The nation's capital was riveted this week by emotional testimony for and against stronger gun control measures. In Sacramento Wednesday, a group of Republican state lawmakers introduced legislation that would allow school districts to use education funds for training school staff on gun use. Now, a school district in the Southern California city of Fontana is already arming its police with semiautomatic rifles.
Immigration was a big issue this week in Washington, with Congress entering the early stages of figuring out what to do about the 11 million people in the U.S. without documents. About 10 percent of those people arrived as children. Now, some of their stories are being portrayed this weekend in "In and Out of Shadows," a new musical by writer Gary Soto playing at San Francisco's Marsh Theatre.
He's been called the Turlock Tornado, but before the run up to this weekend's Super Bowl, few had even heard of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick or his hometown. But Kaepernick's meteoric rise in the NFL has put Turlock on the map -- and the folks who live in this Central Valley town couldn't be more proud.Reporter: Alice Daniel
Los Angeles in turmoil during the early 1990s is the setting for the last novel East German author Christa Wolf wrote before she died in 2011. "City of Angels, Or the Overcoat of Dr. Freud" is being published for the first time the U.S. Book critic Oscar Villalon reviews this loosely autobiographical tale.
One of the hottest markets for live music equipment in California isn't trendy night clubs, large outdoor amphitheaters or popular indoor arenas. It's churches. We stopped by last weekend's NAMM Show, the giant music merchant convention in Anaheim.
End Music: "Soulburger" by Soulful Torino Orchestra, from "Soulburger (Single)" (Record Kicks)
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