At White House, California Farmworkers Call for Executive Action on Immigration
A new report from the Pew Research Center estimates that California is home to 2.5 million undocumented immigrants, more than any other state. Many of those immigrants' lives may change dramatically if President Obama takes executive action to shield some of them from deportation. Advocates anticipate Mr. Obama could make an announcement as early as this week -- and California farmworkers are among those pressuring him to do so. Some of them are part of a group of immigrants laying out a Thanksgiving table in front of the White House as a reminder of whose hands harvest the food so many families will enjoy over Thanksgiving.
Immigration Service Providers Brace for Potential Deluge
In case President Obama decides to stay deportations, immigration service providers around California are bracing themselves for a deluge of applicants. That could strain local agencies already stretched thin from helping recently arrived child migrants.
Water Board Weighs Phasing Out Diablo Canyon Cooling System
California's Water Board held a hearing Tuesday to discuss whether or not PG&E should have to phase out the cooling system at Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Doing so would comply with state policy to bring California in line with part of the federal Clean Water Act. The plant provides about 10 percent of the state's power.