Thursday, May 3, 2012

Diabetes treatment difficult for hispanic and Black children

Type 2 Diabetes More Common, More Dangerous in Children

Released: 5/3/2012 9:00 AM EDT 
Source: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Newswise — Alarming increases of Type 2 diabetes in children are no closer to being managed successfully according to a study inThe New England Journal of Medicineshowing common diabetes-control medications failed to work in children.

The study also found that because children develop Type 2 diabetes at younger ages, there is an increased lifetime risk for serious complications such as heart attack and stroke. Terri H. Lipman, PhD, CRNP, of theUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, was a co-investigator in this multi-center study. Dr. Lipman, the Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition and professor of nursing of children, is an expert in pediatric diabetes.

"Increases in childhood obesity have yielded an increased incidence of Type 2 diabetes in children," said Dr. Lipman, who has a clinical practice at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "It is important to understand that the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes in youth is secondary to high caloric intake and low activity. Both of these causes are a result of a multitude of socioeconomic factors that include food deserts and lack of safe places for activity."

Researchers analyzed 699 overweight children, ages 10 to 17, who were recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and found that 46 percent of those treated with the drug metformin, commonly used for diabetes control in adults, were not able to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. They needed to begin more powerful insulin injections within slightly less than a year. Among all the study participants, one in five had a serious complication such as very high blood sugar, typically leading to hospitalization. The study also suggested that a healthy lifestyle has little bearing on the effectiveness of treatment.

Healthcare providers began noticing a significant increase in cases of Type 2 diabetes in children in the 1990s, especially among African-Americans and Hispanics from low-income families. The problem started even earlier in American Indians. Data from the Philadelphia Pediatric Diabetes Registry demonstrate that Type 2 diabetes is six times more common in African-American children than in Caucasian children. The Philadelphia registry, developed and maintained by Dr. Lipman, is the only such registry in the US operating since 1990.

The purpose of the current study was to identify the best treatment for youth with Type 2 diabetes. All participants were overweight, some very obese. All received diabetes education, with the support of a parent or guardian. They were then assigned at random to one of three groups. One group took only metformin, a standard diabetes medication (also called Glucophage). Another took metformin and a second medication, rosiglitazone (also called Avandia). A third group took metformin and went through an intensive diet, exercise, and weight-loss program, which has been successful in adults. All participants were followed for an average of four years.

All three regimens yielded high failure rates and were unable to control blood sugar levels. Metformin alone failed in 52 percent of participants; metformin plus rosiglitazone failed in 39 percent of participants; and metformin plus the diet program failed in 47 percent of participants. Metformin alone was least effective in African-American participants, and metformin combined with rosiglitazone worked better in girls than in boys. The failure rates were high even in the participants who adhered most strictly to their treatment programs.

"There is disappointment that the lifestyle intervention was not more effective, particularly because this intensive intervention included both a personal activity-nutrition leader (a study member acting as a lifestyle coach) and a family member designated for support throughout the intervention," said Dr. Lipman. "What we have learned is that the effect of the obesity-prone environment of these youths is even more difficult to overcome than we had predicted."

While better treatments are needed to manage Type 2 diabetes in children, Dr. Lipman said that prevention is key.

"If we are ever to arrest the rise of Type 2 diabetes in youth we must intervene with those at risk for this preventable disease," said Dr. Lipman. "This major public health problem must be addressed through collaboration among researchers, clinicians, and community partners."

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is one of the premier research institutions in nursing, producing new knowledge in geriatrics, pediatrics, oncology, quality-of-life choices, and other areas. Researchers here consistently receive more research funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other private nursing school, and many Master's programs are ranked first in the country. This year, faculty, students, alumni, and staff celebrate 125 years of nursing at Penn.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.”

—John Adams
Operation Provider Addresses Local Needs
A little more than 23 years ago, Holland Lowe and her husband, Ralph, joined other members of a San Bernardino church to distribute sandwiches to the city’s homeless.

 “We wanted to reach out a little more rather than just going to church and going home,” said Lowe, who lives in the San Bernardino Mountain community of Lake Arrowhead.       
The Rustic Loaf Rises in Upland
Mike Urane was building a home in Mendocino County one day when rain interrupted his work and prompted him to visit with a local bread baker he’d gotten to know over the years.

