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Darrin Chiaverini Named Chaffey College Panthers Football Coach



Chaffey College has named Darrin Chiaverini as the football coach for the Panthers, replacing Head Coach Robert Hadaway. He officially assumed his duties May 25 following approval by the Chaffey Governing Board.

“I am excited to lead Chaffey football into the next chapter of a great football tradition,” Chiaverini said. “Following in the footsteps of Coach Hadaway and Coach (Carl) Beach, I have always respected the coaching job both men did at Chaffey College and look forward to competing for championships in the near future on Grigsby Field!”

Chiaverini has coached at four-year and community colleges since 2007. He began his coaching career at Mt. San Antonio College, where he spent two years before moving to UCLA. There, he helped pilot one of the top units in the Pac-10 Conference and led the Bruins to a 30-21 win over Temple in the 2009 EagleBank Bowl. He then coached four seasons at Riverside City College.

Chiaverini spent the last six years at his alma mater, University of Colorado, where he served in several positions, including interim head coach.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications in 1999. As a student-athlete, Chiaverini played all four years, was a team captain his senior season, and played on three bowl championship teams. He remains a top-15 record holder for the Buffaloes.

Upon graduation, he was a fifth-round selection by the Cleveland Browns, and went on to set the club’s rookie receiving record with 44 catches for 487 yards and four touchdowns. He spent four years in the NFL, also playing for Dallas and Atlanta. He concluded his NFL career with 62 catches for 662 yards and seven scores. He finished his professional playing days with the Austin Wranglers in the Arena Football League.

Chiaverini expressed enthusiasm for the new position and the challenges that lie ahead.

“I am very thankful to the Governing Board, Superintendent/President Henry Shannon, and Athletic and Kinesiology Director Timi Brown for this opportunity,” Chiaverini said. “I am committed to Chaffey College and look forward to leading the football program forward.”

Brown said Chiaverini brings extensive background as a student-athlete, professional athlete, coach and leader to Chaffey.

“We are thrilled that he is a local product with extensive knowledge and vast reach in our district, which will serve him well in recruiting top local talent,” Brown said. “He is a true team player who will collaborate and partner with the department, campus and local community.”

Chiaverini replaces Robert Hadaway, who held the lead position since 2013. In his nine seasons, Hadaway captured three conference championships and took the Panthers to five bowl games. His 2018 and 2019 teams held the longest winning streak (21 games) in the state, going undefeated in 2019. Prior to accepting the head coaching position, Hadaway served as assistant coach under Beach.

“Coach Hadaway is a true professional, an outstanding football coach, and friend to everyone in the athletics department,” Brown said.

As a tenured professor of kinesiology at the college, Hadaway will continue with his teaching duties.

Panther football will open the 2023 season on the road at Los Angeles Valley College on Saturday September 2. They will play their first home game of the season the following weekend against Los Angeles Pierce College.

Chaffey’s football team competes in the Southern California Football Association American Metro Conference along with College of the Desert, West Los Angeles, Compton, Santa Ana, and Victor Valley colleges. The program has more than a 130-year history dating back to the early days of the college. For more information on Panther athletics please visit

The Inland Empire Business Journal (IEBJ) is the official business news publication of Southern California’s Inland Empire region - covering San Bernardino & Riverside Counties.

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Stater Bros. Charities and Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling Give Back to Military Families



Stater Bros. Charities, the philanthropic arm of Stater Bros. Markets, partnered with Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling again this year for their Give Back program during National Military Appreciation Month. The program ran for the entire month of May, during which Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling committed to donating $0.25 per eligible product purchased to the Bob Hope USO. Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling donated $15,000, and Stater Bros. Charities matched their donation for a total contribution of $30,000.

A check presentation occurred during a K-EARTH 101 radiothon benefiting the Bob Hope USO. The radiothon took place at the Bob Hope USO at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) on June 29, 2023, where Stater Bros. Charities and Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling presented Bob Hope USO with a $30,000 check.

Bob Hope USO’s mission is to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. The Give Back program is a unique opportunity to show gratitude and support to the brave men and women who risk their lives for our freedoms and to care for their families while they are away from home on deployment.

“Stater Bros. Markets has a long history of supporting veterans, service members, and their families,” said Danielle Oehlman, Director, Stater Bros. Charities. “We are so pleased to partner with our friends at Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling and the USO to give back to those who have given so much for us.”

Lorin Stewart, President, USO West Region, said, “We are deeply grateful to Stater Bros. Charities and Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling for being sustaining partners of the USO. The Give Back program embodies the essence of the USO mission by enabling the community at large to come together to support and give thanks to our armed forces and their brave military families in an impactful way.”

Funds will support the Bob Hope USO and USO San Diego Center operations, including programs and services that strengthen the social, mental, physical, and emotional well-being of local military service members, their families, and their communities.

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BDK Logistics Intelligence Fully Leases 114,190 SF Industrial Facility in Corona, CA



Cushman & Wakefield represents landlord in lease in SoCal’s Inland Empire

Cushman & Wakefield announced that BDK Logistics Intelligence, Inc. has signed a lease for an entire 114,190-square-foot industrial facility at 1161 Olympic Drive in Corona, California. Situated in Southern California’s renowned Inland Empire, the building is owned by Monterey Rancho Mirage, LLC, which was represented by Brett Lockwood and Rick Ellison of Cushman & Wakefield in the transaction.

“We are pleased to welcome BDK to the property as a quality industrial tenant that is expanding its presence in the market, which it also currently occupies multiple warehouse facilities,” said Director Brett Lockwood. “Our client was instrumental in helping this deal transact as there were many variables that needed to be navigated which led to this lease coming together quickly and successfully.”

1161 Olympic Drive is a quality freestanding building situated on ±4.8 acres and features 20 dock high loading doors. The property is conveniently located off Interstate 15 near the confluence of SR 91 and is proximate to the extensive freeway network traversing the entire Greater Los Angeles region and into other major markets in and out of state.

According to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest Q2-2023 quarterly report, the Inland Empire industrial market posted an overall vacancy of 3.4% and has recorded more than 2.7 million square feet of positive net absorption through the first half of 2023.

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Hernandez resigns as County CEO; Snoke will continue filling in pending Board action



Leonard X. Hernandez resigned from the post of County Chief Executive Officer effective today. County Chief Operating Officer Luther Snoke has been filling in for Hernandez while Hernandez has been on leave and will continue to do so. The Board of Supervisors will act to appoint an interim or permanent CEO shortly.

“The Board of Supervisors appreciates the service Leonard provided to the public and the County organization, especially as we navigated our way through the pandemic and other very difficult challenges,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Dawn Rowe.

Hernandez provided the following statement:

“It has been an extreme privilege to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of San Bernardino County. I am thankful to the Board of Supervisors for their leadership and the hard-working men and women who do amazing work every day. Due to an urgent family health issue that requires my immediate and undivided attention, I have informed the Board of my resignation. Under the strong leadership of the Board of Supervisors and the County’s executive team, the County will continue doing great things for the residents of San Bernardino County.”

“The Board of Supervisors is committed to a seamless transition in staff leadership with no interruption in County services or impact on County residents or employees,” Rowe said. “Luther has performed well filling in for Leonard and I am confident in his ability to continue serving in this role until the Board takes action.”

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