April 23, 2019
TOP STORIES
WASHINGTON--President Trump opened a new flank in his battle against illegal immigration on Monday when he ordered his administration to crack down on "visa overstays," foreigners who legally enter the country but remain in the U.S. after their visas expire.
LOS ANGELES--It’s dangerous to be homeless in the Golden State. Homeless people make up less 1 percent of Los Angeles’ population, yet accounted for 16 percent of the city’s homicide victims last year, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
WASHINGTON--The conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court appeared sympathetic Tuesday to Trump administration arguments calling for the addition of a citizenship question in the country's 2020 census.
Kohl’s on Tuesday announced it will start accepting returns for items purchased on Amazon at all of its stores across the country, starting in July. Its shares surged nearly 10 percent by afternoon trading on the news.
PULLMAN, WA--Governor Jay Inslee, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate whose campaign focus is climate change, could make U.S. history by signing a bill to legalize “human composting” in the state of Washington.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – First Quarter figures continued to show the region’s vibrant economy.
HESPERIA – (INT) – A truck driver has been convicted of assaulting an air quality inspector during an incident in Hesperia.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - The state is transferring funds to assist asylum seekers entering Riverside County.
NORCO – (INT) – The pilot of small ‘flying wing’ was killed when the prop-driven aircraft crashed and burned in a construction yard at the California Rehabilitation Center Monday.
LAKE ELSINORE – (INT) – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has assumed a murder investigation in a rare move.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Easter weekend traffic mishaps across Riverside and San Bernardino counties claimed the lives of five people.
INDIO – (INT) – Sunshine bathed the Polo Grounds for the concluding weekend of the 20th edition of the Coachella Arts and Music Festival.
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) – Narcs have taken down one of the largest marijuana cultivations ever found in the Inland Empire.
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”.
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.
BERKELEY – (INT) – Climate change has created a new wildfire reality in California.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Southern California’s latest warm-up is gaining more degrees as Monday’s 70s become today’s 80s.
HOLLYWOOD - “The Curse of La Llorona” ascended to the top of domestic box office charts this week.
PASADENA--According to a new study, a tiny earthquake rumbles through the southern portion of the Golden State every 3 minutes.
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.
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.
A woman was arrested Monday in an alleged puppy-dump investigation. Deborah Sue Culwell, 54, of Coachella is suspected of dumping seven newborn puppies into a trash container last week. She is facing up to seven counts of felony animal cruelty. Thirty-eight more dogs were impounded at Culwell's residence. (INT)

Delta has expanded non-stop service from Ontario International Airport. It launched a daily flight to its hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) on Monday. (INT)

Three thousand are expected for a BBQ fundraiser to support the family of CHP Sergeant Steve Licon who was struck and killed on an enforcement stop near Lake Elsinore. Wednesday’s benefit luncheon starts at 11:30am at the Riverside Police Department’s Field Operations station at 8181 Lincoln Avenue, directly across from the CHP – Riverside station. (INT)

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)

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)

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)

An 85-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in a crosswalk Monday at a downtown Riverside intersection. The driver of a pickup truck was being questioned. The coroner identified the pedestrian as Jesus Gutierrez-Balleo of Riverside. (INT)

The San Bernardino County Tax Collector’s office holds its annual online auction of tax-defaulted properties beginning May 11th through the 17th. This tax sale auction consists of more than 1,600 properties that have been tax-defaulted for five or more years, and will include both newly-offered and re-offered properties. Opening bids start as low as $1,000. (INT)

San Bernardino police are processing a ‘large’ crime scene where three men were shot Sunday night. Two were seriously wounded. There have been no arrests, as of last report, following the incident on Duffy Street. (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 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)

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)

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