Precinct Reporter 04 12 2018 E Edition Page A-2

A-2 Thursday, April 12, 2018 Precinct Reporter Fontana Walmart Honors Legacy of Dr. Martin Omnitrans Wants Public Input for Proposed Changes April 4th marked 50 years since the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his message and values of dignity, equality, justice and service still inspire and motivate millions of people. To honor Dr. Kings legacy and commitment to service, local Walmart leadership and associates in Fontana hosted and participated in a book reading on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s legacy starting at Dorothy Grant Elementary School. Dr. Kings lessons have stood the test of time and continue to unite our communities, bridge differences and bring us together as a people, said Walmart Market Manager Jondolon Bush. We encourage everyone to volunteer in an act of service no matter how big or small - to honor the legacy of Dr. King. As part of this event, Walmart donated 1,000 copies of Brad Meltzers book I Am Martin Luther King Jr. to students across 10 Fontana USD elementary schools. Students were challenged to think critically about Dr. Kings message of equality, service, and leadership, and given an activity to illustrate what they want their positive impact in the community to be. Walmart presented the Fontana USD with a $1,500 donation. Along with the acts of service, the Walmart Foundation has awarded nearly $4 million to 12 nonprofit organizations working to help promote access, equity and inclusion among diverse populations. Running sbX on Saturdays, better service to Colonies Crossroads, and no longer accepting pennies on board are among the changes proposed by Omnitrans for 2018 and 2019. To gather public comments, the transit agency will hold a series of meetings between April 7 and 12. Omnitrans proposes to add Saturday service in January 2019, with sbX vehicles operating every 20 minutes from 7am to 8pm. The service proposals, including any changes made as the result of public comments, are expected to go to the Omnitrans Board of Directors for final approval on May 2. The comment deadline is Monday, April 16. Local Students (Cont. from Page A-1) shootings from 2009 to 2016 in the U.S. With four or more shot and killed, totaling 848 shot and killed, and 339 shot and injured. At the event, local senior Lynette Gomez, 17, is singing songs, one specifically addressing gun control. She said students everywhere are talking about the issue, but the fear is because they know they dont have the direct control over policy at the highest levels. A lot of students at my school feel unsafe because it can happen in any school district, I dont think it has to do with the area [of San Bernardino]. It has to do with the students, said Gomez, who plans to pursue her teaching credentials. Last month, she and her friends assembled to support gun control awareness, and she is glad to see students take a stronger role in expanding the discussion. That day, all of her classmates paid close attention to the students speaking from the Parkland shooting. As more students unite, she feels there is a greater possibility to impact gun control for safer schools. Its good that students are now learning to speak out and be heard, not only locally, but at the state [levels] and other countries. Theyre learning to speak out for their own safety and the safety of their peers, she said. https://www.change. org/p/u-s-senate-national- high-school-walk-out-for- anti-gun-violence Westside S.B. (Cont. from Page A-1) center. They dont come and do it there, they do it at their house, he said. Back when his own dad was little, he said his grandfather didnt want him hanging out at the center because it wasnt safe. These days, he said nothing negative happens there, thanks to the late community activist John Grin. Before Mr. Grin passed, he made sure the park was clean, and since hes passed, we make sure its clean. When griti happens, we get rid of it, he said. We feed every day. Local kids get snacks, and dinner free at 4:00 p.m. Kids and youth can access many activities, including arts and crafts, a computer room and sports. Last week, Bolton was there when the kids made slime and paintings. They also have Play Station and X-boxes, ping pong, pool tables, board games. If thats not enough, there are plenty of books to read. There are lots of games for the kids, basketball court, we play 21 with all the kids, tug of war and well go and eat, he said. His grandfather, Carelize Carrington, a long-time volunteer, said he is proud of his grandsons work ethic, focus and maturity. Hes been in church all of his life, he sings, he ushers, everybody says the Lord is working with him, he is gifted, he said. Ive had him since he was six months, I dont even call him my grandson, I call him my son. Carrington is a past president of the Delmann Heights Community Cluster Association, formerly filled by the late John Grin. That seat continues to be empty sinceGrinpassedin2016. Delmann Heights Center Manager Matt Douglas said the center still runs the Head Start program and has 15-25 youth at the center daily for after school help, and free dinner or to just hang out. In the summer, participation doubles with free snacks and lunch. He commended Bolton and his grandfather for the help they both give over the years to support the community. For the summer, the center hosts T-Ball and other citywide events. They also have limited tickets set aside for exciting field trips, such as Knotts Soak City Water Park, with first dibs for regular participants. He said the center always welcomes extra help to get resources out to the community. Mr. C volunteers for our food distribution program, we give out 120 bags of food [once a month]. We get five senior volunteers to help out with that, he said. Were always looking to expand our partnerships, and get the community back involved into the center. For more information, call Delmann Heights Community Center at (909) 880-1362 ------- Support Our Advertisers

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