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    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) – A Hotshot firefighter who disappeared over a week ago, after having battled the El Dorado Fire, remains missing. Undated photos of Carlos Alexander Baltazar. (San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department) There is still no sign of 35-year-old Carlos Alexander Baltazar, a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s spokesperson confirmed to CBSLA Monday. Baltazar’s car was found Sept. 20 in a remote area northeast of Big Bear, off Highway 18 at Delta Way. However, he himself was not reported missing until Sept. 24. His backpack was found about 75 yards from his car after being reported missing, the sheriff’s department said. He was off-duty when he disappeared and not in the area of the El Dorado Fire, the sheriff’s department...
    On a day when the U.S. Forest Service memorialized fallen Big Bear Hotshot Charles Morton, authorities announced that another Big Bear Hotshot, Carlos Alexander Baltazar, was missing. Baltazar, 35, was reported missing by family members on Thursday, four days after his car was found abandoned near Highway 18 and Delta Way, northeast of Big Bear Lake. His backpack was found 75 yards away, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. The search continued Friday, with aviation, two K-9 units and additional search personnel, Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Jodi Miller said in a Friday evening email. The search was expected to continue Friday night and Saturday, she said. That area is not near the El Dorado fire, which Morton was battling when...
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Searchers combed a section of the San Bernardino Mountains on Saturday for signs of a missing off-duty firefighter, authorities said. The search focused on an area of Highway 18 where Carlos Baltazar’s car was located by the California Highway Patrol on Sept. 20, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. Baltazar, 35, a member of a U.S. Forest Service Interagency Hotshot Crew, was reported missing by family members on Sept. 24. At the time, he was off duty and not in the area of the El Dorado Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest. Another hotshot, Charles Morton, died while fighting that fire on Sept. 17. A search following the family’s report turned up Baltazar’s...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Friday. Riverside County health officials reported 295 newly confirmed cases and 10 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 58,178 cases and 1,189 deaths. There were 142 coronavirus patients hospitalized Friday, 39 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. A reported 53,409 people had recovered from the virus. Riverside County, which is in the red tier, was reporting a positivity rate of 5.8% and a case rate of 6.7 per 100,000 residents as of Tuesday. To move to the orange tier, the county would have to get its positivity rate between 2-4.9% and its case rate between 1-3.9 per 100,000...
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) -- Family, friends and colleagues gathered for a memorial service on Friday for the firefighter who died while battling the El Dorado Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest.Charles Morton, 39, was a Big Bear Interagency Hotshot squad boss who had served with the U.S. Forest for 14 years out of an 18-year firefighting career.Morton's fiance, Monica, called him a leader, a protector and someone who gave wholeheartedly."I'm at peace because Charlie loved what he did, he loved his job, he loved being a hotshot firefighter. He loved being out in the wilderness, he loved his mountain," she said. "He loved fire. He loved fighting fire without water. He was one in a million."EMBED More News...
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — The public’s help is needed to find a U.S. Forest Service firefighter who was reported missing earlier this week. (credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department) Carlos Alexander Baltazar, 35, was reported missing by his family Thursday. His vehicle was found Sunday by the California Highway Patrol on Highway 18 and Delta Avenue. Authorities have searched the area from the ground, with a K9, and from the air, and Baltazar’s backpack was found 75 yards from where his vehicle was located. K9’s continued to track Baltazar’s scent, but eventually lost it, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Baltazar is part of the U.S. Forest Service Interagency Hotshot Crew, and was not in the area of...
    A memorial service was scheduled Friday for a U.S. Forest Service firefighter who died battling a wildfire in San Bernardino County earlier this month. The service for Charles Morton, 39, will take place at 11 a.m. at the Rock Church and World Outreach Center in San Bernardino, officials said. There is no room for public attendance, but the service will be streamed on the church’s website and YouTube page, and the San Bernardino National Forest’s Facebook page. Morton was a 14-year veteran with the U.S. Forest Service who led the Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Squad. He died Sept. 17 while fighting the El Dorado fire, which has burned more than 22,600 acres in and around the San Bernardino National Forest....
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — Charles Edward Morton, the USDA Forest Service firefighter killed while battling the El Dorado Fire in the San Bernardino Mountains, will be laid to rest Friday. The memorial service for Morton will be held at 11 a.m. at The Rock Church, 2345 S. Waterman, in San Bernardino. Attendance at the service will be limited to invited guests due to space and social distancing guidelines, according to Forest Service spokesman Zach Behrens. (Source: San Bernardino National Forest) Morton will receive several honors, including the Posting of Colors, the Hotshot Prayer, a Bell Ceremony, presentations to the family and Charlie’s “Last Call,” a tradition that honors a firefighter who has fallen in the line of duty with a...
    CHINO HILLS (CBSLA) — Customers were welcomed back indoors Thursday at Happy Nails in Chino Hills — and they couldn’t wait. “I parked right away and ran in here,” said Emily Lopez as she got a pedicure. “I was so happy.” (credit: CBSLA) Lopez said she thought she would have to get her manicure and pedicure outside in the heat. “It just feels more comfortable this way,” she said to being inside. California just gave nail salons across the state to reopen, regardless of the tier that their county is in. Each county’s public health officer still had to sign off on it. San Bernardino and Riverside counties did. Still, the salons must operate under strict health guidelines. Technicians must...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside County, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Thursday. Riverside County health officials reported 188 newly confirmed cases and six additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 57,883 cases and 1,179 deaths. There were 141 coronavirus patients hospitalized Thursday, 40 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. A reported 53,257 people had recovered from the virus. San Bernardino County health officials reported 238 newly confirmed cases and 10 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 53,121 cases and 918 deaths. Health officials reported 50,995 had recovered. There were 164 coronavirus patients hospitalized as of Monday, 46 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. Ventura County health...
