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Residents of a normally quiet neighborhood in Perris were shocked to hear that their neighbors - David and Louise Turpin - were holding their 13 emaciated children hostage under inhospitable conditions in their home.  In this story aired  on the California Report on 91.9 KVCR this morning (Wednesday), reporter Valerie Hamilton profiles the neighbors and neighborhood where apparently no one suspected anything about what went on inside the house for years.

KTLA 5 TV Los Angeles

In Perris, it's not just the neighbors who were unaware of what was happening inside the Turpin home where authorities found the 13 emaciated Turpin children.  The Turpin parents arrested on suspicion of child abuse were running a home school that authorities seem to know nothing about.  Now, the California Legislature is looking into changing rules for home schooling.  Reporter Vanessa Rancano has more.

Perris Home Was a Prison for 13 Siblings

Jan 16, 2018
Benjamin Purper for KVCR

KVCR reporter Benjamin Purper put together a disturbing story about 13 siblings held hostage by their own parents in Perris. Here is the story as reported today on Morning Edition.

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Chino Police Dept.

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The first major debate in California's upcoming gubernatorial race took place over the weekend in Los Angeles.  The town hall featured four Democrats and two Republicans - with more than a thousand people in the audience.  As KPCC's Mary Plummer reports, both the candidates and the crowd got contentious.


The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $175,000 contract to develop a memorial to the victims of the December 2, 2015 terrorist attack.  But not everybody is happy where the money is going.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

KTLA 5 TV Los Angeles

Cal State San Bernardino was put on lockdown Wednesday after a bullet shattered one of the windows on campus.  While no one was injured, the shot propmpted a large police response and kept students in darkened classrooms for hours.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.


Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget is earning praise from children's advocates because it invests part of the surplus in programs to support health care.  KVCR's Ezequiel Ramirez has more.


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