For the second part of our special series "Books and Bullets," we focus on those schools in Oakland where many students, if not most, have witnessed shootings and death. In some schools, three out of four students say they have lost a loved one. That can lead to depression, anxiety and PTSD, all of which make classwork tough. And teachers and counselors have the heartbreaking job of trying to heal these hidden wounds, while still providing an education.
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From downtown Los Angeles to Catalina Island, the Tongva people were once the dominant culture. Now, Tongvan descendants have dwindled to a couple thousand — and the tribe is still seeking federal recognition. In a region that's been their home for millennia, some Tongvans struggle to find their place. For our series "Between Homelands," students from USC Annenberg's School for Communication and Journalism bring us stories of people in California who have come from afar, or who were born in the U.S. but feel like cultural foreigners. Stephanie Case tells us how one Tongvan woman found her sense of home.
Orange County Rep. Lorretta Sanchez Announces Senate Bid. Revised California Budget Reinforces Brown's Manifesto of Moderation. Federal Immigration Officials Pledge Reforms for Families in Detention. End Music.
AG Harris Partners with UC to Bring More Sexual Assault Cases to Police. Thousands of Eligible Students Turned Away from State Universities. California Interest Groups Hedge Their Bets, Give Cash to Anyone In Power. End Music.