These early rains are boosting water supplies for California agriculture. Also, a proposal to make it easier to pass local school bond measures.
Re-examining the transfer process from community colleges to California State University campuses. Also, a Tea Partier announces his candidacy for governor for 2014.
Governor Brown is pleased that Proposition 30 passed, but cautions that it will not cure all the state's budgetary woes. And he's warning the leadership of the University of California to be more restrained in their top administrative salaries.
Now that Amazon and other online retailers are collecting and paying California sales taxes, the state budget is benefitting. Also, another seasonal business gears up for the holidays.
Two upward trends in today's California Update. The good news involves holiday shopping; the bad news is in surging rates of diabetes among Californians.
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