Rialto Relay for Life event kicks off tomorrow with a Celebrity Guest

Below is a list of events and some of the awesome things in store for tomorrow. The local celebrity that can be seen in Rialto regularly showing off what is cool to do and see right here in our little town is pretty popular. The exact time for the local celebrity arrival with his ever so popular live video stream that is seen by hundreds of thousands of Facebook users hasn’t been announced but as soon as we find out you will know so stay tuned/

Join Joel Greene as he helps to kick off the Rialto Relay for Life event. This year the Rialto event is looking to raise $30 Thousand to combat cancer. If you would like to help them hit that mark you can donate any amount by clicking here.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer.

Join us at these events to bring communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.

Time: 9:00am

We’ll kick off the event by celebrating everyone who’s been affected by cancer. Whether someone’s been diagnosed for 10 days or been cancer-free for 10 years, they gather together for the crowd to cheer them on.

Survivors & Caregiver Lap

Time: 9:30am

Survivors define courage and inspire those facing a cancer diagnosis. Their strength is honored with each step they take around the first lap. If you know anyone who’s overcome cancer, invite them to join.

Caring for others is such a selfless act, which is why we honor caregivers with a lap. They often walk with the person they’ve supported.

Fight Back Ceremony

Time: 10:00am

Have you ever wanted to see a cement truck up close? Climb inside a cherry picker? Explorer a firetruck? Join us for a second annual Touch-A-Truck event.

Kids Corner sponsored by Target with games, crafts and activities for kids of all ages.

Be your own builder. Join us for a kids workshop sponsored by the Home Depot where kids can use tools to build their own creations.

Time: 4:00 pm

We will talk about what we can do beyond the event to fight back against this horrible disease.

Time: 9:00 pm

Each Luminaria bag represents a loved one lost to cancer, brings support to those affected by it, and honors survivors. This powerful moment gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers hope and comfort.

Closing Ceremony

Time: 10:30 pm

We celebrate all that we’ve accomplished together and remember those we’ve lost. Together, we commit to take action and help end the pain and suffering of cancer.

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Introduced Her First Bill to Assist Small Businesses

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Introduced Her First Bill to Assist Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) introduced her first bill of the legislative session yesterday, AB 285, which will expand the definition of a microenterprise.  This bill is necessary to enhance the technical services available to small businesses in California.

 

Microenterprises are business that are started for less than $35,000 and lack access to traditional loans and capital. California has three million microenterprises that employ over four million people. AB 285 will provide microenterprises with increased resources to help them grow.

 

“I’m pleased to introduce my first bill, AB 285, a bill to support small business growth and job creation in our state.  AB 285 will improve the quality of life for residents in the 47th District by promoting small business growth, which will translate to job creation within some of our district’s highest unemployment areas,” said Assemblymember Brown, “Small businesses are so important because they provide a majority of jobs and it is vital for our economy that we continue to push policies that assist in their growth. Passing this legislation will be my top priority.”

 

Under current law, a microenterprise is classified as a business with four or fewer employees including the business owner. AB 285 will allow for a firm to employ five employees including the business owner. Additionally, this bill will allow local workforce investment boards to provide entrepreneurial training programs and specialized assistance to microenterprises.

 

The bill was introduced yesterday and has been moved to the Assembly Rules Committee for assignment to the appropriate policy committee.

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Voices Small Business Concerns during JEDE Committee Hearing

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Voices Small Business Concerns during JEDE Committee Hearing

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) voices small business concerns during JEDE Committee Hearing.

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) voices small business concerns during JEDE Committee Hearing.

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) joined committee members for a hearing of the Jobs and Economic Development & the Economy (JEDE) Committee on Tuesday, February 5. JEDE is the policy committee in the State Assembly responsible for reviewing policies and legislation related to small business development, international trade and other economic development related issues.

 

The JEDE Committee includes Assemblymember Jose Medina, chair, Assemblymember Travis Allen, vice-chair, and Assemblymembers Tom Daly, Paul Fong, Steve Fox, Ben Hueso, Eric Linder, Melissa A. Melendrez, and V. Manuel Pérez. Assemblymember Ken Cooley also joined the members of the JEDE Committee for the hearing.

 

JEDE is currently tackling the state’s economy and unemployment figures by seeking job creation opportunities. During the hearing, Assemblymember Brown spoke about the importance of supporting small businesses and jobs in the Inland Empire and she indicated there are impediments to businesses.

 

“I’m glad I had the opportunity to voice concerns on behalf of the small business community in the 47th District during the hearing. Supporting small business is so important to me because small businesses provide a majority of jobs in our district. Small businesses are hurting right now and many of them are closing their doors. We need to help our small businesses by updating and streamlining some of the state’s regulatory processes,” said Assemblymember Brown.

 

Assemblymember Brown said she plans to support the JEDE Committee as they look for ways to improve our state’s economy.

 

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:http://www.asmdc.org/members/a47/

Crime Tip – How to Avoid being Skimmed at your ATM

CRIME TIP: How to Avoid being Skimmed
– Inspect the ATM, gas pump, or credit card reader before using it…be suspicious if you see anything loose, crooked, or damaged, or if you notice scratches or adhesive/tape residue.
– When entering your PIN, block the keypad with your other hand to prevent possible hidden cameras from recording your number.
– If possible, use an ATM at an inside location (less access for criminals to install skimmers).
– Be careful of ATMs in tourist areas…they are a popular target of skimmers.
– If your card isn’t returned after the transaction or after hitting “cancel,” immediately contact the financial institution that issued the card.
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Golf with a Cop Clinic

Rialto Police Department is holding a Golf Clinic. This clinic is with a Cop & a Former Golf Pro.

