061919officershotap pPolice officer Tara O'Sullivan, age 26, died in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call that turned into a multi-hour standoff.

Story by Sammy Caiola.

(Photo by Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo / via Capital Public Radio).








Phil TIng 911The California Assembly has given final approval to a series of tax law changes that will net the state more than $1 billion a year. And the Senate approved an increase to California’s fee on landlines and cell phones to modernize the 911 system.

Story by Ben Adler.

(Photo: Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee urges lawmakers to approve a measure to raise fees on phones to pay for an upgrade to the 911 system during the Assembly session in Sacramento - Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo / via Capital Public Radio).






gavel gen cprMinorities make up more than half of the state’s population, but account for only 30 percent of the lawyers in the California Department of Justice. Some legal experts warn this lack of diversity may ignore the needs of some communities.

Story by Scott Rodd.

(Photo: Beth Cortez-Neavel / Flickr / via Capital Public Radio)


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    California Update for Monday, August 12, 2019

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    California Update for Friday, August 9, 2019

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    California Update for Thursday, August 8, 2019

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    California Update for Wednesday, August 7, 2019

    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein made some sweeping claims about the United States having the most gun deaths in the world and more guns than people.…
  • Aug 05, 2019

    California Update for Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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  • Aug 04, 2019

    California Update for Monday, August 5, 2019

    California Sen. Kamala Harris’ record as a prosecutor was attacked at the Democratic debate. PolitiFact California took a closer look at that record…
  • Aug 01, 2019

    California Update for Friday, August 2, 2019

    California Sen. Kamala Harris has moved into the top tier of presidential candidates. Wednesday night at the Democratic debate, she faced attacks…
  • Jul 31, 2019

    California Update for Thursday, August 1, 2019

    Bar exam leak gives law students advance look at test topics. The information was initially sent to a select group of law school deans by mistake.…
  • Jul 30, 2019

    California Update for Wednesday, July 31, 2019

    A new law will require presidential candidates to release 5 years of tax returns to appear on California’s primary ballot. Story by Scott Rodd.…

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