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  • Police Departments Look to Advance with Cameras
    published on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:50:17 GMT
    An example of the VIEVU body cameras worn by Ocala police officers, which are usually worn on the center of an officer's uniform. Photo courtesy of VIEVUA ....
  • CVW 9 Commander Achieves 1,000th Trap
    published on Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:11:47 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....
  • Rialto Unifieda s ninth graders respond to Holocaust at meeting
    published on Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    RIALTO >> Seven months after being given an assignment that drew international condemnation, Rialto Unified ninth graders spoke about the legacy of the Holocaust following months of work by the district to undo the damage done earlier. The students spoke at Rialto Unified's December board meeting on Wednesday night, which also saw the departure of 13-year board member Joanne Gilbert , and the swearing in of the newly elected Dina Walker ....
  • Great strides made in 'five percent' role-model goal: Letters
    published on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:00:00 GMT
    Earlier this year, I was able to meet Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant at a book signing for his newest book "How The Poor Can Save Capitalism." He noted a study by the University of Chicago and cited in Malcom Gladwell's "The Tipping Point" which said it only takes five percent of a community to act as role models to stabilize a community....
  • Rialto Unified teachers on second Holocaust assignment: a There wasna t a dry eye in the rooma
    published on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 05:49:08 GMT
    RIALTO >> Ninth-graders' second time studying the Holocaust in a less than a year was harrowing but ultimately rewarding, according to three of the ninth-grade teachers tasked with helping undo the damage done by a controversial districtwide assignment last spring . Eight now-ninth-grade students presented their response to Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel's autobiographical novel “Night” at Wednesday night's Rialto Unified school board meeting....
  • Rialto Unifieda s ninth graders respond to Holocaust at meeting
    published on Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    RIALTO >> Seven months after being given an assignment that drew international condemnation, Rialto Unified ninth graders spoke about the legacy of the Holocaust following months of work by the district to undo the damage done earlier. The students spoke at Rialto Unified's December board meeting on Wednesday night, which also saw the departure of 13-year board member Joanne Gilbert , and the swearing in of the newly elected Dina Walker ....
  • Rialto Unifieda s second take on Holocaust essays spotlighted at meeting
    published on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:18:16 GMT
    RIALTO >> After 13 years on the school board, board President Joanne Gilbert said goodbye Wednesday night, handing her place on the five-member panel to the newly elected Dina Walker . “We've been through some turmoil, and I don't know who could have handled it better than” Gilbert, said school board member Edgar Montes, who was later elected board president....
  • Rialto Unifieda s second take on Holocaust essays to be spotlighted at meeting
    published on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 02:07:39 GMT
    After 13 years on the School Board, President Joanne Gilbert said good-bye Wednesday, handing her place on the five-member board to the newly elected Dina Walker . “We've been through some turmoil and I don't know who could have handled it better than” Gilbert, Rialto Unified board member Edgar Montes said....
  • Why Cop Watching Is Still A Game Changer Despite The Eric Garner Decision
    published on Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:15:25 GMT
    This August, as protests in Ferguson, Missouri, were in full-force after the shooting death of Michael Brown, a chance encounter between two activists led to the creation of the Canfield Watchmen, a program aimed at pointing the camera back at police. David Whitt, a 35-year-old resident of Canfield , struck up a conversation one afternoon with Jacob Crawford, who had traveled to Ferguson from Berkeley, California to document the protests....
  • Hundreds come to San Bernardino cafe to help Officer Gabriel Garcia
    published on Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    Community and love overflowed Monday at The Mexico Cafe as hundreds of people came out to support San Bernardino Police Officer Gabriel Garcia, who survived a life-threatening head injury while on duty last August. The “Fight On Gabe” fundraiser was hosted by the restaurant and the San Bernardino Police Officers Association to help the Garcias with Gabe's long-term care expenses....
