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Monterey Park, Half Moon Bay Reeling After Mass Shootings

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MONTEREY PARK, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 23: Monterey Park mayor Henry Lo kneels at a makeshift memorial outside the scene of a deadly mass shooting at a ballroom dance studio on January 23, 2023 in Monterey Park, California.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

On Saturday night it was Monterey Park, where 11 people died and nine more were injured after a gunman opened fire in a popular ballroom, on the eve of the Lunar New Year. On Monday it was Half Moon Bay, where a gunman claimed the lives of at least seven in the vicinity of a mushroom farm. We’ll talk about how the impacts of the shootings are being felt in communities across California.

Guests:

Cynthia Choi, co-executive director, Chinese for Affirmative Action; co-founder, Stop AAPI Hate

Josie Huang, Asian American communities correspondent, KPCC

Rep. Judy Chu, U.S. congresswoman representing Monterey Park

Sherry Wang, associate professor of counseling psychology, Santa Clara University

Guy Marzorati, reporter and producer, KQED's politics and government desk

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