November 20, 2017
TOP STORIES
BAKERSFIELD - Charles Manson, the sinister ringleader behind the grisly 1969 killing spree that took the life of young actress Sharon Tate and six others, has died.
Pressure to spend spikes as the holiday season approaches.
OCALA, FL - Mel Tillis, country music singer and songwriter, has died,
SAN DIEGO - With a creak and groan, the heavy steel gate on the fence between the U.S and Mexico at Border Field State Park slowly swung open.
ONTARIO - (INT) – The holiday travel season is taking off at Southern California airports.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Design work is complete and construction will start this coming summer on the Southern California headquarters for the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
RIVERSIDE - (INT) – UC Riverside has announced the passing of Frank Lindeburg, one of the university’s original staff members.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The region’s jobless rate has tumbled to its lowest point in 5-months.
PALM SPRINGS – (INT) - The Kimpton Rowan Hotel is the anchor to the city’s downtown revitalization project.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – An Indio man is likely to spend much of the rest of his life in prison for his 1-man robbery spree.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Police vehicles were involved in a pair of accidents Thursday that left one pedestrian dead and another badly injured.
PALM DESERT – (INT) – The Help Wanted sign may be going up at the Palm Desert Walmart after twenty-two employees were arrested.
RIVERSIDE – Higher than expected revenue from property taxes and development fees helped the City create a fiscal surplus.
INLAND EMPIRE – With the holiday shopping season bearing down, it’s not surprising that people in upscale communities will spend the most.
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Tuesday reported an increase in the number of new Valley Fever cases.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out during November.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – ‘Slow’ earthquakes being detected deep in the San Jacinto Fault could be the forerunners to a large damaging earthquake.
LOS ANGELES - The American Music Awards took place Sunday night with Bruno Mars winning six awards.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Mother Nature is catching the holiday spirit as the countdown to Thanksgiving begins.
LOS ANGELES- UCLA has fired football coach Jim Mora after six seasons,
HOLLYWOOD - The world's most famous superheroes seemingly lost their powers this week.
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - David Cassidy is in critical condition with organ failure.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) – Getting from here to there for Thanksgiving will be a bit more expensive for those who choose to drive.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - The Automobile Club of Southern California is expecting this year’s Thanksgiving holiday to be the busiest one locally for travel in ten years.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Caltrans will transition from 4-inch wide to 6-inch wide stripes on the state's highways.
There will be no cannabis cappuccinos or drone deliveries in California under the new pot rules state officials released Thursday.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - California’s adolescent birth rate continues to decline with a 62 percent drop over 13-years.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Flames from October’s fire storm are flickering out, but Calfire’s work is not done.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) – Climatologists have firmed up their fall-winter outlook saying there’s little chance that last winter’s generous storms will repeat themselves.
California is home to the greatest number of women-owned businesses in the nation with about 1.55 million, according to estimates in a analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.
A rear-end collision on Interstate 15 east of Barstow has killed a Riverside County man. Jonathan Alvarez, 27, of Murrieta was a passenger in an SUV that overturned late Saturday night, the coroner reported. (INT)

The Inland Empire’s salute to veterans wound up up with Saturday’s annual parade through downtown Riverside. The event began in 2005 with thousands of participants and, for the first time, there was a static display near the county courthouse involving organizations whose services or products are of unique interest to veterans. (INT)

The Cajon Creek Conservation Bank is being expanded to more than 1,300 acres in Cajon Wash and Lytle Creek. It protects the rare plant community located in Cajon Wash and Lytle Creek. It is home to over thirty special status species, including the endangered San Bernardino kangaroo rat, Santa Ana River woolly star, the Slender-horned spineflower, and the threatened Coastal California gnatcatcher. (INT)

The Redlands City Council on Tuesday will consider a dozen applicants for a one-year appointment to fill the Council seat vacated following the death of former Council Member Pat Gilbreath. Thirteen qualified applicants submitted applications by the deadline, but one withdrew. (INT)

Renters living in the West have the nation’s second-highest moving rate. Still, the rate at which renters moved this year was at a historic low of 21.7 percent, compared to 35.2 percent in 1988, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. However, renters still moved at a higher rate than owners (21.7 percent compared with 5.5 percent, respectively). Forty-three percent of movers reported moving for a housing-related reason. (INT)

Metrolink riders can now view estimated arrival times of their commuter trains using Metrolink’s new Train Tracker tool available at www.metrolinktrains.com. Using global positioning system (GPS) technology, train locations and arrival times are updated every 60 seconds. (INT)

Both motorists involved in as head-on collision Thursday on the Ramona Expressway near San Jacinto have died. CHP investigators could not explain why one drove across the center line near Warren Road. Passengers on both cars survived. One of the drivers was identified as Jonathan Wright, 24, of San Jacinto and the other as Wesley Tebo, 23, of Hemet. (INT)

Fire has gutted a Chino Hills home destroying hundreds of marijuana plants that were being grown inside the house on Nordic Avenue. Wiring to electric fixtures necessary to grow the pot short-circuited starting the early Friday morning fire. The property owners had rented/leased their house through a property management company. The suspect(s) began growing the marijuana and stealing electricity after moving in but had fled before fire fighters arrived. (INT)

A series of 10 workshops for training on completing applications for state licensing for cannabis cultivation. The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division has set a November 30th workshop in San Bernardino at the DoubleTree by Hilton and another December 7th on the Palm Desert campus of UC Riverside. (INT)

After falling to a ten year low in 2010, the number of persons killed on roadways has climbed nearly 17 percent across the state. There were 3,429 fatalities in 2015. Pedestrian and bicycle fatalities now comprise nearly 25 percent of all traffic deaths. The State Office of Traffic Safety says a contributing factor are the growing dangers of distracting technologies and the emergence of drug-impaired driving. (INT)

The Salvation Army is about to deploy its Red Kettles for another holiday campaign from now until Christmas. The annual event raises the majority of funds for service to needy people in the Inland Empire without discrimination. Bell ringers are being sought. The Salvation Army has served the Inland Empire since 1887. (INT)

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