News Clips

Our running list of CA Fwd news coverage, alongside selected items on reform in California.

D.A. seeking six-month jail term for state Sen. Roderick Wright

Prosecutors are asking a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge to sentence suspended state Sen. Roderick D. Wright to six months in county jail, according to recent court filings. Read more

Quake early-warning system could be built with water bond funds

The money needed to complete California's proposed earthquake early-warning system could well come from the billion-dollar water bond issue now on the November ballot, lawmakers in Sacramento and the scientists developing it said Monday. Read more

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on L.A. visit

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto kicked off a two-day tour of California with a speech to Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles on Monday in which he pledged to make life better for his countrymen living on both sides of the border. Read more

Northern California earthquake: Preparedness put to the test

It was the first significant test of the Bay Area's preparedness for a major disaster in nearly 25 years - a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that ripped through the North Bay early Sunday, injuring more than 170 people, damaging scores of homes and buildings in Napa and Vallejo, and knocking out power to thousands. Read more

One desal plant, two countries?

The San Diego County Water Authority is participating in discussions with Mexican water agencies on the possibility of a publicly owned binational desalination plant in Rosarito Beach. Read more

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