multilin-
got to boast about his students a                          how to engage children in the lit-                         companied by amateur video were                      regimes to their citizens and con- gualism and the ability to broad-
little bit because of their ex-                            erature better.                                            heard around a world that had no                     stant, cross-cultural communica- cast their own news using
pressed maturity at the tender age                           It’s the theory of the organizers                        idea of the fomenting discontent                     tion acclimatized youth to smartphones. With the world al-
of 13 years old.                                           that if these caring adults fall in                        until it was communicated inter-                     inevitable change.                     ready      watching,      repressive
  They recently participated in                            love with the books it will be eas-                        nationally via web-enabled de-                                                              regimes were less likely to
Read Across America, a program                             ier for them to encourage children                         vices predominantly in English –                       The instantaneous nature of in- forcibly quell rebellion so these
that encourages children to read,                          to fall in love with the books and                         the language of international com-                   ternet selfpublication explains the democracy movements had the
by going to a local elementary                             with reading as well.                                      munication.                                          viral spread of these revolutions chance to grow. Then, they were
school and reading to the kids.                              For more information on the fes-                                                                              and their lack of hierarchy. But able to garner the domestic and in-
  Some of them were even dressed                           tival                  go         to                        The English-language Saudi                          only the articulate, web-savvy ternational support they needed to
up as Cat in the Hat and Thing                             www.redlands.edu/academics/s                               daily Arabnews captured the feel-                    players were truly able to partici- succeed. Communication breeds
One and Thing Two. The team                                chool-of-education/4012.aspx.                              ing when it published the catchy                     pate.                                  democracy so it is in all of our in-
and the students are on the cover                                                                                     headline: "It's cool to be Arab                                                             terests to do all we can to encour-
                                                                                                                                                                             "They (the West) are seeing age               global     literacy     and

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Grand Jury indicts seven from Sheriff’s Dept.
By Maryjoy Duncan                     inal conduct may have been com-                                                                                  Certificate, which accorded pay in-
                                      mitted, the case was brought to the                                                                              creases.
                                      District Attorney’s Office.                                                                                        The investigation involved pe-

          n Tuesday District Attor-
          ney Michael Ramos an-         Because the case was initiated as                                                                              rusing training records over the
          nounced the Grand Jury      a personnel investigation, the                                                                                   last ten years of all the training re-
indictment of seven members of        DA’s Office, mandated by state                                                                                   ceived by the entire department for
the San Bernardino County Sher-       law, cannot review or receive evi-                                                                               all certificates.
iff’s Department on a combination     dence or statements obtained                                                                                       “It’s a disappointing day for the
of felony charges of perjury, grand   through the investigation. In com-                                                                               Sheriff’s Department,” Sheriff
theft and conspiracy. The charges     pliance with state law the case was                                                                              Rod Hoops said. “But with 3,500
involve the individuals falsifying    turned over to the Riverside Dis-                                                                                employees, the department will not
training documents that would         trict Attorney’s Office in February                                                                              be defined by the alleged acts of
make them eligible for increased      2010 to separate the impermissible                                                                               these few individuals.”
compensation and retirement ben-      information. The permissible ma-                                                                                   Hoops added that there are new
efits. The thefts range from $2,000   terial was returned to the San                                                                                   policies in place that will provide
to $15,000 per charged defendant.     Bernardino County DA’s Office in                                                                                 for a more efficient check and bal-
  The Special Grand Jury indicted     April 2010.                                                                                                      ance, but did not elaborate.
David Pichotta, William Maddox,         “We took steps to protect the in-                                                                                “We are confident the processes
Russel Wilke, Michael Stodelle,       tegrity of the investigation and                                                                                 we have in place will not allow this
Hobart Gray, Angela Gray and          abide by state law,” Ramos said                                                                                  to happen again,” Hoops asserted.
Sallyann Christian. Hobart Gray,      during a press conference. “At all                                                                                 Hobart Gray, Stodelle, Pichotta
Stodelle and Maddox are retired       times the San Bernardino County                                                                                  and Wilke were arraigned Tuesday
employees; current Sheriff’s De-      Sheriff’s Department was cooper-                                                                                 morning - all pleaded not guilty;
partment employees Pichotta,          ative, processed in a timely man-                                                                                Angela Gray, Maddox and Chris-
Wilke, Angela Gray and Christian      ner and professional.”                                                           IECN PHOTO   MARYJOY DUNCAN     tian will be arraigned Friday.
were put on paid administrative         The seven individuals allegedly        District Attorney Michael Ramos, left, announced the indictment           If found guilty, the maximum
leave as of Monday.                   had their names placed on rosters        of seven San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department employ-             sentences range from three years,
  According to Sheriff Rod Hoops      for advanced officer training            ees involving the state Commission on Peace Officers Standards          8 months to five years, 8 months.
it was in late 2009 that possible     classes which they did not attend.       and Training, during a news conference on Tuesday, Mar. 8. San            “We will hold these people re-
misconduct was brought to the ad-     Those courses award college              Bernardino County Sheriff Rod Hoops, right, exclaimed it was a          sponsible,” Ramos declared. “If
ministration’s attention. Upon fur-   credit, and with enough credits                                                                                  you cross the line and commit a
                                                                               disappointing day for the Sheriff’s Department, but emphasized
ther internal investigation when it   earned, officers are able to apply                                                                               crime, we will take care of it pro-
                                      for an Advanced POST (Peace Of-          that a handful of individuals do not define the department of 3,500     fessionally, and this is a good ex-
was determined that possible crim-                                             members.
                                      ficers Standards and Training)                                                                                   ample of how we do that.”

Students, community rally to support education
                                                                     SBVC, RCC, UCR, Cal Poly and                tem alone is increasing fees by       ernors (BOG) waiver and Cal
                                                                     Mt. Sac, held their own events ear-         32% overall, in increments of eight   Grant privileges, respectively.
                                                                     lier in the day and then in the af-         percent (8%) each year.                 “AB 131 does not take money
                                                                     ternoon they all came together in             Community college fees have in-     from anyone,” Nuñez clarified.
                                                                     downtown Riverside.                         creased from $26 per unit to $36.       According to Nuñez, priority is
                                                                       “We felt there was solidarity with          Those in attendance were also       given to documented students, but
                                                                     Inland Empire college campuses,             showing their support for the         also provides for undocumented.
                                                                     even though we had lower atten-             DREAM Act, which Nuñez calls a          There will be another DREAM
                                                                     dance,” said Maribel Nuñez, an              long-term revenue solution.           Act awareness raising and infor-
                                                                     RCC faculty member. “But those                “The more education [a person       mation rally at RCC on Tuesday,
                                                                     who attended are more political             receives], the higher the wage,       March 15th from 1- 2 p.m. at the
                                                                     aware and active.”                          which brings more revenue to the      Martin Luther King Building. For
                                                                       Nuñez believes the lower atten-           state in income and property          more information about these
                                                                     dance is a result of fee increases          taxes,” she said.                     events, please contact Desiree Nar-
                                                                     and budget cuts in the sense that             Those who support the DREAM         vaez at (323) 383-2750, e-mail:
                                                                     there are less students attending           Act (AB 540) also support AB 130      sjaucr@gmail.com or go to
About 200 students, faculty and other community supporters from college because of them.                         and 131, which provides undocu-       www.freeucr.org or california-
various colleges in the Inland Empire came together in downtown According to Nuñez, the UC sys-                  mented students the Board of Gov-     partnership.org.
Riverside on Wednesday, March 2 to protest budget cuts, fee in-
creases and to support the DREAM Act.
By Cynthia Mendoza                    2011-12 as part of the FY2012
                                      federal budget request.
                                        According to the release, the

          n Wednesday, March 2,
          about 200 concerned stu-    2012 federal budget proposal elim-
          dents, members of the       inates year-round Pell Grants and
community, faculty and others         subsidized interest benefit on sub-
gathered in downtown Riverside to     sidized Stafford loans for graduate
protest about ever increasing col-    and professional students, while
lege fees, decreasing budgets as      expanding the Perkins loan Pro-
well as to support the DREAM Act      gram from $1 billion a year to $8.5
(Development, Relief and Educa-       billion a year starting in 2012-
tion for Alien Minors), which al-     2013.
lows for children of undocumented       At the state level, there is a $25.5
parents to receive the same educa-    billion budget gap.
tional opportunities as others.         According to the release, com-
  According to a press release is-    munity colleges have been cut
sued by the Social Justice Alliance   $400 million, which translates into
at the University of California,      cuts of $4.7 million to San
Riverside (UCR), President            Bernardino Valley College and
Obama proposed cutting some stu-      Crafton Hills College.
dent aid programs to maintain the       The rally on Wednesday came
maximum Pell Grant at $5,550 in       after several campuses, including

Student protestors hold up sign that reads “Free UCR” during a
rally on Wednesday, March 2.
Page A6 • March 10, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers

Soroptimists raise awareness of modern day slavery
                                                                                 within the local community on the
                                                                                 plight of the enslaved woman.
                                                                                   The event took place at the San
                                                                                 Bernardino County Behavioral
                                                                                 Health Resource Center in Rialto,
                                                                                 and was hosted by six local Sorop-
                                                                                 timist International groups: SI of
                                                                                 the Foothills, Baldy View, Big
                                                                                 Bear, Chino Hills/Inland Empire,
                                                                                 Moreno Valley and Rim of the
                                                                                 World. The event was also finan-
                                                                                 cially supported by SI of Barstow
                                                                                 and of Corona.
                                                                                   Human trafficking is defined as
                                                                                 the recruitment (through means of
                                                                                 kidnapping, enticement outside
                                                                                 schools, malls, etc, parental sur-
                                                                                 render, deception/fraud, threats or
                                                                                 the internet) of persons in which a
                                                                                 commercial sex act, labor or serv-                                          IECN PHOTO COURTESY     KATHY MCELVANY
                                   IECN PHOTO COURTESY     KATHY MCELVANY        ice is induced by force, fraud or         Soroptimist International of the Foothills members, from left,
Soroptimist International, in conjunction with the San Bernardino                coercion.                                 Gwen Potter, Lauren Trusler and Cindy O’Brien. Potter and
County Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE), held its                      Many of these teens are tricked         Trusler are also members of the CASE Education Committee.
Saturday of Service Day on Mar. 5 to raise awareness about                       into prostitution through the prom-
human trafficking in the local community. Volunteers are shown                   ise of basic needs - food, clothing       items such as clothing, personal       cers are more able to determine
packing backpacks filled with personal items to be distributed to                and shelter. Once they have fallen        basic needs items, journals, stuffed   whether a prostitute they pick up is
trafficked individuals picked up by law enforcement.                             prey to these sexual predators, it is     animals and letters of encourage-      a victim of trafficking, and CASE
                                                                                 almost impossible for them to             ment. Kohl’s Department Store          is notified. Those girls are taken
By Maryjoy Duncan                       awareness on what is now consid-         leave. Why? In this type of rela-         provided 15 volunteers to help as-     to juvenile hall where they are en-
                                        ered modern day slavery.                 tionship where the power is se-           semble the backpacks, and also do-     rolled in a My Life My Choice
                                          A passionate voice in raising                                                    nated $1,500.                          program.

