December 3, 2021
TOP STORIES
DETROIT - Hours after a prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges against the parents of the suspect in the Oxford High School shooting, authorities claimed they appeared to be fleeing from authorities.
At least eight U.S. states now have at least 20 cases of the highly mutated omicron Covid-19 variant after Nebraska, Maryland and Pennsylvania all confirmed infections Friday.
President Joe Biden has signed into law a bill that will fund the government until February 18, the White House said, avoiding the risk of a shutdown after the legislation met opposition from some Republicans over vaccine mandates.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday expanded the emergency authorization of Eli Lilly's antibody therapy for treating mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms to include all children, including newborns.
A new study provides a glimpse into the future of Western U.S. snow and the picture is far from rosy: In about 35 to 60 years, mountainous states are projected to be nearly snowless for years at a time.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Zillow claims the inland region has entered a construction boom.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Some changes are ahead that may end Southern California’s spell of warm, dry weather.
FONTANA – (INT) – Fontana is considering action to limit the environmental impacts of the warehousing binge gripping some local cities.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Because more children down to the age of 5 are now eligible to get a COVID vaccine, the percentage of San Bernardino County residents who have been vaccinated has dropped.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Metrolink passengers using the downtown Riverside station can expect some improvements.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Thursday marked the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Inland Regional Center.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The San Bernardino City Council voted Wednesday evening to censure Mayor John Valdivia.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - The region's economy has shown steady growth for the past 15 consecutive months.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – If November seemed rainless, it was in many communities.
PERRIS – (INT) – The planned Mid-County Parkway (MCP) that will connect Perris with San Jacinto, is moving a step forward.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Virologists are acting quickly to connect the dots on the potential severity of the latest COVID-19 variant.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Although absent a dramatic send-off, the annual Festival of Lights is aglow at the Mission Inn.
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Riverside County Supervisors are aiming for a December 15th deadline to adopt a final redistricting map.
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SACRAMENTO – (INT) - California has 4,822,889 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – After a relentless climb most of the year, there are signs that gasoline prices may be coming down.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – A sobering announcement Wednesday implied that the state water project may not have any water to allocate in 2022.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Some Californians may be facing the prospect of shorter showers.
Arlene Dahl, the flame-haired actress who starred in such films as My Wild Irish Rose, Slightly Scarlet and Journey to the Center of the Earth, has died.
HOLLYWOOD - While the Thanksgiving box office wound up totaling far less than previous years’ holidays, there are still plenty of viewers to go around.
RIVERSIDE - (INT) - New UC Riverside research points to cells’ slowing ability to cleanse themselves as the likely cause of unhealthy brain buildup.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – The California Highway Patrol is extending its investigative authority beyond the state’s streets and freeways.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) - California’s highway system ranks 45th in the nation in overall cost-effectiveness and condition.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – La Nina will continue to rule the roost for the coming few months.
WASHINGTON – (INT) – California schools will be getting an additional $5 billion from the federal government as the state emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Calfire reports that two people were killed and another injured in a Moreno Valley street crash Thursday. The 2-vehicle collision occurred on Alessandro Boulevard at Graham Street. Details were not immediately available. (INT)

A Moreno Valley man stands accused of another local bank robbery. San Bernardino police said Thursday that based on video surveillance, Osbaldo Campos, Jr., 42, staged a hold-up in their city October 8th. Campos was already under arrest in Redlands for a November 26th heist in that city. Campos was caught running from the US Bank on Orange Street. (INT)

Probation compliance officers went door-to-door in Barstow Wednesday arresting a dozen people and confiscating heroin, marijuana and several weapons. There were 57 home visits during the 8-hour sweep. (INT)

Ron Zirges, who was credited with bringing battery electric buses to the High Desert, is retiring from the Victor Valley Transit Agency. Zirges had a two decade career with the VVTA and is stepping down as facilities and maintenance director. (INT)

The Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) which serves a large portion of western Riverside County is elevating its water storage contingency plan in response to the ongoing drought. Customers are being denied variances for filling swimming pools and are given 48 hours to repair leaks. The EMWD says 80 percent of its customers are staying within their water budgets. (INT)

Law enforcement contends that pedestrian safety is a 2-way street. During a safety enforcement operation Monday along the Baseline Street corridor and two other locations, San Bernardino police handed out 68 citations mostly to drivers but to 12 pedestrians. (INT

Pacific Gas and Electric has been assessed a $125 million penalty and cost recovery for the removal of its abandoned transmission lines in Northern California. The cause of the 2019 Kincade fire was linked to PG&E’s equipment. The 77,000 acre fire destroyed 374 structures. The penalty was approved Thursday by the California Public Utilities Commission. (INT)

California Indian Nations College (CINC) in Palm Desert is aiming to become the first California tribal college to win federal accreditation. Only 35 such institutions exist in the country. California has none despite having the greatest number of Native Americans in the nation. (INT)

There doesn’t appear to be a connection in a pair of haystack fires in Beaumont and Menifee. A 1,500 bale haystack caught fire Wednesday morning forcing the closure of at least two streets in Beaumont. Tuesday evening, 900 bales of burning hay sent up a large pall of smoke over Menifee. A large storage shed was also consumed but no other buildings on Nancy Lane were threatened. (INT)

There are 125 households in Riverside County that rely on the Transitional Nutrition Benefit (TNB) program. Recipients may now use the aid for two years before renewing it. The change began in November for households that include older and disabled individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP). (INT)

Greenhouses have become popular with illegal marijuana growers trying to hide their crops from probing law enforcement eradication teams. Eighty-nine have been cleaned out in the latest raids in Oro Grande, Helendale, Joshua Tree, Newberry Springs, Twentynine Palms, Johnson Valley, Redlands, Pinon Hills, and Phelan. Twelve people were arrested. (INT)

Small portions of San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties are under quarantine after two Mediterranean fruit flies were found in and around Upland. The quarantine area measures approximately 95 square miles. (INT)

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