Saturday, July 14, 2007


(San Bernardino, CA), one of the Inland Empire’s fastest growing modeling agencies, will hold an open call for models Friday, July 21.
We work with agencies, casting directors, and industry professionals, who are seeking new faces with little or no experience. Our clients are looking for:

• Fashion Models - Models who walk the runway and promote clothes and cosmetics in magazines, billboards and newspapers.

• Commercial Print Models - Models who advertise hundreds of non-beauty type products in magazines, newspapers, billboards, sales ads and store advertisements.

• Promotional Models - Models who work in conventions, promotional events, and sporting events.

• Street team Models – Models who assist with the promotions they are working by distributing promotional materials.

• Actors - To appear in commercials and as bit parts or extras in TV shows and movies.

• Dancers – for videos, movies, shows and live appearances.

To find out more about the open call, telephone at (909) 888-0017, or visit our website,
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Friday, July 13, 2007


(San Bernardino, Calif. ) Leonard Robinson, Chief Deputy Director for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, will present awards to businesses for their commitment to pollution prevention at the 2007 Sacramento Business Awards Ceremony, Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. at the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District office in Sacramento, Calif.
As the keynote speaker for the 2007 Sacramento Business Awards Ceremony, Robinson will commend the efforts of these business that are leaders in the area of pollutin prevention.
"These businesses are demonstrating the governor's vision of a healthy environment and a healthy economy" Robinson says. "They have developed with creative solutions for wastes and are examples to be replicated by other businesses."


(San Bernardino, Calif.) The Inland Empire‚s Leonard Robinson is Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s appointed Chief Deputy Director for the California Department of Toxic Substance Control.
On Friday, Sept. 14 Robinson will be the keynote speaker for the Southern California Auto Dismantlers Association (SCADA) Convention, held this year at the Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco.
"There’s a voluntary partnership among these companies," he says, "Companies that are willing to protect our environment. For example, automobiles contain mercury switches to control various automobile functions.”
“Mercury is toxic to the environment. These businesses voluntarily go through the effort of removing these switches and recycle them for later safer use." Reduction of toxic waste is an element in Gov. Schwarzenegger's environmental action plan.
As the state’s leader in toxic substance control, Robinson is the perfect choice as the convention’s 2007 keynoter.


(San Bernardino, Calif.) The Inland Empire‚s Leonard Robinson is Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger‚s appointed Chief Deputy Director for the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC).
The League of California Cities‚ Annual Conference, held in Sacramento on
Thursday, Sept. 6, has asked Robinson to participate in a panel discussion about the used alkaline battery collection segment of the California Take It Back! (TIB!) Partnership. The conference is a held at the Sacramento Convention Center and will be attended by mayors; city council members and city officials from across the state.
He will participate in a dialogue on the unique ways that cities are addressing the challenge of collecting used alkaline batteries from their citizens.
As of Feb. 8 of last year, these batteries could not be discarded in the trash.
Robinson said, “The California Take It Back! Partnership is a consortium of state and local government; retail stores; businesses; utilities; academia; and non-profit organizations that are providing or making provisions for California residents to properly recycle their used fluorescent lights; used alkaline batteries and used electronic devices.”
“The goal of the partnership is to provide locations for California residents that are free, local and convenient.”

