Ken Vincent

News Director

Ken Vincent is a veteran of public radio going back nearly 30 years.   He has worked as News Director for public station KTOO-FM/TV and as a news reporter, local program host, producer, announcer, editor, and program engineer for Seattle NPR station KUOW.  Hear Ken Vincent weekday mornings on Morning Edition.

[RECORDED THU 6/25 FOR AIR FRI 6/26]

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-San Bernardino won't get help with its bankruptcy problems from Sacramento;

-Moreno Valley warehouse project would tie up freeways from Chino to Banning, and;

-The Lake Fire has burned a third of the San Gorgonio Wilderness since June 17.

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[UPDATED SATURDAY 7:30PM 6/27/15]

The U.S. Forest Service reports the Lake Fire burning in the San Bernardino Mountains is 50 percent contained as of Saturday evening, 6/27.  Hwy. 38 is open and most evacuations have been lifted.

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[UPDATED 8:45AM SATURDAY 6/27/15]

Cooler, cloudy weather conditions with occasional sprinkles yesterday and overnight helped firefighters get the Lake Fire to 40 percent containment, as of 7:00 this morning (Saturday). 

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[AS OF SATURDAY MORNIING 6/27/15]

Firefighters have completely contained a wildfire that started Thursday evening in brush in the hills north of Highland near San Bernardino, keeping the fire to 100 acres burned. As of Saturday morning, the Sterling Fire was 100 percent contained.

 

The Sterling fire, located east of Del Rosa Avenue in the city of San Bernardino, was reported at 6:30 PM on Thursday, June 25th, 2015. CALFIRE, City of San Bernardino and Forest Service responded with dozers, engines, and crews.

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[UPDATED FRIDAY 10:15PM 6/26/15]

The Lake fire has now exceeded 30,000 acres burned, but firefighters managed to raise containment from 19 percent yesterday to 20 percent tonight (Friday).

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[UPDATED at 11:30am Thursday June 25]

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The U.S. Forest Service reports that approximately 360 campers have been safely evacuated from the Camp Oakes in the Lake Williams Area. The  Forest Service calls it a precautionary evacuation due to the large number of campers. The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department is handling the evacuations. The American Red Cross Evacuation Center is located at the Big Bear Community Church, 40946 Big Bear Blvd, in the city of Big Bear. CERT is on-scene to meet campers at the evacuation center to address any immediate needs. 

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[UPDATED AT 12:00 noon Wednesday 6/24/15]   The U.S. Forest Service reports good progress was made on the northeastern portion of the fire today, though the fire remained active and continued spotting to the east. Burning rolling material rolled into the headwaters of Little Morongo and Big Morongo Creeks, which is at the very eastern point of the fire. Aircraft dropped retardant on this area to halt the forward progress of these spot fires and fire crews will begin working these areas on the ground.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, tells KVCR's Ken Vincent about a recent study that bodes well for the Inland Empire's air quality:  newer truck diesel engines have significantly cut exhaust pollutants that spew into the air.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-Riverside County Sheriff's Department plans to put body cameras on 1000 deputies;

-Bankruptcy judge says she wants to see momentum in San Bernardino case, and;

-Riverside County Grand Jury says County Counsel interferes with its investigations.

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President Barack Obama is beginning to seem like a regular visitor to the Coachella Valley, with yet another Presidential visit to the Palm Springs area planned for Fathers' Day weekend.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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The City of Riverside is going to court to try to get itself exempt from Governor Jerry Brown's tough, mandatory water restrictions.  More in this report read by KVCR's Ken Vincent.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, tells KVCR's Ken Vincent how the IE logistics economy is helping to spur growth in other regional economic sectors.

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The IE city of Ontario's effort to improve access to health and nutrition has won federal recognition... and some extra funding.  More in this item from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-a recap of Tuesday's Riverside municipal election, with city council candidates and a medical marijuana initiative on the ballot;

-the conclusion of the corruption probe in Moreno Valley, and;

-San Bernardino city officials visit Sacramento to lobby for state bankruptcy aid.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-A mental health facility criticized by Riverside County Grand Jury as inadequate;

-Riverside County may trade habitat of two rare plant species for development, and;

-Riverside awaits state toxics report on a big swath of land slated for homes.

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For the most part, the housing market in California outperformed the national housing market.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this Capital Public Radio story.

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In spite of expected increases in state revenue, California Governor Jerry Brown is warning fellow Democrats who control the Legislature to pass a fiscally-prudent state budget.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this story from Capital Public Radio.

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The freeway corridor between Riverside and San Bernardino will finally get some new HOV/carpool lanes.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-State Controller will audit the City of Beaumont's finances;

-the City of San Bernardino approves it's plan to emerge from bankruptcy, and;

-Riverside city voters will decide whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries.

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the growth and impact of the logistics industry on the IE economy.  Dr. Husing also talks about how the growth in online shopping is affecting the logistics economy.

Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the major news stories of the week in the Inland Empire, including:

-The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department is still investigating the alleged beating of a criminal suspect by deputies;

-the Riverside County City of San Jacinto may have to further cut services after voters again turn down a utility tax increase;

-the City of Perris has to decide how to fill a City Council vacancy, and;

-The City of Banning agrees to pay a settlement to a group of former management employees.

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California Republican Legislative leaders were quick to praise Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal for its priorities and prudence, while the Governor's fellow Democrats in Sacramento expressed disappointment with what Brown left out of the budget.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this story from Capital Public Radio.

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Even though California state government is swimming in surplus revenue, the state budget proposal that Governor Jerry Brown is due to release today will likely be more prudent than some Democratic legislators would like.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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The rare opportunity to run for an open California U.S. Senate seat is not drawing a large contingent of candidates that many experts predicted.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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