public safety

Students and staff returned to San Bernardino Valley College today (Wednesday), after the campus was evacuated Monday afternoon after someone phoned the college threatening bomb and gun violence on campus.  The campus remained closed Tuesday as the investigation continued.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem spoke to the SBVC Chief of Police about the incident and the investigation.

Following a Monday afternoon bomb threat that resulted in the evacuation and closure of San Bernardino Valley College Monday and Tuesday, college officials say the SBVC campus will reopen to students and staff Wednesday.

In messages on the college's social media accounts, Valley College officials say campus police has cleared the campus for reopening on Wednesday, and final exams will resume as scheduled.  College officials also cleared employees to report to work Wednesday.

What was reported to be a bomb threat that led to the evacuation of students and personnel at San Bernardino Valley College this afternoon is now reported to be a hoax.  College officials, however, say the college will remain closed through tomorrow pending an investigation.

California counties will receive a half-billion dollars to build new jails.  The Board of State and Community Corrections approved the funding yesterday (Thursday) in a room filled with anti-incarceration protestorsw.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.

The California State Auditor has found two California government agencies in charge of responding to emergencies are now better prepared to do so.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports the agencies are no longer classified "high risk."

One thing is clear after Governor Jerry Brown singed one bill regulating drone use in California in recent days, but vetoed several others:  drones will attract attention -- and legislation -- for years to come.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

Residents of the IE cities of Banning and Beaumont are relieved that a suspect has been apprehended after a man with a gun went on a deadly shooting rampage through neighborhoods of the two communities on Saturday.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

California children under the age of 2 will now be required to ride in rear-facing child seats.  As Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports, that was one of several bills signed into law yesterday [Monday] by Governor Jerry Brown.

Police body cameras have the potential to provide more information about law enforcement interactions with the public.  This week, California Assembly committees are considering when police should be allowed to view the video that was taken by the cameras on their bodies.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.