News Panel for September 24, 2010
Unemployment in California reached 12.4% this month, the 3rd highest in the nation. Ballot proposition 23 would repeal AB 32, the state's global warming law. Key provisions of the new national healthcare legislation went into effect this week. And ten candidates for mayor of Oakland debated a range of difficult issues facing the cash-strapped city.
- Carolyn Said, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
- Craig Miller, Climate Watch, KQED Public Radio
- Victoria Colliver, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
- Aimee Allison, Publisher, OaklandSeen.com
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.