Inland Empire

Babe Ruth’s 500th homer bat sells for more than $1 million at O.C. auction

LAGUNA NIGUEL — Babe Ruth has hit another one out of the ballpark. The bat used by the legendary baseball player to hit his 500th home run was auctioned on Saturday for more than $1 million. SCP Auctions didn’t identify the buyer. The auction was held in Laguna Niguel. Ruth hit his 500th homer on Aug. 11, 1929, in a game against the Cleveland Indians. According to SCP Auctions, the ball cleared the right field wall at League Park and rolled down Lexington Avenue. Ruth was the first of just 27 Major League Baseball players to reach that mark. He gave the autographed bat to his friend, former Suffern, New York, Mayor Jim Rice, in the 1940s. It’s been in the family for nearly 75 years. Another Ruth bat used to hit the first home run out of Yankee Stadium in 1923 sold for nearly $1.3 million in 2004. Related Articles Once homeless, now disabled, volunteer grows veggies, fruits at Upland convalescent home Different venue, same fun at San Manuel Pow Wow in San Bernardino ‘American Ninja Warrior’ competitor to open one-of-a-kind San Bernardino gym…

Coachella Valley To `Feel The Bern’ in Rancho Mirage

Democratic presidential hopeful and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is making a campaign stop Monday in the Coachella Valley, one of at least three California speaking engagements planned in the coming days. Sanders’ rally is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Rancho Mirage Amphitheater. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and organizers suggest confirming attendance online in advance. Before that, Sanders will appear at the opening of a field office in Coachella. The senator also has also scheduled appearances in both Moreno Valley and San Diego for Friday. “Californians understand that only Senator Sanders has the vision to make housing affordable, create tuition-free public colleges and fight for the good-paying, union jobs that all Americans deserve,” said Rafael Navar, California state director for Bernie 2020. “We have mobilized the biggest grassroots movement in the Golden State, and we intend to win.” Sanders was also scheduled to take part in Thursday’s Democratic candidate debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, but he indicated Friday he may skip the event due to a union labor dispute. The other major Democratic candidates have also threatened to skip the…

Man Seriously Injured in Thermal Crash

A man suffered major injuries in a solo-vehicle rollover crash in Thermal Sunday. The crash occurred just after 5 a.m. at 66th Avenue and Tyler Street, according to the California Highway Patrol. The injured man was found walking along the roadway and was taken to a hospital, the CHP reported. Officers later located the man’s vehicle about 70 feet off the roadway. The crash was under investigation  

Future-Proofing the Manufacturing Supply Chain

Future-proofing the supply chain is top of mind as manufacturers are squeezed by even bigger issues like baby boomer retirement, a limited talent pool and the challenge of how best to leverage technology and artificial intelligence. The post Future-Proofing the Manufacturing Supply Chain appeared first on InlandEmpire.us. For the full article and photos, go to InlandEmpire.us

Injured Hemet teen’s lawsuit heading to trial

The family of a Hemet high school student severely injured when he was struck by a truck in a crosswalk will have their day in court Monday, Dec. 16. The family of Nick Tusant sued the city and the driver accused of striking him in September 2017. Six months earlier, the then-16-year-old was hit by a pickup while in a crosswalk near West Valley High School. Tusant spent 30 days in a coma, was hospitalized for months and spent more than a year in therapy after that, learning how to speak and walk again. As of September 2017, the family had incurred more than half a million dollars in medical bills. West Valley High School’s Nick Tusant, who was struck by a pickup on his way to the Hemet school in March 2017 and almost died, recovered enough to graduate with his class. (File photo by Frank Bellino, Contributing Photographer) Nick Tusant, 17, center, spends time with parents, Jessica and Richard Tuscant, while staying at Totally Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Loma Linda on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. The West Valley High student was seriously injured…

Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Celebrates GED Earners

Dozens of Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Adult Education students were recognized in a ceremony Wednesday evening for earning their GED at the college this semester. The post Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) Celebrates GED Earners appeared first on InlandEmpire.us. For the full article and photos, go to InlandEmpire.us

Corona sees a cloudy day, threat of rain cancels Redlands parade

A 14-foot Christmas tree, which is normally a flagpole, has been serving as a guiding light to 91 Freeway commuters at Green River Road in Corona. Related Articles This map shows when the coldest day of the year is the U.S. Oak Glen snowstorm’s tree ‘catastrophe’ causes millions of dollars in damage Santa’s spirits not dampened by the rain in Riverside Snow Day thrills youngsters in Moreno Valley New storm coming to Riverside and San Bernardino counties: Here’s when the rain will start It sits behind a pristine backyard overlooking a steep Ice Plant slope. Dark clouds rolled over the city on Saturday. About 26 miles away on Saturday, evening rain was predicted for Redlands, resulting in a cancellation of Redlands Noon Kiwanis Club’s Redlands Christmas Parade.   A cloudy streak hides the moon in Corona on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Dark clouds roll over Corona on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds The moon is nearly full over Corona on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. This holiday tree landmark…

Lake Perris lights up with 21st annual holiday boat parade

It wasn’t a white Christmas on Saturday and it was a long way from the North Pole when Lake Perris boaters took part in the 21st annual Lights on the Lake Holiday Boat Parade. Boats decorated in lights travel around Lake Perris during the 21st Annual “Lights on the Lake” Holiday Boat Parade at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in Perris on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Boats decorated in lights travel around Lake Perris during the 21st Annual “Lights on the Lake” Holiday Boat Parade at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in Perris on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Boats decorated in lights travel around Lake Perris during the 21st Annual “Lights on the Lake” Holiday Boat Parade at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in Perris on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Boats decorated in lights travel around Lake Perris during the 21st Annual “Lights on the Lake” Holiday Boat Parade at Lake Perris State Recreation Area in Perris on Saturday, Dec. 14,…

Different venue, same fun at San Manuel Pow Wow in San Bernardino

High energy tribal bird singing makes braids fly on the young and the old during the 24th annual San Manuel Pow Wow kicking off Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. Hundreds of dancers, drummers and artisans across the country gather in celebration. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Tessa Smith of the Pala Band of Mission Indians tribe dances to bird singing during the 24th annual San Manuel Pow Wow which kicks off Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. The free three-day Pow Wow, rescheduled from October due to fires, showcases Native American culture, dance, ceremonies and competitions. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Tessa Smith of the Pala Band of Mission Indians tribe, center, sports animal track tattoos and dances to bird singing during the 24th annual San Manuel Pow Wow which kicks off Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Greg Victor of the Ponca tribe, right, reacts as bird singing echoes through San Bernardino’s San Manuel…

Woman and 2 children found dead in Ontario home after shooting, standoff with police

A woman and her two children were found dead early Saturday after a shooting with police and an hours-long barricade in an Ontario home, authorities said. The children were killed in “an act” that happened before police arrived at the house, said Ontario Police Sgt. Bill Russell, declining to elaborate further. “Our gunfire had nothing to do with the death of the children,” he said. The identities of the woman, described as a probation officer with San Bernardino County, and the children, a teenage girl and an elementary school-age boy, were not immediately released. Authorities said a man had dialed 911 for a medical emergency about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Paramedics, along with Ontario police officers, arrived at a home in the 1300 block of East F Street, where they found the man with gunshot wounds, Russell said. The man was later identified as the woman’s husband. After the man left the house, walking over to authorities and medical personnel, two Ontario police officers saw the woman standing behind a screen door armed with a handgun, Russell said. Two officers shot at the woman from outside…

