Saturday, April 07, 2007

Weekly News Roundup: April 7 Edition

Not much news this week!

City News

April 1, San Bernardino Sun, "Various charter schools set sights on S. B. County"
An overview of several new charter schools proposed for San Bernardino County, including the Inland Leaders Charter School in the Yucaipa-Calimesa Unified School District.
"One of the big things with charters is just a freedom of choice for parents," said Mike Gordon, an assistant principal at two Yucaipa elementary schools and the hopeful founder of Inland Leaders.
April 5, Yucaipa News Mirror, "School district receives grant from state"
The state of California has granted the Yucaipa-Calimesa School District $225,000 of Prop. 49 (pdf) money for before and after school programs.
“As our lifestyles become increasingly busy, parents need a helping hand with their children, and children need a safe haven during non-school hours where they can be productive,” said O'Connell.
  • The Agenda packet for the April 9 City Council meeting is now available (pdf).
  • Saturday, April 14 is Clean-Up Day. Take your excess trash and bulky items to the corner of California and Avenue G (8am-noon) or to the San Timoteo Landfill (8am-5pm) for FREE dumping.

Yucaipans in the News

April 5, Yucaipa News Mirror, Emmerson honors Yucaipa Women of Distinction

On March 29, 63rd District Assemblyman Bill Emmerson honored local several women in his district, including four Yucaipans:
  • Jill Harris: motivational speaker, senior sales director with Mary Kay and former president of the Yucaipa Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Denise Work: former member of the Yucaipa Planning Commission and the Yucaipa Architectural Review Committee and current president of the Arrowhead Women's Golf Association.

  • Nancy Cisneros: former field representative for Senator Bill Leonard, and current regional representative of the League of California Cities Inland Empire and Desert Mountain Divisions.
  • Donna Ferracone: dean of Career and Technical Education at Crafton Hills College, member of the board of directors of Public Service Academy Charter Schools and more.
“Each of these women being honored have proven to be assets to their city and are worthy of recognition by the California State Assembly for their efforts in creating better communities. It's my distinct honor to invite residents of Yucaipa to celebrate the accomplishments of these truly outstanding women,” said Emmerson.
Related: Redlands Daily Facts, Emmerson honors 63, including six from Redlands

April 5, Press-Enterprise, "Young Redlands actors perform for state legislators"

Yucaipa resident Jerell Powell was one of two Redlands East Valley High School seniors to perform at the Sacramento Theatre Company for state legislators and other staff. Powell, who won the school's Best Character Actor award performed a monologue from Charles Fuller's "A Soldier's Play."

April 1, San Bernardino Sun, "Presence of Klan ends rally"

The Minuteman Project called off their rally in Rancho Cucamonga last Saturday morning when the Ku Klux Klan showed up. What's the local relevance?
One man identified himself as a member of the White Legion Knights of the Ku Klux Klan from Yucaipa.
I hope is one of a vast minority here in town.

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