A proposal by a bi-partisan group of senators known as the Gang of Eight is working its way through the legislative process. Many expect it will pass, perhaps with broad support from both sides of the aisle. Things are not so clear on the other end of Capitol Hill.
Crawford High School in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood is one of the most diverse schools in the nation. Now one local university professor dreamed up a way to share some of that culinary richness, while capitalizing on America's obsession with cooking shows.
As the final part of our series "Dear Mayor," KPCC's political reporter Frank Stoltze and team are out this morning at Auntie Em's Kitchen in the Eagle Rock neighborhood, asking voters about what they want from the next leader of Los Angeles.
Today we hear from 24-year-old Kathleen Carlos, who spent the last three years studying biology at Cal State LA. We met up with her on the school's Greenlee Plaza, an astroturfed rooftop with a view of the 10 freeway.
While the "Valley Girl" of the eighties became a cultural phenomenon, the Valley itself is a unique part of the country. Kevin Roderick, author of “The San Fernando Valley: America’s Suburb," tells us about the evolution of this influential region of Southern California.