April 26, 2017
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SAN FRANCISCO--A federal judge on Tuesday partially blocked President Trump's attempts to punish "sanctuary cities" that do not fully comply with federal immigration enforcement efforts by withholding federal grant money.
The down-payment on construction of a border wall that President Donald Trump had sought has been dropped as part of the latest GOP proposal for a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown at the end of this week.
The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States in 2015 fell below the total at the end of the Great Recession for the first time, with Mexicans continuing to represent a declining share of this population, according to a recent study.
President Donald Trump will open the door to new oil and natural gas drilling in Pacific waters off the coast of California with a directive Friday that sets up a certain clash with environmentalists.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – After a winter in the doldrums, March has brought the home real estate market back to life.
MONTCLAIR – (INT) – Widespread concern over the safety of a Fontana toddler is over and her father is in custody.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - The County is the first in the nation to focus on assisting 'unaccompanied' homeless women.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Agencies providing air rescues may want to consider charging taxi fees.
INDIO - The 2017 edition of the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival is history.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Heavy winter rains have not only produced a dazzling abundance of wildflowers, but fields and hillsides of weeds.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Job growth is surging across the Inland Empire.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Riverside police arrested a local attorney and his accomplice girlfriend for extortion, Thursday.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Riverside, San Bernardino and San Francisco counties led the nation in annual employment growth in 2015.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - Every North Park Elementary School student has received a new teddy bear thanks to the generosity of thousands of people.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – County health officials report the highest numbers of treatable sexually transmitted disease cases in the county’s history.
RIALTO - Increasing pollen production may bring about an especially irritating allergy season for some.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost.
HEMET - (INT) - Up to 3,000 visitors a day have been checking out the wildflowers at Diamond Valley Lake.
SOUTHLAND - Wednesday could be more than just a good day to fly a kite. Winds in parts of Southern California could reach gale-force.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Californians are getting a first look at their vulnerability to climate change from a health perspective.
HOLLYWOOD - The viewing public may soon find themselves with a lot more time on their hands, and a lot fewer new TV shows and movies to watch.
FAIRFAX, Va. - (INT) -The National Rifle Association announced it is supporting a lawsuit challenging California’s newly expanded Assault Weapons Control Act.
SACRAMENTO - The Tax Foundation finds California already ranks fifth highest in the nation when it comes to the amount of taxes and fees paid to fuel up a vehicle.
INDIANAPOLIS - Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi,has died.
HOLLYWOOD - The Fast and Furious franchise’s eighth installment is roaring to new heights.
Innovation is a principal driver of U.S. economic growth. In 2016, the U.S. spent an estimated $514 billion on research and development.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - The University of California has uncovered a massive scheme targeting students through its student health plan.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Californians who travel by train are getting their first look at one of the newest locomotives to hit the rails.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Gasoline prices continue inching upward with the Southland average just above $3 a gallon.
A survey by the Automobile Club (AAA) finds consumer appetite for electric vehicles rivals that for pickups.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A discovery by UC Riverside researchers will help unravel a 40-year mystery.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – A new report contains a sobering outlook on how climate change could impact rising sea levels along California’s coast.
Pacific Gas and Electric has been hit with citations totaling $8.3 million for failing to trim trees and safely maintain a transmission line that started the 2015 Butte Fire. The fire in Amador County burned 70,868 acres, destroyed 921 structures, including 549 homes, and resulted in two fatalities. (INT)

Projectors are rolling at the Riverside International Film Festival. It’s in its 15th year showcasing feature, short, documentary and animated films from Hollywood and around the world. (INT)

Near Lake Elsinore, a pedestrian was struck and killed early Tuesday while walking on the shoulder of Grand Avenue. A car driven by an elderly Lake Elsinore woman drifted onto the shoulder hitting the 47-year-old man. (INT)

Eleven Redlands and San Bernardino police officers have been cleared of any criminal wrong doing in the fatal shooting of a man from Downey. The DA said Tuesday the officers properly exercised their right of self-defense when they killed Andrew Gene Mike in Redlands in March 2016. (INT)

An Irvine man who admitted that he illegally piloted private jet airplanes with passengers onboard without having a valid pilot’s license was sentenced Monday to 10 months in federal prison. Arnold Gerald Leto III, 37, was also ordered to pay a $5,500 fine. According to court documents, Leto operated aircraft with passengers on a number of occasions without the proper authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration. (INT)

The Sunline Transit Agency, the Coachella Valley’s public bus service, is getting a $12.5 million grant from California Climate Investments for five new zero-emission fuel cell buses. The grant also supports the development of the largest hydrogen fueling station in the U.S. (INT)

San Bernardino County Tax Collector Oscar Valdez says his office will hold its annual on-line auction of tax-defaulted properties beginning May 13th. This tax sale auction consists of more than 2,000 properties that have been tax-defaulted for five or more years. (INT)

A no-parole prison term has been handed to a Moreno Valley man for the deaths of his elderly mother and his ex-wife. Drew Stelp, who was described as the victims’ caretaker, pleaded guilty in the one- time death penalty case. Found dead in their Moreno Valley home 4-years ago were 78-year-old Louise Barrera and Annette Simms, 52. (INT)

A bicyclist found dead Monday in the Chino Hills State Park has been identified as Sokha Pho, 42, of Long Beach. Family members reported Pho missing on Sunday. His body was found on a hillside near Faultline Trail. The coroner will determine the cause of death. (INT)

Riverside police say that a pedestrian was not in a crosswalk when she was struck and killed Monday night. A 55-year-old motorist is being questioned about the incident on Jurupa Avenue. (INT)

A Hemet motorcyclist was killed Monday in a traffic mishap near his home. The coroner reported that Robert Pittenger, 58, died at the scene of the mishap on Mountain Avenue near Cedar Avenue in East Hemet. It was the Inland Empire's 12th motorcycle fatality this month. (INT)

San Bernardino County firefighters will conduct live fire training burns of abandoned structures in the city of Twentynine Palms. The training will continue until the evening of April 28th. (INT)

Visitors to the Joshua Tree National Park continue to surge. The National Park Service (NPS) reports there were just over 2-and-a-half-million visitors last year. It’s estimated they spent $123 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,701 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $164.5 million. (INT)

A solid majority of Californians favor providing parents with tax-funded vouchers to send their children to any school they choose. At the same time, most give their local public schools good grades. These are among the key findings of a statewide survey on education released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). (INT)

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