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Nearly 40% Of Young Adult Californians Live With Their Parents. Here’s Everything To Know About Them, Plus Local News

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Nearly 40% of Californian’s between the ages of 18 to 34 live with their parents. Also, the U.S. Navy says using CBD products is against the rules for sailors, an update on horse deaths at the Del Mar race track and California’s government is suing the Trump administration over a new rule that could detain asylum-seeking families longer.

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Speaker 1: 00:00 It's Tuesday, August 27th I'm Deb Welsh and you're listening to San Diego news matters from KPBS coming up. Nearly 40% of California's between the ages of 18 and 34 live with their parents and bad publicity from dozens of deaths at Santa Anita Park as driven down attendance at del Mar.

Speaker 2: 00:20 You know, there's obviously a an impact. Nobody wants to come out and think they're going to see a horse being key. All of the sudden

Speaker 1: 00:28 San Diego news stories coming up right after the break. Thank you for joining us for San Diego News Matters. I'm Deb Welsh. Thank you for joining us for San Diego News Matters. I'm Deb Welsh. Nearly 40% of California is 18 to 34 year olds still live with their parents. That's not a shock to anyone with adult children struggling to afford rent here, but what's it like to date when you're in your twenties and still living at home and where do you get into bed if mom and dad are just down the hall as part of our California dream project? Cal Matters reporter Matt Levin. Ask Younger Californians how they're adapting to this new normal

Speaker 3: 01:12 [inaudible]. It's a Saturday night at Patsy's Irish pub and mission BHO, a wealthy part of Orange County that's, this looks like a lot of other California bars in 2019 off-key karaoke a of people vaping outside in loads and loads of 20 and 30 year olds who still live with their parents. I'm here right now getting drunk at my mom. Jacob timer timers 24 he lives with his mom and Stepdad, so does his wife who right now is on the dance floor with the rest of his family. He had an apartment here for like two years, but I was spending like 30 k a year in rent and I could have, I could have had that in my savings are now in this part of Orange County. 55% of 18 to 34 year olds live with their parents. One of the highest rates in the state. Drop an IPA randomly inside Patsy's and you're bound to splash or millennials still living with their parents like remi.

Speaker 4: 02:03 My older sister and her boyfriend also live with us and my sister is 28

Speaker 3: 02:07 remys 25 and says her parents invited her and her boyfriend to live with them and her sister and her sister's boyfriend. Even though it's a pretty full house for him. You say she and her boyfriend can be intimate pretty much like any other couple.

Speaker 4: 02:20 We have a downstairs bedroom. Everyone's upstairs. They really stay out of her way and don't really like care. What we do

Speaker 5: 02:27 in my day when never took a boy home, never.

Speaker 6: 02:31 Helen Fisher is a senior research professor at the Kinsey Institute who studies love and sex. She says parents are a lot more permissive these days.

Speaker 5: 02:38 Some people will be very pleased with it because they get to know their child in a new way and they get to know some of the people that they are going around with their helicopter parents,

Speaker 6: 02:46 but not every parent is okay with it, which means some young Californians living at home are resorting to a tried and true form of privacy.

Speaker 3: 02:54 A Hyundai sedan

Speaker 1: 02:57 small. It's very small. Come

Speaker 4: 03:00 back to that. Really.

Speaker 6: 03:01 Vicky and her boyfriend Logan standing in a parking lot at Sacramento state university across from the football field. Vickie and Logan aren't their real names. We changed them for obvious reasons.

Speaker 4: 03:11 When we first started dating I guess, um, we would spend a lot of time here. We would park, we'd probably stayed to like three in the morning

Speaker 6: 03:20 in Sacramento County, about a third of 18 to 34 year olds still live at home. Vicky is 22 in college and her parents are uncomfortable with the thought of Logan staying over for the night.

Speaker 4: 03:30 I would say I was studying and I don't know, they probably think I'm such a good student.

Speaker 6: 03:35 Vicki Logan's parking spot is actually the exception, not the rule. Sex Researcher Fisher says public sex is likely down among millennials and generation z because sex is just down for those age groups overall and in an expensive state like California moving out is no guarantee. Your love life. [inaudible]

Speaker 3: 03:53 Ian Baker works two jobs here in Orange County, one of them at this bowling alley. He's 29. Uh, I've been out of my mom's for a little over a year now. And how many dates have you gone on in that year? Absolutely zero. Ian has two roommates. He pays about $700 a month in rent living with my parents. That actually wasn't that hard to try to meet girls and whatnot. Honestly, it became harder when I moved out just because of the fact that in order to move out, you know, I had to start working two jobs. The irony isn't lost on Ian, but he does have a step up on one of his roommates. The one who lives in the living room. Well, I mean, like I said, at least I have a door. He does it. It's, I think it's a little bit harder for him in Orange County. I'm Matt Levin.

