Beau Yarbrough


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Beau Yarbrough

Phone: (909) 483-9376

Beau Yarbrough covers education and politics for The Sun and the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

Recent articles

  • Education

    Longtime dance teacher at Fontana’s A.B. Miller High wins $20,000 grant

    FONTANA >> Nicole Robinson never intended to spend 22 years at A.B. Miller High School in the Fontana Unified School District.“I started working here as just kind of this period between college and maybe wanting to pursue some things professionally,” she said. “So, I was just like, ‘This could work; I’ll have health insurance and I can just figure out what I want to do.’ ”Newly graduated from Cal State San Bernardino...

  • Protests and demonstrations

    Why did the inflatable chicken with Trump’s hair cross the road? To get to a local protest

    SAN BERNARDINO >> You don’t have to go to Washington, D.C., to see a giant inflatable chicken with Donald Trump-like hair.The freaky fowl showed up across the street from the White House on Wednesday, but it was old news in the Inland Empire, where residents have seen such political poultry popping up during the past few months at

  • Education

    Site of San Bernardino school shooting gets facelift as students return to campus

    SAN BERNARDINO >> Four months after a teacher’s estranged husband shot her, two students and himself at San Bernardino’s North Park Elementary School, the campus has been redesigned to ease bad memories.When the school year begins Monday, staff and students will be returning...

  • Education

    Apple Valley Unified limits district police’s jurisdiction after Grand Jury report

    The Apple Valley Unified School District sharply curtailed district police power Thursday night, five weeks after a San Bernardino County Grand Jury report that raised questions about towing practices conducted on behalf of the district.The school board approved a memorandum of understanding between the district and the San Bernardino...

  • Education

    North Park staff returning following shooting because ‘you don’t leave your family in the middle of a crisis’

    SAN BERNARDINO >> There was never any question about whether North Park Elementary School Principal Yadira Downing would return to campus this year, four months after a teacher and student were killed in a classroom shooting.“We’re strong,” said Downing, less than a week before the start of San Bernardino City...

  • Education

    Rancho Cucamonga teen recognized for activism

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Maelin Aquino wasn’t going to wait to make the world a better place.Starting in middle school, Aquino worked with her family, putting together backpacks full of school supplies for less-fortunate students and collecting donations for impoverished communities in Africa.“My parents always stressed to me you can’t just take,” said Aquino, now 18. “You have to take and you have to give.”For seven years, she...

  • Education

    Parental pressure won’t keep Oxford Preparatory Academy open, district says

    CHINO >> Oxford Preparatory Academy parents took to email over the weekend to implore the Chino Valley Unified school board to give the high-performing charter school one more chance. “I am writing to you as your constituent asking/demanding that you all call a special meeting regarding OPA and vote on our renewal,” Chino resident Alicia Hedrick wrote in a typical email. “No more talks of hope, rainbows, or unicorns. The time has come to act and to do the...

  • Education

    Community Foundation puts San Bernardino teens in charge of charitable giving

    SAN BERNARDINO >> At an age when many of their peers were weighing whether to spend their money on pizza versus tacos, a group of San Bernardino teenagers had to decide how to distribute more than $10,000 in grants to local nonprofit groups.“They’re the philanthropists of the future,” said Denisha Shackelford, youth grant advisor for the Community Foundation.The

  • Education

    How a San Bernardino Internship program is preparing special education students for real-world jobs

    SAN BERNARDINO >> San Bernardino City Unified offered special education students on-the-job training this summer close to home -- in the school district.“We have a transition services program for kids in special ed,” said Chris LeRoy, San Bernardino City Unified School District Program Specialist, who leads the program.Over the past three years, 232 students have gotten jobs from the district’s Transition Partnership Program, including at the Amazon...

  • Education

    Renovations underway at North Park Elementary, site of San Bernardino school shooting

    SAN BERNARDINO >> When students return to North Park Elementary School for the start of the new school year on Aug. 7, it won’t look like the same school that was the site of a shooting that left a teacher and a student dead in April.San Bernardino City Unified is in the process of making previously announced security upgrades to the...