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MORENO VALLEY: Retired educator joins school board
A retired principal and administrator was chosen as the newest Moreno Valley school board member Tuesday night, March 3. Patrick Kelleher served as a principal at middle and high schools as well as an assistant superintendent during his 18 years with...
5 Mar 2015 at 8:15am

HEALTH: Eastvale student may have active TB
An Eleanor Roosevelt High School student is suspected of having active tuberculosis, and Riverside County health officials are working to identify students and staff on the Eastvale campus who might have been exposed. The student is being treated and...
5 Mar 2015 at 8:10am

SAN BERNARDINO: Lease to work at airport OK'd
Stratus Aircraft Services, an aircraft maitenance, repair and overhaul business, has been granted a lease to operate at San Bernardino International Airport. The San Bernardino International Airport Authority Commission recently approved Stratus for...
5 Mar 2015 at 3:36pm

MORENO VALLEY: Homebuyer files lawsuit over HERO-financed transaction
When Esther Kemmerer agreed to pay $345,000 for a clear title on a house in Moreno Valley in April 2013, she claims she got more than a property with energy-efficient amenities. Kemmerer got embroiled in a civil lawsuit accusing the seller and others...
5 Mar 2015 at 3:34pm

24 hours later, it's a crowded field
Chuck Washington has yet to sit for his first meeting as a Riverside County supervisor and he already faces at least two challengers in next year?s election. Murrieta Councilman Randon Lane and Temecula Councilman Mike Naggar on Thursday, March 5...
5 Mar 2015 at 3:21pm

AGUANGA: Paramedic makes special delivery -- his own baby daughter
With 11 years as a paramedic under his belt, Josh Rivers had delivered half a dozen babies. But number seven, born at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, was the most memorable one yet. The new arrival was his daughter, Grace. She was born in the Rivers family?s...
5 Mar 2015 at 3:06pm

SAN BERNARDINO: Third victim to die in shooting identified; arrest made (UPDATE)
Updates with identity of third person to die The third person to die in the shooting early Wednesday, March 4, outside a San Bernardino nightclub has been identified as Teron Reed, 33, of San Bernardino. Reed died at 5:05 a.m. Thursday, San...
5 Mar 2015 at 2:17pm

CORONA: City resident imprisoned in federal tax evasion case
A Corona woman drew two years in federal prison -- followed by three years of parole -- after pleading guilty to tax evasion, say U.S. Department of Justice officials. Yvette Johnson was sentenced Wednesday, March 4, in U.S. District Court in...
4 Mar 2015 at 8:12pm

CORONA: Alien Ant Farm, The Color Red to play Andy Kowatch memorial show
In late 2014, the Inland music scene lost one of its most beloved musicians and all-around nice guys when Sloth bassist Andy Kowatch died of a heart attack at age 43. Some of the biggest rock acts in the area are gathering to pay tribute to their...
4 Mar 2015 at 3:32pm

VAL VERDE: School board appoints new superintendent
A longtime Val Verde administrator will take over as superintendent this summer following the retirement of Superintendent Juan Lopez. Michael McCormick was appointed to the position on a 5-0 vote by the Val Verde Unified School District board...
4 Mar 2015 at 2:00pm

  Daily Bulletin

Carson scraps plan for monument to Turkish president connected to Armenian Ge...

Hundreds of protesters crowded Carson City Hall late Tuesday, calling Mayor Jim Dear's plan to install a Civic Center monument to a man they hold responsible for the massacre of more than 1 million Armenians an affront to human rights.

Dear hatched the proposal with members of the Turkish community, who had already commissioned designs for the statue of the first president of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

5 Mar 2015 at 1:31pm
by Sandy Mazza

Cal Poly Pomona students protest use of pasture land for new dorms

POMONA >> Cal Poly Pomona students are protesting on campus this afternoon about a proposed plan to build dorms on pasture land for the university's horses.

The protest got underway at noon outside the Bronco Student Center.

School administrators explained

5 Mar 2015 at 1:18pm
by Monica Rodriguez

'Superbug' endoscope used at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai didn't have FDA approval

The manufacturer of a medical instrument at the center of a recent "superbug" outbreak in Los Angeles did not receive federal clearance to sell the device, according to officials from the Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA confirmed that Olympus Corp. did not seek FDA clearance for the latest version of its specialized endoscope, which it began selling in 2010.

5 Mar 2015 at 12:45pm
by By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer

Republican Assemblyman Rocky Chavez to run for U.S. Senate

LOS ANGELES -- A two-term Republican assemblyman who has sought to broaden the appeal of the party with Hispanics launched an uphill campaign Thursday to become the next U.S. senator from California, a state that hasn't elected a GOP senator since the 1980s.

Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, a retired Marine Corps colonel who represents the Oceanside area of San Diego County, became the first established Republican to enter the 2016 contest to replace outgoing Sen.

5 Mar 2015 at 12:27pm
by By MICHAEL R. BLOOD AP Political Writer

Murdered La Verne couple's children fighting over inheritance

LOS ANGELES -- The daughter of a La Verne man killed along with his wife in their home the day after Christmas is suing the slain woman's daughter, alleging she took steps to wrest control of the family estate and alter the inheritance rights of the plaintiff and her two siblings.

Darci S. Isom's father was Armie "Troy" Isom, 89.

5 Mar 2015 at 12:02pm
by City News Service

Superbug spreads to Cedars-Sinai, hospital blames scopes

Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center were infected by a drug-resistant bacteria after undergoing an endoscopic procedure with the same manufacturer's device that caused two deaths among seven infections at UCLA only a few weeks ago, officials announced Wednesday.

