Almost 40,000 UC Workers Plan to Strike Today
Nearly 40,000 University of California workers plan to walk off the job today at campuses and medical centers around the state.
Reporter: Peter Jon Shuler
Western states can finally move forward with a landmark deal to dole out water from the Colorado River. After several years of haggling, California and six other states have agreed on a plan to manage drought on the river, which supplies about 40 million people.
A California olive company says it will buy fruit from growers whose contracts were cancelled this month by a competitor turning to the Spanish market. But a long-term contract is not without strings.
Reporter: Alice Daniel
Should Sonoma County Build in Flood Plains?
Massive flooding late last month in Sonoma County caused an estimated 155 million dollars worth of damages to more than 2,500 homes and businesses, as well as infrastructure. It also caused flooding and extensive damage in a new shopping development, recently built in a flood plain in Sebastopol, one that management said would not flood.
Reporter: Sonja Hutson
Some of the First Immigration Court Hearings Under Remain of Mexico Are Taking Place
Two asylum seekers from Honduras had hearings in immigration court in San Diego yesterday. Theirs were among the first cases heard under a pilot program to have asylum seekers wait in Mexico between their days in court.
Reporter: Jean Guerrero
Guest: Alex Hall
California Lawsuit Over Worker Classification for Truckers Won't Move Forward
The California Trucking Association just suffered a major loss. The US Supreme Court declined to hear its appeal in a case it brought arguing that truckers are contractors instead of employees.
Reporter: Sam Harnett
How a 20-Year City Councilwoman Balances Motherhood, College, Work and Politics
Last year, voters across the country, and in California, elected a record number of women to office. In Fresno County, Jewel Hurtado is settling into her new role as a City Council member in Kingsburg. She’s only 20 years old. She’s also a new mom, a college student, and holds down a part-time job.
Reporter: Mary Franklin Harvin