In Part 1 of our occasional series on the long-established culture of gang violence in the city of San Bernardino, KVCR's Trisha Ahmed speaks with a couple of locals who live amid the violence - and have some spot-on insight into how it's perpetuated.

More than 300 people attended the Eleventh Annual Homeless Summit yesterday (Wednesday) at the Ontario Airport Hotel.  Though San Bernardino County saw a drop in chronic homelessness over the past year, some care providers say there's a lot of work to do.  KVCR's Danielle Fox has more.

In-home caregivers are in the middle of a contract fight with the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

Victoria Ruiz is an in-home care provider for her daughter Andrea, who has cerebral palsy.

Because Andrea has seizures throughout the night, Victoria is always on call.

Amtrak has announced it will close it's reservations call center in Riverside, laying off hundreds of employees.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Report: California Makes Progress Helping Foster Youth

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California's teenage foster youth are doing better than the national avereage in several important ways, according to a new report.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

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Outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown and Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom held a media availability yesterday (Tuesday) after meeting in private at the state's Capitol.  The two discussed a lot but on the top of the list was the deadly wildfires current spreading throughout the state.  Capital Public Radio's Nadine Sebai reports.

President Trump claimed in a recent tweet 'there is no reason' for California's deadly fires other than poor 'forest management.'  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked that claim.

California's most selective public colleges still admit far too few black and Latino students, according to a new report that will be released today (Wednesday).  More from KVCR's Isel Cuapio.

Scores of police, firefighters and other first responders will be participating in a very  realistic-looking active shooter drill tomorrow in Riverside.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

 A gunman killed 12 people at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California late Wednesday night. It's the eighth mass shooting the country has seen in 2018, and less than two weeks after the shooting at The Tree of Life Synogogue in Pittsburgh.
       At a time when many young Americans are calling themselves "the mass shooting generation," one Riverside County professor is looking at how the public responds to these fatal events. KVCR's Danielle Fox has more.

California's next governor appeared in the Bay Area Wednesday where he addressed the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks. KVCR's Rick Dulock delivers this story produced by the CapRadio team. 

     San Bernardino City Councilman, John Valdivia has unseated Mayor Carey Davis in the San Bernardino mayor's race. According to a write-up in the San Bernardino Sun yesterday, the two leaders have been in a close race since emerging from a field of candidates in the June primary. 
       Under Mayor Davis, the city exited bankruptcy with a long-term plan for fiscal solvency. Valdivia will collect about $125,000 annually as San Bernardino's Mayor.

Women's Wave Does Not Hold In CA District 4

Nov 8, 2018

Tuesday saw a surge of women candidates winning elected office around the country. This trend did not extend to California's Dsitrict 4 congressional race. Capital Public Radio's Sami Soto has this story.


Republican incumbent Jeff Denham continues to cling to a slight lead in the Central Valley's closely watched 10th Congressional District. CapRadio's Chris Nichols has more on this too-close-to-call race.

Tuesday's election results show Inland Empire voters favoring several measures regulating and taxing marijuana.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper reports.

Dianne Feinstein will be stepping into her 27th year as California's U.S. Senator.  As Capital Public Radio's Nadine Sebai explains, this race shows that voters still support establishment politicians in spite of living in an anti-establishment era.

Gavin Newsom campaigned on sweeping new statewide programs and a full-throated resistance to President Trump.  Now, the 51-year-old-Democrat will be California's 40th governor, having defeated Republican challenger John Cox.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports from Los Angeles.

California voters faced eleven ballot measures on election day.  The kept the gas tax in place while rejecting a measure to give local governments more say on rent control.  Capital Public Radio's Julia Mitric reports.

There were a couple of election day upsets and other surprises in the Inland Empire after yesterday's (Tuesday) election.  Here's a wrapup of IE and state races and ballot issues.

Inlanders Talk About Why They're Voting

Nov 6, 2018

Today's midterm elections have already broken national records for early voter turnout.  In San Bernardino, many Democrats and Republicans are heading to the polls, hoping to give their party an edge.  KVCR's Danielle Fox has more.

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Every month, the Empire Network’s community-reporting project, The Inland, answers your questions about the Inland Empire that have been submitted and voted on by the public. Our prompt: What do you wonder about the Inland Empire, its people and culture?

You Asked:

With all of the new housing going up and considering we’re in a drought area, how is local government going to provide enough water? – Joyce Paul, Rancho Cucamonga

We Answered: 

Inland Empire Economic partnership Chief Economist John Husing continues his conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the national economic factors that affect the Inland Empire's economy, for better or worse.  In this segment, Dr. Husing explains how the price of housing affects the price of everything else in our region.

A state with a population of nearly 40 million people is poised to elect its 40th governor today (Tuesday).  Californians will also pick a U.S. senator, decide 11 statewide ballot measures and help determine control of Congress.  Here's Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler.

Californians headed to the polls today (Tuesday) will cast their vote for a number of constitutional officers... some which don't get as much attention as the race for governor.  But millions of dollars have been spent on these down-ballot positions.  Capital Public Radio's Nadine Sebai reports.

Inland Empire Community Organizers Try To Rally The Local Youth Vote

Nov 5, 2018
Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

Movements.  Protests.  Walkouts.  Chances are, if you participated in one this year, young people were leading it.  Think of March for Our Lives - the walkout against gun violence organized by young people across the U.S.  So It might be surprising to to know that young people have historically been the least likely to show up and vote.  But that seems to be changing.  KVCR's youth reporters Litzy Franco and Jorge Recarte have the story.


19.6 million Californias are registered to vote in Tuesday's midterm - more than for any election in state history.  Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols has more on record registration.

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Today is the last day of campaigning before tomorrow's (Tuesday) midterm election.  And the candidates for California governor are barnstorming the state making their final pitches to voters.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

Three Orange County congressional districts... three very different sets of candidates... and three extrememly tight races that could hold the keys to Democrats taking control of the U.S. House.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler introduces you to the candidates.

Who will become California's next U.S. Senator?  According to recent polls, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the 26-year Democratic incumbent, has a strong lead over her opponent, California state Senator Kevin de Leon.  As Capital Public Radio's Nadine Sebai explains, the race is a choice... between a negotiator and a fighter.

Neal Preston / Morrison Hotel Gallery

At the Morrison Hotel Gallery in West Hollywood, photos are displayed of one of the greatest music icons: Freddie Mercury from Queen. This is just in time fot the release of the highly anticipated Bohemian Rhapsody biopic that documents how Queen rose to stardom. The exhibit features images captured by legendary rock photograoher Neal Preston.

I asked him how it all began...