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|April 21, 2020|
CAMBRIDGE, MA - The U.S. will need to administer 20 million tests for the novel coronavirus each day by mid-summer in order to fully remobilize the economy in a safe fashion, according to new report from a Harvard panel.
LOS ANGELES - An estimated 4.1 percent of adult residents in Los Angeles County have the antibody to the coronavirus, which indicates that hundreds of thousands of them may have been infected, according to preliminary results from a new study.
The coronavirus death toll in the U.S. passed 40,000 late Sunday, according to NBC News' tally, and there are nearly 760,000 confirmed cases as of Monday evening.
WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department is reviewing whether it has the legal authority to prevent banks and private debt collectors from seizing $1,200 government stimulus payments, according to a person familiar with the internal deliberations.
U.S. oil prices tumbled to their lowest level in more than 21 years on Monday, with crude storage facilities filling rapidly as the coronavirus pandemic continues to crush demand.
MENLO PARK, CA - Survey data collected by Facebook is being used to power new COVID-19 "symptom maps" that could soon to predict how the infectious disease is spreading across the U.S.
INLAND EMPIRE ?(INT) ?As more test results come in, the number of new cases of the COVID-19 virus are showing varying day-to-day increases.
INLAND EMPIRE - (INT) - Drive-through testing is becoming more widely available as health officials try to identify local 'hot spots' where the coronavirus is lurking.
RIVERSIDE ?(INT) - Private and public golf courses in Riverside County closed because of the coronavirus pandemic will be allowed to operate.
LOMA LINDA - (INT) -Researchers found that those who smoke are at greater risk of contracting infectious disease and spreading infectious disease.
CHINO ?(INT) ?The Chino Men’s Prison (CIM) has become a ‘hotspot?among localized outbreaks.
INLAND EMPIRE ?(INT) - The Inland Empire is falling behind in the response rate for the 2020 Census.
IDYLLWILD ?(INT) ?Local authorities are reinforcing orders to avoid visiting the local mountain resorts.
SAN BERNARDINO - (INT) ?San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson has come out against releasing jail inmates because of the COVID-19 virus.
INLAND EMPIRE ?(INT) ?Not surprisingly, the coronavirus is pushing unemployment higher across the 2-county region.
ONTARIO ?(INT) ?Passenger volume at Ontario International Airport (ONT) took a nose dive, but there was a silver lining.
RIVERSIDE ?(INT) ?A proposed ballot measure to fund transportation projects in Riverside County will not be on the November ballot.
INLAND EMPIRE ?(INT) - Riverside County has a host of food, grocery, and nutrition resources to help make the most informed decisions.
DEVORE ?(INT) - San Bernardino County’s efforts to protect the community from the spread of novel coronavirus is shifting into higher gear.
INLAND EMPIRE ?(INT) - San Bernardino County residents with symptoms of COVID-19 can get tested at five testing sites.
REDLANDS ?(INT) ?Sundays could get a little noisy in Redlands.
WASHINGTON ?(INT) - Congressman Paul Cook (R-San Bernardino County) provided these details on Recovery Rebate Eligibility.
Sources for accurate local information about the coronavirus.
SOUTHLAND - (INT) - Thermometers all over Southern California will be charging into new territory as the week wears on.
RIVERSIDE ?(INT) ?Christopher Thornberg is taking the high road over the long-term economic impacts from the COVID-19 crisis.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - California now has 30,978 confirmed cases and 1,208 deaths.
SACRAMENTO ?(INT) - California workers who have lost jobs or wages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic stand to get some additional help.
SAN FRANCISCO ?(INT) ?The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is considering $1.937 billion in penalties against Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for its role in the catastrophic 2017 and 2018 wildfires.
SAN FRANCISCO ?(INT) - Like many households, California faces an uncertain fiscal future because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The weekend star-studded “One World: Together at Home?virtual concert raised $127.9 million for health care workers and coronavirus relief.
SACRAMENTO ?(INT) - Project Roomkey, has led to 10,974 hotel and motel rooms statewide for the homeless.
