Marisa Kendall, San Jose Mercury News

Marisa Kendall

San Jose Mercury News

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • East Bay Times
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • Mercury-Register
  • The Daily Democrat
Past:
  • Daily Bulletin
  • Monterey Herald
  • Pasadena Star News
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • ChicoER
  • SGV Tribune
  • The Sun
  • The Press-Enterprise
  • Pioneer Press
  • O.C. Register
  • and more…

Recent articles by Marisa:

After surviving harrowing freeway shooting, East Bay activist asks for help

His “life’s work” is helping the homeless. Now, he needs help. → Read More

A win for East Bay renters: COVID eviction protections will stay for now, judge rules

A federal judge denied landlords’ initial bid to overturn the bans in Alameda County — the last Bay Area county to keep COVID eviction protections in place. → Read More

Prevention, not treatment: This Bay Area city is embracing a different approach to homelessness

Meet Logan McDonnell, first-ever executive director of Keep Oakland Housed. → Read More

Share the Spirit: Saint Vincent’s Day Home is a lifeline for struggling East Bay parents

“I know that my baby’s in a really good environment,” Sherie Williams said of Shawn, who is in the “dragonfly” class at Saint Vincent’s. “I leave him in go… → Read More

Newsom releases frozen homelessness funds as cities, counties promise to do better

Previously blocked homelessness funds are expected to flow to the Bay Area and beyond starting this week. → Read More

Oakland spent $80,000 fighting fires at its biggest homeless encampment

Dozens of fires started at the camp on Caltrans land between October 2021 and October 2022. → Read More

How did California yo-yo from a $100 billion surplus to a projected $25 billion shortfall — in just one year?

New projections show California on the brink of a recession. → Read More

How did California yo-yo from a $100 billion surplus to a projected $25 billion shortfall — in just one year?

New projections show California on the brink of a recession. → Read More

Abortion was the star of the election in California and nationwide. And the impact was much broader

“Abortion was so much more a part of this election than anyone ever thought,” one expert said. → Read More

Abortion was the star of the election in California and nationwide. And the impact was much broader

“Abortion was so much more a part of this election than anyone ever thought,” one expert said. → Read More

Election 2022: Newsom and abortion rights measure score easy victory, gambling falls flat

Props. 1 and 31 sweep to victory, while Props. 26 and 27 go down in defeat. → Read More

Election 2022: Newsom and abortion rights measure score easy victory, gambling falls flat

Props. 1 and 31 sweep to victory, while Props. 26 and 27 go down in defeat. → Read More

Q&A: Voters, here’s what you need to know to vote this Election Day – Oroville

Who is on the ballot? What if I lost my ballot? If I forgot to register, can I still vote? We answer all your Election Day questions. → Read More

Q&A: Bay Area voters, here’s what you need to know to vote this election day Election Day

Who is on the ballot? What if I lost my ballot? If I forgot to register, can I still vote? We answer all your Election Day questions. → Read More

Newsom for president? How would his record in California hurt, help his case?

Gov. Gavin Newsom can brag about California’s economy during a presidential run, but he’ll likely have to defend his work on homelessness. → Read More

2022 elections: So far, Californians aren’t rushing to vote early

Voter turnout appears low days before the election, but experts say it may pick up. → Read More

‘Everyone has to do better.’ Gov. Newsom holds state homelessness funding hostage

Gov. Gavin Newsom is not pleased with local leaders’ plans to reduce homelessness, and will hold back state funding until they take more aggressive action. → Read More

‘Everyone has to do better.’ Gov. Newsom holds state homelessness funding hostage

Gov. Gavin Newsom is not pleased with local leaders’ plans to reduce homelessness, and will hold back state funding until they take more aggressive action. → Read More

Gov. Newsom’s spending to clear California’s homeless encampments. What has he done so far?

As Gov. Gavin Newsom doles out a new round of homeless encampment funding, Bay Area cities and counties have yet to ramp up the programs he bankrolled earlier this year. → Read More

Gov. Newsom’s spending to clear California’s homeless encampments. What has he done so far?

As Gov. Gavin Newsom doles out a new round of homeless encampment funding, Bay Area cities and counties have yet to ramp up the programs he bankrolled earlier this year. → Read More