The Exit of one Chief Ushers the Entry of Another

People I give you the end of one and the beginning of another.
Police Chief Mark Kling will no longer be the chief of police in the city of Rialto.
Chief Kling was a good Chief but in Rialto it’s not hard to do when you see some of the leadership we have resided under over the last 15 years.
I at one time was the Chiefs biggest advocate, when he removed community policing and chased good people into early retirement I was left to pause is this man really who he claims to be?
Chief Kling did his best, but it wasnt enough we needed more.
Will Capitan Farrar be able to fill these shoes? Can he bring TRUE community policing back to Rialto? What are his plans for the future? Are the other 2 Lt’s spots ever going to be filled? Can we still count on Rialto PD being there when we need them?
Only Time will tell, maybe we should ask I’m running for office Baca Jr he is all over this SB Sun Article, do your job baca get out of the lime light.
SB Sun Article Below:
After 5 1/2 years, Police Chief Mark Kling is calling it quits.The veteran police official, with a doctorate in public administration, is going to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level at Riverside’s California Baptist University, retiring from police work after more than 30 years.Kling, 54, said he will be revamping the university’s criminal justice program, will teach within the program and also will teach public administration and political science.”I came here to do a job and I have done that job and it is time to move on,” said Kling, who for six months this year wore the hat of both police chief and city administrator.

His last day as police chief will be Dec. 29.

Kling said he will be replaced by Tony Farrar, who has been employed by the Rialto Police Department for 22 years. During the last five years, he served as captain with the responsibility for the department’s field operations.

Farrar holds a master’s degree in the administration of justice and an MBA.

Kling said that he took no additional salary while serving as interim city administrator, an action that saved the city considerable money.

“It was my way of giving back to the community for their support,” Kling said in an interview Tuesday.

When Kling arrived in Rialto, he walked into a demoralized Police Department that had been slated for elimination a few months before.

A large community outcry kept policing in Rialto under local control instead of under contract with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

During his tenure, Kling transformed the department, giving it tools to increase productivity and restoring its pride, said City Council member Joe Baca Jr.

“He brought back the gang unit, brought injunctions against gangs and took many other actions that had never been done in this city,” Baca said.

Kling’s tenure, however, was blemished by an embarrassing sex scandal in 2010 when a female employee at a Rialto strip club alleged she and an on-duty officer had sex three times at the Rialto Police Benefit Association’s union hall.

Prior to those allegations becoming public, Kling began installing vehicle locators on all police cars, to allow supervisors to pinpoint where officers are during their shift.

That process was completed in mid-2010.

Earlier this year, a Rialto police officer and an Orange County defense attorney were arrested by FBI agents on bribery charges.

Baca said Kling took swift action against those whose conduct fell short of the department’s standards.

“Chief Kling took personal responsibility for mishaps within the department. He didn’t try to hide anything….One of the things you can’t do as a leader is control what the troops do,” Baca said in an interview Wednesday.

Kling said that his leadership style includes “moving a lot of people out of organizations that probably should have never been there.”

As city administrator, Kling fired a contract employee at the Rialto Municipal Airport after he found documents suggesting financial irregularities there.

“Kling really trained his support staff to become leaders,” Baca said.

By grooming Farrar, he saved Rialto a significant amount of money because the city didn’t have to hire a headhunter to find its next police chief, Baca said.

Kling said he pushed department members to pursue educational opportunities “at every level.”

Studies show there is a correlation between the education level of a police department and how it treats its community, Kling said.

“I have no doubt in my mind that Tony Farrar is the best candidate for police chief, not just here, but anywhere,” Kling said.

