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‘A Bug’s Light’ Teaches Electrical Safety to Students Across Southern California

Photo Caption: From Left to Right: Michael Van Schoick, The National Theatre for Children; Beverly Powell, Region Manager-Public Affairs-Southern California Edison; and Wendi West, The National Theatre for Children, take a photo after the production of 'A Bug's Light' at Rio Vista Elementary School in San Bernardino.

Photo Caption: From Left to Right: Michael Van Schoick, The National Theatre for Children; Beverly Powell, Region Manager-Public Affairs-Southern California Edison; and Wendi West, The National Theatre for Children, take a photo after the production of ‘A Bug’s Light’ at Rio Vista Elementary School in San Bernardino.

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Last week, a superhero insect toured 10 under-served elementary schools across Southern California Edison’s (SCE) service area to teach students about electrical safety through a live theatre production of ‘A Bug’s Light.’ Among those elementary schools, Rio Vista Elementary School in San Bernardino was one of the schools where students received the treat of watching the production.
The production was produced by The National Theatre for Children (NTC), a production company that engages students in learning what they and their families can do to stay safe around electricity. Approximately 5,400 students seen the production during the week of September 16 to 20, as part of National Preparedness Month.
Edison International, parent company of SCE, donated $25,000 to NTC to produce the play to educate children in schools in Southern California, which included Compton, Alhambra, Santa Ana, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino and Oxnard.
“Safety is our number one priority and we want children, as well as adults, to know how to safe around electricity,” said Janet Clayton, senior vice president, Corporate Communications for Edison International and Southern California Edison. “When we saw how well students and teachers reacted to ‘A Bug’s Light!” last year, we were excited to bring it back again to continue educating children about electrical safety in a way that makes learning fun.”
For more information about SCE, follow them on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SCE and Facebook, www.Facebook.com/SCE. (Photo by Naomi Bonman).

Film Makers Discuss Projects and Casting on ETB Radio

CUTLINE          (LtoR) Andrew Valles, CEO SafeCare Financial Services; Wallace J. Allen, Host Empire Talks Back Radio; Mitchell McDowell Jr., Film Maker; Erik Jones, Film Maker

 (LtoR) Andrew Valles, CEO SafeCare Financial Services; Wallace J. Allen, Host Empire Talks Back Radio; Mitchell McDowell Jr., Film Maker; Erik Jones, Film Maker

Film Makers Mitchell McDowell and Erik Jones will return to the “Empire Talks Back radio program this Sunday September 22nd… They will discuss their casting call for “BUCK WILD”, a movie that they plan to film in the IE.  The Casting Call is scheduled for Saturday September 28th at 577  N. “D” Street, in San Bernardino. Empire Talks Back airs on Sunday Mornings at 10:00 on KCAA 1050-AM Radio… ETB is streamed live, audio and video, via www.kcaaradio.com. The toll free call-in line is 888-909-1050.

Inland Empire Heart and Stroke Walk at Citizens Business Bank Arena

ONTARIO, CA- An estimated 5,000 Inland Empire residents will lace up their sneakers and make lifesaving strides at this year’s Inland Empire Heart and Stroke Walk. The event aims to build awareness of heart disease and stroke by raising $242,000 to support the American Heart Association’s 2020 goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease by 20 percent. Participants include 4-year-old Ian Atencio, Menifee, whose ongoing battle with heart disease started even before he was born; Anthony Richardson, Riverside, who made changes to improve his health after losing his father to a heart attack; Linda Lawson, Riverside, who beat diabetes and lost 128 pounds by changing her lifestyle and; Steve Irigoyen, Rancho Cucamonga, who’s had seven heart attacks, a stroke and multiple cardiac procedures over the past 10 years.
The Walk will take place on Saturday, September 21 at 8 a.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764. Registration starts at 7 a.m. For more info, visit www.IEHeartWalk.org.