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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,
  • Michael Montgomery, Reporter, Center for Investigative Reporting

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