California's Chief Justice: Hard to Say the Death Penalty Is Working
Calif. Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has seen a lot of change in the past four years. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed three new Associate Justices who had never been judges before -- all under the age of 45. We sit down with Justice Cantil-Sakauye to talk about those changes and other issues facing the court.
'Ridiculous Ridge' May Be Back to Prolong California Drought
All that rain we got in December got us thinking that the drought has ended. Most parts of California are on track for a record-dry January that likely means a fourth straight year of drought. Where did all the rain and snow go? The answer has been sitting over our heads for weeks.
Nonprofit Helps Graffiti Artists Turn Their Work Into Cash
Though some graffiti artists have real skill, the fact remains: it's vandalism -- and it's illegal. But a Santa Monica group is trying to get these talented taggers off the streets to turn their creativity into cash.
Pop Music Review: Hidden in the Sun's 'Seven Seasons'
This week's debut album from the San Francisco band Hidden in the Sun was 15 years in the making. Pop music critic Steve Hochman says their music is distinctive and spans rock, blues, folk and funk; explaining just how presents a challenge. He reviews their new record, "Seven Seasons."
Play Explores What it Means to be a Fan of a Violent Game
Next weekend's Super Bowl is sure to include bone-crushing collisions between players. Scientific evidence about head injuries is putting a whole new light on the impact the game has on players' health. This weekend the Berkeley Repertory Theater premieres a new, original play about concussions in football called "X's and O's: A Football Love Story." It's based on interviews with former pro players, their families and their fans.