People of a certain age remember Molly Ringwald as an actress in 1970s & 80s "coming of age" films, such as "The Breakfast Club."  Not everyone knows that well before she started acting, Molly Ringwald has been a singer for most of her life, and comes from a musician family.  Molly Ringwald has released a new album, and will soon be performing in our area.  KVCR's David Fleming spoke with Molly Ringwald; here's an excerpt of the full conversation that you can hear on KVCaRts, this Sunday evening at 6.


A Republican legislative leader from the Inland Empire is criticizing a proposal made earlier this week by a Democratic legislative leader to tack on a $75 fee to real estate transactions to help pay for lower-income subsidized housing.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has the story.


A new study from the real estate research firm RealtyTrac finds the practice known as "house-flipping" is down in California.  Capital Public Radio's Steve Milne has more.


A new bill at the state Capitol

would impose tighter conflict-of-interest rules

on local elected officials in California. 

Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains.


A California state senator from Chino has introduced legislation that would mandate testing the purity of drinking water at schools throughout the state.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.


The Inland Empire Economic Partnership will recognize the leaders of more than two dozen IE governments and agencies at this evening's annual "Turning Red Tape To Red Carpet" Awards.  The IEEP, the region's largest economic development organization, bestows the awards to cities, counties, and other jurisdictions who come up with innovative ways to enhance job growth and the local economy in spite of an often difficult regulatory environment.


Part 2 of our preview of the IE cities and other jurisdictions nominated for Inland Empire Economic Partnership "Turning Red Tape to Red Carpet" Awards honoring local programs and initiatives that help streamline economic development and job growth in spite of the burden of state and federal regulations. 


Technology is rapidly evolving and becoming more interactive.  And some California lawmakers want to make sure those developments don't compromise consumer privacy.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports on legislation announced Wednesday.


Pharmaceutical companies would be required to disclose the cost of making medications -- and their profit from the drugs -- under a bill introduced this week by a California lawmaker.  Capital Public Radio Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone has more.

California's Plastic Bag Ban Will Go To Voters

Feb 25, 2015

Opponents of the California state-wide plastic bag ban have collected enough signatures to put the law to a test on the ballot.  The announcement was made yesterday (Tuesday).  As Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports, the referendum sets the stage for a long and contentious campaign.


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