July 1, 2016
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Federal regulators on Thursday issued an urgent warning to owners of more than 300,000 Hondas and Acuras, saying they should not drive their vehicles until the Takata air bags are replaced.
California’s Democrat-controlled Legislature on Thursday approved far-reaching bills to bolster the state’s strong gun restrictions, sending Gov. Jerry Brown a package of measures revived after the deadly attack last year in San Bernardino.
WASHINGTON--Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday that the military will no longer discriminate against transgender troops, knocking down one of the last barriers to service based on gender identity or sexual orientation.
Turkish police arrested 13 people in connection with the deadly attack on Istanbul's airport, officials said Thursday. More than 40 people died and over 200 were injured when assailants with guns and explosives hit the airport on Tuesday.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Another rainfall year is in the books and by all accounts it was a disappointment throughout Southern California.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Riverside and San Bernardino counties have become the top region for commercial and residential solar power in California.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Frontier Communications’ service issues are coming to the local political stage.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – There’s been a break in a murder investigation that sent three suspects to jail.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Motorists will have plenty of company on inland freeways and mountain highways during the Fourth of July holiday.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – One developer has stepped up to the plate doing something about the city’s lack of quality, moderately-priced housing.
IDYLLWILD – (INT) – Plague is making its occasional summertime appearance in the San Jacinto Mountains.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Effective Friday, July 1st, the city-operated fire department will be no more.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - Motorcycle accidents are taking a heavy toll of life across the Inland Empire this month.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – A new survey has found nearly half of all motorists who responded admit to sometimes littering along streets and highways.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - A weather perfect Fourth of July holiday is shaping up. Temperatures should back down a few notches, but expect plenty of sunshine.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Latinos and Asian Americans are the least likely to have a say in California’s politics, during election cycles and year round even through far more are holding elective office.
WASHINGTON--Nine Republican members of Congress from California on Wednesday urged the Obama Administration to halt expansion of Obamacare coverage for undocumented immigrants.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The California Independent Oil Marketers Association (CIOMA) will begin to voluntarily disclose the costs of the state’s Cap and Trade program.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - “Safe and Sane” fireworks are being permitted in nearly 300 communities across California.
The number of wildfires burning in California has doubled to twelve.
SACRAMENTO - Californians will get a chance this November to vote on legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Volkswagen will spend over one billion dollars in California to address illegal emissions caused by cheating devices.
SANTA ANA – (INT) – Twenty people have been arrested in a long-running telemarketing scheme that targeted small businesses.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The biggest Fourth of July travel weekend in 14 years is looming.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed the budget bill Monday for the coming fiscal year.
HOLLYWOOD - 'Independence Day: Resurgence' failed to ignite big fireworks at the box office this week.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Some consumer products and home appliances can emit ozone, a reactive gas, at high levels that may result in potential health effects.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Los Angeles and Orange counties hold the third-most travel interest for the nation’s summertime vacationers.
Five-hundred-twenty-five guns seized in Hemet over the past 2-years were destroyed Thursday. More than a ton were melted into scrap metal at Tamco Steel in Rancho Cucamonga. (INT)

Thirty-six Fontana Unified schools – the most of any schools in San Bernardino County – were honored with the Distinguished After School Heath (DASH) program certificate, a new award that recognizes programs that excel in providing health education, nutrition and physical activities for students. (INT)

Chino police have announced a major fireworks seizure of their own. Authorities responding to online advertisements have picked up 600 pounds of illegal pyrotechnics and arrested three people. Earlier, San Bernardino County authorities confiscated 13 tons of illegal fireworks that were smuggled into Southern California. (INT)

An autopsy is planned to determine if a hiker fell victim to the summer heat. Another hiker found the victim, Andrew R. Albright,45, of Ontario Sunday on the Pacific Crest Trail, near the West Fork Mojave River, near Hesperia. Albright had no obvious injuries. (INT)

Riverside police may have pinched off the source of methamphetamine drug sales in the downtown area. It has been traced to a residence on Fifth Street where a search warrant was served and three people were detained. Kyle Sexton, 25, was arrested on suspicion of drug sales. (INT)

Governor Jerry Brown has approved a change to the way California supports children in foster care by ensuring that children receive funding tied to an assessment of the child’s individual needs and that relatives have access to the same funding as all other types of foster family placements. It’s the first time in California’s history that relatives caring for a foster child will receive access to the same support and funding rates as all other foster families, according to the Alliance for Children’s Rights. (INT)

Riverside is scaling back its summer events and recreation program because of a city budget shortfall. But, the annual 4th of July fireworks show at La Sierra Park will go forward after all thanks to City Council members Jim Perry and John Burnard who offered to donate money from their respective council budgets. Cancelled is the Family Fishing Derby at Fairmount Park and closure of the Arlington swimming pool on July 1st. (INT)

An advisory has been issued for a ramp closure on the ’91 Project’ through Corona. Beginning Tuesday, the westbound Auto Center Drive/Serfas Club Drive off-ramp will close for approximately two months. That will enable construction of the new westbound 91 Maple Street on-ramp and widening of the 91. (INT)

A hang glider crash below Crestline Wednesday killed one person. The victim had taken off from the Crestline Glider Launch. The coroner said Thursday that Larry Heidler, 64, of Corona, lost control of his hang glider and struck a tree on the side of a cliff. (INT)

Witnesses say an unidentified man stepped in front of an oncoming Metrolink train in Corona Tuesday and was killed. At least five pedestrians have been killed in similar incidents in the Metro area this year. (INT)

Colton police say an early (Wednesday) morning fire at the C.R. England truck yard on South Riverside Avenue was arson. Three trailers were destroyed and there were attempts to burn several others. (INT)

A young Moreno Valley mother is under arrest for locking two of her children in a sweltering car. First responders forced entry into the vehicle, rescued the children, aged 4 and 6. They were treated at a hospital for heat exhaustion. Arrested later on suspicion of felony child abuse was Guadalupe Galaviz, age 27. (INT)

The Valley Generating Station located between Menifee and Romoland is being allowed to switch to diesel fuel rather than natural gas to avoid electrical blackouts this summer. It’s the latest consequence stemming from the depletion of natural gas storage from the massive leak at SoCalGas’s Aliso Canyon in Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power sought the 90-dasy variance from the Air Quality Management District. (INT)

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