SpaceX plans to launch its third Falcon 9 rocket in just nine days Sunday afternoon from Florida, officials announced Tuesday. The fast-growing Hawthorne rocket maker is working at a feverish pace to launch as often as possible for customers who...
Immigration remains among the hottest of the nation’s most heated debates. The temperature is unlikely to drop any time soon. Potential designs for President Trump’s controversial proposed southern border wall are due to be made public J...
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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 becomes mandatory — was lifted for homes between Highland Home Road south of Beaumont and Highway 243 south of Banning. That includes the mountain communities of Poppet Flats, Twin Pines, Silent Valley and Mount Edna, sheriff’s...
SAN BERNARDINO >> A tractor trailer toppled onto its side as it exited the eastbound 10 Freeway onto Waterman Avenue on Wednesday afternoon, prompting authorities to shut down the off-ramp, according to California Highway Patrol reports. The crash was reported just after noon on the northbound Waterman Avenue off-ramp, the CHP incident log shows. No one was hurt. The tractor trailer managed to come off the off-ramp but tipped once it was on Waterman Avenue. Caltrans...
Movies & TV
Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Santa Monica area American Cinematheque at the Aero: “1776” (1972), 7:30 p.m. June 30. “Jaws” (1975), 7:30 p.m. July 1. “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (1989) and “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey” (1991), 7:30 p.m. July 2. “Stop Making Sense” (1984, concert), 7:30 p.m. July 6. “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966), 7:30...
A defendant in the San Bernardino County Colonies bribery case brought up “no quid pro quo” unprompted by interviewing investigators during a 2009 interview about political action committee contributions from Colonies Partners developer to county officials following a $102 million settlement between the county and the developer in 2006. But the defense attorney for Mark Kirk, the former chief of staff for former county Supervisor Gary Ovitt, pointed out Wednesday there...
Mass transit systems
SAN BERNARDINO >> Planned testing on the one-mile section of track from the Santa Fe Depot to the San Bernardino Transit Center was canceled today. The postponement will not have any effect on the projected opening later this year, according to Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson. “The test just wasn’t necessary at this point in the process,” Johnson said. “Prior to actual passengers, there will be some testing taking place.” The...
2020 Olympic Games
Hilmer Lodge Stadium on the campus of Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut has been awarded the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, USATF announced Wednesday in a release from its Indianapolis office. From the release: USATF’s board of directors voted to award the Olympic Trials to Mt. SAC based upon its desire to take the sport’s biggest event to the country’s second-largest media market; the historical strength of the sport in the Los Angeles area; Mt. SAC’s...
HIGHLAND >> When Mark Strain first learned a fire had exploded near his East Highland home, one of the first calls he made was to his neighbor, Dave Saran. “I asked him how it was looking and I knew he’d have good information,” said Strain on Wednesday morning after walking home from dropping off a pink box of donuts for firefighters keeping watch over the hillside neighborhood. Strain wasn’t the only person to call Saran after the
Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa is accepting applications for its fall 2017 Fire Academy. The 13-week course and focuses on personal safety through self-discipline, teamwork and skills development, according to a news release. To apply, applicants must show: • Completion of FIRET 100 (Fire Protection Organization) or equivalent. • Completion of FIRET 101 (Fire Prevention Technology) or equivalent. • Current copy of EMT...
The U.S. Forest Service will bump its fire danger level in the Angeles National Forest on Friday from “high” to “very high,” after fire managers found mountain shrubs and brush had become even drier. Nathan Judy, a spokesman for the Forest Service in Arcadia, said the managers found the grasses at lower elevations had dried out, or “cured.” The drying out of those grasses, plus two recent fires on the perimeter of the more than...
San Bernardino police arrested a man Tuesday who they say fatally shot a woman he was living with in the head. Jermaine Barnes, 34, was located in Los Angeles several hours after the noon shooting in an apartment in the 1400 block of North Wall Avenue, according to a San Bernardino Police Department news release. He was booked into jail in San Bernardino County on suspicion of...