Riverside’s Chavez Center to get $25 million overhaul

The Riverside Arts Academy on the city’s Eastside will enjoy a renovated arts center for its young talent. California’s 2022-23 budget includes $25 million to renovate the César Chávez Community Center inside Bobby Bonds Park, Inland Empire legislators and community leaders announced Friday, July 1. The Spanish colonial-era building, constructed more than 100 years ago and managed by the city of Riverside, is packed with students and in dire need of upgrades, they said. The University Avenue structure was once University Heights Junior High School. Riverside Arts Academy president Collette Lee speaks Friday, July 1, 2022, at a news conference announcing $25 million in state funds to renovate the Cesar E. Chavez Community Center in Riverside. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Assembly Member Jose Medina, D-Riverside, speaks Friday, July 1, 2022, at a news conference announcing $25 million in state funding for renovation of the Cesar E. Chavez Community Center in Riverside. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Riverside City Council Member Clarissa Cervantes speaks Friday, July 1, 2022, as officials announce $25 million in state dollars to remodel the Cesar E. Chavez Community

4th of July travelers encountering delays, flight cancellations

With the 4th of July just days away, travelers going through Los Angeles International Airport are already dealing with delays and cancellations. In just Friday alone, there have already been 559 cancellations for flights coming into, traveling within or leaving the United States and a total of 6,479 delays, according to the air travel site FlightAware.Tobias Levene is a military reservist who’s trying get to Washington State for a military exercise but he was met with a series of delays and cancellations at LAX.”I’m still stuck at LAX… it’s almost 6 hours later,” Levene told CBSLA Reporter Jeff Nguyen. “It was worse than I could’ve imagined.”Unfortunately for Levene, things got even worse after his luggage was misplaced and was packed into a departing flight. It’s added stress for him as he now has to figure out another way to get to his destination.”I’m from LA. I’d rather be stuck here than stuck in a place where I have no support.  No network,” Levene said.For one Orange County family is headed for the East Coast for the holiday weekend, its flights was not cancelled but the family

Cockroaches, water issues: Restaurant closures, inspections in San Bernardino County, June 10-30

Here are the restaurants and other food facilities that San Bernardino County health inspectors temporarily shut down because of imminent health hazards between June 10 and June 30, 2022, and one earlier closure that wasn’t previously reported. If no reopening date is mentioned, the agency had not listed that facility as reopened as of this publication. Panda Chinese Restaurant, 56091 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley Closed: June 30 Grade: 69/C Reason: Cockroach infestation, scoring below 70. The inspector found live roaches on the floor below the dishwasher drainboard, by a cooler and in the janitorial sink, and dead roaches on the front service area countertop, in a cabinet and on the floor. Among the 15 other violations, three of which were critical: Four containers of cooked chicken had been left out for hours on the dishwasher drainboard, more cooked chicken was at unsafe temperatures in a fryer basket and a beverage cooler, the person in charge washed hands without soap, unapproved pesticides were being used, and surfaces throughout the facility were dirty. Mongolian Bar-B-Q, 1488 E. Highland Ave., San Bernardino Closed: June 14 Grade: 87/B

88-Year-Old Man With Dementia Found

Posted inCrime by Contributing EditorJuly 1, 2022July 1, 2022 A good Samaritan found an 88-year-old man with dementia Friday who went missing in Palm Springs. Jim Maxwell was last seen around the Motel 6 on North Indian Canyon Drive near Interstate 10 and was reported missing around 4:30 p.m., according to the Palm Springs Police Department. He was found within 30 minutes.Maxwell is white and weighs approximately 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark olive-green long-sleeve button-down shirt and denim pants with brown cowboy boots. Leave a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ{{#message}}{{{message}}}{{/message}}{{^message}}Your submission failed. The server responded with {{status_text}} (code {{status_code}}). Please contact the developer of this form processor to improve this message. Learn More{{/message}}{{#message}}{{{message}}}{{/message}}{{^message}}It appears your submission was successful. Even though the server responded OK, it is possible the submission was not processed. Please contact the developer of this form processor to improve this message. Learn More{{/message}}Submitting…

Motorcyclist Killed in Collision at MoVal Intersection

Skip to content MyNewsLA.com Breaking news for Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties Posted inRiverside A motorcyclist died Friday in a collision at a Moreno Valley intersection.The fatality occurred about 4:10 p.m. at Heacock Street and Ironwood Avenue, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. The circumstances behind the collision were not immediately clear. Officials said the motorcyclist, whose identity was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.The status of the other motorist was unknown.Sheriff’s deputies were handling the investigation.

