‘He Was My Hero’: Families Mourn 2 Men Killed During Dodgers’ Celebration In Sylmar

SYLMAR (CBSLA) — Gunfire brought a Dodgers World Series win celebration to a tragic end in Sylmar Tuesday. The family of 22-year-old Juan Carlos Guillen said he had just announced he had enrolled in college. (CBSLA) The families of 22-year-old Juan Carlos Guillen and 30-year-old Marco Antonio Vazquez said they were fatally shot while trying to stop people who were smashing car windows with baseball bats. “And to see that he was just trying to do the right thing got him in trouble,” Lorena Guillen Garcia, Guillen’s sister, said. “I didn’t expect anything less from him.” Guillen Garcia said she expected excellence from her little brother, because she knew that was exactly what he was capable of achieving. “I pushed him to make sure he stayed in school, ’cause the rest of us didn’t,” she said. “The school was very proud of him, because he just kept on,” Tony Alvarado, Guillen’s mentor, said. “He didn’t give up.” The family of 30-year-old Marco Antonio Vazquez said he was a devoted father to six young children. (Family photo) Alvarado said he encouraged Guillen to go back and…

Tehama County Elections Department offers guidance for poll watchers

RED BLUFF — Just ahead of Election Day, the Tehama County Elections Department is offering tips and warnings for those who want to keep a watch on voting activities. Clerk and Recorder Jennifer Vise said anyone may observe the election process; however, they must check in with the elections office and give their name and contact information in case an issue arises. “We have guidelines that must be followed, and we discuss those with observers,” Vise said. Anyone can stay and watch a polling place all day as long as they do not interfere with the voting process, Vise said. If an observer is disruptive, the elections office has directed the precinct inspectors to notify the office. The elections office will then decide if it needs to talk with the observer or remove the observer from the location, depending on the issue. “We have election observers at every election, and they have always handled themselves in a professional manner, so I don’t anticipate any issues this election,” Vise said. “That being said, an election observer is there to observe only, not interfere with the election…

Tehama County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Red Bluff bar

RED BLUFF — The Tehama County Health Services Agency announced Friday, through coronavirus contact tracing, it has identified the Round Up Saloon in Red Bluff to be a potential source of exposure for COVID-19. The agency said the exposure would have occurred Oct. 16-18. Any person who visited the Round Up during those dates is urged to: Call the agency 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 527-6824. Outside of business hours, call 527-8491 x3606 and leave a message. Get tested. COVID-19 testing appointments can be scheduled online at www.lhi.care or by calling 1-888-634-1123 with no out-of-pocket cost. Monitor for signs and symptoms of the illness, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, loss of smell or taste, muscle pain, sore throat, diarrhea and nausea. Continue to practice physical distancing of at least 6 feet when in public and wear a face covering when in public. Maintain good hygiene practices such as washing hands, using hand sanitizer, cleaning frequently touched surfaces and covering coughs and sneezes. Limit contact with people who are at high risk for COVID-19, including the elderly and people with chronic conditions.…

Know your candidates: Corning Union Elementary School District

CORNING — With election day coming Tuesday, three candidates are vying for a seat on the Corning Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees. Running for the positions are Jani Greer-Franer, Raymond Rodriguez and Ted Shoemaker. The Daily News conducted a Q and A via email with each candidate asking for their take on school board issues. Candidates were asked to keep their replies to 100 words per response. Multiple attempts were made by the Daily News to contact Greer-Franer and Shoemaker, but no response was received. The following responses are from Raymond Rodriguez, a retired teacher. Raymond Rodriguez (Contributed) What are your views on distance learning vs. in person instruction during pandemic? Answer: This situation is difficult. Teachers and students thrive on in-class, personal, meaningful interactions. However, according to officials, COVID 19 is a serious threat to public safety. Unfortunately there is misinformation about the dangers posed by this virus. While younger children may not be as affected by COVID 19, it is not clear how they carry or transfer the virus and thus, take it home to their loved ones. It is not…

Art Walk adds new live murals to annual event

RED BLUFF — The COVID-19 pandemic won’t stand in the way of a well-loved Tehama County art lover’s event, Art Walk, which will take place 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 7 with a few modifications. Coinciding with the re-opening of the Main Event Gallery, which has been closed on the corner of Main and Pine streets since March, the Tehama County Arts Council will host Art Walk, said Chairwoman Toni Gaylord. Both have been approved by the Tehama County Health Services Agency. Kristen and Chloe Gray look at art during the 2019 Art Walk event. (DN file) “The Red Bluff Art Walk is an annual community experience where local artists exhibit their art in participating downtown businesses and people can come and shop, have a personal conversation with the artists, and show support,” Gaylord said. “The Tehama County Arts Council has a mission to spread appreciation of all arts throughout Tehama County and the Art Walk has been a favorite way to do this for 18 years.” Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the gallery, like many other…

Raiders’ Trent Brown off COVID-19 list, may face Browns on Sunday

Trent Brown is off the COVID-19 reserve list and could be back in the lineup Sunday when the Raiders visit the Cleveland Browns. Brown practiced Friday before the Raiders’ team charter departed, but coach Jon Gruden stopped short of saying his right tackle would play after being quarantined for the previous nine days. “We don’t know, really. I want to find out what his wind is,” Gruden said in a video teleconference. “He had COVID-19, which is a serious deal. So we have to find out what his conditioning is. There’s a lot of other things that play into this as well.” If Brown can’t play, the next man up is veteran Sam Young, who was limited this week in practice with a knee injury. Brandon Parker, forced into action last week against Tampa Bay, would play on the right side if Young’s knee is a problem. Given that the weather in Cleveland calls for wind and rain, the Raiders would love to have the 6-foot-8, 380-pound Brown available for what could be a power matchup calling for a lot of running plays. Brown contracted…

Shadow Hills’ Football Program Makes Conditioning, Seem Fun?

