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TODAY news for Thursday, September 14, 2006

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Personal safety course offered by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

In recent months, the usually quiet city of Loma Linda has seen a dramatic increase in violent crimes. A robbery gone bad, several sexual assaults, and a murder within blocks of campus have underscored the need for better personal safety.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with the city of Loma Linda, will host a personal safety course at various locations in Loma Linda throughout the month of October.

The course will increase the skills of residents to better protect themselves, and it will also teach basic crime-prevention principles.

Detectives and a weaponless defense instructor from the sheriff’s training academy will be  teaching the hands-on self-defense course. All members of the Loma Linda community are invited.

The program will be offered on Tuesday, October 3, at 6:00 p.m., Community Room, Loma Linda City Hall, 25571 Barton Road; Wednesday, October 4, at 1:00 p.m., Loma Linda Springs, 11171 Oakwood Drive; and Wednesday, October 18, at 7:30 a.m., Loma Linda Chamber of Commerce, 25571 Barton Road.

If you have any questions regarding the courses, locations, or times, call Sylvia Beasley at (909) 387-3786.

By Dustin R. Jones, MA

TODAY news for Thursday, September 14, 2006