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MORENO VALLEY: Judge tentatively rules Gutierrez must step down
A judge issued a preliminary ruling Monday, July 28, siding with residents seeking to remove Moreno Valley Councilman Yxstian Gutierrez from office. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Craig Riemer tentatively ruled that Gutierrez is not eligible...
28 Jul 2014 at 4:20pm
by BY STEPHEN WALL



RIVERSIDE: City restricts water use
Riverside water customers will soon get letters detailing the city?s new mandatory water restrictions and how they can comply, after a statewide directive to respond to a three-year drought. Riverside Public Utilities plans a marketing blitz...
28 Jul 2014 at 11:40am
by BY ALICIA ROBINSON



RIVERSIDE: Rejected ambulance company seeks new hearing
An Orange-based ambulance company that was denied a permit to operate in Riverside may get a new hearing, after raising questions about the fairness of the first one. Attorneys for Care Ambulance, which sought to provide non-emergency service in the...
28 Jul 2014 at 11:40am
by BY ALICIA ROBINSON



BANKING: Opus Bank reports $10.3 million in 2Q income
Irvine-based Opus Bank on Monday reported net income of $10.3 million, or 32 cents per share, for the second quarter realizing record growth in loans held for investment. Stephen Gordon, Opus founding chairman and chief executive officer, said...
28 Jul 2014 at 6:22pm



WINCHESTER: New stop for county bookmobile
Looking like a motor coach wrapped in a rainbow-colored scene, the Riverside County Library System?s western county bookmobile is making a once-a-week-stop outside Francis Domenigoni Community Center next door to Winchester Elementary School. The...
28 Jul 2014 at 6:05pm
by BY GAIL WESSON



WINE COUNTRY: Financing for roundabouts, signs proposed by county
Now that the blueprint for turning Temecula Valley Wine Country into a vacation destination is moving forward, Riverside County officials are turning their attention to finding ways to finance improvements called for in that plan. Supervisors Jeff...
28 Jul 2014 at 5:32pm
by BY DAVID DOWNEY



JURUPA VALLEY: Marine, family are victims of arson, officials say
A U.S. Marine, his wife and 2-week-old daughter escaped death early Monday, when firefighters responding to an arson kicked in the front door of their Jurupa Valley home and rousted them from a deep sleep. ?This seems like a nightmare,? Julian...
28 Jul 2014 at 5:21pm
by BY SANDRA STOKLEY



LAKE ELSINORE: Street-sweeping hours extended
Starting Friday, street sweepers in Lake Elsinore will take a couple of extra hours daily to get the job done. CC&R Environmental Services, the company the city hires to provide the service, is extending its daily street-sweeping schedule to 8 a.m.....
28 Jul 2014 at 5:18pm
by BY MICHAEL J. WILLIAMS



TEMECULA: Bobby Caldwell coming to Thornton Winery
Six months ago, when Bobby Caldwell filmed a PBS special with the United States Air Force Band, the group made a lasting impression on the longtime crooner. ?These guys blew me away, and you know. I know my orchestra,? he said. ?I was stunned...
28 Jul 2014 at 5:04pm
by BY JIM DAIL



SCHOOLS: Program aims to support new teachers
Many new teachers are enthusiastic, well-trained and want more than anything to do a good job. They also can easily become overwhelmed and discouraged by the needs of students, especially at campuses in low-income areas that have the highest...
28 Jul 2014 at 4:46pm
by BY DAYNA STRAEHLEY




  Daily Bulletin


Ontario livestock auction owner Horatio Santorsola pleads no contest to anima...

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> The owner of Ontario Livestock Sales, the largest livestock market in Southern California, has pleaded no contest to violating state law on animal cruelty by permitting animals too sick or injured to stand to be sold into the food supply.

Horatio Santorsola, owner of the market, was also placed on two years probation, and ordered to pay $1,000 to the Humane Society, and another $290 to a victim restitution fund, said Christopher Lee, spokesman for the San Bernardino County ...


