CPUC Excoriated Over Safety, Lawmakers Demand Turnaround
The head of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) must return to Sacramento next week with a plan in hand to improve the agency's oversight of utilities and their infrastructure. That demand came after a scathing report by an outside consultant described an "anti-safety attitude" at the CPUC.
Will Readers Pay for News They Formerly Got for Free?
In recent weeks, a number of local papers in California set up pay walls online. News outlets like the Orange County Register, the Riverside Press Enterprise and the Eureka Times Standard joined regional giants like the Los Angeles Times and the Sacramento Bee. But are pay walls the way to go? And what's the right way to go about it? We talk with Alan Mutter, lecturer at UC Berkeley's Journalism School and blogger at Reflections of a Newsosaur.