July 25, 2017
TOP STORIES
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – Governor Brown led a bill-signing ceremony Tuesday to strengthen and extend the state’s cap-and-trade program by 10 years.
Senate Republicans voted on a motion to proceed with debate on healthcare legislation, using a rare legislative gambit to move ahead despite reservations from some moderates. Many lawmakers are still unclear on what the actual bill will ultimately be.
How many more dead athletes do we need before we stop quibbling about the toll of head trauma? How many more autopsies that find brains riddled with disease? How many more heart-wrenching stories of mood changes, depression and memory loss?
North Korea will be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, U.S. officials have concluded in a confidential assessment that dramatically shrinks the timeline for when Pyongyang could strike North American cities with atomic weapons.
Humans could become extinct if sperm counts in men continue to fall at current rates, a doctor has warned. Researchers assessing the results of nearly 200 separate studies say sperm counts among men from these areas seem to have halved in less than 40 years.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Riverside County’s 2017-18 budget is still undergoing some fine tuning. But, some major decisions are being made.
INDIAN WELLS – (INT) - Riverside County’s oldest resident has died.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Firefighters have switched their attention to the High Desert where a new wildfire broke out in Lucerne Valley Sunday.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) – A convicted killer blames a "Government Mind Control Project" for a local a crime spree.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Southern California is gradually coming under the influence of the summer monsoon.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The weekend proved deadly for motorcyclists on local streets and highways.
APPLE VALLEY – (INT) – There were no survivors in the crash of a fixed-wing airplane Saturday near the Black Mountain Quarry.
LAKE SILVERWOOD - (INT) – No swimming signs remain as treatment has started to rid the lake of blue-green algae blooms
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A 44-year-old parolee has been convicted of 14 charges stemming from a series of fires.
SACRAMENTO - A controversial fire fee for homeowners has gone up in smoke under the climate change deal.
UPLAND – (INT) – Another city-operated fire department is being disbanded and merged into the San Bernardino County fire Protection District.
WILDOMAR – (INT) – Investigators have determined that a fire and explosion that destroyed one home and damaged another was the result of an illegal butane honey oil lab operation.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Lagging apartment construction is feeding the supply-and-demand formula that’s boosting rental rates.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Surplus government food is being distributed throughout the month. The food is provided without cost.
MERCED – (INT) - More than two dozen homes have been destroyed in the Detwiler fire burning in Mariposa County, CalFire reported.
VENTURA--A nursery for great white sharkssits just off Ventura and Oxnard, two of a half dozen hot spots along the Southern California coast.
California has placed a dozen cities on a list of the nation’s 62 best cities to live in.
HOLLYWOOD – “Dunkirk” and “Girls Trip” are opening above expectations at the box office.
PALO ALTO - John Heard, the Washington-born actor best known for his role as Macaulay Culkin’s father in two “Home Alone” movies, has died.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) has resigned her position as Assistant Republican Leader.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California has reached a final settlement with Volkswagen over its illegal “defeat devices”.
PALOS VERDES ESTATES - Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has committed suicide.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - Southern California gas stations have dropped their prices slightly, but inventory reductions nationwide could signal a reversal of that trend.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) - State engineering and safety enforcement experts have concluded the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility is safe to operate.
SACRAMENTO--Frustrated about unaffordable housing or clogged freeways? Think of it as the price you pay for living in one of the world’s largest economies.
BEVERLY HILLS – (INT) - The home where Audrey Hepburn, Eva Gabor and other celebrities lived is for sale.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Climatologists are split over whether another El Nino is brewing.
News media accounts of road rage incidents paint a negative view of California drivers. But, there is a more positive side.
Sure as the summer monsoon, West Nile virus is making is annual debut. Fourteen mosquitoes collected in Fontana, Rialto, and Redlands have tested positive for the virus. Seven chickens from sentinel flocks in Fontana and San Bernardino have also tested positive. Health officials say this increases the public’s risk of being infected with the virus. (INT)

A person bent on suicide was struck by a Metrolink train Monday. Police said the victim died on the tracks near the East Ontario station. It was the third such incident in the Metro area this month and the eighth this year. (INT)

Riverside’s seventh homicide this year is under investigation. A stabbing at a residence on Elenor Street left a man dead. Police found Louis Lopez, 35, in the front yard early Saturday. (INT)

A ‘religious facility’ in Mead Valley has been heavily damaged by fire. The roof of the small building on Rider Street was in flames when fire fighters pulled up early Saturday. Damages were estimated at $250,000. (INT)

A Big Bear City motorist has been fatally injured when his SUV ran off Highway 38 near Angelus Oaks and overturned. The California Highway Patrol said that Frank J. Zuppinger, 85, died later at a hospital. (INT)

“Fix it first” construction work using funds generated by controversial SB1 has been outlined by the State Transportation Agency. Inland Empire projects going on the fast tracks are mostly in the desert on Routes 62, 247, 111 and 86 and on Interstate 10 between Indio and Coachella. Locally, shoulder, drainage and guardrail work is funded on Interstate 10 and Route 210 in the San Bernardino Valley. (INT

OnTrac, a logistics company specializing in contracting small parcel shipping services, is hiring after opening its flagship facility in Fontana. The facility is facility is over five times the size of the two previous locations OnTrac has in nearby Ontario. The Fontana facility is one out of 19 OnTrac California-wide. (INT)

Only one Spanish-surnamed juror is among the 19 panelists and six alternates selected for the 2017-18 Riverside County Grand Jury. Nine are women and 16 are men. They were chosen in a drawing resulting from 55 applications. Thirty-seven were interviewed. (INT)

A man died Monday several hours after collapsing while playing in the waters of Lake Perris with his 8-year-old granddaughter. His name was not immediately released. (INT)

In Apple Valley, a 16-year-old girl is in juvenile hall on suspicion of fatally stabbing an elderly man in his apartment. Sheriff’s investigators said there was an altercation that led to the slaying. The teen was arrested after taking a car belonging to the victim, Willie Hunter, age 79. (INT). (INT)

A search for a fugitive in Twin Peaks turned up a THC marijuana extraction lab that was being operated in a home on Strawberry Peak Lane. Ryan Parker, 30, one of three people arrested, had been sought on a Riverside County arrest warrant for felony drugs. (INT)

A Fontana girl died shortly after the car in which she was riding was broadsided by another whose driver ran a red light. Brenda Amador, 18, was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck at Citrus Avenue at Randall in Fontana. (INT)

Authorities in Jurupa Valley say a young Moreno Valley man was driving a pickup truck that a 14-year-old boy fell from and was fatally injured. Layn Meyer, 22, has been arrested on suspicion of murder for allowing the boy to ride in the back of his vehicle. The boy was found lying unconscious on Live Oak Drive late Thursday night. He died later at a local hospital. (INT)

Riverside County’s summertime assault on mosquitoes switches to Murrieta where a 4-acre target area will be sprayed this coming Wednesday morning. Truck-mounted sprayers will be applying Zenivex in an area bordered by Ivy Street, New Clay Street, Manista Way and Washington Avenue. Signs are being posted in the treatment area. It’ll be the second treatment in Murrieta this month. (INT)

Fontana’s proposed shift of the election of City Council members by district and away from at-large moves to the public hearing phase. A July 25th hearing starts at 7pm in the City Council chambers. (INT)

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