Ericka Cruz Guevarra, KQED Public Media

Ericka Cruz Guevarra

KQED Public Media

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Ericka:

Prop. 31: Should California Ban Flavored Tobacco Products?

In 2020, California lawmakers passed SB 793, which banned the retail sale of flavored tobacco products that can be smoked, vaped, or eaten statewide. But shortly after that, tobacco companies worked to put Prop. 31 on the ballot, taking the issue directly to the voters. It asks California voters whether to uphold that 2020 ban, → Read More

How San Francisco Shaped VP Nominee Kamala Harris

Many Americans got to know Kamala Harris when she ran for president last year. But the Bay Area has known her for a lot longer. → Read More

What's the Path Forward for Bay Area Public Transit?

Leaders at the Bay Area's public transit agencies are dealing with a massive fiscal crisis that happened seemingly overnight. → Read More

Bay Area Filipinos Stand Up For Activist Shot in the Philippines

A San Francisco native was shot in the Philippines earlier this month in what friends and family believe was an attempted extrajudicial assassination by the Philippine government. Brandon Lee became an activist through San Francisco State University's League of Filipino Students. Lee moved to the Philippines in 2010 to work as a paralegal and human rights advocate for indigenous communities in… → Read More

Why San Jose Ain't San Jose Without the Sharks

So much has changed in San Jose since the Sharks first came to the city in 1993. Its population has spiked to more than 1 million, the median home price is around $1 million, and the SAP Center (aka the Shark Tank) isn't the only development getting attention anymore. The outside of Henry's Hi-Life. (Ericka Cruz Guevarra/KQED) While the city's identity has become intertwined with the tech boom… → Read More

Would You Stop Driving Through Downtown San Francisco if You Had to Pay to Do It?

Driving through downtown San Francisco has always been hell (good luck getting across Market Street). Traffic has gotten worse with job growth and the advent of ride-hailing apps like Lyft and Uber. Could congestion pricing help? San Francisco is studying whether to charge people who drive through some of the busiest parts of the city. New York City decided it will introduce congestion pricing… → Read More

Basically, Nothing in the Bay Area is Affordable to Someone Making $64,000

We all know it's expensive to live in the Bay Area. But just how unaffordable is it? Reporters with the Mercury News and the East Bay Times looked at how high rents and mortgages have climbed since 2012, and it will blow your mind. People making $100,000 can afford to live in just 28 percent of Bay Area neighborhoods. And if you're making less than $64,000, you basically have no options. Guest:… → Read More


Report Quantifies Mistrust Of The Portland Police Bureau

A report released by the Portland Police Bureau found 71 percent of community members only trust the police somewhat, a little or not at all – and that lack of trust is much higher in communities of color. → Read More


Level 3 'Go Now' Evacuations In Linn, Marion Counties Due To Grass Fire

The Santiam Park Fire burns Tuesday, March 19, 2019 off Highway 22 near Lyons, Ore. Oregon Department of Forestry Level 3 “go now” evacuation orders are in place for residents in Lyons, Oregon, because of a grass fire first reported Tuesday afternoon. The fire is burning near the North Santiam State Recreational Area off Highway 22 and had grown to an estimated 60 acres as of late Tuesday… → Read More


Well-Known Patriot Prayer, Proud Boys Members Indicted On Assault Charges

Two members of far-right groups known for brawling in the streets of downtown Portland have been indicted on assault charges, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office announced Tuesday. → Read More


NW Lawmakers Consider Limiting Exemptions As Confirmed Measles Cases Top 50

Lawmakers in Washington are considering legislation that could completely do away with the state's personal and philosophical vaccination exemption law. The number of confirmed measles cases in the Northwest has topped more than 50. → Read More


E-Scooters Are Returning To Portland This Spring

The Portland Bureau of Transportation announced a second pilot program Tuesday after a report found more than half of Portlanders have a positive view of the scooters. → Read More


Oregon, Washington Join Appeal Of Affordable Care Act Ruling

Attorneys general from Oregon and Washington are joining a court challenge to a lower court decision declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. → Read More


Protesters Take To Portland Days After Mayor's Ordinance Fails

Saturday's protest marked the first demonstration since Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler's proposed protest ordinance failed in City Council. → Read More


Permit Filed To Demolish Never-Used North Portland Wapato Jail

A demolition permit is in place for the never-opened Multnomah County jail, which was sold to private developer Jordan Schnitzer in April. → Read More


A Year Later, Extinguished Eagle Creek Fire Still Prompting Closures At Multnomah Falls

The Multnomah Falls viewing platform is scheduled to close temporarily Tuesday as trees and remnants from the Eagle Creek Fire get cleared out. → Read More


After $51 Million Tourism Loss To Wildfires, Oregon Wants Visitors To Come Back . News

Nearly $51 million in tourism revenue was lost in Oregon last year because of wildfires. → Read More


Crews Reach 82 Percent Containment On Substation Fire

Fire officials say crews have made significant progress fighting the Substation Fire burning near The Dalles, Oregon, which was at 82 percent containment by Sunday morning. → Read More


2 Portland State University Officers Placed On Paid Administrative Leave Following Fatal Shooting . News

Two Portland State University officers have been placed on paid administrative leave following a shooting Friday morning that left one person dead. → Read More


Oregon State Police Captain Charged With Domestic Violence

The Deschutes County District Attorney has filed domestic violence charges against an Oregon State Police captain at the center of a criminal investigation. → Read More