July 11, 2020
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WASHINGTON - Former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III broke a nearly year-long silence Saturday to defend his office’s prosecution of Roger Stone.
As if school officials didn't already have a long enough to-do list before considering whether to reopen classrooms amid a global pandemic, here's one more thing to add.
A spiking COVID-19 case count is straining Florida's hospital system as nearly half of its intensive care units are at least 90% full, state data shows.
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Gavin Newsom will release approximately 8,000 people incarcerated inside California’s prison system by the end of August in an effort to save lives amid devastating coronavirus outbreaks.
MENLO PARK, CA - Facebook is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its social network in the days leading up to the U.S. election in November, according to people familiar with the company’s thinking.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - A 32-year-old from Hesperia has become the second pregnant woman in the state to die from COVID-19.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Kaiser Permanente Hospital remains fully functional after Saturday’s collapse of a crane onto the building.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Government officials are doubling down to try and slow the spread of the coronavirus.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Pandemic safety measures are in place allowing ‘cooling centers’ to remain open during the current heat wave.
LAKE ARROWHEAD – (INT) - Sammy Hagar's Lake Arrowhead chateau is back on the market.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – The surge in coronavirus infections is prompting Riverside County officials to impose their own lock-down on many government buildings.
INDIO – (INT) - Scam attempts related to COVID-19 have surfaced in recent days in the Coachella Valley.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Another layer has been added to an epidemic of complacency as health workers strive to turn back the COVID-19 pandemic.
RUNNING SPRINGS – (INT) – Some persons of interest are being sought in connection with the Mount ‘R’ fire in the San Bernardino National Forest.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – First-time home buyers may want to focus on Victorville and Murrieta for the best deals
UPLAND – (INT) - When 13-year-old Benjamin Wong found out his school had closed in mid-March, he immediately turned all his attention to his podcast.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – San Bernardino and Riverside counties had California’s 2nd and 3rd highest number of use of force incidents by police last year.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A Perris man on probation for evading police has been arrested in connection with a series of June 1st acts of vandalism and looting.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Anti-body testing for the coronavirus is shifting into overdrive in Riverside County.
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SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Summer’s hottest weather is baking Southern California setting some records.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The 7-day average number of new coronavirus cases statewide is 8,228 per day.
LAKE PIRU - Actress Naya Rivera, best known as the snarky Santana Lopez on "Glee," is presumed dead.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - A lawsuit against Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order requiring California voters to be mailed vote-by-mail ballots for the General Election this November has been dropped.
BURLINGAME — (INT) - California educators are urging state lawmakers to heed repeated cautionary calls: ‘California cannot reopen unless it is safe.’
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Gasoline prices continue a slow, but steady climb as more drivers appear to become more mobile in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
OAKLAND – (INT) – Former UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake, MD, was appointed Tuesday president of the University of California.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Scientists at UC Riverside have found the first substance capable of controlling Citrus Greening Disease, known as Huanglongbing (HLB).
SACRAMENTO – (INT – A coalition of attorneys general are accusing the US Department of Education of attempting to siphon away pandemic relief funds.
NASHVILLE – Charlie Daniels was the legendary country rocker known for the hit song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” has died.
LOS ANGELES - Broadway actor Nick Cordero, known for his roles in “Rock of Ages,” “Waitress,” “Bullets Over Broadway” and “A Bronx Tale The Musical,” has died.
RIDGECREST – (INT) – Aftershocks are continuing on a daily basis since a pair of strong earthquakes that became known as the ‘Ridgecrest Sequence’ struck a year ago.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – An assortment of postponements caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are being extended.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Many California school districts will be re-examining the role and impacts of police on their campuses.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - California automobile insurance companies have agreed to provide $1.21 billion in savings to drivers because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Food insecurity—either concerns around having enough food or outright hunger—has increased sharply across California.
Animal control officers who responded to a fire in Jurupa Valley Saturday found 35 dogs inside a house on 34th Street. Aside from any fire damage, living conditions in the house were described a deplorable. The owner gave up custody of 31 Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes and was handed a citation. (INT)

One motorist was killed and five other people hurt when two vehicles collided Thursday at an intersection on Etiwanda Avenue in Jurupa Valley. The injured included two infants who were in stable condition Thursday. Neither the identities of those involved or the cause of the collision were immediately disclosed. (INT)

San Bernardino County Supervisors will consider placing a new County Charter on the November ballot at their July 14th meeting. If approved by voters, the proposed charter would replace the current charter, which was adopted 107 years ago. (INT)

