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Former Rialto Police Dispatcher Dies of Brain Cancer

Early on December 29th Barbara Conlee Anderson died from her battle with Brain Cancer. She had been battling Brain Cancer since May.

Barbara was the wife of former Police K9 handler Glen Anderson and was one of many husband and wife duos that worked in Law Enforcement together. Many Rialto & Fontana residents didn’t know the name of that steady voice on the other line of their call with Police Dispatch. Those of us who knew this strong yet sweet woman knew her voice the minute she jumped on the line.

More than just a dedicated public safety worker she was also a mother to two beautiful & driven young ladies. She and her husband Glen worked with other law enforcement couples to help them maneuver through life in the law enforcement field. Barbara a strong Christian woman always went back to her faith when life got tough yet protected her family like a mother bear defending her cubs.

Former officer and friend Mark Render posted this about Barbara’s passing:

“Please read. I don’t post much and never ask for anything. This is one of my best friends and an amazing family. She fought an amazing fight to cancer.
I ask everyone to please not only give even if it’s a little but to also share to everyone you know.
This is a hard working family that has given so much to others that needs our help now. He is too proud to ask so I will do it for him.
I love you Barbara Conlee Anderson. The world will miss you. Rest easy.”

Personally Barbara and her family were there for me through times where the city attacked me and when I was diagnosed with cancer she and Glen were there for me and my family when I was fighting Cancer too. This amazing family lost an amazing lady and our hearts and prayers go out her Glen and their girls.

Her daughters have started a Go Fund Me account to help out with funeral expenses if you are interested in giving to that effort you can click here.

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Miguel’s Jr. Opens April 23rd

The wait is over after many years of being told a Miguel’s Jr was coming to Rialto only to find out the opposite. Now Rialto has a Miguel’s Jr and the newest addition to the Renaissance development will open up to serve the greater Rialto Area. Besides amazing food Miguels Jr is one of the last family owned businesses.

The original owners are still involved with the company and the children make up the top levels of the company. The company still uses the same cheese provider and has their hand stretched tortillas made without GUM a chemical additive that makes tortillas more elastic.

This isn’t their Grand Opening which will take place on May 2nd

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Rialto Lights Up The Night and Kicks Off The Holiday Season

On December 8th the City of Rialto will light up the night and kick off the holiday season all at once in 2018.

The Tree Lighting ceremony is normally held one night and the following day is the Holiday Parade and Vendor Fair. This year all three events will happen in the course of 3 hours.

According to staff at the Recreation office the Parade will begin at 6pm followed by the Tree Lighting event with Santa and Mrs Claus which will lead into the vendor fair and kick off the opening of the Holiday Ice Skating Rink!!!!

Here is all the information:

Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, December 8th • 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Downtown Rialto
For more information, call (909) 421-4949
Join Us as We Kick Off the Holiday Season with Mr. & Mrs. Claus!
Vendor Fair • Live Entertainment • Winter Crafts • Photos with Santa
Get ready to light up the night with your floats!
Parade Begins at 6:00pm
(Starting at Riverside Ave. & Rialto Ave.)
Please bring an item for our canned food and toy drive to benefit Rialto Child Assistance and Hearts to Share
For more information, call (909) 421-4949

Win $25 Coffee Bean Gift Card For Christmas

We are giving away gift cards for the holidays to some of the cool places that have come to Rialto.

1st on deck is Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf the tenant that has occupied the open lot across from In & Out Burger.

Comment on this post what kind of coffee or tea is your favorite

Use a REAL email address when setting up your comment (email addresses won’t be made public and will be used to contact the winner only)

Winner will be picked on December 8th!!!!

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Holiday Farmers Bucks Distribution Event

Come out December 5th for the Holiday Farmers Bucks Distribution event. You must be a Rialto Resident to get a free coupon book (1 per household while supplies last) to be used at the Farmer’s Market. There will be information booths, music, raffles, and more. Contact the Rialto City Clerk’s Office for more information at (909) 820-2519

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Quick Books helps Businesses Get Things Done!

Intuit Quick Books has created the perfect software for any business owner looking to capitalize on the freedom of not being tied to a office.

One of the hardest parts of working for yourself is getting things organized and Quickbooks help you do this with a awesome service that has an amazing app. Here are the top three ways Quickbooks helps you stay on top of your business:

  1. Stay on top of what is going on in your business account. Not every bank has an app that gives you one touch access to what is going on in your bank account like Quickbooks.
  2. Keep track of business spending. Quickbooks allows you the user to swipe right or left on each transaction to show if the transaction is business related. Using this feature you can assign a certain type of reason for the business expense and allow you to take a photo of the receipt all in a effort to maximize tax time.
  3. Track where you have been. Quickbooks allows you to assign and track your business travel for an accurate account of what you can write off each year.