28 Jul 2014 at 6:01pm
by Neil Nisperos





NASA's Opportunity Mars rover breaks off-Earth distance record

PASADENA >> The Opportunity Mars rover broke a world record this month when, after 10.5 years, its odometer read 25 miles, NASA announced Monday.

Opportunity's mission when it landed on Jan. 26, 2004, was to survive three months and travel .62 miles. It had orders to sample the geology on Mars and determine its past habitability.


28 Jul 2014 at 5:46pm
by Zen Vuong



LAPD: 5 arrested in connection with USC killing

LOS ANGELES >> Two men and two juveniles were behind bars today in connection with the beating death of a Chinese USC graduate student who was attacked while walking home and was found hours later inside his apartment.

Jonathan DelCarmen, 19, Andrew Garcia, 18, along with a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl, are suspected of robbing and beating 24-year-old Xinran Ji around 12:45 a.


28 Jul 2014 at 3:34pm
by City News Service



Suspect's mother acted as lookout in fatal Long Beach robbery, officals say

LONG BEACH >> The mother of a man reportedly involved in a fatal home-invasion robbery acted as lookout in the crime and was charged Monday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.


28 Jul 2014 at 2:00pm
by Greg Yee



Prosecutors in Colonies corruption case given chance to prevent dismissal

SAN BERNARDINO >> A Superior Court judge on Monday ruled that prosecutors can amend the indictment in the Colonies corruption case, preventing the dismissal of a dozen more charges against the four defendants.

In a lengthy address to prosecutors and defense attorneys, Superior Court Judge Michael A.


28 Jul 2014 at 12:22pm
by Joe Nelson



French '84 Olympian shooters enjoyed themselves during Inland Empire stay

Ah, the French.

Thirty years ago today, the Olympics came to San Bernardino County, and the competitors from France arrived ready to party.

Beginning July 29, 1984, the Prado Recreation Area in southern Chino was host to a week of shooting events for the XXIII Olympics.


28 Jul 2014 at 11:51am
by Joe Blackstock





A$AP Mob including A$AP Ferg to headline HARD Summer music festival

A$AP Ferg has had a year filled with standout guest appearances on songs with artists ranging from Haim to Young Thug, memorable performances at this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio and more with his nonstop drive.


28 Jul 2014 at 10:58am
by Wes Woods





Russell Thompkins, Jr. and The New Stylistics 'Steppin with Style' at Ontario...

Russell Thompkins, Jr., the voice of world-famous 1970s R&B group The Stylistics, has never stopped singing. Even at the age of 63 he is enjoying touring and entertaining now more than ever before.

Thompkins fans -- young and old -- love his hits like "You Make Me Feel Brand New," "You'll Never Get to Heaven if You Break My Heart," "Stoned in Love with You" and "Betcha By Golly, Wow" and can still enjoy them as he and The New Stylistics take the stage at the Ontario Convention Center on Aug.


28 Jul 2014 at 10:56am
by Diana Sholley





L.A.'s Ooks of Hazzard set to land at Folk Music Center in Claremont

The Ooks of Hazzard, known for covers like MGMT's "Kids" video as well as their own original music, are bringing their ukuleles to the Folk Music Center in Claremont on Saturday.

Member Patrick Hildebrand, who said he spends his days creating, recording and teaching music at the Amazing Music Store in Pacific Palisades, describes his band as a "labor of love that affords us to make music, travel and have fun.


28 Jul 2014 at 10:33am
by Wes Woods



Heat wave, thunderstorms continue in Inland Empire

Residents can expect more thunderstorms passing through San Bernardino and Riverside Counties today, according to the National Weather Service.

A 30 percent chance of thunderstorms are forecasted for Inland Empire before 11 a.m. today followed by a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11p.


28 Jul 2014 at 6:56am
by Doug Saunders




 San Bernardino Sun


Car and bus collide in San Bernardino, injuring nine

Nine people suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital after an Omnitrans bus and a car collided Monday in San Bernardino.

