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San Jose Diocese Names 15 Priests Accused of Child Sexual Abuse, But Critics Say the List ...

San Jose Diocese Names 15 Priests Accused of Child Sexual Abuse, But Critics Say the List Falls Short The San Jose Diocese released the names of 15 clergy who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children. Reporter: Rachael Myrow U.S. And Mexico Move To Block Honduran Migrant Caravan, Triggering Human Rights Concerns President Trump is demanding that Mexico stop a mass exodus of Hondurans, a caravan of more than 2,000 migrants, as they try to reach the U.S. Human rights activists say Trump's demand is endangering lives. Some of the migrants are headed for the California-Mexico border. Reporter: Jean Guerrero Guest: Emily Green President Trump Has Threatened to Close the Border — How Would That Happen? President Trump tweeted yesterday that he would close down the border and send in the military to stop the migrant caravan from entering the U.S. That has never happened in the modern era. Reporter: John Sepulvado

San Jose Diocese Names 15 Priests Accused of Child Sexual Abuse, But Critics Say the List ...

Dear Devin Nunes, Call Me Maybe?

California's Senate Candidates Dianne Feinstein, Kevin de León Debate Policy Visions U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and the man vying for her seat, state Senator Kevin de León, met for the first and only time ahead of the November election yesterday. But don't call it a debate. They spoke at the Public Policy Institute of California in a polite, moderated conversation. Still, the candidates' differences were on full display. Reporter: Marisa Lagos Prop 3, Explained Prop 3 is an $8.9 billion water bond with lots of different projects from Lake Tahoe to the LA River, conservation to wildlife protection. But one major environmental group is opposing the package. Guest: Lauren Sommer Dear Devin Nunes, Call Me Maybe? Campaign filings out this weeks show the race for California's 22nd district, including Fresno and Visalia, is the second most expensive in the country. Here's why: It's the seat held by Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, who's raised $10.5 million. Democratic challenger Andrew Janz isn't far behind, raising about $7 million. We've asked Team Nunes multiple times for an interview. We usually get a reply acknowledging the request — and then — radio silence. So we headed to Tulare County, where Congressman Nunes was holding a fundraiser. Reporters: Lily Jamali and Alex Hall

Devin Nunes' House Race Is California's Most Expensive, by a Long Shot

Devin Nunes' House Race is California's Most Expensive, by a Long Shot These midterms elections are officially the most expensive ever. That's according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which has been tallying campaign filings just released by the Federal Election Commission. The Center's Research Director Sarah Bryner joins host Lily Jamali to break down the fundraising efforts in California. Guest: Sarah Bryner Los Angeles Firefighters Sue SoCal Gas Utility for Exposure to Toxic Chemicals Three years after a massive natural gas leak broke out near the Porter Ranch neighborhood in north Los Angeles County, a group of city firefighters has sued. Their lawsuit, filed this week, alleges they were exposed to toxic chemicals and that Southern California Gas Company knew of the danger but did not warn them. Reporter: Sharon McNary Judge Orders Department of Corrections to Offer Light Duty to Pregnant Employees A judge in Kern County has issued a temporary injunction, saying the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation must offer light duty to pregnant employees. The decision sets a precedent that other pregnant correctional officers across the state can use. Reporter: Monica Velez Feinstein-De León Debate Set for Today Today, Dianne Feinstein will debate the man who wants the U.S. Senate seat she's held for 26 years. It will be her only joint appearance with State Senator, and fellow Democrat, Kevin de León, before the election. Expect de León to paint the more moderate Feinstein as out of touch with California voters. While Feinstein will stress her experience. Reporter: Marisa Lagos Supreme Court Passes Lead Paint Cleanup Back to Makers This week, the U.S. Supreme Court had the chance to take up a case involving the cleanup of lead paint in California. But the Supreme Court passed. The decision means that former manufacturers of lead paint will remain responsible for helping remove the toxic substance from homes. Reporter: Michelle Wiley Open Enrollment for Medicare Stqrts This Week If you're turning 65 this year, it's time to educate yourself about Medicare. Open enrollment starts this week. Reporter: Penny Nelson

