On the social calendar of Palm Springs, the annual Modernism Week has become one of the city's biggest events.  The week-long festival that celebrates Palm Springs' famous mid-20th-century architecture, design, fashion and culture occurs each year in February.  Over the past decade, Modernism Week has become so popular that organizers have now established a yearly Modernism Week preview weekend in October.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has this report on what to expect at this weekend's 5th Annual Modernism Week Fall Preview.


The City of Riverside, local colleges, universities, and school districts are collaborating to present scores of half-hour science and art demonstrations, displays, workshops, performances, contests, and other free, public activities throughout downtown Riverside from this afternoon through late tonight.  It's called "The Long Night of Arts & Innovation."  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.


The City of Beaumont and it's longtime city manager, Alan Kapanicas, have officially agreed to part ways, following a turbulent year for civic affairs in Beaumont.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


California voters have rejected the last two tobacco tax measures they've seen on statewide ballots.  But anti-tobacco groups hoe the third time will be the charm, thanks to some new financial firepower to counter industry opposition.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.


A new study finds childhood obesity rates are going down in Southern California.  While parents making smarter nutrition choices is a factor, KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports local wellness programs are also taking some credit.


California Governor Jerry Brown has signed new clean energy standards into law.  They require the state to double energy efficiency in buildings and obtain half its electricity from renewable sources in the next 15 years.  But one sector of the renewable industry is not cheering, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.


A new report out from real estate website Apartment List finds California has some of the highest rents in the country.  As KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports, rents are up both across the state and here in the Inland Empire.


In San Francisco this week, hearings got under way about whether power companies can charge people with rooftop solar panels more and compensate them less for generating excess power back into the grid.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more on the hearings before the state's Public Utilities Commission.


California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law designed to narrow the pay disparity between men and women.  It updates the state's "Equal Pay Law."  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.


Local governments in California often seek voters opinions on non-binding advisory measures.  But can the state Legislature do the same thing?  the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments on that question yesterday (Tuesday).  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.


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