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Day for Kids community block party held Sept. 15 in Riverside

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside recently held its first Day for Kids community block party in Riverside. The free public event, held Saturday, Sept. 15, at Mission Pointe housing complex on Topaz Drive, offered food, games, crafts, a magic show...

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Victoria Gardens fashions deliver afterschool Hope

The runway was set, the DJ was cued, and models anxiously awaited taking the stage. It was a beautiful afternoon on Saturday, August 11th and the first KidzFest Fashion Show was about to begin at Victoria Gardens. Chaffey Town Square was transformed into a sold-out...

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Marv’s Place: A Safe Haven for a Dad and His Daughter

As 42-year-old Daniel Chavez sat down to tell his story, his daughter, Davida, crawled into his lap. The adorable brown-eyed, brown-haired 4-year-old wore a black Marvel shirt with superhero characters and a single ponytail. She smiled, posed and curiously scanned the...

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Building pathways to economic empowerment

There was a line out the door of the secondfloor community room. Full of children in the property’s after school program just hours earlier, the space was now transformed into a seminar classroom for local families. Fifty residents gathered with kids in tow for a...

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Afterschool care builds brighter futures

It’s 3 o’clock on a Monday afternoon. Students come pouring out of the nearby elementary and middle school excited about their school day being complete. For some, they will return home to mom, dad, or grandma. Others will head home to an empty house. But for others,...

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Agua Caliente Clippers recognize CORE Montclair residents

It was the final game of the inaugural season for the Agua Caliente Clippers. The new NBA G league team kickedoff the season in November, serving as a development team for the Los Angeles Clippers. With the Citizens Business Bank Arena as their home court, the...

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A Mother’s Wish for Her Daughter

Silvia Monvalvo and her family have lived in the affordable housing development of San Antonio Vista in Montclair for more than 10 years. It is a tight knit community where families are watching their children excel in school and go on to higher education. For Silvia,...

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Seniors pay it forward for ailing kids

Kay Serbenick has been crocheting for decades. But it wasn’t until recently that she found a way to combine her crafting with a charitable cause. In the process, she has inspired a community to join in.

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