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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|


  • Fires

    Banning Mias fire 80 percent contained, thanks to cooler weather

    With help from cooler weather in the Inland Empire, firefighters are hoping to get closer to full containment of the Mias fire soon, Cal Fire/Riverside County officials said Wednesday.The containment percentage increased from 50 percent in the morning report to 80 percent as of 5:45 p.m., according to a county fire news release. The acreage estimate increased slightly from 540 to 545 acres.The recent dip in temperatures and increased humidity has assisted firefighters in getting a...

    Beatriz Valenzuela

  • Crime

    San Bernardino police look for shooter, or shooters, who left two wounded

    SAN BERNARDINO >> Police are searching for the shooter or shooters who wounded two people outside a San Bernardino shopping center Tuesday night, officials said. Two victims were brought to St. Bernadine Medical Center, each shot at least once, according to police reports. Both have since been stabilized. San Bernardino police learned the shooting took place just before 8 p.m. in the 2100 block of North Palm Avenue, said Eileen Hards, spokeswoman for the police...

    Beatriz Valenzuela

  • Fires

    San Bernardino river bottom fire in quickly surrounded; 1 arrested

    SAN BERNARDINO >> One person was arrested after firefighters responded to a vegetation fire in the bottom of the Santa Ana river on the outskirts of the city Wednesday. Shortly before 1:30 p.m. firefighters raced to Hospitality and Hunts lanes for a report of a brush fire. They quickly surrounded the blaze with hose lines and put the fire out, officials announced on Twitter. One person was arrested, but details were limited at the time of this report.

    Doug Saunders

  • Outdoor recreation

    Sand to Snow National Monument escapes Trump ‘review’ threat

    An easy-to-access wilderness getaway for 24 million Southern Californians people has escaped a Trump Administration review that threatened to unravel its protections. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Wednesday announced that the Sand to Snow National Monument is no longer under review and that he will recommend no changes be made to the existing monument boundaries. “The land of​ ​Sand to Snow National Monument is some of the most ​diverse...

    Jim Steinberg

  • 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

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