SACRAMENTO ?(INT) ?Churches and other faith-based organizations will be the first to be freed from strict personal distancing orders.
SOUTHLAND ?(INT) ?Getting from here to there around California especially at commute time has markedly improved.
There have been more than 16,000 inmates released from incarceration all over the United States due to the novel coronavirus.
SACRAMENTO ?(INT) - Californians won’t have to worry about the tax man, at least for now.
SOUTHLAND ?(INT) ? Gasoline prices across California are more than 25 percent lower than a year ago.
SAN FRANCISCO ?(INT) - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Thursday approved the merger of Sprint Communications Company and T-Mobile.
SACRAMENTO ?(INT) - With schools closed for in-person instruction in California through the end of the school year, the state has asked districts to implement distance learning.
SACRAMENTO - (INT) - Californians who filed for unemployment benefits will begin receiving an extra $600 on top of their weekly amount
SACRAMENTO ?(INT) - California has become the first state in the nation to secure FEMA approval to provide safe isolation capacity for tens of thousands of homeless.
SACRAMENTO ?(INT) - A consumer alert has been issued about deceptive advertising related to novel coronavirus.
SACRAMENTO ?(INT) - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is continuing its work to facilitate a safe, healthy food supply during the coronavirus emergency.
Hand sanitizer will soon be in better supply. The San Bernardino County Incident Management Team has teamed up with Sysco of Riverside, Citrus Grove Distillery of Claremont, and Arrowhead Water Company of San Bernardino to ultimately produce 950, 8oz bottles for responders on the front lines. (INT)
California Highway Patrol investigators say a motorist was going the wrong-way when his pick-up truck ran off Route 259 in San Bernardino. The 43-year-old Victorville man died at the scene Saturday night. (INT)
One person perished Sunday in a fire that heavily damaged a home in Loma Linda. Firefighters found the victim inside the home on Mission Road. (INT)
Two men survived the crash of a small private plane while practicing touch-n-go landings Sunday at the Corona Municipal Airport. The plane appeared to lose power and flipped over on a small road near the airport, according to a fire department spokesman. (INT)
Three people detained in connection with a major Riverside burglary were released several hours later on a citation based on the COVID-19 temporary emergency bail schedule. The burglary involved the theft of eight off-road motorcycles, along with various merchandise, motorcycle parts, tools, and equipment taken from Klemm’s Cycle Supply and two other businesses in Arlington. (INT)
Investigators are probing the cause of a suspicious Thursday night church fire in San Bernardino. The fire was confined to one room on the ground floor of the church on Arrowhead Avenue at 10th Street. The church was not occupied at the time flames were seen pouring through a window. (INT)
To assist families and seniors during the COVID-19 crisis, the state will be providing supplemental food benefits to new and existing Cal Fresh recipients on May 10th.
