San Bernardino

CDPH, Community Groups Wrap Kids’ COVID Wellness in Fun Outdoor Events

As of June 9, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reported 1.4 million cases of COVID-19 among youth aged 5-17, which accounted for 15.5% of all cases in the state. There have been 46 deaths among children in this age group. For children below five years old, 293,607 confirmed cases have been reported and 25 deaths.

Gov. Newsom Okays Inquiry Into Death Row Inmate’s Clemency Request

 Cooper has served over 35 years on death row at San Quentin State Prison for the crimes.  “Mr. Cooper maintains that he is innocent of the crimes of which he was convicted and contends that the evidence introduced at trial against him was manufactured, mishandled, planted, tampered with, or otherwise tainted by law enforcement,” said Newsom in executive order N-06-21, which he signed on May 28.

Chairman Dr. William A. Burke Announces Retirement from South Coast AQMD Governing Board

At the March 2021 Governing Board meeting for the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD), Dr. William A. Burke announced his retirement after 27 years of service on the Board, including an unprecedented 23 years as chair. South Coast AQMD will hold a special election at the April Governing Board meeting to elect the next Chair of the Board. Chairman Burke will officially step down on May 31, 2021. He is the longest-tenured member and the longest-serving chairman of the South Coast AQMD Governing Board.

21-Year Old Shot and Killed Due To Road Rage Incident; Bringing Awareness to the Humility Needed On and Off The Road

Five brothers and sisters face a new reality of living without their youngest sibling, 21-year-old, Travis Bradell Warren, was shot and killed during an altercation overwhelmed by road rage in the City of San Bernardino, California. Older brother, Thomas Warren, Jr., reflected on the incident. It led him to one simple question; in the course of any misunderstanding between two people, at what point does anyone deserve to die?

California State Capitol Goes Black … Red and Green to Mark Juneteenth

The state of California  started recognizing Juneteenth or Black “Freedom Day,” marking the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, back in 2003 as an official state observance. That was 17 years before Juneteenth became a household word across the United States this year. 

James W. Sweeney Obituary

James W. Sweeney was born in Fresno, California on July 28, 1948, to the union of Lonnie Lee Sweeney and Evelyn Randle. He is the younger of two sons born to this union. Sweeney’s parents, and his brother Sherman Sr., preceded him in death.