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Corey Jackson for San Bernardino County Board of Education

The community is invited to an important event that is hosted by Councilman Rikke Van Johnson in support of Corey Jackson for San Bernardino County Board of Education- Area D.

“Corey Jackson is the person you need to meet so that our community will have the schools and education that we need. Please join me and meet Corey on Wednesday, July 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ,” Councilman Johnson said.

PAL Center has Jobs and School Available

The PAL Center, 2450 Blake Street in Muscoy, is currently accepting applications for 100 job training and placement opportunities for 18 to 21- year-old out-of-school youth. Funded by the San Bernardino County Department of Workforce Development with Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds, applicants must be low-income; reside in San Bernardino County, but outside of the San Bernardino City limits; not enrolled in school; and must document proof of eligibility.

Successful applicants must attend job readiness classes, including job search, in order to be better prepared to find and retain employment.

Businesses, agencies, and youth advocates are asked to please help provide on-the-job training for these youth who seek to positively earn their money.

The PAL Charter Academy is also currently accepting applications for the Fall Semester, scheduled to begin August 3, 2010. The PAL Charter Academy is a 9-12 grade high school that is chartered by the San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBUCSD). The comprehensive curriculum prepares students to enter postsecondary education, or the competitive world of work.

The PAL Academy recently held graduation exercises on June 10th for 70 graduates who were addressed and challenged by Dr. Albert Karnig, President of California State University at San Bernardino. The charter was also recently renewed June 15th by the SBCUSD for another five years.

Information on both programs may be obtained by calling the PAL Center and Charter Academy, 909-887-7002 between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Thursday.

Summer camp, “Grandma’s Attic” still has room

Space is still available for stepping back into a simpler time, when kids made their own fun and imaginations ruled.

Children ages 4 to 7 are invited to a three-day mini camp called “Grandma’s Attic” from July 7 to 9 at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands.

Grandma’s Attic camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon on July 7, 8, and 9. Cost is $75 for each child, or $65 for Museum Association members. The cost includes all supplies and activities.

The adult who will stay with the child or children is free.

Parents interested in enrolling their children must reserve a place and send payment by July 2, 2010. Contact the museum’s education division at (909) 307-2669 ext. 256, or visit www.sbcountymuseum.org.

Free sprinkler nozzles available July 1

Free water-saving sprinkler nozzles will be available to Riverside water customers starting today.

The Toro Precision Series Spray Nozzle can cut water usage for landscapes by up to 20 percent using new technology that allows the water to be more efficiently distributed.

Developed by Toro at their headquarters in Riverside, this device is free only to Riverside Public Utilities water customers or Western Municipal Water District customers who live in Riverside.

Until Sept. 30, residents can get 25 free nozzles. Businesses can receive up to 100 free nozzles. Toro designed to adapt to all major popup sprinkler brands.

To get the free nozzles, customers can visit

www.FreeSprinklerNozzles.com and enter their RPU or Western Municipal Water District customer account number to apply.

A voucher is sent via e-mail and can be redeemed at three irrigation vendors in the city: John Deere Landscapes, Ewing Irrigation and Bonnett Irrigation.

This offer is good while supplies last, so customers are urged to apply as quickly as possible.

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