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CORONA: Teen is pillar of strength in cancer fight
Doctors have been telling 14-year-old Victoria Smitherman all kinds of things since her 2012 brain cancer diagnosis. First they said her cancer was terminal and there was nothing she could do. Two surgeries and more than a year of treatments later,...
29 May 2015 at 8:15am
by BY PATRICK O’NEILL



NORCO: Leukemia patient to live college dream
Lying in a hospital bed during a chemotherapy infusion, Jorge Garcia was told the Make-A-Wish program would fulfill one of his dreams. The Corona High School student was ambivalent. ?It?s almost scary when they tell you you?ve been selected,?...
29 May 2015 at 8:15am
by BY PATRICK O’NEILL



CORONA: Intruder posed as city employee
A man posing as a city employee entered a Corona home last week, told the elderly resident he was searching for leaks, then charged $100 for his faux services. City officials say the resident has since reported the incident to police, but no suspects...
29 May 2015 at 10:50am
by BY PATRICK O?NEILL



SAN BERNARDINO: Car hits pole, shuts freeway ramp
A car struck a light pole Friday morning, May 29, causing an off-ramp closure, a fire official said. The crash was on southbound Interstate 215 at the Orange Show Road off-ramp, said San Bernardino fire Capt. Mike Arvizo. Firefighters had to cut the...
29 May 2015 at 1:12pm
by BY PETER SUROWSKI



RIVERSIDE: Casa Blanca residents to be honored
Riverside will begin exploring options for honoring World War II hero Salvador Lara, who posthumously received the Congressional Medal of Honor last year, City Council committee members decided Friday, May 29. The Riverside City Council?s...
29 May 2015 at 12:30pm
by BY SUZANNE HURT



EDITORIAL: How can Hemet afford to keep its Fire Department?
Hemet is like many cities in that it struggles with its finances. The proposed budget for the next fiscal year presently carries a nearly $5 million deficit, with $34.5 million in revenue and $39.3 million in expenditures. There are three primary...
29 May 2015 at 7:00am



DROUGHT: Temecula Valley winegrowers get creative with water
Robert Renzoni isn?t going dry without a fight. Looking to make his Temecula Valley winery more self-sufficient in the face of the statewide drought ? and shield himself from the rising costs of water ? the owner of Renzoni Winery and Vineyards...
28 May 2015 at 9:51pm
by BY AARON CLAVERIE



CORONA: Man missing for three days found in ravine
An at-risk Placentia man was rescued Wednesday, May 27, after missing for three days in the Cleveland National Forest. Elder Lopez Juarez, 24, was found dehydrated, incapacitated, and injured at the bottom of a ravine located in the foothills of a...
28 May 2015 at 11:36am
by BY ALI TADAYON



CORONA: Koroneburg Old Renaissance World Festival showcases the past
The Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival continues its 18th season now through Sunday, June 21, in Corona. The festival focuses on all things Renaissance, as it offers a variety of activities, shows and fun for guests of all ages. There will be...
28 May 2015 at 12:00am
by BY CHARLOTTE BRAY



TEMECULA: Balloon & Wine Festival lifts off for another year
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported an early morning discount for the event. General admission is $10 between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31 at the gate only. General admission prices also...
27 May 2015 at 12:00am
by BY STEPHANIE SCHULTE




  Daily Bulletin




Meet the new cougar in town: Verdugo Mountains' P-41

GLENDALE >> Biologists are studying a mountain lion found in the Verdugo Mountains, a small range surrounded by suburbs north of downtown Los Angeles.

The National Park Service says the adult male dubbed P-41 was captured May 7 and outfitted with a GPS tracking collar. Blood and tissue samples were collected before it was released.


29 May 2015 at 1:33pm
by The Associated Press



Woman dies after 36-foot fall from San Bernardino County Fair ride

VICTORVILLE >> A woman died after falling 28 feet from a ride at the San Bernardino County Fair Thursday night.

