According to a new study by the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation, immigration reform will cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion. Immediately, lawmakers often aligned with the conservative Heritage Foundation challenged the reports conclusions, and that astronomical price tag.
As the legal battles continue, thousands of inmates continue to flow from California's 33 state prisons to local authorities. That means probation officers throughout California are now tasked with supervising a lot more violent criminals.
Last weekend, Alex and A interviewed the two candidates for LA Mayor, Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel. We figured as good KPCC listeners, you'd already heard quite a bit about their positions on the issues, so we approached these conversations a little differently, and tried to find out more about the candidates personalities: who they are and what makes them tick.
For today's Picture This segment, we're joined by KPCC's very own photographers, Grant Slater and Mae Ryan. They've just launched a new site called AudioVision, a blog featuring photos and video for-and-by KPCC listeners.
Coriah Welch has about 20 colleges to choose from after she graduates. But the decision is a difficult one. For the last few years, Welch has been raising three of her four half-brothers in their foster home in South Los Angeles.
Reporter Borzou Daragahi is a foreign correspondent who spent several years covering the Middle East for the LA Times. He's now stationed in Cairo as the North Africa Correspondent for the Financial Times.
In Monterey Bay, dozens of killer whales have been attacking migrating gray whales and picking off their young. It's an occurrence that has become more common as the population of gray whales has rebounded, and it's quite a dramatic sight.
If you live in Los Angeles, you may be familiar with the large population of coyotes that lives in the area. Living near coyotes requires some extra precautions (like keeping pets indoors), but there are some things you can’t prepare for. Jed Kim reports.