State Officials Investigating After Multiple Geese Shot With Blow Darts In Natomas Area

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Four geese were shot with an illegal blow dart in the Natomas area. Wildlife experts say it’s a disturbing trend that seems to be growing. “We’ve got cormorants, we’ve got the snowy egrets,” Michele Dodge said. Dodge is a wildlife capture specialist that frequents this public pond off of Truxel Road in Natomas. “I’ve actually been out here several times tracking the injured geese,” she said. In the last few weeks, Dodge has helped rescue several Canada geese who were shot with blow darts and transported them to Gold Country Wildlife Rescue in Auburn. On Friday, one of her colleagues at Gold Country Wildlife Rescue, Christy Berger, used a net gun to catch one of the birds in a nearby drainage canal. “Blow darts are illegal and for good reason. They have razor edges on the dart itself,” Berger said. Two geese are still recovering after receiving medical treatment. Two didn’t survive. “One died during transit, so the dart probably hit a blood vessel while it was being transported even though we were being careful,” Berger said. “The other had to be

Woodland Police Release Bodycam Footage From Drag Event Canceled Over Threats Of Violence

WOODLAND (CBS13) — Police released bodycam footage from a drag show event in Woodland that was canceled Thursday night over alleged threats of violence. Mojo’s Lounge and Bar, which is where the event was scheduled to be held, said on social media that the organizers and performers did not feel comfortable putting on the event due to online threats. Although the event was canceled, some people still showed up to perform, said Christy Hayes, owner of Mojo’s. She said the group of aggressors showed up at around 8:15 p.m., just after about 30 mins of performance at Mojo’s and as everyone was leaving. The Woodland Police Department said a group, made up of six or seven men, showed up and an altercation happened in front of Mojo’s. Derogatory comments were made toward the LGBTQIA+ community and the scheduled event. Hayes said it is believed the group at the center of the alleged threats was the Proud Boys, though police could not confirm that. “There was a pepper spray incident as an aggressor tried to force his way into Mojo’s,” Hayes said, and added, “someone had

Two Women Rescued While Lost Hiking At Palisades Tahoe

TAHOE (CBS13) — A rescue team saved two women from a cliff after they got stuck while hiking on steep terrain at Palisades Tahoe this week. The stranded hikers ended up looking down on 800 feet of cliff face with nowhere to go, resulting in a 911 call. On Thursday, June 30, police dispatched the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team to help the two women get raised to safety. According to a statement by the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team, a rescuer arrived before dark and scaled the rocks up to assist the two women on the resort’s Shirley Canyon Trail. The women were first relocated to a safer tree and then hooked up to anchors in order to create a belay system, which attaches a climber to a lifeline. Then, the rescue team hauled the women to a position where ropes were no longer necessary, a process that took three-and-a-half hours. The two women then hiked in the direction they originally came from and were back down to ground level safely by 2:30 a.m. A man died in April of this year

Incidents On I-80, Highway 50 Clog Traffic Into Sierra Ahead Of July 4 Weekend

KYBURZ (CBS13) – Drivers heading up to Lake Tahoe are dealing with significant traffic incidents on both Interstate 80 and Highway 50 Friday. Scene of the fire. (Credit: CHP Placerville) On Highway 50, a big rig caught fire a little after 11:30 a.m. just east of Kyburz. Exactly what led up to the big rig catching fire is unclear, but the flames spread to the vegetation along the shoulder. Highway 50 was shut down for a time in both directions, but the eastbound lane has now reopened. One-way traffic control is being set up soon to get westbound traffic through, Caltrans says. No estimated time of full reopening has been given yet. On I-80, Caltrans says a vehicle fire near Colfax has shut down all westbound lanes. One eastbound lane was also closed down so emergency vehicles could stage. Traffic is currently being diverted off Rollins Lake Road. Authorities say drivers heading up both freeways should expect delays.

