September Is Going To Be A Very Busy Month

Well the summer is winding down were having cooler days everyone in the region is back to school and our High Schools have just finished Pre-Season football games. We also have a laundry list of people looking for your vote in just a couple of months!!!!!!

So with such a busy September who can keep track? Well were here to let you know whats going on in Rialto and why its important to you!

September Events
9/6/16 Promotional PD Pinnings 3:00 PM 214 N. Palm Gym
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9/6/16 6:30  PM Council Chambers Parks & Rec Commission Smoke Free Park Ordinance. Coalition members attending.
9/7/16 6:00 PM Traffic Commission meeting
9/10/16 10:00 am 9/11 15 year Remembrance Ceremony at Fire Station and RPD.
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9/13/16  8:00 am Coffee With the Chief Cocos
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9/17/16 10:00 am Family Festival Civic Center
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9/26/16 Rotary Golf Tourament Arrowhead Country Club 8:00 am
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9/28/16 6:00 – 9:00 PM Citizen Academy starts. Goes until November 30th.
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Own It Rialto Shows Up At Morgan Elementary In A Big Way

Photo of former Eisenhower High Grad Lewis pumping up Morgan Students Photo Credit Emily Rickard Photo

Photo of former Eisenhower High Grad Lewis pumping up Morgan Students Photo Credit Emily Rickard Photo

Written By Mr. Inland Empire

What do you get when you take educators full of passion add a little alumni from Eisenhower High School and top it off with local celebrities like Wet Paint Larry? You get Own It Rialto and over 500 empowered young people.

Own It Rialto led by Eisenhower teacher Chad Rickard and his wife Emily have one goal in mind change Rialto for the better. Chad & Emily have taken on the task of taking the energy and passion former Eisenhower High students have once they graduate from High School and have turned that energy loose on Rialto in awesome ways. With the help of the popular Street Artist Wet Paint Larry and the Rialto Police Department Own It Rialto has targeted to areas that they want to launch their efforts. Local events, Morgan Elementary Students and a better understanding of how their local leaders represent them.

As a kick off to working with Morgan Students the group made wrist bands that had the name of their group “Own It Rialto” and the year that class will graduate. Group leader Chad Rickard said “we want these kids to know we expect them to graduate so if nobody else in their lives expect it someone will”.

Own It Rialto came out with Wet Paint Larry and a Tug of War contest between Morgan Elementary students and Own It Rialto member Louis Redd. The game was crafted to teach the students if they worked together and helped each other out that they could do anything. The students were victorious in the game with a little help from Rialto Police Officer Rice from the Community Policing Program. Next Morgan Elementary students were shown what Own It Rialto is and how it is possible to overcome a bad situation and do amazing things. Main speaker Esli Brito spoke to the kids about issues that they all deal with. Esli spoke about coming to this country at a young age and overcoming cultural and language barriers. Esli is just one of the many group members that want local kids to know that they can do anything. From local celebrities like Wet Paint Larry, Rialto alum Niyi Obileye that are acting in films, Police officers like Rialto Officer Rice and even Julie Vega who is going after her passion of being a chef.

Chad Rickard had a message for Rialto that he posted on Facebook:

“Our next steps will be to start volunteering in after-school programs and develop programs to help them in areas such as reading, athletics, and entrepreneuership. If you are someone or know someone who would like to get involved, please contact me. This was a beautiful experience today; thank you to all those who made it possible.Larry Jones Emily Rickard Esli Brito Julie Vega Niyi Obileye Louis ReddDavid Phillips Jessica Banks Ana I. Gonzalez Thank you to Principal Vara and Morgan Elementary. Thank you Scott Sparks for letting me hang out with little students instead of my own for a morning!”

Photo Credit Emily Rickard Photography

Photo Credit Emily Rickard Photography

 

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Relay For Life Comes To Rialto This Saturday

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Relay is this weekend!!

We are very excited to have everyone join us.  A huge thank you to Rialto PD who have been promoting our Touch A Truck event taking place in the Rialto Middle School parking lot from 10-2.

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Join us for this kid’s friendly car show from 10am to 2pm in the parking lot at Rialto Middle School.  Kids love the vehicles they see around them but they are always told not to touch, not to even get too close.  This event allows them to go right up and really check them out.

Confirmed so far are:

 

  • Sherriffs Department Vehicle
  • Wet Paint Larry (Car & Van)—he is a local artist that is very popular and his cars are painted by himself),
  • Fire Department
  • Rialto Police Department will have 3 cool vehicles to check out
  • Old Skool Bus
  • Pick a Part Truck

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We are still looking for more participants so if you know anyone interested in bringing their truck or something just as cool, please have them contact Shelly Gates at abeecsoup@gmail.com or (909) 200-8293.

They will also have some very awesome raffle prizes at the Relay booth so bring lots of cash and go check out the cool stuff they have!!

Participate in these themed laps:

10am     Patriotic Lap

11am     Road to Recovery (make your own box card out of cardboard and race against others around the track)

12pm     Hawaiian Lap

1pm       Flow Power (60’s) Lap

2pm       Fairy Tale Time Lap

3pm       Paper Mache (make your own superhero outfit from ducktape/newspaper/magazines)

4pm       Wild West Lap (5 card poker hand)

5pm       80’s Theme Lap

6pm       Silly Hat / Crazy Socks Lap (with scrabble)

 

Or how about Karaoke?

