September 17, 2019
TOP STORIES
WASHINGTON - Oil prices spiked shortly after trading began Monday following a weekend attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities that knocked out more than 5 percent of global oil supply and halted output of more than half of the kingdom's daily exports.
SACRAMENTO - California has become the third state to issue an executive order regarding the sale of e-cigarettes but fell short of an outright ban on flavored products.
DETROIT - The United Automobile Workers on Sunday morning called a nationwide strike against General Motors, set to start at midnight.
NEW YORK - Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has filed for bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court. The bankruptcy filing comes days after Purdue Pharma reached a tentative settlement with about 2,000 entities that have filed lawsuits.
Every American will be affected by climate change, experts have warned, although extreme events like scorching heatwaves, devastating floods and ferocious hurricanes will hit some harder than others.
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) – Mosquito control efforts are being stepped up in Moreno Valley and Nuevo to stem the spread of West Nile virus.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – At least five people in Riverside County have developed pulmonary diseases that may be linked to vaping products.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - Two acute pulmonary injury cases associated with vaping have been reported by San Bernardino County hospitals.
SAN JACINTO – (INT) – Riverside County fire fighters are making quick work of the Horseshoe Fire on Juniper Flats west of here.
MURRIETA - (INT) - It took 10 days, but the Tenaja Fire has been contained and is in the mop up stage.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The SR-60 Pavement Rehabilitation Project will resume again this coming weekend.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The cause of a weekend fire that heavily damaged a business that dealt in plastic materials is under investigation.
RUNNING SPRINGS – (INT) - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has begun a project requiring a full, 2-week closure of Route 330.
ADELANTO – (INT) – Congressman Mark Takano (D-Riverside) is raising concerns about conditions at the Adelanto ICE Detention Center.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The death of a 4-year-old child may suggest an early start to the flu season.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Active tuberculosis has turned up at yet another Inland Empire location.
IDYLLWILD – (INT) – Travel between Hemet and this mountain community is gradually getting easier.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - As previously advertised, a trough of low pressure is cooling Southern California.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - California’s agricultural abundance is being reflected in new figures.
HOLLYWOOD - Pennywise’s reign of terror spreads as “It Chapter Two” maintained first place on box office charts.
TAYLORSVILLE - The Walker Fire burning in Plumas National Forest has surpassed 50,000 acres.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Governor Newsom is thanking lawmakers for their accomplishments of the just-ended legislative year.
NEW YORK - Rock star Eddie Money, a raspy voiced singer known for hit songs like “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” has died.
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles metro area has the most homes that have an extreme risk of being destroyed or damaged in a wildfire.
SAN DIEGO – (INT) – The Border Patrol says apprehensions of undocumented immigrants along the Mexican border is meeting with success.
SANTA BARBARA - The Coast Guard is out with a safety bulletin following the dive boat fire that killed 34 people Labor Day.
SACRAMENTO - California, typically one of the most prosperous and progressive states, is also one of the poorest.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The end of the summer vacation season seems to have coincided with a hefty gasoline price increase.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - With the 2020 elections just ahead, voter registration in California is up.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Southern California weather-watchers are getting their first glimpse at the next 6-months.
A man’s body found last Saturday dumped over the side of a turn-out on Mt. Baldy Road has been identified. Sheriff’s homicide detectives are contacting those who may have had contact with Frank Vargas, 40, of Chino. (INT)

Witnesses are being sought to the weekend shooting of a motorcyclist in Victorville. Shane Walker, 45, of Victorville did not survive the incident on Pebble Beach Drive. The gunman had not been identified at last report. (INT)

A Public Education Facilities Bond will be on the March Primary ballot. The measure allocates $2 billion to the University of California and sets the stage for the biggest capital investment in the University since 2006. (INT)

Officials from several local cities will meet October 23rd to share information on strategies to reduce homelessness. Riverside is hosting the event. (INT)

Historic Pioneertown is finally getting the water it’s needed since being established in 1946 as an Old West movie set. A ribbon-cutting Friday marked the arrival of safe and reliable drinking water. Local groundwater contains naturally occurring uranium, arsenic and fluoride. The pipeline will bring in water from a well four miles away in Yucca Valley. (INT)

Caltrans says its emergency repairs through The Narrows on Highway 18 East of Crestline are complete. It included work on emergency drainage, guardrail and slope repairs. (INT)

A new report found that Riverside boasts one of the highest percentages of franchised businesses in the nation, 6.6 percent. LendingTree ranked Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario No. 10 among US metro areas where franchising is most popular. (INT)

The former manager of CBS Employees Federal Credit Union was sentenced Monday to 169 months in federal prison for a two-decade-long embezzlement. It caused the credit union a loss of $40 million – a scheme that ultimately led to the financial cooperative being forced into insolvency. Edward Martin Rostohar, 62, of Studio City, was sentenced in Los Angeles. (INT)

The Forest Service has put out the Help Wanted sign for 2020 with the goal of hiring over 1,500 temporary workers statewide. Local positions will be at Fawnskin (Big Bear area), Idyllwild, Lytle Creek and San Bernardino. The positions are on fire engines and hotshot crews, at two helitack bases, the air tanker base in San Bernardino and in dispatch. Applications will be taken from Monday until September 30th at USAJOBS (INT)

A thud in the middle of the night was attributed to an M3.5 earthquake centered beneath the San Pedro Channel between Huntington Beach and Catalina Island. The early Saturday morning jolt was felt along the Orange-LA County coast but caused no damage. (INT)

The City of Riverside is reaching out to the community to gather input on what city residents want in their next chief of police. Five community meetings have been scheduled around the city beginning September 18th, and a new website has been established so that residents, business owners, and others can give feedback. Current police chief Sergio Diaz is retiring. (INT)

A Redlands murder suspect has been apprehended at the Mexican border. Yoshi Kazuto Izumi, 38, was detained at San Ysidro. Isumi had been sought since the August 31st slaying of Michael Roberts outside his Redlands home. (INT)

Moreno Valley’s iconic M on Box Springs Mountain is back in full operation. It was darkened by a lightning strike earlier this year. City officials had planned full-color operation by mid-September but repairs were expedited. The the M is intended to enhance local events and provide a source of civic unity and pride. (INT)

Redlands has taken the unusual step of going to its residents to recruit a city manager. Results of a survey will be presented to the City Council before candidates are interviewed. Many cities hire recruiters to seek out potential candidates. (INT)

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