May 28, 2015
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SACRAMENTO - California lawmakers are considering making lane-splitting, the motorcycle maneuver that involves traveling between two lanes, official. A new law would make California the first state to formally legalize the time-saving tactic.
ZURICH--FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he intends to help restore trust in world soccer after a pair of corruption investigations brought “shame and humiliation” on the sport.
Approximately 52.2 million (or 21.3 percent) people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month in 2012, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Thursday.
Former New York governor George E. Pataki, a moderate Republican who led the state through the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, on Thursday formally launched a long-shot bid for the presidency during an event in Exeter, N.H.
Over two dozen people are undergoing precautionary treatment for anthrax after the U.S. military accidently shipped live samples of the deadly bacteria to civilian commercial labs in nine states and a military lab in South Korea.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - Francis Pusok, 30, of Apple Valley, has been charged with multiple counts following a three-hour pursuit that occurred April 9 in Lucerne Valley.
HINKLEY – (INT) – Near Barstow, construction is underway on the State Route 58 Hinkley Expressway.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – (INT) - Deputies were called to a residence in the 9700 block of Cerise St. for a domestic disturbance, Wednesday.
GRAND TERRACE – (INT) - Dignitaries marked completion of the Route 215 widening project.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The financial reserves comply with the reserve policy approved by the City Council and are a direct reason why Riverside Public Utilities enjoys a bond rating of AAA.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - A convicted sex offender has been charged in federal court for allegedly distributing child pornography over the Internet.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - The one-time payroll clerk at Patton State hospital was handed a 4-year prison term Wednesday for his role in an $800,000 fraud to steal public funds.
JURUPA VALLEY – (INT) - A kitten has survived a bizarre experience with a hawk.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Information about two homicides has slowed to a trickle and police are turning to the public.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Motorcycle mishaps took a deadly toll across the inland region during the Memorial Day weekend. And, yet another life was lost Tuesday.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Locations have been announced for the distribution of excess government food.
LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles man suspected of setting a massive fire that destroyed a downtown Los Angeles apartment complex last year has been charged with arson.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – The California Field Poll has found nearly twice as many California voters now saying they are financially better off.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez announced her bill to allow voters a chance to reinstate felony penalties for firearm theft was held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, effectively rendering it dead.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - A warm-up peaks Saturday before a cool down returns early next week.
OAKLAND – (INT) – The Golden State Warriors open the NBA championship series against the Cleveland Cavaliers next Thursday.
MANHATTAN BEACH - A stretch of Manhattan Beach was closed Wednesday while authorities investigate what appears to be oil or tar washing up onshore.
SACRAMENTO - California Attorney General Kamala Harris said she doesn’t believe there should be statewide standards regulating the use of body-worn cameras by police officers.
LOS ANGELES - U2's longtime tour manager died early Wednesday morning in Los Angeles, just as the band kicked off a week-long string of concerts in the city.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Senate Republicans have led passage of a bill requiring equal pay for equal work for California women.
LOS ANGELES - (INT) - Water conservation efforts are being ramped up, now and for the long term.
HOLLYWOOD - 'Tomorrowland' narrowly pulled ahead of blockbuster 'Pitch Perfect 2' at the box office.
A 1-man vandalism spree in Beaumont has resulted in damage of $4,000. Daniel Gonzalez, 23, is accused of spray-painting several buildings and a freeway overpass. Gonzalez was arrested at his job in Yucaipa. (INT)

In Rialto, the final section of the Pacific Electric Trail opened Thursday. The pedestrian and bicycle route stretches 21-miles to Claremont paralleling the one-time Pacific Electric railroad tracks. (INT)

The Streeter Avenue underpass is the latest railroad grade separation project in Riverside to be completed. A similar project on Riverside Avenue near the Riverside Plaza will wrap up later this year. Upcoming are revamps for Spruce, Jackson, Third Street and Mary Street. (INT)

Etiwanda High School pitcher Dana Housley, stricken by a brain aneurysm during a game last weekend, has died. The 15-year-old collapsed while batting for her softball team, the California Thunder. (INT)

The Chicago Blackhawks are still alive in the chase for hockey's Stanley Cup thanks to a dramatic 5-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday. The series is tied at three games each/. (INT)

The California Assembly Committee on Higher Education will hold a public hearing Friday on UC Riverside’s diversity, and initiatives to serve low-income, first-generation undergraduate students.

An Orange County man missing from his cabin in the Cleveland National Forest is recovering from a fall and severe dehydration. Elder Lopez Juarez, 24, was spotted by the crew of a Riverside County sheriff’s helicopter Wednesday at the bottom of a ravine and airlifted to a hospital. (INT)

The University of California, Riverside has been accepted as a Yellow Ribbon institution by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The program is designed to help students avoid up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with educational programs. (INT)


The Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival lifts off Friday kicking off summer as it has for more than thirty years. Twenty wineries, dozens of hot air balloons, arts and crafts and concerts will be featured through Sunday at Lake Skinner. (INT)

The graduation season is in full swing. Seniors picked up their diplomas Wednesday at Sierra High School in San Bernardino and at Fontana and Kaiser High schools. On Thursday, graduates will be on the march at San Bernardino, Indian Springs, Arroyo Valley and Pacific High schools. (INT)

Flags are at half-staff in Menifee in memory of Wallace Edgerton, the city’s first mayor. Edgerton had battled a lung ailment and died Tuesday at the age of 81. His passing leaves a vacancy on the City Council. (INT)

Ballots are being mailed to property owners in some unincorporated areas of western Riverside County for approval of an assessment fee to continue controlling mosquitoes and protect against West Nile virus, Lyme disease, plague and hantavirus. Service will be reduced if the assessment fails. The assessment ranges up to $7 per year. The ballot issue covers unincorporated areas from Temecula to the Banning Pass. (INT)

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