News Panel: Gov. Brown signs and vetoes bills, Anthony Batts resigns, and early voting kicks off in SF
Gov. Brown signs and vetoes hundreds of bills, and the state falls short more than $700 million in expected revenues. Oakland's police chief Anthony Batts announces his resignation after two challenging years leading the department. Early voting kicks off in San Francisco's first mayoral race using ranked-choice voting, with eleven major candidates vying for the job. Netflix abandons its three-week old plan to split its services into two for online streaming and DVD-by-mail, but keeps its sixty percent price increase after losing both subscribers and stock value.
- Josh Richman, Oakland Tribune
- Rachel Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle
- Cecily Burt, Oakland Tribune
- Tom Vacar, 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.