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PALM SPRINGS: Film fest to honor Duvall, Iñárritu
Two more distinguished names have joined the list of honorees at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Actor Robert Duvall and director Alejandro González Iñárritu will be honored at the festival?s Awards Gala in January. Duvall will be...
19 Dec 2014 at 8:09am
by BY TIMOTHY GUY



MORENO VALLEY: Woman killed in crash ID'd
A woman killed in a Moreno Valley crash has been identified. Patricia Blanco, 25, of Moreno Valley, was injured in a crash at noon on Sunday, Dec. 14, on Gilman Springs Road near the Quail Ranch Golf Course. She died at 3 p.m. three days later at...
19 Dec 2014 at 8:05am
by BY PETER SUROWSKI



JURUPA VALLEY: Sobriety checkpoint planned
A sobriety checkpoint is planned in Jurupa Valley, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department announced. The operation will start 7 p.m. Dec. 27 and end at 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location, the announcement read. Officials chose the location based on...
19 Dec 2014 at 7:02am
by BY PETER SUROWSKI



INLAND FORECAST: Slight chance of rain tonight
Rain could return overnight before the Inland region experiences a warm and dry streak, a National Weather Service forecast shows. The valleys have a 20 percent chance of seeing showers overnight Friday, Dec. 19, into Saturday morning, the forecast...
19 Dec 2014 at 6:41am
by BY PETER SUROWSKI



ADOPTABLE PET: Living Free
Animal's name: Josephine Breed: Domestic shorthair Color: Gray and white DOB: Sept. 3, 2013 About the animal: Josephine Baker was rescued five months ago with her six kittens. Her kids were just one week old and Josephine was very busy being a good...
19 Dec 2014 at 12:00am



ADOPTABLE PET: Rescue and Rehome
Animal?s name: Cupcake Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund ?Chiweenie? mix Age: 7.5 years Color: Light tan/white About the animal: Beautiful Cupcake is looking for a new home because her owner was moving and could not keep her. Cupcake, who weighs 12...
19 Dec 2014 at 12:00am



ARTHUR I. CYR: Torture, morality and the laws of war
Barbarism and the law collide in war. The law is vital for mitigating the most brutal aspects of collective killing. Today, both dimensions are present in the intense politicized debate in Washington about CIA torture of terror suspects. The Senate...
19 Dec 2014 at 12:00am
by By ARTHUR I. CYR



CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: How to fight the lone wolf
WASHINGTON ? The lone wolf is the new national nightmare, dramatized and amplified this week by the hostage-taking attack in Sydney, Australia. But there are two kinds of lone wolves ? the crazy and the evil ? and the distinction is important....
19 Dec 2014 at 12:00am
by BY CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER



EDITORIAL: Airing Hollywood's dirty laundry
Nobody, the Monty Python sketch famously joked, expects the Spanish Inquisition. Today, everybody expects awful regimes to become just one more target for the edgy, envelope-pushing humor that?s the entertainment industry?s stock in trade. Who...
19 Dec 2014 at 12:00am



LETTERS: State is shortsighted on budget
Is anyone surprised by the fiscal hole that the Democrats have dug us into [?Retiree health care gap hits $72 billion,? News, Dec. 17]. It isn?t going to get any better. With all these high taxes that our politicians managed to get, we should...
19 Dec 2014 at 12:00am




  Daily Bulletin




FBI recovers more than $10 million in stolen art, press conference to be held...

los angeles >> FBI officials will be holding a press conference this morning at their LA field office today to discuss the recent recovery of stolen paintings valued more then $10 million.

The paintings were stolen from an elderly Encino couple in 2008, authorities said in a news release.

The press conference will begin around 9 a.


19 Dec 2014 at 7:55am
by Doug Saunders



6-year-old boy injured in Redondo Beach vehicle-pedestrian crash dies

REDONDO BEACH >> A 6-year-old boy injured when about a dozen pedestrians were struck by a vehicle as they left a Catholic Church in Redondo Beach earlier this week has died, becoming the fourth fatality resulting from the crash, The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said today.

