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Week of 09.22.11

  • 85th Anniversary Celebration Gala at SBVC
    SBVC 85th Anniversary Gala

    Friday, October 21

    Celebrating 85 People of Distinction

    Curtiss Allen, Roger C. Anton, Jr., Kim Armstrong, Charles H. Beeman*, Jerry R. Beeman, Richard Beemer, Judith Hampton Berry, Judge Arthur Bocanegra, Robert Botts, Cheryl Brown, Marta Macías Brown, Tobin Brinker, Dr. Frank Bruno, Tom Campbell, Nicholas Cataldo, Samuel Cereceres, Stephanie Cereceres, Wilma Lee Cochrane, Donna Cooley, Leonard Corbett, Dr. Kenneth R. Cox, Rev. Ernest Dowdy, Jr., Frank Ferré, Earleen Ferguson-Dudley, Leticia Chavez Garcia, Kevin Goodly, George Gorian, Judge Darrell Elijah Graham, Martha Green, Dr. Sherrie Guerrero, Clara Gresham, Alice G. Eby Hall, Dennis Hamamura, Robert L. Hammock, Judge Arthur Allen Harrison, Gloria Macías Harrison, William "Bill" Harrison, Jr., Kent Hayden, Bobby Hosea, Dr. John Husing, Dr. Patricia Janesh, Dr. Sharen Knudsen Jeffries, Dr. Art Jensen*, Rikke Van Johnson, Dr. Julie Kay Armantrout Kasarjian, Barry Kayrell, Wayne Kelly, Barbara "Bobbie" Leonard, Daniel Christopher LeRoy, Debi L. Stephens Lesser, Geoffrey Lewis, John Henry Lorei, Robert Martinez, Norine Kearney Miller, Dr. Thomas Albert Miller, Gerald Mason Newcombe, Ida Marie Nunez, Irene Obera, Margaret Ortiz, Joseph Paulino, Beverly Powell, Michael A. Ramos, Robert H. Rippy, Gordon "Robby" Robinson, Dr. Louie Fuerte Rodriguez, Edward Rothhaar, Jr.*, Don Ray Sampson, Gene William Schmidt, George H. Schnarre, Joan "Jody" Scott, Paul Shimoff, Gene H. Stull, Dr. Michael G. Stull, Robert J. Temple, Dr. Charles S. Terrell, Jr., Eugene Thorpe*, Danny Tillman, Mark Ulmer, Dr. Ted Vick, Neal A. Waner, Evlyn Wilcox, Eugene H. Wood, George & Katherine Zaharopoulos, Gregoria "Irma" Zamorano

    *To be awarded posthumously.
    Friday October 21, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT

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    Please join San Bernardino Valley College as we celebrate our 85th Anniversary by "Reflecting on the Past...Looking to the Future."

    The program will include special recognition of SBVC's 85 People of Distinction. If you would like to congratulate SBVC or one of the 85 People of Distinction, you can place an ad in our commemorative program.
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    $85 person
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  • Cerritos Beats SBVC Volleyball

    Volleyball Drops Three In San Diego
    By Lauren Gandara, James Williams
    As of Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    The Cerritos College women’s volleyball team only won one game out of four games at the San Diego Mesa Tournament Friday and Saturday.

    The Falcons lost against College of the Canyons (18-25, 15-25, 14-25), and Riverside College (18-25, 15-25, 15-25) on Friday.

    Head Coach Teresa Velasquez-Ortega said, “We need to keep working hard. A lot of stuff we need to work on, serve-receive and our defense, that is the main thing we are going to work on this week.”

    Sophomore Aundrea Stovall said, “We went last year and we played okay, and this year I think we played better as a team. We still have certain things we need to work on, but overall I think it was a good experience for everybody.”

    The Falcons opened with a win against San Bernardino Valley College (17-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-19), followed by a loss against Glendale College (17-25, 23-25, 15-25) on Saturday.

    Cerritos will travel to play Grossmont College on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

  • CHC Opens 40th Anniversary Celebrations
    Yucaipa News Mirror Staff Reporter
    Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:32 PM PDT
    Crafton Hills College is 40 years old and kicked off its year-long celebration on Sept. 12, in the Finklestein PerĀ­forming Arts Center quad.

