December 3, 2020
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SACRAMENTO – (INT) –Governor Gavin Newsom introduced a new regional stay-at-home order Thursday based on the UCI capacity and to slow the surge of COVID-19.
President-elect Joe Biden has said he will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
DALLAS, TX - Southwest Airlines' streak of no layoffs, a longtime bragging point for company executives, may come to an end in early 2021.
NEW YORK - The U.N. secretary-general said Thursday that the damage COVID-19 has done globally will not be undone by a vaccine alone, and that a full recovery will take years, possibly decades.
WASHINGTON - (INT) - Newly released estimates show that the number of parents with children under age 18 and living at home declined by about 3 million over the past decade.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - A wind-driven fire in heavy vegetation near the Corona Municipal Airport is defying control.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The fifth anniversary of the 2015 terrorist attack on the Inland Regional Center Wednesday had special meaning for survivors.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Four local transportation projects will be funded through gas tax revenue.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - After 8 months of roller coaster rides, the Inland Empire has finally broken into the economic growth column.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – County election officials certified the results of the November election Wednesday and results of some close contests have been settled.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The end of the year is bringing a reshuffling of department heads within Riverside County government.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – This once ‘All-American City’ has been named one of the nation’s three least safest.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The 28th edition of the Festival of Lights is not as bright or festive this year.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - San Bernardino County is taking steps to limit the number of patients treated in hospital ER’s.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - Mobile home parks in San Bernardino and Riverside counties were awarded more than $4 million in grants.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Home values continue to skyrocket as supply pales in comparison to demand.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – County health officials are suspending waivers that would have enabled some schools to open during the coronavirus pandemic.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - Dr. Michael Sequeira, M.D., a local expert in emergency medicine, has been appointed San Bernardino County Public Health Officer.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Classes in California’s eighth largest school district will continue online through June 2021.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – When the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) meets next month, three projects will be up for funding approval.
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SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The COVID-19 pandemic is having a greater impact on gasoline prices.
LOS ANGELES - Politics and entertainment were their focus.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Parts of Southern California are getting pummeled with the strongest Santa Ana winds of the season.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - California has 1,245,948 confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date.
LOS ANGELES - All residents within the city of Los Angeles were ordered to remain in their homes effective immediately.
LOS ANGELES – Rafer Johnson, who ended his famed track and field career with an exciting win in the 1960 Olympic decathlon, has died.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - The captain of the Santa Barbara-based dive boat that caught fire last year near Santa Cruz Island, resulting in the deaths of 33 passengers and one crew member, was indicted Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) is taking applications for the Small Business Tax Credit.
LOS ANGELES - Actress Abby Dalton, best known for her role as Julia Cumson in "Falcon Crest," has died.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - California will provide temporary tax relief for eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - Healthcare workers fear that Thanksgiving 2020 will be remembered as a ticking time bomb.
LONDON - David Prowse, the towering actor who terrified generations of movie-watchers as Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, has died.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is taking steps to ensure a reliable electric grid.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - California’s highway system ranks 43rd in the nation in overall cost-effectiveness and condition.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – There is still no sign that El Nino is returning anytime soon. It’s cousin, La Nina, is stronger than ever.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Business at home improvement stores is booming in spite of the pandemic.
Two people lost their lives in a pair of Wednesday afternoon traffic accidents. Near Cabazon, an SUV ran off Interstate 10 and overturned. Killed was the driver, David Foxworth, 56, of Banning. His wife and four children survived. The CHP said Foxworth lost control when a rear tire suddenly deflated. West of Anza, a head-on crash on Highway 371 injured two people, one fatally. The coroner identified the victim as James Scott, 61, of Anza. (INT)

Riverside’s homeless are suspected of starting a 10-acre fire late Tuesday night in the hills at the end of Marlborough Avenue. The fire was contained in 2-hours. The origin of the fire was in a homeless encampment. (INT)

San Bernardino is dealing with an epidemic of catalytic converter thefts. Thieves are removing the devices from parked vehicles and reselling them. Several suspects were caught in the act at a location on South Waterman Avenue. Two were arrested and jailed on felony charges. (INT

