San Bernardino Community College District Announces New Board

San Bernardino Community College District Announces New Board

The San Bernardino Community College District has announced the appointments of Dr. Anne L. Viricel as president of the board of trustees, Dr. Stephanie Houston as vice president, and Gloria Macias Harrison as clerk.
President Viricel has served on SBCCD’s Board of Trustees since 2015 when she was appointed to fill a vacancy and then elected as a trustee in 2016. Together with the board, chancellor, and executive leadership, she sets the vision for the district and ensures that quality, affordable education and career training programs are accessible to district’s 27,000 students through Crafton Hills College and San Bernardino Valley College.

“It is my belief that education is the greatest economic driver a community has and I cannot imagine what could be more inspiring than being part of an organization that uplifts our community by providing affordable education to its residents,” said President Viricel. “As board president, I have the honor of being part of the policymaking process that directly and positively affects the future of our community.”

President Viricel has served as executive director of the San Bernardino Symphony since 2013 and has been a professor at the University of Redlands School of Business since 2003. She has been awarded the University’s Excellence in Teaching Award twice, in 2013 and in 2018. Additionally, she is treasurer of the San Bernardino County Natural History Museum Association, the San Bernardino Valley Concert Association, and the Arts Connection. President Viricel is the recipient of multiple awards including Assembly District 40 City of Highland Woman of the Year, League of Women Voters Citizen of Achievement Award, the Black Culture Foundation’s Black Rose Award, and she was named a Woman of Distinction by Senator Mike Morrell for both the cities of Highland and San Bernardino.

Elected to the SBCCD Board of Trustees in 2018, Vice President Dr. Stephanie Houston has been a professional K-12 educator for 25 years, and currently serves as Assistant Superintendent for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. In addition to a professional teaching credential and administrative services credential, Vice President Houston earned a liberal studies/bilingual-cross cultural bachelor’s degree from California State University San Bernardino, a master’s degree in educational administration at the University of Redlands, and earned a doctor of education degree in transformational leadership from Brandman University.

“I started at Crafton Hills College as a 27-year-old mother of four young children, attending college for the first time,” said Vice President Houston. “I was fortunate to have many amazing mentors in my life then and throughout my career. Being selected as a member of the executive board is an honor — I hope to inspire others on our campuses and in our community to lead and serve.”

Elected to the SBCCD Board of Trustees in 2012, Clerk Gloria Macias Harrison has balanced two careers plus family and community activism since the early sixties. She is one of the founders of El Chicano (1969), which today publishes weekly along with three other community weeklies. Clerk Macias Harrison served as president of Crafton Hills College for 12 years and as vice president of instruction for six. She taught for 20 years at San Bernardino Valley College and was dean of humanities for three.

“Many times throughout my life, I was fortunate to have doors opened for me and opportunities provided to me. The San Bernardino Community College District is instrumental in opening doors to those in our community, allowing them to achieve their greatest potential,” said Macias Harrison.

The board of trustees is preparing to launch a nationwide search for its next leader following the retirement of Chancellor Bruce R. Baron on December 31, 2019.

Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Jose F. Torres has been appointed interim chancellor. Torres joined SBCCD in 2013 and oversees the district’s $200 million operating budget, including financial planning, business services, internal auditing, facilities, and human resources to facilitate the success of 27,000 students and 1,200 faculty and staff members.

Led by the SBCCD Board of Trustees and Interim Chancellor Torres, the district is committed to a comprehensive and inclusive search process. A committee of district leadership, faculty, staff, and students of diverse backgrounds will provide input on the candidates, and public forums will be held for the community to meet the candidates.

Article provided by San Bernardino Community College District 

ON THE AIR | Welcome Santiago Romero

ON THE AIR | Welcome Santiago Romero

All Pro Broadcasting is pleased to announce the new Afternoon Drive on-air host for Hot 1039 (KHTI), Santiago Romero.  Originally from Oxnard, Santiago returns to California after a radio career spanning from Phoenix to most recently both on-air host and Production / Imaging Duties for 98.5 KLUC in Las Vegas.