Cal State Students Call For Justice in Slaying of Humboldt Classmate

Cal State Students Call For Justice in Slaying of Humboldt Classmate A year and a half ago, a 19-year-old African American student at Humboldt State was stabbed to death at an off-campus party. His name was David Josiah Lawson and his killing remains unsolved. This week, students at Cal State campuses across the state are rallying — demanding, "Justice for Josiah." Reporter: Sandhya Dirks Mother of Murdered Student Says She's 'Proud' to See the Community's Response We spoke with David Josiah Lawson's mother, Charmaine, yesterday to ask how she's doing. She'll be heading to several Cal State campuses this week to rally with students who are supporting her son. Guest: Charmaine Lawson Congressional Challenger Campa-Najjar Says He Expected Opponent Duncan Hunter to Make Race an Issue The 50th district Congressional race between Republican Duncan Hunter and Democrat Challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar is shaping up to be a close one. Hunter is under federal indictment for misusing campaign funds. As those details continue to surface, Hunter has turned to attacking Campa-Najjar's Palestinian heritage. Campa-Najjar, a U.S.-born native to San Diego County, tells host John Sepulvado he was expecting Hunter to bring race into his campaign. Guest: Ammar Campa-Najjar

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter Smears Challenger Campa-Najjar as Terrorist

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter Smears Challenger Campa-Najjar as Terrorist Five-term Republican congressman Duncan Hunter from East County San Diego won his last election by more than 30 percentage points. But according to new polls by the LA Times and others, the Congressman is essentially tied with his Democratic challenger, Ammar Campa-Najjar. It appears as a result of this close race, Hunter is trying to smear his opponent as a terrorist to hold on to his seat. While his campaign won't respond to our requests for comment, we're going to hear from Hunter and his team in their own words. Reporter: John Sepulvado

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter Smears Challenger Campa-Najjar as Terrorist

What Do the Fall of Tech Stocks Mean for Startups?

What Do the Fall of Tech Stocks Mean for Startups? Well it is Friday, and you can bet executives at the state's top tech firms can't wait for this week to be over. This after another bruising day of stock market losses. The DOW fell more than five hundred points, and that means real world losses. Facebook lost at least $15 billion in market valuation, Google $36 billion, Apple $54 billion and on and on. We know what these losses mean for those companies, but what does it mean for the smaller investor? Guest: Venture Capitalist Venky Ganeson State Lawmakers Ask for Pardon for Southeast Asia Refugees Asian American state lawmakers, along with impacted immigrants and civil rights advocates, are urging Governor Jerry Brown to immediately pardon dozens of Southeast Asian refugees facing deportation. Reporter: Hope McKenney Cleanup of Radioactive Pollution Delayed by Decades More than half a century ago, the Santa Susana Field Laboratory west of Los Angeles experienced a partial nuclear meltdown. Decades of radioactive and chemical pollution followed. And the planned cleanup, expected by 2017, hasn't happened yet. Now the lab's neighbors want California's gubernatorial candidates to promise a crackdown. Reporter: Chris Richard San Francisco Landlord Faces Multiple Lawsuits Over Living Conditions Lawyers representing nearly seventy San Francisco tenants have just filed suit against the city's biggest landlord. Reporter: Monica Samayoa

