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    By Dianne Anderson Making women look great is one aspect of Brenda Couser’s main mission in life, and as a hairstylist, she is usually just one step away from another important role. In the days before COVID-19, her clients would relax in the chair to feel beautiful and pampered, talking about things that only the ...
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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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    By Dianne Anderson Parents everywhere this week are probably thinking the same thing – what happened to all the money? Thousands of smartly dressed local kids are trekking back to school, and coming out of pocket for backpacks is at least one less thing parents have to worry about. Amanda Vann, SMAART program coordinator with ...
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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 Kickbacks and backroom dealings usurped $1.1 million from the West Valley Water District are among numerous controversial charges in a recent whistleblower lawsuit that seeks to get the district’s money back. On the question of how the money will be restored to the department, the attorney representing the plaintiffs said the California ...
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    A Shining Night of Student Entertainment by Lea Michelle Cash       While our nation remains transfixed on Washington’s Mueller Report, the Rialto Unified School District (RUSD) and its administration focused on honoring amazing students and their contributions to the performing arts. Why? Community service never feels like an obligation or chore when it comes to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Break out in a cold sweat? Want to slap someone for no good reason? You’re not alone. Different people respond to the thought of public speaking in different ways, with fear of public speaking right up there with fear of a tax audit. “That is absolutely correct, that is how some people ...
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    Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire recently launched its peer-to-peer youth mentoring program in the city of Rialto. A $110K grant from Marathon Petroleum Corp. will enable the agency to serve an additional 100 youth through High School Bigs programs at Kelley, Preston and Casey elementary schools. Teen volunteers from Rialto and Eisenhower ...
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    By Dianne Anderson When it comes to doctor visits, there isn’t too much more seemingly invasive than a DRE, Digital Rectal Exam, of which the mere mention can make a strong man weak in the knees. Michael Lexion understands why, even though tests and treatment are better today than in the old days, and one ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Jasmine Foster, 14, is out of her shell. The bubbly, enthusiastic high school freshman is now all grown up, having emerged from painfully shy middle school years when she didn’t want to talk to anyone, and had no friends. She attributes the Diva and Fabulous program to her growth during the hard ...