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SpaceX tackles payload backlog, schedules third launch in 9 days

By Sandy Mazza|

How Rancho Cucamonga is about to get a lot more artsy

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Rancho Cucamonga is hoping a new effort will create iconic art pieces and gathering places to attract outsiders to the city. The City Council recently a...

By Liset Márquez|


  • Wildfires

    Firefighter injured in 902-acre Mart fire as Highland evacuations lifted, Highway 330 reopens

    A firefighter was injured in a fast-moving brush fire that burned 902 acres near Highland on Tuesday, June 27 and prompted mandatory evacuations and the closure of a portion of Highway 330 in the San Bernardino Mountains. The firefighter was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries, according to Cal Fire Captain Debbie Chapman. The evacuation orders for about 200 homes were lifted about 8:15 p.m., after officials had ordered residents to leave the area east of...

  • Wildfires

    Highway 330 reopened as Mart fire continues to burn

    HIGHLAND >> Highway 330 reopened at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday as firefighters continued to battle the Mart fire. A portion of Highway 330, between Highland Avenue and Live Oak near Running Springs, had closed because of the brush fire, which the U.S. Forest Service reported as consuming more than 900 acres. Evacuation orders were also lifted Tuesday night.

  • Wildfires

    Evacuation orders lifted for Mart fire in Highland

    Mandatory evacuations orders were lifted at 9 p.m. Tuesday for the Mart fire, which burned more than 900 acres in an area north of Highland. “All evacuations for the #MartFire have been lifted, residents use caution, watch for fire traffic in the area,” advised the U.S. Forest Service on Twitter. Evacuations had been ordered Tuesday afternoon for an area north of Highland Avenue and west of Church Street because of the Mart fire, according to the San Bernardino...

    Ryan Hagen

  • Minimum wage

    Study on effect of Seattle’s minimum wage could make Pasadena, Los Angeles nervous

    Ten California cities and localities will boost their minimum wage on Saturday, but a new study indicates those pay hikes could lead to layoffs, reduced hours and a decline in income for the workers it’s intended to help. Seattle study notes negative impacts of wage increases The study, conducted by a group of University of Washington economists and published as a working paper by the

    Kevin Smith

  • Wildfires

    For 5,800-acre Manzanita fire burning south of Beaumont, winds are a concern

    Despite concerns about Tuesday’s hot and windy conditions, firefighters battling the 5,800-acre Manzanita fire south of Beaumont and Banning had a relatively good day. “It’s been pretty quiet,” Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokesman Craig Doppmann said Tuesday evening. Firefighters “have been able to put in a lot of good work without any hiccups.” It was still a...

  • Trials

    Colonies investigator stands by timeline of probe

    The lead investigator in the San Bernardino County Colonies bribery trial maintained Tuesday that the investigation into possible corruption in a $102 million settlement between the county and a developer did not start until Nov. 1, 2008 -- despite a news article months earlier that outlined public records of the developer’s political contributions. Hollis “Bud” Randles, assistant chief investigator for the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Bureau of...

  • Shootings

    Woman shot in the head, killed in San Bernardino home

    SAN BERNARDINO >> A woman was fatally shot in the head Tuesday, and police are searching for her killer, officials said. “The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics,” police spokesman Lt. Mike Madden said. “We are actively searching for the suspect.” The shooting was reported shortly before noon in the 1400 block of North Wall Avenue, Madden said. Distraught family members of the 38-year-old woman gathered at the home as...

  • Local governments

    George Lucas calls his just-approved LA museum a new hope for young Angelenos

    The Force appears to have grown stronger in Los Angeles. Filmmaker George Lucas’ museum paying tribute to the narrative arts cleared a key hurdle, with the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approving the $1.5 billion project in Exposition Park. It was a long road to the City of Angels for Lucas. San Francisco and Chicago were the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” creator’s first choices. But Mayor Eric Garcetti and others lobbied...

    By Elizabeth Chou @reporterliz on Twitter|

  • Wildfires

    Mart fire prompts smoke advisory for residents in San Bernardino Valley, mountains

    Air quality officials issued a smoke advisory Tuesday afternoon for people in areas near the Mart fire in Highland. The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a smoke advisory, saying that areas with “unhealthy” air quality would likely include portions of: the central San Bernardino Valley; the East San Bernardino Valley; the Central San Bernardino Mountains; and the Big Bear Lake Area. SCAQMD officials advise anyone in those areas to avoid any vigorous...


  • Charter schools

    The last Hail Mary: Chino’s Oxford Preparatory Academy board votes to appeal legal ruling

    Oxford Preparatory Academy has accepted a judge’s invitation to appeal his decision that, if left unchallenged, would permanently close the charter school by week’s end. Last week, San Bernardino Superior Court Judge David S. Cohn ruled the Chino Valley Unified school board didn’t violate state law when it

    Beau Yarbrough

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