Sabrina Gordon, 31 and a resident of Hesperia, was on the middle platform of the FreeDrop USA ride at the San Bernardino County Fair when she fell to the ground. She was airlifted to a county hospital and died from her injuries around 12:20 a.


29 May 2015 at 6:38am
by Beatriz Valenzuela





Ontario airport's international traffic continues to grow

ONTARIO >> International passenger traffic continues to see a sizable growth at LA/Ontario International Airport, with one Mexican carrier adding a sixth flight to Guadalajara next month.

According to April passenger figures released by Los Angeles World Airports on Friday, international traffic increased 74 percent from the same month in 2014.


29 May 2015 at 12:09pm
by Liset Marquez



SWAT standoff in north Rialto ends after nearly 7 hours

RIALTO >> After nearly seven hours, a 65-year-old man who was allegedly armed with several firearms surrendered to SWAT officers late Friday morning.

The condition of the unidentified man, who reportedly shot himself accidentally, was not immediately known. His wife had been hiding in the couple's bathroom, according to police officials.


29 May 2015 at 8:40am
by Beatriz Valenzuela



South Bay beaches to remain closed indefinitely for tar-ball cleanup

South Bay beaches will remain closed indefinitely from Redondo Beach to El Segundo today as cleanup crews continued to remove tar balls that washed ashore.


29 May 2015 at 6:50am
by Larry Altman





Suge Knight hires attorney Thomas Mesereau, who defended Michael Jackson, Rob...

LOS ANGELES >> A judge on Friday delayed the murder trial of Marion "Suge" Knight after the former rap music mogul hired the attorney who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges.

The appearance of attorney Thomas Mesereau prompted the judge to reschedule a hearing on a motion by Knight to dismiss murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges.


29 May 2015 at 9:08am
by By Anthony McCartney The Associated Press





Jerrod Niemann, Rodney Atkins in Rancho Cucamonga and more concerts in the In...

Country superstar Jerrod Niemann, who was a performer at this year's Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, is set to perform at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill in Rancho Cucamonga.

Niemann performed April 26 on the Mane Stage at this year's Stagecoach and will again be taking center stage at 8 p.


29 May 2015 at 11:30am
by Wes Woods





710 Fest to celebrate cannabis culture with Demrick, Thick As Thieves and more

The 710 Fest aims to make the National Orange Show the hottest joint in the Inland Empire this weekend as it celebrates cannabis culture with hip-hop arists Dizzy Wright, Freddie Gibbs and others.

"It's about unity through cannabis and I'm all about that," said North Hollywood's Demrick, who is also on the festival's bill.


29 May 2015 at 11:04am
by Wes Woods





Diamond Bar teacher a finalist for Grammy Foundation and Recording Academy award

After winning $1,000 as a finalist for the Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and Grammy Foundation, Diamond Bar High School teacher Steven Acciani gave it back.

Acciani, who lives in Chino Hills with his family, was presented with $1,000 honorariums by Grammy Foundation vice president Scott Goldman at a May 18 ceremony at the school.


29 May 2015 at 10:59am
by Wes Woods





Did owner of broken Santa Barbara oil pipeline do enough?

SANTA BARBARA >> Emergency workers and officials from a pipeline operator had gathered last week to train for the worst -- an oil spill -- when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell at a nearby beach.

Santa Barbara County firefighters rushed to the shoreline, where they discovered oil flowing across a beach and into the Pacific.


29 May 2015 at 9:19am
by By Brian Melley and Michael R. Blood The Associated Press




 San Bernardino Sun


Woman dies after 36-foot fall from San Bernardino County Fair ride

VICTORVILLE >> A woman died after falling 28 feet from a ride at the San Bernardino County Fair Thursday night.

Sabrina Gordon, 31 and a resident of Hesperia, was on the middle platform of the FreeDrop USA ride at the San Bernardino County Fair when she fell to the ground. She was airlifted to a county hospital and died from her injuries around 12:20 a.