The extra benefits will be the second of two short-term infusions the state is making to help CalFresh recipients manage the sharp economic downturn spurred by the pandemic. (INT)
Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the formation of a state Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery. It will work to develop actions government and businesses can take to help Californians recover as fast as safely possible from the COVID-19 induced recession. They will meet twice a month throughout the year to develop options with a particular focus on those hardest hit by the pandemic. (INT)
Results of the Presidential Primary Election March 3rd in Riverside County were finally certified on April 16th. The finally tally was delayed partially because of the number of provisional ballots given to voters who earlier requested mail-in ballots but failed to surrender them and showed up at polling places Election Day asking to vote. Election officials were forced to determine if those voters may have cast two ballots. Forty-three percent of the county's registered voters voted. In San Bernardino County, the turnout was just under 39 percent. (INT)
Several local airports will be dividing up more than $22 million under the CARES Act approved by Congress. Most will go to Ontario International Airport with smaller amounts earmarked for airports in San Bernardino, Upland, Corona, Redlands and French Valley. (INT)
The May 12th special election in the 28th State Senate District of Riverside County will be entirely by mail. Governor Newsom ordered that because of the coronavirus, there will be no polling places. Melissa Melendez and Elizabeth Romero will face off in the election to decide who will replace Jeff Stone who quit to work in the US Department of Labor. Approximately 493,833 vote-by-mail ballots are headed to voters. (INT)
Short-term lodging restrictions in Riverside County because of the coronavirus have been extended for the balance of spring. The order of the county public health officer limits short-term home rentals, hotels and motels. Dr. Cameron Kaiser says if the full range of restrictions is followed and the number of coronavirus cases diminishes, the restrictions may be lifted before June 19th. (INT)
Riverside County continues to deal with a long-running epidemic of its own, large, illegal marijuana cultivations. Armed with eight search warrants, lawmen swept through the Anza area Monday confiscating three tons of marijuana and arresting four people. Also seized were a honey oil lab and containers of toxic, banned pesticides. (INT)
Victims of two traffic mishaps in Corona have been identified. Motorcyclist Alexandru Brady, 30, of Corona was killed late Sunday at an intersection along Via Pacifica. The coroner has identified Shirley Lane, 65, of Corona as the victim of an accident last Thursday on East Ontario Avenue. (INT)
A mishap involving an off-road vehicle in Perris killed a young Los Angeles County man. Alejandro Saldana, 22, of Wilmington died in an open field Sunday at the west edge of Perris. (INT)
A shooting victim police found dead inside a vehicle in San Bernardino Sunday has been identified. Investigators said they have no motive for the murder of Andrew Zepeda, 36, of Mira Loma. Several people called police to the 500 Block of West 34th Street. (INT)
A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday on Highway 371 near Anza. The incident near Burnt Valley Road hurled the victim over the side of the highway, Calfire reported. The coroner identified the victim as Albert Farrell, 79, of Palm Springs. (INT)
California Highway Patrol investigators are trying to determine what caused a head-on collision near Victorville killing three people and leaving no survivors. The two cars crashed on Highway 18 near Pinion Hills Thursday. The dead were identified Friday as Mary Lynn Lacerte, 23, of Pinon Hills, her passenger, Eden Sage Nunez, 22, of Jonson Valley and the other driver Asley Morgan Taylor, 28, of Palmdale. (INT)
A would-be robber has been arrested 3-days after fleeing from a Calimesa bank on a bicycle. Sheriff’s investigators say the 16-year-old boy was wearing a beanie, facemask and latex gloves when he passed a demand note to a teller, but fled before getting any money. He was arrested Thursday at his home in Yucaipa. (INT)
Caltrans is issuing temporary special permits for overweight trucks transporting emergency supplies in support of COVID-19 relief and prevention efforts. The permits increase the maximum allowable gross vehicle weight from 80,000 to 88,000 pounds and will be valid until further notice. Overweight trucks will be using routes 91, 15, 60, and Interstate 10 in the Inland Empire. Meantime, Caltrans is allowing temporary operation of food trucks in state rest areas to help provide access to food for highway truck drivers and motorists, and provide opportunities to food truck operators. (INT)
The Inland Chinese Association has donated thousands of N95 and surgical masks to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center at San Bernardino. San Bernardino Valley College donated 100 medical-grade face shields made with the 3D printers from their MakerSpace lab. Students at the local college took the lead. (INT)
The closure of Riverside County courts has been extended through May 1st over concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The court is handling only emergency matters affecting public health and safety. (INT)
Use of parks throughout Riverside County for social gatherings is being sharply limited to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Parking lots, athletic fields, sports courts, skate parks, dog parks, and all playgrounds and recreational facilities at the parks are also closed. However, parks are available for walking, hiking, and equestrian or bike riding. (INT)
Closures of developed recreation facilities are being put in place until at least April 30th in the San Bernardino, Cleveland and Angeles National Forests an attempt to discourage groups of people and promote social distancing of staying more than six feet apart. The general Forest area including the extensive trail system will remain open and available to the public. Hiking and walking outdoors are widely considered beneficial to maintaining one's health. (INT)