Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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FlexAlert Today&Tomorrow

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Free Mulch Giveaway

Free Mulch Giveaway will be on Saturday, July 11 from 7 AM to 1 PM at 1530 S. Cucamonga Avenue. It is encouraged that you to arrive early for this first come-first-serve event. Ontario residents can load and haul away mulch generated by City tree trimmings. Bring your own container and shovel. For more information call the Recycling Hotline at (909) 395-2040.

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California ISO issues Flex Alert; residents urged to conserve energy

The California Independent System Operator issued a Flex Alert for Tuesday, and residents were urged to conserve electricity until 9 p.m.

Southern California has been experiencing hot and humid weather, with temperatures in the upper 90s in the Valley and the Inland Empire.

The alert will be in effect Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the California ISO.

A flex alert is issued when the state's power grid is under stress due to elevated demand or transmission system outages. Officials predicted peak energy demand for the day to hit 44,700 megawatts around 6 p.m.

City News Service contributed to this report. 

Fair Housing Community Workshop

REMINDER: Fair Housing Community Workshop TONIGHT, 6-7:30pm in the City Council Chambers. More info. here 

1,000 runners sickened with suspected Norovirus after French mud run

Nearly 1,000 runners are sick with a suspected case of Norovirus after taking part in a mud run in southeast France, the country's health officials confirm.

The race, which involves 22 obstacles featuring ice, mud and electricity, took part in the Alpes-Maritimes region of France this past Saturday. Since then, one out of every eight participants has come down with an outbreak of gastroenteritis, with common symptoms including diarrhea and vomiting.

Health officials believe the patients may have ingested mud during the race that was laced with some kind of bacteria. The mud run organizer confirmed on its website that it's working with health officials to test ground samples to determine the cause of the illness.

At least one runner was hospitalized as a result of the illness, but health officials say there are no serious or life-threatening cases.

This isn't the first time runners taking part in a mud run have gotten sick after the event.

In 2012, the CDC reported 22 runners got sick after a Tough Mudder race, the Washington Post reports. In that case, those runners had swallowed mud laced with cattle and pig feces, causing them to become infected with Campylobacter coli, a bacteria that can bring on a case of acute gastroenteritis.

And earlier this year, a woman claimed she contracted a flesh-eating bacteria that caused her to go blind in one eye after participating in a mud run event in Dallas. 

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2015 MURDER suspect arrested and charged

Pomona Police Department Homicide Investigators identified George Hernandez, a 46 year old Pomona resident as the suspect of the June 24th murder of Daniel Albert Herrera.

Yesterday, The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office formally charged Hernandez with Herrera's murder. He is currently in custody and is awaiting court proceedings.

Officers responded to an assault with a deadly weapon call at the location. The information received indicated a person had been stabbed. Upon arrival officers located a victim that had multiple stab wounds to his body. Sadly the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounce dead at the scene. A motive has not yet been determined, and the investigation is on going. Currently, it is unknown if this incident is related to attempt homicide case. Detectives are on the scene.

 Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085 If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

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Gov. Brown signs bill to impose strict school vaccine legislation

The governor of California has signed a contentious bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country.

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown says in a statement Tuesday that science clearly shows vaccines dramatically protect children against infectious diseases.

The bill strikes California's personal belief exemption for immunizations, requiring nearly all public schoolchildren to be vaccinated. While medical exemptions would still be granted to children with serious health issues, other unvaccinated children would need to be homeschooled.

SB 277 was introduced after an outbreak of measles at Disneyland in December infected over 100 people in the U.S. and Mexico.

California joins Mississippi and West Virginia as the only states with such strict requirements.

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The Spits, La Sera, Prayers, Summer Twins, Ruido Rosa, Maria y Jose, The Gooch Palms, The Gooch Palms, Jesus Sons, Nic Hessler, Triangulo de Amor Bizarro, Los Angeles Police Department, Thrillers, DJ Nombre Apellido, Isaac Rother and the Phantoms, Death Lens, The Two Tens, Gal Pals, Rudy De Anda, Hillary Chillton, Policias Y Ladrones, Pity Party, Johnny Otis Davila

Sat, July 18, 2015

4:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$20.00 - $22.00

This event is all ages

Jul 04, 2015

08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

KABOOM! Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

Location: Grandstand

We put the boom in KABOOM!

