California Today Full Broadcast (April 19)

A newly proposed bill aims to give violent criminals serving life or death sentences an opportunity to petition for a review of their sentence. The bill is advancing through the state legislature, but opposition groups say the move would take away justice from victims.

A Silicon Valley council member is being charged with lying about leaking information about a former spokesperson for the San Francisco 49ers and Santa Clara city officials. The councilman’s court appearance is scheduled for May.

An automobile industry expert provides some insight into the push for electric vehicles. She also offers some tips for buying a car.

A fallen soldier killed in a U.S. Army helicopter crash in Kentucky returned to Los Angeles. His grieving family and friends held a funeral procession to honor him.

Wildflowers are painting local, regional, and state parks with vibrant colors, thanks to the wet winter that brought much-needed water to the Golden State.

The wet winter is also helping extend the state’s ski season. Angelenos are enjoying some extra fun in the snow even as warmer spring weather approaches.

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