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|April 25, 2018|
HALF MOON BAY--From fighting wildfires to inspecting pipelines to spying on poachers, aerial drones have been put to all sorts of uses. And now they're helping save human lives.
WASHINGTON--French President Emmanuel Macron said he wants to negotiate a new agreement with Iran that would curb its development of ballistic missiles and contain its involvement in regional wars, in addition to halting its nuclear program.
Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Administrator, has systematically removed science from environmental decisions and regulations in the United States.
SAN FRANCISCO--I gave Amazon the keys to my car last week, and it went pretty well. I was testing a new program that lets Amazon drivers unlock a customer's vehicle via an app and leave their packages inside it, rather than on their doorstep.
JURUPA VALLEY – (INT) – Local residents are resuming their opposition to plans for installation of a power line corridor through their city.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - A special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from Murrieta has been convicted of helping a convicted criminal to re-enter the United States.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Riverside County Supervisors are have gotten their first preview of the county’s 2018-19 budget.
LAKE HAVASU – (INT) - Mojave County Arizona authorities have mounted an investigation into a weekend boating mishap on Lake Havasu that killed two people including a retired Redlands police officer.
SAN BERNARDINO _ (INT) - Two men who lured a 58-year-old Phelan man from his motorhome to rob him have been convicted of his murder.
JURUPA VALLEY – (INT) – Riverside County authorities have taken over an investigation into the deaths of three men.
INDIO – The Polo grounds are being cleared in the wake of the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival in time for arrival of Stagecoach this coming weekend.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Former interim Riverside city manager Lee McDougal returns to the post Monday in the wake of the recent dismissal of John Russo.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - One in five residents of the Inland Empire is an immigrant, a new report has found.
BEAUMONT – (INT) – If you’ve never visited a working landfill, here’s your chance.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out during April.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – ‘Slow’ earthquakes being detected deep in the San Jacinto Fault could be the forerunners to a large damaging earthquake.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Only subtle weather changes are ahead for Southern California over the next 7-days.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Home sales in Riverside and San Bernardino counties continue to avoid a pricing milestone that has struck most of Southern California.
SACRAMENTO--It was the greatest flood in recorded California history, 43 days of rain and snow that swamped the state.
HOLLYWOOD - “A Quiet Place” is having another noisy week at the box office.
LOS ANGELES - Verne Troyer, the actor best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Power films and one of the shortest men in the world, has died.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) – Although gasoline prices are their highest in 2-and-a-half-years, putting the springtime run-up in prospective is not that big a deal.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) – Californians are weighing in on whether public schools should be declared ‘sanctuary safe zones’.
SAN FRANCISCO--The report, called the HayWired Scenario, is not a prediction, it’s a model, or hypothetical depiction
With another Earth Day just ahead, the personal finance website WalletHub compared the states on their environmental initiatives.
PAHRUMP, NEVADA - He was awake when most of the country was asleep.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is pushing ahead with its study of toxic air pollutants and related health risks.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – Autonomous vehicles may be step closer to acceptance.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) – California matters when it comes to its agricultural output.
The State Department of Water Resources has doubled the anticipated allocation from the State Water Project this year, but it’s still only 30 percent of requests. That’s up from the initial 15 percent allocation last December. The last 100 percent allocation was in 2006. The full allocation is rare even in wet years due to Delta pumping restrictions to protect threatened and endangered fish species. (INT)
Nearly 1 million consumers from La Verne to Fontana are being asked to reduce their water use—including refraining from outdoor irrigation—for the rest of the week as a major pipeline for imported water is taken out of service for repairs. The outage is scheduled to last until Saturday. The affected communities are in eastern Los Angeles and western San Bernardino counties (INT)
Authorities in Victorville are holding an 81-year-old man without bail on suspicion of murdering his wife. Investigators have not said what led William Yu to shoot his wife, Hyae, 76, at their home on High Crest Street last weekend. The husband was arrested without incident. (INT)
A short-lived wildfire Monday in Highland was held to 4-acres. Orange Street was reopened after the Boulder Fire was surrounded near Greenspot Road and Boulder Avenue. (INT)
Caltrans is spending $191 million on the State Route 58 Kramer Junction Expressway Project west of Barstow. The project re-aligns and widens 13 miles of Route 58, builds a new SR-58/US-395 Interchange, and one railroad grade separation. The purpose of the project is to accommodate more oversized vehicles and reduce traffic congestion. (INT)
Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport surged ahead by 10 percent the first quarter of the year compared to the same period last year. Cargo volume was up by more than 16 percent. (INT
Assistant City Manager Keith C. Metzler, a Victorville native with more than 22 years of service to the city, has been appointed City Manager. Metzler, who has been serving as interim city manager, signed to a three-year contract approved by the Victorville City Council on Tuesday. Metzler first joined the City of Victorville as an intern in 1996. (INT)
The San Bernardino Superior Court will introduce enhanced security procedures requiring all visitors, including private attorneys, to submit to lobby weapons screening when entering the Fontana Courthouse effective June 1st. The enhanced weapons screening mirrors protocols currently in place at the San Bernardino Justice Center. (INT)
A task force that will spend the next 15 months studying Riverside’s agricultural water rates to determine if changes are merited. In the meantime, the WA-3 and WA-9 rates will be frozen at current levels. The task force will begin its work on Thursday. (INT)
Damages are estimated at $5 million in the wake of a Monday night fire in Jurupa Valley that damaged or destroyed several trucks and trailers. A building on Etiwanda Avenue was also damaged, but there were no injuries. Calfire did not list a cause for the fire. (INT)
Alcohol and/or drugs have not been ruled out as contributing factors in a 3-vehicle collision on Highway 79 north of San Jacinto. California Highway Patrol investigators say the motorist who caused the Sunday night mishap, Jacob Sinclair, 28 of San Jacinto, was killed. (INT)
An Indio doctor who operated a medical clinic in Lynwood was sentenced Monday to 60 months in prison for illegally issuing prescriptions for powerful narcotics and sedatives without a medical purpose, mostly for young “patients” who paid cash. Dr. Edward Ridgill, 65, was sentenced in US District Court at Los Angeles. Ridgill’s prior history of improperly writing prescriptions, “reveals he has not learned his lesson from the past,” Judge S. James Otero said. (INT)
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is advising its 17 contract cities that the hourly contract rate may increase by 6.65% if approved by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors next month. The increase is due primarily from the County labor contract imposition on one of four bargaining units within the Sheriff’s Department last October. (INT)
Hemet police continue their campaign against jaywalking pedestrians. Thirteen plus three bicyclists were issued citations for failing to use the pedestrian signal or crossing busy Florida Avenue unsafely. Another man was stopped for a pedestrian violation, and then arrested on an unrelated felony warrant. (INT)
A new effort to protect Medicare beneficiaries’ personal information will remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. To better safeguard the personal information of 5.7 million California seniors and people with disabilities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will begin issuing new Medicare cards that assign each beneficiary a new 11-digit Medicare identification number. (INT)