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Steven Cuevas

  • A majority of Californians believe poverty is a serious problem, but they disagree over what to do about it. That’s according to a survey conducted for our California Counts public radio collaboration.
  • Reporters from four California public media newsrooms, including KPBS, are teaming up this election year to ask why some people don't cast their ballots and why others make it a priority. The project is called — California Counts.
  • The National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group, is holding two rallies Saturday to demonstrate against illegal immigration. Similar rallies in Riverside, Calif., have led to violent clashes with counter-demonstrators. A recent rally there attracted about 24 neo-Nazis and about 700 counter-protesters.
  • A public memorial was held in Southern California on Sunday for five firefighters killed by a wildfire blamed on arson. The memorial service drew thousands of area residents, along with dignitaries and firefighters from across the country.
  • More than 1,000 firefighters are struggling to combat a wind-blown wildfire in the rugged hills east of Los Angeles that has blackened nearly 24,000 acres. The blaze killed four firefighters Thursday, and left another in critical condition. Officials are concerned that the winds could shift and drive the fire toward populated areas west of Palm Springs.