Rialto Has a New Entertainment Destination

Rialto your theater has arrived!

One of the first tenants to open in the new Renaissance Marketplace made a big fancy splash last week. They held a series of Friends and Family and VIP openings prior to the official opening to the public on August 16th. Everyone was amazed to see the finished product that had been in the works for more than 4 years!

Former Councilwoman Lynn Hirtz was the one responsible for securing this keystone portion of the new Renaissance Marketplace. In a phone interview former Councilwoman Lynn Hirtz said “she was happy to see the new theater come to reality and she couldn’t wait to enjoy a movie here at home in what she has heard is such a beautiful finished product”.

Other notable dignitary’s that shared with us their excitment over the new center were Community College Board Member Joseph Williams. Mr Williams was “excited to see so much buzz about things happening in Rialto. There are good people here in Rialto looking for a place to have fun and enjoy life and I am glad to see this development provide that”. Another person excited to see the new theater was former Assembly Member Carter. Mrs Carter was “amazed at how beautiful they made the theater and really worked hard to integrate some of the local flair into the building”.

One common thread in everyone’s minds is that this theater is amazing!

Cinemark offers the following special options:

  • XD Sound Theaters – These theaters rain sound all around you as you are immersed in the most inclusive sound experience ever imagined as well as larger screens.
  • DBOX seats – These DBOX seats bring you into the action with motion activated seats where you can control the intensity level.
  • Luxury Seats – Every seat in the theater is a soft reclining seat with heat warmers and a swivel tray for all of your snacks.
  • Inside Restaurant – The inside of this theater is more than popcorn and soda they offer Pizza Hut pizza, Hagen Daz ice cream, Starbucks Coffee, Alcohol and Restaurant with a full menu!

Moviegoers can sign up for Cinemark Movie Club, a unique monthly movie membership program offering ticket and concession discounts along with other exclusive benefits for $8.99 per month. Movie lovers can instantly join and begin taking advantage of their benefits at all Cinemark locations by downloading the Cinemark app or by visiting cinemark.com/movieclub.

After touring this newest icon to hit the landscape it is clear that Rialto will do to other cities what has been happening to Rialto. This theater has the potential to pull people from neighboring cities especially Fontana.

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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Who Are Your Top Two Choices For Rialto City Council

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With Nine people looking for your vote on Tuesday were looking to see who is rising to the top in the minds of our readers. Were not going to list all Nine because a few have been tossed in to make a mess of things. Below is a poll where you tell us what your top two choices are. We can’t see who voted we just want to see where our readers fall on these candidates. If you don’t see your candidate feel free to add them to the poll.

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Rialto Now Voter Guide

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Our team has been getting bombarded with emails and Facebook posts looking for information on who to vote for in the upcoming election. So were putting out our guide to tell you who we think is the best candidate for the Rialto Region. We are covering Rialto and a few surrounding cities since our reader footprint has grown so much. Please don’t let a bad candidate keep you from voting if you don’t like someone running for office just skip that section and move on to the next. Also remember that your local leader will have a greater effect on your life than someone who runs on a larger scale.

United States Senator – Kamala Harris/ Neither choice is great but Kamala Harris just seems more level headed.

Congressional District 8 – Paul Cook/ Mr Cook has served in this seat for a while and has done a fair job representing the people of his district.

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Congressional District 31 – Paul Chabot/ Mr Chabot has worked hard for the region to make sure working families can thrive and survive. Mr Chabot also has an innovative idea to bring a Joint Forces Base to San Bernardino which would be a grand shot in the arm for that once great city. Also with National Safety such a big concern Paul Chabot has the experience working in the military to keep the IE safe.

Congressional District 35 – Norma Torres/ Even though we don’t always agree with Congresswoman Torres she has proven that she will listen and speak to the people. Mrs. Torres is one of those congressional members that wont shy away from talking to community members and she holds more events for the community than any other current congressional member. Her opponent Tyler Fishella doesn’t live here or even know the issues of the region. Three times we had interviews set up with him and he canceled each time Mrs Torres has never denied anyone the pleasure of a conversation.

State Assembly District 40 – Marc Stienorth/ Marc Stienorth has an opponent in Abigail Medina and this woman is beyond dangerous. She has time and time again ignored the Brown Act has a San Bernardino City School Board Member and spearheaded allowing students of the San Bernardino School District to bring Marijuana, Knives and fight on campus and be able to avoid the normal consequences that come along with these types of crimes. Instead of the School Police issuing a citation the student will get a slap on the wrist and be sent on their way.

State Assembly District 47 – Eloise Reyes/ Incumbent Cheryl Brown voted one way on raising gas prices then voted differently when big environmental organizations applied preasure. Cheryl Brown ignored my local schools request to have her out and cheryl brown went out of her way to attack residents that question her and call them names at political events. Cheryl Brown is a big part of the problem when it comes to blocking worthy causes from access to helping people. She only allows people access to the people when they fall into political favor. We need leaders that stand for their morals and actually listen to the people. Eloise sits on a local CAG group and has had some heated arguments but after its said and done she can still act like respectful person.

