California Update for Monday, January 15, 2018

Jan 15, 2018

Candidates on stage at the gubernatorial town hall, part of the 26th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit at USC on Jan. 13, 2018.
Credit Leroy Hamilton / The Empowerment Congress

• The first major debate in California's upcoming gubernatorial race took place over the weekend in Los Angeles. The town hall featured four Democrats, two Republicans, and more than a thousand people in the audience.

Credit Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• Congress must vote on government spending by Jan. 19. They'll also decide the fate of about 1,300 community clinics in California that function largely on federal grants.

Today's reporting by Mary Plummer (KPCC), and Sammy Caiola.