A nearly month-long investigation has solved a deadly shooting in Riverside’s Casa Blanca barrio. But, police aren’t saying why they suspect a 17-year-old boy who is under arrest. The victim, Angel Lopez, 18, of Jurupa Valley drove himself away from the shooting scene where a passerby found him mortally wounded on June 12th. (INT)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant of $784,743 to the University of California Riverside to conduct advanced research into the potential impact on air quality from pollution sources such as wildland fires. UC Riverside is among nine universities nationwide awarded almost $6 million by the EPA to improve air quality models used to simulate ozone, particulate matter (PM), regional haze, air toxics, and emerging pollutants. (INT)

A Winchester woman will be on formal probation for 4-years for willfully allowing three horses to starve to death on her southwest Riverside County property. Gizelle Russell, 53, pleaded guilty earlier this week. The horses were found dead in December 2018 in a barn. (INT)

The University of California plans to file suit against the federal government for violating the rights of the University and its students when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) directed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to bar international students from staying in the country if they attend U.S. universities that offer only online courses during the COVID-19 health crisis. The lawsuit will seek a temporary restraining order to bar ICE from enforcing an order that UC President Janet Napolitano called “mean-spirited, arbitrary and damaging to America.” (INT)

In a call for candidates, the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters will offer contact-free services to candidates with a new My Candidacy Gateway web application and video conference appointments. Citizens interested in running for school or special district offices in the November 3rd General Election can use the application to begin the candidate filing process. Candidate filing begins July 13th and continues through August 7th. (INT)

Riverside County residents interested in getting screened for coronavirus at one of several county-operated testing sites can now make an appointment online. More than 240,000 covid-19 tests have been conducted in Riverside County, and health officials continue to encourage residents – those with and without symptoms -- to get screened for the virus. To make an appointment, click www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus/testing. (INT)

All students in the San Bernardino Unified School District are eligible for free grab and go meals through July 29th. The to-go meals are available for pick up Mondays and Wednesdays only from 9 to 11 a.m. The Summer Grab and Go Meal distribution sites are at ten San Bernardino locations. Information at (909) 381-1224. (INT)

One person trapped in the wreckage of a three vehicle accident at Lake Elsinore Saturday died shortly after being extricated. Killed was Julie Cruz Arellano, 28, of Lake Elsinore. Another individual was injured in the mishap that briefly closed Highway 74 between Hammock Avenue and Trellis Lane. (INT)

Riverside’s 18-month-long “Operation John-B-Gone” has netted 22 male suspects on charges that included contacting a minor with intent to commit a felony, arranging a meeting with a minor for lewd purposes, and solicitation of prostitution of a minor. Police said Friday it’s a victory in the efforts to combat online juvenile prostitution. (INT)

Beginning Monday, Menifee City Hall will transition back to virtual city hall services (offering enhanced online services-virtual), over-the-phone, electronic or by mail, and will be closed to the public due to the high rise in COVID-19 cases. (INT)

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer or P-EBT cards are still being offered. P-EBT is an extra food benefit to help families buy groceries while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. All applications must be submitted electronically by July 15th. So far, there have been over 2,430,000 P-EBT cards issued in California. In Riverside County, there are 130,000 students who qualify for this one-time food benefit. (INT)

The Inland Empire’s latest victim of a hit-run driver is a 32-year-old pedestrian. She was walking along north ‘E’ Street in San Bernardino in the early morning darkness Tuesday and died at a local hospital. Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. (INT)

The Redlands Passenger Rail Project is moving ahead. Orange Street in downtown Redlands is being repaved at the railroad tracks. The project will allow the scheduled installation of permanent crosswalk improvements at Orange Street and Shoppers Lane. (INT)

Congressman Ken Calvert (R-Corona) says 8,499 businesses in his district have received loans under the Paycheck Protection Plan. Those loans totaled over $583 million and retained 91,688 jobs Calvert said. (INT)

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) representing 191 cities and six counties in Southern California has declared racism a public health crisis and will work in partnership with others to meaningfully advance justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. (SCAG) also approved a partnership with the California Community Foundation and other nonprofits, and will provide $1 million in funding to promote community-driven equitable economic recovery and housing strategies throughout the six-county region. (INT)

The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) has a plan to boost sagging ridership. Beginning August 1st, any youth under the age of 18 may ride the bus - free. It’s designed to attract students at Cal Baptist University, La Sierra University, Moreno Valley College, Mt. San Jacinto College, Norco College, Riverside City College and UC Riverside. Ridership on RTA busses is down 67 percent because of the coronavirus pandemic. Student free rides will be offered until next July. (INT)

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