Richard Gonzales

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How Junipero Serra Helped Shape California

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Set to be canonized while Pope Francis is in Washington this week, Junipero Serra and his vision for a series of missions were instrumental in creating the Golden State as we know it.


California Officials Warn Of No Swift End To Severe Fire Season

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

It has been a record year for wildfires in California, and officials are warning that the end is not yet in sight. NPR checks in on the fires burning in Northern California and the Sierra Nevada.


Valley Fire In Northern California Devours Homes, Forces Evacuations

Monday, September 14, 2015

Thousands of acres continue to burn in Northern California, devouring homes, threatening geothermal plants and leaving scores of evacuated residents unsure whether or not they will return to their homes. Firefighters say they have never seen wildfires behave in this way. At least one person has been confirmed dead, others are unaccounted for.


Fast-Moving Wildfires In California Claim 1 Life, Hundreds Of Properties

Monday, September 14, 2015

Two wildfires have swept across 100,000 acres in Northern California, prompting evacuations and an emergency declaration by Gov. Jerry Brown. Fire officials have confirmed at least one death.


Federal Requests For Immigration Holds Continue To Decline

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

A research group at Syracuse University has determined that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is decreasing its practice of asking local police to hold detained immigrants.


Southern U.S. Border Sees A Slowdown In Unaccompanied Minors From Central America

Thursday, September 03, 2015

A new study from the Migration Policy Institute shows a slowdown in apprehensions at the U.S. border, thanks in part to increased efforts by Mexico.


Pope Visit Highlights Latino Role In The Future Of The Catholic Church

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Latinos are a big part of the shift of the Catholic Church's strength from the Northeast to the West and South. NPR speaks to Latino Catholics in California about the Pope's upcoming visit.


Analysts See U.S. Border With Mexico As More Secure Than It's Been In 40 Years

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A study by the Migration Policy Institute finds that entry by unauthorized immigrants continues to decline, and about half are nabbed by U.S. authorities at least once.


Feds And Local Law Enforcement Spar Over Immigrant Crime

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Two murders in California are stoking debate about undocumented immigrants and how state and local authorities cooperate โ€” or don't โ€” with federal officials.


A Father In California, Kids In El Salvador, And New Hope To Reunite

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Unaccompanied minors surged across the U.S. southern border last year, fleeing violence in Central America. This year the Obama administration hopes to forestall a new wave with a quiet new program.


Border Patrol Urged To Crack Down On Corruption In Its Own Ranks

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The draft report by outside law enforcement experts says the agency needs more internal affairs investigators. It also calls for more transparency in investigations, especially shootings by agents.


Obama Immigrant Detention Policies Under Fire

Friday, June 12, 2015

Since the unaccompanied minors crisis last year, the Obama administration is walking a fine line. With a backlog in the courts, many immigrants remain detained with an uncertain future.


At 96, Poet And Beat Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti Isn't Done Yet

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The publisher of Allen Ginsberg's iconic poem "Howl" has three books coming out this year and is also working on a novel. Looking back, he says, "Everything was better than it is when you're old."


Supreme Court Rejects NRA Challenge To San Francisco Gun Rules

Monday, June 08, 2015

The case centered on a law requiring residents to keep handguns under lock and key or to use trigger locks when not carrying their weapons. Another measure bans the sale of hollow-point bullets.


U.S. Citizen Stranded In Yemen Sues State Department

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Several Yemeni-American men report being stranded temporarily in Yemen after the U.S. seized their passports. They say the government accused them of fraud and forced them to sign false confessions.


U.S. Judge To Rule On Asylum Challenge Involving Families From Central America

Monday, May 11, 2015

A federal judge is expected to rule on whether it is constitutional to hold women and children from Central America, who are seeking asylum in the U.S., in detention centers.


San Francisco Police Texting Scandal Could Compromise Thousands Of Cases

Friday, May 08, 2015

The San Francisco district attorney has identified 3,000 criminal cases that could be compromised by a growing scandal involving racist and otherwise offensive text messages sent by police officers.


China, India Surpass Mexico As Leading Sources Of New Immigrants To U.S.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

A surge from Asia and a decline in new arrivals from Mexico change the outlook for U.S. demographics.


California Bill Could Limit Police Access To Body Camera Footage

Friday, May 01, 2015

Lawmakers want to prohibit police officers from viewing video from their body cameras before they write their reports. It's part of an effort to bring more transparency to policing.


A Ticking Clock Threatens Obama's Immigration Plan

Friday, April 17, 2015

A New Orleans federal appeals court case may determine whether the president can implement his immigration plan before his term is up.