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WEDNESDAY - January 22, 2020
The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. After 13 hours of wrangling on Tuesday, the House Team and Senators gavaled-in at 10:00AM today. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office.

Marketplace - Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Here is the Wednesday edition of Marketplace.

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. George Mason University Professor Mark Katz visited the Inland World Affairs Council last week to talk about Russia’s role in the Middle East.
  2. Ontario Airport welcomed 5.5 million passengers in 2019, making it the fastest growing airport in the U.S.

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

Benjamin Purper / KVCR

George Mason University Professor Mark Katz visited the Inland World Affairs Council last week to give a talk about Russia’s role in the Middle East. 

Katz spoke at the University of Redlands for a program called “Russia’s Increasing Presence in the Middle East: What are Putin’s Goals?”

In an interview with KVCR, Katz says the biggest issue facing Russia in the Middle East isn’t escalating tensions between Iran and the U.S. He says the bigger issue is Syria, and the broader challenge of trying to expand Russian influence across the region.

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

1) The deadline to register for Riverside County's homeless Point-in-Time Count is today. 

2)   It's been 73 years since the Los Angeles Dodgers and Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Now their longtime rivals, the San Francisco Giants have made history of their own, breaking the gender barrier. 

3) The University of California is considering annual tuition increases over five years. 

Riverside Art Museum

The Riverside Art Museum is hosting a pop-up preview of Cheech Marin’s collection of Chicano art.

The pop-up preview of The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry – nicknamed The Cheech – showcases more than half a dozen large pieces from Marin’s personal collection of Chicano art.

The featured artists include Carlos Almaraz, Gronk and Frank Romero.

Drew Oberjuerge is the Executive Director of the Riverside Art Museum.

The deadline to register to volunteer for Riverside County’s annual homeless Point-in-Time Count on January 29th is today.

The Point-in-Time Count is a surveying of all the homeless people in Riverside County.

Volunteers use an app to survey homeless people, asking them questions like “how long have you been homeless” and “are you a veteran?”

The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires communities that receive funding for homeless programs to perform this Point-in-Time count in order to determine how much money is distributed to fight homelessness.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Benjamin Purper review some of the big Inland Empire news stories from the past week, including:

1) We continue our preview of the March primary. This week, we will wrap up our election coverage talking about city council and supervisor races.

 

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

Benjamin Purper / KVCR

Governor Gavin Newsom visited Riverside today as part of his weeklong tour addressing homelessness across California.

The visit was to Riverside’s Access Center, where homeless people in Riverside can access a wide range of services including housing placement and employment opportunities.

Newsom was joined by Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey, Assemblymember Jose Medina, and state Senator Richard Roth.

Here’s Governor Newsom on homelessness in California.

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Today’s highlighted story:

The common perception of pit bulls is that they’re aggressive, but UCR professor Katja Guenther says that reputation may tell us more about ourselves than the dogs.  

How Pit Bull Rescue Reflects Social Inequality

Jan 13, 2020

Pit bulls are generally thought to be aggressive animals, better suited to fighting than being good pets. But UCR professor Katja Guenther says that reputation may tell us more about ourselves than the dogs.

Katja Guenther is a professor of gender and sexuality studies at the University of California, Riverside. Much of her research explores human-animal relationships – most notably, the one between pit bulls and their owners in Southern California.

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. Habitat for Humanity has broken ground on a three-home building site in San Bernardino designed for low-income residents.
  2. Governor Gavin Newsom vowed to take bold action on the state’s homelessness crisis.
  3. Five million independent voters in California could play a decisive role in the state’s March 3 Democratic presidential primary.  

Habitat San Bernardino

Affordable housing continues to be an ongoing issue in the Inland Empire and the state of California as a whole. With that in mind, Habitat for Humanity has broken ground on a three-home building site in San Bernardino designed for low-income residents. 

