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Fundraising Fellowship Banquet

In honor of World AIDS Day, Kansas Avenue Resource Center, Inc. and Foothill AIDS Project will host a Fundraising Fellowship Banquet at the Moreno Valley Coneference Center, 14075 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The theme is “30 years later...Where are we now?” to benefit the Kansas Avenue Resource Center, HIV/AIDS Education Prevention Program. For more information, contact 951.823.1209.

Pre-Church Anniversary Harvest

Victory Temple of Deliverance Ministries will host a Pre-Church Anniversary Harvest Musical with the Victory Temple’s Praise Team, choir, soloist and other special guests on Saturday, November 12, 2011 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. at 23932 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley. For more information contact (951) 653-8631 or (909) 720-6517.

Bishop Randy D. Triplett, is Senior Pastor/Founder.

Basic Mediation Class To Be Offered

Community Action Partnership of Riverside County’s Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) will be holding classes on Basic Mediation in both November and December, 2011. Completion of the 24-hour class provides participants the necessary certification to mediate cases for the Dispute Resolution Center.

New mediators are needed as the case-load in the courts continues to grow. Trainings are scheduled for both west and east Riverside County, with the first trainings to be held in Riverside.

The DRC provides mediation services in small claims court for Riverside County Superior Courts in Banning, Moreno Valley, Temecula, Hemet and Indio.

The classes will be held at Community Action Partnership of Riverside County, 2038 Iowa Avenue, Suite B-102 in Riverside.

There are two 8 hour Saturday sessions and two 4 hour evening sessions.

Mediator training is offered for free to DRC volunteer community mediators who make a 120- hour commitment of volunteer service within one year of completing the training. Individuals not wishing to volunteer can pay a fee of $225.00 per person. MCLE credit is available for attorneys and paralegals. To register or for more information, contact the Dispute Resolution Center at (951) 955- 4900 or visit the website at www.capriverside.org.

Social-Lite’s “45th “Beautillion"

The Social-Lites of San Bernardino are preparing for the 45th anniversary of the Beautillion. The Beautillion program provides scholarship funding as well as gifts and awards to participating young men of the Inland Empire and surrounding areas. Participation in the Beautillion program will begin November 2011 and run through March 2012.

Young men between the ages of 17 and 19 who are seniors in high school and or freshmen in college are encouraged to attend the Beautillion annual briefing on Saturday, October 29, 2011 and on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 2 :00 to 4:00 pm at the New Hope Family Life Center located at 1505 W. Highland Avenue, in San Bernardino (Corner of Highland and Western Avenue).

For additional information call the 2011/2012 Beautillion chairwoman, Ms. Rhonda Early at 909- 709-7209 or Mrs. Sheri Lewis at 909-421-2513.

Don't Be a Victim: I.E. Stands Up to Identity Thieves

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Identity thieves will go to any length to obtain someone else’s identity for their own personal gain. Over 8 million Americans are victimized by identity theft each year, with ID theft remaining the top complaint to the Federal Trade Commission.

Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is proud to take the lead in this area by bringing identity theft protection education to consumers. Since prevention is the best answer to this growing problem, Springboard, in collaboration with Cintas Document Management, the United Way of the Inland Valleys and SmartRiverside, will host a “Safe & Secure Community Resource Fair” on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at 1695 Spruce Street in Riverside.

Families and small businesses are encouraged to bring outdated financial records and other items that contain personal financial information for on-site shredding. E-waste such as unused cell phones, computers and computer monitors may also be dropped off for disposing in a safe and secure manner.

For more information or to view the event flyer, visit Springboard’s website at http:// credit.org/blog/events/event/safesecure- community-resource-fair/.

Springboard will be distributing free resources, including an identity theft awareness and prevention toolkit to help consumers defend themselves and their children against identity thieves.

Springboard is partnering in the National Protect Your Identity Week (PYIW) October 16-22, 2011. The national initiative is cohosted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), the National Sheriffs’ Association and the National Association of Triads. Springboard’s Senior Vice President and Education Foundation Executive Director, Melinda Opperman, is the NFCC member agency Chairperson for Protect Your Identity Week.

Springboard is committed to partnering with the NFCC, community stakeholders and other NFCC partners to help fight ID theft. Together we can help American consumers fight ID theft through awareness and prevention.

There have been breaches of secure information in nearly every sector of the business community as well as the education, healthcare, banking, and even government sectors. Everyone, even children, is at risk of identity theft.

There are numerous techniques that thieves use when committing identity theft, from more traditional methods, such as stolen wallets, to emerging methods through the Internet and social media. Because of this, consumers should learn to protect themselves through an array of different options.

“Even though the oldfashioned ways of stealing a person’s identity are still prevalent, the thieves are beginning to focus on the personal information they can obtain from our everyday electronic devices such as cell phones, PDAs, pagers and even copy machines,” said Springboard’s Melinda Opperman. “Child identity theft is a growing concern, as it may go unnoticed until the child is an adult and applies for credit. Consumers need to stay in front of these problems, and the best way to do that is through education. We encourage consumers to attend our free events and become better informed,” said Opperman.”

In addition to the community resource fair, Springboard will be presenting free identity theft workshops at community partner locations throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties. A complete listing may be found online at http://credit.org/blog/, and by clicking the events and seminars tab.

