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  • Rialto Unified: Former band teacher who fought with student sues district
    published on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Former Rialto High School band teacher Jack Poster told the Rialto Unified School District School Board he is suing the school district for wrongful termination, fraud, defamation of character and slander, during the school board meeting on Wednesday. RIALTO >> A former Rialto High band teacher who fought with one of his students is suing Rialto Unified for wrongful termination and slander....
  • Rialto Unified school board hires headhunting firm
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:05:41 GMT
    Rialto Unified School District Interim Superintendent Mohammad Z. Islam during board meeting, Tuesday, January 21, 2015. A search firm is looking for a new permanent superintendent and Islam will be one of the candidates....
  • Rialto Unified: Former band teacher, fired after fight with student, sues district
    published on Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:46:02 GMT
    RIALTO >> A former Rialto High band teacher who was fired after a fight with a student is suing the district for wrongful termination and slander. On Dec. 10, 2012, Poster kicked a junior out of his “History of Rock and Roll” class, after the boy - whose name never was disclosed, due to his age at the time - after the boy was allegedly disrupting class....
  • Coach suspended after 161-2 win
    published on Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    A Southern California girl's high school basketball coach was suspended after his team won 161-2, in one of the most lop-sided games in state history. Michael Anderson, head coach of Arroyo Valley High School, was suspended for two games following the blowout over Bloomington High last week....
  • Bodycam records cop's execution
    published on Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:07:00 GMT
    CHILLING video has been released showing the moment a police officer's interaction with a domestic violence suspect suddenly turned deadly. A FORMER high school tutor who had sex with a student has been jailed for up to 25 years, after she rejected a five-month plea deal....
  • Ontario Fury soccer winning on the field and in the community
    published on Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:42:55 GMT
    Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, wondering whatever happened to Ryan Mount, the Ayala High School standout baseball player, and second-round pick in the 2005 free-agent draft, who played for the Quakes as both an Angels and Dodgers farmhand. Of the minor league teams in the area, the Ontario Fury is doing extremely well for a second-year team....
  • Commander achieves 1,000 trap landings
    published on Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:49:56 GMT
    The catapult was ready for launch. The F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot saluted and the aircraft propelled off the flight deck, into the sky....
  • Arroyo Valley girls basketball 161-2 rout leaves lessons to be learned
    published on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 01:52:20 GMT
    There is no doubt, nor should there be, about Michael Anderson's ability as an excellent girls' basketball coach. He has a CIF-SS championship, while at Rialto High School, that validates his effort....
  • Rialto Unified: Board looks to plug holes identified by audit
    published on Thu, 08 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    RIALTO >> The cost for figuring out how Rialto Unified's contracts and purchasing procedures turned into a mess shot up to nine times its previous cost on Wednesday night. By a vote of 3-1, with school board member Dina Walker dissenting and Joseph Martinez absent, the Rialto Unified school board voted to amend an October contract with the law firm of Gutierrez, Fierro & Erickson, which was hired to look into the allegations made in a 2014 audit....
  • Alejandre sworn in as county superintendent
    published on Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    Ted Alejandre took the oath of office and became San Bernardino County's 34th schools superintendent during a ceremony at the National Orange Show this week. Alejandre pledged on Monday to form a team among educators, stakeholders, community members and education partners to further academic opportunities for the more than 411,000 students who attend public school in San Bernardino County, according to a news release....
  • History of events in the case against Judith Oakes for embezzling from Rialto Unified
    published on Fri, 09 Jan 2015 03:53:31 GMT
    The time that Judith Oakes may have been embezzling, according to an audit commissioned by the Rialto Unified School District, stealing approximately $3.1 million during that period. When Oakes is charged in October 2013, California's statute of limitations limits the charges to the $1.8 million she stole starting on July 11, 2005....
  • Inland Empirea s newest members Pete Aguilar, Norma Torres sworn in to Congress
    published on Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    I am extremely grateful to my constituents for putting their trust in me, and I will work hard on their behalf,” Aguilar said in an emailed statement. Aguilar, former Redlands mayor, resigned from his seat on the Redlands City Council last month after winning the congressional seat during the Nov. 4 election against challenger Paul Chabot, a Republican....
  • Prison for accountant who stole $1.8 million in school lunch money
    published on Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22:29:05 GMT
    A former Rialto Unified School District accountant was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for embezzling $1.8 million in district lunch money. A former Rialto Unified School District accountant was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for embezzling $1.8 million in district lunch money....
  • Rialto Unified: Board looks to plug holes identified by audit
    published on Thu, 08 Jan 2015 03:34:02 GMT
    RIALTO >> The Rialto Unified school board was expected to vote Wednesday night to hire a law firm to look into the findings of an audit of the district's contracts and purchasing procedures. The board is scheduled to amend an October contract with the law firm of Gutierrez, Fierro & Erickson, which was hired to respond and possibly go after those who had gotten paid too much, or who perhaps should not have gotten paid at all....
  • Inland Empirea s newest members Pete Aguilar, Norma Torres sworn in to Congress
    published on Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
    I am extremely grateful to my constituents for putting their trust in me, and I will work hard on their behalf,” Aguilar said in an emailed statement. Aguilar, former Redlands mayor, resigned from his seat on the Redlands City Council last month after winning the congressional seat during the Nov. 4 election against challenger Paul Chabot, a Republican....
  • Aguilar, Torres sworn in to Congress
    published on Wed, 07 Jan 2015 06:36:47 GMT
    Norma Torres was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday in Washington D.C. Torres will represent the 35th District, which spans from Pomona to Rialto. “It is an honor to be sworn in as a member of the 114th Congress....
  • Alejandre sworn in as county superintendent
    published on Wed, 07 Jan 2015 05:13:48 GMT
    Ted Alejandre took the oath of office and became San Bernardino County's 34th schools superintendent during a ceremony at the National Orange Show this week. Alejandre pledged on Monday to form a team among educators, stakeholders, community members and education partners to further academic opportunities for the more than 411,000 students who attend public school in San Bernardino County, according to a news release....
  • S.C. bill seeks better race relations
    published on Sun, 04 Jan 2015 05:46:08 GMT
    As New York City, Ferguson, Mo. and other cities grapple with recent deaths of African Americans at the hands of law enforcement officers, South Carolina lawmakers will consider whether to create a Race Relations Advisory Committee....
  • Moreno ValleyCOMMUNITY NOTES: Omnitrans to introduce discounted fare for vets, more
    published on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:50:53 GMT
    Alumni players wishing to play in the games will have to register and sign a waver on the day of the event. Gates will open at 9 a.m., and music and food will be available....
  • Rialto Unified and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year
    published on Sat, 27 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    Rabbi Hillel Cohn from Congregation Emanu El in Redlands holds up Jewish identification cards given to his family by the Nazis during World War II, at a Rialto Unified School Board meeting on July 16. RIALTO >> It says something about Rialto Unified's 2014 that scathing audits, the departure of top officials and an attempted recall of two board members weren't its darkest days. In January, two audits commissioned by the district in 2013 were released, covering Rialto Unified's contracting and pu...