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It’s Time to Take Back the Streets…Again at this Weekend’s Community Block Party

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- San Bernardino Pastors United (SBPU) is “Taking Back our Streets” on Saturday, June 10, at the next enormous community block party.  They are taking a stance against the increasing gang activity and other senseless violent crimes within our city.  They are asking the community to join us as they bring “Healing, Change, and Progress” to the City of San Bernardino. The Churches of San Bernardino stand together as a united front to REVIVE the communities within San Bernardino and the surrounding areas.

The afternoon will consist of free food, groceries, shoes, backpacks, clothes, and health screenings. There will also be other organizations helping to bless the community.  They encourage people to contact SBPU either by phone, email online at www.sbpastorsunited.org to pre-register for the free giveaways. For more information call (909) 353-7977 or email sbpastorsunited@gmail.com.

‘Click it or Ticket’ Campaign Friday, June 2

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Once again, San Bernardino Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement May/June, including one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.  SBPD Officers were out in force Memorial Day weekend, as part of the nationwide seatbelt enforcement campaign as well as this coming weekend.

Every day, unbuckled motorists are losing their lives in motor vehicle crashes. As we approach the summer vacation season, we want to make sure people are doing the one best thing that can save them in a crash, buckling up.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of the 21,132 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2013 were unrestrained. At night from 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number soared to 59 percent of those killed. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In California, the minimum penalty for a seat belt violation is $161.

Officers will conduct one nighttime’ seat belt enforcement operations during the two week Click It Or Ticket mobilization to help lower California’s traffic deaths. In addition to these special patrols, officers on routine patrol will also be looking for unrestrained drivers and passengers to stop and cite.

California statistics reveal that 500 unrestrained vehicle occupants died in 2013. Almost twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females, with lower belt use rates too. Of the males killed in crashes in 2013, more than half (54%) were unrestrained. For females killed in crashes, 41 percent were not buckled up.

If you ask the family members of those unrestrained people who were killed in crashes, they’ll tell you—they wish their loved ones had buckled up. The bottom line is that seat belts save lives. If these enforcement crackdowns get people’s attention and get them to buckle up, then we’ve done our job.

Funding for these operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.


The Career Institute Offers Paid Work Experience for Youth

SAN BERNARDINO, CA-The Career Institute is pleased to announce a new Partnership to offer services to youth ages 18 to 24 in the City of San Bernardino.  The Career Institute will be offering services from Inland Career Education Center in San Bernardino starting July 5. 

These government funding services come from a grant from the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board.  Participants will be recruited from the school and from the community to benefit from this program. Career Institute has provided services to young adults in the County for 23 years. Teresa Taylor, CEO of Career Institute describes the program as the big 5.  It includes: short-term occupational training; paid work experience leading to Employment; work ethic training; college or post-secondary training assistance and; long-term career and education planning to include a career path.

Karen Bautista, Principal of Inland Career Education Center is pleased about the opening of the office and has declared, “Our partnership with Career Institute will extend our services to students who are want short-term training and desire enrollment in a post-secondary experience.”

Yvonne Ivey, the Career Mentor and Coordinator of the program will begin her work there beginning July 5.  Yvonne is excited about offering career training and job services in the San Bernardino location. Yvonne is a graduate of the San Bernardino Unified School District and a lifetime residence of the city.

Interested students can contact Yvonne Ivey beginning July 5 at the center. The Inland Career Education Center phone number is (909) 388-6003 and they are located at 1200 N E Street in San Bernardino.