Last week, the Moreno Valley City Council voted 3-2 to approve the massive and controversial World Logistics Center project.  Today KVCR''s Matt Guilhem talks with Moreno Valley City Councilmember LaDonna Jempson, one of the two councilmembers who voted in the minority against approval.  Yesterday, we heard KVCR's Matt Guilhem talk with Moreno Valley City Councilmember George Price about his concerns over the massive development, which will be constructed in his district (there's a link at the bottom of this page that will take you to the George Price interview).

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A weekend brush fire in the San Bernardino foothills that halted traffic for a time on one of the main routes between the Inland Valleys and communities in the San Bernardino Mountains was quickly contained before causing much damage.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

The contentious World Logistics Center development was approved by the Moreno Valley City Council on August 19, in a divisive 3-2 vote.  Two of the councilmembers who gave the 40.6-million-square-foot facility the green light received campaign support from the project's developer, Iddo Benzeevi.  This week, KVCR's Matt Guilhem speaks with the two Moreno Valley councilmembers who continue to have concerns about the massive development project.

The California Legislature begins its final two weeks of work for the year today [Monday] -- and the stretch is likely to be tumultuous.  As Capita Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, major issues remain unresolved and leadership battles are threatening to wreak havoc with negotiations.

The drought is changing the size and flavor of California's fruit.  Capital Public Radio's Lesley McClurg explains.

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:

-The San Bernardino City Council voting to eliminate the city fire department and contract for fire services from San Bernardino County;

-a court ruling gives a temporary reprieve to the Prado Dam Bicentennial mural, and;

-Senator Dianne Feinstein asks President Obama to designate large swaths of IE desert land as national monuments.

Prefabricated bridge girders made here in the Inland Empire will be set in place during the coming week, part of the rebuilding of that Interstate 10 freeway bridge near the Arizona border that collapsed during a July 19th storm.  The collapse forced a five-day closure of the 10 near Desert Center, and sent motorists and truckers on detours hundreds of miles out of the way.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has details.

The Criminal Justice Programs at Cal State San Bernardino has been tapped by a number of college ratings lists as one of the best of its kind in the nation.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Californians are exceeding Governor Jerry Brown's 25 percent water conservation mandate.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, urban water use dropped 31 percent in July.

California lawmakers have sent dozens of bills to Governor Jerry Brow, while moving many more toward final votes.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has a roundup of yesterday's [Thursday] actions on the Senate and Assembly floors.


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