December 4, 2016
TOP STORIES
OAKLAND – Investigators are painstakingly sifting through debris from a deadly fire at an electronic music party in a converted warehouse.
The U.S. divorce rate hovers at 40 percent, but that's not the whole story. Many intact relationships are on life support.
A new study has discovered a connection between gut bacteria and Parkinson’s disease. The incurable motor-neuron disease, symptoms of which include tremors and stiffness, was long believed to be caused by a buildup of protein in the brain.
ONTARIO – (INT) – A memorial service was held Saturday for supermarket icon and philanthropist Jack H. Brown.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The Santa Ana wind event that ushered in the opening of December is weakening, but another could be on the horizon.
JURUPA VALLEY – (INT) – An indoor marijuana cultivation has started a fire that heavily damaged on home on Pearl Street.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Investigators are looking into the circumstances of another pedestrian fatality on local railroad tracks.
HESPERIA – (INT) – A speeding truck driver got more than a ticket when a CHP drug-sniffing K-9 alerted an officer to a large heroin haul.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A Menifee man is awaiting sentencing for falsely representing himself as an advocate for the disabled community.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Summers bring out the region’s cool centers. Now, wintertime warm centers have debuted across Riverside County.
FONTANA - (INT) - Two suspected mail thieves refused to quietly be escorted to the Greybar Hotel.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The Institute of Applied Research at Cal State San Bernardino predicts the local economy will continue in growth mode for at least the next three months.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – A Crestline woman has admitted hanging mannequins in random locations in several mountain communities.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The Festival of Lights has become a post-Thanksgiving tradition.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – A new survey has found nearly half of all motorists who responded admit to sometimes littering along streets and highways.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California is setting the most ambitious goal in North America to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – The flu season arrived several weeks ago. But only now has the first death in California been reported.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - O’Reilly Auto Parts is getting a $10 million ticket from 50 District Attorney's in California.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Governor Brown has named Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA) to replace Attorney General Kamala D. Harris.
LOS ANGELES - (INT) - Quality television was Grant Tinker's cornerstone.
Riverside – (INT) - A UC Riverside assistant professor has combined photosynthesis and physics to make a key discovery that could help make solar cells more efficient.
SACRAMENTO--Four years ago, when the Affordable Care Act was in its infancy, California had fewer than eight million residents covered by Medi-Cal.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Battling climate change is taking on a heightened sense of urgency in California.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Leaders of California’s primary educational institutions are asking President-elect Trump to continue the DACA program.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The housing market is showing signs of stress because of a diminishing inventory amid rising prices.
SAN FRANCISCO--New satellite data released by the European Space Agency confirms that San Francisco’s 58-story Millennium Tower is sinking.
LOS ANGELES--An estimated 3.5 million homes could be damaged in a magnitude-8 earthquake along the San Andreas Fault.
A wind-blown fire of unknown cause burned through a silo at a Beaumont lumber yard Saturday. The 2-alarm fire was controlled in a half-hour in spite of 30 mile-an-hour winds. (INT)

An elderly missing Long Beach man has been found dead near San Bernardino. An autopsy may determine what happened to Lloyd Thompson, Jr., age 81. He was found dead Thursday in a dry wash between Interstate 15 and the Glen Helen Parkway. (INT)

Six people have been charged in an elaborate scheme using fraudulent documents to defraud victims of money and a property in Palm Desert. The defendants are accused of using fraudulent escrow files, bank statements, pay stubs, W-2 forms, and forged signatures resulting in a loss estimated at $219,000. (INT)

Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport (ONT) increased 3-percent in October compared to the same month last year. For the first 10 months of this year, ONT served 3.5 million passengers, virtually unchanged from the same period in 2015. The airport was returned to local control on November 1st. (INT)

Riverside Community College District Trustee Mary Figueroa and newly elected trustee Bill Hedrick from Corona will be sworn-in December 6th. It will be Figueroa’s sixth term. Hedrick was a trustee for the Corona-Norco Unified School District for 22 years and was a candidate for Congress. (INT)

Five persons have been linked to a long-running series of mail thefts that led to use of stolen credit cards and check fraud. Sheriff’s investigators said the mail thefts occurred over the past year in Loma Linda, San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga and other local communities. Two of the suspects, Anthony Garcia, 21, of Fontana and Daniel Bustos will b e prosecuted by federal authorities. (INT)

In Adelanto, a survivor may help solve a shooting that left another man dead. Sheriff’s deputies found Daniel Udell, 29, of Victorville dead inside a vehicle. The identity of the wounded survivor was not released. (INT)

Two men were killed but two others survived when their out-of-control car ran off a Riverside street and wrapped around a utility pole. The driver was among the dead. They were identified as Mario Valdez-Ramirez, 24, and Miguel Cisneros, age 24. Two backseat passengers were critically hurt. The late Thursday night mishap occurred on Arlington Avenue near Norwood Avenue. In Apple Valley, a 2-vehicle collision Thursday killed both drivers. (INT)

Wayne Nastri’s position as executive officer of the Air Quality Management District was solidified Friday. Nastri had temporarily held the job since last April while a nationwide search was conducted. The AQMD board decided to keep Nastri. (INT)

The Palm Springs City Council is advancing new rules that would strengthen the city’s Vacation Rental Ordinance. One key change calls for a limit of 32 annual contracts a home can be rented. The new rules also place restrictions on the number of vacation rental permits an individual or business can own. In addition, rental compliance fines would increase. (INT)

Fontana police are getting reports of Christmas decorations disappearing from front yards. The thefts are occurring throughout the city. Police say it happens every year, and with new decorative technology coming out, thieves are becoming more active. (INT)

Warehousing jobs seems to be everywhere as more local facilities are built to accommodate vast inventories of products brought to the Inland Empire. Moreno Valley has partnered with Amazon to fill up to 10,000 jobs in Inland Southern California. Amazon job fairs are planned at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreational Center and the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center. Ten hiring events are planned in MoVal through November 23rd. (INT)

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