Amazon bars off-duty warehouse workers from facilities

By Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press Amazon is barring off-duty warehouse workers from the company’s facilities, a move organizers say can hamper union drives. Under the policy shared with workers on Amazon’s internal app, employees are barred from accessing buildings or other working areas on their scheduled days off, and before or after their shifts. An Amazon spokesperson said the policy does not prohibit off-duty employees from engaging their co-workers in “non-working areas” outside the company’s buildings. “There’s nothing more important than the safety of our employees and the physical security of our buildings,” Amazon spokesperson Kelly Nantel said. “This policy regarding building access applies to building interiors and working areas. It does not limit employee access to non-working areas outside of our facilities.” The notice of the new policy, dated Thursday, says the off-duty rule “will not be enforced discriminatorily” against employees seeking to unionize. But organizers say the policy itself will hinder their efforts to garner support from co-workers during campaigns. “On our days off, we come to work and we engage our co-workers in the break rooms,” said Rev. Ryan Brown, an

Aroldis Chapman comes off injured list, but not as Yankee closer

CLEVELAND — Aroldis Chapman came off the injured list before Friday’s game, but the All-Star closer was not returning to his familiar role. The 34-year-old has lost his job as the Yankees main closer to Clay Holmes. That is something that Yankees manager Aaron Boone discussed with Chapman before his return “We’ve talked and we’ll continue to talk. He deserves that,” Boone said before Friday night’s series opener against the Guardians at Progressive Field. “He deserves that kind of respect. So, as we go, we’ll try and be as forthright as we can, heading into a game where we see him but for right now it’s just getting him back in. And he’s ready for anything.” Chapman, through Yankees interpreter Marlon Abreu, said that he understands that Holmes has earned that role right now. In his absence, Holmes has converted 14 of 15 saves. He has allowed just two earned runs in 36.2 inning pitched this season. Now, the Bombers have to try and work Chapman back into high-leverage situations where he can succeed. “The biggest thing for me and Chappy right now is I

Russian missiles kill at least 21 in Ukraine’s Odesa region

By FRANCESCA EBEL POKROVSK, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian airstrike on residential areas killed at least 21 people early Friday near the Ukrainian port of Odesa, authorities reported, a day after the withdrawal of Moscow’s forces from an island in the Black Sea had seemed to ease the threat to the city. Video of the attack before daybreak showed the charred ruins of buildings in the small town of Serhiivka, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Odesa. The Ukrainian president’s office said warplanes fired three missiles that struck an apartment building and a campsite. Ukrainian authorities interpreted the attack as payback for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Snake Island a day earlier, though Moscow portrayed their departure as a “goodwill gesture” to help unblock exports of grain. Russian forces took control of the island in the opening days of the war in the apparent hope of using it as a staging ground for an assault on Odesa, Ukraine’s biggest port and the headquarters of its navy. “The occupiers cannot win on the battlefield, so they resort to vile killing of civilians,” said Ivan Bakanov

Roundup: Nintendo Switch packed with summer adventures

Summertime is the season to get away from it all. It’s time to visit new destinations, relax a bit and have a bit of fun. Although the goals are the same, the means of transportation differs from person to person. While most people head to the airport for vacation, gamers can instantly transport themselves to far-off destinations by picking the right title. This year, those looking for engrossing summer adventures (aside from “Elden Ring”) should look no further than their Nintendo Switch. The system packs a punch with a series of games that are engrossing and will take players more than 40 hours to beat. That’s enough to carry them to the beginning of fall and the busy holiday season. Here’s what should be on your must-play list this summer: “Pokemon Legends: Arceus” — Game Freak took a huge risk with the biggest change to its franchise in years. Instead of following the same formula, the developer took a huge step to evolve the series by bringing it to a more open world. If that weren’t enough, the project expands the lore by venturing into

Max Scherzer will start Tuesday at Cincinnati for Mets, oblique injury ‘in my rearview mirror’

The Mets rotation only has to survive three more days without one of their co-aces. Max Scherzer said he will start for the Mets on Tuesday against the Reds at Cincinnati. Scherzer will come off the injured list roughly seven weeks after he sustained a left oblique strain in the middle of his May 18 start against the Cardinals at Citi Field. “I have a much better grasp of what this is,” said Scherzer of his oblique tear. “Definitely crossed that six-week timeline, so you feel a lot more confident in what you have with the injury. Now it’s starting to be in my rearview mirror. I’m able to really start getting after it here.” He is expected to throw around six innings and 90 pitches on Tuesday. Scherzer said he feels 100 percent back to normal, with no physical limitations when he plays. He threw 80 pitches and 4.2 innings on Wednesday in his second and final rehab start for Double-A Binghamton. Scherzer will return to the Mets rotation before Jacob deGrom, who has been rehabbing from a stress reaction on his right scapula