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Redlands police Officer Nicholas Koahou honored for bravery in response to San Bernardino terror attack

By Sandra Emerson|

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

Do you remember the last time that a total solar eclipse could be seen from the United States? Well, it was Feb. 26, 1979. A lot of other things happened that year. It’s also when Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain’s first femal...

Shannon O’Connor Los Angeles Daily News|


  • Missing persons

    Patton State Hospital patient escapes from San Bernardino rehab facility after surgery

    SAN BERNARDINO >> Authorities are searching for a Patton State Hospital patient who walked away from a rehabilitation facility following surgery, officials said. “He is considered to be low-risk,” said San Bernardino police Lt. Mike Madden on Thursday morning. “But we are out there looking for him.” Vaheh Zaghian, 47, was at a facility in the 400 block of East Gilbert Avenue in San Bernardino following minor surgery when he left early Thursday...

  • Race and ethnicity

    We’re in trouble when the U.S. can learn from South Africa’s mistakes

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa >> When both blacks and whites in a city that was a cradle for apartheid are shocked by racial violence in America, it’s beyond shameful. It is Sunday, the day after Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal, was mowed down in Charlottesville, Va., by a driver said to be a white supremacist. Every person I talk to — black and white — is shocked by what they have read in newspapers, seen on television. Yes, it’s not just...

    By David Whiting @DavidWhiting on Twitter|

  • Local governments

    Defense attorneys slam key prosecution witness in closing arguments for Colonies bribery trial

    Defense attorneys in the San Bernardino County-Colonies corruption case went on the attack Thursday in their closing arguments, slamming a key prosecution witness as “a mealy mouthed little liar” and telling jurors, “this is a case that should never have been brought to trial.” The seven-months-long trial’s four defendants are charged with taking various roles in an alleged bribery...

    Joe Nelson

  • Terrorist attacks

    Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 13 dead, 100 hurt

    BARCELONA, Spain >> A van veered onto a sidewalk and barreled down a busy pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona’s picturesque Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it mowed down tourists and residents and turned the popular European vacation promenade into a bloody killing zone. Thirteen people were killed and 100 were injured, 15 of them seriously, in what authorities called a terror attack. Victims were left sprawled in the street, spattered with blood or...

    By Barry Hatton and Joseph Wilson The Associated Press|

  • Financial markets

    Stocks tumble to worst loss in 3 months in broad selling

    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks plunged Thursday as losses for Cisco Systems hurt technology companies while Wal-Mart declined after its latest quarterly report. Banks also dropped as bond yields and interest rates sank for a second day. It was the second-worst day for stocks this year, which has seen few large declines. Along with technology companies and retailers, transportation companies skidded and all of the industrial, financial and basic materials companies in the S&P 500...

    By MARLEY JAY AP Markets Writer|

  • Entertainment

    Weekend events: Botanic garden tour, Whitney Houston tribute among Inland Valley things to do

    Twilight Gardens Tour: The Friends of the UCR Botanic Gardens will host a tour at 6:30 tonight. The tours last about 90 minutes followed by light refreshments served on the patio. Cost is $7 for Friends of UCRBG Members and $10 for non-members. Reservations are required. Guests may pay at the door by check or with exact change only. UCR Botanic Garden, 900 University Ave., Riverside. Information: 951-784-6962,


  • Music

    DJ Richard Blade talks ’80s music, the early days at KROQ and why there’s ‘a lot of sex’ in his upcoming book

    As the sweet, upbeat music of Culture Club filled the air, patrons kicked off their shoes, raised their drinks high in the air and danced in the sand as the sun set into the Pacific Ocean during the inaugural 93.1 Jack FM Presents: Richard Blade’s ’80s Beach Bash SeaLegs Live in Huntington Beach last month. Blade, grinning from ear to ear, let the music play and took a break from his turntables, hopping off stage to take some posed photos and selfies with patrons...

  • Lawsuits

    Diddy’s ex-chef suing for sexual harassment and more, but jury won’t hear the case

    LOS ANGELES — The employment violation allegations filed against Diddy by his former personal chef, who says she was subjected to sexual harassment and forced to work long hours without being fully compensated for overtime, will be heard by an arbitrator rather than a jury, a judge ruled today. Plaintiff Cindy Rueda stated in a sworn declaration filed in connection with her lawsuit against the rapper/producer/singer that she often worked from 9 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily after...

    City News Service|

  • Hacking

    HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts for ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘John Oliver’

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company. The hacking group OurMine on Wednesday night took over several of HBO’s Twitter accounts, including ones for “Game of Thrones” and John Oliver’s show. The group posted that “we are just testing your security” and asked HBO to contact it for an upgrade. HBO said in a statement Thursday that...


  • Executive branch

    Trump decries monument removals — ‘history ripped apart,’ he says

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing “the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart.” Trump’s remarks came as the White house tried to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative previous comments on last weekend’s racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. He...


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