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ANNIVERSARIES: March 30, 2015
60TH ANNIVERSARY PATRICIA AND HARVEY JANTZEN Patricia Ann and Harvey E. Jantzen, 27-year residents of Hemet, celebrated their 60th anniversary Feb. 21 with dinner and a party at the Salvation Army with 70 friends and family members. They were married...
29 Mar 2015 at 12:00am



CARL M. CANNON: 13 things not to say about Hillary
The email sent on behalf of Hillary Rodham Clinton showed up in the inbox of a female New York Times correspondent Thursday, along with a pre-emptive threat: ?You are on notice that we will be watching, reading, listening and protesting coded...
29 Mar 2015 at 12:00am
by BY CARL M. CANNON



COMMUNITY NOTES: Free spay/neuter for free-roaming cats, more
Participants sought for senior art show REDLANDS ? The Joslyn Senior Center is seeking artists to take part in the Redlands Recreation and Senior Services? inaugural Senior Art Show. The inaugural show will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. April 25 at...
29 Mar 2015 at 12:00am



JAMES POULOS: For the GOP, fusionism is back
In recent years it has been fashionable to think that ?fusionism,? once the Republicans? dominant ideological framework, is dead. (The key to that framework, forged by Frank S. Meyer and William F. Buckley at National Review, was that...
29 Mar 2015 at 12:00am
by By JAMES POULOS



JOEL KOTKIN: Disillusioned with democracy
Left-leaning authors often maintain that conservatives ?hate democracy,? and, historically, this is somewhat true. ?The political Right,? maintains the progressive economist and columnist Paul Krugman, ?has always been uncomfortable with...
29 Mar 2015 at 12:00am
by BY JOEL KOTKIN



MARCO RUBIO: A 21st century tax reform plan
No function of government is more antiquated and counterproductive than our current tax system. It operates under the delusion that higher rates will bring us out of financial trouble. The reality is the opposite. When tax rates grow, the private...
29 Mar 2015 at 12:00am
by BY MARCO RUBIO



MENIFEE: Becoming Shrek for Paloma Valley High's spring musical
On a stage far, far away, student actors have wrapped on their production of ?Shrek the Musical.? The troupe of actors from Paloma Valley High School spent more than three months preparing for their happily ever after and getting into the spirit...
29 Mar 2015 at 12:00am



NORCO: Prison inmates act in real-life drama
Actor Tim Robbins is no stranger to prisons, having starred in ?The Shawshank Redemption,? a 1994 movie based on life inside the fictional Shawshank State Penitentiary in Maine. Earlier this month, he spent most of a day at the California...
29 Mar 2015 at 12:00am
by BY PETER FISCHETTI



REGION: College celebrates César Chávez Day
Several events will celebrate César Chávez Day at Mt. San Jacinto College?s two campuses this week. Blood drives are set from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the San Jacinto campus quad area, and on Thursday in the Menifee Valley quad...
29 Mar 2015 at 12:00am



RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Transparency promised in adoption review
A Riverside County supervisor promises that the results of the Department of Social Services? review of its adoption practices ?undertaken after a man who adopted two boys was charged with child molestation ?will be made public. That defendant,...
29 Mar 2015 at 12:00am
by BY BRIAN ROKOS




  Daily Bulletin


Inland Empire weather forecast: Cooler for Sunday

The Inland Empire on Sunday will see mostly sunny skies with light and variable winds. Highs will be in the mid 80s.

Sunday night will be mostly clear with areas of 15 mph west winds in the evening, becoming light. Lows will be in the mid 50s to around 60.

The outlook for the next few days will see mostly sunny skies and a gradual cooling trend into the week.


29 Mar 2015 at 12:25am





Supervisor Hilda Solis lauds opening of parklets in East Los Angeles

EAST LOS ANGELES >> It was a perfect morning Wednesday to enjoy the new outdoor seating in front of So-Cal Burgers in East Los Angeles.

The seating is part of a new parklet on the Mednik Avenue side of the restaurant; one of three built in the East L.A. community.

"I like it," said So-Cal Burgers owner Tony Gomez.


