- It looks like infrastructure week is here, with President Biden set to sign a sweeping bipartisan bill later today. The more than $1.2 trillion program measure will pay for improvements to roads, bridges, airports, broadband, and other infrastructure nationwide. California will receive about $45.5 billion from the infrastructure.
- There is another planned rally at the state capitol coinciding with a school walkout today. Parents across California may be keeping their kids home from school again, in response to California’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for K through 12-students. A large crowd is also expected at the state capitol for an “Our Children, Our Choice!” rally. This morning's planned rally is set to take place on the North side of the California State Capitol starting at 10 am.
- A new study out of Stanford and MIT says California should keep the last remaining nuclear power plant open. The study says the Diablo Canyon Power Plant should remain open to reduce the need for electricity powered by natural gas. The plant currently accounts for 8% to 9% of California’s in-state electricity generation and overall power mix. Pacific Gas & Electric, the operator of Diablo Canyon plans to close the facility starting in three years.
- Last month's atmospheric river is setting new records for ten Northern California counties. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it was the wettest October for the ten counties since 1895. The October 24th atmospheric river cut an eastbound swath from the Sonoma County coast to El Dorado and Amador counties in the Sierra. Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Yolo, San Joaquin, and Sacramento counties were also a part of the record-setting rainfall. NOAA says it was also the fourth wettest October ever for the entire state.
- In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee and a member of the House January 6th Select Committee, talks about the resistance some former Trump aides have shown to responding to subpoenas.
- New York City Mayor elect Eric Adams says he is not going to break his promise to clean up crime in the City.
- NYC Black Lives Matter co-founder talks policing with Dan Bongino.