The crash occurred around 1 p.m. near 6th Street and Waterman Avenue, police said.

Police officials said preliminary reports revealed the unlicensed driver of a black vehicle may have cut off the bus, causing the crash.


28 Jul 2014 at 5:44pm
by Doug Saunders



Prosecutors in Colonies corruption case given chance to prevent dismissal

SAN BERNARDINO >> A Superior Court judge on Monday ruled that prosecutors can amend the indictment in the Colonies corruption case, preventing the dismissal of a dozen more charges against the four defendants.

In a lengthy address to prosecutors and defense attorneys, Superior Court Judge Michael A.


28 Jul 2014 at 12:21pm
by Joe Nelson



French '84 Olympian shooters enjoyed themselves during Inland Empire stay

Ah, the French.

Thirty years ago today, the Olympics came to San Bernardino County, and the competitors from France arrived ready to party.

Beginning July 29, 1984, the Prado Recreation Area in southern Chino was host to a week of shooting events for the XXIII Olympics.


28 Jul 2014 at 11:51am
by Joe Blackstock



San Bernardino firefighters battle 2-alarm structure fire downtown

SAN BERNARDINO >> Firefighters battled a 2-alarm blaze Monday morning in an abandoned building at 1425 North E Street.

The call came out shortly after 10 a.m. that smoke could be seen billowing out of the roof, officials said.

When firefighters arrived, the building was fully involved with flames.


28 Jul 2014 at 11:43am
by Doug Saunders





Russell Thompkins, Jr. and The New Stylistics 'Steppin with Style' at Ontario...

Russell Thompkins, Jr., the voice of world-famous 1970s R&B group The Stylistics, has never stopped singing. Even at the age of 63 he is enjoying touring and entertaining now more than ever before.

Thompkins fans -- young and old -- love his hits like "You Make Me Feel Brand New," "You'll Never Get to Heaven if You Break My Heart," "Stoned in Love with You" and "Betcha By Golly, Wow" and can still enjoy them as he and The New Stylistics take the stage at the Ontario Convention Center on Aug.


28 Jul 2014 at 10:56am
by Diana Sholley



Heat wave, thunderstorms continue in Inland Empire

Residents can expect more thunderstorms passing through San Bernardino and Riverside Counties today, according to the National Weather Service.

A 30 percent chance of thunderstorms are forecasted for Inland Empire before 11 a.m. today followed by a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11p.


28 Jul 2014 at 6:56am
by Doug Saunders





Inland Empire housing market still in flux

It was supposed to be a breakout year for home sales.

But after years of recession that bulldozed the Inland Empire housing market, there are still glitches in the road to recovery.

Among those glitches: Homebuyers, or potential buyers, are still worried about their jobs. And tight home inventories of homes for sale haven't helped.


27 Jul 2014 at 6:24pm
by Gregory J. Wilcox



Pomona to address health needs, reduce its violence

POMONA >> As Pomona works to address violence in the city, residents, health professionals and others have begun working to address the population's health needs.

More than 60 people gathered at the Boys and Girls Club of Pomona Valley recently to begin the work that goes beyond the physical and that left unaddressed can contribute to violent situations.


27 Jul 2014 at 12:01am
by Monica Rodriguez





Ontario airport, area hotels report some growth in 2014

Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga hotels near the L.A./Ontario International Airport are reporting occupancy growth this year, as airport officials report some growth in passenger traffic during the first half of 2014.

Still, Inland Empire critics of Los Angeles' control of the airport say overall year-to-year declines are harming the local economy.


27 Jul 2014 at 12:01am
by Neil Nisperos





Teddy Harris makes another run for Rialto Unified school board

A veteran candidate has thrown her hat in the ring for the two open seats on the Rialto Unified school board up for grabs in the Nov. 4 election.

Eoma "Teddy" Harris, who previously ran for the school board in 2012, submitted her candidacy paperwork on July 17, according to the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters.


27 Jul 2014 at 5:14pm
by Beau Yarbrough




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