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — Firefighters from Mexico have come to help battle the numerous wildfires burning up and down the West Coast. (credit: Pacific Southwest Forest Service) Firefighters from the Comisión Nacional Forestal, or CONAFOR, were welcomed by U.S. Forest Service officials at San Bernardino International Airport, where they exchanged greetings and gifts Wednesday. Five crews with a total of 100 firefighters from Guadalajara, Mexico answered the call for help from the National Interagency Fire Center. “It’s really an honor to have them at our request through the National Interagency Fire Center,” Deputy Regional Forester Tony Scardina said in a video posted on Twitter. “We’re able to have them through our partnership come work with us, and help us with...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside County reported one additional death attributed to the novel coronavirus Wednesday, while San Bernardino and Ventura reported new cases. Riverside County health officials reported 213 newly confirmed cases and one additional fatality, bringing countywide totals to 57,695 cases and 1,173 deaths. There were 150 coronavirus patients hospitalized Wednesday, 42 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. A reported 53,004 people had recovered from the virus. San Bernardino County health officials reported 248 newly confirmed cases, bringing the countywide total to 53,121 cases. Of those who have contracted the illness, a reported 50,894 had recovered and 908 had died. There were 164 coronavirus patients hospitalized as of Monday, 46 of whom were being treated...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside County reported 10 additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Tuesday, while San Bernardino and Ventura reported new cases. Riverside County health officials reported 63 newly confirmed cases and 10 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 57,482 cases and 1,172 deaths. There were 146 coronavirus patients hospitalized Tuesday, 42 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. A reported 52,776 people had recovered from the virus. Also on Tuesday, Riverside County moved to the red tier — with malls, restaurants, gyms and places of worship allowed to move to partial indoor operations. RELATED: California Gives Go-Ahead For Nail Salons To Reopen San Bernardino County health officials reported 224 newly confirmed cases, bringing the countywide...
    ORANGE (CBSLA) — The firefighter who died in the El Dorado Fire was escorted Tuesday to a mortuary in Orange by an honor guard from the U.S. Forest Service and members of the California Highway Patrol. Charles Edward Morton, 39, was a squad boss with the Big Bear Interagency Hotshots, a team of elite specialists that works in the toughest, most remote areas of wildfires. Morton died Thursday, according to San Bernardino National Forest officials. Morton’s cause of death was not released. (credit: CBS) The 14-year Forest Service firefighter was taken from San Bernardino County Coroner’s Division to Ferrara & Lee Colonial Mortuary in Orange. Local firefighters lined the route, with many standing at attention and saluting to honor Morton....
    CHARLIE Morton was identified on Monday as the firefighter killed in the El Dorado blaze which was sparked by a gender reveal mishap. The "Hotshot Crew" boss, 39, passed away on Thursday as crews battled the San Bernardino National Forest fire. 3The 'Hotshot Crew' boss - 39-year-old Charlie Morton - passed away on ThursdayCredit: AP:Associated Press 3The fire which torched more than 7,000-acres of land in CaliforniaCredit: AP:Associated Press Firefighters were attempting to put out the widespread blaze which was ignited on September 5 in El Dorado Ranch Park, near Yucaipa. On Monday night, San Bernardino National Forest shared their "deepest sympathies from Chief Vicki Christiansen" to Twitter. The U.S. Forest Service chief's statement read: "Thursday evening we lost one...
    A formal vehicle procession is scheduled Tuesday morning to transport the body of a fallen firefighter who died battling the El Dorado fire to an Orange County mortuary. An honor guard from the U.S. Forest Service, as well as representatives from the California Highway Patrol, will escort the body of Charles Morton, 39, from the main San Bernardino County coroner’s office to Ferrara Colonial Mortuary. The procession is set to start at 10:30 a.m. and will follow this route: Start at the coroner’s office, 175 S. Lena Road in San Bernardino South on Lena Road to Mill Street West on Mill Street to Waterman Avenue South on Waterman to the 215 Freeway South to Highway 91 to Imperial...
    A crew boss with the Big Bear Hotshots was identified Monday, Sept. 21, as the firefighter who died Thursday while fighting the El Dorado wildfire, started by a smoke bomb ignited during a gender reveal event in Yucaipa. Charles Edward Morton, 39, died Thursday while battling the blaze in the San Bernardino Mountains, San Bernardino National Forest officials said. He worked as a firefighter for 18 years, 14 of which were with the U.S. Forest Service. “Charlie was a well-respected leader who was always there for his squad and his crew at the toughest times,” U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen said in a statement. “He will be missed,” the U.S. Hotshots Association commented on social media. Morton was born...
    Officials were investigating the death of a firefighter at another Southern California wildfire that erupted earlier this month from a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used by a couple to reveal their baby's gender. Charles Morton, 39, died on Sept. 17 while battling the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino National Forest about 75 miles east of Los Angeles. Morton, was a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Forest Service and a squad boss with the Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Crew of the San Bernardino National Forest. "Charlie was a well-respected leader who was always there for his squad and his crew at the toughest times," said U.S. Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen. Sharing our deepest sympathies from Chief Vicki Christiansen: ...
    LOS ANGELES--The firefighter who died last week battling the El Dorado fire that was started by a gender-reveal party in Southern California was identified on Monday as a squad boss from a hotshot crew. HOMES DESTROYED AFTER WINDS PUSH CALIFORNIA FIRE INTO DESERT Charlie Morton was the leader of the Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Crew of the San Bernardino National Forest, according to officials. A statement from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said it was the 26th death involving wildfires besieging the state. He “was tragically killed during efforts to suppress the El Dorado Fire on their home unit. Our hearts go out to Charlie’s loved ones, friends, coworkers and the Big Bear Hotshots,” U.S. Forest...
    The firefighter killed while battling the El Dorado fire in San Bernardino County was identified Monday as Charles Morton, a 14-year veteran with the U.S. Forest Service who led the Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Squad. Morton died Sept. 17. He was 39. Morton served for 14 years with the U.S. Forest Service, beginning with the Truckee Interagency Hotshots in the Tahoe National Forest, then the Mill Creek Interagency Hotshots, Engine 31, Engine 19 and the Big Bear Interagency Hotshots in the San Bernardino National Forest. “Charlie was a well-respected leader who was always there for his squad and his crew at the toughest times,” Vicki Christiansen, U.S. Forest Service chief, said in a statement. “Our hearts go...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — San Bernardino and Ventura counties both reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus over the weekend. San Bernardino County health officials reported 899 newly confirmed cases and 50 additional fatalities since Friday, bringing countywide totals to 52,649 cases and 908 deaths. Health officials said a large number of older tests and cases were reported over the weekend from the past 30 days as a result of data validation that also led to an increased number of reported deaths. There were 167 coronavirus patients hospitalized as of Saturday, 45 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. A reported 50,401 people had recovered from the virus. Ventura County health officials reported 265 newly confirmed coronavirus...
