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|May 30, 2015|
HAVANA - The United States' official removal of Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism is being celebrated.
Sepp Blatter secured a new four-year term on Friday as president of FIFA, the governing body of world soccer, in a vote taken two days after American prosecutors unveiled sweeping corruption charges against his subordinates.
SAN DIEGO – (INT) - A new analysis of what controls the peak intensity of typhoons suggests that under climate change this century, mega-storms could get even stronger.
NEW DELHI, India--As the death toll in a relentless, weeks-long heat wave in India climbed to more than 1,800 on Friday, officials raced to contain the danger, pleading in vain for residents to stay inside.
The California ranch once known as Neverland and owned by late pop star Michael Jackson is going on the market for $100 million.
BEAUMONT – (INT) – Fallout from the recent FBI raid on City Hall is beginning.
VICTORVILLE – (INT) – Tragedy at the San Bernardino County Fair. A woman has been fatally injured on the Free Drop.
ONTARIO – (INT) - Passenger activity at LA/Ontario International Airport was up 3.95% in April.
PERRIS – (INT) - On Friday, investigators arrested Dominique Dwayne Perry, 25, of Moreno Valley, on a $1,000,000 warrant for carjacking.
PERRIS - (INT) – As drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region, CAL FIRE has suspended all burn permits for outdoor open residential burning.
HINKLEY – (INT) – Near Barstow, construction is underway on the State Route 58 Hinkley Expressway.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - Francis Pusok, 30, of Apple Valley, has been charged with multiple counts following a three-hour pursuit that occurred April 9 in Lucerne Valley.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – (INT) - Deputies were called to a residence in the 9700 block of Cerise St. for a domestic disturbance, Wednesday.
GRAND TERRACE – (INT) - Dignitaries marked completion of the Route 215 widening project.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Locations have been announced for the distribution of excess government food.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Mother Nature will crank up the heat before a gradual cool down settles in for the opening days of June.
SACRAMENTO - (NT) - Construction of a temporary emergency drought barrier at West False River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is nearing completion.
SACRAMENTO - California lawmakers are considering making lane-splitting, the motorcycle maneuver that involves traveling between two lanes, official.
DIAMOND BAR - (INT) - The South Coast Air Quality Management District has filed an amendment to its existing civil lawsuit against Exide Technologies, seeking at least $80 million in penalties.
MANHATTAN BEACH - Beach cleanup is expected to continue into next week as authorities attempt to identify the tar patties that washed up on some beaches.
LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles man suspected of setting a massive fire that destroyed a downtown Los Angeles apartment complex last year has been charged with arson.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – The California Field Poll has found nearly twice as many California voters now saying they are financially better off.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez announced her bill to allow voters a chance to reinstate felony penalties for firearm theft was held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, effectively rendering it dead.
OAKLAND – (INT) – The Golden State Warriors open the NBA championship series against the Cleveland Cavaliers next Thursday.
LOS ANGELES - (INT) - Water conservation efforts are being ramped up, now and for the long term.
A weak, late Friday night M3.8 earthquake was felt through the Coachella Valley, the Morongo Basin and as far away as Temecula and the Imperial Valley. The epicenter north-northeast of Indio is in an active area of the San Andreas Fault. (INT)
San Bernardino’s November City Council election is getting a jump start. Lifelong West Side resident Bessine Littlefield Richard is announcing her candidacy for the Sixth Ward seat on the City Council. Incumbent Rikki Van Johnson, the council’s senior member, is retiring. Richard says she opposes the outsourcing of city services to private, for-profit corporations. (INT)
UC Riverside’s undergraduate diversity needs to be shared in the graduate population and in the faculty, according to those who testified at a public hearing Friday on campus in front of the California Assembly Committee on Higher Education. There were presentations about UCR’s initiatives to serve low-income, first-generation undergraduate students. Another part of the discussion included a push to equalize per-student allocations across the UC campuses, as UCR receives lower funding levels than most of the other campuses. (INT)
This summer, RTA is making it easier to reach the beach thanks to expanded seasonal service on CommuterLink Route 202. From June 15 through September 7, the express route will provide additional weekday and weekend trips to the Oceanside Transit Center from the Murrieta Walmart and Temecula Promenade Mall. (INT)
In Rialto, the final section of the Pacific Electric Trail opened Thursday. The pedestrian and bicycle route stretches 21-miles to Claremont paralleling the one-time Pacific Electric railroad tracks. (INT)
Etiwanda High School pitcher Dana Housley, stricken by a brain aneurysm during a game last weekend, has died. The 15-year-old collapsed while batting for her softball team, the California Thunder. (INT)
The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival lifted off Friday kicking off summer as it has for more than thirty years. Twenty wineries, dozens of hot air balloons, arts and crafts and concerts will be featured through Sunday at Lake Skinner. (INT)
Riverside County authorities say one person was critical condition after being attacked and repeatedly stung by a swarm of bees. The incident happened outside a residence in Blythe Friday. Occuants of three homes were forced to remain inside until the swarm subsided. (INT)
In Palm Springs, a robber warning that he had an explosive device took an undisclosed amount of money from a Chase Bank branch inside a Stater Brothers supermarket Friday. The bandit left the device behind as he made his get-away. (INT)
Nineteen people have been displaced by a late night fire at the Stone Gate Apartments in Moreno Valley. There were no injuries. Calfire did not have the cause of the $200,000 fire. (INT)
The Streeter Avenue underpass is the latest railroad grade separation project in Riverside to be completed. A similar project on Riverside Avenue near the Riverside Plaza will wrap up later this year. Upcoming are revamps for Spruce, Jackson, Third Street and Mary Street. (INT)
Flags are at half-staff in Menifee in memory of Wallace Edgerton, the city’s first mayor. Edgerton had battled a lung ailment and died Tuesday at the age of 81. His passing leaves a vacancy on the City Council. (INT)