San Bernardino Community College District Board Member Area 1 – Paul Rasso/ Mr Rasso is a dedicated community leader that has already dedicated years to developing our future leaders. Paul Rasso works hard and would be a breath of fresh air on the college board.

Rasso, 50, an Office Machine Technician for the Colton Joint Unified School District currently serves as chairman of both Colton’s Parks and Recreation Commission and the Community Coalition for Change. He expressed confidence in helping to bridge gaps between the district’s two colleges (San Bernardino Valley and Crafton Hills) and employers, as well as ensure quality education and support services for students.

“I want to be able to close the gap to help these students,” said Rasso. “These kids can have a familiar face that can help them find the right resources. We should not just tell our kids, ‘Go to college and do this, and this.’ We should be able to tell them, ‘We can help you.”

Fontana Unified School Board – Lorena Corona & Mars Serna/ You get two votes here and we have seen Mars Serna do some good and we hope he can shake the stink of some of the ugly people backing his campaign and do some good things for Fontana Schools.

Rialto Unified School Board – Joe Martinez and Nancy O’Kelly/ On this one you get 3 votes these two incumbents are a good choice.

Chaffey Joint Union High School District – Matthew Munson

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Fontana City Council – JESUS “JESSE” SANDOVAL & LYDIA SALAZAR-WIBERT/ These two incumbents have been working hard for the people of Fontana. They both have stood up to the heavy hand of the Mayor of Fontana and now even though Lydia allowed the Mayor to use her family to re elected two years ago the Mayor is now turning on Lydia. Don’t fall for the lies Vote to keep these two incumbents working for fontana.

Grand Terrace City Council – Brian L. Reinarz

Ontario City Council – Richard Roybal & Ruben Valencia

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Rancho Cucamonga City Council – Curtis PITTS ( Vote Only for Him)

Redlands City Council – Ken Hunter (only vote for Ken)

Rialto Mayor – Edward Palmer

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Rialto City Council – David Phillips & Joe Britt

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Rialto City Clerk – Ana Gonzalez

Upland Mayor – Glenn Bozar

Upland City Council – Dan Morgan

Board of Directors Division 1, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District – Ed Killgore

Board of Directors Division 2, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District – Randall Cenciros

Proposition 51 – NO/ If you approve this $9 billion dollar the total projected cost will be $17.5 Billion when it is all said and done.

Proposition 52 – NO/ Obama Care hospital tax.

Proposition 53 – YES/ Requires voter approval for bonds over 2 billion dollars.

Proposition 54 – YES/ Leaders must post a bill 72 hours before voting on it opening them up to voter review.

Proposition 55 YES/ Fund our schools

Proposition 56 – YES/ Keep kids from smoking cigarettes.

Proposition 57 – NO/ Further reduces sentences of inmates and release more felons into our neighborhoods.

Proposition 58 – NO/ They are using teaching english as a way to force kids to be bilingual.

Proposition 59 – NO/ This is a government ploy to restrict FREE SPEECH.

Proposition 60 – YES/ Anything that will help get rid of the adult film industry.

Proposition 61 – NO/ Will increase drug prices on Veterans and millions of Californians.

Proposition 62 – NO/ Without the death penalty there will not be an ultimate price for the worst of the worst.

Proposition 63 – NO/ Just say no to background checks on ammo that will push more ammo sales underground.

Proposition 64 – NO/ Just Say No to recreational drug use in California. Each home can have 6 pot plants and kids will be marketed to on TV bad for California bad for families.

Proposition 65 – NO/ Money will go right into special interests pockets.

Proposition 66 – YES/ Speeds up the death penalty process.

Proposition 67 – NO/ Take back control of what type of bag you use.

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City of San Bernardino Measures Measure L – NO/ The framers of this charter change have thrown in a couple of good things to take your eyes away from all the bad like removing your right to vote for your City Clerk. The backers of this Measure are John Longville and Chris Mann two men that have been caught more than once looking at their own best interests and shutting up the community. John Longville seen in the video below.

City of San Bernardino Measure N – NO/ San Bernardino doesn’t need anymore drugs.

City of San Bernardino Measure O – NO/ San Bernardino doesn’t need anymore drugs.

City of San Bernardino Measure P – NO/ San Bernardino doesn’t need anymore drugs.

City of Upland Measure Measure U – NO/ Will flood Upland with harmful drugs that will be sold by the strip club owner in Upland.

 

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Rialto Police Union Endorses 2016 Election Candidates

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The Rialto Police Benefit Association has recently released endorsements for the 2016 Presidential Election year.

From what we have heard is Rialto Police Benefit Association has endorsed Ed Palmer for the office of Rialto Mayor over current Mayor Deborah Robertson. Also in the race for City Council the Rialto Police Benefit Association has chosen to only endorse one candidate for the two open City Council seats. The winner of the sole endorsement is candidate Lynn Hirtz a two time councilwoman looking to once again win a seat on Rialto’s City Council along with eight other Rialto Residents.

