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2019 Woman of the Year

This article was first published on March 13, 2019 on City News Group. By Daniel Peeden District 47 honored Gwendolyn Lorraine Dowdy-Rodgers of San Bernardino as the 2019 Assembly District 47 Woman of the Year along with the various nominees. Organized by the Legislative Women’s Caucus, the Woman of the Year award recognizes women from.....

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Fontana cambia una zona residencial a industrial para nuevo complejo de bodegas

This article was first published March 13, 2019 on Excelsior California. Construcción de centro de almacenamiento y despacho en el Inland en 2016. (John Valenzuela/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin) (John Valenzuela/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin) By ANGELA NASO Los concejales de la ciudad de Fontana han votado a favor de convertir una zona residencial, en donde se esperaban.....

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Fontana approves plans to build seven warehouses in southeastern part of town

This article was first published March 13, 2019 on the Daily Bulletin. A policy analyst with an environmental justice group called the vote on Tuesday, March 12, “unwise and negligent” Fontana city leaders on Tuesday, March 12, approved plans for a massive industrial business park in the southeastern part of town. (Photo by Brian Whitehead,.....

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Fontana City Council approves controversial West Valley Logistics Center

This article was first published March 13, 2019 on the Herald News. By Alejandro Cano A child attending the Fontana City Council meeting holds a sign in opposition to the West Valley Logistics Center.  (Herald News photo by Alejandro Cano) Despite heavy opposition from some local residents, environmental groups, and state and municipal elected officials,.....

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Real warehouse job killer isn’t zero emissions, it’s automation

This article was first published on March 11, 2019 on IECN. By Miguel Rivera If local leaders are really concerned about killing warehouse jobs, they should be worried about automation, not zero emissions.  Warehouse operators in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties have promised jobs, and currently we’re seeing some of these positions be filled by automation......

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Vote scheduled for massive industrial business park in southeastern Fontana

This article was first published March 11, 2019 on the Daily Bulletin. The controversial West Valley Logistics Center would go at a site currently master planned for homes and recreational facilities By BRIAN WHITEHEAD | bwhitehead@scng.com | San Bernardino Sun Fontana city leaders could approve plans for a massive industrial business park Tuesday, March 12, clearing the way for.....

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Bloomington resident is named ‘Woman of the Year’ for 20th State Senate District

This article was first published March 7, 2019 on the Fontana Herald. Bloomington resident Kim Rocha has been named “Woman of the Year” for the 20th State Senate District by Sen. Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino). As the co-founder of Concerned Neighbors of Bloomington, a community-based organization promoting leadership development and community participation in local social.....

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An environmental justice perspective on the Green New Deal

This article was first published March 4, 2019 on IECN. The Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice believes the Green New Deal (Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez) could have a positive effect on our region through its Just Transition, clean energy, and zero emission goals. The Green New Deal proposes that we move towards zero.....

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Support Green New Deal to combat climate change: Letters

Support Green New Deal to combat climate change: Letters This Letter to the Editor was first published February 28, 2019 on the Daily Bulletin. Re “The Green New Scam” (Opinion, Feb. 17): The Green New Deal deserves unanimous support from Inland Empire representatives — a region severely impacted by climate change in regard to clean.....

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EFFORTS TO CLEAN AIR IN I.E.

This article was first published on February 14, 2019 on Precinct Reporter News. By Dianne Anderson On the Westside of San Bernardino where Ericka Flores grew up, there was always a hefty daily dose of pollution, much of it coming from local transportation systems, Omnitrans and BNSF railroad. It’s also the area where her friends,.....