Rialto Record

Local baker looks to ‘Take the Cake’

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<p>Sofia Ortiz-Aguayo of Rialto is a competitor at this year’s Take the Cake 2 Bake-Off and she’s hoping her unique designs are just the right taste for judges and first place.By Yazmin Alvarez Sofia Ortiz-Aguayo believes that with the right ingredients, anything in life is possible. In fact, with a sprinkle of confidence, a dash of hope and few turns of an oven knob the Rialto baker created her master recipe— Sofia’s Sweet Escape. On Saturday, she hopes that mix…


Athletes for Life Foundation offers youth football training, mentoring camps

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<p>A four-day football training camp is beinging offered in July through the Athletes for Life Foundation. Registration is still available.By Yazmin Alvarez A free, four-day youth football camp along with a series of other mentoring programs for boys and girls will be offered beginning July 12 at Cal State San Bernardino through the Athletes for Life Foundation and only a few dozen spots are left. Now in its 10th…


Trapp Elementary sends time capsule message to 2040

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<p>Trapp Elementary students were overjoyed to send a time capsule underground March 13. </p><br />
<p>Inside the metal cylinder includes student writings from first, third and fourth graders describing what their life will be like in 25 years, photos of students and staff, the day’s newspaper along with other items.<br /><br />
A granite slab donated by Green Acres Memorial Park marks the location of the capsule and calls for an opening date of March 2040.By Yazmin Alvarez Moments in time were tucked underground at Trapp Elementary School March 13 as the campus community gathered to watch staff take turns shoveling dirt to bury the school’s first time capsule. Inside the metal cylinder includes student writings from first, third and fourth graders describing what their…CONTINUE READING

Garcia Elementary aims to build life-long readers

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<p>Reading Buddies, a new literacy program involving community volunteers launched March 11 at Garcia Elementary.By Yazmin Alvarez The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools in partnership with the Women’s Club of Rialto and Rialto Unified School District have unveiled a new reading initiative —Reading Buddies. Members of the groups along with Rialto civic leaders gathered March 11 at Garcia Elementary to launch the program,…CONTINUE READING

Trapp Elementary turns 50

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<p>Family members of William “Bill” Joseph Christian Trapp, Trapp Elementary’s namesake, take a moment to view Trapp’s legacy during the school’s 50th anniversary celebration March 4.By Yazmin Alvarez W.J.C. Trapp Elementary School reached a milestone last week. Alumni, staff, students, former administrators and family members of the school’s namesake—William “Bill” Joseph Christian Trapp— gathered March 4 for the school’s golden anniversary, marking 50 years of dedication to education in Rialto. Former educators and principals shared…CONTINUE READING

Students steal talent show, hearts at RUSD’s Puttin’ on the Ritz

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<p>Isaac Espinoza, 7, takes audiences on a ‘Cruisin For a Bruisin’ during RUSD’s annual Puttin’ on the Ritz fundraising gala.By Yazmin Alvarez They recited poems, sang acappella and cruised into the hearts of an audience Saturday night. Talented boys, girls and young men stole the show at this year’s, Puttin’ on the Ritz, a fundraising gala supporting the arts throughout Rialto Unified School District. Hundreds gathered at Carter High…CONTINUE READING

Rialto school board honors ‘Classified Employees of the Year’

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<p>Edith Jimenez, (center) Secretary III for EL Programs, was among the six awarded as “Classified Employees of the Year” on Feb. 25.By Yazmin Alvarez With more than 1,200 classified employees in the Rialto Unified School District, choosing a handful to recognize for their outstanding work ethic and years of dedication to the district doesn’t come easy. But after careful review, six were selected and presented with awards of excellence—Classified Employees of…CONTINUE READING

Sisters fundraise for trip to Australia, chance at cultural experience

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<p>Sisters Fernanda and Jovana Calderon are planning several fundraisers to help pay for their trip to Australia as part of a student ambassador program.By Yazmin Alvarez While most girls are busy planning sleepovers with their best friends, sisters Fernanda and Jovana Calderon of Rialto, are busy planning fundraisers. At only 12, Fernanda dreams of one day being an Olympic swimmer. But first, she hopes to see the North Sydney Olympic Pool, get up-close…CONTINUE READING

Rialto awarded 1.4 million grant for gang reduction and intervention project

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<p>The Board of State and Community Corrections awarded Rialto a $1.4 million grant toward the city’s e3p3 gang reduction and intervention program.By Yazmin Alvarez A county-wide push to making Rialto a safer and healthy environment for its youth is moving forward after the city received the necessary funding to start a gang prevention and intervention program. A $1.4 million grant from the Board of State and Community Corrections was awarded Feb.…CONTINUE READING

Rialto police honored at department’s first awards ceremony

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<p>Rialto police volunteer Ray Marrero and technician Noretta Barker revel in their recognitions during the department’s first awards program Feb. 20.By Yazmin Alvarez Some tracked down wanted and violent suspects, while others led relentless investigation efforts. Some kept the ball rolling during a blackout at the heart of the department, the dispatch center, while others selflessly volunteered endless hours to making sure youth stay on the right path. One officer,…CONTINUE READING

Seniors step in the name of love at Sweethearts Dance

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<p>Dozens of seniors take to the dance floor Feb. 12 celebrating love and friendship during Rialto Senior Center’s annual Sweetheart Dance.By Yazmin Alvarez Couples, friends and old flames paired-up and stepped in the name of love last week celebrating Valentine’s Day at the Rialto Senior Center’s annual Sweethearts Dance . Dozens of senior citizens, all dressed in their finest garb, took to the dance floor—some even cheek-to-cheek and embraced— for…CONTINUE READING

Student acts selected for RUSD’s 11th annual “Puttin’ on the Ritz”

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<p>Werner Elementary second grader Aiden Low will offer up a poetic performance at RUSD’s 11th annual Puttin’ on the Ritz.By Yazmin Alvarez With 29 schools in the Rialto Unified School District student talent shouldn’t be hard to find. And recent auditions held for the district’s upcoming March 7 fundraising gala—Puttin’ on the Ritz—proved there’s definitely undiscovered talent in dozens of Rialto students. This year’s tryouts brought out nearly 40…CONTINUE READING

One Comment

  1. Today is 10/29/14. I have a quick question. My name is Diane and I’m emailing you on behalf of Sunrise Church in Rialto. We would like to know if you do any free Public Service Announcements for non-profit organizations; and if not, what are the costs to advertising for upcoming events? Also, what are the procedures/protocol for doing this?

    I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

    Diane @ Sunrise Church in Rialto, CA

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