gun violence

Corona Costco Shooting - News Conference Monday

Aug 26, 2019

   A Riverside couple wounded when an off-duty Los Angeles police officer fatally shot their developmentally disabled son during what the lawman contends was an act of self-defense at a Costco in Corona are scheduled to speak publicly today about what happened.
   Russell and Paola French, as well as their attorney, Dale Galipo, and other members of the French family are slated to join for a news conference at the Ayres Hotel in Corona, where they will give first-hand accounts of their experience on the night of June 14.

Funeral Service Tuesday for Slain CHP Officer

Aug 19, 2019

 A public memorial service is scheduled in Riverside tomorrow for the California Highway Patrol officer gunned down by a convicted felon during a traffic stop that turned into a gun battle, leaving two other
officers wounded and the gunman dead.
   Officer Andre Moye Jr., 34, of Moreno Valley, will be honored by colleagues, friends and family during a 90-minute service set to begin at 10 a.m. at Harvest Christian Fellowship.

  A man whose truck was being impounded suddenly grabbed a rifle and opened fire, killing a California Highway Patrol officer and wounding two others before he was killed, authorities said. Other drivers ran for cover and two people were slightly injured as dozens of bullets flew shortly after 5:30 p.m.

L.A. Jewish Center Shooting Commemorated on 20th Anniversary

Aug 11, 2019

    A moment of silence marked the day 20 years ago when a white-supremacist gunman wounded children and staff at a Los Angeles Jewish center before killing a Filipino American postal worker.    The Los Angeles Times reports family and friends of victims were on hand Saturday outside a U.S. Post Office where a plaque commemorates letter carrier Joseph Ileto ("ill-LET-oh"), who was gunned down Aug. 10, 1999.

As the nation reeled from two mass shootings in less than a day, President Donald Trump spent the first hours after the tragedies out of sight at his New Jersey golf course, sending out tweets of support awkwardly mixed in with those promoting a celebrity fight and attacking his political foes.Americans did not glimpse the president in the immediate aftermath of a shooting in El Paso, Texas, that killed at least 20 people and, hours later, one in Dayton, Ohio, that claimed at least nine lives.

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Felony and misdemeanor charges are expected to be
filed today against a 24-year-old Riverside man who allegedly threatened to
carry out a shooting at UC Riverside.
   Matthew Jeremiah Woolridge was booked Friday into the Robert Presley
Jail in Riverside on suspicion of making terrorist threats, with bail
originally set at $10,000. Authorities subsequently identified additional
alleged offenses, including presenting false identification to a peace officer,
resulting in a bail hike to $30,000.

On the heels of Saturday’s deadly shooting at a synagogue in San Diego County, Governor Gavin Newsom wants to triple state funding to help protect non-profits that might be the targets of hate-motivated violence.  Katie Orr filed this story for the California Report.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra says his agency needs more help removing guns from those who are prohibited from having them.  As Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols reports, local police unions say they're ready to step up.

The AG’s office is charged with confiscating guns from thousands of Californians. From people who are mentally ill, have a domestic violence restraining order, or were convicted of a felony.

But Becerra said this month his office doesn’t have enough special agents to do the job.

California has officially strengthened the state's "Gun Violence Restraining Order" program.  Capital Public Radio's Steve Milne reports as part of our series on new California Laws in 2019.

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. 

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After the latest school shotting, the California Assembly has passed a bill that wuld allow coworkers, employers, and school faculty and staff to seek gun violence restraining orders.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

Moreno Valley Students Walk Out on Columbine Anniversary

Apr 23, 2018
Benjamin Purper / KVCR

On Friday, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, students across the country participated in a school walkout. KVCR's Ben Purper visited a school in Moreno Valley to find out what people were saying.

About a hundred students from local high schools walked off their schools’ campus for the anniversary of the Columbine shooting. They gathered in a grassy field in Moreno Valley College, where they met student organizers and representatives from the Inland Empire Community Action Coalition.

In Riverside, Thousands March Against Gun Violence

Mar 26, 2018
Benjamin Purper / KVCR

Cities around the Inland Empire held their own local versions of the March For Our Lives, an anti-gun demonstration led by high school students.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper went to the march in downtown Riverside on Satruday, and has this report.

A crowd of thousands gathered in front of the Riverside Historic Courthouse on Saturday, March 24th, for the “March For Our Lives” - a nationwide demonstration for gun control in response to the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.