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April 8, 2011


News Panel: Possible federal shutdown, Barry Bonds' perjury trial, and more on the San Bruno explosion

The clock is ticking as government leaders in Washington, D.C. remain deadlocked in last minute negotiations to avoid a federal shutdown at midnight on Friday. More than 7 months after the explosion in San Bruno, victims criticize PG&E and demand pipeline safety at a California Public Utilities Commission hearing. Barry Bonds' perjury trial wraps up with closing arguments.


  • Carolyn Lochhead, Washington Correspondent, San Francisco Chronicle
  • David R. Baker, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle

Climate Watch Conversation

European Union Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard speaks with Senior Editor Craig Miller about working with California leaders on climate policy. The Commissioner met with Gov. Brown and business executives at a conference on climate related issues and policy.


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