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California home cooks would be able to sell meals prepared in home kitchens directly to consumers under a bill that has passed the state Assembly.  As Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports, opponents say the move would create a public health risk.

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Some daytime showers and overnight temperatures at or just below freezing are in the forecast for the Inland Valleys for the next couple of days.  In the mountains, blowing snow, strong winds, and overnight lows in the teens are in the forecast for at least the first part of this week.  More on what's expected from Inland Empire weather from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

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The political rivalry between the two candidates running for Riverside County Sheriff - incumbent Stan Sniff and challenger Dave Brown - is heating up toward this fall's election.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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There are a lot of activities gong on around the Inland Empire this three day weekend, but a couple of the region's biggest events are going on a short drive east, in the Coachella Valley.

KVCR's Ken Vincent has this report on opening weekend for both the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, and Palm Springs Modernism Week.

There's a lack of mental health providers across California, and new research shows that it's only getting worse.  Capital Public Radio's Health Care reporter Sammy Caiola looks into the shortage.

February 15: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

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This week on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks with NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca. Joe will meet with KVCR members on Saturday March 3rd at the KVCR studio and you are invited. Click here for tickets

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A leading voice of the #MeToo movement at the California state Capitol - Los Angeles County Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia - faces further allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate workplace behavior.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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Los Angeles County Democrat Tony Mendoza is on leave from the California state Senate during an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.  But that's not stopping him from introducing bills ahead of a Friday deadline.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler Reports.

Leaders in the Latino community are pushing back against a Trump Administration move to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

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