    “I am a product of the community college school system and the public school system,” said CHC President Gloria Macias-Harrison. “I am very proud to be celebrating the 40- year anniversary of Crafton Hills College.”

    She introduced local dignitaries and board members.

    “CHC is truly an emerald on the hill, a wonderful gem,” said CHC Chancellor Bruce Baron. “We have a great place and a very supportive board (of trustees).”

    Board President Carelton Lockwood welcomed the crowd. “This fortieth anniversary year is a perfect time to recall individually and together the many touching stories we all have from our involvement with Crafton; whether it be as students, teachers, staff, or community members,” said Lockwood. “It is also an appropriate moment in time to reflect on the recent and future development of this college as evidence that this community understands its importance as a local higher educational facility.”

    Lockwood acknowledged the Finklestein family who donated the land over 40 years ago as well as President Harrison for organizing the birthday event.

    “The city of Yucaipa has always been a good partner,” added Harrison. “We have a wonderful partnership with them and we are on the city seal and I greatly appreciate that.”

    Yucaipa Mayor Dick Riddell spoke about the honor it has been to work with the college, especially with the latest joint venture, the aquatic center.

    Third District Supervisor Neil Derry spoke briefly about the great programs offered at CHC and wished CHC a “happybirthday” on behalf of the board of supervisors. He also led the crowd in a celebratory rendition of “Happy Birthday” to the delight of everyone.

    Harrison acknowledged the recent construction, all retired faulty who attended the special event, and the students.

    The big birthday bash was complete with cupcakes, party favors and bottled water.

    “This was a great way to kick off to what’s going to be a wonderful year,” said guest and CHC Board of Trustee Donna Ferracone. “It’s fun to see the college changing and sad too, but it’s a good thing.”

    Many students came to listen to a bit of CHC history and also enjoy a free cupcake.

    “I think this is great,” said CHC student Kathleen Minimo. “Today is also my four-year wedding anniversary so it’s an extra special day to share an anniversary with them. I enjoy this school. Crafton offers great, high quality education to students.”

    CHC serves about 6,200 students and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the accrediting body for California and the Western Pacific. It offers 37 degree programs and 35 occupational certificate plans. CHC is located in the scenic hills of Yucaipa at 11711 Sand Canyon Rd.

  • Creep Opens at CHC Gallery

    The Crafton Hills College Art Gallery's first exhibit of the 2011-12 academic year is "Creep," featuring a group of emerging artists and representing a range of techniques.
    "Creep" opens with an artists' reception 6 to 8 p.m. today.

    The show will be in the gallery to Oct. 13. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

    Participating artists are Sarah Amarin, Timothy Dickson, Michelle Fernandez, Kristy Frederick, Celeste Gamboa, Katie Grip, Jamie Katz, Thomas Osekowsky and Jessie Zylstra.

    The title of the show, "Creep," is meant to have a much broader meaning than just something that merely looks or seems creepy. It is also meant to convey, for example, a creeping thought, or feeling, creep as a state of mind or thing.

    The artists hoped to create work that leaves the viewer with lingering questions, or possibly an uneasy feeling that overshadows the aesthetic quality of the piece. They are aiming to go beyond mere visual beauty.

    Although this is not their first show, these emerging artists hope to gain experience from this exhibit. Each has been in the annual juried student exhibition at Cal State San Bernardino, some twice. Some have also curated their own shows at Cal State.

    The Crafton Hills College Art Gallery is in the Library and Learning Resource Center on the Crafton campus, 11711 Sand Canyon Road, Yucaipa.

    The best parking access is from Lots C and F because of construction on campus.

    - SOURCE: Crafton Hills College

    A similar story ran in the Highland Community News, including a photo of one of the art works.

