Stories for November 22, 2007
Listen to the best musical interludes heard throughout the week on These Days. This week's picks include tracks from Spanky Wilson and The Quantic Soul Orchestra, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock, Oliver Nelson and Gilbert Castellanos.
Standing on the edge of a swimming pool gone bad, public health worker Jeremy Tamargo scoops up a sample of murky, brown water to make sure the mosquito treatment he administered earlier is still working.
Several school districts and a statewide association that represents them are suing the state for nearly $1 billion. They say they're owed the money for programs the state requires them to offer but doesn't want to pay for.
Southern California's major water wholesaler announced plans to buy billions of gallons of water from farmers in the state to make up for a shortfall left by drought and environmental regulations.