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…

St. John Bosco Mission to hold 78th Annual Mi Ranchito Fiesta

By Angela L. Espinoza de Vargas Tamales!  Burritos!!  Raspados!!!  You can almost hear the church vendors proudly identify their booth for the upcoming 78th annual Mi Ranchito Fiesta on Saturday, August 24th at the Historic St. John Bosco Mission. “As a church community, we’ve been preparing for several months by gathering the children and youth to fold, cut, and open colorful paper flowers.  Ladies of the Prayer Group have been extremely busy helping with the flowers, preparing tamales, and sewing neck-cooler wraps,” said Henrietta Chavez, Fiesta Chair. The fiesta grounds will feature many booths of foods, beverages, games and a country store.  Decorations include sombreros, zarapes, pinatas, and colorful flowers to mimic fiestas of days gone by.  Pit bar-b-que will also be available along with hot dogs, tacos, fruit bowls, cool fruit drinks, and a beer garden.  For the children’s enjoyment, there will be several game booths and prizes. Entertainment has been carefully planned and includes all-day music by DJ Greg P, and a performance by Folklorico Cultural from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. under the direction of Gloria Chavez will once again take place.  The…

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