Sterling trial update, religious exemptions and LGBT rights, ride-sharing lobbying, saving the oak trees and more

Today on the show we speak with an American Israeli Defense Force soldier who recently spent several years as a long soldier. We take a look at the impact the drought is having on Yuba City Farmers. And Thousand Oak residents are mobilizing to protect California's oak trees, which are being cut down to make way for a shopping center and much more

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