Plastic Bag Ban All But Dead in State Legislature
Year after year, environmentalists try to get a statewide, disposable plastic bag ban passed in Sacramento. And year after year, the measure fails for one reason or another. Some observers thought this year might be different, because more than 100 cities and counties have already passed their own local bans. But no. The bill needed 41 votes to pass, but 33 lawmakers voted against it.
Businesses Bounce Back after South Napa Earthquake
Napa City officials are working on an estimate of the economic damage of Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake. But some businesses are already bouncing back and opening their doors.
Thousands of Historic California Buildings Vulnerable to Quakes
Sunday's South Napa Earthquake has many Californians thinking of all the old buildings that haven't been retrofitted yet. There are about 25,000 historic buildings across the state -- and about 8,000 of them have yet to be made seismically safe.
Program Teaches Neighbors to Help Neighbors in Disasters
First responders can't be everywhere after a major disaster hits. That's where neighborhood emergency response teams come in. We talk with Lt. Erica Arteseros of the California Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Workgroup in San Francisco.