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Introducing the 2018 Senior King and Queen

Don and Celest Griggs Senior King & Queen

Don and Celest Griggs Senior King & Queen

By Margret Hill

Please allow me to introduce you to the San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation 2018 Senior King and Queen, Don and Celeste Griggs.  Congratulations Royalty.

Mrs. Celeste Brown Griggs was born in Waterloo, Iowa.  She graduated from East Waterloo High School in 1963, where she was a class mate and sweet heart of Don Griggs.  Mrs. Griggs joined Don in California after his return from overseas duty.  They were married in 1965 in Oceanside, California.

After moving to the Inland Empire, Celeste worked for Pacific Telephone Company and attended San Bernardino Valley College.  She became a home maker with their three children for five years before deciding to return to the work force.  She worked for Kaiser Permanent for twenty-seven years, retiring as Supervisor of staffing and payroll in the Appointment Center in Fontana.

Mr. Don Griggs was born in Waterloo, Iowa. He graduated from East Waterloo High School in 1961.  Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United State Marine Corps where he served for four years.  He was employed by Southern California Edison for ten years before entering the retail business.  Eager to be involved with his new community, Don was instrumental in bringing Boy Scouting to the inner city of San Bernardino serving as a Neighborhood Commissioner over seeing several troops and Cub Packs during the late sixties. Don took boys on overnight scouting trips and chaperoned them at the Helen Dade Boy Scouts of America Camp in Lake Arrowhead during the summer.

Griggs is well known for his impeccable style of clothing and his love for neckties.  He was co-owner of Irv Silvers Men’s Fashions for fifteen years, having stores located in the Inland Center Mall of San Bernardino and The Tyler Galleria of Riverside. He became President of the Merchants Association at Tyler Galleria.

He was hired by Nordstrom’s to manage the Men’s Clothing Department for fifteen years until he retired.  While there, he was able to display and sell his personal design collection of ties; “Designs by Don”.  Always one to ensure that employees of all races were treated with equity, Mr. Griggs co-founded the Diversity Board to oversee that a certain percentage of employees hired were people of color.

Mr. Griggs has been a small business owner for over thirty years. “I felt there was a niche market that had not been touched in men’s neckwear. I envisioned a quality line of African print men’s neckwear that would reflect elegance and significance, while appealing to professional and distinguished men.” 

The Griggs were volunteers at Priscilla’s Helping Hands and now host H.U.G.S (Home Unity Growth Groups).

Letter to the Editor: Hidden Community Angel

From left to right: Debbie Lagaret, Alysha Darby and Adrienne Braxton.

From left to right: Debbie Lagaret, Alysha Darby and Adrienne Braxton.

By Alysha Darby

I met a woman named “Debbie” at the Walmart in Redlands. She was the woman who checks the receipt as you’re walking out the door. I was struggling to get my receipt out of my wallet because I had a big box in my hand. Anyways, she was saying sorry that she had to do this it was a part of her job, I said, “Oh no worries.”

She said, “Yeah, I have stage III cancer but I still got to get up and come do my job because I need it, and I’m going to beat cancer. I’m a survivor.” Then she told me she wanted to get extensions like me and braids when her hair grows back! Then she told me she loved me and said, “Come see me again sister.”

After I spoke with one of Debbie’s daughters, she revealed to me that Debbie had been a district manager at Walmart for 23 years and that after being out of work for only four months (for radiation and Chemotherapy treatment) Walmart moved her down to a door greeter and cut her pay by $4 an hour! Debbie now has to work every single day while in pain, then goes home to take care of her own sick mother. Talk about a soldier!  Debbie’s daughter explained to me that finances are a problem due to all Debbie’s expensive hospital bills.

Last week, me and my boyfriend Mo Ziah met up with Adrienne Braxton and Sonia Adams from Celebrating a Vision Foundation. We put together a gift basket for Ms. Debbie which included chocolate covered strawberries, a prayer blanket, gift cards, candles, a survivor t-shirt and a lot of chocolate covered goodies.

God is really working through me because I have never had so much passion to help someone that I didn’t even know! This is only the beginning.

I believe raising this money could honestly change Debbie’s life and at least allow her to battle this cancer head up without having financial problems as well. She deserves that chance! Please anything can help, thank you all. You can visit https://www.gofundme.com/debbie-lagaret-cancer-fighter to donate.

