A gunman killed three people at an annual community festival in Gilroy, California Sunday. An investigation is ongoing.
- Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times reporter
The alleged gunman at the Gilroy Garlic Festival reportedly breached security by cutting through a fence along the perimeter. So, how has event security has evolved, and how might it change based on this recent event?
- Errol Southers, USC security expert
Sacramento Black Child Mortality
Sacramento County saw a really dramatic decrease in the deaths of black children. There was a downward trend in sleep-related deaths for infants, child abuse and neglect and gun violence. But rates for perinatal deaths, like preterm birth, got worse. This comes after the county created the Black Child Legacy Campaign, a community-driven program targeting seven neighborhoods. What lessons are there for L.A. as county officials develop an action plan around infant mortality?
- Priska Neely, KPCC Senior Early Childhood Reporter
More Truckers On the Border
We turn south, now, where more National Guard troops are headed to the U.S. - Mexico border. A thousand troops from Texas will try to address one of the unintended results of President Trump's immigration crackdown — traffic jams. Truckers say it can take hours to cross the border and get through U.S. customs. From Pharr, Texas, Carson Frame reports for the American Homefront Project.
The 2020 Census is less than a year away and the results will have a major effect on life here in California. The data gathered from that population count will determine how many billions of dollars the state receives from the federal government. Census data will determine how many congressional representatives we get and how our political districts are shaped. Months after the census wraps up, a group called the Citizens Redistricting Commission takes over. Made up of fourteen Californians who will pound the pavement to determine where to draw those district lines.
- Kathy Feng, national redistricting director for the advocacy group Common Cause
Kern County Oil Spill
The biggest oil spill in nearly three decades continues to leak at a small town in Kern County. Over 1-million gallons of oil and water have seeped from a well in the town of McKittrick… and some town residents are unphased. Alexandra Hall, Central Valley reporter with KQED reports.