    APPLE VALLEY (CBSLA) — Authorities investigating a child pornography tip from an internet service provider found two minors they believe were being sexually abused at an Apple Valley home. (credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department) David Kanady, 37, was arrested Friday on several sex charges including lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14, possession and distribution of child pornography, and manufacturing child pornography. San Bernardino County sheriff’s Crimes Against Children detail were tipped off by an electronic service provider that images and videos of child pornography were being transmitted by an account that belonged to Kanady, authorities said. When investigators served a search warrant at his home in Apple Valley, they found the two juveniles – a male...
    The El Dorado Fire that grew to more than 22,000 acres in the San Bernardino National Forest is now 59 percent contained, fire officials say.Crews will be working on Monday to clear up a large rock and debris slide that caused Highway 38 to close down.A firefighter who was battling the blaze was found dead on Thursday, according to the U.S. Forest Service.The fire started more than two weeks ago at a gender reveal party, and has burned 22,576 acres.Because of the smoke from El Dorado Fire, the Snow Fire in San Bernardino County, and the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles County, the South Coast Air Quality Management District extended its air quality advisory through Monday.Wildfires in California this year...
    EL DORADO FIRE LATEST INFORMATION YUCAIPA (CBSLA) — Firefighters Sunday continued to battle the deadly El Dorado fire burning in San Bernardino County. The fire erupted Sept. 5 near Oak Glen and west Yucaipa in San Bernardino County as a result of a stunt at a gender reveal party. It was estimated to have scorched 22,576 acres and was 59 percent contained. To date, one fatality has been recorded, as the body of a missing firefighter was located. Thirteen others have been injured, and 3,467 people have been evacuated. The fire has damaged two structures, destroyed four others, and continues to threaten 17,289 homes. Overnight, firefighters say the fire had decreased to the east as it burns into the old...
    YUCAIPA (CBSLA) — Firefighters Sunday continued to battle the deadly El Dorado fire burning in San Bernardino County. The fire erupted Sept. 5 near Oak Glen and west Yucaipa in San Bernardino County as a result of a stunt at a gender reveal party. It was estimated to have scorched 22,489 acres and was 59 percent contained. To date, one fatality has been recorded, as the body of a missing firefighter was located. Thirteen others have been injured. The fire has damaged two structures, destroyed 4 others, and continues to threaten 26,031 homes. Overnight, firefighters say the fire had decreased to the east as it burns into the old Lake fire burn-area. “With the forecasted weather, firefighters continue to make...
    Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in Alpine, California, in September 6, 2020, in this picture obtained from social media. Steve Russo/via REUTERS A firefighter battling the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino in California died on Thursday, according to officials.  The fire was sparked earlier this month by a "smoke generating pyrotechnic device" used at a gender reveal party in Yucaipa. Investigators are now saying that those involved in the party could face charges for the firefighter's death, according to a local television station. The El Dorado fire, which is one of many large wildfires scorching the state right now, has so far burned more than 22,000 acres of land. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Friday. Riverside County health officials reported 307 newly confirmed cases and 10 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 56,681 cases and 1,153 deaths. There were 143 coronavirus patients hospitalized Friday, 44 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. A reported 51,988 people have recovered from the virus. San Bernardino County health officials reported 283 newly confirmed cases and 19 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 51,750 cases and 858 deaths. There were 186 coronavirus patients hospitalized as of Wednesday, 58 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. A reported 47,020 people had recovered from the virus. Ventura...
    A firefighter in California has died in the El Dorado fire, the wildfire that started earlier this month from a pyrotechnic device used during a gender-reveal party. What are the details?The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a statement that the firefighter, who has not been named, was killed on Thursday. "USDA Forest Service officials on the San Bernardino National Forest have confirmed the death of a firefighter on the El Dorado Fire," the statement said. "The incident took place on Thursday, September 17, 2020." "Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and fellow firefighters during this time," it continued. "The cause is under investigation. More details will be made available as they are confirmed."USDA Forest Service officials on...
    YUCAIPA, Calif. (KABC) -- A firefighter died battling the El Dorado Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest, officials said Friday.The U.S. Forest Service said the death happened Thursday, but did not release more details."Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and fellow firefighters during this time," the agency said in a statement.The name of the firefighter has not been released until family has been notified. The cause of the death was under investigation.A procession was held Friday afternoon for the firefighter who died battling the blaze.The El Dorado Fire, which erupted Sept. 5 near Yucaipa, has burned about 19,000 acres and is 66% contained as of Friday morning. Crews are trying to stop flames from crossing Highway 38.Officials...
    YUCAIPA, Calif. (KABC) -- Investigators say the people who started the 19,000-acre El Dorado Fire, which was sparked by a device used during a baby's gender reveal, could face charges related to death of a firefighter who was killed while battling the blaze in the San Bernardino National Forest.The U.S. Forest Service said the death happened Thursday but did not release additional details.The cause of death is under investigation. The name of the firefighter is being withheld until family members are notified.RELATED: Firefighter dies battling El Dorado Fire sparked by gender reveal party pyrotechnics"Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and fellow firefighters during this time," the agency said in a statement.The El Dorado Fire, which erupted Sept. 5...
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — Help is needed Friday to find two men who shot and killed a San Bernardino store clerk during an armed robbery. Officers were sent about 9:22 p.m. on Sept. 10 to the Bottle Stop, 753 W. 40th St. They arrived to find 52-year-old Jihad Rabadi had been shot. Jihad Rabadi (credit: San Bernardino Police) Rabadi was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators determined the motive for the shooting appears to have been a robbery. San Bernardino police released black-and-white, low-resolution security video of two men approaching the store’s counter, where one took out a gun and pointed it at the clerk, and the second jumped the counter. View this post on Instagram...
