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|November 22, 2019|
SAN FRANCISCO - California’s highest state court on Thursday struck down a law that would have required President Trump to hand over his tax returns as a condition to appearing on the state’s ballot for the Republican primary.
NEW YORK - Former New York City mayor and billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg filed federal papers on Thursday officially declaring himself a candidate in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field.
Israel's attorney general has charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in connection with three separate cases.
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - Colombia has joined a wave of other nations in South America experiencing anti-government demonstrations.
WASHINGTON - American Farm Bureau Federation’s 34th annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.91, or less than $5.00 per person.
SOUTHLAND ?(INT) ?Beleaguered Southern California motorists are getting some relief at the gas pump.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - With Southern California’s first storm of the season in the rear view mirror, forecasters are turning their attention to the next.
CHINO ?(INT) ?The prescription drug Xanax is finding its way onto school campuses.
BANNING ?(INT) ?Riverside County authorities are declaring success in a 15-month-long campaign against organized crime.
JURUPA VALLEY ?(INT) ?Marijuana eradication teams say they are waging a full court press on those bent on converting rented homes for indoor marijuana cultivation.
INLAND EMPIRE ?(INT) ?Motorists haven’t heard the last of Swarm 60.
INLAND EMPIRE ?(INT) ?Employment across Riverside and San Bernardino counties has eclipsed 2-million.
ANZA ?(INT) - Only one arrest resulted in the latest law enforcement action against marijuana growers in the Anza area.
MORENO VALLEY ?(INT) ?A 13-year-old boy is the latest to find himself in the criminal justice system for a schoolyard incident.
FONTANA ?(INT) ?Residents and city officials agree that shutting off power to wide sections of the city to prevent electrical-caused wildfires needs revisions.
RIVERSIDE ?(INT) ?Business activity in the Inland Empire is in positive territory and a new report sees even better times in 2020.
INLAND EMPIRE ?(INT) ?Two new reports underscore the challenges commuters are facing.
CAMPO ?(INT) - Border Patrol agents arrested 16 individuals Wednesday after smugglers cut the old landing mat border wall to make good a vehicle drive-thru attempt.
SANTA CLARITA ?(INT) ?The Los Angeles County sheriff says the weapon a 16-year-old boy used in the Saugus High School shootings was homemade.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - The arrival of another so-called ‘rainy season?is welcomed by many but is not without its consequences.
NEW YORK - It’s no secret that Southern California homes are expensive.
SACRAMENTO - Starting immediately, California state agencies will no longer buy gas-powered sedans, officials said Friday.
PARADISE ?(INT) ?This fire-stricken Northern California community has reached a milestone in its recovery.
SAN DIEGO ?(INT) ?An unusual attempt at smuggling illegal drugs across the Mexican border has been foiled.
SACRAMENTO - California halted approvals of new oil wells that use high-pressure steam extraction techniques.
HOLLYWOOD - “Ford v Ferrari?left its box office competitors in the dust.
SOUTHLAND ?(INT) ?Four-point-3 million Southern Californians are making plans to kick off the holiday season.
Climatologists say the autumn warm spell affecting most of California is not indicative that an El Nino is coming.
BERKELEY - Sudden Oak Death (SOD), a deadly disease for oak trees, is on the rise in California.
SACRAMENTO ?(INT) ?Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide at trapping heat.
SOUTHLAND ?(INT) ?California’s new Earthquake Early Warning System takes on added value Thursday.
With the wildfire season subsiding, the Forest Service is taking advantage of cooler, wet weather to do controlled burns. Several are planned in the coming weeks including three in the Big Bear area beginning Friday. Others covering hundreds of acres will follow in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains. (INT)
Caltrans has begun emergency repairs on a pair of desert highways damaged by the November 19th storm. Closed were Route 62 east of Iron Mountain Pump Plant Rd. and on US-95 from the Riverside County Line to Five Mile Station Road. Repairs will cost $700,000. (INT)
Menifee’s first police chief has been sworn into office. Patrick Walsh brings 35-years of law enforcement experience to the newly-formed police department. (INT)
Two Gardena Police officers were convicted Wednesday of scheming to purchase “off-roster?firearms not available to the general public and then illegally reselling the firearms for profit. Awaiting sentencing are Carlos Miguel Fernandez, 44, of Norwalk, and Edward Yasushiro Arao, 49, of Eastvale. Fernandez, whose Instagram handle was “the38superman,?advertised firearms for sale ?guns being offered by both himself, Arao and others ?on his Instagram account. (INT)
Passenger volume gains at Ontario International Airport (ONT) are now in double digits. October marked the fourth consecutive month that increases surpassed 10 percent. Total passenger volume this year may hit 5-million. Meanwhile, the volume of USPS mail through ONT decreased almost 42% in October and 23% on a year-to-date basis (INT)
Residents of Lake Arrowhead will be getting some aircraft noise relief. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be implementing a new flight path away from the mountain resort beginning December 5th. The change culminates a nearly 2-year effort to create nighttime flight path away from population centers to reduce the impact of noise on the community. (INT)
Negotiating the Badlands along Route 60 between Moreno Valley and Beaumont may require extra patience. One westbound lane remains closed between Jack Rabbit Trail and Gilman Springs Road. The single lane closure will be in place 24/7 until about February 2020 to allow for construction of an additional lane. Intermittent traffic breaks will occur for the next two weeks to complete removal of large rocks from the hillside. (INT)
Certification of the November 5th election have firmed up victories for four new members on the Riverside City Council. The only incumbent who sought re-election, Mike Gardner, lost to Erin Edwards by 1180 votes. Much narrower victories were claimed by Ronaldo Fierro, Gaby Plascenia and Steve Hemenway. (INT)
A license plate on a get-away car has led to the arrest of a Canyon Lake man on suspicion of staging nine bank robberies in three counties. Donovan Dintelman, 47, was arrested Wednesday not far from his last attempted stick-up in Chino Hills. The string of heists began last June and occurred in Orange, Chino Hills, Murrieta, Wildomar, and Lake Elsinore. (INT)
San Bernardino police say that Wednesday's rainstorm may have been a factor in a fatal collision of two vehicles on Kendall Drive. Jacob Green, 21, lost control of his car on a curve causing the crash that claimed his life. (INT)
Dan Munsey is the new fire chief for the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District. Munsey joined the department in 1995 and has been the assistant chief. He replaces Mark Hartwig, who left the department early this year to accept a job as fire chief for Santa Barbara County. (INT)
The filing period for candidates seeking four seats on the San Bernardino City Council closes December 6th. Voters in Wards Three, Five, Six and Seven will make their choices in the March 3rd primary election. Winners must get a majority of all votes cast or the top two voter-getters in each ward will advance to a November run-off. (INT)
The Riverside County Transportation Commission is seeking comments about the I-15 Express Lanes Project Southern Extension. The proposed project calls for adding 14.5 miles of Express Lanes from Cajalco Road in Corona to State Route 74 at Lake Elsinore. The project would add capacity by adding two express lanes in both directions within the highway median. No existing lanes would be converted to express lanes, officials said. (INT)