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Trump & California

Parent of smuggled child fears prosecution under Trump order

A Salvadoran immigrant used a smuggler to bring her child to the U.S., but now could face deportation and criminal prosecution under new Trump immigration order.

Feds won't file charges in LAUSD iPad program

Federal investigators have closed their inquiry into the Los Angeles Unified School District's cancelled iPad program without charging any of the current or former L.A. Unified officials involved, according to a statement from the head attorney for the school system.
2017 Election

LA City Council District 7: Meet the candidates

Fifteen of the 20 candidates running for the Los Angeles City Council District 7 seat responded to KPCC's survey on the top issues facing the area. See their bios, their "one-sentence pitch" to voters and how they plan to fix top district problems and approach constituent concerns.

College graduation initiatives criticized in state report

Cal State is asking the state for $75 million for its Graduation Initiative next fiscal year. A Legislative Analyst’s Office report says lawmakers need more proof it’s working. It also recommends not giving $25 million to the California Community College system for its innovation awards.


Oscars 2017: Major Hollywood street closures

On Sunday, Feb. 26, most streets around The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood will be impenetrable. However, the most impactful closure actually begins Feb. 19 with a complete shutdown of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive. See the closure map.

SoCal, What's Good?

West Hollywood Park Tennis Courts

What it is:
Your serve will never be as killer as Serena's. But, you can still play a remarkable tennis match — for free! — in West Hollywood. The roof of the six-story parking garage next to the WeHo Library features three tennis courts that are open to everyone from rookies to Williams-sister wannabes.
Why it's cool:
The panoramic view of the surrounding Beverly and Hollywood hills is breathtaking.
You should know:
When you arrive at the garage, hand over your driver's license to a security guard on the first floor. They'll pass you a keycard that will give you access to this tennis paradise. (And they validate parking!)