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    By Dianne Anderson How and why the next-in-line logical choice – the district’s lead Deputy Superintendent, Dr. Rhea Gibbs – was circumvented with the recent appointment of Ed D’Souza as Rialto Unified School District’s Acting Superintendent, has local advocates baffled. Alton Garrett, president of the Westside Action Group, said Dr. Gibbs checks all the boxes, and would ...
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    By Dianne Anderson San Bernardino city leaders are set to overhaul its vintage downtown vibe from a happier era, and are now calling on the community to get in on the ground floor with a vision for the rebuild. A recent Special Meeting allowed for a deep dive into the city’s downtown revitalization plan, hearing ...
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    By Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌ A coalition of movement-based organizations from various parts of California converged on the grounds of the State Capitol in Sacramento to send a message: Black Californians need financial resources to overcome setbacks caused by centuries of system and institutional racism. The coalition, which included members of the California ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Renter protections ended last Thursday in California, leaving community advocates worried that if it’s not already on the radar of local leadership, it will be soon. Felicia Jones with Congregations Organized for Prophetic Engagement is bracing for the inevitable fallout of the end of the eviction moratorium with countless thousands of renters ...
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    By Dianne Anderson With the holidays just weeks away, some Inland Empire renters worry that they’re almost out the door under eviction notices from the end of the moratorium on September 30. But if the renter’s paperwork is in order, the most their landlords can do is huff and puff. They can not evict. Felicia ...
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    By Dianne Anderson As predicted, outbreaks of the bigger badder cousin of Covid-19 show a surge in new cases nationally, and almost all now filling up hospital wards are unvaccinated. Now called the “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” the CDC reports cases topped a 70% increase nationwide with deaths up 26% last week, and counting. Los ...
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    By Dianne Anderson If $63 billion for 2019-20 in Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funding slated to help mostly low-income Black and Brown kids in school districts across the state sounds like a lot of money – it is. Now, if only those high needs students could get at those state-mandated resources and services that ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Stay at home and self-isolation orders have most parents perplexed about what to do academically with the kids. For the school district, the big focus is on getting kids and families safely through the Coronavirus crisis in the coming weeks and months. “Right now, the way I see it is that it’s ...