News Panel: Opposition over CA budget deal, Prop 8, and privacy concerns over mobile devices
As this weekend's Democratic State Convention kicks off in Sacramento, Gov. Brown still faces stiff opposition from Republicans over a budget deal. Sponsors of Proposition 8 want Judge Vaughn Walker's August 4th ruling thrown out, saying his sexual orientation presents a conflict of interest. Privacy concerns abound over data files on mobile devices that keep track of our whereabouts.
- Carla Marinucci, Senior Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
- Bob Egelko, Legal Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
- Troy Wolverton, Personal Technology Columnist, San Jose Mercury News
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.