Grand Terrace

Escape the Vape event provides information, discussion, resources on youth vaping epidemic

MHS Central Valley Prevention Program and Community Coalitions for CHANGE hosted the first annual 2019 Escape the Vape event on Monday, Oct. 21 . Community members from Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Rialto, Muscoy, and San Bernardino gathered at the San Bernardino Valley College Business Center to attend the event held in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order to Confront the Youth Vaping Epidemic. The executive order states that the Department of Public Health (CDPH) is to launch a $20 million statewide digital and social media public awareness campaign to educate youth and parents about the risks associated with vaping nicotine and cannabis products. CDPH will also be developing media that discusses those risks, specifically where these products are being sold as well as on any smoking product advertisements. According to the office of CA Governor Newsom, “Vaping devices are the most commonly used tobacco product in California and more than 80% of high-school teens who consume tobacco use a vaping device. Of the California teens who consume tobacco products, 86.4% report using a flavored tobacco product. There are over 15,500 e-liquid flavors, some…

Escape the Vape event provided information, discussion, resources on youth vaping epidemic

MHS Central Valley Prevention Program and Community Coalitions for CHANGE hosted the first annual 2019 Escape the Vape event on Monday, Oct. 21 . Community members from Bloomington, Colton, Grand Terrace, Rialto, Muscoy, and San Bernardino gathered at the San Bernardino Valley College Business Center to attend the event held in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order to Confront the Youth Vaping Epidemic. The executive order states that the Department of Public Health (CDPH) is to launch a $20 million statewide digital and social media public awareness campaign to educate youth and parents about the risks associated with vaping nicotine and cannabis products. CDPH will also be developing media that discusses those risks, specifically where these products are being sold as well as on any smoking product advertisements. According to the office of CA Governor Newsom, “Vaping devices are the most commonly used tobacco product in California and more than 80% of high-school teens who consume tobacco use a vaping device. Of the California teens who consume tobacco products, 86.4% report using a flavored tobacco product. There are over 15,500 e-liquid flavors, some…

Honor a veteran – reserve a plaque on Veterans Wall of Freedom

Thank a veteran for their service, thank a veteran for your freedom by honoring them with a plaque on the Veterans Wall of Freedom. All veterans of the United States military are eligible for a plaque. Currently, approximately half of the plaques have been reserved. Plaque reservation forms are available on the website veteranswalloffreedom.org. Each plaque is available for $100 donation. In order to have your veterans plaque engraved on the Veterans Wall of Freedom by Veterans Day, the form with donation must be received no later than October 11, 2019. The Veterans Wall of Freedom was dedicated on Veterans Day 2016. This unique monument is designed to be an enduring reminder of the freedoms we enjoy daily because of the service and sacrifice of those that served in the United States military. The monument spells out the word FREEDOM in six-foot block letters with over 1600 granite plaque spaces for veterans covering the front of the letters.  Thirteen stripes, seven in subdued red and six in white, lead to the monument. The Veterans Wall of Freedom is a committee of the Foundation of Grand…

Inland Sound Men’s Barbershop Chorus seeking new singers, hosting Open House

Do you or someone you know like standing on corners and harmonizing with others?  Do you or that someone else love the sounds of sweet, sentimental ragtime songs, or grooving to old time doo wop?  If you can say yes to either of these questions, then this may be an opportunity just made for you (or that someone you know!).    The Inland Sound Men’s Barbershop Chorus will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday October 15, 2019 beginning at 7:30 pm at the Grand Terrace Senior Center, located at 22627 Grand Terrace Road in Grand Terrace.  You might say they’re looking for a few good men. Everyone is invited to come to the Open House and enjoy the sounds of some good barbershop music and some light refreshments.  Inland Sound is hoping that plenty of male singers will be interested in joining the award-winning chorus.  They attend various events during the year including competition singing.  Their barbershop quartet, Biscuits and Gravy, won the Super Senior Quartet Champs for the entire Far Western District last year, which included competition quartets from California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii…

GTHS Grad Oasis Perez selected for competitive Loma Linda internship

Recent Grand Terrace High School graduate Oasis Perez plans to one day become a medical researcher and professor. She’s getting a great start as one of only 15 students chosen for the highly competitive Apprenticeship Bridge to College (ABC) internship program at Loma Linda University. Oasis, the only CJUSD student in the program this year, was chosen from a pool of about 90 applicants. The eight- week internship focuses on health disparities – a look at why minority and underserved populations are at greater risk of certain diseases. It also aims to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to consider a career in the field of medicine. “The mission of the center is to increase diversity in the biomedical field,” noted Daniela Soto Wilder, manager of the program. “Surrounding them with people who have the same goal motivates them and lets them know, you can do it!” Students have an opportunity to get first-hand experience with a wide variety of medical careers and practices.  Students practice scientific writing, attend lectures focused on health disparities, and also get an opportunity to work with a Loma Linda University…

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