December 7, 2016
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SACRAMENTO - (INT) - Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) has introduced a bill to protect peace officers and their immediate family under the California hate crime statute. This legislation would permit additional criminal penalties if a crime specifically targets a victim as a peace officer.
US President-elect Donald Trump has said he wants to cut government costs by canceling the order for new planes to carry the American president. They would enter service around 2024.
Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft are banding together to mount a terrorism takedown on their platforms. The tech giants announced Monday they are working together to build a new database that will identify extremist content through a digital hash,
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Police and school officials are being praised for heading off an alleged plot for violence at Martin Luther King High School.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – A bankruptcy judge is giving San Bernardino’s financial recovery her blessing.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - County officials will pay an outside firm to review worker's compensation claims stemming from the 2015 terrorist attack.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – A final look at Campaign 2016 found San Bernardino County voters decisive in their preferences. There were few close contests.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Ceremonies commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor are planned Wednesday.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - An industry group of nearly 30 cannabis and hemp farmers appeared before the Riverside County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - Three members of the San Bernardino County Board of supervisors are beginning new, 4-year terms.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - A firebreak will be cut along the Santa Ana Riverbed to protect a local neighborhood.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Summers bring out the region’s cool centers. Now, wintertime warm centers have debuted across Riverside County.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The Festival of Lights has become a post-Thanksgiving tradition.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – A new survey has found nearly half of all motorists who responded admit to sometimes littering along streets and highways.
LOS ANGELES - Beyonce tops the nominees for the 59th annual Grammy awards, scoring a leading nine nominations.
SACRAMENTO — Urban Californians’ monthly water conservation was 19.5 percent in October, a slight improvement.
HOLLYWOOD - Disney's Moana easily topped the domestic box office for its second week in a row.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Southern California is wedged between sub-tropical high pressure in the Eastern Pacific and a low pressure trough over the Western US.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - State lawmakers have reconvened amid a flurry of proposed bills, some demanding immediate action.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - A team of researchers has found a long-sought-after mechanism in human cells that creates immunity to influenza.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – The flu season arrived several weeks ago. But only now has the first death in California been reported.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California is setting the most ambitious goal in North America to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Riverside – (INT) - A UC Riverside assistant professor has combined photosynthesis and physics to make a key discovery that could help make solar cells more efficient.
SACRAMENTO--Four years ago, when the Affordable Care Act was in its infancy, California had fewer than eight million residents covered by Medi-Cal.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The housing market is showing signs of stress because of a diminishing inventory amid rising prices.
LOS ANGELES--An estimated 3.5 million homes could be damaged in a magnitude-8 earthquake along the San Andreas Fault.
The Forest Service is following the lead of Calfire and scaling back fire restrictions in the San Bernardino National Forest. Effective Friday, visitors may, once again, have wood and charcoal fires in agency-provided campfire rings at campgrounds, picnic areas and yellow post sites. Recreational target shooting is permitted within designated shooting sites and at public shooting ranges. (INT)

The suspension of burning permits in San Bernardino County was lifted Monday. Officials said that cooler weather and recent rains have eased the wildfire danger. Burning permits were suspended in September. (INT)

Fontana police suspect cock fighting on two properties on Redwood Street. A search warrant turned up 200 birds that police said were kept in a manner consistent with being raised and trained for cock fighting. Many implements for the illegal sport were also located. (INT)

Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport (ONT) increased 3-percent in October compared to the same month last year. For the first 10 months of this year, ONT served 3.5 million passengers, virtually unchanged from the same period in 2015. The airport was returned to local control on November 1st. (INT)

Fontana police are getting reports of Christmas decorations disappearing from front yards. The thefts are occurring throughout the city. Police say it happens every year, and with new decorative technology coming out, thieves are becoming more active. (INT)

One of two motorists trapped in the wreckage of a head-on collision south of Hemet Monday was killed. The other was taken from the scene on Sage Road and hospitalized. The California Highway Patrol said the surviving driver, Tracie Bell, 53, of Riverside allowed her car to drift into the path of the other. A 46-year-old Hemet woman was killed. (INT)

A Riverside County sheriff's deputy maintains his patrolcar was locked and secured before it was stolen early Saturday from the Inland Valley Regional Medical Center in Wildomar where he'd brought an arrestee for medical treatment. A man later found driving the unit was chased and arrested. He was identified Monday as Alvin Smith. (INT)

Sherman Garnett was elected as the new president of the San Bernardino County Board of Education Monday. Garnett has served on the Board since 2014. He represents Trustee Area B, which includes the districts of Alta Loma, Central, parts of Chaffey Joint Union High, Etiwanda, Mt. Baldy, Ontario-Montclair and Upland. (INT)

Riverside Community College District Trustee Mary Figueroa and newly elected trustee Bill Hedrick from Corona will be sworn-in December 6th. It will be Figueroa’s sixth term. Hedrick was a trustee for the Corona-Norco Unified School District for 22 years and was a candidate for Congress. (INT)

Warehousing jobs seems to be everywhere as more local facilities are built to accommodate vast inventories of products brought to the Inland Empire. Moreno Valley has partnered with Amazon to fill up to 10,000 jobs in Inland Southern California. Amazon job fairs are planned at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreational Center and the Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center. Ten hiring events are planned in MoVal through November 23rd. (INT)

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