News Panel for October 1, 2010
California voters were given a clear choice in the debates between Democratic and Republican candidates for governor and U.S Senator. Proposition 20 would expand the power of a Citizens Redistricting Commission in determining congressional districts, while Prop 27 would eliminate the CRC and return the task of redistricting to the Legislature. And executions in the updated death chamber at San Quentin Prison are on hold until next year.
- Carla Marinucci, Reporter, SF Chronicle
- Josh Richman, Reporter, Oakland Tribune
- Bob Egelko, Reporter, SF 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.