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    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — A firefighter has gone missing in the San Bernardino National Forest while fighting the El Dorado fire, officials said Thursday night. Crews are trying to locate the firefighter, but no further information was readily available. The El Dorado fire burned more actively on Thursday along Highway 38 near Angelus Oaks. Officials said that the fire has not crossed Highway 38 and remains contained to the south. However, the fire has moved past Forsee Creek and continues to burn to the northeast. #ElDoradoFire Evening Update The El Dorado fire burned more actively today along Hwy 38 in the vicinity of Angelus Oaks.https://t.co/GQgLVT8nlq @sbcountysheriff @CALFIREBDU @CHP_San_Berdoo @SBCOUNTYFIRE pic.twitter.com/sVXOIjKURa — San Bernardino National Forest (@SanBernardinoNF) September 18, 2020 As...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Thursday. Riverside County health officials reported 173 newly confirmed cases and seven additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 56,374 cases and 1,143 deaths. There were 158 coronavirus patients hospitalized Thursday, 48 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. A reported 51,651 people have recovered from the virus. San Bernardino County health officials reported 215 newly confirmed cases and one additional fatality, bringing countywide totals to 51,467 cases and 839 deaths. There were 180 coronavirus patients hospitalized as of Tuesday, 55 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. A reported 46,720 people had recovered from the virus. Ventura...
    The search for proof that San Bernardino County sheriff’s Deputy Erdem Gorgulu had committed crimes and other ethical lapses while investigating the June 1 looting of a Big 5 sporting goods store in San Bernardino yielded the following evidence against the field-training officer, according to a court document: A baseball bat with the Big 5 price tag still attached that was found in the trunk of Gorgulu’s private car; An audio recording of what sounded like a struggle, which if it happened, contradicted a statement from Gorgulu to a suspect; A text message from Gorgulu to another deputy that contained a derogatory comment about suspects; And a lone, orange Gummy Bear found on the floorboard of Gorgulu’s patrol vehicle...
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — A felon on probation faces several new charges after police say he went on a stabbing and carjacking spree in San Bernardino Monday. Eric Dean Anglin, 39, was finally taken into custody after fighting with the employees of a San Bernardino workplace and several police officers. The first report of trouble involving Anglin came at about 5:50 a.m. in the 1300 block of East Baseline Street. A driver called police to report a man armed with a knife trying to carjack him as he drove to work, behaving erratically and banging on the windows. The carjacker apparently ran alongside the vehicle, and when the driver arrived at his worksite, he allegedly kept hitting the windows, smashing...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Tuesday. Riverside County health officials reported 220 newly confirmed cases and seven additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 55,986 cases and 1,125 deaths. There were 155 coronavirus patients hospitalized Tuesday, 49 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. A reported 51,032 people have recovered from the virus. San Bernardino County health officials reported 269 newly confirmed cases and three additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 50,978 cases and 835 deaths. There were 183 coronavirus patients hospitalized as of Sunday, 65 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. A reported 45,986 people had recovered from the virus. Ventura...
    The “very dynamic” El Dorado Fire has reached the outskirts of Angelus Oaks, and fire managers are urging people to postpone visiting the Big Bear resort area. Though Big Bear is not currently in the mandatory evacuation zone, residents are advised to watch for updates. The weather is expected to remain hot and dry at least through Thursday. The fire, which started Sept. 5 near Yucaipa, has burned 17,958 acres (28 square miles) and is 54% contained. Mandatory evacuations, in orange on the map above, include the San Bernardino Mountains communities of Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls, Angelus Oaks and Seven Oaks. Highway 38 is closed between Bryant Street in Yucaipa and Lake Williams Drive, southeast of Big Bear...
    An early morning flareup by the El Dorado fire on Monday, Sept. 14, threatened the San Bernardino Mountains community of Angelus Oaks – prompting an urgent message from authorities that anyone who remained in the town should leave immediately. Angelus Oaks was already under evacuation orders, issued last week. The El Dorado fire has moved north of Highway 38 in the Mountain Home Village area, but firefighters were concerned Monday that the blaze, which elsewhere has stayed mostly south of the highway, may head north, possibly threatening communities that line the roadway. Direct attacks on the fire will continue, but “we do anticipate that it will hit Highway 38 within the next 24 hours,” operation section chief Daniel Diaz said...
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — The family of a man shot in the head in an apparent road rage incident spoke out Monday in hopes that someone would come forward with information about the person responsible. Steve Najera, pictured here with girlfriend Rebecca Rincon and daughter Vivian, was shot in the head in an apparent road rage incident Sept. 10. (Family photo) The shooting happened just after 6 p.m. Thursday on the 210 Freeway in San Bernardino between the Waterman and Del Rosa Avenue exits. Steve Najera was driving with his girlfriend, Rebecca Rincon, and their 5-month-old daughter, Vivian, when traffic came to a sudden stop — causing Najera to brake suddenly. A car behind Najera then tried to squeeze past...
    MENTONE, Calif. (KABC) -- The El Dorado Fire sparked during a gender reveal near Yucaipa continues pushing into the San Bernardino Mountains, putting residents in the community of Angelus Oaks on edge as evacuations have been ordered.After erupting last weekend, the blaze has charred 16,490 acres and is at 53% containment as of Monday evening. As many as 16,117 structures are threatened, according to the San Bernardino National Forest.Flames started to creep down the ridge, just to the south of Angelus Oaks. On Monday, all residents of Angelus Oaks were told to evacuate immediately. Other evacuations are in effect for Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls and Seven Oaks. #ElDoradoFire Evening UpdateThe El Dorado Fire burned actively throughout the day as...
    APPLE VALLEY (CBSLA) — There were hundreds, if not thousands, of people standing shoulder to shoulder bouncing to the beat of music at an apparent music festival held in Apple Valley Saturday night. The crowded scene, shown in videos posted to social media, had the appearance of a large outdoor festival complete with lights, live bands and entertainment. View this post on Instagram Asi es A post shared by Manguerones Oficial (@manguerones) on Sep 13, 2020 at 5:19am PDT According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the event was held at a residential property on Jalama Road in Apple Valley and the owner was under investigation. A spokesperson for County Supervisor Robert Lovingood confirmed that officials...
    Crews on the El Dorado fire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest on Saturday, Sept. 12, continued to shore up the containment lines near Forest Falls and Mountain Home Village. The flames were moving laterally along the creek in that area. “This has allowed fire crews a good opportunity to continue to prepare the area with securing handlines and increasing defensible space,” U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Kate Kramer said. The latest numbers showed 14,043 acres had burned with 39% containment of the flames. Containment is the area of a fire that firefighters have surrounded, usually with hand lines, bulldozer lines, fire retardant, or landmarks such as roads or rivers that the flames are not expected to jump. RELATED: This...
