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|March 12, 2014|
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Military radar data shows the Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared last week changed course and flew hundreds of miles from where civilian systems last recorded the plane's location, an official told a Malaysian newspaper.
WASHINGTON — President Obama has added about 1,665 acres of "spectacular" Mendocino County coastline to the California Coastal National Monument.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Five years of debate and planning are over and the future of Southwest Riverside County is clearer. It’s planned as a destination and the Wine Country will become the prime attraction.
The chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee accused the Central Intelligence Agency of improperly removing documents from computers that committee staff members had been using to complete a report on the agency’s detention program.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Adult businesses will come under greater regulation in the county’s unincorporated areas. County supervisors approved a revised ordinance Tuesday that balances land use with First Amendment rights.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – It’s not robust, but there’s another indication that job growth is on the upswing.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Investigators have discounted foul play and say a deadly fire in a Jurupa Avenue home on March 1st was accidental. Seventeen people, many of them children, had been staying at the house after a family gathering.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Another report confirms the sudden job growth around parts of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The University of Redlands School of Business found that the year opened with a gain of 3.08 percent on an annual basis.
NORTH FONTANA – (INT) – A mountain lion that ventured into a Hunter Ridge neighborhood last week is still lurking in the nearby foothills. It, or one like it, appeared twice over the weekend.
CORONA – (INT) – The National Transportation Safety Board is blaming the pilot for the crash of his helicopter at the Corona Municipal Airport in 2012.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Recent rain has suppressed the fire danger. But, it’s likely to return. Calfire is honoring burning permits in San Bernardino County.
WRIGHTWOOD – (INT) – Route 2 was a victim of the recent storm. And, Caltrans says it will need at least 10-days to get it reopened. The storm unleashed avalanches, fallen rocks and trees, and mud flows down the mountain slopes.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - Surplus government food will be distributed throughout San Bernardino County during March.
SAN FRANCISCO - A wall of flames engulfed a high-rise apartment building under construction in the Mission Bay district Tuesday.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – It’s almost spring and dry autumn-like Santa Ana winds are ramping up the wildfire danger.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The Pew Elections Performance Index has ranked California 48th out of 50 states in election administration.
SACRAMENTO — (INT) - A new report shows that the number of California school districts in financial jeopardy has dropped sharply.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - A travel has found the percentage of Californians walking, biking, or using public transportation on a typical day has more than doubled since 2000.
EUREKA – (INT) – A potent undersea earthquake off the Northern California coast has caused no reported damage or injuries. The late Sunday night quake hit M6.8.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California is mired in a truancy ‘crisis’ in its elementary schools. A package of legislation was announced Monday to deal with it.
HOLLYWOOD - At the movies, 'Rise of an Empire' tops the box office with a solid $45.1 million debut. It stars Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green and is set during the second Persian invasion of Greece.
FREMONT - Despite urgent calls for water conservation amid one of California’s worst droughts, more than 255,000 homeowners and businesses across the state can still use all the water they want without paying higher bills.
MALIBU - It's not Fred Flintstone’s residence. The late Dick Clark had his home constructed for his wife, and now, after two price reductions, the home is back on the market.
PASADENA - (INT) - Scientists have observed that a human-induced earthquake in Oklahoma may have triggered a larger earthquake less than a day later.
Riverside County Supervisors Tuesday approved permits and a development agreement for the McCoy Solar Energy Project near Blythe. The project will be built in phases. The first phase covering 2,262 acres could bring Riverside County as much as $14 million over 30 years. The project will employ up to 600 workers. Construction will start late this year. (INT)
Brain Awareness Day at UC Riverside Wednesday will be marked with a ‘brain bazaar’. It’s a free presentation in helping to better understand how the brain works. It’s a complex organ containing billions of neurons capable of storing a lifetime of memories. (INT)
More ‘funny money’ is turning up in Palm Springs, mostly in the downtown area. Police say the counterfeit bills that were passed were in the $50 and $100 denominations. They were originally $5 denominations, but were chemically washed and reprinted to show a higher value. (INT)
A murder victim found dumped in an isolated area of Apple Valley has been identified. Matthew Arwood, 39, of National City had been shot at an unknown location. His body was found Sunday on Turtle Mountain. (INT)
A motorcyclist was fatally injured Monday in a mishap in Moreno Valley’s Towngate shopping complex. Sheriff’s deputies say that Leslie Walters, 43, of Moreno Valley was thrown into the center median of Towngate Avenue and died a short time later at the County Regional Medical Center. (INT)
New figures show that nearly 1.4 million people visited the Joshua Tree National Park in 2012. They spent more than $62 million that year in the surrounding area. (INT)
Rancho Cucamonga is aiming to install 175,000 watts of solar power, the most in the city’s history. Sullivan Solar Power is administering the program with special incentives. A Solar Program Seminar will be held March 15, at the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center. (INT)
The sunken Big Bear Pirate Ship is scheduled to be raised from the bottom of Big Bear Lake on Thursday. The ship was a victim of the recent storm. It will be moored at Holloway’s Marina and will eventually resume its tours. (INT)
Riverside County School Superintendent Kenn Young outlined the impact of technology in the classroom and the challenges of the new K-12 funding formula Tuesday. It came during his annual State of Education address at Indian Wells. Young will repeat his message next Tuesday at the Riverside Convention Center. (INT)
Chino police say ten gang members they arrested are responsible for thousands of dollars worth of vandalism, the sales of narcotics and the possession of weapons. (INT)
A pedestrian struck by a vehicle in Fontana Monday night has been identified. The coroner says that
Rene Quintanar, 47, of Bloomington could not be revived at the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. (INT)
Sixteen more deaths have been added to California’s total of 318 this flu season. San Bernardino County reports 23 and Riverside County 15. (INT)
Sheriff’s Captain Leonard Hollingsworth will serve as police chief for the cities of Lake Elsinore and Wildomar. He replaces Shelley Kennedy-Smith who was recently appointed chief deputy sheriff. Hollingsworth is a life-long Riverside County resident and takes over at Lake Elsinore April 17th. (INT)