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The Resident to challenge long time City Clerk Barbara McGee also secured an endorsement for her run for City Clerk. Ana Gonzales released a statement on her facebook page today hailing the endorsement of this public safety agency:

“Great news everyone! We have more endorsements! First of all I want to thank our Rialto Police Benefit Association and our awesome RialtoProfessional Firefighters Local 3688 for endorsing our campaign! I am so honored and thankful to all of you! I am determined to bring our community residents, law enforcement, and firefighters together, to support each other and work in unity to create a safe Rialto for everyone. Thank you Police and Fire!!!”

Another candidate to secure the endorsement of the Rialto Police Benefit Association is Paul Chabot who is looking for a rematch of two years ago when he lost a very close race to the current Congressman Pete Aguilar representing the 31st Congressional District. Pete Aguilar has had a ruff time selling himself to voters who are looking for safety after he called for tougher gun control in an interview on Waterman Ave just hours after Inland Valley SWAT officers killed the San Bernardino Terrorists. In a state with the toughest gun control laws people were looking for something that Congressman Aguilar just couldn’t give his constituents. In a statement from the Chabot campaign the following was released:

“Today, Paul Chabot announced the endorsement of the Rialto Police Benefit Association. which represents 137 sworn and non sworn members.

President of the Rialto Police Officers Association, Richard Royce, released the following statement, ” Our membership recognizes your leadership and voted to support your campaign. The RPBA offers this endorsement with respect and appreciation for your continued support for the Rialto Police Benefit Association and its members.”

Chabot stated, “I am thankful to the men and women of the Rialto Police Department for their support of my candidacy. We need more cops in Congress who can speak to the challenges and dangers of the job. Violent crime is rampant throughout the Congressional 31st district and I pledge to make public safety a top priority of our Nation.”

Chabot is endorsed by numerous police organizations and leaders from around the region, state and country.”

Former Councilman Shawn O’Connell would be proud of these endorsements. He was a great fan of Paul Chabot and worked hard with all three candidates to make Rialto a better place to live.

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Parents Concerned Over Traffic at Werner Elementary 

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One of the most difficult issues to tackle in Rialto is traffic. Our schools fall victim to traffic issues more than other areas because of the flood of pedestrian traffic mixed with vehicle traffic. Community Advocates constantly harp on leaders slow response to community issues. Normally it takes tragedy to move leaders into action. Community leaders like David Phillips who is also running for city council have worked to move change before we suffer any tragedy. Below is a video of Rialto Unified School District Safety Chief praising Mr. Phillips for his work in regards to safety.

Werner Elementary has not been so lucky in the area of skirting tragedy in regards to traffic safety. Even though parents have been advocating for more safety measures the best that could be done was a public safety officer twice a week. Well that clearly wasn’t enough because on September 13th a parent was involved in a major traffic collision that totaled out her car. The accident was so severe that her vehicle was pushed into oncoming traffic nearly colliding with a big rig truck. The parents vehicle was a total loss and there were children inside the vehicle.

Werner Elementary has been impacted because they are located on a very busy street that has the following issues:

  • People use Rialto Ave as an alternative to Foothill.
  • The area is mainly used for industrial uses.
  • Heavy traffic from large amount of big rig truck traffic.

Reports are that the parents have been requesting a stoplight in front of their school but have been net with opposition. The claims are that the another stoplight would be too close to the stoplight at Larch and Rialto Ave. This made us think of last year when the Flores Park Community Group worked to reverse a decision to put in a stoplight between Linden and Cedar on Foothill Blvd. The community thought that the lights would be too close and create a traffic nightmare. The city moved forward anyway under the guise of SAFETY.

Now we have a safety issue and the city is saying that the situation can’t be helped. Parents have told us that Mayor Robertson have told them that the city didn’t want a school there but the school didn’t listen. The Mayor also said that there are already lights at Cedar and Larch and any other lights would be too close. We walked the distance between the light at Cedar to the middle light and the distance was 316 paces. What is ironic is that this is the same distance from Larch to the middle of the school 316 paces. What is ironic is that the Mayor would make such statements especially in an election year.

The parents have collected 540 signatures to show city hall that the community is serious about wanting a stoplight in front of the school. The parents were disappointed to find out that the city council meetings have been canceled for the month of October leaving them with no opportunity to reach out to there city leaders. They were happy to know that our commissioners are still working and plan to attend tonights Transportation meeting tonight along with Werner Principal Mrs. Roman. The meeting tonight is at 6pm at city hall 150 S Palm.

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Local Candidates Hold Park Events

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Lynn Hirtz has invited other local candidates looking for Rialto voters vote on November 8th to join her at parks all over the city of Rialto. By getting out and talking to the people the voters will get the best chance to see who is the right choice for Rialto. Below are a list of the events each even will go from 5 to 6:30 pm:

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October 11th – Rialto City Park

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October 13th – Flores Park*

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October 20th – Fergusson Park*

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October 25th – Bud Bender Park

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October 27th – Birdsall Park*

The events that have the * show the events that Paul Chabot a candidate for Congress will also be on hand to speak to the community.

Other Candidates that will be on hand are:

Ed Palmer running for Mayor

Ana Gonzales running for City Clerk

David Phillips Running for City Council

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