    YUCAIPA (CBSLA) — Firefighters have gained ground on the so-called El Dorado fire burning in San Bernardino County. The fire, which erupted a week ago, has burned more than 13,900 acres and was at 37 percent containment. The fire, according to officials, started during a gender reveal stunt. Most evacuation orders have been lifted, including those in Yucaipa and Oak Glen.
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside and San Bernardino counties both reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Friday, while Ventura County reported additional cases. Riverside County health officials reported 205 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and nine additional deaths, bringing countywide totals to 55,073 cases and 1,103 deaths. There were 180 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Friday, including 53 who were being treated in intensive care units. Health officials also reported that 49,613 people had recovered from the virus. San Bernardino County health officials reported 175 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and four new deaths, bringing countywide totals to 50,385 cases and 800 deaths. There were 214 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Tuesday — the date of the county’s last update...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Thursday. Riverside County health officials reported 133 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and nine additional deaths, bringing countywide totals to 54,868 cases and 1,094 deaths. There were 189 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Thursday, including 57 who were being treated in intensive care units. Health officials also reported that 49,176 people had recovered from the virus. San Bernardino County health officials reported 301 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and five new deaths, bringing countywide totals to 50,210 cases and 796 deaths. There were 214 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Tuesday — the date of the county’s last update —with 84 being treated in...
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) -- A man was shot in an apparent car-to-car shooting on the 210 Freeway in San Bernardino and the roadway has been shut down in the area, the CHP says.The shooting happened just after 6 p.m. on the eastbound 210 just west of Del Rosa Avenue in San Bernardino. CHP officials say a man was found inside one vehicle with a gunshot wound. It was believed to be a car-to-car shooting. No information was immediately available about a possible suspect.The gunshot victim was transported to a local trauma center.The eastbound 210 was closed at Waterman Avenue in the San Bernardino area.DEVELOPING: This story will be updated.
    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) -- A person was shot in a vehicle on the 210 Freeway in San Bernardino and the roadway has been shut down in the area, officials say.Details of the shooting were not immediately available, but one gunshot victim was being transported to a local trauma center.The eastbound 210 was closed at Waterman in the San Bernardino area.DEVELOPING: This story will be updated.
    BIG BEAR LAKE (CBSLA) — The leaders of the Big Bear Fire Department, San Bernardino County Fire, CalFire and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department are urging the visitors to Big Bear Valley to postpone their trips as the El Dorado Firecontinues to burn. The advisory was signed Thursday by Big Bear Fire Chief Jeff Willis, San Bernardino County Fire Chief Dan Munsey, CalFire Deputy Chief Ron Janssen and San Bernardino County Deputy Chief Trevis Newport, and has been issued for Big Bear Lake, Big Bear City, Moonridge, Sugarloaf, Lake Williams, Baldwin Lake, Fawnskin and other neighboring communities. “The intent of this advisory is to increase awareness of the potential threat to the Big Bear Valley from the El Dorado...
    BIG BEAR LAKE (CBSLA) — The leaders of the Big Bear Fire Department, San Bernardino County Fire, CalFire and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department are urging the visitors to Big Bear Valley to postpone their trips as the El Dorado Fire continues to burn. The advisory was signed Thursday by Big Bear Fire Chief Jeff Willis, San Bernardino County Fire Chief Dan Munsey, CalFire Deputy Chief Ron Janssen and San Bernardino County Deputy Chief Trevis Newport, and has been issued for Big Bear Lake, Big Bear City, Moonridge, Sugarloaf, Lake Williams, Baldwin Lake, Fawnskin and other neighboring communities. “The intent of this advisory is to increase awareness of the potential threat to the Big Bear Valley from the El...
    A 120-square-mile area of the San Bernardino National Forest was added to the evacuation zone for the El Dorado Fire, burning since Saturday near Yucaipa. The new order issued Wednesday includes the mountain communities of Angelus Oaks, Pinezanita and Seven Oaks, near Highway 38.  The fire jumped the highway between Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls; the residential areas of those communities were spared. The evacuation area, shown in orange on the map above, is now within 2 miles of Big Bear Lake. The fire, started by a pyrotechnic device set off in dry grass, has burned 12,610 acres with 23% containment, said the Thursday morning report from the San Bernardino unit of the California Department of Forestry and...
    A wildfire in Yucaipa quickly grew from five to 400 acres causing evacuation orders Saturday, Sept. 5. The El Dorado fire, as officials are calling it, was first reported at the 37000 block of Oak Glen Road near El Dorado Ranch Park. This story is developing. Check back for updates. Related Articles Trump largely silent on historically devastating California and Oregon wildfires California wildfires: PG&E restores power to much of the North Bay Map: Dolan Fire evacuations expand as flames near historic mission Map: Bear Fire evacuations, North Complex near Oroville Northern California’s August Complex grows to over 400,000 acres
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Wednesday. Riverside County health officials reported 163 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and 10 additional deaths, bringing countywide totals to 54,735 cases and 1,085 deaths. There were 185 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Wednesday, including 62 who were being treated in intensive care units. Health officials also reported that 48,761 people had recovered from the virus. San Bernardino County health officials reported 218 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and 26 new deaths Wednesday — after not providing an update Tuesday — bringing countywide totals to 49,909 cases and 791 deaths. There were 214 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Tuesday — the date of...
    YUCCA VALLEY (CBSLA) — The public’s help is needed Wednesday to identify two men who vandalized Yucca Valley High School, causing more than $18,000 in damage. The vandalism at Yucca Valley High School, 7600 Sage Ave., was reported early Sept. 1. Deputies sent to the scene determined that three males roamed the campus, damaging classrooms and buildings within about a two-hour time frame, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The damage to the campus was determined to be in excess of $18,000. (credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department) One of the males was identified by detectives as a 17-year-old boy, police said. A search warrant was seized at a home in the 7500 block of Church Street in...
