Statewide Flex Alert Issued As Heat Wave Begins; LA Activates Cooling Centers

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A statewide flex alert has been issued for Friday, when a heat wave is forecast to begin across Southern California. The state’s Independent System Operator, or ISO, urged all Californians to conserve electricity from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday in anticipation of heavy demand due to residential air conditioning use. Extreme heat with a potential for heat-related illnesses was forecast to start this weekend, according to the National Weather Services. Triple-digit temperatures are forecast for the Inland Empire, Orange County, the Ventura County coasts and valleys, and could reach as high as 120 degrees in the low deserts. The high heat is being exacerbated by remnants of the tropical system “Elida,” which Cal ISO says is reducing solar generation, leading to tighter energy supplies. During the flex alert, Californians are being urged to turn off unnecessary lights, use major appliance before 3 p.m. and after 10 p.m., and set their air conditioner thermostats to 78 degrees or higher. The flex alert and heat wave are arriving with more Californians than usual are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The…

A look at the last 11 days of World War II: Aug. 14, 1945

Editor’s note: The last in a series detailing the information local newspaper readers received during the last 11 days of World War II about the events home and abroad during those pivotal days 75 years ago. The War Afternoon newspapers ran the United Press “flash” — “Peace came to the world tonight when President Truman announced that Japan has accepted unconditional surrender and the Allied forces have been ordered to cease firing.” Crowds in downtown San Bernardino along E Street celebrate the announcement of V-J Day, the end of fighting in World War II. (Courtesy of the San Bernardino County Museum) The UP reported that the war with Japan cost the U.S. about 100,000 deaths and 175,000 wounded. Plans were being made for Gen. Douglas MacArthur to formally sign the surrender document in Tokyo Bay. Japanese Emperor Hirohito was quoted blaming the atomic bomb for forcing his hand and causing the surrender. But for some, war’s end didn’t come soon enough. The Navy made the delayed announcement of the sinking of the cruiser USS Indianapolis off the Philippines on July 30, with the loss of…

What’s on the November 2020 ballot in Riverside County?

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s clear that the 2020 general election will be like none other in American history. While attention is focused on the expected match-up between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, numerous local candidates and measures are up for consideration. And with far fewer voters eligible to cast ballots in local contests, the importance of each vote is greater. As of Thursday, Aug. 13, here’s what’s going to be on the Nov. 3 ballot in Riverside County, excluding races with one candidate. City races Banning City Council, District 3: Mary Hamlin, George Moyer, Art Welch Banning City Clerk: Marie “Toni” Calderon, Vickie Sellers Beaumont City Council: Jessica Black, Devid Fenn, Julio Martinez Calimesa City Council: Jeff Cervantez (running to complete remainder of appointed term), Edmund Clark, William E. Davis, Wendy Hewitt, Linda Molina Canyon Lake City Council: Jordan Ehrenkranz, Larry Greene, Paul Kakis, James Randle, Dale Welty Corona City Council, District 3: Meg E’amato, Tom Richins, Jason Scott Eastvale City Council, District 2: Christian Dinco, Bashar Madani, Linda Ou Eastvale City Council, District 5: Ike Bootsma, Raul Gutierrez Hemet City Council, District…

Man Accused Of Stealing Home Depot Rental Truck Found With Meth, Pot, Replica Gun In Stockton

STOCKTON (CBS13) – A man in Stockton was taken into custody Thursday after being found in possession of a stolen Home Depot rental truck, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office announced. Shawn Hall, 46, faces charges of being in possession of a stolen vehicle, vehicle theft, possession of a controlled substance for sale and transporting a controlled substance. A deputy reportedly spotted Hall just after 9 a.m. driving the stolen vehicle in the area of March Lane and Da Vinci Drive. The sheriff’s office said the deputy searched the vehicle and located red plastic baggies of marijuana shake that Hall had for his own use, clear baggies of crystal meth weighing about a quarter-pound in total. Swipe to see both photos. gun-cash-baggiesPhoto of seized items courtesy of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Officestolen truckPhoto of the stolen truck courtesy of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office Authorities said large amounts of cash, a scale and a replica firearm hidden under the seat were also located inside the vehicle. Hall was the only occupant of the vehicle.

499-Acre Grass Fire Burning Near Sloughhouse

SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) — Firefighters fought a 499-acre grass fire near Sloughhouse on Meiss Road Thursday afternoon. The fire started near the 14000 block of Meiss Road near Dillard Road. Dubbed the Meiss Fire, crews estimate it has grown to about 499 acres and is 30% contained. Large clouds of smoke could be seen in the area around 5 p.m. Cal Fire says a volunteer staff member from the Mt. Zion lookout first noticed the fire on the Van Vleck Ranch near Rancho Murieta. Firefighters say the quick report and response helped crews stop forward progress early. Multiple crews responded to the scene. No injuries or structure damage has been reported. This is a developing story.   

Deaths Up In Sacramento County, But Not Because Of COVID-19

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — You might not be surprised to hear the death rate is up this year in Sacramento County, but it may come as a surprise that the increase in deaths is not due to coronavirus cases. In the first six months of the year, the Sacramento County coroner only had one positive COVID-19 case, according to records obtained by CBS13. However, overall, the number of deaths in Sacramento County has increased by nearly 9% so far this year. Keep in mind, the coroner’s office has jurisdiction over sudden and unexpected deaths. Most deaths related to natural causes or infectious diseases, like COVID-19, are generally tracked separately by hospitals and public health. In January, the number of deaths investigated by the Sacramento County Coroner’s office was up more than 11% year-over-year. In February, it jumped even higher to 13%. Roughly half of those closed cases were ruled accidental deaths, including overdoses. Then the pandemic hit, and death rates took a dive in March when the shelter-in-place order was issued, before spiking more than 21% year-over-year in April. Since then, the death rate has stayed…

Hero Lodi Police Officer Says Watching Body Cam Footage Of Train Track Rescue Was Surreal

LODI (CBS13) — Bells were clanging, a train horn blowing and the adrenaline was pumping as veteran Lodi police officer Erika Urrea saved a man in a wheelchair stuck on the tracks from certain death Wednesday morning. “To me, I didn’t think the train was still a ways away. But, as I got up to him, I grabbed on to him, I can see the train just approaching and it was going pretty fast,” Urrea said. “I just was like, I got to get him off of the tracks.” She couldn’t get the chair free, so she pulled the man out of his chair as the train barreled toward near Lodi Avenue and Sacramento Street. “And I was thinking back like man, it really felt like the train was right in my face,” Urrea said. “Looking back at the video, it practically was right in my face.” As the train flew by, Urrea feared the worst. “When I fell to the ground and I heard the noise like the train had crashed into something, my initial thought was I didn’t get to him on time,”…

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Every cutout fan at an Major League Baseball game tells a story. As Dave Palet shares, this one highlights an eternal bond between a father, a son, and a baseball team. Categories: All Sports Report, Sports Tags: Los Angeles

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