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    By Dianne Anderson   Alise Clouser for San Bernardino County Board of Education Alise Clouser has been involved in education long enough to recognize how opportunities abound for some students, while the rest are left behind. In her run for the San Bernardino County Board of Education, Clouser places career exploration and college access at ...
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    By Dianne Anderson If $63 billion for 2019-20 in Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funding slated to help mostly low-income Black and Brown kids in school districts across the state sounds like a lot of money – it is. Now, if only those high needs students could get at those state-mandated resources and services that ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Since the massive protests started just weeks ago, cameras have not stopped rolling on too many incidents to count of peaceful protestors and news reporters getting arrested, gassed, tased, and shot with rubber bullets. An elderly white man was shoved down by police, left bleeding on the ground, and then walked over ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Since the shutdown of all open artistic spaces, creative types everywhere are mastering their muse toward a digital flair. They’re live streaming their craft, they’re developing and holding online art classes. They’re virtually reimagining the possibilities from afar. Within her field, artist Jennifer Kane has been inspired to see the rapid reorganization ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Getting the headcount right for the census is now more important than ever, as low income Black and Brown communities fight to survive through an unequal health care system and the disastrous impact from COVID-19. Depending on how many forms are filled out this time around, an estimated $675 billion each year ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Food foraging and toilet paper are at the top of everyone’s to-do list lately, and staying upbeat in these trying times will take some creative effort. It’s not impossible. Linda Hart, with the African American Health Coalition, said that being confined in tight quarters with loved ones for the next week or ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Like the old saying goes, you can run but you can’t hide – from the Census, that is. And why should you after all? Lots of money is at stake, and filling out the form is nothing compared to information that residents freely share with complete strangers on any given day. Esmeralda ...
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    Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that San Bernardino County will receive $9,991,391 in federal funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) program. The CoC Program is a federal initiative to end homelessness by empowering communities to provide housing resources and address root causes of homelessness. The latest round of ...
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    LaToya Scott may have been a late bloomer, but once she started on her academic journey at San Bernardino Valley College, she didn’t look back and gave it her all to succeed. As a single mom, Scott was facing many stressful personal obstacles. She reached out for help at the campus CalWORKs office. “All the ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Determined to keep fighting, advocates are holding out hope around the $5 billion in the recent state money allocated to support the goals of a plan to end deep poverty for children. Now, the push is to keep the momentum going so that it accomplishes what it intends to do. “Our hope ...