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UCR and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute debut free lecture/debate series Thursday, Jan. 5

Health care issues have dominated national and local news since the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010, so little wonder it was chosen as the inaugural topic for UC Riverside’s new series of free public forums designed to build more interactions between the university and the community while examining the pressing issues of our day.

The forum, “What is the Best Medicine for America?” will kick off the Windows of the World: Lecture/Debate Series 2012 on Thursday, Jan. 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Ave.

The panel for the Jan. 5 forum will include local physicians and patient representatives. The featured speaker will be Dr. Paul Lyons, a family physician and senior associate dean of the UCR School of Medicine.

Holiday Checkpoints

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and driver’s license inspection on Friday, December 23, 2011 in Woodcrest.

The sobriety checkpoint with be staffed by California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers who are trained in the detection of alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers. The officers will be equipped with state of the art, hand held breath testing devices which provide an accurate measure of blood alcohol concentrations of drivers suspected of being under the influence.

A sobriety checkpoint is an effective tool for achieving this goal and is designed to augment the existing patrol operations. By publicizing our efforts we believe that we can deter motorists from drinking and driving.

Step by Step Childcare Center to open at the Innovative Learning Center

On Friday, January 13, the Step by Step Childcare Center at Riverside City College’s Innovative Learning Center – located next to Stokoe Elementary School – will hold a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Step by Step offers a spacious and park-like outdoor environment.

The Childcare Center was developed in partnership with Riverside Community College District and Alvord Unified School District, which operates the elementary school.

Step by Step is located at 4501 Ambs Drive, Riverside, CA 92505.

To RSVP contact Janelle Wortman at (951) 222-8730 or janelle.wortman@rcc.edu.

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