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.