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Apr 16, 2019 No Commercial Sardine Fishing in California for Fifth Consecutive Year There will be no commercial sardine fishing off the coast of California for the fifth straight year. Wildlife officials say populations of the small silvery fish have declined over 98 percent in Pacific waters since 2006. Reporter: Peter Arcuni Lack of Transparency as PG&E Replaces its Board of Directors After many attempts to speak with an insider at PG&E on the record, The California Report finally had a chance on Monday. But PG&E board member Richard Kelly’s entourage whisked him away after he briefly answered one question about a lack of transparency in the board process. Reporter: Lily Jamali Shadow Workforce: Tech Contractors Disproportionately People of Color Latinos, along with African Americans, are underrepresented in Silicon Valley’s workforce, accounting for only about five percent. Many who do get a tech job aren’t employees, but contractors. The worker we hear from today had contracts at both Salesforce and the e-cig company Juul. She tells us about the racial divide between employees and contractors like her. Reporter: Sam Harnett Screenwriter Fires His Agent and Friend in Ongoing Union Dispute Screenwriters have been firing their talent agents after negotiations between the Writers Guild and the big talent agencies broke down. This dispute's over long-standing industry practices, like what’s called packaging fees, that the writers say benefit agents at their expense. Guest: Screenwriter John Gary

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