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The California Report

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:38:18 +0000

Red Flags Didn’t Lead Neighbors to Report Riverside Abusers We begin in the Riverside County community of Perris, where authorities say 13 siblings were held against their will and abused by their own parents. Reporter: Valerie Hamilton Authorities Knew Little About Perris Homeschool The couple arrested on suspicion of child abuse were running a home … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:06:22 +0000

Mudslides Force Santa Barbara Residents to Alternate Forms of Transportation Officials say it will be at least another week until Highway 101 opens up after a deadly mudslide that killed at least 20. Reporter: Steven Cuevas  Ventura County Family Says Teacher Used Anti-Muslim Curriculum A Ventura County family is appealing to the California Department of … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:24:16 +0000

Montecito Residents Recall Moments Before Devastating Mudslide How did a series of mudslides that caused so much devastation not prompt people to evacuate? Many residents say they thought the worst would not come. Reporter: John Sepulvado Salvadorans in San Francisco Weigh Their Options After TPS Protection Nixed Close to 50,000 immigrants from El Salvador in … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:54:17 +0000

Search and Rescue Efforts Continue in Montecito Authorities say the number of people now missing in the aftermath of this week’s deadly flash flooding and landslide in Montecito is five. That’s down from as many as 43 reported yesterday. 17 people have been killed. A miles long stretch of the 101 Freeway in Montecito remains … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:42:22 +0000

Rep. Issa Constituents Hold A ‘Retirement Party’ for the Retiring Congressman Protesters in Orange County threw Republican Congressman Darrell Issa an impromptu “retirement party” outside of his Vista office yesterday. They were celebrating the long-serving lawmaker’s sudden decision to not run for re-election next year. Southern California Officials Say Mudslide Evacuation Zones Should Have Been … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:22:33 +0000

15 Dead in Southern California Mudslides We begin in Southern California. At least 15 people are confirmed dead and many others injured in mudslides and flash floods that struck the Santa Barbara town of Montecito early Tuesday morning. The tragedy happened after heavy rains fell on the hills and mountains stripped bare last month by … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:35:05 +0000

Flooding, Debris Flow Closes Highway 101 In Montecito; Some Rescues Reported In Montecito Five inches of rain have caused a world of pain in Southern California. This comes after the largest wildfire in California’s recorded history charred the landscape, meaning the ground cannot absorb the water rolling down the hillsides. Reporter: Lance Orozco  Veteran Orange … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:03:18 +0000

As U.S. Separates Families at Border, Human Rights Groups File Complaint The Department of  Homeland Security has begun separating asylum-seeking parents from their children, including several families who crossed through the San Diego ports of entry in recent months. Human rights groups filed a complaint with the department recently. Reporter: Jean Guerrero U.S. Ends El … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 17:17:01 +0000

Bill Looks to Prevent Insurance Companies from Dropping Customers After Wildfires A new bill in Sacramento would protect homeowners from losing their insurance due to fire risk. Reporter: Sukey Lewis PG&E Equipment Seized in Probe Was Near Suspected Origins of October Fires We still don’t know what caused the deadly October fires that broke out … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:58:23 +0000

Sen. Mendoza Takes Leave of Absence Following Sexual Harassment Allegations Another lawmaker is leaving the state legislature following accusations of sexual harassment. But Senator Tony Mendoza says he won’t be gone for long. Reporter: Katie Orr New Firearm Law Banning Sales to Hate Crime Offenders Takes Effect One of the many new California laws going … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:51:48 +0000

California Tries To Work Around New Federal Tax Law New year, new resolutions, and new laws. State lawmakers are looking for ways around aspects of the new federal tax law that are expected to pinch Californians. Reporter: Katie Orr How Much Marijuana Is Too Much to Drive? Adults can now buy recreational cannabis legally in … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 17:33:12 +0000

The Cost of Special Elections The spate of sexual harassment allegations has led two state lawmakers to resign. Local election officials are feeling the burden of special elections to fill those vacancies. Reporter: Scott Shafer Cooking Fires at Homeless Camps Draw Scrutiny One of the several December wildfires in Southern California was linked to a … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 16:47:25 +0000

New Laws In The New Year January 1 is the day several new laws go into effect, including a minimum raise increase, new hiring regulations, and a real estate transaction fee. Guests: Marisa Lagos and Guy Marzorati


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The California Report

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 17:37:17 +0000

UC Regent Norman Pattiz Signals Resignation University of California regent Norman Pattiz will resign in February amid accusations of sexual harassment. Pattiz, who is CEO of a company that produces podcasts, was caught on tape last year asking an employee making a bra commercial if he could help her out by holding her breasts. His … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:14:29 +0000

Federal Court Tells the EPA to Hurry Up with New Lead Paint Standards A federal court in San Francisco ordered the EPA Wednesday to revise standards on the hazards of lead paint and its dust within 15 months. The court said the EPA’s multi-year delay in acting on the matter poses a clear threat to … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:00:10 +0000

