The search for a missing couple that started back in July ended at about 1:50 pm on Oct. 15 when the two bodies were found embracing under a tree in Joshua Tree. Joseph Orbeso and Rachel Nguyen went missing on a hiking trail in Joshua Tree during a hike on Jul. 27 and were reported missing the next day. An investigation of the bodies revealed that the couple died from gun shots administered by Orbeso. At first thought to be a murder suicide, it is now being regarded as a mercy kill. Autopsies showed that Nguyen was shot first by the handgun registered to Orbeso, then Orbeso shot himself. Officials say that Nguyen had a shirt wrapped around her forehead like a bandage covering a … [Read more...] about Missing Couple Found in Joshua Tree
SWAT officers shot and killed an elementary student's father that had been holding a 70-year-old teacher, Linda Montgomery, hostage for over six hours. The parent, Luvelle Kennon, had barged through the Castleview Elementary School office around 11:15 a.m. before breaking a substitute teacher's nose. The substitute teacher had tried to stop Kennon from avoiding mandatory visitor protocol, triggering Kennon to grab Montgomery and drag her into a nearby classroom. A teacher received a face wound by the outraged parent when trying to stop him from taking Montgomery into the nearby classroom. Kennon barricaded himself and Montgomery in a classroom where he expected his first grade … [Read more...] about Teacher held hostage in Riverside
Samhain, pronounced SOW-in, is the Pagan holiday beginning the evening of Oct. 31, extending to Nov. 1. This late fall festival marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, the darker half of the year. There are too many sects of Paganism to define, but most practice with an eclectic approach. This means that the person draws from different practices of paganism from around the world to make a personalized practice that fits the individual's needs. Some Neopagans, modern Paganists, celebrate Samhain as the Celtic New Year and a day to honor and communicate with passed loved ones. The wheel of Pagan holidays follows a story of the God and Goddess throughout the … [Read more...] about Samhain for the Modern Pagan
With the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, the topic of disaster preparedness becomes a reality at the forefront of our minds. After such a devastating event, students and faculty begin to look at the campus and the potential for disaster. According to April Wing, the manager of Emergency Management and Business Continuity at CSUSB, our campus could have up to 22,000 students present at a single given time. Wing expressed that due to our campus’s location and population, we are vulnerable to disaster. She believes that students shouldn’t feel afraid, but instead, feel the need to be prepared in case a disaster should strike. “We are vulnerable to disasters that students and faculty … [Read more...] about Are you prepared for disaster?
• On Oct. 12, a shooting took place at a marijuana dispensary in a residential community in San Bernardino. • Riverside celebrates art and innovation by participating in the fourth Long Night of Arts and Innovation. • Over a dozen fires have been reported throughout Northern California with the death toll reaching 35 and over 90,000 evacuated from their homes. • California has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration after the announcement that the government was ending payments to health insurers that help fund the Affordable Care Act potentially impacting the 3 million Californian's who purchase health-care plans. • San Manuel holds their 22nd annual PowWow at … [Read more...] about Local Briefs
Since Oct. 4, wildfires have been scorching through Northern California, taking the lives and homes of people young and old. These fires have burned over 221,000 acres of land, killing 31 people and destroying 2,800 residences. Winds of up to 70 miles per hour aided the rapid spread of flames, but the cause of the outbreak is still under investigation. Bodies burned beyond recognition have been found, along with human remains of merely ash and bone. Authorities are relying on dental records, fingerprints, tattoos and serial numbers on hip implants to identify victims. Over 3,500 structures have been destroyed throughout Northern California since the beginning of the … [Read more...] about Fires Sweep Through Northern California