  • CSUSB Hosts Cultural Conference and Native American Day

    Wally "Uncle Wally" Antone, right, of the Quechan Tribe and others sing Native American bird songs during the California Native American Day at Cal State University San Bernardino on Friday, September 24, 2010. (Al Cuizon) (photo not included in post)

    Gourd rattles, elderberry flutes, and turtle shell rattles will add to the color of tribal traditions at Cal State San Bernardino on the first evening of autumn.
    Cal State hosts the 13th annual California Native American Day Celebration Friday, culminating the weeklong California Cultural Awareness Conference.

    The conference creates awareness of the culture, heritage and traditions of the California Indian.

    All Native Americans did not have the same traditions, but songs were a part of everything they did.

    "Our tribe was unique because they were able to travel from Baldwin Lake, near Big Bear, in the summer to the valley floor in the winter," said James Ramos, chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, who started the Native American Day celebration at Cal State in 1999 to teach students more about the state's indigenous people.

    Ramos, a member of the state board of education, said the timing was right to get factual accounts of California's first people in the state curriculum.

    "I'm deeply passionate about this - so much so that I'll drop everything to get to the Cal State campus to teach students about Native American history," said Ramos, who will perform Serrano and Cahuilla bird songs and share some stories of tribal traditions with local school children.

    The Friday event will feature Yurok Brush Dancers and other traditional Northern California brush dancers, six groups of Southern California bird singers, and a traditional native theater company performance, featuring storyteller Jacque Nunez.

    Festivities also include food vendors and demonstrations of traditional life ways and knowledge.

    The celebration, which is hosted by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Cal State San Bernardino's Cross Cultural Center, is free and open to the public.

    Tribal project coordinator Ken Shoji said the tribe's educational department has been growing "by leaps and bounds."

    "We've been talking about the different tribes with our own educational department to bring a fuller story of both historic and contemporary understanding of native peoples," Shoji said.

    Since 1999, nearly 40,000 students and teachers from schools in San Bernardino and Riverside counties have participated in the weeklong conference, through workshops, educational resources and informative discussions by tribal members and academics.

    13th annual California Native American Day Celebration
    California tribes to gather at Cal State San Bernardino
    When: 6-9 p.m. Friday
    Where: Cal State San Bernardino, Lower Commons, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino
    Admission: Free
    Information: 909-537-7204

    - michel.nolan@inlandnewspapers.com, 909-386-3859
    Read more: http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_18938899#ixzz1YhHEkFd6

  • Drive Through E-Waste Event at SBVC
    Saturday, September 17, 2011 · 8am-4pm
    SBVC’s Alpha Gamma Sigma club will host a free, two-day E-waste collection event in parking lot #8 (access via Grant Avenue) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to prevent unnecessary additions to local landfills.

    Electronic discard is one of the fastest growing segments of this nation’s waste stream as approximately 70 percent of heavy metals and 40 percent of lead and mercury contents found in today’s landfills come from electronic waste.

    This E-waste event is SBVC’s third event in the last 14 months. After collecting 43,540 pounds of E-waste at a weekend collection event in June 2010, SBVC's Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS) and Associated Student Government (ASG) shattered their previous record by collecting 80,000 pounds at another drive-through E-waste recycling event on the weekend of January 29-30, 2011.

    E-waste is any consumer electronic equipment that has reached its ‘end-of-life’ or ‘end-of-usage,’ whether in full or non-working condition. It includes most electronics or electric appliances with a cord or circuit board such as:

    Computer monitors, television sets, PC systems, printers, laptops, copiers, scanners, fax machines, toner cartridges, UPS & PDAs, power supplies, main frame units, networking equipment, mother board systems, VCR/VCD/DVD players, home entertainment systems, landline and cellular phones and small portable devices. We also accept car and forklift batteries. There is a $5 service fee for microwave ovens.

    Event organizers will not accept: refrigerators, washer and dryers, fluorescent light bulbs and household batteries.

    For more information, please contact Alpha Gamma Sigma at 909.844.2331 or 909.384.8629 or email Stu Chapin or Joe Notarangelo. .
  • EAP Conference Held in San Bernardino
    Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:32 PM PDT
    The San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) hosted a meeting of the Inland Empire EAP Collaborative on Sept. 9 at the District office in San Bernardino.

