Aguilar Says Yes to Drug Money

Below is a press release from the Paul Chabot Campaign. As I am a major leader in the Rialto Community Coalition and have worked tirelessly I find this post to have great value.
San Bernardino, CA – October 20 – Military veteran, law enforcement officer, small business owner, and Congressional candidate, Paul Chabot, wants to inform the voters of the 31st Congressional District just who is contributing money to Pete Aguilar.

Pete Aguilar has accepted $3,000 in contributions from the Marijuana Policy Project, a radical pro-pot organization committed to the legalization of illicit drugs.
In recent years, drug use among teenagers has risen substantially. Today 20 percent of school age children use illegal drugs. If Aguilar truly cared about education, he would not pander to the pro-legalization crowd.
“This is a deeply troubling affiliation,” said Chabot spokesman Ryan Hall. “We know that marijuana use decreases brain activity, heightens cancer risks, and leads to poor performance in schools.”
Unlike his opponent, Paul Chabot has spent his career protecting children. To help keep children off drugs and out of gangs he founded several organizations including:  Drug Free Rancho Cucamonga, the Coalition for a Drug Free California, and the Inland Valley Drug Free Coalition. As a volunteer reserve deputy sheriff and California Parole Board member, he worked with juvenile offenders and witnessed firsthand the devastating effects drugs have on our youth.
“Pete’s views on this issue are completely out of step with the Inland Empire’s middle class residents who struggle to keep their children away from drugs and gangs. Even Governor Jerry Brown has voiced his opposition and is not supporting Pete’s platform of drug legalization.”
If adults cannot say no to drugs, how do we expect our children to say no? We call upon Aguilar to return the drug money and apologize to parents and teachers for setting a bad example.


FEC Filing (including Pelosi and others)
Chabot won a clear and decisive victory in the primary election, placing first as the top vote getter. He faced six other candidates and garnered over 26% of the vote after being out-spent by his next closest opponent 11 to 1 and placed nearly 10-points above the second place finisher.

Should Candidates Use Personal Tragedies To Get Votes?

Here are the results from our poll thank you everyone for voting

Here are the results from our poll thank you everyone for voting

So it all began with a post on his facebook page then the mailer, Ed Scott appears to be ok with using his son’s death to win the city council election.

First off let me be the first to say it’s been nice not having the bully of Rialto on city council. Heck he hasn’t even inserted himself into the area of politics since his departure almost 2 years ago when the voters choose Deborah Robertson for mayor over Ed Scott. He did pop his head out looking to seek the appointed position that was given to Lynn Hirtz but since then the only thing to come from him is sports and work at his bar.

If you have not seen the facebook post we have it below:

ed scott

Now let me reassure everyone that the School District, Rialto Police & Fire, City of Rialto & The Rialto Community Coalition have been working very hard to deal with this very issue. Now I’m not sure if this made a difference but once Ed Scott Was exited from local politics all of the walls began crashing down. The Rialto Community Coalition held its first public call to action event “Don’t Go There” at Eisenhower High School, City Council Members began to engage with our local prevention and advocacy programs, School District and Rialto City have found new innovative ways to begin working together. Heck even retail development came on like a flood starting with In & Out (pushed to completion by the community not city council). Now we have a Wing Stop, Jersey Mikes, Chipotle, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Pieology coming to Rialto.

So were looking for your thoughts after everything that Ed Scott has put Rialto through are we really willing to give him a second chance to bully and take advantage of Rialto? I feel sorry for the Scott Family for their loss no parent should ever outlive their child but is that alone reason enough to give him elected power once again?

Coffee With The Chief

Join us and other strong community members as we are coffee and go over crime stats and upcoming events tie to our police department. Join us with Rialto PD’s top cop at Carrow’s on baseline.

Coffee Chieif last q 2014

Rialto Community Coalition Meeting

Since this is the beginning of the school year, and the Rialto Unified School District has expressed interest in collaborating with us, we need to take this opportunity to begin planning our next community action project in Rialto. You are needed now, more than ever, to emphasize the dangers and consequences of underage drinking and drug use to students (and adults) in Rialto.

The Coalition will be going over its next community action project slated for November come out and help them make this project the best ever.

Where do you stand in this City Council Election

Here are the results from the city council poll

Here are the results from the city council poll

So apperently some of the candidates are going around town saying that thier are 2 odd front runners? Well I’m not sure which poll they are using but many of us here in Rialto have not been polled in any fashion. Needless to say it was time to put out our poll and see where our readers and fans fall on this issue.

Dont worry about your answers your information is not being stored and we are not tracking you in any way. I am just curious to see where our fans fall on this election and these 2 seats. Vote away and better yet share away!!!!!!

Rialto Community Coalition Meeting This Tuesday

The Rialto Community Coalition is having their October Meeting this coming Tuesday October 7th at Fire Station 202 at 1700 N Riverside Ave from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Come out and learn what they have been up to in the community and what they have planned for November where they will be targeting youth to help them realize drugs and alcohol have no place in a healthy active life.

