SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that would make California the first state in the nation to ban lead bullets for all types of hunting is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Proponents of the bill say the ban will protect condors and other wildlife that feed on remains left behind by hunters. Opponents see the proposed law as a first step toward banning hunting in the Golden State.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Federal regulators have ordered a Riverside County mobile home park to remove arsenic polluting the drinking water supply for 300 residents. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says samples from the D&D Mobile Home Park contained nearly six times the EPA maximum level for arsenic. Calls to D&D weren't immediately returned.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Newly released documents show that a federal judge who oversaw a secret U.S. spy court almost shut down the government's domestic surveillance program after he "lost confidence" in the ability of the officials who were operating it. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton issued a blistering opinion in 2009 after discovering government officials had been accessing domestic phone records for nearly three years.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The board that oversees California's High Speed Rail Authority has approved a raise for its chief executive. Board members unanimously approved a 3 percent raise for CEO Jeff Morales, boosting his salary to $376,000 a year. It matches raises given to other senior rail authority staffers in July.