    The Collaborative is part of the Federation for a Competitive Economy, (FACE), and proposes the implementation of several systematic approaches to improving student learning, including the Early Assessment Program (EAP), designed to move students seamlessly from high school into community college and ultimately through postgraduate work.

    So far, 57 community colleges have signed onto the program and nine others have indicated interest.

    If a student in the 11th or 12th grade passes the EAP test, the student is automatically accepted into community college, eliminating the need for remedial work in math and English.

    “We are honored to bring together leaders dedicated to improving educational opportunities for students in the Inland Empire at all levels. Improving the college-going and college-completion rates in San Bernardino and Riverside counties will mean a better prepared workforce, more innovation in our local economic development, and an enhanced quality of life for all our citizens,” said SBCCD Chancellor Bruce Baron.

  • Middle College Breaks Ground Next to SBVC
    SAN BERNARDINO: School groundbreaking ceremony is Friday
    By PE News on September 21, 2011 2:10 PM

    The San Bernardino City Unified School District will hold a public groundbreaking ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday for Middle College High School.

    The site is on Esperanza Street next to San Bernardino Valley College. The construction will provide Middle College High students, who are in portables now, with new buildings.

    Middle College High students attend college classes at San Bernardino Valley in the morning and high school classes in the afternoon. Students can graduate with a high school diploma and an associate's degree.

    The high school is scheduled to open in September 2012 and serve about 400 students. State hardship construction money will cover the $15.3 million cost of construction, according to a district news release.

    More information: 909-381-1250.

  • PDC Helps Workers Train for Jobs
    JOBS: Inland unemployment rate drops to 14.1 percent

    08:14 PM PDT on Friday, September 16, 2011


    The Inland region's unemployment rate may have looked new and improved in August, dropping from 14.7 percent in July to 14.1 percent last month, but it wasn't necessarily because people found jobs.

    The labor force in Riverside and San Bernardino counties shrunk by 13,500 people in that time. The total pool of potential workers both employed and collecting unemployment benefits living in the Inland region in August was 1.74 million, or 31,300 fewer than the same month last year.

    Some of the already unemployed have likely given up their job searches based on the most recent data from the state's Employment Development Department, economists said Friday.

    File Photo (not included in post)
    People visiting a job fair line up to collect applications. Perpetual weakness in the job market has discouraged the unemployed. "One hopes that some of them are retiring," said Esmael Adibi, an economist with Chapman University.

    Perpetual weakness in the job market has discouraged those looking for a position.

    Global economic unrest has continued to rattle the stock market.

    And the political rhetoric in the current campaign climate hasn't helped, hardly instilling confidence in the nation's consumers and business owners, he said.

    Going forward, job creation could simply stall -- or worse -- reverse, Adibi said.

    "If they're not laying off anybody, they're not rushing out to hire," he said of employers.

    The unemployment rate statewide rose to 12.1 percent last month. Nationwide, 9.1 percent of the population was out of work.

    In the two-county region, 245,300 people were receiving unemployment benefits in August.

    Locally, there were gains in health care industries, professional services and, most notably, logistics which added several thousand jobs compared to a year ago.

    Husing said recent attempts to stop warehouse and commercial building in areas of Norco and Mira Loma threatened job creation.

    Growth of logistics, though, didn't make up for the 12,600 government jobs lost.

    "We now have a governmentally driven job recession going on," he said. Not counting losses of government jobs, the Inland area's private businesses would have created several thousand new jobs that didn't exist a year ago, he said.

    There are more openings for logistics related jobs in the Inland area from Chino to Moreno Valley, albeit temporary positions, than the number of people who have completed certified training courses through the San Bernardino Community College District's Professional Development Center, said Alan Braggins, logistics technology manager for the program.

    "It doesn't mean that companies aren't being extremely selective," he said.

    At least two companies hope to hire 100 workers each, and a couple more have told the program that they intend to hire, too, he said. It's that time of year when those selling wares for holiday shoppers load up trucks and warehouses to ready their goods for the shopping season.