Fairplex's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, themed "The Big Bang" returns to the grandstand Saturday, July 4 with the biggest and best fireworks show in Southern California.

Monster trucks led by Bounty Hunter include Knuckle Head, Enforcer, Obsessed and Playing for Keeps. FMX stuntmen include Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Todd Potter, Julian Dessau and Derrick Garland.

The Human Cannonball will soar 150 feet through the air to keep the crowd on its toes and on its feet. It's eclectic!
$16 for general seating
$19.50 for trackside bleachers
$25 for reserved box seats
Ages 2 & younger are admitted free
Parking is $10 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Dr. (gates open at 5 p.m.)
Combine your fireworks with a buffet - priced $28 to $52
Buy your tickets now!
*entertainment and performers subject to change

Jul 01, 2015

03:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Prolong Twilight Cruise

Location: Fairplex lower administration lot

If it's the first Wednesday of the month, it's a Prolong Twilight Cruise night with fun for all ages to enjoy hundreds of hot rods, classic cars and even a few vintage race cars on display.
Experience music, food and fun.
Admission to Prolong Twilight Cruise is FREE and admission to the historic Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is $5 from 5 p.m. until closing on cruise nights.
Parking through Gate 1 on McKinley Ave.
Visit for more information

Jun08, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015

TLC Summer Discovery Camp

Location: Fairplex

Take a break and let creativity take over at the Summer Discovery Camp. The two-week, full-day, hands-on discovery programs are led by experienced instructors.

When: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (may drop off 30 minutes before and
pick up 30 minutes after)

Session 1: June 8-19
Session 2: June 22-July 3
Session 3: July 6-17
Session 4: July 20-31
Session 5: Aug. 3-14

Who: Two age groups: Ages 7-9 & 10-13

Where: 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768
Classes are held in the Millard Sheets Art Center, The Learning Centers and The Farm at Fairplex
Cost : Each two-week session is $400
Students will have a 45-minute supervised lunch break and must bring their own sack lunch and snacks.

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National Meteor Watch Day - June 30

                                  NATIONAL METEOR WATCH DAY

National Meteor Watch Day is observed every year on June 30th.  On this day, which is also known as National Meteor Day,  people across the country search the skies hoping to find meteors or “shooting stars” streaking across their view.
Daily there are millions of meteors that occur in the Earth’s atmosphere.
“A meteor or “shooting star” is the visible streak of light from a meteoroid or micro-meteoroid, heated and glowing from entering the Earth’s atmosphere, as it sheds glowing material in its wake.” (Wikipedia)
The majority of the meteoroids that cause meteors are only the size of a pebble.
Meteors sometimes occur in showers.
Meteors are usually observed at night and are visible when they are about 34 to 70 miles above the Earth and they usually disintegrated at about 31 to 51 miles above.  Their glow time is normally about a second.
A very small percent of meteoroids hit the Earth’s atmosphere and then skip back into space. 
The chemical composition and the speed of the meteoroid will cause different hues to the light.  Possible colors and elements producing them include:
  • Orange/yellow (sodium)
  • Yellow (iron)
  • Blue/green (copper)
  • Purple (potassium)
  • Red (silicate)
A list of meteor shower dates as well a a guide to successful watching can be found on the EarthSky website.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and origin of National Meteor Watching Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
Social Media Day - June 30
Social Media Day – June 30


Social Media Day is observed annually on June 30th.  In it’s short life, social media has redefined how people interact, communicate and share with family, friends and the world.
With the launch of Friendster in 2002 and MySpace in 2003, social media had become mainstream.  2004 brought the founding of the king of social media, Facebook.  Twitter brought social media to the traveling public with encouraging people to post under 140 characters with their smart phones.
Social media has made it possible to stay connected and informed about what is going in with those you care about.   Re-connecting with classmates, past work associates and more is also an important part of social media.
Post something on your favorite social media platform.  Find a social media meetup in your area.  Use #SMDay when posting and to remind others of this day.

Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Event. The topic for the July 4 event is ‘Little Friends-Bomber Escorts', featuring the North American P-51D Mustang. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans is featured, followed by a question & answer period and flight demonstration when possible. The P-51 will be on display and perform a flight demonstration when possible. At 12:00 noon, the Membership Sponsored raffle flight will occur. Become a member to enter the raffle. All members are eligible to enter the raffle, but you must be present to win.

WHO: Historian and author Robert Grant is the son of Capt. JJ Grant a P-51 Pilot ...who served on Iwo Jima during WWII and is the historian and webmaster for the 506th Fighter Group's website www.506thfightergroup.org and also authored the book "506th Fighter Group Iwo Jima 1945". Robert will take us through the B-29 escort missions of Planes of Fame Air Museum's P-51D "Dolly" from Iwo Jima to Japan during the closing months of WWII. Details of which will come from "Dolly's" pilot Capt. JJ Grant’s personal "Letters from Iwo Jima" written during his tour of duty on Iwo Jima. Ken Butera, a P-51 Mustang Crew Chief who served on Iwo Jima in 1945 with the 47th Fighter squadron, 15th fighter group, with also speak. Kevin Thompson (POF Moderator and Aviation Historian) and Edward Maloney (Museum Founder & Curator, and Aviation Historian) moderate and join in the presentation.

WHEN: Saturday, July 4, 2015, 10am–12 noon: Speaker program & flight demonstration. Museum doors open at 9:00am.

WHERE: Planes of Fame Air Museum, 7000 Merrill Avenue #17, Chino, CA 91710

WHY: It is the Mission of Planes of Fame Air Museum to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. The Museum sponsors regular events in the form of inspirational experiences, educational presentations, flight demonstrations, and airshows in fulfillment of this mission. Planes of Fame Air Museum, ‘Where Warbirds Fly and Aviation History Lives’.
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    Reports: 2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japan train

    A passenger on one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains set himself on fire Tuesday, filling a carriage with smoke, Japanese officials said. National broadcaster NHK said the man and a female passenger were dead.

    Japan's transport ministry and a fire official said the victims were in a state of "cardiopulmonary arrest," the term used before official confirmation.

    The passenger apparently poured oil over his head before setting himself on fire, said a transport ministry official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing department policy. Kyodo news service reported that he set himself on fire with a lighter.

    The train stopped when a passenger pressed an emergency button after finding one of the two victims collapsed on the floor near a restroom in the first car, he said. The other victim was found collapsed in an area between the first and second cars.

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    A world apart: 2 women with birthdates in 1800s still alive

    When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.

    The world has multiplied and changed drastically in their lifetimes. They have seen war destroy landmarks and cities and have seen them rebuilt. They witnessed the post-Civil War Reconstruction era and the dawn of civil rights, the rise and fall of the fascists and Benito Mussolini, the first polio vaccines and the first black president of the United States.

    Jones, who lives in Brooklyn, currently tops a list of supercentenarians, or people who have lived past 110, which is maintained by Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group. The organization tracks and maintains a database of the world's longest-living people. Morano, of Verbania, Italy, is just a few months younger than Jones and is Europe's oldest person, according to the group. The group knows of no others born in the 1800s.


    Anna Morano

    Born: Nov. 29, 1899

    Verbania, Italy

    Morano has lived on her own ever since she left her husband in 1938 because he beat her. Now 115, she resides in a neat one-room apartment in Verbania, a mountain town overlooking Lake Major in northwest Italy. She is cared for by her village: The mayor gave her a TV set, her niece stops in twice a day and her adoring physician of more than 25 years checks up on her regularly.

    Morano attributes her longevity to her unusual diet: Three raw eggs a day (now two raw eggs and 150 grams of raw steak after a bout of anemia) - a diet she's been on for decades after a sickly childhood.

    "My father brought me to the doctor, and when he saw me he said, 'Such a beautiful girl. If you had come just two days later, I would have not been able to save you.' He told me to eat two or three eggs a day, so I eat two eggs a day."

    Her physician today, Dr. Carlo Bava, is convinced there's a genetic component as well.

    "From a strictly medical and scientific point of view, she can be considered a phenomenon," he said, noting that Morano takes no medication and has been in stable, good health for years.

    Italy is known for its centenarians - many of whom live in Sardinia - and gerontologists at the University of Milan are studying Morano, along with a handful of Italians over age 105, to try to figure out why they live so long.

