Stephen Wall


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  • Education

    Western University summer program aims to increase medical care diversity

    As a young girl, Telia Zanders wanted to make people feel better.She wrote her name and “kids doctor” on little note cards, which she gave to her relatives whose aches and pains needed a cure.“My parents finally told me it was called a pediatrician when they realized I was serious,” Zanders said.A dozen years later, Zanders, 19, is on her way to entering the health care profession.The Detroit, Mich. resident is among the 80 aspiring...

  • Heat waves

    Heat wave to last through Wednesday, Weather Service says

    A Fathers Day weekend heat wave for the Inland area will get worse, with temperatures expected to climb a few degrees each day before peaking Wednesday, with a forecast high of 103 to 111 degrees, the National Weather Service said.A high-pressure system centered over Arizona will push temperatures 12 to 18 degrees above average for this time of year for the Riverside and San Bernardino valley areas.A heat advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday for much of the Inland...

  • Spelling bees

    These spelling bee fathers love being D-A-D-S

    Corona’s Happy Randhawa and Yusheng Chen of Chino Hills have at least two things in common.They’re devoted to their kids’ education. And, boy, can their kids spell.Their commitment has helped their children excel in school and taken the dads on trips — sometimes more than once — to the nation’s capitol as their children battle it out...

  • Automotive accidents

    Summer months can be deadly for teen drivers, AAA study says

    With most kids out of school and summer almost here, local law enforcement agencies are stepping up efforts to keep teens safe behind the wheel.Sixteen- and 17-year old drivers are three times as likely as adults to be involved in a fatal crash, new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows.The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest of the year for teen drivers, the AAA says. The average number of fatal teen driver crashes climbs 15...

  • Education

    Southern California schools, company team up for free online tutoring

    Thousands of students across Southern California could benefit from free online resources to get them ready for college.Five county offices of education — Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles and Imperial — have joined forces with the Bay Area nonprofit Khan Academy. The Long Beach Unified School District is also taking part.The lessons and materials, which will match...

  • Cancer

    Ontario Relay for Life raises more than $115,000 to fight cancer

    For Brad Schneider, cancer was always something that affected strangers. It didn’t hit home until his mother-in-law and uncle were diagnosed with the disease.The 53-year-old Ontario resident didn’t sleep most of this past weekend because he was busy raising money to help beat cancer.Schneider was part of a 34-member team of family and friends that walked nonstop for 24 hours at the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life at Ontario Soccer Park. The...

  • California Lottery Results

    $447.8 million Powerball ticket sold in Menifee is 10th-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history

    For the owners of a Menifee liquor store, a bad year just got $1 million better.For the rest of Menifee, the town gossip just got $447.8 million more interesting.The store, Marietta Liquor & Deli, sold a Powerball ticket that hit a massive jackpot in Saturday night’s drawing. The million-dollar “retailer bonus” it will earn couldn’t come at a...

  • Hobbies

    How much does this Eastvale man love Transformers? He counts 1,313 ways

    When AJ Ard was a kid, he remembers running home after getting off the school bus to play with his Transformers toys.Ard and his friends took out their action figures and watched “Transformers” cartoons on TV. Years later, the Eastvale resident began amassing a vast collection of Transformers memorabilia that has him in the running for a Guinness World Record.“It’s like a fountain of youth,” Ard, 39, said of his passion.Ard built what...

  • Education

    Why some schools are banning the popular fidget spinners toy

    They captured kids’ fancy like milk bottle caps and Pokemon card games once did years ago.Fidget spinners — palm-sized three-pronged twirling gadgets — are the latest rage across Southern California and the nation. They even showed up in a recent “Saturday Night Live” skit.Laughs aside, some say the craze has disrupted learning and some schools have banned them. Others think that’s a bad idea because they say the devices help kids with...

  • Automotive accidents

    Six hospitalized after crash on 10 Freeway in Palm Desert

    Six people were hospitalized after a crash involving two pick-up trucks on the 10 Freeway in Palm Desert on Monday, May 29, officials said.One person who had serious injuries was flown by helicopter and five with moderate to minor injuries were transported by Riverside County paramedics and a private ambulance, a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news release stated.The collision occurred at 11:45 a.m. on the westbound 10 Freeway east of Washington Street,...