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28-Year-Old Professional Boxer Re-Enters the Ring This Weekend at the MGM Grand

RIVERSIDE, CA- On Saturday night, January 28, 2017, twenty-eight year old professional boxer Mikey Garcia (Moreno Valley, CA by way of Oxnard, CA/pro record: 35-0-0, with 29 KOs) returns to the ring at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, against WBC Lightweight Champion, Dejan Zlaticanin (Podgorica, Montenegro/pro record: 22-0-0, with 15 KOs). Garcia-Zlaticanin is scheduled for twelve rounds in the lightweight division as the co-main event on the SHOWTIME televised fight card. In the main event, Carl Frampton will defend his WBA Super World Featherweight Title in a rematch with Leo Santa Cruz.

Garcia, a former two-time WBO world champion in the featherweight and super featherweight divisions, trains in Riverside at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy. He last fought on July 30, 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, against former WBC World Featherweight Champion, Elio Rojas. In that Showtime televised fight, Garcia knocked Rojas down four times, before referee Eddie Claudio called an end to the fight at 2:02 of Round 5. Following that win, Garcia’s record improved to 35-0, with 29 KOs, while Rojas’ record dropped to 24-3, with 14 KOs.

Garcia shared his thoughts about his upcoming fight against Zlaticanin. He said, “I’m very happy and excited for my next fight. I know that Dejan Zlaticanin is a strong, undefeated southpaw, which will make for a great fight. I’m thankful of being afforded another opportunity to show my skills. I’m ready to take on the very best in boxing, and Zlaticanin is one of the best lightweights in the sport. I want to prove that I’m better than I was before, and that I’m willing to fight anyone. The time off from boxing made me stronger and more competitive than ever.  

Fighting at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas will be a great way to start the new year. I’m looking forward to performing under the bright lights on a very big stage. The last time I fought in Las Vegas was four years ago, and all my family, friends and fans traveled there for the fight. I expect the same to happen this time around. Thank you Stephen Espinoza, Lou DiBella, Al Haymon and Team Zlaticanin for making the fight a reality. January 28 will be the beginning of a great year for Team Mikey Garcia. Please know that I’m very appreciative of all my supporters and the best is yet to come.”

San Bernardino Culture Foundation Crowns 2017 Senior King & King at Annual Recognition Reception

Publisher and Co-Publisher of the Westside Story Newspaper, Wallace IV and Josephine Allen

Publisher and Co-Publisher of the Westside Story Newspaper, Wallace IV and Josephine Allen

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- On Friday, February 3, the San Bernardino Culture Foundation will be crowning the 2017 Senior King and Queen whom is the Publisher of the Westside Story Newspaper, Wallace Allen IV, and Co-Publisher Josephine Allen. The month of February also marks the paper’s 30th anniversary.

The crowning will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the San Bernardino City Unified School District Community Room located at 777 North F Street in San Bernardino. There will also be special outgoing remarks from the 2016 Senior King and Queen, George and Helen Rawls, followed by an invitation from the Black Chamber of Commerce.

To RSVP, please contact Margaret Hill at margarethill3361@gmail.com. This event is co-sponsored by Dr. Dale Marsden, Superintendent of the San Bernardino City Unified School District.

Hundreds of Women Gather in Support of Women’s March in Downtown Los Angeles

LADIES PROTESTINGLOS ANGELES, CA- On Saturday, January 21 in Downtown Los Angeles, women from all over the Southern California region came together to march for one prime reason—unity and equality.

Women fought for their rights of equality in the past and felt the need to do it again after the inauguration of the 45th President Donald Trump took place on Friday, January 21. Prior to Trump taking oath as the nation’s president, he had made countless racist and sexist remarks against minorities and women.hqdefault

Prior to the march, President Trump altered the White House website with the removal of the LGBT rights. The Civil Rights page has also been replaced with a protecting our law enforcement page. The site is now only available in English and can no longer be accessed in Spanish. These are just a few events that prompted the Womens’ March across the Nation.

The mission of the Women’s March is for women to stand together in solidarity for the protection of women’s rights, safety, health, and their families by recognizing that their vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of the country.

As seen in marches from city to city, the Women’s March brought diversity within all ethnic backgrounds, as well as from the male gender. Everyone came together in the spirit of democracy and to honor the champions if human rights, dignity, and justice of past times.

The march was the first step towards unifying the community, forming new relationships, and creating change from the grassroots level up. Women’s March works peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.

To keep up with Women’s March LA, follow them on Instagram @womensmarchla.

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