The Desert Sands Unified School district approved athletic programs to begin phase one of conditioning practice. Conditioning entails a lot of running and other exercises designed to get athletes in shape, and it is about as fun as it sounds. One local high school decided to have some actual fun while conditioning. Shadow Hills high school’s football program tweeted these videos out last night. This first one shows them working out perfectly in line with the song “Jump” by Kriss Kross, you can even see the coaches getting into it as well. Jumping back into athletic conditioning is all…@shhs_principal @SHHSASB @DesertSandsUSD @ScaughtSb @CIFSS @StudentSectRep @BSNSPORTS @OfficialVNN @NFHS_Org @DesertSunSports @NBCPalmSprings @CityofIndio @BlakeArthur24 @OliviaABC7 #KnightsDoItRight @espn pic.twitter.com/Z0Y71PYuSe — Shadow Hills High School Athletics (@AthleticsSHHS) October 30, 2020 In the second one, we see these athletes really swing their hips into it, along with a song by the Sugar Hill Gang. This one was cleverly captioned “New and innovative hip mobility drills to end day 2 of athletic conditioning.” New and innovative hip mobility drills to end Day 2 of athletic conditioning #KnightsDoItRight @shhs_principal @SHHSASB @DesertSandsUSD @CIFSS @DesertSunSports…

Dia De Los Muertos Events Alter In Time of Pandemic

As Halloween and Day of the Dead celebrations start to kick-off around the Coachella Valley this year. We wanted to highlight events that are happening, along with the many changes due to Covid-19, but more importantly how families can participate. Dia De Los Muertos is a tradition of remembrance for those who have passed on. While the public is normally invited to the museum to make altars, this year will be different, as Sunnylands has invited various organizations to create altars instead. One of the altars being dedicated to the more than 1,300 Riverside county residents who have passed away from covid-19. “It really brings home the humanity and the loss of life, and the suffering, not just from those who have passed, but those who have suffered from respiratory distress from being in the hospital,” said Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz. This year the Palm Springs Art Museum partnered with Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz to create the community altar. Other displays also include altars dedicated to the black lives matter movement and in remembrance of some of our political leaders who recently passed.  “Bringing my daughters…

You Ask. We Investigate. UPDATE: Missing Ballots Mystery Solved

“I don’t know whether my vote’s going to count,” says Robert Sherwin. We first met Sherwin from Cathedral City when we tried to get to the bottom of why new ballot tracking system showed a new ballot was being reprinted after he voted. His partner got the same message when he logged on to Ballottrax. He says after contacting the Riverside County Registrar of Voters office and California’s Secretary of State’s office, he still had no answers.  “This one just struck me really hard cause I was looking forward to voting,” says Sherwin. After some research the registrar’s office tells us the system shows they re registered to vote at the DMV triggering an automatic re issuing of a ballots. “When somebody re registers to vote the previous ballot that was sent out will be put into an automatic pending status and a new ballot will be reissued the reason for that if somebody has changed their address that first ballot that went out will not be forwarded on in fact it will be returned to the elections office,” says Brooke Federico, the county’s public…

Fright Farms opens in Norco with Halloween scares

A scary new Halloween attraction partially opened Friday, Oct. 30, in the nick of time before the Saturday, Oct. 31, holiday. Fright Farms, a drive-thru experience at SilverLakes Equestrian & Sports Park in Norco, saw damage during the high winds that whipped Southern California on Monday, Oct. 26, the day it was originally set to open. Participants drive through Fright Farms’ Halloween mystery at SilverLakes Complex in Norco on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) A mutant soldier played by Anaheim resident Renata Mehl is seen Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at Fright Farms, a drive-thru Halloween attraction at SilverLakes Equestrian and Sports Park in Norco. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Fright Farms, a drive-thru Halloween attraction at SilverLakes Equestrian and Sports Park in Norco, opened Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Smiling teens take pictures of “zombies” at Fright Farms’ Halloween mystery at SilverLakes Complex in Norco on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Passersby are surrounded by “zombies” at Fright Farms’ Halloween mystery at SilverLakes Complex in Norco on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka,…

Yucaipa artist paints mural of ‘huge flowers’ near UC Riverside

Yucaipa artist Allison Brown painted a mural on the side of a Riverside bank that she said will make viewers feel as if they are small people walking through a giant garden. “You get to walk through huge flowers,” Brown said of the bright and splashy 46-foot-wide and 21-foot-tall mural on Chase Bank at University Village, down the street from UC Riverside. Using a lift, artist Allison Brown works on her mural in Riverside on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Artist Allison Brown paints her mural at University Village near UC Riverside on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsA woman is silhouetted as she walks through a pathway underneath a mural by artist Allison Brown at University Village in Riverside on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Allison Brown, of Yucaipa, puts paint on her mural at the University Village shopping center in Riverside on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Artist Allison Brown paints her mural, titled “Urban Garden,” at University Village…

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