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School officials in Redlands are investigating a controversial photo involving a high-school cheerleading team. The photo making the rounds on social media shows a group of cheerleaders from Redlands East Valley High School posing in gang attire. Some of the cheerleaders stuffed their shirts to appear pregnant, while others flashed gang signs. Some parents are outraged saying it is racist, while others are saying it was just harmless fun. School district officials are investigating. See the photo here:  http://ktla.com/2014/08/06/redlands-school-district-investigating-gang-style-cheerleading-team-photo/

40 women who work at an Ontario buisiness are suing management after a motion activated camera was found in the bathroom. One employee has been arrested. The lawsuit against Mentor Media claims video were downloaded on company computers and management allegedly knew about it.

Hawaii is bracing for a direct hit from the first of two hurricanes. Hurricane Iselle is expected to hit Maui and the Big Island this afternoon. Forecasters say most of the Big Island will get five to eight inches of rain but parts of the island could see at least a foot of rain.

A couple of major freeway closures this weekend. In Corona, the connector roads from I-15 to the westbound 91 will be closed from 9 Saturday night to 8 Sunday morning. And this is the first weekend of the Cajon Crawl…Caltran will close two lanes of northbound 15 for a mile section of the 15 through the Cajon Pass from Friday night to Monday afternoon.

Riverside is one of the coolest cities in America. That according to a new survey which considered things like racial diversity, entertainment and foodie culture. Riverside was ranked as the 8th coolest city in the nation. San Diego was 6th, San Francisco 5th and Washington DC was number one.

Fans of Weird Al Yankovic are banding together in hopes of seeing the comedian take over the Super Bowl halftime show. A petition calling for the NFL to consider Weird Al for next year’s game is taking off on Change.org. About 20-thousand people have pledged their online support for the idea. Petition creator Ed Ball writes that Weird Al has been entertaining fans “young and old” with his parodies for decades.

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August 7, 2014 at 5:10 am | News | No comment