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You’re invited to join Assemblymember Brown as she hosts an education forum and free backpack giveaway on Saturday, August 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Inland Empire Job Corps located at 3173 Kerry Street, San Bernardino, 92407.
During the event, you'll hear from local school district officials on steps they're taking to implement the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Immediately following the discussion, we'll have a free backpack giveaway and resource fair featuring health, housing and employment resources. Additionally, we'll have live entertainment, food and games for your children. Free backpacks and school supplies will be given on a first come, first served basis. Priority will be given to children residing in Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, San Bernardino, Bloomington and Muscoy.
SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) recently hosted a visit by State Superintendent Tom Torlakson to announce that Arroyo Valley High School (AVHS) in San Bernardino was selected as one of nine California schools to pilot a pre-apprenticeship project that prepares students to work in the construction trades. The MC3 program, which stands for Multi-Craft Core Curriculum, is part of the San Bernardino City Unified School District’s (SBCUSD) efforts to ensure that all students are college-prepared and workforce-ready by graduation.
“I’m so glad that State Superintendent Tom Torlakson was able to join me in recognizing AVHS for this impressive achievement,” said Assemblymember Brown. “The MC3 program will provide a unique opportunity for students to acquire new skills and broaden their knowledge base. I wish my husband Hardy could have been here because he fought so hard as a member of the San Bernardino School Board to establish AVHS on the west side of San Bernardino.”
SAN BERNARDINO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement today in response to the City of Los Angeles transferring ownership of Ontario Airport to local airport authorities:
“I am so pleased that Mayor Eric Garcetti kept his word and has agreed to transfer ownership of the Ontario Airport to local authorities. The steady decline of air travel at Ontario International has hurt our region substantially. Over the past several years, our area has lost millions of dollars resulting in job loss and a drop in revenue. However, today’s announcement of the transfer of ownership brings hope to the Inland Empire. I want to thank Mayor Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, the Los Angeles World Airports, the City of Ontario, and surrounding communities for their efforts to return one of our region’s most critical economic assets. I’m thrilled about today’s resolution and I look forward to a very successful outcome of regaining local control of the Ontario Airport.”
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, has announced a stakeholder roundtable presentation and discussion featuring one of California's leading scientists.
Dr. Dale Bredesen, Buck Institute for Research on Aging, will deliver a presentation on research which documents-- for the first time, a reversal of memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer's is an unremitting, chronic neurodegenerative disease that starts slowly and progressively worsens over time. Symptoms include memory loss, problems with language, disorientation, mood swings, loss of motivation, and behavioral issues.
SACRAMENTO - AB 1, by Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown yesterday. AB 1 prohibits municipalities from fining their residents for not watering their lawn when a drought emergency is declared by the Governor.
“I am very happy that Governor has signed my bill prohibiting municipalities from fining their residents for not watering their lawns while we are in the worst drought in California’s history,” Assemblymember Brown said.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino), honored the life of Lou Vason today on the Assembly Floor by presenting a resolution to his family. Prior to starting the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, Mr. Vason was a U.S. army veteran, a concert promoter, as a consultant and music manager.
Mr. Vason founded the Bill Picket Invitational Rodeo in 1984 after visiting Wyoming's Cheyenne Frontier Days and observing that not a single African-American participated. One third of the cowboys in the Wild West were African-American. The Bill Pickett Rodeo was the first traveling African-American rodeo and it entertains and educates over 130,000 spectators annually.
SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) will host her annual Men of Distinction program on Friday, June 26, in Fontana. During the event, six outstanding men will be recognized for their dedication to activism and community leadership.
The honorees have been selected based on their achievements and reputations as respected role models who contribute their time and energy to make a positive difference in the 47th Assembly District.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino), issues the following statement on the tragic shooting in Charleston, South Carolina:
“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families who were attacked at Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina. As a member, former trustee and Sunday school teacher at St. Paul AME in San Bernardino, I am devastated that our church has once again been subjected to racist violence. Emanuel AME is the oldest African-American Church in the United States and is a symbol of hope and freedom in the African-American community. The bible tells us that we live by faith and not by sight. Today we see the sorrow caused by this senseless act of violence, but our faith will bring healing to our community and country.”
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issues the following statement commenting on the budget:
“Today’s budget includes increased investments in education and early childhood development and goes a long way towards ensuring that every student in California has access to a quality education. As a graduate of CSU San Bernardino, I am extremely pleased that the budget increases funding for higher education. However, as Chairperson of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, I am disappointed that the increased funding for SSI/SSP recipients that was included in AB 93 was not included in today’s budget. California cannot continue to ignore the 1,000 residents who will turn 65 every day for the next 14 years. We have a Silver Tsunami coming and it will determine the future of our state and cost us more tomorrow if we do not address our seniors’ needs today.”