California Update for Monday, March 26, 2018

Mar 26, 2018

In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 file photo, Gov. Jerry Brown's Executive Secretary Nancy McFadden listens during a meeting on water use at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.
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• Flags at the California state Capitol are flying at half-staff in honor of the most influential advisor to Governor Jerry Brown since he returned to the office.

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• More than a million cigarette butts were collected in the US this year. That’s why Democratic Assembly member Mark Stone is trying to make them illegal for the third time.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ezra David Romero.