Federal Government to Open California Coastline for Offshore Wind Farms

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Biden Administration to Allow Wind Farms Off California Coast

As soon as next year, the Biden administration plans to sell leases for floating wind farms off the coast of San Luis Obispo and Humboldt counties.  But the plan still faces some logistical challenges.
Reporter: Kevin Stark, KQED 

Governor Newsom Still Polling Ahead of Opponents in Recall Election

New polling shows support for the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom is stagnating.  The Public Policy Institute of California poll finds 40% of likely voters think Newsom should be removed from office, a number that hasn't changed since March. 
Reporter: Katie Orr, KQED

Families of Those Killed by Police Push for Reform in Sacramento

In California, doctors, lawyers and even barbers can lose their license to practice if they do something wrong. There’s no similar recourse for some of the most powerful civil servants around -- police. But advocates are hopeful that new legislation will be passed in Sacramento to change that. 
Reporter: MJ Johnson, KQED

Younger Adults Now Make Up Larger Portion of COVID Hospitalizations in L.A. County

With more seniors vaccinated in L.A. County, young adults now make up the greatest share of people in the hospital with COVID-19. Over the past six weeks, there have been more 30- to 49-year-olds hospitalized with the virus than any other age group, a stark contrast to earlier in the pandemic.
Reporter: Jackie Fortier, KQED

Governor Newsom Pressured to Expand Health Coverage Through Medi-Cal

Governor Gavin Newsom is facing increasing pressure to expand health coverage through the state’s Medi-Cal program to all low-income adults, regardless of their immigration status. But the price tag will be high, even with this year’s budget surplus.
Reporter: April Dembosky, KQED

Sepehr Haddad Details Story Behind His New Book

On Wednesday afternoon, the University of California’s center in Washington is hosting Iranian musician Sepehr Haddad for a conversation about his new book “A Hundred Sweet Promises.” The book shares the story of the author’s grandfather - who leaves his homeland in Persia for St Petersberg, where he falls in love with a princess from the Russian royal family.
Guest: Sepehr Haddad, Author of the book "A Hundred Sweet Promises"

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