VIP Grand Opening at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor

Ok everyone sorry I have been scooped by every other blogger that went to the Grand Opening but I think we might have a prospective they didn’t. I wasn’t able to attend this event due to a full card of work http://www.facebook.com/pages/Davids-Marketing/156816741049580 . The following review was done by a very talented person watch out for this young lady she is going places and making her mark.
Lauren Mastalski runs her own blog called http://insomniaticthoughts.tumblr.com/
Laurens blog is extremely successful and has tons of advertising requests. What is most impressive is she donates all the money to charity.
Lauren and her sister were tasked with attending this event and reporting back, and here it is:
Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Review
    On December 6th, 2011, Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour hosted their VIP event as part of their grand opening for their new location in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
 The environment at Farrell’s was very upbeat and exciting with tons of employee jingles, horns, urgent siren ice cream delivery and music.
 The employees’ generosity also made it a very enjoyable and memorable experience.
The food was delicious, if you’re looking for a tasty vegetarian treat you must try the Bruschetta balsamic Pizza!
As for their desserts, they were absolutely extravagant and they carry an extensive list of sweets to choose from.
 Farrell’s offers great deserts for large families or parties too, such as, “The Hot Fudge Volcano” which consists of 30 different scoops of ice cream! Myself and a guest went to the VIP event and ordered 2 drinks, 2 entrees, and two desserts; our bill came out to $53 after tip.  I highly recommend Farrell’s to families and friends looking to have an exciting time but this is not the place for a romantic date.

Drug Arrest

Rialto man arrested in pot dispensary raid

Posted: 12/09/2011 09:17:28 AM PST

 
 

Pomona police arrested a Rialto man during a raid on a marijuana dispensary Thursday.Javier Sarabia, 33, was booked into jail on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale, police said.

Police SWAT officers and other personnel searched Natural Remedies at 162 E. First St. in Pomona after investigating the business the past month.

They began the investigation due to complaints from people about illegal activity at the business.

Police found one pound of marijuana, weapons and cash.

Read more: http://www.sbsun.com/breakingnews/ci_19506263?source=rss#ixzz1g3zEssYw

FARRELLS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

HEAR YE’ Hear YE’!!!!!

We are excited to announce the GRAND OPENING of our Rancho Cucamonga location! Tomorrow, Friday, December 9th at 11:00 am, be there to witness Farrell’s triumphant return to the Inland Empire!

Seating will be a first come, first serve basis. We will start taking reservations tomorrow morning at 11:00 am for parties beginning December 26th of 8 or more. Farrell’s will begin offering party packages beginning in January 2012.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

To contact us by phone, please call 909-989-8777

Rancho Cucamonga location:
10742 Foothill Blvd.
Terra Vista Town Center Shopping Center
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

We’ll be open 11am – 11pm Monday – Sunday for at least the next couple of weeks.

Water Rates go up, up, up

So once again the water rates are the topic of conversation and its all about raising them.

It is said that we have neglected our water and waste system, who is the “WE”. No one ever called my house and asked me if I want to continue to neglect our infrastructure, I don’t sit on any boards or communities. I just pay my taxes and fees. To be honest EVERY SINGLE time I have come before the dias at city council the council pretends they don’t work for us and they are untouchable. The most elder councilman Ed Scott has had plenty of time to begin working on these problems. Joe Baca Jr has been in local politics long enough to know this was coming on the municipal and State level. Plus Mrs Robertson and Mayor Vargas have been around quite a while and nothing has been done.

something that perplexes me though are they selling us water at cost? Meaning after all the bills are paid there isn’t anything left over? That would mean were not back filling or have been back filling the general fund with monies that could have been used to begin to start dealing with our infrastructure issues?

What I love is how Stephen Dopudja, a civil engineer with Irvine-based SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure LLC who the council is paying with our tax dollars all but uses an agency he isn’t a part of or has any say in to threaten the residents of this city.

Im sorry Rialto Governing board we the people have nothing left to give, you want to over tax us and fee us to death. Un employment numbers are high and are only dropping because people are giving up on looking for work because it’s so hopeless. If you raise the rates you had better find a innovative collection agency to work with because the residents probably wont be able to pay their bills.

If the system is this bad I call on all Senior members of our city government who have ignored and mismanaged funds to this point to step down and resign.

