January 26, 2023
TOP STORIES
MONTEREY PARK - In the days since 72-year-old Huu Can Tran opened fire at a Monterey Park dance studio, fragments of his life and possible motives for the attack have slowly emerged.
WASHINGTON – The United States will supply Ukraine with Abrams tanks, President Joe Biden has announced, as Washington and its European allies step up their military aid for Kyiv.
WASHINGTON - A majority of the assailants in mass casualty attacks in recent years engaged in behaviors that made observers fear for their own safety, as well as the safety of the attackers and others, before the violence took place, according to a new report.
Millions of Americans from Texas to Maine are under a winter storm watch as forecasters warn of flash flooding, severe thunderstorms and heavy snow in many areas. It comes a day after a tornado ripped through Texas, causing severe destruction along its route.
WASHINGTON - The Biden administration announced on Wednesday new actions to protect renters across the U.S., including trying to curb practices that prevent people from accessing housing and curtailing exorbitant rent increases in certain properties with government-backed mortgages.
MOUNT BALDY – (INT) – The search on Mt. Baldy for missing British actor Julian Sands continues.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Another blast of Santa Ana winds is overhauling Southern California but should fade by Friday.
CORONA – (INT) – The first phase of an 88-million-dollar renovation of The Shops at Los Lagos has been completed.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Registered nurses at Dignity Health Community Hospital of San Bernardino will join a National Day of Action.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) – A Victorville woman admitted Monday to fraudulently obtaining more than $500,000 in pandemic-related unemployment insurance (UI) benefits.
TEMECULA – (INT) – Smugglers crossing the border may have more than illegal drugs in their vehicles.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – A pair of unrelated aviation accidents in rural areas of Riverside County Sunday are being investigated.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA – (INT) - An estimated 2,000 mourners paid their last respects Saturday to slain Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy Darnell Calhoun.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – California’s series of Pacific storms resulted in some impressive rainfall figures.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Unemployment across Riverside and San Bernardino counties dipped to 3-point-6 percent.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Gas prices have leveled out in recent weeks, but the Automobile Club warns a spike could be down the road.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the Inland Empire has emerged as one of America’s premier innovation centers.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – San Bernardino City leaders will consider declaring a Homeless State of Emergency on February 1st.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - The bite of inflation is being felt throughout the nation but even more so in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The city of San Bernardino issued more than 6-thousand building permits in 2022.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena., announced Thursday he's running for Senate in 2024.
BEVERLY HILLS - “Everything Everywhere All At Once” led with 11 nods as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for the 95th Oscars.
Thirty million dollars in emergency funding is coming from the Federal Highway Administration is the wake of January’s storms.
OAKLAND – (INT) - California has joined eight states in a lawsuit charging Google LLC (Google) with operating an unfair monopoly scheme in markets for advertising technology (ad tech).
HOLLYWOOD - Disney’s “Avatar: The Way of Water” has topped $2 billion at the global box office.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – California’s transition to zero-emission vehicles is accelerating.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - The State Department of Water Resources (DWR) is launching an offensive against future rainfall deficits.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - California has 10,996,443 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – The state’s economy and Californian’s perception of it are headed in different directions.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – It won’t come as a surprise that California is one of the nations’ ten worst states to drive in.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – As parts of California are overflowing with generous rains, state officials are stepping up ways to better capture the run-off.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – La Nina’s long-running grip on California may be easing.
SOUTHLAND – (INT)- The California exodus continued in 2022, at least according to new data recently released from U-Haul.
The Federal EPA is proposing to strengthen the primary health-based air quality standard for fine particulate pollution.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - It will take more than one wet month to end the multi-year drought.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – One of the first bills to hit the hopper in Sacramento as the new Legislative year opens is aimed at reducing the cost of living.
The California Department of Education (CDE) is stepping up its teacher recruitment efforts. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has elevated the educator crisis as a key challenge and made the support of local educational agencies a priority. (INT)

Truck traffic is filling the streets of Perris reflecting the boom in warehouse construction. Ninety trucks were inspected during a 4-hour long enforcement Tuesday. Twenty-two citations were issued and five trucks were sidelined for safety violations. (INT)

Felicia Alexander has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the San Bernardino city school board. As a provisional appointee, she will serve on the Board until the general election in November 2024. The provisional appointment will become effective in 30 days unless voters submit a petition calling for a special election. (INT)

Corona is the sixth Riverside County community to participate in Blue Zones Activate, a health and well-being assessment to create a plan to help residents live better and longer. The readiness and feasibility assessment is the first step for Blue Zones to come together with the communities and figure out how to make them healthier places to live, work, grow up, and grow older. (INT)

Menifee police say a Sunday morning fire in the Target department store was a case of arson. The fire triggered a sprinkler suppression system which damaged a section of the store, police said. Employees extinguished the fire before evacuating. There were no injuries. No suspect information had been released at last report. (INT)

A Riverside man is under arrest on suspicion of a weekend murder in Ontario. Police did not say how Jorge Munoz, 22, was linked to the slaying of another man Saturday at Coastal Pacific Food Distributors. (INT)

