Bill to Address Sexual Abuse of Farmworkers Passes Legislature
A bill now on its way to Gov. Brown's desk requires more sexual harassment training for farm supervisors as well as for farmworkers. State Senator Bill Monning said he was moved to introduce the bill because of a series on the issue of farmworker sexual harassment and assault by the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and The California Report.
Measure to Strip Suspended Lawmakers' Pay Misses Ballot
This spring, the State Senate temporarily booted Democrats Leland Yee, Ron Calderon and Rod Wright out of the chamber. Yee and Calderon were facing federal corruption charges, while Wright was convicted of presenting false information to voters. But all three lawmakers continued to receive paychecks. The Senate passed a ballot measure to change that in May -- but since then, the bill has sat in the Assembly without a vote.
Drought-Stricken Town Struggles to Keep the Water Flowing
As California's historic drought continues, a growing number of cities and towns are taking increasingly dramatic steps to keep the taps flowing. We visit Montague in Siskyou County, half an hour south of the Oregon border. The city is desperately trying to avoid trucking water in, what one official calls a "nightmare scenario."