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Local firefighters and others to take part in 9/11 Memorial Ceremony and Ride to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital

A 9/11 Memorial Ceremony and Ride is planned for Sunday, Sept. 7., to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and other worthy causes. In this photo are, front row, left to right: Carlie Mason, a patient at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital; Jake Feenstra, firefighter, Loma Linda Fire Department. Back row, left to right: Glenn Quaid, owner, Quaid Harley-Davidson; Don Benfield, battalion chief, Colton Fire Department; and Jimmy Todorovitch, of  Quaid Harley-Davidson

A 9/11 Memorial Ceremony and Ride is planned for Sunday, Sept. 7., to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and other worthy causes. In this photo are, front row, left to right: Carlie Mason, a patient at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital; Jake Feenstra, firefighter, Loma Linda Fire Department. Back row, left to right: Glenn Quaid, owner, Quaid Harley-Davidson; Don Benfield, battalion chief, Colton Fire Department; and Jimmy Todorovitch, of Quaid Harley-Davidson

LOMA LINDA, CA  – Firefighters from the cities of Loma Linda and Colton, and other community groups, will host a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony and Ride on Sunday, September 7, to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and other worthy causes.

A memorial program is planned for 10:30 a.m. at Loma Linda Fire Department Headquarters, 11325 Loma Linda Drive, Loma Linda, Calif. The ceremony will feature a joint Honor Guard presentation by Loma Linda and Colton firefighters, along with members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

The Honor Guard presentation will include a flag-raising and bell ceremony. Members of Firefighters Local 935 Pipes and Drums will perform in remembrance of those who were lost during the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Jaime Magallanes and representatives from the cities of Loma Linda and Colton will give brief remarks.

Leading up to the ceremony, Quaid Harley-Davidson and Loma Linda H.O.G. will host a 9/11 Memorial Ride that will travel in procession through the city of Loma Linda to the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony. People interested in participating in the ride may register by 8:30 a.m. at Quaid Harley-Davidson, 25160 Redlands Blvd., Loma Linda, Calif. Registration is free, and donations are encouraged to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, The Loma Linda and Colton Injured Firefighter Fund, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

For more information, call (909) 796-8399.

35th Congressional District Students Make Contact with International Space Station

Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod speaks with Dorothy Grant Elementary students as they contact the International Space Station using amateur radio.

Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod speaks with Dorothy Grant Elementary students as they contact the International Space Station using amateur radio.

MONTCLAIR, CA – This past week, Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Chino) visited Dorothy Grant Elementary School in the City of Fontana where seven students from Ms. Beverly Matheson’s 4th grade class made contact with astronauts aboard the International Space Station using amateur radio.

The Amateur Radio International Space Station Program (ARISS) is a joint venture by NASA and the Amateur Radio Satellite Corporation to facilitate communication between astronauts aboard International Space Station and schools around the world.  ARISS’s goal is to inspire interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.

“Promoting STEM education is very important because it opens many doors of opportunities for our students interested in pursuing these fields,” said Rep. Negrete McLeod.  “I applaud Ms. Matheson, Dorothy Grant Elementary School, and the Fontana Unified School District for facilitating this event because it helps motivate our next generation of scientists, engineers, and astronauts here in the Inland Empire.”

The event was a great success.  Dorothy Grant Elementary plans on contacting the International Space Station next year.

 

“Women for Pete” Launch Grassroots Coalition in CA-31

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SAN BERNARDINO, CA – The Pete Aguilar for Congress campaign launched “Women for Pete”, a group of grassroots supporters from all over San Bernardino County who are standing with Pete because he has a proven track record of working hard for the needs of Inland Empire women and middle class families. Following three outstanding “Women for Pete” events this week highlighting his commitment to equality for women, the coalition will continue to organize women supporters and build on the grassroots momentum of his campaign.

“Women need an advocate in Congress who will be committed to fighting for equal pay, raising the minimum wage, providing quality education for our children and preserving their right to make their own health decisions,” Aguilar said. “I am humbled that women from across the Inland Empire have put their trust in me to fight for them and am honored that they have come together to stand with me in this campaign.”

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Pete has earned the support of women leaders and advocacy groups across the region including U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Congresswoman Julia Brownley, Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod, Assembly Member Cheryl Brown, Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson, Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Yesterday, on Women’s Equality Day, Aguilar hosted a “Women for Pete” luncheon at Olive Avenue Market in Redlands, followed by a women-to-women phone bank in San Bernardino and then closed out the day with a “Latinas for Pete” event

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Pete Aguilar is a small business owner and Mayor of Redlands. He is a strong advocate for economic growth and fairness in the Inland Empire, a leader who has reached across party lines to serve the best interests of middle-class families in San Bernardino County