February 1: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Feb 1, 2018

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian has a conversation with Mark Davis, Senior Vice President for the Boys and Girls Club Greater Redlands/Riverside.

The Trump administration has said it may try to prosecute elected officials in "sanctuary" states and cities who defy federal immigration law.  Orange County Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen says that should include the man he hopes to replace as California governor.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

Pickets and protests will be evident at many University of California campuses today.  The UC and one of it's biggest employee unions are still at a stalemate over contract talks that have been stalled for months.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Several Riverside County hiking trails that have been closed because of wildfire danger will be reopening today {Thursday).  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The California Legislature finally appears set to enact whistleblower protections for legislative employees - and in some cases, even lobbyists.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The California Senate has approved a bill that would allow judges to send criminal defendants suffering from mental disorders to treatment instead of trial.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The California state Senate is attempting to circumvent a change in the federal tax overhaul they say targets blue states.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports on a state bill designed to allow taxpayers to deduct state income taxes as charitable contributions. 

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California is on pace to surpass its target of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2025.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero has more on a new report.

California lawmakers have ordered an audit of the state's high speed rail project, after a recent report revealed the first segment of the rail line would cost and extra $3 billion.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

91.9 KVCR weekly contributor John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues the discussion that began last week with KVCR's Ken Vincent reviewing the performance of the national, state, and local economies in 2017. 



Riverside County Supervisors are asking for more information following a report by a committee looking into the county's escalating pension liability for county employees.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Moreno Valley Police say they have in custody a couple of suspects they believe were behind a string of burglaries of a number of cosmetics retailers around Southern California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The California Senate has voted to impose its own version of net neutrality on the state, after the Federal Communications Commission overturned the Obama-era policy.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford explains.

Half of California's vegetation is at risk of dying because of warming temperatures, according to new UC Davis research.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports.

For the third year in a row, the California Assembly has approved a bill that would ban smoking on state parks and beaches, even though Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed previous measures.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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With temperatures in the 80s and wind gusts expected to reach or exceed 60 mph in the inland valleys and local mountains, the National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning and a Red Flag Warning for increased wildfire danger throughout the region today (Monday).  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

In April, Californians who obtain or renew a driver;s license will automatically be registered to vote.  Several conservative websites seized on this new program to claim the state will be registering undocumented immigrants as well.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked that claim in this report.

In April 2018, a new law will allow Californians to automatically register to vote when they renew their driver’s license.

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Governor Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to boost the number of zero-emission vehicles on California roads.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports.

It's been a year-and-a-half since since California's physician-assisted death law took effect, and physicians and caregivers say there are still kinks to work out.  Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola has the story.

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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A one-of-a-kind politician has given his final State of the State address:  Jerry Brown, California's longest-serving governor and a three-time Democratic presidential candidate.  Brown told lawmakers in Sacramento yesterday (Thursday) that California is prospering... and laid out a path for the state to continue its progress.  But he also issued dire warnings on a global scale.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has this feature report.

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In his final State of the State address, Governor Jerry Brown warned lawmakers about the growth of California's prison system spending.  He said it's nearly tripled as a share of the general fund budget since 1970.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact report Chris Nichols fact-checked the governor's claim.

January 25: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Jan 25, 2018
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This week on Lifestyles, in an interesting conversation with Eric Gorges, Lillian maps out the path of a man who followed his dream from an I.T. job at Xerox to his hosting duties on public television's A Craftsman's Legacy.  Also this week, the second installment of Mayors Movie Moments. Make sure to take a minute to share your favorite movies with Lillian!

Inland-area Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) is co-sponsoring a bill that would create legal work permits for undocumented immigrants in California.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

A Riverside County judge has granted a request by prosecutors to keep a Perris couple from having any contact or communication with the children they're charged with abusing, neglecting, and torturing for years.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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A 4.0 earthquake - centered in the mountains between Riverside and Orange Counties - shook parts of Southern California early this morning.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The University of California Board of Regents has delayed a vote on a proposed tuition increase until May.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

In Banning, a public hearing will be held at Banning High School starting at 5 this afternoon on the proposed construction of a long-awaited frontage road from Banning to Cabazon.  The road was conceived in part to provide motorists with an escape route in the event of a closure of the I-10.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Riverside County prosecutors today will ask a judge to issue an order preventing a Perris couple from seeing or otherwise communicating with their children.  The couple is charged with torturing, abusing, and holding their 13 children captive at home for years.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Against the expressed wishes of Governor Jerry Brown, University of California regents will today (Wednesday) vote on a proposed tuition increase for UC students.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.