FROM Marisa Lagos
Jerry Brown’s swan song Jerry Brown took jabs at the White House, defended his legacy infrastructure projects and - generally - painted a rosy picture of California during his final "state of the state" address as Governor. But there still a number of lingering questions, including who will replace him.
What really happened when Katie Steinle was shot in San Francisco? The trial of the undocumented immigrant accused of shooting and killing Kate Steinle in San Francisco began this week. The case is a right-wing talking point to rally support for tougher immigration laws. But the facts of the case are more complicated than they’ve been presented.
California "Right to Die" Legislation Revived This year in Sacramento, a so-called "Right to Die" bill passed in the Senate, but the Catholic Church and other opponents stopped it in an Assembly Committee. Now Governor Brown has declared a special legislative session, and membership in the committee has changed. Sponsors of the "Right to Die" bill seized an unexpected opportunity, and the bill now appears to be on its way to the Assembly floor. Marisa Lagos is a political reporter for KQED , public radio and television in San Francisco.
Steve Cooley Concedes to Kamala Harris California's next Attorney General will be San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris , giving the Democrats a sweep of all statewide offices in this month's elections. LA's Republican District Attorney Steve Cooley conceded this morning after a race decided by less than one percent of the votes. Marisa Lagos reports on politics for the San Francisco Chronicle.
Fire Raging in South Lake Tahoe The State of California has declared a state of emergency for El Dorado County where 240 structures have been destroyed, including 160 homes. Hundreds more are threatened by a wildfire that's burning on 2500 acres of dry forest near South Lake Tahoe. Marisa Lagos of the San Francisco Chronicle says firefighters are hoping to get a handle on the fire by Wednesday.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.