September 24, 2022
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LOS ANGELES – (INT) – Southern Californians have another earthquake worry.
GENEVA - U.N. investigators say there is evidence that Russian forces who invaded Ukraine in February 2022 committed war crimes. The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine presented its findings Friday to the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Hurricane Fiona pummeled Bermuda with heavy rains and winds early on Friday, on its way up to Canada's Atlantic coast. Officials in Canada have urged residents in the country's eastern provinces to prepare for coastal flooding and power outages.
WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday announced $1.5 billion in funding to tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic, a major public health crisis that reached record levels during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Blue lakes run the risk of losing their color due to climate change, a new study shows. If climate change persists, the percentage of blue lakes may decrease.
HIGHLAND - (INT) - Highway 330 connecting Highland and Running Springs was closed Friday afternoon to allow fire fighters better access to a wildfire.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Temperatures across Southern California are climbing ahead of an abbreviated heat wave.
GLEN HELEN – (INT) – The San Bernardino County sheriff’s department disclosed Thursday that two people died during the Nocturnal Wonderland Electronic Dance Music Festival.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – What became known as the ‘Arden-Guthrie’ property in San Bernardino will get some tenants.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – Local law enforcement authorities are warning that drug trafficking organizations are producing counterfeit pharmaceutical pills containing fentanyl.
HIGHLAND –(INT) – Another fentanyl overdose death has become a case of murder.
WASHINGTON – (INT) – A Riverside man pleaded guilty Wednesday September 21st for his role in the January 6th insurrection of the U.S. Capitol Building.
FOREST FALLS - (INT) - Storm-damaged Forest Falls and Oak Glen are in full recovery mode.
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) – The new COVID-19 booster has arrived in the Inland Empire.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Declining home values may get buyers off the sidelines.
EAST HEMET – (INT) – Getting a solid containment line around the remains of Riverside County’s Fairview Fire is almost complete.
JURUPA VALLEY – (INT) - Poly-fluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, have contaminated drinking water supplies that the Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) treats.
INLAND EMPIRE – (INT) – Unemployment in Riverside and San Bernardino counties appears to have leveled off after several months of decline.
BIG BEAR – (INT) – There is still some open line on the western flank of the Radford Fire. But containment was up to 87% at last report.
REDLANDS – (INT) – The Arrow is running but the rail service connecting Redlands and San Bernardino is only ‘simulated’.
HEMET – (INT) – Southern California Edison (SCE) has informed the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that it is investigating whether its equipment may have been involved near the origin of the Fairview Fire.
MORENO VALLEY – (INT) - A team of Riverside University Health System doctors and scholars have developed an innovative assessment to help providers and patients improve health outcomes.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Governor Newsom says bills approved by state lawmakers will support immigrants, advance equity and expand opportunity.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Stubborn refinery issues continue to frustrate Southern California motorists.
SAN FRANCISCO – (INT) – By one measure, poverty in California has taken a big hit.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – It may take a few more years, but Californians may be able to breathe easier.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - California has 10,384,673 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) State health officials report 4,753 probable and confirmed monkeypox cases.
SOUTHLAND - The autumn wildfire season is fast approaching.
LOS ANGELES - Maury Wills, whose long tenure with the Los Angeles Dodgers began the year after the team moved to Southern California, has died.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – State health officials issued new guidelines Tuesday on the use of face masks to protect against COVID-19.
FORESTHILL – (INT) – Wetting rains are helping firefighters encircle remains of the Mosquito Fire.
LOS ANGELES – (INT) – Limited outdoor watering has resumed in parts of Los Angeles after urgent repairs were completed Monday on a major pipeline ahead of schedule.
he Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) asked would-be voters about their concerns ahead of the November election.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) –Social media and other platforms will be required to take steps to protect children’s mental and physical health and wellbeing while online.
SACRAMENTO – (INT) – Governor Newsom has signed landmark legislation to empower fast-food workers with new wage and workplace protections.
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – The Climate Prediction Center says La Nina is not going away anytime soon.
We’re not the worst, but close to it.
LOS ANGELES – It’s hard to imagine disastrous flooding in California.
Governor Newsom signed several bills Friday to support California Native communities and build on promoting equity, inclusion and accountability throughout the state. Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) was instrumental in addressing the ongoing crisis of missing and murdered Native people from communities across the country. (INT)

San Bernardino police are trying to determine what sparked a Tuesday night shooting outside a business on West Marshall Boulevard that left a Glendale man dead. Arrested the next day was William Norris, Jr., 21, of San Bernardino. Nader Alkouli, 46, died minutes later at a local hospital. (INT)

