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Today on Inland Edition, Lillian Vasquez speaks with Michael Osur, Assistant Director for Riverside County Public Health. Michael is one of the key people working on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Riverside County. He shares the latest important information. Also on the show, Lillian talks with Ryan Hagen, a reporter with Southern California News Group which includes The Sun. Ryan shares information about restaurants and the requirements connected to Stay at Home orders.

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

  1. UC Riverside astronomers are among a team of researchers studying “Super Earth”, a planet about 50% larger than Earth.
  2. California counties are learning that the state system to register high-risk healthcare workers during Phase 1 of COVID-19 vaccinations is presenting challenges.
  3. Governor Newsom is calling for schools to begin welcoming students back to classrooms next month.

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

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

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

  1. San Bernardino County is doing better than the state average for administering the COVID-19 vaccine.
  2. A Riverside post office will be renamed in honor of late civic activist.
  3. Congress will meet today in a joint session to count the nation’s electoral college votes.

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

  1. The U.S. Forest Service is initiating prescribed burns around Idyllwild to reduce vegetation that might fuel wildfires.
  2. Governor Newsom is promising to speed up the process of getting Californians vaccinated against COVID-19.
  3. A new law that took effect on January 1 increased minimum wage to $14 an hour.
  4. A new report suggests California must reduce greenhouse emissions by four times its current rate to meet 2030 goals.

County of Riverside

The combined case count of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Riverside and San Bernardino counties has passed 400,000. 

Riverside County reported more than 17,000 new infections on Monday, reflecting test results from the extended holiday weekend.

That brought the county’s cumulative case total to 198,236 cases as of Monday.

There have also been 2,096 confirmed deaths from the virus in Riverside County.

Meanwhile, San Bernardino County reported more than 18,000 new infections, bringing that county’s total to 203,309.

County of Riverside

The rate of intensive care unit admissions for both Riverside and San Bernardino County rose sharply in the last few days. 

In Riverside County, the number of people in intensive care for COVID-19 broke records on both Saturday and Sunday.

As of Sunday, the number of people hospitalized in Riverside County for COVID-19 stood at 1,367, with 282 people in intensive care.

San Bernardino County, meanwhile, has twice as many COVID-19 patients in intensive care as it had a month ago.

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  1. The U.S. Forest Service offers advice on responsible recreation in the mountains now that winter weather has arrived.
  2. Pastors ask the Supreme Court to reverse state COVID-19 restrictions.
  3. Many dentists have seen people put off regular dental appointments this year and also attribute teeth grinding to the high stress of 2020.
  4. This week marks the start of a massive COVID-19 vaccination effort at California’s nursing homes.

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

  1. Several California tribal clinics are starting to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and Native residents address concerns and challenges.
  2. Executives from California’s largest healthcare companies made a plea for public help in order to ensure there is hospital bed capacity to serve everyone in need.
  3. Santa Ana winds are set to return to Riverside County and a windblown dust advisory warns about unhealthy air quality.  

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  1. The world witnessed a rare celestial event when Jupiter and Saturn appeared so close they looked like one big star. KVCR’s Megan Jamerson and her dad recount viewing this planetary conjunction.
  2. The adjacent ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach experienced a surge in cargo in November.
  3. San Francisco supervisors approved a resolution to condemn the naming of the city’s public hospital for Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife.

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A worsening COVID-19 outbreak at Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino has prompted the nonprofit Disability Rights California to demand the hospital release a sizable portion of its patients there. 

349 patients at Patton have tested positive for COVID-19 and 11 patients have died since May.

More than 100 patients have tested positive in the last 15 days.

The facility is a lockdown hospital for people with mental illness committed by the courts, and has 1,527 beds.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. San Bernardino County unveils memorial plans for victims of the Dec 2, 2015 terrorist attack.
2. The US Forest Service is encouraging Californians to cut down their Christmas trees in national forests to help mitigate wildfire danger. 
3. State Senator and pediatrician Richard Pan says he is cautiously optimistic about a coronavirus vaccine arriving soon in California.

Today on Inland Edition, Lillian Vasquez speaks with Jennifer O’Farrell, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire. Jennifer shares how the non-profit has been weathering the pandemic and how mentoring looks different now that in-person outings have halted.

You can learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire at https://www.iebigs.org/aboutus/

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Facebook has created an interactive map that forecasts the spread of coronavirus across the entire United States – and it puts Riverside and San Bernardino counties in its “high risk” category. The map forecasts San Bernardino County to see more than 102,000 cumulative cases of the virus by December 13, while in Riverside County that number is more than 94,000 by the 13.

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

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

Today on Inland Edition, Lillian Vasquez speaks with Dr. Denise Woods, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Health Counselling and Wellness at UC Riverside. Dr. Woods talks about California COVID Notify, a smartphone app that notifies the user when they’ve been exposed to COVID-19. Presently, students and others connected to the University of California system are testing this technology.

You can learn more about California COVID Notify at  https://campusreturn.ucr.edu/california-covid-notify

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

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

1. Assemblymember James Ramos holds town hall recognizing survivors of suicide loss.
2. Audubon California mapped how turkeys and other birds will fare under three different climate warming scenarios.
3. Governor Gavin Newsom gave a COVID-19 briefing from his house where he and his family is in quarantine.

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


Today on Inland Edition, Lillian Vasquez talks with Ryan Shaw, Director of Water Resources for the Western Municipal Water District. Ryan shares some new ideas for STEM-focused water education. One component is the development of a new video game that teaches students as they work their way through the levels. The game should be available to implement into virtual and classroom learning in the spring. Also on the show is Ava DeGrave, a 13-year-old from Murrieta who recently had the chance to test the new water education video game, called Drippy’s Journey.

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

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