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Thanksgiving Dinner at Salvation Army

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The Redlands Corps of The Salvation Army will once again fete the local community with a free Thanksgiving dinner on November 28th, from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m.

Fundraiser Dinner-Fashion Show Extravaganza

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Essie L. Bell/God Bless The Child and 100 Women of the Inland Empire Fundraiser Foundation proudly present “Never Give Up,” community fundraiser dinner-fashion show extravaganza, Sunday, November 24, 2002, 6:00 p.m. at the Ontario Airport Marriott Hotel.

County recognizes volunteer mediators of the year

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The Riverside County Department of Community Action honored the volunteer mediators of the county's Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) with a luncheon November 8th, at the Canyon Crest Country Club. The event honored 100 mediators who are currently mediating in Small Claims Court, Superior Court, and community and police referred cases throughout Riverside County. Receiving special recognition at the luncheon were co-mediators of the year Peggy Shoup and Thomas Ostwald. Shoup, a mediator in the Moreno Valley and Riverside court volunteered over 300 hours mediating cases. While Ostwald volunteered 405 hours, mediating cases in the Palm Springs Court.

The Honorable Judge Richard Fields, Superior Court of California, Riverside County was the keynote speaker, speaking on the theme, Mediators: Peacemakers of the Future.


The volunteer mediators of the DRC are helping to elevate the backlog of case pending in the county’s small claim courts. Mediation is a win/win alternative to the small claims court process. Through mediation, disputants, with the help a neutral third party mediator come to a fair and agreed up settlement by each party. This year alone the 90 volunteer mediators of the DRC have mediated over 1800 cases and have dedicating over 3000 volunteer hours to provide Riverside County this much-needed service.

A Teacher’s Mission :: Saving the World One Student at a Time

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A CalTeach Interview

Marcia Woods is a young woman determined to make the world a better place, one student at a time. A sixth year teacher, Woods works at Tokay Elementary School in Fontana teaching second grade students.

Inland Empire Resident Publishes Book

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His book, It’s Up To You in America, is intended to be an inspirational book, as his story reflects on his personal life experiences as a child growing up underprivileged in the northeast sector of America.

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