“I look forward to bringing my experience and passion for radio to the I.E.  Santiago in the Afternoons on Hot 103.9…tell a friend to tell a friend.” – Santiago Romero

“Santiago has been lighting up Las Vegas for years. I’m thrilled to bring him back home to Southern California to conquer PM Drive and the Empire!” – Rick Shaw, Interim Program Director

Follow Santiago on Instagram at @Santiago_Radio.

Hot 1039 is the I.E.’s Best Mix. Launched in December, 2015 the station is the Inland Empire region of Southern California’s source for today’s hit music including Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, Jonas Brothers and more.

EVENT | National Human Trafficking Exhibit

EVENT | National Human Trafficking Exhibit

National Human Trafficking Exhibit Comes To Riverside
The exhibit uses storytelling to inspire empathy and action to help end sexual exploitation

A traveling exhibit that uses photography, video and artifacts to raise awareness about human trafficking and sexual exploitation is coming to La Sierra University this month.

The Apathy Effect Exhibit, created by nonprofit iEmpathize and sponsored by the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), is a free event Jan. 13-14.

La Sierra University’s Troesh Conference Center at the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business will host the exhibit. Participants will take a guided or self-guided tour and immerse themselves in stories of resilient young survivors of human trafficking from around the world.

“Seeing and hearing these survivor stories is impactful,” said DPSS Managing Director Sayori Baldwin. “You leave the exhibit with eyes opened and feel empowered to help your community.”

DPSS Children’s Services includes the Commercially Sexually Exploited Children program (CSEC). Last year the program handled nearly 200 cases involving human trafficking victims or those at risk. Nearly 70 percent of the cases involved youth ages 16 to 21, particularly girls, who are in the foster care system.

“This is a concern right in our own backyard,” said Professor Lowell Smith, Chair of the Criminal Justice Department at La Sierra University. “College students, teenagers and kids need the tools to spot and fight sex trafficking. This exhibit provides exactly that.”

The Apathy Effect Exhibit features twelve free-standing panels of 23 fine art photographs, eleven artifacts and multiple short films. Following the exhibit tour, participants will discuss their connection to the issue and how they can take action. Visitors can also connect with more than a dozen community partners, such as Operation Safehouse and Safe Family Justice Centers, who offer programs and services to help protect vulnerable youth.

“Community partnership has been a critical component in helping survivors begin their path of healing,” said Norma Vasquez, Anti-Human Trafficking Director with Safehouse of the Desert. “As a victim service provider, SafeHouse has learned to walk with our survivors on a journey that leads to self-sufficiency.”

If you’d like to tour the exhibit, registration is encouraged at but walk-in tours are accepted. Tours are available every 30 minutes. Parking and entry into the exhibit are free. Exhibit location and times are as follows:
Monday Jan. 13 – 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday Jan. 14 — 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

La Sierra University
Troesh Conference Center at the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92505

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. To report suspected human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at (888) 373-7888. To report suspected child abuse, call DPSS’ 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline at (800) 442-4918.

PHOTOS | The 2020 Rose Parade

PHOTOS | The 2020 Rose Parade

InlandValleyLiving.Com was front and center at the 2020 Pasadena Rose Parade.   Enjoy our exclusive photos. Exclusive photos by Richard Sandoval [flickr_set id=”72157712577724862″]  
Photos | Frozen the Musical @ the 2020 Rose Parade

Photos | Frozen the Musical @ the 2020 Rose Parade

InlandValleyLiving.Com was front and center at 2020 Pasadena Rose Parade.   Here is a exclusive photos from a special performance by the Los Angeles cast of Frozen the Musical.  Enjoy.

Exclusive photos by Richard Sandoval
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Frozen is a musical with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and book by Jennifer Lee, based on the 2013 film of the same name. The story centers on the relationship between two sisters who are princesses, Elsa and Anna. Elsa has magical powers to freeze objects and people, which she does not know how to control. After inheriting the throne, Elsa flees, inadvertently causes the kingdom to become frozen in an eternal winter, and nearly kills her sister. She must sacrifice and show true love to save the day.