L.A., Silicon Valley Governments Take Action to Reduce Water Consumption
More local governments in California are taking action to cut water consumption following a directive the State Water Resources Control Board issued last week to cope with one of the worst dry spells in decades. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted on Tuesday to tighten the spigot at all county parks and government buildings. And the board overseeing the Santa Clara Valley Water District approved a $500,000 program to hire as many as 10 enforcement officers.
Stanford Professor Nominated to State Supreme Court
Governor Jerry Brown's decision to tap Stanford Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar for the state Supreme Court is winning praise from fellow Democrats and Latino groups.
Millions of California Kids Missing Out on Meals During the Summer
School's out for summer, and for some kids that means carefree summer days. For others, it can mean going hungry. Thousands of schools, community centers and libraries serve free meals to kids during the summer. But they only reach one in five children who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch during the school year.