An envoy from the California Farm Bureau traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to voice its concern about a controversial U.S. House immigration bill.  Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric has more.

The Brown administration is looking for impoverished communities in California - including here in the Inland Empire - to designate as "Opportunity Zones," under a program created by the new federal tax plan.  KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

A second offshore storm this week will bring more rain to the Inland valleys and more blowing snow to the mountains.  KVCR's Ken Vincent details the regional forecast.

A bill has been introduced in the California state Senate to eliminate coroner's offices in counties around the state, and replace them with county medical examiners.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

For the first time in nearly a decade, Medi-Cal recipients are covered for most basic dental services.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola checked in with dentists about the change.

You would not be able to drink out of a straw at a sit-down restaurant unless you request one under a new bill inching through the California legislature.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports.

March 1: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

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This week on Lifestyles, Lillian talks with plant and flower enthusiasts, Ron and Linda Lang. We'll also learn about the upcoming event, The Garden Festival and Flower Show. Then, she chats with Master Gardener, Bill Floyd and learns what a Master Gardener is and how they serve our community.

A judge ordered the California Department of Agriculture to stop spraying dozens of pesticides.  Some environmental groups count this as a win.  However, a UC Riverside researcher warns the move to stop the spraying will hurt efforts to fight a damaging citrus disease.  Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric has more.

No state has a reputation for being as liberal as California.  But that's a relatively recent phenomenon.  As part of our statewide collaboration looking at the California Dream, Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford talks about how the politics of the Dream have changed from "purple" to deepest blue.

[NOTE:  In promoting this story on the air this morning (Thursday), KVCR misidentified UC Davis Political Science Professor Mindy Romero.  KVCR apologizes for the error.]

Once again - for the third time - the same student from Corona has won the annual Riverside County Spelling Bee, and is again on her way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee back east.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.


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