Will the Super Bowl Really Be an Economic Winner for L.A.?. San Francisco Supervisors Keep Sanctuary City Policy. Union Support Still Crucial for Democratic Presidential Contenders. End Music.
The National Football League announced Tuesday that Los Angeles will host Super Bowl 55 in 2021. It will be the city's first Super Bowl in nearly three decades. Fans see the decision as a win -- but the game may not be an economic winner for the city.
San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously to uphold a sanctuary city policy on Tuesday. It limits when local law enforcement officials can work with federal immigration agents when releasing an undocumented immigrant from custody. The policy has been on the books for years, but sparked national outrage last year after an undocumented immigrant from Mexico was released from custody and allegedly shot a woman along the city's waterfront.
As Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders barnstorm California in search of votes in the June 7 primary, they often have labor leaders and members at their sides. Unions don't have has many members as they used too. But their endorsements are still valuable.
Gov. Jerry Brown Endorses Kamala Harris for Senate. Just Like Patients, Therapists Also Battle Insurance Red Tape. End Music.
Governor Jerry Brown threw his support behind California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Monday, citing her record in office over the last five-plus years. Harris leads Orange County congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and a trio of Republicans in the polls.
There are a lot of people suffering from mental health conditions who need therapy. And there are a lot of therapists who want to help them. But both sides believe the insurance companies that are supposed to bring them together are actually keeping them apart. Insurance companies say there's a shortage of therapists in the state, but the answer is not that simple.
Millions of Americans suffer from depression, anxiety and other mental health issues every year. But more than half never get help, even people who have insurance. Some say they still can't afford it. Others just can't get through the red tape. Recent health laws were supposed to fix this. But insurance companies are still finding ways to keep people who need care from getting it.
Cities across California are struggling with rising homelessness. So you might be surprised to know that theres progress in finding homes for one part of the population... military veterans. Across the nation theres been a 40 percent drop in the number of vets living in shelters and on the streets. Of course behind these numbers are people with important stories...but all too often theyre stories we dont hear. Reporter Michael Montgomery has gotten to know one homeless vet with a dramatic story of survival...a guy named George Arthur.Plus, Yuriana Aguilar is 26 years old, bright and ambitious. Shes part of a research team at UC Merced trying to figure what happens in the human heart just before sudden cardiac death - -which kills hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. each year. Aguilars also the first undocumented student to get her doctorate at UC Merced. TCR host Sasha Khokha has this. And, members of The Dead announced that they're playing a free show Monday night at one of their old haunts....The Fillmore in San Francisco. But in lieu of paying for tickets, the band is asking fans to "pay it forward." And that's what fellow Dead fans, The National, have done on a new Dead tribute album, gathering a diverse group of artists to raise money awareness for AIDS related charities. Our pop music critic Steve Hochman talks about that, along with latest from L.A.s Stars at Night, with The California Report's Suzie Racho.