Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review a few of the week's top stories around the Inland Empire, including:
-After local voters turn down a utility tax, The San Jacinto City Council makes cuts to police and parks;
-Whooping cough epidemic in IE the worst in decades, and;
-Two of 2014's top five grossing music festivals in North America were in Riverside County.
12/19/2014 12:30 PM
| Natalya Estrada
This week, some 300 IE-area Girl Scouts were invited to Cal State San Bernardino's Cyber Security Center to get them interested in possible careers in computer software coding, cyber security, and drone surveillance. KVCR's Natalya Estrada attended the Girl Scout gathering, and filed this report.
12/19/2014 10:30 AM
| Matt Guilhem
Representatives of the cities of Ontario and Los Angeles have been in court for months, arguing over whether Los Angeles should return control of Ontario International Airport to the Inland Empire. KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports the judge in the case could come down with a decision very soon.
In Part 2 of our interview about Huntington's Disease -- a genetic, neurological affliction that slowly diminishes the brain's ability to control physical and mental functions, usually leading to death -- we hear Melissa Bilardi and Daniel Medina discuss why Huntington's disease is less known than other life-threatening afflictions. Bilardi and Medina talk about organization Help4HD International, which offers a support group in the Inland Empire. Medina, a Moreno Valley resident, also talks about research being done at UC Riverside on potential treatments for Huntington's disease.
Make sure to listen to Part 1 of our interview, posted above.
Huntington’s disease is a long misunderstood, genetic, degenerative, fatal, and still incurable affliction. Huntington’s disease starts by slowly attacks the brain’s ability to control physical and neurological functions, and continues to progress until the affliction eventually leads to death. “HD” is particularly virulent to children. There hasn’t been any local support orgs for people or families afflicted by Huntingtonm’s disease… until now. KVCR's Ken Vincent has Part 1 of a 2-part interview with Melissa Bilardi, the President and CEO of Help4HD International, and Daniel Medina, Help4HD's International Affairs Director, who is a resident of the Inland Empire.
12/17/2014 1:39 PM
| Matt Guilhem
The recent rain in the Inland Empire has meant traffic backups on valley freeways, and fears of flooding and mudslides in the foothills. But up at the Bear Mountain resorts, the weather has provided the key ingredient for economic recovery: snow. KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports.
12/16/2014 12:00 PM
| Matt Guilhem
San Bernardino County nurses are back on the job after a two-day walkout from county-owned health facilities. Why did the nurses walk out, and what did the short strike accomplish? KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports.
John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, talks with KVCR's Ken Vincent about the effect a possible strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach would have on the Inland Empire's growing logistics industry.
The Inland Pacific Ballet Company is celebrating its 20th season this year with a series of holiday performance of "The Nutcracker." KVCR's Rick Dulock talked with IPB's Artistic Director, Victoria Koenig about two decades of ballet in the Inland Empire.
Press-Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the week's major IE news stories, including:
-Riverside wins redevelopment settlement in court;
-Riverside loses court effort to keep medical marijuana initiative off of city ballot, and;
-Divisive politics returns to San Bernardino City Hall.