Former PG&E Executives Settle With Fire Victim Trust

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A low-angeled shot of destroyed homes
 (Courtesy of Kathi Hiatt)

Fire Victim Trust Wins $117 Million Settlement From Former PG&E Executives

The trust representing 70,000 PG&E wildfire victims reached a nine-figure settlement this week with a group of the utility's former executives and directors. The settlement will come from liability insurance the company held for its officers and directors.
Reporter: Dan Brekke

Imperial County May Soon Have Its First Lithium Production Plant

Imperial County currently holds one of the world's largest lithium reserves.  A recent surge in demand for the mineral, a key component in electric car batteries, is now leading investors from Bolivia, Chile and South Korea to the southeastern corner of California. 
Guest: Janet Wilson,  Desert Sun reporter

Newsom Vetoes Unemployment Benefits for Undocumented Workers

California is not expanding unemployment benefits to an estimated 1 million undocumented workers in the state any time soon. The bill Governor Gavin Newsom just vetoed would have created a one-year pilot program offering $300 a week, up to 20 weeks to unemployed, undocumented Californians.
Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero

Flag Football Recognized as Official High School Sport in Southern California

Flag football already is a sanctioned high school girls sport in states including Alabama and Nevada… but California could soon be on that list, too.  Yesterday the southern section of the California Interscholastic Federation — which governs high school sports in the state —voted overwhelmingly to recognize flag football as a sport for high school girls. 
Reporter: Keith Mizuguchi

End of an Era for Japanese-American Flower Farms on the Palos Verdes Peninsula

On this week's The California Report Magazine, writer Caroline Hatano talks about her beloved grandfather, a Japanese-American flower farmer in Southern California for 70 years.  This summer, the city of Palos Verdes terminated the lease, closing the last Japanese-American farm on a peninsula that was once home to hundreds of them.
Host: Sasha Khokha, The California Report Magazine