New year, new resolutions, and new laws. State lawmakers are looking for ways around aspects of the new federal tax law that are expected to pinch Californians.
Reporter: Katie Orr
Adults can now buy recreational cannabis legally in California. Yet, there is no state standard for how much marijuana you can have in your system when you're driving. The law simply says you can’t drive while impaired. So is it possible to test if someone is too high to drive?
Reporter: Eli Wirtschafter
California Iranians Worry For Their Families Back Home
As anti-government protests continue into a seventh day in Iran, 22 people have died and hundreds more are in jail according to state controlled media. Here in California, many Iranian-Americans are glued to the news and thinking about family members living in Iran.
Reporter: Julia Scott
Iranian Authorities Block Instagram
Authorities in Iran have blocked access to Facebook-owned Instagram amid growing protests in that country. Instagram was allegedly being used by protesters to share information.
Reporter: Peter Jon Shuler
California's Farm Worker Shortage
Demand for farm workers is up, not just because the traditional agricultural industry is growing, but also because of legalized recreational cannabis. But meeting this demand will be tough for farmers because there's a shortage of farm workers.
Guest: Norm Groot
The Shortage Report
The media flags all kinds of shortages facing the state. And each quarter, we present to you all the things credible news organizations have cited as being in short supply here in California.
Reporter: Sonja Hutson
President Donald Trump Declares Thomas Fire a Major Disaster
President Donald Trump has declared the massive Thomas fire in Southern California a major disaster. That means more federal funds are available to help rebuild the more than 700 homes destroyed by the fire, deal with economic issues and remove vast amounts of debris.
Huge Crowds at Marijuana Dispensaries
The first licensed recreational marijuana shops in Los Angeles County opened their doors yesterday in the city of West Hollywood. No other city in the county is open for business yet.
Reporter: Jenny Hamel