SAN FRANCISCO | Meg Whitman, the Republican candidate for governor of California, can’t seem to shake charges that she knowingly employed an illegal immigrant in her home as a housekeeper and nanny for nine years. In a second day of … Continue reading
Updated 8:12 p.m. ET SAN JOSE, Calif. | Revelations that Meg Whitman, the Republican candidate for governor in California, employed an illegal alien as a housekeeper for nine years have made waves in a tight campaign here. At a news … Continue reading
Born in Beijing, MacArthur Fellow Yiyun Li came to the United States in 1996 to complete a doctoral program in immunology, but decided then to change her career path and instead do something that was more important to her: writing.
In the summer of 2009, with signs of the Great Recession scattered across much of California, filmmaker Drea Cooper and photographer Zackary Canepari decided it was time to work together full time to document what they were witnessing around them.
Correspondent Spencer Michels examines how U.S. Supreme Court rulings limiting local gun-control laws are playing out in California. Continue reading
In other news Thursday, the wait continues for the legal fate of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. The jurors said they are not close to decisions on all charges. Also, a federal judge delayed resuming gay marriage ceremonies in California at least until next Wednesday. Continue reading
People on both sides of the same-sex marriage in California debate vowed appeals of the judge’s ruling, regardless of the outcome, and one has now been filed. Ray Suarez talks to Jennifer Pizer of the Lambda Legal Defense Fund and Robert George, founder of the American Principles Project, about the legal steps ahead. Continue reading
Federal District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned California’s ban on same-sex marriage Wednesday but did not vacate the law. This creates a stumbling block for gay couples who wish to get married. Ray Suarez reports on the fallout from the ruling and the pending appeal. Continue reading
A federal judge struck down California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages Wednesday, but proponents have promised an appeal. Spencer Michels reports from San Francisco on the ruling’s possible implications for the rest of the country and the prospects for the case making its way to the Supreme Court. Continue reading
Research shows today there are an estimated 5.5 million children with parents who are in the country illegally. If those parents are deported, some of those young people are left to fend for themselves. KPBS education reporter Ana Tintocalis tells us about the kids who are left behind. Continue reading