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The population of the city of Beaumont has nearly quadrupled over the past two decades.  That prompted KVCR listener Mario Gonzalez to ask us: with all the people moving to Beaumont, what are the plans to build more schools and infrastructure to keep up?  In Part 1 of our series, we reported on Beaumont's plans to build more schools. In part 2, we're looking at plans to build more infrastructure in the aftermath of a major public corruption scandal.

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Over the past 20 years, the population in the city of Beaumont has nearly quadrupled.  That prompted KVCR listener Mario Gonzalez to ask us: with all of the people moving to Beaumont, what are the plans to build more schools and infrastructure to keep up?  In Part 1 of a series, we're looking at Beaumont's plans to build more schools, and the challenges they've been facing. KVCR's Danielle Fox has the story.

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The city of San Bernardino is auctioning off items from the now-closed Carousel Mall - including the carousel itself.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has the story.

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An environmental impact report on a mega warehouse planned in Cherry Valley that has stirred passions throughout the Pass communities and surrounding unincorporated Riverside County is on the Board of Supervisors' agenda tomorrow (Tuesday) in what's expected to be an intense public hearing,

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Many associate California's job growth with Silicon Valley and coastal cities like San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles.  But Governor Jerry Brown recently claimed inland areas - including the Central Valley and Inland Empire - are experiencing "tremendous job growth," too.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols checked out that claim.

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The City of Riverside will be relocating it's downtown public library to a new location, and will explore what to do with the decades-old building that currently houses the city's main library.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

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Yesterday [Wednesday], the 30-day window to file legal challenges against approval of the World Logistics Center in Moreno Valley closed.  The environmental impact report for the contentious mega-warehouse complex has brought together a host of opposition.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more on the field of litigants.

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Wednesday is the deadline for legal challenges to the massive World Logistics Center's environmental report.  Already, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, the Riverside County Transportation Commission, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District have filed lawsuits against the City of Moreno Valley.  Generally speaking, the suits say the city let the developer off the hook from having to help pay to accommodate increased traffic on area freeways.  More lawsuits are looming, but a legal loophole may save the logistics project from court.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem explains.

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Last week, the Moreno Valley City Council approved construction of the contentious, 40.6-million-square-foot World Logistics Center.  Having passed after three years of questions, studies, and a campaign to win public support paid for by the developer, KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports that numerous questions and concerns remain.