Claremont chamber invites young professional to networking event

The Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s next young professionals networking event is scheduled for Feb. 16.

Attendees must be no older than 40 years of age and an active member of the Claremont Chamber of Commerce.

The networking event is scheduled to take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Pizza ‘n’ Such, 202 Yale Ave., Claremont.


University of Redlands to host digital ethics lecture

The Banta Center for Business Ethics and Society plans to host lecturer Chris MacDonald for a discussion on the ethics of digital media.

MacDonald is a Duke University fellow and lecturer ar Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. His scheduled talk is titled “Responsibilities in the Blogosphere.”

The event is scheduled to begin with a buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Casa Loma Room at University of Redlands.

Admission will cost $10 for university students and employees or $15 for the public.
Reservations are requested by Feb. 15. Reservations may be made online at

J.C. Penney to expand in Victorville

The J.C. Penney department store at the Mall of Victor Valley is expanding, mall managers announced.

The J.C. Penney store will occupy roughly 100,000 square feet at the completion of its expansion. Completion is expected late this year.

J.C. Penney is one of three anchor tenants at the Victorville mall. Cinemark Theatre and Sears are the other two anchors, and a Macy’s store is scheduled to open in 2013.

La Verne restaurant gets “Kitchen Nightmares” air date

Charlie’s Italian Cafe in La Verne is scheduled to be featured on the Fox Network television program “Kitchen Nightmares” at 8 p.m. on Feb. 17, the restaurant announced.

A television crew with irascible English chef Gordon Ramsay visited the restaurant in October. The show’s interaction with Charlie’s Italian Cafe resulted in the eatery adopting a new menu and remodeling its dining area.

Marketing consultant to lead San Bernardino workshop

Weklar Consulting Group president Diane Weklar is scheduled to lead workshop focused on accelerating business growth.

The workshop is scheduled to take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Office of Business Development, 201-B N. E Street, Suite 200, San Bernardino.

Information: 909-963-5026 or

California chamber endorses Feinstein desert bill

The California Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the California Desert Protection Bill, which is sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

The bill would establish two national monuments in the Mojave Desert, to be called the Sand to Snow National Monument and the Mojave Trails National Monument.

The Sad to Snow National Monument would include lands east of Mount San Gorgonia and west of Joshua Tree National Park. The Movaje Trails National Monument would encompass an area of the desert north of Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center and south of Mojave National Preserve. The historic Route 66 would pass through the latter proposed national monument.

The bill would also give federal recognition to five existing off-highway vehicle areas.
Feinstein’s bill is numbered S. 138. The bill has no co-sponsors in the Senate and was referred to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in January 2011.