On Wednesday, representatives from Habitat for Humanity, Bank of America, and the city of San Bernardino attended a groundbreaking event.

The site for the new homes is near the Carousel Mall District, on 9th and H Street.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Benjamin Purper review some of the big Inland Empire news stories from the past week, including:

1) We continue our preview of the March primary. This week we take a look at who’s running for state Assembly and Senate in the Inland counties.

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San Bernardino County Supervisor Dawn Rowe may have to vacate her seat following an appellate court ruling yesterday.

An appellate court has ruled against the county’s request that Rowe stay in her seat while it appeals an earlier superior court ruling that voided her appointment.

In September of 2019, Superior Court Judge Janet M. Frangie ordered Rowe’s appointment to the Third District seat be rescinded because it violated the state’s open-meeting law, the Brown Act.

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. Experts meet to reduce wildlife collisions on California roads.
  2. Governor Gavin Newsom called for spending three-quarters of a billion dollars to get homeless people off the street in California.
  3. The poor performance of telecom companies during last year’s planned power outages was the focus of a state Senate committee hearing.

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. Opponents of a Senate Bill 50 made their voices heard at a press conference in Oakland.
  2. Vote-by-mail ballots will be sent out on February 3.
  3. Roughly half of the three million children on Medi-Cal are not getting screened for lead poisoning.
  4. Republican Duncan Hunter announces his resignation from Congress.

 

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. A new law says it’s finally okay to brew beer with fruit, honey, and other ingredients.
  2. The message behind California’s Green New Deal Act is that the state needs more ambitious climate change goals.
  3. A 42-year-old desert tortoise is likely to emerge from her winter’s nap soon at the Living Desert Zoo.

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

1) Gusty winds will hit the Inland Empire today, bringing with them the risk of power outages.

2) It's now a bit tougher to smoke and vape on public lands in California. 

3) The Palm Springs International Film Festival continues this week. 

Friday News Wrap With Cassie MacDuff: The 2020 Primary Election and More

Jan 3, 2020

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Benjamin Purper review some of the big Inland Empire news stories from the past week, including:

1.     The 2020 Primary Election is March 3rd. Who in the Inland Empire will be on the ballot?

2.     The Riverside County Office of Education will audit the Corona School District in the wake of an alleged $1 million embezzlement.

 

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. 1. It could soon be easier and cheaper to build smaller housing units on Californian properties.
  2. Immigration status will no longer prevent young Californians from signing up for Medi-Cal.
  3. The NFL postseason begins soon with wildcard weekend.
  4. A Showcase of Floats offers the public a chance to view the Rose Parade floats up close until Thursday.

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. Riverside County’s 2020 homeless count will include people living in cars.
  2. The average Riverside County gas price is the highest New Year’s Eve amount since 2013.
  3. Perris exotic animal farm was burglarized and llamas were stolen.
  4. FAA approves Eastgate logistics center bound for San Bernardino Airport.
  5. The CHP starts new years crackdown on DUI suspects tonight.

Anthony Victoria / CCAEJ

After approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration and the San Bernardino International Airport Authority, the Eastgate Air Cargo Logistics Center is moving forward at the San Bernardino International Airport. 

On Monday, a week after the FAA approved the project, the San Bernardino International Airport Authority approved a ground lease with master developer Hillwood Enterprises for development of about 100 acres of land at the airport.

Riverside County’s 2020 homeless count will include those living in their cars. 

The annual Point in Time Count seeks to count all the homeless people in the county.

Volunteers fan out across every city and unincorporated community in the county to count how many homeless people there are using an app.

This year, those volunteers will broaden their search to include those living in their cars.

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Benjamin Purper review some of the big Inland Empire news stories from the past week, including:

1.     The Riverside man who pled guilty to helping the terrorists in the San Bernardino mass shooting get their weapons wants to take back his guilty plea.

2.     The West Valley Water District board has taken some actions to stem criticism of the troubled district.

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