Time Warner has blacked out CBS shows for the last two weeks as it fights over how much it should pay in fees for the right to carry CBS-owned channels. Several southern California residents have gotten fed up enough to file a class-action suit yesterday.
It's Thursday, which means it's time for State of Affair, our weekly look at politics throughout California. To help us with that, we're joined in-studio by KPCC political reporter Alice Walton and politics editor Oscar Garza.
This morning, the California Coastal Commission meets in Santa Cruz. Environmental groups like the Sierra Club plan to show up in force to protest hydraulic fracturing in the Santa Barbara Channel, the site of a massive oil spill in 1969 many credit with launching the environmental movement know today.
Internationally, the carbon trading market has become one of the biggest commodities markets in the world. It's estimated to be worth about $175 billion dollars, which makes it a major target for crime.
The LA-based auction house Julien's has announced that it's selling one of Banky's works - a piece called Flower Girl - which once graced the wall of a gas station on the corner of Beverly Boulevard and La Brea.