It’s a great opportunity to get our youth involved while allowing them to learn that our Police Officers are not always there to arrest but to help people and make Rialto a great place to live.

Events like these remind me of when I was a kid and the Police and Fire would hand out baseball cards with their info on it. They would sign them give you a thumbs up as driving by or stop by the park to say hello to the community and kids.

Even though budget reductions have changed how our Public Safety officials reach out to the public I’m glad they still look for ways to reach out.

Let’s get our Children invovled!

Rialto Swat standoff

RIALTO — Police late Tuesday surrounded a home in a north city neighborhood attempting to deal with a barricaded man who might be armed.

It was the fourth time that day that police were called to the upscale neighborhood with many manicured lawns in the 2500 block of Amberwood Avenue.

As of 9:30 p.m., the homeowner remained barricaded in the house surrounded by the Inland Valley SWAT.

“The first three times we were called out was for loud music coming from the home,” said Rialto police spokesman Capt. Randy DeAnda. “The fourth time, around 3:15 p.m., was because a neighbor called and said the homeowner was walking around the neighborhood with a rifle.”

More than a dozen residents were evacuated and the SWAT was deployed after the homeowner, Richard Bright, 46, barricaded himself in his home.

“When officers arrived the rifle was found lying in his driveway,” DeAnda said. “But we don’t know what he has in the home.”

DeAnda said he was unaware of what type of rifle Bright had.

Bright lives alone in the home.

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Residents in the neighborhood said that Bright has some issues that need to be dealt with.

One neighbor who wishes to remain anonymous due to fear of retaliation, said that Bright walks around in the early morning hours wearing a hoodie type sweatshirt and sunglasses pulling on door handles of neighborhood vehicles.

“I’ve seen him walk up to my door and just stand there,” said the neighbor. “He doesn’t say a word, he just stares at you and turns around and walks away.”

Law enforcement is aware of Bright’s strange behaviors.

“We believe he has some sort of psychiatric issues,” DeAnda said. “But we’ve established contact with him over the phone and are doing everything in our power to end this peacefully.”

Read more: http://www.sbsun.com/ci_22336949/rialto-man-holds-police-at-bay-upscale-neighborhood#ixzz2Hb5DlUWQ

ASSEMBLYMEMBER CHERYL R. BROWN SHARES HER VISION OF A THRIVING 47TH DISTRICT

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Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) was sworn-in locally at the San Bernardino County Government Center in San Bernardino on Friday, December 21. The ceremony was attended by 200 supporters, local elected officials, friends and family members.

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

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The Honorable Wilmer Amina Carter, State Legislature (Ret.), served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. The presentation of the colors was presented by Carter High School’s JROTC, led by Colonel Dave Moreland. The program featured special remarks from San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, Second District, Mayor Acquanetta Warren, City of Fontana, Mayor Deborah Robertson, City of Rialto, and longtime San Bernardino community activist, Lois Carson. A special performance was given by jazz saxophonist, J. Boykin, and the oath of office was administered by San Bernardino County Supervisor, Josie Gonzales, Chair of the Board of Supervisors.

Mayor Pete Aguilar, City of Redlands, Mayor Deborah Robertson, City of Rialto, Trustee Mary Jane Sanchez, College of the Desert Board, Assemblywoman Cheryl R. Brown, 47th District, Assemblyman Jose Medina, 61st District, and Trustee Denise Fleming, Ed.D., Moreno Valley Unified School District were honored at the San Bernardino County Democratic Party reception for newly elected and continuing Democratic officials.

Mayor Pete Aguilar, City of Redlands, Mayor Deborah Robertson, City of Rialto, Trustee Mary Jane Sanchez, College of the Desert Board, Assemblywoman Cheryl R. Brown, 47th District, Assemblyman Jose Medina, 61st District, and Trustee Denise Fleming, Ed.D., Moreno Valley Unified School District were honored at the San Bernardino County Democratic Party reception for newly elected and continuing Democratic officials.

During her remarks, Assemblywoman Brown spoke about the economic uncertainty faced by the newly drawn 47th Assembly District. She emphasized the need to work together as a community to effect change. “In order to make our vision a reality, we need to work together,” said Assemblywoman Brown. “I have already begun the process of moving forward to accomplish common goals by meeting with mayors of San Bernardino, Colton, Rialto, Fontana, and Grand Terrace.”

 

Brown stated that her vision is to ensure that everyone works together in the 47th District to prepare skilled and educated workers for employment as we improve and create economic opportunities and development. She spoke about the history of the Inland Empire reflecting on its prosperity and optimism. Ultimately, her vision is to see the district thrive.

 

Assemblywoman Brown has made economic development (jobs and business), education and public safety her top priorities. She said her plan is to continue to meet with educational, labor, business, community groups, as well as, elected officials in the district to generate new ideas, regulatory and legislative solutions that will promote educational opportunities and economic growth in the 47th District.

 

For more information, contact (916) 319-2047 or (909) 645-3853.

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