December 12, 2018
TOP STORIES
WASHINGTON-- The firing of tear gas canisters by U.S. border agents toward migrants in Mexico near a border crossing last month followed regulations, a senior Trump administration official said in testimony to Congress on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON--Federal authorities have arrested 170 immigrants who came forward seeking to sponsor migrant children in government custody, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said.
STRASBOURG --At least four people were killed and eight people wounded Tuesday evening in a shooting near a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, according to the Associated Press, which cited police union officials.
WASHINGTON--The Trump administration has taken aim at removing environmental federal protections for wetlands and isolated streams from pollution.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – An original field of 48 applicants has been narrowed to five as County Supervisors prepare to vote Thursday on who will fill the vacant Third District seat on their board.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Southern Californians are taking a fair weather ride the rest of the week.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Two veteran county supervisors bid farewell to their constituents Tuesday ending years in elective office.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - The union that represents many Riverside County government workers is deploring the “last, best and final” offer from county supervisors.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Consumers in Riverside and San Bernardino counties are ringing up more credit card debt.
BEAUMONT – (INT) - A motorist’s mistake near the drive-up window of a fast food restaurant claimed her life.
TWENTYNINE PALMS – (INT) – A 12-year California Highway Patrol officer has been charged with committing sexual acts with two teenage girls.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Cooler, damp weather has allowed the Forest Service and CalFire to begin another winter of pile burning in the local mountains.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Surplus government food will be given out this month.
ONTARIO – (INT) – Ontario International Airport (ONT) is likely to handle 5-million passengers this year for the first time in a decade.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The city’s signature event, the Festival of Lights, is glowing brightly.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - New research from AAA reveals that clouded headlights generate only 20 percent of the amount of light that new headlights do.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – A plan involving California and six other states would ensure that the Colorado River continues to provide a reliable supply of water.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - The value of a college education has risen to its highest point in decades, but too few Californians are earning degrees.
HOLLYWOOD - (INT) - The animated sequel “Ralph Breaks the Internet” has generated $140 million since it opened over Thanksgiving.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Just in time for the year-end holidays, gasoline prices are in full reverse.
THOUSAND OAKS - Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus was fatally struck by a round fired from the rifle of a California Highway Patrol officer.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – An updated version of the California School Dashboard, a website that gives parents, students, and educators access to valuable school and district data, has been launched.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Voters may be hearing about the California Clean Money Campaign in the coming weeks.
SACRAMENTO--California officially became the first state in the nation requiring homes built in 2020 or later be solar powered.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) - Have you ever looked at a puppy and had the urge to squeeze it?
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California ranks last among all fifty states in elder abuse protection.
California skiers hoping for a cold winter might want to think twice about getting a season pass to their favorite resort this winter.
A new single-tenant net-lease investment occupied by LA Fitness in Temecula has been sold for $13 million. The property is at the major intersection of Temecula Parkway and Interstate-15, a major thoroughfare for traffic entering the Temecula Valley. (INT)

Three people died in a series of accidents on Interstate 15 at opposite ends of San Bernardino County. Names of two of the victims were released Tuesday. One crash early Sunday near Baseline Road in Rancho Cucamonga closed the northbound lanes for about 2-hours. Killed was Ramiro Durazo, 71, of Victorville. Another incident near the same location a short time later involved six vehicles, according to the CHP’s incident log. Killed in that crash was 55-year-old Renee Freih of Laguna Nigel. Earlier on the I-15 at Mountain Pass, a crash trapped a motorist inside his vehicle. The driver died at the scene. (INT)

Caltrans has announced a full closure of a section of Highway 243 at Lake Fulmor in the San Jacinto Mountains. Emergency culvert repairs in the wake of last summer’s Cranston Fire near Idyllwild will take until December 14th. Motorists will be turned around during maintenance work and forced to find an alternate route. (INT)




Applications for the San Bernardino County Civil Grand Jury are being accepted through February. Applicants will serve for the fiscal year period beginning on July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020. Service as a Grand Juror involves an average of three to five full working days per week, which is compensated at $60 per day. (INT)

Riverside police say a pedestrian struck and killed Saturday while walking on the BNSF tracks in the downtown area was a transient. The incident occurred near the Third Street crossing. It was the third such fatal mishap in the Inland Empire in just over two weeks. (INT)

A graveside burial service was held Thursday in Corona for ‘Baby Jane Doe’. The newborn infant was found dead last July at the side of Cajalco Road and Interstate 15. The coroner was unable to determine the cause of death and attempts to identify potential family members through DNA were unsuccessful. Burial was at the Sunnyslope Cemetery on Rimpau Avenue. (INT)

Moreno Valley is converting 11,250 high pressure sodium street lights with Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology. The change will meet the region’s new standard for street lights more efficiently. The retrofit project will be completed in four phases, beginning in the southern and eastern section of the city. (INT)

Metrolink is keeping a 25 percent promotional fare discount that was implemented last summer on the San Bernardino Line. The discount helped boost ridership on the 58-mile line between San Bernardino and Los Angeles, Metrolink’s busiest. It’s estimated the San Bernardino Line replaces car trips of more than 26 million freeway miles annually. (INT)

San Bernardino’s homicide count has increased to at least 39 for the year. A man was fatally shot Tuesday in his vehicle in the parking lot of a motel on West Fairway Drive. (INT)

A low winter-like inversion layer blanketing the Los Angeles Basin has prompted the AQMD to issue a no-burn alert for Wednesday. It pertains to the non-desert areas of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, but excludes the mountains resorts. The no-burn rule prohibits burning wood-burning in fire places. (INT)

A motorcyclist from Fontana was found dead Sunday afternoon at the side of Lytle Creek Road. The mishap was not witnessed and apparently occurred 2-3 hours earlier. The victim was ejected down a dirt embankment. His identity was not immediately released. (INT

An intoxicated motorist tried to elude Highway Patrol officers early Monday and was finally captured hiding in the Jurupa Hills. Jason Knapp, 25, of Rancho Cucamonga was shot at when he tried to run down the officers with his Jeep Cherokee. No one was injured in a series of confrontations. Charges of felony evading, assault with a deadly weapon, and DUI are pending. (INT)

An employee of Riverside Community College and Raincross High School is on administrative leave after being arrested on suspicion of soliciting a minor for prostitution. Police said they had no information suggesting that Thomas Borden, 61, committed wrongdoing in a school setting. (INT)

Park Plaza, a three-building office property in Redlands, has been purchased by Cypress West Partners for $6.3 million. Located on West Park Avenue, Park Plaza is a three-story, corporate headquarter-image property. Upon closing, Loma Linda University Medical Center signed a 12-year, lease, which brings occupancy at the project to 60 percent. Existing tenants also include government agencies. (INT)

After several months of heightened fire weather eased by recent rainfall, fire restrictions are being eased for visitors to the San Bernardino National Forest. Campfires in fire rings are being allowed in designated campgrounds. Target shooting will also be allowed at designated areas. (INT)

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