Any potential money is barred by a congressional act known as the Dickey Amendment, which mandates that none of the funds available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would be “used to advocate or promote gun control."
On any given night in San Francisco, officials estimate there are at least 6,700 people living on the streets. The city is trying to turn it around — as are other California cities struggling with the problem of homelessness.
About 50 years ago, Cesar Chavez started a movement for farmworker rights that brought together the Filipino and Mexican communities in California and led to vast change. A new film, one of several, brings powerful scenes and memories, especially for those who were part of the movement.
Where in the world can you sit on a beach and still enjoy a view of the Eiffel Tower? Imagine walking down to the Seine River this time of year, and seeing palm trees, umbrellas, lounge chairs and sand beaches lining the riverbank.
In the world of risk management, the probability of disaster is often expressed as a percentage. But that's not sufficient, scientists say now. And they've turned to an area of California, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, to explain just how badly current models work.
California has a $15 billion budget hole and a political stalemate in full tilt boogie. Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is playing with taxes and payrolls as a game of chicken continues with Democrats and fellow Republicans. Guest: Julie Small, Sacramento reporter for KPCC
The California state legislature is late in approving the state's latest budget -? as of today, 70 days late. Typically, this would be a minor bureaucratic matter confined to partisan squabbling in Sacramento. But Julie Small says the delay is now having human costs, with community colleges and hospitals feeling a pinch.
The city of Sacramento is experimenting with an energy awareness system in the hopes that it will push residents to conserve energy. The Takeaway is joined by Positive Energy's Robert Cialdini, also a professor at Arizona State University.
Although young people are coveted by health insurers, they're often the least likely to buy in. Joining The Takeaway for a roundtable discussion are three young people: architect Savlan Hauser, freelance journalist Nik Bonovich, and artist Golnar Adili.
California's budget is still in terrible shape, so the cash-strapped state is having a garage sale. Eric Lamoureux, spokesman for the California Department of General Services, tells The Takeaway what's for sale.