February 20, 2019
TOP STORIES
ARkStorm is coming. The name is derived from an acronym for the term “atmospheric river 1,000,” a unique kind of rain-heavy storm that a U.S. Geological Survey report warns could devastate California.
The list of Democrats battling to oppose U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2020 election grew again Tuesday with Senator Bernie Sanders announcing he is joining the race.
WASHINGTON--The US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, according to a new congressional report. Whistleblowers told the panel it could destabilize the Middle East by boosting nuclear weapons proliferation.
Taking a young person’s plasma and infusing it into an older person to ward off aging, a therapy that’s fascinated some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, has no proven clinical benefit, the Food and Drug Administration said.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – A year-long investigation into one of 2018’s deadliest freeway incidents has resulted in manslaughter charges.
PALM SPRINGS – (INT) –Clean-up and road repairs are shifting into high gear as clear weather temporarily replaces last week’s storms.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Visitors to the San Bernardino National Forest are urged to plan ahead before heading out the next several days.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – A young Yucaipa man is facing sentencing June 14th after admitting to several arson charges.
CHINO – (INT) – DUI has figured in a traffic collision early Sunday that took the life of an off-duty San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy.
MECCA – (INT) - Another Riverside County site will be transformed into a solar energy farm.
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) – Two brothers face arraignment in the month-long disappearance of a teenage girl.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Areas cities are inviting residents in areas of potential flash flooding to stock up on sandbags.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A new study by computer scientists at UC Riverside found home prices are more volatile around hospitals and colleges.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Four of the region’s largest cities ranked near the bottom in a study of the nation’s healthiest cities.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out this month.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Mother Nature takes another swipe at the Inland Empire Wednesday night through Thursday.
SANTA MONICA – Don Newcombe was the first player in major league history to have won rookie-of-the-year, most-valuable-player and Cy Young awards.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - The list of women who have thrown their hats into the ring for the 2020 presidential election continues to grow.
LOS ANGELES - Longtime consumer journalist David Horowitz has died at age 81.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California is leading a 16-state coalition challenging President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency.
SAN FRANCISCO--California has received about 18 trillion gallons of water thanks to a series of storms this month, according to the National Weather Service.
HOLLYWOOD – The sci-fi adventure “Alita: Battle Angel” dominates at the nation’s theaters.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Oil industry analysis say this month’s spell of cold rainy weather has put a damper on gasoline prices.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – El Nino may have played a role in the back-to-back storms that have brought occasionally heavy rain to Southern California this month.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – More accurate weather forecasts are being promised thanks to a new stationary satellite.
A total of 18 million trees died in California last year.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – New data shows that some areas of the Sacramento Valley are sinking.
Riverside police are seeking the public’s help in solving the city’s latest homicide. A man found mortally wounded at Shamel Park Tuesday later died at a hospital of a stab wound. The victim had been in an altercation. (INT)

Sixteen people were rescued from a ride suspended over water at SeaWorld in San Diego after a gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker. SeaWorld said in a statement that it will conduct a thorough inspection of the ride prior to reopening. (INT)

A Yucaipa father is jailed on suspicion of killing his 6-month-old daughter. Alfonso Ornelas, 28, was arrested Saturday but authorities did not detail what happened to the infant. (INT)

Two skydivers survived a Saturday afternoon landing on top of a building at Lake Elsinore. CalFire said one had moderate injuries and the other suffered only minor injuries after jumping from a plane over nearby Skylark Field. There was no immediate cause for the incident on Cereal Drive. (INT)

Witnesses say that two motorists may have been involved in a speed contest before one vehicle spun out on the I-215 in San Bernardino Friday and plunged into a concrete wash. A passenger, Gabriel Simmons, 18, of Riverside, was killed. Witnesses estimated the vehicles were southbound near Orange Show Road at 90 miles an hour. A silver/white sedan left the scene. A large sum of cash was found at the scene, the California Highway Patrol’s incident log stated. (INT)

Storm clean-up paved the way for Friday’s opening of the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival at Indio. The 73rd annual festival runs through February 24th. (INT)

The Corona Police Department is the latest to deploy drones that it says will enhance the safety and service it provides while leveraging cost-effective technology. A team of seven Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified pilots has undergone 56 hours of specialized training in preparation of Thursday’s launch of the drones. (INT)

The Boeing Company has leased an additional 85,000 square feet of hangar space at the Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) in Victorville. Boeing will expand its flight testing operation for new aircraft including the Boeing 737 Max and the yet-to-be-released, Boeing 777-X. Boeing has operated at SCLA since 2003. (INT

Redlands paramedics could not revive a motorist whose sedan crashed into a power pole on the I-10 at the 210 early Saturday. The coroner identified the victim Monday as Marcus Cobain, 22, of Fontana. (INT)

Fifteen snow-bound people were rescued early Sunday after spending the night stranded on Crab Flats near Green Valley Lake above Running Springs. They became trapped in their five vehicles Saturday as snow levels plunged and temperatures fell to 24 degrees. Rescuerers used three snow cats to bring the sightseers to safety. (INT)

Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D- San Bernardino) has responded to the needs of California’s aging population. She has admitted a bill that would establish the California Care Corps Act. High school graduates and college students would be encouraged to spend one to two years providing care for senior citizens in their community. There are more than 5.5 million Californians who are over 65 years old, a number that is expected to double in the next 12 years. (INT)

Riverside University Health System—Medical Center has opened a new state-of-the-art cath lab that will expand services for heart and neurovascular patients in the Inland Empire. The $4.3 million GE lab includes imaging equipment to visualize the heart and other cerebrovascular structures, and a special system to monitor blood flow throughout the body. (INT)

More than 3,000 students are expected to visit the fourth annual “Made in the High Desert” manufacturing event Thursday in Victorville. County Supervisor Robert Lovingood created the event to introduce local students to careers in well-paying jobs with local manufacturers and trade employers. (INT)

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