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  • Rialto Unified School District celebrates Red Ribbon Week
    published on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:26:07 GMT
    Area schools are decked out in red ribbons and crepe paper, posters and hearts in observance of Red Ribbon Week's national theme, “Love Yourself, Be Drug-Free” Decoration Contest. Students at the nine Rialto schools we visited, apparently do love themselves that much, judging by the anti-drug message of the festive decor....
  • Attention High School Seniors: Innovacyn Announces Two $4,000 Scholarships For Future Ag Leaders
    published on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:40:17 GMT
    "This year, we bumped up the amount of our scholarships and decided to spread them over the college career of the winners. We're committed to supporting these students throughout their academic journey," said Dave Mills, general manager of Innovacyn, Inc. At the National FFA Convention and Expo, Innovacyn today announced the Vetericyn's Future Innovators of Agriculture Scholarships....
  • Election 2014: Economy, jobs are 35th Congressional district issues
    published on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    Jobs and economic opportunities are among the issues on the minds of attorney Christina Gagnier and state Sen. Norma Torres, two Democrats seeking to represent the residents of the 35th Congressional district. Torres, who has made her way up the political ladder starting out as member of the Pomona City Council, and Gagnier, a businesswoman and attorney with expertise in consumer privacy and the Internet, are seeking the support of voters in Pomona, Montclair, Chino, Ontario, Fontana, Rialto and...
  • Southern California educators learn about teaching the Holocaust
    published on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:08:25 GMT
    Among representatives from 19 school systems that attended the Anti-Defamation League's Los Angeles Holocaust Education Institute was a principal in Rialto Unified School District, Rhea McIver-Gibbs. Earlier this year the San Bernardino County-based school system handed eighth-grade students so-called “credible sources” to write argumentative essays about whether the Holocaust occurred....
  • Moreno ValleyMORENO VALLEY: Guilty plea in teen's stabbing death
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:29:39 GMT
    A 52-year-old man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the June 2010 stabbing death of a Moreno Valley teenager in retaliation for the teen's involvement in a previous fight that injured one of the assailant's family members, according to court records. Arthur Salsberry was angered by the fight among three males a month earlier and was not dissuaded by the mother of the injured Nick McKackin from responding to the attack....
  • Rialto Unified: DA will not prosecute man over Holocaust assignment death threat
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:29:24 GMT
    Rialto Unified School District Public School Safety officers sits outside the school district, Monday afternoon, May 5, 2014, the day the news broke that the district asked eighth-graders to debate in writing whether the Holocaust really happened . Two employees were threatened with death in a phone call Rialto Police say originated in Connecticut....
  • Rialto Unified: 10 months after audit, district to tackle purchasing, contract problems
    published on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:32:32 GMT
    Rialto Unified School District Logo during Wednesday's school board meeting at the Dr. Kazalunas Education Center in Rialto. On Jan. 6, the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team released its audit looking at Rialto Unified's procurement services ....
  • Raw milk industry draws attention from Illinois regulators
    published on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:03:54 GMT
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  • Rialto Unified Parent Summit seeks to inspire
    published on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 03:39:17 GMT
    RIALTO >> Rialto Unified School District's sixth annual Parent Summit drew parents, administrators, teachers and students from throughout the district on Saturday. Inside a packed gymnasium at Carter High School, their goal was to talk about issues affecting the education of their students, and to inspire parents to be a force in their children's lives....
  • Rialto candidates vie for two council spots
    published on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:25:07 GMT
    Rialto voters heading to the polls this Nov. 4 general statewide election say two incumbents and two candidates vying for two seats up for grabs on the Rialto City Council need to be open, honest and actually listen to their needs. Some of the top issues of concern in the council race this year focus on neglected road and sewer infrastructure conditions, high water rates and how candidates would spend money from Measure U, if it passes....
  • Anti-Defamation League offers Holocaust education training for teachers
    published on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    The Anti-Defamation League is offering training on how to teach the Holocaust to Southern California teachers, starting next Friday. The Los Angeles Holocaust Education Institute consists of three all-day sessions for teachers, including one Oct. 24, one Feb. 27 and one for Catholic school teachers Feb. 6. The program includes museum-based instruction, curriculum and pedagogical training, and includes resources from the ADL, the Museum of Tolerance, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, the U...
  • Cleveland to equip officers with body cameras
    published on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 06:58:57 GMT
    The city plans to spend $1.6 million to equip 1,000 front-line officers with high-resolution body cameras amid a federal investigation of the Cleveland police department that was triggered by a high-speed pursuit and the fatal shooting of two unarmed civilians. Matt Zone, chairman of the City Council's safety committee, said Friday that money for the cameras was first budgeted in June 2012 - five months before the pursuit that ended with 12 officers firing 137 rounds into a car at the end of a c...
  • San BernardinoCOMMUNITY NOTES: Casino night fundraisers, China webcast, more
    published on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 03:43:10 GMT
    San Bernardino High School reunion set; United Way holds school supply drive; Casino night, dog house auction to help Humane Society; Students receive free flight at airport; 150th Arrowhead Springs celebration set; Sponsors sought for Mentone chamber's western casino fundraiser; China webcast to include former President Carter; Tea fundraiser to help needy students; Children's Fund Awarded a $10,000 Grant; Food donations needed for Thanksgiving event The crew will also hand out a small number o...
  • Rialto Unified teacher arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin
    published on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:28:45 GMT
    A Rialto Unified School District teacher was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, according to the Colton Police Department. Kyle MacKenzie, 29, a seventh-grade teacher at Jehue Middle School in Colton, was spotted smoking the substance near the school campus, police said....
  • COLTON: 7th grade teacher arrested in heroin case
    published on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 00:25:40 GMT
    Kyle Patrick Mackenzie was arrested at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Jehue Middle School and booked for investigation of drug possession, jail records show. A His bail is $25,000....
  • Rialto Unified: Confronting the a Challenges of American Holocaust Memorya
    published on Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT
    San Bernardino Valley College instructor Jeffrey Demsky gives a lecture on “The Challenges of Upholding Holocaust Lessons in American Public Memory” on Thursday evening at Carter High School in Rialto. The presentation is part of Rialto Unified's ongoing efforts to undo the damage done by their in-class assignment this spring, when they asked 2,000 eighth graders to read “credible sources,” including a print-out from a Holocaust denial site, and explai...
  • Whirly-Girls Celebrate 2014 Scholarships For Women Helicopter Pilots
    published on Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:00:00 GMT
    Whirly-Girls International celebrates 60 years of supporting women in the rotorcraft industry with their 2014 round of scholarships and a call for a diamond anniversary commemorative logo design. "We offer women pilots many scholarships that advance individual knowledge for rotorcraft pilots," said Dianna Stanger, president of Whirly-Girls International....
  • Man with assault rifle arrested following pursuit
    published on Thu, 02 Oct 2014 21:21:03 GMT
    A Crestline man was arrested as he reportedly attempted to pull an assault rifle out on a deputy sheriff after a pursuit through Crestline. Sheriff's deputies arrested 52-year-old Crestline resident Fred Leon Ward Saturday night after an earlier incident at a local bar resulted in gunfire and a vehicle pursuit from the center of Crestline to near the Valley of Enchainment Elementary School....