In Palm Springs, a tour bus crashed and killed 13 people on Sunday. The bus was carrying tourists returning from the Red Earth Casino near the Salton Sea. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Given all the fighting we're seeing this election season, it's kind of amazing that many groups came together to find a compromise this spring and signed a plan that would demolish four aging hydroelectric dams along the Klamath River, near the California-Oregon border. Hundreds of miles of the Klamath would run free to the Pacific Ocean, opening up the largest river restoration in U.S. history. The plan took over a decade to negotiate, and it's now before federal regulators.
Tom Hayden came to prominence as a leader in the Students for a Democratic Society. Considered a radical at the time, Hayden would win a seat to the California Assembly and the Senate. He once said that "A silent majority and government by the people is incompatible." Tom Hayden died Sunday in Santa Monica. He was 76.
End Music: "By This River" by Brian Eno, from the album "Before and After Science" (Polydor)