Stories From This Week's Episode
November 12, 2010
"Ranked choice voting" produces a major upset in Oakland as Jean Quan defeats Don Perada for mayor. State parks struggle to stay open after voters reject Proposition 21 which would have provided new funding. San Francisco is one of two cities in the running for the next America's Cup, but the prestigious sailing race has generated a battle between last year's winner, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, and the San Francisco Giants over waterfront development.
- Aimee Allison, Reporter, OaklandSeen.com
- Paul Rogers, Environment Reporter, San Jose Mercury News
- Tom Vacar, Consumer Editor, KTVU News
Women make up about 14 percent of the U.S. military today and are in more combat situations now than in past wars. KQED's Scott Shafer met with Bay Area female veterans about the particular challenges women face after their military service and what support is available to them.
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.