San Bernardino has become California’s third city to file for bankruptcy protection. Yesterday’s Chapter 9 filing was triggered by a budget shortfall of more than 45 million-dollars. Officials say the filing will not affect essential services in the city. Meantime–organizers of the Route 66 Rendezvous say this years event will remain in San Bernardino depsite the city’s financial troubles.
A 350 acre brush fire west of Murrieta has destroyed one home but officials expect to have it contained later this morning. 3 firefighters have suffered minor injuries.The Volcano fire was sparked yesterday when brush clearing equipment got tangled in barbed wire.
A Cal Fire pick up truck was involved in a fatal collision on the eastbound 210 in San Bernardino at the Del Rosa off ramp yesterday afternoon. The pick up collided with another car killing the man inside that second vehicle.
Toyota is recalling more than three-quarters of a million vehicles. The company says the voluntary recall of RAV4 and Lexus HS 250h vehicles is a response to concerns about the rear suspension arm. The 760-thousand recalled RAV4s are from model years 2006 to 2011, while the 18-thousand recalled Lexus vehicles are from the 2010 model year. Toyota says a portion of the arm could wear and separate if nuts on it aren’t tightened properly during wheel alignment service. The company promises to get in touch with owners after it develops a way to correct the problem.
Chick-Fil-A locations across the Inland Empire were packed yesterday during an unofficial appreciation day protest. It’s the latest development in the controversy that erupted after the restaurant chain’s president publicly supported traditional marriage, citing biblical reasons. Supporters of gay marriage say they will hold a same sex kissing event at Chick-Fil-A’s tomorrow.
At the Summer Olympic in London, the women’s gymnastics individual all-around competition begins this morning. And tonight, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte face each other in the 200 meter individual medley.
Olympic fever is keeping a lot of people glued to the Summer Games instead of being productive at work. Digital media company Captivate Networks says one in ten U.S. workers plan to watch the London games at the office. That’ll end up costing companies about 650-million dollars.
August 2, 2012 at 5:09 am | Local News | No comment