City of San Bernardino

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On Christmas Day, a documentary film on the city of San Bernardino called Berdoo will premiere on YouTube. The film is the creation of Executive Producer Nishita Matangi, a graduate of Loma Linda University’s School of Public Health. She saw the need to tell the story of a resilient community working to help its youth overcome barriers to simply attending school.

Matangi is originally from Northern California and said she first learned about San Bernardino when she made the decision to move there for graduate school.

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State Representative Pete Aguilar announced Tuesday the city of San Bernardino’s Police Department is receiving another round of federal grant funding. This is the second grant awarded to the department this summer.

The latest Department of Justice grant to the San Bernardino Police Department is over $500,000. This comes after the city received $5.3 million from the government in July to form community-based policing teams.


For the first time, San Bernardino County is using goats in their fire prevention measures. The animals are used to clear dry grasses in undeveloped areas that put hundreds of nearby residents at risk. KVCR’s Megan Jamerson went to see the animals in action in the city of San Bernardino.

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The loud booms and cracks of fireworks are on the rise as the July 4 holiday nears. In an effort to deter illegal use this year, the City of San Bernardino voted to increase fines in April.

“We don’t want you to hurt yourself or a neighbor or cause a fire by being unsafe so that’s the whole purpose that the measures are in place,” says Sergeant John Echevarria, spokesman for the San Bernardino Police Department Community Affairs Division.

   RIVERSIDE (CNS) - A proposal for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services to take over patrol and impoundment duties in San Bernardino sank without the RivCo Board of Supervisors' support Tuesday.
   The city of San Bernardino sought the one-year, $2.1 million contract with Riverside County because the municipality is struggling to fund its own animal control operations, and its city shelter is in a state of decay, according to officials.
   San Bernardino has been working to climb out of bankruptcy for the last decade.

New San Bernardino Mayor John Valdivia wants the city to pay for additional staff positions in the Mayor's office, according to a report in the San Bernardino Sun.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis is refusing to concede the election... although he has reportedly applied for a new political job.  KVCR's Katy Trojano has more.

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The San Bernardino City Council has chosen not to respond to a letter from the White House requesting its support for President Trump's latest Supreme Court pick.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has the story.


The June 5th primary is tomorrow (Tuesday), and the race for mayor of San Bernardino is heating up.  Two of the seven candidates will be chosen in Tuesday's primary to go head-to-head in November.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more on the leading candidates in the primary race for San Bernardino mayor.

Six of the seven candidates running for mayor gathered at a debate hosted by the North End Neighborhood Association of San Bernardino on May 23.

All the candidates were there except for Danny Malmuth, a former filmmaker who announced his candidacy in July of last year.

Expressions of Art - SB Arts Fest

May 21, 2018
KVCR Staff

This Expressions of Art segment is on the San Bernardino Arts Fest. The SB Arts Fest features over 100 artists, bands, and performing artists. The event is free and filled with fun kid's activities, music, food, and art. 

 Expressions of Art on KVCR is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at



New developments in business and housing are on the horizon for the city of San Bernardino. KVCR's Rick Dulock has this story reported recently in the San Bernardino Sun.

U. S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions yesterday said the Justice Department might not grant federal crime-fighting funds to four so-called 'sanctuary cities' - including San Bernardino - if they don't help federal officials' efforts to detain and deport illegal immigrants.  There's one problem with Sessions' threat:  San Bernardino is not a sanctuary city, and isn't eligible for the federal crime-fighting funds.  KVCR's Ken Vincent explains.

Hoping that it's problems with bankruptcy are behind it, the City of San Bernardino is hoping to use a projected revenue surplus to restore some budget cuts and to shore up the city's public safety.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

SB Shooter’s Insurance Money Held By Court

Aug 10, 2016

A federal judge decided life insurance policies taken out by one of the shooters in the December 2nd attack on San Bernardino are not going to be paid out to the listed beneficiaries. KVCR’s Matt Guilhem has more on the recent ruling.