        he average age a child in                                                verely slanted, any small act of
        the U.S. enters the com-        awareness on the world’s third           kindness after so much cruelty is           “We are filled with gratitude for      McElvany and CASE are work-
        mercial sex industry is 12      most lucrative criminal industry is      immensely appreciated by the vic-         the outpouring of caring and sup-      ing earnestly to find a facility in
years old. What used to be mis-         Soroptimist International of the         tim, and the captor is deemed wor-        port of not only Soroptimist Inter-    which to house these girls.
conceived as an international           Foothills Coordinator Kathy              thy, until the next episode of            national, but Kohl’s,” said              For those interested in sitting on a
atrocity that does not exist on         McElvany who has been address-           violence: Stockholm Syndrome.             Children’s Network Officer Amy         CASE committee, or for more in-
American soil, human trafficking        ing the issue for over 12 years,         Fear is also a major factor.              Cousineau.                             formation, you are invited to at-
is recently garnering awareness at      since her first presentation to the        “American girls right here in our         Through a recent state grant,        tend an upcoming education
the local level, thanks to San          United Nations in Vienna, Austria        own community are being traf-             CASE was able to form a team that      outreach committee meeting on
Bernardino County Coalition             in 1998. She noted that the focus        ficked,” McElvany said about the          consists of a probation officer, so-   Wednesday, Mar. 16 at the Chil-
Against Sexual Exploitation             of Soroptimist International in-         importance of raising awareness at        cial worker and therapist, overseen    dren’s Network Conference Room
(CASE). One of its strongest part-      cludes human rights, the advance-        the local level. “Girls are meeting       by newly appointed CASE Coor-          B/C, located at 825 E. Hospitality
ners, Soroptimist International,        ment for the status of women and         guys on the internet and they think       dinator Anne-Michelle Ellis.           Lane in San Bernardino, from 2 - 4
hosted its Saturday of Service          the rights of the girl-child, hence it   they’re going on a date, but they           With law enforcement becoming        p.m.
event on Saturday, Mar. 5, to raise     was appropriate to dedicate Satur-       never come back.”                         increasingly aware of the dimen-         For more information about
                                        day of Service to raise awareness          50 backpacks were filled with           sions of human trafficking, offi-      CASE call (909) 383-9670.

Arrowhead Regional welcomes new chef
By Cynthia Mendoza                                                               patients. Besides making the qual-         But no one person can do this         that meet nutritional needs.
                                                                                 ity of the food and presentation top      alone and Eidem works very               “I’m honored to be here,” he
                                                                                 notch, Eidem is training all staff to     closely with ARMC’s doctors,           says. “This is where I’m meant to

          rrowhead Regional Med-
          ical Center in Colton                                                  provide outstanding customer              staff and dieticians to be able to     be, it’s a perfect fit. We do have
          doesn’t just have a new                                                service.                                  provide the highest quality meals      talented, outstanding staff.”
Food and Nutrition Manager; they                                                   “It’s like a restaurant,” he says. If
                                                                                 they don’t like the food, they don’t

have a chef who is very innova-
tive, passionate about food, serv-                                               come back.”
ice and most of all, people.                                                       Eidem also makes patient emo-
  Chef Joe Eidem truly thinks out-                                               tional and personal well being a
side the box when it comes to pro-
viding the best food and service.
  Unlike many food service set-
                                                                                 priority in food preparation.
                                                                                   He bears in mind that medica-
                                                                                 tions and illnesses can greatly af-
                                                                                                                                      Discount $200
                                                                                                                                         On Cremation and Services
tings where popular, less healthy                                                fect a patient’s taste buds and
                                                                                 appetite. He also bears in mind the                  State & County fees not included
choices like fried foods and pas-                                                                                                               At-need only
tries are readily accessible to pa-                                              role food plays in the overall
trons, Eidem is turning that around                                              morale and personal experience of           Inland Memorial Mortuary
by making healthy choices the first
impression at food service, and
                                                                                 a hospital stay.
                                                                                   “A patient in one room may be                          909-254-4100                                          FD1758

less healthy items secondary.                                                    having the happiest day of their
                                              IECN PHOTO COURTESY     ARMC       life because they just had a baby or
  “It’s about being healthy but giv-
                                        ARMC’s Chef Joe Eidem was                were told that they cancer is gone,”
ing people choices. We want visi-
tors to be greeted by fresh,            voted Most Professional Chef             he said. “But in the other room the
heart-healthy choices,” he said.        in America by the American               patient may have just received bad
“There are some days when you           Culinary Federation in 2006.             news.”
just have to have a donut.”                                                        For this reason, Eidem focuses on
  Some of those healthier choices       of personal cooking, he takes a          service and quality, so that they are
include trail mix, baked chips, fruit   tortilla, fills it with meatballs, red   able to provide patients with the
as well as vegetarian and vegan         sauce, New Orleans “trinity”             food they want, such as comfort
(no animal product) items.              (diced onions, bell peppers and          foods.
  Chef Eidem has developed a            celery), some Tabasco sauce and            “It may also be someone’s last
five-week rotating menu with veg-       chilies and voila! A fusion burrito.     meal,” says Eidem, who was voted
etarian-friendly daily dishes that        His father and grandfather were        Most Professional Chef in Amer-
are highlighted in green type on        both chefs but it wasn’t until much      ica by the American Culinary Fed-
the Café menu.                          later in life that Eidem, who pur-       eration in 2006. “We’re dealing
  Eidem certainly has the back-         sued respiratory therapy as a ca-        with emotions.”
ground and ‘in the blood’ passion       reer, realized that cooking was his        But in spite of the very serious re-
and skill to make food service the      passion and he went on to become         sponsibility he bears to provide
best possible.                          a professional chef.                     healthy and tasty meals, 3,000
  Raised in East Los Angeles, of          His background in the medical          meals each day for patients, visi-
Sicilian descent and New Orleans        profession is no doubt a great asset     tors and staff in the Café and for
culinary influences through his         to his role at ARMC.                     catering, he has a great sense of
maternal grandparents, Eidem de-          And while the Café choices and         humor about it.
scribes his culinary influences and     quality are getting a great upgrade,       “They came for the surgery, but
style as “mixed up.”                    nothing is more important than the       they stayed for the food,” he
  As an example of his fusion style     number one “customer” at ARMC:           chuckles.
                                                                                                             Inland Empire Community Newspapers • March 10, 2011 • Page A7

Celebrating the magic of children’s books
                                                                              This year the featured speakers
                                                                            were Kristine O’Connell-George,
                                                                            an award winning author of chil-
                                                                            dren’s poetry, Marilyn Carpenter,
                                                                            a professor at Eastern Washington
                                                                            University who writes a blog about
                                                                            children’s literature. Author and il-
                                                                            lustrator Debra Frasier was the
                                                                            Charlotte Huck Endowed Speaker.
                                                                            She was chosen for embodying the
                                                                            mission of Huck: bringing children
                                                                            and good books together.
                                                                              In addition to speakers there were
                                                                            also workshops that targeted dif-
                                                                            ferent aspects of the genre such as
                                                                            how to use books to teach dia-
                                                                            logue, informal discussions with
                                                                            published authors, and arranging
                                                                            for authors to visit schools or li-
                                                                              A new addition are special inter-
                                                  IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD   est groups. These are sessions
The Charlotte S. Huck Children’s Literature Festival is an opportu-         where participants can network                                                             IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD
nity for authors and enthusiasts to meet.                                   and get information about their         The conference featured workshops and speakers who discussed
                                                                            area of interest whether that is        the various aspects of children’s books.
By Naima Ford                         the idea to bring the conference to   writing children’s books, teaching
                                      Redlands. Huck started a similar      from them, or sharing them as a li-
                                      conference in Ohio which has be-      brarian.

        ome people’s fondest
        memories of childhood is      come hugely popular but wanted          “It has been a very successful
        with a special children’s     to begin a smaller, more intimate     piece,” said Arnett.
book. Those books and stories         conference here.                        The conference also makes time
were celebrated at the Charlotte S.     “People have the chance to ask      for the benefactors of all the hard
Huck Children’s Literature Festi-     all they want to know,” said Ar-      work, the children. Every year
val Program.                          nett.                                 they invite classes from through-
  The two-day conference took           The conference brings in top au-    out the region to listen to an author
place at the University of Redlands   thors to speak and host workshops.    read one of their stories. This year
on March 4 and 5 and was an op-         “We have always had the best au-    classes from Yucaipa, Redlands,
portunity for teachers, librarians,   thors in the nation,” said Arnett.    San Bernardino and Colton
parents and authors to learn all        On the fifth anniversary of the     schools participated.
about what the world of children’s    conference the organizers decided       For more information about fu-
literature has to offer.              to name the conference after Huck.    ture conferences call Colleen Que-
  The conference began 15 years       She passed away in 2005 but her       sada in the School of Education at
ago when Charlotte Huck and her       friends decided to continue the       the University of Redlands at
friends Marjorie Arnett and           conference. It continues to be pop-   (909) 748-8791 or visit the Web
Katherine Thomerson, founder of       ular and brings people together       site at www.redlands.edu/acade-                                                            IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD
the Frugal Frigate Bookstore, had     who love and read children’s          m i c s / s c h o o l - o f -           There was also a book store featuring classic children’s literature
                                      books.                                education/4012.aspx.                    and new favorites as well as teaching materials.

Upcoming camp teaches students compassion
                                                                                                                    they’re not going to make those         value their individualities.
                                                                                                                    harmful decisions toward animals,         Parents interested in enrolling
                                                                                                                    people and the environment,”            their off-track third graders can
                                                                                                                    Hildebrand imparted. She believes       find more information online
                                                                                                                    that it takes “courage and convic-      about         enrollment        at
                                                                                                                    tion” to say no to drugs, no to         www.hssbv.org. The fee to attend
                                                                                                                    gangs, and no to bullying other         the week long session of Critter
                                                                                                                    students.                               Camp is $25 which includes each
                                                                                                                      Hildebrand conducts presenta-         child’s admission, specialized
                                                                                                                    tions at elementary schools with        guest presenters, materials, and
                                                                                                                    the goals of teaching compassion,       snacks. Funding assistance is also
                                                                                                                    respect for all things living, proper   available. Sessions are from 9
                                                                                                                    care of domestic animals and to         a.m. - 12 p.m.
                                                                                                                    protect wildlife and the environ-         For more information on HSSBV
                                                                                                                    ment. It is through these lessons       humane education, or to schedule a
                                                                                                                    that students learn how to respect      presentation, please call at (909)
                                                                                                                    themselves, feel self worth and         386-1400.

