California Legislature Ends High School Exit Exam Crisis
California's high school exit exam crisis appears to be over, at least for this year. The State Senate voted unanimously Monday to pass emergency legislation that will exempt thousands of students who didn't pass the exam but met other graduation requirements. Previously, high school students had to pass the exam to get a diploma. Gov. Brown is expected to sign the bill. The state stopped administering the test this summer, before some kids were able to take it.
Tahoe Summit Highlights Competing Proposals to Protect Lake
The waters of Lake Tahoe are some of the clearest in America. Tahoe residents say it's also clear the federal government is long overdue in doing its part to protect the lake. California and Nevada leaders met for their annual Tahoe summit Monday, and there were some very different opinions on what the feds should do, and when.
Mendocino Community Struggles to Replace Lone Pediatrician
Many rural areas around the state struggle to recruit new doctors, who gravitate toward higher-paying city jobs. For the first time in decades, the Mendocino Coast in Northern California has no permanent pediatrician. That was Dr. Bill Mahon's role, but he recently retired. He still works a few days a month at the Mendocino Coast District Hospital. We spoke with him for our series, "Vital Signs."