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SB Got Talent Features Youth

San Bernardino’s Got Talent Variety Show, featuring some of the city’s most entertaining young people, takes place 6 p.m. Saturday, June 19 at the Sturges Center for the Fine Arts, 780 North E Street.

Ticket prices are $7 if purchased online at www.sb200.org or $10 at the door.

Free Bulky Item Drop Off 6/12

On June 12, 2010, the City of Riverside Public Works Department is hosting a free expanded bulky item drop off and mulch pick up event for City residents. The event will be at the City Corporation Yard located at 8095 Lincoln Avenue, Riverside, California from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Proof of residency, such as your utility bill, will be required.

Acceptable bulky items include TVs, computers, mattresses, refrigerators, passenger tires (no rims please), and yard trimmings – basically anything that will not fit into your curbside container and is not hazardous.

For added convenience, the City is launching a new pilot program to collect all household batteries and fluorescent light bulbs. Fluorescent light bulbs include the standard fluorescent tube as well as the newer energy efficient Compact Fluorescent Lights “CFLs”.

With the overwhelming success of the March FREE garden mulch pick up, the City will once again be providing mulch. Mulch will be loaded directly into pickups or vehicles with trailers. Passenger cars or vans must bring containers or bags.

There are many benefits to using mulch for your landscaping and garden needs such as increasing soil’s organic content; reducing water usage; controlling soil erosion; suppressing weed growth; and building sound root structures.

“As more Riverside residents turn to home and community gardens, the City’s free mulch program benefits individuals, and the environment itself,” said Mayor Ron Loveridge.

Free mulch is also available at the Agua Mansa Transfer Station Scale House located at 1830 Agua Mansa Road, Riverside, California Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

If you have Hazardous Waste such as paint, oil, or pesticides, you can drop those items off on any non-holiday Saturday at the Riverside County Permanent HHW Collection Facility located at 1780 Agua Mansa Road, Riverside between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Visit www.rivesrideca.gov/CURE or call “311” for additional information.

DA Pacheco Names New Chief Assistant District Attorney

Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco has named William E. Mitchell as the new chief assistant district attorney, the No. 2 position in the office.

Mitchell, 53, will begin his new duties on Thursday, June 17, 2010. He was named to succeed Sue bSteding who is retiring after steadfastly serving in the Riverside County District Attorney’s office for 34 years. Her last day is June 15.

He and his wife Karen live in Riverside. His son Kevin attends Chapman Law School and his daughter Kasey will begin UCLA Law School in August. His stepdaughter Kasey is a court reporter doing freelance deposition work in Southern California.

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