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Community Meeting Discusses Art Mural Possibilities in San Bernardino

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<p>San Bernardino Generation Now’s Jorge Heredia (left) and Michael Segura (right).   </p><br />
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 Anthony Victoria The Institute for Public Strategies (IPS), as part of the BYRNE Crime Prevention Program, met with community…

Youth Conference Addresses Issues With Gang Violence and Provides Insight on Faith

Raymond Henderson (also known as Nova Heartbreak) speaks to  young children during the Stop the Violence Conference on January 10.
  Hip-hop artist Sevin—along with several of his Hooked On God / Ministry Over Bizness (HOGMOB) label mates—provided insight…

Inland Empire Organizations Hold Rally to Call For More Human Services Funding in State Budget

TODEC Organizer Luz Gallegos leads a group of residents in a protest chant.
Organizers from over a dozen organizations convened at the steps of San Bernardino City Hall on Friday January 9…

Young community organizer searching for donations to help fund uncle’s funeral

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<p>Hugo Placencia died from injuries sustained in a car accident on December 26. He was 72-years-old.</p><br /><br /><br /><br />
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By Anthony Victoria Hugo Placencia, 72, will be remembered as a caring and trustworthy man by his young relative,…

Alejandre First Latino to be Sworn In as County Superintendent of Schools

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<p>Ted Alejandre with San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales.
By Anthony Victoria Ted Alejandre took the oath of office becoming San Bernardino County’s thirty-fourth superintendent during a ceremony…

New Year State Legislation to Provide Driver’s License Opportunity to Millions Statewide, Benefit Thousands of Latinos in Inland Empire

• The California Department of Motor Vehicles has a web page with information on AB 60, the 2013 law that allows undocumented immigrants to apply for driver's licenses starting Jan. 2. Go to dmv.ca.gov. Click on "AB 60 Driver License Implementation," which rotates with other links near the top of the screen.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>• To view the documents DMV will accept to prove identity or residency, go to DMV's homepage and click "Updated list of AB 60 documents."</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>• To see which DMV offices are open on Saturdays starting Jan. 3, click "Offices" and then the link under "DMV Offices with Saturday Office Hours." Offices in Riverside, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Victorville and Palm Desert are among those that will have Saturday hours.
By Anthony Victoria Undocumented residents across the state will have the opportunity to obtain Drivers Licenses beginning on January…

San Bernardino’s E Street awarded “Best Urban Street Transformation of 2014”

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<p>The sbX station at E Street. In the background is the City Hall building and the old Radisson Hotel. E Street was awarded the “best urban street transformation of 2014” by Streetsblog.
By Anthony Victoria San Bernardino’s E Street was awarded the distinction of being the most improved urban street transformation…

“Frijolito” Claus’ kind gesture brings joy to Highland family

Paul Rasso (center) with Alexander Garcia (to his left), his sister Melanie, and mother Marisol Suarez.
By Anthony Victoria A small gesture can have a tremendous impact on the life of a child. Just ask…

County Vision Discussed at Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown’s “Meet and Greet”

Assemblymember Brown led a roundtable discussion, which allowed each official to share his or her vision for their community.
By Ashley Jones A meet and greet was organized by California Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino last week on…

Winter Wonderland and Ho Ho parade return to San Bernardino

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<p>Thomas and Savannah (4) slide down the snow slide. This was Savannah's first time on the snow.
By Anthony Victoria A movie night for children and adults to enjoy, dancing performances, and artificial snow converted San…

Smog pollution continues to plague Southern California, primarily Inland Empire region

By Anthony Victoria Southern California residents for decades have been at the submission of bad smog and other chemical…

Rotary Club and Stater Bros. Charities donate dictionaries to third grade students

By Anthony Victoria The Rotary Club of San Bernardino handed out dictionaries to over one hundred third grade students…

Two protests provide different protesting environments for I.E. organizers

By Anthony Victoria Demonstrations took place in the Inland Empire this past weekend that provided varying perspectives on institutionalized…

Youth boxing tournament taking place at Thompson Teen Center in Colton

By Anthony Victoria On Saturday December 6 several youth boxers will showcase their skills during the Colton Boxing Night…

