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This involves a reality check about our expectations of the people who act in our name. About credibility at the highest levels of our government. About people whose words are heard abroad as speaking for our nation. About the public and the media that try, however imperfectly, to serve it.

A program to reduce the number of whales hit by ships, and improve air quality at the same time is preparing to kick off its fourth year of operation.

The program gets ships to voluntarily slow their speed in exchange for cash compensation.

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Seated in the Oval Office on Wednesday, flanked by his vice president and secretary of homeland security, President Trump walked back an administration practice that has separated more than 2,300 children from their parents along the border.

A South Coast city has successfully completed its search for a new City Manager.

The Oxnard City Council hired Alexander Nguyen for the post.  Nguyen has worked in municipal government for more than two decades.  Most recently, he was Riverside’s Assistant City Manager.

Rachel Osborn knows kids who slept in the immigrant detention centers in Texas that have dominated recent headlines.

"We have kids who will say that was the worst part of their journey," Osborn says. "They were traveling for weeks and the hardest part was being in this freezing cold room where, you know, they were fed a cold sandwich and had a thin blanket to shiver under."

And they had no parent or caregiver to comfort them and make them feel safe.

A longtime law enforcement officer in Southern California has taken on a major new role with Santa Barbara County.

County Undersheriff Barney Melekian has been named the county’s new Assistant County Executive Officer for Public Safety.

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