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Armed Services Spotlight: Petty Officer Robert Coleman

Officer Coleman

Officer Coleman

NEWPORT NEWS, VA.- Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Coleman, a hospital corpsman from Rialto, California and 2002 graduate of Dwight D. Eisenhower High School, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

Gerald R. Ford is the first ship in its class and the successor to the Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carriers that have been in operation for the last half century. Gerald R. Ford’s 1000-sailor crew is slowly bringing the ship to life, a crew that will eventually grow to more than 4,500 when the ship is at sea.

When complete, the aircraft carrier, powered by two nuclear reactors, will measure more than three football fields long at 1,092 feet in length and will weigh more than 100,000 tons.  It will be capable of sailing at nearly 35 mph and will carry more than 75 Navy aircraft.

Like the Nimitz-class aircraft carriers that came before it, USS Gerald R. Ford’s mission is to protect and defend America on the world’s oceans.  When the ship deploys it will bring four-and-a-half acres of survivable, sovereign U.S. territory increasing the Navy’s strike capability and defending the country’s interests in any region of the world.  The ship is scheduled to commission in spring 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joshua Treadwell)

Doug Christie, Joe Moses and others ‘Ball 4 a Cause’

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Photo and Article by Naomi K. Bonman. 

REDLANDS, CA- To end the summer off right, Music Changing Lives partnered with Hip Hop Artists Against Drugs (HHAAD) and the Redlands Police Department to bring a fun filled event for the family. The event, “Ball 4 a Cause,” took place on Saturday, August 30 at the Redlands Community Center.

Retired NBA star Doug Christie, hip-hop artist Joe Moses, model/celebrity host Latricia Renee PriceKartoon from the Ruff Ryders, and others battled the Music Changing Lives (MCL)team in the fundraising event to a final score of 59 to 58.

“Music Changing Lives staff and CEO were humbled and honored to see the turnout for our first celebrity basketball fundraiser ‘Ball 4 A Cause’,” Josiah Bruny, CEO of Music Changing Lives, stated. “Not only does it show our local community believes in our efforts but we now have the ear of Hollywood’s elite and one of the greatest NBA stars on our team to stand up for social equality and to help keep music and art alive in our region and beyond.”

He continues, “I want to thank our sponsors Jackie Christie Shiekh Shoes Vizard PR The Hotel San Bernardino, Q1047 Alynette & Chris Loos. I want to thank all the playersDoug Christie and Doug Christie Jr. KC, Joe Moses, Young Blacc, Dee Mac, Gregg, Kartoon, Glenn Summerall, Demtitrius, Latricia Price, Niko, and Josiah Bruny.”

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Assemblymember Cheryl Brown Distributes Over 400 Backpacks

Photo caption: Pictured (L to R) is San Bernardino County Librarian Leonard Hernández; Executive Director Linda Jackson, NID Housing Agency; San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis; Assemblymember Brown; and San Bernardino County Deputy Superintendent Ted Alejandre.

Photo caption: Pictured (L to R) is San Bernardino County Librarian Leonard Hernández; Executive Director Linda Jackson, NID Housing Agency; San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis; Assemblymember Brown; and San Bernardino County Deputy Superintendent Ted Alejandre.

MUSCOY, CA- Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) recently held a back to school symposium in the unincorporated area of Muscoy to give a legislative update on state education initiatives and to distribute over 400 backpacks stuffed with school supplies for students residing in the 47th Assembly District.

The event was proudly sponsored by the San Bernardino County Library, NID Housing Agency, Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County, Staples, Westech College, IEHP, Molina Healthcare, Incredible Edible Community Gardens, Stater Bros Markets, First 5 San Bernardino, Al-Shifa Clinic, and the San Bernardino Valley Links.