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|June 25, 2019|
WASHINGTON - Former special counsel Robert Mueller will testify to Congress next month.
WASHINGTON--Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders told employees Tuesday that he would be stepping down from his post July 5, according to a spokesman for the agency.
SAN FRANCISCO--Although San Francisco is home to America’s most popular e-cigarette brand, city officials are signaling that they want nothing to do with Juul.
WASHINGTON--A spokeswoman for Melania Trump known for issuing terse but pointed public comments will take over as White House press secretary, the First Lady announced Tuesday.
MIAMI--The battle for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination kicks into high gear this week with the first of what will be monthly debates among the candidates leading up to the first caucus and primary votes early next year.
A UN expert has warned of a possible "climate apartheid", where the rich pay to escape from hunger, "while the rest of the world is left to suffer".
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – A 45-year-old mother is under arrest on suspicion of allowing her children access to a gun.
APPLE VALLEY – (INT) – An exhaustive 8-week search of a Victorville landfill for a missing 6-year-old boy is over.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Dental care, employment and financial assistance are three of the biggest needs.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – This once-bankrupt city has the dubious distinction of being the worst.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - It’s now up to Superior Court Judge Michael Smith whether to accept a jury’s recommendation that Charles Merritt should suffer the death penalty for killing Merritt’s former business partner, his wife and their two children.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Seven people lost their lives in traffic mishaps across the 2-county region during a 24-hour period Sunday and early Monday.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Steadily falling gasoline prices are about to come to an end.
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) – The Inland Empire’s largest wildfire of the season was stopped Friday about 4-and-a-half-hours after it started.
FONTANA – (INT) – A Census Test is beginning with a questionnaire testing the operational effects of the 2020 head count.
EASTVALE – (INT) – The fledgling city’s reputation of illegal marijuana grow houses is still intact.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The City is stepping up its affordable housing initiative.
IDYLLWILD – (INT) – Ongoing storm repairs on San Jacinto Mountains highways just got longer.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Evening skies are lighting up with random fireworks well in advance of the 4th of July holiday.
SAN DIEGO - Rep. Duncan Hunter began living with a woman other than his wife early in his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Forecasters are delaying until the weekend any significant warming.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Although gasoline taxes are poised to increase July 1st, travelers have their holiday agendas in place and are ready to hit the road.
LOS ANGELES - Author Judith Krantz, whose steamy, glitzy romance novels were devoured by millions of readers,has died.
NEW ORLEANS - Dave Bartholomew, a New Orleans music pioneer best known for his songs with R&B legend Fat Domino, has died.
HOLLYWOOD - Disney’s domination over the box office only seemed to strengthen this week.
SACRAMENTO--California’s push to give everyone access to affordable health insurance could be disrupted by a federal plan.
SACRAMENTO--A controversial bill that restricts vaccine medical exemptions for students enrolling in California schools was amended on Tuesday.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – The Gay Pride flag is flying over the state capitol on the main flagpole for the first time in history.
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers reached an agreement to acquire three-time All-NBA forward Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans for three players and three first-round draft picks.
Californians won’t have to look far for summer fun.
NEW ORLEANS - Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack, the nine-fingered New Orleans-based pianist, singer, songwriter, has died.
The House has approved more than $305 million in federal funding that Inland Empire Congresswoman Norma Torres requested for transportation and infrastructure improvements in the Fiscal Year 2020. Specifically, the legislation provides:
• $178,894,926 in additional highways and transit funds for California to increase road and rail safety.
• $15 million for transit-oriented development (TOD) planning funding to help address urban sprawl. (INT)
CHP investigators are trying to determine what caused an SUV to crash into a signal light pole and overturn on the Domenigoni Parkway west of Hemet Tuesday. The 50-year-old driver was trapped and died at the scene. In Fontana, a pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing Arrow Highway outside a crosswalk. Earlier Monday, speeding caused an Ontario motorist to crash his Cadillac into the rear of a truck on Slover Avenue with deadly results. (INT)
More than 3-years after Twentynine Palms Marine Douglas Rivas was shot outside a San Bernardino strip club, a Superior Court convicted gang member Arturo Perez-Medina of murder on Tuesday. The defendant was also found to be a felon in possession of a firearm. (INT)
Passenger and cargo volumes at Ontario International Airport (ONT) continues expanding a robust pace. The number of airline passengers who traveled through ONT was more than 475,000 in May, an increase of 8.3% over the same month last year. The number of international travelers rose by nearly 25%. (INT)
Caltrans says it will begin constructing a raised curb median safety project through Hemet on State Route 74 (Florida Avenue) from just west of Acacia Avenue to Ramona Expressway. The $13.1 million project starts around July 8th and is expected to last approximately one year. (INT)
A warning advisory that had been in effect since June 10th at Lake Perris has been lifted. Swimming is now permitted, but visitors should exercise caution and avoid direct contact with blue-green algae. The advisory was lifted Friday after microcystins declined for a second consecutive week. All beaches at Lake Perris are now open. (INT)
The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) is preparing its first fare increase in a decade. It kicks in July 1st, The price of a general fare will be $1.75 while senior, disabled and veteran customers will ride for 75 cents. RTA says it is compelled to make a fare adjustment to continue to receive state funding and maintain existing service levels. A second round of fare adjustments is expected in 2021. (INT)
San Bernardino’s newest city manager officially takes over July 1st. An announcement June 20th by the city attorney’s office states that Teri Ledoux has agreed to an 18 month contract. She has been acting city manager since April when Andrea Miller was placed on leave and then fired several weeks later by the City Council over a dismal budget outlook. San Bernardino is still recovering from its bankruptcy a few years ago. (INT)
Beaumont Transit staff members will be wearing red on Fridays during July in honor of Remember Everyone Deployed (RED). It’s in support of deployed military service members. Passengers who board a Beaumont Transit bus wearing red on Fridays will receive a raffle ticket. (INT)
Thanks to a grant from the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District, three new all-electric buses will be joining the fleets at two Victor Valley school districts. That will help improve the air quality for students, bus drivers and the Mojave Desert. (INT)
Motorists using the I-15 through Corona are getting advance warning of a full freeway closure this coming weekend. The old Cajalco Road bridge is being demolished requiring overnight freeway closures June 29th and 30th. (INT)
A former deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was sentenced Monday to 12 months in federal prison for lying to FBI agents about the beating of a handcuffed man at Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles. Byron Dredd, 37, was found guilty by a federal jury in January of making false statements to the FBI. (INT)
As the school year winds down, many renters are on the move to find a new home before the next school year begins. However, a new HotPads® analysis finds that renters can pay a premium for rental homes or apartments in late spring and early summer. In 37 of the 50 largest metro areas, the median asking rent reaches its highest point for the year in May, June or July. In the Riverside area, renters pay the highest premium for a new rental in July, when the median asking rent is $50 higher than average. The biggest discounts are in January. (INT)
More popular side roads in the San Bernardino National Forest are facing a prolonged closure in the wake of intense winter storms. The Forest Service says the closure of 22 miles of 1N09 between Highway 330 and Seven Oaks Road may last for a year. A similar closure has impacted Forest Road 1N45 (Santa Ana River Rd.) between Highway 38 and Glass Road in the Barton Flats area. Storm damage involves sink holes, mud and rock slides, cracked and undermined pavement and fallen trees. (INT)