                                                                                            IECN PHOTO ARCHIVE
Seven excited students, with the help of a professional snake handler on either side, hoisted up a
Burmese python during a past Critter Camp hosted by the Humane Society of San Bernardino Val-
By Annemarie Paxton                 the San Bernardino City Unified erates enthusiasm amongst the stu-

                                                                                                                    Inland Empire Regional Center
                                    School District are expected to dents, but more importantly, fos-
       Compassion for people, sen- participate in each session of Crit- ters sensitivity for animals. The

 “     sitivity for animals and re- ter Camp. The event provides stu- educational role HSSBV plays in
       spect for the earth,” is how dents the opportunity to hear from the community is significant as it
Lynn Hildebrand, Humane Educa- guest speakers such as the “Opos- aims to promote respect and com-                          685 East Carnegie Drive,
tion Teacher of the Humane Soci- sum Lady” (Janet Chaney), do- passion for not just animals, but
ety of San Bernardino Valley cents from Moonridge Animal for all life.                                                            Suite 100
(HSSBV), defined the mission of Park, San Bernardino County Mu- Hildebrand cited statistics that in-
Critter Camp, a week-long interac- seum, Animal Ambassadors and dicate a direct link between animal                       San Bernardino, CA 92407
tive science day-camp for third cartoonist Darlene Douthit.             abuse and human violence, and be-
grade students. The fourth annual The camp, sponsored by HSSBV, lieves that through education and
Critter Camp will be held from also includes lessons in science, encouragement of a kinder atti-                                 (800) 964-8807
March 21 - 25, and there are still language arts, social science, math tude, that link could eventually be
open spaces for off-track third and physical education.                 broken.
grade students.                       According to Hildebrand the “If people believe they are val-
  Over 30 off-track students from camp proves a tremendous success ued, are worthy, and if they truly
                                    each year, not only because it gen- believe and value our world, then
Page A8 • March 10, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers

New campaign tries to oust plastic bags
                                                                                                                  proper receptacle, but that is not al-   plastic bags will be found in the
                                                                                                                  ways the case,” said Sanchez.            county’s waste or recycling con-
                                                                                                                    Rather than banning plastic bags       tainers.
                                                                                                                  altogether like other cities are           The organization hopes to en-
                                                                                                                  doing, local cities are joining to-      courage people to use the bags not
                                                                                                                  gether under Zero Waste Commu-           only at grocery stores but also at
                                                                                                                  nities to promote reusable bag use       retail stores.
                                                                                                                  and plastic bag recycling.                 According to Sanchez this is
                                                                                                                    “What we are trying first is a be-     only a pilot program they hope to
                                                                                                                  havioral change,” said Sanchez.          bring to many other stores of all
                                                                                                                    The stores they have partnered         types.
                                                                                                                  with have agreed to incentivize            For more information visit their
                                                                                                                  their employees to speak to cus-         Web site at: www.zerowastecom-
                                                                                                                  tomers about using reusable bags.        munities.org.
                                                                                                                  They will be passing out informa-          There is also information avail-
                                                                                                                  tion and encouraging customers to        able and opportunities to win a free
                                                                                                                  sign pledges to bring their reusable     reusable bag at their facebook
                                                                                                                  bags.                                    page,          www.facebook.com
                                                                                                                    The hope is that such measures         /pages/Zero-Waste-
                                                                                                                  will increase its usage and less         Communities.
                                                                              IECN COURTESY PHOTO   ZERO WASTE
Zero Waste Communities is an organization that is working to increase the amount of recycling that
is being done locally. It begins with educating store employees to educate customers.

By Naima Ford

         here are a number of rea-
         sons that people do not use
         reuseable bags to carry
their groceries out of grocery
stores, but according to a recent
survey, the number one reason is
that people forget them at home.
  That is why Zero Waste Commu-
nities of San Bernardino County is
pulling together its resources to
help people remember. The non-
profit organization was created to
educate businesses and individuals
on how to reduce their waste in-
cluding recycling and reusing ma-                                                                                                                           IECN COURTESY PHOTO   ZERO WASTE
terials.                                                                                                           The latest campaign is to encourage more people to use resuable
  Their latest campaign is to get the
                                                                                                                   bags for all of their shopping.
word out about the benefits of
reuseable bags. They have part-                                               IECN COURTESY PHOTO   ZERO WASTE
nered with Fresh and Easy in Ri-
alto, Clarks Nutrition in Loma
Linda and Stater Bros. in Yucaipa
to promote the campaign.
  According to Olivia Sanchez of
                                        The organization has teamed up with local stores in Rialto, Loma
                                        Linda and Yucaipa to spread the word about recycling.

                                        handle because they get tangled in
                                        the machinery. They are also often
                                                                             storm drains. This is why many
                                                                             stores are required by law to have
                                                                                                                            L e n o ’s
the San Bernardino County Public
Works Department, solid waste
management division, plastic bags
are hard for recycling plants to
                                        sources of blight as they get away
                                        from people or containers and
                                        hang in trees. They are also a
                                        major cause of debris buildup in
                                                                             a container for customers to recy-
                                                                             cle their used plastic bags.
                                                                               “Plastic bags would be fine if
                                                                             they found their way into the
                                                                                                                            RICO TACO
9th Annual Union Apprenticeship,                                                                                          FISH TA CO FRIDAYS
        Training Forum

                                                                                                                                                                        Reg. $1. 45
                                                                                                                  549 Valley Blvd. 4276 N. Sierra Way 930 S. Arrowhead, SB
                                                                                                                                       San Bern.      Orange show sports center
                                                                                                                   (909) 825-9304    (909) 883-0433       (909) 883-0433

                                                                                                                    BUY 2 WHOLE CHICKENS FOR
                                                                       ASSEMBLYMEMBER WILMER AMINA CARTER

                                                                                                                                                                    $              99
                                                 IECN PHOTO COURTESY
Pictured from left, Tom Morton, Southern California Pipe Trades; Daniel Capuchino, Kenny Mi-
nesinger (rear); Leonel Lewis; Randy Ham; Assemblymember Carter; Laurie Stalnaker, Ex-
ecutive Secretary-Treasurer, Central Labor Council; Bryan Smith, Union Apprenticeship & Training
Forum Chair, Plumbers and Pipefitters Joint Apprenticeship Training.                                                At any                        U N
                                                                                                                                              COoupPOime of order
                                                                                                                                               t c on at t
                                                                                                                                        Must presen
                                                          Bernardino and Riverside Counties, AFL-CIO, in            location!                  INCLUDES:
         ssemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter is
         joined by students and labor leaders at the      partnership with the San Bernardino County Super-
         9th Annual Union Apprenticeship and              intendent of Schools' Alliance for Education. Stu-            2 WHOLE CHICKENS, Choice of 20 Corn Tortillas or
Training Forum on March 5 at the National Orange          dents who attended the event learned about various            20 Flour Tortillas, and 11 fl. Oz. of Hot or mild salsa
Show Fair Grounds in San Bernardino. The event is         trades' apprenticeship programs and about the knowl-          Not valid for catering or party orders • May not be combined
sponsored by the Central Labor Council of San             edge and skills needed to qualify for an apprentice-                  with any other offers • 2 orders per customer
                                                                                                                Inland Empire Community Newspapers • March 10, 2011 • Page A9

Conference covers food’s toll on bodies and society
                                                                                                                    opportunities to learn and to make              mayonnaise to the cheese himself.
                                                                                                                    connections.                                    He mainly sells his food at
                                                                                                                     The advice ranged from the                     farmer’s markets but just this week
                                                                                                                    everyday: “Obviously sugar is not               one of his products was put on the
                                                                                                                    a health food,” said Dr. Caldwell               shelves at Clark’s Nutrition Store
                                                                                                                    Esselstyn of the Cleveland Clinic               in Loma Linda. This is how the
                                                                                                                    about vegans eating processed                   conference found out about him.
                                                                                                                    foods, to the political: “We need to              It is these types of products and
                                                                                                                    create incentives for the growing               conscious healthy eating that the
                                                                                                                    of fruits and vegetables,” said                 conference aimed to raise aware-
                                                                                                                    Solomon.                                        ness about.
                                                                                                                     This year due to the universal                   Individual health was a major
                                                                                                                    topic of food, there were also a                focus, however so was food’s im-
                                                                                                                    number of food vendors present.                 pact on society. The movies “Food
                                                                                                                    This includes local restuarants,                Inc.” and “Forks over Knives”
                                                                                                                    food companies and stores.                      which tie the two issues together
                                                                                                                     One of those vendors was Chef                  were screened. They raise aware-
                                                                                                                    Jeroen Ashton of Daniel’s Choice.               ness of issues like food scarcity
                                                                                                                    His company is based in Riverside               and the impact of corn and soy-
                                                                                                                    and creates 100 percent plant                   bean subsidies on society.
                                                                                                                    based, pre-packaged, all-American                 “We aim to create awareness
                                                                                                                    comfort food. His idea is to make               about these issues, and motivate
                                                                                                                    good tasting vegan food that is                 people to actively take part in re-
                                                                                                                    good for you. He does it by mak-                shaping the way we look at food
                                                                                                                    ing all the ingredients from the                and public health,” said Boyce.

                                                                                          IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD
The Healthy People Conference, which took place Mar. 8 and 9, is hosted by the Loma Linda Uni-                      Anti-war activist to speak Sunday
versity School of Public Health. There were a number of speakers including this panel of experts who
spoke about the impact of food consumption and manufacturing on health and the earth.

By Naima Ford

       Eat food, not too much,
       mostly plants.” That was the
       advice given by Dr. Loel
Solomon at the Healthy People
Conference but it also summarized
the focus of the conference this
year: conscious, healthy eating.
  The Healthy People Conference,
which took place on March 8 and
9, is hosted by Loma Linda Uni-
versity School of Public Health
every year as an opportunity for
health professionals to come to-
gether and learn about new devel-                                                                                                                                               IECN PHOTO COURTESY               CAP
opments in the health world.                                                                                        International antiwar peace activist Cindy Sheehan will be at the
  This year the focus was on food                                                                                   Redlands United Church of Christ on Sunday, Mar. 13.
and its impact on our bodies, soci-
                                                                                                                         n celebration of International President Evo Morales and other
ety and the environment.
  “Until recently, Americans
haven’t had to think a lot about
where their food comes from nor
                                                                                                                     I   Women’s Day, Citizens’ Ac- leaders.
                                                                                                                         tion for Peace will be present- Cindy speaks as a sincere, ordi-
                                                                                                                    ing Cindy Sheehan, international nary concerned citizen, as a
have they fully digested how the                                                                                    antiwar peace activist, at the Red- mother, and one who will not ac-
food they consume actually con-                                                                                     lands United Church of Christ on cept anything less than the truth
tributes to their health, their envi-                                                                               Sunday, Mar. 13, from 1:30 - 3:30 from our government.
                                                                                                                    p.m.                                  Her book, Not One More
ronment, and event society,” said
Krystal Boyce, conference coordi-                                                                                     Cindy’s oldest son Casey was Mother’s Child, a classic, will be
nator.                                                                                                              killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004. available here.
  The first conference was not a                                                                                    Since then she has been working to Refreshments, donations appreci-
                                                                                          IECN PHOTO   NAIMA FORD   make the world more peaceful and ated.       The    Redlands United
conference at all. It was an alumni     A number of vendors gave food and health information to confer-
event in 1971 hosted by the School                                                                                  just. She set up “Camp Casey” Church of Christ is located at 168
of Public Health. The idea was to
                                        ence attendees, many of whom were health professionals.                     outside of George Bush’s Craw- Bellevue Ave Corner W. Olive
update the now professionals            ceive continuing education credit     alumni as well.                       ford, TX ranch in 2005. She was and Bellevue, Redlands.
about what is happening in the          and more noted speakers were in-       This year the conference featured    nominated for the Nobel Peace I-10 to Redlands Exit Alabama
health landscape. However, that         vited. It was in the 1990s that the   speakers, panels of experts, ven-     Prize and as an international South on Alabama, L on Barton to
update evolved as it became an op-      conference was named “Healthy         dors, demonstrations and exhibits.    peacemaker she has spent time in Bellevue enter parking lot off
portunity for professionals to re-      People” and was open to non-          For two days there was a variety of   Egypt, has met with Venezuelan Bellevue .
                                                                                                                    President Hugo Chavez, Bolivian For more information, call (909)
                                                                                                                                                         335-2321 or (909) 792-1294
DUI saturation patrol in Loma Linda, Grand Terrace
                                        efforts, the San Bernardino County    and/or drugs – Drunk Driving,

