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Business Monthly - July 2011

Business Monthly - July 2011

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This month's issue is focused on Health & Wellness.
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INSIDE: Prescription Discount Card | Restaurant Review | The Healing Powers of Yoga | Mega Mixer Photos | More

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Chris Miller
Chamber Resources: Just What The Doctor Ordered
his month, our publication addresses Tbusinesses specializing in health and all the wellness. As you look at your own health related issues, when something is not right with you physically or mentally, usually you’ll address the issues head on. If you’re sick, you see your doctor; if you have a toothache, you’ll make an appointment to see your dentist; if your back is out of alignment, you’ll go to your chiropractor; and if you have a medical emergency, you’ll go to the closest hospital or urgent care. If you don’t have a specialist for your proper health care needs, one place to look is in your Greater Corona Valley Chamber Business Directory. Many health care providers and health and wellness clinics reside right here in the Corona Valley. So take the time to search one out that will work for you, or call the Chamber or go to the Chamber website for a current listing of providers. As your health care needs become harder to manage as a business owner or individual, you can look to the Chamber for keeping you up to date on all the local, state and federal health care regulations through our Legislative Action Committee – LAC. The LAC meets the first Friday of the month to review current health care related legislation. As the committee reviews these bills, they look to see if the Chamber should support or oppose them, then forward our stands to Sacramento. When you see an ACTION needed by the Chamber’s LAC as an email blast, please take a minute to fill out the ACTION agenda to send to our local legislator so they know where we stand locally on the issues that are important to you. The Chamber just isn’t a great resource for your personal health and wellness needs; the Greater Corona Valley Chamber is also here for the health and wellness of your business. The staff has endless amounts of information to help your business thrive. If you need guidance with human resource needs, promotional needs, marketing needs or help opening the door to someone in city government, the Chamber is here for you. Throughout the year, the Chamber co-sponsors many business seminars with the EDD, local business professionals and city government to assist you and your business. Many are free workshops that you need to take advantage of to help bring your business to the next level. July 2011 Not a member? Subscribe to Business Monthly at www. Think of your Chamber membership annual dues as the best health care insurance for your business, and that if you’re in business within the Greater Corona Valley you’d better be covered, because if you’re not, it could cost you a lot in the long run. Remember the Chamber. It’s just what the doctor ordered.

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INSIDE: Prescription Discount Card | Restaurant Review | The Healing Powers of Yoga | Mega Mixer Photos | More

Volume 11 | Number 5 July 2011

Table of Contents
Feature Stories
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Corona Regional Medical Center Health & Wellness Guide All Wellness Now The Healing Powers of Yoga The Race to Monte Carlo: BMW of Riverside Leads the Race 10 13 19 20 22 24

On the Cover
The tradition of care began as Corona Community Hospital in 1933, almost 80 years ago. Read more about what’s new at Corona Regional Medical Center on page 10.
Photos by Jim Dorsey Photography

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Mega Mixer

The first person to phone us at (951) 737-3350 and tell us where “Elvis” (aka Chris Miller) is hidden in this issue will receive $25 in Chamber Bucks, which can be used to pay Find “Elvis!” up to 50% of any Chamber bill or event cost. Happy hunting! Congratulations to Mark Neely, last month’s winner!

Monthly Articles Page 24
Message from the Chairman City Update Message from the President The Marketplace Legislative Update Building Business Relationships Long-Time Chamber Member 1 3 4 5 6 8 12 Legal Opinions Allan Borgen’s Restaurant Review Anniversary Recognition New Chamber Members Calendar of Events Corona Business Archive Referrals 18 21 26 26 27 28 28

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Business Monthly is owned and published by the Greater Corona Valley Chamber of Commerce, which is solely responsible for its content. It is mailed monthly to all Chamber members and to all non-member Corona, Norco and Eastvale businesses. Total circulation: 9,000 copies. For information about advertising, call the Chamber at (951) 737-3350.

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City Updates
Each issue we feature updates submitted by the Cities we serve

Above: Corona provides skateboarders their area to enjoy and expand their skills Corona has two locations: City Park at Grand and Rimpau and Santana Park at Kellogg and Ontario.

Norco Update
Many cities in America cite their green space, aquatic facilities or soccer leagues when supporting claims of improving the health and well-being of their residents. The City of Norco has all of those things, of course, but the community known as Horsetown USA also boasts world-class equestrian facilities and 140 miles of horse trails meandering through its neighborhoods. You can find some joggers in Norco, but the most popular exercise in town is horseback riding. Skeptics who haven’t saddled up since summer camp may be under the misguided impression that the horse is the only one getting any exercise. But researchers and physicians are quick to point out that horseback riding is also a great workout for the rider. Scientists tell us that a 155-pound individual can burn 457 calories an hour riding his or her horse (a combination of walking, trotting and galloping), while walking by foot at a moderate pace—on a golf course, for instance—only burns 256. And that doesn’t include the calories burned while feeding, grooming and cleaning up after one’s horse, all of which require physical exertion. In addition to strength, riding requires balance, flexibility, coordination, and stamina, not to mention good spatial perception. Clinical studies have documented moderate increases in back, hand and abdominal strength, as well as enhanced reflexes and stamina through riding. Dr. Jennifer Wells, a Norco chiropractor and award-winning equestrian, reports, “Riding is good because it develops deep core and posture muscle strength.” She adds, “The rocking motion of riding increases lubrication and range of motion in the lower lumbar facet joints.”

Horseback riding benefits the mind as well as the body. Among its many socio-emotional benefits are improved self-confidence, development of patience and greater selfdiscipline, all of which make it a great activity for kids. Riding can also be therapeutic for various disabilities, from cerebral palsy to blindness. And because it is often conducted as a group activity, riding yields countless social benefits. Because of the unique symbiotic relationship between a rider and his or her mount, horseback riding fosters a profound respect for other living creatures. Dr. Michael Williams of Norco Equine Veterinary Hospital reinforces the mutual benefit, explaining, “Horseback riding is one of the few sports or recreational activities in which man and animal work together. As a result, it builds endurance and increases cardiovascular health in both horse and rider.”

Science and medicine aside, if you’ve ever trotted through the hillside trails of Norco, you know that horseback riding is good for the soul!

Below: 7th Annual Horsetown U.S.A, Parade of Lights and Winter Festival Saturday, December 3, 2011 Event begins at 5pm!
Photo by Brigitte Jouxtel Photography

We’d Like to Hear from You!
The Business Monthly is your magazine as a Chamber member. We’re on a mission to make a great magazine even better!
• Have an idea or suggestion for improvement? • Do you have an idea for a story? • Would you be interested in writing an article on your area of expertise? • Are you a photographer or artist wanting to share your talents?
Send your comments and contact information to: pam@mychamber.org

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Bobby Spiegel
Chamber Introduces Programs to Help Local Economy

Haealth andbusiness climate iselements, Wellness are key and healthy truly where
our Chamber’s emphasis will remain. Over the past few months we introduced a healthy way for businesses to expand their reach with our Chamber Discount Card program. Businesses can participate for free. Simply connect with Merchant@ChamberDiscountCard.com and our partners will assist you in promoting your business. Helping to sustain a strong local economy is enhanced by those customers who utilize the Chamber Discount Card (available on line www.MyChamber.org or at our offices, located at 904 E. 6th St. in Corona). For only $25 you can enjoy discounts from several businesses, eateries and services within our region. To assist the non-profit sector, there is a fund raising component; be sure to contact Fundraising@ChamberDiscountCard.com. Our Chamber Board of Directors has expanded its affinity programming to offer a Discount Pharmacy and Medical Savings Card. This free card is accepted at more than 54,000 participating pharmacies nationwide (including most major pharmacy chains), and can be downloaded from our website. Savings are estimated to be from 5% to 15% off the cash price for name-brand drugs and an average of 15% to 40% off generic drugs. There are no restrictions and no limits on how many times you may use your discount privileges. All family members and friends are eligible; you simply present your card every time you need to fill a prescription for instant savings. While some insurances policies may trump the pricing discounts, we encourage you to do your own research. Health is crucial. Like air, we need it to breathe and to function, especially as the economic climate goes through its course. As a group of us traveled to Sacramento last month, our Chamber realized that it is not our California elected officials or those in Washington who will make our economy better; it is our business community working together to rebuild our communities, state and nation. Mark your calendars now for our upcoming Health Expo on Saturday, September 24. It will be held in conjunction with the Foundation for Family and Community Health’s annual walk. Space is limited, and we anticipate a sell out for this sunrise event!

