State Senate Hearing Examines El Nino Preparations
Earlier this month, Southern California got hit by heavy rains that triggered huge mudslides that closed Interstate 5. It was an early look at what could happen if El Nino really hits California this year. How to prevent such catastrophes was the topic of a state senate committee hearing near Los Angeles on Wednesday.
Who Needs a Golf Course? New Housing Developments Feature Farms
Forget golf courses and swimming pools, the new thing at housing developments is the farm. The city of Davis recently opened one of the state's first "agri-hoods," or agricultural neighborhoods.
Correcting NPR on an Earthquake Response Tip
Earlier this week, there was a magnitude-7.5 earthquake in Afghanistan. You may have heard NPR's Phillip Reeves, who was in Kabul, talk about it on Morning Edition. He gave some bad advice on what to do during an earthquake. We correct it as a public service announcement: Phillip, you want to hit the ground and cover up - don't try to run under a doorway.