    The program trains entry-level and more experienced logistics technicians, offers fork-lift driving and OSHA certifications and training in automation technology for the maintenance departments of warehouses and manufacturing facilities and is funded with a $4.3 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program.
  • SBVC Soccer Wins Against Compton and Santa Monica

    San Bernardino Wins Tough Defensive Match Over Corsairs
    posted Sep. 17, 2011, 8:43:00 am
    Corsairs Fall to 0-4 After Loss to Defending State Champs

    Photo by Roger Morante
    SMC's Vianca Barajas fields the ball in the Lady Corsairs' 2-1 loss to defending state champion San Bernadino Valley on Friday.Parimal M. Rohit / Staff Writer

    While the Lady Corsairs (0-4) were able to hang with defending state champion San Bernardino Valley until the final whistle, the 2-1 loss to the Lady Wolverines (6-1) certainly left SMC to ponder what could have been had any of their missed opportunities been converted.

    Despite eight shots on goal – including one that hit the crossbar in the eighth minute – the Lady Corsairs were scoreless until the 64th minute, when defender Liz Cveyich assisted midfielder Sarah Barrington on a laser beam shot that caught the back of the net for the game’s equalizer.

    Unfortunately, Breanne Dominguez’s free kick goal from the left side in the 72nd minute arched just over the outstretched fingertips of Lady Corsairs goalkeeper Alisa Sheldon to give San Bernardino Valley the victory.

    It was the second such goal Sheldon was just an inch shy of swatting.

    In the 44th minute, forward Mariela Ortega fired a shot straight away from about 30 yards out, bending the ball over Sheldon to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead at halftime.

    “I thought in the first half we really took it to them,” SMC head coach Aaron Benditson said after the match. “I thought we were the better team by far, and unlucky to come out of that half having to concede a goal in the last two or three minutes.”

    During much of the first half, the Lady Corsairs were able to keep the ball predominantly in their own zone and had several scoring opportunities.

    After Yaya Godinez’s shot in the eighth minute ricocheted off the top crossbar, two more Lady Corsairs’ had point blank shot attempts. Unfortunately, SMC came away empty-handed.

    The Lady Corsairs would have another three or four solid scoring opportunities before finally scoring the equalizer about midway through the second half.

    “We had some opportunities to score some goals. If you don’t take your opportunities in soccer, it’s going to come back and bite you in the end of the day,” he said.

    SMC returns to the soccer field again on Tuesday at 3 p.m. for a home match against Ventura College.

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    SBVC 1, Compton 0 - - Jorge Ruiz capitalized on a beautiful assist by Marco Moreno to score in the 75th minute and give San Bernardino Valley College (5-1-2) the victory. Moreno broke through the left side and drew three players before finding Ruiz at the last moment for the goal.

    Press Enterprise 09.19.11


  • Sports Roundup

    FROM NEWS SERVICES: Press Enterprise 
    Kelli Milakovich scored twice in the second half to help Citrus College rally past visiting San Bernardino Valley College, 2-1, Tuesday in a non-conference women's soccer match.

    The Wolverines suffered their second loss, one more than last season when they won the state championship.

    Mariela Ortega put SBVC (6-2) on top when she scored in the 24th minute. Milakovich evened things in the 51st minute and gave Citrus (5-2) the lead in the 75 minute.

    National powers to clash
    Michelle Gardner, Sun Staff Writer
    Posted: 09/19/2011 09:56:48 PM PDT

    The San Bernardino Valley College men's soccer team continues to open eyes. The Wolverines, who won just three games last season, are off to a 5-1-2 start.

    The lone bump in the road came on Friday when the Wolverines were upended by Fullerton 1-0. They played a man down much of the game after a red card 20 minutes into the first half.

    "Everyone is allowed a hiccup here and there. That was one of ours," SBVC coach Josh Brown said. "I don't think Valley has ever gotten off to this kind of start so we're optimistic but there is still a lot of soccer to be played."

    SBVC won four straight games to start the season, all by shutout. Then came two 1-1 ties, one coming against nationally ranked Santa Barbara. Kevin Real had the Wolverines' lone goal in that one.