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Local Democrats to Celebrate Songs of Labor, Protests, and Politics

The San Bernardino County Democratic Party is hosting a dinner and concert celebrating "songs of the picket line, protest and politics!"

This event will be held on Saturday, January 28, at the San Bernardino Public Employees Association, 433 N. Sierra Way, San Bernardino 92410. The "social hour" will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the first half of the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Riverside folk singer "Troubadour" Terry Boyles will be featured.

The cost for this event, which benefits the San Bernardino County Democratic Party, is $25 per person, or $130 for a table of six. A buffet dinner, catered by Alfredo's, a local favorite, will include salad, bread, a choice of lasagna, chicken, or a vegetarian entrée, beverages and dessert.

There will be a no-host wine bar.

For more information, or to reserve your place, call 951-961-6727 by Tuesday, January 24. Your check, payable to "SBCDCC," should be mailed to the San Bernardino County Democratic Central Committee, Attention: Pat Meagher, 136 Carousel Mall, San Bernardino 92401.

Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar Announces Run for

Congress in Cal ifornia’s 31st District (Redlands, CA) City of Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar recently announced his candidacy for Congress in California’s 31st district, located within San Bernardino County. “I’m running for Congress because the Inland Empire needs a representative in Washington who will reach across party lines to create jobs, protect vital programs and improve infrastructure,” said Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar.

“As Mayor, I have a proven track record of working with others to get things done, and I want to take that common sense problem-solving approach to Congress for the people of the 31st district.”

Aguilar is a lifelong resident of the Inland Empire and his family has lived in the area for four generations. His primary concern is revitalizing the region. San Bernardino County has some of the highest unemployment and poverty rates in the state, and home foreclosures are rampant. As a small business owner, Aguilar understands fiscal responsibility and how to create jobs. And during his time as mayor, Pete reduced the city’s deficit, established a reserve fund, equipped police with more tools to fight crime and made critical investments in local infrastructure.

Since 2006, Aguilar has been a member of the Redlands City Council and is also the President of the League of California Cities, Inland Empire Division and also serves the City on regional boards and commissions. Pete earned degrees in Government and Business Administration from the University of Redlands. Pete and his wife Alisha have lived in Redlands since 1997 and have two sons.

Eta Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Honors Martin Luther King Jr. at “Blood of the Martyrs” Drive

Members of the Eta Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated participated in their annual “Blood of the Martyrs” Drive at various blood banks across the region on January 16, 2012 in order to honor the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In recognition of the late leader’s legacy of community outreach and uplift, chapter members, family, and friends gathered at LifeStream locations in Ontario, Riverside, and San Bernardino, buoyed by King’s message of hope and his commitment to serving others. Mrs. Gerri Foxall-Kater, chairman of the event, was overjoyed by the energy of staff members and donors from local neighborhoods, each working diligently to ensure the success of the meaningful event.

Eta Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Hosts “America’s Sunday Supper” The members of the Eta Nu Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. hosted the first annual “America’s Sunday Supper” on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Mardi Gras Restaurant in San Bernardino from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.

A joint venture with Psycho Therapy Plus, the dinner brought together community members from far and wide in the spirit of fellowship and in recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebrated nationally on Monday, January 16. In addition, special recognition and acknowledgement was awarded to all veterans, current military personnel, and their families during the meal, highlighting the event’s (and the weekend’s) themes of peace, family, and community service.

Christ Temple CME Church 5th Sunday

Christ Temple CME Church invites the public to their 5th Sunday Missionary Program, January 29 at 4:00 PM. The speaker will be Mrs. Daisy Robinson, who will be speaking on "reaching back into Black History."

The church is located at 2020 N. Pico Ave., San Bernardino (corner of Pico and Goodlet). Rev. Billy Bohannon is the pastor. For additional information, please call the church office at 909-880-1292.

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