Nonprofit to host course on first-time homeownership

   Lenders Who Care, a nonprofit organization of mortgage-lending professionals, will hold a seminar on first-time homeownership and understanding the new $8,000 federal tax benefit. The class will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 6 at the Upland Library, 460 N. Euclid Ave. The event is free and there will be no sales.

   Information: (877) 811-1592 or

Fontana program aims to help consumers be credit savvy

   Fontana’s Community Assistance Program will offer a seminar on “Understanding Your Credit Report and Score” from 7 to 9 p.m. May 28 at the Cypress Center, 8380 Cypress Ave.  According to a news release, the seminar aims to educate consumers on how to develop good financial habits.  It will be given by Springborad Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management.  Information: (909) 463-0103, ext. 198; or

WesternU assistant professor selected as Fulbright Scholar

   Linda-Marie Sundstrom, an assistant professor in the department of health sciences education, and part of the College of Allied Health Professions at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar for 2009 – 10.  WesternU now has three such honorees with connections to the university.  Earlier this month, Beatrice Saviola, associate professor of microbiology, and Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis, a member of the WesternU board of trustees member since 2004, were named Fulbright honorees.  Sundstrom will travel to the Ukraine in February to teach and conduct research.

Women’s real-estate group forming new I.E. chapter

   The Women’s Council of Realtors is forming a new chapter in the Inland Empire. The chapter will cover Redlands, Highland, Yucaipa, Rialto, Fontana, San Bernardino, Colton, Grand Terrace, Loma Linda, Calimesa, Cherry Valley, Beaumont and Banning.

   The organization is a “networking and business resource tool geared toward women in real estate and real-estate related fields,” according to the Web site.  The group will meet once a month for a lunch featuring an industry-related speaker. The first meeting was held on April 24.


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Career, education fair slated in San Bernardino

   The University of Phoenix and Goodwill San Bernardino are hosting a free Career and Education Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the Goodwill’s administrative campus, 8120 Palm Lane.  Job-seekers are encouraged to dress professionally as on-site interviews will be available.  Goodwill is offering a free resume-writing workshop.

   Information: Monique Anderson at (310) 903-1462 or Chris Orantes at (909) 890-1415, ext. 202.

Work force agency garners $15.8 million in stimulus funds

   The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County announced this week that it received $15.8 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  According to a news release, a bout $7 million will be used for youth work readiness programs and about $8 million to provide services to adults and laid-off workers.

   The funds are being distributed to workforce investment boards throughout the nation, and each area’s allocation is calculated based on its unemployment numbers or need.