Last week, Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler embedded himself with the California delegation to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.  This week, we'll follow California's delegation to the Democratic National Convention with reports from Philadelphia from Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford.  Here's his preview.


Big tobacco is pouring money into an effort to defeat a November ballot proposition that would raise California's cigarette tax by $2 a pack.  Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols reports the industry raised nearly $17 million in just one day last week to oppose Proposition 56.


West Nile has been confirmed in mosquitos tested in Riverside County.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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:

-Moreno Valley firefighters ordered to take "blue line" flag off of engines;

-Additional signs of municipal corruption show up in Beaumont probe, and

-66ers baseball team might leave San Bernardino.


Summer is not only the season of pools and vacations, it's also an ideal time to move.  Sure, it's hot outside, but with the kids away from school and stormy weather still months away, it's a good time for house hunting.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports a new study finds California -- particularly the Inland Empire - to be a less-than-ideal place to buy that first home.


After a week of speeches and parties with fellow Donald Trump loyalists, California delegates to the Republican National Convention are returning home today (Friday) to one of the bluest states in the nation.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler asked delegates what the GOP should do to become competitive.

The Inland Empire is notorious for having some of the worst air quality in Southern California.  The pollutants can cause asthma, lung disease, and heart problems.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio spoke with the community as well as the Southern California Air Quality Management District about the changes that are in store for this region.


After 20 years of the Inland Empire 66ers playing ball in San Bernardino, the bankrupt city could lose its minor-league baseball team by the end of the year.  As KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports, a lease arrangement with San Manuel Stadium is behind the team's possible exit.


The Riverside County community of Hemet is reeling after three people were killed in a nine-hour span.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.


This week, The Savory Road leaves the sweltering heat of the Inland Empire for Santa Barbara County, for a visit to the Santa Ynez Valley town of Solvang, which bills itself as a little piece of Denmark in Southern California.

Listen to The Savory Road on KVCR at its new days and times:  Thursday mornings at 6:45 and 8:45 on Morning Edition, and Saturday mornings at 5:35 and 7:35 on Weekend Edition Saturday, on 91.9 KVCR.


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If Hillary Clinton wins the White House in November, she would be the first female president of the United States.

There would be a few other firsts in the family that night as well: Bill Clinton would be the first man married to a U.S. president. He would also become the first former president to become the first spouse.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says it is looking into the hacking of the Democratic National Committee computer system, after the website WikiLeaks published thousands of internal emails on the eve of the party's convention.

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The self-described Islamic State, through the group's Amaq news agency, claimed responsibility for the attack in the small town of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray.

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