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January 27, 2012


News Panel for 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

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan

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.


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