Speaker 1: 04:35 California's attorney general is suing the federal government over a new rule that could detain asylum seeking families and definitely KPBS reporter Max Rule Adler explains why the state is once again, taking the Trump administration to court,

Speaker 7: 04:50 California Attorney General. Javier Bissera announced on Monday that the state of California is suing the Trump administration. Over a new rule announced last week. The rural disregards the longstanding Flores settlement agreement which limited the amount of time that the government can keep children in immigration detention. This administration is not above the law. They cannot rewrite the rules to detain children for prolonged period of time and infringe on the rights of states. In the process, California joined 18 other states and the lawsuit which was filed in the central district of California. They're arguing the new rule under cuts the rights they have as states to license an oversee any facility that houses children. The new rule will go into effect in October if a judge does not put a hold on at first. Max with Linda Adler KPBS News,

Speaker 1: 05:38 the Navy has issued new guidance on hip based CBD KPBS military reporters. Steve Walsh says the rules open up new questions over how to enforce the military zero tolerance policy on marijuana.

Speaker 7: 05:52 The navy released a new guidance this month after the latest farm bill legalize hemp CBD CBD

Speaker 8: 05:58 creams are now okay. Provided they contain less than 0.3% THC that may open up a legal gray area. On the navy's zero tolerance policy says Jeff Carver, a San Diego attorney who represents clients who failed the navy's drug test.

Speaker 9: 06:13 Even different products are okay provided that's cream for the skin shampoo for the hair. Okay, that's okay. If it's below 0.3% that might pass. Well, it's s that's dangerous.

Speaker 8: 06:28 The navy says at the moment, there is no evidence that using topical CBD cream with less than 0.3% THC will cause a sailor to fail a drug test. Steve Walsh, KPBS News

Speaker 1: 06:40 California tracker say a contingents proposal in the legislature could cause disruptions in the shipping industry, Capitol, public radio, Scott Rod reports,

Speaker 6: 06:50 independent truckers fill gaps in the supply chain and cover specialized jobs, but ab five could change that. It would create a new standard for classifying workers as employees, making it harder to hire them as contractors. Sean [inaudible] is CEO of the California trucking association. He worries the measure could eliminate the vital role of independent truckers.

Speaker 5: 07:09 Just imagine if that segment of the industry would not have the ability to be independent and Paul and truck for various parts of the goods movement chain. It has that type of a dramatic impact on the industry and really on the economy.

Speaker 6: 07:25 Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez introduced the bill and says she's working with industry leaders to find a compromise.

Speaker 10: 07:31 I think in the end we are going to come up with an opportunity for truckers to either be employees or truly small businesses, but we are not going to give a carve out to an industry that has systematically and continually misclassified workers.

Speaker 6: 07:45 The bill is set for a hearing Friday in the Senate Appropriations Committee in Sacramento. I'm Scott Rod,

Speaker 1: 07:50 homeless advocates say a public nuisance lawsuit filed against seven people by the city of Sacramento sets a dangerous precedent. Illegal action comes as the state's new homeless commission headed by Sacramento's mayor is set to hold its first meeting at the beginning of next month. KQ Edis Michelle Wiley has more,

Speaker 11: 08:10 well, it's unclear whether all the defendants are unhoused a sworn statement from a Sacramento police officer and the suit refers to them as either homeless or not residing in the area. According to that complaint, they're accused of crimes ranging from public lewdness to robbery to assault along the city's Broadway corridor, but homeless advocates say a lawsuit isn't a good solution. Natasha Minsker is a former HCLU lawyer and a volunteer at the loaves and fishes legal clinic in Sacramento.

Speaker 5: 08:37 This has been tried over and over again in many different ways and it never actually succeeds in achieving any better outcomes for people.

Speaker 11: 08:46 Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg says, the suit isn't out of line with the city's policy towards homelessness.

Speaker 5: 08:52 It's fair and important that the public knows that while we're going to be very aggressive about helping people and bringing people in doors, we're also going to have a standard and that people cannot engage in those behaviors.

Speaker 1: 09:05 In a statement, the Sacramento city attorney said they will seek injunctive relief when criminal activity becomes excessive and other enforcement remedies are not successful for the California report. I'm Michelle Wiley. The del Mar thoroughbred club is on track for one of its safest years on record, but 30 horse deaths in six months at Santa Anita Park have cast a shadow over the entire industry. KPBS reporter Matt Hoffman says, while safety has improved at del Mar, this summer attendance is down.

