L.A. City Council Approves Minimum Wage Boost for Hotel Workers
The Los Angeles City Council yesterday voted in favor of boosting the minimum wage for hotel workers to just over $15 an hour. Business leaders say the wage hike could lead to layoffs and higher room rates.

Study Finds Global Warming Lighten Future Snowpacks
A first-time study by the Department of the Interior finds California mountains will eventually see less snow as a result of global warming, which will take a toll on state water supplies.

Bears Descend Into Bakersfield at Historic Rate; Is Drought to Blame?
The number of black bear sightings in Kern County is off the charts this year. At least six bears have entered residential areas in Bakersfield over the past two weeks. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has responded to 10 to 20 times the number of bear calls from a year ago. When the calls come in, biologist Vicki Monroe gets on the road to check out the situation. We caught up with her after what she called a crazy day.

The California Report 25 September,2014KQED News Staff

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