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


(San Bernardino, Calif.) Dr. Albert Arteaga, a career-long pediatrician and founder and president of the Inland Empire’s LaSalle Medical Associates, has said his primary goal for LaSalle’s five clinics is making office visits as simple as possible.
“I wanted everyone to feel that going to the doctor was no more intimidating than going to the grocery store,” he said.
Born in San Diego of a Seventh-day Adventist missionary father from Michoacan, Mexico, Arteaga came by his love of, and care for, people honestly. It was almost pre-ordained that the young man would feel naturally urged to enter medical practice, and for more than two decades he has specialized in treating children.
After the family returned from ministering to Adventists in Argentina, Arteaga’s medical training came at Universidad LaSalle in Mexico City. Graduation in 1976, was followed by four years of internship. In 1984, after his pediatric residency at Loma Linda University’s Medical Center, he embarked on individual practice in Fontana.
As the practice grew, doctors were added to the staff and what was now called LaSalle Medical Associates expanded facilities, ultimately adding two in San Bernardino, and others in Hesperia and Lake Elsinore. Today, LaSalle serves more than 100,000 patients annually.
Inspired by his father’s calling to the ministry, Arteaga has been driven to serve, especially those with low income. “For the 20 plus years I have been in practice, we have never turned away a patient because they couldn’t pay,” Arteaga said. “As the son of an Adventist minister, I know I have an obligation to help whenever I can.” As a result, the five LaSalle clinics are California’s enrollment leader in the state’s Healthy Families program, offering low and no-cost health care to uninsured children.
And when it came to aiding Inland Empire survivors of Hurricane Katrina, Arteaga was Johnny-on-the-spot with totally free services, plus donating $1,000 to support the various pastors helping with hurricane relief.
Arteaga is also unique as a leader in welcoming Medi-Cal patients, those low-income adults and children, the elderly and the disabled. Numerous physicians refuse Medi-Cal patients simply because doctors make very little money doing so. For Arteaga
it’s one more chance to give something to the communities he serves while helping people in need who are reluctant to seek medical care because they feel they just can’t afford it. “Ultimately,” he says, “it’s the children who would suffer. And I don’t want that.”
LaSalle Medical Associates doesn’t stop there, either. For seven years Arteaga’s
facilities have offered free immunization clinics for Inland Empire’s children twice a year at their “Immunization Fairs” in San Bernardino. Arteaga and his staff, which is about 200 people, also organize health care exhibitors to introduce the public to such important life-saving issues as car safety for children, pregnancy health, childhood obesity and more.
“Our objective,” says Ruthy Argumedo, LaSalle’s marketing director, “is to inform the area’s parents about the importance of preventative health for their children. Prevention is so much easier than healing later problems. Our goal with these fairs, and with all our clinics, is to help parents understand how to keep their children well in the first place.”
How has LaSalle’s practice changed over the past year? “Everyone seems to want everything fast,” Arteaga says. “We want patients to be on their way as quickly as possible, of course. But first, we want to get it right, get it pleasant, then get it fast. There are times, though, when people just have to wait. We don’t want that, and patients don’t want that.”
A woman may have made an appointment for one child and bring in three, Arteaga said. An earlier patient might have come in for a simple check up and find they have other problems that must be dealt with on the spot; a mother may have brought in her daughter for a basic immunization then lay out paperwork from the school for a full physical.
As a natural evolution for LaSalle, the clinics now include family and internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology along with the on-going pediatric care. Again, serving the health care community in every way they can, harkening back to Arteaga’s “obligation to help whenever I can.”
LaSalle Medical Associates’ five Inland Empire clinics are at 17557 Arrow Boulevard in Fontana, 1505 17th Street and 565 North Mount Vernon Avenue both in San Bernardino, 16455 Main Street in Hesperia and Lake Elsinore’s on 31762 Mission Trail. For more information about LaSalle Medical Associates contact (909) 890-0407 or go to

Monday, July 9, 2007


(San Bernardino, Calif) Helen Yuman spent most of her life as a professional singer. Now, after a few years off, it’s time to get back to work doing what she loves most singing in front of a live audience at churches, weddings, banquets and events.

“I started out with my two sisters in New Brunswick, New Jersey, during the ‘60s,” she recalls. “We were the Georgettes, performing for our church and doing lots of backup singing. We made about 10 records. None became national hits, but were big in the New Jersey, New York area. We did a lot of that sort of work, just to keep singing.” And “keep singing” she did. “We were on radio a lot and did a ‘Bandstand’ TV show.” The Georgettes even performed at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem during a talent search series, winning the top spot on Week One.

Then, twenty years of experience later, she was asked to join the famed Clara Ward Singers. “Mrs. Ward had heard me singing at an event at Norton Air Force Base.” The facility, in San Bernardino, was a prominent military operation until it was closed in the ‘90s. “She came up to me afterward,” Yuman remembers, “and asked me to audition for her. As a result, I joined the group and performed with them for five years.”

Clara Ward’s Ward Singers reached fame for bringing gospel music out of the church and onto stages and into nightclubs, introducing audiences to often their first taste of gospel and spirituals, even playing Las Vegas and Disneyland in the process.

Before her hiatus from the stage, Helen Yuman sang for churches throughout the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Nevada and on much of both coasts. Venues included NAACP events, appearances with the gospel great Prof. James Cleveland, yearly Martin Luther King celebrations and the annual conference of the Christian Methodist Episcopal churches held in Los Angeles and Oakland. Critics have said, “She is brilliantly able to reach the masses with her spiritual uplifting voice.”

It’s time now for Yuman to get back to what she loves best – singing. “I want to perform for the ‘people’ again. I don’t any longer need big stages and large groups. I like the intimacy of singing for weddings, banquets, church functions and community organizations. My voice and enthusiasm are as strong as ever.”

To reach Helen Yuman for bookings, call her at 909/888-0017.