Cal OES News

Two teams of rescue and recovery experts from California are headed to help along the East Coast as Hurricane Florence arrives.  Capital Public Radio's Randol White says the first crew leaves today (Thursday).

Next month, the San Bernardino-based Time For Change Foundation will relaunch it's nationally-recognized resource program for incarcerated women in SanBernardino County.  KVCR's Trisha Ahmed has the story.

KVCR's Lillian Vasquez talks to Maz Jobrani - actor, comedian, and panelist on NPR's quiz show, "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me."  Jobrani is set to perform at the Ontario Improv tonight through Satruday.

Democrat Gavin Newsom recently claimed his Republican rival for California governor, John Cox, "parroted" President Trump on the issue of family separations at the border.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked that statement by the lieutenant governor.

Thousands of activists, researchers, and scientists are gathering in San Francisco this week for the Global Climate Action Summit.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra DAvid Romero has a preview.

The two finalists for California's state schools chief faced off in a debate last night [Tuesday] in Sacramento.  As Capital Public Radio's Nadine Sebai reports, the race is a battle between teachers unions and charter school advocates.

Riverside County is moving toward designating reserved parking spots at county office buildings and facilities for military active duty or veterans who've recieved Purple Heart medals for their service.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his discussion with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the major sectors of the Inland Empire economy have been expected to perform in 2018.  In this segment, Dr. Husing explains the "high-paying" - or entrepreneurial - sector of the IE economy.

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are asking Governor Jerry Brown to sign Senate Bill 910, which would limit so-called "junk" insurance plans.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has the story.

Eight people were shot in the courtyard of a San Bernardino apartment complex on Sunday, August 2nd.  Police are frustrated with the challenge of finding cooperative witnesses.  KVCR's Trisha Ahmed investigates why witnesses say they're choosing not to report information to the police.  And a note:  the voice of the person interviewed in the following story has been altered to protect his identity.

California bail workers are fighting for their livelihoods after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that would eliminate their industry.  They've filed a referendum hoping voters will overturn the law.  Capital Public Radio's Nadine Sebai looks at the law's impact on bail agencies, their regulators, and taxpayers.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is trying to determine if there was criminal activity related to the hospitalization of 25 poeple attending a wedding at a venue in the San Timoteo Badlands between Redlands and Beaumont.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Firefighters are battling a brush fire in the San Gabriel mountains north of Glendora that was reported over the weekend.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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:

1.                 Democrats are now in the majority on the California Air Resources Board.

2.                 A member of the Moreno Valley school board has resigned after he was charged with having an illegal assault rifle.

3.                 A member of the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water Board was reprimanded for what she drank while attending a district meeting.

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Comedian Alonzo Bodden, a frequent panelist on NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me," will be at the Ontario Improv for the next three nights.  He recently spoke with KVCR and, in this segment produced by KVCR's Shareen Awad, talks about how he got into comedy and what to expect at his upcoming shows.

California prosecutors are urging Governor Jerry Brown to veto a bill that would prohibit all 14- and 15-year-old criminal defendants frombeing tried as adults.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

Former President Barack Obama will make his first campaign appearance since leaving the presidency when he campaigns for Democrats in Orange County this weekend.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent and Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler.

A ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco clarifies how cities cxan regulate where homeless people sleep.  As Capital Public Radio's Randol White reports, the decision could mean cities throughout California now have unenforceable homeless ordinances.

Congressional candidate Tim Donelly is on the offensive after President Trump endorsed his rival for Congress. KVCR's Benjamin has more details. 


The Riverside County coroner's office has indentified a SanBernardino man and his 7-year-old son who were pulled from the Whitewater River near Palm Springs... and later died.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Irvine is the nation's second-best city to raise a family... and San Bernardino is the seventh-worst, according to a recent ranking by the personal finance website, WalletHub.  KVCR's Trisha Ahmed has the story.

There are a lot more women running for elected offices all over the nation in this year's political season  than in the national election 2 years ago.  This morning, we begin a series of profiles of many of these candidates as told by audio campaign diaries.  Our series, "The Long Run" begins with a profile of self-described "immigrant lesbian" Betty Valencia, running for the Orange City Council in Orange County.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Highlighting Hispanic Support for CA Public Lands

Sep 4, 2018

A new Film from the Hispanis Access Foundation highlights the Hispanic community's support for public lands and the Land and Water Conservation Fund. More from KVCR's Benjamin Purper. 

Police in San Bernardino say they're frustrated by a lack of cooperation among vicgtims and other witnesses to a shooting incident Sunday night that sent eight people to the hospital, including a 17-year-old youth who is in critical condition.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.



California Governor Jerry Brown has hundreds of bills awaiting his signature, after a late-night rush by the Legislature before its two-year session ended on Friday.  Capital Public rAdio's Ben Bradford gives you a 90-second summary of what you need to know from the final night.

The future of rent control in California will be in the hands of voters this November.  Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols has this primer on Proposition 10, a ballot measure that's drawn strong debate over whether it's the right answer to the state's ever-increasing rents.

8 people were shot - 2 are hospitalized in extremely serious condtion - in what's described as a gunfight in a northeast San Bernardino neighborhood late last night (Sunday).  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Another member of the California Legislature has received a letter of reprimand for inappropriate workplace conduct.  This time for "noogies."  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

The Inland Empire ranks #1 in solar panel installation... and #1 for longest commute times in California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

An Inland Empire Lawmaker is among those who have pushed the California Assembly to narrowly approve one of the most prominent bills to arise fromthe "Mee Too" and "We Said Enough" movements at the state Capitol.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.