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The settlement goes to a teenager who was sexually abused and then kidnapped by a teacher at her Catholic high school. The archdiocese apologized for the "serious harm" done to the victim.

from NPR

Despite public health warnings about benzene contamination in the town's water supply, some Paradise residents say they have no choice but to return.

from NPR

President Trump appears to be still considering a plan to shut down the southern border.

Can the president preemptively pardon someone?

President Trump appears to be still considering a plan to shut down the southern border.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

John Muir, who’s known as the father of National Parks, was a key player in the efforts to preserve what is now Yosemite.

The story of the death of Lyell Glacier in Yosemite

John Muir, who’s known as the father of National Parks, was a key player in the efforts to preserve what is now Yosemite.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Adelanto ICE Processing Center houses nearly 2,000 people in California. Federal, state and watchdog reviews say the Florida-based firm that runs Adelanto fails to provide adequate health care.

Watchdogs cite lax medical and mental health treatment of ICE detainees

The Adelanto ICE Processing Center houses nearly 2,000 people in California. Federal, state and watchdog reviews say the Florida-based firm that runs Adelanto fails to provide adequate health care.

from NPR

A California high school is staging an original musical called Ranked. It's set in a world where class rank means everything, and some parents are willing pay for their student to get a better spot.

A dystopian high school musical foresaw the college admissions scandal

A California high school is staging an original musical called Ranked. It's set in a world where class rank means everything, and some parents are willing pay for their student to get a better spot.

from NPR

For many Californians, Tax Day this year means writing a check to Uncle Sam.

A bad tax day for California

For many Californians, Tax Day this year means writing a check to Uncle Sam.

from The Mixer

The lawyer who represented Stormy Daniels, who is already facing federal financial crimes charges, has been indicted for 36 counts of embezzlement and fraud by a California federal grand jury.

Michael Avenatti indicted for allegedly stealing paraplegic client's settlement money

The lawyer who represented Stormy Daniels, who is already facing federal financial crimes charges, has been indicted for 36 counts of embezzlement and fraud by a California federal grand jury.

from NPR

Public pensions are eating away at California’s future, and a misguided legal precedent is making the situation worse.

It’s time to break the California Rule

Public pensions are eating away at California’s future, and a misguided legal precedent is making the situation worse.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The craft beer scene in Korea is still new, and while shipping beer back there is expensive, the company gained better access to hops and brewer talent in America, as well as a significant tax break.

Why a South Korean brewery moved to California to make Korean beer

The craft beer scene in Korea is still new, and while shipping beer back there is expensive, the company gained better access to hops and brewer talent in America, as well as a significant tax break.

from NPR

A lot of the migrants trying to cross the border come from El Salvador.

Gov. Newsom gets a close look at why people are leaving El Salvador

A lot of the migrants trying to cross the border come from El Salvador.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After a roundtable discussion with Border Patrol agents, President Trump will attend a fundraiser in Beverly Hills for his re-election campaign today.

Who are Trump’s supporters and donors in California?

After a roundtable discussion with Border Patrol agents, President Trump will attend a fundraiser in Beverly Hills for his re-election campaign today.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Santa Anita Park closed in early March after 22 horses died. In response, the track banned drugs and whips, and appointed a director of equine welfare.

Racing starts again at Santa Anita Park, after deaths of 23 horses

Santa Anita Park closed in early March after 22 horses died. In response, the track banned drugs and whips, and appointed a director of equine welfare.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Before President Trump comes to Los Angeles on a fundraising trip, he's stopping in the city of Calexico to see the US-Mexico border.   There, the president plans to commemorate what…

Trump visits Calexico to show off a piece of border wall

Before President Trump comes to Los Angeles on a fundraising trip, he's stopping in the city of Calexico to see the US-Mexico border.  There, the president plans to commemorate what…

from KCRW Features

The University of Southern California is sometimes called the University of Spoiled Children. The college admissions cheating scandal hasn’t helped USC shed that reputation.

The wealth divide at USC

The University of Southern California is sometimes called the University of Spoiled Children. The college admissions cheating scandal hasn’t helped USC shed that reputation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The “Bethel effect” – named after a local church – is transforming the city of Redding in a way that even non-Christians can appreciate.

Redding and willing

The “Bethel effect” – named after a local church – is transforming the city of Redding in a way that even non-Christians can appreciate.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

President Trump doubled down on his threats to close the US-Mexico border on Tuesday, no matter the impact on the economy. Mexico is a huge trading partner with the U.S.

The possible economic effects of closing the US-Mexico border

President Trump doubled down on his threats to close the US-Mexico border on Tuesday, no matter the impact on the economy. Mexico is a huge trading partner with the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the late 19th century and early twentieth century, “nature boys” -- bearded, vegetarian men, typically from Germany -- and many people suffering from tuberculosis made their way to…

From 'Sun Seekers' to the Wellness industry, how SoCal birthed a global trend

In the late 19th century and early twentieth century, “nature boys” -- bearded, vegetarian men, typically from Germany -- and many people suffering from tuberculosis made their way to…

from Design and Architecture

The LAPD has identified the suspect in rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle's death as 29-year-old Eric Holder, a Los Angeles man. On Monday night, there was a stampede at a Nipsey Hussle vigil.

Police name suspect in Nipsey Hussle killing; 13 injured at rapper's vigil

The LAPD has identified the suspect in rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle's death as 29-year-old Eric Holder, a Los Angeles man. On Monday night, there was a stampede at a Nipsey Hussle vigil.

from NPR

President Trump has threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico in response to a large number of illegal crossings. A closure would very likely hit a wide range of industries.

How closing the border would affect U.S. economy, from avocados to autos

President Trump has threatened to close the U.S. border with Mexico in response to a large number of illegal crossings. A closure would very likely hit a wide range of industries.

from NPR