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The California Report provides daily coverage of issues, trends, and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population.

The California Report provides daily coverage of issues, trends, and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population.
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The California Report provides daily coverage of issues, trends, and public policy decisions affecting California and its diverse population.

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Elderly, Disabled Residents and Their Treacherous Escape From the Camp Fire

11/16/2018
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Elderly, Disabled Residents & Their Treacherous Escape from the Camp Fire At least 63 people are now reporting dead in the Camp Fire, and the list of missing persons has ballooned to 631 names. A week into this disaster, a picture is starting to emerge of the population hit hardest by this fire. Many of the town’s elderly and disabled residents couldn’t get out on their own. Reporter: Sukey Lewis Getting Your Post-Fire Life Together, One Package at a Time Just over week since the fire broke...

Duration:00:07:45

Camp Fire: Death Toll Climbs to 56, Interior Secretary Visits

11/15/2018
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Camp Fire Death Toll Climbs to 56 Fifty-six people are now confirmed dead in Butte County from the massive Camp Fire, which is still just 35 percent contained. The death toll climbs each day as more remains are discovered in the fire zone. Family members wanting to know if their loved ones are among them can now help the sheriff there by providing a DNA sample. Reporter: Alex Emslie Interior Secretary Attempts to Tamp Down Presidential Comments on Wildfires Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is...

Duration:00:07:42

Fire Crews in Butte County Search the Rubble for Hundreds Still Missing

11/14/2018
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Fire Crews in Butte County Search the Rubble for Hundreds Still Missing While firefighters continue to battle the massive Camp Fire in Northern California, search crews are combing burned areas, searching for the missing. Forty-eight people are known to have died in this fire and hundreds are still unaccounted for. KQED's Danielle Venton surveyed the wreckage with fire crews in the devastated town of Paradise. Reporter: Danielle Venton Fire Evacuees Seek Shelter at Glenn County Fairgrounds...

Duration:00:07:45

Camp Fire Death Toll Rises to 42, Making It the Deadliest Wildfire in State History

11/13/2018
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Camp Fire Death Toll Rises to 42, Making It the Deadliest Wildfire in State History Last night officials confirmed that 42 people are dead as a result of Butte County's Camp Fire. That makes it the deadliest single fire in state history. With more than 200 still missing, the death toll may continue to rise. So far nearly 6,500 homes have been destroyed and over 50,000 people have evacuated. Many residents are anxious to see if "home" still exists. Reporter: Danielle Venton Remembering the...

Duration:00:07:32

Camp Fire Impacts The Poor Hardest

11/12/2018
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Camp Fire Impacts The Poor Hardest The Camp fire in Butte County in Northern California is 25% contained – with some 6,000 homes burned to the ground. Unlike what we’re seeing in Malibu, this fire is hitting poorer people the hardest. Reporter: Sonja Hutson Utilities Questioned On Role In California Fires California's investor-owned utilities Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric both reported incidents shortly before the Woolsey and Camp fires erupted. Guest: Ted Goldberg...

Duration:00:15:20

Lead and Fire: California Grapples With Mass Shooting and Massive Wildfires

11/9/2018
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Lead On most days Thousand Oaks is a city of 130,000. On most days, it’s one of the safest cities in America, according to FBI statistics. The past two days have upended all that, turning Thousand Oaks into a community tested by lead and fire. As for the lead, that test came after a mass shooter killed 12 at the local Borderline Bar & Grille on Wednesday Night. Justin Meek Last night, at the chapel of Cal Lutheran University, a memorial was held. Students found out halfway through it was for...

Duration:00:07:45

Lone Gunman Kills 12 in Thousand Oaks Country Bar

11/8/2018
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Lone Gunman Kills 12 in Thousand Oaks Country Bar Californians woke up to the news that a lone gunman shot 12 people, and himself, in a country dance bar, the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks. 911 calls started pouring in around 11:20 PM yesterday during a college country music night. Sheriffs arrived on scene 3 minutes later.

Duration:00:07:46

Governor’s Race: Newsom Wins Handily, Sets Sights on Trump

11/7/2018
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Governor's Race: Newsom Wins Handily, Sets Sights on Trump As Newsom claimed victory last night, he called California "a state of results and of refuge". Sounds like he's gearing up to fight the Trump Administration at every step. Guest: Marisa Lagos What Role Did the Golden State Play in the "Blue Wave" Nationally? There are still several closely watched congressional races that are still too close to call. In the Central Valley, Republican incumbent Jeff Denham is ever so slightly ahead of...

Duration:00:07:41

Enjoy Your Local Polling Place While You Can. It Probably Won’t Last

11/6/2018
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Non-Profit Hopes to Spice Up Polling Places with Live Music Even though voter registration in California is at an all-time high leading into today’s midterm elections, that doesn’t guarantee a big turnout. That’s why dozens of performers are offering a little creative encouragement. Reporter: Steven Cuevas Enjoy Your Local Polling Place While You Can. It Probably Won't Last If you like to cast your vote at your neighborhood polling place, you might try to savor that experience on election...

Duration:00:07:42

Orange County Democrats Say Voter Turnout Key in Tight Race for House Seat

11/5/2018
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Orange County Democrats Say Voter Turnout Key in Tight Race for House Seat Volunteers in Orange County knocked on thousands of doors over the weekend in support of Democratic Congressional candidate Gil Cisneros. Their goal: get people to the polls on Tuesday. Republicans have held the 39th District seat for 35 of the past 45 years. Cisneros's GOP opponent Young Kim was handpicked by long-time incumbent Ed Royce. Reporters: John Sepulvado, Jenny Hamel Women Running For Office Face Sexism on...