  • Community rallies around San Bernardino Officer Gabriel Garcia
    published on Tue, 09 Dec 2014 05:56:09 GMT
    Community and love overflowed Monday at The Mexico Cafe as hundreds of people came out to support San Bernardino Police Officer Gabriel Garcia, who survived a life-threatening head injury while on duty last August. The “Fight On Gabe” fundraiser was hosted by the restaurant and the San Bernardino Police Officers Association to help the Garcias with Gabe's long-term care expenses....
  • The Sideline: Sports Club meeting; UCA and Hendrix track
    published on Tue, 09 Dec 2014 02:11:14 GMT
    The December monthly luncheon of the Arkansas Sports Club, originally scheduled for Monday, has been rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 15. Freshman Eric Moore of Rialto, Calif., won the high jump with a school-record jump of 2.15 meters , setting both the indoor and overall school record at the Birmingham-Southern Ice Breaker Indoor Meet last weekend at Birmingham, Ala. Junior Anthony Farris-King of El Dorado won the long jump with a leap of 6.85 meters....
  • Boston's Walsh Says He's Open To Piloting Police Body Cameras
    published on Fri, 05 Dec 2014 23:10:23 GMT
    Mayor Marty Walsh is more openly embracing the idea of police body cameras after previously saying he didn't believe they were needed in Boston. Speaking to The Boston Globe editorial board Thursday, Walsh endorsed the idea of a pilot program for police body cameras, the paper said....
  • Why cameras alone won't protect black mens' lives
    published on Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:51:41 GMT
    I wasn't expecting the grand jury to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. I was disappointed and outraged, but not surprised....
  • San BernardinoRIALTO: Former accountant admits to misappropriating school funds
    published on Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:41:15 GMT
    A former Rialto Unified School District accountant pleaded guilty Thursday, Dec. 4, to embezzling $1.8 million in district nutrition program funds over an eight-year period. The San Bernardino resident faces eight years in county jail when she is sentenced Jan. 8, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office....
  • Body cameras are still a good idea even though Daniel Pantaleo wasn't indicted
    published on Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:51:06 GMT
    In the wake of a grand jury's decision not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the New York City police officer who killed Eric Garner, there's been a lot of talk about how the case for requiring police to wear body cameras had been damaged. There was video of Garner's killing, after all, but it still didn't lead to an indictment....
  • Certified election results are in for San Bernardino County
    published on Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    U.S. Representative District 31: Pete Aguilar, Democrat, had 51,622 votes , and Paul Chabot, Republican, had 48,162 votes . Aguilar had the most votes in the cities of Colton, Fontana, Rialto, San Bernardino, unincorporated San Bernardino County areas and San Bernardino County Board of Supervisorial District 4 and 5. Chabot had the most votes in the cities of Grand Terrace, Loma Linda, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Upland and Supervisorial District 3. State Assembly District 40: Marc Steinorth, Re...
  • County panel on school district organization elects new officers
    published on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT
    Steve Frazee of Upland has been elected the chair of the San Bernardino County Committee on School District Organization during its annual meeting on Nov. 19. Frazee represents the Second Supervisorial District. In addition to the election of the two new officers, the oath of office was administered by County Superintendent Gary Thomas to two returning members of the committee and one new member....
  • GoPros for Cops Are Not the Solution
    published on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:42:08 GMT
    I was going to school in Los Angeles when George Holliday's amateur video of the late Rodney King's 1991 beating at the hands of LA police officers sparked an era-defining battle over the role of law enforcement in urban communities. It took just a few short minutes of grainy, shaky footage to validate the long-ignored complaints of many African-Americans that they lived in constant fear of being victimized by mostly white police officers, just as King had been....
  • County panel on school district organization elects new officers
    published on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:38:46 GMT
    Steve Frazee of Upland has been elected the chair of the San Bernardino County Committee on School District Organization during its annual meeting on Nov. 19. Frazee represents the Second Supervisorial District. In addition to the election of the two new officers, the oath of office was administered by County Superintendent Gary Thomas to two returning members of the committee and one new member....