After days of soaking rain in the valleys and feet of new snow in the mountains, the Inland Empire's weather will start clearing up and drying out over the coming holiday weekend into next week.  However, the forecast for next weekend shows we're not done with rain yet.  KVCR's Ken Vincent recaps the forecast for the valleys and the mountains.

Is California Out Of The Drought?

Jan 13, 2017

Is it time to declare that the California drought is over?  Some water experts say yes... sort of.  Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports.

California air regulators are accusing another carmaker of building vehicles that pollute above legal limits, but not during emissions tests.  The state Air Resources Board and the U.S. EPA both cited Fiat-Chrysler yesterday (Thursday), as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford report.

Authorities reported this morning (Thursday) that local law enforcement officers were fired upon after a suspected DUI stop last night.  The subsequent pursuit and investigation resulted in all lanes of the southbound I-15 freeway being closed to all traffic from last night until this morning.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

The brother of San Bernardino terror attack shooter Syed Rizwan Farook was in federal court in Riverside yesterday (Tuesday), pleading guilty to an immigration fraud case that is associated with the plans for the terror attack.  KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.


Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit yesterday (Tuesday), following Benoit's passing last month.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Sluggish revenue could leave California with a $2-billion budget deficit next year.  Governor Jerry Brown led with that news when announcing his new spending plan yesterday (Tuesday).  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

Governor Jerry Brown has proposed more funding for the state's version of Medicaid, in spite of talks that the Affordable Care Act may be repealed under the new Trump administration.  Capital Public Radio's Health Care Reporter Ja'Nel Johnson has details.

Los Angeles Member of Congress Xavier Becerra, Governor Jerry Brown's nominee to replace now-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as California Attorney General, faced questions from lawmakers in a hearing in Sacramento yesterday (Tuesday).  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

From KVCaRts: Disney Music Composer Robert Sherman

Jan 11, 2017

In this excerpt from KVCaRts, KVCR's Lillian Vasquez interviews composer Robert Sherman, who with his brother Richard wrote many of the most recognizable songs from Disney films over the past 50 years.


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