Barnes & Noble book fair

Now I know its not in Rialto but its the closest book store around and this event was way to awesome looking to not share.

Barnes and Noble book fair

State Senate Election Meet and Greet

Hello Rialto Now readers. So now that the elections are over we can now put that climate aside for a while, right?

Nope we have a state senate seat open here in rialto and other surrounding areas. Norma Torres is running against the Mayor of Ontario Paul Leon for our state senate seat. I asked each of them one question via Facebook. What role should our state senator play in helping the communities they serve work to combat graffiti that harms our communities. Norma Torres had no response but Randall Ceniceros did kind of respond on her behalf.

Paul Leon said that he thinks that the state senator needs to be more connected with the issues plaguing the communities they are representing. He was open to helping local cities combat crime and graffiti in a effort to make the Quality of Life for the community as high as possible.

Norma Torres Never responded but Randall Ceniceros said he would ask me and get back to me. That answer never came and that was asked in February.

So as I post the Meet and Greet info for Mrs. Torres I urge Rialto residents to attend and bend her ear to what YOU care about. Our state legislator both assembly and senate are greedy, power hungry people that through their actions have no real concern for the PEOPLE THEY REPRESENT. Make them listen or not get elected.

The picture provided below was provided by Joe Britt.

Torres Meet and Greert

Seeds Of Hope Sponsors a Job Fair

Coming this May is another Job Fair to help the under and un-employed.

Bring your resumes and sharp dressed clothes and come out and meet with employers that are looking for employees.

VFW Post 8737

2018 West Foothill Blvd

San Bernardino, CA 92410

From 9am to 1pm

Click this link for the event page:

Employers and Community Resources we still have space open please email for the vendor info packet.

Join Assembly member Cheryl Brown, Supervisor Josie Gonzales and employers like Child Care Careers.

Statement of Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown on California’s Recent Drop in Unemployment Rate

Statement of Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown on California’s Recent Drop in Unemployment Rate

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement today in response to a report that shows California’s unemployment rate at a downward spiral.

“According to data released by the California Employment Development Department, California’s unemployment rate decreased to 9.4 percent in March, and nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 25,500 during the month for a total gain of 746,800 jobs since the recovery began in February 2010; however, in the 47th Assembly District, we must escalate our efforts to increase employment opportunities in San Bernardino County because the unemployment rate is 10.5 percent.

It is extremely important that we create an economic environment that supports the growth of businesses and manufacturing in our county. As the newly appointed chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Small Business Financing and Development Opportunities creating supportive environments for businesses will be the primary objective of the committee and I will work with my colleagues in the legislature to promote a strong agenda for economic development.”


Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy.

Website of Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown:   


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(877) 222-6070

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown to Honor Women From the 47th District

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown to Honor Women From the 47th District

SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) will host her 1st Annual Breaking the Glass Ceiling Awards Reception on Friday, April 26 at the Vanir Tower in San Bernardino.  During the event, Assemblymember Brown will honor a number of key women leaders throughout the 47th Assembly District who have broken down barriers to help create opportunities for other women.

This year’s honorees  are all women who have broken the proverbial ceiling; they include Mayor Deborah Robertson, City of Rialto; Mayor Sarah Zamora, City of Colton; Councilmember Darcy McNaboe, City of Grand Terrace; and Mrs. Lisha Smith, deputy executive officer of the Legislative and Public Affairs Office at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD).

Our Mayor is being honored at this event

Our Mayor is being honored at this event

Mayor Deborah Robertson broke the glass ceiling when she was elected as the first African American and woman mayor of Rialto on November 4, 2012. Prior to her successful election, Mayor Robertson served on the Rialto City Council for twelve years. She’s active in various community organizations and is the past deputy district director of external affairs for the California Department of Transportation, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. She retired from the State of California after 20 years, where she oversaw a budget of nearly $4 million.

Mayor of the City of Colton

Mayor of the City of Colton

Mayor Sarah Zamora broke the glass ceiling when she was appointed in August 2011 to serve as mayor for the remaining term vacated by her late husband and former mayor, David R. Zamora. Mayor Zamora represents the City of Colton as a member on several local and regional agencies, boards and committees, and is an avid supporter of business retention; community programs and events that benefit families and the elderly. Prior to her appointment, she was elected in 2000 to serve as a Colton City Councilmember.

Councilmember city of Grand Terrace

Councilmember city of Grand Terrace

Councilmember Darcy McNaboe was elected to the Grand Terrace City Council in 2010 and re-elected in 2012. Councilmember McNaboe broke the glass ceiling when she spearheaded an inclusive veterans memorial called the “Veterans Wall of Freedom” in Grand Terrace.  As principal and founder of Village Enterprises, she provides assistance to business owners as they manage development and growth. She also works with clients to design and implement action plans. Prior to her consulting firm, she spent over 20 years working for small technology and manufacturing companies. She was founder and principal of a small product design and manufacturing business in Riverside.

Mrs. Lisha Smith initially broke the glass ceiling when she became the deputy chief of staff to San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales, 5th District. She shattered the glass ceiling once again when she became the deputy executive officer (DEO) of the Legislative and Public Affairs Office at AQMD in October 2012. As DEO, Mrs. Smith directs the agency’s public outreach and education programs, small business assistance, local government and environmental justice programs, as well as its state and federal legislative activities.

For more information, contact (909) 381-3238.


Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy.


Website of Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown:

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Wins Assembly Approval for Bill to Protect Financing for Manufactured Homeowners

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Wins Assembly Approval for Bill to Protect Financing for Manufactured Homeowners


A bill that seeks to protect access to financing for manufactured homeowners, AB 379, passed out of the Assembly Floor with a bi-partisan vote of 75 to 0 and is headed to the Senate.
Manufactured homes (i.e. mobile homes), unlike traditional homes, must be built on a permanent chassis and have the ability to move to different locations. This creates an issue of whether manufactured homes are considered chattel (i.e. personal property such as a car) or real property (i.e. unmovable property such as a building). For most lenders, manufactured homes are considered chattel, which can limit financing options for homeowners.
Currently, companies that offer financing for manufactured homes maintain a security interest until the home is paid off. Without this protection, consumers would have few, if any financial options. AB 379 would allow a manufactured home to be “converted” into real property, ultimately protecting financing options for consumers purchasing a manufactured home.
AB 379 was inspired by a recent court case, Vieira Enterprises v. City of East Palo Alto. Vieira Enterprises filed a lawsuit against its property owner for failing to pay fees associated with the delivery and installation of two manufactured homes on real property. The Court of Appeals ruled in opposition of Vieira Enterprises, citing that the company had no security interest in the homes because the homes were considered real property. This ruling allowed the borrower to forgo paying the balance of the home. Further, the ruling discouraged lending efforts to consumers interested in purchasing manufactured homes.
By allowing manufactured homes to be converted into real property, AB 379 removes the legal ambiguity that resulted from the Vieira case and helps ensure that loans to consumers who purchase manufactured homes will continue to occur.
“The goal of this bill is to protect consumers and clear up any confusion that exists between whether a manufactured home is considered real property or personal property,” said Assemblymember Brown. “I believe consumers should have access to reliable financing and I’m proud that my colleagues supported me by passing this bill.”


Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy.


Website of Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown:

Earth Day Celebration Rialto

Earth Day Rialto


Tax Day Freebies 2013



Nobody likes tax day it carrys a nasty stigma that forces people to cringe. Plus with the sudden mad dash to raise taxes its even worse. Well there is a saying around my family it always tastes better when its free and I guess alot of businesses are willing to hand out alot of FREE.

Here is a list of the various free items courtesy of Neil Sevedra with The Fork Report on KFI. Also Facebook users check out and get access to local deals at brick and mortar stores and online specials.

Cinnabon: These guys are continuing their yearly tradition of offering two free Cinnabon bites to anyone who walks through their doors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 15, no purchase necessary. You can find more details (and RSVP if you feel like it) on their

Tax Day Freebies 2013

Tax Day Freebies 2013

Boston Market:  You can get a “Big Rib-bate” (groan), as Boston market will be celebrating the launch of their St. Louis-style BBQ ribs by selling two ribs meals for just $10.40. Each meal includes a quarter rack of ribs with mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, and homemade cornbread. And if you can’t make it in this Tuesday, you can enter to win some free ribs, and get $1-off coupon, by visiting .

