California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Santa Barbara County on Wednesday in response to a broken pipeline which could have spilled up to 105,000 gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean. The oil slick has spread over a nine-mile area near Refugio State park up the coast from Santa Barbara, where it's threatening wildlife.  KVCR News aired this report from The California Report's Jordan Bell.


A report released Monday calls California a "world leader" in cutting greenhouse gas emissions -- second in the world only to France.  The report provides evidence that leaders can grow the economy and reduce the carbon footprint at the same time.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more in this story from California News Service.


The California Medical Association has changed its position on a physician aid in dying bill currently in the state Senate.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr Reports on yesterday"s (Wednesday) announcement.


Anthem Blue Cross in California says it plans to reinstate out-of-state coverage for individual planholders next year.  Capital Public Radio's Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone says this comes after Northern Californians spoke up about problems getting coverage for care in Nevada.


The eastern Inland Empire community of Beaumont will be audited by the state controller's office due to some big discrepancies in the city's finances.  The announcement from the state controller comes as Beaumont is still figuring out how to manage a recent raid by the FBI.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports,


The Lake Arrowhead Village Summer Concert Series is under way.  KVCR's Jesse Land talks with Lake Arrowhead's Vicki Goodglick about the series in an excerpt from this week's KVCaRts, which airs tonight (Wednesday) at 7, and Sunday night at 6 on 91.9 KVCR.

For more information about The Lake Arrowhead Village Summer Concert Series, go to thelakearrowheadvillage.com

Andrew Nixon, Capital Public Radio

Governor Jerry Brown is encouraging regional governments around the world to follow California's lead on climate change.  Yesterday (Tuesday) he and international leaders signed an agreement to reduce carbon emissions.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

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Governor Jerry Brown's 2011 overhaul of California's criminal justice system led to the early release of 18-thousand offenders.  But a new study shows no increase in violent crime as a result.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the growth and impact of the logistics industry on the IE economy.  Dr. Husing also talks about how the growth in online shopping is affecting the logistics economy.


A new Field Poll shows almost two-thirds of Californians surveyed support Governor Jerry Brown's urban water reduction plan.  Capital Public Radio's Ed Joyce reports.


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