CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2012 |
The Riverside County city of Norco is best known for being "Horsetown USA," a city with more miles of riding trails than paved roads and a hitching post at the downtown McDonald's. Truth be told, Norco is also on the receiving end of 65 tons of manure produced each day by its population of at least 17,000 horses. So now the city is taking a hard look at a proposal to cash in on all that waste by building a manure-to-energy conversion plant. Designed by Chevron Energy Solutions, the plant would end $17.25-per-ton shipments of manure-filled barrels and dumpsters from Norco homes, stables and horse clubs to leased drying fields about 10 miles away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2011 |
Authorities on Saturday identified two men killed in a workplace shooting at a Southern California Edison office in Irwindale, as well as the gunman, who investigators said was a co-worker. Robert Scott Lindsay, 53, of Chino Hills and Henry Serrano, 56, of Walnut were killed Friday when Andre Turner, 48, of Norco opened fire in the office with a semiautomatic handgun, then took his own life. Two others, Angela Alvarez, 46, of Glendale, an Edison employee, and Abhay Pimpale, 38, of Montebello, a contract worker, were wounded and in critical condition.
November 17, 2011 |
At 6 feet 4, 250 pounds, with 4.7 40-yard speed and a relentless drive to pursue ball carriers, Kylie Fitts of Redlands East Valley appears to be the perfect fit to create havoc on defense. "He's such a beast," Coach Kurt Bruich said. As the stakes get higher, Fitts elevates his own performance. "Going out there, with all the fans and all the pressure, I just love the whole atmosphere," he said. The Wildcats are 10-0 and seeded No. 3 in the Inland Division playoffs.
November 6, 2011 |
Watching the Gerhart boys play football used to be as easy as heading over to Norco High. Toby was the star running back, Garth the starting center and Coltin the ball boy who hung on his brothers' every play. Orchestrating it all was Todd, their father and Norco's coach. And there in the stands was Lori, all those Friday nights in the fall spent cheering her husband and sons. But times change even in the place known as Horsetown U.S.A., where equestrian trails still line a side on busy streets and hitching posts remain outside stores and restaurants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2011 |
Out-of-work plumber Pablo Haro scoured the postings at a Murrieta jobs center for openings at local utilities, but he didn't expect any plumbing companies to be hiring. The recession-ravaged Inland Empire is flooded with laid-off plumbers trying to scratch by, he said. That's why Haro is all for the rash of tough new laws cracking down on the hiring of illegal immigrants in this conservative, suburban valley. "They're working for almost nothing; it's hard to compete with that," said Haro, who was born in Mexicali but became a U.S. citizen a decade ago. "Construction has crashed, so everyone is scrambling to get any job out there.
November 4, 2010 |
Corona Centennial High is only 50 miles from downtown Los Angeles, about 350 from Tempe, Ariz. But looking at Arizona State's football roster, you'd never know it. Corona and nearby Norco almost qualify as Phoenix suburbs when it comes to Sun Devils recruiting. Six players from Corona Centennial High and five from Norco High, both perennial Southern Section powerhouses, are on the roster of an Arizona State team that will face USC on Saturday night at the Coliseum. Former Centennial linebackers Vontaze Burfict, Brandon Magee and Shelly Lyons, defensive linemen Will Sutton and Lee Adams and receiver Angelo Magee have been dubbed the "Corona Six-Pack.
November 1, 2010
1; MISSION VIEJO (8-0, SS-Pac -5); Def. San Clemente, 38-24; at Tesoro, Friday. (1) 2; WESTLAKE (8-0, SS-Northern); Def. Agoura, 49-13; vs. St. Bonaventure, Friday. (2) 3; CORONA CENTENNIAL (8-0, SS-Inland); Def. Norco, 45-0; vs. Corona, Friday. (4) 4; SERVITE (8-0, SS-Pac-5); Def. Mater Dei, 21-14; vs. Santa Margarita at Saddleback College, Friday. (3) 5; GARDENA SERRA (8-0, SS-Western); Def. Harvard-Westlake, 52-13; at Chaminade, Friday. (5) 6; ALEMANY (8-0, SS-Pac-5)
October 29, 2010 |
How good is unbeaten Corona Centennial? As impressive as the Huskies' no-huddle, up-tempo offense has looked this season, it was a dominant defensive performance Friday night during a 45-0 victory over No. 13 Norco that should leave teams in the Inland Division feeling very uncomfortable. "That was a great performance," Centennial Coach Matt Logan said. "To beat a tough team like that says a lot about who we are. " It was only a couple of years ago college recruiters were raving about a Centennial linebacker, Vontaze Burfict.
October 28, 2010 |
No. 3 Anaheim Servite (7-0, 2-0) vs. No. 21 Santa Ana Mater Dei (5-2, 2-0) at Angel Stadium, 7:30 p.m. ? It took a once-in-a-generation quarterback for Servite to break its 20-year hex against Mater Dei last season with a 30-20 victory. Unfortunately for the Friars, Cody Fajardo is now throwing passes for Nevada. His replacement, Cody Pittman, has been solid in leading Servite to seven consecutive victories. But a rigid defense that gave up an average of six points in its first six games appeared malleable last week during the Friars' 32-24 victory over Bellflower St. John Bosco.
October 26, 2010 |
The football career of Westlake Village Oaks Christian quarterback Trevor Gretzky might be over. Gretzky, who hasn't played since the third game of the season against Calabasas because of a partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, continues to have pain, Coach Bill Redell said. "I'm beginning to think he won't come back," Redell said. "The shoulder is not healing as fast as anticipated. " Gretzky is also a top baseball player who has committed to San Diego State, so getting him healthy for the baseball season is important.