News Panel: Obama visits SF, gas and food prices rise, and the controversy over developing Treasure Island
President Obama faces protests at a fundraising event in San Francisco one day after holding a virtual town hall at Facebook in Silicon Valley. Rising gas prices hit California especially hard as food prices are also climbing. Secretly recorded video of Yusef Bey IV is new key evidence in the murder trial of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey. The San Francisco Planning Commission reviews the controversial $1.5 billion plan for developing Treasure Island.
- Carla Marinucci, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
- Tom Vacar, Consumer Editor, KTVU News
- Bob Butler, Reporter, KCBS Radio
- John King, Urban Design Critic, San Francisco 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.