Michel Nolan


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  • Opinion Rotator

    Summer events in the Inland Empire: Critter Camp, Colonial Faire

    Animals are some of my favorite people.I’m especially fond of therapy animals, the furry critters offering comfort to those in need.This week, at the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley, Critter Camp is in full swing with all the wonderful animals we’re so familiar with — and some we’re not.What is a blue-tongued skink, anyway?Whatever it is, it will be at the Humane Society this week and return to the next Critter Camp in...

  • Hunger

    How 161,281 San Bernardino County kids can have access to free summer meals

    For most of us, summertime evokes happy images of sunny days, fun and relaxation.But for many of California’s low-income children, summer comes with a burden.Hunger.When school’s out and summer begins, nearly 1.7 million children in California lose access to nutritious meals.In San Bernardino County, 161,281 youth under age 18 miss out on their free or reduced-price lunches.That number represents 96 percent of the 168,055 children and youth...

  • Social affairs

    IE Job Corps helps young people find career pathways

    It seems I’ve been writing about the Inland Empire Job Corps for years now.That’s because I have.Job Corps stories are inspirational; they’re about changing lives.Job Corps is a tuition-free training and education program that connects eligible young men and women with the skills and educational opportunities they need to establish real careers.The...

  • Community

    St. John Bosco Mission plans Yucaipa golf tournament as fundraiser

    St. John Bosco Mission will host its 26th annual golf tournament on Saturday at Yucaipa Valley Golf Club.Top prize for golfers is a hole-in-one sponsored by Redlands Ford, with the lucky winner getting keys to a new Mustang.Other contests include longest drive (men/women), putting, and 50/50 closest to the pin on all par 3s.Trophies will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners.“Our golfers will have another fun time on the course and will...

  • Charity fundraising

    How Santa Claus Inc. is making a difference for San Bernardino County youth

    It’s difficult for us to imagine not owning a toothbrush — or having to share one.But this is a sad reality for thousands of San Bernardino County children.This is a time for Santa Claus.No, he’s not loony from the heat — Santa has the spirit of giving all year long.Youth Enrichment Services, or Y.E.S., a year-round program of Santa Claus Inc., announced it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Bank of America to fund nearly 11,000...

  • Father's Day

    A look back at Father’s Day history and dadisms

    Sunday is Father’s Day and — right up there with mothers — fathers deserve a day of their own.Sometimes our dads are not showered with praise, but way down deep in every heart there’s a place that’s just for Dad.I’d say that Dads deserve at least a day.Friday was National Fudge Day; July 1 is Joke Day; July 29 is Chicken Wing Day.And my personal favorite, Talk Like a Pirate Day, is Sept. 19.A tribute to Dad...

  • Animal welfare

    Sherlock, new San Bernardino police dog, engages with the community

    San Bernardino Police Lt. Vicki Cervantes stopped by The Sun office Monday with a big grin on her face.“Only in San Bernardino can you be a shelter dog one day and K-9 of the Year the next,” she said, entering the office and holding a leash with Sherlock on the other end.Sherlock, a beautiful Irish Wolfhound-Labrador mix, is the newest member of the San Bernardino Police Department.He is the department’s Community Affairs Canine, rescued in April and...

  • Community theater

    ‘Annie’ coming to San Bernardino’s Sturges Center

    SAN BERNARDINO >> Everyone’s favorite little redhead “Annie” is coming to the stage Saturday night at the Sturges Center for the Fine Arts.Gold Leaf Theatre’s team of actors from throughout the Inland Empire bring the story to life.With book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, the play is based on “Little Orphan Annie.”IF YOU GO•What: “Annie the...

  • Community

    Religious leaders plan event aimed to curb violence, homelessness in San Bernardino

    SAN BERNARDINO >> Pastors Michael Hall and Shawn Johnson and therapist Sonia Hernandez along with other leaders from the local faith community are coordinating the 2017 “Stop the Homelessness, Stop the Violence” event in an effort, they say, to find solutions for problems plaguing the city.“There is so much need here and I’m so blessed to be here,” Hall said. “I feel like I’m making a difference, I’m wanting to make a...

  • Book readings and signings

    Huell Howser’s photographer Luis Fuerte coming to San Bernardino arts center

    “Louie is coming home.”Photographer Luis Fuerte, author of “Louie, Take a Look at This!: My Time With Huell Howser,” the story of the author’s time with Huell Howser during the California Gold series, will be at the Garcia Center for the Arts from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, June 17.Fuerte will be discussing his adventures during the popular show, and signing his book.Many people don’t know that Luis spent almost every Saturday since...