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.
Trump Poses a Love-Hate Quandary for California Republicans. California Democrats Choose Convention Delegates.
California Republicans wrapped up their convention this weekend. For the first time in years, the Spring gathering of the state GOP was the focus of national media attention as the presidential hopefuls now focus on winning delegate-rich California. Former Gov. Pete Wilson rarely makes big speeches these days. But the 82-year-old Republican made a surprise appearance at the GOP convention Saturday to give an impassioned endorsement of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. It sounded just as much like an indictment of Donald Trump.
On Sunday, California Democrats held caucus events to choose delegates to represent the party at the national convention this summer. Registered Democrats could choose to attend either a Bernie Sanders or a Hillary Clinton caucus within their Congressional district. We stopped by a Bernie Sanders event in Oakland, and a Hillary Clinton event in Sacramento.
Frank Zappa recorded dozens of albums before his death in 1993 at the age of 52. The groundbreaking musician and composer also left behind a vast archive. It includes a treasure trove of unreleased recordings, works in progress, films and more. Its all warehoused at the L.A. home he shared with his wife and family for more than 20 years. Now theres an effort to fully catalogue and preserve the Zappa Vault and use whats there to create a documentary film.