Authorities have let problem drug rehabilitation providers run away with millions of dollars in public money and failed to follow through on threats to stop funding errant clinics, according to a new report by the county auditor-controller.
Discrimination against Mexico’s indigenous population runs deep. In California, teens from that growing population are finding ways to navigate the rocky cultural shoals among indigenous traditions, Mexican mestizos and the challenges of being a youngster in the U.S.
Controversy is dogging the rollout of the rigorous, new national education standards in many of the 45 states that first embraced the proposal. But in California, home to more students than any other state, that push back is largely missing.
Whenever we get our hands on a good dataset, we try to identify and encourage opportunities for other journalists and media partners to use the information as well. CIR’s veterans coverage has been particularly fruitful for collaboration and localization.