San Bernardino will receive $1.4 million in federal funds to renovate and upgrade the historic, 1800-seat Roosevelt Bowl at Perris Hill Park. Improvements are expected to take a year to complete. A summer concert series will return to the Bowl in June. (INT)

Three inmates have been found guilty of second-degree murder in the beating death of another prisoner at the Federal Correctional Institute in Victorville. A federal jury in Santa Ana found the trio repeatedly hit and kicked a 38-year-old inmate identified in court documents as “J.S.” He died of head injuries in the October 2013 incident. (INT)

Inmates at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside who might become homeless when released will be connected to programs and services that can help them stay self-sufficient when they no longer are in custody. The Riverside City Council approved an agreement January 17th with Victory Outreach Church to provide the services. Project Connect reaches out to inmates who describe themselves as homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. (INT)

Mark Prestwich signs on February 21st as Hemet City Manager. Prestwich says “It has always been my dream to return to my hometown and serve the community that I have fond memories of.” A five-year agreement approved by the Hemet City Council “was intended to reinforce the Council’s desire for organizational stability,” according to a statement from City Hall. (INT)

Moreno Valley has secured an additional $2 million for the city’s Homeless to Work Program. It will be divided between Community Project Funding and the MoVal Emergency Shelter/Rapid Rehousing Program. Both programs are in partnership with the Salvation Army. (INT)

A new CalDOR Payment Card (CPC) has been issued to those with disabilities and who participate in vocational rehabilitation (VR) services. The new CPC card is the first of its kind in the nation and gives consumers the ability to purchase their pre-approved VR goods and services quickly. (INT)

Californians can visit a COVID-19 testing site to get a no-cost flu test. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is expanding its no-cost testing program. (INT)

CalFire reports one fatality in a Wednesday night fire that engulfed a 5th wheel trailer. The incident occurred on Pecan Street in Wildomar. The victim’s identity was not immediately released. (INT)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) is announcing $490 million to reduce the wildfire risk in 11 high risk landscapes across the western US. Five of the new projects funded are in California, covering nearly 19 million acres. (INT)

‘Strep zoo’ has struck Riverside County’s animal shelter in Jurupa Valley. Streptococcus zooepidemicus is a bacterial respiratory infection that has stricken thirteen dogs. Five have died. Animal Services Director Erin Gettis said she knows that other shelters that are also dealing with strep zoo. (INT)

Riverside police apprehended a carjacking parolee on an assortment of charges after staging two brazen attacks within 40 minutes. Ronald Rafeek Legardy Jr., 42, carjacked a female motorist at gunpoint and later beat an elderly man in his home and shoved him into a closet where police found him. Legardy is being held without bail. (INT)

Pieces of debris found at the scene of a fatal, hit-and-run mishap in Nuevo have led to an arrest. CHP investigators announced Tuesday January 24th the arrest of Rita Quintana, age 47. She is accused of running down a pedestrian January 12th without stopping to render aid. Her vehicle was eventually located and her arrest followed. (INT)

The I-10/Cedar Avenue Interchange Project is starting to take shape. The project will improve Cedar Avenue between Bloomington Avenue and Orange Street in Bloomington. It’s designed to relieve congestion, enhance safety, and improve traffic operations at the I-10/Cedar Avenue Interchange. (INT)

Thieves removing catalytic converters from parked vehicles are becoming more brazen. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is warning that victims are being confronted at gunpoint by thieves who won’t be interrupted. Two juveniles recently arrested after a high-speed chase were found to have an AR-15 rifle, floor jack, reciprocating saw and saw blades. (INT)

A break in the winter rains should enable construction to resume on the Freeway 91 in Corona. A full weekend closure of westbound lanes from the I-15 to Lincoln Avenue starts Friday, January 27 at 10 p.m. until early Monday January 30th. Crews will complete repaving for the 91 Refresh project and remove temporary support structures. (INT)


A new agreement has been signed between the Twentynine Palm Band of Mission Indians and the National Park Service for shared stewardship of resources at the Joshua Tree National Park. The pact strengthens the park’s commitment on the future of land and resources. (INT)

The San Bernardino City Unified School District is out with an ambitious list of construction projects. Those include a transportation and advanced technology center at Pacific High School and a career technology education facility at Indian Springs High School where students will get a jump-start on their career. A welcome center is part of a 250-million dollar construction campaign. (INT)

The Riverside Transit Agency has introduced a micro-transit service dubbed GoMicro in the Hemet-San Jacinto area. Mini-buses are operating daily at 300 stops in a 30 square-mile-area. The on-demand service is being offered without charge through January 7th. (INT)

Metrolink is expanding its service on the new Arrow Route linking Redlands and San Bernardino. Two early morning and four late-night weekday trains have been added. On weekends, four early morning and four late-night trains will be included down the 9-mile corridor. Metrolink also plans a round-trip express train between Redlands and Los Angeles as well as weekend service between 5:34am and 11:32pm. (INT)

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