28 Mar 2015 at 12:01am
by Claudia Palma





Bella Sol The Salon in Pasadena chosen to sponsor beauty pageants

PASADENA>> Lurdes Medina admits she had a preconceived notion that many beauty pageants focused on the superficial.

But after her being invited to work with a pageant production taking place in Pasadena over a year ago, she not only was surprised at what she learned about pageants, she was inspired.


28 Mar 2015 at 12:01am
by Claudia Palma





Avocado Heights family seeks Shih Tzu puppy stolen in home burglary

AVOCADO HEIGHTS >> After a burglary this week at their home, there's just one stolen item an Avocado Heights family is desperate to have returned: their 7-year-old daughter's teacup Shih Tzu puppy.

The 12-week-old male puppy, coincidentally named Bandit, was stolen Thursday during a break-in at the Rangel family's home in the 600 block of Reburn Avenue, in the unincorporated county area of Avocado Heights near La Puente, homeowner Roman Rangel said.


28 Mar 2015 at 12:01am
by Brian Day



Sexual allegations against teachers in California jumped 70% in 2014

Experts say a number of "disheartening" sexual abuse allegations involving teachers is rising nationwide and nowhere is the problem more prevalent than California, where statistics show abuse allegations have doubled in less than a decade.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing opened 328 investigations into new applicants and existing credentialed teachers for sexual crimes against children last year, more than double the amount in 2008-2009, according to a commission report.


28 Mar 2015 at 12:01am
by Jason Henry





Sheriff's deputy from Torrance saves dogs from life on the streets

If there's a stray dog in the South Bay, there's a good chance it will find its way into Brittany Fraser's arms.

By day, Fraser is a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in the Parks Bureau. But on and off duty, the Torrance resident also is a so-called dog whisperer, the person deputies now call when they come across a lost, stray or injured dog.


28 Mar 2015 at 12:01am
by Carley Dryden





Families find fun at San Dimas festival

SAN DIMAS >> Anthony Peralta of Covina had three days off, so he decided to spend his leisure hours entertaining daughter Antoinette, 7, and 3-month-old son Liam.

Their first recreational stop was the San Dimas Family Festival on Saturday because Peralta and his wife, Maria, have "always enjoyed hanging out in this city.


28 Mar 2015 at 8:58pm
by Imani Tate





Idaho man arrested in 1981 Pomona slaying of Anaheim boy

POMONA >> A California sex offender living in Idaho was in custody Saturday in connection with the 1981 slaying of a 6-year-old Anaheim boy who disappeared while riding his bicycle before being found strangled to death the following day in Pomona, police said Saturday.

Cold case detectives traveled to Sandpoint, Idaho, to help in Friday's arrest of Kenneth Rasmuson on suspicion of the July 1981, strangulation death of 6-year-old Jeffrey "Jeffy" Vargo, Pomona police Lt.


28 Mar 2015 at 12:56pm
by Brian Day





San Dimas Stage Race draws bikers from around globe

Megan Jastrab, 13, of Apple Valley and Luke Lamperti, 12, of Sebastopol must complete their homework and chores before they can enjoy any cycling event.

"Priorities" was the word most used by Megan's mother. Lynne Jastrab, and Luke's Team Swift coach, Laura Charameda, and accepted by the two young national champions, both of whom were among 825 cyclists converging Saturday on San Dimas, La Verne and Pomona for the 16th annual San Dimas Stage Race.


28 Mar 2015 at 8:51pm
by Imani Tate



Metro train crash near USC injures 21, including two seriously

LOS ANGELES >> A three-car Metro Expo Line train smashed into a car turning onto the tracks Saturday in front of the University of Southern California, seriously injuring the operator and leaving the driver of the car close to death. Nineteen passengers escaped with minor injuries.

The eastbound train slammed into the car just before 11 a.


28 Mar 2015 at 12:14pm
by Dana Bartholomew




 San Bernardino Sun


Inland Empire weather forecast: Cooler for Sunday

The Inland Empire on Sunday will see mostly sunny skies with light and variable winds. Highs will be in the mid 80s.

Sunday night will be mostly clear with areas of 15 mph west winds in the evening, becoming light. Lows will be in the mid 50s to around 60.