This Weeks Job News

Construction-General Assembler-Door Assembly needed – in San Bernardino, CA. $11.50-$12.50/hr.  Call (951) 823-0023

Bus Servicer needed – in Perris, CA. Call Mike (909) 636-6462

Material Handler-General Labor-Production needed – in Moreno Valley, CA. Call (951) 823-0023

Shop Labor needed – in Murrieta, CA. Apply in person 41205 Golden Gate Circle, Murrieta, CA 92562

General Service Tech/Tire Installer needed – in Woodcrest, Riverside, CA. Call Martha (951) 425-4100

Detailer needed – in Ontario, CA. Call Rod Gallagher (714) 809-0653

Freight Handler-3rd shift needed – in Fontana, CA. Call (877) 246-2855

Inventory Lead Associate needed – in Redlands, CA. Call (909) 328-4022

Necesitamos Personal Para Trabajar – in Ontario, CA. Call Miguel (951) 202-8131

Experienced EPJ Operators needed – in Riverside, CA. Call Mayra or Rhonda (909) 346-2008

Analytical Industries, Inc. – is seeking an Assembly Line Production Worker in Pomona, CA. $12.00-$12.50/hr.  indeed.com

Humano, LLC – is seeking a Warehouse Freight Handler/Palletizer in Fontana, CA. $11.50-$16.50/hr.  indeed.com

P. Richards – is seeking a Warehouse Associate/Order Filler (F/T) in Mira Loma, CA. $12.95/hr.  www.indeed.com

Industrial Metal Supply – is seeking a 1st shift Material Handler-Puller Cutter in Riverside, CA. $14.00/hr.  indeed.com

Living Spaces – is seeking an Order Picker in Rialto, CA. indeed.com

Pauley Construction, LLC – is seeking a Material Handler in Fontana, CA. indeed.com

Ryder – is seeking a Material Handler I in Ontario, CA. indeed.com

Western Metal Service – is seeking a Production Worker/Helper in Bloomington, CA. indeed.com

DHL Supply Chain – is seeking a Pallet Jack Operators in Ontario, CA. $14.35/hr.  indeed.com

Manpower – is seeking an Inspector/Packer in Ontario, CA. $13.00/hr.  indeed.com

A & R Tarpaulins – is seeking a Production Laborer-Entry Level in Fontana, CA. $11.00-$11.95/hr.  indeed.com

P & E Construction, Inc. – is seeking a Driver/Stocker in Orange, CA. indeed.com

ABC Supply Co., Inc. – is seeking a Delivery Material Handler/Roof Loader in Riverside, CA. indeed.com

JHD Corporation – is seeking a Purchasing Assistant in Ontario, CA. $13.00-$18.00/hr.  indeed.com

Eye Ojo Corporation – is seeking a Packaging Graphic Designer in Ontario, CA. $15.00/hr.  indeed.com

Goodwill Industries of Southern California – is seeking a Material Handler I in Ontario, CA. indeed.com

GEODIS – is seeking a Material Handler in Rialto, CA. indeed.com

RTE Welding & Quality Tank Repair – is seeking a Parts Delivery Driver/Receiving Clerk in Fontana, CA. indeed.com

Select Staffing – is seeking a Material Handler in Mira Loma, CA. $13.10/hr.  indeed.com

Manpower – is seeking a Product Handler in Irvine, CA. $13.00-$14.00/hr.  indeed.com

TW Services – is seeking an Order Selector in Fontana, CA. $14.00/hr.  indeed.com

Finish Master – is seeking a Distribution Center Order Selector in Mira Loma, CA. indeed.com

Novolex – is seeking a Packer Inspector in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. indeed.com

TST, Inc. – is seeking a Shipping/Receiving Worker in Fontana, CA. indeed.com

Greenpath Recovery, Inc. – is seeking a Logistics Coordinator in Colton, CA. indeed.com

Heydude Shoes-Wewood Watches – is seeking a Planner in San Bernardino, CA. $17.00/hr.  indeed.com

Le Saint Logistics – is seeking an Inventory Control Clerk in Fontana, CA. indeed.com

Redneck Trailer Supplies – is seeking a Material Handler/Warehouse in Jurupa, CA. indeed.com

Loyalty Business Center – is seeking a General Laborer in Riverside, CA. $12.00/hr.  indeed.com

Select Staffing – is seeking a Material Handler for Distribution in Mira Loma, CA. $12.60/hr.  indeed.com

Simpson Strong Tie – is seeking a Production Worker-Autos in Riverside, CA. indeed.com

Aquamar – is seeking a Warehouse Clerk (Bilingual) in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. $11.00-$14.00/hr.  indeed.com

Drive De Vilbiss Healthcare – is seeking a Shipping Clerk in Rialto, CA. $11.50/hr.  indeed.com

Great Hire, Inc. – is seeking an Order Picker in Fontana, CA. $11.50/hr.  indeed.com

Murtech Consulting – is seeking a Material Handler in Ontario, CA. indeed.com

Bob’s Discount Furniture – is seeking a Shipping-Picker in San Bernardino, CA. indeed.com

Kindred Healthcare – is seeking a Food Service Aide-Handler (P/T) Days in Ontario, CA. indeed.com

