April 21, 2019
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COLOMBO - Coordinated bombings ripped across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, striking hotels and churches.
A sad new study says that many animals in shelters are overlooked for adoption because of their physical appearance.
Happy Easter! Resurrection Sunday is the most important celebration in Christian religions.
WASHINGTON--A subpoena demanding the release of the full report into Russian meddling during the 2016 election has been issued, amid claims the current version "leaves most of Congress in the dark".
Southern California is a lot shakier than ever before realized. According to a new study, a tiny earthquake rumbles through the southern portion of the Golden State every 3 minutes.
INDIO – (INT) – Sunshine bathed the Polo Grounds for the concluding weekend of the 20th edition of the Coachella Arts and Music Festival.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Earth Day is being observed Monday, but a host of events have already been held.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Easter weekend traffic mishaps across Riverside and San Bernardino counties claimed the lives of at least three people.
IDYLLWILD – (INT) – Limited access to the San Jacinto Mountains via Route 74 out of Hemet is being permitted.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - Hundreds of worshippers trekked up Mt. Rubidoux Sunday morning for Easter Sunrise services.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The Perris couple who operated the so-called ‘House of Horrors’ are beginning their 25-year prison sentences.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Narcs have taken down one of the largest marijuana cultivations ever found in the Inland Empire.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – A minor uptick in unemployment pushed the region’s rate last month to 4.5 percent.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – No matter what yardsticks are used, the population growth of the Inland Empire cannot be denied.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Three Corona men have been charged with operating three illegal marijuana dispensaries under the name “The Vault Church”.
LOMA LINDA – (INT) – Doctors at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital recently conducted the institution’s first stem cell transplant in a patient suffering from sickle cell disease.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out this month.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The opening of the spring weed abatement season is here.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - The Easter weekend episode of decidedly cooler weather has run its course.
HOLLYWOOD - “The Curse of La Llorona” ascended to the top of domestic box office charts this week.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The gasoline price surge that began several weeks ago is showing signs of slowing.
WASHINGTON--The Golden State is still a magnet for immigrants who want to build a life in the United States.
PRINCETON, N. J. - Georgia Engel, who played the soft-spoken Georgette Baxter on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” has died.
NEW YORK--The Golden State is living up to its nickname, with California ranking as the most innovative economy in America.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - A ‘strike force’ charged with examining California’s catastrophic wildfires issued its findings Friday.
LOS ANGELES - Nipsey Hussle, the Grammy-nominated rapper who never abandoned his ’hood, made his final victory lap around Los Angeles on Thursday.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The El Nino that fueled California’s wet winter may persist through this coming fall, but in a weakened state.
SAN SALVADOR – (INT) – Governor Newsom is promising action to bolster immigration relief.
SACRAMENTO--More than 3 million Californians who obtained new identification cards might have to return to the DMV because the state did not adhere to Homeland Security guidelines when it developed the program.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – With e-cigarettes rising in popularity especially among young people, a certain type is raising health concerns.
The Los Angeles Clippers find themselves down 3-games-to-1 as they fight to survive the playoff series. Golden State took Sunday’s game 113-105. Game 5 is set for Wednesday at Oracle Arena. (INT)

Fire rousted residents from a senior apartment complex in Riverside Friday. Flames broke out in the attic of the 2-story complex on Jackson Street and broke through the roof. Three people were displaced, but no one was hurt. (INT)

Corona’s long-time Public Works Director Nelson Nelson will retire at the end of the year. Nelson has worked for the City of Corona since 2008 and was appointed Public Works Director five years ago. (INT)

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) insists that a Drought Contingency Plan will not decrease water going into the Salton Sea. The Imperial Irrigation District has gone to court to try and block the plan. It would help stabilize Colorado River supplies for seven states and Mexico for the next eight years, the MWD contends. (INT)

A new statewide program will make it easier for communities to get funding for clean mobility projects to improve their sustainability and quality of life. The $17 million program focuses on the needs of those communities to provide clean mobility solutions that include smaller scale car- bike- or scooter-sharing projects, and subsidies for transit, or car-hailing companies. (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)

A transient shot dead in a Victorville parking lot Easter weekend has been identified. Sheriff’s investigators are without suspects in the slaying of Eduardo Soto, age 27. (INT)

Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport rose 4.6 percent the first quarter of the year. The number of international passengers led the increase while domestic travelers showed only a 1 percent rise. The overall increase during March was more than 5 percent compared to March of last year. (INT)

The Redlands Symphony has announced an agreement with Ransom Wilson, the orchestra’s Music Director and Conductor, on a new contract that will extend the Maestro’s role with the Symphony through 2024. Maestro Wilson current position was announced in June 2016. (INT)

The Federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.5 million federal grant to UC Riverside for use in a life sciences industry business incubator. The project will support life sciences-focused businesses by creating job opportunities for the region’s workforce and addressing the demand for more high-skilled workers. (INT)

While winter rains have brought welcome relief to California’s drought conditions, they are also fueling an explosion of nonnative plants that threaten Big Sur’s world-renowned natural resources. Nature Corps, a nonprofit volunteer conservation organization, is recruiting volunteers to preserve Big Sur's coastal mountain range. (INT)

The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) is seeking input on proposed fare increases. The RTA has not changed its “fare structure” in more than 10 years. A public hearing will be held during the Board of Directors’ meeting on April 25th. If approved, the new fares could go into effect this July and again in July of 2021. (INT)

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