Speaker 12: 09:42 [inaudible]

Speaker 7: 09:42 it's been a slower than usual season for the del Mar thoroughbred club.

Speaker 2: 09:45 Yeah, I knew we were going to be impacted obviously by, by the bad publicity

Speaker 7: 09:49 club. CEO Joe Harper says attendance and revenue are down at the race track right now. We're off

Speaker 2: 09:55 about, uh, about 8% in, in, on track attendance and uh, and about probably 14 to 50% in handle.

Speaker 7: 10:03 The racetrack says in recent years, it has seen a small decline in attendance with betting revenue steady, but has been hit especially hard this year after deaths at Santa Anita.

Speaker 2: 10:11 You know, there's obviously a, an impact. Nobody wants to come out and think they're going to see a horse being killed or sobbing. So

Speaker 7: 10:19 there's also another impact from the high number of deaths at Santa Anita. Fewer horses are available to race.

Speaker 2: 10:25 When San Anita and I had so much trouble, many of those horses over a couple hundred, maybe 300, went somewhere else, mainly back east. They didn't just turn around and come back when, when we started

Speaker 12: 10:41 [inaudible]

Speaker 7: 10:41 less horses means fewer races.

Speaker 12: 10:45 [inaudible]

Speaker 2: 10:46 uh, normally we'd run an eight to nine races a day and we're running seven on Wednesdays and Thursdays and then trying to bring it up, uh, on the weekend.

Speaker 7: 10:54 That means less people betting at the track. Del Mar thoroughbred club President Josh Rubenstein says they felt the drop. Um, our purse account is overdrawn. We are paying out purses, um, more than we're generating handle

Speaker 12: 11:11 [inaudible]

Speaker 2: 11:11 with less racers. A, you obviously have less profit. So Ah, that's no surprise. Yeah,

Speaker 13: 11:19 I would say that the industry, yes, is on decline.

Speaker 7: 11:21 Rick Baedeker is executive director of the California horse racing board, which regulates the sport in the state,

Speaker 13: 11:26 but the game is healthy. Uh, and uh, but it's only going to stay healthy if, if the things that, uh, were talked about today are implemented. Uh, and that, you know, the public is, is convinced. That is matter of fact, everything's being done that can be done to care for the race wars

Speaker 7: 11:42 this year. There are new safety measures in place at del Mar. All horses are reviewed by state employed veterinarians before racing.

Speaker 13: 11:49 This probably has been the most effective. We have a panel of experts, veterinarians and our safety stewards who scrutinize every entry every day. And um, they have, uh, prohibited horses from running

Speaker 7: 12:03 through mid August. The state says more than 600 horses had been evaluated before racing and 20 had been polled.

Speaker 13: 12:09 Our view is simple, just continue to reform the sport until it's absolutely the safest it can be.

Speaker 7: 12:15 But animal rights activists like Ellen Ericson say, if horses are racing, there will be deaths.

Speaker 14: 12:20 There's no middle ground reform doesn't work. They've been trying to for years. What happened out at Santa Anita is not unusual. This happens every year at every race track, including del Mar. Horses are dying there for a pure entertainment of the humans.

Speaker 7: 12:38 Since the deaths at Santa Anita at the California horse racing board has been given the power to stop racing at any time and are implementing new rules like no more whips during races

Speaker 13: 12:47 because of this crisis and the kind of the media hysteria surrounding it, which is understandable. Uh, it's put more pressure on the board. But as a matter of fact, there are things that the board has been able to do because of this pressure, uh, that maybe it wouldn't have been able to do before because there would have been too much resistance to it.

Speaker 7: 13:05 Harper says the industry is embracing change.

Speaker 2: 13:08 I see a lot of them, the old time guys saying, oh, well, I guess it's not business as usual. Um, you know, I'm glad I, I probably shouldn't. I brought, brought that horse down so I'm not gonna run him a little. Things like that, that they're telling me that they're, they're getting it, you know, that, that they know that, that this, this, this business has to change.

Speaker 7: 13:28 With less than a week left of racing. There had been four horses that died after training in del Mar this summer, thoroughbred club official say that's on track to be one of the safest summer meats ever. Matt Hoffman, K PBS news.

Speaker 1: 13:40 The summer racing season ends in del Mar on Labor Day and the fall season starts in early November. Thanks for listening to San Diego News matters. If you'd like the show, do us a favor and tell your friends and family to subscribe to the show.

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