- Making News: House Won't Cut Public Broadcasting Funds
Last week, the House Appropriations Committee voted to cut public broadcasting money by almost 50%. Late today, on a roll-call vote, the full Congress restored the funding to the current level. Meantime, a former Republican activist was named top administrator for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. It's the agency that hands out the money. We get updates on both stories from Bill Swindell of Congressional Quarterly and Paul Farhi at the Washington Post.
- Reporter's Notebook: More Homeowner Skullduggery on Southland Beaches
The California Coastal Commission is involved in another dispute about beach sand being moved by bulldozers--not in Malibu this time, but in Newport Beach. Today's Orange County Register reports that an oceanfront property owner saw it happening well after midnight one April morning. By the time the sun rose, several four-foot high dunes were missing. Laylan Connelly wrote the story.