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Former Adelanto councilman guilty of bribing undercover FBI agents, paying to burn his own restaurant down

The former mayor pro tem of Adelanto faces several years in federal prison after being found guilty of attempted arson and bribery.Jermaine Wright, 46, of Riverside was found guilty last Wednesday of one count each of bribery of programs receiving federal funds and attempted arson of a building affecting interstate commerce, according to the Department of Justice. The case against Wright started with a 2017 federal investigation into possible corruption in the San Bernardino County city of Adelanto. During the investigation, Wright was introduced to two undercover FBI agents whose conversations in two separate plots were recorded, according to evidence presented...
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Carousel Mall battle hits another snag

Mayor John Valdivia wants to level the abandoned shopping center, and he hoped a three-alarm fire on the property last month would persuade his fellow council members to take that action, on the grounds that the site has become a health hazard. But that idea went nowhere, and city officials are no closer to fixing the downtown property next to Interstate 215.

Prison inmate sentenced for dealing meth from behind bars

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An inmate serving time for dealing methamphetamine has been sentenced to an additional 29 years in prison for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars. Marco Antonio Avila was previously sentenced in 2018 to 26 years in prison for dealing large quantities of...

Cal State University accused of underpaying women, men of color

A proposed class-action lawsuit is accusing the California State University system of racial and gender discrimination when it comes to pay.The law firm of McCune Wright Arevalo announced Monday it would file a lawsuit against a number of CSU campuses, including Cal State San Bernardino, on behalf of women and people of color, alleging they are underpaid compared to their male or white counterparts.The lawsuit claims a recent study by the California State University Employees Union revealed that men of color are paid 3% less than white men. The same study found an even bigger discrepancy for women's pay — white women are paid 5% less, while women of color make 7% less.In a statement, CSU officials say they have not yet received information about the lawsuit."The California State University deeply values its employees and is committed to ensuring competitive wages, benefits and rewarding careers that fulfill CSU's mission of providing students access to a high-quality, affordable education," the statement said.

Toyota Flips Several Times From Frontage Road Onto The 15 Freeway

VICTORVILLE, CA. (Pain In The Pass) >> A driver has minor injuries after the SUV rolled over multiple times, landing on southbound Interstate 15, according to the California Highway Patrol. California Highway Patrol and Victorville Fire Department received calls for a roll over crash. The solo vehicle involved was a...

Stater Bros. Markets Names New Retail Operations Lead

San Bernardino, Calif.-based Stater Bros. Markets has promoted Bertha Luna to the position of senior vice president of retail operations. Luna, who previously served as VP of retail, will lead the retail operations of Stater Bros.' more than 170 stores in Southern California and will serve as a member of the company's executive leadership team. Luna will report directly to Stater Bros. President Greg McNiff.
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Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Phelan Road Kills One [Hesperia, CA]

Motorcyclist Fatally Struck in Deadly Collision near Baldy Mesa Road. Police responded to the scene around 6:08 p.m., just east of Baldy Mesa Road on June 24th. For reasons under investigation, a Harley Davidson and a brown 2014 Kia Optima collided. However, the events leading up to the incident remain unclear.

Head-On Crash On Highway 138 Jammed The Sunday Afternoon Commute

PHELAN, CA. (Pain In The Pass) >> A male driver was airlifted after being injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash that happened Sunday afternoon on Highway 138. The crash happened at about 1:50pm Sunday June 26, 2022. About a mile from Interstate 15 at the sharp turn of the highway. The crash was on the Hesperia side of Hwy 138.

Dreamstate SoCal 2022 Returns To NOS Events Center This November

Dreamstate announced their return to the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino this fall. It takes place on November 18th and 19th. Insomniac wanted to thank their dedicated Dreamers for keeping their tier 0 pricing the same. Passes will be available on Friday, July 15 at 12pm PT. Stay tuned for lineup announcements beginning July 5th.