Could the technology used in Israel that successfully turned the country’s water shortage into a surplus be implemented in California to ease the state’s drought? KQED Public Media reporter Daniel Potter joins Alison Stewart via Skype from San Francisco to discuss. Continue reading
The city of San Juan Capistrano, California, is using a tiered system to charge residents for water usage as a way of encouraging water conservation due to the state’s new water laws. But a state appeals court ruled that the city’s system is unconstitutional, possibly setting a precedent for other cities with a tiered rate.
An ambitious new plan in San Francisco aims to completely end the transmission of HIV, which infects about 50,000 people every year nationwide. In a city where huge strides have already been made in battling the epidemic, public health officials, doctors and activists are increasing their efforts to bring the number of new HIV infections down to zero. NewsHour’s John Carlos Frey reports. Continue reading
Charya Burt trained as a classical Cambodian dancer, Now, she’s passing on her art and drawing on a painful family history under the Khmer Rouge to push her dance in new directions. Continue reading
Following years of severe drought and the lowest winter snowpack ever recorded in the state, California Gov. Jerry Brown announced a plan Wednesday to impose a 25 percent reduction on most of the state’s local water supply agencies. Continue reading
A San Diego judge has sentenced 28-year-old Kevin Bollaert to 18 years in prison for running a “revenge porn” website that featured explicit photographs and included identifying information such as links to the victims’ social media accounts. Continue reading
California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered mandatory water restrictions on Wednesday to cut water usage by 25 percent across the state to deal with a years’ long drought. Continue reading
The southeastern quadrant of Sacramento is an industrial community that has seen many industries come through: mining, truck farming, recycling. Now, a group that advocates for the community has decided to re-brand it by asking artists to paint dumpsters. Continue reading
Billboards with language aimed at the tech industry are plentiful along a 49-mile stretch of freeway between San Francisco and San Jose. KQED San Francisco’s Scott Shafer reports.
As part of a growing national movement to revitalize the symphony experience for patrons, the San Francisco Symphony recently launched SoundBox, a show series meant to create new musical experiences and entice new audiences. KQED’s Cy Musiker reports. Continue reading