News Panel for June 25, 2010
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits California with the hope of creating a high tech center in his country, a runoff election for Lt. Governor Maldonado's senate seat on the Central Coast seems likely, a look at some of the initiatives that have qualified for the November ballot and Oakland braces for cuts to their police department as they try to balance the city's budget.
- Carla Marinucci, Political Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
- Josh Richman, Regional Legal & Political Affairs Reporter, Oakland Tribune
- John Wildermuth, Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
- Matthai Kuruvila, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.