California’s ongoing dry spell is having an impact on next year’s projected water demands. The Department of Water Resources (DWR) estimated Wednesday that only 10 percent of requests from the State Water Project can be guaranteed. Allocations are based on reservoir storage, snowpack in the Sierras and storm runoff. (INT)

A motorcyclist speeding down Mountain View Avenue in San Bernardino was killed early Monday when he rear-ended a truck. Victor Navarrete, 48, of San Bernardino was ejected and died at the scene, police said. (INT)

Redlands police say a transient shot and wounded by a business owner at a property management office early Monday is being investigated for other burglaries at a business complex on East Redlands Boulevard. Clemente Wilson Valenzuela had tunneled through a wall setting off an alarm when he was confronted by the business owner. Valenzuela was taken in critical condition to the Loma Linda University Medical Center. (INT)

Redlands is moving ahead to implement Measure T, a 1-cent increase in the local sales tax approved by voters in the November election. The added tax will be implemented in April with the city receiving the added revenue by summer 2021. (INT)

California has reached a multistate settlement with The Home Depot, Inc. resolving allegations that the retailer failed to adequately protect the payment card information of approximately 40 million customers compromised in a 2014 data breach. California will receive more than $1.8 million from the settlement, which includes injunctive terms that require Home Depot to tighten its information security program to prevent future breaches. (INT)

In response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases, and recognizing the likelihood for additional case increases during the holiday season, the City of Menifee will transition to all-virtual services. City facilities are closed to the public with the plan to reopen in-person services in early January 2021. (INT)

Just in time for Thanksgiving, households that are eligible for CalFresh may notice extra dollars on their electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card. A household of two that typically receives $53 in CalFresh benefits could be temporarily eligible to receive the monthly maximum of $374. Since April, the state has dispersed nearly $100 million to nearly 77,000 eligible households in Riverside County. (INT)

A pedestrian struck by a truck and killed on the I-10 in Ontario in the early Tuesday morning darkness has been identified. Michael Mejia Sr., 59, of Gardena, died at the scene west of North Etiwanda Avenue, the coroner reported. (INT)

The coroner reports that two children of a Bakersfield father killed in a DUI collision at a San Bernardino intersection last Friday have died. A third child was expected to survive. Another motorist, Brandon Jaquez-Perez, 23, of Bloomington is suspected of being under the influence when he drove through a red signal light and broadsided the victims’ car. Names of the victims were not publically released. (INT)

Authorities in Perris are questioning a motorist who struck and killed a pedestrian Monday. Paramedics tried to save the female victim, but she died at the scene near the intersection of Alderwood Way and Mariposa Way. (INT)

Cooler late autumn weather has not ended the wildfire season despite the lack of rain. Firefighters are mopping up a 13-acre fire that flared Monday south of Banning. There were no injuries or evacuations near Westward and Sunset. (INT)

A revised indictment unsealed Monday adds new details to a criminal case alleging a widespread corruption scheme led by former Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar. A federal grand jury has added five defendants, including former Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Raymond Chan, to the racketeering case that accuses Huizar and his close associates of illegally obtaining financial benefits from developers who, in exchange, sought favorable treatment on pending real estate development projects. (INT)

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has given the San Bernardino City Unified School District a Body Worn Camera grant in the amount of $87,350. The funds will be used to implement a program to increase transparency and safety of SBCUSD Police Officers and build trust with members of the community. The school district plans to purchase 40 body cameras, enough for the entire patrol force and supervisors. (INT)

There will be lots to celebrate at Romney Snyder’s home this Thanksgiving as she sets a permanent place at the holiday table for her newly adopted son, Tyler. The Snyders are among nearly 300 families who are celebrating the adoptions they finalized this year in Riverside County. November is National Adoption Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the urgent need for adoptive families for children and youth in foster care. (INT)

City of Hope has joined efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. An investigational vaccine is being given to health volunteers between the age of 18 and 55 that aims to stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies, which can block the virus from entering cells. The strategy used to generate this candidate has a record of safety and efficacy, rapid immune response and lasting protection. (INT)

Moreno Valley renters or residents experiencing homelessness who meet the eligibility requirements may receive one-time rental assistance under the newly created Rental Rescue Program. Eligible households may have access to up to $5,000. (INT)

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