New Law Requires Background Checks for All Ammunition Purchases
If you’re a gun owner in California, starting today, a criminal background check will be required every time you want to purchase bullets. That law is part of a series of gun control measures passed by voters and lawmakers in recent years. Governor Gavin Newsom says it'll help keep ammo out of the hands of felons.
The California Reporting Project: Los Angeles
It's now been six months since KQED and other news organizations around the state launched the California Reporting Project, an initiative to expose officer misconduct. The effort corresponds with the state's landmark police transparency law that went into effect in January and requires law enforcement to share documents of investigations into sexual assaults, lies and deadly use-of-force by officers.
Reporter: Annie Gilbertson, KPCC
New Law May Fine Cities and Counties for Not Building Enough Housing
Legislation is expected to pass the Senate and Assembly this week allowing courts to fine cities and counties up to 600-thousand dollars per month for not building enough housing. It's connected to California’s new state budget which Governor Newsom signed last Thursday.
Reporter: Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio
Unaccompanied Minors with Mental Health Disabilities Not Getting Enough Treatment at Immigration Facilities
Advocates say migrant children with disabilities held at immigration facilities throughout California are not getting the services they need.
Reporter: Angela Corral, KQED
California Set to Ban Natural Hair Discrimination in the Workplace
California is set to become the first state in the Nation to ban natural hair discrimination as State Senator Holly Mitchell's Senate Bill 188 passed both houses of the legislature and has gone to Governor Gavin Newsom's desk.
LAPD is Using Artificial Intelligence to Battle Bacteria Infections In the Station
The LAPD has been dealing with bacterial infections at some of its stations, and officers are worried about rats and the spread of disease from patrolling nearby homeless encampments. The department’s Skid Row station is turning to artificial intelligence to handle the concern.
Reporter: Gabriel Cortes, KPCC