Free summer lunches begin across the Inland Empire

When school lets out for the summer, kids can still eat free. After the last day of classes, school districts across the Inland Empire begin offering children 18 and younger free meals throughout the summer. For example, after graduations last week, the Corona-Norco School District started serving lunches Monday, June 5, that will be offered weekdays at parks, libraries, schools and other sites. Liam Ambriz, 5, enjoys a slice of pepperoni pizza during the free summer lunch program offered by the Corona-Norco Unified School District at the Corona del Rey Apartment Complex in Corona on Monday, June 5, 2023. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Heather Jensen, left, sits with her sons, from left, Noah Ambriz, 4; Hunter Blaha, 13; and Liam Ambriz, 5; as they enjoy meals as part of the free summer lunch program offered by the Corona-Norco Unified School District at the Corona del Rey Apartment Complex in Corona on Monday, June 5, 2023. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Samara Hernandez, 6, takes a bite of an apple during the free summer lunch program offered by the Corona-Norco Unified School District

Beverly Hills purse snatchers caught on camera

A pair of thieves have been arrested after snatching purses from unsuspecting customers at some Beverly Hills restaurants over the weekend.   Video captured the suspects at Wally’s, an upscale wine and cheese bar on Canon Drive, on Saturday.   The footage shows a male and female suspect standing behind a table of customers. The man appears to be having a conversation on his cellphone when the woman is seen easily sliding a customer’s purse off the back of the chair and then placing it in a larger handbag she had on her shoulder. The duo then casually turns, appear to speak to an employee and then walk out of the establishment.   Beverly Hills police told KTLA that after the suspects left Wally’s, they strolled down Canon Drive where they committed the same crime at yet another restaurant.   This incident comes on the heels of another purse snatching on Mother’s Day that was captured on camera at a popular restaurant in Culver City. In that case, police are searching for at least three suspects in what they said was a coordinated theft.  

Plane overturns at Santa Monica Airport

A pilot was fortunate to walk away unscathed after a small plane crashed while landing at Santa Monica Airport Monday afternoon. The incident occurred around 3:45 p.m. The pilot was the only person on board when the single-engine aircraft apparently skidded across the runway while landing and then flipped over, Sky5 reporter Gil Leyvas reported. Sky5 view of a small plane that crashed while landing at Santa Monica Airport. June 5, 2023. (KTLA) Aerial footage showed the overturned aircraft sustained relatively minor damage. There was no fuel leak or fire, Santa Monica Fire officials said. The runway was temporarily closed for the accident investigation and to remove the plane.

Trump recognizes Republican Party of San Diego for annual Lincoln Raegan Dinner

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Former president Donald Trump congratulated San Diego Republicans following the party’s prestigious annual Lincoln Raegan Dinner over the weekend. He praised the leaders of the Republican Party of San Diego County by name for their efforts, including Chairwoman Paula Whitsell. Whitsell joined KUSI’s Teresa Sardina to discuss the dinner and what she hopes the party can accomplish in the coming election. Categories: Entertainment, Good Evening San Diego, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, National & International News, Politics, Trending

Thieves remove ATM from Chula Vista gas station

CHULA VISTA (CNS) – Thieves stole an ATM out of a convenience store in Chula Vista today by smashing the shop’s front window with a truck, pulling out the cash machine and loading it on the back of the pickup, police said. The theft happened at 4:07 a.m. at the Chevron gas station on Melrose Avenue and Orange Avenue, according to Lt. Lamar Barrett of the Chula Vista Police Department. An employee was in the restroom at the time of the theft, which took less than a minute, the lieutenant said. The employee was unharmed. Based on surveillance video of the theft, Barrett said about three or four suspects used a chain to pull the machine from the store’s floor and into the back of the Ford F-250 truck. Categories: KUSI

Fallbrook and Rainbow Water Districts want to leave the San Diego County Water Authority

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Fallbrook and Rainbow Water Districts want to leave the San Diego County Water Authority because of high costs. The water district’s say the San Diego County Water Authority is not serving San Diegans well, and they want to join a different authority in Riverside County. KUSI’s Ed Lenderman spoke with executives from the Fallbrook and Rainbow Water Authorities live on Good Morning San Diego (above), as they explained the troubles the County Water Authority is putting on them. General Manager of the Rainbow Municipal Water District, Tom Kennedy, said that they have been wanting to leave for over three years, and called out the county for hiring an expensive team of lawyer’s to prevent them from leaving. San Diego’s Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) was set to vote on the issue Monday, but instead, they voted to table the option to August 7, to give staff time to come up with other options. But Sunday on Good Morning San Diego, Vice Chair of the San Diego Water Authority, Nick Serrano, explained his perspective of the situation (below). Serrano also serves

California Launches CalGrows Program to Help Caregivers

The California Department of Aging offers free courses to people caring for seniors and people with disabilities. By Staff Report • Published 4 hours ago • Updated 4 hours ago Getty Image California has launched a program to provide workforce training and development for people caring for older adults and people with disabilities. The California Department of Aging CalGrows program offers free classes, career coaching and other resources to help people qualify for jobs in health care. Eligible caregivers can be in-home or community based providers Click here to learn more about CalGrows, eligibility, incentives and more.

Lake Mead water level stalls as Lake Powell continues strong rise

As we head into June and the daylight lasts longer, Lake Mead’s water level has shown an incredible rebound, rising almost 10 feet this year. While that’s great news for the nation’s largest reservoir that has seen historic water level drops, it’s only a quarter of the rise at Lake Powell. This year’s water level rises can be primarily credited to the massive snowpack that’s melting off the Colorado Rockies this spring. Lake Powell’s water level has now risen more than 41 feet since the beginning of 2023. Lake Mead discovery surfaces half-century-old investigation Lake Mead has also benefited from the decision by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to release more water through the Glen Canyon Dam at Lake Powell, located upriver 360 miles. The initial release took place in May and since then, Reclamation has continued to release more water daily than the average amount most years. Lake Powell water level as of Sunday, June 4 was 3,565.81 feet above sea level. (Image: Powell water level as of Sunday, June 4 was 3,565.81 feet above sea level. (Image: Now that the summer

Warren Beatty’s Attorney Reportedly Has Settlement Talks With Attorney Representing Woman Who Alleges Sexual Abuse

Warren Beatty – Photo courtesy of Dan Holm on Shutterstock An attorney for a woman who alleges that Warren Beatty sexually abused her years ago when she was a teen told a judge Monday that he has had settlement talks with the actor’s counsel.Plaintiff’s attorney Michael Reck also told Beverly Hills Superior Court Judge Edward B. Moreton Jr. that the 86-year-old actor has not yet been served with the suit. In the wake of the announcements, Moreton postponed Monday’s scheduled case management conference in the plaintiff’s lawsuit until Sept. 14. The suit, filed Nov. 7, alleges sexual battery and assault and a violation of the state Penal Code. The plaintiff said she was a teen and that Beatty was in his 30s when he allegedly groomed her and lured her into a sexual relationship in the 1970s. “When plaintiff was just a 14-year-old child, (Beatty) used his role, status and power as a well-known Hollywood star to gain access to, groom, manipulate, exploit and coerce sexual contact from her over the course of several months…,” the suit states.The abuse of continued until late 1973, the