 Urane, who owns and operates The Rustic Loaf in Upland, had always enjoyed good bread. When he and his wife, Manya, visited farmer’s markets in southern France, they would find perfectly baked breads complete with caramelized crusts and delectably moist and tangy centers.       
Flood Control Diverts, Conserves Water
Despite some significant flooding events in the late 1800s and early 1900s including one in 1862 that wiped out the tiny Santa Ana River hamlet of Agua Mansa near present-day Colton, regional flood control wasn’t given a great deal of consideration in San Bernardino County until the Great Flood of March 1938.

 That deluge claimed 14 lives, left hundreds homeless, and caused an estimated $12 million in property damage throughout the County.                              
Traffic Planners Consider Express Lanes
San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG)—the County’s regional transportation agency—is considering whether to utilize Express Lanes for the proposed lane additions on I-10 and I-15 to reduce traffic congestion and generate revenue for road improvements.

 Express lanes Lanes are carpool lanes solo drivers can legally use by paying a toll, which fluctuates based on the amount of traffic on a freeway. Carpoolers can still use Express Lanes for free, but unlike most carpool lanes, these Express Lanes will likely require three or more people for free usage.       

05/04/2012 The Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa located at 27984 Hwy. 189 in Lake Arrowhead will host the Annual Arrowhead Arts Gala from 6 to 10 p.m. For additional information, visit <>  

05/05/2012 A farmer’s market is held in the City of Upland at 460 N. Euclid Avenue every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event features a variety of vendors selling fruits, vegetables, and crafts.  

05/02/1893 An election was held to determine whether to form Riverside County out of a portion of San Bernardino and San Diego counties.

05/05/1906 Upland residents voted 182 to 19 to incorporate as a city. The vote was official on May 15

05/10/1810 The first Christian religious service was held in the San Bernardino Valley, which was named after St. Bernardine. The area was governed by Spain until 1823 when Mexico gained independence from the European nation.


Last Issue’s Answer: The outdoor scenes in the movie “Heidi” starring  Shirley Temple were filmed close to present-day Switzer Park on Highway 18 in Skyforest.
 Question: What is the name of the hotel built by the Bedford Brothers in the late 1800s in what is today Upland?  

04/10/2012 Board Approves Temporary Moratorium on Drug Treatment Facilities

04/10/2012 Budget Allocation Paves Way for Road Improvements

04/03/2012 County launches web-based eProcurement for vendors

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Fwd: [CSSD] Future Regional Transportation Plan Topic of May 17 Randall Lewis Seminar

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Randall Lewis Seminar Series - Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sustainable Mobility:

A Regional Transportation Plan for Southern California
Hasan Ikhrata

Every four years, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) develops a regional transportation plan that provides a vision for Southern California transportation investments over the next 20 years or more.

On April 4, SCAG's Regional Council adopted the latest of these plans, known as the 2012-2035 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy. Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director of SCAG, will provide an overview of the plan and highlight what it will mean to the Inland region and all of Southern California at the May 17 Randall Lewis Seminar Series.

The seminar will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Conference Room B, UCR Extension Building, 1200 University Ave. in Riverside.

The 2012-2035 plan includes more than $500 billion of investments in a variety of transportation infrastructure, including bus rapid transit, light rail, bikeways, commuter rail, sidewalk improvements, goods movement improvements and extending High-Occupancy Vehicle freeway lane systems. When fully implemented, the plan could produce 500,000 jobs annually, reduce greenhouse gases nine percent by 2020 and 16 percent by 2035, and reduce traffic delays by one-third, SCAG officials say.

Using growth forecasts and economic trends, the Regional Transportation Plan considers the role of transportation in a more holistic light, including economic factors, environmental issues and quality-of-life goals. The plan is updated every four years to reflect changes in economic trends, state and federal requirements, progress made on projects and adjustments for population and jobs.

A new element in the latest Regional Transportation Plan is the Sustainable Communities Strategy, which demonstrates the integration of land use, transportation strategies and transportation investments within the Regional Transportation Plan. This new requirement was put in place with the 2008 passage of SB 375, with the goal of ensuring that the SCAG region meets regional greenhouse gas reduction targets set by the California Air Resources Board.

