State Releases Findings On Hidden Funds
Last month, the California Department of Parks and Recreation revealed it hid $54 million in two special funds, even as parks were on the chopping block. That triggered an audit of hundreds of special funds, and the State Department of Finance released its findings on Friday. John Myers, political editor at KXTV in Sacramento, joins us to talk about what the audit revealed.
California Track Cyclists Eye Olympic Glory
Olympic track cyclists at times reach 45 or even 50 miles an hour. They're so fast that this sport is often described as NASCAR on bikes. It's been a decade since an American won an Olympic medal in track cycling, and the pressure is on for a California contingent competing in London this weekend.
Punjabi Community Finds Home in Central California
Despite a flagging housing market and slowing population growth in California, people are still flocking to inland regions like the Central Valley. The town of Kerman, just west of Fresno, has grown by some 60 percent over the last decade. That's fueled in part by a wave of Punjabi immigrants, whose cultural and political influence is reshaping a town that's still largely Latino.
Bill Aims to Give Cottage Food Makers a Break
Any farmers' market or food fair you visit is sure to feature treats from entrepreneur cooks and bakers. In many ways they have to operate under the radar. That's because state law prohibits selling products made in your home kitchen. But AB 1616, the California Homemade Food Act, would change that.
Craft Brewers Toast New Bill
California brewers and beer enthusiasts are toasting Gov. Jerry Brown -- for signing AB 1812. It lowers the tax for California craft breweries that practice "barrel aging."
One Poem a Month: August
At the start of each month this year, poet Al Young shares his inspiration of the moment. This time, he's inspired by wildfires.