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6TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO VETERANS PARADE

The Salute to Veterans Parade will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon to honors Veterans of all ages and eras. This is a FREE, fun, family event! The Parade Route is from Riverside Community College at Magnolia and Ramona to Market, right on 10th St, right on Main St. ending at the Historic Riverside County Courthouse on Main at 13th Street. Pancake Breakfast at 7:30 am RCC Parking Lot at Ramona and Olivewood.

Join the Parade! Visit our web site for photos, parade route, application form, spectator parking and other information at asalutetoveterans.com or call (951) 687-1175.

SB COUNTY RADIATION HEALTH ADVISORY

The damage to nuclear reactors in Japan has led to concerns about radiation exposure in San Bernardino County. Japan's nuclear emergency presents no current danger to California residents, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

The California Department of Public Health is monitoring the situation closely with state and federal partners, including the NRC, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, FEMA Region IX, and the California Emergency Management Agency.

The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health does not recommend taking potassium iodide tablets (also called KI) as a precaution, since state and federal experts do not anticipate a risk of radiation exposure to local residents at this time. Potassium iodide tablets can present a danger to people with allergies to iodine, shellfish or who have thyroid problems. Potassium iodide tablets should not be taken until/unless directed by authorities, or advised by a medical professional.

The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health continues to closely monitor the situation, and will alert clinicians if recommendations change.

For more information, call the California Department of Public Health hotline at 916-341-3947.

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