Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority
High-speed rail officials expect it'll cost $98 billion to link Northern and Southern California over the next two decades. That's a lot more than previous estimates, in part because the plan will take longer to complete. The business plan's release is stirring up debate between boosters and critics. Reporter: John Myers
In the thick of the latest budget crisis, the state Department of Parks and Recreation has been told to cut $22 million over two fiscal years, and it's planning to do that by closing 70 parks. Now legislators are debating which parks will feel the blow. Reporter: Molly Samuel
About a quarter of California's elementary and high school students are still learning English. They can't speak, read, or write it proficiently. Educators are trying to tackle that challenge, but some told a hearing in Fresno yesterday that the best way forward is unclear. Reporter: Sasha Khokha
End Music: "Dodgers Fan Dance" by Harry James, from the album "Rare Wartime Recordings, Vol. 1"