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

Major Power Outage Kicks Off Rialto Students Spring Break

Thanks to the lazy way Southern California Edison maintains the power equipment over 1,024 rialto homes are spending the early afternoon without power. Rialto Unified School District kicked off their spring break last Friday but today is the first day of the week off and now they have to spend it without power. Edison is unsure what equipment failed or how long it will take to restore power. All through the streets of Flores Park one of the main communities effected you can see people spilling out of their homes and into the streets for light and information.

Next Community Clean Up Is Saturday January 23rd

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Little League and Softball skills expo

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San Bernardino Terrorist Attacks & The Rialto Connection

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Were sure you have heard by now that the former county health inspector turned radical terrorist effected the fine city of Rialto and also left his mark on the community. By now you have also heard the scare tactics being spread throughout social media. These tactics are not linked to any fact and have opened the door to sick people using peoples fear to feed their sick minds. As we have stated many times in the last 6 years Rialto is in a unique position to feel safe and know that our public safety officials are more than equal to the task of keeping us safe.

What these terrorist attacks have also shown us is that terror does not play by our set rules of engagement. We also saw that seeing something that doesn’t look right and not reporting it because we didn’t want to sound racist can cost lives. The mantra of SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING is not just a catchy phrase it is a call to let the authorities know if something doesn’t look right. Neighbors and other people in Redlands saw activity that didn’t look right for MONTHS and said nothing. It is beyond comprehension to know we could have saved 14 lives and kept 21 people from being injured if someone had made a phone call.

We cannot change the past but it is beyond vital that we learn from it. Our all time favorite quote is  “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” by George Santayana. If we cannot learn from our past we will keep making the same mistakes. St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Coffee Nutzz and Carter High School are just a few of the locations that the county health inspector turned radical terrorist had some type of ties. Probably the most chilling tie were the photos found in the terrorists possession of Carter High School. Luckily our public safety officials were equal to the task to see that our schools were safe.

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So we need to show our public safety officials that we will not remain silent. We need to share information that they need to keep us safe. One great way yo do that is Area Command Meetings see the flyer below:

Area Command 2016

Free Speech Under Attack?

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Well as much as we would like to move on from the West Valley Water board they seem to want to be the main topic of conversation. Newly elected Water Board Director Gregory Young who I have never met has taken it upon himself to attack our blog. I don’t know this man and I have no strong feelings one way or the other.

So why am I writing this article? Right? Well when the West Valley Water Board made a move away from the Roberts Rules of Order in lue of the Rosenberg Rules of Order some questioned if this was a move to control or silence the other board members and/or the public. Of course the board denied that this was their intention but now you have Board Member Gregory Young advocating that this blog not be able to post links to our online content on a popular Bloomington Community page.

Here is what the group uses as its rules for posting:

CODE OF CONDUCT:

The following is a list of guidelines for commenting on our wall and posts. Stay positive and let’s have fun.

*No spamming
*No offensive language.
*We may remove any URL for any reason.
*No personal attacks (hostile, derogatory or deliberately insulting comments toward a specific individual or group).
*No business advertising or political promotions are allowed, not-for-profit organization promotion is allowed.
*No flaming (posting comments intended to induce an angry response).
*If you have an inquiry regarding constituent services, it’s always best to call Supervisor Josie Gonzales’ office (909) 387-4565 to formalize your concern.
*This group reserves the right to remove any comment at any time for any reason.
Please note: if a portion of a comment is inappropriate, the entire comment will be deleted.

This is a group created to act as a discussion forum for the San Bernardino County community known as Bloomington and the Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) that represents it.

Feel free to post and share any interesting thoughts, ideas, concerns, or news that pertain to the citizens of Bloomington. Any information about county projects or issues involving Bloomington will be shared here as well.

We reached out to the supervisors office and we were supposed to get a call back on whether we are breaking the rules of the group. Nobody has called us back but I’m sure the county is busy with last week’s terrorist attack.

What do you think should a water board director be able to force another elected official to silence the community?

Holiday Decoration Contest

Rialto Holiday Contest

The Neighborhood and Housing Preservation Beautification Commission & Development Services Department Housing Division are seeking nominations for the most effective use of decorations. Residents will be recognized and an award to be presented to the top 5 nominations at the January 2016 City Council Meeting.

For more information or to submit your nominations, contact the Housing Division at(909)820-8013 or email rjoiner@rialtoca.gov. Deadline to submit nominations is December 17, 2015 by 4:00pm.

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