Playing a musical instrument is something that a lot of people have learned how to do... and that a lot of other people wish they had learned how to do.  Some people might have first learned to play music in school.  These days, music classes are among the first to be cut from lean budgets.  Victor and Fernando Ibarra believe that music is the glue that keeps a family and a community strong.  With the opening of their music center, they hope to spread the joy of playing a musical instrument not just to schools, but to anyone who has the desire to play.  KVCR's Natalya Estrada has more.

Guatemala To Open IE Consulate In San Bernardino

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The Inland Empire has seen an explosion in the number of immigrants from Guatemala who now call the IE home.  Guatemala is now acknowledging that growth and is planning to open a second consulate in Southern California later this month, in San Bernardino.  The California Report's Steven Cuevas has details.


The City of Riverside has been contemplating installing a trolley system that would be the first metro light rail in the Inland Empire.  Along with a debate over the cost and economic impact a rail system might have on the city, another key issue is:  where would it go?  KVCR's Matt Guilhem takes a look at some of the potential routes being explored.


Beginning next fall, three of California's "Big Five" legislative leaders will be women.  As Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports, people who are working to elect women to office hope this leadership trio will convince more women to run for elected office.


Another dry year is in store for farmers who defend on water from the federal Central Valley Project.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says most of them won't receive water. 


People of a certain age remember Molly Ringwald as an actress in 1970s & 80s "coming of age" films, such as "The Breakfast Club."  Not everyone knows that well before she started acting, Molly Ringwald has been a singer for most of her life, and comes from a musician family.  Molly Ringwald has released a new album, and will soon be performing in our area.  KVCR's David Fleming spoke with Molly Ringwald; here's an excerpt of the full conversation that you can hear on KVCaRts, this Sunday evening at 6.


A Republican legislative leader from the Inland Empire is criticizing a proposal made earlier this week by a Democratic legislative leader to tack on a $75 fee to real estate transactions to help pay for lower-income subsidized housing.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has the story.


A new study from the real estate research firm RealtyTrac finds the practice known as "house-flipping" is down in California.  Capital Public Radio's Steve Milne has more.


A new bill at the state Capitol

would impose tighter conflict-of-interest rules

on local elected officials in California. 

Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains.


A California state senator from Chino has introduced legislation that would mandate testing the purity of drinking water at schools throughout the state.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.


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