Residents of San Bernardino expressed a greater satisfaction with the economy and elected officials in this year’s Inland Empire Annual Survey. KVCR’s Natalya Estrada has this update.

City Council Votes "YES" on letting local residents vote in November on an initiative to change San Bernardino's City Charter.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has the story.

IE 66ers Baseball Could Leave San Bernardino

Jul 21, 2016

After 20 years of the Inland Empire 66ers playing ball in San Bernardino, the bankrupt city could lose its minor-league baseball team by the end of the year.  As KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports, a lease arrangement with San Manuel Stadium is behind the team's possible exit.

With 2016 only half over, San Bernardino this past weekend recorded its 40th homicide of the year -- just a couple of murders shy of the total number of homicides in the city over all of last year -- including the 14 people massacred in the terrorist mass shooting on Dec. 2.  The statistics show that San Bernardino can now be considered one of the most deadly cities in the nation, as KVCR's Matt Guilhem explains in the following report.

The city of San Bernardino is in the midst of a violent crime wave.  Six people have been killed in the beleaguered city just in the last week alone.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more on the latest rash of murders in San Bernardino. / City of San Bernardino

With 25 homicides in the first four months of the year, San Bernardino Police chief Jarrod Burguan addresses the current outbreak of violence in part two of his interview with KVCR's Matt Guilhem. Along with staffing hurdles, the chief says there are consistent trends in the crimes- and the suspects. 

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan became the face of the city in the aftermath of the December 2nd terror attack.  His measured, no-nonsense updates provided reassurance throughout the chaotic developments in the days following the violence. In the first part of his interview with KVCR's Matt Guilhem, the city's top cop reflects on the shooting and current status of the department.

Loud pops of gunfire have become a familiar sound in San Bernardino.  Shootings are on the rise in the beleaguered and bankrupt city, but reasons for the upswing in crime are scarce.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports on San Bernardino's skyrocketing homicide rate and one official's critique of the response.

The City of San Bernardino is holding a runoff election today (Tuesday).  Two seats on the San Bernardino City council are up for grabs.  More from KVCR's Matt Guilhem.


The director of the FBI made an unexpected trip to San Bernardino yesterday (Tuesday) to personally thank local first responders to the San Bernardino mass shooting.  Among those meeting with FBI Director James Comey was San Bernardino Police Chief Jerrod Berguan, who will fill in as interim city manager for San Bernardino next month.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

In the wake of the San Bernardino mass shootings yesterday, KVCR's Rick Dulock reached out to the leadership of the San Bernardino Catholic Diocese, to see what the local church's message will be to parishioners traumatized by the incident.

In 2013, in the midst of bankruptcy woes, the City of San Bernardino hired Allen Parker as City Manager. Come January, Parker will no longer be on the city's payroll. KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports.

Yesterday's municipal election in the city of San Bernardino yielded few surprises, but some results are still up in the air.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

For detailed information with periodic updates, check with the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters website at this link:

Some Inland Empire residents who haven't already mailed in their ballots will be heading to the polls today (Tuesday).  While things are quiet in Riverside, San Bernardino residents will be casting ballots for a majority of seats up for election on the San Bernardino City Council.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has this roundup of some of the seats up for grabs in the still-officially-bankrupt city.

Revelations into the City of San Bernardino's finances are finally on the way.  An audit of the beleaguered city's books from the year it declared bankruptcy are set to be presented to the public and the City Council November 2.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more on what the report could reveal.

By a close vote, the San Bernardino City Council yesterday [Monday] made perhaps one of the most significant financial decisions in the city’s 160-year  history... certainly the most significant decision since the city filed for bankruptcy three years ago.  By a 4-3 vote, the San Bernardino council voted to formally eliminate the city fire department and contract with San Bernardino County for fire protection and emergency services.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.