California Politics and Analysis
This week, President Trump made his first visit to California since taking office. He examined wall prototypes at the U.S.-Mexico border and criticized Gov. Jerry Brown and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for their stances on immigration policy. Also this week, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman resigned, saying he did not want to be responsible for spreading falsehoods on behalf of the Trump administration. Plus, state lawmakers appointed the first undocumented immigrant to a statewide office, according to Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León's office.
- Lanhee Chen, Hoover Institution fellow
- Carla Marinucci, Politico senior writer
- Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle reporter
The Debate Over Arming Teachers
One month after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a debate rages around whether to arm teachers in the classroom, energized by President Trump’s support for the proposal. We get the perspective of Bay Area educators and law enforcement.
- Chief Jeff Godown, Oakland Unified School District Police
- Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle education reporter
- Peter Garellick, Pittsburg High School teacher
#WalkoutWednesday at Encinal High School
Thousands of students across the country walked out of school on Wednesday to protest gun violence and what they see as continued inaction in Congress on gun control. We catch up with student Lily Conable, who organized a walkout of hundreds of students at Encinal High School in Alameda.