Good News Expected from First Sierra Snowpack Survey
For drought watchers, the season's first official survey of the Sierra snowpack should offer some encouragement today. Remote sensing shows the statewide snowpack is about 10% above normal for this date.
State to Roll Out New Prescription Drug Database
Next week, California will roll out an overhauled prescription drug database. The old one had been plagued with technical problems. The updated version will help doctors identify patients at risk for prescription drug abuse.
Law Will Make It Easier for Crime Victims to Get Help
Big changes are coming Jan. 1 to how California treats victims of crime. A new law will go into effect aimed at making it easier for people to get services and treatment.