University of California President Janet Napolitano says she wants the system to be a national leader on curbing sexual assault and violence on campus. A special UC task force released seven key recommendations at a Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday. Topping the list is the creation of an independent and confidential office at each campus for these cases.
It'll be years before the package of bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week will have any real impact on the pumping of California's over-stressed groundwater basins. But change could come a lot faster, depending on the outcome of a little-known lawsuit wending its way through the courts. The state Supreme Court has been asked to take up a legal fight that could force local authorities to place limits on groundwater pumping.
End Music: "Timorous Me" by Ted Leo/Pharmacists, from the album "The Tyranny of Distance" (Theodore F. Leo)