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Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Honors Men of Distinction

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SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) honored outstanding men from the 47th Assembly District at her annual Men of Distinction program on Friday, June 20, at the Grand Terrace Community Center. The recognition event was attended by the honorees and their family members and included special appearances from Mayor Carey Davis, Mayor Pro Tem Virginia Marquez and Councilman Rikke Van Johnson, City of San Bernardino; Mayor Pro Tem Edward Palmer, City of Rialto; City Treasurer Janet Koehler-Brooks, City of Fontana; and Trustee Joseph Williams, San Bernardino Community College District.

The 2014 honorees included: Trustee Randall Ceniceros, Colton Joint Unified School District; Carlos Teran, a longtime community advocate; Alan Dyer, a member of the Board of Directors at the West Valley Water District; Richard Loder, a community volunteer and youth advocate;  Ratibu Jacocks, a consultant and executive board member of the Westside Action Group (WAG); Danny Marquez, founder of Veterans Partnering with Communities, Inc., Kermit Moss, a small business owner; and Matthew Slowik, a planning commissioner for the City of Fontana.

For more information, contact Ashley Jones at (909) 381-3238. 

‘Miss Saigon’ on Stage at the Historic California Theatre of the Performing Arts

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SAN BERNARDINO, CA- A classic love story is brought up-to-date in one of the most stunning theatrical shows of all time in “Miss Saigon,” on stage for two performances only Saturday, June 28 at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts. Set during the turmoil of the Vietnam War, the story centers on an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl who fall in love, only to be separated by the fall of Saigon and tragic losses and the sacrifices made in a world gone mad.

Worldwide Theatricals is presenting the musical at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range from $38.50 and $75, and are available at www.ticketmaster.com, www.californiatheatre.net, or through the box office at (909) 885-5152.

“Miss Saigon” premiered in London in September 1989 and ran for more than 4,000 performances over a 10 year period. It opened on Broadway in 1991 and has been staged throughout the world. The London revival of the show opened this year.

The California Theatre of the Performing Arts is located at 562 W. Fourth Street in San Bernardino.

Loma Linda University School of Medicine celebrates 100th anniversary

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Guests at LLUSM’s 100th anniversary bash were treated to live entertainment throughout the evening including stilt walkers

LOMA LINDA, CA- Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM) recently concluded its five-year Centennial Celebration (2009-2014), marking 100 years since the founding of the school to the 100th anniversary of the first graduating class. A community celebration was held on June 1 outside LLU Centennial Complex.

The early 1900’s themed anniversary bash was a free event open to the entire community and featured thematic music and entertainment as well as food trucks and a fireworks show to end the night. An estimated 700 people attended throughout the evening.

Loma Linda University School of Medicine opened its doors in 1909 as the College of Medical Evangelists and graduated its first class of six students on June 11, 1914. It was the smallest class to ever graduate from the school with just two women and four men. This year, on May 25, LLUSM graduated its largest class ever with 171 medical students. Over 10,500 students have graduated over the last 100 years.

LLUSM continues to have a growing impact in the Inland Empire and beyond. This year, 51 percent of LLUSM students matched to primary care positions, and half of the practicing medical doctors in San Bernardino County either trained at or currently teach at Loma Linda University or both.