Kim Brunhuber

Los Angeles correspondent

Kim Brunhuber is a CBC News Senior Reporter based in Los Angeles. He has travelled the world from Sierra Leone to Afghanistan as a videojournalist, shooting and editing pieces for TV, radio and online. Originally from Montreal, he speaks French and Spanish, and is also a published novelist.

Latest from Kim Brunhuber

Trump's deportation delay defers pain for some migrants, offers lifeline for others

After announcing an immigration sweep, U.S. President Donald Trump said he would postpone it for at least two weeks. Immigration activists say it offers an opportunity to teach some in the community about their rights if they are caught in a raid.

Canada is rooting for Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors — and his former coach says one California city is, too

Jeff Dietz says that coaches at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, Calif., knew that Kawhi Leonard was going to be a remarkable player. But Dietz, who is now just one of many Riverside residents rooting for the Raptors, says what really set Leonard apart was his drive.

Backlash against cashless stores as more U.S. jurisdictions require businesses to accept bills

Cashless society is "a long ways away" as San Francisco becomes the latest U.S. jurisdiction to ban cashless stores, which some say are a form of discrimination.

Lori Loughlin's former co-star says college admissions scandal not done yet

A former co-star of actress Lori Loughlin says the college admissions scandal is part of a much larger problem. Meanwhile, students who come from underprivileged backgrounds in Los Angeles are vowing they'll win in the end.

Creating a fire tornado: Montana lab seeks to unlock the mysteries of wildfire

With wildfires becoming more intense and more common, the need to understand how fire develops and spreads has taken on added urgency.

California's growing pot problem: Too much of a good thing?

A statewide ramp-up of cannabis farming in California has led to a whole new problem: overproduction of marijuana as wholesale prices for pot have fallen in the past year.

Migrants held under bridge in El Paso fuel divisive political battle

An outdoor holding facility under the bridge connecting El Paso and Mexico became a focal point for the debate over whether the United States has a migrant crisis on its hands — until it abruptly disappeared on Sunday.

Women on board: California law requiring female corporate directors could be unconstitutional

Amid celebrations of International Women's Day on Friday, supporters say the new law mandating companies to have female representation on boards of directors is a key step for increasing diversity among senior executives.

Is a robot coming for your job? Change comes quickly in the era of automation

From bartenders to baristas, robot resumés are getting longer and more complex. And as robotics get smarter, the consequences of automation are becoming harder to predict.

How California is building its own wall of resistance against Trump

Through policy and politics, California has been building a wall of resistance against U.S. President Donald Trump. But now some are warning that the state's progressive movement may be going too far left for its own good.

Football coaches struggle to recruit young players as more parents heed warnings about brain injury risks

Two moms whose late sons suffered from a degenerative brain condition associated with the type of head impacts common in collision sports are suing the biggest youth football league in the U.S. But one neurologist says there is still a lot scientists don't understand about brain injury in sport.

'La lista': For some U.S.-bound migrants, it means hope. For others, despair

The migrant-run list tracks the names of people seeking asylum in the U.S. But since November, when more thousands began arriving together in Tijuana, Mexico, the backlog has skyrocketed to more than 5,000 names.
CBC in Tijuana

'They've come here to create disorder': Migrant caravan faces hostility on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border

Little Padres Park is a city of space blankets and houses built out of shrubs, of outdoor showers and soccer matches played in socks. The baseball stadium in downtown Tijuana, Mexico, has become a makeshift city, hastily constructed and filled with more than 1,500 migrants.

Why Orange County, a.k.a. Reagan Country, is 'ground zero' for the Democrats' midterm hopes

Orange County was once the bedrock for California conservatives such as Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon and Arnold Schwarzenegger. But times have changed, and Democrats now believe if they can steal four seats from the Republicans here, they can win control of the House.

Need or nightmare?: Democrats want the midterms to be a referendum on Obamacare

Since it became law in 2010, the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, has been a favourite target of Republicans on the campaign trail, with their "repeal and replace" mantra. But this time around, it's the Democrats who are trying to make health care the key campaign issue.