4 Mar 2015 at 6:09pm
by Susan Abram

Backers of NFL stadium in Carson file initiative

CARSON >> Backers of a proposed football stadium in Carson on Wednesday filed an initiative to attempt to fast-track its approval, following a tactic successfully used by boosters of a stadium in Inglewood.

Should the initiative qualify for the ballot, it would likely be approved by the Carson City Council, negating the need for a vote by the city's residents.

4 Mar 2015 at 12:01am
by By City News Service

Man stabbed at Norms Restaurant in Claremont

CLAREMONT >> A man was stabbed Wednesday night in the parking lot of a popular, all-hours restaurant.

Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics responded to a stabbing at 8:57 p.m. at Norms Restaurant, 807 S. Indian Hill Blvd., according to a dispatch supervisor.

A helicopter landed in the area about 30 minutes later and was preparing to transport the 55-year-old victim to a trauma center, the supervisor said.

4 Mar 2015 at 12:01am
by Greg Cappis

Inland Empire, High Desert United Way branches merging

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Desert Communities United Way and Inland Empire United Way are merging.

The two arms of United Way are joining to better serve the needs to both regions, according to a news release from IEUW. The merger is expected to be completed in June.

"It's something we're excited about," said Gregory Bradbard, president and CEO of Inland Empire United Way.

4 Mar 2015 at 4:33pm
by Grace Wong

Upland Host Lions to raise funds for veterans monument

UPLAND >> When Ken Myers first heard about the plan to the Veterans Monument in the civic center, he was immediately motivated to raise funds.

Myers approached the Upland Host Lions Club - where he is a member - and presented the idea of holding an event to raise funds.

4 Mar 2015 at 8:36pm
by Liset Marquez

 San Bernardino Sun

San Bernardino nightclub shooting: One arrest, third victim dies, 1 remains c...

SAN BERNARDINO >> Police just confirmed they've arrested one man suspected of murder and a man caught in a melee of gunfire between rival gangs at Stingers Bar and Nightclub early Wednesday morning has died, making him the third fatality resulting from the shooting.

The man's name has not been released pending next-of-kin notification, according to San Bernardino Police Lt.

5 Mar 2015 at 10:30am
by Doug Saunders

Two men arrested after Redlands LA Fitness vehicle burglary

REDLANDS >> Two men were arrested Wednesday afternoon following a vehicle burglary at LA Fitness.

About 3:30 p.m., the Police Department received reports of the burglary of a parked and locked vehicle, according to a Police Department news release. Redlands police and Sheriff's Department Air Support helicopter 40 King located two vehicles involved in the theft.

4 Mar 2015 at 7:32pm
by Kristina Hernandez

Deputies seize drugs, stolen AR-15 rifle from Adelanto home

ADELANTO >> While serving a search warrant Wednesday, deputies seized drugs and a stolen rifle, arrested a woman and shot two dogs, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Deputies from the Victor Valley sheriff's station found "a substantial quantity of methamphetamine and paraphernalia consistent with drug sales" and a stolen AR-15 rifle at a home in the 11000 block of White Avenue, according to a Sheriff's Department statement.

4 Mar 2015 at 12:01am
by Greg Cappis

Common Core testing to begin at Inland Empire school districts

After years of preparation and controversy, California's students are taking their first statewide standardized tests based on Common Core State Standards this spring.

Districts could begin giving their students the Smarter Balanced Assessments as of March 4, but many will wait until April, according to Mike Chaix, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for the Cucamonga School District.

4 Mar 2015 at 7:31pm
by Beau Yarbrough

Yucca Valley to conduct medical marijuana special election

The citizens of Yucca Valley on June 2 will vote on a proposed ordinance that would allow up to two medical marijuana dispensaries to operate legally within town limits.

On Tuesday, the Town Council unanimously approved a resolution calling for the drafting of a ballot measure and the June 2 special election.

4 Mar 2015 at 5:59pm
by Joe Nelson

Inland Empire, High Desert United Way branches merging

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Desert Communities United Way and Inland Empire United Way are merging.

The two arms of United Way are joining to better serve the needs to both regions, according to a news release from IEUW. The merger is expected to be completed in June.

"It's something we're excited about," said Gregory Bradbard, president and CEO of Inland Empire United Way.

4 Mar 2015 at 4:34pm
by Grace Wong

Redlands Passenger Rail Project environmental report gets SanBAG support

SAN BERNARDINO >> The final environmental document for the Redlands Passenger Rail Project has been certified by the San Bernardino Associated Governments Board of Directors.

4 Mar 2015 at 4:07pm
by Sandra Emerson

'Shark Tank' comes to Citrus Valley High School

REDLANDS >> Dozens of business students at Citrus Valley High School Wednesday morning presented proposals to potential investors.

The small business ownership and management students discussed their ventures, aided by PowerPoint presentations, addressing a series of questions, including cost and target audience.

4 Mar 2015 at 4:05pm
by Kristina Hernandez

San Bernardino mayor to give State of the City speech

SAN BERNARDINO >> Armed with 500 opinions from people who've attended community engagement events, Mayor Carey Davis on Friday will report back on what he sees as the state of the city -- and its vision for 2015 and years to come.

4 Mar 2015 at 3:47pm
by Ryan Hagen

Hangar 24 AirFest fee waiver OK'd by Redlands City Council

REDLANDS >> Hangar 24 Charities' fee waiver request and application to sell alcohol has been approved.

The Redlands City Council, with the exception of Councilman Paul Barich, on Tuesday agreed to waive $23,532.17 in fees related to the city providing services and staff time for the Hangar 24 AirFest and 7th Anniversary Celebration May 16 at the Redlands Municipal Airport.

4 Mar 2015 at 2:08pm
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