California Update

fraudThe top prosecutors in California and Nevada are teaming up to go after foreclosure fraud in their states, two of the most severely affected by the rupture of the housing bubble. And the weather word for the day is...COLD.

california-high-speed-rail-mapWhile local support for the SMART train in the north bay remains fairly strong, despite efforts to repeal its funding authorization, the prospects for a high speed rail line in the center of the state appear to be dimming.

depressed-california_fCalifornians don’t think much of Governor Brown, the state legislature and the probable midyear “trigger cuts” to the state budget. And they’re not happy about the cutbacks to state parks that are already going into effect.

texting-while-drivingThreats to highway safety, and Governor Brown’s ideas for package of tax increases, both on today’s California Update.

red-ribbonToday’s California Update offers a big-picture look at the state of AIDS in California, timed for World AIDS Day, along with a brief report on how the state’s peace officers are responding to the infamous pepper-spray incident on the UC Davis campus last month.

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