San Bernardino County GOP questions security of ballot drop boxes

San Bernardino County says its vote-by-mail drop boxes are secure, despite concerns raised by the San Bernardino County Republican Party. The county follows strict physical security and cybersecurity requirements for all voting technology, county spokeswoman Felisa Cardona wrote in an email, “all of which meet or exceed federal guidance including that of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and the Election Assistance Commission.” California law requires vote-by-mail drop boxes to be monitored by cameras, where “feasible.” But according to a survey by the county Republican Party, more than half of the boxes are not on camera. “I do not believe we can trust our election,” said Cathy Lara, the director of election integrity for the San Bernardino County GOP. As of Sept. 19, the county GOP has surveyed 38 of the county’s 78 ballot drop boxes. According to Chino resident Robert Tormey, who surveyed the locations, 21 of the 38, or 57%, of the locations have no cameras on them. The San Bernardino County GOP says more than half of the county’s 78 ballot drop boxes are not monitored by

NorCal Pet Rescue Fundraiser this Sunday at Bigfoot Taproom

Aww … Bigfoot & Paws, with a name like that, how can you pick any other event to attend this Sunday? Hightail it to the Bigfoot Taproom in McKinleyville Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1 to 6 p.m. for this fundraising event for NorCal Pet Rescue, a local nonprofit, volunteer-based animal rescue. Enjoy an afternoon of food, beer, cider, wine, live music from Papa Haole and the Fleas, raffles and (squee!) adoptable dogs. Ages 21 and up (free entry)…

California is the ‘sole producer’ of these 17 crops

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — California is a well-known leader in agriculture, but did you know there are certain crops almost exclusively grown in the state?  A report from the California Department of Food and Agriculture shows that California farmers are the “sole producer” of over a dozen commodities within the U.S. Some of them, such as almonds, might not come as a shock.  Close Thanks for signing up! Watch for us in your inbox. Subscribe Now News & Headlines from FOX 40 SIGN UP NOW Others, like garlic and figs, might take more people by surprise.   Artichokes are exclusively grown in California.Plums are another crop California is the sole producer of. According to the CDFA, California produces 99% or more of the supply of these crops.  AlmondsArtichokesCeleryFigsGarlicGrapes, RaisinsKiwifruitMelons, HoneydewNectarinesOlivesPeaches, ClingstonePistachiosPlumsPlums, DriedRice, SweetSeed, Ladino CloverWalnuts California is the “sole producer” of those commodities, but the state leads the nation in many more categories – well over 50. When it comes to exports, several of the commodities California almost exclusively grows are especially valuable. Almonds were ranked at the very top in 2020. The category pulled

Fire erupts after driver crashes into building in Whittier, runs away

California Highway Patrol is looking for the driver of an SUV who crashed into a building in Whittier early Saturday morning, sparking a fire that damaged several businesses. The crash happened shortly after 3 a.m. on Leffingwell Rd. near Carmenita Rd.  Firefighters arrived to find the SUV had struck the building and also ruptured a gas line, which caused the vehicle and the structure to catch fire. Witnesses told officers they saw the driver climb out of the damaged SUV and run away. Several businesses sustained fire, smoke, and water damage as crews worked to extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported. CHP has taken over the investigation.

One dead, one killed in Irvine 5 Freeway crash that set semi-truck ablaze

One person was killed and two others injured Saturday during a multi-vehicle crash on the 5 Freeway in Irvine that included a well-involved semi-truck fire, authorities said.The crash occurred a little after 4 a.m on the southbound freeway at Jamboree Road, the California Highway Patrol reported.Firefighters and paramedics dispatched to the location at 4:08 a.m. reported one person dead at the scene. Paramedics rushed two people, in stable condition, to a hospital, the Orange County Fire Authority reported.A representative from the coroner’s office was called to the location a little after 5:20 a.m.

Best season ever? Barry Bonds says all he wants is Aaron Judge on SF Giants

When it comes to the Giants’ chances of signing Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, who better to weigh in than a fellow Northern California native with a little experience in big paydays and bigger home runs? Barry Bonds, the home run king, signed with his hometown Giants in free agency in 1993. Now, with Linden’s own closing in on the American League home run record and free agency soon thereafter, Bonds says Judge should follow in his footsteps and come home to slug for his childhood team, which would certainly love to have him. (Price tag: say, $300 million?) “I hope he signs here,” Bonds, who works for the Giants in an advisory capacity, told Sportico. “Can it happen? I don’t know. It depends on what the Yankee payroll is. But we would love to have him, I’ll tell you that. … We in the Bay Area — he’s a Bay Area boy — we hope they don’t sign him, and we can get him. I would. He’s that good.” Judge, who turned down a seven-year, $213.5 million extension from the Yankees before this season, could

5 storylines to follow as Warriors training camp begins

SAN FRANCISCO — The Warriors’ top six is “clear” in the eyes of coach Steve Kerr. With the re-signing of Kevon Looney this summer, the Warriors were able to maintain their championship-winning starting five from last season. Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Looney are locks to be the starting five come opening night. Jordan Poole will most likely be the first man off the bench. But the rest of the rotation remains a mystery. “We know those guys are all going to get playing time but from what happens from there, to me, it’s wide open,” Kerr said Thursday. “We have JaMychal [Green] and Donte [DiVincenzo] who have been a big part of rotations for great teams in this league. I have a lot of faith they will be able to come in and contribute at a high level, and we have got all these young guys fighting for spots. I’m excited about the competition that’s ahead.” Other players expected to earn elevated rotation roles this season include Moses Moody, Jonathan Kuminga and James Wiseman. The battle for those spots, though

Warriors training camp primer: 5 storylines to follow as training camp begins

SAN FRANCISCO — The Warriors’ top six is clear in the eyes of coach Steve Kerr and just about anyone else who watched even a snippet of the playoffs. With the re-signing of Kevon Looney this summer, the Warriors were able to maintain their championship-winning starting five from last season. Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Looney are locks to be the starting five come opening night. Jordan Poole will most likely be the first man off the bench. But the rest of the rotation remains a mystery. “We know those guys are all going to get playing time but from what happens from there, to me, it’s wide open,” Kerr said Thursday. “We have JaMychal [Green] and Donte [DiVincenzo] who have been a big part of rotations for great teams in this league. I have a lot of faith they will be able to come in and contribute at a high level, and we have got all these young guys fighting for spots. I’m excited about the competition that’s ahead.” Other players expected to earn elevated rotation roles this season include