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The newly appointed members of the Banning Library District had an overwhelming debut for their first swearing-in session.

The little room the library board usually meets in was not large enough to accommodate the dozens of residents who primarily came not to witness the board members’ exciting new adventure, but to seek answers as to why the city’s only archivist was let go by the library’s interim director.

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Laughter and excitement filled the morning air on Monday as more than 3,000 disadvantaged children from across Inland Southern California took part in the annual Christmas Cheer All Year Shopping Spree, sponsored by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

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Grupo Neblino plays Latin and jazz music at Desert Hills Premium Outlets for shoppers in Cabazon Thursday afternoon.

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The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's 16th annual free toy giveaway is happening now through 4 p.m. at the Banning Community Center.

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Tim Sanchez and his fiancée barely make it by on his seasonal job with the Banning Broncos and hers as a caregiver.

Together, they have five of their own kids and a nephew to care for.

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Side by Side Humanitarian will hold its annual November free food distribution event on Friday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to Noon at Loma Linda University Health (1/2 mile south of I-10 - across from Sun Lakes) 81 S. Highland Springs Avenue Beaumont

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Hailey Evans was not excited about getting a flu shot from Walgreens during the Safety Fair last Friday afternoon at the Chatigny Center in Beaumont.

The 15-year-old was encouraged to get a flu shot by her Interact adviser Bruce Murrill, who also got one right before Hailey.

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On the heels of receiving a grant from the Sun Lakes Country Club Charitable Trust, Kids Cures Foundation president Vicki Grunewald was thrilled to shed light on the many good deeds her organization strives to do every day, to members of the San Gorgonio Pass Round Table during their bi-week…

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Screenwriting, directing, casting, editing and filming on the Universal Studios back lot.

These were just a few of the exciting learning activities talented senior and Boys & Girls Club member Marc Logan, 17, of Banning was able to accomplish during his week stay at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Marc has been a Boys & Girls Club member for the past five years, continually growing his passion for the arts, specifically in film and photography.

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At the annual celebration of Southern California’s Native American Cultures event known as the Dragonfly Gala, Bill Madrigal Sr. was honored for his efforts to preserve and promote Cahilla language and culture last Saturday, hosted by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in the reservation’s community center.

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The Beaumont Chamber of Commerce honored California Highway Patrol Sergeant Randy Costelow, Beaumont Police Department Officer Jesus Castro, and the men and women of Cal Fire as its Safety Heroes for 2018.

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The lip sync challenge is on in Beaumont.

The men and women of the Beaumont Police Department working in patrol, animal control, special teams, dispatch and K-9 are the stars of a 3-minute, 40 second video set to the 1974 song “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas.

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Flanked by Morongo firefighters, Jose Zambrano jogged across the Morongo Indian Reservation on Monday wearing a fire helmet, heavy turnouts and an oxygen tank as part of his 360-mile run from Los Angeles to Arizona in honor of the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots.

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This is the third and final article about Sadakichi Hartmann. Part One covered a biography of his life before his arrival in the San Gorgonio Pass. Part Two began with Sadakichi’s life in Beaumont and ten years later his move to the Morongo Reservation. Part Three will cover the book, “Minut…

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The late Roosevelt Williams was proud of his city, and he would be prouder of how the former Pass Valley Park, renamed in 2000 in honor of him, turned out after its $2.4 million refurbishment, celebrated officially last Saturday.

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The enterprising efforts of Girl Scouts to sell those seasonal Thin Mints and S’mores cookies each winter are a force to be reckoned with: sales of Girl Scout cookies helped pay off the mortgage of the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council’s Skyland Ranch in 1960.

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I first became aware of Sadakichi Hartmann 25 years ago when I began working at the Banning Public Library. Who was this man with the exotic, strange name who kept showing up in one form or another? Everything I read about him or that was written by him intrigued me and I began a personal se…

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The 100th anniversary of Beaumont’s Cherry Festival celebrated its milestone with musical performances by Mini Kiss, Eddie Money and Restless Heart, rides on the Ferris wheel, opportunities to win stuffed animals by shooting hoops and eating lots of funnel cake, corn dogs and cherry pie.

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What do our students do when they are not eating, sleeping, working on their phones? At the senior award ceremony for Banning High School on May 24, we learned that they study and excel in many academic areas.