- Newsmaker: Orange County's Runoff Causes Problems for the Beaches - Health officials are warning swimmers to avoid several Southland beaches that been tainted by urban runoff from five major Orange County waterways. The Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board is working up new rules to control the pollution. Newport Beach Assistant City Manager Dave Kiff says it's all a matter of revenue and resolve.
- Reporter's Notebook: Court Says Gun Maker Not Liable for Illegal Use of Guns - The California Supreme Court has ruled 5-to-1 that victims cannot hold gun makers liable for the illegal use of their products. The case grew out of a 1993 massacre in which a killer modified a gun to fire like a machine gun. The San Francisco Daily Journal's John Raemer expounds on the decision and it's impact on the gun debate.
The Census and California's Changing Population
The 2000 Census won't be complete until next year. However a survey of 700,000 families taken simultaneously with the count provides some important data on California's changing population, housing crisis, economy, and the plight of its middle class. To help us assess the results of the survey and the changing face of the Golden State, we're joined by representatives of California think tanks dedicated to the analysis of the state's economy, its public policy, and Latino issues.