If you were lucky enough to score tickets and were there, this is a nice reminder. If you didn’t get a chance to see Green Day playing their 22 song set at the Fox Theater on Sunday night in Pomona, in their first live show since lead singer, Billy Joe Armstrong, had a meltdown on stage in Las Vegas and went though a stint in rehab, here is some fan video of what it looked like. The good news is that this was just a warm up show for their upcoming tour, and we’ll all be able to see them at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Thursday, April 18th.
Memorial services for San Bernardino County Sherrifs Deputy Jeremiah MacKay, who was killed in the shootout in the mountains last week while pursuing the murderer Chris Dorner, are set for 11 AM on Thursday, February 21st at the San Manuel Amphitheater, located at 2575 Glen Helen Parkway in Devore. Everyone who would like to pay their respects is welcome to attend. Join us in laying to rest one of our community’s finest, a true local hero who put his life on the line to protect all of us.
And, if you’d like to help those that were left behind, here’s your chance to step up: The Inland Empire Emerald Society is accepting donations for the families of both Jeremiah MacKay, and the fallen Riverside Police office, Michael Crain…You can make a donation HERE using a Major Credit card or PayPal
See that? That is what Vance Albitz’s living room is looking like lately. If we have our way, it is gonna look a lot more packed than that in the next few days! I don’t know if you had a chance to hear him with Stu, Tiffany, and Jimbo this morning, but that is a young man with a great plan. After reading an article asking some of our troops what they would most like to get in a box from home where the answer was “A couple of gloves and a ball so we could play catch”, Vance started up the Gloves4Troops web site with his father, and set a goal of collecting 1000 gloves and balls to send out to our troops overseas. Such a pure and simple joy, playing catch, and all of us here at KCAL were moved to find some way to help out. Now Vance plays minor league ball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, and he’s got to report to spring training on February 18th, so it’s up to us to help him get closer to his goal before then.
If you’ve got an old glove taking up space in the garage, or a few baseballs that are in good shape that you could manage to live without, or if you’ve got 20 bucks that you could kick down to help sponsor sending a box to our troops overseas, please help out. Check out his web site to see how to get your things to him, or bring your gloves or balls down to the station and we’ll get them to him for you. To make it even easier for you to join the effort, we’ll be sending the KCAL Crew out to the various corners of the I.E. over the next few days. Listen in to find out when we’ll be in your neighborhood! Here’s a really cool article that was written about Vance on ESPN too…
Santa Claus Incorporated is one of San Bernardino County’s oldest children’s charities in its 60th year. Help local kids get new toys, new clothing and new books this Christmas. The work of Santa Claus Inc. is only possible by help from volunteers and through donations. You may not be able to donate but you might find a little time to volunteer. Read more for details.
“Celebration Day”, the film of Led Zeppelin’s now legendary London reunion show in 2007 is gonna hit the theaters on Wednesday, October 17th. Looks like it’ll be playing at the AMC Ontario Mills, the Regal down in Temecula, and the Harkins Theaters in Moreno Valley. Check out the preview above and be listening to KCAL for your chance to win tickets over the next couple of weeks! Click for more video…
No one says you can’t fully enjoy our upcoming 3-day Labor Day Weekend. Just be smart about it and don’t drink and drive. Getting a DUI can ruin your life. Read more for scheduled DUI checkpoints and info on free rides home.
The Perseid Meteor Shower is happening Saturday night. Look up in the sky and check out the awesome sights!
The Big Bay Boom was supposed to be San Diego’s premiere fireworks show this year, 18 minutes of choreographed explosions and music to celebrate the 4th of July…until a malfunction sent all of the pyro into the air at once. As the video shows, the whole thing lasted 15 seconds! The fireworks show then mumbled something about that never happening before, said it had to work early the next morning, and quickly slipped out the door saying it would call sometime…
Here’s another angle, a video taken by someone in the crowd:
And, just for fun, here’s one more:
Any kind of fireworks are illegal in Riverside County and they are also illegal in many parts of San Bernardino County. There are a whole lot of fireworks displays and Independence Day festivities coming up in the next week in the Inland Empire. Read more for a list.