The announcement of Samuel Gaza's death by Lt.


19 Dec 2014 at 6:35am
by City News Service



Buddy the dog saves owner from Sacramento house fire

SACRAMENTO, Calif. >> Authorities are crediting a chocolate Labrador with saving the life of a Sacramento man after it alerted him to a fire inside a home that appeared not to have a smoke detector.

Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Roberto Padilla says the man told firefighters he was sleeping when his dog Buddy nudged him and woke him up Thursday night.


18 Dec 2014 at 12:01am
by The Associated Press





Sony hack spotlights threat of cybercrime

Crime is always bad news, whether it's a burglary, assault or car-jacking.

But cybercrime is particularly insidious because it often happens long before the victim or victims are aware of it.

In other cases -- like the recent attack on Sony Entertainment Pictures -- the breach is discovered immediately.


18 Dec 2014 at 12:01am
by Kevin Smith





Dow posts its biggest gain in three years

Wall Street extended its rally Thursday with the Dow Jones industrial average soaring more than 420 points for its biggest one-day gain in three years.

Powered by a lift in the technology sector, the Dow rose 421 points, or 2.4 percent to 17,778. The Standard & Poors 500 added 48 points, or 2.


18 Dec 2014 at 12:01am
by Kevin Smith



Police suspect impairment for disabled driver who crashed into churchgoers, k...

A physically disabled woman accused of plowing her car into a group of pedestrians leaving a Redondo Beach church concert, killing three and injuring several others, was under the influence of prescription drugs, authorities said Thursday.

The pedestrians were crossing Pacific Coast Highway at Vincent Street when they were struck by the northbound car that blew through a red light at about 8 p.


18 Dec 2014 at 7:57am
by Carley Dryden





Torrance victim in fatal Redondo Beach crash looked after sick friends, cared...

Just hours before her death, Mary Ann Wilson brought a plate with a few pieces of marble and spice cake to her friend, Tom Craig.

The 81-year-old Torrance resident never mentioned she was planning to watch her grandchildren in the St. James Catholic Church Christmas program Wednesday evening.


18 Dec 2014 at 12:01am
by Larry Altman





Major Chino Airport employer extends lease agreement

CHINO >> Threshold Aviation Group, which provides refueling, repair, maintenance and pilot service for jet aircraft at the Chino Airport, re-signed a contract with San Bernardino County to remain at Chino Airport, where it leases hangar and office space.

The lease agreement is for 10 years, and can be extended another 10 years, said Mark DiLullo, owner and CEO of Threshold Aviation Group.


18 Dec 2014 at 2:29pm
by Neil Nisperos





Ontario celebrates Hanukkah with its first Menorah Procession

ONTARIO >> Twelve vehicles took off on a mission Thursday night to spread more light in the Inland Empire.

Gold menorahs were strapped to the tops of the vehicles on Euclid Avenue.

The menorah-mounted vehicles then rode through neighborhoods in Ontario, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Pomona, San Dimas, La Verne and Claremont.


18 Dec 2014 at 8:43pm
by Grace Wong





Charges dropped against PETA protester arrested during Rose Parade trying to ...

PASADENA >> Nearly one year after she was arrested, charges were dropped against a PETA protester who, police said, attempted to stop the SeaWorld float from rolling down the Rose Parade route on New Year's Day.

Amanda Slyter, 26, of Los Angeles, was prepared to fight the infraction Thursday in court.


18 Dec 2014 at 8:28pm
by Sarah Favot




 San Bernardino Sun




Sony hack spotlights threat of cybercrime

Crime is always bad news, whether it's a burglary, assault or car-jacking.

But cybercrime is particularly insidious because it often happens long before the victim or victims are aware of it.

In other cases -- like the recent attack on Sony Entertainment Pictures -- the breach is discovered immediately.


18 Dec 2014 at 12:01am
by Kevin Smith





Dow posts its biggest gain in three years

Wall Street extended its rally Thursday with the Dow Jones industrial average soaring more than 420 points for its biggest one-day gain in three years.

Powered by a lift in the technology sector, the Dow rose 421 points, or 2.4 percent to 17,778. The Standard & Poors 500 added 48 points, or 2.


18 Dec 2014 at 12:01am
by Kevin Smith





Food truck success inspires Smoke'em BBQ to open downtown San Bernardino rest...

SAN BERNARDINO >> Consistent crowds of hungry customers coming downtown to the farmers market and food truck festivals have convinced the owners of Smoke'em if you Got'em BBQ to plan a downtown brick-and-mortar restaurant.

The goal is to open in summer, although it's not definite and they haven't found the perfect storefront yet, said owner Jeff McCurdy.


18 Dec 2014 at 7:56pm
by Ryan Hagen





Undefeated Clayton Valley Charter focused on Redlands East Valley

From week to week, Concord Clayton Valley Charter football players have remained focused on the task at hand.

Literally.

Clayton Valley Charters opened the season with wristbands that read "Carson to Carson."

Clayton Valley Charter's season began with a win at Carson City, Nev.

The season ends with Saturday's CIF State Championship game at the StubHub Center in Carson.


18 Dec 2014 at 7:39pm
by Ed Castro



Graciano Gomez Elementary School is dedicated with namesake in attendance

Graciano Gomez sat in the front row in the multipurpose room of the elementary school named after him and was moved to tears.

On Wednesday, the day before his 90th birthday, Gomez attended the dedication of the school, along with academic and community leaders.

Arrowhead Parlor No. 110 Native Sons of the Golden West, whose mission it is to preserve historic sites in California, conducted a symbolic ceremony.


18 Dec 2014 at 7:25pm
by Michel Nolan





State Sen. Kevin de Leon calls on public pension funds to divest from coal

The leader of the state Senate will introduce legislation next month requiring CalPERS, the largest public pension fund in the United States, and CalSTYRS to divest from coal.

If approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor, the California Public Employee Retirement System would be the largest public pension fund to divest from coal, followed by the California State Teachers' Retirement System.


18 Dec 2014 at 7:05pm
by Steve Scauzillo





Highland man arrested after detective misidentifies him as police

HIGHLAND >> A probationer had a sheriff's detective convinced he was a fellow law enforcement officer Thursday, but only for a few moments.

Kory Adam Charleton, 23, of Highland was driving a white Crown Victoria, equipped with lights, sirens and a police scanner, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.


18 Dec 2014 at 7:00pm
by Greg Cappis



DUI checkpoints starting in Southern California for holiday season

An expanded effort to get drunk drivers off the streets has begun with the Los Angeles Police Department joining with other Southern California law enforcement agencies to keep the roadways safe as Christmas approaches.

"If you're celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, the Avoid DUI Task Force has a message for you: Drive sober, or get pulled over," said Senior Community Service Officer Wendy Brewer of the Glendora Police Department and the spokeswoman for the task force.


18 Dec 2014 at 6:06pm
by Rick Orlov



Campaign launched to expand Ronald McDonald House

LOMA LINDA >> The Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House is spreading holiday cheer through the news of their Growing to Meet the Need campaign to raise $10 million in the support of expanding the Loma Linda House.

The expansion will increase the House from 21 to 54 on-site guest rooms, doubling the charity's ability to help keep families together across the Inland Empire in communities, including Riverside, San Bernardino and Coachella Valley.


18 Dec 2014 at 1:26pm





Elise Brose named LifeStream Volunteer of the Year

SAN BERNARDINO >> Elise Brose of Highland has been named LifeStream blood bank's Volunteer of the Year during the organization's annual recognition luncheon for its volunteers earlier this month

In little more than a year, the San Gorgonio High School and Crafton Hills College graduate has donated more than 1,200 hours to the volunteer program.


18 Dec 2014 at 1:12pm




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