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Hot Pink High Heel Steel Toe Boots Walk in Rialto cancelled

Fighting 4 the Tatas was scheduled to host its second annual Hot Pink High Heel Steel Toe Boots Walk on Saturday, October 5 at 8 a.m., at Rialto City Park. Following the three-mile walk, a free family friendly festival in the park featuring vendors, food, drinks and a kid’s zone was scheduled. “The Breast Cancer Awareness Festival in the Park was designed to educate and support those dealing with Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Triple Negative IBC, Invasive Ductal, Locally Advance and all other breast cancers,” said Fighting 4 the Tatas Ceo Joshlyn Earls. The walk was cancelled due to permit issues. After last years’ walk was met with tons of support in the city, over 400 community members attended, the 501c3 organization decided to expand and bring the walk back in 2019, before the cancellation. “Regardless, with the walk being cancelled, we are continuing to fight for more recognition so that our communities can be aware of all types of breast cancers, especially the more aggressive ones, like Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) and Triple Negative (IBC),” said Earls, who is currently fighting the disease. Not only…

LULAC volunteers register Rialto area high school students to vote

Last week, volunteers from the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of the Inland Empire Council 3163 registered and pre-registered about 650 high school seniors to vote.  They expect to register over 1,000 students by the end of their annual service project. “Civically engaging our community by registering them to vote has been a national service project of LULAC since its inception in 1929,” said LULAC voter registration coordinator and Councilmember Rafael Trujillo.  “Thousands of young Rialto voters have been involved in Rialto’s decision making over the years because of the hard work of our volunteers.  Voter registration is crucial to giving them a voice.  It’s a good model for other communities in the Inland Empire to follow.” Since 1993, the National Voter Registration Act, often known as the Motor Voter law, has helped millions of people register to vote or update their voter information during a driver license or ID card transaction at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). “The California Motor Voter Law only gets you so far,” explained LULAC President and College of the Desert Trustee Mary Jane Sanchez Fulton. …

27 Rialto Unified School District schools earn state PBIS honors, including Gold Level

An unprecedented 27 schools in the Rialto Unified School District will be honored by the California State Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) coalition. Three RUSD schools (first for the District) earned Gold Level, sixteen RUSD schools earned Silver Level, and eight schools earned Bronze Level. Representatives from the District will officially be honored at the end of October in Sacramento. The PBIS frameworksupports schools to address the social, emotional and behavioral needs of students using multi-tiered supports before misbehaviors manifests. The framework is designed for adults to develop their skills to better addressthe sources of the issues affecting students in a positive and constructive way, rather than addressing the symptom (e.g. poor behavior) with punitive measures. “I know how hard Mrs. Melissa Rubio, PBIS Coordinator, and our school site PBIS Teams have worked, over the years, to continue to press forward with ongoing efforts to improve the implementation process,” said Angela Brantley, who oversees PBIS as part of her responsibility as the Lead Agent for Student Support Services. RUSD Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Cuauhtémoc Avila, credits the RUSD Board of Education for initiating the…

Rialto Unified School District student Sergio Olmos earns international honor

Sergio Olmos, 13, a student at Rialto Middle School, competed in China’s Shenyang Peace Cup International Soccer League and won the championship on August 11. Olmos, a goalkeeper for Golden State Academy (Pasadena), flew to China for his first overseas trip on August 1 and returned back to the United States on August 12, as a champion. Photo RUSD: International soccer champ Sergio Alexander Olmos with coach Jesse Ochoa. “It was a very exciting moment for me and my teammates after playing seven games. We were not just Champions, we were International Champions,” said Olmos. Olmos’ mother shared that initially she felt nervous when her son left the country on a 13-hour flight to China. “When Sergio left I felt nervous because he hadn’t been away from me that much; and he’s a very picky eater. I was scared that he wasn’t going to eat, or get sick,” said Angelica Ruiz, mother. The Golden State Academy won the first place International Champions U13 Medal in the Shenyang Peace Cup International Soccer League Ruiz stated that while their son was away they kept in touch with other…

Bobby Joe Johnson

Bobby Joe Johnson of Millry, AL, passed away on July 31, 2019, at the age of 76. Bobby was born on April 16, 1943 to Curtis Johnson and Lora Coleman Johnson in Jonesboro, LA. Bobby joined the United States Marine Corps where he served in Vietnam. After his service, Bobby worked for the Washington State Parks Department, Boeing, and later retired from the Rialto Unified School District. Bobby enjoyed building grandfather clocks, collecting and building model trains, gardening, music, cooking, and baking; he was famous for his chocolate pecan pie and chocolate pineapple cake. Bobby is survived by his 3 children: Melissa Gonzales of Lemoore, CA; Kwango Johnson of Millry, AL; and Chance Johnson of Boise, ID; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; his sister, Inez Lartheridge of Ruston, LA; his brother Ralph Johnson of Sylacauga, AL; and numerous nieces and nephews – All of whom will miss his smile and wonderful sense of humor. Services will be held at a later date at Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort, AL. The post Bobby Joe Johnson appeared first on Inland Empire Community News.

