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Wolverine football team sets ten individual records in a single game

After a 2018 season that saw the San Bernardino Valley College football team rewrite the record books, the 2019 team picked up right where the 2018 team left off breaking 10 records in a single night during the first game of the season on Sept. 7. The Wolverines took on Santa Ana College, defeating the Dons 80-48 in the SBVC Stadium. Quarterback Jeremy Moussa completed 38 passes for 636 yards and seven touchdowns as the Wolverines beat the Dons 80-48 Saturday night at SBVC Stadium. Moussa threw passes to 10 different players, with six different receivers scoring touchdowns. The 636 yards surpassed the school record for passing yards in a game, previously set at 495 yards in 1991 by Richard Robles. Moussa’s seven touchdown passes also ties Armando Herrera for most in a single game, which Herrera completed twice in 2018. And the 38 completions also set a new mark, besting Jamie Sander’s 1994 mark of 33. But it wasn’t just the Jeremy Moussa show Saturday night. Running back Darrell Turner Jr. scored three times, gaining 106 yards on eight carries on the night. In…

Kimbark Elementary unveils San Bernardino school district’s first literary vending machine

Literary options expanded for Kimbark Elementary School students with the installation of a book vending machine – the first of its kind in the San Bernardino City Unified School District. PTO President Amanda Manzano  unveiled the machine on Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the school’s lobby amid school and district officials, teachers, staff, parents and select students from each grade.  Students took turns inserting a token and making their literary selections; books are for students to keep. Kimbark Principal Mario Jacquez came across the vending machine on-line, and was confident it would be a great fit for the school. “I realized not everyone has books at home and making sure everyone has books has always been a mission of mine as a teacher and administrator,” Jacquez remarked. Funding for the vending machine was supported through ASB and the site’s Parent Teacher Organization; an allowance and a portion of Book Fair proceeds will be directed to replenishing the inventory. Students will earn tokens by completing 10 Accelerated Reader (AR) tests, or for going above and beyond school expectations for positive behavior. “Kids are going to be excited…

San Bernardino City Unified School District infected by ransomware attack

San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) was infected by a malicious ransomware attack over the weekend. Ransomware is a type of malware that locks data with threats to perpetually block access unless a ransom is paid. While SBCUSD computer servers are currently inaccessible due to the cyberattack, student data and related family data is secure. Almost all student and family data is hosted on a third-party platform with its own servers, and those servers were not impacted. “It’s true that there are significant challenges to access the District network because the District systems are down,” said District Safety/Emergency Manager Eric Vetere. “However, student data has not been compromised.” School phones and student meals are not impacted by the cyberattack. Telephone systems for the Transportation Department, which coordinates student busing services with Durham School Services, were briefly affected, but Durham transported students without interruption. Transportation phone systems are now up and running. Lighting and air conditioning systems are not directly impacted by the ransomware. “We are committed to doing all we can to continue serving our families and to strengthening our systems so something like…

Parents in Action taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 26 at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. San Bernardino School District Police Department, San Bernardino Parents in Action, MHS Central Valley Prevention Program and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School at 1250 Medical Center Dr, San Bernardino, CA 92411. (Sites cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last fall Americans turned in nearly 469 tons (more than 937,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at nearly 6,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 17 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in more than 11.8 million pounds— approximately 5,900 tons—of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription…

San Bernardino Pastors United prepare for upcoming block party

The San Bernardino Pastors United (SBPU) in association with community leaders and the faith-based community, will have another Community Block party on Saturday October 26, 2019 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Dr. Mildred Henry Elementary, located at 1250 W 14th Street, San Bernardino. The residents of San Bernardino are still being plagued with violence, crime and shootings in the city. The San Bernardino Pastors and community leaders take a stand together in solidarity and let the residents know with boldness, theme “Our God Will Provide” Gen 22: 11-14. The SBPU pastors demonstrate by showing love, helping thy neighbor, covering one another.  On this day, pastors, law enforcement, dignitaries, school officials all join together on one accord.   We are expecting thousands to be in attendance, Come early. At the event, there will be free food, free groceries, free gifts and prizes for the kids, free clothes and free health checks, job resources. The host church will be Victory Outreach Church, located at 990 W Mill Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410. Pastor Rick Alanis Senior will deliver a life changing message. Please register by…

Community Hospital of San Bernardino hosts historic event honoring decades of service with dedication of ‘The Physicians’ Corridor’

Dignity Health – Community Hospital of San Bernardino (CHSB) announced the unveiling of the Physicians’ Corridor, a beautifully designed space dedicated to all 50 former Medical Staff Presidents, a dozen of whom attended a celebratory event in their honor. According to current Chief of Staff, Dr. Johnny Negusse, “This dedication is to show the hospital’s appreciation for the high quality medical care our physicians have provided and continue to provide the San Bernardino community since 1956. It is an honor to be surrounded by such compassionate and caring providers and to welcome back former medical staff presidents.” Attendance included the second president of the medical staff from 1957, along with others who served in the 1970s and 1980s. Dr. Negusse shared, “By remembering, honoring and inducting these presidents into our new “Physicians’ Corridor” we are also honoring all of the physicians who served alongside them.” CHSB Hospital President, June Collison stated, “Our physicians are important members of our care team. They each embrace the mission of Dignity Health every day as they serve and advocate for our sisters and brothers who are poor and disenfranchised. It is…