Register online at www.MyChamber.org or contact Denea at (951) 737-3350. With our signature event, the Race to Monte Carlo, happening this month on July 22, now is the time to reserve your tickets for this

fun-filled evening. Visit www.MyChamber.org for tickets and more information. As always, we at the Chamber are here for you. If your business could use a health check-up, feel free to give us a call or stop by the office.

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The Marketplace
The Marketplace is your place to connect with other Corona Valley Customers and Businesses. Visit here each month to find special offers, too!

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Chamber Opposes Effort to Not Allow Credit Checks in Hiring Processes
Corona The GreateropposingValley Chamber of Commerce is a statewide proposal (AB 22) which impacts private employers by unfairly restricting their ability to utilize consumer credit reports when making employment-related decisions. Employers utilize employee credit reports to assist in the overall evaluation of an applicant. Like other pre-employment screening tools such as a minimum grade point average or college degree requirement, employee credit reports provide objective information regarding an individual’s past behavior or character as an indicator of their likely future behavior. Notably, sworn police officers and financial institutions, which AB 22 exempts, utilize employee credit reports for this very purpose. “AB 22 is too drastic in its attempt to tie the hands of our local business community,” stated Cynthia Schneider, Chair of the Chamber’s Legislative Action Committee. “We need reasonable solutions that help spark economic development, not proposals that add yet another burden to our local job creators,” continued Schneider. Although other states, such as Oregon and Illinois, have recently enacted legislation limiting the use of employee credit reports, such legislation is not nearly as restrictive as AB 22. The legislation passed in these other states allows employee credit reports to be utilized for any position where a credit report is “substantially job related” and/or is a “bona fide occupational” requirement. AB 22 limits the use of credit reports to only “managerial positions” where credit history is “substantially job related.” AB 22 ignores the other numerous non-managerial positions in the workforce where employees have unsupervised access to employers’ and consumers’ financial information, trade secret information, and assets. The Chamber does not support any business using credit reports as the sole determining factor in the hiring process. However, as one tool available to local businesses to determine
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the best person possible for a position, credit reports must remain accessible for businesses. Log on to www.CoronaAdvocacy.biz for more information on this and other advocacy related items that impact the Greater Corona Valley’s regional business community.

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Chamber Working Hard To Secure Opposition to Proposed Plastics Ban
he Greater Corona Valley Chamber of Commerce opposes a statewide proposal (SB 568) because it threatens thousands of manufacturing jobs within the state and our region by inappropriately banning all food vendors from using polystyrene foam food service containers, ignoring the numerous environmental benefits associated with polystyrene products. Furthermore, the Greater Corona Valley Chamber is concerned that SB 568 puts the fiscal burden of establishing a recycling program on local jurisdictions at a time when these entities can least afford the financial costs associated with program implementation. Subsequently, industry has little, if any, control over what types of products are collected via local recycling programs. “SB 568 creates an unfair and shortsighted recycling mandate for just polystyrene containers,” stated Cynthia Schneider, Chair of the Chamber’s Legislative Action Committee. “Why is other take-out food packaging not subject to the recycling mandate? California’s bottle deposit program includes beverages packaged in glass, aluminum and plastic – a similar approach should be used when addressing take-out food packaging. We would welcome a recycling discussion, provided no one material is put at a competitive disadvantage,” continued Schneider. Corona, Norco and Eastvale restaurants, caterers, delis, and other food providers will see their operating costs rise, as polystyrene containers are 2-3 times more affordable than

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replacement products, which in some cases do not perform as well, especially for very hot and cold food and beverages. This could result in reduced worker hours, potential employee cutbacks at restaurants that are operating on thin margins, and higher costs for consumers. “Hundreds of good paying manufacturing jobs at our company and companies throughout California that make polystyrene containers will be in jeopardy if this bill is passed,” stated Larry Eisenhauer, Dart Container Corporation’s Corona plant manager. “Payroll and property taxes will diminish and goods and services provided by suppliers, vendors, and others will decline as well. At a time when California’s unemployment rate is at 11.9%, the state’s top focus should be on job creation, not job elimination,” continued Eisenhauer. As drafted, SB 568 continues to put jobs at risk and falls short environmentally because it remains focused on just one type of take-out food packaging material.

Log on to www.CoronaAdvocacy.biz for more information on this and other advocacy related items that impact the Greater Corona Valley’s regional business community.

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Photo courtesy of Eugene Montanez

Corona Rotary had a record-breaking attendance at their annual LobsterFest event this year! For more information on Rotary International, visit www.rotary.org.

Photos by Ray Martinez

The Corona Public Library Foundation unveiled their legacy path, where businesses and individuals can purchase a brick on the pathway to the library, cementing their legacy in stone! Featured are Library Foundation board members Joe Davis, Gregg Hold, Leonard Enlow, Denea Breitenbucher, Susie Rawson, Yolanda Daly and Akbar Rizvi. Firefighters Peter Schumacher, Paul Miramontes, Chris Yoshioka and Jim Wagoner kneel by the Corona Firefighter’s Association’s brick. Visit www.cplfound.org/legacy for more information.

Photo by Jim Dorsey Photography

Photo by Jim Dorsey Photography

Above: Dr. Jon Brunelle of Corona Physical Medicine proudly displays his Chamber membership plaque with Greater Corona Valley Chamber Board Member Mark Neely. Dr. Brunelle and his team recently expanded their practice to include chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, training, a medical doctor, a nurse, and more. Visit them at 1150 El Camino Ave., Ste. 108 in Corona, or online at www.chiropracticcorona.com. (951) 735-3553

Left: Troy Clarke, Public Affairs Officer, Capt. Jay Kadowaki, Commanding Officer, Lt. William Schindele, Fleet Liaison Officer, and MSgt. Neal Chandler, Marine Corps Liaison Officer for Metrology Engineer Center, all joined us from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division for our Good Morning Corona Valley Salute to the Military.

Photo by Focal Instincts Photography

Left: Norco Mayor Berwin Hanna and Corona Mayor Stan Skipworth present certificates to Army SFC Rick Peterson at our annual “Salute to the Military.” Join us for our next networking breakfast on Thursday, July 28. Right: Audrey Turner, Executive Director of Peppermint Ridge, speaks to the attendees of Good Morning Corona Valley. For more information about sponsoring a future GMCV breakfast, contact the chamber.

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Right: Corona Mayor Stan Skipworth, City Council Member Karen Spiegel and Mayor Pro Tem Eugene Montanez present the Gold Seal Award to Fireside Bar & Grill owner Bill Webb. Located at 1180 El Camino Ave., Ste. 116 in Corona, Fireside’s specialty is Italian; they also have live music. They can be contacted by phone at (951) 737-1100.