         he Sheriff’s Department
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         Saturation Patrol on           torists can be deterred from drink-   public is encouraged to help keep
Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 6         ing and driving.                      roadways safe by calling 911 if
p.m. to 2 a.m., in the Cities of
Grand Terrace and Loma Linda.
In an effort to reduce the number
                                          All vehicles may be checked and
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Calendar                                          lands Community Center, 111 W. Monday, Mar. 14: The Retired &
                                                  Lugonia, Redlands. Info: (909) Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
                                                  886-1150.                          West Valley chapter, invites ma-
                                                                                                                              Bernardino.” 7 p.m. inside the
                                                                                                                              Christian R. Harris Memorial Hall
                                                                                                                              located next to the Heritage House
                                                                                                                                                                     ternational of San Bernardino will
                                                                                                                                                                     hold its Victorian Tea at the San
                                                                                                                                                                     Bernardino County Government
                                                  Walk on Blue Mountain ture adults aged 55 years and older                   at the corner of 8th and “D” streets   Center from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tick-
Careers in Education Day                            Sunday, Mar. 13: 4th Annual to attend a new Program Presenter             in San Bernardino. Free and open       ets on sale in April. Information:
 Thursday, Mar. 10: Cal State                                                                                                 to the public.                         http://bit.ly/SoroptimistTea2011
San Bernardino will host its annual               Walk on Blue Mountain; 8 - 11 Training session. 9 a.m. to 11:30
Careers in Education Day from 11                  a.m. Trailhead at Palm Ave. and a.m., at the Ontario Senior Center,         Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Dance
a.m. - 4 p.m. in the atrium of the                Honey Dr., Grand Terrace. Park- 225 East “B” Street, Ontario.                 Saturday, Apr. 9: $10 donation, Chili Cookoff, Menudo
College of Education building on                  ing, admission free. Public is in- There is no charge to attend, but        tickets available at the door. 6 Championship
campus. Event is free, parking $5.                vited, you must begin your interested seniors must pre-regis-               p.m. - midnight, Eagles Hall, 895 Saturday, May 7: 38th Annual
For more information, call (909)                  walk/hike no later than 11 a.m. ter by calling the RSVP office at           E. 9th St., San Bernardino. For California State Chili Champi-
537-5609.                                         Friendly pets allowed, but must be (909) 482-0355.                          more information, call (909) 888- onship & 7th Annual Inland Em-
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Parents Without Partners Scholarship Pageants
 Friday, Mar. 11: Inland Empire                                                         Wednesday, Mar. 16: Workshop          Walk for Kids                       National Orange Show, 689 S. “E”
Chapter #37 will be hosting a                      Sunday, Mar. 13: Miss National     regarding Enterprize Zone and             Sunday, Apr. 10: Ronald Mc- St., San Bernardino. For more in-
dance at Edwards Mansion, 2064                    Orange Show 2011, Miss San          how you can qualify to utilize its      Donald House Charities of South- formation, call Mike “Ughlee”
Orange Tree Ln, Redlands. Non-                    Bernardino County and Miss          tax credits, incentives. 8:30 a.m. -    ern California will host Walk for Austin at (909) 883-3596.
members $12, members $10. Only                    Riverside County scholarship pag-   10 a.m. at the Gonzales Center,         Kids, a non-competitive 5k (3.1 City Council Meetings
21 and over. 8 p.m. - midnight.                   eants. Doors open 1 p.m.; lunch 2   650 N. La Cadena Dr., Colton.           miles) pledge event for individuals Colton: First and third Tuesday,
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769-2777.                                         NOS Events Center, 689 S. “E”       4100 ext. 230.                            Honda Center, 2695 East Katella Highland: Second and fourth
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Walk/Run                   for      Better        427-2844. $35 per person.                                                     Cost: Participants are encouraged Loma Linda: Second and fourth
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Health                                            Fontana-Rialto Concert              son, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m., Eagles Aerie      to collect donations for Ronald Tuesday, 7 p.m. (check city Web
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nual Community 5K Walk/Run & cal “Godspell,” 2:30 p.m. at
Fitness Expo. Check-in begins at Fontana High School Auditorium,
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Words to Live By: Four unique animals         ing animal on earth.                              These amphibian creatures go
By G.W. Abersold Ph.D.                                                                                                                 not scales. It has fingers (in its flip-   are very human-like. An example
                                                I picked the elephant. Others                 back 65 million years and proba-         pers), an anus, a four chamber             of their dexterity and intelligence:
                                              chose the whale, the lion, the con-             bly hopped across the Bering land        heart and lungs. They live about 80        they will use a hollow bamboo as a

     t was either Abraham Lincoln
     or Mark Twain that said                  dor and the rhino, among others.                bridge from Asia.                        years. Amazing.                            straw and suck up termites and
     something to the effect that               In their opinion, the arctic tern               Their freeze tolerance is the most       Bonobos,               pronounced        ants.
God had to have a sense of humor.             won hands down. They are small                  amazing thing about them. As win-        “bo’noubou,” are related to the              One amazing facet is that when a
Because He made so many funny                 birds, ranging in weight from 1.5               ter approaches it burrows under-         common chimpanzee but very dif-            new born human and a new born
looking people.                               oz. to 1.4 lbs.                                 neath decaying leaves and all            ferent. They are bi-pedil, which is        bonobos are watched together, the
  Someone has also said that one                The tern makes the longest mi-                physical attributes shut down.           uncommon in primates. Their diet           bonobos will OUT-LEARN the
out of every three people is as ugly          gration of any bird; making an an-              They stop breathing; eat nothing,        is mainly fruit and high protein.          human baby for the first year.
as all-get-out. Stella and I always           nual trip of 21,000 miles from                  circulation stops and their eyelids      They are non-aggressive and ex-            Then the human will continue to
look at the next person who comes             Arctic Alaska to Antarctica.                    freeze. Blood flow and heart beats       tremely sexual. The females are            learn much faster.
into our home and laugh.                        They are all white with a black               cease. They are dead.                    the dominant sex.                            Of great importance is that 98
  A change of direction. Let’s look           skull cap, red legs and a red beak.               When spring approaches, they             There are very few in captivity,         percent of the DNA of chimps and
at other animals. What a funny                They have long tails and long nar-              start thawing out and are resur-         but around 10,000 in the country           bonobos is the same as the DNA of
creature is the giraffe. It’s been            row wings.                                      rected. They hop around like be-         of Congo.                                  us humans. What a difference that
said the camel was put together by              They are often mistaken for the               fore they froze. Amazing.                  The female breast is larger than         2 percent makes. Amazing.
a committee. The hippos and rhi-              common puffin, but watching                       The Blue Whale is the largest          the common chimps. Their hands               Amen. Selah. So be it.
nos are something else. They are              them skim the water and plunge                  mammal that has ever lived. Up to
ugly.                                         quickly for their prey, they capture            125 feet in length, it weighs be-
  The ostrich, the lobster, the kan-
garoo, the baboon, the alligator,
                                              the mind of every watcher.
                                                They are predators. Having been
                                              known to attack eagles and moose.
                                                                                              tween 175 and 200 tons. It is equal
                                                                                              to 40 elephants or 5 Greyhound
                                                                                                                                       Free nanotechnology
the walrus and the elephant-among
                                              They are pesky critters, driving                  Its call is louder than a jet engine
others-are all “as ugly as sin,” in
my opinion.
  But the object of this article is to
                                              their adversaries crazy. Even hu-
                                                                                              and can be heard for 100 miles. A
                                                                                              newborn weighs about 200 pounds
                                                                                                                                       training starts Mar. 21
                                                Terns are generally long-lived                and drinks 50 gallons of milk per

acquaint you with four animals                                                                                                                Nanotechnology is a new frontier in science and technology that
that are unique and have some-                birds. Often living in excess of 25-            day. The consistency is like that of            will revolutionize how we manufacture products,” according to
thing to say to us humans.                    30 years. Amazing.                              cottage cheese.                                 Albert Maniaol, Director of Applied Technologies Training.
  The first is the arctic tern. I first         Snakes do not exist in cold cli-                The blue whale has a brain the
heard about the birds while watch-            mates like Alaska and Canada.                   size of a V-W. Its tongue weighs          Anyone interested in being trained in this exciting, cutting edge tech-
ing a TV program. It was chal-                Frogs neither; except for the wood              around 3 tons and its mouth can          nology with biotech and energy applications can enroll for the next
lenging the watcher to name the               frog. It ranges in size from 1.5 to             hold up to 90 tons of food and           course, which starts March 21, and the cost of that professional devel-
most durable, strongest and amaz-             3.0 inches in length. They eat spi-             water.                                   opment training, $4,500, will be paid for by a grant from the U.S. De-
                                              ders, beetles, slugs and snails.                  It is not a fish, having skin and      partment of Labor.

