If California gets hit by a strong El Niño with heavy snow and rain, sinking levees in the Central Valley are more likely to fail and send floodwaters racing across farms, highways and neighborhoods.
From the parched California coast to soaring water bills in New York, this episode of Reveal takes an in-depth look at water issues around the country.
We know there are many more stories yet to be told about California’s record-setting drought – and we’re gathering your questions to help tease them out.
At first, last December’s rains seemed like welcome relief for drought-stricken California. But while the moisture did little to hydrate trees and shrubs, it did lead to the widespread of growth of wild grasses, which dried out quickly and contributed to this year’s wildfire season.
The California bill, which is expected to sail through the state Senate, would allow sheriffs to legally pass the responsibility of issuing concealed handgun permits to city police chiefs.
Fully automatic machine guns, short-barreled shotguns, grenades, rocket launchers and tear gas: All are deemed so destructive by the state of California that you need a special permit to possess or sell them.
During oral arguments at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, judges grilled attorneys on whether a gun owner’s claim of self-defense is enough to satisfy the “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permits in California.
To date, five U.S. appeals courts have issued rulings on concealed carry cases. Here’s a look at each one.
At the Crossroads of the West Gun Show near San Francisco, all of the guns on display were secured with plastic ties, rendering them inoperable. It’s an extra layer of security that isn’t found at another Crossroads show in Reno, Nevada.
The California Department of Justice received $24 million in 2013 to spend over three years confiscating guns from people who aren’t allowed to have them. But the state’s top gun regulator says the job will take another two to three years to complete.