Some high tech entrepreneurs have started trading in the high costs of the San Francisco Bay Area for the sunnier skies of Venice Beach in Los Angeles. But with the benefits of the boom, like high-paying jobs, also come problems, especially for the longtime residents of the famously artistic, bohemian neighborhood. Special correspondent Steve Goldbloom reports. Continue reading
A 2012 legal case brought by nine public school students in California, who argued the state’s teacher tenure laws denied their right to a quality education, ended a few months ago after a judge declared the laws unconstitutional. Shortly after the ruling, legal action regarding teacher tenure laws began in another state, with parents in New York filing a similar lawsuit. NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson reports. Continue reading
While the number of internationals students coming to the U.S. has increased in most of the last dozen years, that growth picked up during the recession. Schools like the University of California’s campuses looked to other countries for students who pay the full sticker priceto attend. Continue reading
Water has become the unlikely subject of black market dealings in some the California’s worst-hit areas. With nearly 60 percent of the state currently experiencing exceptional drought — the highest level of drought designated by the U.S. Drought Monitor — and chances of a full recovery this winter looking unlikely, reports of water being stolen from private tanks or siphoned from public rivers are increasing.
Passengers who arrive in California from an Ebola-stricken West African country and have had contact with an infected patient will face a 21-day quarantine, state health officials said Wednesday.
With a little over a week to go until midterm elections, early voting happening in California and more than 30 other states, is causing both Republicans and Democrats to shift their campaign strategies. Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, bombings and mortar fire rocked mostly Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad. At least 50 people were killed in a wave of terror attacks by Islamic State forces. Also, Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying asked demonstrators to end protests, offering to hold talks next week, but pro-democracy rallies continued through the night. Continue reading
Fifty years ago this month, long before the Vietnam War, students on the U.C. Berkeley campus ignited protests over a ban on political activity — a student movement that would morph into the huge, confrontational demonstrations of the early 1970s and beyond. Continue reading