Aguilar announces $500,000 to fight human trafficking in San Bernardino

Rep. Pete Aguilar announced last week that the Family Assistance Program, a non-profit based in San Bernardino County, has been awarded a grant of $500,000 from the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime. The grant funding will allow the Family Assistance Program to hire two case managers for Open Door, their program to identify and assist victims of human trafficking in the city of San Bernardino. The program serves 200 victims each year, with nearly half being under the age of 18. “Local organizations like the Family Assistance Program are making a real difference in the lives of young people in our community, and I’m proud to support their mission. I’ll continue working with my colleagues on the Appropriations Committee to secure funding for programs that make our communities safer,” said Aguilar. “Sometimes helping a victim may be as simple as buying them a new pair of shoes, taking them to lunch, or providing transportation to get from point A to point B, other times they may require shelter, medical care, legal assistance, and specialized therapy. This grant will cover all of…

The San Bernardino Pastors United (SBPU) in association with community leaders and the faith-based community, will have another Community Block party on Saturday October 26, 2019 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Dr. Mildred Henry Elementary, located at 1250 W 14th Street, San Bernardino. The residents of San Bernardino are still being plagued with violence, crime and shootings in the city. The San Bernardino Pastors and community leaders take a stand together in solidarity and let the residents know with boldness, theme “Our God Will Provide” Gen 22: 11-14. The SBPU pastors demonstrate by showing love, helping thy neighbor, covering one another.  On this day, pastors, law enforcement, dignitaries, school officials all join together on one accord.   We are expecting thousands to be in attendance, Come early. At the event, there will be free food, free groceries, free gifts and prizes for the kids, free clothes and free health checks, job resources. The host church will be Victory Outreach Church, located at 990 W Mill Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410. Pastor Rick Alanis Senior will deliver a life changing message. Please register by…

County Schools’ Dowdy to receive National Lifetime Achievement Award

Brenda Dowdy, homeless education project manager for San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, will receive the 2019 Sandra Neese Lifetime Achievement Award at a national conference in Washington, D.C., in November. Dowdy will be honored at the 31st annual National Association for the Education of Homeless Children Conference on Nov. 3. For the past 13 years, Dowdy has worked in County Schools’ Children Deserve Success program, working with liaisons of the county’s 33 school districts in homeless education to provide services for students and families. San Bernardino County is home to more than 33,000 students identified as homeless as defined by the federal McKinney-Vento Act. Dowdy has led efforts through County Schools to provide backpacks with school supplies, clothing and personal hygiene items for students. She also has helped raise and coordinate distribution of college scholarships for high school graduates annually. The post County Schools’ Dowdy to receive National Lifetime Achievement Award appeared first on Inland Empire Community News.

Assemblymember Reyes and School District Police bring Community Healing Forum to San Bernardino

Bullying and violence in our communities were top concerns on Monday night. Over 200 community members joined with Assemblymember Reyes and Chief Joseph Paulino of the San Bernardino City Unified School District Police at Arroyo Valley High School to share their frustrations and concerns on important community issues in San Bernardino.  The goal of the Community Healing Forum was to provide a safe space for the community to express their concerns to community leaders. The main topics discussed were bullying and student safety. “It was clear to me that bullying is a main concern to parents and our community. When parents drop off their children at school they expect them to be safe from bullying and other trauma that impacts their children,” said Assemblymember Reyes. “These conversations are difficult, but they are the first step to healing and finding solutions to the community’s concerns.”   The Community Healing: Protecting the Next Generation event was the first in a series of community healing events that Assemblymember Reyes is planning throughout the 47th Assembly District. These events will tackle issues of poverty, gun violence, student safety, homelessness, government…

St. Bernardine receives $100,000 donation to further women’s oncology services

The Dignity Health Foundation – Inland Empire announced the receipt of a $100,000 charitable gift from the Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer. These crucial funds will be used toward the purchase of a second surgical robot at St. Bernardine Medical Center (SBMC) as part of its robotic surgery expansion program. “Our gratitude is immeasurable.  Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer have once again shown their generosity to St. Bernardine with support for Women’s Health & Wellness services,” said Doug Kleam, SBMC Hospital President.  “They share in our passion to provide high-quality treatment for our patients in a comforting environment and this gift will help us further our mission and achieve these common goals,” Kleam added. The hospital will be adding the DaVinci Xi Robot, which is known for its advanced capabilities in expanding the scope of non-invasive surgical services for oncology. Expanding the robotic surgery program at SBMC provides San Bernardino patients with the option to stay local while receiving the same technologies offered at notable competitor sites in the L.A. market. The generous $100,000 donation was made possible by…

