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California Dubbed Fourth-Worst State to Drive in: Report

This probably comes as absolutely no surprise to drivers in the Golden State. California has been named the fourth-worst state to drive in, according to WalletHub’s 2020 breakdown of the best an...

  • Perris Jan 1

    Perris Exotic Animal Farm Burglarized, Llamas Stolen

    An exotic animal farm in Perris was burglarized today, resulting in about two dozen llamas being stolen and other creatures being turned loose, possibly by animal rights activists. The break-in occurred during the predawn hours at the 14-acre private facility near Orange Avenue and Murrieta Road, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s De...
  • safety Dec 31, 2019

    Company Says Secure Doors Can Turn Classrooms into Safe Rooms

    As districts, educators and law enforcement grapple with ways to protect school communities from the peril of active shooter situations, one company is proposing security doors to transform classrooms into safe rooms. “The idea of a safe room can be implemented everywhere,” said Omer Barnes, founder and CEO of REMO Security Doors. The d...
  • California Dec 31, 2019

    Uber, Postmates Sue to Challenge California’s New Labor Law

    Ride-share company Uber and on-demand meal delivery service Postmates sued Monday to block a broad new California law aimed at giving wage and benefit protections to people who work as independent contractors.

  • ashes Dec 31, 2019

    Beverly Hills Doctor Sues Over Shortfall of Late Wife’s Ashes

    A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon is suing a mortuary and a crematorium, alleging they reneged on a promise to give him half of his late wife’s ashes after she died of stomach cancer earlier this year. Dr. Alexander Sinclair’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit names as defendants Kubota Mortuary and the Los Angeles County Crematorium Cem...
  • Downey Dec 31, 2019

    Calif. Man Charged With Murder in 6-Year-Old Godson’s Death

    A 23-year-old Downey man was charged with murder Monday for allegedly fatally beating his 6-year-old godson the day after Christmas. Tyler D’Shaun Martin Brand was expected to be arraigned Monday afternoon in Downey on charges of murder and assault on a child causing death. Prosecutors said Brand had been caring for the boy for several days o...
  • New Year's Eve Dec 30, 2019

    Big Bear Skiing into 2020 by Torchlight

    Snow and shimmer will lend the very end of the year a bit of mountain magic.

  • Gavin Newsom Dec 30, 2019

    California’s Gov. Newsom Had ‘Baptism by Fire’ in 1st Year

    During his inaugural address last January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made only a passing reference to wildfires and never mentioned the state’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. Both soon became inescapable topics. PG&E filed for bankruptcy barely three weeks after the Democratic governor was sworn in, triggering a serie...
  • California Dec 31, 2019

    New California Laws Help Animals, Fire Victims, Immigrants

    Hundreds of new California laws take effect with the start of the new year, including measures stemming from the devastating wildfires that have swept the state. Others address animal rights, criminal justice, businesses and health care. Among them: WILDFIRES — In a step to curb greenhouse gas emissions, California becomes the first state...
  • cockfighting Dec 30, 2019

    Shooting Leads to Cockfighting Bust in Chino

    A man suffered gunshot wounds after a shooting broke out at a suspected cockfighting ring in Chino Saturday.  Police found one man with multiple gunshot wounds when they responded to a shooting call at 2:15 p.m. at Frances and East End avenues. More than 100 people ran from the scene after the shooting.  About 100 roosters were found at t...
  • Santa Anita Dec 30, 2019

    Horse Dies During Light Running at Santa Anita

    Santa Anita’s opening weekend reportedly was marred by the death of another racehorse — though the latest fatality happened on Thursday, two days before Saturday’s rescheduled opening day. Truest Reward, a 3-year-old gelding, died during a period when the track was closed to workouts but open for jogging and galloping, according t...
  • Pleasanton Jan 2

    ‘There’s a Huge Void’ Mother of Twins Killed in Accident Speaks

    The mother of twins killed in a car crash in Pleasanton on Christmas night said she wants people to know her boys were kind and were trying to help others.  Ana Reynoso said in an exclusive interview with NBC Bay Area that she gave the twins permission to go out and help an upset friend on Christmas. “Come on mom,…

  • privacy Jan 2

    California Vastly Expands Digital Privacy. Will People Use It?

    Forty million Californians will soon have sweeping digital-privacy rights stronger than any seen before in the U.S., posing a significant challenge to Big Tech and the data economy it helped create. So long as state residents don’t mind shouldering much of the burden of exercising those rights, that is. Come Wednesday, roughly one in 10 Ameri...
  • Mythbusters Dec 29, 2019

    Former Mythbuster Once Again Victim of Crime

    For the second time in less than three months a former Mythbuster was the victim of a crime – this time, his car was stolen. Fortunately, it was later found stuck in the mud in his San Francisco neighborhood. The suspect stole just about everything in the vehicle – and left behind a can of bear repellent. Sergio Quintana reports.

  • hemet Dec 29, 2019

    Christmas Tree Sparks Electrical Fire, Kills Father and Children in Hemet Fire

    The cause of a fire that tore through a Hemet apartment complex Friday morning, leaving a man and at least two of his children dead, has been determined.

  • Mt. Baldy Dec 29, 2019

    Celebration of Life Held for Volunteer Who Died on Mt. Baldy

    A celebration of life was held for Timothy Staples, a volunteer rescuer who died on Mt. Baldy on Sunday. Staples was a 9-year veteran of the search and rescue team, highly skilled and was one of 126 people working in 23 teams searching large sections of the mountain for missing hiker Sreenivas “Sree” Mokkapati, the Sheriff’s Depar...
  • joshua tree Dec 29, 2019

    Joshua Tree Campground Access Limited Due to Storm

    The winter storm earlier this week forced the closure of all dirt roads at Joshua Tree National Park and limited access to campgrounds, park officials said Saturday. Thursday’s snowstorm created slushy conditions, initially prompting a full closure of the park, but entrance booths and visitor centers have since reopened. However, only vehicle...
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