November 26, 2015
WHITE HOUSE--In the wake of attacks claimed by the Islamic State militant group in Paris, Beirut, and Tunis, U.S. President Barack Obama is reassuring Americans on the threat of terrorism over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Online sales are already spiking as shoppers take advantage of early deals that will leave them free to enjoy Thanksgiving at home instead of in stores.
WASHINGTON--The crew of a U.S. warplane that attacked a medical charity’s hospital in northern Afghanistan last month, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, misidentified the target, believing it to be a government compound taken over by the Taliban.
As Californians start brining birds and mashing potatoes, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, is again hoping to dish out meatier wages for Thanksgiving workers.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The California Highway Patrol will maintain its maximum enforcement period through midnight Sunday.
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) – Voters will not be able to weigh in on the proposed mega-warehouse project known as the World Logistics Center. But, nine lawsuits still hang in the balance.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Colder weather has brought down the curtain on the mosquito ‘season’ as the number of humans with West Nile virus set records this year.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – While some hope the welcome mat for El Nino’s rain will end the drought, others are fearful the phenomenon will overdo it. They are sounding the preparedness alarm.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - A man facing federal charges related to a $10 million lien filed against an Internal Revenue Service employee has been ordered held without bond pending trial.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Ambitious new nutrition guidelines will help ensure that healthy foods and beverages will be served or sold within city-managed facilities.
PALM SPRINGS - (INT) - Longtime Coachella Valley journalist Gloria Greer will be remembered at a special Celebration of Life.
GLEN HELEN - Fighting wildfires in San Bernardino County is no longer, entirely a man’s job.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Fontana police have killed two men in as many days in a pair of unrelated officer-involved shootings.
WASHINGTON – (INT) – Congressman Ken Calvert of Corona co-sponsored a bill to halt Syrian and Iraqi refugee programs in the US.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Another flu season is here and health officials promise an improved vaccine this year.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout November. The food is provided without cost.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - Southern California motorists will have a bit more money in their wallets for Thanksgiving getaways and holiday shopping as gas prices continue to slip.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - A combination of chilling winds, mountain snow showers and beach flooding is opening the long, 4-day Thanksgiving holiday.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Airports are gearing up for one of the busiest travel times of the year. And, Los Angeles International Airport promises to be a challenge.
WILTON, CONN - Veteran TV star David Canary has died. He was 77.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Retailers are giving out mixed signals on consumer spending for the holidays.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Not surprising to millions of Southern California is a study of the nation's worst traffic bottlenecks.
SANTA ANA - (INT) - A former hospital CFO and two surgeons are among those accused of health care fraud.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Motorcycle fatalities have jumped dramatically across California.
HOLLYWOOD - 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2', the fourth and final installment in the dystopian adventure franchise, has wholeheartedly beat down the competition.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Most consumers do not believe that Black Friday offers the best deals of the year.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – A new winter weather outlook maintains a 95 percent chance of strong El Nino conditions from December through February.
SAN FRANCISCO - Rainstorms forecast to rage during this winter’s “Godzilla” El Niño could release damaging mudslides on drought-dried and fire-scarred landscapes.
The coroner is trying to positively identify a motorist killed last weekend when her speeding pickup truck ran off Mt. Vernon Avenue in San Bernardino and crashed into a cement bridge column. Police said the pickup burst into flames and became fully engulfed. (INT)

Riverside County investigators are trying to identify the body of a male found near Lake Mathews. The body was reported late Monday night near the intersection of Christmas Tree Lane and El Nido. (INT)

A Riverside County judge has ordered Nicolas Garcia to prison for 15-years for an unprovoked attack on a family that had stopped their disabled car on Interstate 215 in Menifee. Garcia pleaded guilty Tuesday and must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. (INT)

Redlands will begin trimming approximately 250 palm trees along Orange and Cajon streets in preparation for storms associated with El Niño. Meantime, the City of Moreno Valley launched a comprehensive webpage to provide beneficial information and prepare community members for predicted El Niño rain events.

Google is announcing that its Google Express next day delivery service is expanding further in Southern California, into the Inland Empire and Palm Springs. Google says it's utilizing the speed of the web by helping consumers shop their favorite stores online—in a single place. Area residents can shop from Costco, Target and Kohl's and get next day delivery. (INT)

The new Perris Valley line isn’t the only one being tested by Metrolink. A Metrolink test train is being run on the San Bernardino line before locomotives equipped with the new Positive Train Control go into service. The PTC trains are being run nightly this month Monday through Friday. Meantime, the dedication of the Perris extension has been set for December 11th. (INT)

A head-on crash involving three vehicles on Route 74 in Homeland Wednesday claimed the life of one person. Initial information from the California Highway Patrol indicated that a 26-year-old Hemet motorist died at a local hospital. The driver of a pickup truck who caused the crach, Hector Suarez-Carreon, 27, of Hemet was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter with gross negligence. One of the vehicles wound up in a ditch at the side of the highway west of Hemet. (INT)

The Golden State Warriors crushed the Los Angeles Lakers 111-77 Tuesday night to improve to 16-0 and set a new record for best regular season start in the NBA’s 70-year history. The next-best record in their sights is the 1971-72 Lakers’ 33-game winning streak. (INT)

Fontana police have concluded that a double shooting during a large, weekend house party was gang-related. As many as five gunmen entered the home on Laurel Avenue and killed a 20-year-old Rialto man. Another young man was shot and wounded as he tried to flee. (INT)

Riverside police are now using social media to attract men to proposition undercover female officers for acts of prostitution. Six men showed up within 8-hours in the area of University and Chicago avenues and were arrested. (INT)

Some honorees are being announced ahead of January’s Palm Springs International Film Festival. It will present Johnny Depp with the Desert Palm Achievement Award at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Cate Blanchett and Saoirse Ronan. (INT)


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