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Rialto ‘Rails to Trails’ receives SCAG Achievement Award for sustainability


PALM DESERT, CA – The City of Rialto has received an Achievement Award for Sustainability from the Southern California Association of Governments for its Rails to Trails project – the final section of the Pacific Electric Trail.

Rails to Trails promotes linkages to active transportation and transit networks throughout the region, establishing a 21-mile east-west walking, running and bicycling route between Rialto and Claremont that is separated from vehicular traffic.

“Rialto is committed to healthy living, and Rails to Trails is a wonderful example of how active transportation and careful planning can make that happen,” said Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson, who also serves on the SCAG Regional Council.

Mayor Robertson received the award during a ceremony Thursday as part of SCAG’s 50th Anniversary Regional Conference & General Assembly. Each year, SCAG recognizes initiatives that promote sustainability in its six-county region.

“Promoting sustainability is essential to preserving a quality of life we treasure in Southern California,” said Carl Morehouse, President of SCAG and a Ventura Council Member. “Projects such as Rails to Trails show how far we’ve come in terms environmental awareness and integrated planning.”

SCAG is the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization, representing 191 cities and more than 18 million residents. This year, in addition to commemorating its 50th anniversary, the association is developing its 2016-2040 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy in collaboration with transportation authorities and stakeholders throughout the region.


What It Do With The LUE: TBone

T Bone

T Bone

What it Do! What it Do! Well, this week rapper TBone is what it do folks. Have you ever met a person blessed with multiple talents? Tyronne a.k.a TBone has been doing music for a long time. Despite going through career changes and the ups and downs of life, Tyronne knew he had a special gift to share with the world. Performing all over Southern California, he is a jack of all trades. Stepping out into the entertainment game with no fear, this producer, rapper, engineer, and photographer made heads turn and ears open.

TBone is truly a passionate artist who’s serious about his craft. Developing his own label titled, “Knuckle Headz Recordz”, he takes time to work with other upcoming artists. He calls himself “The Number One IE Supporter”. Remembering what his mother and grandmother told him as child has kept him going.

TBone recalls, “I remember momma and grandma said that I will always be special, and I think I am. Not to be famous because in God eyes I am.”

Make sure you check this talented artist out and his music. All music links can be found under “TBone” on all social media sites. Until next time, L’s UP!

AKA Far Western Regional Director Honors Candra Loftis

Featured in picture from left to right: Mrs. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated International Supreme President, Mrs. Candra Loftis, Dr. Barbara Denson Trotter, Far Western Regional Director

Featured in picture from left to right: Mrs. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated International Supreme President, Mrs. Candra Loftis, Dr. Barbara Denson Trotter, Far Western Regional Director

COSTA MESA, CA – Mrs. Candra Loftis was honored at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated 86th Far Western Regional Conference held on Saturday, May 2 at the Hilton Hotel in Costa Mesa, CA in which she received the Far Western Regional Director Leadership Award.  Prior to the event, Mrs. Loftis received her second honorary service award from the California Congress of Parents, Teachers, and Students, Inc. on April 2.  Ms. Loftis was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award because of her leadership of the Emerging Young Leaders program for the past four years.  Additionally her chapter, Eta Nu Omega received accolades from the Etiwanda School District and Fontana Mayor Aquanetta Warren.

On December 16, Mrs.  Loftis attended the 35th California School Board Association Golden Bell Awards Luncheon in which she accepted the prestigious Golden Bell Award on the behalf of the Etiwanda School District, Heritage Intermediate School and Eta Nu Omega Chapter for Parental/Community Involvement.  Because of this honor, Mrs. Loftis and the program was also recognized by the Fontana City Council.  Congratulations Mrs. Loftis for a job well done!

For future Eta Nu Omega Chapter events and activities, please contact Twillea Evans-Carthen, Ivy Leaf Reporter at tevanscarthen@yahoo.com.