A hiker has died after falling from the Half Dome trail at Yosemite National Park. Park rangers were called to respond on Monday after reports of a man falling while ascending the dome's cables.
California Lawmakers Call for Increased Census Funding
State lawmakers and community groups are calling for more state funding to avoid an undercount in the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. A joint legislative committee Tuesday focused on the impact on California if the Trump administration’s plan to include a question about citizenship discourages people from participating.
In an exclusive interview with KQED, Gov. Jerry Brown spoke out against a proposed ballot measure that would roll back many of the criminal justice reforms he has championed over his time in office.
Reporter: Marisa Lagos
Preterm Births Drop After Power Plants Close, Study Finds
After eight power plants closed across California, women who lived nearby had an easier time getting pregnant and fewer preterm babies. The rate of preterm births dropped 27 percent in the year after the closures.
Reporter: Raquel Maria Dillon
Report: Rising Housing Costs Are to Blame for L.A. Homelessness
The estimated homeless population in Los Angeles County is over 57,000 people — the largest number in the state. A recent report shows that rising housing costs, more than mental health or drug issues, are driving these numbers.
Reporter: Michelle Wiley
Coalition of Advocacy Groups Call for Breaking Up Facebook Subsidiaries
A team of progressive advocacy groups, calling themselves “Freedom From Facebook,” have launched a petition. They're asking the Federal Trade Commission to do several things. The biggest ask is to break off Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, turning them into their own companies.
Reporter: Tonya Mosley
Around this time every year, hundreds of thousands of sheep in California need to shed a few pounds. Well, in wool, at least. But there aren't enough sheep shearers to do it. We go to a sheep shearing school in Hopland that’s looking to keep this trade alive and well.
Reporter: Tiffany Camhi