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State of Affairs, Governor Newsom heads to El Salvador, police pursuits




MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 24: Candace Parker #3 of the Los Angeles Sparks boxes out Maya Moore #23 of the Minnesota Lynx during the second quarter of Game One of the WNBA finals at Williams Arena on September 24, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(Photo by Andy King/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 24: Candace Parker #3 of the Los Angeles Sparks boxes out Maya Moore #23 of the Minnesota Lynx during the second quarter of Game One of the WNBA finals at Williams Arena on September 24, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(Photo by Andy King/Getty Images)
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We take a closer look at President Trump's visit to California. And, find out why California Governor Newsom is headed to El Salvador. Plus, police pursuits at the U.S. border.

Governor Newsom Goes to El Salvador

He's only been governor for a couple of months, but Gavin Newsom is going on his first international trip this weekend to El Salvador. The trip also marks the first time any California governor has traveled to Central America. He'll meet with leaders to talk about the root causes of migration to the border.

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State of Affairs

Newsom's El Salvador trip faces criticism. Meanwhile, California gets a visit from President Trump, just a day after he walked back a threat to shut down the Southern border.

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Police Pursuits

Los Angeles is no stranger to high-speed car chases often followed closely by TV news cameras hovering in helicopters above. Just yesterday, many of us in the newsroom were watching one navigate rush hour traffic through Pasadena. That resulted in the driver of the pursued vehicle crashing into a woman in an SUV, who was reportedly transported to the hospital in critical, but stable condition. These chases are not without consequences, especially when they involve border patrol.

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WNBA Sparks

The Women's National Basketball Associaton, or WNBA, is set to open its 23rd season next month. And the Los Angeles Sparks are one of its most successful teams, having won three championships. But even though the Sparks are the standard bearer for the WNBA, the league as a whole has its challenges. Attendance in many cities is low, prompting NBA commissioner Adam Silver to voice concerns about some teams losing money.

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Corgi Beach Day

It's that time of year again, when more than 1,000 corgis roam freely on the sand at Huntington Beach for the tri-annual Corgi Beach Day. This year's spring event is April 6.

Check out our coverage of Corgi Beach Day last year

Weekend Preview

Hit the beach with your favorite pooch at Corgachella or head to one of the weekend's numerous fairs. There are festivals celebrating tacos, beer and Scandinavian culture as well as Huntington Park's Carnaval Primavera and the Brewery's spring Art Walk. Need more choices? Mingle with members of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater or watch pottymouth puppets perform Les Miz. There's also a healing tribute to Nipsey Hussle.

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