These are the 30 best photos of February chosen by our photographers – Press Enterprise

February saw a slowdown in the number of people affected by the coronavirus and the lifting of mask restrictions and vaccination mandates. We also welcomed the roar of motorsports to the inland region. Here are the 30 best photos of the month chosen by La Presse-Entreprise, The sun, Inner Valley Daily Bulletin and Redlands Daily Facts photographers.

  • Funny Car driver John Force presses the throttle as he heads to the track during the final nitro qualifying round during the 62nd annual NHRA Winternationals season opener at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona in Pomona on Saturday, February 19, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Pro Stock winner Erica Enders celebrates with racing fans as she holds a special trophy (right) and the normal event trophy (left) after winning the 900th Pro Stock event at the 62nd edition of the NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona on Sunday, February 20, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • A member of NHRA Safety Safari sweeps debris out of the waterbox as a crew member walks through the area following exhaustion on the opening day of the 62nd Annual NHRA Winternationals Convention at the Auto Club Raceway of Pomona in Pomona on Thursday, February 17, 2022. ( Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Funny Car driver JR Todd warms up his hot rod in the pits before the first qualifying round during the 62nd annual NHRA Winternationals season opener at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona on Friday, February 18, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Funny Car driver Alex Miladinovich sits in over his head after losing control of his race car and crashing into the retaining wall during the final nitro qualifying round of the season opener of the 62nd Annual NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Race cars await the start of qualifying on the specially constructed quarter-mile asphalt oval inside the Los Angeles Coliseum for the NASCAR Busch Light Clash in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 5, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • The race cars head immediately to the rear during the opening laps of the NASCAR Busch Light Clash on the specially constructed quarter-mile asphalt oval inside the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles on Sunday February 6 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • The purpose-built quarter-mile asphalt oval inside the Los Angeles Coliseum is reflected in a fan’s sunglasses during the NASCAR Busch Light Clash in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 6, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • A Ryan Vargas crew member spills fuel during a pit stop during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Production Alliance Group 300 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/ SCNG)

  • A bee buzzes above a blooming daisy in Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Artist Darren Villegas removes tape from the Riverside Resilience mural approximately 25 feet high by 65 feet long at the back of the box in downtown Riverside on Thursday, February 17, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • While wearing his retirement wreath, 71-year-old Robert “Chris” Duncan of Riverside works his last day as a U.S. Postal Service clerk and retires after 50 years with the U.S. Postal Service, seven years in Santa Ana and 43 at Riverside Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) During Duncan’s 50-year USPS career, he processed thousands of passports, short-circuited millions of letters, bulk mail while serving as a sales associate, distribution specialist and cashier at the Downtown Riverside Post Office on Orange Street. Duncan said, “Helping people get what they need from the USPS” has been one of the highlights of his long career.

  • Light shines through a leaf hanging from a tree branch as the sun sets at Memorial Park in Claremont on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A dog is dressed to take part in the Riverside Dickens Festival in Riverside on Saturday February 26, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A volunteer counter stands next to a heater at the G. Stanton Selby Bandshell in Ganesha Park as it waits to be deployed for the annual one-time homeless count in Pomona on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Presse-Entreprise/SCNG)

  • The ECAA Folk Dance Club perform a fan dance during the first ever Lantern Festival in Eastvale on Saturday February 19, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Senior Jerry Bowman gives a honking truck driver a thumbs up in support as he and more than 50 seniors protest a 620,000 square foot warehouse project near Sun Lakes Country Club, a community of people seniors in Banning on Wednesday, February 16. 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A family enjoys a walk through the Cabzon Dinosaurs on a sunny afternoon in Cabazon on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Glendale’s Aleek Tekehyan cheers after a Glendale goal against Centennial in the CIF South Section Division 5 First Round playoff game in Corona on Tuesday February 8, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG )

  • President Lincoln announcer Robert Broski jokingly takes a five dollar bill from Albert Calvera, 69, of Ontario to his surprise as they pose for photos at the 50th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands on Saturday February 5, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A dog sticks its head out of a tent at an encampment in the Muscoy area of ​​San Bernardino, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Glenn Wenzel stands atop Mount Rubidoux as the Serra Cross is shrouded in clouds in Riverside on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2023. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • City Net case managers Anthony Butts, left, and Charlie Perkins, right, talk to Janet Hawksley, who is deaf and lives at the bottom of the Santa Ana Trail River, during a one-time homeless count at Riverside on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A great egret takes flight at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A red-headed vulture takes flight at Pardo Regional Park in Chino on Sunday, February 6, 2022. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Artist Jonny Walker works on a papier macher donut at Studio 395 at Lake Elsinore Outlets in Lake Elsinore on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Governor Gavin Newsom announces the next phase of California’s COVID-19 response called “SMARTER,” during a press conference at the UPS Healthcare warehouse in Fontana on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/ SCNG)

  • A Metrolink train makes a stop at the Santa Fe depot in downtown Redlands Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, during a test run on newly completed tracks between Redlands and San Bernardino. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Firefighters from the Rancho Cucamonga Fire Department salute the funeral procession of Army Spc. Alex Ram walks past Alta Loma High School in Rancho Cucamonga on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Palm trees are blown by high winds as construction of Dick’s Sporting Goods continues on the Temecula Promenade in Temecula on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

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