10-7-14 RCC

Why Rialto Now Supports Paul Chabot for Congress District 31

Rialto Now was started because we saw two big problems:

1.Local media refused to give Rialto the coverage it deserved.

2.Local elected officials ran around like nobody was watching their dirty dealings.

We can say that hundreds of people visit this page every week and we have seen major changes in the way elected officials are held accountable. Another big issue we saw that needed attention was our growing problem with drug and alcohol use especially in our young people. We banded together with the Rialto Community Coalition and working with the community policing Cpl. Cameron Nelson & Mental Health Services Program Facilitator Michael Townsend Rialto has made major strides in making positive change in our communities overall health. One major outside player in helping us get up to speed on resources to help support a healthy community is Paul Chabot. Paul Chabot is a leader with Drug Free California, Inland Valley Drug Fee Council & Drug Free Rancho Cucamonga. Paul has been a front line advocate to keep drugs away from our children as well as a working in the military and in law enforcement laying his life on the line for people he does not know.

So what happens when he decides to run for Congress? His opponent decides to take a million dollar hand shake from the democrat party and attack Paul Chabot with lies that he hates children and schools. Then he has the gall to write an op-ed in the Press Enterprise about his ability to work with both sides. Well Mr. Aguilar have you forgotten when your Quality Life Department at City Hall almost shut down a bake sale for the popular No Kid Hungry campaign? Here is what happened and the stress that this mayor’s city put on local people trying to help hungry kids:

Hey guess what??! After having the bake sale for 7 years, and the last three years alone at Ed Hales Park in downtown Redlands…the City of Redlands has just turned us down citing that city parks are no longer allowed to sell “merchandise”. I am beyond angry. Never mind the fact that the WEEKLY market night occurs all the way through State Street and there are dozens of vendors that sell food and merchandise all along the street and everyone passes through Ed Hales to eat food. I am absolutely speechless. So now I have no location.

Oh…but they will give me a park permit, I just can’t sell anything.

Absolutely livid.

It’s official. The City of Redlands will not allow our event at our usual location of Ed Hales Park. This is pretty disappointing. I now need to work quickly to secure a new location, especially within the next couple of days because I have 1000 flyers that are due to be printed and distributed at next weekends Take the Cake Bake Off and they will need to be edited with a new location.

Location update: I received a reply from the property manager of the Redlands Mall but…approval had to be requested from someone in Dallas and unfortunately he did not reply today but apparently will be reminded tomorrow. Although not technically approved, I was getting a good impression from the property manager. Downside and gamble…I’m taking a risk by approving my 1000 flyers to be rush printed by Saturday morning with this location so I can distribute them at the Take the Cake Bake Off this Saturday. Lets hope this location sticks. For those that know the area, it is the corner of Orange Street and State Street where it is a semi-covered veranda on the outside of the mall. Very high visibility for those on Orange and those entering State Street. This better work!!!

Redlands mall said no. I authorized our flyers yesterday taking a gamble…lost that gamble. Feeling officially defeated and ready to throw in the towel.

From Toni Momberger regarding our inability to get approval from anyone on securing a location for the bake sale: Kristina Hernandez at the Redlands Daily Facts is working on a story about this. If anyone wants to comment. Contact her by email at

Please feel free to contact Kristina if you would like to share your opinion, or are familiar with our past events, have been a volunteer, etc. Please share too.

Talk about exhausting…how about this new update…

Out of nowhere I got a call from the city’s Quality of Life department today. They want to try to accommodate us by letting us have the sale not at Ed Hales Park but, wait for it….in the street directly in front of the park. This would require blocking off a section of street to have the event. This street encroachment is not covered under the park municipal code they’ve been citing therefore would be allowed. I have a tentative meeting on Monday with a rep and a city engineer to work it out. Nothing finalized but it looks like we’re going to be back at Ed Hales…sort of. My head hurts just thinking about it but it is a step back in the right direction.

Oh boy did I cause a stir. An article about our location situation came out today in the Redlands Daily Facts (front page!). The Quality of Life director immediately contacted the reporter…the reporter then called me…then a revised story was issued online. Needless to say, I’m done arguing over their poor communication and politics, but in the end our location is now 100% approved at Ed Hales Park.

Who’s ready for a bake sale?!

It took the community members 18 days and a miss print of 1000 flyers to finally get the spot they had used for years before 2014. If Mayor Aguilar can’t handle a bake sale at a small downtown park what makes him thing we can trust him to stay on track in Washington. It is time to call Pete Aguilar to stop the party politics and games and run a campaign that is on the issues. Below is Paul Chabot’s website for his campaign I urge you to give this man your vote and tell your friends about Paul. If you would like a yard sign we have those for you just email with your address and we will get you a sign.

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