Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-State Controller will audit the City of Beaumont's finances;

-the City of San Bernardino approves it's plan to emerge from bankruptcy, and;

-Riverside city voters will decide whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries.

AAA says one out of every ten Californians will be on the road this Memorial Day weekend.  Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt reports.

Holiday Recreation Enthusiasts Asked To Be Mindful Of Nature

May 22, 2015

Memorial Day weekend is a busy time for California's parks.  As Capital Public Radio's Pauline Bartolone tells us, state officials want people to be mindful of wildlife, for the animals' sake...and for your own.

The University of California tuition and funding deal negotiated by Governor Jerry Brown and UC President Janet Napolitano has been approved by the university's Board of Regents.  But as Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, the two sides still don't agree on a key part of the deal.

The California health exchange has set monthly limits on prices consumers will pay for specialty prescription drugs.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports on the rates approved by the Covered California board.

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Santa Barbara County on Wednesday in response to a broken pipeline which could have spilled up to 105,000 gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean. The oil slick has spread over a nine-mile area near Refugio State park up the coast from Santa Barbara, where it's threatening wildlife.  KVCR News aired this report from The California Report's Jordan Bell.

A report released Monday calls California a "world leader" in cutting greenhouse gas emissions -- second in the world only to France.  The report provides evidence that leaders can grow the economy and reduce the carbon footprint at the same time.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more in this story from California News Service.

The California Medical Association has changed its position on a physician aid in dying bill currently in the state Senate.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr Reports on yesterday"s (Wednesday) announcement.

Anthem Blue Cross in California says it plans to reinstate out-of-state coverage for individual planholders next year.  Capital Public Radio's Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone says this comes after Northern Californians spoke up about problems getting coverage for care in Nevada.

The eastern Inland Empire community of Beaumont will be audited by the state controller's office due to some big discrepancies in the city's finances.  The announcement from the state controller comes as Beaumont is still figuring out how to manage a recent raid by the FBI.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports,


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