June 30, 2016
Nine Republican members of Congress from California on Wednesday urged the Obama Administration to halt expansion of Obamacare coverage for undocumented immigrants. The letter comes in response to legislation signed into law by the Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month.
With U.S intelligence increasingly confident that the Istanbul airport attack was the work of ISIS, officials are stepping up security at American airports, some concerned about possible plots coinciding with the Fourth of July holiday.
ISTANBUL - Tuesday's suicide attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport, that killed at least 41 people and wounded more than 200, highlights how far Turkey has fallen from its former status as a regional example of stability.
WASHINGTON--Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook does it. So does FBI Director James Comey. Should you? What they do is cover up their laptop webcams, sometimes with just a piece of opaque tape, blocking scuzzball computer hackers from activating the built-in cameras and spying on them.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Motorists will have plenty of company on inland freeways and mountain highways during the Fourth of July holiday.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Riverside and San Bernardino counties have become the top region for commercial and residential solar power in California.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – One developer has stepped up to the plate doing something about the city’s lack of quality, moderately-priced housing.
IDYLLWILD – (INT) – Plague is making its occasional summertime appearance in the San Jacinto Mountains.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Effective Friday, July 1st, the city-operated fire department will be no more.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Investigators said Monday that two gang members are prime suspects in a pair of weekend homicides.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - Motorcycle accidents are taking a heavy toll of life across the Inland Empire this month.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – A new survey has found nearly half of all motorists who responded admit to sometimes littering along streets and highways.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - A distant high pressure center that has dominated Southern California’s weather is predicted to weaken giving Southern Californians a break from the triple digit heat.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The California Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA) will begin to voluntarily disclose the costs of the state’s Cap and Trade program.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - “Safe and Sane” fireworks are being permitted in nearly 300 communities across California.
The number of wildfires burning in California has doubled to twelve.
SACRAMENTO - Californians will get a chance this November to vote on legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Volkswagen will spend over one billion dollars in California to address illegal emissions caused by cheating devices.
SANTA ANA – (INT) – Twenty people have been arrested in a long-running telemarketing scheme that targeted small businesses.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The biggest Fourth of July travel weekend in 14 years is looming.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed the budget bill Monday for the coming fiscal year.
HOLLYWOOD - 'Independence Day: Resurgence' failed to ignite big fireworks at the box office this week.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Some consumer products and home appliances can emit ozone, a reactive gas, at high levels that may result in potential health effects.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Los Angeles and Orange counties hold the third-most travel interest for the nation’s summertime vacationers.
Chino police have announced a major fireworks seizure of their own. Authorities responding to online advertisements have picked up 600 pounds of illegal pyrotechnics and arrested three people. Earlier, San Bernardino County authorities confiscated 13 tons of illegal fireworks that were smuggled into Southern California. (INT)

A hang glider crash below Crestline Wednesday killed one person. The victim had taken off from the Crestline Glider Launch, but plummeted into a tree on the side of a cliff. (INT)

Colton police say an early (Wednesday) morning fire at the C.R. England truck yard on South Riverside Avenue was arson. Three trailers were destroyed and there were attempts to burn several others. (INT)

A collision of a small car and a pickup truck Tuesday on San Timoteo Canyon Road in Calimesa killed a 36-year-old Beaumont woman. Sheriff’’s investigators say it was Julia Atkins’ car that veered across the center line. (INT)

Governor Jerry Brown has approved a change to the way California supports children in foster care by ensuring that children receive funding tied to an assessment of the child’s individual needs and that relatives have access to the same funding as all other types of foster family placements. It’s the first time in California’s history that relatives caring for a foster child will receive access to the same support and funding rates as all other foster families, according to the Alliance for Children’s Rights. (INT)

More wildlife is on the move in search of food and water as Southern California’s summer heat intensifies. Bear and deer sightings in the mountains and foothills are becoming more frequent. The animals sometimes come up on the losing end especially on the more heavily-traveled mountain roads. A bear died early Monday on Highway 18 in Upper Waterman Canyon north of San Bernardino. Last week, a deer died on Highway 38 in the San Bernardino Mountains. (INT)

Riverside is scaling back its summer events and recreation program because of a city budget shortfall. But, the annual 4th of July fireworks show at La Sierra Park will go forward after all thanks to City Council members Jim Perry and John Burnard who offered to donate money from their respective council budgets. Cancelled is the Family Fishing Derby at Fairmount Park and closure of the Arlington swimming pool on July 1st. (INT)

Witnesses say an unidentified man stepped in front of an oncoming Metrolink train in Corona Tuesday and was killed. At least five pedestrians have been killed in similar incidents in the Metro area this year. (INT)

An autopsy is planned to determine if a hiker fell victim to the summer heat. Another hiker found the victim, Andrew R. Albright,45, of Ontario Sunday on the Pacific Crest Trail, near the West Fork Mojave River, near Hesperia. Albright had no obvious injuries. (INT)

Riverside police may have pinched off the source of methamphetamine drug sales in the downtown area. It has been traced to a residence on Fifth Street where a search warrant was served and three people were detained. Kyle Sexton, 25, was arrested on suspicion of drug sales. (INT)

A young Moreno Valley mother is under arrest for locking two of her children in a sweltering car. First responders forced entry into the vehicle, rescued the children, aged 4 and 6. They were treated at a hospital for heat exhaustion. Arrested later on suspicion of felony child abuse was Guadalupe Galaviz, age 27. (INT)

Investigators are trying to identify a man’s body found in a vacant Riverside field. Police have not determined the circumstances surrounding the man’s death. The remains were located off Palmyrita Avenue in an area of light industry in the extreme northeast part of Riverside. (INT)

The Valley Generating Station located between Menifee and Romoland is being allowed to switch to diesel fuel rather than natural gas to avoid electrical blackouts this summer. It’s the latest consequence stemming from the depletion of natural gas storage from the massive leak at SoCalGas’s Aliso Canyon in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power sought the 90-dasy variance from the Air Quality Management District. (INT)


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