Veterans Call Foul To Sean Flynn Dirty Attack Ads

 31st Congressional District candidate Paul Chabot held a campaign rally Tuesday, May 31, in San Bernardino. After the event, Chabot countered a campaign flier from opponent Sean Flynn.

By BEAU YARBROUGH / STAFF WRITER

BEAU YARBROUGH, STAFF

With a week to go before the June 7 primary, two Republicans in the 31st Congressional District race are going after each other.

In a mailer sent out last week, candidate Sean Flynn called opponent Paul Chabot “No Show Chabot” for “refusing to vote” while serving on the California Parole board.

“Paul Chabot took over $100,000 of your taxpayer money and was supposed to make tough decisions to keep us safe,” the flier reads in part, “but he didn’t show up to vote.”

Chabot served on the board from 2006 through 2015. He posted on his Facebook page on Monday that he missed votes during his deployment to Iraq, and hit back against Flynn, an economics professor, during a campaign event in downtown San Bernardino on Tuesday.

A naval reservist, Chabot returned from Iraq in 2008, but the flier specifically cites votes he abstained from in August 2009. According to parole board records, Chabot abstained on six of the eight votes held by the board on Aug. 18, 2009. (He did vote on the other two.)

“Abstaining is a vote,” Chabot said after a campaign event in downtown San Bernardino on Tuesday. “I had no knowledge of those particular cases.”

Chabot had just returned to the country the year before and wasn’t up to speed on those six cases, he said after his campaign event.

“The right and ethical thing for me to do was for me to abstain,” Chabot said.

But he defends his record overall: “I have one of the toughest recods on the California state parole board.”

Chabot lost to Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-San Bernardino, in his first run for the seat in 2014.

“We’re up against a campaign that’s equally as dishonest as we faced in 2014,” Paul Chabot told a group of supporters during Tuesday’s rally.

Officially, this is Chabot’s second attempt for the seat, although, by Chabot’s own admission, he’s never really stopped running against Aguilar after losing to him two years ago.

In addition to Aguilar, Chabot and Flynn, former Rep. Joe Baca is running as a Republican, along with retired school teacher Kaiser Ahmed, who’s running as a Democrat.

Contact the writer: beau.yarbrough@langnews.com; @LBY3

http://www.pe.com/articles/chabot-804380-board-parole.html

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Rialto Now Endorses For The 31st Congressional District Paul Chabot

First off we analyzed all of the candidates for this Congressional Seat and from the get go we found incumbent Pete Aguilar not the person that this region needs working for the people in Washington DC. Paul Chabot was the person that opposed Pete Aguilar in the last election 2 years ago. Paul Chabot ran a Grassroots campaign that was heavily out spent by the outsiders of the democrat party that flooded the region with money and a visit from Former President Clinton and Current VP Joe Biden. Even with all that Paul Chabot held on to make it a tough win for Pete Aguilar.

Paul Chabot came to our city of Rialto and held a Coffee event at Coffee Nuttz in Rialto. Democrats came out and asked Paul Chabot some tough questions and he answered them all unlike Pete Aguilar who has made a habit of running from the constituents when the questions get hard.

Paul Chabot has worked tirelessly for the well being of families and children. His organization has come to cities all over the Inland Empire to bring resources and collaborative partnerships to make local cities better for everyone. Why don’t you know about this? Well you see Paul Chabot and his team don’t come in with a massive team of fake people for a single event jump in front of the cameras for that perfect shot. No Paul Chabot works behind the scenes and works alongside people to create a better community for everyone. His team spreads out all over the Inland Empire to make an impact on the lives of people that matter. We need real people in congress that are interested in fixing the problems that the tax payers care about.

When we first heard about Paul Chabot’s plan for a Joint Military Base in San Bernardino we were skeptical. After listening more about his plans and watching crime skyrocket in San Bernardino this year the plan became one of the best ideas that has been brought to the region. Think about it the world is getting more dangerous and the public has become less comfortable with massive troop boots on ground solutions and more special forces and using air technology resources has become the new way to combat the evil that threatens us. Also our staff grew up in this region and the area that used to consist of Norton Air Force Base and Base Housing was a nice safe place to live and shop. Fast forward today it is full of crime, drugs and looks like a dump. The International Airport has been stalled by years due to massive corruption from Airport Board Staff.

Wikipedia entry on the SB Int Airport has this to say about the demise of the Airport:

An audit completed June 2011 at the request of a grand jury investigation found examples of potential mismanagement and financial irregularities. In September 2011, as part of a special joint corruption task force, the FBI raided the offices of the airport and the home of airport developer Scot Spencer to secure internal documents. In late September 2011, Don Rogers, the Director of the SBIA Authority (SBIAA) resigned. The grand jury report questioned a relationship between Rogers and Spencer, including a settlement of a legal claim by companies owned by Spencer against the SBIAA for almost $1 million without ascertaining whether Spencer’s companies suffered damages equivalent to such an amount.