    Firefighters surrounded more of the El Dorado fire burning near Yucaipa on Tuesday, but officials fretted about the possibility of Santa Ana winds bringing up to 50 mile-per-hour gusts later in the night that could stir up more flames. And late Tuesday another area was placed under an evacuation warning. It runs from Oak Glen Road to Highway 38 west of Bryant to Garnet, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said. #ElDoradoFire UPDATE (2/2) Those who require additional time to evacuate, and those with pets and livestock should leave now. @CALFIREBDU @SanBernardinoNF @SBCOUNTYFIRE @CityofYucaipa — San Bernardino County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) September 9, 2020 #EldoradoFire UPDATE – New Evacuation Warning Map @CityofYucaipa @SBCOUNTYFIRE @SanBernardinoNF @CALFIREBDU pic.twitter.com/WvCcGsCyNW — Yucaipa Police (@YucaipaPD)...
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — San Bernardino County Monday reported 133 newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and no new deaths, bringing countywide totals to 49,691 cases and 765 deaths. Of those who have died from the illness, 443 were over the age of 70, 155 were between the ages of 60 and 69, 95 were between the ages of 50 and 59, 37 were between the ages of 40 and 49, 26 were between the ages of 30 and 39 and four were between the ages of 20 and 29. As of Wednesday, the county’s most recent update, 264 confirmed coronavirus patients were hospitalized with 92 being treated in intensive care units — down drastically from a high of...
    BIG BEAR LAKE (KABC) -- A timelapse video taken at Big Bear Lake on Thursday showed normally pristine air filled up with heavy smoke, affecting air quality as brush fires continued to rage in San Bernardino County.Visibility in the area was significantly reduced to possibly a quarter of a mile by the smoke coming from the El Dorado Fire burning in San Bernardino National Forest near Yucaipa, which has burned more than 8,000 acres.People near the area, including young and healthy, were advised to stay inside.The South Coast AQMD issued smoke advisories through Monday afternoon due to the El Dorado and Bobcat fires affecting parts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.A heat wave ozone advisory also remains active through...
    A pyrotechnic device that was used in a gender reveal party sparked a giant wildfire in California that has so far scorched more than 7,500 acres, fire officials said Monday morning. “A smoke generating pyrotechnic device” used during the party in El Dorado Ranch Park sparked a giant El Dorado fire, according to the Cal Fire San Bernardino Unit. The fire spread from the park to Yucaipa Ridge, burning through thousands of acres in the process, according to a local ABC affiliate. “Cal Fire reminds the public that with the dry conditions and critical fire weather, it doesn’t take much to start a wildfire”, the Cal Fire San Bernardino Unit said in a statement. “Those responsible for starting fires due...
    YUCAIPA, Calif. -- A smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used during a gender reveal party sparked a raging wildfire that's charred more than 7,000 acres in Southern California, officials said Sunday.The El Dorado Fire burning in San Bernardino County was caused by "a smoke generating pyrotechnic device" used during the party in El Dorado Ranch Park, according to the Cal Fire San Bernardino Unit."Cal Fire reminds the public that with the dry conditions and critical fire weather, it doesn't take much to start a wildfire," the agency said in a press release. "Those responsible for starting fires due to negligence or illegal activity can be held financially and criminally responsible." CAL FIRE Law Enforcement has determined the El Dorado Fire, burning near...
    YUCAIPA, Calif. (KABC) -- A smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used during a gender reveal party sparked the El Dorado Fire burning near Yucaipa, which has charred more than 7,000 acres, officials said Sunday.According to the Cal Fire San Bernardino Unit, the El Dorado Fire was caused by "a smoke generating pyrotechnic device" used during the party in El Dorado Ranch Park. The fire spread from the park to Yucaipa Ridge, which separates Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls from Yucaipa."Cal Fire reminds the public that with the dry conditions and critical fire weather, it doesn't take much to start a wildfire", the agency said in a press release. "Those responsible for starting fires due to negligence or illegal activity can be...
    A smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used during a gender reveal party caused the El Dorado Fire burning near Oak Glen in San Bernardino County, CAL FIRE Law Enforcement announced Sunday evening. GARCETTI CALLED OUT OVER TWEET AMID HEATWAVE “The fire began at 10:23 a.m. on September 5, 2020 in the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa,” a Cal Fire San Bernardino Unit statement said. LOS ANGELES COUNTY SEES RECORD HEAT “The fire spread from the park to the north on to Yucaipa Ridge that separates Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls from the City of Yucaipa,” the statement said. A plume of smoke from the El Dorado Fire is seen from the Interstate 10 in Loma Linda, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5,...
    Inciweb El Dorado Fire The 7,000-acre El Dorado Fire was started by a gender reveal party’s pyrotechnic device, officials in California shared on Sunday night. The fire started on September 5 and quickly spread, leading to numerous evacuations. In an Instagram post, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) shared that a pyrotechnic device used at a gender reveal party was the source of the blaze. Cal Fire’s San Bernardino Unit reported: CAL FIRE Law Enforcement has determined the El Dorado Fire, burning near Oak Glen in San Bernardino County, was caused by a smoke generating pyrotechnic device, used during a gender reveal party. The fire began at 10:23 am on September 5, 2020 in...
    YUCAIPA, Calif. -- A fast-moving brush fire exploded to 7,050 acres Sunday near Yucaipa, sending many residents in the area fleeing from their homes under mandatory evacuation orders.Massive brush fires burning in California on Sunday prompted Gov. Newsom to declare a state of emergency for several counties, including San Bernardino due to the so-called El Dorado Fire.According to the CAL Fire San Bernardino Unit, the blaze was caused by "a smoke generating pyrotechnic device" used during a gender reveal party in El Dorado Ranch Park. The fire spread from the park to Yucaipa Ridge, which separates Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls from Yucaipa. CAL FIRE Law Enforcement has determined the El Dorado Fire, burning near Oak Glen in San...
    Some of the same communities that were forced to evacuate last month for the Apple Fire have been ordered out again for the El Dorado Fire, burning above Yucaipa. The El Dorado Fire started Saturday morning in the area of El Dorado Ranch Park, just east of Yucaipa city limits. It is listed as “human-caused, under investigation.” Within 24 hours, it had burned more than 3,000 acres. “Due to very dry vegetation, very steep terrain and very hot weather, the fire has been extremely active,” Sunday’s report from the San Bernardino National Forest said. Evacuations were ordered for Forest Falls, Mountain Home Village, Oak Glen and, on Sunday morning, the Yucaipa Bench area of the city, on both sides...
