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Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Names La Pasta Italia as Small Business of the Year

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) named La Pasta Italia as the 47th District’s Small Business of the Year. La Pasta Italia, located in Grand Terrace, is owned and operated by the current Grand Terrace mayor, Walt Stanckiewitz, and his wife, Monique Stanckiewitz. La Pasta Italia has been serving quality Italian food products for over 20 years. A ceremony was held at the Sacramento Convention Center on Monday, June 10.

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) named La Pasta Italia as the 47th District’s Small Business of the Year. La Pasta Italia, located in Grand Terrace, is owned and operated by the current Grand Terrace mayor, Walt Stanckiewitz, and his wife, Monique Stanckiewitz. La Pasta Italia has been serving quality Italian food products for over 20 years. A ceremony was held at the Sacramento Convention Center on Monday, June 10.

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) has selected La Pasta Italia as the 47th District’s Small Business of the Year. La Pasta Italia, located in Grand Terrace, is owned and operated by the current Grand Terrace mayor, Walt Stanckiewitz, and his wife, Monique Stanckiewitz.

“I’m so excited to acknowledge and select La Pasta Italia as my Small Business of the Year. La Pasta Italia has been providing quality food to the restaurant industry and the community for several years now. They have a statewide reach and an excellent reputation in my district. They’ve come so far and I’m so proud of them,” said Assemblymember Brown.

Prior to the establishment of their restaurant, the Stanckiewitzes developed a reputation for providing a variety of fine pasta products to upscale restaurants throughout the Inland Empire including Mario’s Place, New York Grill, Ciao Bella, Café Allegro, Lake Arrowhead Resort, and the iconic Mission Inn.

 After 13 years of providing quality service to area restaurants, the Stanckiewitzes established La Pasta Italia, on Barton Road, in the city of Grand Terrace in June 2003. In keeping with Walt’s Italian roots, the Stanckiewitzes prepare each dish with love.

 In honor of his mother, Walt’s signature sandwich is the Da Riccio. Inspired from her Naples background, the ingredients include: prosciutto, sopressata, parmesan cheese, red onion, pepperoncini, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar on an Italian roll.

 The Stanckiewitzes will be honored at a ceremony in Sacramento on Monday, June 10.

 Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, the southwest parts of San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy.

Website of Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown: http://www.asmdc.org/members/a47/

Michael Johnson​ Kids Camp Brings Ou​t NFL Buddies from C​oast to Coast

Bengals Standout MJ #93 Gives Hands On Support to Campers

Bengals Standout MJ #93 Gives Hands On Support to Campers

Michael Johnson recently delivered another interactive, exhilarating and  inspirational experience to about 150 youth in his beloved hometown, Selma, Alabama. T he charismatic Bengals Defensive Linebacker, several of his NFL league mates and college com padres came from as far as Seattle, Washington, Cincinnati, Ohio and Washington, DC to offer hands on football drills, positive feedback and mentoring!

Camper Getting Tips from 2X Pro Bowler Geno Atkins

Camper Getting Tips from 2X Pro Bowler Geno Atkins

The coaches and mentors shared their experiences and words of encouragement to the kids ages 8-17. Urging them to not only try their best in football, but to work hard and give their best at whatever their passions are.
Drills with NFL Guard Cordaro Howard

Drills with NFL Guard Cordaro Howard

While the boys were with the NFL and pro players, the young aspiring cheerleaders were able to learn skills and routines from award winning cheer coaches from Troy University!
San Diego Charger Gary Guyton Facilitate Blocking Drills

San Diego Charger Gary Guyton Facilitate Blocking Drills

“It is very important to me and my mother that we give equal opportunities to and offer positive reinforcement to young boys and girls…these kids really are our future I want them to know they can achieve anything they aspire to do!”~Michael Johnson
MJ Pauses for a Pose with the Black Belt Marching Band before their annual half time performance!
MJ served as a proud campe coach along with many of his friends, family including cousin Cedric Dickerson, Georgia Tech classmates Anthony Egbuniwe and Beau Rheinmiller, coaches from local Concordia College and Troy University, NFL team mates  Carlos Dunlap (Cincinnati Bengals),  Geno Atkins (Cincinnati Bengals), Gary Guyton (San Diego Chargers),  Leger Douzable (Tennessee Titans),  Clinton McDonald (Seattle Sea Hawks),  Cordaro Howard (Detroit Lions) and fellow Selma native  Ben Obomanu (Seattle Sea Hawks)!
2013 Camp Coaches

With the help of generous sponsors, the city of Selma, Memorial Stadium, supporters, longtime friends and his loving family, the 4th Annual Michael Johnson Youth and Cheer Camp was a huge Success! To check out ALL THE PHOTOS please visit www.mj93.org 

The 6' 7" Gentle Giant Takes Time Out to Talk with an Inquisitive Cheer Camper

The 6′ 7″ Gentle Giant Takes Time Out to Talk with an Inquisitive Cheer Camper

Media inquiries please contact MJ’s P ublicist Trea Davenport, Trea Day PR at 678-327-8281 or treadaypr@gmail.com .

Special Thanks to Dr. Robert Agee, Jr. who is recognized as one of the leading resources for primary care sports. He is the lead physician in the first line of defense for clients non-operative sports medicine needs at Lemak Sports Medicine. He came out to offer his expertise and support to the participants of MJ’s camp!

20th Annual Black Graduate Recognition Ceremony Will Celebrate Student Success

Thomasina Hill

Thomasina Hill

SAN BERNARDINO, CA— The 20th Annual Black Graduate Recognition Ceremony at California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB)will be held this Saturday, which will take place on Saturday, June 8 at CSUSB’s Coussoulis Arena at 7 p.m.  Embracing African American culture, the ceremony celebrates the graduates’ success, and the student can dress in graduation attire and receive symbolic kente stoles. Guests are welcomed to dress in African American traditional cultural clothing.
The theme for the event is “Closer to my Dreams.” CSUSB students Lee Moore and Jeremy Young speak at the event. Moore, a first-generation college graduate and will receive her B.A. in psychology, and plans to pursue a graduate degree in clinical social work at the University of Nevada. Young will graduate with a degree in information systems and technology, and is the current president of the student group Enrichment Through Action, a community service-based CSUSB organization at CSUSB.
Thomasina Hill, a San Bernardino native, will graduate with distinction with a B.A. in English with a concentration in Literature, and will perform an original poem at the ceremony. Thomasina has applied for a dual Master’s program in English Composition and Literature.
Danny Tillman, a 2003 CSUSB alumnus with a B.B. in business administration with a concentration in information technology. He works as an Information Systems administrator for the County of San Bernardino, serves on the Board of Trustees for the San Bernardino City Unified School District, and is a candidate for California’s 31st Congressional District seat.
Jenise Bush, co-founder of the CSUSB Black Graduate Recognition Ceremony, and a CSUSB alumna who earned three credentials and two degrees, and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the University of La Verne, will emcee the event. Children Performers from Dare to Dream Arts Academy will dance at the event.
Tickets are $50, and can be purchased in the Santos Manuel Student Union’s Student Leadership and Development office, Room 204. Students who purchase tickets can have an unlimited number of guests that can attend the event with them. Parking is $5.  For more information, contact Doreen Hatcher at 909-537-5234, dhatcher@csusb.edu, or Misty Levingston at 909-537-7198, mlevings@csusb.edu.