29 May 2015 at 6:38am
by Beatriz Valenzuela



SWAT standoff in north Rialto ends after nearly 7 hours

RIALTO >> After nearly seven hours, a 65-year-old man who was allegedly armed with several firearms surrendered to SWAT officers late Friday morning.

The condition of the unidentified man, who reportedly shot himself accidentally, was not immediately known. His wife had been hiding in the couple's bathroom, according to police officials.


29 May 2015 at 8:39am
by Beatriz Valenzuela





Jerrod Niemann, Rodney Atkins in Rancho Cucamonga and more concerts in the In...

Country superstar Jerrod Niemann, who was a performer at this year's Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, is set to perform at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill in Rancho Cucamonga.

Niemann performed April 26 on the Mane Stage at this year's Stagecoach and will again be taking center stage at 8 p.


29 May 2015 at 11:30am
by Wes Woods





710 Fest to celebrate cannabis culture with Demrick, Thick As Thieves and more

The 710 Fest aims to make the National Orange Show the hottest joint in the Inland Empire this weekend as it celebrates cannabis culture with hip-hop arists Dizzy Wright, Freddie Gibbs and others.

"It's about unity through cannabis and I'm all about that," said North Hollywood's Demrick, who is also on the festival's bill.


29 May 2015 at 11:04am
by Wes Woods





Man beaten by sheriff's deputies charged with 11 felonies

VICTORVILLE >> Prosecutors today charged Francis Pusok, the man sheriff's deputies are accused of beating in the desert, with 11 felony and three misdemeanor counts in Victorville Superior Court.

Pusok was not in attendance, but he's scheduled to be in court June 16, officials said.

He was charged with evading arrest, vandalism over $400, stealing a horse, animal cruelty, being a felon in possession of ammunition, and three counts of auto theft.


28 May 2015 at 10:33am
by Doug Saunders





Plymouth Village's Strawberry Festival to celebrate 50th year on Tuesday

REDLANDS >> Plymouth Village's Strawberry Festival has been a highlight in town since its start 50 years ago.

And to celebrate the event's golden anniversary Tuesday, the retirement community is pulling out all the stops.

"We're just really proud to have it go for 50 years," said Barbara Spriggs, Plymouth Village's activities coordinator.


28 May 2015 at 8:32pm
by Kristina Hernandez





Redlands police, residents donate laptop to student stabbed in the face

REDLANDS >> After Furman Alphonso Newby II was attacked last week riding his bicycle home from school, a group of strangers have come together to help the young man reach his dreams.

"I'm overwhelmed," said the 32-year-old Art Institute student Thursday as he sat in a waiting room at Loma Linda University Medical Center where Redlands police presented him with a laptop donated by three University of Redlands graduates who have since started a tech company.


28 May 2015 at 7:18pm
by Beatriz Valenzuela



Graduation 2015: Jurupa Hills High School Spartans ready for the future

ONTARIO >> Jurupa Hills High School held their commencement ceremony at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario on Thursday, May 28.

Family, friends and graduates of the Fontana school's class of 2015 shared photos from the celebration on Twitter and Facebook.

To read more local graduation coverage visit,


28 May 2015 at 6:59pm
by Sarah Batcha





Legendary Selena lives again in tribute concert on Saturday

SAN BERNARDINO >> Sinfonia Mexicana knows how to throw a party.

The San Bernardino-based nonprofit's 30th anniversary is Saturday, and to celebrate?

"A Tribute to Selena" concert, featuring vocalist Karol Posada, who delivers a polished, authentic recreation of iconic Selena's last concert -- Feb.


28 May 2015 at 5:50pm
by Michel Nolan



Local students win honors, receive degrees

A number of local students have received degrees or honors at colleges and universities throughout the nation:

CREIGHTON: Tri Le of San Bernardino graduated from the School of Medicine with a doctor of medicine degree during commencement ceremonies at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.


28 May 2015 at 5:39pm




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