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|September 21, 2019|
NEW YORK - In one of the largest youth-led demonstrations in history, millions of people from Manhattan to Mumbai took to the streets around the globe on Friday, their chants, speeches and homemade signs delivering the same stern message to world leaders: Do more to combat climate change. And do it faster.
SACRAMENTO - A coalition of state attorneys general is suing the Trump administration after it moved earlier in the week to revoke California's authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards, first granted under former President Obama.
NEW YORK CITY - Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, ending a campaign that failed to gain traction amid a crowded Democratic primary field.
BENTONVILLE, AR - Walmart Inc. will stop selling e-cigarettes in its U.S. locations as the country grapples with a string of vaping-related deaths.
Sixty years ago, children accounted for more than one-third, 36%, of the U.S. population. Today, that number is 22% and shrinking faster than anticipated.
INLAND EMPIRE ?(INT) ?The SR-60 Pavement Rehabilitation Project has resumed again this weekend.
INLAND EMPIRE ?The region’s low jobless rate has remained basically unchanged throughout the summer.
FONTANA ?(INT) ?Two women impersonating the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are accused in a gift card scam involving $900,000 in merchandise.
SAN BERNARDINO ?(INT) ?County officials are digging in their heels contending that a judge’s decision voiding the appointment of Third District Supervisor Dawn Rowe was in error.
RIVERSIDE ?(INT) ?Riverside residents are increasingly concerned about the cost of living, traffic and homelessness.
SAN BERNARDINO ?(INT) ?San Bernardino County Republican Paul Cook wants to trade his seat in Congress for one on the County Board of Supervisors.
MORENO VALLEY ?(INT) ?Mosquito control efforts are being stepped up in Moreno Valley and Nuevo to stem the spread of West Nile virus.
SAN BERNARDINO ?(INT) - Two acute pulmonary injury cases associated with vaping have been reported by San Bernardino County hospitals.
ADELANTO ?(INT) ?Congressman Mark Takano (D-Riverside) is raising concerns about conditions at the Adelanto ICE Detention Center.
SAN BERNARDINO ?(INT) ?Active tuberculosis has turned up at yet another Inland Empire location.
IDYLLWILD ?(INT) ?Travel between Hemet and this mountain community is gradually getting easier.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Some changes in Southland weather may coincide with Monday’s autumnal equinox.
SACRAMENTO ?(INT) - Governor Newsom signed a measure Friday that establishes ‘smog check?requirements for heavy-duty diesel trucks.
SOUTHLAND ?(INT) ?Local refinery issues and ongoing concerns over Saudi oil production are causing gasoline prices to jump.
Caltrans is releasing three Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments.
SACRAMENTO - Governor Newsom signed a sweeping new law that could force gig companies like Uber and Lyft to reclassify their workers as employees.
OAKLAND ?(INT) - University of California President Janet Napolitano will step down.
It should come as no surprise that California ranks high in several measures of diversity.
SACRAMENTO - California has become the third state to issue an executive order regarding the sale of e-cigarettes.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - California’s agricultural abundance is being reflected in new figures.
HOLLYWOOD - Pennywise’s reign of terror spreads as “It Chapter Two?maintained first place on box office charts.
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles metro area has the most homes that have an extreme risk of being destroyed or damaged in a wildfire.
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - With the 2020 elections just ahead, voter registration in California is up.
Investigators are hoping witnesses will step forward to help solve San Bernardino’s latest shooting. Alberto Ramirez, 30, was found fatally wounded on North Genevieve Street late Thursday. The San Bernardino man later died at a local hospital. (INT
California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a head-on collision on the Ramona Expressway Wednesday that claimed the life of a Moreno Valley Man. The coroner identified Julio Aguillon-Hernandez, 43, as the fatality west of 5th Street in Lakeview. (INT)
Two men have been shot, one fatally, touching off San Bernardino’s latest homicide investigation. Damien Lopez, 18, of San Bernardino died Tuesday night after he and another male were wounded on East Highland Avenue. The survivor was in critical condition. Police did not release any suspect information. (INT
Ontario International Airport is becoming the choice of more air passengers. More than half a million airline passengers flew through (ONT) in August, a 10% increase over August last year. That pushed the total for this year past 3.5 million. (INT)
The Forest Service has put out the Help Wanted sign for 2020 with the goal of hiring over 1,500 temporary workers statewide. Local positions will be at Fawnskin (Big Bear area), Idyllwild, Lytle Creek and San Bernardino. The positions are on fire engines and hotshot crews, at two helitack bases, the air tanker base in San Bernardino and in dispatch. Applications will be taken from Monday until September 30th at USAJOBS (INT)
Officials from several local cities will meet October 23rd to share information on strategies to reduce homelessness. Riverside is hosting the event. (INT)
Six suspects have now been linked to the slaying of a Wildomar man whose body was found last month 3-miles off the Ortega Highway in the Cleveland National Forest. Investigators have not given a motive or revealed any details about the slaying of Frery Coronel, age 31. (INT)
Construction began Wednesday on Mt. San Jacinto College’s (MSJC) new $43.3 million, 350,000-square-foot Temecula Valley Campus. It includes a seismic retrofit and tenant improvement of an existing five-story office building at 41888 Motor Car Parkway. The 27-acre campus is similar in size to MSJC’s Menifee Valley location, which currently serves more than 15,000 students. The first phase of construction, including all seismic retrofits and the full build-out of three floors, is expected to complete in time for the fall 2020 semester. (INT)
Suspects in a late Tuesday night homicide in Jurupa Valley gave lawmen the slip moments before sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene. Darnell White, 38, of Colton lost his life at a location on Kenwood Place. Details of the shooting were not released. (INT)
The City of Riverside is reaching out to the community to gather input on what city residents want in their next chief of police. Five community meetings have been scheduled around the city beginning Wednesday, and a new website has been established so that residents, business owners, and others can give feedback. Current police chief Sergio Diaz is retiring. (INT)
A Public Education Facilities Bond will be on the March Primary ballot. The measure allocates $2 billion to the University of California and sets the stage for the biggest capital investment in the University since 2006. (INT)
A new report found that Riverside boasts one of the highest percentages of franchised businesses in the nation, 6.6 percent. LendingTree ranked Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario No. 10 among US metro areas where franchising is most popular. (INT)