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KQED Public Media

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Past articles by David:

SFO's Air Traffic Controllers Are Working Without Pay. Here's How it Impacts Safety

Safety isn’t an issue yet, says controller Frederick Naujoks. But if the shutdown continues? 'Eventually you're eroding away what is essentially a very saf → Read More

S.F. Approves Requirement to Add More Statues of Women in Public Spaces

The San Francisco ordinance requires at least 30 percent of nonfictional figures depicted in statues and other works of art on city-owned property to be women. → Read More

Crack in Support Beam Shuts Down S.F.'s Brand-New $2 Billion Transit Terminal

Workers discovered the crack in the Salesforce Transit Center Tuesday morning while replacing roofing tiles. Officials decided to shut the station down around 5 p.m., just as rush hour started. → Read More

Janet Napolitano on Family Separations, Border Security and DACA

The UC president is no stranger to immigration issues, having served as Homeland Security secretary and Arizona governor. She told us why she thinks the Trump administration did no preplanning in regard to migrant family separations. → Read More

Joshua Tree Parents Charged With Child Abuse After Kids Found Living in Filthy Hovel

A couple and their three children — ages 11 to 14 — had been living there for several years without running water, bathrooms or electricity. → Read More

How the Home of Reagan Turned Into the Trump Resistance

Immigration and the Latino vote swayed California away from GOP support toward the liberal Democratic Party agenda. → Read More

Mudslide Fears Prompt Mandatory Evacuations for Montecito, Other Burn Areas

Santa Barbara County officials said residents near the Thomas, Sherpa and Whittier fire burn areas should evacuate by 6:00 p.m. Thursday because of an → Read More

Anti-Semitic Incidents See Largest Single-Year Increase on Record, Audit Finds

The Anti-Defamation League annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents found 1,986 such occurrences, including 457 at K-12 schools and 204 on college campuses. → Read More

ACLU Sues U.S. Over Separation of Mother and Child Seeking Asylum

The suit accuses the U.S. of unlawfully separating a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter by holding them in different immigration facilities, two time → Read More

What You Need to Know About Russia Memo Mania: Minority Report Edition

House Intelligence Committee Democrats have released a redacted version of their Russia countermemo. Here are 5 takeaways about Congress' saga of the dueling → Read More

Mueller Brings More Charges Against Manafort, Gates

The special counsel's office has expanded an earlier indictment against President Trump's former campaign chairman and his business partner. → Read More

FCC Takes Another Step Toward Repeal of Net Neutrality

The agency has formally published the order to undo net neutrality rules, which opens the door for lawsuits by state attorneys general and others. Congress → Read More

Orange County Struggles to Find Motels to House Riverbed Homeless

The county is moving hundreds of homeless people from camps along the Santa Ana River, but one of the toughest aspects is finding the rooms to house them, as → Read More

Suburban L.A. School Shooting Plot Foiled, Assault Rifles Found

Just days after a deadly school shooting in Florida, a security officer overheard a student threaten to open fire at his Whittier high school. → Read More

Amid Affordability Crisis, L.A. County Looks to Build Up Housing Stock

Facing a severe shortage of affordable housing, L.A. County leaders are looking to expand the ways they encourage low-income housing construction. → Read More

What Could Be Coming Next in Robert Mueller’s Russia Investigation

NPR's Embedded asks what the special counsel's track record could suggest about the road ahead for the special counsel, the White House and Congress. → Read More

Orange County Starts Clearing River Encampments, Issuing Motel Vouchers to Homeless

A court-ordered effort has begun to clear homeless encampments from the Santa Ana riverbed and provide shelter for the estimated 400 homeless people living → Read More

The Father of the Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through a ‘Black Mirror’

The titans of Silicon Valley have a grand vision of the future. But they have a tendency to miss the downside of their inventions — think cybercrime and online → Read More

Single-Payer Health Care in California? Why Advocates Are Playing the Long Game

For now, single payer may be less a realistic policy blueprint than an organizing tool. And by that metric, advocates are making gains. → Read More

After the Thomas Fire, a Fight Over the Repair of Power Lines

Attorneys representing victims want a judge to stop the utility company from removing power lines that could be potential evidence in determining the fire's → Read More