In Murrieta, Non-Profits Help Absorb Influx of Undocumented Immigrants
Protesters in the town of Murrieta, upset with the federal government's diversion of undocumented immigrants for processing there, appear to have stopped the program, for now. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had been sending about 300 immigrants a week to Murrieta to relieve pressure on border stations in the wake of a recent immigration surge. While it's not clear what happens next, the pause provides some relief for non-profit groups and churches who've been helping the area absorb the influx.
Lawmakers Try to Avoid 'Tunnel' Vision in Water Bond Negotiations
State lawmakers have a daunting task ahead of them as they begin a summer recess this week: crafting a multi-billion dollar water bond that wins bipartisan support. The bond wouldn't directly fund Gov. Brown's proposal to build tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta -- but that plan is the elephant in the room.
The Giving State: Bringing Magic to Hospitals
We meet a high school student from Santa Rosa who created "Magic is Medicine," bringing entertainment to patients in hospitals. It's the latest installment of "The Giving State," our ongoing series on volunteers in California.