Legal Age to Smoke in California Raised to 21. Loretta Sanchez's Quiet Race to Senate.
California will become the second state in the nation to raise the smoking age to 21. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law last night, Hawaii is the second state. He also signed a bill that would regulate "electronic cigarettes" Both are part of a sweeping package of tobacco regulations KQED health editor Lisa Aliferis reports.
It's easy to forget that in California we have a U.S. Senate race going on too. Senator Barbara Boxer is retiring and only one candidate to replace her has any experience in Congress and that's Loretta Sanchez. Of course, in the year of the outsider, it's no surprise that Sanchez has denied being an insider. As part of our California Counts election coverage, Kitty Felde reports on how the Orange County Democrat is regarded on Capitol Hill.
L.A. County's 1,200 Youth Offenders Get Reprieve From Solitary Confinement. Drawn to Political Outsiders, California's Young Voters Face a Test of Commitment.
Los Angeles County agreed to stop putting young lawbreakers in solitary confinement on Tuesday. It's part of a national trend to halt the practice.
With Senator Ted Cruz suspending his campaign on Tuesday, it looks like the presidential race in November will be between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. Now the hunt for voters intensifies. One group of voters that could be especially powerful? Young people.
In Salinas, a Repurposed Popsicle Cart Engages Kids With the Library. PBS Premiers Documentary 'Janis Joplin: Little Girl Blue'.
In the age of the Internet, libraries are constantly looking for ways to stay relevant and to connect with their communities. In the central California town of Salinas, that means a new twist on the old bookmobile.
One of the most revered and influential rock 'n' roll singers of all time, Janis Joplin, thrilled audiences and blazed new creative trails before her death at age 27. Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg examines Joplin's story in depth, for the first time on film, presenting an intimate portrait of a complicated and driven artist.