Photo by Jim Dorsey Photography

Above: UFC Gym co-founder Jim Rowley, UFC VP of Community Relations Reed Harris, UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, former UFC Champion and UFC Gym Hawaii Partner BJ Penn, and UFC Gym SVP Adam Sedlack celebrate the grand opening of UFC Gym at 470 N. McKinley St. in Corona. With over 45,000 sq. ft. of space and an octagon, this isn’t your typical gym. Contact them at (951) 808-3850 or visit www.ufcgym.com for more information.

Dr. Mark Farrar and his family celebrate with Corona City Council Member Karen Spiegel at the grand opening of the Animal Hospital of Eagle Glen, located at 2279 Eagle Glen Pkwy., Ste. 108 in Corona. Contact them at (951) 340-9200 for your veterinary needs!

Photos by 356 Studios

Photo by Jim Dorsey Photography

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Photo by Jim Dorsey Photography

Left: New Chamber Members gathered at the bi-monthly New Member Reception. Join us for our next one on July 26 at 4:30PM at the Chamber!

Photo by Jim Dorsey Photography

Right: Chamber Board Members Dean Seif, Jerry Wilson and Mark Neely, along with Corona City Council Member Karen Spiegel, celebrate with Mark Cowper of Mark Cowper Lawn and Landscape as he expands his business in the greater Corona Valley. He can be reached at (951) 808-7676.

Photo by Jim Dorsey Photography

Above: Corona Mayor Pro Tem Eugene Montanez, Greater Corona Valley Chamber Chairman of the Board Chris Miller of Thomas Miller Mortuary and Corona City Council Member Karen Spiegel join Dave and Linda Radcliffe at the grand opening of Radcliffe’s Royal Ribs at 304 N. Main St. Stop by or call them at (951) 549-8819 for your barbecuing pleasure and old English atmosphere!

Left: Kristy McFadden, Independent Representative for Silpada Designs Jewelry, showcases her collection of accessories at her grand opening ceremony. If you’re looking to get something for that special someone, contact Kristy at (951) 427-5537.

Above: Corona City Council Members Karen Spiegel and Jason Scott flank All Wellness Now owners, Dr. Zhang Xie and Dr. Pei Liang, LAc., OMD. Located at 720 Magnolia Ave., Ste. B3 in Corona, the Drs. offer full Chinese medicine and acupuncture services. Visit them online at www.allwellnessnow.com and check out their story on page 19 of this magazine.

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Photo by Nancy Fay

Above: Norco Curves owner Deanna Cotner receives the Gold Seal Award from Norco Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Bash at her grand opening. Visit her at 2200 Hamner Ave., Ste. 108 in Norco for your fitness needs! (951) 340-9050.

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Cover Story

Corona Regional Medical Center
by Hollie Davies

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ike many landmarks in our beautiful city, Corona Regional Medical Center began small and has grown to meet the needs of the burgeoning community. The tradition of care began as Corona Community Hospital in 1933, almost 80 years ago. In1992, it merged with Circle City Medical Center to become Corona Regional Medical Center. In 2004, Universal Health Services – one of the nation’s largest providers of acute care and psychiatric hospitals – purchased the hospital and is now the parent company.

“The Wound Care Center, and new Neurosurgery Program and Sleep Disorder Center will bring vital tertiary-level services to the community. In addition, a new Emergency Department is currently in the design and analysis stage,” explained Kevan Metcalfe, Chief Executive Officer. What makes these specialized departments so valuable to the entire Greater Corona Valley area is, in the past, residents often had to travel long distances – to Orange County, Murietta, and greater Riverside – to receive high-tech or specialized care. The new additions provide local residents with a premiere medical establishment close to home, which is especially vital for the treatment and

rehabilitation of stroke, Alzheimer’s, brain tumors, traumatic head injuries, and chronic wound care. The Wound Care Center, for example, features a hyperbaric chamber, significantly aiding the healing process for patients whose immune systems are compromised by diabetes,

Above: Kevan Metcalfe, CEO, (pictured center) discusses proposed plans for a new Emergency Room with Emergency Services Director, Stephanie Jones (left) and Emergency Services Medical Director, Michael Bear, MD (right)

Below: Syed Bokhari, MD, Interventional Cardiologist, reviews patient images in Corona Regional ’s Diagnostic Angiography Lab

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Right: Manuel Franco, MRI Technologist, reviews patient MRI images

of videos and information are all available on the hospital’s website. These cover: heart health, digestive disorders, bones, joints and muscles, brain and nerves, cancer, diabetes, fitness and exercise, food and nutrition, injuries and wounds, and mental health. Expectant parents are

“In the constantly changing world of healthcare, our mission remains steadfast,” Kevan concluded. “We seek to be the leading community healthcare provider and partner of choice for patients, staff and physicians. We believe we are well prepared to take healthcare into this millennium and beyond.”

infection, and lung or heart disease. Without treatment, non-healing wounds can lead to serious infections and, possibly, the loss of a limb. The Hospital is a 240-bed community hospital network comprised of a 160-bed acute care hospital and an 80-bed rehabilitation campus. It is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, employs more than 1,100 trained healthcare workers, partners with approximately 350 physicians (independent contractors) representing more than 40 specialties, and over 350 adult and student volunteers. As part of its community outreach, the center offers free Bereavement support groups, Bariatric weight-loss education and access to the Baby Connection for new parents. In addition, an extraordinary array

Despite its growth, the medical center has retained very strong ties to the community:
• 71% of its professional, clinical and ancillary staff live in the Greater Corona/Norco area

• Over 70% of its physicians have been in practice in the Inland Empire for more than 10 years • 49% of staff, both clinical and non-clinical, have worked at the hospital for more than five years, many for 10 and 15 years

welcome to enjoy a maternity tour (in English and Spanish), or attend Lamaze classes to become familiar with the process of birth, hospital procedures, the role of a labor coach, and relaxation strategies. All aspects of pregnancy and childbirth are thoughtfully included, even classes to help prepare siblings for the arrival of a new baby.

Corona Regional Medical Center’s two campuses are located at 800 S. Main St., Corona 92882, and 730 Magnolia Ave., Corona 92879. For community outreach programs, health information, class and tour schedules, and volunteer opportunities, check the website at www.coronaregional.com.
Photos by Jim Dorsey Photography

