Gov. Brown Signs Two Agreements in China
Gov. Brown has already struck two formal agreements during his official trip to China: one to promote economic development and trade, the other to collaborate on environmental protection. Political reporter John Myers is covering Brown's trade mission, and says the governor's style appears to be in sync with the Chinese way of doing business.
New Science Standards Call for More Hands-On Learning
New national science standards released Tuesday promise to shake up the way science is taught across a number of disciplines. Each state will decide on its own whether to adopt the standards that California helped to develop.
Strawberry Growers Struggle to Replace Methyl Bromide
After scientific research at UC Irvine tied certain chemicals to the loss of ozone in the earth's atmosphere, nearly 200 nations pledged to phase out their use with the signing of the Montreal Protocol. But in California, where the state's $2.3 billion strawberry industry has come to rely on the chemical methyl bromide, a new report by the state's Department of Pesticide Regulation suggests strawberry growers will be using it for years to come.
Rural Legal Aid Group Argues Attorney-Client Privilege in Court
California Rural Legal Assistance, a legal aid organization that serves California's rural poor, is getting ready to argue before a federal appeals court in Washington D.C. that it shouldn't have to hand over records on people who sought help from them. The case is being closely watched for its possible ramifications beyond the rural areas.