After a massive search of his Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Michael Jackson faces multiple counts of child molestation. The world-celebrity pop-star has been ordered to turn himself in and surrender his passport. Ten years ago, Jackson settled a civil suit by a boy who claimed he had been molested at the ranch. Santa Barbara District Attorney Tom Sneddon said this is not like the previous case, when Jackson-s accusers were accused of trying to extort money from Jackson. We get details and perspective from Matt Kettman of the Santa Barbara Independent and Phil Gallo who covers the music business for Daily Variety.
- Reporter's Notebook: Bipartisan Spirit on California's Budget Woes
On his first day in office, Governor Schwarzenegger called three special sessions of the Legislature, requesting that lawmakers put a $15 billion deficit bond on the March ballot and a limit on spending. Is the Governor asking too much too soon? Republican Assemblyman Keith Richman and Democrat Joe Canciamilla discuss the mood in the Capitol and their struggle to find bipartisan solutions to some divisive problems.
SB County Sheriff on Jackson case
Governor's request for special session on budget reform
Governor's call for repeal of SB 60
Governor's call for workers' comp reform