May 22, 2019
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SACRAMENTO--California lawmakers are considering proposals that would make the state the first in the nation to offer government-funded health care to adult immigrants living in the country illegally.
Strong winds, downpours and at least one tornado battered the central U.S. Tuesday, a day after more than 20 tornadoes rolled through the region. Still more severe storms, with large hail the greatest threat, were forecast for Wednesday.
WASHINGTON--House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., issued subpoenas on Tuesday to former White House communications director Hope Hicks and to Annie Donaldson, the former chief of staff to ex-White House counsel Don McGahn.
SAN DIEGO--Robot-trucking startup TuSimple, whose valuation hit $1.1 billion this year, has a contract to haul mail for the United States Postal Service in a paid trial that kicks off Tuesday morning.
Rising sea levels may be twice as bad as expected, threatening major coastal cities including New York, London and Shanghai, according to a new study.
ONTARIO – (INT) – The summer travel season opens Friday and Ontario International Airport is ready.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – There is one segment of the region’s economy drawing some concern.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Summertime-job seekers may have a rougher time landing a paying job in the Inland Empire than in other parts of California.
INDIO – (INT) – A Riverside County Superior Court jury needed only brief deliberations Monday before convicting John Hernandez Felix of killing two Palm Springs police officers.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A military accident investigation team is probing the wreckage of the F-16 fighter jet that crashed into a warehouse adjacent to March Air Reserve Base (MARB).
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) - Home values are on their way down in most areas of Southern California.
LAKE PERRIS – (INT) – Some water-contact sports at Lake Perris are being discouraged as the Memorial Day holiday approaches.
HEMET – (INT) – Some mountain-bound motorists are still dealing with the aftermath of the winter storms.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out this month.
NORCO – (INT) – The National Transportation Safety Board reported Thursday that the ‘flying wing’ that crashed April 22nd at the California rehabilitation Center was performing a “barrel roll”.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The opening of the spring weed abatement season is here.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - For the second time in less than a week, the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains are coming under a Winter Weather Advisory.
NAPLES, FL - Donna Summer has died of cancer at age 63.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Undaunted by the highest gasoline prices in early 4-years, a record number of Southern Californians will be on the move for any Memorial Day weekend.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA metropolitan area ranks near the top in the U.S. among the metros where the most retirees are leaving.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan was finalized Monday.
HOLLYWOOD - Eight years and eight seasons later, the “Game of Thrones” cast finally has some downtime.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) – A spring spike that resulted in the highest gasoline prices in more than four years appears to be over.
SAN FRANCISCO – California weather watchers have got plenty to talk about.
After decades of rapid growth, the number of immigrants is leveling off.
SAN FRANCISCO--The City of San Francisco is the first major city to ban local government agencies’ use of facial recognition.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - SSI recipients who may be eligible for CalFresh benefits (food stamps) can apply beginning June 1st.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – It looks like El Nino will hang around a few more months.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – A final Sierra snowpack survey for the winter-spring season puts the state in good water shape.
A UC Riverside research team has come up with a new approach to targeting cancer cells that circumvents a challenge faced by currently available cancer drugs. A cancer target is often a rogue protein that signals cancer cells to proliferate uncontrollably and invade organs. Modern cancer drugs have emerged that work by striking a tight bond between the drug and a particular amino acid called cysteine. (INT)

CalFire is planning to burn off 350 acres of non-native grass near Lake Mathews. The so-called ‘prescribed burn’ is focused on diminishing the fire hazard along the Cajalco Expressway and El Sobrante Road. (INT)

The latest threat of violence at an Inland Empire school has resulted in the arrest of a 15-year-old student who threatened to ‘shoot up’ Diamond Valley Middle School in Hemet. Police saturated the area, ensuring the school was safe from any threats. (INT)

Homeless point-in-time figures for Riverside and San Bernardino counties are showing significant increases in homeless populations locally and across much of California. Governor Newsom announced Tuesday the formation of the Homeless and Supportive Housing Advisory Task Force. In his May budget revision, Newsom proposed $1 billion to fight the state’s homelessness crisis. (INT)

A vacant, abandoned building in Corona was heavily damaged in a Monday night fire. There was immediate cause of the 4-alarm blaze on Magnolia Avenue. (INT)

FEMA has approved California’s request for Presidential Major Disaster declarations to bolster ongoing state and local recovery efforts following severe winter storms that caused widespread flooding, mudslides and damage to critical infrastructure across California. Governor Gavin Newsom previously declared a state of emergency for 33 counties across the state due to the storms. (INT)

The Moreno Valley City Council added veterans to a line-up of business-friendly incentive programs. With the City Council’s approval Tuesday of the Hire a MoVal Veteran program, businesses are now eligible to receive up to $5,000 for hiring Moreno Valley veterans. (INT)

A new state-of-the-art community health center in Jurupa Valley opened this week. The center at 8876 Misson Boulevard replaces a small, aging clinic just down the street from the new location. Doctors say they are pleased the health center will remain accessible to nearby residents while expanding services to a greater number of people in the region. (INT)

After a 3-day investigation, sheriff’s homicide detectives say they have their man in the fatal weekend stabbing of a Muscoy resident during a late night party in that community. Emmanuel Oyola, 21, of San Bernardino was arrested Tuesday. (INT)

Riverside County Supervisors Tuesday approved new risk management controls aimed at driving down legal fees. The move will reduce the county’s future exposure to lawsuits, increase accountability and improve transparency to residents. (INT)

San Bernardino police said Tuesday that a man found dead the night before on East Central Avenue was the victim of a hit-and-run motorist. The 37-year-old pedestrian had likely been walking along the side of the street. There was no sign of the vehicle or the driver who was involved. (INT)

A man who broke into the Santa Ana Zoo and stole one of North America’s oldest-living ring-tailed lemurs in captivity has agreed to plead guilty to a federal criminal charge. Aquinas Kasbar, 19, of Newport Beach, later abandoned the animal in front of a Newport Beach hotel with a note that read, “This belongs to the Santa Ana Zoo it was taken last night please bring it to police.” (INT)

The University of California Board of Regents has approved the appointment of Dr. Cynthia K. Larive as the eleventh chancellor of UC Santa Cruz. She is currently the provost and executive vice chancellor at UC Riverside. Dr. Larive previously was a faculty member. (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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