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The Inland Empire Week ly Vol 6, NO. 42 Features, Lifestyle & News You Can Use! .com IECN March 10, 2011 THISWEEK City seeks Rialto High School Girls Basketball input on new CIF Championship Tribute Page police chief A14 DA announces indictment of R 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, books 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- dates. 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- H 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 promoted INSIDE Chief breaks down the fire budget ONE SECTION, 28 PAGES By Naima Ford W 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 F 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 Office: (909) 381-9898 ban and urban areas. Firefighter/Paramedics Joshua Fax: (909) 384-0406 68 percent of responses are to Hannan and Matthew Ley to Editorial: firstname.lastname@example.org Engineer and of Engineers Bill emergency medical service calls Advertising: email@example.com Conway and Christopher Randolph and 5 percent are for fire emergen- FREE CLASSIFIED ADS cies. However 53 percent of man- to Captain. SELL YOUR CAR AT ANY power and staff service hours are Battalion Chief Scott MacDonald PRICE, OR ANY ONE spent on fire emergencies. was recognized as the Firefighter of the Year. Chief Frazier also recog- ITEM $150 OR LESS FOR Effective fire force response time is over 15 minutes which is longer nized Fire Explorers Matthew 4 WEEKS FREE! Ambriz and Jacob Farley as the Fire Call our FREE ad hot than what was recommendedwe 8. “We’re in the ball park, at are Explorers of the Year. line at (909) 381-9898 doing relatively well,” said Frazier. The Fire Explorer of the Year 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- is Monday essential funding needs of the fire department and why no more munity service.” Explorer of the at 4 p.m. Fire, cont. on next pg. can be cut. Promotions, cont. on next pg. Page A2 • March 10, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers • Inland Empire Weekly 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. O 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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- T 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. Inland Empire Community Newspapers • March 10, 2011 • Page A3 Page A4 • March 10, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers 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! All letters must be signed. Please include your name, address & phone number 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 money. competition in Florida on April thing. We know, all people in San and city attorney should look, Shame on the City Council and I 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- brating. 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 IECNInland Empire Community Newspapers (909) 381-9898 • FAX 384-0406 something new," said Sari Hanafi, multilingualism. a sociology professor at the Amer- ican University of Beirut, to the Daniel Ward Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6247, San Bernardino, CA 92412 • Office Location: 1809 Commercenter West, San Bernardino, CA 92408 daily Al-Ahram. 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The investigation involved pe- O 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: IECN PHOTO COURTESY SOCIAL JUSTICE ALLIANCE there are less students attending Act (AB 540) also support AB 130 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 O 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 IECN PHOTO COURTESY SOCIAL JUSTICE ALLIANCE 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. T 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 A 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 Cremation 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- braries. 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. S 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- ley. 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 http://www.apu.edu/inland 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 T 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 Colton 99 Reg. $1. 45 549 Valley Blvd. 4276 N. Sierra Way 930 S. Arrowhead, SB San Bern. Orange show sports center c (909) 825-9304 (909) 883-0433 (909) 883-0433 BUY 2 WHOLE CHICKENS FOR FOR ASSEMBLYMEMBER WILMER AMINA CARTER $ 99 13 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: A 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 ship. 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, T he Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI Sheriff’s Department believes mo- Over the Limit, Under Arrest. The 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. 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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- on a leash. Enterprize Zone 5291. pire Menudo Championship at the 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. 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They live about 80 they will use a hollow bamboo as a I 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 buses. 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- mans. 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. Interested parties should visit www.attctraining.org for a registration 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- T 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. 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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- A 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 T 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 Rialto High Girls Basketball Team On Wining the CIF Championship!! Congratulations Congratulations Congratulations Keep Up The Good Work! Lady Knights! Keep Up The Good Work! 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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 O 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. 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Must present coupon before paying cashier Not valid with any other offer or specials Page A16 • March 10, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers 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. S 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 choice. P 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 iders W 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 boyfriend. 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 T 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 March 21-April 19 April 20-May 20 May 21-June 20 According to the rules of feng Throughout a lifetime, various You do appreciate it when others shui, your front door should be pieces of your identity drift away. have the same consistency of larger than your back door, making One day, you think of yourself as a mood that you have. It makes life it easy for good energy to come in child, dependent on others. An- easier when you can predict the 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. Page A18 • March 10, 2011 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers 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- M 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 T 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- of the latest office programs. Un- For more information about this Intro to Quickbooks workshop derstanding Quickbooks is the free workshop call (909) 963- kind of skill that make a resume 5026, or email rsvp@sbbizre- stand out.” source.com. Suite 200, in San Bernardino. prospects each year. T he City of San Bernardino, Economic Development The workshop will be taught by The Quickbooks workshop cov- Agency, Office of Busi- Al Gohary of the Inland Empire ers area such as introduction to fi- ness Development will host a Small Business Development Cen- nancial management, managing workshop for people interested in ter (IESBDC). The IESBDC is the sales and managing expense and learning how to use QuickBooks region’s premier provider of busi- vendor reports. from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, ness consulting and training serv- Lori Tillery, economic develop- March 15. The workshops will be ices for aspiring business owners. ment manager, said, “In today’s held at the Office of Business De- The IESBDC delivers training ses- competitive job market employers velopment, 201-B N. E Street, sions to more than 5,000 business seek workers who understand all 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. 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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 individually. The following volunteers were recognized: 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 star Peter Krok: 321 hours = 1 silver star 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 T 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 S 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 mistakes. 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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