Millions of Californians are hitting the roads and crowding into airport lines over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  Los Angeles International Airport is expected to be jammed, but here in the Inland Empire, Ontario International Airport is not expecting any extraordinary problems.  KVCR's Ken Vincent reports. 

The California Public Utilities Commission has once again delayed making a decision on whether to approve construction of a new natural gas pipeline that would run through San Bernardino residential communities.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


According to a new statewide poll, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a very close race for California's Democratic presidential primary .  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

A new Public Policy Institute of California poll shows Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a tight race for the Democratic presidential primary. Forty-six percent of likely Democratic primary voters support Clinton compared to 44 percent for Sanders.

A proposal this week to reinstate fracking for oil and natural gas along the Southern California coast drew protestors to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s office in Camarillo.  KVCR’s Matt Guilhem has more on what some are calling a rushed decision.


The agency that for years has been responsible for guiding the development of vacant land around March Air Reserve Base has served its purpose and needs to be dissolved, according to a proposal approved by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

The decision by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors to wind down the March Joint Powers Authority was unanimous Tuesday.


We had 3 rallies for 3 Presidential candidates in the Inland Empire yesterday (Tuesday).  Hillary Clinton headlined a rally at UC Riverside yesterday afternoon.Bernie Sanders held rallies in both Riverside and San Bernardino yesterday.  And there was a Donald Trump rally in Mentone, a small community north of Redlands, where there was a crowd of supporters, but no candidate.  Trump was scheduled to appear a rally in Anaheim today.  Clinton was also scheduled to be in Orange County today, at an event in the community of Buena Park.  And Bernie Sanders was scheduled to start his campaign day

A new survey finds that a record number of Californians will be traveling over the three-day Memorial Day Weekend. Capital Public Radio's Steve Milne [MILL-nee] reports.

AAA is projecting more than 4.6 million Californians plan on traveling 50 miles or more over the holiday weekend. Cynthia Harris with the auto association says that's up 2.5 percent from last year. 


The Inland Empire will be the backdrop for both Democratic presidential competitors Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders today, as both candidates will host campaign rallies in our region this afternoon.  Senator  Sanders will rally supporters at an early afternoon event at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium, and then a later afternoon rally in San Bernardino at the National Orange Show Events Center (for Sanders event information,

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be hosting many more political rallies and other events before California's June 7 primary.  Both Democratic Presidential contenders consider California key to finally closing the book on their primary races before this summer's national convention in Philadelphia.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford explains.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue discussing the 12 economic zones within Riverside and San Bernardino counties that provide economic advantages for the Inland Empire as it competes with the coastal communities for jobs, affordable housing, and quality of life.  After wrapping up the discussion of the 6 economic zones of Riverside County last week, in this segment Dr. Husing begins describing the 6 economic zones of San Bernardino County, beginning with the IE's "West End" communities.


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