Assembly Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Searches of Electronics
A new bill would bar law enforcement from searching your phone, computer or tablet without a warrant. The bill passed the Assembly on Tuesday with bipartisan support, and got the backing of tech companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook. The state Senate needs to give final approval to amendments, but the bill's biggest challenge could come from Gov. Jerry Brown, who has vetoed similar bills in the past.
Rough Fire Brings Smoke and Dirty Air to Central Valley
The Rough Fire, burning in the Sierra Nevada east of Fresno, has become the largest wildfire in the state. Until this week, wind and humidity kept the smoke away from the Central Valley. But now, smoke has billowed down from the mountains into a region that already has some of the nation's dirtiest air.
California Parents Brace for Big Dip in Test Scores
On Wednesday, the state will release the test scores of more than 3 million public school kids who took California's first computerized state test. Gone are the multiple-choice tests of old. With schools now teaching more rigorous academic standards, the exam has changed dramatically. Parents will no doubt have lots of questions. We meet the Munnelly family and their 11-year-old son Paul, who live near Oakland.