SAN BERNARDINO >> Prospective passengers on the first commercial flights out of San Bernardino International Airport, scheduled for this week, will have to wait out some major flight delays — months of delays.Ultra-low-cost Mexican airline Volaris announced in April that flights between San Bernardino and Guadalajara, Mexico, would leave every...
Law and order
SAN BERNARDINO >> A national nonprofit will host a town hall meeting Tuesday for police and community members — particularly young community members — to discuss how to make the city safer.The nonprofit Police Training Institute, which is part of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, is working with the San Bernardino Police Department, Young Visionaries Leadership Institute and the Youth Action Project.The...
SAN BERNARDINO >> Less than 9 percent of U.S. students studying abroad are Latino, and few of them travel to the sometimes-maligned nation on the southern border.Those statistics will shift just a bit after Wednesday, when 30 Cal State San Bernardino students begin a 21-day academic stay in Mexico.Most are of Mexican ancestry but haven’t been...
BIG BEAR LAKE >> Tensions and a spot fire flared as the Holcomb fire burned for a second day, prompting fire officials to briefly evacuate an area northeast of Big Bear Lake. Residents were warned to remain vigilant in case the winds shift again.The fire has burned 1,200 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest, and was 10 percent contained by Tuesday night, according to the U.S. Forest Service.Authorities have not announced any damage to structures.The...
BIG BEAR LAKE >> Mandatory evacuations ordered Tuesday as the Holcomb fire flared up and changed direction have been lifted, authorities have announced.Homes on First, Second and Third streets in the Baldwin Lake community northeast of Big Bear Lake were being evacuated. Those ordered were lifted at 5:25 p.m., according to a tweet from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station.“No evacuation orders in effect in (Big Bear) at this time,” the tweet said.
California’s second helping of Potbelly Sandwich Shop may soon come to San Bernardino County.The Chicago-based chain announced in May that it would open its first four California locations in Orange County, and it’s exploring franchisees in San Bernardino County now.“We would love to...
Addiction and substance abuse
SAN BERNARDINO >> Following an investigation by KPCC and The Sun showing San Bernardino County has double the rate of people showing signs of substance use being shot by police, the reporters behind that story held a panel discussion Wednesday to discuss what can be done in response. KPCC’s Annie Gilbertson, one of the reporters behind the project, led the discussion about how California’s changing attitudes may change street-level policing.Also...
SAN BERNARDINO >> The board of supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously for a $5 billion budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1, but they plan to amend it after that.That includes general fund spending of $3 billion, which avoids laying off any of the 21,227 county positions, according to the budget report.The final adoption is scheduled for June 27, but the county held off on developing specifics until officials saw how the state budget would affect...
Low-income families in the Inland Empire received more than $26 million in California Earned Income Tax Credits this year, and a campaign expected to significantly increase that number next year is already underway.The tax credit is for working families, either reducing their tax burden or providing a tax refund. Started two years ago to supplement the federal EITC, the California version has been available to households making up to $14,161 (if they have three children), but this...
SAN BERNARDINO >> A Cal State San Bernardino student has active tuberculosis, leading county health officials to plan screenings for students, faculty and staff who may have been exposed.Notifications will be mailed to everyone who may have come in contact with the student, according to a university news release. Those who do not receive a notification are not believed to be at risk, according to the university.University spokesman Joe Gutierrez said he did not know how...