October 22, 2016
Cyber experts and intelligence officials told NBC News it was too early to determine who was responsible for the cyber attacks that caused massive internet outages across the U.S. Friday.
Americans are addicted to their jobs. U.S. workers not only put in more hours than workers do almost anywhere else. They’re also increasingly retiring later and taking fewer vacation days.
MORENO VALLEY - (INT) - Two lawsuits to address air pollution from trucks servicing the World Logistics Center in Moreno Valley have been settled.
A NASA spacecraft has spotted a new black crater on Mars — the final resting spot of Europe’s Schiaparelli lander, which apparently slammed into the Martian surface at race car speed and may have exploded on impact.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - Three gang members responsible for the 2012 fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy near Arroyo Valley High School in San Bernardino have been convicted.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Prosecutors in three counties have obtained a $925,000 settlement with Liberty Mutual vehicle insurance over false advertising.
FONTANA – (INT) – A suspected car thief has been killed and his female passenger injured at the climax to a police chase Thursday.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The Inland Center will become J.C. Penney’s only new location for the department store chain this year.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – (INT) - One of California’s largest recyclers, RePlanet LLC, has been found guilty in connection with the death of one of their employees.
PALM SPRINGS – (INT) – Law enforcement officers from throughout the country were among several thousand who attended Tuesday’s memorial for two police officers killed in an ambush.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - The state Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to conduct an assessment of potential health impacts of the Ag Park project.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Riverside County sheriff’s deputies are getting an extra measure of protection.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Residents of Riverside and San Bernardino counties have been arming themselves with guns at an unprecedented rate.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Early voting ahead of the November 8th election is underway.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Another flu season is bearing down and vaccination clinics are in full operation this month.
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.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - Former State Senator Ronald S. Calderon was sentenced Friday to 3½ years in federal prison after admitting that he accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – One third of Californians consider their communities unhealthy places to live.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff estimated the leak was equivalent to the annual natural gas usage of 190,000 homes.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Pressure gradients are relaxing across Southern California and temperatures will follow suit.
CHICAGO – (INT) – The Dodgers again find themselves on the brink of elimination as the National League Championship Series switches to the Windy City.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Gasoline prices have shifted into neutral, at least for the time being.
Residents all across the southern U.S. should expect winter to be warmer and drier than usual.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - Grants have been awarded to keep more used tires out of California landfills.
FRESNO – (INT) - The California Air Resources Board adopted a revised funding plan for proceeds from the cap-and-trade program.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – California’s Great ShakeOut Thursday may have carried more urgency following recent earthquakes on the San Jacinto Fault and a swarm of others near and beneath the Salton Sea.
SACRAMENTO--Wells Fargo is under criminal investigation for identity theft by the state of California.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – A year ago, Californians were bracing for the impact of El Nino. Now, a drier and contrasting La Nina seems to be in the works.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - Younger Californians are taking a different approach to the future of the justice system and community safety.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Southern California water suppliers are bracing for a possible sixth year of drought.
SANTON SEA - (INT) - Scientists have announced the discovery of a potentially significant fault that lies beneath the Salton Sea.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - Millennials are less likely to vote than older Californians, but more likely to identify as liberal.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Unemployment in the 2-county region dropped marginally to 6.2 percent in September as job growth continued at a steady pace. Over the past 12 months, government added 9,100 jobs including 7,800 at the local level. (INT)

Monday (Oct. 24) is the deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the Nov. 8 election. Registration applications submitted online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov prior to midnight Monday will be honored, as will paper forms postmarked by the deadline. Paper applications are available at the Registrar of Voters’ offices in Riverside and San Bernardino, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, post offices and public libraries. (INT)

A Fontana motorist has died following a weekend crash in Ontario in which his SUV was rear-ended by a tow truck. The death of Osmundo Basilio, 62, brought to ten the number of traffic fatalities last weekend across the Inland Empire. (INT)

It’s now up to a Riverside County jury to recommend whether Johnny Lopez should suffer the death penalty or spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering his estranged wife and 5-year-old daughter and stabbing his girlfriend. The jury returned its verdicts Wednesday. The two murder victims were found in their Hemet home in 2013. The penalty phase of Lopez’ trial begins Monday. (INT)

UC Riverside’s Center for Advanced Neuroimaging gets its centerpiece Saturday when a 13-ton imaging scanner is lowered into place. The “3 Tesla Siemens Prisma” Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine is a high-end, research-grade system, the first of its kind in the Inland Empire. (INT)

Proposition 55 on the November 8th ballot asks California voters to extend a major component of Prop. 30 of 2012: personal income tax rate increases that affect very high-income Californians and are scheduled to expire at the end of 2018. Prop. 30's boost to state revenues has shown that the measure has helped narrow the gap between California and the rest of the US. (INT)

UC Riverside’s iconic Bell Tower is marking its fiftieth year. A carillon concert series begins October 17th and is performed each noon through November 7th. Admission is free and open to the public. (INT)

The Forest Service has reached a decision on the May Valley Non-Motorized Trails Project near Idyllwild.
The project area encompasses approximately 5,500 acres in the May Valley area that contains approximately 40 miles of both unauthorized and authorized roads and trails that are popular with mountain bikers, equestrians, and hikers. The May Valley Project will adopt about 22 miles of unauthorized trails and add about 2.5 miles of newly constructed t non-motorized trails, add 2 trailheads and rehabilitate about 10.5 miles of unauthorized trails. (INT)

Homicide investigators are saying little about some human remains exhumed at a residence in Mead Valley. But, they have announced the arrests of two men and a woman from Mead Valley on suspicion of murder. Riverside police and county sheriff’s detectives investigated the incident. (INT)

Investigators from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife say it was just bad luck that a hiker found himself between a mother bear and her cub and was attacked in a forested area above Sierra Madre October 10th. The whereabouts of the two bears is not known. The 54-year-old hiker is recovering from his injuries. (INT)

Dean Borders, 48, of Riverside, has been appointed warden at California Institution for Men, Chino. He has been acting warden there since 2015. Borders held several positions at California Institution for Women at Frontera and previously at California Rehabilitation Center, Norco, and the Heman G. Stark Youth Correctional Facility Ontario. (INT)

Organizers of a peace empowerment rally in San Bernardino Saturday say it will be one of the largest marches in the city’s history. It will feature faith-based, political, entertainment, community organizations, victims of recent terror attacks, law enforcement and hundreds of homicide victims. (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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