Comic Con Comes to the Inland Empire

 

For tickets to the Ontario event go to http://vor.us/99c4c

COMIC CON REVOLUTION COMES TO

THE ONTARIO CONVENTION CENTER

 

Ontario and the Inland Empire Get Their Very Own Comic Con at

The Ontario Convention Center in Ontario California Saturday May 13, 2017

 

Ontario, California March 8, 2017 – The Ontario Convention Center located at 2000 E Convention Center Way, Ontario, California will be the home of Comic Con Revolution.  The Inaugural 1-day event at the Ontario Convention Center will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017.  The show brings Heroes, Villains, Princesses, Pirates, Aliens and so much more to the Inland Empire.

Comic Con Revolution is an event for long time comic collectors as well as first timers and families who want to experience the excitement.  Hardcore fans will recognize many of the names on the guest list while families and first time comic convention attendees will quickly see what makes these events so much fun.

Attending comic cons can be expensive – we want to make it affordable.  Comic Con Revolution offers a variety of pricing options so that the entire family can enjoy the experience.  Adult tickets are $25, teen tickets (13-17 years-old) are $15 and kids 12 and under are free with the purchase of an adult ticket.  One adult ticket allows for up to two free children’s ticket.

For tickets to the Ontario event go to http://vor.us/99c4c

“We are very excited to bring an authentic comic con experience to the City of Ontario and the Inland Empire community as a whole,“ said Atomic Crush Events co-founder Mike Scigliano.  He added, “The team behind Comic Con Revolution is working overtime to bring you an amazing experience.  Come join the revolution!”

“We are thrilled to welcome Atomic Crush Events to the Ontario Convention Center” said Michael Krouse, President and CEO, of Ontario Convention Center.   “Finally our very own Comic Con!  We know visitors to this event will be in for a treat with the planned program, exhibitors, and camaraderie of fellow collectors.”

Comic Con Revolution, a family friendly environment, will feature a full day of programming and events which includes panels featuring screenwriter Doug Jung who wrote the scripts for movies including Star Trek Beyond.  Other panels include creating comics, creator & comic spotlights, cosplay panels, kid’s panels, and capped off with a Cosplay Contest.  Our show floor will feature exhibitors & vendors who sell movie memorabilia, toys, t-shirts as well as full guest list of top industry talent.

For tickets to the Ontario event go to http://vor.us/99c4c

Guests currently scheduled to appear include Karl Altstaetter (Mirror), Tim Bradstreet (Marvel Comics Covers), Sandy King Carpenter (Producer Ghosts of Mars, Vampires), Matthew Clark (Injustice: Ground Zero), Mike Collins (ABC’s of Halloween), Neo Edmund (Clan of the Vein), Joshua Hale Fialkov (The Life After), Derek Fridolfs (Li’l Gothams), Joel Gomez (La Muerta), Steven Gordon (X-Men Evolution Animated Series), Travis Hanson (Life of the Party), Ray-Anthony Height (Midnight Tiger), Doug Jung (Screenwriter Star Trek Beyond, God Particle, Scalped), Scott Koblish (Deadpool), Mike Kunkel (Herobear), Hope Larson (Batgirl), Livesay (Dr. Strange), Scott Lobdell (Red Hood & the Outlaws), Pamela Lovas (Regular Show), Raychul Moore (Cosplayer & Gamer), Todd Nauck (Spider-Man), Whilce Portacio (Comic Legend), Livio Ramondelli (Transformers), Paolo Rivera (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953), Patrick Scullin (Super Siblings), Beth Sotelo (Grump), Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman), Art Thibert (Superman), Gus Vazquez (Big Hero Six),  Vivid Vidka (Cosplayer), Dave Wagner (Dot Problems) and Tommy Walker (Actor on Netflix’s Daredevil) .  Additional announcements will be made as guests continue to confirm and support the show.

For tickets to the Ontario event go to http://vor.us/99c4c

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Rialto’s 12th Annual Memorial Day Tribute

On Monday, May 26, from 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., the City of Rialto will host its 12th Annual Memorial Day Tribute at the Rialto Park Cemetery 200 N. Willow. Last year over 500 people attended. If you have any further questions, please contact the Rialto City Clerk’s Office at (909) 820-2519

Re-Cap on Coffee with the Chief

On July 10th people in the community met with Chief of police Tony Farrar, Captain Randy De Anda & Volunteer Judy Roberts to talk about issues concerning the residents in the city of Rialto.

It was a nice showing of new and old faces to the coffee with the chief events.

Chief Farrar started the meeting with updating us on some of the recent goings ons within the department.

