MASK USE IS URGED AS CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS SPIKE

California Governor Gavin Newsom implored people Monday to wear face coverings to protect against the coronavirus and allow businesses to safely open after several days in which the state saw its highest virus hospitalizations and number of infections to date.

In a bid to reach not only supporters but also his critics, Newsom released a video campaign promoting the use of masks featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and three other former California governors. Newsom touted the importance of opening businesses to ensure the health of California’s economy while warning that if health conditions grow dire, the state could be forced to shut down businesses again.

Californians are now required to wear facial coverings in most indoor settings and outdoors when it is not possible to stay six feet apart. There are exceptions for children ages 2 and under and people with health conditions.

Masks have become a flash point in many parts of California where some residents demand they be worn to protect their safety while others refuse, saying the requirement violates their personal freedom. Federal and state health officials have recommended wearing facial coverings because the coronavirus spreads through tiny droplets emitted when people speak or cough.

For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms. But for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause pneumonia and death.

STATEWIDE EFFORT TO REMOVE LITTER FROM STATE HIGHWAYS

CalTrans and the California Highway Patrol have partnered to share an anti-littering message with the public. Reporter Joshua King has the details…

This week will see the resuming of a statewide effort to remove litter from state highways. CalTrans and the CHP are calling on the public to assist with litter prevention, and here are the ways you can help.

Stow a litter bag in your automobile and always dispose of trash appropriately.

Properly extinguish cigarettes and cigars; Never throw a lit item from a vehicle.

Always cover and properly secure cargo or materials hauled in passenger trucks and pick-ups.

Adopt a California highway and remove litter.

The CHP will be actively enforcing anti-littering laws, so remember to take care of highways, and don’t litter.

JOHNSON VALLEY MAN ACCUSED OF DEFRAUDING A HOTEL

A Johnson Valley man and a Los Angeles woman were arrested in Rancho Cucamonga, accused of trying to defraud a hotel. Rancho Cucamonga police were called to the Homewood Suites extended stay hotel near Ontario Mills about 1 p.m. Thursday. Officers contacted Ralph McMoran, 41, and Selma Dominguez, 45. After an investigation, McMoran and Dominguez were arrested for conspiracy. McMoran was also arrested for defrauding an innkeeper, while Dominguez was also charged with attempting to bring drugs into a jail. Ralph McMoran and Selma Dominguez were released on zero bail.

COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MOVING MANY CLASSES TO ONLINE

As colleges across the country adapt their fall semesters to the COVID-19 pandemic, Copper Mountain College has announced the transfer of many face-to-face classes to online. Reporter Cassidy Zimarik has the details…

In accordance with updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Bernardino County and the Chancellor’s Office, Copper Mountain College is moving quite a few courses to online instruction in order to substantially limit in-person interactions.

CMC is still planning to offer a full range of programs and courses. Additional changes to course modalities will be finalized by the end of July with classes beginning on August 24th. 

For more information about classes, financial aid, applying or registering, please see the website at www.cmccd.edu or call 760-366-3791.

On-line classes being offered:

Algebra for Statistics Assembler Programming Business Law Calculus Child Development Child Family and Community College Algebra College Composition Community and the Justice System “Comp Business Applications for Windows” Composition and Literature Computer Security Specialist/Security Training Conservation of Natural Resources Correctional Systems Criminal Law Death & Dying Decision Making and Advocacy Descriptive Astronomy Descriptive Astronomy Lab Developmental Psychology Digital Photography Elementary American Sign Language I Elementary Spanish Elements of Biology Elements of Biology Lab Fire Apparatus and Equipment Fire Protection Equip & Systems Fire Protection Organizations Fundamentals of Statistics General Logic General Microbiology General Nutrition General Psychology Hazardous Materials History of Rock N’ Roll Human Anatomy Human Physiology Human SexualityIntercultural Communication Intermediate Algebra Intermediate Spanish Interpersonal Communication Intro to Comparative Governments Intro to Computer Science Intro to Criminal Justice Intro to Expository Writing Intro to Government Intro to Sociology “Intro to the Visual Arts of Non-western Cultures” Introduction to Business Introduction to Music Introduction to Philosophy Introduction to Theatre Introductory General Chem Living and Teaching in a Diverse Society Marketing Molecular and Cellular Biology Multivariate Calculus Personal & Community Health Personal & Social Adjustment Personal & Social Adjustment Pharmacology Principles of Investigations Principles of Macroeconomics Principles of Microeconomics Principles of Real Estate Public Speaking Real Estate Practice Statistical Methods Supplemental Instruction-Information Competency Skills Trigonometry US History from Recon to Present US History Through Reconstruction Web Page Content Development “Western Art History: Renaissance to Contemporary” World Literature I: Beg through 1650

COUNTY FIRE PROMOTES TOM MARSHALL TO DEPUTY CHIEF

San Bernardino County Fire Chief Dan Munsey has promoted Assistant Chief Tom Marshall to Deputy Chief of Emergency Operations. Marshall, who was the assistant fire chief for South Desert Division 4, which includes the Morongo Basin, will oversee the department’s fire, rescue and EMS operations. Marshall has more than 29 years of experience in the fire service, and has been with County Fire since 1998. He was named assistant chief in 2016. He has served on a Type II Incident Management Team since 2002, and has responded to hundreds of large-scale emergency incidents, such as fires, floods, earthquakes, hazardous materials spills, and others.

Tom Marshall