April 30, 2017
TOP STORIES
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Americans will take to the streets Monday demanding changes at the workplace and public schools.
DALLAS, TX - Severe storms caused flooding and tornadoes that killed at least eleven people and left dozens more injured.
LOS ANGELES - Outrage and protest turned to violence as the L.A. riots began.
WASHINGTON--Congress averted a partial government shutdown Friday, approving a one-week spending measure to keep agencies and services running while lawmakers negotiate a longer-term spending deal.
HIGHGROVE – (INT) – The season’s biggest and most dangerous wildfire is being rounded up in Pigeon Pass between Moreno Valley, Riverside and Highgrove.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – At least twelve persons were killed in weekend traffic mishaps around the Inland Empire.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - There are growing indications of a dangerous wildfire season ahead.
CORONA – (INT) – Two young Lake Elsinore men suspected of starting three fires near the Corona airport using flare guns may be implicated in other blazes.
INLAND EMPIRE - May will open where April’s weather left off – fair, warm and dry.
HEMET - (INT) - A mortuary spokesperson has confirmed that a memorial service will be held Sunday for Helen Richardson who was among several students injured when struck by a pickup truck outside Hemet High School 5-years ago.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited North Park Elementary School in the wake of the deadly classroom shooting.
ONTARIO - (INT) – Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport (ONT) eclipsed 1-million for the first quarter of the year.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) – A Superior Court judge has ordered the discount store chain Big Lots to pay $3,507,500 in civil penalties.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – After a winter in the doldrums, March has brought the home real estate market back to life.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – County health officials report the highest numbers of treatable sexually transmitted disease cases in the county’s history.
HEMET - (INT) - Up to 3,000 visitors a day have been checking out the wildflowers at Diamond Valley Lake.
HOLLYWOOD - Movies: “Fate of the Furious” has achieved the $1 billion milestone.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Motorists are finding an unusually stable springtime situation at the gas pump.
SOUTHLAND - In contrast to a wet winter that ended California’s drought, spring is doing an about-face.
WASHINGTON - A proposal made by the Trump administration Wednesday would likely cause middle-class and wealthy Californians who itemize their federal tax returns to pay hundreds or thousands of additional tax dollars each year.
HOLLYWOOD - The entertainment world was quick to mourn the loss of the acclaimed director Jonathan Demme, who died of cancer complications.
President Donald Trump will open the door to new oil and natural gas drilling in Pacific waters off the coast of California.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Californians are getting a first look at their vulnerability to climate change from a health perspective.
HOLLYWOOD - The viewing public may soon find themselves with a lot more time on their hands, and a lot fewer new TV shows and movies to watch.
SACRAMENTO - The Tax Foundation finds California already ranks fifth highest in the nation when it comes to the amount of taxes and fees paid to fuel up a vehicle.
Innovation is a principal driver of U.S. economic growth. In 2016, the U.S. spent an estimated $514 billion on research and development.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - The University of California has uncovered a massive scheme targeting students through its student health plan.
A survey by the Automobile Club (AAA) finds consumer appetite for electric vehicles rivals that for pickups.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – A new report contains a sobering outlook on how climate change could impact rising sea levels along California’s coast.
A fisherman who apparently drowned in Lake Arrowhead has been identified as a Ventura County man. The body of Dr. Barry Daniel Boatman, 56, of Camarillo was found Saturday near his empty boat just off the south shore.

A light M3.1 earthquake felt Sunday across the Inland Empire’s Metro area was the latest in a series attributed to the San Jacinto Fault. The 1pm temblor had a 10-mile deep epicenter about 2-miles southwest of downtown San Bernardino. The series began in March on the fault near Loma Linda. (INT)

A motorcyclist killed Saturday on Cajalco Road near Lake Mathews has been identified. The coroner said that Kyle Walker, 36, of Anaheim died at the scene. (INT)

West Nile virus is getting an early start this year. State health officials say an individual in Kings County has contracted the disease becoming the first in California. Heavy rains this past winter have contributed to an increase in mosquito breeding sites. (INT)

Parents and the public can now learn about a school’s academic performance through an online report card known as the California School Dashboard. The California Department of Education’s new dashboard, available at www.caschooldashboard.org, replaces the Academic Performance Index (API), which previously rated a school’s academic progress with a single number. (INT)

A partial closure of the Redlands Municipal Airport begins Sunday for installation of lighting and runway signage. Aircraft will not be able to use the runways and taxiways between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays. The airfield will be open Friday and Saturday evenings. The closure is expected to last through May 23. (INT)

Visitors to the Joshua Tree National Park continue to surge. The National Park Service (NPS) reports there were just over 2-and-a-half-million visitors last year. It’s estimated they spent $123 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,701 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $164.5 million. (INT)

There is an implication of gang involvement in San Bernardino's latest homicide. Police say that two young males were shot on East 20th Street late Sunday morning. One died, but police said the other will survive. It was the city's 13th homicide of the year. (INT)

Rialto police have identified two young Fontana men who died late Friday night in a single-vehicle crash on Valley Boulevard. Paramedics were unable to save Daniel Michael Majors and Juan Jose Rojas Jr., both 21. (INT)

In Apple Valley, sheriff’s investigators have arrested four adults and a teenage boy who were, allegedly, at the scene of a fatal shooting. It was determined the individuals drove up to a residence on Hurons Avenue Wednesday and began arguing with Johnny Octavio Lasoya, Jr. Ultimately, the 21-year-old Lasoya was fatally shot. The suspects fled in two vehicles and were arrested 2-days later. (INT)

About 25,000 registered voters are eligible to decide Tuesday’s Measure A at Lake Elsinore. It’s a development initiative that could result in the largest sub-division in the city’s history. Plans for Alberhill Villages call for 8,000 homes covering 1,400 acres. (INT)

Victorville begins a large-scale rehabilitation of La Mesa, Nisqualli and Amethyst Roads on May 8th. Plans call for the rehabilitation of 9.6 miles of roadway; install new sidewalks, curbs and access ramps; and add new water services and sewer laterals plus 22 miles of new bike lanes. (INT)

Property tax refunds in Riverside County are going unclaimed. Most of the 575 refunds stem from valuation reductions by the County Assessor and are related to corrections or cancellations to the tax roll after taxes already had been paid. Tax payers have until August 1st to file for unclaimed property tax refunds. (INT)

San Bernardino County Tax Collector Oscar Valdez says his office will hold its annual on-line auction of tax-defaulted properties beginning May 13th. This tax sale auction consists of more than 2,000 properties that have been tax-defaulted for five or more years. (INT)

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