October 3, 2008

Fontana Plans Class on Job Development, Retention

The city of Fontana will hold a four-week "Job Development and Retention" class at 7p.m. Tuesdays beginning Nov. 18. The class is open to the public, ages 15 and older, and costs $40. Course instruction will include job development, job retention and the proper completion of job applications. The class will be held at the Jessie Turner Health and Fitness Community Center, 15556 Summit Ave. Information: (909) 428-8360, ext. 226, or www.fontanarecreation.org.

Ontario Reign to launch ticket sales Saturday

The Ontario Reign hockey team announced Thursday that single- game tickets for the 2008-09 season will be available beginning at noon Saturday. The Citizens Business Bank Arena box office will remain open until 6 p.m. Reign merchandise will also be available for purchase at the box office Saturday only. The box office is at the northeast corner of the arena, 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario. Information: (909) 941-7825 or www.ontarioreign.com.

Assemblywoman to host forum on health-care work force

Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter, D-Rialto, will host the first of five forums aimed at addressing the state's shortage of health- care workers. Titled "Diversity and Demand: Addressing California's Health Care Workforce Crisis," the forum will focus on diversifying that work force. It is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon today at the San Bernardino County Government Center, 385 N. Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino. The event is free and open to the public. The forum's panel will include Carter, state Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D- Montclair; Kevin Flemming, director of the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program; Diana Fox, executive director of Reach Out West End; Stephanie Houston, superintendent of the Colton/Redlands/Yucaipa Regional Occupation Program; and Michele Siqueiros, executive director of the Campaign for College Opportunity. Information: (909) 820-5008 or democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/A62/.

Architecture firm executive to speak at I.E. gathering

KTGY Group Inc., an Irvine-based architecture and planning firm, has announced that Principal Ken Ryan, head of the firm's community planning and urban design studio, has been invited to speak at the Association of Commercial Real Estate Executives Inland Empire Chapter's program, "The Effects of Climate Change on Future Real Estate Development in California," at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Ontario Convention Center. According to a news release, Ryan has extensive planning, design, and entitlement experience in projects of varying scope and complexity throughout the United States. Registration starts at 3 p.m. A panel discussion begins at 3:30 p.m. A networking social hour will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. Cost: $40 in advance, or $75 at the door for members; $60 in advance or $75 at the door for nonmembers. Reservations are requested by Oct. 9. Information: www.acre-ie.org.

SB scholarship leader joins O.C. design firm

Henry Wong, vice president of the Bing S. Wong Scholarship Foundation in San Bernardino, has joined the Newport Beach office of Cubellis, an architectural-engineering-interior design firm with clients throughout the world. Wong will work as the studio leader for the Hospitality Practice Group. "He will add senior leadership to the Newport Beach studio, with a focus on the overall management of the Hospitality Practice Group Studio and its initiatives, including business development, project management and design," a news release says.

Bus tour of I.E. industrial, office properties planned

The Inland Empire chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties will host the Inland Empire Bus Tour on Nov. 13. The afternoon tour of more than 50 office and industrial properties in the Inland Empire will be followed by a networking reception. The event is open to association nonmembers. Reservations are required before Oct. 31. The tour will leave from Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Buses depart at noon. Information: [email protected]

Real estate expert to speak at High Desert Opportunity

Ronald J. Barbieri, a senior vice president of the Lee & Associates commercial brokerage company, is giving a speech on future industrial growth in the High Desert at the 27th annual High Desert Opportunity conference Oct. 16. The event will be held at the San Bernardino County Fair grounds in Victorville. Lee & Associates - Victorville Inc. is also partnering with High Desert Opportunity as a bronze sponsor this year. Information: (760) 245-7600 or www.highdesertopportunity.com.

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