In Sacramento, Calls for Tougher Gun Laws Debated at Federal Hearing
California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. But that doesn't stop people from buying firearms in Nevada or Arizona and bringing them back across state lines. U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson from Napa held a forum in Sacramento Monday to call for stronger gun control laws.
Critics Charge State Needs Better Outreach in Exide Clean Up
State regulators are working on a plan regarding how to sample soil in up to 10,000 more homes around the former Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon, near downtown Los Angeles. The contaminated area is now much larger than originally thought. The battery smelter operated for decades before the state shut it down two years ago and began cleaning up around 200 homes closest to the site. These homeowners have the option of getting the interiors of their homes cleaned as well. But critics say that process has not gone as planned.