California

Via Washington Post
Tracie Cone
Datelined Fresno, California, an AP dispatch reports that federal regulators shut down the Central California slaughterhouse of the Central Valley Meat Co., owned by Brian and Lawrence Coelho, after receiving undercover video from an animal welfare group called Compassion Over Killing. Its undercover investigator made the video while employed by the firm for a two-week period in June 2012, for which he produced pay stubs. The USDA moved immediately to shut down the plant while it investigated further. Compassion Over Killing did not partner with a news organization but sent in its own reporter.
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An editorial on the effects of Wolin's undercover reporting from Los Angeles's garment industry
Merle Linda Wolin
Merle Linda Wolin interviews California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. about her findings after reporting undercover from California's garment manufacturers. Wolin worked as an undocumented immigrant worker in various factories around the LA area.
Merle Linda Wolin
Wolin interviews LA's Mayor Bradley about the working conditions and lack of regulation she found while posing undercover as an immigrant garment worker in the city's factories.
James O'Keefe
Hannah Giles
This two-part undercover video at the San Diego ACORN office, along with the San Bernadino tapes, prompted Gov. Schwarzenegger to ask the state's Atty. General Jerry Brown to investigate the group. After obtaining the unedited tapes, Brown found no violation of criminal laws. The report did, however, find possible violations of state civil laws.
Warren, Brown Tell How Conditions Can Be Improved
Pierre Salinger
In a supplementary article to the series, Salinger reports on Governor Warren and Attorney General Brown's reaction to the Chronicle's expose on the horrible conditions of San Francisco county jails.
Men in S.F. Jails Get Helping Hand
Pierre Salinger
In a supplementary article to the California County Jails Expose, Chronicle reporter Pierre Salinger profiles the Northern California Service League, a organization dedicated to helping recently released convicts find housing, jobs and readjust to living on the outside.
S.F. County Jail Is Too Much Like A Penitentiary
Pierre Salinger
In a supplementary article to the California County Jails Expose, Chronicle reporter Salinger visits another San Francisco county jail in San Bruno that is designed in a similar manner to the state's stark and sprawling maximum-security penitentiaries.
Degradation in Stinking Cells
Pierre Salinger
In a supplementary article to the California County Jails Expose, Chronicle reporter Pierre Salinger visits (not undercover) Santa Clara County Jail at San Jose, known as the worst jail in California.
County Prisoners Work, Go to School, Eat Well.
Pierre Salinger
In a supplementary article to the California County Jails Expose, San Francisco Chronicle reporter Pierre Salinger writes about an exceptional farm jail called the Santa Rita Rehabilitation Center run by Captain Clarence S. of the Almeda County jail.
In the Pre-Dawn, a Man is Marked Up for Life
Pierre Salinger
In the seventh and final installment to the California Jails Expose series, Chronicle reporter Pierre Salinger describes being woken by the screams of a man being beaten before going on to detail the inmates' morning ritual at Kern County Jail at Bakersfield.
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