Duration:00:07:42

‘Women’s Rights Are Workers’ Rights’ — Inside the Google Walkout

11/2/2018
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'Women's Rights Are Workers' Rights' — Inside the Google Walkout Thousands of Google employees walked out of work yesterday over how the company is handling claims of sexual harassment. Reporter: Sam Harnett How is Antisemitism Playing Out in California's Midterms? Three elected California congressmen have made appearances with people who have espoused bigoted views. Should they be held responsible? Guest: Marisa Lagos In Debt ... From Court Fees California courts charge defendants some of...

Duration:00:07:30

Verizon Questioned Over Data Throttling in Mendocino Fire

11/1/2018
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Verizon Questioned Over Data Throttling in Mendocino Fire On Wednesday in Santa Clara County, supervisors intensely questioned Verizon executives over their so-called throttling of information – information firefighters needed to help battle the Mendocino Complex Fire. Reporter: Peter Jon Shuler Southern California Utility Sued Over Thomas Fire In Ventura County, Southern California Edison officials said on Wednesday their equipment helped start California’s second largest wildfire in...

Duration:00:07:29

Orange County Faces Federal Order to Solve Homeless Crisis

10/31/2018
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Orange County Faces Federal Order to Solve Homeless Crisis Over the past year, Orange County has increasingly struggled with a homelessness crisis: tent cities, eviction, federal lawsuits, protests, political fighting and a rise of nimbyism. Now, county officials are about to comply with a federal order to find better solutions for homelessness. Reporter: Michelle Wiley Public Defenders Challenge Prosecution of Immigrants in San Diego At a U.S. district court in San Diego, federal public...

Duration:00:07:59

Calexico Mayor Calls Trump’s Response to Migrant Caravan ‘Alarmist’

10/30/2018
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Trump Considers Executive Order to End Birthright Citizenship President Trump says he wants to end birthright citizenship. That's according to an interview the president did with Axios. Trump said he has even run the idea by his legal counsel. That right, however, is guaranteed under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. But some conservative scholars think Trump's got legal ground to stand on. Reporter: Lily Jamali Calexico Mayor Calls Trump's Response to Migrant Caravan 'Alarmist' The...

Duration:00:07:59

U.S. Military Plans to Deploy More Troops to Stop Migrant Caravan at Border, Reports Say

10/29/2018
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California Jewish Community Mourns Synagogue Shooting Victims Vigils took place all over the state this past weekend to show solidarity with the Tree of Life synagogue shooting victims in Pittsburgh. On Sunday night, members of L.A.’s Jewish community, the second-largest in the U.S., gathered to honor the victims of what is now being called the worst anti-Semitic attack ever on U.S. soil. Reporter: Jenny Hamel Pittsburgh Shooter was Active on Far-Right Social Media Site The shooter in...

Duration:00:07:59

Homeland Security Secretary Visits California Border

10/26/2018
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Homeland Security Secretary Visits California Border U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is visiting the U.S.-Mexico border Friday to see the first completed section of President Trump's new 30-foot high border wall. California National Guard Assists Immigration Enforcement As the Trump administration moves to possibly strengthen deployment along the border, some members of the California National Guard, which have been there since April, say it's been hard to...

Duration:00:07:59

Gavin Newsom Leads Polls in Governor’s Race

10/25/2018
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Poll: Newsom, Feinstein Maintain Leads, Rent Control and Gas Tax Repeal Lagging Democrat Gavin Newsom has an 11 point lead over his Republican opponent, businessman John Cox, according to the recent Public Policy Institute of California poll. The PPIC poll also found voters closely split between Democrats and Republicans in the 11 Congressional districts that Democrats are trying to flip. Reporter: Marisa Lagos Can Democrats Flip a Republican Stronghold in San Diego? Democrats are hoping to...

Duration:00:07:58

Thousands of UC Workers Remain On Strike

10/24/2018
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Thousands of UC Workers Remain On Strike Some 15,000 University of California workers from San Diego to Davis are on strike for a second consecutive day over contract disputes. The action is expected to end early Friday morning, but even then it may not be back to business as usual. The strike has caused thousands of appointments and surgeries to be rescheduled. Reporter: Laura Klivans Migrant Mother Hopes to Reach California Thousands of migrants from Central America continue their trek...

Duration:00:07:59

Thousands of Migrants, Only Some Will Make It to U.S. Border

10/23/2018
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Thousands of Migrants, Only Some Will Make It to U.S. Border The migrant caravan from Honduras and Guatemala is still a thousand miles away from the U.S.-Mexico border. But participants are continuing their slow march north. President Trump has called the migrant caravan an “onslaught of illegal aliens”. At this point, it is roughly 7,000 strong. Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero Mexican Ambassador Says the U.S. Won't Influence How It Handles Refugees Mexico is under pressure from President...

Duration:00:07:58

Migrant Caravan Heads North Through Mexico

10/22/2018
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Migrant Caravan Heads North Through Mexico Thousands of Honduran migrants crossed the border from Guatemala into Mexico this weekend. They're part of a caravan, which some estimate to be as large as 7,000 people. The Trump administration has been pressuring the Mexican government to stop them. The group could make it to Mexico's border with California in less than a month. Reporter Emily Green has been traveling with them. Guest: Emily Green Can the Trump Administration Decide Where...

Duration:00:07:58