    YUCAIPA, Calif. (KABC) -- A fast-moving brush fire exploded to 2,727 acres Sunday near Yucaipa, sending many residents in the area fleeing from their homes under mandatory evacuation orders.The so-called El Dorado Fire erupted before 10:30 a.m. in the 37000 block of Oak Glen Road, according to San Bernardino National Forest officials.Just over an hour later, Cal Fire issued an evacuation order for the community of Oak Glen. The evacuation area included Oak Glen Road through to Wildwood Canyon Rd. Shortly before 1:30 p.m., evacuation orders were expanded to include Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls and the eastern portion of Yucaipa.A massive column of smoke that rose above the flames was visible for miles, and many residents of distant cities...
    YUCAIPA, Calif. (KABC) -- A brush fire that quickly exploded to 2,159 acres on Saturday continued to blacken land near near Yucaipa Sunday, triggering mandatory evacuation orders.The so-called El Dorado Fire erupted before 10:30 a.m. in the 37000 block of Oak Glen Road, according to San Bernardino National Forest officials.Just over an hour later, Cal Fire issued an evacuation order for the community of Oak Glen. The evacuation area included Oak Glen Road through to Wildwood Canyon Rd. Shortly before 1:30 p.m., evacuation orders were expanded to include Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls and the eastern portion of Yucaipa.Additional evacuation orders were later issued for Yucaipa residents east of Jefferson Street from Oak Glen Road to Yucaipa Ridge. The Red...
    YUCAIPA, Calif. -- A brush fire fire broke out near Yucaipa in Southern California on Saturday afternoon and quickly exploded to 2,159 acres, prompting officials to issue mandatory evacuation orders.The so-called El Dorado Fire erupted before 10:30 a.m. in the 37000 block of Oak Glen Road, according to San Bernardino National Forest officials. By 6 p.m., the blaze was 5% contained.Just over an hour later, Cal Fire issued an evacuation order for the community of Oak Glen. The evacuation area included Oak Glen Road through to Wildwood Canyon Rd. Shortly before 1:30, evacuation orders were expanded to include Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls and the eastern portion of Yucaipa.Additional evacuation orders were later issued for Yucaipa residents east of Jefferson...
    YUCAIPA, Calif. (KABC) -- A brush fire fire broke out near Yucaipa on Saturday afternoon and quickly exploded to 2,159 acres, prompting officials to issue mandatory evacuation orders.The so-called El Dorado Fire erupted before 10:30 a.m. in the 37000 block of Oak Glen Road, according to San Bernardino National Forest officials. By 6 p.m., the blaze was 5% contained.Just over an hour later, Cal Fire issued an evacuation order for the community of Oak Glen. The evacuation area included Oak Glen Road through to Wildwood Canyon Rd. Shortly before 1:30, evacuation orders were expanded to include Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls and the eastern portion of Yucaipa.Additional evacuation orders were later issued for Yucaipa residents east of Jefferson Street from...
    YUCAIPA, Calif. (KABC) -- A brush fire fire broke out near Yucaipa on Saturday afternoon and quickly exploded to 1,000 acres, prompting officials to issue mandatory evacuation orders.The so-called El Dorado Fire erupted before 10:30 a.m. in the 37000 block of Oak Glen Road, according to San Bernardino National Forest officials.Just over an hour later, Cal Fire issued an evacuation order for the community of Oak Glen. The evacuation area included Oak Glen Road through to Wildwood Canyon Rd. Shortly before 1:30, evacuation orders were expanded to include Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls and the eastern portion of Yucaipa.The Red Cross set up an evacuation center at the Yucapia Community Center.What is causing the heat wave in California?EMBED More News...
    YUCAIPA, Calif. (KABC) -- A brush fire fire broke out near Yucaipa on Saturday afternoon and quickly exploded to 1,000 acres, prompting officials to issue mandatory evacuation orders.The so-called El Dorado Fire erupted before 10:30 a.m. in the 37000 block of Oak Glen Road, according to San Bernardino National Forest officials.Just over an hour later, Cal Fire issued an evacuation order for the community of Oak Glen. The evacuation area included Oak Glen Road through to Wildwood Canyon Rd. Shortly before 1:30, evacuation orders were expanded to include Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls and the eastern portion of Yucaipa.What is causing the heat wave in California?EMBED More News Videos AccuWeather explains how heat waves form. Helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft were...
    YUCAIPA, Calif. (KABC) -- A brush fire fire broke out near Yucaipa on Saturday afternoon and quickly exploded to 1,000 acres, prompting officials to issue mandatory evacuation orders.The so-called El Dorado Fire erupted before 10:30 a.m. in the 37000 block of Oak Glen Road, according to San Bernardino National Forest officials.Just over an hour later, Cal Fire issued an evacuation order for the community of Oak Glen. The evacuation area included Oak Glen Road through to Wildwood Canyon Rd. Shortly before 1:30, evacuation orders were expanded to include Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls and the eastern portion of Yucaipa.What is causing the heat wave in California?EMBED More News Videos AccuWeather explains how heat waves form. Helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft were...
    YUCAIPA, Calif. -- A brush fire fire broke out near Yucaipa on Saturday afternoon and quickly exploded to 800 acres, prompting officials to issue mandatory evacuation orders.The so-called El Dorado Fire erupted before 10:30 a.m. in the 37000 block of Oak Glen Road, according to San Bernardino National Forest officials.Just over an hour later, CAL FIRE issued an evacuation order for the community of Oak Glen. The evacuation area included Oak Glen Road through to Wildwood Canyon Rd. Shortly before 1:30, evacuation orders were expanded to include Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls and the eastern portion of Yucaipa.What is causing the heat wave in California?EMBED More News Videos AccuWeather explains how heat waves form. Helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft were seen...
    YUCAIPA, Calif. (KABC) -- A brush fire fire broke out near Yucaipa on Saturday afternoon and quickly exploded to 800 acres, prompting officials to issue mandatory evacuation orders.The so-called El Dorado Fire erupted before 10:30 a.m. in the 37000 block of Oak Glen Road, according to San Bernardino National Forest officials.Just over an hour later, Cal Fire issued an evacuation order for the community of Oak Glen. The evacuation area included Oak Glen Road through to Wildwood Canyon Rd. Shortly before 1:30, evacuation orders were expanded to include Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls and the eastern portion of Yucaipa.What is causing the heat wave in California?EMBED More News Videos AccuWeather explains how heat waves form. Helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft were...
