Heal the Bay rates 27 SoCal freshwater recreation areas on water quality. And, Kamala Harris introduces a plan to eliminate gender pay disparity.
Rain is in the forecast this week, but as we move into the dry season this summer tensions are brewing between the U.S. Forest Service and local fire departments in the state. At the heart of the issue is a federal-state partnership called the California Fire Assistance Agreement.
- Brian Marshall, fire and rescue chief for the Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris took aim at the gender pay gap
Senator and presidential hopeful Kamala Harris took aim at the gender pay gap Sunday. Nationwide, women still make 80 cents for every dollar paid to men. That gap widens for women of color. Harris’ proposal would make larger companies meet new pay standards - and would fine them one percent of their profits for every one percent difference in pay. So how might a proposal like this work out in California?
- Rachel VanSickle Ward, professor of political studies at Pitzer College
Heal the Bay River Report Card
Today, Heal the Bay released its annual report card on water quality in LA's freshwater recreation areas. The River Report Card looks at bacterial pollution at 27 sites in the LA River, Malibu Creek and San Gabriel River watersheds, to determine their safety, assigning them color grades of red, yellow or green. With the area's freshwater recreational areas opening up this Memorial Day weekend, we thought we get detailed information on the results.
- Shelley Luce, Heal the Bay CEO
Los Angeles - and much of California - got another beating from the rain this weekend. And since we know that all that weather can damage roads, causing cracks and creating potholes.
- Keith Mozee, Assistant Director for the Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services and oversees the pavement program
Charge Ready Ports
Southern California Edison launched a $356 million program today that will help fund the infrastructure necessary to recharge heavy-duty battery electric trucks.
Thousands of Central American migrants have reached the US-Mexico border in recent months - many of them seeking asylum. Most have congregated near the Rio Grande Valley in Texas but there are so many that starting just a few days ago planes carrying hundreds of them are landing in California. They're being transferred to our state and processed at border control near San Diego instead.
- Kate Morrissey, reporter at the San Diego Union Tribune
Getty of Thrones
And at last our watch has ended... Although the finale aired last night...there are more ways to keep the fantasy-inspired spirit of "Game of Thrones" alive... Curators at the Getty has been connecting medieval art to each episode of the final season of Game of Thrones via Instagram.
- Larisa Grollemond and Bryan C. Keene, "Getty of Thrones"