Julie Small Sacramento Correspondent
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Julie Small covers state government, prisons and the California Supreme Court for Southern California Public Radio.
Before joining KPCC, Julie spent 7 years as the deputy foreign editor for Public Radio’s critically acclaimed "Marketplace." She helped shape the show’s coverage of Asia during China ascendency and India’s growing economic influence. She was the Los Angeles producer of a two-week live broadcast from China in 2006 and produced some other series on counterfeit goods, and the effect of the Iraq War on European-US trade relations. She also produced the "Marketplace Morning Report" for a stint.
Small is a former staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times. She's also reported for NPR, "The California Report," and "Weekend America."
Small earned her master's degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communication.
In 1996 she helped launch a national campaign for redress for Japanese-Latin Americans interned by the U.S. government during World War II. The group won a settlement from the U.S. Department of Justice in 1998.
When she’s not walking the halls of the state capitol, Julie spends her free time enjoying life with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area, but she misses her home town of Los Angeles.
Stories by Julie Small
A California state lawmaker reintroduced a domestic workers bill of rights that requires private employers to pay for breaks and overtime for nannies, housecleaners and caretakers.
The state's burgeoning population of vets includes more than 60,000 former service members who will wait more than a year to access benefits.
Fund helps crime victims pay for healthcare, counseling, relocation and other expenses. Money for the fund comes mostly from court-ordered restitution.
The Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services is highlighting its work in honor of Victims Rights Week.
The funds will be used to reduce a backlog of 20,000 California gun owners who have lost the right to keep them.
A bill to increase state funds sailed through the Senate Education Committee, but lawmakers who hold the purse strings will be a tougher sell.
While the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on expanding background checks for gun buyers, California lawmakers are pushing stricter restrictions on guns and ammunition.
CA Attorney General Kamala Harris champions bill to boost funding to track prescriptions of controlled substances.
California is 9,000 inmates short of its prison population reduction goal - and a three-judge panel says it won't won't cut the state any slack.
A three-judge court deals another blow to Governor Jerry Brown's efforts to end federal oversight of prison health care.
The former LA city councilman says he wants to modernize elections, registration and voting in California.
Agency building bullet train wants to borrow money from state while it wrangles in court over plan to spend voter-approved funds.
Assembly bill would ban local law enforcement from holding immigrants arrested for minor crimes and who lack a serious criminal history.
A state lawmaker wants to reimburse Medi-Cal patients who speak limited English for interpreters to help them get the right diagnosis and treatment. Read the bill.
The four-year probe of Caltrans mismanagement finds workers collected pay for safety tests they never performed. Caltrans states that they have addressed the issues.