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LAKE ELSINORE: Skydiver killed in accident
A skydiver died in an accident in Lake Elsinore on Saturday, April 18, officials said. About 2:20 p.m., Riverside County sheriff's deputies went to a skydiving facility at 20701 Cereal Street. An employee at Skydive Elsinore told authorities that a...
19 Apr 2015 at 3:09pm

SAN BERNARDINO: Man wounded in car-to-car shooting
A man was wounded after being struck by gunfire in a car-to-car shooting in San Bernardino Sunday morning, April 19, police said. The shooting was reported at 8:15 a.m. in the area of Ninth Street and Garner Avenue, said San Bernardino police Sgt....
19 Apr 2015 at 2:48pm

FONTANA: Garage fire forces apartment evacuation
A garage fire prompted the evacuation of residents of a Fontana apartment complex early Sunday morning, April 19, officials said. Firefighters responded at 12:53 a.m. to a report of a fire in the 10000 block of Juniper Avenue, according to the San...
19 Apr 2015 at 2:31pm

RAMONA PLAY: Despite changes, tradition remains at 'Ramona'
New script, new cast, but on opening day of ?Ramona,? tradition trumped all. Reviews from several audience members among the 1,400 in attendance at the Ramona Bowl in Hemet on Saturday generally were positive. Audience members said they enjoyed...
19 Apr 2015 at 2:07pm

Final: Angels lose in Garrett Richards' return
HOUSTON ? Garrett Richards? return to the mound wasn?t enough to get the Angels a victory. Making his first start of the season after battling back from knee surgery, Richards pitched an uneven five innings in a 4-3 loss to the Houston Astros...
19 Apr 2015 at 2:04pm

COACHELLA 2015: Run the Jewels
19 Apr 2015 at 1:38pm

CORONA-NORCO: Wildfire burns 980 acres; evacuations lifted (UPDATE)
Evacuations have been lifted for the residents of about 300 homes near the Corona-Norco border following an all-night blaze that has consumed 980 acres in the Prado Basin, fire officials say. "We're bringing in (additional) crews," Cal Fire/Riverside...
19 Apr 2015 at 9:02am

DROUGHT: Some Inland water agencies face deeper cuts
State regulators issued draft rules Saturday, April 18, for how much water agencies are expected to conserve in the coming months, with revisions that boost required cutbacks for some Inland areas to 36 percent. State Water Resources Control Board...
18 Apr 2015 at 10:12am

RIVERSIDE: Library, soccer fields on Ward 1 candidates? minds
Despite a downtown Riverside building boom that included the Fox theater and convention center renovations and the new Hyatt Place hotel, the story of Ward 1 continues to be about facilities.The two candidates for the Ward 1 seat on the June 2...
18 Apr 2015 at 12:00am

SAN BERNARDINO: Orange Show struggles after century of citrus
It was the place to be back in the day. Hollywood stars, renowned entertainers, powerful politicians and wealthy socialites flocked to the National Orange Show in its prime. Tens of thousands of spectators lined the streets of downtown San Bernardino...
18 Apr 2015 at 12:00am

  Daily Bulletin

Highway Fire spreads smoke throughout San Bernardino County

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA >> Smoke from the nearly 1,000-acre Highway Fire burning near Prado Dam on the border of Chino and Corona is creating a potential smoke hazard for surrounding communities, South Coast Air Quality Management District officials cautioned Sunday.

19 Apr 2015 at 1:44pm
by Brian Day

300 homeowners return home after Highway Fire evacuation order lifted

CORONA >> More than 300 relieved homeowners were allowed to return to their homes this morning when Cal Fire lifted a mandatory evacuation order that went in place late Saturday night as flames from the Highway Fire threatened homes.

19 Apr 2015 at 8:11am
by Greg CappisRyan Hagen

Ask Emily: Bouncing between Medi-Cal and Covered California

Many Californians with Covered California or Medi-Cal hover near the intersection where the two programs meet. When their incomes fluctuate, however, that "hover" can turn into a "bounce."

State officials say the transition between Covered California and Medi-Cal is supposed to be "seamless," but in reality, moving from one to the other sometimes puts Californians' health coverage -- and their health -- at risk.

19 Apr 2015 at 12:13pm
by By Emily Bazar CHCF, Center for Health Reporting

How this 79-year-old woman's dream came true at the Long Beach Grand Prix

LONG BEACH >> In the 30 years that Georgelynn Seligman has been attending the Long Beach Grand Prix, she dreamed of what it would be like to ride along on the nearly 2-mile street race course at the Long Beach Grand Prix.

Seligman, 79, of Rossmoor, thought only celebrities or people with special connections got to ride in the fast-moving cars at the iconic event.

19 Apr 2015 at 12:06pm
by Jessica E. Davis

California vaccine legislation spurs legal debate over right to education

SACRAMENTO >> California's Constitution spells out the right to a free public education, and lawmakers have fortified that guarantee over the years by safeguarding students against discrimination and inequality in the classroom.

But now a debate over that protected access to an education has surfaced in the most contentious legislative battle in Sacramento this year: Does one student's right to an education trump another student's right to stay healthy?

That question looms over Senate Bill 277,...

19 Apr 2015 at 11:15am
by By Tracy Seipel San Jose Mercury News

Google shaking up search recommendations on smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO >> Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

The revised formula, scheduled to be released Tuesday, will favor websites that Google defines as "mobile-friendly.

