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The Beaumont City Council has narrowly voted to officially oppose the state's so-called "Sanctuary State" law.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The Riverside City Council last night narrowly voted to terminate City Manager John Russo, just weeks after the council heaped praise on Russo and went to battle against Mayor Rusty Bailey's effort to veto the council's pay raise for Russo.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent

An analysis by the online housing service Apartment List found that the Riverside area more than doubled its rate of new multifamily construction since the year 2000.  And that's good for Inland Empire renters.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper reports.

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In the San Bernardino County High Desert, they're removing tumbleweeds by the truckfull in Victorville.  As Danielle Karson reports, strong winds piled them up.

A bill that would expand health care coverage to undocumented adults has moved forward in the California state Assembly.  It passed along party lines yesterday (Tuesday).  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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Consumer advocates say manufacturers are to blame for the high cost and hassle of repairing smart phones.  Capital Public Radio's Sally Schilling reports they're pushing for a California bill they say would solve the problem.

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The usual traffic jam is expected on the westbound I-10 from Indio through the Coachella Valley into the Inland Empire from this morning through this afternoon, as tens of thousands of vehicles leave the grounds of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival today.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

California lawmakers will discuss tomorrow (Tuesday) one of two bills that aim to ban any prioritizing or fast-tracking of content on the internet.  Capital Public Radio's Sally Schilling Reports the measures come in response to the Trump administration's rollback of "net neutrality" rules.

April 12: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Apr 13, 2018

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian talks with Carol Dixon of the Assistance League of San Bernardino, sharing information about the upcoming 57th Annual Signature Headdress Ball. She also speaks with the president of the Autism Society Inland Empire, Beth Burt.

For more information on the Assistance League of San Bernardino and the Headdress Ball, please visit: https://www.assistanceleague.org/san-bernardino/headdress-ball/

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:

The California governor's race is heating up, just weeks before vote-by-mail ballots go out for the June 5 primary.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, a new $7-million donation is the first sign that the big money is starting to move.

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The first weekend of the 2-weekend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival begins tomorrow (Friday).  A Press-Enterprise article delves into some of the increased security measures that will be in effect at the festival venue in Indio.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

A new statewide agreement in California will make it easier for community college students to graduate with a bachelor's degree.  Capital Public Radio's Randol White explains.

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Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones recently claimed "paid protestors" took part in a demonstration for Stephon Clark, the 22-year-old unarmed black man shot and killed by police nearly a month ago.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols investigated the sheriff's claim.

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Over the next few days, Inland Empire weather will drop from high temperatures in the balmy 90s of a day or two ago, to highs in the brisk 60s a day or two from now... and then will bounce back up again through the coming weekend.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A controversial bill to increase the number of tall housing developments near transit stops in cities all over California has been amended in response to a chorus of concerns.

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California's largest water district has given key support to a 17-billion-dollar water project long sought by Governor Jerry Brown.  The vote yesterday (Tuesday) would fund twin tunnels under the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta, which will send water to Central and Southern California.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein got a big-name endorsement in her fourth campaign for re-election: Governor Jerry Brown.  KVCR's Ben Bradford has details.

California Dream Stories - Homeless

Apr 10, 2018

An estimated 134,000 Californians were homeless last year. That's a 14 percent jump from 2016. The state does not keep track of how many of those people have jobs. However, we know there are many Californians that work, but cannot afford a stable living situation. Some piece together housing as they go. From KPBS, Amita Sharma has this profile.

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There's a new plan to bring down California's health care costs, but opponents say it could end up hurting - not helping - patients. Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola explains.

Governor Brown - Border Options

Apr 10, 2018
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Governor Jerry Brown has the legal right to reject President Trump's request to deploy California National Guard troops to the Mexican border. However, there are reasons for Brown to consider approving it. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has the story.

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Adam and Holly Groza are homeschool parents in Redlands, Calif., a suburban town an hour east of Los Angeles.

"We met families that homeschooled and they were mature, and thoughtful, and kind," Holly says. "These teenagers would look at you when you talked and actually interact. And, I think we saw that end goal and said, 'That's what we want.'"

The four Groza children, ages 6 through 12, get as much social interaction and life experience as any other student through activities like sports and drama classes.

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We're still waiting for word from Governor Jerry Brown about whether he'll agree to President Trump's request to deploy California National Guard troops to the Mexico border.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler looks at what could happen if Brown declines.

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Here's a question for you:  should public tax money go to private companies?  In Southern California, air regulators have been floating the idea of a new sales tax, and this money would buy private companies cleaner trucks and buses.  But a new survey may be giving those air regulators pause.  KQED's Molly Peterson has the story for The California Report.

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Thousands of people were improperly removed from California voting rolls in 2017, possibly due to an administrative error, says a California coalition for people who are or have been in prison.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper reports.

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This month, Medicare beneficiaries in Southern California will be receiving new Medicare cards.  KVCR's Isel Cuapio spoke with Andrew Whitelock from the Senior Care Action Network (SCAN) about the changes.

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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Every border state governor has embraced President Trump's requested deployment of National Guard troops to the Mexican border... except in California, where Governor Jerry Brown remained mum for a second straight day.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, state lawmakers are starting to take stands.

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Supporters of a ballot initiative to reform the dialysis industry filed more than 600,000 signatures with county officials up and down the state yesterday (Thursday), in an effort to get on the November ballot.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper reports.

April 5: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Apr 5, 2018

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian speaks to Melissa Reiner, a Behavior and Autism specialist and consultant for the ABC television show The Good Doctor, which will air at a later date.

For more information on Melissa Reiner and the work that she does, you can visit:  www.bridgingpathways.com

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