The outlook for the next few days will see mostly sunny skies and a gradual cooling trend into the week.


29 Mar 2015 at 12:25am



Sexual allegations against teachers in California jumped 70% in 2014

Experts say a number of "disheartening" sexual abuse allegations involving teachers is rising nationwide and nowhere is the problem more prevalent than California, where statistics show abuse allegations have doubled in less than a decade.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing opened 328 investigations into new applicants and existing credentialed teachers for sexual crimes against children last year, more than double the amount in 2008-2009, according to a commission report.


28 Mar 2015 at 12:01am
by Jason Henry





University of Redlands hosts powwow

REDLANDS >> The tradition and history of the Native American community was celebrated Saturday at the second annual University of Redlands Powwow at the Alumni Greek Theater.

About 300 Native American singers and dancers, along with Native American food and craft vendors from across the United States and Canada, participated in the event, which continues today from noon to 5 p.


28 Mar 2015 at 6:18pm
by Kristina Hernandez





Idaho man arrested in 1981 Pomona slaying of Anaheim boy

POMONA >> A California sex offender living in Idaho was in custody Saturday in connection with the 1981 slaying of a 6-year-old Anaheim boy who disappeared while riding his bicycle before being found strangled to death the following day in Pomona, police said Saturday.

Cold case detectives traveled to Sandpoint, Idaho, to help in Friday's arrest of Kenneth Rasmuson on suspicion of the July 1981, strangulation death of 6-year-old Jeffrey "Jeffy" Vargo, Pomona police Lt.


28 Mar 2015 at 8:53pm
by Brian Day





San Dimas Stage Race draws bikers from around globe

Megan Jastrab, 13, of Apple Valley and Luke Lamperti, 12, of Sebastopol must complete their homework and chores before they can enjoy any cycling event.

"Priorities" was the word most used by Megan's mother. Lynne Jastrab, and Luke's Team Swift coach, Laura Charameda, and accepted by the two young national champions, both of whom were among 825 cyclists converging Saturday on San Dimas, La Verne and Pomona for the 16th annual San Dimas Stage Race.


28 Mar 2015 at 5:47pm
by Imani Tate





Man stabbed to death in San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO >> A man was fatally stabbed at his makeshift home Saturday morning.

The victim -- whose identity has not been released -- lived in a field behind vacant homes in the 300 block of South Arrowhead Avenue.

A woman ran to a liquor store there to report the attack about 7:55 a.


28 Mar 2015 at 11:54am
by Greg Cappis





San Bernardino Banner Mattress building catches fire

SAN BERNARDINO >> Fabricio Cordova was showing mattresses to customers on Saturday when he heard a "loud pop."

"I was on the west side of the store when I heard this explosion on the east side," the store manager said.

Sprinklers suddenly dousing water inside Banner Mattress, 575 E. Hospitality Lane, caused the commotion.


28 Mar 2015 at 8:21pm
by Greg Cappis





Volunteers spend day cleaning up Perris Hill Park in San Bernardino

Volunteers spent Saturday morning sprucing and cleaning up Perris Hill Park in San Bernardino.

The cleanup was part of the city's Park Project. Volunteers were scheduled to work from 8 a.m. to noon to complete the cleanup, focusing on the Roosevelt Bowl area of the park, located off of Highland Avenue at the Harrison Avenue signal.


28 Mar 2015 at 6:09pm
by Staff Report





San Bernardino Mountains communities mull becoming 1 city

The Rim of the World region on the western flank of the San Bernardino Mountains includes the unincorporated communities of Lake Arrowhead, Crestline, Running Springs, and about a half-dozen smaller communities.

In the past 20 years at least three attempts have been made to incorporate Lake Arrowhead, or parts of it.


28 Mar 2015 at 6:21pm
by Joe Nelson





Pomona considers 'Ceasefire' anti-crime campaign, balks at cost

POMONA >> City leaders have discovered an innovative campaign they're certain would reduce gang violence and save lives.

The problem, of course, is money.

As in: There isn't enough of it.

The program -- called Operation Ceasefire -- has been used to great effect in other cities, but it requires significant funding to support additional police and public outreach.


28 Mar 2015 at 5:26pm
by Monica Rodriguez




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