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LONG-TIME CHAMBER MEMBER

Below Right: Dr. Oariona Lowe and Dr. Evangelos Rossopoulos with Staff

Drs. Lowe and Rossopoulos
by Hollie Davies
By the time most American college students graduate, they usually have teeth that are envied around the world: perfectly aligned, gleaming white, and healthy. Genetics apart, the main reason is pediatric dentistry, from infancy through teens. “Starting early is very important,” explained pediatric dentist Dr. Oariona Lowe. “A child’s first visit should occur by the first birthday, so parents can understand the effects of diet, thumb sucking, pacifiers, and future dental development.” For 22 years Dr. Lowe and her partner, Dr. Evangelos Rossopoulos (known as Dr. Ross), have had a multi-specialty dental practice in Corona, offering orthodontics, prosthodontics, general and cosmetic dentistry. “Working in Corona,” said Dr. Lowe, “has been a rewarding and satisfying experience. We’ve developed many professional and personal friendships through the GCV Chamber.” She is a regular participant in Toastmasters. Drs. Ross and Lowe take great pride in their team of associate pediatric dentists and caring office staff. “We believe healthy smiles and a sense of confidence go hand in hand,” said Dr. Ross. Patients say it is the doctors’ patience and understanding of anxiety that make their practice a stress-free environment. Dr. Ross’ philosophy is to treat each patient as an individual. Dr. Lowe’s advice to parents is to refrain from using words that might cause fear, such as ‘needle’, ‘shot’, or ‘drill’. She and her staff use words that are non-frightening. When not in her office Dr. Lowe can be found teaching students at Loma Linda and UCLA schools of dentistry, or providing many volunteer hours for Kids In Need of Doctors and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, where she is the current president. Dr. Lowe is a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists. Dr. Rossopoulos received his dental degree in Greece, followed by a one-year general dentistry and a two-year prosthodontic residency at the renowned Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York. Dr. Ross joined the faculty as a full time clinical instructor. In 1986, he relocated to California in private practice. He feels fortunate that Eastman Dental was one of the first facilities to introduce dental implants in the United States, since he became involved early in the specialization. As a certified specialist he has since treated thousands of patients of all ages, including complex cases that are often beyond the scope of general dentists. He also provides hands-on courses to other dentists. Dr. Ross is a member of the American and International Colleges of Prosthodontists; American Prosthodontic Society, and the California and American Dental Associations. He currently serves as a board member of the Tri-County Dental Society, and supports numerous local charities, such as the Corona Host Lions and Olive Crest. It’s difficult to imagine that these busy doctors can find free time, but when not working and volunteering, Dr. Lowe enjoys cooking and working out, and Dr. Ross enjoys basketball, and singing Greek songs accompanied by his guitar. Both enjoy traveling abroad and experiencing different cultures and customs. The doctors’ website offers free and comprehensive information about dental health and treatment for adults and children, and a full list of their impressive credentials: www.drloweandrosscorona.com. The Corona office is located at 802 Magnolia Ave., #105, Corona 92879 and can be contacted by calling (951) 371-8833.

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Health & Wellness Guide

TriCounty Eye Institute is one of the Inland Empire's most trusted names in eye care. For more than two decades, their commitment to leading edge technology and advanced surgical techniques are surpassed only by their dedication to hands-on quality patient care. Medical Director, Mark Schneider, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist who has been in practice since 1988. He has helped set the standard for eye care in the Inland Empire for over 20 years and has 15 years of LASIK experience. He has been named one of “America's Top Ophthalmologists” by Consumer's Research Council five times. He was awarded the Intralase “Pioneer Award” for bladeless LASIK technology development in 2003 and was one of the first surgeons in the United States to offer this next generation advanced laser technology. As a vision correction specialist, Dr. Schneider is able to offer the vision correction option that is best suited for each patient. Patients are evaluated with the most advanced technologies. From your initial phone call through your exam or surgical procedure and follow-up, you will find the entire staff attentive and committed to your success. For the most recent advancements in laser vision correction, breakthroughs in cataract care and the latest fashions in designer eye wear and prescription glasses, their family of eye care specialists are trained and qualified to help you and your family enjoy a lifetime of the best possible vision.

TriCounty Eye Institute
1124 S. Main St., Ste. #101 Corona, CA 92882 (951) 737-6363 www.tricountyeyeinstitute.com

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Health & Wellness Guide

“At my age, losing the weight has made a significant difference in everything I do!”
Guy Bremer

DIET FACTS & FALLACIES
Are you a victim of the “yo-yo” Syndrome?
Do you feel as though you are constantly on a diet? That, you keep losing and gaining the same ten pounds? That, no matter what you do, you will never be slim? If so, you may be a victim of what has been termed the “yo-yo” syndrome. People have been dieting for years, seeking every solution imaginable to magically burn off extra pounds. Each year, BILLIONS of dollars are spent on diet pills, foods, books, magazines and exercise equipment. Unfortunately, few of these so-called solutions work on a permanent basis What is the secret for success? HEALTHY LIFESTYLES believes the only solution is PERMANENT EDUCATION FOR WEIGHT CONTROL.

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In four months, Guy Bremer lost 54 lbs. and went from a 38” to a 32” waist.

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You can gain this control by becoming nutritionally aware of what, and how, you eat. Stop counting calories! Instead, ensure your body receives adequate nutrients. Follow a diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and polyunsaturated fats. We will be your constant partner during your “Lifestyle Change.” HEALTHY LIFESTYLES counselors are there to help monitor your progress, keep you motivated, and celebrate your success. Linda Grande, owner, has been helping folks maintain good health for over 32 years. Mention this ad and receive $50.00 off

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES
2741 Hamner Ave., Ste. 107 Norco, CA 92860 (951) 371-SLIM (7546) www.HealthyLifestylesDiet.com

The 100 Mile Club® Triathlon of Health
Physical Fitness – Life Skills – Nutritional Information
Combining simple 100 Mile Club® principles of physical activity and valuable life skills with healthy nutritional education fosters healthy learning environments, helping children to grow into resilient and fit adults.

The Whole Child – The Whole Family – The Whole Community
It is our goal to provide easy and fun local nutritional tools and tips to use to promote healthy living for the whole family. Early nutrition education, combined with fun and safe physical activities is one of the best ways to help children learn about healthy choices and healthy eating. The 100 Mile Club® Triathlon of Health inspires kids and their families to incorporate the life skills they learn while participating in The 100 Mile Club® program into their daily lives. Physical activity is a critical component of a healthy lifestyle. In combination with healthy eating and beneficial life skills, it can put children on the path to a happy and a healthy future.

The 100 Mile Club®
815 W. Sixth St. Ste. 105, Corona, CA 92882 (951) 340-2290 Fax (951) 340-1057 info@100mileclub.com

The 100 Mile Club® Triathlon of Health strives to create healthy generations: • Increasing nutritional awareness • Nutrition Tip of the Week • Healthy cooking and eating ideas (newsletter, Facebook, website) • Weekly Recipes from local chefs & markets • Ideas & links to local • Active Family community calendar nutritional resources All will be accessible through our webpage, newsletter and Facebook and print materials.

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Health & Wellness Guide

RALPH A. HIGHSHAW, M.D.
It is the mission of SoCal Urology to provide the best possible care to patients in a safe and comfortable environment. SoCal Urology:

“Where You’re Treated Like Family”
SoCal Urology treats the following urologic issues: • Bladder Control • Incontinence • Erectile Dysfunction • Impotence • Infertility Sterilization • Vasectomy • Prostate Enlargement (BPH) • Prolapse Bladder (Cystocele) • Kidney Stones • Urologic Oncology (Prostate, Bladder, Kidney and Testes Cancers)

Aside from his vast experience and successful treatments, Ralph A. Highshaw, M.D., takes great pride in providing the highest quality of care—a “gold standard” which is a staple of his practice: SoCal Urology. Dr. Highshaw emphasizes communication with his patients at every step of treatment because their comfort and peace of mind are his foremost concerns. As an experienced, board-certified urologist and the Chief of Surgery at Corona Regional Medical Center, Dr. Highshaw ensures every patient— of any age group—is in competent and very capable hands. One of Dr. Highshaw’s priorities has always been to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies to improve urological care. As such, SoCal Urology has acquired new devices to alleviate frequency and urge incontinence symptoms in as few as six short, in-office treatments. “Urge frequency can be addressed and treated at any age,” says Dr. Highshaw. “You shouldn't let this issue affect your life.” Likewise, for prostate cancer patients, one treatment method utilizes state-of-the-art HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) as an effective, safe and minimally invasive treatment. “It’s an exciting technology,” Dr. Highshaw states, “Now the side effects of curing prostate cancer are alleviated with a treatment that uses no scalpels and where patients maintain their quality of life.” Continued support and demand for service by patients have helped SoCal Urology grow and become better than ever. Their Corona/Riverside practice has now expanded to include offices in Fountain Valley and Ridgecrest. Call today for an appointment at (951) 509-9000.

