Tomorrow’s regular semimonthly
meeting of the County Board of Supervisors in San Bernardino will be
anything but regular. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains…
Last week Governor Gavin Newsom suspended certain provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act, California’s open meeting law. The move is part of an effort to promote social distancing and slow the spread of the coronavirus, will keeping public meetings public. So in a move that we will undoubtedly be seeing more of, members of the public are encouraged to watch a live stream of the meeting online and participate via email. The public may still attend the meeting at the County Government Center in San Bernardino, but each attendee will be required to maintain a six foot social distance from others. For a link to the live stream of tomorrow’s meeting and instructions on commenting either in advance or during the meeting, go to: https://www.sbcounty.gov/uploads/cob/Meeting_Participation_(Final_3-19).pdf
Four people were injured in a
single-vehicle rollover crash Saturday afternoon in Joshua Tree. The
vehicle was traveling westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown
reasons, the 19-year-old female driver lost control near Copper
Mountain Road and the vehicle left the highway and rolled over.
Injured in the crash were the driver, an 18-year-old woman in the
front seat, and two juveniles, a 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old
girl in the back seat. All four occupants were taken by Morongo Basin
Ambulance to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. The
California Highway Patrol is investigating.
A motorhome is a total loss following a
fire in Landers Sunday evening. County Fire Captain David Bullsworth
said firefighters were called to the 56600 block of Cypress Lane at
7:18 p.m. The motorhome was fully involved when they arrived, but the
fire did not threaten the home on the property. The cause is under
As COVID-19 cases rise in San
Bernardino County, public health officials are anticipating an
increase in emergency room visits from the public. Health officials
believe this increase also may cause a strain on the 911 system.
Assignment reporter Keith Bailey tells us how to avoid over straining
the 911 system…
Local public health officials are
urging the public to use the 911 system for actual emergencies to
ensure that the first responders are available for life-threatening
situations. To alleviate excessive 911 calls, the public health and
safety officials are recommending that the public first contact their
primary physician or their healthcare providers nurse health line for
assistance. Most healthcare providers have a 24-hour nurse advice or
call-for-care numbers available to serve their members for several
non-emergency medical situations like colds, coughs, and questions
about medications. These non-emergency calls should be directed to
your provider’s non-emergency nurse advice line. The information
for these services are listed on the back of your membership cards,
and can be found on the providers website or Mobile apps.
If you or a loved one are experiencing
any life-threatening emergency do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 and
request an emergency response.
The Family Service Association, which
provides lunches at the Yucca Valley Senior Center, is making a
temporary change to its lunch program. During the COVID-19 emergency,
seniors 60 and older can receive a weekly meal package consisting of
five frozen meals, milk, bread and fruit. The meal packages will be
distributed on Wednesdays only, starting March 25, between 11 a.m.
and 1 p.m. for seniors to take home. Seniors are limited to one meal
package per person, per week. The weekly meal package distribution
will continue until the COVID-19 emergency is lifted. For more
information, call 951-342-3057.