Dozens turn out for Downtown Riverside protest against Ferguson decision, another taking place this weekend

By Anthony Victoria Numerous cities around the U.S. are experiencing dissent from protesters and rioters who are annoyed with…

Congressman’s legacy continues through work of community leaders

By Anthony Victoria George Brown’s legacy of advocating for the civil rights of underrepresented groups continues on through the…

GradNation Summit at CSUSB focuses on increasing graduation rates

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<p> Congregations for Prophetic Change (COPE) director Sam Casey, one of the lead organizers of the GradNation Summit. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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By Anthony Victoria Local area youth in the Inland Empire, along with community members, leaders, and parents attended the…

Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar wins Congressional seat

By Anthony Victoria Democratic candidate Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar defeated Republican opponent Paul Chabot in the race for the…

Veterans receive Diplomas during ceremony at Roy C. Hill center

By Anthony Victoria Twelve veterans received the honorable distinction of receiving high school diplomas at the conclusion of the…

Vietnam War veteran finds therapy through Art

By Anthony Victoria Tom Fontanes remembers fondly growing up in a Puerto Rican family from the Bronx, New York…

SBCUSD Passes Resolution to begin Negotiations with Omnitrans

By Anthony Victoria The San Bernardino Unified School District passed a resolution on Tuesday October 21 to move forward…

Annual “Pow Wow” returns to Cal State San Bernardino

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<p>Native American dancers enjoying the festivities of the 19th Annual Pow Wow hosted by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians at CSUSB last weekend.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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By Anthony Victoria  Thousands of Native American dancers, singers, artisans, and other supporters converged over the weekend, beginning on…

Time for Change Foundation accuses San Bernardino officials of “bad politics” during press conference at City Hall

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<p>Kim Carter presenting a gold-plated symbolic key to San Bernardino City councilmember Jim Mulvhill during the Phoenix Square rededication in July.
By Anthony Victoria Time for Change Foundation supporters accused officials of “bad politics” by chanting, “we want justice” and…

Institute for Public Strategies aiming to garner more participation from residents to help prevent crime and violence

By Anthony Victoria The Institute for Public Strategies (IPS) is encouraging San Bernardino residents to help reduce violence and…

Latino Art Association continues to promote throughout Inland Empire

By Anthony Victoria The Inland Empire Latino Art Association (IELAA) continues to display its fine art in galleries across…

SBCUSD college fairs provides students with options for post-secondary education

By Anthony Victoria The San Bernardino Unified School District has engaged in a new campaign that aims to “Make…

Inland Empire Latino Art Association exhibit honors Hispanic Heritage Month

A special art exhibition to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month recently opened at the San Bernardino County Museum. Entitled “Sueños…

Monserrat Gutierrez crowned as Miss Cardinal 2014-2015

By Anthony Victoria Congratulations to Monserrat Gutierrez, who was crowned San Bernardino High School’s Miss Cardinal on Saturday September…

Time For Change Foundation’s Phoenix Village plan put on hold by city council

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<p>Supporters of the Time for Change Foundation speaking outside of San Bernardino City Hall. The city council tabled an agenda item that pertained to negotiations for the organization’s affordable housing project.
By Anthony Victoria Time for Change Foundation supporters and organizers left the San Bernardino city council meeting on Monday…

Professor Murillo receives “Ohtli” award during Mexican Independence Day celebration at CSUSB

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<p>Ballet Folklorico group “Nueva Esperanza” performing during the Mexican Independence Day celebration at Cal State San Bernardino on September 15.
By Anthony Victoria Mexican consul Carolina Zaragoza stood on the top level of the commons building at Cal State…

Town Hall meeting addresses Section 186, police agreement

By Anthony Victoria San Bernardino City mayor Carey Davis, police chief Jarrod Burguan, and councilmembers Rikke Van Johnson and…

ICUC prayer vigil to bring attention to city’s issues with violence

By Anthony Victoria With the number of reported homicides in San Bernardino reaching to 34, one has to wonder…

Equihua brothers enjoy sweet reunion at Arroyo Valley

By Anthony Victoria After not seeing his brother Army Spc. Adrian Equihua, 22, for over a year, Arroyo Valley…

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