 

KARAOKE Contest

$5 entrance fee

1st Place – $100

2nd Place – $50

3rd Place – $25

First Round 12:00 to 2:00

Top 5 will move on to final round at 5:00

Renaissance Specific Plan Community Meeting

Rialto Planning Dept is holding a community meeting today Thursday August 18th

If you can’t make the meeting watch it LIVE on our Facebook Page

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What’s Going on in Rialto June 4th 2016

We posted a video on our Facebook page about this weekends events. For more info and a deeper look at what is going on here is what we showed off.

It’s HOT this weekend don’t forget about the cooling centers:

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Love to garden and your looking for tips, soil and summer landscape workshops go to the Rialto Community Garden:

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Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party is this Saturday at 10:00 am. Friends of the Rialto Library will have a face painter give us Superhero mask, sidewalk chalk and popcorn. Come and join us to sign up for a great SRP season. They want you! BRING WATER it is going to be hot!

Rialto summer reading

Latin Concert & Sounds of Rialto Featuring VILMA DIAZ y la SONORA Saturday, June 4th 4:00 – 9:00 pm Free Concert!!!! Rialto City Park
130 E. San Bernardino Ave. For more information call Rialto Community Services at 909-421-4949

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Friends of the Library presents: “One Sliver Spoon, One Silver Bullet” June 4, 2016 Rialto Senior Center 1411 S. Riverside Ave. Rialto, CA Doors open at 6:00 pm Tickets:$18 in Advance and $20 at the Door Tickets may be purchased at the Rialto Branch Library at 251 E. First Street, Rialto CA

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Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday June 7th for the best person to represent Rialto in Washington D.C. Paul Chabot

 

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Ronnie Lott Comes To Eisenhower To Inspire Rialto Youth

Ronnie Lott and father Roy Lott hug before reveling the Hall of Famer trophy

Ronnie Lott and father Roy Lott hug before reveling the Hall of Famer trophy

On Monday May 9th Ronnie Lott came to Eisenhower High School to present his former High School Eisenhower High with a Hall of Fame plaque. The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Ford Motor Company paid tribute to Ronnie Lott at his high school alma mater on Monday afternoon as part of the Hometown Hall of Famer™ program. An audience of 500 attended the ceremony at Eisenhower High School near Lott’s childhood home. The crowd included students, teachers, the school’s marching band, friends and others.

He also came to motivate and inspire the youth in Rialto to know that they can become anything they want the skys the limit for them. Ronnie Lott who mastered life in school, sports and now in the world of business is proof that you can come from a city like Rialto and still do big things in life.

The event was kicked off by the National Anthem preformed by the Eisnhower Band.

The event was well attened our staff was blessed to be seated right next to Ronnie Lotts wife. A very nice down to earth woman who took some time to chit chat with us (off camera). Also in attendance were Police Chief Randy Deanda, Terrance Stone, Joe Baca Jr, Deborah Robertson, Nancy O Kelly and other VIP’s. Mr Sparks the current Principal of Eisenhower High kicked things off.

“Ford Motor Company is proud to participate in Ronnie Lott’s return to his hometown. Both Ford and the Pro Football Hall of Fame are committed to excellence and have a deep appreciation for legacies,” said Tom Suttles, Regional Manager- Ford Customer Service Division.

Mike Myers from the NFL Hall of Fame said that it was an honor to come back to where it all started for Ronnie Lott on his road to Canton Ohio.

Next was a person that was very special to Ronnie Lott his father Roy Lott. Mr. Roy Lott had the honor to introduce his son in this moment just as he had the opportunity to do in Canton Ohio as Ronnie Lott was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Roy Lott spoke about his son and his dedication to not only sports but to his studies and his fellow students. Roy Lott spoke about his accomplished son as he beemed with pride.

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Finally the man of the hour was introduced and as he walked out the gym at Eisenhower High School Erupted in cheers as the Hall of Fame player met his father on the stage and they hugged then they removed the cloth cover to reveal the Hall of Famer plauqe.

After the event was over we had an opportunity to get media only access to Mr. Ronnie Lott and he spoke alot about what his visit would mean to the student body and the greater Rialto community.


It was an honor to be a part of this memorable event and we would love to give a BIG THANK YOU to the Activities Director and the Athletic Director Mr & Mrs Pulido. We would also like to thank Mr Sparks for allowing us so much access this year to his campus so we can be a part of covering the awesome side of what is going on at Eisenhower High School.

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NFL Hall Of Fame Football Player Ronnie Lott Comes Home

On May 9th Hall of Fame Football Player Ronnie Lott will be coming back to Eisenhower High School for a special Hall of fame  assembly and to talk about Football and his storied career in professional sports. Ronnie Lott can also offer Eisenhower students another thing, he can inspire them to be great.

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You don’t have to come from an expensive private school or come from a wealthy family to be great or successful. Greatness comes from within, with hard work and dedication every student can be great.

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Ronnie Lott was one of three former NFL players to come from Eisenhower High School and play in at least one Superbowl.

Eisenhower High School principal Scott Sparks said this about the Ronnie Lott assembly “Yes, Mr. Lott coming out to honor Eisenhower with the Hall of Fame Plaque will inspire our students. They can believe that coming from Rialto and going to school at Eisenhower is about having hope and dreams that can come true with hard work and grit.”

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