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Time for Change Foundation hosts grand opening of affordable housing project

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San Bernardino - Time for Change Foundation held the grand opening of its first affordable housing project, known as the Phoenix Square, on July 25, 2012 at 657 North F Street in San Bernardino, CA. The event began at 8:30 a.m. with a few words from San Bernardino City Mayor Patrick Morris, who commended Time for Change Foundation's executive director and founder, Kim Carter for her work in making the project possible.

Carey Jenkins, from the San Bernardino Economic Development Agency was followed by Mayor Morris in giving a few words, commenting on the nature of his working relationship with Kim Carter, giving her praise for her efforts. Other speakers included Beverly Earl, Director of Catholic Charities, and Board President of Time For Change Foundation, and Dianne Sapp, a Time for Change Foundation graduate and first resident at the Phoenix square.

"Today is a great day in San Bernardino," said Kim Carter, "This is the model for affordable housing in the Inland Empire."

As the final speaker, Kim Carter explained that this was a $1.5 million dollar project that was funded in part by the Weingart Foundation, Affordable Housing Solutions, the City of San Bernardino's Economic Development Agency, and was furnished by Ashley's Furniture. Kim Carter additionally acknowledged the businesses that helped make the creation of the Phoenix Square possible, including WLC Artitects, Inc., Juan Dial (project manager), Solomon Ujamaa, Inc. (construction manager), and Absolute Contractors (general contractors). The event culminated with a ribbon cutting which was facilitated by the San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce.

"This is a great day for the City of San Bernardino," said John Kunkel, Director of Communications for Time for Change Foundation. "It was so exciting to see our government and business leaders join together to celebrate the grand opening of this project, especially during these challenging times for our City."

I.E.’s Authentic Indian Cuisine Koyla Charcoal Restaurant Nestled in the heart of Rancho Cucamonga, Koyla Charcoal Authentic Indian Cuisine

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As soon as you walk through the doors, you are immediately transported into the rich culture of India. From the various arts, to the music, and let's not forget the cuisine! Koyla Charcoal Indian Cuisine Restaurant gives you a quintessentially rustic ambiance, the whiff of tandoori fare,and Bollywood Videos gives Koyla a truly exotic and inimitable touch.

Created by entrepreneur Deep Singh, this restaurant offers northern frontier cuisine amidst a mesmeric bucolic environment, which is truly relaxing and unique. The décor is simple yet elegant. Although contemporary in its style and presentation, the restaurant’s seating, gives diners a feel of the traditional Indian style of eating. Cozy seating and subdued lighting with light music in the background creates a buoyant, relaxed and serene dining experience. The Open Kitchen, a specialty of the restaurant, enables the guests to observe the chefs rustle up an exquisite tandoori spread making dining at Koyla interactive, gratifying and unforgettable. Koyla specializes in Halal Food, Jain Food, Northern Indian, Southern Food, Vegan, Mughlai Food as well as Hyderabadi food True to its name Koyla, which means coal, is patiently cooked over charcoal by chefs, which exudes the aroma of cinnamon and cloves, a hint of garlic and the whisper of saffron. Only then is cuisine served.

The menu at Koyla boasts an extensive selection of Lamb Lion Chops, Chicken Tikka Masalas, like Murg Malai Kebab (chicken cubes marinated in Yoghurt and mild Indian spices and Roasted), Achari Panner (Cottage Cheese pickled in Indian herbs and spices), Hara Bhara Chicken i (Boneless chicken marinated in traditional Indian style with fresh Spanish, Mint, and Cilantro), Goan Shrimp ( Jumbo Shrimps sauteed with freshly ground spices and Coconut and cooked on low flame.), Murg Tikka (chicken mosels simmered in a light tomato sauce and spices and grilled in Tandoor over charcoal.) amongst others.

The Buffet Brunch also serves a scrumptious range of Basmati Rice, Samosa, Assorted Pakora, Soups of the day, Palak Paneer, Dal Maharani, Navratan Biryani, Navratan Korma, Goat Curry, Lamb karahi, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chilli Chicken, Gulab Jamun, Kheer, Fresh Fruits, Full Salad Bar, along with condiments, and Fresh Bread on the table (Choice of Plain, Garlic, or Garlic Chilli Naan), It is also included Champagne, or Lassies on the weekends. To an outsider, Indian cooking can be overwhelming, akin to a jigsaw puzzle incapable of solution. The reason is simple: not until long ago, there was no recorded text for Indian Cuisine. Recipes were handed from generation to generations, by virtue of oral tradition. As a consequence, each recipe is open to interpretation and there is no standard recipe to work from. Moreover, Indian cuisine varies from region to region, and the tastes, colors, and textures of the same delicacy can change every few miles.

At Koyla, interpretation of the recipes were handed down through the roots of the chef's family and perfected in kitchen of the restaurant. Koyla's belief is that Indian cooking is based on three major factors: choice of ingredients, their proportions and quantities and most importantly, the timing of adding ingredients during cooking.

Deep Singh, after having worked for more than a decade watching chefs create countless creations, and experimenting himself to further tweak those recipes, he decided to create his own, Koyla Charcoal Authentic Indian Restaurant was born. Till this day, Deep Singh, his staff and Koyla Charcoal Authentic Indian Cuisine Restaurant has and will remain close to their roots of Indian. Constantly making improvements to the menu and the restaurant, experimenting & sampling many dishes are a norm before graduating to the their guest. Koyla believes in innovation as a method for excellence and invite you to join us on this culinary journey.

Koyla offers a professional catering service for all types of functions: weddings, anniversaries, Christmas and birthday parties. In addition, you can even request your personal packed lunches individually or for your office which will be delivered or called in for pick-up.. Our highly experienced staff will go extra mile to make your trip worth coming to Koyla.