San Francisco Sues Federal Government Over Gun Access San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York are bringing the federal government to court over guns. They say the Department of Defense is not living up to its legal obligation to alert the FBI’s criminal background check system about convictions among service members. The suit claims these gaps … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 20:12:34 +0000

California Nurses Union Wants to Block Nominee for US Health Secretary The union representing many of California’s nurses is working to stop the confirmation of President Trump’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Nurses are worried that Alex Azar would slash health programs. Reporter: April Dembosky How is California Going to … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 19:28:02 +0000

Christmas Spirit Survives in Santa Rosa Christmas is coming to Coffey Park, the working class neighborhood in Santa Rosa that was razed by the Northern California fires in October. Even though their homes are leveled, people are finding a way to muster some holiday cheer. Reporter: April Dembosky San Francisco Shared Workspace Pilots a Program … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 14:14:53 +0000

Cal Fire Engineer Killed in Thomas Fire Remembered as a Leader Tomorrow funeral services are scheduled for 32-year-old Cal Fire Engineer Cory Iverson who died last week while fighting the Thomas Fire in Ventura County. Iverson joined Cal Fire in 2009, and was part of a strike team based of out San Diego County. Reporter: … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:27:24 +0000

California Politicians React to GOP Tax Overhaul Let’s talk taxes. If you won property, have a business, have health care or otherwise make money and pay taxes, you’ll want to listen to the following conversations. First we talk with Rep. Mimi Walters. The Orange County congresswoman helped pass the tax package. For a different perspective … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:47:33 +0000

Another Gas Leak Reported at Aliso Canyon Facility Residents of the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Porter Ranch are once again smelling natural gas. The Southern California Gas Company reported a small leak on Monday. Dozens of nearby Porter Ranch residents reported feeling ill, and many reported it on a smartphone app created by a … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:20:12 +0000

Poll: Majority of Californians Oppose GOP Tax Bill The Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll finds, overall, 51 percent of California voters oppose the federal tax bill. Among Democrats that number jumps to 67 percent. But, mirroring a national partisan split, California Republicans are backing the measure, with 60 percent saying they support the bill. … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 17:52:03 +0000

Rep. Adam Schiff Responds to Rumors that President Trump May Fire Independent Counsel Robert Mueller The Democratic Congressman from Southern California says he is worried that his Republican colleagues in the U.S. House, along with President Trump himself, is actively working to shut down investigations into the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Guest: Adam … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:21:57 +0000

California Utility Regulators Approve New Fire Safety Measures State utility regulators are requiring stronger fire protection in areas where thick vegetation and strong winds make fires more dangerous . This comes at a time when fires are becoming a year-round problem in California. Reporter: Danielle Venton De León Asks Senator Accused of Sexual Harassment to … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:01:15 +0000

Homelessness in Eureka In the small North Coast town of Eureka, traffic is sparse — except for the groups of people who walk back and forth along a one mile stretch of land on the main drag. The California Report’s John Sepulvado reports from Fourth Street in Eureka, where he talks to the Humboldt County … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:59:18 +0000

Ed Lee Leaves Behind Legacy of Muted, Yet Firm, Leadership in San Francisco We remember the first Chinese-American mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee. Guest: Marisa Lagos How Ed Lee Transformed San Francisco Into a Tech City San Francisco is a very different city in 2017 compared to when Ed Lee became Mayor back in … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:01:50 +0000

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dead at the Age of 65 San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died suddenly early Tuesday morning at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, capping the end of an unexpected political career that saw him lead the city out of the recession and into a deep housing crisis. Reporter: Scott Shafer Santa Barbara … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:11:57 +0000

Thomas Fire Grows Over Weekend In Ventura County the persistent Thomas Fire has destroyed roughly 800 structures and scorched over 230,000 acres, making it among the largest wildfires in state history. Guests: Steven Cuevas and Lance Orozco Ventura Street Highlights Indiscriminate Nature of Wildfires We are beginning to learn how the Thomas Fire impacted not … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:07:29 +0000

Firefighters Continue to Battle Several Blazes in Southern California We check in with our sister stations in Thousand Oaks and Malibu on how the fire fight is going there. Guests: Lance Orozco and Hans Laetz Thomas Fire Destroys Hundreds of Structures The fast-moving Thomas fire in Ventura County has so far consumed over 130,000 acres … Continue reading The California Report


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The California Report

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:55:44 +0000

Wildfire Spreads in Ojai The town of Ojai is still standing but flames, fueled by dry vegetation and high winds, still threaten the area. Guest: Stephanie O’Neill State Fire Resources Stretched Thin State Officials in Sacramento say unpredictable wildfires are taxing state resources. Reporter: Peter Arcuni Firefighters face possible flareups in Sylmar Fire Firefighters did … Continue reading The California Report


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