ACLU Calls for More Public Scrutiny of Surveillance Systems
We're all being watched, when we go through an airport, drive through a toll booth or use public transit. This week, the ACLU of California -- after wading through years of public meeting agendas and minutes for city councils and county boards of supervisors -- found that at least 90 local governments use some form of surveillance. And in most cases, there was little or no public input before it was used.
Drought Brings Boom for Water Delivery Trucks
Even in the middle of November, there are few signs California's drought will ease up. Lots of small towns rely on wells to suck up groundwater. When a well runs dry, you can always dig a new one -- but that's expensive. We visit Clovis, where there's another water solution on four wheels.
Parched: California Wildlife Suffers in Drought
Fingers are crossed throughout California for a wet winter. Three brutally dry years are taking a huge toll on millions of animals that depend on meadows, streams and wetlands for survival.
Jazz Review: The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy
Starting over in a new city isn't always easy, even for folks at the top of their profession. When drummer Tommy Igoe traded in New York City for the San Francisco Bay Area, he wasn't sure he'd be able to find the same quality of musicians to play with. He didn't have to worry, says Andrew Gilbert, who reviews a new album by The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy.
Forest Kindergartens Push Back Against Academic Focus For Young Kids
California schools are feeling the pressure to focus more heavily on academics -- as early as kindergarten. That emphasis on book learning so young has some parents looking for alternatives, including schools where kids spend their days exploring the outdoors and guiding their own learning.