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Rallies in Temecula, Redlands, Riverside to ‘stand in solidarity with Charlottesville’ |Aug 13, 2017

A spirit of solidarity brought Inland residents together Sunday as they sought to counter the hatred and violence that erupted the day before in Charlottesville, Virginia. Rallies were held Sunday morning in Temecula and in the afternoon in Redlands, and a candlelight vigil is planned for evening in downtown Riverside.

Motorcyclist dies after hitting tree in Pomona |Aug 14, 2017

POMONA >> A man died after he crashed his motorcycle into a tree in Pomona, authorities said Monday. The crash happened about 2:15 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of McKinley and White avenues, police said.

Gilead Sciences to unveil 23-acre campus in La Verne this week |Aug 14, 2017

Gilead Sciences Inc., a biopharmaceutical company with 9,000 employees across six continents, is about to unveil a 23-acre campus in La Verne that’s expected to employ as many as 500 workers.

Former Pomona Valley YMCA building’s new owner has big plans for historic structure |Aug 15, 2017

POMONA >> During the last five years, the old Pomona Valley YMCA property has sat lifeless. Ray Adamyk, the new property owner, is about to change that. Workers have begun tasks around the large red brick YMCA building constructed in the early 1920s at 350 N.

Upland’s Buffalo Inn saved from auction block, future still uncertain |Aug 14, 2017

UPLAND >> Longtime patrons of the Buffalo Inn might be pleased to know the shuttered restaurant wasn’t auctioned off as originally planned.

Upland massage parlors busted in human trafficking operation |Aug 16, 2017

Four people were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking Wednesday when police raided an Upland massage parlor. Agents from the Department of Homeland Security and Upland Police officers went undercover at several massage therapy businesses in the city.

Pomona man on foot is killed in 6-vehicle freeway crash in Industry |Aug 14, 2017

INDUSTRY — The coroner’s office today released the name of a pedestrian struck and killed by at least one vehicle during a six-vehicle pre-dawn crash on the 605 Freeway in Industry.

Solar eclipse inspires Mars-related scientific experiments |Aug 13, 2017

A total solar eclipse is an opportunity for serious science and not just another chance to be entertained, though you’re excused if, this month, you can’t tell the difference. First, a future fact: A total eclipse is expected to be visible in a 70-mile-wide swath of North America starting at about 10:21 a.

How Inland Empire men prepared for the draft in 1917 |Aug 14, 2017

New York City saw bloody riots 153 years ago this summer over the drafting of young men to fight for the Union Army in the Civil War. The draft was also on the minds of most young men 50 years ago, leading to political and public protests as military action in the Vietnam War began to heat up.

Claremont Optometry giving away 500 pairs of eclipse glasses |Aug 16, 2017

Want the special sunglasses that will protect your eyes during Monday’s solar eclipse? So do a lot of people, apparently. But a strong run on eclipse-grade sunglasses, coupled with an Amazon recall of some less-than-eclipse-grade shades, has made legitimate eye protection difficult to come by in advance of the first total solar eclipse to hit the United States in 38 years.

Upland night market to continue in downtown |Aug 15, 2017

UPLAND >> Upland Family Night Out, the weekly night market in Historic Downtown Upland, is still going on as planned until the end of October.

As Inland toll lanes boom, why are new freeway lanes rarely free? |Aug 15, 2017

In March, toll lanes debuted in the Inland area with the opening of the 91 Express Lanes in Corona. They won’t be the last. Within a decade, there could be four toll lane corridors in the region.

Jurupa Valley’s Santa Ana River ‘beach’ still bringing trash, traffic, residents say |Aug 13, 2017

If it’s a hot summer weekend, the crowds can be expected to flock to a popular spot along the Santa Ana River in Jurupa Valley. The site near Paradise Knolls Golf Course has become a source of tension in the past few years between visitors looking to cool off and residents complaining about littering, traffic and parking problems.

Person with meth arrested during Rialto school traffic safety sweep |Aug 14, 2017

RIALTO >> Even with three Rialto police officers already writing tickets for three motorists for various traffic infractions near Kolb Middle School on Monday morning, a dark-colored compact car rolled through a posted stop sign in order for the driver to drop a child off.

LA County commission will explore ‘unintended consequences’ of prison reform laws |Aug 15, 2017

Saying they want to strike a balance between public outcry over rising crime rates and statewide criminal justice reforms, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the formation of a blue-ribbon commission to dig deeper into how best to rehabilitate low-level criminals while also protecting communities.

Rancho Cucamonga developer in Colonies bribery trial tells judge he wanted to tell his story |Aug 14, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO >> Colonies defendant Jeff Burum said Monday as trial resumed in the marathon San Bernardino County bribery case that he wanted to “tell my story” as a witness, but the prosecution’s lengthy case raised concerns that jurors, sitting well past the forecast six months of trial, might be lost.

10 Upland facilities will get $2 million worth of improvements |Aug 16, 2017

UPLAND >> For years, Upland’s fiscal woes have forced officials to defer maintenance at numerous city facilities.

