Inland Empire Weekly

There are other options other than suicide

You are at the end of your rope and you can’t take it any much longer. You are in pain and you are suffering and you feel there is no hope. The first step you need to do is to get help right away. Here are six reasons why suicide is not an option regarding your problems. 1. Things change over time. Regardless of your situation, events do not stay the same. You may feel very bad today, but it won’t last forever.  Everything changes over time. This includes your current situation. 2. There are always other options. You may feel lost and confused, but the answers to your specific problems are out there. The key is that you have to find the answers. The answers to your problem will not come to you. As mentioned before, the first step in finding the solution to your problem is to seek help from a qualified professional. 3. You can’t predict the future. Remember that no one can predict the future with one hundred percent certainty. Even if the thing that you are afraid of does happen, there are circumstances…

Corky’s Cookies for Cancer benefits LLU Children’s Hospital

Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery kicked off their annual Cookies for Cancer fundraiser this month in honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Funds raised during the month-long promotion will benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. At all 11 Southern California locations, Corky’s will donate $1 for every gold ribbon cookie sold and 25 cents for all other cookies sold in the month of September. In addition, Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery also will be hosting Art for Cancer. Children are invited to any Corky’s location to color a picture that will be delivered to young patients at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, to help brighten their day. Everyone who submits a drawing is eligible to win a prize. No purchase necessary to enter. “We are proud to host our 6th annual Corky’s Cookies for Cancer fundraiser benefiting Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital,” said Jennifer Towles of Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery. “We invite everyone to join us at Corky’s and help raise funds that will directly benefit the children battling cancer and bring smiles to their faces through art.” Over the last five years, Corky’s…

Cal State San Bernardino student diagnosed with tuberculosis

A Cal State San Bernardino student has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis and in response, San Bernardino County Department of Public Health officials, in collaboration with the university, will be sending out notifications to students, faculty and staff who may have been exposed to the illness. The student, who lives off campus and attended classes at the San Bernardino campus, is receiving treatment and is expected to recover, but will not return to school until medical clearance is issued by the health department. The student is not being identified due to confidentiality requirements. San Bernardino County Department of Public Health’s Communicable Disease Section (CDS) officials, working with the university, are in the process of notifying about 400 individuals who may have been exposed during the months of April through August. Individuals contacted by DPH need to be screened for TB infection. Those who do not receive notifications are not considered to be at risk of exposure. “If you are identified by our county, it’s very important to get tested. Testing helps catch TB infections early and treatments are available,” said Dr. Richelle Marracino, CSUSB Student…

Registration now open for Children’s Network Conference

The 33rd Annual Children’s Network Conference will be Sept. 18 and 19 at the Ontario Convention Center. The conference is one of the Inland Empire’s premier training events for professionals in the fields of social work, mental health, juvenile justice, child development, child welfare, medicine and nursing and is open to the public. The conference will feature a number of sessions for professionals who work with children. Contact Children’s Network at (909) 383-9677 for more information or visit http://hs.sbcounty.gov/CN to register. “The 33rd Annual Children’s Network Conference will feature two dynamic keynote speakers who experienced the cycle of childhood adversity, including abuse, system involvement, foster care and homelessness. However, both of our keynote speakers had positive reinforcements in their lives that helped them to develop resiliency,” said Janki Patel, Network Officer. “It is my hope that our conference attendees walk away from this experience understanding the importance of positivity in the lives of our children and how that can help to develop resiliency. We have over 50 workshops that will be able to provide our service providers with tools and knowledge to better serve our…

Guillermo J. Valenzuela Foundation awards $250,000 in grants to nine Inland Charities helping families, women in need

The Guillermo J. Valenzuela Foundation recently announced that it has awarded $250,000 in grants to local community organizations that work to improve the health and wellbeing of underserved families in the Inland Empire. Grants were given out at the Foundation’s first awards luncheon, held Wednesday, Aug. 28 at The Mexico Café in San Bernardino. Founded and funded by longtime Inland Empire physician and philanthropist Dr. Guillermo Valenzuela, the Foundation has awarded nearly $700,000 in grants since its launch in 2015. The Foundation’s 2019 grants were provided to local non-profit organizations whose activities align with the Foundation’s mission of expanding access to healthcare and improving quality care by addressing the Inland Empire’s shortage of physicians and healthcare providers. “I am delighted that our 2019 Foundation grants are supporting such incredible organizations, each of which plays a crucial role in improving the health, wellbeing, and potential opportunities of families and women in need across the Inland Empire,” Valenzuela said.  “The care, services and most importantly, the compassion provided by these organizations across the Inland Region are absolutely vital to improving outcomes for the most vulnerable among us.”…