Tech Stocks Take a Plunge

Tech Stocks Take a Plunge Investors sold off their tech stocks yesterday, driving the tech heavy NASDAQ down four percent. Facebook closed seven percent down. Apple and Google were both down about five percent. In fact, since the beginning of this month, which just happened eleven days ago, the NASDAQ is down almost eight percent. Using Public Benefits Could Prevent Legal Immigrants from Gaining Residency Legal immigrants would have a tougher road to become permanent legal residents if they use certain public benefits, under a new rule proposed by the Trump administration. In California, home to more immigrants than any other state, the impact could be huge. Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero Do Young People Care About Voting Host John Sepulvado saw a video clip the other day of MSNBC's Jacob Soboroff doing a story from UC Irvine about young people not voting. He would go on to publicly drag Jacob on Twitter for what he saw, which was this a journalist asking a group of young strangers to talk about something very personal for many people: their votes. And when they didn't respond, using it as an example to prove young people don't care about voting. Soboroff came on the show today to defend that story. Guest: Jacob Soboroff

Children Released From Migrant Shelters Face More Challenges Finding Families

Children Released From Migrant Shelters Face More Challenges Finding Families A federal judge in San Diego says the government is close to fulfilling the court's order to reunite almost 2,700 migrant children taken from their parents at the border. But there are some critical issues advocates still want addressed. Reporter: Julie Small Indicted San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter Challenged at the Polls San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter is in danger of losing his seat. Three recent polls show the Congressman is effectively tied with his Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar. This comes after Hunter was indicted for embezzling campaign funds. Reporter: Jade Hindmon Iranian-American Actor Maz Jobrani Speaks About Being Typecast in 'Terrorist' Roles One place where the stereotyping of Middle Eastern Americans as terrorists often takes place is in Hollywood. Host Lily Jamali talks with actor Maz Jobrani about his experiences being typecast in these roles. Guest: Maz Jobrani

Children Released From Migrant Shelters Face More Challenges Finding Families

Cox and Newsom Spar Over California's Housing Crisis at Gubernatorial Debate

Cox and Newsom Spar Over California's Housing Crisis at Gubernatorial Debate There are big policy differences between the two men vying to be California's next governor. One thing Republican John Cox and Democrat Gavin Newsom do agree on is the need to build more housing in California. But during yesterday's debate here at our studio, Cox and Newsom clashed over how to actually get that done. Reporter: Marisa Lagos Central Valley Democrats Want More Latino Voters at the Polls in November Democrats know that winning more congressional seats in the midterm elections means getting more Latinos to vote. An effort to do just that is underway in the Central Valley. Reporter: Alex Hall Republican Incumbent McClintock Debates Democrat Jessica Morse over California's 4th District One of the congressional seats Democrats are hoping to flip is the 4th District. It's one of the most conservative in the state, centered around California's gold country. Republican Tom McClintock faces Democratic newcomer Jessica Morse in the race. The two debated yesterday on KQED. Reporter: Katie Orr

Cox and Newsom Spar Over California's Housing Crisis at Gubernatorial Debate

Nunes vs. The Bee: Is Congressman Devin Nunes at War With His Local Newspaper?

Is Congressman Devin Nunes at War With His Local Newspaper? This week, some residents in Republican Rep. Devin Nunes' Central Valley district received a piece of political campaign mail that was unlike your typical mailer asking for donations. It's a 38-page, full-size color magazine titled "The Fresno Bees: The dirty little secrets of the Valley's propaganda machine." Reporter: Alex Hall 2016 Twitter Propaganda Problems Continue to Be a Problem in 2018 With just a over a month until the midterm elections, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter continue to struggle with propaganda on their sites. A new study about Twitter finds that many of the problems during the 2016 election still exist today. Reporter: Sam Harnett Judge Appoints Monitor to Ensure Safety of Detained Migrant Children A federal judge in Los Angeles has appointed an independent monitor to ensure the government provides humane and safe treatment of migrant children in its care. Reporter: Julie Small A Year After Deadly North Bay Wildfires A year ago today, the North Bay wildfires erupted in California's wine country. The Tubbs fire alone destroyed more than 5,000 homes and buildings and killed 22 people. In commemoration, we bring you the story of one man who devotes his time to helping people who lost their homes instead of rebuilding his own. Reporter: Hope McKenney

Nunes vs. The Bee: Is Congressman Devin Nunes at War With His Local Newspaper?

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