    "Emma seems to go against everything that could be considered the guidelines for correct nutrition: She has always eaten what she wants, with a diet that is absolutely repetitive," Bava said. "For years, she has eaten the same thing every day, not much vegetables or fruit. But she's gotten this far."

    Morano's sister, whom Bava cared for as well, died at 97. On a recent visit, Morano was in feisty spirits, displaying the sharp wit and fine voice that used to stop men in their tracks.

    "I sang in my house, and people on the road stopped to hear me singing. And then they had to run because they were late and should go to work," she recalled, before breaking into a round of the 1930s Italian love song "Parlami d'amore Mariu."

    "Ahh, I don't have my voice anymore," she lamented at the end.

    Bava also credits Morano's longevity to her outlook: She is positive - "She never says, 'I've had enough,'" he said - but stubborn. He recalled that when she needed blood transfusions a few years ago, she refused to go to the hospital. When he warned her that she would die without them, "Her response was 'That means my time has come. If you want, care for me at home; otherwise, I'll die.'"

    And even though her movements now are limited - she gets out of bed and into her armchair and back again, her eyesight is bad and hearing weak - she does seem to sneak around at night.

    "Her niece and I leave some biscuits and chocolates out at night in the kitchen. And in the morning they're gone, which means someone has gotten up during the night and eaten them," he said.


    Susannah Mushatt Jones

    Born: July 6, 1899

    Brooklyn, New York

    Now 115 years old, Jones spends her days in her one-bedroom apartment in a public housing facility for seniors in Brooklyn, where she has lived for more than three decades.

    She sticks to a strict daily routine: Every morning she wakes up around 9 a.m., takes a bath and then eats several slices of bacon, scrambled eggs and grits. On a recent day, Jones said little, but family members said she spends her days reflecting on her life and embracing what's left of it - one day at a time. Her living room walls are adorned with family photos and birthday cards made by children in the community.

    "Hey, Tee," Jones' niece, Lois Judge, said to her aunt using a family nickname, "How old are you?"

    "I don't know," the frail Jones responded.

    Jones, who wears a yellow turban on her head and a nightgown most days, watches the world from a small recliner. Posters from past birthday parties, letters from local elected officials and a note from President Barack Obama fill the surfaces. A sign in the kitchen reads: "Bacon makes everything better."

    She was born in a small farm town near Montgomery, Alabama. She was one of 11 siblings and attended a special school for young black girls. When she graduated from high school in 1922, Jones worked full time helping family members pick crops. She left after a year to begin working as a nanny, heading north to New Jersey and eventually making her way to New York.

    "She adored kids," Judge said of her aunt, though Jones never had any children of her own and was married for only a few years. Family members say there is no medical reason for her long life, crediting it to her love of family and generosity to others. Judge said she also believes her aunt's longevity is thanks to growing up on a rural farm where she ate fresh fruits and vegetables that she picked herself.

    After she moved to New York, Jones worked with a group of her fellow high school graduates to start a scholarship fund for young African-American women to go to college. She was also active in her public housing building's tenant patrol until she was 106.

    Despite her age, she only sees a doctor once every four months and takes medication for high blood pressure and a multivitamin every day. Aside from that, she has had a clean bill of health for years, Judge said. Jones is blind after glaucoma claimed her eyesight 15 years ago and is also hard of hearing.

    She will turn 116 next week. Family members plan to throw her a party

    Monday, June 29, 2015

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    Obama says proposal will make 5 million more eligible for OT

    Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve.

    The long-awaited overtime rule from the Labor Department would more than double the threshold at which employers can avoid paying overtime, from the current $455 a week to $970 a week by next year. That would mean salaried employees earning less than $50,440 a year would be assured overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week, up from the current $23,660 a year.

    "We've got to keep making sure hard work is rewarded," Obama wrote in an op-ed in The Huffington Post. "That's how America should do business. In this country, a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay."

    To keep up with future inflation and wage growth, the proposal will peg the salary threshold at the 40th percentile of income, individuals familiar with the plan said. They requested anonymity to discuss the proposal ahead of the official announcement.

    The president was to promote the proposal during a visit Thursday to La Crosse, Wisconsin.

    Obama's proposal aims to narrow a loophole that the president has long said some employers exploit to avoid paying overtime.

