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California bets big on marketing to spread the health care gospel

Apr 25, 2013
Millions of Californians will be eligible for healthcare under the new law, and lots of them know nothing about it.
Posted In: health care, health exchange, california

States push to tie university funding to better performance

Apr 24, 2013
California Governor Jerry Brown is looking to join other states in basing funding increases at public universities on measures like higher graduation rates.
Posted In: higher education, california, Jerry Brown

California rules against reading phone maps while driving

Apr 9, 2013
Given that it is legal to manipulate other devices in a car, the court suggests that people should take it up with the legislature to change the law if the ruling seems arbitrary.
Posted In: mobile, maps, google maps, california

Beach fire pits spark battle between private interests and public land

Apr 8, 2013
Southern Californians are known for their laid-back attitude. But a fight over beaches has split folks who own expensive beach front homes and beach-goers who gather around fire pits.
Posted In: california, property rights, Beaches

Golden Gate Bridge goes to all-electronic tolls

Mar 27, 2013
San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is going electronic today. It’s the first time in 76-years, that the iconic bridge will be without a human toll taker.
Posted In: california, San Francisco, Tech

Schools risk outsized debts with delayed bond payments

Feb 14, 2013
Many school districts around the country are making use of capital appreciation bonds, long-term bonds that can put them into debt for far more than they initially borrowed.
Posted In: california, bonds, Education, construction

Which is better for business: Texas or California?

Feb 11, 2013
Texas Governor Rick Perry visits California to attract companies away from the Golden State with promises of low taxes and fewer regulations.
Posted In: texas, california, Rick Perry, Jerry Brown

Departing UC President on the state of higher ed, future of online learning

Feb 5, 2013
As he completes his final months as President of University of California, Mark Yudof joins us to reflect on the state of higher education and the future of online learning.
Posted In: higher education, california

Governor Jerry Brown on balancing California's budget

Jan 16, 2013
The governor of California discusses state budgets and California's fiscal prospects heading into 2013.
Posted In: Jerry Brown, california, budget cuts, deficits, state budgets

Theater goes subscription-based to stay alive

Jan 11, 2013
A group of local residents in Oakhurst, Ca., have come up with an innovative subscription-based financial plan to save their theater.
Posted In: california, movies

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