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Exhibits, Workshops, Classes:September 19 – We are the Change, in partnership with the County and City of San Bernardino, presents Community Meeting for Sidewalk Vendors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the old chambers of the City of San Bernardino, 201 N. E Street. This free meeting will cover the following topics: Sidewalk Vendors, Mobile Food Facilities and Temporary Food Facilities. For information call 1-800-442-2283 or email EHS.CustomerService@dph.sbcounty.gov. September 17 to October 18 – the Garcia Center in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of San Bernardino presents an exhibit of film posters of the Golden Era of Mexican Film (1970s and 80s). The Center is located at 536 West 11th Street, San Bernardino. Now to October 5 – Arts Connection and the Arts Council of San Bernardino County presents Self and Place: Refinding San Bernardino County at the Clara & Allen Gresham Art Gallery at San Bernardino Valley College. The Art Connection is seeking – through word, image, sound and object – what life looks, sounds, and feels like across San Bernardino County. Submissions may be made online or in person. There is no fee…

Boys & Girls Club holding Day for Kids, open house Sept. 21

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside will hold its annual Day for Kids community block party and open house on Saturday, Sept. 21. The free, public event is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hansberger Clubhouse, 1251 Clay St., Redlands. Day for Kids celebrates youth and the community they live in, and offers families a chance to spend time together. There will be food, games, music, crafts, informational booths, and free vision screenings. New this year, Club members will perform in a talent show. “Day for Kids is an opportunity for everyone in the community to celebrate our youth,” said Club senior vice president Mark Davis. “And this year, they can see some of our members showcase their talents.” The Club will host an open house and offer tours during Day for Kids. Members of the community can make reservations for vision screenings for youth ages 5 to 18. Interested parents can call (888) 822-6535, ext. 201, or email jmolina@bgcie.org for requirements to qualify. Event sponsors include Panda Express, the City of Redlands, Kiwanis Club of Redlands (noon) and Redlands Optometry Group. More…

Meet new student trustee of the CCCT Board: Elijah Gerard

Please join us in congratulating Elijah Gerard, Student Trustee from San Bernardino CCD, on his election to the California Community College Trustees (CCCT) Board. Gerard was elected by his peers at the 2019 Student Trustees Workshop on Saturday, August 17, and will serve a one-year term on the CCCT Board. Gerard is a student at Crafton Hills College currently pursuing a degree in cultural anthropology and in philosophy and hopes to transfer to a UC. His main advocacy points are increasing student input as well as the diversity of student input and changing Education Code 72023.5 to increase the value of Student Trustees. Gerard looks forward to his service on the CCCT Board and meeting experienced individuals who will fight for higher education for all. The post Meet new student trustee of the CCCT Board: Elijah Gerard appeared first on Inland Empire Community News.

FunBox lives up to its name

Looking for something new to do that will give you lots of awesome photos? Try Funbox in Arcadia. It’s a museum where you can go to have some fun and walk through different themed rooms with special art installations. My family and I had to chance to go and I highly recommend it. Here is  what you should expect at FunBox! Walking through the doors, you will be greeted by a teddy bear tunnel welcoming you to the place. It’s a perfect photo opportunity and is so adorable. Then you are greeted by some mini set ups. These include a pig designed section as well as TikTok and Instagram logos if you want to post something to those sites while you’re there. As you move through, you will come across a “bubble party”. You get five minutes to jump around and take some pictures in the “bubbles”, before moving on to your next spot. You will then be able to do a few more interactive things, such as going into a room filled with flying balloons and a room where the whole place is a…

How to deal with fear and anxiety of the future

Almost everybody worries about what will happen in the future. The prospect of not knowing if something good or bad will happen in the near future can produce a lot of fear and anxiety. As a result, here is a list of techniques and suggestions on how to deal with fear of the unknown. 1.No one can predict the future with one hundred percent certainty. Even if the thing that you feared does happen there are circumstances and factors that you can’t predict which can be used to your advantage. For instance,  you are at work and you miss the deadline for a project you have been working on for the last few months. Everything you feared is coming true. Suddenly, your boss comes to your office and tells you that the deadline is extended and that he forgot to tell you the day before. This unknown factor changes everything. 2. Learn to take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of the week or coming months, try to focus on today. Each day can provide…

