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California Update for Friday, April 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018
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• The California Endowment is classifying police killings as a public health issue that must be addressed.

• The Trump administration has pointed to a 200 percent spike in arrests along the Southern border in March compared with the same month a year ago. How many of took place along the California border with Mexico and how significant is this increase?

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola and Chris Nichols.

Outbeat News for Monday, April 16, 2018

Apr 16, 2018
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• The caravan of immigrants that president Trump says threatens security at the U.S.-Mexico border is reported to include a large number of LGBTQ people seeking asylum from South American countries.

• A Texas Federal Judge ruled that Title VII includes protections for gay and transgender people because discrimination based on those identities is a form of gender discrimination. 

California Update for Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Mar 7, 2018
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• The director of the California Senate Fellows Program is no longer employed after an investigation into whether he failed to report sexual misconduct allegations against a student Fellow.

 

• The Trump administration will sue California over policies designed to protect immigrants who arrived illegally from deportation.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Ben Bradford.

La Escondida food truck
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A new food truck appearing off the Sonoma Highway has some cool, tasty specialties. But it's more than just a truck. It's an example of a local organization supporting small business with a special kind of investment.

Read about the La Escondida food truck in the Sonoma Index-Tribune. Here's the truck's Facebook page.

California Update for Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Feb 14, 2018
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• The Immigrant Worker Protection Act went into effect back on January 1st. It was designed to help employers deal with ICE agents. However, there has been confusion on the part of employers about whether the Act forces them to break federal law.

Today's reporting by Randol White.

California Update for Monday, January 15, 2018

Jan 15, 2018
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• 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.

• 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.