California will become the first state in the nation to completely end cash bail after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a sweeping reform bill Tuesday. It will give judges far more power over who gets released from jail as they await trial.
Reporter: Marisa Lagos
Law Enforcement Officials Announce Results of Operation to Get Rid of Illegal Marijuana Grows
Every year a bunch of government agencies get together and work to remove illegal marijuana grows on public lands. It's called "Operation Forest Watch" and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and others gathered Tuesday in Sacramento County to announce the results.
Reporter: Michelle Wiley
Climate Change Will Sharpen Weather Swings, Study Says
As you may have noticed, California's weather can swing wildly from year to year. That's due in part to warm or cool ocean currents that bring wetter or drier seasons to the state. A new study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research says climate change will sharpen those swings.
Reporter: Lesley McClurg
Among the bills headed for the governor's desk is one aimed at protecting sidewalk vendors across the state, helping them sell their wares without fear of arrest. If signed into law, The Safe Sidewalk Vending Act will prevent criminal penalties for sidewalk vending. It comes on the heels of a recent event in Santa Barbara where California State tax officials swept in to cite vendors at a festival celebrating Mexican culture.
Reporter: Tyler Pratt
Gun Control Bill Moves to Gov. Brown's Desk
A bill is now headed the governor that would expand the state's ability to take guns away from people who show warning signs of violence.
Reporter: Katie Orr
A bipartisan group of lawmakers that's been working for weeks to craft legislation in response to the devastating wildfires sweeping through California came to a compromise plan late Tuesday. It's aimed at both protecting utility ratepayers from footing the bill for billions of dollars in damage caused by electrical equipment and ensuring that PG&E and other utilities don't go bankrupt.
A new study from Stanford is illuminating how the drug Ketamine affects the brain. It's an important revelation as the country grapples with an opioid crisis.
Reporter: Lesley McClurg
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct a special inspection at the site of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, after a near-accident earlier this month while moving highly radioactive spent fuel.
Reporter: Alison St. John
L.A. Senior at Risk for Eviction, Faces Homelessness
We’re bringing you occasional profiles of seniors who have been homeless or find themselves fighting to remain in their home. This is the only age group that experienced a spike in the latest L.A. County homeless count. Today we hear about a senior who went to extreme measures to fight for his rights.
Reporter: Jenny Hamel