How Some Families are Coping with Unhealthy Air Quality in Southern California
Air quality may finally be improving in the Bay Area, but things are still smoky down in Southern California. That’s especially true in in the foothill communities of the San Gabriel Valley, where the Air Quality Index has hit 500 this week.
Reporter: KCRW’s Benjamin Gottlieb, KCRW
New Poll Shows Tough Fight for Proposition to Reinstate Affirmative Action
The poll from the Public Policy Institute of California shows just 31 percent support a proposition to reinstate affirmative action. The poll also shows a slim majority of likely voters support Proposition 15, which would change how property taxes are assessed on commercial and industrial properties in the state.
Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED
Neighbors Step Up to Help One Restaurant Worker Out of Work Since Pandemic Began
The restaurant industry has been hard hit during the pandemic, losing nearly 400,000 jobs in the state since March. As some businesses reopen, those workers are competing for fewer positions. Victor Moreno is one restaurant worker finding unexpected support from people in his neighborhood.
Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED
250 Marines and Sailors Sent to Battle Creek Fire
250 marines and sailors are being sent to Central California to help fight the Creek Fire, which has grown to over 220,000 acres and is now 18% contained.
Reporter: Alex Hall, KQED
Firefighters Fight to Save Historic Mount Wilson Observatory
The Bobcat Fire has gotten dangerously close to the observatory. It’s surrounded by firefighters and helicopters there to defend the structures, which contain scientifically important telescopes.
Sharon McNary, KPCC