CASA to host annual Munchin’ fundraising event

C.A.S.A. of San Bernardino County will host their 12th annual Munchin’ event, this year at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands on  September 25th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. All proceeds from this event will support the Court-Appointed Special Advocate (C.A.S.A.) program which recruits, screens, trains, and supervises community volunteers to mentor and advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children living in foster care.  Adult volunteer advocates provide a stable and consistent presence in the often turbulent lives of foster youth by assisting them in navigating through life’s challenges, providing encouragement, and advocating for each child’s individual needs. Cesar Navarrete, Executive Director for C.A.S.A. of San Bernardino County says, “The community’s support is of vital importance to the success of our program. This event is one where community members can join us to learn how our program supports children in foster care, and how they can positively impact a child by becoming involved in various ways, all while enjoying a great evening.” The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. when guests arrive and are greeted by C.A.S.A. Staff members.  The evening will…

CSUSB center recognized for accelerating Latino student success

The Undocumented Student Success Center (USSC) at Cal State San Bernardino has been named one of “20 Programs to Watch” by Excelencia in Education, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating Latino success in higher education. The USSC is one of 20 other higher education programs around the country recognized by Excelencia in Education for accelerating student success. The nonprofit has also named 16 initiatives at the college level as the 2019 Examples of Excelencia finalists. “This is wonderful news and an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of the Undocumented Student Success Center’s leadership, staff and students,” said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales. “It’s also a tribute to all our faculty and staff who support the center. The center is an exceptional example of our ongoing mission to help students excel.” “By promoting and celebrating what works in serving Latino students in higher education, Excelencia increases awareness about the positive impact of the growth of the Latino population and programs that serve them well,” said Sarita Brown, president of Excelencia in Education. “Examples of Excelencia inspires leaders to implement innovations that can serve all…

Music Changing Lives to host 4th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game to benefit youth music, art programs

Music Changing Lives, (MCL) will host their 4th annual “Ball 4 A Cause,” a celebrity basketball game to support their music and arts program for local youth. The game will take place at the Redlands Community Center, located at 111 W. Lugonia Ave. Redlands, CA 92374 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 12pm-4pm. This exciting event will include an incredible half-time show with live performances, special guests, studio tours, raffles and activities for the entire family. Red carpet festivities and media interviews take place from 12pm-1pm and guests are encouraged to arrive early.  Hitting the court and the stage is hot new artist El-Jay, who will be performing his hit single, “My Bae Remix” featuring Shorty Mack. El-Jay won the Hollywood Music Media Award for Best Rap/Hiphop for his “My Bae Remix” single with 41 million streams.  He performed at the 2019 Spotlight China Awards and his new hit single “Special” is hitting top 40 Radio. Other incredible talent hitting the court is actor, model, celebrity host  and former pro basketball player, Newton Mayenge; celebrity host/TV personality Latricia Renee; and LA radio personality ‘Jay Q’.…

Dynamex Law will gut ethnic media in California, too

An Op-Ed by By Regina Brown Wilson – California Black Media Last week, I wrote an appeal to Governor Newsom, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez and our state legislators in Sacramento, urging them to not reclassify the contract couriers who deliver our African American-owned newspapers as employees. But if AB 5 passes, it would not only hurt the Black Press. It would make business nearly impossible for the more than 100 Latinx, Asian-American, Native-American and other small niche independent papers as well. Across California, our ethnic media outlets are the lifeline to truthful and important information for over 80 percent of all minority groups combined. That is close to one-half of all Californians. Considering the great responsibility our ethnic media publications have in helping to strengthen our democracy here in California, we are calling on the leaders we’ve elected to represent and protect all of our interests to search their hearts, look beyond blind spots, step in, and do the one thing that will prevent Assembly Bill 5 from putting our ethnic media publications in California out of business. The bill Assemblymember Gonzalez (D-San Diego) is proposing…

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Exhibits, Workshops, Classes:September 7 – the East Valley Water District (EVWD), presents Designing your Dream Landscape from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the East Valley Water District Headquarters, 31111 Greenspot Road, Highland. This free workshop features Hands-On Demonstrations, Activities for the Kids, and a Walking Tour of the EVWD Demonstration Garden. To register visit www.eastvalley.org/Activities/Activity/Detail/Free-Conservation. September 9 to October 5 – Arts Connection and the Arts Council of San Bernardino County presents Self and Place: Refinding San Bernardino County at the Clara & Allen Gresham Art Gallery at San Bernardino Valley College. The Art Connection is seeking – through word, image, sound and object – what life looks, sounds, and feels like across San Bernardino County. Submissions may be made online or in person. There is no fee to participate. Submission deadline in person, September 7. For information visit www.artconnectionnetwork.org. Now to September 21 – a Youth Choir at the Garcia Center for the Arts, 536 West 11 Street, San Bernardino, will begin rehearsals for children 8 – 12 at 10:00 a.m. Children are welcomed to express themselves through music. For information call (909) 888-6400.…

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