Families evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan, walk through the terminal before boarding a bus after they arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport, in Chantilly, Virginia, Aug. 27, 2021.

Afghan families are being rapidly resettled in the US. But adjusting to their new lives will take years.  


One Afghan family in Sacramento recently arrived from Kabul, where the Taliban came knocking on their door. The father was able to get a Special Immigrant Visa to resettle in the US. The family counts themselves as among the fortunate ones, but they worry about those they left behind. 

Farmworkers in a field

Farmworkers are now deemed essential. But are they protected?

Before the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, five states had "red flag" statutes called gun violence restraining orders. Recently, Florida became the six state to add the statute.

Researchers still struggle to get funding to study gun violence

Line of protesters on lawn behind fence, with police officer near tree at edge of photo

California governor signs sanctuary bill into law. Supporters say it’s ‘probably not enough.’

Two men in suits at front of room holding microphones

As California considers a ‘sanctuary state’ bill, this sheriff isn’t ready to give up his relationship with immigration agents


In California, where homelessness has risen, cities are looking for long-term solutions


On any given night in San Francisco, officials estimate there are at least 6,700 people living on the streets. The city is trying to turn it around — as are other California cities struggling with the problem of homelessness.

Friends in Jesus African International Church

Where Ebola hits home in the United States


As the Ebola crisis grows, a California church is helping one community with strong ties to Liberia cope.

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Governor-elect Jerry Brown heading back to Sacramento

Global Politics

Today we look to California to consider Jerry Brown, who served as governor there from 1975 to 1983. Brown returns to the statehouse at the age of 74, older and ? perhaps ? wiser.

A family in a car

The new film ‘Cesar Chavez’ retells the start of his movement in Delano, California

Arts, Culture & Media

About 50 years ago, Cesar Chavez started a movement for farmworker rights that brought together the Filipino and Mexican communities in California and led to vast change. A new film, one of several, brings powerful scenes and memories, especially for those who were part of the movement.

L.A. Mayor hopes to direct film business back to Hollywood

Hollywood, the old heavyweight champ of the film business, is down. But a new coach, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, has big plans to get the champ back into fighting shape for a triumphant return.