- Making News: Foothill Fire Prompts Mandatory Evacuations
Thousands of people have been evacuated by fires raging near Santa Clarita. Fire officials say the blaze was started when a red-tailed hawk was electrocuted by power lines and fell into brush that hasn-t burned since 1962. In the hottest and windiest part of the day, about three o'clock, Lila Campuzano of The Signal updates the situation.
- Reporter's Notebook: Trouble at Los Alamos
Two weeks ago, computer disks with sensitive information on nuclear weapons turned up missing at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Now, it-s reported that secret information was transmitted on unclassified e-mail. As a result, all work has been suspended at the New Mexico-based lab, which is run by the University of California. Ian Hoffman, co-author of A Convient Spy: Wen Ho Lee and the Politics of Nuclear Espionage has more on the latest security flap.
Random Drug Testing in Schools
America-s deputy drug tsar says random drug testing in high schools could put the city of Fresno -on the map.- Mayor Alan Autry is a long-time advocate of a program promoted by President Bush in his most recent State of the Union message, but so far adopted by only three schools in California. Though the President calls the testing a -silver bullet,- the State Senate has adopted legislation that would ban it, if the bill passes the Assembly and Governor Schwarzenegger signs it. Warren Olney gets both sides of a battle over youth culture and adult priorities, from Mayor Autry and a legislative advocate for the California Parent Teacher Association.