About the Speaker

Hasan Ikhrata has served as the Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) since January 2008. Mr. Ikhrata has over 25 years of public and private sector experience in Transportation Planning in the Southern California Region.

Prior to joining SCAG in 1994, Mr. Ikhrata worked for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for four years. While there he developed a comprehensive Transportation Control Measure/Transportation Demand Management program for the MTA and 88 cities in the county.

Mr. Ikhrata worked for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for four years, managing transportation and air quality related projects. He headed the evaluation of various components of Regulation XV, the nation's first mandatory employer-based trip reduction program designed to reduce commute-related automobile travel.

Mr. Ikhrata holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil and Industrial Engineering from Zaporozhye University in the former Soviet Union; a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from UCLA, and a PhD Candidacy in Urban Planning and Transportation from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Seminar: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012

Conf. Rm. B, UCR Extension Bldg., 1200 University Ave., Riverside (See MAP)

The seminars are free of charge.

If you plan to attend, registration is required at:
or contact Judy Swineford, 951-827-7945


About Randall Lewis

Randall Lewis

Randall Lewis is well known for his innovative approaches to planning, designing, and marketing residential communities as Executive Vice President of the Upland-based Lewis Group of Companies.

He is regarded as an industry leader in promoting the arts, education, healthy living and sustainable development initiatives. He has been President of the Inland Empire Arts Foundation, Secretary of the Los Angeles County Citizens Planning Council, director of the HomeBuilder's Council, and national director of the National Association of HomeBuilders.

Mr. Lewis was named in the Los Angeles Times 2006 "West 100" list as one of the top 100 influential people in southern California. He has also received the California Business Properties Association Champion of the Industry Award and has been inducted into the California Building Industry Association Hall of Fame.

Mr. Lewis is a long time ULI member as well as a Governor of the ULI Foundation. He serves on several executive boards, including the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development, the UCLA School of Public Policy, Loma Linda University Medical Center's Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute Advisory Council, Cal Poly Pomona's National Development Council, and co-chairs the San Bernardino County Alliance for Education.

He is recognized as an expert in the real estate industry and is frequently quoted in various newspapers, magazines and trade journals. Randall has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry.

He received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.

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Fwd: Scholarship Opportunity: Deadline May 8th, 2012

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Scholarship Opportunity for 2012 High School Graduates! 
May 2012
Scholarship Opportunity
The Time Is Now

Now is the time for our 2012 high school graduates to outline the goals of their educational program. To find out more about an excellent scholarship opportunity, and discuss the next steps for your high school senior, give me a call or send an email to

The deadline for the scholarship submissions is May 8th, 2012!


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Fwd: Time Sensitive - Notice to Vendors and Contractors

Time Sensitive - Notice to Vendors and Contractors

The County of San Bernardino (County) recently implemented an electronic procurement system referred to as "ePro". In order to do business with the County, you are required to register online at

All communication with vendors will be managed electronically through email. Bid notifications will also be issued electronically, in addition to any other legal requirements.

ePro offers efficiency and cost savings by enabling vendors to, submit bids and proposals electronically, retrieve and adjust bids online until the submittal deadline, reduce labor related to preparing bids, save on printing and delivery costs, receive electronic purchase orders, participate in more bidding opportunities, reduce costs for marketing and sales, and benefit from shorter processing time.

Many bids will require remittance of a contract transaction charge (CTC) from vendors, initially one percent (1%), to offset system costs related to implementation, system support and maintenance, enhancements, and vendor help desk. CTC is not an added vendor cost. It is embedded in the competitive unit cost bid by vendors and paid by the County. It applies only when a vendor has obtained business from the County. There is no charge to register in ePro and the CTC applicability is indicated at the time of invitation to bid/solicitation. Although there is no obligation on the part of a vendor to respond to any solicitation, electronic systems are proven to provide cost savings to both the agency and vendor community.

More information about CTC and other ePro attributes are available during the registration process. To begin registration, you will need:

1) Federal Tax ID or Social Security Number

2) Legal Company/Vendor Name and Address

3) Company email address (all correspondence and notifications will be handled electronically)

You can update your registration at any time to change or add information. All required data fields must be acknowledged in order to complete registration. Once you have completed your registration, you will receive an email confirmation of your account activation.