The good ole San Bernardino Sun also reported on this corrupt land of stolen federal money:

More than 80 FBI agents filled a 26-foot U-Haul truck with records – including computers and mobile phones – as part of an investigation into mail and wire fraud, bribery, conspiracy and money laundering, and theft and fraud related to federal funds.

June 7th is the primary and you have these choices: Pete Aguilar, Sean Flynn, Joe Baca, Kaiser Ahmed & Paul Chabot

The top 2 candidates to obtain the most votes will compete in the general election in November we say your vote should be for 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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Team Of Strategic Partners Help Teach Local Students About Historic Local Food Production

The team from Inland Empire Youth 4 Today planned a field trip for the students from the environmental team at Dollahan Elementary. The environmental team is a club at the school that is responsible teaching students to care for the earth and keep their school clean. The leadership of the group Inland Empire Youth 4 Today told Rialto Now that they have watched opportunities for inner city youth to attend field trips and learn by more than just tests and white boards drop dramatically so they looked for another way to get the students learning from outside the classroom.

Students looking over the orchard with family owner John Adams

Students looking over the orchard with family owner John Adams

The perfect opportunity made its self available when the family of the last historic Orange Grove in the city of Rialto decided to sell off a major portion of the farm to a developer seeking to develop high end condos. “We didn’t want this grove to leave without impressing young minds with the historical importance of this Orange Orchard” said the groups PR person. John Adams the family member that owns the property now has said that his plans were to maximize space and grow an abundance of product and variety of fruit.

A new area under development for weddings and events

A new area under development for weddings and events

The students and parents were able to learn about Mulberries and taste them. They also tasted Peaches and Oranges straight off the tree. Students learned about a Banana that they grow there that tastes like Vanilla Ice Cream and a plant that grew fruit that tasted like Root-beer. The students also learned about grafting a growing technique that is used to grow new trees off of other trees.

Students learning about grafting

Students learning about grafting

Mrs. Valencia the school club adviser said that “there is no better taste than fruit right off the tree” everyone had a great time and they learned so much about Local Farming and the science that goes behind it. Inland Empire Youth 4 Today said that they have tried to get local leaders to do more for local youth but the people in power refuse to help the children of the Inland Empire unless it lines the pockets of the politicians friends pockets.

Proven Leadership & Trusted Experience Military Officer - Small Business Owner - Law Enforcement Veteran

Proven Leadership & Trusted Experience Military Officer – Small Business Owner – Law Enforcement Veteran

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Rialto Area Congressman Re-Election Campaign Suspected of Removing Challengers Signs

In a Press Release sent out by the Campaign for Paul Chabot for Congress an accusation of vandalism, theft and trespassing against the current congressman Pete Aguilar and his campaign. Two years ago when both men ran for the highly contested seat Pete Aguilar ran a dirty campaign full of mailers, TV commercials and ad lies about Candidate Paul Chabot according to Paul Chabot. From the looks of this Press Release the Paul Chabot campaign isn’t going down without a fight. See the Press Release below:

LEADING CANDIDATE CHABOT CALLS ON CONGRESSMAN AGUILAR’S CAMPAIGN, TO RETURN 100’s OF STOLEN SIGNS
Signs stolen from private property across
31st District likely represent felony theft
April 26, 2016 – Today, the Paul Chabot for Congress campaign condemned continued vandalism, and theft of hundreds of campaign signs by opponent’s campaign throughout the 31st Congressional District, likely representing a felony crime. Chabot calls on Aguilar’s campaign to immediately return the property.
Yesterday an eye-witness observed suspects removing “Paul Chabot for Congress” yard signs and replacing them with “Aguilar for Congress” signs.  A police report was filed and an investigation is ongoing; however, reports of yard signs being stolen out of people’s front yards have started pouring in from around the congressional district.  In Aguilar’s hometown of Redlands, the Chabot for Congress campaign estimates 90% of its supporters’ yard signs have been stolen.

“Crime continues to rise across California and it’s unacceptable that a campaign of a Member of Congress would be directly adding to that increase,” said Chabot.
“This is a perfect example of why we desperately need to elect leaders who have first-hand experience fighting crime,” continued Chabot. “As a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for the past 20 years I have fought criminals just like the ones witnessed trespassing on private property, vandalizing, and stealing property. I fully expect the Aguilar campaign to immediately return our property and comply with the police investigation.”

Coffee with Congressional Candidate Paul Chabot

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