Tax Day Freebies 2013

Tax Day Freebies 2013

Chick-fil-A: This one’s pretty simple: Make a purchase on Tax Day, come back with your receipt in May, and get a full refund. Call ahead, though, because not all locations are participating, and redemption dates vary.

Great American Cookies: Drop by and get a free birthday cake cookie, no questions asked. 2103 E Montclair Plaza Ln  Montclair, CA 91763
(909) 621-6274

Sonic: All drinks and slushies will be selling for half off, all day long.

Tax Day Freebies 2013

Tax Day Freebies 2013

Arby’s:, and you’ll get a free value-sized order of curly fries or potato cakes.

Tax Day Freebies 2013

Tax Day Freebies 2013

Panda Express: This is a big one: On Wednesday, April 17, if you print out (or show it to them on your mobile phone), you’ll get a free order of Samurai Surf & Turf.

Tax Day Freebies 2013

Tax Day Freebies 2013

Bruegger’s Bagels: Get this coupon through their, and you’ll get 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese for $10.49.


39584 Winchester Road     Temecula, California 92590     951-506-5860

AMC Theaters: You’ll get a free small popcorn from April 12th through the 15th if you print out

Tax Day Freebies 2013

Tax Day Freebies 2013

Chili’s: If you purchase an adult entrée between April  16 and 18, you can score a free appetizer or dessert if you show them

Tax Day Freebies 2013

Tax Day Freebies 2013

City Council Meeting Tonight


Tonight is the City of Rialto’s Council Meeting. Below I have highlighted some of the items that will be on the Agenda Tonight.

We have 3 proclomations ranging from Public Safety to Earth Day.


Proclamation – National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

Proclamation – Jazz Appreciation Month.

Proclamation – Earth Day.

This is on the Consent Calendar under Miscellaneous:

D.3 is spending another $5 Thousand to use full time referees verses part time referees becuase of a shortage of the part time staff. With unemployment still at all time highs why are we finding it hard to pay part time refs? Are we looking at all or are we simply taking the easy way out? has about 10 job fairs listed in the Inland Empire I’m sure Rialto can find some part time refs there.


Request City Council to increase KCALS Officials Purchase Order 2013-0212

amount from $14,900.00 to $20,400.00 for KCALS Officials.

Looks like we will see some more work on how Elected Officals are paid for travel that always sounds good.


Request City Council to adopt Resolution No. 6247 revising Policy on

Reimbursement of Expenses of Elected Officials.

Now onto the Tab Items:

Rialto Fire

Tab 2 is a Grant that will allow us better staffing within our Fire Department. I am extremly happy with the Public Safety effort in Rialto to protect us while finding other sources of paying for that safety.


Request City Council to adopt Resolution No. 6240, 6241, and 6242,

Ratifying Acceptance of the FY 2012 Staffing for Adequate Fire and

Emergency Response (S.A.F.E. R.) grant from the Department of Homeland

Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the

amount of $2,856,816.

I think its vital that we show up to every single council meeting we possibly can. I have been MIA for the last 2 months but I try to watch them at home or on the internet. We must watch what is said and done becuase in the end we are the ones paying for the councils desicions.


One thing that I saw last meeting (via the Web) was how grossly we under estimated the costs of the In & Out Project. That project is now going to cost the city another $$600K+ because they under estimated the cost of the freeway sign and forgot to add in the cost of the Rod Iron Fence and Under Water Catch Basin for the project.

I want an In & Out but not at the cost of the taxpayers. I wish the city would have went to the leaders at the City of Highland Ca and learned how to build a In & Out without draining tax dollars.

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

Today is FREE Cone Day @benandjerrys in Celebration of their 35th Anniversary. Keep Eating!!

Ben and Jerrys

Closest one to Rialto is at Victoria Gardens next to California Pizza Kitchen

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