- Analysts report that the state of California will have a $31 billion surplus next year. They say tax revenues have continued to climb despite the pandemic. It's not clear what the governor and lawmakers plan to do with the extra money. It will be the fourth year in a row that the state has had a surplus thanks to higher tax collections.
- The Water Year is off to a strong start across Northern California. The National Weather Service says nearly 16-inches of rain has been recorded at the Shasta Dam since October 1st. Normal for this time of year is about six-and-a-half inches. Sacramento usually averages about one-point-six inches of rain between October 1st and November 15th.
- Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a series of big changes in Los Angeles designed to ease the supply chain gridlock at the ports in Long Beach and Los Angeles. He says the state will issue temporary permits to let trucks transport more cargo. He's also directing the state Department of Motor Vehicles to extend their hours to process more commercial driver's licenses.
- Attorney General Rob Bonta is challenging a decision by the 9th Circuit Court that blocks the state's efforts to ban the use of private prisons. Passed in 2019 AB 32 sought to cutback the state's cooperation on immigration detention by slowly closing private prisons.
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- Two former Navy SEAL commanders have written several books on leadership, with their latest being "The Dichotomy of Leadership" where they discuss what it takes to find balance between the opposing forces that pull every leader in different directions.