Full Closure of Southbound 71

By Shelli Lombardo   The California Department of Transportation will close all southbound lanes of State Route 71 (SR-71) between Euclid Avenue and the Riverside County line from 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2016 to 5 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2016. Maintenance crews are repairing and/or replacing concrete slabs in the number one and two […]

Deputies Arrest Man For Carjacking

Staff Reports LOMA LINDA- On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at about 11:30 p.m., sheriff’s deputies received a report of two attempted carjackings in the parking lot of Loma Linda University Medical Center.  During the first carjacking attempt, the suspect unsuccessfully tried to enter a vehicle occupied by a female.  After failing to enter that vehicle, […]

San Bernardino County Jail Prisoners Sue Over Jail Conditions

Staff Reports SAN BERNARDINO- Two prisoners in the San Bernardino County jails filed a federal class action lawsuit today, claiming that conditions in the jails are unconstitutional. George Topete and Zachary Shovey claim that the jails are depriving them of basic medical and mental health care, and protection from harm.  They also allege that the […]

Inland Empire: 32 Honored for Saving Lives

Deputies honored for their life-saving actions pictured with Sheriff McMahon.

Staff Reports San Bernardino County –The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department on Friday, Dec. 18, recognized 32 personnel and citizens whose actions contributed to saving many lives. Sheriff John McMahon presented the individuals with the awards and praised their heroic deeds at the event. “I couldn’t be more proud of the professional character displayed by […]

Wild Winds Blast through IE

By Carol Heyen Inland Empire – A National Weather Service wind advisory came to fruition Saturday as strong winds pummeled the Inland Empire. Winds gusting over 40 miles per hour sent dirt and tumbleweeds flying across the 71 freeway and into Chino Hills’ yards.  Drivers swerved to avoid the damaging weeds as they flew by. […]

The Nutcracker Returns to the Inland Empire

  Performances in Riverside & Rancho Cucamonga By Susan Gordon Inland Empire – Inland Pacific Ballet, returns with its spectacular production of The Nutcracker, the classic holiday story danced to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Critically acclaimed Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB) brings The Nutcracker to life with dazzling sets complete with falling snow, an antique original Albany […]

Inland Empire December Events

  Jurupa Valley Winter Carnival When: Saturday, Dec. 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Where: Jurupa Community Center, 4810 Pedley Road Jurupa Valley, California 92509 Details: Santa, breakfast, crafts and more. Contact: (951) 361-2090.   Chino Youth Christmas Parade and Fair When: Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parade starts at […]

Inland Empire: 91 Project Task Force Seeks Volunteers

By Anne Mayer, 91 Project Executive Director CORONA – Last month, storm damage forced a closure of a lane on the Westbound 91 which made a challenging commute even worse. Although the damage was quickly repaired, the impact it had on the local community was intolerable. The Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) needs to do […]

Inland Empire: Hear the Beep Where You Sleep

October is Fire Prevention Awareness Month Staff Reports Inland Empire – Riverside County Firefighters want all residents to install and inspect smoke alarms in every room. “I urge you to have working smoke detectors on all levels of your home, and in all areas where people sleep” Riverside County Fire Department Chief John Hawkins said. […]

“Sell Your Casa” With Gil Rivera

By Sarah Sanchez Southern California – In this day and age, it’s important to know all aspects of your business. For Gil Rivera from Sell Your Casa Realty, he definitely knows every aspect of buying and selling a home. Rivera is a reliable, experienced, and affordable Realtor, Broker, and Certified Appraiser. Rivera sells houses, condos, […]

Many Rally For The Reagan Dedication

Photo By: Sarah Sanchez Michael Reagan

By Sarah Sanchez Eastvale – On Friday, Aug. 28, a Dedication Ceremony was held in honor of Ronald Reagan Elementary, the 50th school to be opened in the Corona-Norco Unified School District. Michael Reagan, the son of U.S. President Ronald Reagan, was the special guest of honor at the dedication. A variety of people were […]

Inland Empire: National Night Out

The City of Eastvale comes together with pride   By K.P. Sander Eastvale – On Tues., Aug. 11, the Target parking lot in the Gateway Shopping Center was transformed into a “Night Out Against Crime.”  It was the perfect opportunity for residents to become acquainted with the phenomenal individuals that keep our City safe, get […]

Inland Empire: Sheriff’s Air Rescue

Photo Courtesy: SBSD

Staff Reports Forest Falls – On Tues., Aug. 25, hiker Alexis Lopez was climbing at Big Falls, in Forest Falls, when he fell approximately 15 feet, hitting his face on the rocks. According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff’s Air Rescue 306, manned by Pilot Corporal Mike Gilley, Crew Chief Deputy Paul Kowalski, […]

Inland Empire: Deadly Shooting In Apple Valley

Staff Reports Apple Valley – On Thurs., Aug. 6, at approximately 9:25 p.m., Deputies from the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station were called to the 21000 block of Nisqually Road in reference to a shooting. According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBSD), Deputies arrived on scene and found victims, Julian Kilgore, 23, and Richard […]

Inland Empire: Two Arrested For Murder Of Toddler

Staff Reports Highland – On Wed., July 29, at approximately 8:28 p.m., Deputies from the Highland Police Department responded to a report of shots heard in the 7400 block of McKinley Street, in Highland. Upon arrival, they discovered the victim, Daniel Munoz, 4, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a local […]

Inland Empire: 11 Gang Members Arrested

Multiple agency investigation results in the arrest of known “Noe Luv Gangster Crips” members   Staff Reports San Bernardino County – For the past four months, Investigators with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Gang Intelligence Team/FBI Gang Task Force have been investigating the illicit activities of a criminal street gang known to Inland Empire Law […]

Inland Empire: A 5-Year Old Superhero

By Sarah Sanchez Eastvale – Whether it’s Superman flying or Spider-Man swinging, every 5-year old has a superhero. But Carter Forsyth is not like other 5-year olds, because Carter is his own superhero, with his “Papa”, Jerry Davis, following right behind him. Carter is an Eastvale resident that is one of 300,000 U.S. children suffering […]

Inland Empire: Sheriff’s HOPE Helps Homeless Mother And Children

Staff Reports Victorville – On Thurs., June 25, HOPE Team Deputies were contacted by Jeremy George from the Victor Valley Rescue Mission in reference to a woman, Tijuana Franklin, who came to their shower program at the Victorville Fairgrounds. Franklin informed George of her current situation – living in her car with her 11-year old […]

Corona Bank Robber Gets Prison

Photo Courtesy: Corona PD Patricia Cheree Smith, 26

Driver and accomplice gets State Prison sentence By Claire Lewis Riverside  – On Feb. 4, Paul Alfred Eugene Johnson, 59, and Patricia Cheree Smith, 26, both of Hemet, robbed the Pacific Premier Bank located at 102 E. Sixth Street in Corona.  Johnson threatened bank employees at gunpoint, and fled the scene with a large sum […]

Is Nestlé Ignoring The Drought?

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Nestlé ’s perspective in the wake of finger pointing   By K.P. Sander Riverside County – By now you have most likely heard of Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D-California) declaration of a statewide drought emergency, urging all Californians to reduce their water usage by 20 percent.  Not surprising, with California facing one of its most severe droughts […]