    Employees who make above the salary threshold can be denied overtime if they are deemed managers. Some work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores, but with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.

    The existing salary cap, established in 2004 under President George W. Bush, has been eroded by inflation and now relegates a family of four making just above the cap into poverty territory. Obama has long charged that the level is too low and undercuts the intent of the overtime law.

    The proposed changes will be open for public comment and could take months to finalize. They can be enacted through regulation, without approval by the Republican-led Congress.

    Although the Labor Department's estimates suggest the proposal would raise wages for 5 million people, other estimates are far higher. The Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think tank, recently estimated that a threshold of $984 a week would cover 15 million people.

    "This is by definition middle-class people. This reverses decades of neglect," said EPI President Larry Mishel, adding that the proposal would also likely create jobs for hourly workers.

    Under the current threshold, only about 8 percent of salaried workers are eligible for 1 times their regular pay when they work overtime. The EPI estimates that doubling the salary level would make up to 40 percent of salaried workers eligible.

    Yet many Republicans have opposed Obama's plans to increase the threshold, arguing that doing so would discourage companies from creating jobs and dampen economic growth. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who chairs the Senate's labor panel, has derided the idea as designed "to make it as unappealing as possible" for companies to create jobs.

    Obama, in his op-ed, argued the exemption was intended for highly paid, white-collar employees but now punished lower-income workers because the government has failed to update the regulations. He said the proposal would be good not only for workers but also for employers that pay their employees what they deserve, because they will no longer be undercut by competitors who pay their workers less.

    "Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do exceptionally well? Or will we push for an economy where every American who works hard can contribute to and benefit from our success?" Obama said, setting up a populist argument that Democrats are likely to embrace in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

    The beneficiaries would be people like Brittany Swa, 30, a former manager of a Chipotle restaurant in Denver. As a management trainee, she started as an entry-level crew member in March 2010. After several months she began working as an "apprentice," which required a minimum 50-hour work week.

    Yet her duties changed little. She had a key to the shop and could make bank deposits, but otherwise spent nearly all her time preparing orders and working the cash register. She frequently worked 60 hours a week but didn't get overtime because she earned $36,000.

    The grueling hours continued after she was promoted to store manager in October 2010. She left two years later and has joined a class-action lawsuit against Chipotle, charging that apprentices shouldn't be classified as managers exempt from overtime. A spokesman for Chipotle declined to comment on the case.

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    Jack Carter, brash comic, dies at 93

    Jack Carter, whose brash, caustic comedy made him a star in early television and helped him sustain a career of more than a half-century in TV, nightclubs, movies and on stage, died of respiratory failure at his Beverly Hills, California, home, a family spokesman said.

    Carter turned 93 just four days before he died Sunday, Jeff Sanderson said.

    In 1948, when network television was beginning, Carter starred in a series of variety shows on ABC. In 1950, Pat Weaver, the visionary NBC programmer who fostered the "Today" and "Tonight" shows and other innovations, scheduled two hours of programming called "Saturday Night Revue."

    "The Jack Carter Show," broadcast from Chicago, filled the first hour, and the comedian opened it with a standup routine that poked fun at the day's news, a device late-night comics still use. From there, the show moved on to music and comedy skits.

    The second hour was taken up by "Your Show of Shows," starring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca. Their sophisticated comedy became a sensation, and after "Saturday Night Revue's" first season, "The Jack Carter Show" was canceled. Although he would remain a popular guest star in television, Carter would never again headline his own network series.

    "Maybe I come on too strong," he mused in 1963. "Directors and producers fear you when you come on strong. They're afraid they may not be able to control you."

    The comedian, who had begun his career as a dramatic stage actor, also returned to the theater from time to time. He also performed regularly in nightclubs and appeared in films.

    He made nearly three dozen movies, including Elvis Presley's "Viva Las Vegas," in which Carter played himself; "The Horizontal Lieutenant"; "The Extraordinary Seaman"; and "The Funny Farm."

    Throughout his career, Carter remained the attacker, poking fun at members of the audience, disparaging politicians and celebrities.

    "I'm one of the last entertainers who really works when he's on," he claimed in that 1963 interview. "I work to win the audience. I see these other guys, and they just recite. The less you do, the less you offend, of course, and that's what they want on TV."

