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Three Hesperia businesses among finalists in CSUSB’s 16th Annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur AwardsDaily Press (Victorville)Nov. 14, 2018 Three Hesperia-area business owners have been named finalists for the 16th Annual Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards, dubbed by many as the “Oscars of Business” in the Inland Empire. They are among 32 finalists from Riverside and San Bernardino counties who are scheduled to attend the black-tie award ceremony Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Riverside Convention Center. Awards are given to businesses that best exemplifies the spirit of entrepreneurship, which include risk-taking, building a successful enterprise and job creation. Mike Stull, the director of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship and founder of the award ceremony, said the quality of this year’s award finalists is “further proof that Inland Southern California is home to some of the most impressive entrepreneurs you will ever find.” Read the complete article at “Local business owners vie for Spirit award.”
Bigotry on internet on the rise, dovetails with increase in hate crimes, CSUSB professor saysWAFF 48 (Huntsville, Ala.)/CNNNov. 14, 2018 Brian Levin, director for the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, was interviewed for a segment on two men who were connected to the accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter.  Less than a week after the massacre of 11 worshipers at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, the FBI received a call warning them about two brothers in Washington, D.C., based on the brothers being “heavily involved in the ‘Alt-Right’ movement.” 'We saw the worst massacre of American Jews in American history this past month by a loner, and that is where a lot of the danger is,” said Levin, whose interview is about 1 minute, 7 seconds into the online video. “It's not that these anti-Semites are growing significantly, but they're more emboldened, they’re more public and those who are unstable feel that they can act out.' He said later in the interview: 'We're seeing a more emboldened set of white nationalists who are running for public office and getting engaged in large rallies. We're also seeing an increase in bigotry on the internet, and that increase dovetails many times with increases that we're seeing in hate crime.' Watch the video segment at “Friend of suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter arrested on gun charge.”
CSUSB professor discusses spike in hate crimesKFI Radio Los AngelesNov. 15, 2018 Politics, the internet and demographics all contributed to a spike in hate crimes, said Brian Levin, director for the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, in an interview about the FBI’s latest hate crime report. Listen to the segment at this link, which is only valid for 30 days from Nov. 15, 2018. 
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