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California Arts Council’s Craig Watson to Keynote Countywide Arts Conference

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SAN BERNARDINO, CAArts professionals from throughout San Bernardino County and surrounding areas will convene for a full day of speakers, workshops, roundtable discussions, and networking opportunities.

The Arts Connection Conference will be highlighted with a Keynote Address by Craig Watson, Executive Director of the California Arts Council, who will speak on the state of the arts in California and bringing economic and creative vitality to our region though the arts. Additionally, San Bernardino County Second District Supervisor, Janice Rutherford will show her support with the Welcome Address.

The conference is being organized by the non-profit organization, Arts Connection – The Arts Council of San Bernardino County in partnership with the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center and will be held on Saturday, September 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, located at 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739.

The conference is free to all members of Arts Connection. One-year membership starts at $25 (and $10 for students). The conference fee is $50 for non-members. Pre-registration for the conference is highly encouraged. Registration is available online at artsconnectionnetwork.org/event-reservation or by phone at (909) 537-5809.

For more information contact Julia Tilley, Interim Executive Director, Arts Connection, 909-537-5809 and info@artsconnectionnetwork.org.

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)

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.