In Other News

Here’s what happened in Southern California the year of the last total solar eclipse

Shannon O’Connor Los Angeles Daily News|

Aldi to open store soon in Hesperia

Aldi will arrive in the high desert next month. The discount grocery chain will celebrate the grand opening of its Hesperia store with a ribbon-cutting at 8:25 a.m., Sept. 14. Following Aldi tradition, there will be a Golden Ticket giveawa...

By Fielding Buck|


  • Animal shelters and adoption services

    How to adopt a pet for practically free in the Inland Empire

    Homeless dogs and cats will be offered for adoption Saturday at significantly reduced rates to encourage Riverside County residents to open their hearts — and doors — to new four-legged friends. The county’s largest animal shelters will participate in the nationwide “Clear the Shelters” event, during which abandoned and neglected canines and felines will be available to take home for $4.52 each. According to county Department of Animal Services...

    City News Service|

  • Immigration

    Southern California immigrant rights organizers say they’re familiar with white supremacist hatred

    Immigrant rights activists say what happened in Charlottesville is a wake-up call for people to condemn white supremacy in their communities. “If you want to end white supremacy, let’s start in our backyard,” said Javier Hernandez, director of the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice. Hernandez said the level of hate he saw in Charlottesville, Virginia — where three people died over the weekend when a large gathering of white nationalists and...

    Alejandra Molina

  • Arrests

    Man arrested after assault reported in sauna

    A Rialto man was arrested on accusations that he used a pick-like comb to threaten a person in a sauna at Cal State San Bernardino, a university official said. The incident took place about 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, in the men’s locker room at the Recreation and Wellness Center, spokesman Alan Llavore said. The suspect, identified as Vance Reeves, 23, “threatened the victim with what was described as a 3- to 4-inch comb with a metal handle, similar to a pick. The...

    Brian Rokos

  • Breaking News

    Victorville teacher dies after being found unconscious in classroom

    APPLE VALLEY >> A teacher at Lewis Center for Educational Research campus in Apple Valley who was found unresponsive in her classroom died Wednesday evening. Michelle Dale, 39, of Victorville, was found not breathing and unconscious in her classroom just before 4 p.m., sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said in an email. Dale was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Sheriff’s officials didn’t release how Dale died...

  • Residential fires

    Heavy flames from roof reported in Forest Falls house fire

    Firefighters battled a house fire in Forest Falls on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly before 1:45 p.m., initial calls to 911 said the fire was in the treeline and burning a vehicle in the carport but those reports were false. Firefighters found heavy flames coming from the roof of a home in the 9200 block of Hemlock Drive, fire officials said on Twitter. Firefighters knocked down flames within minutes and kept the blaze confined to the home. A cause of the fire or an estimate...

    Doug Saunders

  • Literacy

    Pomona Host Lions, school district help first graders develop love for reading

    Pomona Host Lions Club members are committed to service projects in the community, but a special one deals with literacy. Its Lions Roar for Reading involves first graders at nine Pomona Unified School District schools and promotes the love of reading. Research has shown the earlier youngsters are introduced to books the better. Students are more likely to become fluent readers and...

    Suzanne Sproul

  • Real Estate

    Rent burden in Los Angeles, Orange County ranked nation’s worst; Inland Empire 17th highest

    The rent check hurts in Southern California. The typical renter in Los Angeles and Orange counties started 2017 paying the nation’s biggest slice of their household income to the landlord, while Inland Empire tenants had the 17th highest rent burden. That’s according to online property tracker Zillow’s measurement of rent affordability. These analysts compare local rents with typical wages. I tossed their data into my trusty spreadsheet to find how...

    By Jonathan Lansner|

  • Criminal investigations

    Case of severely injured puppy in San Bernardino investigated by District Attorney’s Office

    The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Animal Cruelty Prosecution Unit is investigating the discovery of a severely injured puppy in San Bernardino. No arrests have been made in the incident, said District Attorney’s Office spokesman Christopher Lee on Wednesday. San Bernardino police Lt. Michael Madden said police could not...

    Ali Tadayon

  • Restaurant operators

    Inland Applebee’s locations safe, franchise owner says

    A private franchising company that owns and runs more than a dozen Applebee’s restaurants in the Inland area says reports of closures will not affect its properties. Flynn Restaurant Group officials, reacting to reports last week from Dine Equity that 105-135 of its Applebee’s restaurants would close, said franchise properties it operates are safe from closure. The group “has no...

    Staff Report|

  • Child endangerment

    Victorville child falls out of second-story window as her mother slept

    VICTORVILLE >> A 1-year-old who fell out of a second-story window suffered minor injuries this week — all while the child’s mother slept, San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials said Wednesday. Deputies found the sleeping mother, Jessica Dickey, 22, of Victorville, still asleep with drugs and paraphernalia in the bed she shared with the child, sheriff’s officials said in news release. She pleaded not guilty to child abuse, possession of...

    Beatriz Valenzuela

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