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How Rancho Cucamonga is about to get a lot more artsy

By Liset Márquez|

Weather cooperating in battling 6,309-acre Manzanita fire south of Beaumont; containment at 43 percent

After three days, the Manzanita fire south of Beaumont and Banning has burned 6,309 acres, and is 43 percent contained, officials say. The evacuation warning — a recommendation to leave voluntarily or be prepared if the evacuation becom...

By Ali Tadayon|


  • 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...

  • 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

  • Movies & TV

    Entertainment complex in Menifee would feature massive movie screen

    A proposal to build a sprawling entertainment and retail complex would bring big screen entertainment to Menifee — literally. The plan going before the city’s Planning Commission’s on Wednesday, June 28 features a Krikorian Premiere Theater complex, complete with a massive movie screen. Krikorian plans to install 177,410-square-feet of space for theaters, bowling lanes, games, restaurants and bars on 13 acres at Newport Road and Town Center Drive. The site is...

    Michael J. Williams

  • Museums

    Why San Bernardino County Museum is offering discounted rates for some families

    REDLANDS >> Low-income families will now be able to visit the San Bernardino County Museum at a discounted rate. The museum recently enrolled in the Museums for All program, an initiative that encourages families from diverse backgrounds to visit museums on a regular basis to help build “lifelong habits,” according to a news release. Under the program, families of up to nine people can pay $1 per person to enter the museum. To qualify, families must show an...

    Kristina Hernandez

  • Opinion Rotator

    Summer events in the Inland Empire: Critter Camp, Colonial Faire

    Animals are some of my favorite people. I’m especially fond of therapy animals, the furry critters offering comfort to those in need. This week, at the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley, Critter Camp is in full swing with all the wonderful animals we’re so familiar with — and some we’re not. What is a blue-tongued skink, anyway? Whatever it is, it will be at the Humane Society this week and return to the next Critter Camp in...

    Michel Nolan

  • Wildfires

    This map shows where the Mart fire is burning near Highland

    A fast-moving brush fire burning near Highland on Tuesday afternoon, June 27, prompted mandatory evacuations and the closure of a portion of Highway 330 in the San Bernardino Mountains. The mandatory evacuations are east of Orchard Road, north of Highland Avenue and west of Church Street, according to the San Bernardino County Fire...

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  • Entertainment

    Is Iron Maiden retiring? Guitarist Dave Murray sets the record straight before Glen Helen show

    The rumors of Iron Maiden’s retirement have been greatly exaggerated. After more than 40 years in the metal scene, there’s been talk that Iron Maiden would be calling it quits after its “The Book of Souls Tour,” which comes to Glen Helen Amphitheater in Devore on Saturday. But guitarist Dave Murray has something to say about that. “We’re not stopping after this tour; this isn’t the last tour...

    Michelle Mills

  • Automotive accidents

    Culinary collision: Wine truck hits big rig hauling 70K pounds of beef in Ontario

    ONTARIO >> A crash between a tractor trailer carrying wine and a second tractor trailer hauling 70,000 of beef has snarled traffic on the 60 Freeway near Ontario Tuesday. The crash was first reported around 12:30 p.m. on the westbound lanes of the 60 Freeway near Haven Avenue, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Devon Boatman. The slow lane of the freeway was blocked and is expected to remain closed until a large tow truck can removed the damaged vehicles from...

    Beatriz Valenzuela

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