October 16, 2019
TOP STORIES
WASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday approved a resolution formally rebuking President Trump over his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria.
LOS ANGELES - Digital streaming services have now surpassed older media broadcast and cable as the largest generator of television series. And California is home to more of them.
NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a measure Wednesday that would allow the state to pursue charges against people who have received a presidential pardon, a law seen as a direct shot at President Donald Trump.
WESTERVILLE, OH - Joe Biden faced questions about his son’s work. Elizabeth Warren was hit over her Medicare for All plan. And Bernie Sanders was questioned about his health.
In today’s world of online shopping, have you ever made a purchase you regret? If so, you’re not alone, seeing as the average American spends over $2,000 a year on purchases they come to regret.
DEVORE – (INT) - Medflys are back and a quarantine has been imposed to end the critter’s latest risk to local fruits and vegetables.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Forecasters are prepping Southern Californians on a transition back to worsening fire weather conditions.
CALIMESA – (INT) – An evacuation order for the Sandalwood Fire was lifted but residents of the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park are being prohibited from returning because of health concerns.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – New Metrolink schedules kicked Monday that it says reflect feedback from its customers.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Californians are getting prepared for the 11th annual Great California ShakeOut.
EASTVALE – (INT) – An employee with the Corona-Norco Unified School District is being accused of having inappropriate sexual relationships with former students.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The highest gasoline prices in 4-years are showing signs of a gradual retreat.
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) – Sheriff’s officials say they are taking a zero-tolerance approach to criminal acts on school grounds.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Although not of its own doing, the San Bernardino Valley was the smoggiest location in the 4-county South Coast Air Basin this summer.
EASTVALE – (INT) – The St. Louis Encephalitis Virus (SLEV) has shown up in northwest Riverside County for the first time in over 15 years.
ANAHEIM – (INT) – Joe Maddon is an Angel – again.
LOS ANGELES – The Saddleridge Fire did more damage than initial estimates.
PLEASANT HILL – (INT) - A late Monday night earthquake got a lot of attention in the Bay Area.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - Racial disparities in arrests have narrowed—but they are still prevalent across the state.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is being taken to task over how last week’s power shutoffs (PSPS) were handled.
SACRAMENTO - California became the first state in the nation to require later start times at most schools.
HOLLYWOOD – Moviegoers are staying strongly engaged with Joaquin Phoenix as “Joker”.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – In his final act of the 2019 legislative year, Governor Newsom signed twelve bills, but vetoed many more.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - A consumer alert has been issued following the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties due to several wildfires.
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Newsom signed a bill blocking law enforcement from using facial recognition technology in body cameras.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California voters will be asked next year to consider the largest school construction bond in the state’s history.
Visitors to Lake Silverwood are being urged to avoid contact with the water at Cleghorn Beach until further notice due to blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). Boating is allowed, but swimming and other water-contact recreation and sporting activities are not considered safe. (INT)

Riverside Community College District (RCCD) Board of Trustees is supporting Undocumented Students Action Week. The board has pledged to serve all those who wish to enhance their lives through attaining an education. (INT)

A pre-dawn explosion in a Palm Springs apartment seriously injured a 22-year-old woman and sent a man to jail. Police accuse Ryan Martin of operating a honey oil lab. Martin suffered minor injuries. The blast on East Vista Chino Road early Tuesday resulted from a lit cigarette while the lab was in operation. (INT)

Banning police have launched a murder investigation and are asking for public help in determining who shot a man late Monday night on Wyte Way. The victim died a short time later at a Palm Springs hospital. (INT)

A Mead Valley traffic accident last Friday turned out to be the suicide of a murder suspect. Authorities concluded that the man who died when his car crashed into a brick wall had shot himself and killed a woman a short time earlier at a residence on Rider Street. Investigators say the individuals were in a ‘spousal relationship.’ Their names were temporarily withheld. (INT)

A vacant San Bernardino office building was heavily damaged in a Sunday morning fire. There were initial reports of people being trapped, but none were found during an 80 minute battle to contain the blaze. The cause of the fire on Hallmark Parkway is under investigation. (INT)

Menifee’s Code Enforcement Division will begin implementing new illegal dumping fines and penalties ranging from $1,000 for a first offense, $1,500 for a second offense and $3,000 or more for a third offense. In the last eight months, 7,260 cubic yards of household goods, trash, tires, couches, mattresses, refrigerators and construction materials have been hauled away. (INT)

Officials from several local cities will meet October 23rd to share information on strategies to reduce homelessness. Riverside is hosting the event. (INT)

An elderly Colton motorist has died several hours after his car ran off Chicago Avenue in Riverside Tuesday and crashed into a pole. The coroner identified the victim as Amos Eubanks, age 87. (INT)

Another ten search warrants have turned up still more cultivated marijuana in the Anza area. Tuesday’s efforts produced 5,074 pot plants and 950 pounds of home-grown, processed marijuana. Two Anza residents are facing criminal charges. (INT)

California is ranked the 6th highest state in energy rankings, according to WalletHub. The state rises to 4th for auto energy efficiency, but drops to 13th in home energy. New York state did best overall and states in the southeast the worst. WalletHub was out to gauge the financial impact of doing more with less energy. (INT)

Ontario International Airport (ONT) will stage an emergency active-shooter drill exercise on Wednesday morning at Terminal 1 and the Lot F property. The simulated emergency exercise will encompass various aspects of an active-shooter incident at the airport and is part of ONT’s ongoing emergency preparation efforts. (INT)

Southern California sports fans haven’t got much to cheer about. The Dodgers lost a World Series bid and now the Los Angeles Rams are on a downward skid. The Rams were shut out for the last three quarters in Sunday’s 20-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. It was the Rams’ third consecutive loss. (INT)

A San Bernardino County tax preparer was sentenced Thursday to 26 months in federal prison for filing fraudulent tax returns with the IRS as part of a scheme that illegally generated more than $1 million in refunds. Scott Douglas Cutting Sr., 70, of Apple Valley, was sentenced in Los Angeles and was also ordered to pay $1,392,765 in restitution to the IRS. (INT)

The 34th annual Palm Springs Aerial Tram Road Challenge will be held October 26th. This 6K run/walk begins at the bottom of Tram Way and ends at the Tram’s Valley Station, an elevation gain of 2,643 feet in just 3.7 miles. Looking back, the fastest time was set by Rubin Garcia of Mexico – 26 minutes, 5 seconds – in 1987. (INT)

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