Commission Recommends State Parks Overhaul
A new report says the agency that oversees California's state parks isn't serving all Californians the best it could. On Friday, the Parks Forward Commission, a group created by the Legislature, issued a set of sweeping recommendations to modernize the State Parks Department. We talk with Caryl Hart, regional parks director for Sonoma County and a member of that commission, about how the parks can be improved. We also hear from Jose Gonzalez, founder of Latino Outdoors.
Marijuana Startups Get Chance to Pitch VCs
When you think about startups in Silicon Valley, the first thing that comes to mind is probably tech. Now, Bay Area investors are setting their sights on a new emerging industry: marijuana. Venture capitalists are looking to cash in as cannabis goes legal. We stop by a recent pot startup investment forum in San Francisco.
Boomtown: Big Tech Transforms Downtown Redwood City
The San Francisco Bay Area is in the middle of a high-tech boom that's transforming the whole region. One city right at the epicenter of the economic explosion is Redwood City, located about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. We find out why not all Redwood City residents are happy about the effects of the latest tech boom.
Bumper Year for Referendums Could be New Normal in San Diego Politics
San Diego was on its way to becoming one of the major cities to raise its minimum wage last year. But business groups delayed the wage increase by placing a local referendum on the 2016 ballot, Now, the City Council's decision to increase the minimum wage will only go into effect if voters approve it on the June 2016 ballot. We find out how San Diego business groups are challenging the city's Democratic leaders, one signature at a time.
Feedback Mixed Over Guitar Maker Fender's Move to Online Sales
Fender guitars are synonymous with the creation and evolution of rock 'n' roll. Now, the Southern California guitar maker is pioneering a move into the online world and selling directly to customers through its website. But that has some people pretty worried.
What Do You Have Planned for Super Bowl Sunday?
Well over 100 million people will tune into this Sunday's Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. But with no California teams in the Super Bowl this year, we took to the streets to find out what Californians will be doing this Sunday. And we catch up with former San Francisco 49ners player Dwight Hicks to get his thoughts on the Super Bowl.