- Newsmaker: Water to Move from Desert to San Diego County
Water has been more important to California history than gold. As the nation-s most productive agricultural state has swelled in population, the water wars have intensified between farmers and new metropolitan centers. Los Angeles Democratic Assemblyman Bob Hertzberg, who helped to negotiate a massive new water agreement, provides some historical context and details on the bipartisan, multi-district solution.
- Reporter-s Notebook: The Legacy of Gene Autry and the Anaheim-s Angels
Gene Autry, the -singing cowboy,- founded the Anaheim Angels in 1961. By the time he died, in 1998, the team was owned by the Walt Disney Company. Now, after 41 years, the Angels have finally made it to the World Series. Widow Jackie Autry, chair of the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage and a baseball figure in her own right, looks back at her husband-s legacy and forward to Saturday-s championship series.
Debate for State Controller
More than just pay the bills, California-s State Controller is the watchdog of the state-s treasury, the controller of its fiscal policy. He, or she, sits on 52 boards and commissions, invests pension money, and has the auditing power to keep other politicians fiscally honest. The current Controller, Democrat Kathleen Connell, is out of the job because of term limits. Among the candidates vying to take her place are a veteran Republican legislator and a Democrat who-s never run for political office. We hear more about finance, accountability, and private and public sector experience from Democrat and dot-com millionaire Steve Westly and his Republican rival, State Senator Tom McClintock.