Bobby Joe. Johnson

Bobby Joe Johnson of Millry, AL, passed away on July 31, 2019, at the age of 76. Bobby was born on April 16, 1943 to Curtis Johnson and Lora Coleman Johnson in Jonesboro, LA. Bobby joined the United States Marine Corps where he served in Vietnam. After his service, Bobby worked for the Washington State Parks Department, Boeing, and later retired from the Rialto Unified School District. Bobby enjoyed building grandfather clocks, collecting and building model trains, gardening, music, cooking, and baking; he was famous for his chocolate pecan pie and chocolate pineapple cake. Bobby is survived by his 3 children: Melissa Gonzales of Lemoore, CA; Kwango Johnson of Millry, AL; and Chance Johnson of Boise, ID; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; his sister, Inez Lartheridge of Ruston, LA; his brother Ralph Johnson of Sylacauga, AL; and numerous nieces and nephews – All of whom will miss his smile and wonderful sense of humor. Services will be held at a later date at Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Spanish Fort, AL. The post Bobby Joe. Johnson appeared first on Inland Empire Community News.

Rialto City Council approves alcohol-free fuel station at former El Kiosco Restaurant location

On July 23, in a 5-0 vote, Rialto City Council approved a fuel station at the southwest corner of Riverside Avenue and Randall Avenue. At the meeting, it was discovered that the forthcoming 10-pump fuel station would not be selling alcohol. “In terms of operations the fuel station will be a 24/7 operation; along with the convenience market. The car wash hours will be from 7 AM to 10 PM. One of the more important facts is that there will be no alcohol served at this location,” said Robb Steel, Assistant City Administrator / Director of Development Services. According to the council agenda, Beyond International, LLC, the applicant, proposes to construct a vehicle fuel station consisting of a 5,460-square-foot canopy, a 7,250-square-foot convenience market with drive-thru service for merchandise pick-up, a 1,750-square-foot automated car wash, and a 1,800-square-foot restaurant building with drive-thru service on the project site. “This project has been through an extensive review process, it began at the development review committee, where it received preliminary conditions of approval and comments; the applicant made all corrections as part of the final submittal. All of…

Rialto City Council modify landscape and street maintenance report, unhappy with city staff report

On Tuesday, July 23rd, Rialto City Council approved the Engineer’s Reports and Ordering of the Levy of Assessments for Fiscal Year 2019/2020 for Street Light Maintenance District No. 1, Resolution No. 7540 for Landscape Maintenance District No. 1, and Resolution No. 7541 for Landscaping and Lighting District No. 2; but with a modification. “The Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972, beginning with Section 22500 of the California Streets and Highways Code, requires the City Council to order the preparation of an Engineer’s Report each year which details the levying of special assessments for the three separate Special Districts established within the City of Rialto,” said Acting Public Works Director Sean Grayson. “The City established SLD 1 throughout the entire city to fund the operation of the city’s street light system consisting of over 3,750 street lights, and to fund costs for tree trimming and maintenance. Proposition 218 limits the special assessments levied in SLD 1 to the historic maximum special assessment prior to November 1996,” continued Grayson. Another area explored in the report was possible savings in regard to converting landscape around the city from…

Two years after fatal car accident, Aparicio Family still seeks answers, closure

July 14, 2017 the Aparicio Family would be altered forever – Sofia and her two sons, Jose Jr. and Moises, received the devastating news that her husband Jose Aparicio, while on his way home from work, was killed on impact by a semi-truck that struck the driver’s side of Jose’s 1999 grey Chevy Silverado truck at the intersection of Baseline and Eucalyptus in Rialto near their home. Happier times for Jose and Sofia Aparicio. Shortly after the collision occurred Evangaline, Sofia’s sister, happened to drive by the same intersection and recognized Jose’s vehicle; she drove directly to Jose’s house where his two sons were and brought them to the scene of the accident. Jose Jr., just 17 at the time, wouldn’t let anyone near Jose’s truck and was the only one to witness his father’s lifeless body. Jose Jr. called his mother, who was still at work, to inform her Jose had been involved in an accident, not inclined to deliver the tragic news until she was safely at home. As pedestrians crowded the scene, Officers Keetle and Deschepper, along with bystanders, scrambled to find…

Rialto City Council approves Frisbie Park expansion

On July 9, in a 5-0, Rialto City Council approved the expansion of Frisbie Park. The park, located at 598 E. Easton St., will be expanding by adding restrooms to the grounds. “On May 9, 2017, the City Council made several decisions governing the Frisbie Park Expansion project. First, Council approved the Master Plan for Frisbie Park, which identified, in concept, the amenities that the park is to provide to the Rialto community. Second, Council approved the Second Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement for phase II final engineering, landscape design, and project management services for the Frisbie Park expansion project,” said Sean Grayson, acting Public Works Director. Not only will the park feature new restrooms, it will also give the space much needed storage space for its baseball fields. “Concurrent with construction of the proposed park improvements, staff requests approval to procure two prefabricated masonry buildings to support the Frisbie Park Expansion project. These two buildings consist of a new restroom/storage building and new concessions, an office, storage, a meeting facilities building, and we will replace one outdated, under-sized and non-ADA compliant combined facilities…

Angeline I. Gustafson Myerchin, 76

Angeline Irene Gustafson Myerchin passed away on July 14, 2019, at the age of 76. Angie went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her loving husband and children. A celebration of life was held on Thursday, July 18 at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Laguna Woods, CA. Angeline “Angie” was born in Thief River Falls on August 8, 1942 to her loving father, Marvin, and mother, Regina Gustafson. She was the oldest of three children. Angie married her high school sweetheart John Myerchin when she was 18 years old. They began a family and had three beautiful children: Laura, Katherine and Joseph. Angie created a beautiful and happy life for her family while also earning her graduate degree in teaching. She touched many students’ hearts and taught them to read. Angie was always welcoming with her beautiful and loving smile and always took the time to make others feel special and accepted. She will be remembered as a bright, shining, inspirational light for her family, friends, community and church. We will always carry her memory in our hearts. Angeline was preceded in death…

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