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Coachella Valley High School retires Arab mascot

Coachella Valley High School retires Arab mascot

Coachella Valley High School in Riverside County has retired its controversial Arab mascot.

The mascot did not appear at the school’s season opening football game on Friday night. A belly-dancing genie that often appears with the mascot also retired.

The mascot came under fire last November when the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee complained that the mascot enforces negative…

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Gov. Brown’s GOP challenger, Neel Kashkari, appears in Upland

Gov. Brown’s GOP challenger, Neel Kashkari, appears in Upland




UPLAND » It’s a tall order but Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is optimistic he can defeat Gov. Jerry Brown come November.

Kashkari said Sunday he is focused on bringing jobs back to California, fixing the education system and addressing the drought — issues that go beyond partisan politics and will bring in votes from independent voters and moderate Democrats.

“Jerry…

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Kasey Kahne wins after late restarts

Kasey Kahne wins after late restarts

HAMPTON, Ga. — Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead on the restart following a caution with 23 laps remaining and held off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

Kahne’s first win of the season earned him a spot in the Chase for the Sprint cup. Kenseth also qualified for the Chase on points.

Denny Hamlin was third, followed by

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Grandfather to ride down California coast to honor grandson

Grandfather to ride down California coast to honor grandson




EASTVALE » His blue eyes shining, Carter Forsyth holds up a tiny black plastic telescope.

“It’s fireworks!” he said excitedly, a giant grin on his face.

The energetic 4-year-old is the kind of toddler that looks like he jumped out from a Gerber baby commercial: blond hair, blue eyes and an infectious smile.

He’s also the last person you would expect to have arthritis.

But last year,…

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Nathan Orf plays all 9 positions

For a minor league player, versatility is often seen as the path to the majors, but…

Nathan Orf plays all 9 positions

For a minor league player, versatility is often seen as the path to the majors, but…

Midnight Storm triumphs in Del Mar Derby; Rafael Bejarano rides six winners

Midnight Storm triumphs in Del Mar Derby; Rafael Bejarano rides six winners




Midnight Storm won the $300,000 Del Mar Derby by 3 1/4 lengths on Sunday, and Rafael Bejarano rode six winners on the card.

Ridden by Tyler Baze, Midnight Storm ran 1 1/8 miles on the turf in 1:47.47 and paid $36.60, $16.60 and $8 at 17-1 odds in his stakes debut for trainer Phil D’Amato.

Sawyer’s Hill returned $12.40 and $8 at 12-1 odds, while 8-1 shot Talco was another head back in…

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Final fly-in for Art Scholl Aviation at Rialto airport


 
 
 
 
 An impromptu fly-in was held on Sunday to commemorate the impending closure of Rialto Municipal Airport.

Final fly-in for Art Scholl Aviation at Rialto airport

An impromptu fly-in was held on Sunday to commemorate the impending closure of Rialto Municipal Airport.

$13M awarded for transportation upgrades in San Bernardino County

$13M awarded for transportation upgrades in San Bernardino County




at a glance

State transportation awards

Apple Valley: $1.095 million (Safe Routes to School)

Colton: $265,000 (Active Transportation Plan)

Omnitrans: $3.5 million (approximate)

Ontario: $1.164 million (Safe Routes to School)

Rialto: $1.45 million (Safe Routes to School)

SanBAG: $400,000 (Safe Routes to School)

SanBAG: $4.679 million (Metrolink Access Improvement)

Yucaipa:…

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Tony Stewart’s return ends early

HAMPTON, Ga. — Tony Stewart climbed from his battered car, took a big gulp of water, and surveyed the damage.

Tony Stewart’s return ends early

HAMPTON, Ga. — Tony Stewart climbed from his battered car, took a big gulp of water, and surveyed the damage.

Baylor unveils Robert Griffin III statue

WACO, Texas — RG III in bronze and boats on the water at Baylor. Before the 10th-ranked Bears played their first game at McLane Stadium on Sunday night, a 9½-foot bronze statue of…

Baylor unveils Robert Griffin III statue

WACO, Texas — RG III in bronze and boats on the water at Baylor. Before the 10th-ranked Bears played their first game at McLane Stadium on Sunday night, a 9½-foot bronze statue of…