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    Grand Terrace Branch Will Be Busy in March and April                                                                               packet and minimum qualifications.
    By Erin Christmas, Manager, Grand Terrace Branch Library
                                                                                                                                         “The goal of this training program is to advance the economic devel-
                           hroughout the months of March and April the Grand Terrace Branch Library
                           will be focusing on our after-school drop-in program for all the children in our
                       community. This is an opportunity on Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 4 pm for
                                                                                                                                       opment opportunities for Nanotechnology in our region, by developing
                                                                                                                                       a pipeline of skilled individuals ready for employment as technicians in
                                                                                                                                       the field of Nanotechnology and related fields,” says Dr. Matthew Isaac,
                       children and their caregivers to come by the library for a craft, board game                                    Executive Director, Economic Development and Corporate Training.
                       tournament or other fun activity.
                            On March 16, we will have a St. Patrick’s Day craft; On March 23 we will                                    In order to complete the program, participants undergo six courses,
                                                                                                                                       which requires 90 hours to complete (15 hours each course) in training.
    Erin Christmas be making inch worms, and March 30 there will be Lego building.
                            As we celebrate                                                                                            The courses include: Electronic Devices, Optoelectronic Devices, Nano-
    spring, there will be photo frame making                                                                                           Characterization, Micro-Nanofabrication, Materials Characterization,
    on April 6, board games on April 13, an                                                                                            and Device Characterization.
    Earth Day craft on April 20 and a Dia Los
                                                                                                                                         “During this process participants learn the skills needed to move from
    Niños craft on April 27.
                                                                                                                                       participants to practicing technician,” says Dr. Jamail D. Carter, Assis-
         The Grand Terrace Branch Library                                                                                              tant Director of Applied Technologies Training. “Most of the classes
    team wants all of the elementary school                                                                                            take place here at ATTC, with some components of the hands-on por-
    children and their parents to know that we                                                                                         tions held at the Bourns College of Engineering Labs at the University
    encourage you to stop by every Wednesday                                                                                           of California at Riverside.”
    afternoon, anytime between 2 and 4 pm, to
    participate in our weekly drop in.
         Additionally, the library will be
    continuing our Monday preschool
                                                                                                                                                            E S HI H                                     N
    storytime at 11am, Grand Terrace
    Knitters on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm             Kids in the Grand Terrace Community at the                                                              CHIR                       R C IC
    and Drop-In computer help on Thursdays             Wednesday Drop-In celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday!
    after 11 am.

    Bloomington Branch Library
                                                   Library Calendar
                                                                                  Teen Art Club, 4 pm
                                                                                                                                        ACS                 ea t                  itness S e ia ist
    10145 Orchard St., south of Valley Bl. / 909-877-1453
    Mon 3-14 Early Literacy Story Time, walkers - age 4, 12 pm
                                                                     Thu 3-17     Family Story Time, 10:30 am
                                                                                  Introduction to Computers, 1 pm                         roven
    Wed 3-16 School Age Craft and Story Hour, 3:30 pm
    Thu 3-17 Basic Computer Class, 11 am
                                                                                  Downloading 101, 4 pm
                                                                                  Children’s Discovery Hour, 4 pm
                                                                                                                                          reat ent
    Carter Branch Library                                            Fri   3-18   Critter Tyke Explorers, 3:30 pm
                                                                                  Teen Gamers Lounge, 4 pm
    2630 Linden Av., Carter High / 909-854-4100, x28148
    Mon 3-14 St. Patrick’s Day Craft, 4:30 to 5:30 pm
                                                                                  Animal Ambassadors, 5 pm                              Ba       e    ain
    Thu 3-17 Small Wonders Story Time, 5:30 to 6 pm                    Loma Linda Branch Library
                                                                       25581 Barton Rd., at civic center / 909-796-8621                   eada es
    Grand Terrace Branch Library
                                                                       Tue 3-15 Computer Training, basic skills, 1 pm                   C roni ain e ie
    22795 Barton Rd., civic center / 909-783-0147
                                                                                    Homework Buddies, grades K-5, 4 to 6 pm
    Mon 3-14 Pre-School Story Time, walkers - age 4, 11 am
    Wed 3-16 Kids Drop-In Activity, St. Patrick’s Day craft, 2 to 4 pm
                                                                       Wed 3-16 Homework Buddies, grades K-5, 4 to 6 pm                 Car a unne
                                                                                    Adult Literacy, call the branch for details
                 Grand Terrace Knitters, 6 to 8 pm                     Thu 3-17 Early Learning, music/stories/crafts, age 0-5, 11 am    S iati a ain
    Highland Sam J. Racadio Library                                                 Job/Career Help Using Computers, 2 pm
    & Environmental Learning Center                                                 Family Activity Time, ages 6+, 4 pm                 S orts n uries
    7863 Central Ave., north of 5th / 909-425-4700                                  Homework Buddies, grades K-5, 4 to 6 pm
    Sat 3-12 Garden Walk, 9 to 10:30 am                                Fri 3-18 Volunteer Orientation, ages 14+, 4 pm
                                                                                                                                         utrition eeds
                 Young Entrepreneurs, 11 am                            Rialto Branch Library                                             osture Corre tion
                 Introduction to Computers, 1 pm                       251 West 1st St., civic center / 909-875-0144
                 Children’s Early Learning Playtime, 2 to 4 pm         Sat 3-12 Homework Buddies, 10 am                                  u ness       ing ing
    ALL WEEK REGISTER for next TINY HOPPERS SESSION!                                Amigurumi Crochet, Teens, 1:30 pm
    Mon 3-14 Garden Walk, 10 to 11 am                                               Volunteer Orientation, 2 pm
                                                                                                                                        Auto A idents
                 Bookworm Babies, 10:30 am                             Mon 3-14 Citizenship Class, 10 am
                 English as a Second Language, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
                 Job Seeking Skills, 1 pm
                                                                                    Family Game Night, 5 pm
                                                                       Tue 3-15 Résumé Workshop, all welcome, 11 am
                 Microsoft Excel 2007, 4 pm
    Tue 3-15 Microsoft Word 2007, Intermediate, 4 pm
                                                                       Wed 3-16 Homework Buddies, 4 pm                                     Dr. Roland Rodriguez - Chiropractor
                                                                                    Book Group, 6:30 pm
                 Pajama Family Story Time, 5 pm                        Thu 3-17 Pre-School Story Time, 10 am                                   E-MAIL: dr.rodriguezdc@hotmail.com
                 Teen Movie, “Megamind,” 5 pm                                       Mother Goose Story Time, 11:30 am
    Wed 3-16 Garden Walk, 10 to 11 am                                               Homework Buddies, 4 pm                                    7223 Church St. Ste. A10, Highland 92346
                 English as a Second Language, 12:30 to 2:30 pm
                 Job Searching Tools, 1 pm
                                                                       Fri 3-18 Basic Computer Class, 10 am
                                                                                    Literacy Day, all day                                     We Accept Most Insurance!!
                                                                                                                Inland Empire Community Newspapers • March 10, 2011 • Page A13

Arroyo Valley has tough loss in season opener
                                                                                Brian Roldan pitched very solid
                                                                                giving up 0 earned runs in four in-
                                                                                nings to earn the victory. The
                                                                                Wolves were able to stake their 4-
                                                                                0 in the 2nd behind four walks, a
                                                                                misplayed bunt, and a passed ball.
                                                                                The Hawks tried to bounce back in
                                                                                the top of the third with a leadoff
                                                                                walk followed by a double but the
                                                                                lead runner tried to stretch the play
                                                                                and was thrown out at home.
                                                                                  The Hawks best opportunity to
                                                                                do damage was in the 4th. A lead-
                                                                                off walk, sacrifice bunt, single and
                                                                                another walk gave them the bases
                                                                                loaded with one out Roldan was
                                                                                able to pitch out of the jam pro-
                                                                                tecting the lead. The Wolves added
                                                                                a run in both the 3rd, 4th, and 5th
                                               IECN PHOTO   RICHARD DAWSON
                                                                                innings taking a 7-0 lead into the
                                                                                top of the 6th when Arroyo Valley
A close play at second as #21 tried to stretch a single into a dou-
                                                                                was finally able to get on the
ble.                                                                            board. King put the finishing
                                         in the bottom of the 2nd inning and    touches on the game by adding 3
By Richard Dawson                                                               more runs in the bottom of the 6th.
                                         never looked back enroute to a 10-
                                                                                  The top hitters on the day in-                                                     IECN PHOTOS   RICHARD DAWSON
                                         2 victory. The Hawks had oppor-

         rroyo Valley opened up                                                 cluded King’s Dalton Thompson           Above: Centerfielder Robert Rivera tries to throw out a runner
         the 2011 season against         tunities to make it a close game but
                                         couldn’t capitalize including          who went 2-2 and Micah Grove            after a base hit.
         Riverside King last Fri-                                               who went 2-3. The Hawks Daniel
day in the first round of a Chino        stranding the bases loaded in the
                                         4th inning.                            Rodriguez had a double and a pair       Top left: King's Andrew Alvarez keeps a Hawk baserunner from
tournament. King scored four runs                                               of walks.
                                           King left-handed starting pitcher                                            getting a big lead in the 6th.

Competition heats up the cold at Competitive Edge
By Joaquin Juarez                          Moto two started off poorly for                                              scond with the holeshot. The John       Alspaugh took the early lead only
                                         Mize. He started in tenth and fin-                                             Burr Cycles, Fasstco, DR.D,             to be passed halfway through the
                                         ished in tenth. “I am still a winner,                                          Moto-Master, Twin-Air, Factory          first lap by Plitt. Right before the

         here was a cold breeze
         blowing at last Sunday’s        I am in one piece and so is the                                                Connection, Renthal, Maxima,            beginning of lap three Alspaugh
         race. Just up the Cajon         bike,” he reasoned. X Racing is all                                            SDG sponsored racer led for about       took back 6th. “After he passed
Pass from us, Competitive Edge           about fun, friendly (and still some-                                           one third of a lap before Keith         me, I was tired,” said Plitt. “I did-
Motocross Park hosted round 4 of         times fierce) competition. Pete                                                Brockmann took the lead for good.       n’t want to give up though, I
the X Racing Winter National Se-         Smith and Mike Kinney battled                                                  David Ortega was the next to pass       wanted that spot back because I
ries. Since this is the last round be-   hard for the win, each scoring                                                 Plitt, and he would finish the race     have a slim lead on him for third
fore the two-day finale at the           three points on the day. Smith                                                 in second.       Almost everyone        in points.” Before the end of the
Cahuilla Creek Motocross track,          emerged the victor with a win in                                               passed the Rialto Carter High           penultimate lap, Plitt took back 6th
all bets were off and people were        the second moto. Robert Von                                                    School Spanish teacher, including       place and held it until the end.
digging deep to score more points        Schneidau went 3-3 for third. Co-                                              Floredix Tingson, the eventual            “The only way I could get by Joel
in an attempt to grab that elusive       incidentally, those are representa-                                            third place finisher in the moto.       was to pull a Chad Reed (meaning
class championship trophy.               tive of the current point standings                                              The greatest battle of the moto       to blatantly take Plitt out, on pur-
  First up to race was everyone’s        in the class as Smith has a two-                                               was for 5th. Plitt and Thomas           pose) and I didn’t want to get him
favorite manufacturing engineer,         point lead over Kinney and a                                                   Alspaugh were on top of one an-         that way,” said Alspaugh. Plitt
Milton Mize. The John Burr Cy-           three-point lead over Von Schnei-                                              other for the last two thirds of the    thus earned 5th overall on his John
cles rider jumped out of the gate        dau. The stage is set for an excit-                                            moto. Plitt was able to come out        Burr Yamaha.
quickly and got into the battle. At      ing finale with the championship                                               ahead to grab 5th position.               Brockmann has a huge points
the end of lap one, he was in fifth      race so close.                                                                   The second moto had more ac-          lead over Bedell and Plitt as the
place, holding off long time rival         The schedule then brought about                                              tion. Brockmann took off and            two-day showdown waits.
Anthony Rose. Rose would over-           the 40-class race. Points leader                                               smoked the pack again, Ortega had         Plitt’s second race came soon
take Mize by lap three. “I just          John Pratt suffered an unfortunate                                             a big lead on third, and Peter Be-      after in the 25 class. He and rival
don’t have the fitness to keep up        crash. It resulted in a broken wrist                                           dell wrestled his way into third,       Robert Paquette were at it again.
with these guys, I gotta do some-        that will put him out until summer                                             earning third overall for the overall   The two have traded motos most
thing,” said the Rialto man. He          time.                                    IECN PHOTO REBECCA JUAREZ             race.
would finish the moto in seventh.          The first moto saw Joel Plitt ab- Milton Mize is a Rialto rider.               Again Alspaugh and Plitt battled.      Moto, cont. on page 18
Page 14 • March 10, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers

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                                                                                                               Inland Empire Community Newspapers • March 10, 2011 • Page A15

Firefighting center offers world class training

                                                                                     IECN PHOTOS   CYNTHIA MENDOZA                                                        IECN PHOTO     CYNTHIA MENDOZA
Above: While the daytime trainings provide a good idea of what goes on at the San Bernardino Re- Firefighters gear up for several hours of aircraft firefighting train-
gional Emergency Training Center...                                                                 ing on Thursday, March 3 at the San Bernardino Regional Emer-
                                                                                                    gency Training Center.
Below: ...The evening portions of the training are truly spectacular sights. The towering and im-
posing flames take on a life and presence of their own as firefighters give their all to extinguish

                                                                                                                                                                          IECN PHOTO     CYNTHIA MENDOZA
                                                                                                                     After being in training all day long, firefighters unwind before be-
                                                                                                                     ginning the final phase of the aircraft fire fighting training.