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — The San Bernardino Police Department Friday released body camera video of a deadly police shooting. A still from video released by San Bernardino police appears to shows the man pointing a weapon at officers. (Credit: San Bernardino PD) According to police, two officers responded to a call of a man threatening people at a San Bernardino gas station with a handgun on the evening of June 13. When officers arrived, they said the man, identified as 21-year-old Anthony Armenta, of San Bernardino, failed to follow orders to drop the object he was holding. Officers opened fire on the man after video appeared to show him pointing a weapon in the direction of the officers. Officers said...
    SAN BERNARDINO (CBSLA) — Self-disinfecting patrol vehicles are being put to work on the streets of San Bernardino. Five new COVID-19 patrol vehicles were approved for use by police officers in San Bernardino, the department said this week. The department says these vehicles have “specially-designed heating systems which superheat the vehicles to a temperature range that kills virus and bacteria. The system allows officers to decontaminate the vehicles after transporting potentially infected suspects.” “These vehicles will help reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on department operations and provide additional safety measures for our employees and the community members they serve,” Francisco Hernandez, an administrative captain, said in a statement. The vehicles were paid for with federal grant funds through...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside and San Bernardino counties both reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Wednesday, while Ventura County reported additional cases. Danny Osborne, Wildlife Director for Eco Station, helps a student seated in a socially distanced protective learning pod during a livestream class at STAR Eco Station Tutoring & Enrichment Center Sept. 2 in Culver City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Riverside County health officials reported 153 newly confirmed cases and seven additional fatalities over the weekend, bringing countywide totals to 53,306 confirmed cases and 1,033 deaths. There were 44,755 reported recoveries. Officials said 207 confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Wednesday, with 69 being treated in intensive care units. San Bernardino County health officials reported 366...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside and San Bernardino counties both reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Tuesday, while Ventura County reported additional cases. Healthcare workers and supporters hold a vigil in memory of healthcare workers who died of Covid-19 Sept. 1 in Alhambra, California. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP-Getty) Riverside County health officials reported 244 newly confirmed cases and seven additional fatalities over the weekend, bringing countywide totals to 53,153 confirmed cases and 1,026 deaths. There were 44,024 reported recoveries. Officials said 216 confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Tuesday, with 68 being treated in intensive care units. San Bernardino County health officials reported 237 newly confirmed cases and 20 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 47,879 confirmed cases...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside and Ventura counties both reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus over the weekend, while San Bernardino County reported additional cases. Guests attend California’s 1st Drive-In Dance Party with A-Trak, hosted by Global Soundemic, at Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center Aug. 30. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images) Riverside County health officials reported 1,049 newly confirmed cases and 12 additional fatalities over the weekend, bringing countywide totals to 52,909 confirmed cases and 1,019 deaths. There were 43,387 reported recoveries. Officials said 210 confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Monday, with 73 being treated in intensive care units. San Bernardino County health officials reported 750 newly confirmed cases over the weekend, bringing the countywide total to...
    California police shot and killed an armed man who allegedly tried to burn down a house with an elderly, wheelchair-bound woman inside after he pointed a firearm at officers, authorities said Sunday. San Bernardino police responded just after 6 p.m. Friday to reports of a family dispute at a home where a man with a handgun was assaulting family members, the department said in a news release. FLORIDA POLICE OFFICER SHOT WHILE SERVING WARRANT, SUSPECT KILLED IN 'GUN BATTLE,' CHIEF SAYS Officers arrived and found 50-year-old Jesus Alvarez Pulido, of San Bernardino, barricaded inside the home with the elderly woman, police said. Pulido was armed with a handgun and rifle, police said. (San Bernardino Police Department) “Officers attempted to...
    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (KABC) -- One of the two soldiers who died during a training exercise off Southern California's coast has been identified as a 22-year-old San Bernardino man, U.S. Army officials confirmed Saturday.Sgt. Tyler M. Shelton died some time Thursday during an "aircraft mishap," according to a statement from officials. Further details of the incident, which also left three other soldiers injured, have not been released but a Black Hawk helicopter reportedly crashed.The other soldier who died was identified as staff Sgt. Vincent P. Marketta, 33, of New Jersey."The loss of Staff Sgt. Marketta and Sgt. Shelton has left a scar in this Regiment that will never completely heal," said Col. Andrew R. Graham, commander of the 160th Special...
    One of the two soldiers who died in an incident during aviation training on San Clemente Island has been identified as a 22-year-old San Bernardino man, U.S. Army officials confirmed Saturday.Sgt. Tyler M. Shelton died some time Thursday during an "aircraft mishap," according to a statement from officials. Further details of the incident, which also left three other soldiers injured, have not been released but a Black Hawk helicopter reportedly crashed.The other soldier who died was identified as staff Sgt. Vincent P. Marketta, 33, of New Jersey."The loss of Staff Sgt. Marketta and Sgt. Shelton has left a scar in this Regiment that will never completely heal," said Col. Andrew R. Graham, commander of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties announced Friday that they would allow hair salons and indoor shopping malls to reopen starting Monday, in accordance with new guidance from the state. The announcements came just hours after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new, color-coded process for reopening California businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic that he said would move slower and more gradually than the state’s first attempt introduced earlier in the summer. All three counties remained in the highest risk level — meaning there was still a widespread risk of infection — though the new system allows for the reopening of additional sectors of the economy in a more controlled way. Riverside County health officials Friday reported...
    CHINO HILLS (CBSLA) — Several schools in the Inland Empire have been given the green light to reopen to students. Both Riverside and San Bernardino counties remain on the state’s monitoring list, but their respective health officials have issued waivers to several small private schools to reopen their campuses. In San Bernardino County, waivers were granted to Hope Christian School and Valley Preparatory School in Redlands, Loma Linda Academy, United Christian Academy in Rancho Cucamonga, and Loving Savior of the Hills Lutheran School in Chino Hills. Riverside County, meanwhile, granted waivers to St. Johns School in Hemet and Cornerstone Christian School in Wildomar. Counties on California’s monitoring list may not reopen schools, but the state is allowing local health departments...