Stories From This Week's Episode
January 27, 2012
California's sweeping new auto emission regulations, requiring that 15 percent of new cars sold in the state by 2025 produce little or no smog, could reshape the entire American automobile industry. The city of Richmond wins the intense competition by half a dozen Bay Area cities to be the coveted site of the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab's second campus. The 49ers stadium project in Santa Clara hits another snag with a petition drive to put it back on the ballot before voters, a week after the team loses its chance to be in the Super Bowl.
- Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News
- Amy Standen, KQED's QUEST
- C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle
Scott Shafer talks with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. Her first year in office has been a turbulent one, with the challenges of the Occupy Oakland movement, the city budget, job cuts due to the loss of state redevelopment funding, and a recall effort.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
The Most Important New California Laws of 2015
More than 900 new laws are hitting the books in 2015. Here's our annual list of the most important and/or interesting, as picked by KQED news, science, health, and politics and government editors.
"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.