Stories From This Week's Episode
March 4, 2011
News Panel: San Bruno pipeline explosion, pink slips for Bay Area educators, and Oakland's gang debate
NTSB hearings on the San Bruno pipeline explosion bring startling revelations. Among them, the city's fire chief says he had no knowledge the PG&E transmission line even existed. School districts prepare for what could be a record number of pink slips as the fate of Governor Brown's special election hangs in the balance. The debate heats up over an Oakland injunction that could ban alleged gang members from associating with each other in one neighborhood. Eighteen years later, a possible settlement in the notorious abuse case at Pelican Bay State Prison.
- Tom Vacar, Consumer Editor, KTVU News
- Jill Tucker, Education Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
- Aimee Allison, Publisher, OaklandSeen.com
- Michael Montgomery, Reporter, Center for Investigative Reporting
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.