Politicians to Focus on Climate Change at Lake Tahoe Summit
On Tuesday, more than 400 politicians from California and Nevada will convene at Lake Tahoe to hear about how the drought and climate change are affecting the lake. Senator Dianne Feinstein will host the event. She's put forward a bill to authorize $415 million for restoration of Lake Tahoe -- but it's currently stalled. The House version introduced last October has not even had a hearing yet.
Judge Orders New Segregation Policies for Mentally Ill Inmates
Segregating prison inmates who repeatedly break rules or turn violent isn't new in California. For years, the state has placed these inmates in special housing sections with multiple barriers between them and others. But the practice of isolating inmates whose bad behavior may be related to mental illness has come under fire following a rash of suicides and attempted suicides. A federal judge says segregation poses too great a risk for inmates with serious mental illness.