- Newsmaker: Edison Bailout Last night, Assemblyman Gil Cedillo flew to Sacramento to cast the deciding vote on a bill to help Southern California Edison pay off 3 billion dollars in debt. Edison complains that legislation doesn't go far enough. But as we hear from Harvey Rosenfield, head of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, consumer groups don't like it at all.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Upstate California Campaign The land between Sacramento and the Oregon border used to be called Alta or Superior California because it was higher up on maps labeled in Spanish. Now, Northern California has an identity problem. Dan Levy, of The San Francisco Chronicle, reports that there's a new campaign afoot to change the name of the region.