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Lighting of The Arrowhead Landmark

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- For the first time, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians lit up The Arrowhead in memory and tribute to the 14 lives lost in the December 2 terrorist attack in San Bernardino one year ago. The iconic Arrowhead is a natural formation on the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains that can be seen for miles throughout the valley. The brilliant lighting of the Arrowhead formation will stand as a memorial to each life lost on December 2 and a symbol of solidarity and hope for this proud and strong community. 

“Even as we struggle to make sense of those events from a year ago, we remain strong in our commitment to the values that make us a strong community,” said Lynn Valbuena, Chairwoman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. “We are proud to join with the San Bernardino and our community partners to shine a new light in memory of those we lost.” 

The Arrowhead was lit on Thursday, December 1 and will remain lit until December 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Arrowhead formation is located in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains, just north of San Bernardino’s Wildwood Park (40th Street and Waterman Avenue). Lit up with over a dozen 120,000-lumen arc lights, it can be seen from nearly anywhere in the cities of San Bernardino or Highland. 

“2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration”

FONTANA, CA- The Ephesians New Testament Church and the City Of Fontana cordially invites you to participate in the 29th Annual Birthday Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Nobel Peace Prize Winner) and slain Civil-Rights leader. The celebration will encompass two (2) days, January 13th and 14th, 2017

On January 13, 2017 the Annual Worship Service will be hosted by the Mountain View Community Church, 8833 Palmetto Avenue, Fontana, California at 7:30pm. This year’s annual speaker will be the Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes Jr., Sr. Pastor Emeritus of Riverside Church of New York.  A renowned speaker and much sought after lecturer ranked and noted by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top “10’” preachers the country. He has written several books his most recent books “Who’s Gospel”, “The Holy Spirit and Preaching” to name a couple of his works.

Special music guest that evening The Grammy Nominated Los Angeles Gospel Messengers under the direction of Rev. Quincy Fielding Jr. and also the renowned Psalmist, Ms. Betty Griffin Keller. This worship service is free to the community and open to all faiths.

In a tribute to culture, a Jazz Concert will be hosted January 14, 2017 at the Fontana Steelworkers Auditorium 8427 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, California at 7:30pm; featuring the following artist:  

Kirk Whalum, Smooth Jazz Artist and Grammy Award Winner, he  has worked with artists such as Whitney Houston, Willie Norwood, Babyface, Nancy Wilson, Yolanda Adams, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Barbara Streisand, Kirk Franklin, Quincy Jones, Kevin Mahogany, Al Green and Luther Vandross just to name a few. He has also worked on film scores including those for The Prince of Tides, The Bodyguard and Grand Canyon. Kirk Whalum is known for his gospel hit, Falling In Love With Jesus.

Ms. Jeanette Harris and the Jeanette Harris Band, Whom have served as the  opening act for artist such as the late BB King, Kirk Whalum, Grammy Award winner Denise Williams, Eric Marienthal, and Paul Jackson to name a few.

Ticket prices are: You & Me tickets $100, VIP tickets $95, and General Admission tickets $60. Show will begin at 7:30pm. Doors will open at 6:30pm. For ticket information: www.ephesianschurch.com or call the church office (909)823-2310; there are also hotel packages available through the Fontana Hilton Garden Inn.

Garnett Elected New President of County Board of Education

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Sherman Garnett was elected as the new president of the San Bernardino County Board of Education during its meeting on December 5.

Garnett, who was the vice president of the Board, takes over the presidency from Alen Ritchie, who held the position for the past year. In addition, Hardy Brown II was elected vice president of the Board.

Garnett has served on the Board since 2014. He represents Trustee Area B, which includes the districts of Alta Loma, Central, parts of Chaffey Joint Union High, Etiwanda, Mt. Baldy, Ontario-Montclair and Upland.

Brown represents Trustee Area D, which includes the districts of Rialto, San Bernardino and Snowline.

In addition to the reorganization of the Board, members Laura Mancha and Ritchie took the oath of office from County Superintendent Ted Alejandre, after they were elected to new four-year terms in November.

The Board establishes policy, adopts an annual budget, approves building plans and hears

student expulsion, inter-district transfer and charter school appeals. The Board meets monthly, regularly the first Monday of the month.