Nation's Largest Solar Plant Officially Opens in Riverside County
One of the world's largest solar power plants opened in Riverside County yesterday, on a stretch of desert near Joshua Tree. U.S Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell spoke at the dedication. The Desert Sunlight Solar Farm is made up of six square miles of shiny black solar panels and it's expected to power about 160,000 homes in the state.
New State Plan to Protect Underground Drinking Water from Fracking Waste
The state has drafted a plan to make sure oil companies don't contaminate underground drinking water. That's in response to a federal deadline and amid reports that for years, state regulators allowed oil companies to inject wastewater into protected aquifers.
Tech Industry Backs California Bill to Ban Warrantless Digital Searches
State legislators have a message for law enforcement officers who want to search your computer, smartphone, or tablet: get a warrant. And they've got the backing of the tech industry. On Monday, a bipartisan group of legislators, led by State Senator Mark Leno introduced a bill to require a court-ordered search warrant.
Marin School District Considers Endorsing Ban of Vaccine 'Personal Belief Exemption'
Tonight the board of a Marin County school district takes up a widely debated issue: vaccine exemptions. Board members will be discussing whether to formally support a proposed change in state law that would abolish the "personal belief exemption." That's a way for parents to legally refuse vaccines on behalf of their children.