Christie Digital – is seeking a Picker/Packer in Riverside, CA. indeed.com

Unis Logistics – is seeking a DC Manager in the Inland Empire, CA. indeed.com

Niagara Bottling Co. – is seeking a Receiving Associate in Rialto, CA. indeed.com

ArdentMills – is seeking a Packing and Shipping Worker in Colton, CA. indeed.com

Southland Employment Services, Inc. – is seeking a Material Handler in Commerce, CA. $13.00-$15.00/hr.  indeed.com

Packer Sanitation Services, Inc. – is seeking a Laborer (Hourly) in Ontario, CA. indeed.com

SunNest Services, LLC – is seeking a Shipping Clerk in Redlands, CA. $12.00/hr.  indeed.com

First Rate Staffing – is seeking a Material Handler in San Bernardino, CA. $12.00/hr.  indeed.com

Aman Garage Doors – is seeking a Warehouse/Back-up Driver in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. $15.50-$17.50/hr.  indeed.com

WorkForce Enterprises – is seeking a Pick and Pack Worker in Fontana, CA. $11.00-$11.50/hr.  indeed.com

York Employment Services, Inc. – is seeking a Loader/Order Selector in Mira Loma, CA. $14.00/hr.  indeed.com

Big & Tall of DC – is seeking a Shipping/Warehouse Associate in Yorba Linda, CA. $11.50-$12.50/hr.  indeed.com

Fed Ex Express – is seeking a Material Handler in Ontario, CA. indeed.com

York Employment – is seeking an Order Selector in Mira Loma, CA. $12.00-$13.00/hr.  indeed.com

VWR International, LLC – is seeking a Warehouse Associate in Claremont, CA. indeed.com

Associate Direct Services, LLC – is seeking 3rd shift Packers/Empacadoreos in Industry, CA. $11.50-$11.75/hr.  indeed.com

Villarreal Construction – is seeking a General Laborer in Riverside, CA. $100.00-$150.00/day.  indeed.com

Staff Right Solutions – is seeking a General Laborer in Riverside, CA. $11.00-$12.00/hr.  indeed.com

Hulcher Services, Inc. – is seeking a Skilled Laborer in Colton, CA. $18.77/hr.  indeed.com

Army and Air Force Exchange Services – is seeking a Warehouse Worker in March AFB, CA. $13.19-$15.39/hr.  indeed.com

Penske – is seeking a Recruiting Assistant in Corona, CA. indeed.com

 

Polyair – is seeking a Warehouse Associate in Corona, CA. indeed.com

DSV – is seeking a Customer Service Rep in Fontana, CA. indeed.com

Allied – is seeking a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant in Upland, CA. indeed.com

Judicial Council of California – is seeking a Deputy Clerk in Riverside, CA. indeed.com

San Bernardino County – is seeking a Senior Board Services Specialist in San Bernardino, CA. $17.75-$23.55/hr.  indeed.com

YRC Freight – is seeking a Casual Clerk in Bloomington, CA. indeed.com

Learn 4 Life – is seeking a Registrar in Riverside, CA. indeed.com

East Valley Community Health Center – is seeking a Customer Service Rep-Reception in Pomona, CA. indeed.com

Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling – is seeking a Warehouse Inventory Control Assistant in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. indeed.com

Ponce Ground Services, LLC – is seeking a Front Desk Receptionist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. $12.00/hr.  indeed.com

Estes WestDivision of Estes – is seeking a Terminal Clark III in Fontana, CA. indeed.com

JHD Corporation – is seeking a Purchasing Assistant in Ontario, CA. $13.00-$18.00/hr.  indeed.com

Judicial Council of California – is seeking an Assistant Deputy Clerk I, II, III in Riverside, CA. indeed.com

XPo Logistics – is seeking a Customer Service Rep (F/T) in Fontana, CA. $17.93/hr.  indeed.com

Career Strategies – is seeking a Leasing Consultant in the Inland Empire, CA. $11.00-$15.00/hr.  indeed.com

No Contract VoIP – is seeking a Telecommunications Office Assistant in Upland, CA. indeed.com

Goodwill Industries – is seeking a Job Coach (P/T) in San Bernardino, CA. indeed.com

United Way – is seeking a Veterans Specialist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. indeed.com

San Antonio Regional Hospital – is seeking a Patient Access Rep in Upland, CA. indeed.com

Monoprice – is seeking a Recruiter in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. $60,000.00-$75,000.00k/yr.  indeed.com

CSPC Healthcare, Inc. – is seeking a Customer Service Rep/Assistant in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. indeed.com

Arrowhead Orthopaedics – is seeking a Therapy Front Desk Rep in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. indeed.com