19 Apr 2015 at 10:53am
by By Michael Liedtke Associated Press

Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

SAN FRANCISCO >> California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California's 39 million people.

19 Apr 2015 at 8:27am
by By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press

Highway Fire forces evacuations near Prado Dam as 300 homes are threatened

A vegetation fire in the Prado Dam area quickly grew to 300 acres and containment was at 15 percent, fire officials said late Saturday, and evacuations were ordered as 300 homes reportedly were threatened.

Mandatory evacuation orders for residents on Bluff Road, Homestead Road and Stagecoach Road remained in effect as of midnight, Cal Fire reported.

18 Apr 2015 at 12:01am
by Greg Cappis

Live: Coverage of the Highway Fire in Chino Hills

CHINO HILLS >> Firefighters battled the Highway Fire in Chino Hills Saturday, prompting evacuations.

Follow our live coverage of the fire through our live blog above.

Trouble viewing the live blog? View on ScribbleLive.

18 Apr 2015 at 12:01am
by Staff Reports

Here is the location of the Highway Fire near Prado Dam

A vegetation fire in the Prado Dam area quickly grew late Saturday and into Sunday.

Evacuations were ordered as 300 homes reportedly were threatened.

Located on the border of Chino Hills and Corona, officials dubbed the blaze the Highway Fire because it was burning trees in the earth-fill dam located northeast of where the 91 and 71 freeways meet.

18 Apr 2015 at 12:01am
by Daniel Tedford

 San Bernardino Sun

Google shaking up search recommendations on smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO >> Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

The revised formula, scheduled to be released Tuesday, will favor websites that Google defines as "mobile-friendly.

19 Apr 2015 at 10:52am
by By Michael Liedtke Associated Press

West Whittier family celebrates children's recovery after tree accident

It was the last day of spring break and the Castillo family was outside their West Whittier house washing the dog.

All of a sudden, a large Maple tree at the edge of the yard toppled over, hitting their 11-year-old son James and trapping their 8-year-old daughter Andrea under one of its branches.

19 Apr 2015 at 12:10am
by Stephanie K. Baer

Pasadena cancels its Earth Day festival

PASADENA >> A yearly, city-sponsored Earth Day festival enjoyed by thousands for the past 12 years has been canceled because of a lack of leadership in the Department of Public Works, city officials and former participants said Friday.

Instead of the annual Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival at Memorial Park, the city will host a much smaller, scaled-down "Earth Day Celebration" workshop on Saturday at Villa-Parke Community Center from 11 a.

18 Apr 2015 at 12:01am
by Steve Scauzillo

Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial a powerful tribute to victims

PASADENA >> More than 1,500 members and supporters of the Southland's Armenian community gathered Saturday to celebrate the dedication of the long-awaited Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial.

The monument at Memorial Park stands in stoic tribute to the 1.5 million Armenians killed by the Ottoman Turks between 1915 and 1923.

18 Apr 2015 at 12:01am
by Brian Day

Search for missing man moves from Rancho Cucamonga to Claremont

The search for a man last seen in Rancho Cucamonga two weeks ago expanded Saturday into Claremont, on the east end of Los Angeles County.

Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and members of their search-and-rescue team focused their efforts in the foothills of Claremont according to Claremont police Sgt.

18 Apr 2015 at 6:20pm
by Greg Cappis

Truckers participate in safety competition in Fontana

FONTANA >> There was no speeding at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, but drivers still had a tight competition as they maneuvered through conditions designed to test their ability to drive safely.

More than 400 truckers participated in the Southern California Regional Truck Driving Competition, facing sharp turns and precise directions as they competed for the title of safest truck driver in Southern California.

18 Apr 2015 at 12:01am
by Ryan Hagen

University of Redlands Class of 2015 celebrates commencement

REDLANDS >> The University of Redlands College of Arts and Sciences celebrated the Class of 2015 on Saturday in the 106th commencement ceremony.

The class, made up of 612 undergraduate, 21 graduate and 2 artist diploma candidates, welcomed commencement speaker Gary E. Knell, president and CEO of the National Geographic Society.

18 Apr 2015 at 12:01am
by By Tabetha Wittenmyer Correspondent

San Bernardino County sheriff discusses body cameras in wake of beating

In the wake of the April 9 arrest in which an Apple Valley man was beaten, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is committed to developing and implementing a program to outfit deputies with body cameras.

It will, however, take some time.

"We're going to do it right, We're going to make sure we have the right (data) storage systems in place," Sheriff John McMahon said in an interview.

18 Apr 2015 at 12:01am
by Joe Nelson

LAUSD teacher union backs off battle cry, agrees to higher pay raise

United Teachers Los Angeles backed away from its demands for additional educators to help students inside crowded classrooms and, instead, collected a higher pay raise.

Over the next 8½ months, Los Angeles Unified teachers will collect 10.36 percent in pay raises -- even more than their union's request for 8.

18 Apr 2015 at 8:39pm
by Thomas Himes

Granada Hills Charter High wins fourth U.S. Academic Decathlon in five years

Granada Hills Charter High School won its fourth U.S. Academic Decathlon in five years Saturday, marking a moment of redemption for seniors who finished second to a fellow San Fernando Valley school last year.

Jasmin Kim, who was a junior when Granada Hills Charter High lost to neighbor El Camino Real Charter High School, said her team turned the defeat into motivation.

18 Apr 2015 at 8:34pm
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