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NAACP Riverside Branch General Membership Meeting and Election of Officers/At-Large

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RIVERSIDE — The NAACP Riverside Branch announces the following general membership meetings for the purpose of election of officers and at-large members of the executive committee. The NAACP-Riverside meetings are held at 6 p.m. at Bordwell Park in the Stratton Center located at 2008 Martin Luther King Boulevard in Riverside.

On October 15, 2012, there will be a report of the Nominating Committee, receipt of Nominations by Petition, and election of the Election Supervisory Committee. All members whose memberships are current as of April 1st may be nominated for office or as an at-large member of the Executive Committee. In order to sign a nominating petition or be elected to the Election Supervisory Committee, a member must be current as of 30 days prior to the October meeting. Also, the guest speaker will be Terri Aikens of Riverside Community Health Foundation and her topic is: Re-think your drink! Be sugar savvy!

On November 19, 2012, the election of officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee will take place. Polls will open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. In order to vote in a Branch election, one must be a member in good standing of the Branch 30 days to the election. A form of identification is required.

Grand Terrace Health Care – Resident of the Month

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GRAND TERRACE - Grand Terrace Health Care Center recently announced this month’s “Resident of the Month” award to Irma “Jeanie” Gaines.

Stated the center’s staff, “We all love Jeanie very much. She is a joy to have here as a patient. She is full of life and energy.” Voters included patients, staff and families. “We are happy that she is our September resident of the month,” they continued.

Nestled between two majestic mountain ridges in the heart of the ‘Blue Mountain City’ Grand Terrace Health Care Center offers a unique mix of quality care and serves as a premier rehabilitation center coupled with the warmth and appeal of a cozy craftsman-style inn.

Legends All The Rage This Theatre Season

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SAN BERNARDINO – A legendary war, poet, actress and big legendary hair take center stage with the new 2012-2013 theatre season at Cal State San Bernardino.

In November, “The Trojan Women: A Love Story” opens the season of four productions. The other three shows are “The Twists and Turns of Edgar Allan Poe,” “Hay Fever” and “Hairspray.” “Trojan Women” picks up its story after Troy’s great fall to Carthage. While the women mourn the loss of family, their city and civilization, a defeated Trojan hero falls again – this time for the love of a Carthaginian queen. Greek tragedy, opera and pop culture meet in this play by Charles Mees. The show contains strong language and adult content. It runs Nov. 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.

“The Twists and Turns of Edgar Allan Poe” is a fun and curious traipse into the mysterious death of the poet. He died suddenly in 1849. All of the official records of his death have been lost and no known cause has ever been found. The play is suited for adults and children of all ages. The show runs Nov. 29 and 30 at 8 p.m., Dec. 1 at 2 and 8 p.m., and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.

As much as Poe’s death is mysterious, the manners of a famous actress, Judith Bliss, and her family are bad – in that funny, crazy kind of way. “Hay Fever” is Noel Coward’s antics-rich story of a family entertaining (and carrying on affairs with) their guests at its quaint country home. The play runs March 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m., and March 10 and 17 at 2 p.m.

The season wraps up with “Hairspray,” the musical that won eight Tony Awards in 2003 after it hit Broadway. But it was Baltimore where the show’s main character, Tracy Turnblad – a big girl with big dreams and big hair – gets the big break. When a TV show hires Tracy, she inspires other teens, who fight for the right to dance, integrate the TV network and manage to find love while they’re at it. Producers describe the show as a “sing-out-loud” musical. It runs May 31 and June 1, 6, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m., and June 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 2 p.m.

For ticket information, call the CSUSB theatre box office at (909) 537-5884 or go to theatre.csusb.edu.

Riverside Moving Forward With Temporary Economic Development Energy Rate

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Riverside – After receiving approval from the city council last week, Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) is moving forward with its new Temporary Economic Development (TED) electric rate, designed to entice new business growth and relocation to Riverside.

The utility’s TED rate would provide discounts for new qualifying electric customers of 30, 20, and 10 percent through December 31, 2013, 2014, and 2015 respectively, which can help offset start up or relocation costs. Customers with projected minimum monthly energy demands of at least 20 kilowatts (kW) and not exceeding 500 kW would be eligible to participate.

“This rate plan provides us with another tool that we can use to promote economic development and business expansion in Riverside,” said RPU General Manager David H. Wright. “In addition to wanting companies to come here, we also want them to stay here and thrive and become a part of Riverside’s overall mosaic.”

“Providing rate discounts like these can help to achieve that goal,” Wright said. In fact, RPU estimates that 40 to 50 new businesses would qualify each year under the new rate program.  The TED rate is the latest move by the customer-owned water and energy utility that has helped to foster the City of Riverside’s “Seizing our Destiny” plan for economic development.  In the past two years, RPU has also: reestablishing an economic development rate plan for large energy use customers (500 kW and higher); frozen electric rates through the end of 2012; and created a business retention rate to help mitigate additional negative economic impacts.

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RCC Welcomes Lord Lieutenant Of Greater London

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Honorable Roger Bramble, At A Special Reception

Riverside - A representative of Queen Elizabeth II, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, the Honorable Roger Bramble will visit Riverside City College to extend a special invitation regarding the 2014 New Year’s Day Parade and Festival in London on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the RCCD Alumni House (across from Riverside City College), 3564 Ramona Ave. Bramble’s history includes: High Sheriff of Greater London, 1999-2000, and Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster, 1985-86. He is also the patron and founder of the London Parade Festival. For more information on this event, contact Diana Meza, RCCD Public Affairs at (951) 222-8958.

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