New Study Forecasts Die Off of Several California Salmon Species
Things aren't looking good for California's salmon and trout, according to a new study. The drought took a major toll, but these fish face problems from all sides.
California Looks to Shut Down the Last Sand Mining Operation in the U.S.
In Monterey County, the last coastal sand mining operation in the U.S. is under scrutiny. The Cemex plant in Monterey County digs up sand from beaches and sells it for things like golf course sand traps. Scientists think it's accelerating coastal erosion.
Think Vouchers Would Be A Ticket To San Diego's Top Schools? Think Again
Say you're unhappy with your local public schools, but private school is out of the question. Well, some states use taxpayer dollars to fund vouchers, giving families the option to send their kids to eligible private schools. They're not allowed here in California. But that could change under President Trump, who backs vouchers. Our series called "Trump ED" continues in San Diego, where we visit two independent schools with different takes on "school choice."
Proposed Tesoro Refinery Expansion Jumps Local Air Quality Hurdle
In Los Angeles, neighborhood activists are trying to figure out what their next move is. That's because late last week, state regulators issued approval for a plan to expand the Tesoro Refinery. That refinery is major west coast processor of crude oil, and it's in an area of the city made up of lower-income minorities. Some activists say the environmental approval is a major setback.