Pro-Trump rally to be moved from Upland |Aug 17, 2017

UPLAND >> A group that had announced plans to hold a rally in Upland next month in support of President Donald Trump’s national security policies is now looking for a new location to assemble.

San Bernardino nonprofit founder Kim Carter wins pardon recommendation |Aug 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO >> Kim Carter has dedicated half of her life to giving fresh starts to women and children while she herself was held back by the crimes of the first half of her life. That didn’t stop her from helping more than 1,000 people or earning recognition as one of the

Franchisee finds a way get Rally’s fast food to San Bernardino even faster |Aug 14, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO >> Malik Hashim has a new San Bernardino restaurant under construction. When he wants to visit it, he goes to Los Angeles. Hashim is a franchisee of Checkers & Rally’s, a quick service chain with more than 800 restaurants serving burgers, chicken wings and seasoned fries.

Bull? Stocks can’t stave off California pension crisis forever |Aug 13, 2017

Remember 2003? Gray Davis was recalled, porn stars ran for governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger catapulted into office — and California’s state and, for the last time in many, many years, local governments paid more into their pension plans than they owed in outstanding pension debt.

Fontana man accused of stealing from park snack bars |Aug 15, 2017

A 22-year-old Fontana resident has been arrested on suspicion of committing numerous burglaries at community park snack bars in Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga and Rialto, according to a Fontana police news release.

2 human trafficking victims rescued, L.A. man arrested in Chino raid |Aug 17, 2017

CHINO >> Two victims of human trafficking were rescued and a Los Angeles man was arrested after authorities say they discovered a trafficking den at a medical warehouse in Chino on Wednesday. Luis Flores Lopez, 39, was arrested on suspicion of felony pimping and pandering.

Man falls off crane, dies at Port of LA after car chase through Long Beach, Torrance |Aug 16, 2017

A man who climbed a huge gantry crane at the Port of Los Angeles after he jumped from a stolen SUV at the end of a lengthy police chase fell to his death late Wednesday.  After an hours-long standoff, TV news reports showed the man had fallen to his death about 9:20 p.

Landmark Prop. 47 saved millions. But is it just ‘a drop in the bucket’? |Aug 13, 2017

Nearly three years after voters passed a state law intended to save money by keeping low-level offenders out of jail, $103 million in savings has been accumulated and will be distributed to two dozen California cities and counties for related programs.

La Verne mock wedding planned to celebrate 100th anniversary of name change |Aug 16, 2017

LA VERNE >> La Verne residents and history devotees who attend a wedding Saturday morning at Third and D streets will be transported in time for a brief moment. The mock wedding involves the nuptials of Miss Lordsburg and Mr.

What are Southern California lawmakers up to with Congress in recess? |Aug 13, 2017

Lawmakers face a full agenda when they return to Capitol Hill next month: a new federal budget, the debt ceiling, tax reform and infrastructure spending. Plus, President Donald Trump still wants Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, and then there’s North Korea.

LA County leaders greenlight effort to pay homeowners to house the homeless |Aug 15, 2017

A pilot program that pays some Los Angeles County homeowners to build a second dwelling on their property to house homeless people was approved with a 4-0 vote Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. Homeowners in unincorporated communities who qualify can receive up to $75,000 to build a second dwelling in areas zoned for such structures, while others may get $50,000 to update and legalize an existing dwelling.

Chino man accused of stabbing relative |Aug 16, 2017

A Chino resident was arrested after he stabbed a family member on Monday, Aug. 14, the Chino Police Department said. David Charles Vansant, 35, was booked into West Valley Detention Center and bail was set at $1 million, city spokeswoman Monica Gutierrez said.

White House scrambles to explain Trump’s response to clashes |Aug 13, 2017

BEDMINSTER, N.J. >> The White House scrambled Sunday to elaborate on President Donald Trump’s response to deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, as he came under bipartisan scolding for not clearly condemning white supremacists and other hate groups immediately after the altercations.

Knott’s Berry Farm announces new roller coaster, Hangtime, where riders will reach 57 mph |Aug 16, 2017

BUENA PARK >> Sixteen riders will ascend 150 feet at a 90-degree angle. At the roller coaster’s apex, they will pause to catch their breath. Then the track will seem to vanish — sending thrill-seekers plunging down what is billed as California’s steepest roller coaster drop.

Crash on eastbound 10 Freeway in Pomona triggers SigAlert |Aug 17, 2017

A crash involving seven vehicles — one of them a big rig — triggered a SigAlert for the eastbound 10 Freeway near the 57 Freeway on Thursday evening, Aug. 17, the California Highway Patrol said.

3 hikers rescued from Mt. Baldy area after becoming lost |Aug 15, 2017

MT. BALDY >> Three hikers were rescued after they became lost while hiking in the Mt. Baldy area Sunday, officials said. The trio -- Madeleine Heller and Audrey Torrest, both 23 and of Los Angeles, and Sarah Wood, 23, of Costa Mesa -- had just finished summitting Mt.

