Uber Threatens Temporary Shutdown to Avoid Paying Overtime and Unemployment

In a ruling Monday, a California judge said Lyft and Uber have refused to comply with a California law, known as AB5, passed last year that was supposed to make it harder for companies in the state to hire workers as contractors. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images)

Hughes Lake Fire Forces Evacuations North of L.A.

This morning in rural north L.A. County, west of Palmdale, hundreds of firefighters are battling the Lake Hughes Fire. It’s scorched approximately 10,000 acres and is zero percent contained. Mandatory evacuation orders are in place for residents in the area.

Uber Threatens Temporary Shutdown to Avoid Paying Overtime and Unemployment

Uber and Lyft drivers in California could become employees of those companies instead of contract workers in 8 days because of a court injunction involving lawsuit brought by the state attorney general against the companies. Uber and Lyft are using their network of customers and drivers to fight the ruling
Reporter: Sam Harnett, KQED

UC Reinstates Striking Graduate Students After Union Negotiation

UC Santa Cruz has come to an agreement with the union representing graduate students who have been on strike since February. Dozens of the students who were fired from their teaching jobs after withholding grades, are now eligible to work again.
Reporter: Hannah Hagemann, KQED

Supporting Black Lives Sparks Positive Change in San Joaquin Medical Community

In the San Joaquin Valley, close to 300 medical professionals have signed a letter in solidarity with the Black Lives Movement. Some of those who signed say it’s already had a powerful impact.
Reporter: Madi Bolaños, Valley Public Radio

Working From Home Means Shocking Electricity Bills for Some Californians

Californians are seeing their electricity bills rise as they’re forced to spend more time at home. This comes amid the uncertainty and economic hardship caused by the pandemic.
Reporter: Scott Rodd, CapRadio

Farmstand Thrives as Rural Residents Shop Closer to Home

The COVID-19 pandemic and the state of the economy have disrupted the food supply chain across the state. In rural Plumas county, a farm stand is helping to reduce food insecurity by offering fresh produce on the honor system.
Reporters: Nina Sparling, KQED, and Tessa Paoli