Riverside police arrest 7 suspected DUI drivers at Arlington Avenue checkpoint

RIVERSIDE — Seven people suspected of drunk driving were arrested during a driver’s license and sobriety checkpoint in Riverside, police said Saturday. Riverside city police conducted the checkpoint between 9 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday on Arlington Avenue near Streeter Avenue. Of the 702 drivers screened, seven people were arrested on suspicion of DUI, and 9 people were either cited or arrested for driving unlicensed or with a suspended license, Sgt. Ryan Wilson said. In addition, 11 citations were issued for various other vehicle code violations. The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Related Articles Family of injured Lakewood deputy struck by suspected DUI driver hopeful for her recovery

Children’s Services Hosted Young Adult Holiday Celebration

Yvonne Galvan is a longtime foster parent. Her 18-year-old foster child was one of nearly 120 young adults treated to a special holiday celebration at La Sierra University on Tuesday, December 10. The post Children’s Services Hosted Young Adult Holiday Celebration appeared first on InlandEmpire.us. For the full article and photos, go to InlandEmpire.us

Clara Mae Clem Lounge Dedicated at University of Redlands

The University of Redlands recently redesigned space in the School of Education was dedicated Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 recognizing an alumna well-known on campus and in the Redlands community.  The post Clara Mae Clem Lounge Dedicated at University of Redlands appeared first on InlandEmpire.us. For the full article and photos, go to InlandEmpire.us

Orange County mulling options to sell Harmony property in Highland

Orange County is exploring selling land once slated for the 3,600-house Harmony development in Highland that was stalled by a judge’s ruling in 2018. The negotiating parties on the agenda for the Tuesday, Dec. 10, Orange County Board of Supervisors closed session meeting included a new player in the property’s saga, The Redlands Parks Conservancy, which 2017 tax documents show has Esri founder Jack Dangermond as president and board chair. The other parties include builder Lewis Brothers Development, the city of Highland and “future purchasers.” Boundary for the stalled 3,600-house Harmony development in Highland. The landowner is looking into options for selling the land according to an agenda for the Dec. 10, 2019 Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting. (SCNG) “The purpose of the closed session was for the board to discuss possible dispositions of the property with the county’s real estate negotiator,” said Orange County spokeswoman Molly Nichelson in an email. “Any sale or other disposition of the property will require further board action in open session.” There were no reportable board actions on the item Tuesday. The county, Nichelson wrote, is still assessing…

A few things learned while writing fiction, tips for your own compositions

I studied fiction with a few very talented writers. I studied the longest (six years in a private workshop) and learned the most from Janet Fitch. One day, I may tackle the problems with my novel, but even if I don’t, I have no regrets about my time spent with it. I became a fair reader of stories in process after that intensive training. Here, I will share some of what I learned in the hope that it may be helpful to other writers. To begin with, write in scenes. In each scene, something significant has to change. A character learns something, or does something or has something done to him or her that prevents that character from staying the same. Scenes shape the story’s trajectory, and each scene propels it forward. You may not be able to anticipate the next scene until you write the first one. That’s fine. You don’t have to know where you are going, and it could be better that you don’t. If you write toward a predetermined ending of a scene or of the piece as a whole, getting…

Woman and 2 children found dead in Ontario home after standoff with police

A woman and two children were found dead early Saturday after a barricade in an Ontario home, authorities said. About 5 a.m., the Ontario Police Department announced their officers were involved in a shooting with a suspect in the 1300 block of East F Street. The woman had barricaded herself inside the home after firing at officers, Sgt. Bill Russell told KTLA. Update: Ontario Police have made entry into the home and discovered the suspected female and two juveniles are deceased inside the residence. Investigators is on-going. — Ontario Police Dept. (@OntarioPD) December 14, 2019 Officers arriving on scene following a 911 call had found emergency technicians treating a man with gunshot wounds, Russell said. That’s when a woman, described as a San Bernardino County probation officer and believed to be the man’s wife, allegedly shot at police before returning inside the residence. By 8 a.m., police announced officers entered the home and found the woman and two children dead inside. No officers were injured. The man was taken to a hospital, police said. This is a developing story. Additional information will be provided when…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!