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Sushi Miguel Style owner served Sayaka customers for over 25 years, expanding to Moreno Valley

Miguel and Anabel Aguirre, owners of Sushi Miguel Style in Colton, have a lifetime of dedicated customers and success to their name. Although Sushi Miguel Style has only been open for about six years, Miguel Aguirre forged a connection with guests at Sayaka’s in Colton, where he worked for over 25 years. “My Uncle Miguel started his career as a dishwasher at Sayaka’s, then he became a cook and started moving his way up,” said Paola Aguirre, Sushi Miguel Style Manager (Moreno Valley). Not only did Aguirre learn to make sushi at Sayaka’s, but it’s where he generated a legion of dedicated customers who enjoyed his zest for creativity, through sushi. “He started making a special chili sauce which is a chili oil, he invented this special sauce, along with pickled onions and offered it to customers and that’s how he started getting known around town. He had his own customers at Sayaka’s,” continued Aguirre. After studying and working so many years at Sayaka’s, Miguel felt it was time to move on and create a Sushi restaurant with a Latin twist. “I would say that…

West Valley Water District users have an election Nov. 5

Over the last six years the West Valley Water District has gone through some turbulence and power changes. Those changes included long term Director and President Betty Gosney leaving after her last term, Linda Gonzalez losing a contentious election and former Water Director Don Olinger running and winning a seat back on the water board. Director Olinger was once on the board and then left only to come back four years ago, “To restore harmony and the luster to the small water district,” he said, due to a series of decisions that have not rubbed certain ratepayers the right way. Things were so bad that late Rialto City Councilman Shawn O’Connell got involved in what he saw were questionable practices by the board. Fast forward to today the board is looking down the barrel of audits conducted by the office of the California State Controller, ethics questions over campaign materials and a reported $1 million in spending on lawsuits stemming from actions taken by the current board. Some say it is time for a change. With regards to the 4th District seat many see incumbent…

Fontana High School showcases AVID success to local educators

Nearly 50 local educators on Oct. 22 visited Fontana High School classrooms, met with administrators and learned from students about the school’s highly successful Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program. The showcase provided teachers, principals, superintendents and school board members with a look at the inner workings of an AVID National Demonstration School – a status Fontana High School has held since 2006. “AVID boosts achievement by initiating and supporting all students in their efforts to become college and career ready,” Fontana High School AVID Coordinator Jo Sisk said. “AVID students make up more than a quarter of our students, and their work in academics and goal setting has helped to shift the culture of our entire campus in a positive way.” AVID aims to narrow the achievement gap between the lowest- and highest-performing students and ensure more students enroll in four-year colleges and universities. The showcase was held in response to a large number of requests to learn about Fontana High School’s AVID success. In addition to the meetings with administrators, visitors joined AVID students to tour elective classes and sit in on tutorials.…

Fontana students make triumphant return from international robotics competition

Wayne Ruble Middle and Randall Pepper Elementary robotics students made a triumphant and award-winning return from the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Friendship Invitational, after dazzling the global community with their expertise, teamwork and sportsmanship. Photo FUSD: Randall Pepper Elementary students celebrate their success at the World Robot Olympiad Friendship Invitational in Aarhus, Denmark. Randall Pepper Elementary and Wayne Ruble Middle School students represented Fontana Unified in the international tournament for the first time Aug. 1-4. The international competition, held Aug. 1-4 in Aarhus, Denmark, netted the Randall Pepper LEGO Panther squad with the International Friendship Award for their slogan, “3 Countries, 3 Teams, 1 Friendship,” created in collaboration with students from Germany and Nigeria.  “This was a great learning experience, to be on the world stage and understand the value of hard work and collaboration,” Wayne Ruble eighth-grader Joshua Narciso said. “When we met the international students they treated us like equals, which made us feel really good.” The schools advanced to the Friendship Invitational after outpacing their competition in a WRO national qualifier, held at Southridge Tech Middle School in April. The Wayne Ruble…

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