News Panel: Redistricting, Chauncey Bailey verdict, iCloud, and more
The California Citizens Redistricting Commission releases its first draft of 177 maps re-drawing legislative districts, which could lead to a shake-up in state politics. Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV is convicted in the Chauncey Bailey murder trial. Apple makes two big announcements in one week with its new iCloud technology and plans for a major expansion of its headquarters in Cupertino. The circumcision ban on the San Francisco ballot creates more controversy with disturbing images put out by supporters of the movement.
- Carla Marinucci, Senior Political Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
- Rachel Gordon, City Hall Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
- Thomas Peele, Investigative Reporter, Bay Area News Group/The Chauncey Bailey Project
- Tom Vacar, Consumer Editor, KTVU 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.