With so much attention focused on family separations at the U.S. border, we talk to an immigration attorney to find out how the process works. And with the Fourth of July just around the corner, many neighborhoods are experiencing an uptick in illegal fireworks; we talk to the LAPD about what residents can do to report them. Plus, we visit the L.A. Zoo for a sleepover as part of its summer creature campouts series.
LeBron comes to Los Angeles
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Lebron James just signed a four-year $153.3 million dollar contract to join the Lakers. Here's what that means for the future of the team.
- Andy Kamenetzky, sports writer
A day in the life of a local immigration attorney
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L.A. County approved a budget that adds funds for four more immigration attorneys in the Public Defender's office, but advocates say that's not enough. Immigration attorneys are pretty busy people these days. We talk to a lawyer who works with pro bono clients on immigration cases to find out what an immigration lawyer's day looks like right now.
- Katelyn Leese, attorney with the Esperanze Immigrants’ Rights Project
Life in this iconic mid-century suburb shows how California dreams are shrinking
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With California's problems of affordability and traffic congestion, many of us are paying a higher price for an ever shrinking sliver of California paradise. As part of our California Dream series KPCC's Meghan McCarty Carino reports on what people are giving up to own a home.
Brazil and Mexico go head to head
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It's round 16 of the World Cup Monday morning. El Tri takes on Brazil after South Korea's victory over Germany saved them in the competition. We speak with a sports commentator and the local owner of a Brazilian restaurant in Glendale where half the staff is Mexican.
- Andrea Canales, sports writer
- Kevin Aksacki, owner of Gaucho's Village
Observing the polls in Mexico
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Mexican voters went to the polls yesterday to choose a new president... and it was a historic upset. Andrés Manuel López Obrador won by a landslide. Getting involved in politics can be a dangerous job in Mexico, more than a hundred candidates have been murdered in less than a year. So, having a fair election, free of corruption, is a big concern for voters there.
- David Huerta, worked with the nonprofit human rights group, Global Exchange, to help at the polls in Mexico over the weekend.
Creature campouts at the Los Angeles Zoo let campers spend the night
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The Los Angeles Zoo started its summer creature campouts series June 23. We tagged along to find out why families haul their sleeping bags to the zoo for a sleepover, and how the zoo comes alive at night in a way that's different from during the day.