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March 2, 2012


News Panel: America's Cup, Stockton's Financial Crisis, Google's New Privacy Policy

The America's Cup race will go forward in San Francisco, but organizers have scrapped plans to refurbish several of the city's deteriorating piers. The Stockton City Council approved a new mediation process in a last-ditch effort to avoid bankruptcy, while facing long-term bond debt, ballooning retirement benefits and declining tax revenues. Google's new privacy policy has raised concerns from the EU and consumer advocates over how it's collecting and using our personal data.


  • Rachel Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Scott Smith, Stockton Record
  • Jolie O'Dell, VentureBeat

Making History in Oakland: Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed

In honor of Women's History Month, Belva Davis has a conversation with Teresa Deloach Reed. On March 5, Reed becomes the first female chief of the 142-year-old Oakland Fire Department and the first African American woman in the nation to lead a major metropolitan fire department.


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