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May 2014 - Global Women Network

California Moms Declare #NotOneMore

On May 23 a killing spree occurred in Isla Vista, California near the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara.  The assailant killed seven people including himself and wounded thirteen people.   In the aftermath of the incident California dad Richard Martinez, whose son was killed in the Santa Barbara shootings, said the following:

“Today, I’m going to ask every person I can find to send a postcard to every politician they can think of with three words on it: Not One More. People are looking for something to do. I’m asking people to stand up for something. Enough is enough.”

As California moms, we stand proudly alongside Richard Martinez and ask you to join us in declaring #NotOneMore.

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STATISTICS

  • This is not the first incident that has involved gun violence affecting our schools (ie Sandy Hook, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University, Harvard, University of Texas, etc..).
  • There has been a school related shooting every other day in January 2014, February 2014 & April 2014. Check list of school shootings for a full report.
  • According to the Children Defense report on Gun violence,  since 1963, three times as many children and teens have been killed by guns on American soil than U.S. soldiers have been killed in action in wars abroad. From 1963-2010, 166,500 children and teens were killed by guns in the United States, while a combined total of 52,183 U.S. soldiers were killed in the Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq wars.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

  1. Send a postcard to your local representative:  Send a postcard to your members of Congress and Governor to tell them that enough is enough and we demand action to protect our children from future similar incidents. We want the loopholes closed that allow dangerous people to purchase guns.
  2. Sign Santa Barbara Not One More:  Tell Congress: “I join Richard Martinez and demand immediate action to curb gun violence — NOT ONE MORE. Pass gun safety policies like comprehensive background checks on all gun purchases now.”

Riverside Business Week – Young Entrepreneur Award

California Inland Empire Small Business Development Center is investing in the next generation of business owners by offering $2000 to a Young Entrepreneur in the Inland area.

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AWARD INCLUDES

1. A cash prize of $2,000 sponsored by the Arlington, Downtown, EastHills, Hunter Park, La Sierra, and  Magnolia Center Business Councils to be presented during Riverside Business Week.
2. Opportunity to be a featured presenter at the Riverside Business Expo & Mixer on Thursday, June 19,  2014.

ELIGIBILITY

1. Entries are open to persons 18 through 35 who have owned/operated a business for at least a year and  the business is located in Riverside. Applicant must be the business principal/owner.
2. Submission must include a business plan along with a 3-5 minute video answering at least three of the  following questions:
a. How did you start your business?
b. What problem does your business solve with its products and services?
c. Where do you see your business in the next five years?
d. What advantages do you see in having your start-up in Riverside?
e. How would you put $2,000 to use?

SUBMISSIONS

1. Starting May 9, 2014, business plans and videos will be accepted for consideration. Submission deadline  is June 6, 2014 at 5:00 PM.
2. Preferred method of submission: Email the following to kstraine@riverside-chamber.com  Business Plan – PDF (Include contact information and business tax ID)  Video – Link to online posting through YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Download submission details HERE.

Things To Do on Memorial Day In Inland Empire

Five members of my immediate family  have served in the Armed Forces, including the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force. During the Memorial Day weekend our family supports local events that honor the service of our fallen heroes and their families, it’s a family tradition.

Whether you are looking for an opportunity to give back by placing flags on fallen heroes or taking your family to the local city parade or memorial day ceremony, there are several options for families to choose from.   In honor of our fallen heroes and the men, women and families who are currently serving our country, we compiled a list of the best local memorial day events for our friends and neighbors.

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MENIFEE: Memorial Day Ceremony:  The ceremony is scheduled for Monday, May 26 at 12 noon-1PM, at the Veterans Memorial in Wheatfield Park at the corner of La Piedra and Menifee roads. Military families along with the entire Menifee community are invited.  Wheatfield Park 30627 Menifee Road  Menifee, CA 92584

MORENO VALLEY:  Memorial Day activities. Parade 9:30, Ceremony 2pm. Moreno Valley patriots are invited to make Monday, May 26- Memorial Day special with two events to honor the veterans and their families. Memorial Day activities include a heart stirring parade in the morning and a memorable community gathering at the Moreno Valley Veteran’s Memorial in the afternoon.  West Coast Thunder Motorcycle Parade: 9:30 a.m., Sunnymead Boulevard. between Frederick Street and Heacock Street.

MURRIETA: City of Murrieta Memorial Day service.  Ceremony 8am.  Time Square park adjacent to Veterans Memorial.

NORCO:  Memorial Day Classic Car Show to honor veterans: Monday, May 26 2pm-5pm at Bobs Big Boy restaurant 3521 Hamner, Norco.

RIVERSIDE:  Join West Coast Thunder Memorial Day Bike Run. Proceeds will benefit the Riverside National Cemetery Support Committee via the West Coast Thunder.

RIVERSIDE:  A Flag For Every Hero:  Join the Riverside National Cemetery at 8am to place a flag on every heroes grave.  Meet at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater.  Starts at 8am promptly and ends around 11am.  22495 Van Buren, Riverside.

TEMECULA: Remember our Bravest at Temecula Civic Center:   Monday, May 26 at 8:00am. Remember our heroes with a procession along Main Street featuring scouts, military personnel and patriotic music followed by a small ceremony on the steps of the Civic Center. Wear your red, white and blue and don’t forget your flag.  Location:  Main Street, Old Town Temecula 8:00-9:30am.

TEMECULA: Temecula Berry Company 2 for 1:  Monday, May 26  Temecula Berry Company would like to offer military members (veterans included) and their immediate family a 2 for 1 at the farm. Pick 2 pints and pay for 1. Please have a military ID available at check out.

Color Fun Fest 5k in San Bernardino

We had an amazing day at the Color Fun Fest 5k in San Bernardino! This was my second 5k and funnest yet!

One of the things I loved about the Color Run is that it incorporates music, dancing and food. We were able to fuel up before the run with street tacos and energy drinks. It is also an event that all family members can participate in. Looking forward to our next 5k!

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The Color Fun Fest 5k donated a portion of their proceeds to Free Arts for Abused Children & Flight Light for Cystic Fibrosis Flight nonprofits. Check out www.colorfunfest5k.com for an event near you and additional details.