CHRIS PLACE THIS INSIDE A LITTLE BOX Rancho Cucamonga Location: 8140 Haven Ave. Suite 101 Rancho Cucamonga, Ca. 91730 (southwest corner of Haven & Foothill) 909-484-7570 909-484-5358

 

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Enjoy a Night Out with the Fontana Police Department

Fontana - The Mayor and City Council invite the public to attend the Fontana Police Department’s 29th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7th from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the Jessie Turner Health and Fitness Community Center, located at 15556 Summit Ave. The event will feature free food, live entertainment, raffle prizes, giveaways, police demonstrations and many more entertaining activities.

National Night out promotes Neighborhood Watch, police-community partnerships, neighborhood unity and the building of a safer, more caring community. “The event has proven to be an effective, inexpensive and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships in our fight for a safer nation,” said Fontana Police Department’s Heather Howard. Thousands of people across the nation participate in this once a year event that unites citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials.

Children will be thoroughly entertained with free games, face-painting, arts and crafts and appearances from McGruff the Crime Dog as well as Eddie the Gun Safety Eagle Mascot. The Lewis Library Bus will also provide fun-filled activities for children. Those in attendance can enjoy free hot dogs, compliments of the Fontana Police Department and 7-Eleven.

The Fontana Police Department will display the FPD Helicopter, motorcycles, SWAT team weaponry, vehicles and put on K-9 demonstration as well as provide child safety seat inspections. Farmers Insurance Group will sponsor free digital child identification. Their program, called M.I.L.K., (Managing Information on Lost Kids) is meant to aid in the recovery of missing children. For more information or questions regarding National Night Out, please contact the Fontana Police Department at (909) 350-7740.

Loma Linda University Medical Center earns Joint Commission certification to treat ‘destination’ heart patients

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LOMA LINDA, CA – Loma Linda University Medical Center has become the first medical facility in the Inland Empire to receive certification to implant a heart assist device as destination therapy for patients with heart failure, similar to the one implanted in former Vice-President Dick Cheney before his recent heart transplant.

The Joint Commission Certification for Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) was granted to the hospital following a rigorous on-site survey recently. The certification authorizes the hospital to perform “destination therapy,” since the patients typically are not candidates for heart transplant and the device implanted in them is their “life destination.”

The VAD was in the news recently in connection with the recent heart transplant of Vice-President Cheney, who received an implanted heart assist device two years ago that helped keep him alive.

“The certification award recognizes our staff and our institution’s dedication to meeting all of the state-of-the-art standards in treating our heart patients,” said Dr. Liset Stoletniy, medical director of cardiomyopathy and heart transplant at Loma Linda University Medical Center. “Receiving this certification for destination therapy from the Joint Commission is a major step toward continually improving the care we provide our patients.

“Ventricular Assist Devices offer patients with advanced heart failure improved survival with a better quality of living,” said Dr. Anees Razzouk, chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center. “The VAD team at Loma Linda University Medical Center is excited to provide this advanced technology to our patients with heart failure.”

At present, the only approved such device is HeartMate II, and Loma Linda University Medical Center is among the few institutions in Southern California to offer the implant procedure. Loma Linda University Medical Center has been implanting heart assist devices since 1994. This certification from the Joint Commission means the hospital’s program has been evaluated and found to meet national standards for implanting in an expanded population for destination therapy. The certification also paves the way for payment by Medicare for patients receiving the HeartMate II for destination therapy.

NewMark Merrill Announces New University Village Leases

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Riverside -- NewMark Merrill Companies continues to attract new tenants to University Village, located just off the 215 freeway. NewMark Merrill companies has already leased over 27,000 square feet of retail space this year at the Riverside shopping center. University of Riverside (UCR) added 21,672 square feet to expand its educational services. Darren Bovard, NewMark Merrill Companies Director of Leasing, represented the landlord. Cali Basil & Oven signed a 7-year lease for the 2,589 square foot space located near 7- Eleven. Mark Gallucci, NewMark Merrill Companies Senior Leasing Associate, represented the landlord. Cali Basil & Oven specializes in Vietnamese cuisine.

Fire and Ice Land signed a 5 year lease for the 1,795 square feet location at the pad building on the west side of the center near T-Mobile. Mark Gallucci with NewMark Merrill Companies represented the landlord. Fire and Ice Land specializes in Asian American style cuisine. Haagen Dazs signed a 5-year lease for the 1,100 square foot space located near Quiznos. Mark Gallucci, NewMark Merrill Companies Senior Leasing Associate, represented the landlord. Haagen Dazs specializes in ice cream.

University Village Shopping Center is a 178,020 square foot outdoor community center. Other tenants include Regency Theatres, Starbucks, Fatburger, Rubio’s, Quizno’s, Service Plus Credit Union and Juice It Up.

University Village is part of a portfolio of over 67 shopping centers that the company owns or manages. NewMark Merrill Companies has the unique ability to draw from over 25 years of experience to provide a higher level of property management, development and asset management services for its clients. NewMark Merrill Companies has ranked among the top 20 Largest Property Management Firms and Top 10 Largest Commercial Real Estate Developers from 2007-2011 by the LA Business Journal. In addition to Woodland Hills, regional offices are located in Orange County, Ventura County, San Francisco, San Diego County, Colorado and Illinois. The company currently owns and/or operates over 60 shopping centers in three different states representing over 8 million square feet and over $1 billion in value. The Company owns LandMark Retail Group, a preferred developer for CVS Pharmacy which is developing new stores throughout California.

For more information about NewMark Merrill Companies, contact Marketing Coordinator, Danielle Bovard at 818-710-6100 or dlbovard@newmarkmerrill.com or visit www.newmarkmerrill.com.

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