California Update for Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Apr 11, 2018

The 178-unit Vaya housing project is near a BART transit hub in Walnut Creek.
Credit Noah Berger

• A controversial bill to increase the number of tall housing developments near transit stops in California, has been amended in response to a chorus of concerns.

Canals in the Central Valley, carry water to Southern California.
Credit Russell A. Daniels / AP file photo

• California’s largest water district has given key support to a 17-billion-dollar water project, long sought by Governor Jerry Brown.

Today's reporting by Randol White and Ben Bradford.