Yesterday, we brought you the story of 5-year-old Filomena, who was reunited with her parents in Guatemala City after being separated for three months as a result of the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" policy when her father, Nazario, applied for asylum in California after crossing the border near Tecate. Her dad was deported back to the Guatemala, and Filomena stayed in a foster shelter in New York - one of the more than 430 children separated from their deported parents. The family now heads back to their village in Guatemala.
Guest: Farida Jhabvala Romero
A Ride With Border Patrol Along San Diego's Border Fence
The Trump Administration’s zero tolerance policy aims to criminally prosecute everyone who crosses the border illegally. The people on the front lines of that policy are Border Patrol agents who take migrants into custody in between the ports of entry. KQED’s Julie Small recently spent time with a Border Patrol agent in San Diego.
Reporter: Julie Small
Yosemite National Park Employees Face Money Problems Due to Fire Evacuation
The Ferguson Fire threatening Yosemite National Park continues burning as well. Nearly 95,000 acres have been torched but firefighters are making progress and it's now 68 percent contained. Ever since officials closed parts of the Park indefinitely, many of its employees have been forced to find refuge.
Reporter: Alex Hall
Wildfires Push Back School Start Dates in Lake County
So, it's mid August and that means it's almost back to school time. Some kids won't be grabbing their lunchboxes quite yet though, as the fires push back the start of the school year. The Mendocino Complex Fire will delay the start of at least four Lake County schools, impacting more than five thousand students.
State Lawmakers Seek to Legalize Sale of Home-Cooked Meals
There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal but in California, it’s illegal to sell them. There’s a bill now in the state legislature to change that. And it’s causing controversy with those in the “cottage food” industry. They worry the move may pave the way for Silicon Valley companies to “Uberize” home-cooked meals.
Reporter: Sam Harnett
Settlement Reached in Case Against Southern California Gas Over Methane Leak
State and local officials have reached a 120-million dollar settlement with Southern California Gas – it’ll resolve public claims over the largest methane leak in U.S. history. But not everyone is happy with it.
Reporter: Molly Peterson