Appeals court rules against H.B. blogger…

A state appeals court has ruled against a Huntington Beach blogger who challenged an Orange County Superior Court judge’s decision to strike down his claim that an Ocean View School District trustee tried to stifle his freedom of speech by… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Fentanyl Epidemic: A father’s love starts…

When he took to the podium at the Temecula City Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 4, Alex Capelouto’s father looked shaken, but he took a deep breath, adjusted his glasses and began to read from a speech he had written. “I’m… Read full article at The Valley News

Moreno Valley schools to use San…

After the September death of a middle school student assaulted by two other students, Moreno Valley school leaders went looking for new approaches to curb bullying on its campuses, where it teaches 32,763 students. In the weeks after Landmark Middle… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Moreno Valley superintendent promises changes after…

When Landmark Middle School eighth grader Diego Stolz was fatally assaulted by two students in September, Moreno Valley Superintendent Martinrex Kedziora knew the school district had work to do. “We have to be more thoughtful, more responsive, more empathetic,” Kedziora… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

STATE: Foundation trustee donates $5 million to…

UC Irvine announced Monday that it has received a $5-million donation from one of its foundation members to benefit the university’s Office of Access & Inclusion, which supports recruitment, retention and graduation of students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in… Read full article at Los Angeles Times

Students at Riverside’s King High posed…

A photo that circulated last week on social media, showing students at Riverside Unified’s Martin Luther King High School posing with a swastika and Confederate flag, doesn’t fit with the school district’s values, a senior official said. In the photo,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Inland Empire ranks 5th worst in…

Riverside and San Bernardino counties are the fifth-worst places to raise a family, according to a study measuring the odds of achieving economic success and good health. The Inland Empire ranked fifth-lowest among the top 100 metropolitan areas tracked by… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

How to apply for scholarships from…

Professional Women’s Roundtable is offering five $3,000 scholarships — four to young women graduating this year from high school and one to a woman going back to college. The group is accepting applications from all high schools in the Temecula… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

CIF-SS basketball: Rematches on tap for…

The five Inland boys and girls basketball teams selected to participate in the CIF Southern Section’s Open Division playoffs will see some familiar opponents. There are rematches aplenty for the Centennial boys and girls basketball teams, Etiwanda’s boys and girls… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise