September 1, 2014
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The United States military has carried out an operation against the al-Shabab militant group in Somalia.
FRESNO - The small prefab office of Arthur & Orum, a well-drilling outfit hidden in the almond trees and grapevines south of Fresno, has become a magnet for scores of California farmers in desperate need of water to sustain their crops.
LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed Monday that the city gradually raise the minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017, up from the current $9 an hour.
CHINO – (INT) – A bank robber dubbed the ‘AK-47 bandit’ is now wanted in four states. Chino police have connected the thief to hold-ups in California, Washington, Idaho and Nebraska.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – In spite of intense maximum law enforcement, at least five people have lost their lives during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
COLTON – (INT) – Caltrans will activate a series of new ramp meters along Interstate 10 Tuesday.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - The Labor Day holiday will finish up on the dry, toasty side as September debuts. The inland heat should back down a few more degrees by Wednesday as the marine layer reforms and deepens.


INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Water wasters are coming under greater pressure to do their part as the drought drags on.
GRAND TERRACE – (INT) – Dates are being announced for Part 2 of a project to install new train trestles across Interstate 215.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Riders on Omnitrans buses can expect some changes. Fares are going up and while some service is being down-shifted, it’s being ramped up elsewhere.
RIVERSIDE - A UC Riverside earthquake expert is placing GPS instruments in the quake zone to measure movement of the earth’s crust.
HOLLYWOOD - 'Guardians of the Galaxy' easily rules at the movies closing out a troubled summer at the box office.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Summer is winding down on a mild-mannered note. Monsoon storms made their mark on the Inland Empire the past two months.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California’s proposed ban on plastic bags is nearing reality. State legislators have given final approval to a bill that would phase out single-use plastic bags.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The California Senate finished its two-year legislative session well ahead of its Sunday Constitutional deadline.
SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials really got a leg up on a would-be smuggler when they seized 20 giant live millipedes in the mail.
MALIBU – (INT) – Scattered locations along the Southern California coastline took a beating from the onslaught of Hurricane Marie’s waves.
California leads the nation in the output of renewable energy. The Inland Empire is a major contributor of solar power. Wind energy isn’t far behind.
HOLLYWOOD - 'Guardians of the Galaxy' reclaimed the top spot at the box office this week as it became the top grossing film of the season. The holdover flick 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' narrowly beat the tearjerker 'If I Stay' to take the No. 2 spot.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – A developing El Nino is still on target. Climatologist Alex Tardy at the National Weather Service says it can change the jet stream.
The Dodgers fell to the Washington Nationals Monday 6-4 in as match-up of division leaders. Los Angeles still leads the NL West in spite of losing three of their last four games. (INT)

Riverside police are warning about fake alarm company employees. Individuals dressed in ADT Alarm Company uniforms are showing up at some homes claiming to update alarm systems. In reality, they may be checking out homes for future burglaries. Police say alarm companies usually make prior contact to set up an appointment. (INT)

About 100 animals go up for adoption Tuesday at the Devore Animal Shelter. Animal control officials say the dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, hamsters and turtles have been well cared for and are socialized. (INT)

Hundreds of people reported feeling a weak aftershock Sunday, a week after the August 24th magnitude six quake in the Napa area. Sunday’s M3.2 aftershock was 5-miles south-southwest of Napa. No new damage was reported. (INT)

Investigators are striving to learn circumstances in a man’s shooting death at Highland. Michael Martinez, 19, was found dead Saturday on Paloma Road. (INT)

More than a hundred fire fighters pounced on a wildfire Monday near Corona that was started by a pickup truck towing a trailer near Interstate 15 and Temescal Canyon Road. A burning pile of corrugated plastic pipe ignited a brushfire that covered about 25 acres. Fallen power lines slowed the containment effort. One person suffered minor injuries. (INT)

A ribbon cutting in Riverside Tuesday marks the opening of a half-mile Downtown Walking Path. It offers resident, visitors and office workers a new opportunity to improve their health. (INT)

The San Bernardino 66ers enter the playoffs Wednesday after clinching a berth in the season finals. San Bernardino is defending its 2013 Cal League championship. (INT)

In Lucerne Valley, authorities say that living conditions were deplorable when they found six children and over 60 dogs, rabbits and birds in a residence on Chickasaw Trail. Cruelty charges are pending against Ronald and Venus Mills. Custody of their children was taken over by the Department of Children and Family Services. (INT)

Three educators have been chosen as San Bernardino County’s teachers of the year. They are Christopher Brunette, a social studies teacher at Green Valley High School in the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District; Cari Gibson, a sixth-grade teacher at Cucamonga Middle School in the Central School District and Mary Rivers, a fourth-grader teacher at the Krystal School of Science, Math and Technology in the Hesperia Unified School District. They will be honored at an October 6th ceremony. (INT)

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