Fwd: We Have a Right to Know What We Owe: Steel Newsletter for April, 2012

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We Have a Right to Know What We Owe: Steel Newsletter for April, 2012
The Michelle Steel Newsletter

"Fighting for California Taxpayers"


Michelle Steel: Fighting for California Taxpayers


Dear Friends:

California taxpayers have a right to know what taxes they owe if they are going to be held liable for paying them.

That sounds simple enough but, unfortunately, that basic rule is not consistently applied.

At our monthly Board of Equalization hearing in Culver City, we heard the case of a taxpayer who bought artwork from outside of California in 2004. He didn't know that he owed "use tax" when he picked up his purchase at U.S. Customs, so he didn't pay it. But the BOE knew.

Customs officials send invoices that they receive, for products shipped into California from out of state, to the BOE. The BOE then matches those invoices to California income tax returns to see if the purchaser paid use tax on the product. It can take two years or more before the BOE processes an unpaid use tax liability. Two or more years, in which purchasers may not know what they owe.

That's what happened to this taxpayer. He had no idea that he owed use tax until the BOE sent him a bill in 2009. The taxpayer paid in full, but was forced to pay substantial interest on his tax bill.

This should never happen.

If Californians are going to be held responsible for tax liabilities, tax agencies must do everything they can to let taxpayers know what those liabilities are, and how to pay them.

Not doing so is just wrong. As the Chair of the BOE's Customer Service and Administrative Efficiency Committee, I will hold a hearing in June to determine the extent of this problen and move quickly to ensure that taxpayers have the tools they need to comply with state tax laws.

As always, I am honored to serve as your taxpayer advocate. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours truly,
Michelle Steel: Taxpayer Advocate
Michelle Steel
Vice Chair
California State Board of Equalization

In The News

ENERGY: January gasoline consumption in California lowest since 2000

(Eric Wolff, North County Times)

Strengthening Taxpayer Rights at the BOE

(Fox and Hounds Daily, Op-Ed)

Valley Voice: Michelle Steel

(Desert Sun, Op-Ed)

Don't Pay a Tax You May Not Owe

(Highland Community News, Op-Ed)

Don't Pay a Tax You May Not Owe

(Dana Point Times, Op-Ed)

Legislators Should Support AB 2048, A Bipartisan Proposal for Interest Equity

(FlashReport, Op-Ed)

San Bernardino: Tax Seminar for Nonprofit Organizations Set

(The Press-Enterprise)

Before Using Use Tax Lookup Table, Check if You Owe "Use Tax"

(Imperial Valley Press)

Elected Taxpayer Advocate Calls for Lowering State's 7.25% Sales Tax

(Ken Stone,

Driving Like it's 1999: Californians Used Least Gas in 2011 Since 20th Century

(Eric Wolff, North County Times)


Upcoming Taxpayer Events


On May 3 , I will be hosting a free small business seminar and resource expo in Costa Mesa with Assemblyman Allan Mansoor and the City of Costa Mesa, at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center.

This free seminar is geared towards new business owners, entrepreneurs considering starting a business, and business owners that have questions about state or federal tax laws.  Presentations include Basic Sales and Use Tax, Better Business through Better Records, State Income Tax and Small Business, Employee or Independent Contractor, U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Programs and Services, Developing Business Plans, and Business Marketing.

These Free Small Business Seminars are an excellent opportunity for small-business owners, and for those thinking of starting small-businesses, to network and to interact directly with state and federal tax agencies; to learn about their rights as taxpayers, and how to navigate our complicated state and federal tax codes. 

To register go to:

On May 9 , I will be hosting a free small business seminar and resource expo with Assemblyman Chris Norby and the City of buena Park, at the Walter D. Ehlers Community Recreation Center.

To register go to:

Please check the BOE's website for more upcoming seminars:



Remember Black April

I join Vietnamese American communities throughout the United States in commemorating the 36th Anniversary of Fall of Saigon.

Like many Vietnamese, my mother was forced to flee invading Communist forces from the North.  She abandoned her possessions in Seoul and was forced to scavenge for food and temporary shelter during the height of the Korean War.

I grew up in a country that was divided by Communism at the conclusion of the war that tore apart a countless number of families in Korea.