  • Nationwide grant giving police departments ability to hire additional police officers. There were 117 total positions nationwide and Rialto PD received 5. These positions will fund for 3 years for each position. When asked what will happen to the officers once the grant money is over Chief Farrar stated that officers moving to other departments, retirements would take place over the years to allow these officers to be ready and working so that they can fill the gaps. This grant is geared to give military veterans the ability to find work.
  • Rialto PD has done some aggressive hiring and we have 8 candidates going through the sheriffs academy 3 will graduate in September 6 started on 7-9-12 and there is one lateral position. This hiring will help fill the gaps created by the mass retirements a year and a half ago.
  • Sgt Gibbs will be the person in charge of building up our Reserve Program. The reserve program is where people who are sworn officers donate time working in our department to help us put more boots on the ground. Sgt Gibbs is a Background Investigator and will be able to handle the backgrounds on these prospective officers and bolster this important program.
  • On July 10th Chief Farrar went before city council to obtain final approval on our part in the new regional SWAT Program. THis means we will combine resources from Colton, Fontana & Rialto to share the resources and save money on certification, training and equipment maintenance.
  • Chief spoke about COP Link a regional program where law enforcement agencies all over the county can more quickly and efficiently share information on suspects, crimes and other information that may span from city to city.
  • Chief spoke about the awesome things our SCAT team has been doing in the city and county, like the POT bust in the corn field.

There were issues brought up by the residents as well They ranged from aggressive panhandlers and pushy homeless making it hard for people to shop in Rialto. The amount of illegal activity in our parks in the late hours and the need for posted park hours that the police and community could enforce. The amount of young children being put on Rialto Streets to sell candy and other items in the late hours of the night. Chief Fararr made mention of the need of a permit local businesses would obtain to have the ability to walk and solicit homes in the city of Rialto.

These meeting are a great way for you to be able to meet other people who care for this community. This venue is the best way to get your questions answered and know the Police Department heard you.

If you have an issue, problem or concern this is where you will get answers.

One comment that came up that started a little debate was, Do you think the Chief of police should live in the same city he works in? Why or Why Not? Post your answers here or on the Facebook or Twitter sites and get the dialogue going.

Want free exposure????

Are you a business, community group, charitable organization, local elected official or a person seeking a local office?

Here at Rialto Now we are always looking to highlight the latest and greatest in and around Rialto. What we are offering are opportunities for you to get the word out to residents and community leaders that truly care about this City and the Inland Empire.

How does it work:

  • We formulate a series of questions that are directly related to your and your industry. We then email those questions to you at an email address you provide. You in turn answer those questions, then email it back to us with any pictures, contact links, phone number ect. We run grammar, spelling and check to make sure all words are clean don’t infringe on another persons rights and we post it.

What if I don’t like some of your questions:

  • That hasn’t happened but if you don’t like them don’t answer them. Of course the more interesting content we have and pictures we provide will make your post the most viewed.
  • These “SPOTLIGHTS” are designed in a way to inform the public on the given topic host, they are never intended to portray the business in a negative light.

How can I control any ads that may appear on my post:

  • You can make special requests to have certain adds not shown on your post. The best way is to pay to advertise on your own post we never put more than one ad per post. Ads range from $10 – $50. Ask us for the details.

Who can request to have a “SPOTLIGHT” done for them:

  • Anyone that their business deals with the city of Rialto, sells to people who reside in Rialto, business/organization/political figure or person running for political office/community group/ non-profit or any host group located within Rialto.

Here are a few of the “SPOTLIGHTS” we have already done:

So if your intrested in a “SPOTLIGHT” please email:

 davidsmarketing@aol.com and put in the subject line “SPOTLIGHT”

Why are we last or never at the table?

 While writing this post it looks like Frank Montes and Edgar Montes are ready to sit down and plan out some local events. Follow us and be kept up to date on all of the upcoming information on events and goings on in our area.

In Rialto we are almost always last at the table for fail to ever show up and its sad. We do have a beautiful community and were right smack in the middle of a ton of larger cities and we have the space and diverse population that would pull nice numbers for events. Not to mention 3 new schools and 2 others that are well-known and have a rich history behind them.

Food Truck Events have been pretty exclusive to Ontario, Riverside, Corona, Orange and LA Counties best we have seen of the events was the extreme westside of San Bernardino County. Thanks to Keith Kahn local food truck advocate smaller and food truck events have been popping up more and more and now we have 2 very close to Rialto. Redlands and Rancho School Districts took advantage of slow-moving County legislators and are hosting events this month to help support school programs that require funding assistance.

