State Proposes Fines to Crack Down on Water Wasters
Despite the fact we're in the thick of the worst drought since the 1970s, the state has been relying on Californians to cut back water use voluntarily. Now the Water Resources Control Board is proposing fines of up to $500 on people who water their lawn, sidewalks or cars too often, or with hoses that can't shut off at the nozzle.
Dodgers Found Negligent in Beating of Giants Fan
Three years ago, San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow was brutally beaten in the parking lot outside a Los Angeles Dodgers game. What followed was permanent brain damage, a criminal judgment against the two men who beat him and now a civil judgment against those men and the group that owned the Dodgers and their stadium at that time.
Price Check: Shining Light on California's Health Costs
You can look up the price of pretty much everything online: cars, hotels, summer camps, but not health care. So, KQED and KPCC in Los Angeles decided to join forces with ClearHealthCosts.com, a health cost transparency advocate, to collect pricing data from California consumers. The results so far have been illuminating. We discuss the results with Lisa Aliferis, editor of KQED's State of Health blog.