In the rush to close up this year's session, the state Legislature passed a raft of bills covering everything from a statewide plastic bag ban to Hollywood tax credits. One could be forgiven for failing to notice a trio of bills on groundwater -- but they constitute an earth-shaking shift in California water policy, one of the biggest in decades.
Ezra David Romero/Valley Public Radio
A growing number of police departments are playing with the idea of electric motorcycles. They're cleaner, cheaper to maintain and quiet. The top manufacturer is based in California, near Santa Cruz. In the Central Valley, where air quality is a major issue, one police department has decided to go all-out and purchase five electrics.
Ezra David Romero.
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