Couple’s legacy celebrated for contributions to Community Playhouse

Holding a pair of scissors, Winnie Hanson, of Rialto, makes the final cut in the unveiling of the renaming of the outdoor stage of Rialto Park as the "Winnie Hanson Performing Arts Stage."

Val Hanson may have sat in a dark room above Rialto’s community playhouse for more than 30 years, but on Sunday, the lighting magician’s life and legacy shined brighter than ever. Hanson–“the technical guru” behind Rialto Community Players’ productions at the Sandra R. Courtney Community Playhouse–was celebrated and honored with…

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‘Class of 2014′ celebrated success with selfies, smiles

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Eisenhower High School ASB President, Giovanni "Gio" Ayala, said he could not leave the stage Sunday without a "selfie" with him and Ike principal, Scott Sparks.

Rialto’s five high schools graduated their 2014 classes this weekend at ceremonies held at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Filled with balloons, cheers and happy tears, thousands of friends, families and peers gathered in celebration of hard work and dedication, but not before taking a few selfies with…

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Rialto science teacher takes on American Ninja Warrior

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Keita Kashiwagi, a teacher at Jehue Middle School, competed in the sixth season of American Ninja Warrior. Kashiwagi is known by students as the "Teaching Ninja."

Who needs Isaac Newton when you have Keita Kashiwagi? That was the question announcers raised as 39-year-old Kashiwagi, of Rancho Cucamonga, moved through obstacle courses at the Venice Qualifiers for American Ninja Warrior’s sixth-season. The opener aired May 26 on NBC and can be viewed on nbc.com. “You have to…

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