Martha Mendoza, The Associated Press

Martha Mendoza

The Associated Press

Northern California, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • GIJN
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  • FOX 11 Los Angeles
  • The Globe and Mail
  • The Associated Press
  • WRAL NEWS in NC
  • The Seattle Times
  • kcranews
  • KSBW Action News 8
  • WBTV News
  • The Boston Globe
  • FOX 5 DC
  • and more…

Recent articles by Martha:

What Washington is Doing in Your Country: A Tipsheet for Investigating US Influence Around the World

From presidential actions and criminal investigations, to aid programs and military assistance, GIJN offers a tipsheet for investigating US influence globally. → Read More

Mega dance company based in LA bred culture of sex, silence, dancers say

The problems date back to the founding of Los Angeles-based Break The Floor Productions; as the company has grown into an industry powerhouse, its leaders perpetuated a culture of sex and silence, according to interviews with dozens of former and current staff and students. → Read More

Mega dance company bred culture of sex, silence, dancers say

Dancers say they were sexually assaulted, harassed and manipulated by the founder and famous teachers and choreographers of one of the world’s leading dance competition companies, according to a joint investigation by The Associated Press and the Toronto Star → Read More

Mega dance company bred culture of sex, silence, dancers say

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every year, one of the world’s leading dance competition companies sells the dream of Hollywood fame to hundreds of thousands of ambitious young dancers hoping to launch careers on television, in movies and on stage. → Read More

Mega dance company bred culture of sex, silence, dancers say

Every year, one of the world’s leading dance competition companies sells the dream of Hollywood fame to hundreds of thousands of ambitious young dancers hoping to launch careers on television, in movies and on stage. → Read More

Mega dance company bred culture of sex, silence, dancers say

One of the world’s leading dance competition companies sells the dream of Hollywood fame to hundreds of thousands of ambitious young dancers hoping to launch careers on television, in movies and on stage. → Read More

California reps ask CDC for new water study at former base

Two of California's congressional representatives are asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to launch a health safety and drinking water investigation at Fort Ord on the Central Coast. → Read More

What Lies Beneath: Vets worry Fort Ord polluted base made them ill

Several Fort Ord veterans who were diagnosed with cancers — especially rare blood disorders — took the question to Facebook: Are there more of us? → Read More

How AI-powered tech landed man in jail with scant evidence

CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Williams’ wife pleaded with him to remember their fishing trips with the grandchildren, how he used to braid her hair, anything to jar him back to his world outside the concrete walls of Cook County Jail. → Read More

Twins times five, all in one class

It’s almost Graduation Day for 8th graders at Father Allouez Catholic School in Allouez, just outside Green Bay. And since this year’s graduating class of 26 student is beyond unique, you can easily forgive staff and teachers for spending years seeing double. → Read More

Gunman who killed 9 at California rail yard appeared to target some victims, sheriff says

“It appears to us at this point that he said to one of the people there: ‘I’m not going to shoot you,’” Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said. “And then he shot other people. So I imagine there was some kind of thought on who he wanted to shoot.” → Read More

Gunman appeared to target some victims at VTA light rail yard in San Jose: sheriff

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith said the shooter told at least one person: “I’m not going to shoot you” at a light rail facility for the Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose. → Read More

Father breaks neck while vacationing

Sawyer and Sara Bartell were vacationing in Colorado over the weekend. → Read More

Killer of 9 in California had talked of workplace attacks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An employee who gunned down nine people at a California rail... → Read More

San Jose shooter had talked of workplace attacks

An employee who gunned down 9 people at a San Jose rail yard and then killed himself had talked about killing people at work years ago, his ex-wife said. → Read More

Gunman who killed 8 at California rail yard had talked of workplace attack, ex-wife says

An employee who gunned down eight people at a California rail yard and then killed himself had talked about killing people at work more than a decade ago, his ex-wife said. → Read More

Sheriff: Gunman appeared to target some victims at Calif. rail yard

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith told The Associated Press on Thursday that the shooter told at least one person: “I’m not going to shoot you” at a light rail facility for the Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose. → Read More

Authorities Identify 8 Victims Of Mass Shooting At San Jose Railyard

The victims were bus and light rail operators, mechanics, linemen and an assistant superintendent. One had worked for the VTA since 1999. → Read More

Killer of 9 in California Had Talked of Workplace Attacks

An employee who gunned down nine people at a California rail yard and then killed himself as law enforcement rushed in had talked about killing people at work more than a decade ago. → Read More

Authorities identify 8 employees killed in California railyard shooting

An employee opened fire Wednesday at a California rail yard, killing eight people before taking his own life as law enforcement rushed in. → Read More