Monday marks the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, a movement pitting the so-called "99 percent" against the wealthy elite. A year later, the camps are gone and so are the protesters. We meet up with some Occupiers from around the state who say their political awakening has just begun.
Next week, jurors will resume deliberating whether to recommend the death penalty or life in prison for Rickie Lee Fowler, the man convicted of starting the 2003 Old Fire in the San Bernardino Mountains. The wind-driven flames of that fire destroyed more than 330 homes. And nearly a decade later, the community of Cedar Glen is still struggling to rebuild.
Proposition 34 on the November ballot would end the death penalty in California and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. If passed, Prop. 34 would reverse another ballot measure, Prop. 7, which voters passed in 1978. We talk with Sacramento attorney Don Heller, who wrote that voter initiative at the request of then-State Senator John Briggs.
Sales of digital books are growing, but the publishing industry still has a business model that's hundreds of years old -- warehousing and shipping thousands of volumes. Now, one bookshop in Santa Cruz is trying to bridge the divide between print and the age of e-books with its own digital printing machine.
California is known for plenty of outdoor activities, from beach volleyball to mountain climbing and cycling. But dog mushing? Urban Mushing -- a snow-free version of traditional dog sledding -- is now finding followers in Southern California. KPCC producer Mary Plummer grew up dog mushing in Alaska. She investigates how her old pastime holds up in her adopted state.
End Music: "Kalimba" by Mr. Scruff, from "Kalimba" (Single) (Ninja Tune)
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