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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.  As case rates drop and vaccinations increase, more Californians are attending live events.
  2. California high school sports are back in full swing, but after a year long break, some coaches and health experts are worried about injuries.
  3. Traffic lanes and a connector bridge will be shut down beginning tonight on the 91 Freeway in Riverside and Corona between Van Buren Blvd and La Sierra Ave.

4/7/21 - Jodie Holt Discusses UCR Botanic Gardens

Apr 7, 2021

Today on Inland Edition, Lillian Vasquez speaks with Jodie Holt, Director of the UCR Botanic Gardens. Jodie shares the history of the expansive and diverse gardens and how they have shifted operations during the pandemic, but continue to grow.

For more information about UCR Botanic Gardens, visit gardens.ucr.edu/gardens 

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

  1. Riverside County expands vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older.
  2. Riverside County moves into the less-restrictive COVID-19 orange tier today.
  3. California is aiming to fully reopen its economy on June 15, ending the state’s county-by-county color tier system of business restrictions.

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. The Riverside University Health System has a system in place that they say improves patients’ experience and treating colon cancer.
  2. A new police chief has been appointed to lead the Corona Police Department.

Today on Inland Edition, Lillian Vasquez speaks with Evita Tapia-Gonzalez, Director of Communications for Corona-Norco Unified School District. Evita talks about reopening schools safely and the unique, fun video one of the District’s schools shared with parents and students to educate them about safety measures when they return.

For more information about the Corona-Norco Unified School District, visit cnusd.k12.ca.us

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.A candlelight vigil honoring and remembering victims of the coronavirus pandemic has been organized by District 47 Assembly member Eloise Gomez Reyes. The vigil is scheduled for Friday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m., virtually on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AsmReyes

Today on Inland Edition, KVCR's Lillian Vasquez has a conversation with 91.9 KVCR Program Manager Rick Dulock, as they reflect on Inland Edition and KVCR production during the pandemic, one year after it began. Rick and Lillian discuss how Inland Edition was launched and the topics featured, working with limited staff, and TV projects including At-Home Learning and airing local graduation ceremonies and graduates. They also share updates on some of the small businesses highlighted last year during the Small Business Spotlight.

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

  1. San Bernardino County’s Public Health Director Corwin Porter officially stepped down to start his retirement today.
  2. Riverside County health officials say improvements in vaccine shipments means supply is now outpacing demand.
  3. California state lawmakers are introducing a package of bills to increase oversight for nursing homes, which have been devastated by the pandemic.

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) Disneyland has set a reopening date.

2) A cache of fireworks exploded in Ontario Tuesday afternoon, and authorities have identified two missing people. 

Today on Inland Edition, Lillian Vasquez speaks with Dr. Manfred Keil, Chief Economist for Inland Empire Economic Partnership, or IEEP. He's also the Associate Professor of Economics at the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance at Claremont McKenna College. Dr. Kiel shares information about local employment numbers and opening up the economy, now that there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel with COVID-19 vaccine distribution. 

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 Julie Baker, Executive Director of Californians for the Arts. Julie talks about the $50 million dollars in California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grants now available for non-profit cultural institutions. She shares who can apply and how some of the grant funding might be used to help with opening things up, for the benefit of all small businesses in the state of California.  

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

Today on Inland Edition, Lillian Vasquez speaks with Heidi Arthur, Chief Campaign Development Officer for the Ad Council. Heidi shares some of the strategies and information her organization included in the Covid-19 vaccine education campaign called, “It’s Up To You.”

If you have questions about coronavirus vaccines, visit getvaccineanswers.org

Auto Club Speedway

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

  1. Riverside County health officials announced a milestone of giving over 500,000 coronavirus vaccine doses.
  2. Ontario International Airport is expanding service to Chicago this summer, a sign of the airport’s steady recovery from the pandemic.
  3. Humanitarian crisis response organization Team Rubicon assisted at the mass coronavirus vaccination site at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.

Jonathen Davis / Team Rubicon

The humanitarian crisis response organization Team Rubicon mobilized today to help at the mass coronavirus vaccination site at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. 

Team Rubicon is a volunteer organization based in L.A. that provides disaster relief and humanitarian response.

Volunteers are called “Greyshirts” and they’re often military veterans, though not exclusively.

Lorraine Riser is Team Rubicon’s Inland Empire representative.

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, KVCR's Lillian Vasquez speaks with Karen Zirkle, Assistant Vice President of Business Development at Redlands Community Hospital, to find out how they are working with local entities and the public to get people vaccinated.

To learn more about Redlands Community Hospital, visit redlandshospital.org

For information on vaccination sites and when you can get yours, here are the websites and phone numbers:

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. A new poll shows that anti-mask protesters in the Inland Empire do not represent the majority, with greater than 4 in 5 voters supporting a public mask mandate.
  2. The Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California is now under construction in Downtown Riverside.

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

  1. Scientists have found a new way to study hard-to-access animals in urban areas, using crowd sourced data to learn more about a common lizard.
  2. The number of visitors to Yosemite National Park plunged last year, but not just because of the pandemic.

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