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10683 Magnolia Ave., Ste. B Riverside, CA 92505 (951) 509-9000 • Fax (951) 509-9499 www.southerncaliforniaurologist.com

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Dr. Zhang Xie and Dr. Pei J. Liang were both born in China. Dr. Xie received her M.D. in China in 1976. After coming to the United States, Dr. Xie and Dr. Liang received their Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. They are currently licensed Acupuncturists in California and certificated by several Health Professional Programs in Anti-Aging, Nutrition and Skin Care. They operated Pacific Acupuncture Center in Dana Point, CA for 16 years before opening All Wellness Now in Corona in May of this year. During their 35 years of medical clinic practice, patients not only benefit from their knowledge, but also their sincere kindness, gentle character, and devotion to care.

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Massage Envy Spa in Corona at Eagle Glen offers two soothing ways to enhance your body’s wellness; therapeutic massages and healthy facials. Studies show ongoing therapeutic massages can provide a variety of health benefits, including a strengthened immune system and reduced stress, while regular facials encourage a youthful complexion and improved circulation. Every person is unique so we offer customized massages and various facials to accommodate many different skin types. That’s why Massage Envy Spa, the nation’s leading provider of therapeutic massages and facials, developed a Wellness Program that makes monthly massages and facials affordable. A complete line of retail products, including the world renowned Murad Skin Care products, is also available for your continued in-home care. Massage Envy Spa has over 650 locations across the country and conveniently located to bring professional, affordable massages and facials to everyone.

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Massage Envy Spa is open 7 days a week and offers thousands of appointments every month. Call your nearest Corona location to find out more and get started on your wellness today.

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SmileNOW Dental is family owned and operated by Dr. Ethel Cruz and her husband Elmer Tolentino. Our practice is general and cosmetic dentistry centric with a multi specialty focus: periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery. Our patients have the advantage of taking care of most dental needs in the convenience of one location. We are in-network contracted providers for most PPO insurances so our patients receive the benefit of discounted rates. Our office is well educated in the economic climate that California presents with cutbacks in Denti-cal and Delta Dental Healthy Families. Dr. Ethel Cruz is a Cal Poly Pomona alumni and graduated in 2003 at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. She has a passion for treating patients with aesthetics in mind. Elmer Tolentino is a Cal Poly Pomona alumni with a Civil Engineering degree, MCSE certified technician, former IT Manager of 10 years, and now a Greater Corona Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. We thank those who have trusted us and have had the faith to refer us to friends and family. We look forward to meeting you and being able to cater to your needs in our family friendly practice.

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LEGAL OPINIONS
Would You Pass a Legal Checkup?
by Keith Davidson

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tress can affect wellness. And legal problems can bring the kind of stress most people would rather avoid. But have you ever wondered if you would pass a legal check-up? (Probably not because there are far more pleasant things to think about.) Here is a business check-up list that should be reviewed at least once every year: Annual Minutes This is an easy one. If your business is any type of entity, such as a corporation, limited partnership, general partnership, or limited liability company, you should document the actions of your business at least once every year. This is referred to as “corporate formalities”, but it applies to all types of business organizations—not just corporations. And it’s easy to complete, usually just a page or two consisting of your activities over the past year (major activities), that are then approved by the governing board.

For example, a corporation will have minutes for the Board of Directors and minutes for the Shareholders. LLC’s will have minutes of the Managers or Members. Partnerships can have minutes of the managing or general partner, or of all the partners. The more you write down, and the more often you create minutes, the more likely your entity will be regarded as having met the necessary corporate formalities, which protects you from creditors of your business. Lease Agreements If you have a lease for the property or office space in which your business operates, it’s helpful to review the lease terms at least annually. Many leases automatically implement changes each year, such as an increase in rent, a possible increase in common area charges, or a decrease of benefits to the tenant such as tenant improvement allowances. Also, many lease terms have a detailed procedure for exercising an extension to the lease term, which may require written notice to the landlord anywhere from 30 days to 120 days or more in advance of the lease termination date. Therefore, reviewing the lease terms helps ensure that you will not miss an important deadline or forget an important rent increase. It only takes a brief review of the lease to ensure you are on track. Business Agreements As with leases, many business agreements have terms that automatically apply at a certain time in the future. The Agreement many automatically renew, or automatically terminate, without advance written notice. Or there may be changes in price that kick-in without notice. Whether the agreement is for your vendors, employees, officers, or business partners, it is important to review those agreements from time to time. In fact, it never hurts to prepare an Agreement summary where you can review the terms of each Agreement in a single spreadsheet or data table. However you care to organize the information is up to you, but taking the time to review your key business and employment agreements will prevent a forgotten term from surprising you in the future. Employee Review Many businesses neglect to perform annual reviews of their employees. Is it mandatory? Yes and no. In many industries annual reviews are not legally required, but in every business they are highly recommended. An annual review procedure helps you keep tabs on employees on a regular basis and provides a chance to review each employee’s job performance, be it good, bad or otherwise. If a dispute arises in the future, the annual review process should help document any employee issues you have had in the past. If you operate without an annual employee review procedure, you do so at your own risk because you will not have any documentation to support your actions in the event you terminate an employee. Annual employee reviews also have a positive side in that they provide a mechanism for you to praise and reward good employees too. Setting up a procedure for you to review employee performance on a regular basis (and at least an annual review), will prevent many problems down the road. Licensing There are many businesses that require industry specific licensing, from contractors, to real estate brokers (and lawyers, doctors,dentists, financial planners, etc.). Every business must also have a business license from the City in which they operate. Whatever licensing your business requires, you should check-up on your licensing requirements every year and be sure that nothing has changed that would cause the licensing to become invalid. For example, when hiring employees, there is an obligation to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. For some industries, such as general contractors, failure to have workers’ compensation insurance will put their licensing in danger of being revoked. So any changes that businesses makes over the course of the year should include a quick review of licensing requirements to be sure there are no hidden traps that could cause the licensing to fail. Taxes, Taxes, Taxes Every business is taxed by multiple authorities for multiple types of tax. Many businesses work with tax professionals to ensure their income tax, use and sales tax, and employment taxes are properly reported and paid. But of course there are other taxes to deal with, such as business taxes imposed by each City in which a business operates, property taxes imposed by the County on a businesses’ property, and so on. Most taxing authorities make annual reporting amandatory requirement. But it’s also a good time to review what your tax liabilities are and how best to plan for those taxes in the future. There may be changes in theway that you conduct your business or report your income that could result in lower taxes.

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All Wellness Now
by Becky Rhodes

Far Left: Dr. Pei Jun Liang and Dr. Zhang Xie stand in front of their new location in Corona.

Bottom Left: Dr. Xie gives a patient acupuntcure

production, which decreases wrinkles and is an all-around anti-aging treatment. Other services offered include treatments for several conditions such as: weight loss, smoking, infertility, high blood pressure, insomnia, allergies and asthma, just to name a few. “There is no need to be scared of the needles,” says Dr. Xie. She only uses stainless steel needles that are 5 times thinner than an injection needle, as thin as a strand of hair. Many patients are apprehensive about the needles being inserted into their skin, but after treatment they leave feeling relaxed and calm. All Wellness Now is located at 720 Magnolia Ave., #B3, Corona, CA 92879 and you can reach them at (951) 371-8888 or visit their website at www.ALLWELLNESSNOW.com.

