Highland

Recognize childhood cancer all year long, not just during the month of September

Highland Resident Denise Sandoval says it’s important to recognize and remember childhood cancer all year long and not just during the month of December. On Wednesday, December 18, Sandoval donated 23 stuffed Scentsy Buddies to Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California (CCFSC), to be disseminated to children in the cancer ward at Loma Linda University Children’s Health. “It’s important to remember children who are battling cancer and fighting for their lives all year long and not just during September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,” said Sandoval. For many years, childhood cancer has been overlooked and underrepresented in both the media and in-regards to funding childhood cancer research. “I support the awareness of all cancers and believe all types of cancers should be represented in an equal light. Since childhood cancer only affects one percent of the entire population fighting cancer…it receives less attention than it deserves,” Sandoval said. According to the American Cancer Society, childhood cancers make up less than 1 percent of all cancers diagnosed each year. That 1 percent is not much of a market for drugmakers, who rack up an estimated $1.4 billion…

East Valley Water District warns community of scam telephone calls

East Valley Water District takes pride in protecting the community from scammers by alerting residents of potential fraud. The District has been made aware of an unknown vendor attempting to collect credit card information over the phone by impersonating the District. If you receive a call like this, do not provide banking information and hang up. In April 2019, as similar call was reported. When the call was received, the Caller ID shows “East Valley Water” from phone number (909) 280-8130. This is a tactic called “spoofing” to manipulate the Caller ID so that it appears as a legitimate call. The person or robocall then requests credit card information to reduce credit card interest rates. As a precautionary measure, the option to submit payment through the automated courtesy call service has been temporarily suspended. To make a payment, please call the District directly at (909) 889-9501 or by using any of the District’s free options listed at www.eastvalley.org/105/pay-my-bill-view-account. The District believes these are typical fraudulent telephone scams that target residents by posing as utility agencies. Often, scammers access contact information through the internet or public…

Public review period opens for Upper Santa Ana River Wash Habitat Conservation Plan

Members of the public will soon have an opportunity to review and comment on a draft environmental impact statement and supplemental environmental impact report associated with a new Habitat Conservation Plan for the Santa Ana Wash area. The San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host two public meetings on the proposal, both on January 9, at the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District office, 1630 West Redlands Boulevard, Suite A, Redlands. The meetings will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Requests for sign language interpreting services, closed captioning or other accommodations should be directed to Karin Cleary-Rose, TTY 800-877-8339 by close of business on January 6. The meetings will review the Upper Santa Ana River Wash Habitat Conservation Plan (Wash Plan) as analyzed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Supplemental Environmental Impact Report. The Wash Plan proposes a coordinated process for permitting and mitigating specific public and private projects such as aggregate mining, water conservation, wells and water infrastructure, transportation, flood control, trails, habitat enhancement and agriculture. Implementation…

Highland student among top 30 in nation for Broadcom MASTERS

A San Bernardino County middle school student from Highland will compete among the top 30 science projects in the nation at the ninth annual Broadcom MASTERS competition.    Seann Torres of St. Adelaide Catholic Academy in Highland advanced from the top 300 Broadcom MASTERS event to qualify for the finals of the competition, which will be held Oct. 25-30 in Washington, D.C. Winners of the top 30 competition will be announced during a ceremony on Oct. 29.           Torres competed at the 37th annual Inland Science and Engineering Fair, which was held in April in Fontana and organized by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. Torres, who was an eighth-grader last academic year, has his project titled, “An Ecosystemic Analysis on Vertebrate Coprolitic Inclusions from the White River Formation.” For more information about the Broadcom MASTERS competition, go to its website at https://student.societyforscience.org/broadcom-masters-2019-finalists#List The post Highland student among top 30 in nation for Broadcom MASTERS appeared first on Inland Empire Community News.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians awards $1.3 million grant to UCLA School of Law to advance justice on tribal lands

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has awarded a grant of more than $1.3 million to UCLA School of Law to help strengthen legal institutions in California and across Indian country through the law school’s Tribal Legal Development Clinic. The five-year grant calls for the clinic to work on up to four legal projects each year to improve tribal courts and law enforcement practices, develop youth courts and peacemaker alternatives to litigation, and handle matters involving the Indian Child Welfare Act. An overarching goal is to develop model legal systems and practices that can be adopted by native nations. “The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is committed to improving justice systems on native lands in California and beyond,” said San Manuel Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena. “Partnering with UCLA School of Law, we can help native nations build legal institutions that are durable, just and responsive to the social and cultural needs of our communities.” The grant funds a new position at UCLA Law, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Legal Clinic Director, as well as staff for the Tribal Legal Development Clinic. UCLA…

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