9th Annual Day of Family Fun and Health
Assembly Member Wilmer Amina Carter will give opening remarks at the Concerned African American Churches 9th Annual Community Empowerment Festival. This year the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Time for Change join in the co-sponsorship.
The event will be held on October 22, 2011 from 9 to 3 p.m. at the New Hope Family Life Center 1505 W. Highland, San Bernardino, 92411.
The event will include a day of fun and entertainment, free food and more for children and their families.
There will be face painting in the Kiddie Zone. Also a giant bouncer, carnival games, martial arts demonstrations, train rides, and new parent kits from First Five.
The Health Pavilion includes, Health care information, Medicare Insurance Information, free screenings for blood pressure, diabetes, and HIV testing.
Also there will be an opportunity to clean up your criminal record with free legal assistance.
For information call Veatrice Jews at (909) 291-0741.
RPU to Receive AWWA Outstanding Energy Management Award
Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) has been chosen by the California- Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to receive its 2011 Outstanding Energy Management Award, for its ongoing in-system study of a water pipe that generates electricity.
The award recognizes top water utilities whose energy management in operation of potable water supplies provides cost savings attributed to innovative, significant, and transferable techniques.
Developed through a partnership with Lucid Energy Technologies of Portland, Oregon, and Northwest Pipe Company of Vancouver, Washington, a portion of a gravityfed water pipe is fitted with a vertical axis spherical turbine, which spins as water passes it generating electricity. The world’s first prototype unit was installed inside a 48- inch water pipe in Riverside in February 2010.
Riverside was chosen as the pilot project city for this new technology based on RPU’s progressive outlook to find new renewable energy resources and the City’s ongoing commitments to create a more sustainable and environmentally stable community. “Riverside is proud to serve as the pilot city to drive this technology forward,” said Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge. “Once perfected, this could be an exciting advancement in renewable energy that utilities world-wide could use.”
Riverside African American Historical Society, Inc. 2011 Annual Dinner Meeting
The Riverside African American Historical Society, Inc. will hold their 11th Annual Dinner Meeting on Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 2:30 – 5:00 at the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom, 3400 Market St. , Riverside, CA. 92501. Please call Vicki Jackson at 951-782-9529 to RSVP.
Mayor’s Jazz Jam
On October 8, 2011, the City of Fontana and Mayor will host a Mayor’s Jazz Jam beginning at 6:00 pm at the Fontana Community Senior Center as a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Fontana.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve as the Mayor of the City of Fontana,” states Mayor Acquanetta Warren.
“While speaking directly with many of you, the subject most often turned to talk about these tough economic times and the needs of the youth of our community. With parents losing jobs and homes, these children need nurturing relationships with supportive adults; guidance with schoolwork and academic development; opportunities to explore career options; healthy and responsible lifestyle mentoring; and a robust program of recreation, fitness, arts, technology and citizenship.”