Report: More Housing Could Benefit Californians With Low Incomes. San Diego Neighborhoods Close in Distance, Miles Apart in Voter Turnout. End Music.
A new state report challenges the notion that building more market-rate housing would do little to help California's low-income residents.
A busy boulevard separates the San Diego neighborhoods of Kensington and Teralta. But it isn't the only thing that divides them. They are worlds apart when it comes to income, race, age and voter turnout. And yet the voters in these divergent neighboring communities will help pick a president this year and decide who will be their next City Council member. Reporters Claire Tregaser and Megan Burks of KPBS in San Diego examine these contrasts as part of our California Counts election coverage.
Cal State Faculty Union Plans 5-Day Strike for April. California Coastal Commission Weighs Ouster of Director. GOP Assemblyman Rocky Chavez Drops His Senate Bid. End Music.
The union that represents California State University faculty says it's preparing for a five-day systemwide strike in April. The union says it now has a plan in place: a work stoppage across all 23 CSU campuses. The union's 26,000 members include counselors, librarians and coaches. They want a 5 percent pay increase -- the administration is offering 2 percent.
When the California Coastal Commission meets on Wednesday, it will have more on its agenda than just land use permits. In fact, the only thing up for debate is a personnel matter: the future of Commission Director Charles Lester. Members are expected to vote on Lester's possible ouster after more than four years as chief. The exact reasons remain a mystery. But a bipartisan group of critics says it's being driven by pressure by more pro-development commission members.
The race to replace retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer now has one less candidate. Republican Assemblyman Rocky Chavez abruptly announced he was dropping out Monday.
State to Release Names of Presidential Candidates on June Ballot. Black Lives Matter Co-Founder's Plan to Reduce Law Enforcement Violence. End Music.
California's presidential primary comes late in the national election cycle. But, depending on how other races shape up, the state could still play a role in the nomination process. Today, California will release a list of the presidential candidates voters will get to choose from.
The latest installment of our "Big Think" series comes from Patrisse Cullors. Cullors is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter and the director of truth and reinvestment at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland. The center just got a $500,000 grant from Google to help make her idea a reality. Her Big Think? "Build a national network of communities to respond to law enforcement violence."