With 35 years of experience, Dr. Zhang Xie and Dr. Pei Jun Liang moved their successful acupuncture and wellness center from Dana Point to Corona this past May. The move was brought on by the frustration of commuting to south Orange County for 2 years, when the doctors moved their personal residence to Corona, and a desire to tap into a growing community here in the Inland Empire, said Dr. Xie. Dr. Zhang Xie is originally from China, where she received her Medical Degree in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics from Guangxi Medical University in 1976. Her Medical Degree required her to study both Western Medicine and traditional Chinese medical treatment methods that include acupuncture, massage, and herbal remedies. While still in China, Dr. Xie worked and taught as a clinical professor in the Guangxi Medical University’s hospital. Dr. Xie immigrated to the United States in 1989 and received another Doctoral Degree in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture from South Baylo University in Garden Grove. She became a licensed doctor in 1992 and worked as a pain specialist before opening up her own practice with her husband, Dr. Pei Jun Liang, in 1994. All Wellness Now offers full Chinese medical services such as acupuncture, massage, herbal remedies and supplements, Qi Qong, cupping, and infrared light therapy. Dr. Xie believes that traditional Eastern Medicine is not just a form of “alternative medicine” and should be used in addition to Western Medicine treatment methods. She says that most of her patients’ chief complaint is pain, and that they have used Western medical treatments for several years, including: various pain medicines, physical therapy and even surgical procedures. Even after just one visit, Dr. Xie’s patients say that their pain level has decreased significantly, many times to a level where they are no longer taking the pain medicine that has been prescribed by a Western doctor. Dr. Xie is able to create such success stories through practicing Chinese medicine,

a philosophy that takes a whole body approach to treatment. Many times when a patient is seen by a Western doctor complaining of headaches, they are prescribed conventional medications which can cause several side effects. That does not happen at All Wellness Now. Dr. Xie examines her patients and uses acupuncture or other methods to treat the symptoms. A benefit of these methods is that there are no side effects. Dr. Xie says that sometimes when a patient complains of a headache, they might be experiencing blood circulation stagnation. Acupuncture is used to alleviate symptoms by increasing the blood flow to the area, releasing endorphins; relief is almost instant. Dr. Xie is not an advocate of excluding Western Medicine treatments, especially in emergency situations. But, she says that for many chronic conditions like diabetes or pain from arthritis, natural methods should be looked into first. Chinese treatments can potentially save patients from a lot of pain and grief in most cases. All Wellness Now does not only treat chronic pain or acute injuries, they also offer a signature service called “Acupuncture Face Lifting.” This service uses acupuncture to increase collagen

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The Healing Powers of

Yoga

by Becky Rhodes

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise from India. The word Yoga comes from yuj, an Indian word which means to bind together, to join, or to unite. It is the union of mind, body and spirit – a holistic approach to physical and mental well-being. There are many different forms of yoga. The form that we are most familiar with in the United States is called Hatha Yoga. This form includes a mindful approach to exercise, which also considers diet and nutrition to be essential elements. There are many health benefits from practicing Hatha yoga’s system of exercise that combines stretching and breathing with a relaxed awareness, resulting in a beautiful, toned body. Yoga classes usually include some form of breathing technique and possibly a meditation technique as well. Some yoga classes are designed purely for relaxation, but there are styles of yoga that teach you how to move your body in new ways. Choosing one of these styles offers the greatest health benefits by supporting you to develop your flexibility, strength, and balance. When some people think of yoga, they imagine having to stretch like a gymnast. That makes them worry that they're too old, unfit, or "tight" to do yoga. The truth is, you're never too old to improve your flexibility. The series of yoga poses called asanas work by safely stretching your muscles. This releases the lactic acid that builds up with muscle use and causes stiffness, tension, pain, and fatigue. In addition, yoga increases the range of motion in joints and may also increase lubrication in the joints. The outcome is a sense of ease and fluidity throughout your body, which is great for people who suffer from chronic pain associated with conditions such as arthritis. Yoga stretches not only your muscles, but all of the soft tissues of your body. And no matter your level of yoga, you most likely will see benefits in a very short period of time. Some styles of yoga, such as ashtanga and power yoga, are more vigorous than others. Practicing one of these styles will help you improve muscle tone. But even less vigorous styles of yoga, such as Iyengar or hatha, which focuses on less movement and more precise alignment in poses, can provide strength and endurance benefits. Many of the poses, such as downward dog, upward dog, and the plank pose, build upper-body strength. This becomes critical as people age. The standing poses, especially if you hold them for several long breaths, build strength in your hamstrings, quadriceps, and abdominal muscles. Poses that strengthen the lower back include upward dog and the chair pose. When practiced correctly, nearly all poses build core strength in the abdominal muscles. Because of the deep, mindful breathing that yoga involves, lung capacity often improves. This in turn can improve sports performance and endurance. But yoga typically isn't focused on aerobic fitness the way running or cycling are. Taking an intense power yoga class that gets you breathing hard in a heated room, however, can provide an aerobic benefit. Most forms of yoga emphasize deepening and lengthening your breath. This stimulates the relaxation response – the opposite of the fight-or-flight adrenaline boost of the stress response that many of us find ourselves suffering from. Flexibility, strength and balance are just a few of the health benefits that come from practicing yoga. To find out how yoga can improve your health, be sure to visit the Yoga Den, located at 1035 Montecito Dr., #102 in Corona. They can be reached at (951) 279-9642 or www.yogadenhealthspa.com.

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Allan Borgen’s

Restaurant Review
Seven Seas
Authentic Thai Cuisine

Seven Seas Authentic Thai Cuisine 1525 E. Ontario Ave. / Corona, 92881 (909) 808-8811 www.sevenseasthai.com Hours: Open daily 11am to 10pm Price Range: $4.95 to $12.95 Thai Cuisine

Above: Assorted Appetizers Clockwise from left Fresh Rolls, Angel Wings, and Thai Sausage

The amazing amount of quality restaurants that have opened in Corona continues to grow, with one of the newest being Seven Seas Authentic Thai Cuisine. This clean and inviting restaurant features a large and varied array of traditional Thai dishes that are both delicious and plentiful. The one thing I really like is their original creative dishes that set them apart from other Thai restaurants. Owner Patty Kanchana has owned other successful restaurants that I have had the pleasure of dining at, and for me, this is her best restaurant yet. The appetizers are plentiful, but I highly recommend the Angel Wings ($8.95), two large boneless chicken wings that are stuffed with a variety of delicious items like black mushrooms, thin bean thread noodles and shredded carrots, then deep fried until the wings are very crispy. The multitude of flavors and textures makes this dish quite special. A small bowl of Thai sweet & sour dipping sauce is the perfect accompaniment to this great appetizer. Another delicious appetizer is the Thai Sausage, marinated minced pork with herbs spices that is grilled, sliced and served with fresh cabbage, peanuts, chili, ginger and lime. The Fresh Rolls ($7.95), a Vietnamese favorite, are six rice papers stuffed with shrimp, cucumbers, rice vermicelli, cilantro, basil, bean sprouts and a large green lettuce leaf served with a pungent peanut sauce. The rolls are refreshing, and they have lots of textures and flavors to them. Now that you are a little full from those appetizers, let’s move on to some main entrees. The popular Crying Tiger ($12.95) features tender and juicy pieces of marinated grilled steak served with a terrific dipping sauce consisting of soy & fish sauce, rice powder,

lime juice and chili. The dipping sauce is mildly spicy and really goes well with the wonderful pieces of tender steak and, of course, the Jasmine rice. Next came two other winning dishes: the Pineapple Paradise Curry ($10.95) and South Seas Fried Rice ($12.95). The Curry was comprised of a mild red curry cooked with coconut milk, chunks of pineapple, bell peppers, tomatoes, basil and your choice of meats. I chose shrimp, which were happily swimming in the luscious sauce, with just the right amount of heat from the chili to make your mouth jump for joy! The Seven Seas Fried Rice ($12.95) consisted of a large portion of Jasmine rice with assorted seafood: shrimp, calamari, imitation crab, scallops, pieces of sole fish and green lip mussels prepared in a wok along with onions, green onions and tomatoes. I love this rice and know you will too! As good as all of these dishes were, my two favorite dishes were the Pine Cone Fish ($14.95) and the Deep Fried Catfish ($10.95). The Pine Cone Fish featured a large filet of Sole that was lightly breaded, fried, shaped like a pine cone and plated on a bed of a three flavor sauce that was sweet, tangy and mildly spicy. A fresh green lettuce leaf was then put in the center of the fish as garnish. The fish tasted as good as it looked and the sauce was excellent. The Fried Catfish was stir fried with chili paste, bell peppers, peppercorns and fresh basil. The thick dense meat of the catfish along with that tasty chili basil sauce was really good! I sure love the way the chef makes his sauces so tasty and exciting! As you can tell from this review, I was very impressed with the food served at Seven Seas and feel that this Thai restaurant is up there with the very best in the Inland Empire. I will definitely be coming back here to enjoy even more delectable dishes.
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BMW of Riverside

