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Assemblymember Jose Medina Assigned to Key Assembly Committees

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Riverside County’s 61st District Assemblymember, Jose Medina (D-Riverside) recently received several influential committee assignments by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles).

Medina was appointed as the Chair of the Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy. He also serves in the Accountability and Administrative Review Committee as well as the committees on Governmental Organization, and Higher Education.

“I am honored to serve on the committees appointed to me by the Speaker as they align closely with the priorities in my district and my background,” Medina said.

“I’m especially proud to chair the Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee and help build stronger communities while serving the people of California. As a former community college trustee, I will fight for our students through the Higher Education Committee.”

Medina has an extensive background helping students attain the skills needed to pursue higher education, working as a high school teacher with the Riverside Unified School District for more than 25 years. A top priority of Assemblymember Medina’s is to promote the newly created UC Riverside School of Medicine, in order to expand and diversify the region’s physician workforce, improve the health of medically underserved populations, and to create jobs for the community.

Assemblymember Medina proudly represents California’s 61st Assembly District, which consists of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris and Mead Valley.

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Announces Committee Assignments

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As the newly drawn 47th Assembly District Assemblymember, Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) has been appointed by Speaker John A. Pérez (DLos Angeles) to the following Standing Committees for the 2013-2014 Legislative Session: Rules; Housing and Community Development; Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media; Veterans Affairs; and Aging and Long-Term Care.

“I’m excited about the work that I’m going to be doing in Sacramento for the 47th Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Brown. “I’m pleased to be appointed to the Committee on Rules, which oversees all incoming bills and other fiscal and personnel business of the Legislature.”

“I’m also excited to be appointed to the Housing and Community Development Committee. My background as an urban planner will aid me as I work to ensure that our communities have access to affordable housing and that we’re utilizing our community development tools for economic growth.”

“My appointment to the Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media will allow me to build on my experience in this area, especially tourism and internet media. In addition, I will look for new ways to promote economic growth through entertainment, arts, sports, and tourism.”

“I feel especially gratified to be appointed to the committee on Veterans Affairs. I feel that veterans are very important. I appreciate their service and the sacrifices they’ve made to keep our nation free. We should honor and treat them with respect. There should be no homeless veterans.”

“I’m proud to be a strong voice for seniors and help with issues affecting aging and long-term care. As a member of the Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, I look forward to sharing my ideas and personal experience in long-term care and having a positive impact. I want to thank Speaker Pérez for assigning me to these important committees.”

Assemblymember Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes San Bernardino, Rialto, Colton, Bloomington, Fontana, Muscoy, and Grand Terrace. Assemblywoman Brown was elected on November 6, 2012.

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Sworn-In Locally

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SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (DSan Bernardino) was sworn-in locally at the San Bernardino County Government Center in San Bernardino on Friday, December 21. The ceremony was attended by over 100 supporters, local elected officials, friends, and family members.

Assemblymember Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes San Bernardino, Rialto, Colton, Fontana, Bloomington, Muscoy, and Grand Terrace.

Seminar: Finding Mr. Right is Harder Than It Looks

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Finding Mr. Right is harder than it seems for professional women of color. What is the secret to finding true love? The Relationship Plan shares the secret for women to find and nurture their true soul mate.

Twenty-three years ago, Newsweek magazine caused an uproar among single working women when it published a controversial article predicting that professional women over the age of 30 had a 3 in Finding Mr. Right is Harder Than It Looks 100 chance of getting married.

They said that women over 40 had a better chance of getting killed by a terrorist than of getting married.

Those numbers were way off.

It’s not that bad, but it seems women over 30, especially women of color, do have a harder time finding someone to marry.

The percentage of women who have never married is high for Blacks and U.S.-born Hispanics with a 50 percent chance of never getting married.

Asian women have a two out of five chance of never getting married, while Caucasian women have a seven out of ten chance of getting married.

Entrepreneur Shannon O’Brien created the Relationship Plan as a system to empower single women to filter out the wrong men and attract and identify “Mr. Right”.

“Too many women do not have the ability to weed out ‘bad men’ and spend their time with ‘good’ men, said Shannon O’Brien, a successful entrepreneur, wife, mother, and motivational speaker.

According to O’Brien, too many women are so hurt by previous bad relationships that they walk around with a “leave me alone” scowl on their face, and then wonder why only undesirable men approach them.

“The Relationship Plan teaches women to create a plan of action to leverage their personal assets, project a positive self-image and identify the risks associated with investing their time in a prospective suitor,” says O’Brien.

“Is he Mr. Right or Mr. Wrong?”

“As hard as it is to find a good man, that is the easy part,” said O’Brien. “ She continued, “Nurturing a relationship with a good man into a marriage or a long term committed relationship takes good communications skills and repression of the hurt caused by other relationships and so much more”.

She calls “The Relationship Plan” seminar interactive, fun and eye opening. It discusses the benefits of marriage and family, and how women can raise their expectations for the men in their lives.

The Relationship Plan is the brainchild of Shannon O’Brien, who has been married to the same man for more than twenty one years.

The Relationship Plan seminar and lunch will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from noon till 3:30 p.m. in Rancho Cucamonga at the Best Western Hotel. Tickets are $30 online at www.TheRelationshipBusinessPlan.weebly.com

Asian Pacific Cultural Association Presents Lunar Fest 2013

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The Asian Pacific Cultural Association (APCA), invites the public to their Third Annual Lunar Fest Golden Dragon VIP Gala & Fundraiser, generously sponsored by Riverside Community Hospital. This exclusive dinner and reception will be held at the Riverside Community Health Foundation on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. While their guests will be transported to a setting of the ancient orient with a traditional 10 Course Wedding Style Banquet deliciously crafted by Master Chef Andrew Wang, complete with eclectic international flavors and live entertainment representing some of their Sister Cities in Asia. Gala Tickets are $100 each.

The evening festivities will include a Special Guest Speaker, the first APCA's International Humanitarian Award Recipient, live auction, silent auctions, cultural entertainment and more. Come partake in this evening of cultural traditions, Asian cuisine, fashion, and fun. Asian attire is most welcomed.

Seats are limited.

Tickets are available online at https://goldendragonvipdinner.chirrpy.com or www.LunarFestRiverside.org or contact Theresa Birkett at (951) 712- 6301 or Taffi Brandriff at (909) 215-3011 for more information.

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