By Cynthia Mendoza                      we do.”                                    Given that a commercial aircraft
                                          The March 3 training included          carries tens of thousands, if not
                                        fire personnel from New York,            more, pounds of fuel, timeliness is

           n Thursday, March 3, the
           San Bernardino Regional      Oakland and Kern County. Some            crucial to saving lives.
           Emergency         Training   were there for a weeklong course           “Everything we teach is for rapid
Center (SBRETC) conducted one           in emergency vehicle operation,          response,” Duggan said.
of many airplane firefighting train-    which in layman’s terms means              During the training, the fixed air-
ings they provide year round to fire    learning how to drive the massive        plane, which by now is charred
personnel worldwide.                    big rig fire truck that is used to put   black from so many trainings, was
  The SBRETC, located at the for-       out external airplane fires.             set on fire and extinguished several
mer Norton Air Force Base in San          Others were there for a much           times.
Bernardino, is a state-of-the-art       shorter period of time for recertifi-      Duggan also provided some
$12 million aircraft rescue and         cation purposes.                         safety tips that anyone can imple-
firefighting training facility that       But either way, the night training     ment to stay as safe as possible if
utilizes the latest in curriculum and   provided a spectacular visual show       they are ever caught in an airplane
equipment, setting the standard in      for the general public, mostly fam-      fire.
Aircraft and Rescue Firefighting.       ilies and children, who enjoyed the        The first is to find the nearest                                         IECN PHOTO CYNTHIA MENDOZA

  It is a joint powers facility be-     view from a grassy area in their         emergency exit once you find your San Bernardino Regional Emergency Training Center trains fire
tween the San Bernardino Fire De-       own lawn chairs.                         seat on an airplane.                  personnel from around the world.
partment, San Bernardino County           In a story such as this one, pho-        “In an emergency, people try to
Fire and the San Bernardino Com-        tos truly are worth a thousand           find the door they came in from
munity College District/Crafton
Hills College.
  Trainers are from the San
                                        words, but in the simplest terms, a
                                        fire is ignited underneath a station-
                                        ary airplane and then firefighters
                                                                                 even if they pass an open exit,” he
                                                                                 said about a common mistake that
                                                                                 is often made in emergency situa-
Bernardino Fire Department and          battle the flames both from the          tions. “Count how many rows of
San Bernardino County Fire. The         ground and from the massive en-          seats are between your seat and the
facility opened in 2006 and con-        gine with an approximately 40-           nearest exit.”                        Give your car a
                                                                                                                         TRY OUR 100% t!
struction was funded by the Fed-        foot rig that sprays the exterior of       Another important tip is to stay
eral Aviation Administration            the plane with aqueous film form-        out of the aisle and instead, ‘swim’
                                        ing foam (AFFF).                         over the top of the seats to the
(FAA). The center serves the west-                                                                                     HAND CAR WAS                                   Quality & Service
ern Pacific region of the FAA             The purpose of the foam is meant       nearest exit. The aisles can get
                                                                                                                                       H AT

which includes California, Ari-         to suppress the flames long enough       crowded with panicked passen-
                                        for rescue and other suppression         gers.
zona, Hawaii and Nevada. In the
                                        personnel to arrive on the scene.          Once you reach an emergency
                                                                                                                                                        1340 E. Washington St.
weeks ahead the center will also be                                                                                                                               Colton
providing training to fire personnel      The meaning and importance of          exit, don’t just open the door; if
from the Netherlands and Canada.        this training makes the best sense       you see flames, don’t open it. IECN                                      (Across from Fiesta Village
  A unique aspect of this facility,
however, is that the general public
is invited to view the trainings.
                                        when explained in the context of
                                        an actual airplane fire.
                                          According to San Bernardino
                                                                                 Check the other side of the plane.
                                                                                   In a worst case scenario, if you
                                                                                 smell or see smoke or fumes, stay
                                                                                                                                     OFF                      & next to Goodyear)
                                                                                                                                                                           Open 7
  “We want people to know we’re         City Fire Department Captain and         as low as possible on the floor for Any car wash service
here and providing this service to      SBRETC Senior Instructor Alan            as long as possible.                   with this coupon.                                    Days
firefighters and airports,” said June   Duggan, once the exterior of an            The San Bernardino Regional                                                             Mon. - Fri.
Yamamoto, SBRETC Program                airplane is on fire, it takes only       Emergency Training Center web- State of the Art on line                                   8am - 6pm
                                        about 90 seconds for the aluminum        site is www.sbretc.org. The num-        waxes & clear coat
Administrator. “We want to high-                                                                                        treatment available!                              Sunday 8-5
light the training and show what        to melt and for the flames to make       ber is (909) 389-3208.
                                        their way inside.                                                              Must present coupon before paying cashier Not valid with any other offer or specials
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                                                                                                                          G ossi p
Lohan could dodge jail term
          OOD news for LIND- victed.                                              "Holley will likely ask that in

 G        SAY LOHAN.

  The owners of the jewelry shop
                                       According to a source who spoke
                                     to RadarOnline.com: "The owners
                                     of the store's credibility is on the
                                                                                light of these new developments
                                                                                that Lindsay be sentenced to jail
                                                                                for no more than one to thirty days.
she is alleged to have stole a neck- line, and going to be scrutinized.         If she got sentenced to thirty days,
lace from may have handed her a The price of the necklace is going              she would serve about seven
get out of jail free pass by SELL- to be revisited again.                       days."
ING the CCTV footage of the star "For Lindsay to be charged with                  The Mean Girls star, 24, is ac-
in their store.                      a felony, the necklace had to be           cused of stealing the chain, said to
  Her lawyer SHAWN HOLLEY priced at over $890.                                  be worth $2,500, from a jewelry
is now confident she can success- "Holley has an excellent argu-                store in Venice Beach, California
fully get Lohan both a shorter sen- ment that the owners could have             where the actress now lives since
tence and the crime reduced to a inflated the price of the necklace to          her release from the Betty Ford
misdemeanor if her client is con- the authorities.                              Clinic.

Suri still sucking on the paci
                                        the Mission: Impossible franchise.

        HE'S got a wardrobe the
        envy of most girls her age        In the past the youngster has
                                        sported lashings of red lipstick and
        and a shoe collection to
rival the Sex And The City stars.       grown-up high-heels, which                                                     Pam and Jude twin party mood
  But it seems SURI CRUISE isn't        makes her infant mouthpiece all
old enough to ditch the paci yet.       the more incongruous.
  The showbiz tot, four, stepped          Opinions differ on the subject but
out with mom KATIE HOLMES               it's generally accepted that children
in Canada while sucking on a plas-      should not use a dummy much past
tic pacifier.                           the age of six months.
  The pair were pictured in Van-          And Suri is set to celebrate her
couver, where TOM CRUISE is             fifth birthday next month.
shooting the latest instalment in


                                                                                                                               AMELA        ANDERSON
                                                                                                                               and JUDE LAW got kitted          The pair both wore outfits spon-
                                                                                                                               out in matching outfits dur-   sored by Brazilian beer company
                                                                                                                       ing the Rio Carnival.                  Brahma who invited them to watch
                                                                                                                         Don't worry, Dave didn't step out    the carnival from their exclusive
                                                                                                                       in a revealing mini dress - he left    box at the Sambadrome.
                                                                                                                       that to Pammie, who didn't disap-        And Pammie seemed to be en-
                                                                                                                       point with her raunchy wardrobe        joying all the free booze on offer.

                                                                                   our Servi e is
                                                                                   eeded Again
                                                                                   oin A eri an
                                                                                   egion iders

                                                                                                                                                                         ide it
                                                                                                                                                                            t er
Like mother like snorther?                                                                                                                                                atrioti
             HITNEY           HOUS-
             TON's teenage girl ap-
             pears to snort a line of
white powder that looks like co-
caine - just as her pop diva mum
                                                                                  Do ou ride a ig a ega otor e
used to.
  Ex-crack addict Whitney, 47,                                                    Are ou a e er o t e A eri an egion,
was comforting daughter Bobbi
Kristina Brown on Sunday after
shock snaps emerged of the 18-
                                                                                  Sons o A eri an egion or A eri an egion Au i iar
                                                                                          o in                                ar                                              a
year-old at two wild parties.
  Bobbi was also pictured sitting in
front of five lines of powder that
appear to be coke.                      member a time she stayed sober. It
  She went on Twitter to claim the      was difficult to stop her buying al-
photos were "set up" by an ex-          cohol and drugs as her mother                        American Legion Post 777
  She insisted: "It's really not what
                                        gave her $1,000 a week."
                                         Whitney won custody of Bobbi
                                                                                        194 E. 40th Street San Berdoo 92407
it looks like."                         after divorcing rapper BOBBY
  But her ex claimed: "I can't re-      BROWN, 42.                                                                             alr                            or
                                                                                                                   Inland Empire Community Newspapers • March 10, 2011 • Page A17