Leads the Race
When Tom Naso, General Manager for BMW of Riverside, was approached to support the Race to Monte Carlo, he immediately took the lead by becoming the Title Event Sponsor, continuing a legacy of generosity and support for the Chamber and the entire community. “The Race to Monte Carlo is the GCV Chamber’s annual signature event and BMW of Riverside has been involved year after year,” stated Chris Miller, the Chamber’s Chairman of the Board. “We are honored to have them participate at this exclusive level. Our theme this year is again race related, and it’s a natural fit for them to be with us.” Both Miller and Mayor Pro-Tem Eugene Montanez (who oversees the underwriting and sponsorship for this event), drive BMWs purchased from BMW of Riverside, and know first hand that the dealership and the

The Race to

Chamber share a trait in common: “The crew at BMW of Riverside is a terrific team, striving to serve their clients with highest regard,” remarked Miller, “very similar to our efforts at the Chamber. With Tom’s financial support, the event is on schedule to hit its fund-raising goal, which will provide Legislative Action Outreach for the business community at large, as well as additional member benefits.” The Race to Monte Carlo takes place on Friday, July 22, at Eagle Glen Golf Club. It is a fabulous, fun-filled evening of music, entertainment, gaming, dancing, prizes, and silent and live auctions. Each year, the food stations – from the area's best eateries – surpass themselves and receive superlative reviews from guests. In an effort to offer more to our attendees, Steve Jeffrey, General Manager of Eagle Glen, has arranged for a full-on jazz concert featuring Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers. “Our event will now

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offer something for everyone!” noted Mark Neely, event Chair. “We want this event to be a huge success and we are pleased to have Eagle Glen Golf Club as our partner.” Kelli Gunn of Lucas Oil, who is working with Montanez, added that additional sponsorship opportunities are still available. “Just contact the Chamber to find out how your organization can be involved.” The Race to Monte Carlo is the Chamber’s annual fundraiser to offset its member benefits packages, including but not limited to Legislative Action Outreach. A volunteer Legislative Action Committee (LAC) reviews documents and proposed legislation prepared by a Chamber-hired consultant. Each month, the LAC meets and takes action – including letter-writing campaigns and attending conferences with legislators to ensure that the voice of business is heard. The GCV Chamber is the pulse of the economic growth for our region; working daily to help members expand and reach new customers. With over 900 members representing 45,000 jobs, this member-driven organization continues to be the strong and persistent voice of business.

Some of the best restaurants in town will feature their specialties:
Dos Lagos’ TAPS Fish House and Brewery: TAPS’ famous Louisiana-style Jambalaya Miguel’s: Spinach enchiladas and cheese chimichangas T.G.I Friday’s: Potato skins and riblets Citrus City Grill: Bleu cheese-filled dates Golden China: Rice noodles and chicken chow mein, a specialty RA Sushi: Viva Las Vegas rolls and various sushi Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen: Luna de Salmon (tequila cured) Fireside Bar and Grill: Carving station and pasta Sam’s Club: Variety of desserts Philly’s Best: Following the concert, they will wrap up the race with a victory lap of delicious Philly’s steak sandwiches Eagle Glen: Appetizers and a final lap series of carved prime rib and Irish potatoes

Schedule of Events
5:30 PM VIP registration, reception, and silent auction preview 6:00 PM General admission, silent auction, food stations open 6:30 PM Gaming, blackjack, roulette and craps 7:30 PM Live auction 8:20 PM Reserved seating escorts to jazz concert 8:30 PM Jazz concert begins and gaming resumes 10:00 PM Concert concludes 10:30 PM Dancing in the Grill

Photos shown are from the 2010 Race to Monte Carlo. Photos by Kat Meezen of Focal Instincts Photography

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38-YEAR MEMBER Carl’s Jr. / Bernard Karcher Investments, Inc. 29-YEAR MEMBER Creative Color Printing 28-YEAR MEMBER Corona-Norco Unified School District 24-YEAR MEMBER A D V / Corona Counseling Connection 21-YEAR MEMBER Pete’s Road Service, Inc. 16-20 YEAR MEMBER Lucas Oil Products 11-15 YEAR MEMBERS Chiropractic Injury Care & Prevention Network Corona Public Library Foundation Michael D. Reaume Insurance Services, Inc. 6-9 YEAR MEMBERS First Class Events & Party Rentals Inland Empire Adult Day Health Care Center, Inc. Main Street Dental Group Nature’s Specialties Mfg. R C Product Development & Engineering Stang Industries, Inc. 1-5 YEAR MEMBERS Albertson & Davidson, LLP American Air Plus Ben Bridge Jeweler BEN-E-LECT Employer Driven Benefits Buchanan Construction California Aesthetic Center California Manufacturing Technology Consulting CEO Business Brokerage Corona Norco Schools Educational Foundation Corona Dermatology Corona Fire Safety Foundation Costco Wholesale First Citizens Bank Graebel Los Angeles Movers Gresham, Savage, Nolan & Tilden, APC Hampton Inn Norco/Corona North Hidden Valley Plaza - Corona imortgage Inland Empire Asian Business Association Joseph Holt Plastering, Inc. Kobelco EDTI Compressors, Inc. Metropolitan Water District of So. CA Midas Platinum Distribtion/Nasco Gourmet Foods Riverside Workforce Dev. Center R. T. Stevens Construction, Inc. SoCal Urology Total Comfort, Inc. T-Rex Truck Products, Inc.

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Automobile Dealer Browning Dodge 1983 Hamner Ave., Norco, CA 92860 Steve Photopulos (888) 503-6343 www.browningdcj.com Automobile Repair & Service A Plus Inc. 1359 W. 6th St., Corona, CA 92882 Roland Rene (951) 272-1141 Beauty Salon/Hair Stylist Fabulous Extensions 505 Corona Mall, Ste. 101, Corona, CA 92879 Robin Richard (951) 340-4500 www.fabulousextentions.com Cellular Phone Equipment/Service Cellular World 120 Hidden Valley Pkwy., Ste. A, Norco, CA 92680 Ben Terry (951) 737-7791 Computer - Repair & Maintenance Onsite Computing 160 W. Foothill Pkwy., Ste. 105-29 Corona, CA 92882 Robert Starkman (951) 736-0962 www.onsitecomputing.net Financial Services/Investments Raymond Prospero/Merrill Lynch Wealth Manager 3550 Vine St., Ste. 300, Riverside, CA 92507 Raymond Prospero (951) 369-3872 www.fa.ml.com/raymond.prospero Fire Protection Service Fire Sprinkler Inspections, Inc. 419 Main St., Ste. 470 Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Fred Ortiz www.firesprinklerinspections.net Insurance State Farm Insurance 250 E. Rincon St., Ste. 107, Corona, CA 92879 Duke Jones (951) 261-8000 www.dukejonesinsurance.com Loans Springleaf Financial Services 1540 Hamner Ave., Ste. 101, Norco, CA 92860 Ever Ramos (951) 735-7440 www.springleaffinancial.com Insurance Liberty Mutual Insurance 3633 E Inland Empire, #500, Ontario, CA 91764 Ali Grey (951) 217-4822 Martial Arts Instruction Top Martial Arts Training 9064 Pulsar Ct., Ste. C, Corona, CA 92883 Herberth Castellanos (951) 277-9099 www.tmattkd.com Pet Grooming Yuppie Puppies, LLC 1218 Magnolia Ave., Ste. 102, Corona, CA 92881 www.yuppiepuppies.net (951) 582-0690 Photographer 356 Studios Corona, CA 92881 Jeanette Flores www.356studios.com

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LEGAL OPINIONS cont.
Would You Pass a Legal Checkup?

