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Independent System Operator "Dropped the Ball," Says Board Governor

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Governor Newsom Orders Investigation Following Heat-Wave Power Outages

Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered an investigation into why the state’s electrical grid wasn’t ready for a heat wave-related surge in power demand over the weekend.

ISO "Dropped the Ball" Says Board Governor

The state didn’t end up calling for blackouts yesterday, thanks in part to Californians who conserved energy. The California  Independent System Operator is the non-profit that makes the call on blackouts. A member of its Board of Governors says communication should have been better.
Guest: Severin Borenstein, Member, CAISO Board of Governors & Professor, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

California Prepares Legal Action Against Trump Administration Over U.S. Postal Service

California has already sued the Trump Administration more than 95 times, and Attorney General Xavier Becerra is looking to add one more suit to the list -- this time, over the U.S. Postal Service.
Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED

Rates of Depression and Anxiety Soar Among University Students

The rate of students at universities who likely have depression is double what it was a year ago, that’s according to a survey released today from UC Berkeley and other institutions.
Reporter: Laura Klivans, KQED

COVID-19 Spreads Rapidly Through ICE Detention Center

More than half of the men locked up at a privately-run detention center in Bakersfield have been confirmed with COVID-19. That’s after a federal judge ordered U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to test all detainees at the facility.
Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero, KQED

L.A. County Provides Rental Assistance for Tenants Hit by Pandemic

Local officials in Los Angeles are releasing more relief money for renters struggling because of the pandemic. Starting this week the county has launched a $100  million dollar emergency rental assistance program for those tenants.
Reporter: Anna Scott, KCRW

How Did Local Agencies Spend Coronavirus Relief Funds?

A new analysis from the Associated Press and Kaiser Health News shows what government agencies are doing with the money they got from the 150 billion dollar Coronavirus Relief Fund. How quickly they spent that money, and what they spent it on, varied widely throughout the state.
Reporter: Nina Sparling, KQED

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