There's a certain amount of irony in creating a rainy day fund in the middle of a historic drought. Nonetheless, Governor Jerry Brown is calling a special session of the State Legislature next week to do just that. We talk with Sacramento Bureau Chief Scott Detrow about what's so special about the special session, and what lawmakers hope to accomplish.
Filmmaker and activist Christopher Lee fought to bring light to the struggles of transgender people throughout his life. Now, his untimely death is sparking proposed legislation in Sacramento. We find out how Lee's death has opened a new political battle over the accuracy of transgender people's death certificates.
Members of the Hmong community came to the U.S. as refugees after the Vietnam War. Many settled in the Central Valley, where they've struggled at times to fit in. But this week that community is celebrating a big step into the Melting Pot of American culture. A Merced County attorney named Paul Lo was sworn in as the nation's first Hmong judge.
This weekend, hundreds of musicians are unveiling special collectible releases you'll only be able to find at your local record store. It's an annual celebration known as Record Store Day -- and it sends avid collectors flocking to independent retailers around the world. The Oakland Museum of California is marking the occasion with the opening of a new exhibit celebrating vinyl culture.
Over the last few weeks, we've been getting to know some of the people who live and work in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. We've met farmers, fishing guides and marina owners. All of them rely on levees that form rims around the dozens of islands in the Delta, holding back the water that can be 20 feet higher than the farmland.