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Most businesses wait until the end of the year or until tax time (March to April if you’re reporting on a calendar-year basis) of the next year to ask these questions. Unfortunately, trying to do tax planning when your tax professional has a mountain of returns to complete and file is not very productive. Take the time now, in the middle of the year, to discuss your tax liabilities with your tax preparer and find out if changes should be made for the coming year. Health and Safety Some businesses must comply with stringent regulations for the health and safety of their employees, such as OSHA requirements. But there are health and safety issues for every business, even those that are not directly overseen by a regulatory body such as OSHA. Every workplace has its hazards, and some prevention can go a long way to protect the health and safety of employees–and thereby protect the legal well-being of the business.

For example, having first-aid kits available in the workplace that are appropriate for the type of dangers employees may encounter in theworkplace. Even in an office environment, a well stocked first aid kit can be helpful to have in case an accident occurs. And once safety measures are put in place, they should be checked, restocked, and inspected at least annually to ensure they are available when the need arises. So how does your business measure up against this legal checklist? There may be other legal issues affecting your business on a regular basis, but these few items of regular preventative maintenance will help keep your business healthy over the years to come. Here’s to the good health of your business.
Keith Davidson is a partner at Albertson & Davidson, LLP. He can be reached at (951) 686-5296 or keith@aldavlaw.com.
It is always advisable to consult with qualified legal counsel about your own particular situation, in that these matters can vary substantially in degree and nature.

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Calendar of Events
July 4 10AM INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE Location: Main St. in Corona (Ontario to Olive) Contact: Corona Parks & Community Services Dept. (951) 736-2241 July 4 4-10PM FESTIVAL & FIREWORKS SHOW Location: Santana Park 598 Santana Way Contact: Corona Parks & Community Services Dept. (951) 736-2241 July 7, 14, 21, 28

Events listed are open to the public. Call contact person before the event to verify time and place. Some events are free, while others are not. For a complete listing of community events, call the Chamber at (951) 737-3350, or go to www.MyChamber.org for the latest updates.

July 5 5PM-6PM GRAND OPENING: SANCHEZ TACOS Location: 430 River Rd. Contact: Tania Sanchez (951) 371-5401 11:30AM -1PM CHAMBER NETWORKING $OLUTIONS Cost: $15 with RSVP Location: Food Connection, 1750 Hamner Ave., Norco Contact: Greater Corona Valley Chamber (951) 737-3350

July 7 5PM-6PM GRAND OPENING: SOFT TOUCH DENTAL CARE Location: 1411 S. Rimpau Ave. Contact: Stephanie Orona (951) 280-0322 July 8, August 5 8PM-9AM LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE MEETING Location: Greater Corona Valley Chamber, 904 E. Sixth St. Contact: Greater Corona Valley Chamber (951) 737-3350 July 11, August 8 12PM-1PM AMBASSADORS MEETING Location: Greater Corona Valley Chamber 904 E. Sixth St. Contact: Greater Corona Valley Chamber (951) 737-3350 July 12 5PM-6PM GRAND OPENING: CURVES Location: 1411 S. Rimpau Ave., Ste. 113 Contact: Tracie Bensiek (951) 898-1550 July 14 5PM-6PM GRAND OPENING: JERSEY’S PIZZERIA & RESTAURANT Location: 1197 Magnolia Ave. Contact: Jaclyn Schmidt at (951) 279-4100 July 22 6PM THE RACE TO MONTE CARLO Cost: $95 pp / $160 couple – before July 1st $125 pp / $220 couple – July 1st Location: Eagle Glen Golf Club 1800 Eagle Glen Pkwy. Contact: Greater Corona Valley Chamber (951) 737-3350 Save $5 per ticket with Chamber Discount Card! July 25 12PM-1PM COMMUNITY SERVICES NETWORK MEETING Location: Greater Corona Valley Chamber 904 E. Sixth St. Contact: Greater Corona Valley Chamber (951) 737-3350 July 26 4:30PM-6PM NEW MEMBER RECEPTION Cost: Free Location: Greater Corona Valley Chamber 904 E. Sixth St. Contact: Greater Corona Valley Chamber (951) 737-3350 July 27 5PM-6PM GRAND OPENING: TOP MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING Location: 9064 Pulsar Ct., Ste. C Contact: Herberth Castellanos (951) 277-9099 July 28 6:30PM-8:30AM GOOD MORNING CORONA VALLEY Sponsor: Leadership Corona Cost: $15 members paid 1 week prior $20 members at the door / $30 non-members Location: Eagle Glen Golf Club, 1800 Eagle Glen Pkwy. Contact: Greater Corona Valley Chamber (951) 737-3350 July 28 5PM-7PM GRAND OPENING: CRMC SLEEP DISORDER CENTER Location: 800 S. Main St., 2nd floor Contact: Linda Pearson (951) 736-6296 July 30 4-9PM 5TH ANNUAL WOODY JOHNSON SUMMER MUSIC FEST Cost: $2 admission, $5 unlimited rides Location: Fender Center, 365 N. Main St. Contact: Paul Rodriguez (951) 735-2440 November 7 GREATER CORONA VALLEY GOLF CLASSIC Location: Eagle Glen Golf Club 1800 Eagle Glen Pkwy. Contact: Greater Corona Valley Chamber (951) 737-3350

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Corona Valley business is rich with history. We share a heritage of success founded by visionary pioneers of the past. We hope you’ll enjoy this look back – and look forward to a future of unlimited possibilities.

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Above: And They're Off. July 25, 1966. At the sound of the gun, boys from 9 to 12 race for the finish line 50 yards away, each straining for the coveted blue ribbon. This scene was one of several similar ones at the Corona Recreation Department's Junior Olympics track and field meet, held Friday afternoon in Panther Stadium at Corona High School.
Collection: Corona Daily Independent Collection. Photographer: CDI Staff.

Left: Super Girl. August 20, 1968. No strings, no wires, no hidden wings. Pamela Rogers, 10 1/2, is flying on her own. Caught in mid-dive at City Plunge, the youngster is a member of Bob White's diving class.
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Collection: Corona Daily Independent Collection. Photographer: CDI Staff.

Right: Circa 1930s. Dr. Bernice Jameson Todd and Mrs. Lockett (school nurse), testing elementary school students for Tuberculosis.
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Collection: Bernice Jameson Todd Collection. Photographer: unknown.

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Left: April 25, 1943. Eleanor Roosevelt and Captain Jenson visiting a patient at the Naval Hospital (formerly the Lake Norconian Club). Capt. Jenson was in charge of the hospital at this time.
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Collection: Persons – Politics Photograph Collection. Photographer: Lester Houck.

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