Rialto officials will separate rate proposal from American Water issue

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer

Posted: 12/08/2011 01:20:41 PM PST

RIALTO – City of Rialto officials will be seeking significant hikes in water and wastewater treatment rates early next year.This effort will separate highly-charged issue of whether or not American Water Works Co. Inc. will manage the city’s water operations for 30 years.

“It doesn’t matter what we do (on that). Rates have go to go up,” Mike Story, city administrator, said during a meeting of the Rialto Utilities Commission Tuesday night.

Last summer, when the motion to outsource the water department to American Water died on a 2-2 vote by city council, officials said that large rate increases would be coming.

For years, various city councils have ducked the politically unpopular vote to increase water and wastewater rates.

The result has been that the city’s aging water infrastructure now needs some $40 million in upgrades and repairs.

Story said that a rate request in some form will likely come before city council during its Jan. 10 meeting.

Regardless of that date, the issue will not be considered during council meetings scheduled for Tuesday or Dec. 27, he said.

A vote by the council to boost water and wastewater rates would be subject to a Proposition 218 vote, meaning that a negative vote by 50 percent of the property owners – plus one vote – would block the increase.

The voting period ends 45 days after the council’s affirmative vote.

For several weeks, utility commission members have been developing a “Water, Wastewater & Rate Education Outreach” plan to tell in great detail why the rate increases are necessary – and what payments to the water system buy.

The board consensus Tuesday night was that there will be three or four public meetings offered at different times and locations – when it has been determined what the rate increase will be.

Stephen Dopudja, a civil engineer with Irvine-based SAIC Energy, Environment & Infrastructure LLC, said that city residents elsewhere in the state have decided to neglect their water system and repeatedly defeat water rate increases.

But ultimately the state steps in.

“The Department of Public Health is not going to let water systems become a health hazard. They will come in and levy fines in the millions of dollars,”

Then the ratepayers in those city must pay for needed improvements – and the fines.

“The question is does Rialto want to be part of the solution,” he said.

SAIC has been hired by the city as a consultant for water and wastewater issues.


jim.steinberg@inlandnewspapers.com, 909-386-3855

Read more: http://www.sbsun.com/ci_19498669#ixzz1fyw2t1rF

Farrell’s Honors Our Military

Farrell’s Honors Our Military On The 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor With An Appreciation Event Who: 400 Active U.S. Service Members and Veterans at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant

What: The soon-to-open Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant in Rancho Cucamonga is honoring 400 local active military, veterans and their families today from 6:00pm to 9:00pm providing free dinners, ice cream, event souvenirs and appreciation songs as America remembers the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Farrell’s has teamed up with the non-profit organizations Heroes and Patriots and A Million Thanks to bring the military personal to this event and is raising much needed funds for these groups during its pre-opening celebrations. Each military member will receive a package of 500 thank you letters from the A Million Thanks organization collected from grateful Americans from all over the United States. Patriotic thank you songs will also be performed.

When: Wednesday December 7, 2011 from 6pm – 9pm. Prime time for media will be 6:15pm – 7:15pm.

Where: Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour 10742 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga (Haven and Foothill Blvd)

Visuals: 100,000 thank you letters in packages of 500 will be distributed. Four hundred active military (many in uniform) and World War II and Vietnam Veterans participating.

Interviews:  Michael Fleming, CEO, Paul Kramer President, Farrell’s Restaurants Bill Snell, President, Heroes and Patriots organization Shauna Fleming, President, A Million Thanks.org Active U.S. Service Members and Veterans

Websites:  Farrell’s – www.FarrellsUSA.com Heroes And Patriots – www.heroesandpatriots.net   A Million Thanks – www.aMillionThanks.org

Holiday Flyers

Hello everyone,

Were putting up a couple of flyers for you to look over use and enjoy. First one is a guide from the San Bernardino County Fire Dept. They have put out useful tips to keep everyone’s Xmas happy & safe. Click the link and see what you knew and didn’t know, if you see one or more that you didn’t know comment with it for a chance to win a holiday gift surprise!!!!!!!!

HOLIDAY_DECORATING_flyer.2011

The one below is a flyer from the Redlands Police Departments toy drive.

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