Inland Empire cities

Rabid Bats Confirmed in SB County

Jul 30, 2020
Northern Long-eared Bat
National Park Service/United States Fish and Wildlife Service

On Thursday it was confirmed that rabid bats in San Bernardino County including four within the past two weeks had been identified in in the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Apple Valley. Confirmation is determined based on testing that's done at the public health lab. San Bernardino County Public Health is urging the public to protect themselves and their pets from interactions with unfamiliar, stray or wild animals.

Cities Ranked On Appeal

Feb 29, 2016

An online realty website has ranked almost 500 communities across the country on their appeal to young families.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem deconstructs the data and says the IE has its highs... and lows.

The Riverside City Council is tomorrow (Tuesday) expected to give final approval to an ordinance it gave preliminary approval to last week that would loosen a few of the city's prohibitions on medical marijuana.  Riverside's new ordinance will allow residents with a state-approved medical marijuana prescription to legally grow small quantities of medical pot for their own use - with certain restrictions.  Riverside and some other Inland Empire communities are re-examining their medical pot regulations in response to a new state law that establishes a framework for state regulation of medica

The City of Beaumont's finances are in shambles -- that's what a recent audit from the State Controller's Office found.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem spoke to the controller, Betty Yee, about Beaumont's situation and filed this report.

A review of hundreds of California cities by the State Auditor has found six cities -- including the Inland Empire city of Hemet -- are at high risk of financial mismanagement or are under severe financial stress.  Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt has more.

Nearly two-dozen California cities rank poorly in a new survey on small cities in the United States.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.

Finding a job is never easy, but there are certain locales with more opportunities than others.  A new study looks at 250 cities across California -- including the Inland Empire -- and ranks them from best to worst for job-seekers.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports that while the Great Recession is behind us, it's still not a cakewalk to find work in the IE.

One of California's newest cities, Jurupa Valley, has gotten a reprieve.  The Inland Empire city was in the process of disincorporation, but the removal of a $22 million debt has given Jurupa Valley and 3 other new cities in Riverside County a second chance.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.

Online financial firm WalletHub has released a ranking of the best and worst places across the nation for families.  As KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports, several Inland Empire communities are on the list -- for better or worse.

Part 2 of our preview of the IE cities and other jurisdictions nominated for Inland Empire Economic Partnership "Turning Red Tape to Red Carpet" Awards honoring local programs and initiatives that help streamline economic development and job growth in spite of the burden of state and federal regulations.

As part of our periodic "State Of The Cities" series, KVCR's Ken Vincent has the last of a 3-part conversation with former Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge (parts 1 and 2 -- Loveridge's assessments of San Bernardino and Moreno Valley -- are also posted on this website).  After Loveridge finished a nearly 20-year stint as Riverside Mayor two years ago, he returned to teaching political science at UC Riverside, where he now heads UCR's Center for Sustainable Suburban Development, a research center that focuses on the unique challenges facing cities on the edge of large urban centers.  In this s

KVCR's Ken Vincent has part 2 in our conversation with Ron Loveridge, former Mayor of Riverside, now Director of the Center for Sustainable Suburban Development.  Dr. Loveridge shares his observations about  Riverside's still-immature and growing neighbor, Moreno Valley, now the second-largest city in Riverside County.