Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, July 8. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:
A sign of the times
Once, so many immigrants crossing illegally into the United States through the California border were killed by cars and trucks along Interstate 5 that John Hood was handed a mission. And so in the early 1990s, the Caltrans worker created a road sign to deal with the growing deaths. Now only one...