Less than two weeks after declaring a drought emergency, Governor Jerry Brown is in Los Angeles this morning meeting with 15 water managers from Southern California to discuss the ongoing drought conditions.
In a new report published in the February issue of its journal, Pediatrics, it reported that 7,391 children were hospitalized for gunshot wounds in the U.S. in 2009 — about 20 a day. Of those, 1,000 were under the age of 15.
A group of tech investors in San Francisco think it might be the answer. They've formed a group called the Smart Tech Foundation, and set out a challenge. They're offering $1 million to entrepreneurs with ideas to make firearms safer.
Ron Nichols, head of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, leaves his job tomorrow. We heard yesterday about the controversy surrounding how $40-million in ratepayer money was spent, and today, we'll hear about his biggest achievements.
The one percent is feeling pretty nervous these days. There hasn't been a whole lot of love for the nation's wealthiest people, and some of the uber rich are concerned that they may actually be in danger.
In the Mexican state of Michoacán, armed civilian groups continue to challenge the powerful drug cartels in the region. The federal government began by calling earlier this month for the groups to lay down their arms.
It's Thursday, and that means it's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California. To help us with that we're joined in studio by KPCC political reporter Alice Walton and KPCC Political editor Oscar Garza.