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Cold Front Bringing Winds Overnight, Freeze Watch Issued for Joshua Tree
A cold front moving through the San Gorgonio Pass was expected to bring gusty winds through early Wednesday in the mountains and deserts, including the Coachella Valley, according to the National Weather Service.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
New Book Tells the Story of Tragic 2006 Esperanza Fire
I am horrified by the reddened, smokey sky above the San Jacinto mountains, as I passed by the dinosaurs at Cabazon.
Banning Big Box Retailers
What do Edhatters think about banning big box retailers from opening on Thanksgiving? Three states ban it and I wish California would too.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
BANNING: Hmong community celebrates the new year
I won't get to Banning this holiday weekend, but one of my favorite destinations when I don't have other Thanksgiving commitments is the Hmong New Year celebration at Banning's Repplier Park.
BANNING: 2 injured in big rig crash
Two people were injured in the crash of a big rig tractor-trailer on Interstate 10 in Banning Wednesday morning, Nov. 28. The accident was reported at 5:58 a.m. on the eastbound freeway at the Sunset Avenue offramp, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department news release.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
New Creation Church Volunteers Offer Free Thanksgiving Day Meals in Banning
New Creation Church volunteers in Banning plan to offer free, hot meals on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday Nov. 28 at 1170 W. Ramsey St. "Just a reminder we are giving away free blankets and jackets while supplies last," Juan De La Fuente, communications pastor for New Creation, said Wednesday.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Legacy Church of Banning to Host 6th Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast
Legacy Church of Banning volunteers are planning to host their 6th Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast at Banning Community Center.
Monday Essentials for Banning, Beaumont and the Pass
Here are a few things to know about what's going on this week in Banning, Beaumont and the Pass area, and elsewhere in Riverside County.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
BANNING: Commercial vehicle leaks fuel
Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters and the Riverside County Environmental Health and Hazardous Materials officials responded to the scene of a commercial vehicle leaking approximately 15 gallons of fuel between the freeway and the Rio Rancho Market parking lot at the intersection of North Sunset Avenue and West Ramsey Street in Banning around 9 ... (more)
Fri Nov 22, 2013
CABAZON: Homeless man convicted in woman's torture, murder
A Banning homeless man was convicted Thursday, Nov. 21, of torture and murder of a homeless woman who was found unconscious in 2011 near Interstate 10 in Cabazon.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
The Campbell Reporter
Kevin de Leon: Plastic bag ban need not destroy jobs
Unlike Washington, the California legislature has proved that cooperation is both possible and essential to successful policymaking, while stubborn absolutism will have you trailing head lice in popularity polls.
New Banning Councilman Westholder, Selected to Replace Botts, to be Sworn Dec. 10
Highland Springs Fellowship lead pastor Jerry Westholder has been selected to fill the Banning council seat vacated when Mayor Pro Tem Bob Botts resigned in October, and he will be sworn in Dec. 10, city officials said Thursday.
'Prolific Jewel Thief' Set for Dec. 11 Prelim
A Dec. 11 preliminary hearing date was confirmed Wednesday for a prolific 83-year-old jewel thief accused of stealing a $22,500 diamond ring from a Palm Desert store.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
BEAUMONT: Actors star in character-driven play
After A Reperatory Theatre's production of "Driving Miss Daisy" at Highland Springs Resort in Cherry Valley later today, Wednesday, Nov. 20, the show will go on the road making a stop in Beaumont Nov. 22 through 24. Originally the production was going to be held in Banning but now will be staged at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church on 8th Street in ... (more)
Tue Nov 19, 2013
BANNING: Council selects pastor as new councilman
Jerry Westholder, senior pastor of Highland Springs Fellowship,will fill the vacancy on the Banning City Council created by the resignation of Mayor Pro Tem Bob Botts last month.
CABAZON: Slain Highway Patrol officer honored
The murder of a California Highway Patrol officer in Cabazon 44 years ago this coming Sunday was not just a family tragedy, his widow said Tuesday, Nov. 19. "We're from a small town," Kandie Shewmaker Cansler said.
Not So Fast: Huntington Beach's Not Banning Styrofoam Just Yet
Reports of Styrofoam's death in Huntington Beach have been greatly exaggerated. The city council voted 5-2 yesterday to postpone voting on an ordinance that would ban Styrofoam from all vendors in Huntington Beach city limits in order to get more feedback from citizens.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
BANNING: Council plans prep hour before applicant interviews
The meeting time for Banning City Council to interview and chose a replacement for Mayor Pro Tem Bob Botts, who resigned, has been changed to give the council more time Tuesday, Nov. 19, to go over questions to ask applicants.
Morongo Band of Mission Indians Distribute 10,000 Free Turkeys
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians distributed 10,000 free turkeys Monday to charities and churches who will use the donated birds to provide 220,000 Thanksgiving meals to families, seniors and veterans across Southern California, a tribal spokesman said.