An 81-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed in the early Wednesday morning darkness in Moreno Valley. Gil Revoir of Moreno Valley died at the scene on Perris Boulevard before he could be taken to a hospital. (INT)

San Bernardino County non-profits are urged to apply for their share of a unique $1.5 million grant courtesy of First 5 San Bernardino. There’s new money for local non-profit groups --- ranging from churches to education and resource centers --- seeking to build or support programs that help young children and their families. The application period runs through November 4th. (INT)

One of two suspected dog-napers who broke into the county animal shelter in Jurupa Valley and stole three dogs September 14th has been arrested. The second suspect remains at-large and the dogs are still missing. They were impounded after attacking an individual at a homeless encampment earlier this month. (INT)

Another California law becomes first in the nation. It requires the State to develop a framework for measuring and then reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the construction of all public and private buildings. “We will bring conscious design and employ low carbon construction materials to help generations to come,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. Governor Gavin Newsom also signed a package of legislation Friday to cut pollution, protect Californians from big polluters, and accelerate the state’s transition to clean energy. (INT)


One of the Courtyards at Cottonwood affordable housing community in Moreno Valley has opened. It is an 81-unit gated community with 60 units set aside for lower-income families and 20 units reserved for lower-income seniors. (INT)

A first-of-its-kind social media transparency measure has been signed into law. It’s designed to protect Californians from hate and disinformation spread online. It requires social media companies to publicly post their policies regarding hate speech, disinformation, harassment and extremism on their platforms. (INT)

Non-profit agencies in Riverside County are getting a financial boost. County supervisors have adopted a plan to distribute 15 million in American Rescue Plan Act dollars to local non-profits. It’s part of the county’s plan for long-term strategies focused on impact, sustainability, and building economic and community resiliency. (INT)

Incidents of wrong-way drivers on local freeways could become fewer. New signs are being posted at the top of several off-ramps warning drivers they could be going the wrong way. The $1.3 million project includes key ramps on the I-10, the I-215 and State Route 210. Work should be completed in a few weeks. (INT)

A replay of the recent weekend closure on the Freeway 91 in Corona is set for Friday September 30th. Repaving will force the closure of all eastbound lanes between Main Street to near the I-15 interchange. Motorists will be redirected to Route 60, Route 71, or Interstates 15 or 215 to reconnect to eastbound 91. The closure will be lifted by early morning October 3rd. (INT)

Two Men and a Truck is meeting the needs of the Inland Empire’s transient population. It has opened an office in Upland. Franchisee Samantha Miller noted that the region “has a lot of residential homes, apartment complexes, and townhomes so people are continuously moving in and out of the community.” (INT)

Billed as a ‘conversation’, San Bernardino voters will have a chance to meet Helen Tran and Jim Penman, the two run-off candidates for mayor. The two will appear October 7th at 5pm at the 7th Day Adventist Church on West 16th Street. The two were the highest vote-getters in the June Primary. One will replace Mayor John Valdivia who is not seeking re-election. (INT)

State and local leaders are underscoring the urgent need to conserve water. Meeting at CalState San Bernardino on Monday September 19th, leaders were told the state should brace for a possible fourth dry year. They said the region needs to make conservation a way of life. (INT)

Transients camped out in Banning have been linked to burglaries of train cars stopped on the Union Pacific tracks. Police suspected the pair as they were caught opening stolen boxes in their near-by encampment. Forty packages were recovered and returned to a UPS cargo container. (INT)

A 71-year-old former foster parent from Barstow is accused of sexually abusing five children. The arrest of Juan Esparza late Thursday came nearly 3-months after San Bernardino County authorities opened an investigation. (INT)

Two San Bernardino County fire stations are being upgraded. A $6 million dollar check is being presented Thursday to purchase new equipment and renovate existing facilities to improve the firefighting capability and medical response of the Wrightwood and Hesperia stations. Those stations are operated by the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District (SBCoFD). (INT)

Moreno Valley has launched the city’s largest public works project in history. The $50 million Pavement Rehabilitation Program will repave nearly 190 miles of streets. Officials promise to condense 10 years’ of road work into 18 months. (INT)

The City of Menifee is fast-tracking building permits for ‘granny flats’ (ADU’s) on residential properties. Eight different floor plans are offered free, online ranging from 305 square foot studio to a 1,198 sq ft home. The Permit Ready ADU program is intended to reduce the time and cost necessary to build a detached ADU. It eliminates the need to hire a professional to prepare plans and minimizes building plan review time and cost. (INT)

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