3 Inland residents accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in COVID-19 unemployment benefits

Three Inland Empire women have been charged with crimes after federal authorities say they each fraudulently obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in COVID-19 unemployment benefits, including money obtained in the names of ineligible prison inmates. Sequoia Edwards, 35, of Moreno Valley; Mireya Ramos, 42, of Colton; and Paris Thomas, 33, of San Bernardino, were […]

California’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 60,000 even as conditions improve

SAN FRANCISCO —  The COVID-19 death toll in California has exceeded 60,000, an alarming statistic that comes even as conditions in the state continue to improve. The state’s toll represents 10.7% of COVID-19 deaths nationwide. California is home to about 12% of Americans. Although California’s death toll was lower per capita than in the other most populous […]

Miguel’s Jr. reopens dining rooms; Farmer Boys plans to do it on April 13

Dining rooms are reopening at two Inland Empire-based restaurant chains as coronavirus restrictions ease. All of Southern California is in the orange tier of the state’s COVID-19 guidelines, which means dining rooms can open at 50% capacity. Riverside, San Bernardino counties moved into the orange tier this week, following recent moves by Los Angeles and Orange counties. Miguel’s Jr. […]

Riverside County Moves Into COVID-19 Orange Tier Today

With metrics pointing to continued progress in COVID-19 mitigation, Riverside County Wednesday moves into the less-restrictive orange tier of the state’s economic reopening plan. “We continue to make real progress with combating COVID-19 and the impacts on our businesses and communities,” Board of Supervisors Chair Karen Spiegel said. “Cases have been steadily declining, vaccine supply is improved. These […]

More than 800,000 coronavirus vaccine shots given in San Bernardino County

More than 800,000 coronavirus vaccine doses have been given in San Bernardino County since frontline workers became eligible in December, officials announced Wednesday, April 7, the day after opening eligibility to all residents age 16 and up. The same day the vaccine milestone was announced, the county also entered the less-restrictive orange tier of California’s coronavirus reopening plan. The county reported 261 […]

San Bernardino County extends vaccine eligibility to residents 16 and older

Officials in both Riverside and San Bernardino counties announced this week that vaccine eligibility will now be open to every county resident 16 and older. Residents who meet the age requirement are now able to schedule an appointment starting Wednesday. More than 785,000 San Bernardino County residents have received the vaccine, according to the data dashboard on the […]

Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura Reach Less-Restrictive Orange Tier

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties Tuesday reached the less-restrictive orange tier in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The move will take effect Wednesday. “We continue to make real progress with combating COVID-19 and the impacts on our businesses and communities,” Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chair Karen Spiegel said in […]