In the San Diego area, Springboard will be presenting an identity theft awareness and prevention workshop at the San Diego Housing Commission’s Achievement Academy on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

As an additional resource, or to locate events across the United States, visit the NFCC‘s Web site dedicated to identity theft education, www. ProtectYourIDNow.org. While there, take an ID theft quiz to assess your level of risk. The Web site also contains tips, statistics, and other resources to arm you against this crime. Consumers may also visit Springboard’s Financial Instructional Training Academy at http://credit.org/ blog/courses/identity-theft/ to participate in an online instructional video on identity theft awareness and prevention.

About Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management SPRINGBOARD® Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974. Springboard is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency and a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a national organization of nonprofit credit counseling agencies, and a member of the Association of Independent Credit Counseling Agencies. The agency offers personal financial education and assistance with credit counseling, housing counseling, debt and money management through educational programs and confidential counseling. Springboard is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, signifying the highest standards for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification and service delivery policies. The agency provides pre-bankruptcy counseling and debtor education as mandated by the bankruptcy reform law. The agency offers nationwide phone counseling services and has locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas for in-person counseling sessions. Not all types of counseling are available inperson at all locations, please call for details. For more information on Springboard, call 800-449- 9818 or visit their web site at www.credit.org.

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SAVE THE DATE: Fundraising Fellowship Banquet

In honor of World AIDS Day, Kansas Avenue Resource Center, Inc. and Foothill AIDS Projecct will host a Fundraising Fellowship Banquet at the Moreno Valley Coneference Center, 14075 Frederick Street, Moreno Valley on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The theme is “30 years later...Where are we now?” to benefit the Kansas Avenue Resource Center, HIV/AIDS Education Prevention Program. For more information, contact 951.823.1209.

Unclaimed Property Workshop

California State Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod is hosting an unclaimed property workshop on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 4959 Palo Verde Street, Suite #110B, Montclair.

Learn about California’s Unclaimed Property Program and how you can see if you have lost or forgotten unclaimed property.

For more information or to RSVP please contact the district office at (909) 621.2783.

Manny Pacquiao Presents World Class Boxing at San Manuel Casino

Thursday, October 27, famed world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank present a night of World Class Championship Boxing at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. Pacquiao is scheduled to attend the event. Tickets are on sale and available at Ticketmaster.com and the San Manuel Box Office for $50 and $90.

The Pac Man returns! Famed world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and Top Rank present a night of World Class Championship Boxing in the San Manuel ring. Generally ranked as the number one, pound-forpound boxer in the world, Manny was the first professional fighter to win eight-division world championships.

He was named Fighter of the Decade for the 2000s, and has been honored as the Fighter of the Year in 2006, 2008, and 2009. Without doubt, he is one of the most wellknown and admired persons in the world today.

Competitive Award Will Enable Patrick Todd To Conduct Research In Analytic Theology In Europe For Two Years

Patrick Todd, a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at UC Riverside, has won a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship awarded jointly by the Theological Faculty of Innsbruck University and the Munich School of Philosophy, funded by the John Templeton Foundation.

The two-year fellowship in analytic theology, which is highly competitive, pays 59,000 Euros a year (approximately $81,000 U.S.) plus 4,000 Euros a year (approximately $5,500 U.S.) for travel.

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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.”

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Senior Scam Stopper
Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod, 32nd Senate District invites the public to a free consumer education seminar and health fair on Thursday, October 6, 2011 beginning at 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a Scam Stopper and in conjunction from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. a Health Fair at The Plaza Senior Apartments, 560 North “F” Street, San Bernardino.

The panel of experts will include:

Contractors State License Board

– Home Improvement and Repairs; Department of Real Estate

– Mortgage/Loan Scams; Professional Fiduciaries Bureau

– Financial Exploitation/Abuse; Bureau of Automotive Repair

– Car Repair Scams; and San Bernardino Police Department

– Local Scams.

For more information contact the Senator Negrete McLeod’s office at (909) 621- 2783.

Natural Hair and Beauty Expo
On Saturday, October 22, 2011 Hairstory Natural Hair Salon will host its second annual Inland Empire Natural Hair and Beauty Expo titled: It’s All Natural, It’s All You. The event will take place at the Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino, California from 11:00am to 6:00pm.

Last year’s expo brought in over 500 guests while numbers expect to double this year. This is a great event and necessity for the Inland Empire community where there is a large need for natural hair and natural lifestyle resources.

There will be a variety of events that guests can participate in such as: classes and workshops, shopping, hair show, contests and competitions, hairstylist showcase, and special entertainment.

We are currently seeking vendors, entertainers, class instructors, and photographers/videographers.

To learn more information about the Natural Hair Expo or to sign up, call (909) 713-3597, (909) 466- 8883 or visit: http://iehairshow.blogspot.com/.

Admission is $8.00 presale and $10.00 at the door, children 10 and under are free. The Boys and Girls Club is located at 1180 West 9th St. , San Bernardino, CA 92411.

Outreach Event to Serve Riverside County/Inland Empire Homeowners
As part of the commitment to providing assistance to customers who are experiencing financial hardship, Bank of America is hosting a free, three-day customer outreach event where Bank of America customers can meet face-to-face with home retention specialists to review options for home loan modifications or other alternatives to foreclosure, as well as review loan modification files already in progress.

The event will run Thursday, September 29 - Saturday, October 1 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Riverside Convention Center, 3443 Orange Street, Riverside, CA. Bank of America customers can register to participate by going online to www.bankofamerica.com/outreachevent or by calling 1.855.201.7426 (this is a toll-free number). The website also contains a full list of documents customers should bring based on their situation.

 

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