Would You Like Smog With That?
Air pollution comes from many sources: cars, factories, dairies, and even hamburgers. Yesterday regulators in one of the state's smoggiest regions, the San Joaquin Valley, passed a new rule to cut pollution from restaurants that use charbroilers.
Black Gold ... Kern County Tea
Next week, a special commission examining ways to change California's tax system will submit recommendations to the governor and the Legislature. One idea on the table is a new tax on every barrel of oil drilled in the state. It's popular with those who think oil companies have been reaping huge profits, but not in California's oil country.