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Now 2 Weeks Old, Lake Fire Grows to 31,359 Acres; 65% Contained

The Lake Fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains for the past two weeks has edged up to 31,359 acres in size and is now 65 percent contained. The U.S. Forest Service reports today (Wednesday 7/1) that the blaze is now limited to “interior smoldering,” with isolated flare-ups along the still-uncontrolled southern portion of the burn area perimeter. The Forest Service says very little perimeter growth was reported yesterday and overnight (Tuesday/Wednesday). The number of personnel...
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With a heat wave gripping parts of Southern California and power demand
on the rise ... the state's energy grid has issued a so-called flex alert ...
urging residents to conserve electricity between 2 this afternoon and 9 tonight
to reduce strain on the system.


The Lake Fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains for the past two weeks has edged up to 31,359 acres in size and is now 65 percent contained.

The U.S. Forest Service reports today (Wednesday 7/1) that the blaze is now limited to “interior smoldering,” with isolated flare-ups along the still-uncontrolled southern portion of the burn area perimeter.  The Forest Service says very little perimeter growth was reported yesterday and overnight (Tuesday/Wednesday).


A California Assembly committee will hear a bill today (Wednesday) that would allow water districts to impose sizeable taxes on any business, industry, or person who wastes water.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, the measure would require voter approval.


A veteran's housing project located at March Air Reserve Base has won a $6.1-million dollar grant to expand services and to add additional housing units to serve more veterans.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in a story from City News Service.


Beginning today (Wednesday), about 6.5-million Californians become eligible for paid sick leave.  Capital Public Radio's Lesley McClurg talked to a small business owner about how she'll implement the law.


Most California school children will have to be vaccinated if they want to attend school in the state.  Governor Jerry Brown signed a mandatory vaccine bill into law yesterday (Tuesday).  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.


Guitarist Jimmy Dale has played with The Drifters, The Coasters, and more.  He plays jazz, with a few recent recordings available.  He has a reggae band as well, and has opened for some legends in this genre.  And through most of it, out of all of his guitars over four decades, there was always one that stood out as special.  It came about from taking lessons from Ted Greene when he was younger.  David Fleming has more.


John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, has the first part of a conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the "Fast Track" foreign trade negotiations authority that Congress recently gave President Obama, and how it might affect the economy in California and the Inland Empire.


The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. is honoring California labor activist Dolores Huerta -- who helped Cesar Chavez organize the beginning of the farm workers labor movement -- with a special exhibition opening this week.  Diana Aguilera reports for Capital Public Radio that it's also a significant event for Latinos.


California lawmakers are turning their attention to fixing the state's crumbling roads.  Yesterday (Monday), Assembly Republicans threw their plan into the mix.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.


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