Colton Courier

Remembering Long Time Colton High School Coach Allene Shore: January 8, 1932 – January 16, 2015

Courtesy Photo: Three time CIF Southern Section Field Hockey championship coach Allen Shore passed away on January 16. She was 83-years-old.
  By Anthony Victoria Allene Shore was loved by both students and faculty at Colton High School. The three…

Colton City Council and Staff to Place Proposed Cal Med University as Top Priority for 2015

Dr. Dev GnanaDev, chief of surgery at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton
  By Anthony Victoria The Colton City Council held a special meeting on Tuesday January 27, deciding to place…

Hearing on Centrepointe Car Wash, Beer, and Wine CUP decision to continue in March

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<p>Centrepointe Car Wash Beer and Wine location.
    By Anthony Victoria A public hearing on the issuance of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to a…

Baby Colton to be laid to rest on January 24

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<p>A woman holds a candle that displays a baby praying.
  By Anthony Victoria Colton residents turned out to a candlelight vigil on Wednesday January 14 to memorialize the…

Terrace Hills Middle School student dedicated to preventing drug use among teens

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Coalitions for Change organizer Mirza Martinez (center) with several pre-teens and teens during a Superhero Me gathering on Wednesday January 7.
Kimberly Murillo, an eighth grade student at Terrace Hills Middle School in Grand Terrace—disappointed and concerned by some of…

Colton High School football star undeterred by adversity, verbally commits to Chadron State College in Nebraska

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<p>Season ending injuries in back-to-back seasons did not discourage LaVonte Wilson to quit football.
Suffering an injury as an athlete may have serious repercussions. Just ask LaVonte Wilson. The 18-year-old Colton High School…

City Council Votes to Uphold Planning Commission’s Decision of Denying Largo CUP Permit

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<p>Councilmember Deirdre Bennett demonstrates a map to the public of the Largo site.
By Anthony Victoria The city council on Tuesday January 6 decided to uphold the planning commission’s decision of denying…

Councilmember Toro Will Host “Spray and Neuter” Event on January 24

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<p>David Toro (left), according to Rene Ruston, has paved the way for San Bernardino County’s fight for animal rights.
By Anthony Victoria Colton residents whose dogs are registered in the city will have the opportunity to have their…

Winter Day Camp to take place through January 9 at Gonzales Center

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<p>Some of the Winter Day Camp’s participants.
By Anthony Victoria The Colton Community Services Department launched its Winter Day Camp last week on December 22 and…

Young U.S. Army Soldier Embraces Time Spent in Colton with Loved Ones During Holiday Season

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By Anthony Victoria Young men and women across the nation every year make the decision to enlist in the…

Gaona and co. continue to sow “Seeds of Hope” for community

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  By Anthony Victoria Dozens of residents stopped by Leno’s Ricos Tacos restaurant in Colton on Saturday December 20…

“Feed the Need” program provides Christmas Joy for the homeless

“Feed the Need” volunteers (Left to Right): Angel Toledo, Alex Toledo, Veronica Toledo, Isaac Toledo, Dr. Luis Gonzalez, Vanesssa Mendoza, Alex Toledo Jr, and Adrian Toledo.
By Anthony Victoria The newly established “Feed the Need” program led by Veronica Toledo held its launch at Chavez…

“Frijolito” Claus touched by young child’s letter

By Anthony Victoria Playing the part of Santa Claus this year, Colton Parks and Recreation commissioner Paul Rasso has…

40th annual Christmas Parade highlights players of historic 1950s Colton Lions Little League teams

By Anthony Victoria Hundreds of people lined up La Cadena Avenue on Saturday December 13, many reacquainting with longtime…

MoniVision live web show provides another source of media for Colton community

By Anthony Victoria An alternative network of media has launched in the Inland Empire. Under the direction of local…

Cecilia’s Taste of Life Toy Drive raises already lifted spirit of Colton community

By Anthony Victoria Cecilia Castorena with the help of the Colton community collected toys for children during her Christmas…

Thank you for your service Honorable Mayor Sarah Zamora (2011-2014)

By Anthony Victoria In the face of adversity, outgoing Mayor Sarah Zamora stood tall and strong and led an…

Council approves changes to commission ordinance and votes to place body cameras on police officers

By Anthony Victoria The new-look Colton City Council approved several items during their meeting on December 2—the most disputed…

Election update: Dr. Luis Gonzalez defeats Richard Prieto by a mere 27 votes

By Anthony Victoria Colton High School history teacher, former band director, and Colton Area Museum board member Dr. Luis…

City Council roundup: short meeting as transition looks to take place in December

By Anthony Victoria The current Colton City Council had their final meeting together on Tuesday November 18. The meeting…

Richard De La Rosa elected Mayor of Colton

By Anthony Victoria Former councilmember Richard De La Rosa had made his way back to the city council—this time…

VP Joe Biden provides Pete Aguilar with big congressional campaign boost with Colton visit

By Anthony Victoria Pete Aguilar’s congressional campaign received a big boost when U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden made a quick-stop…

Colton Mayoral candidates strive for improvement of economy and job sector

By Anthony Victoria Two men, current Colton councilmember Frank A. Gonzales and community advocate Richard De La Rosa, are…

Immaculate Conception Church offers free meals every Tuesday to residents in need

By Anthony Victoria It may be safe to say that one of the most successful outreach programs in the…

Longtime community organizer remembered by family and friends

By Anthony Victoria Alfredo Enciso–a long time community advocate and small business owner– was laid to rest on October…

Gonzalez believes open communication among council and residents will strengthen city

By Anthony Victoria Dr. Luis Gonzalez came to the city of Colton in 1996, after spending many years teaching…

Wilson Scholarship Committee holds last “October Festival Picnic” at Veterans Park

Photo/Anthony Victoria: From left to right: Ernie Colunga, Rudy Ramirez, Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar, Dr. Tom Rivera, Dr. Luis Gomez, and Louie Rodriguez during the Wilson Scholarship Committee’s “October Festival” picnic at Veterans Park in Colton on October 4.
By Anthony Victoria After twenty solid years of awarding scholarships to hundreds of Colton High School’s promising seniors, the…

Prieto aims to utilize commission experience for Colton city council

By Anthony Victoria Third-generation Coltonite Richard Prieto has given back to the community his entire life. He’s served as…

Dan Flores looks to continue role on CJUSD board

By Anthony Victoria The late Toribio “Toby” Flores symbolized the spirit of the hardworking resident. Arriving in the United…

Colton goes blue in honor of San Bernardino Police Officer Gabriel Garcia

By Anthony Victoria A week after San Bernardino Police officer Gabriel Garcia was shot in the line of duty…

Colton High School alumni working as meteorologist for NBC’s “Today in LA” morning news program

By Anthony Victoria These days if you tune into NBC4’s “Today in LA” morning news program for the latest…

Girl Scouts local chapter helping girls develop work skills

By Anthony Victoria The Girls Scouts of America implemented a new program that will assist young girls in receiving…

Cancer not an obstacle for SBCCD student trustee Guzman

By Anthony Victoria Tiffany Guzman, 20, experienced hardship growing up. The San Bernardino Valley College Biology student said it…

Kent Taylor seeks return to Colton Joint Unified School District board

By Anthony Victoria Kent Taylor is looking to return back to his old stomping grounds. Serving in the Colton…

World War II veteran remembers South Pacific, honored with banner

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<p>Colton councilmembers Frank A. Gonzalez and David Toro
By Anthony Victoria World War II veteran Salvador Centeno Ayala, 89, is one of many military members and veterans…

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