Southern California Water Agency Moves Ahead With Massive Delta Land Buy
The board of the Metropolitan Water District, Southern California's main water supplier, voted Tuesday to pursue buying 20,000 acres of land in the Sacramento San Joaquin Delta. The purchase would include two islands that are directly in the path of a pair of proposed tunnels that would send water to Southern California.
Prop. 47 Implementation Differs Around State, ACLU Finds
It was just over a year ago that voters approved a major change to how California treats low-level criminal offenders. Prop. 47 made crimes like petty theft and drug possession misdemeanors instead of felonies, and directed state officials to offer treatment instead of jail time. But a new report by the ACLU finds large variations in how local governments are treating misdemeanor offenders around the state.
Fresno Veteran Finds Nurse Whose Life He Saved in Vietnam
In January of 1968, North Vietnamese forces launched a surprise attack on South Vietnamese cities in what became known as the Tet Offensive. A Fresno veteran who rescued a nurse tried to track her down years later.