Neil Nisperos


Reporter

Neil Nisperos

Phone: 909-483-9356

Neil covers the economy for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, The Sun and the Redlands Daily Facts.

Recent articles

  • New residential construction

    Housing bubble in the Inland Empire? Here’s what the numbers say

    Demand for single-family homes in the Inland Empire has fueled the strongest building activity in nearly a decade, according to a new report from UC Riverside, though experts say the recent spike is nowhere near the intensity and volume of the mid-2000s.Construction on single-family homes construction in the region hit its highest level for a single quarter in nine years, at 2,182 units, in the first quarter, according to the

  • Logistical and moving services

    New OnTrac distribution center, largest in company’s network, opens in Fontana

    FONTANA >> As the number of people who shop online rises, so does demand for more distribution centers in the region, like the one that opened Thursday in Fontana to help speed up...

  • Metals and minerals

    How California’s last big steel mill plans to go green

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> The Gerdau Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga, the last full-production steel mill in California, aims to turn a traditionally dirty business into being nearly emission-free.The company on Wednesday celebrated the groundbreaking for an emissions-cleaning building, which also coincided with the...

  • Technology

    How driverless cars, drones and other tech will change the urban landscape of Southern California

    Joni Mitchell once lamented how developers “paved paradise and put up a parking lot.” But what happens when demand for parking lots fades? For more than a century, the urban landscape of Southern California has been shaped by the century-old technology: the car. But now developers and urban planning experts are envisioning how the next disruptive...

  • LA County Fair

    LA County Fair is hiring 1,200 people, how to be one of them

    POMONA >> The L.A. County Fair is coming and with it its bringing more than 1,000 jobs.Fairplex in Pomona is hosting a job fair Tuesday, June 27 to fill 1,200 seasonal positions at this year’s fair.“We actually get people of all ages (over 18), so we see a very diverse workforce,” said Renee Hernandez, Fairplex spokeswoman. “Most...

  • Youth baseball

    The end of an era: Chino Little League field closing

    CHINO >> After 60 years of strikeouts, home runs and stolen second bases, Mayo Briones Field is closing.The field, which belongs to the Chino Valley Unified School District and is adjacent to Chino High School, has been the longtime home to Chino American Little League. The district plans to use the land to expand and modernize the campus, one of the older high schools in Southern California. The league...

  • Economy

    Inland Empire outpacing Southern California in warehouse growth

    The Inland Empire led Southern California in construction of logistics and freight-related warehousing real estate, according to a report released from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.While just released Monday, the data is based on 2015 numbers. The report found logistics-type construction in the Inland Empire dwarfed the...

  • Airlines

    Starting this summer, flights from China expected at ONT

    ONTARIO >> On a trial basis, Ontario International Airport will start to receive flights from China this summer — part of a larger effort to help spur development and expand international flights between the Inland region and the Asian country, officials announced Thursday.Dynamic International Airways, a charter airline service based out...

  • Promotions

    That’s amore! How to watch a 1.3-mile pizza being made in Fontana

    FONTANA >> Pizza lovers, rejoice (and pass the antacid): A 1.3-mile pizza may become reality in Fontana on Saturday. A pizza restaurant equipment distribution company based in Kentucky, with a branch office in Carson, will attempt to assemble the mega-pie at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.If successful,

  • Retail

    Grand opening for Rialto Marketplace shopping center set for July

    RIALTO >> The Rialto Marketplace, the city’s largest shopping center to date and anchored by a Walmart Supercenter, is set for a grand opening July 20.The Walmart Supercenter, which opened April 5 at 1366 S. Riverside Ave., is complemented by Jersey Mike’s Subs, Chipotle, Carl’s Jr., Pieology, Les Schwab Tires, GNC, Kelly’s Nails,...