6/19/2013 9:02 AM
| Katie Orr
A new study shows California’s population of incarcerated juveniles dropped more than 35 percent over a 10 year period. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento.
The study comes from the National Juvenile Justice Network and the Texas Public Policy Foundation. It credits the drop in part to California adopting several policies, including offering alternatives to jail time and not confining kids for minor offenses.
6/18/2013 10:55 AM
| Amy Quinton
California’s long-term plan to manage the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta has a tough fight ahead of it. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, the Delta Plan is now facing four lawsuits.
The plan approved last month by the Delta Stewardship Council is designed to restore the Delta ecology and provide reliable water supplies to Californians. Environmentalists have sued because they say the plan would have devastating impacts on fishing, farming and endangered species.
6/17/2013 7:30 AM
| Katie Orr
The California legislature finished up its work on the state budget over the weekend - but spending levels aren't set in stone yet. Governor Jerry Brown has until the middle of next week to sign the budget and issue any line-item vetoes.
6/16/2013 9:51 AM
| Monique Parsons
My dad was a mild-mannered guy. Never bragged. Hated sports. Mom won the arguments. He was an avocado farmer near Santa Barbara, but being Dad was his No. 1 job.
He read me bedtime stories, never missed a piano recital or a family dinner. And he played it safe: Dad's idea of adventure was driving his Ford Taurus to town without the wiper fluid filled to the top.