Battle Lines Drawn as State Adopts Mandatory Water Restrictions
As California's drought continues to dominate much of the news, battle lines are being drawn all over the state where interests and ideologies clash. There are those arguing over best practices for how to save water, and blame is being tossed from one crop to another. It's agriculture vs. urban, and people fighting over water rights. We check in with our reporters covering the drought.
An Oakland 9-Year-Old, Shot and Paralyzed, Struggles to Return to School
Today we bring you the first in a three-part series on how the constant threat of gun violence in parts of Oakland is changing the lives of schoolchildren there. In this story we meet Jacqueline Funes, a little girl paralyzed from the neck down after being hit by a random bullet. The Oakland Unified School District must continue her education, but that gunshot cost Jacqueline months of classwork.
Saying Goodbye to L.A.'s Last Drag Racing Strip
When you think of Southern California and cars, you probably picture crowded freeways or old movies with glamorous movie stars in scarves. But it's also the birthplace of legal drag racing -- and in recent years those strips have been disappearing. Officials recently voted to demolish Los Angeles County's last remaining track.
Between Homelands: an Unofficial Embassy for Los Angeles Kurds
All immigrants to the U.S. face uncertainty. But one thing they can usually rely on is having an embassy or consulate. Luqman Barwari comes from an ethnic homeland with no defined borders. He's Kurdish, and he's created his own informal embassy, one aimed at keeping his people connected and his culture alive. As part of "Between Homelands," our series produced with students from USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Taylor Haney has the story.
My Spot: San Francisco's SoMa West Skate Park
We present another in our occasional series "My Spot," celebrating personal experiences with special places in California. Today, reporter Justin Richmond talked to a social media manager for a skateboard company whose "spot" helps keep his passion alive for the sport.