October 20, 2021
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WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized booster shots of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccines.
Christmas for millions would not be possible without China.
The threat of losing employees during the Great Resignation has brought an uptick in financial wellness benefits being offered by companies.
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced its plan for vaccinating children ages 5 to 11.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – City and education leaders are mourning the passing of Art Littleworth who leaves a legacy of solid community involvement.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - All the players are getting into position for some significant rain throughout California.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Governor Gavin Newsom Tuesday issued a proclamation extending the drought emergency statewide.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Although barely perceptible, home buyers gained a bit of breathing room in September.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - The San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra has received the largest gift in its history.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – One-third of San Bernardino County residents aged 12 and above have not received a single vaccine shot against the COVID-19 virus.
ONTARIO – (INT) – The Inland Empire’s first locally-acquired human case of West Nile virus (WNV) this year is being confirmed.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – A new measure of the Inland Empire’s economic recovery from the pandemic is encouraging.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – The latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) issued Wednesday shows the local numbers escalating.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Thousands of local telephone users will need more patience.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – County health officials confirm a sustained decrease in new COVID-19 cases.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Proposed construction permits are hitting a block wall in Riverside County.
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LOS ANGELES – (INT) – The Dodgers find themselves in a familiar position on the brink of elimination from World Series contention.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - California has 4,595,382 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date.
OAKLAND - (INT) - Attorneys general are urging federal bank regulators to explicitly disavow so-called rent-a-bank schemes.
MONO COUNTY, CA - Snow is amazing. So is fall foliage. Right now, they're occurring simultaneously.
LOS ANGELES - The Rolling Stones have retired their classic song "Brown Sugar".
GAVIOTA - The Alisal Fire has burned more than 17,000 acres but is nearly surrounded.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – State health officials will wait until the federal approval process is complete before turning on the green light for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – The so-called ‘rainy season’ may become reality for Northern California.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – A new California law forces some stores to have 'gender neutral' sections where traditional blue and pink toys and toothbrushes are banned.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Gasoline prices have failed to downshift even as the cheaper winter blend of fuel is about to head to Southland dealers.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – There are renewed calls to ban drilling off the California coast in the wake of the oil pipeline rupture near Huntington Beach.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - The California Natural Resources Agency is attempting to raise awareness about the urgent threat that sea level rise poses.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) - Across California and the nation, the push for greater accountability and transparency in policing is gaining momentum.
A motorist found dead after a bullet-punctuated police chase down the I-10 from Banning to Palm Springs on October 14th was identified Tuesday. A rifle was found with Russell ‘Differ’ Leggett, 30, of Idyllwild. The pursuit began when Leggett shot at a Banning police officer during a traffic stop on Highway 243. (INT)

CEO Larry Rubio has announced his retirement from the Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) ending a 33-year career of leadership in providing public transportation to the residents of Riverside County. Since he arrived at RTA in 1988, Rubio held a range of different positions before becoming the chief executive officer in 2001. (INT)

Late Monday night gunfire in Colton claimed a man’s life. Police officers found the victim mortally wounded in the 700 block of South Cedar Street. Homicide detectives had no updated information at last report and did not disclose the man’s name. (INT)

Big Bear is getting a jump start on winter sports. Snow-tubing is underway after cold nights allowed for snow-making. Saturday’s (October 16th) opening was the earliest for Big Bear Snow Play in its 22 years of operation. (INT)

A lane-widening project is underway on the I-215 in San Bernardino. There are occasional lane and ramp closures between Inland Center Drive and the Santa Ana River bridge. The $6.3 million project extends from near Orange Show Road to near Inland Center Drive. (INT)

The California Rent Relief Program is still accepting applications for tenants who cannot pay their rent due to COVID-19. Starting October 1st, landlords cannot seek an eviction of tenants who are eligible for the program without completing the program’s rental assistance application. (INT)

Voters in Riverside, Moreno Valley, Hemet and Indio are getting mail-in ballots ahead of their November 2nd elections. On the ballots are city council seats in Moreno Valley and Hemet, a school board vacancy and Measure G in MoVal, Measure C in Riverside and Measure E at Indio.
The election in not county-wide. (INT)

A Tuesday afternoon crash on the Route 60 freeway in Eastvale involving a big rig and a box truck trapped a 76-year-old man. Jesus Meno of Norwalk died at the scene just east of Milliken Avenue. (INT)

San Bernardino police have opened their third homicide investigation in 4-days. Gunfire brought officers to the 3400 block of East 21st Street Monday evening where they found Myron Polk Youngblood, 29, fatally wounded. As in the two previous shootings since last Friday, there are no suspects and no motive. (INT)

Remote valley and desert areas of the Inland Empire aren’t the only locations where tons of illegally cultivated marijuana are being seized. California’s annual Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) program conducted in 26 counties recovered 180,000 pounds of processed marijuana, 165 weapons and removed more than 67,000 pounds of cultivation infrastructure, including dams, water lines, and containers of toxic chemicals. CAMP teams eradicated grows on both public and private lands within the Cleveland National Forest and the San Bernardino National Forest at 142 sites. (INT)

Andrew Mills will be the next leader of the Palm Springs Police Department. Mills has led the Santa Cruz Police Department since 2017. He began his law enforcement career in 1983 as a patrol officer with the San Diego Police Department. Chief Mills will begin his new position in Palm Springs in early November. (INT)

Barely over half of San Bernardino County’s registered voters cast ballots in the September recall election. Vote totals released Thursday gave Governor Newsom a slim victory to remain in office and complete his term. Among the candidates who could have replaced him, Republican Larry Elder got nearly 62% of all votes cast. A majority of Riverside County voters would have booted Newsom from office and replaced him with Elder. (INT)

The Rialto Unified School District (RUSD) is promoting sustainability and environmental literacy by breaking ground on the Inland Empire’s first International Healing Garden. $1 million in state budget funds will help to create a 2.6-acre innovative outdoor learning lab. (INT)

With pandemic-related unemployment insurance benefits ending, Riverside County is offering residents transitioning back to work through the county’s Workforce Development Centers, also called America’s Job Centers of California. Services are offered virtually and in-person at one of the county’s four Workforce Development Centers located in Riverside, Moreno Valley, Hemet and Indio. For more information, visit www.rivcoworkforce.com.

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