It is with these experiences that I can relate to the pain and loss of the Vietnamese people.  One can only imagine the tragedy that occurred in Vietnam 36 years ago as the last United States Marine left the country.

I am deeply saddened to see so many of my fellow countrymen north of the De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) struggle everyday for the basic necessities of life while living under the oppression of a Communist regime.

Therefore, with a heavy heart I, and many freedom-loving Korean Americans, stand in solidarity with the Vietnamese community to reflect upon our similar history and look forward to a future where both our homelands can truly be free and democratic.

On this solemn occasion, I join in honoring all who have given their lives in defense of freedom and in remembering the thousands more who perished at sea.



Monday, April 30, 2012

In this Issue...
In the News

Upcoming Events
An update on taxpayer education events coming up in May.

Remember Black April
Steel commemorates the fall of Saigon.

Steel speaks at the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association's Power Up Taxpayer Summit in Sacramento.

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The Steel Summary

1st— Steel attends the 9th Annual Thai New Years Day Songkran Festival in Thaitown.

4th— Steel hosts Free Small Business Seminar in Encitinas with State Senator Mark Wyland, and Assemblyman Martin Garrick.

11th— Steel hosts Free Tax Seminar for Nonprofit and Faith-Based Organizations with Board Member George Runner in San Bernardino.

17th— Steel speaks to State Farm representatives during State Farm's "Day at the Capitol."

17th— Steel speaks at the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association's "Power Up Taxpayer Summit."

21st— Steel speaks at the KOWIN-OC "Journey Through College and Beyond" Youth Conference.

24th— Board of Equalization Meeting in Culver City.

24th— Board of Equalization 2012 Taxpayers' Bill of Rights Hearing in Culver City.

25th— Board of Equalization Meeting in Culver City.

26th— Board of Equalization Meeting in Culver City.

27th— 4th Annual Victims' Rights March and Rally led by Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, in Santa Ana.

30th— Steel attends the 2012 API Policy Summit, iAdvocate Gala, honoring California's four AAPI constitutional officers.


3rd— Steel hosts Free Small Business Seminar with Assemblyman Allan Mansoor in Costa Mesa.

9th— Steel hosts Free Small Business Seminar in Buena Park with Assemblyman Chris Norby.

10th— Steel welcomes participants at Coastline Community College's Accelerate 2012 business conference in Garden Grove.

28th— Memorial Day

30th— Board of Equalization Meeting in Sacramento.

31th— Board of Equalization Meeting in Sacramento.

Taxpayer Links

Helpful Links for California Taxpayers

Board of Equalization Links

Taxpayers' Rights Advocate

Electronic Filing (E-Services)

Board of Equalization Forms

Seller's Permit Application

Verify Permit or License

Homeowner and Renter Taxpayer Assistance Appeal

California Use Tax Form

Claim for Refund Form

Franchise Tax Board Links

Franchise Tax Board Home Page

California Tax Service Center

Forms and Publications

Form 540 & Form 540A

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Fwd: Riverside Mayoral Candidate Forum, Wed May 2

: Riverside Mayoral Candidate Forum, Wed May 2

June 5th, 2012 Presidential Primary Election
Riverside's League of Women Voters -- The Group
The Latino Network -- NAACP Riverside Branch
Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC)
Wednesday, May 2
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Universalist Unitarian Church
6757 Lemon Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Candidates: Ed Adkison, Rusty Bailey, Peter Benavidez, Aurora Chavez,
Mike Gardner, Andy Melendrez, Dvonne Pitruzzello
Spanish translation will be provided by ICUC

Remaining time will be available for individual discussions with the candidates
The Forums are Free of Charge and Audience Participation is encouraged!
Visit for more information on the forum, new rules for the up-coming election, and
video tape of our previous forum.

Latino Vote 2012 needs your help to give Latinos a voice. To volunteer, refer your organization or event please contact us at
(951) 780-7206. Email:

Latino Vote 2012 campaign is an effort to register and mobilize Latinos and young voters in Riverside to vote in the Mayoral election and Primary and Presidential Elections on June and November 2012. Only 3 of 10 eligible Latinos get out to vote. Half of Latino citizens of voting age are not registered to vote.