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Lois Carson Former San Bernardino Valley College Trustee Endorses Danny Tillman for Congress

Lois Carson Former San Bernardino Valley College Trustee Endorses Danny Tillman for Congress

It takes courage and a history of independence  to run for elective office, especially if you are African American because you must work so much harder and stand up to the detractors whose first words are “you cannot win”. I know; I have been there.

I am sure Danny Tillman went through the discernment required to make such a decision long before declaring his intention; he did not come to the decision lightly or quickly. So, nothing can stop him now—not organized party power, not “doubting Thomas’” nor those seeking favours from the eventual winner.

I first met Danny as a teenage student at Valley College and I was a member of the Board of Trustees; he was already exhibiting  attributes of a leader then and now at age 50, he is a proven leader as demonstrated by his front-runner and top vote getter school board elections and very effective Board governance. His business and technical acumen led to his successful investigation of the district finances where he found 40 million dollars in school funding in his first year as a school board member. Much of the responses to meet the needs of a changed community can be attributed to Danny who spends a great amount of time in the community. He is now ready to serve at the national level.

One of his major priorities is children, those in the district and those outside the district. He currently serves as president of the non-profit Black Future Leaders, Inc (BFL) which promotes high achievement for high school youth across the Inland Empire; the students participate for four years as long as they maintain a 3.0 GPA and perform 50 hours of community service per academic year. They are offered a summer residence program at Cal State every year. With a goal of academic excellence and community service, BFL is now in its 28th year. He cares about people, especially the young.

Danny was not recruited by the establishment but saw a need as Bobby Kennedy once said, and  “sought to fill it”. While Danny clearly understands and values the concept of compromise so necessary in politics, he will never capitulate because he thinks for himself. He is an open book, candid and honest. What you see with Danny Tillman is what you get. More than that he is prepared to serve at any level of government and he has chosen the Congress. I support his choice and hope the readers will too.

Lois J. Carson

“Of course I am so honored to have such an esteemed and ranking member of the Inland Empire endorse me for U. S. Congress, words can never express my gratitude. I will continue to work hard for the Inland Empire when I am in Congress.”

Danny Tillman is running for U. S. Congress in California’s 31st Congressional District in 2014. The District includes the cities of San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Upland, Fontana Rialto, Colton, Loma Linda and Grand Terrace. For more information visit Danny Tillman for Congress at: www.dannytillmanforcongress.com

Lecture on Importance of Physical Activity Among Youth at CSUSB

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – The department of kinesiology at Cal State San Bernardino will host a free lecture by Karin A. Pfeiffer, professor of kinesiology at Michigan State University and an expert on physical activity, on Monday, March 3.

The lecture, “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report,” will be from 9:20-10:30 a.m. in CSUSB’s Panorama Room in the Lower Commons. The lecture is open to everyone, particularly students and faculty of kinesiology, staff and the public. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

Pfeiffer, who is also a member of MSU’s Center for Physical Activity and Health, will focus on the report’s strategies to increase physical activity among youth. Her research includes physical activity assessments in children as well as interventions designed to increase physical activity levels among young children.

An exercise physiologist with an interest in population-based investigations, Pfeiffer’s research focuses on two major areas: measurement of physical activity and interventions to increase physical activity in children and adolescents, spanning preschool through high school age.

Her expertise has included many school-based studies and she is interested in incorporating families and communities into her research.

The Center for Physical Activity and Health at Michigan State University was founded in 2004 as a collaborative project between the departments of kinesiology and epidemiology. The purpose of CPAH is to study the effect of physical activity on human health and well-being throughout a life span, while developing appropriate physical activity intervention strategies.

Pfeiffer’s work is relevant to the public health perspective related to low levels of activity and the increased risk of obesity in American children.

She is currently president-elect of the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine and a fellow and trustee for the American College of Sports Medicine.

The lecture is co-sponsored by CSUSB’s Intellectual Life and Visiting Scholars Committee. For more information about the lecture, contact Shannon Siegel at (909) 537-5358 or email ssiegel@csusb.edu.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.

Career Information Day For Workability Students Set For March 1

REDLANDS – The 15th annual Career Information Day, hosted by the Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program (CRY-ROP), will be held on March 7.

The event will feature exhibits and presentations for workability students. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CRY-ROP office at 1214 Indiana Court in Redlands.

The event is co-sponsored by the East Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Transition Partnership Project, the California Department of Rehabilitation and Workability and the following educational agencies: Colton Joint Unified School District, Redlands Unified, Rialto Unified, Rim of the World Unified, Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified and San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools.

The event is not open to the public; only to students in the participating programs.

About 30 local participating employers have committed to attend the event. They represent occupations from childcare services to youth recreation, as well as clerical, medical, restaurant, retail and warehouse occupations.

There will be drawings for prizes donated by employers, as well as a student/employer lunch.

For more information on the event, contact Helen Junker at the East Valley SELPA Transition Partnership Project at (909) 252-4514.