Proposed Bill Looks to Ramp Up California's Renewable Energy
We begin with green energy, and Senate President Kevin de Leon's ambitious plan to power California with renewable energy resources, like solar and wind. A state Senate committee will review that proposal today.
Bay Area Group Holds Water Board Accountable for Coastal Plastic Pollution
In the San Francisco Bay, plastic pollution has gotten so bad that one Bay Area environmental organization says it violates the Clean Water Act. If the state agrees, the water board will be required to clean it up.
California's Immigrant Legislators: Ash Kalra
Over a quarter of California's population are immigrants from all over the world. Some of them happen to serve in the state Legislature, with members born in Iran, Mexico, Vietnam, South Korea and Hong Kong. As part of a series on immigrant lawmakers, we profile California's first Indian-American member of the Assembly, Ash Kalra, who represents part of Silicon Valley.
Can Salinas' Chinatown Design Its Way Out of Violence?
Salinas' Chinatown is where drug deals, gang violence and homelessness mix together in an isolated pocket of the city. Just this year, there have been four shootings, a homicide and a fire all in the span of one block. But plans are underway to give the neighborhood a makeover. Its long history of vice and violence could change with a few design tweaks.
Bill to Allow Cyclists to Roll Through Stop Signs Stalls in Committee
If you're a bicyclist and you like to roll through stop signs, that's going to stay illegal, at least for now. A legislative proposal to let California cyclists treat stop signs like yield signs has stalled.