Volunteer dental event provides nearly $1.5 million in oral health care

The California Dental Association Foundation’s volunteer dental clinic, CDA Cares, provided $1.46 million in charitable dental services to 1,626 people at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino Sept. 27-28. Photo CDA Foundation: Dr. Marc Bernardo providing care to a patient in need. Dr. Bernardo practices in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. During the two-day event, dentists and dental professionals performed 10,412 procedures, including fillings, extractions, cleanings, limited dentures and limited root canals. Additionally, the clinic provided patients with oral health education and resources for future dental care.   “CDA Cares is a rewarding experience for everyone involved, from patients who receive much-needed dental care to volunteers who consider it a privilege to serve,” said CDA President Del Brunner, DDS. “It’s not only the charitable dental services that are provided, but how each patient is treated with dignity and respect that makes each clinic special.” More than 1,400 volunteers donated their time and services at the event, including health professionals — dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental students, nurses and lab technicians — and hundreds of community volunteers who assisted with registration, translation, data…

SB Chamber celebrates grand opening of Neighborhood Service Center

On Thursday September 12th, the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the grand opening of the Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) formed in partnership by the City of San Bernardino and the Neighborhood Association Council to combine the services of the SB Direct Call Center and that of the Neighborhood Association of San Bernardino. The NEC is located on the first floor of the Vanir Tower.  The event began with the Presentation of Colors by the San Bernardino Police Explorers Honor Guard.  Photo Ricardo Tomboc: Amelia Lopez, Neighborhood Association Council, and Mayor John Valdivia, cut the ceremonial ribbon. During the Opening Ceremony Mayor John Valdivia addressed guests and participants in the lobby of the new NSC.  Mayor Valdivia introduced Amelia Lopez, President of the Neighborhood Association Council.  Lopez introduced the Neighborhood Services Program and the new partnership with the City of San Bernardino and the SB Direct Call Center.    Lopez received several Certificates of Recognition on behalf of the Neighborhood Association Council from the City of San Bernardino Mayor and Council, Congressman Pete Aguilar, State Assemblymember Mike Morrell, State Assemblymember…

Cal State San Bernardino among top 25 colleges with master’s in security studies

Cal State San Bernardino has been listed among the top 25 colleges in the nation with master’s degree programs in security studies, according to Security Degree Hub. CSUSB, ranked at No. 14, offers a master of arts in national security studies through the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and is the only California State University to make the list. “We are delighted to be ranked among the nation’s top master’s programs in security studies. Dr. Mark Clark, Dr. Brian Janiskee, and the talented team of faculty they lead have worked tirelessly on building an outstanding and dynamic graduate program in National Security Studies here at CSUSB,” said Rafik Mohamed, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. “On several occasions, I have had the pleasure of visiting with our NSS program alumni who work in the top law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the country. To a person, they credit the high-quality education they received here at CSUSB for training them to think critically and responsively, and for ideally equipping them to capably address our most pressing contemporary national and international security concerns.”…

County Superintendent Alejandre delivers State of Education Address

Photo SBCSS: County Superintendent Ted Alejandre delivered his fifth State of Education Address on Sept. 19 at the California Theatre of the Perfoming Arts. Touting a theme of how innovation and engagement are shaping public education across the region, San Bernardino County Superintendent Ted Alejandre delivered his fifth annual State of Education Address on Sept. 19. The speech was held at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts before a large crowd of educators, elected officials, community stakeholders and students. Photo SBCSS: Anna Smith and Cassandra Davis of the Cajon High School county champion Mock Trial team recited the Pledge of Allegiance. “We aspire to transform lives through education by inspiring engagement, connection, collaboration and innovation,” Alejandre said. “Working in collaboration with school districts, other agencies, families and our community partners, we provide leadership, advocacy and services to ensure innovative and inspired educational practices.” Karen Scott, executive director of First 5 San Bernardino, introduced Alejandre and touted his background in being a champion for early literacy and learning programs across the region. Stephanie Houston, assistant superintendent of Innovation and Engagement for County Schools, made introductions…

Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series returns to Southern California for doubleheader action from San Bernardino’s Glen Helen Raceway

The Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO, is ready to hit the homestretch of the 2019 season with its second visit to the off-road epicenter of Southern California. The most talented off-road racers on the planet highlight the return of the world’s premier short-course off-road championship to San Bernardino’s legendary Glen Helen Raceway for the Rockstar Energy Golden State Off Road Nationals, presented by General Tire, which will feature an action-packed doubleheader weekend on Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6. As the most competitive championship in the sport, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series pits these exceptional talents of all ages against one another across a growing collection of fan-friendly, pulse-pounding racetracks, which has helped the series emerge as the preeminent form of off-road racing. After a welcomed summer break, the world’s best short-course drivers come into Glen Helen feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The grueling season has seen virtually every top contender endure through some sort of adversity, but the time away from the track has helped everyone move on from the past and set their sights on a strong…

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