     Krikorian Redlands showt imes                                                                                        Th e P i n k Fl oyd Ex per i en ce pr esen ts
    Krikorian Redlands                   Topher Grace, Anna
                                                                                                                             M us i c of Leg en dar y Ro ck B an d
        Cinema 14                        Faris
                                                                                                                          he music of legendary psychedelic-progressive rock group Pink
      Showtimes for                      (5:30), 8:00, 10:25                                                              Floyd will be performed by The Pink Floyd Experience, April
     Saturday, Mar. 12                                                                                                    1 at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts, 562 W.
                                         Rango PG                                                                Fourth St.
Battle: Los Angeles                      Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher                                                  The 8 p.m. concert is a presentation of the City of San Bernardino Eco-
Aaron Eckhart, Michelle                  (10:45 AM), (11:30 AM),                                                 nomic Development Agency. Tickets are $19-$49, www.ticketmas-
Rodriguez                                (1:30), (2:10), (4:05),                                                 ter.com, www.livenation.com, or the theater box office (909) 885-5152.
PG-13 (10:40 AM),                        (4:50), 6:45, 7:30, 9:25,                                                 The San Diego-based Pink Floyd Experience features band leader Tom
(11:20 AM), (1:25),                      10:10                                                                   Quinn, lead guitar; Howard Pattow, multi-instrumentalist/vocals; Gus
                                                                                                                 Beaudoin, bass; Jesse Molloy, saxophone; John Cox, keyboards; and
(2:05), (4:10), (5:00),                                                                                          John Staten, drums.
7:00, 7:50, 9:50, 10:40                  Beastly PG-13                                                             The group’s 2011 “Animals Live” tour features them performing the
Sorry, No Passes Al-                     Vanessa Hudgens, Alex                                                   “Animals” album in its entirety in the first half. The concert’s second
lowed                                    Pettyfer                                                                half will be a greatest hits set.
                                         (11:10 AM), (2:00),                   Unknown PG-13                       All the Pink Floyd hits will be included in the show, like “Money,”
Mars Needs Moms in                       (4:45), 7:40, 10:15                   Liam Neeson, Diane                “Wish You Were Here,” “Have a Cigar,” “Time,” “Comfortably
Disney Digita... PG                                                            Kruger                            Numb,” and “Another Brick in the Wall,” and many more.
Seth Green, Joan Cusack                  The Adjustment Bureau                 (11:45 AM), 10:35                   The band, which brings the stadium size shows of Pink Floyd in the
(11:40 AM), (2:15),                      Emily Blunt, Matt                                                       1970s and 1980s to smaller, more intimate venues, is well known for its
(4:35), 7:15, 9:35                       Damon                                 Gnomeo & Juliet 3D G              massive light show, stunning videos, and impressive surround sound.
Sorry, No Passes Al-                     PG-13                                 James McAvoy, Emily                 The Pink Floyd Experience even includes a giant, inflatable pink pig
lowed, DIGITAL 3DX                       (11:05 AM), (12:00),                  Blunt                             flying overhead during the show. Pink Floyd used the flying pig in its
                                                                               (11:10 AM), (1:15),               shows, and it became the iconic symbol for the band, and was taken
PRESENTATION                             (1:40), (2:30), (4:15),                                                 from its 1977 album “Animals.”
                                         (5:10), 7:05, 7:55, 9:40,             (3:20)                              The Pink Floyd Experience traces its roots to 1994, and to Pink Floyd’s
Red Riding Hood PG-13                    10:30                                 Sorry, No Passes Al-              Division Bell tour stop in San Diego. The tribute band took to the stage
Amanda Seyfried, Gary                                                          lowed                             in 1995, and went on to win many San Diego Music Awards from 1995
Oldman                  Hall Pass R                                                                              to 2003.
(11:00 AM), (1:45),     Alyssa Milano, Owen                                    Just Go With It PG-13               One of the most influential rock bands of all time, Pink Floyd formed
(2:35), (4:20), (5:20), Wilson                                                 Adam Sandler, Jennifer in 1965 London. It gained international recognition for its psychedelic
7:10, 8:00, 10:00       (11:15 AM), (1:55),                                    Aniston                           music in the late ‘60s and for its progressive rock from the ‘70s onward.
                        (5:05), 7:45, 10:25                                    (10:55 AM), (1:45),                 The group sold more than 200 million albums since 1967, including
Mars Needs Moms PG      DIGITAL PRESENTA-                                      (4:30), 7:20, 10:10               such concept albums included “Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You
                                                                                                                 Were Here,” “Animals” and “The Wall.”
Seth Green, Joan Cusack TION                                                    Regular Ticket Prices              “Dark Side of the Moon” broke all chart records when it stayed on the
(10:50 AM), (1:20),                                                             Adult: $11                       Billboard Top 200 album charts for 741 weeks, from 1973 to 1988. Pink
(3:40), 6:05, 8:20      I Am Number Four PG-                                    Child: $8.25 (12 & under)        Floyd, which received four Grammy nominations in the 1970s through
Sorry, No Passes Al-    13                                                      Seniors: $8.75 (60 & above)
lowed                   Alex Pettyfer, Timothy                                  Students: $9.50 (with school ID) 1990s, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
                                                                                Active Military: $8 (with ID)
                        Olyphant                                                (*Children 2 years and under are free)
Take Me Home Tonight 10:35                                                      ( ) Bargain Matinee
R                                                                               $8.75 before 6 p.m. every day

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and more difficult for it to leave.      other day, you realize that you're    general response a person might
You'll apply this principle to differ-   the one responsible for what hap-     have to your next move. You'll
ent areas of life, including your fi-    pens in your life. This week you'll   also be involved with those who
nances. Money will flow to you,          roll with the changes. You'll shed    are not so predictable, which adds
and you'll think long and hard be-       one idea of who you are to adopt a    some excitement and challenge to
fore you spend it.                       new one.                              your week.
                                                        July 23-Aug. 22
                   June 21-July 22                                                                 Aug. 23-Sept. 22
  You'll be in an introspective            You have an extra-sensory gift -
                                                                                 Sometimes it's still difficult for                                IECN PHOTO COURTESY   CALIFORNIA THEATRE
mood and will be thinking about          - an intuitive sense you can't ex-
                                                                               you to believe that your dreams           The music of legendary psychedelic-progressive rock group Pink
the big picture of your life. To ac-     plain that guides you to answers
                                                                               are important to the workings of
                                         and happy outcomes. This week                                                   Floyd will be performed by The Pink Floyd Experience, 8 p.m.
complish your dream, you need                                                  the entire world. Think about how
more than a hope and a prayer.           you'll be moved to do certain il-     this has already been true in your        April 1 at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San
You need a viable strategy for           logical things because they just                                                Bernardino.
                                                                               life. In seeking a fanciful vision,
turning your idea into reality. Re-      feel right. And even when you         you have done a great amount of
turn to brainstorming mode. A            don't know exactly what's going
                                                                               practical work that ultimately
Virgo or Leo person will be an           on, you'll tune into the spirit of    helped many people around you.
asset to your team.                      things and figure it out.

                  Sept. 23-Oct. 23                                                                      Nov. 23-
                                                          Oct. 24-Nov. 22                                   Dec. 21
  You have faith in the people                                                  The plan is unfolding perfectly.
around you. For you, this is more          You are self-taught and self-
                                         guided. You've picked up habits       The question is: Whose plan? It
than believing in them and having                                              might not be your plan -- and in
a nice feeling about what they can       along the way that help you de-
                                         velop in your own way. For in-        many instances this week, it won't
do. You act as if they already have                                            be. Even so, it's a brilliant plan that
embodied their potential. You treat      stance, you have learned to
                                         separate opinion from fact. This      involves the implementation of
them as though they have realized                                              many of your ideas and the fulfill-
their desired roles completely, and      week, you'll listen to knowledge-
                                         able people and gain from their in-   ment of many of your wishes.
they become bigger in your pres-                                               You'll love how things turn out!
ence.                                    sights, but you won't run your life
                                         according to what they suggest.
                   Dec. 22-Jan. 19                         Jan. 20-Feb. 19                       Feb. 20-March 20
  There's a book you need to finish.       In the words of your sign mate        You have the laser focus neces-
You've wanted to do this for a           Francis Bacon, "Hope is a good        sary to do a job extremely well.
while, but it's difficult to dedicate    breakfast, but it is a bad supper."   You're also tenacious, and you
the time -- it almost seems selfish.     You will go into a new situation      won't give up until you're satisfied
It's not. Rededicate yourself to the     filled with good intentions and a     that the job is done. The ability to
effort -- not because you aspire to      positive feeling about what will      stay on point for as long as you do
reach a state of intellectual mag-       come of it. What you learn along      is a talent that often doesn't get the
nificence, but because it's impor-       the way will help you determine       praise it deserves. But this week,
tant to finish what you start.           how the arrangement will best fit     both you and your work will be ap-
                                         into your future life.                plauded.
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90% machining students placed in jobs  tors,” he exclaimed proudly.            these newly trained workers, the       for innovation and entrepreneur-       and Director of the Workforce De-

           embers of the first
           graduating class of           Investing $190,000 of Workforce       return on this investment of           ship in this country, TET and our      velopment Department in San
           Technical Employment        Investment Act (WIA) funds, the         $190,000 is more than $7 million.      County’s Workforce Investment          Bernardino County. “With 90 per-
Training, Inc. (TET) were unable       San Bernardino Workforce Invest-          A 501(c) 3 business-education        Board made it happen within our        cent of the students placed in jobs,
to accept their diploma because        ment Board and County of San            cooperative, TET provides each         own community,” said Chair Josie       TET has proven to be a great
they were already busy at their        Bernardino Board of Supervisors         student with 630 hours of On-the-      Gonzales, County of San                model of self-sufficiency by
new jobs.                              helped TET launch its first class in    Job Training to earn two National      Bernardino Fifth District Supervi-     preparing students to step into jobs
  “When I first came to TET, they      July 2010.                              Institute for Metalworking Skills      sor. “This program is a shining ex-    immediately after completing their
promised me two things: we will          Thirty-one students completed         Machining Level 1 certifications.      ample of how federal funding can       training.”
get you certified in high-tech ma-     the program in December 2010,           Skilled machinists are in strong de-   give new opportunities to dislo-         Prospective students may contact
chining and we will place you in a     and 27 of these students have been      mand by local manufacturers as         cated workers and local businesses     Technical Employment Training,
job,” said Troy Gayler of Red-         placed into jobs or have pending        many skilled workers in this field     that need skilled employees in         Inc. by visiting www.techni-
lands, CA. Troy started his new        job offers from local businesses.       are nearing retirement age.            order to remain competitive.”          calemploy.org/. County residents
job at Sierra Aluminum the same        The direct return on investment to        The first class used their new         “What makes this program so          who have been unemployed and
week of his graduation ceremony.       the government in federal and state     high-tech machining skills to de-      unique is that businesses bring jobs   qualify for assisted training may
“TET gave me a second chance           taxes is estimated at nearly            velop a very special project to as-    to the school and allow students to    access Employment Resource
and a new career. This would not       $300,000 in only one year.              sist    fellow     student,      Joe   put their skills to work in a real-    Center services via www.csb-
be possible without TET, Dr.             If the state and federal income tax   Quattrochhi design and create his      world environment,” said Sandy         win.org or 800.451.JOBS.
William Clarke and my instruc-         paid back to the government is av-      own prosthetic leg.                    Harmsen, Executive Director of
                                       eraged over a 25-year career for          “When President Obama called         the Workforce Investment Board

