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Senator Norma Torres Invites Community to Swearing-In Ceremony

Senator Norma Torres

Senator Norma Torres

POMONA, CA – State Senator Norma Torres (D-Pomona) has announced she will hold a community swearing-in ceremony in Pomona on Sunday, September 1st from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  Local elected officials, community leaders and constituents are invited to attend and meet with the Senator and her staff.  The event is an opportunity for community members to share their thoughts, ideas and concerns about issues facing the district. An RSVP is required to attend and can be made by calling the district office at (909) 621-2783 or by sending an email to aura.sandoval@sen.ca.gov. The ceremony will take place at the Mountain Meadows Golf Course, 1875 Fairplex Drive, Pomona, CA 91768.

Community Police Academy

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SB Police

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The San Bernardino Police Department will host a Community Police Academy for San Bernardino City residents every Wednesday from September 4 to October 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the San Bernardino Police Department Main Station located at 710 N. “D” Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401. Academy classes will cover a variety of topics including narcotics enforcement, criminal investigations, code enforcement, the canine program, pan handling, gang enforcement, SWAT and traffic enforcement. Participants will meet members of their police department, learn police department works and how to partner with police to make the community better. The academy is free, but space is limited. Contact the Community Affairs office for more information at 909-388-4946 or 909-384-5753.

Community Champions Support Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown’s 1st Annual Tools for Success Day

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Tools for Success

BLOOMINGTON, CA- Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) in partnership with the San Bernardino County Library, the National Investment Division of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NID) Housing Counseling Agency, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), Westech College and the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County hosted the 1st Annual Tools for Success Day, a back to school celebration with giveaways, entertainment, food and gifts on Saturday, August 17 at Ayala Park in Bloomington and Saturday, August 24 at the Baker Family Learning Center in Muscoy. Between both events, nearly 250 students were provided a backpack stuffed with pencils, pens, notebook paper, coloring books, activity books, colored pencils or crayons, back to school haircut coupons, stickers, a ruler, a cookbook and literature.

During the event, special remarks were given by Assemblymember Cheryl Brown, San Bernardino County Librarian Leonard Hernández, San Bernardino County Superintendent Gary Thomas and Executive Director Linda Jackson, NID Housing Agency.  Assemblymember Brown shared information about California’s Legislature implementing the local control funding formula. This initiative allows our school districts to control the money that comes from the state and use it to close the achievement gap in our struggling schools at the local level.

Assemblymember Brown encouraged parents to be proactive and engage their children’s school principals, teachers and counselors to ensure that funding is being used to meet the educational needs of their children. The 1st Annual Tools for Success Day also featured free health screenings, financial literacy information, financial assistance services for homeowners and other valuable educational resources for classroom success.