    Carter made numerous appearances on the shows of Ed Sullivan, Alan King and George Burns. He traded gags with Bob Hope on five Hope specials.

    "The censors flagged you on everything," Carter recalled in the book "The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920-1961." ''When you did Sullivan, you couldn't say bellybutton."

    An adept ad-libber, he also became a regular visitor to the late-night talk shows.

    He turned from comedy to drama in dozens of episodic series including "Dr. Kildare," ''Alfred Hitchcock Presents," ''Hawaii Five-O," ''Murder, She Wrote," ''Baywatch," ''Diagnosis Murder" and "Touched by an Angel."

    His work as a director included Lucille Ball's CBS series "Here's Lucy" and plays, including "A Thousand Clowns," ''Silver Anniversary" and "Mouth-Trap."

    Between TV work, Carter was active in theater. In 1956, he starred on Broadway with Sammy Davis Jr. in the musical "Mr. Wonderful." He toured in "Guys and Dolls," ''Born Yesterday," ''A Thousand Clowns," ''The Odd Couple" and "Oliver" (as Fagin).

    Jack Chakrin was born in New York City in 1922. He joined a stock company after high school, hoping to become a dramatic actor, but his talent at amusing his fellow performers turned him toward comedy.

    Drafted during World War II, he toured with the cast of Irving Berlin's show, "This Is the Army," and with other entertainment companies. Back in civilian life in 1947, he made his Broadway debut in "Call Me Mister," a musical about soldiers returning from war.

    After a failed first marriage, Carter married actress Paula Stewart (the ex-wife of Burt Bacharach) in 1960, and they had a son, Michael. The marriage ended in 1970, and in 1992 he remarried his first wife, Roxanne.

    Survivors include his wife, Roxanne; two sons, Michael Carter and Chase Carter; a daughter, Wendy Carter; and grandchildren Jake and Ava.

    What's open and what's closed on the 4th

    Banks: Most banks and financial markets will be closed.
    Government: City, county, federal and state (including the Department of Motor Vehicles) offices, libraries and superior courts will be closed.
    Mail: The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail. www.usps.com
    Transit: Buses and subway services in Inland Empire will run on a holiday schedule. Metrolink trains will have limited service. 800-371-5465, www.metrolinktrains.com.
    Trash: Friday trash collection will be one day later. Intergrated Waste Management, 909-384-5095, Burrtec, 909-429-4200
    City of Ontario trash and recycling service will be uninterrupted during the Independence Day holiday.


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    California Legislature passes strict school vaccine bill

    California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country after a series of emotionally charged debates.

    The Senate reaffirmed the bill striking California's personal belief exemption for immunizations on a 24-14 vote. Mississippi and West Virginia are the only two states with such strict requirements in place.

    Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown has not said if he would sign it.

    "The governor believes that vaccinations are profoundly important and a major public health benefit, and any bill that reaches his desk will be closely considered," governor's spokesman Evan Westrup has repeated in recent days.

    Democratic Sens. Richard Pan of Sacramento and Ben Allen of Santa Monica introduced the measure after an outbreak of measles at Disneyland in December infected over 100 people in the U.S. and Mexico.

    If the bill becomes law, medical exemptions would still be granted to children with serious health issues.

    Children whose parents refuse vaccination can try to obtain a medical exemption or be homeschooled. Otherwise, school-age children who currently claim a personal belief exemption will need to get fully vaccinated by kindergarten and seventh grade, the state's two vaccine checkpoints.

    The measure has prompted the most heated legislative debate of the year with thousands of parents taking to social media and flooding the Capitol in recent weeks to oppose the bill at legislative hearings. They and some lawmakers say that the state is eliminating informed consent and trampling on parental rights.

    Despite the opposition, the bill passed the Senate and the Assembly with bipartisan support, although not a two-thirds threshold that would be needed to override a veto.

    The Senate on Monday voted on changes made to the bill in the Assembly that make it easier to obtain medical exemptions. The amendment would allow doctors to use a family's medical history as an evaluating factor.

    The bill authors also agreed to establish a grandfather clause, allowing students who currently claim a personal belief exemption to maintain it until their next vaccine checkpoint.