Education Medal Of Honor Nominations announced
                                                                   • Colton Fire Department, Partners in Education/Corpo-         lence in Education/Education Professional

          wenty-six individuals, businesses and organizations
          were nominated for the 20th annual San Bernardino       ration-Government Agency
          County Education Medal of Honor in recognition           • Helen Connolly, teacher, Alice Birney Elementary              San Bernardino City Unified School District
of their contributions to public education in school districts    School, Excellence in Education/Education Professional           • Alyson Burris, teacher, Arrowview Middle School, Ex-
throughout San Bernardino County.                                  • Silvia Correa, teacher, Ruth Grimes Elementary School,       cellence in Education/Education Professional
  Recipients of the Education Medal of Honor and Distin-          Excellence in Education/Education Professional                   • Jennifer Noel, teacher, Lankershim Elementary School,
guished Service Award will be announced and recognized             • Alicia Martinez, community liaison, Bloomington Mid-         Excellence in Education/Education Professional
at a banquet on April 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Vic-         dle School, Volunteer in Action/Community Volunteer              • James Ramos, chairman, San Manuel Band of Mission
torville.                                                          • Patrick McKee, principal, Alice Birney Elementary            Indians, Excellence in Education/Student Alumni
  Nominations for the Education Medal of Honor were               School, Excellence in Education/Education Professional
made in six categories: Volunteer in Action/Community              • Dan Morse, teacher, Bloomington Middle School, Ex-  San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Volunteer; Volunteer in Action/Service Group; Partners in         cellence in Education/Education Professional           • Tom Rubio, fire engineer, San Bernardino City Profes-
Education/Small Business or Franchise; Partners in Educa-                                                              sional Firefighters, Volunteer in Action/Community Volun-
tion/Corporation; Excellence in Education/Education Pro-   Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Pro- teer
fessional; and Excellence in Education/Student Alumni.    gram                                                           • Mariann Ruffolo, administrative manager, County De-
  The Education Medal of Honor program is sponsored by     • Adrian Cisneros, owner, Farmers Insurance office, Part- partment of Behavioral Health, Partners in Education/Cor-
the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools       ners in Education/Small Business or Franchise                poration-Government Agency
(SBCSS), the San Bernardino County School Boards As-       • Jim Lafferty, general manager, and Ana Luna, human
sociation and the County Communicators Network.           resources manager, Kmart, Partners in Education/Corpo- San Bernardino Valley College
                                                          ration-Government Agency
SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Frick, Frick & Jette Ar-                                                              • Damon Bell, vice president, Student Services, Excellence
chitects, Inc. in Victorville and J&M Trophies in Redlands • William Miller, animal control supervisor, Redlands An- in Education/Education Professional
                                                          imal Control Center, Volunteer in Action/Service Group
are sponsors. School public relations specialists in River-                                                              • Debra Daniels, president, Excellence in Education/Edu-
side County served as judges for this year’s entries.      • Cindy Solis, manager, Styles for Less, Partners in Edu- cation Professional
                                                          cation/Corporation-Government Agency                           • Herbert English, director, Valley Bound Commitment
 Chaffey Joint Union High School District                  • John Turner, administrator, Jerry L. Pettis Veterans Hos- Program, Excellence in Education/Education Professional
 • Jennifer DeFablis, secretary, Colony High School, Vol- pital, Volunteer in Action/Service Group
unteer in Action/Community Volunteer                                                                                     Silver Valley Unified School District
                                                           Redlands Unified School District                              • Michael Meyer, principal, Fort Irwin Middle School, Ex-
 Chino Valley Unified School District                      • Jim Bueermann, Redlands police chief, Excellence in cellence in Education/Education Professional
 • Dr. James Lally, chief medical officer, Chino Valley Education/Student Alumni
Medical Center, Partners in Education/Small Business or • Micah House, Volunteer in Action/Service Group                 Victor Valley Union High School District
Franchise                                                                                                                • Herb Calderon, assistant superintendent, Business Serv-
                                                           Rialto Unified School District                              ices, Excellence in Education/Education Professional
 Colton Joint Unified School District                      • Tobin Brinker, teacher, Frisbee Middle School, Excel-

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         Agency, Office of Busi-       Al Gohary of the Inland Empire          ers area such as introduction to fi-
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  Moto, cont. from pg. 13                                   first moto over Dan Jones and Steve Fredericks. In
  of this season. Paquette got the better start of the      the second moto, Cruz struggled. “I went down in
two, but Plitt took the lead spot from him at the           the first turn, and when I got up I couldn’t see
halfway point of the first lap. As Plitt led the way,       straight,” said Cruz. This allowed Dan Jones to pick
Paquette stalked him. It stayed that way for a while,       up first in the moto and first overall. Cruz still man-
Plitt holding off the hard charging, Honda mounted          aged a second overall finish with 1-3 finishes.
Paquette. On the final lap, before the final turn, Pa-      Thomas Alspaugh filled out the third spot on the
quette passed Plitt on the final straightaway. He then      podium with his 4-2 tally. Jones has a slim points
cut off his line before the final turn, leaving Plitt       lead heading into next weekend.
nowhere to go but in to second. Just as the last two          Gather your friends and family and get yourself to
races, the finish of moto one was Paquette in first and     Cahuilla Motocross Saturday March 12th and Sun-
Plitt in second.                                            day March 13th for the series finale. X Racing’s
  Moto two would not be as exciting. Plitt got a great      Winter National Series has some incredible racing in
start, leaving Paquette little by little as the race went   store as people battle for class championships at the
on. Paquette kept Plitt honest, but did not keep close      two day format. Check out www.vetxracing.com
enough to strike. Just as the last two races, Plitt won     and www.cahuillacreekmotocross.com for all in-
the overall victory by winning the second moto over         formation and details. Spend your weekend as many
Paquette. This class battle will surely go down to the      do, camping with the family at the many fine race-
two-race showdown this weekend.                             tracks X Racing travels to. If you need dirt bikes,
  Another all around great guy and standout in the X        quads, gear and other equipment, head down to John
Racing series is “Pro-Ride” Phil Cruz. The Fontana          Burr Cycles in Fontana and check out www.john-
resident battled in the 50 Amateur class, winning the       burrcycles.com. See you at the races.
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Redlands Police Air Support Unit honors 11 volunteer pilots
         he Redlands Police De-
         partment recently honored
         several volunteer pilots for
their service to the department’s
Air Support Unit.
  Since creation of the Redlands
Police Department Air Support
Unit in 2007, volunteers have do-
nated more than 8,600 hours of
their time piloting and co-piloting
the Cessna 172 airplane used by
the department for patrol, surveil-
lance and emergency response. Lt.
Shawn Ryan and Officer Justin
Jimenez, who supervise the unit,
presented silver stars last month to
11 volunteers for every 250 hours
  The following volunteers were
  Terry Harbison: 914 hours = 3
silver stars
  Marc Tilson: 672 hours = 2 sil-
ver stars
  Mike Manning: 695 hours = 2
silver stars
  Marty Kusch: 264 hours = 1 sil-
ver star
  Peter Rohl: 266 hours = 1 silver
  Peter Krok: 321 hours = 1 silver
  Bill Angliss: 327 hours = 1 silver                                                                                                             IECN PHOTO COURTESY    REDLANDS POLICE DEPT.
star                                    Eleven volunteer pilots with the Redlands Police Department’s Air Support Unit were honored by Unit Supervisors Officer Justin
  Erick Escobar: 430 hours = 1          Jimenez (center) and Lt. Shawn Ryan (right).
silver star
  Merrick Cohn: 436 hours = 1                                                  ground.                                tions. None of the program’s fund-     city’s streets, neighborhoods and
silver star                               The Air Support Unit, using vol-       The air support program is paid      ing comes from the city’s General      canyon areas, assisting ground
  Scott Gibbons: 458 hours = 1          unteer pilots, many of whom are        for out of drug asset seizure funds,   Fund, the money used to pay for        units and providing surveillance
silver star                             retired law enforcement officers,      designated for use in narcotics-re-    traditional city obligations such as   assistance to specialized units and
  John Quigley: 489 hours = 1 sil-      and a specially outfitted Cessna       lated law enforcement purposes,        street maintenance and repair, tree    serving as a force multiplier, dra-
ver star                                172 provides patrol and surveil-       traffic impound funds, designated      trimming, police and firefighters      matically increasing the crime
  Larry Savaglio: 461 hours = 1         lance support to Redlands Police       for use with traffic related en-       and other personnel.                   control effectiveness of the Police
silver star                             officers and special units on the      forcement and from private dona-         The Air Support Unit patrols the     Department’s current efforts.

N. American premier of work by German composer

         he North American premiere of a work by up-and-coming Ger-
         man composer Moritz Eggert will be Wednesday, March 16,
         when the Cal State San Bernardino Symphonic Band performs
in the university’s Recital Hall.
  Supported through a grant from the Alemannia Music Foundation and
funds from the German Consulate of Los Angeles, the presentation of
“Progression and Three Marches from Processional” begins at 7:30 p.m.
  The often controversial composer, Moritz Eggert, wrote “Processional”
in 2007 and the work was first performed outdoors in Graz, Austria.
  The program at CSUSB also will feature a number of works by Amer-
ican composers, including works by Pulitzer Prize-winners Joan Tower
and David Del Tredici.
  Moritz Eggert, born in 1965, has attracted increasing interest as a writer
of engaging, theatrical and approachable music. Educated at the
Hochschule für Musik in Munich and the Guildhall School in Music in
London, he has won a number of prominent international awards for his
music. His “soccer oratorio” for the Ruhrtriennale 2005 and his music
for the opening ceremonies of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany
experienced widespread media coverage in German and foreign media.
  Tickets for the concert are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior cit-
izens and $5 for CSUSB students with I.D. Parking is $5 per vehicle. For
more information, call the CSUSB music department box office at (909)
537-7516 or visit the web site at music.csusb.edu.

 Community invited to free
   Stop the Violence fair
        an Bernardino High School invites the community to its Satur-
        day, March 12 Stop the Violence Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.The
        free event, sponsored by Project R.A.G.E. Inc., is designed to
help families find alternatives to the violence in their communities.
Event speakers will discuss a range of topics, such as how after-school
programs can provide safe, constructive activities for children and
teenagers and the importance of working together as a community to
stop the violence.
  Keynote speaker Terrance Stone, founder and president of Young Vi-
sionaries Youth Leadership Academy, will focus on the importance of
putting down the pistols and picking up pen and pencil because the best
way to stop the violence is through education. Stone is a former gang
member. Having spent 10 years of his life behind bars, Stone is now
committed to helping young people in the Inland Empire learn from his
  Featured workshops include CAPS (Creative After-school Programs
for Success), Technical Schools & College Offers, Women of Worth &
Teen Dating Violence, and Neighborhood Watch & Working Together.
  A free lunch, goodie bags, and door prizes will be offered to everyone
who attends, while supplies last. L.A.X. Boyz, the Los Angeles-based
hip hop trio, will provide free entertainment during the Fair. The L.A.X.
Boyz have performed with artists including Ludacris, Jim Jones, Jazze
Pha, Trey Songz, and Colby O’Donis.

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