Man accused of ramming Charlottesville protesters pictured with racist group |Aug 13, 2017

FLORENCE, Ky. >> The young man accused of plowing a car into a crowd of people protesting a white supremacist rally was fascinated with Nazism, idolized Adolf Hitler, and had been singled out by school officials in the 9th grade for his “deeply held, radical” convictions on race, a former high school teacher said Sunday.

What was that giant, weird-looking dome you saw on the road in Southern California? |Aug 17, 2017

If you see a massive, bizarre-looking, rusty dome traveling along a major highway and are wondering what the heck that is — yeah, we were curious, too. Turns out the gigantic piece of mystery equipment, which puzzled Southern California drivers from Corona to Norco to Westminster and Seal Beach early Thursday morning, is a reactor bound for the Chevron refinery in El Segundo.

The possible downfall of cleaning the air, according to JPL study |Aug 13, 2017

Can smog be beneficial? A new study says yes, sort of. Tiny pieces of air pollution — also called fine particulates — contribute to human cases of asthma, lung disease, even premature death and therefore are a target for removal by state and federal air quality agencies looking to protect public health.

Longtime dance teacher at Fontana’s A.B. Miller High wins $20,000 grant |Aug 15, 2017

FONTANA >> Nicole Robinson never intended to spend 22 years at A.B. Miller High School in the Fontana Unified School District. “I started working here as just kind of this period between college and maybe wanting to pursue some things professionally,” she said.

Hangar 24 becomes official beer of Citizens arena in Ontario |Aug 14, 2017

Hangar 24 is now the “official craft beer” of Citizens Business Bank Arena, the Redlands brewery announced Monday. Hangar 24 will be a visible presence in the arena and support it at community events, according to a news release.

Southern California residents ‘can’t sit home’ after Charlottesville attack |Aug 13, 2017

They mourned. They marched. They demanded leadership and accountability. Southern California residents of various ages, backgrounds and faiths condemned bigotry and violence a day after an Ohio man allegedly plowed his car into a crowd that had been protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Charlottesville crash victims improving; FAA, NTSB investigating police helicopter crash |Aug 13, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. >>The Latest on incidents related to violent clashes between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead (all times local): 3:55 p.

Rancho Cucamonga man accused of possessing hundreds of stolen letters |Aug 17, 2017

A 30-year-old Rancho Cucamonga man was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 16, after he was found with hundreds of pieces of stolen mail in his car, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said.Deputies also found burglary tools, stolen credit cards, stolen checks and keys to community mail boxes inside the car in which Daniel Colby was sitting, a news release said.

Here’s what CatCon 2017 looked like in Pasadena |Aug 13, 2017

PASADENA >> Talk about a purrfect weekend for cat lovers! Kittens and cat fanatics took over the Pasadena Convention Center for the third annual CatCon Saturday and Sunday.

To fix ‘unfair’ bail system, will California copy Kentucky? |Aug 13, 2017

It’s rare that a California lawmaker seeking a policy model to follow would turn to Kentucky. But with the Legislature on summer recess, that’s precisely what Sen. Bob Hertzberg is doing.

How to protect your eyes during next week’s solar eclipse in Southern California |Aug 15, 2017

Watching the eclipse could be enlightening or interesting or, if you roll this way, soul nourishing. It also could be bad for your eyes. Eye injuries from watching a solar eclipse are most common in children and young adults, but on Monday, when an eclipse will be at 69 percent in Southern California, everybody who wants to skygaze should protect themselves with proper viewing equipment, doctors say.

LeBron James tweets that Donald Trump made hate ‘fashionable again’ following Charlottesville protests |Aug 15, 2017

Basketball star LeBron James took to Twitter to express his disdain for President Donald Trump’s remarks this afternoon about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. If you are reading this on a mobile device, click

Police seek public’s help finding missing San Dimas man |Aug 15, 2017

SAN DIMAS >> Police are seeking the public’s helping finding a 59-year-old San Dimas man last seen Monday night on the 300 block of Kelsey Road. John Calvin Noller was last seen 8:30 p.

Barnsdall Art Park Friday Night wine tasting among LA area food events this week |Aug 15, 2017

Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica area Events Farmers Market at Northridge Fashion Center: Seasonal blood oranges for sale, 5-9 p.m. Aug.

Colonies prosecutor points to ‘secret flow of money’ as closing arguments begin |Aug 15, 2017

SAN BERNARDINO >> Telling jurors that the defendants in the Colonies corruption case “took over San Bernardino County the way ordinary bullies take over schoolyards,” a prosecutor began final arguments Tuesday in the seven-month old trial.

‘Annabelle’ scares up $35M, jolting sleepy box office |Aug 13, 2017

NEW YORK >> The “Conjuring” spinoff “Annabelle: Creation” scared up an estimated $35 million in North American theaters over the weekend, making it easily the top film and giving the lagging August box office a shot in the arm.

Merck, Under Armour, Intel CEOs resign from Trump panel |Aug 14, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. >> The CEOs of athletic wear manufacturer Under Armour, computer chip maker Intel and pharmaceutical company Merck resigned Monday from the White House’s American Manufacturing Council — with the Merck withdrawal drawing a quick and angry Twitter outburst from President Donald Trump.