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Half-a-century ago, there were only 30 pairs of bald eagles mating in California.  Today, that populaiton has jumped, thanks to a nationwide effort.  But it still isn't easy.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports on the lengths wildlife experts go to save America's national bird.

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In a little over a decade, the median rent in California has gone up 44 percent.  That squeezes everyone who rents, including college kids.  Financial aid hasn't kept up with rising non-tuition costs.  As part of our statewide collaboration looking at the California Dream, KQED's Vanessa Rancano has this profile of a San Bernardino single mother attending UC Berkeley who's having trouble affording a place to live in the Bay Area.

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Orange County voters have recalled Democratic state Senator Josh Newman over his vote in favor of raising California's gas tax.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler says this means Democrats in the state Senate no longer have a supermajority.

Much of the focus of this week's election was on how the state's unusual top-two primary system could lock Demcrats out of otherwise competitive congressional races in November.  But instead, it appears Republicans have been locked out of northern San Diego County state Assembly seat.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.


You know how voters say they want campaigns to be decided on the issues?  Well, that might acutally happen in the California governor's race... because Gavin Newsom and John Cox are both eager to contrast their views of how the state should be led.  But looming over it all is President Donald Trump.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports on the first day iof the general election campaign.

Some Big Surprises In Inland Empire Election Results

Jun 6, 2018
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Election results for the June 5th primary are in, and KVCR has the results. KVCR's Benjamin Purper gives an overview of how the Inland Empire's major races played out.

UPDATE: Here are a couple of updates and corrections to the following report:

It'll be Democrat Gavin Newsom against Republican John Cox this fall in the California governor's race.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, it's the general election contest that both candidates wanted.

It's too early to call election results in many of the battleground congressional races in California where Democrats have targeted long-held Republican districts.  But Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports that both parties have likely avoided their worst-case scenarios.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, and KVCR's Ken Vincent continue discussing Dr. Husing's 2018 economic forecast for the IE's booming economy.  In this segment, Dr. Husing explains what he calls the biggest challenge to prosperity in the Inland Empire: inadequate education opportunities for the region's current and future workforce.

Today (Tuesday) is Election Day, and Californians have a jam-packed primary ballot to fill out.  Capial Public Radio's Drew Sandsor reports.

California voters will narrow the race to replace termed-out Governor Jerry Brown from 27 candidates to two finalists today (Tuesday).  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, the biggest question is not who finishes first, but who comes in second.

Today's primary elections in California hold unusual national imprtance.  Democrats see an opportunity to flip enough congressional seats in the state that it would contribute to winning party control of the House of Representatives.  But as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports, the primaries could end that dream.


The June 5th primary is tomorrow (Tuesday), and the race for mayor of San Bernardino is heating up.  Two of the seven candidates will be chosen in Tuesday's primary to go head-to-head in November.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more on the leading candidates in the primary race for San Bernardino mayor.

Six of the seven candidates running for mayor gathered at a debate hosted by the North End Neighborhood Association of San Bernardino on May 23.

All the candidates were there except for Danny Malmuth, a former filmmaker who announced his candidacy in July of last year.

PolitiFact California has fact-checked a TV ad being run by candidate for governor Gavin Newsom attacking his rival in the race, John Chiang.  More from KVCR's Chris Nichols.

Tomorrow's (Tuesday) primary election in California has political watchers riveted - not just because of what's on the ballot, but also because of the state's unususal primary system.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, the state is split on whether it's working.

Expressions of Art - Yucaipa Music & Arts Festival

Jun 3, 2018
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The Yucaipa Music & Arts Festival is an annual, three-day long event that takes place on Yucaipa Boulevard. The festival features art displays, historic displays, performances from musicians, and art studios like Vision Quest Art Gallery and Studio. KVCR's Benjamin Purper hosts this Expressions of Arts segment.

You can learn more about the festival at, and you can learn more about Vision Quest at 

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For decades, vegetarians have used a variety of nut and bean patties as a substitute for one of America's most popular menu items: the hamburger.  But now, a handful of California-based companies are using science to shake things up.  The results are so similar to ground beef, that cattle ranchers are taking action.  Capital Public Radio's Randol White has the story.

Hate crimes are being underreported by law enforcement agencies in California, according to a new study by the state auditor.  Capital Public Radio's Randol White has more.

With just days left until the June 5 primary election, it is no surprise to observers that the candidates running for governor of California are starting to get rough with one another in TV ads.  And we're not talking about Democrats attacking Republicans.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler and Chris Nichols have the following two reports showing how Democratic candidates are going after rival Democrats, and Republican candidates are attacking other GOPs in the race. 

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California's June primary incldues a measure that would force the money raised by last year's fuel tax and vehicle fee increases toonly be used for transportation projects.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports on Proposition 69, part of last year's transportation funding deal at the state Capitol.

California registered voters tired of the texts and calls from political campaigns can make them stop before next week's June primary.  Capital Public RAdio's Ben Bradford explains.

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Families of children with disabilties say they aren't getting the nursing care that they're entitled to through Medi-Cal.  The filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of California last week,  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola reports.

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Over the past couple of days, thick fog has slowed traffic on the 15 freeway between Hesperia and the Cajon Pass for the past couple of days.  Yesterday (Wednesday), there was a big multi-vehicle chain reaction crash on the 15 near the Cajon summit that backed up traffic for miles.  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The California governor's race is in its final week before next Tuesday's primary.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, the candidates are hitting the road as campaign ads swarm voters' screens and mailboxes.

California's top regulator of political campaigns is resigning just days before the June primary election.  Fair Political Practices Commission chair Jodi Remke announced yesterday (Tuesday) that she will step down on Friday.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports that follows months of acrimony with fellow commissioners.

A sizeable number of Californians struggle to save money.  The state's notoriously high housing costs are gobbling up paychecks, leaving many on the edge of financial disaster.  As part of our statewide collaboration covering the California Dream, KPBS's Amita Sharma has this report.

A proposition on the June 5 ballot originally focused on oparks now includes $4 million for things like water quality projects, including in Inland Southern California.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports.

California has 13 new state laws on the books so far this year.  They range from minor technical changes to responses to some of the year's most prominent issues.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.


This Expressions of Art segment profiles Opera Theatre at California State University San Bernardino. Professor of Music, Stacey Fraser is the Director of this 10 year old program at CSUSB. Fraser and her partners talk about telling stories on stage with music and movement.

Expressions of Art on KVCR is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at

The California Highway Patrol will begin its holiday 'Maximum Enforcement Period" tonight, continuing through Monday night.  Details from KVCR's Ken Vincent.