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    By Dianne Anderson With just a few weeks out from a historic election, Fontana City Council candidates are preparing for a win, and the hard work ahead to deal with city economics, an increase in homelessness, immigration and unhealthy air. Amy Malone – Fontana City Council District 3 If elected, Amy Malone wants to advocate ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For those who know Mary Haynes, or anyone else who asks, her story is no secret. Wherever she goes, she readily shares her painful past in hopes that someone can benefit from her missteps, and learn the way out. Haynes, who performed professionally as an R&B artist, got off the musical and ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Social justice activist Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is coming to town to talk about the dark side of the American dream – the poverty crisis that has barely budged since the last time the rich-poor gap was this wide in America. Over 50 years ago, Dr. King’s Poor People’s Campaign ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Volunteers by the hundreds are boxing up goodies by the thousands as food agencies across San Bernardino County race against the time to prepare for their biggest feast of the season. This time of year gets intense. In a twist on traditional Thanksgiving offerings, the community can come out, pick up some ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Vicki Lobo is up to her ears in furniture with donations that keep pouring in. It’s far more than she imagined she would receive, and that’s a good thing. Her phone has been ringing off the hook with an abundance of furniture, but now the big question is where to put it. ...
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    Ephesians New Testament Church, will host a conference on the Homeless, bringing local agencies together to share information as to what is available to address the homeless issue here in the inland empire. Statistics will be provided as well as ideas shared.  The faith-based community and non-profit leaders will also offer their input from their ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Fun gifts and prizes, kids contests and line dancing await the entire family to come out and enjoy for the upcoming 3rd Annual Family Matters Festival. Diana Martin, founder of Begin from Within, said their family resource center draws hundreds each year, and there’s plenty of good eats for all. “Bring the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Retired baby boomers, sometimes called “perennials,” are looking for some of the same things in life as their millennial and Generation X counterparts. They want to look good, get in shape, eat right, dance all night, hit the gym, and hit the road. Tiffany Starks, community services supervisor for the city of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson At first glance, it’s easy to jump to the same conclusion about the homeless problem, about why so many lost souls are battling addictions, sleeping at roadside and out in the open fields. Pastor Harold Patton says that many years ago, he too may have prematurely judged the homeless. “A lot of ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Getting everyone in the room to agree on anything lately is a task of magnanimous proportions. It’s all the more reason to take note of a recent Fontana Unified School Board decision to approve ethnic studies in the district’s high school curriculum. The two classes that came up for preliminary draft approval ...