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Audit Finds UC Campuses Favor Wealthy Students
“Who you know” can be a big advantage in life, getting you that new job or investment tip. But it’s not supposed to help you get a spot in a University of California school. A new state audit found that four UC campuses improperly admitted dozens of wealthy students over the past six years as favors to donors, family, and friends.
Reporter: Chloe Veltman, KQED
California Counties Expand Partial Reopening
As they meet coronavirus metrics, most of the Bay Area and Riverside County in Southern California have been given the green light by the state to partially reopen restaurants, houses of worship, fitness centers and movie theaters.
Long Beach Mayor Won't Rush Reopening
Even as California makes gains against the virus and reopens, some elected officials warn not to rush that process. One of them is Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, who recently lost both his mother and stepfather to COVID.
Guest: Robert Garcia, Long Beach Mayor
California Defends Affordable Care Act Before Congress
The head of Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace, will testify before a Congressional committee today about the importance of the Affordable Care Act during the pandemic. The current opening on the U.S. Supreme Court could mean an uncertain future for the law.
Reporter: April Dembosky, KQED
COVID-19 Outbreak at San Bernardino Detention Center Grows
At least 53 detainees have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in San Bernardino County. Nine people confirmed with the coronavirus have been hospitalized so far.
Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED
California Votes to Protect Joshua Trees
Both climate change and development are threatening Joshua Trees in the Mojave Desert. The state's Fish and Game Commission voted to extend temporary protected status to California's Joshuas yesterday.
Poll Finds California Voters Are Not Enthusiastic About Prop 22
A new poll shows California voters feel lukewarm about Prop 22. Tech companies like Uber and Lyft are pushing the ballot measure, which would exempt some gig workers from employee status.
Reporter: Scott Shafer, KQED
How Inequity Shows Up in Kindergarten
Across California, parents of school age kids face the same challenge of making sure their children get a good education virtually as schools remain closed because of the pandemic But some parents have way more time, money and resources to do that than others.
Reporter: Claire Trageser, KPBS