If it seems as if there’s another food truck festival every weekend here in the Inland Empire, it’s because there is one.
This Saturday (April 14), food trucks will be rolling in to Rancho Cucamonga for the Cougars Booster Club’s first food truck festival at Rancho Cucamonga High School, 11801 Lark Drive, Rancho Cucamonga.
The event will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on the practice football field behind the school. Admission is $5. Kids five and under are free.
An event flier promises DJs, live bands, a kids’ fun zone and 18 trucks.

Even though gourmet food trucks are not yet able to operate on a daily basis here in the Inland Empire, the food truck craze is continuing to spread, with events here almost on a weekly basis.
Redlands’ first-ever food truck event is happening from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (April 21) at Redlands East Valley High School, 31000 E. Colton Ave., Redlands.
Our friends over at I.E. Gourmet Food Trucks have invited some of the best food trucks from L.A. and Orange counties to join I.E.-based Suite 106 Cupcakery and Cafe 2 U to tantalize your taste buds.
With thirteen trucks scheduled to be in attendance, you’ll be able to satisfy whatever you’re craving, whether it’s a peanut butter/jelly/bacon/Sriracha burger from Grill ‘Em All, grilled cheese with a twist from Rebel Bite, a fried shrimp Po’ Boy from Ragin’ Cajun or a lobster corn dog from Slummin’ Gourmet.
Admission is only $5, with proceeds benefiting the Redlands East Valley Football Program and Second Harvest Food Bank. Kids four and under are free.

For more info on food truck events go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rialto-Now/231682450218024 for all the flyers and links to local food truck sponsors.

Food truck content info provided by www.insidesocal.com/dine909

 

Stolen Money

Below is the link to the story that soured this post:

 

http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/calif-lawmakers-switch-days-to-collect-payments-1.3538968

The link above is to an associated press story about the continued waste of money that our legislators are guilty of almost daily. The go to Sacramento only to ensure that they will make their per diem, on that cost tax payers 65,000 TAX DOLLARS. That means 65,000 less to help fix the budget problems, but the have once again lined their pockets without any regard for the voters concerns.

You know the old saying how do you know when an elected official is lieing? When their lips are moving.

Seems about right, because when its election time they will tell you why they are in Sacramento the people (lie). I’m sorry to say that democrats and Republicans are both just as bad. They are not in Sacramento for your voice they are there to line their pockets and live off the government forever. How long are we going to let these people continue to take advantage of us and destroy our cites, state & country. 5th district supervisor Josie Gonzales actually told the sun in an interview in reference to pension reform and the San Bernardino County employee union putting out a petition to make San Bernardino County supervisors a part-time job, that she had financial obligations that must be met and if the board became part-time she would step down. REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So why are you there Mrs Gonzales?

Below are some other articles where CA is hurt and hemorrhaging and could use every penny we can find.

Employee losses due to loss of RDA’s and tight budgets:

http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_20006550

“Rialto and Highland, for example, have found ways to keep their former Redevelopment Agency employees on the payroll, officials said.”

Mass Teacher layoffs due to 22 million dollar budget cuts:

http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_20001266

“In a best-case scenario, reduced funding from the state will force the district to cut its 2012-2013 budget by roughly $22 million, which would mean roughly 162 employees, including teachers and administrators, would receive layoff notices before the annual March 15 notification deadline. ”

Redevelopment dollars gone without a solution:

http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_19998785

“You hear a lot of stories about California redevelopment agencies being abused to advance the agenda of the downtown elite, but more often than not, CRAs are used for their expressed purpose, which is to address blight, serve underrepresented communities, and maybe, more importantly than anything else, provide affordable housing in regions where there isn’t enough.”
This one cracks me up, they say that their was abuse and misuse? What about what lawmakers do daily?????????
People stand up and take action before its to late. Look for lawmakers that will fight their voters convictions not their own and fight it through even if it will make relection harder.

 

Relay for Life Zumba Party

Relay for Life Fundraiser on February 18th.

It’s a Zumba party!
There will be lots of dancing/excercise, refreshments & FUN! The money raised goes to the Rialto Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. I know that most everyone knows someone that has fought the battle with Cancer. We are raising money to help fund research & services for those fighting Cancer so that hopefully soon no one has to hear the words ” You’ve got Cancer”.
The brochure is attached. You can get tickets @ the Rialto Racquet & Fitness Club or by contacting one of the Rialto Relay for Life committee members below.
Michelle Leonard 909 815-5418
Delynda Kobbe 909 816-3364

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