Very few companies can offer a technology that offers so much for the busy small business owner than Quickbooks plus makes that technology so affordable. We have brokered a special deal just for people who found out about the product here. For only $5 a month you can have full access to the full Quickbooks software bundle. To check out this amazing price click here

Massive Agenda Sits Before the Rialto Budget Advisory Committee

BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Monday, February 26, 2018

6:00 pm

City Council Chambers

150 S. Palm Avenue

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I. Call to Order/Roll Call – 6:00 pm

II. Review/Modification of Agenda Items for Discussion

III. Review and Approval of the Minutes of the January 22, 2018 Meeting and the February 5, 2018 Meeting

IV. Oral Communications from the Audience on Items not on the Agenda

V. Reports/Discussion Items (Public is offered opportunity to speak prior to Action)

a. Old Business/Follow Ups

i. Legal Service Costs by Subject

ii. CIP Contract Services

iii. Contract Services vs Employees (Lucy Garcia)

b. New Business

i. Fire Protection District (Sean Grayson)

ii. Mailboxes

iii. Schedule Update

VI. Items Requested for Next Budget Advisory Committee Meeting (March 5, 2018)

VII. Adjournment – 8:00 pm

As you can see above the Budget Advisory Committee has quite an agenda ahead of them.

Anyone looking to see what goes on at these meetings is welcome to attend, you can also speak on and off the agenda.

One major thing everyone is going to want to hear are the plans for the Fire District Tax that the Mayor nad City Council want to cram down your throats.

10 Freeway Comes to a Standstill

KFI Traffic first reported a accident on the 10 westbound at Rancho Ave where wood was dropped on the 10 freeway causing a backup that streached to the 215 freeway.

Now the San Bernardino Sun is reporting more details below:

A big-rig carrying a forklift struck a bridge under construction on the westbound 10 Freeway, forcing officials to initiate a SigAlert Wednesday morning.

“At approximately 9 a.m., a tractor-trailer carrying a forklift struck a beam of the Pepper Avenue overpass above the 10 Freeway,” California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Alvarez said. “No injuries were reported, and crews estimate a reopening of the freeway to be around 1 p.m.”

All westbound lanes are closed. Traffic is being diverted off the freeway and back on again.

Alvarez said a few cars were damaged from the falling debris but didn’t go into detail.

Investigators are on scene trying to determine if the load height was over the limit.

As SANBAG looks to add toll lanes to the 10 freeway more accidents like these are coming due to the fact that lanes will be shrunk to fit in the toll lanes on a already tight freeway.

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Coffee With The Chief August


Lt Smith stood in for Chief Deanda for this months Coffee with the Chief.

Lt Smith statred off talking about National Night Out and the event was a success but they Lt. did talk about looking at how the event can combat decreasing attendance at the event.

Sgt Brochard talked about current staffing. Sgr Brochard said that Rialto Police is fully staffed on the sworn and non sworn side of things. He also talked about how difficult it is to vet, train and hire new police staff. He also spoke to the high level of training our officers have.

Cpl Russo spoke to traffic at rialto police. Last six months they have removed many DUI suspects from Rialto roads. The current OTS grant that the police department is using is $250,000. Right now the traffic department is fully staffed and they have added more training and now have new motor units to help reduce dangerous traffic situations. Cpl Russo said that they write tickets to stop people from making bad choices that eventually lead to traffic accidents. Cpl Russo and Lt Smith took questions from the audience about one dangerous intersection and they brainstomed possible solutions to the community concerns. Andy Carrzales asked about street light timing switching from one direction to another to reduce accidents from people pushing the light. Lt Smith said that they have pulled data on the Etiwanda Corridor due to their OTS grant and the Etiwanda improvement project.

Next Citizens Academy will begin  9-27-16 thru 11-29-16 applications can be recived at the front counter of the Rialto Police Station or by emailing Lt Smith at rsmith@rialtopd.com Joe Britt said that the Rialto Police Citizens Academy is a great reasource for residents to meet the movers and shakers and learn about your police agency.

Joe Britt also said the Police Deparment should package a training program  for other agencies to be better prepared for using cameras in their agency. Lt smith said that large agencies have come to learn from Rialto Police Department but by in large what works for Rialto wont work for Los Angeles or New York.

The Coffee event was a hit and well attended the dining area of the Coffee Nuttz was filled up and people overflowed into the Ice Cream section of the resturant.

If you would like to see the entire event we Streamed it Live on our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/RialtoNow

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