• Smoke Layers Blot out Sun in Inland Empire

    (CNS) – Layers of drift smoke from fires in Central and Northern California blanketed the Riverside metropolitan area Thursday, blocking the sun in what was tantamount to heavy cloud cover. “Riverside is experiencing drift smoke due to the fires north of us,” the Riverside Fire Department said via social media. “We have no active fires […]

  • Local Fire Crew Returns From Fighting State’s Historic Fire

      The Dixie Fire is the largest fire burning in California and now the second largest fire in the state’s history. It’s ravaged nearly half a million acres, destroyed hundreds of homes and communities in the northern part of the state. Nearly 6,000 firefighters are battling the fire among them Cathedral City Fire Department’s bravest. […]

  • Reward Offered for Conviction in Decades-Old Riverside Homicide Case

    Police Wednesday announced that a $50,000 reward was being offered for information leading to a conviction in a 55-year-old homicide case that occurred on the Riverside Community College campus. On Halloween morning 1966, Joseph Bates called the Riverside Police Department to report his daughter, Cheri Jo Bates, missing. He told police that Cheri had left […]

  • Famed California winery destroyed as fast-moving fires take over wine country

    The famed 41-year-old Chateau Boswell Winery in Napa Valley, California, was destroyed during the Glass Fire on Sunday evening, according to CNN affiliate KPIX. The private family-owned winery, established in 1979, is located along the popular Silverado Trail, an area that came under mandatory evacuation orders on Sunday as the Glass Fire grew from a relatively small 20-acre vegetation fire […]

  • Update on Fires Burning Across California

    More than 14,000 firefighters are battling 28 fires across the Golden State, according to the California Department of Fires and Forestry Protection. North Complex Fire The North Complex Fire has consumed more than 250,000 acres and was 24% contained as of Thursday morning. In the central California mountains, the Creek Fire has destroyed more than 360 structures, […]

  • New Autopsy Results Show Two Californians Were the First Coronavirus Deaths in the U.S.

    New autopsy results show two Californians died of novel coronavirus in early and mid-February — up to three weeks before the previously known first US death from the virus. These deaths now stand as the country’s earliest two attributed to the coronavirus, a development that appears to shift the understanding of how early the virus was spreading in the […]

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