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Centennial Hospital and Time Capsule Dedication Ceremonies

Community Hospital of San Bernardino (CHSB) will wrap up its centennial year with two dedication ceremonies this Saturday.

The festivities take place in the hospital’s front lobby and begin at 10:00 a.m. with an official dedication marking the hospital’s centennial by the Native Sons of California. This dedication will include a presentation of the colors by the ROTC Cadets from California State University of San Bernardino. In addition, the national anthem will be sung by the hospital’s very own Sandee Zschomler, Vice President, Foundation. After the hospital dedication, the centennial time capsule will be dedicated.

Guests will then be invited into the hospital’s Arrowhead Room for a recept ion and an opportunity to view the contents of the time capsule, which is designated to be opened in 2030.

What: Centennial Hospital and Time Capsule Dedication When: Saturday, November 6th, 10:00 a.m.

Where: Front Lobby of the Hospital

1805 Medical Center Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92411 Recept ion immediately following the ceremony in the hospital’s Arrowhead Room.

Cold Weather Brings New Shelter Option For Single Men, Women

Late October’s cooler, rainy weather gave homeless men and women a new shelter option for the fall and winter months.

The Salvation Army has opened its cold weather shelter, which operates within the Hospitality House, 925 W. Tenth Street, San Bernardino.

“The cold weather shelter is to give men and women a place to stay when it’s rainy and cold,” said Roosevelt Carroll, director of Hospitality House. “Some recent nights, it has been below 46 degrees, and it gets even colder in winter. We expect to keep the cold weather shelter open until April, when the weather is consistently warm again.”

Up to 28 men can stay; they will be sleeping on mats in the dining room. Between nine and 15 women can stay; they will be given a bed in one of the bedrooms for the night.

“We will keep three rooms, with three beds apiece, open for single women who want to stay in the cold weather shelter,” Carroll said. “Nine women can stay in those rooms, and if we have another room or two available when they’re not needed by the family shelter, three to six more women can stay in them.”

People who want to stay at the cold weather shelter should check in at 7 p.m. on weekdays, or 8:30 p.m. on weekends. Dinner is not served to cold weather shelter guests, but breakfast is.

“For dinner, they can attend our community dinners at 4:45 p.m. each night in the Headquarters Building at 746 W. Fifth Street,” Carroll said Women, whether single or married, also have the option of staying at The Salvation Army for up to three months until they find permanent housing, as a resident of its year-round emergency family shelter. The Salvation Army provides assistance in these women’s efforts to create a more stable housing situation for themselves and their families.

Only the family shelter accepts chi ldren. Families enrolled in family shelter’s program each are assigned to a bedroom, where they can keep their belongings during the day, and have privacy at night.

For local help, call (909) 888- 1336.

Ad Club Speaker: Social Media Legal Issues

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The local ad club is sponsoring a speaker who specializes in social media law on Nov. 11 in Rancho Cucamonga.

The presentation is open to the public.

Author and legal expert Jim Astrachan will discuss legal guidelines for those involved in creating mass communications through social media.

His presentation, “From Frankenstein to Vanna White” will also cover the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) new guidelines about transparency in social media.

The event, with limited seating is scheduled for Nov. 11 at Copies & Ink, 10722 Arrow Route, Suite 102, Rancho Cucamonga, from 11:30AM-1:30PM. Lunch from Panera will be provided.

Cost is $10 for ad club members and $40 for the public.

Victoria Seitz, PhD., president of the Inland Empire Chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and a professor at Cal State San Bernardino in marketing and advertising, said, “This is one of the most important presentations we are sponsoring this year. Jim will discuss the guidelines for advertisers and agencies to make sure they are not engaging in deceptive practices.

Everyone involved in social media communications should attend. Please register in advance since this event will fill up fast.”

Astrachan said, “When serious claims over ads are lodged, agencies and in-house employees are fired. Do you now what to do? You better, because judgments for illegal ads have topped 40 million!” The presentation will cover the six don’ts: Don’t steal an identity, don’t steal a copyright, don’t infringe a trademark, don’t mess up in foreseeable ways, don’t misrepresent the qualities of your products, or your competitors!

And don’t violate the FTC’s social media guidelines.

According to Seitz, the presentation will also cover: bloggers’ endorsements & testimonials, liability of advertisers for false statements, liability for failure to disclose connections between advertiser and endorser, use of disclaimers, endorser liability and illegal use of street teams.

Astrachan is co-author of the six-volume legal treatise, The Law of Advertising and Mass Communications, published by LexisNexis/Matthew Bender.

He is also a columnist for The Daily Record, adjunct professor of law at the University of Maryland School of Law, a principal of Astrachan, Gunst, Thomas, Rubin, PC and a national speaker on advertising law.

For more information or to reserve your place, visit http://aaf-inlandempire.com

Your Home, Your Rights Event

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This week Bank of America announced they would resume foreclosures after taking a brief time to review their own paperwork and procedures. Help is on the horizon.

Banks, nonprofits and HUD will hold a public forum on home ownership and renters’ rights.

Free services include: confidential one-on-one legal advice and counseling on foreclosure, fair housing and predatory lending issues, including advice to tenants in buildings that have been foreclosed on.

Organized by New America Media, Assembly Member Wilmer Amina Carter, 62nd AD, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 62nd Sustainable Communities, NID Housing Counseling Agency, Black Voice News, The Precinct Reporter, La Prensa, Westside Story, San Bernardino Branch of the NAACP, and Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire.

Attendees can share stories with journalists and media about surviving the foreclosure crisis and get answers to their questions from housing counselors, tax and legal experts.

For more information or to RSVP call (909) 884-6891.

President Obama Endorses Harris for State AG

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President Barack Obama has endorsed San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris in her candidacy to become California’s next Attorney General. Kamala was the first elected official in California to endorse President Obama during the 1998 Presidential Election and was co-chair of his California campaign.

In an email distributed by the Democratic National Committee/ Organizing for America on Saturday, President Obama stated the following about Harris: Kamala Harris has always been a strong voice for Californians.

As San Francisco District At torney, she launched early intervention programs to reduce the cycle of repeat offenders. She created her office's first Chi ld Sexual Assault Unit and first Environmental Justice Unit. She prioritized the prosecution of financial predators, processing over 450 consumer complaints in 2009 and forming the state's first stand-alone Mortgage and Investment Fraud Unit.

Now she's running to be California's attorney general, and I am proud to stand by her. She is someone who understands the needs of all Americans, and I need allies like that fighting for change across the country. … Kamala has done a remarkable job in San Francisco.

Now it's time to send her to Sacramento so she can get those same results for all Californians - - but she needs our help if she's going to win this race.

For more information about Harris and her campaign for Attorney General, visit www.KamalaHarris.org.

Deadline To Register To Vote In November 2, 2010 General Election

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October 18th is the deadline to register to vote in the November 2nd, 2010 General Election.

You must be registered within the county in which you live, at least 15 days before the election.

If you are registered in the county but have moved to another address within the county, you can request an address change in writing. If you have changed your name, you must re-register. Voter registration forms are available at DMV offices, Social Security offices, post offices, libraries, city halls, political party headquarters, and from the Registrar of Voters office.

Registered voters who wish to vote by mail must also apply for a mail ballot soon. It is not necessary to be “absent” to request a vote by mail ballot. This option is available to all voters. All vote by mail ballot applications for the November 2nd General Election must be in the hands of the Registrar of Voters no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 26, 2010.

Vote by mail ballot applications are available on the back cover of the sample ballot, on the Internet at http://www.sbcrov.com, or from the Registrar of Voters office Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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