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UC Davis Students Take Part In Climate Science "Data Rescue"

February 2, 2017 | Amy Quinton

UC Davis students took part in a project to backup and protect scientific data related to climate change and the environment from federal websites.

State Government

California Lawmakers Consider Easing Self-Driving Permit Process

January 23, 2017 | Daniel Potter

After Uber had a spat with California regulators and took its self-driving cars to Arizona, California lawmakers are considering easing the process of receiving permits for those types of vehicles.

Andrew Harnik / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

A Tumultuous First Weekend For President Trump: An Analysis By Political Junkie Ken Rudin

January 23, 2017

It has been an up-and-down weekend for President Trump as he signed his first executive order, argued with the media over inauguration turnout and faced heat from ethics scholars seeking legal action over his foreign business interests.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Sacramento Bacon Lovers Rejoice — Bacon Fest Brings Themed Dishes And Drinks For Sixth Year

January 23, 2017

Bacon Fest returns to Sacramento this week for its 6th time, promising a series of bacon-related dishes and parties. Brian Guido, Baconfest co-founder joins us to discuss this year’s festivities.

freethesun / Flickr

Environment

San Joaquin Valley Reaping Economic Benefits Of Climate Policies

January 19, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A new study shows California's climate change policies are good for the San Joaquin Valley's economy.

Business

Business Journal: Kmart, Big Lots, El Dorado County Courthouse, Sauced BBQ & Spirits

January 6, 2017

Business Journal's Sonya Sorich talks about the current retail climate in the area following plans to convert a former Kmart into a Big Lots store with an indoor trampoline park.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Palms Playhouse In Winters Reopens With New Owners

January 4, 2017

Long-time music venue Palms Playhouse was closed for most of 2016 after the previous owner retired. We meet the new owners and hear their plans for the future.

Environment

Volkswagen To Pay California $66 Million More For Emissions Cheating

December 20, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Volkswagen will pay California an additional $66 million to settle another lawsuit about cars it designed to flout emissions standards.

Eric Risberg / AP

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Investigative Reporter Will Evans Digs Into Uber’s Lack Of Data Security

December 16, 2016

Will Evans with the Center for Investigative Reporting released a new article describing Uber's policy on protecting customer data. He joins Insight to talk about the company's "growth at all costs" approach.

San Joaquin Co. Office of Emergency Services (OES) / Submitted

Environment

Study: California Should Leave National Flood Insurance Program

December 13, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new analysis by UC Davis scientists shows California would be better off running its own flood insurance program, rather than participating in the National Flood Insurance Program.

State Government

Capitol Roundup: Early Spending Proposals From Senate, Assembly Dems

December 6, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California Senate Democrats want to tackle unfinished business from last legislative session – including fixing the state’s aging infrastructure and boosting affordable housing. Meanwhile, Assembly Democrats are setting their budget priorities.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Reporter Tells Stories Of California Retirees Struggling With Pension

November 29, 2016

In our ongoing series on California’s Pension Crisis, we hear the stories of some retirees who argue the benefits aren’t excessive. Reporter Sam Harnett guides us through the tales of three California retirees.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Bay Area Company Aims To Reduce Food Waste - One Fruit At A Time

November 1, 2016

In the United States, 30-40 percent of our available food ends up in the trashcan. CropMobster, a Bay Area start-up, is taking the issue of food waste head-on with an innovative model. CEO and cofounder Nick Papadopoulos talks about the company.

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