Sedgwick Claims Management Services – is seeking a Claims Assistant-Entry Level in Riverside, CA. indeed.com

Joseph Cory Holdings, LLC – is seeking an Assistant Delivery Coordinator in San Bernardino, CA. indeed.com

Babcock Labs, Inc. – is seeking an Administrative Assistant in Riverside, CA. $12.00-$14.00/hr.  indeed.com

M Squared Safety, LLC – is seeking an Administrative Support Assistant in Mission Viejo, CA. $12.00-$15.00/hr.  indeed.com

Providence Speech and Hearing Center – is seeking a Patient Care Coordinator-Audiology in Mission Viejo, CA. $15.00-$16.00/hr.  indeed.com

Bio Protech USA – is seeking an Administrative Sales Assistant in Chino, CA. $14.00-$15.00/hr.  indeed.com

Clear Cloud Solutions, Inc. – is seeking an Administrative Assistant in Pomona, CA. $15.00-$25.00/hr.  indeed.com

Associated Student, Inc. – is seeking a Human Resources Project Assistant in Pomona, CA. $30,703.00-$37,500.00k/yr.  indeed.com

DALIX – is seeking an Administrative Support I in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. $11.00-$13.00/hr.  indeed.com

Rusnak Auto Group – is seeking a Cashier in Loma Linda, CA. indeed.com

Integrated Care Communities – is seeking an Executive Secretary/Personal Assistant in Moreno Valley, CA. $14.00-$17.00/hr.  indeed.com

ICI Services Corporation – is seeking a Warehouse Specialist in Corona, CA. indeed.com

LA Fitness – is seeking a Front Desk Staff in San Bernardino, CA. indeed.com

Pacific Hospice – is seeking a Volunteer with Hospice in San Bernardino, CA. indeed.com

Penske – is seeking a Recruiting Assistant in Corona, CA. indeed.com

PLS – is seeking a Graphic Designer in Ontario, CA. indeed.com

Pacific Dermatology Institute – is seeking a Bilingual Front Office Medical Receptionist in the Inland Empire, CA. indeed.com

Covina Valley Management, Inc. – Citrus Diagnostics – is seeking a Medical Receptionist in Glendora, CA. $14.60/hr.  indeed.com

Ajilon – is seeking an Export Clerk in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. $14.00-$16.00/hr.  indeed.com

Loma Linda University Medical Center – is seeking a Unit Secretary in Loma Linda, CA. indeed.com

Pinnacle Hotels USA – is seeking a Concierge in Riverside, CA. indeed.com

Rusnak Auto Group – is seeking a Warranty Clerk/Office Assistant in Loma Linda, CA. indeed.com

San Manuel Casino – is seeking a PBX Operator in Highland, CA. indeed.com

American Solar Advantage – is seeking a Project Coordinator/Administrative Assistant in Chino, CA. $12.00/hr.  indeed.com

US Bank – is seeking an Administrative Assistant in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. indeed.com

San Bernardino County – is seeking a Health Information Coding Supervisor in Colton, CA. $25.76-$35.41/hr.  indeed.com

Staffing Network QPA – is seeking an Accounts Receivable Clerk in Ontario, CA. $15.00-$16.00/hr.  indeed.com

Road Dog Crew – is seeking a Warehouse Clerk in Corona, CA. $14.00/hr.  indeed.com

Konnect Resources – is seeking a Data Entry Clerk (Temp) in Corona, CA. $12.00-$14.00/hr.  indeed.com

LANI – is seeking a Medical Records Coder in Riverside, CA. $17.99-$29.63/hr.  indeed.com

San Antonio Regional Hospital – is seeking a Pharmacy Tech in Upland, CA. indeed.com

YRC Freight – is seeking a Supervisor-Freight (P/T) in Bloomington, CA. indeed.com

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – is seeking a Night Auditor/Front Desk Agent in Chino Hills, CA. indeed.com

ABI Document Support Services – is seeking an Order Entry Specialist I in Loma Linda, CA. indeed.com

Pitney Bowes – is seeking an Operations Administrative Assistant 2nd shift in Corona, CA. indeed.com

TELECU Residential Management – is seeking a Resident Service Coordinator in San Bernardino, CA. $47,476.00k/yr.  indeed.com

The Villalobos Group – is seeking an Office Assistant in Riverside, CA. $15.00/hr.  indeed.com

Symons Ambulance – is seeking a Medical Records Clerk in San Bernardino, CA. $10.00/hr.  indeed.com

CorVel Corporation – is seeking a Lien Unit Administrative Assistant in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. indeed.com

Loma Linda University Shared Services – is seeking an Office Clerk in Loma Linda, CA. indeed.com

Eco Fresh HVAC, Inc. – is seeking a Receptionist (F/T) in Anaheim, CA. indeed.com