Miranda Leitsinger, KQED Public Media

Miranda Leitsinger

KQED Public Media

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Miranda:

Transgender Prisoners Transition in Lockup: 'Becoming More and More of Me'

Two transgender prisoners hid their gender identity for decades due to violence against them — or the threat of it — until they finally felt comfortable enough to come out behind bars. → Read More

Transgender Prisoners Say They 'Never Feel Safe.' Could a Proposed Law Help?

Transgender inmates suffer high rates of violence in prison. A flurry of lawsuits and laws, including a new state housing bill, aims to drive down that violence — but will it work? → Read More

Chinatown Subway Station to Be Named After Rose Pak, Controversial S.F. Power Broker

After hours of heated public comment, SFMTA narrowly voted to approve naming Muni's newest station after the controversial figure who fought to bring the subway to the neighborhood. → Read More

She 'Conquered Everyone's Heart': Funeral Held for Keyla Salazar, Girl Killed in Gilroy Shooting

Nearly 1,000 people celebrated the life and mourned the loss of 13-year-old girl who was one of three victims of the garlic festival shooting, at a service in San Jose. → Read More

Trump Must Release Tax Returns to Get on California's Primary Ballot Under New Law

Lawmakers have proposed similar bills in 17 other states in the 2019 statehouse legislative session. At least six of those bills have failed. → Read More

What's Your Favorite Bay Area Hike?

Summer is here, and for many of us, the long days provide the best opportunity to explore some of the great hiking trails in the Bay Area. → Read More

PG&E May Cut Power to Some NorCal Customers Due to Fire Risk

Areas where power might be turned off include parts of the North Bay and the Sierra Foothills. PG&E said it would try to contact affected customers beforehand by telephone, text and email. → Read More

San Francisco to Get 20 New Miles of Protected Bike Lanes, Mayor Says on Bike to Work Day

Breed also asked the SFMTA to increase traffic citations for blocked bike lanes by 10% over the next six months to help keep them clear and safe. → Read More

Women in California Are Still Paid Less Than Men. How Some Female Leaders Want to Change That

In California, women lose a combined total of more than $87 billion each year due to the wage gap. → Read More

State Parks Investigating Helicopter Landing in Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Tourists have been flocking to the California parks bursting with superblooms in Southern California, like Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve near Lancaster and Anza-Borrego State Park near San Diego. → Read More

Manhunt for Inmate Who Escaped from San Quentin

Shalom Mendoza, 21, was reported missing Wednesday night during an institutional count and is believed to have carjacked a victim shortly after, authorities say. → Read More

#MeToo Unmasks the Open Secret of Sexual Abuse in Yoga

A KQED investigation found that the yoga community is struggling to rein in sexual misconduct and abuse in its ranks. → Read More

'Worth the Fight': Meet the California Women Running for the First Time

We wanted to hear from women running for office for the first time, and nearly 50 responded. → Read More

PHOTOS: First Bay Area Girls Join the Cub Scout Ranks

The pack was one of many Scouting units to make the change earlier this year before girls could officially enroll in June in all Cub Scouts programs nationwide. → Read More

Will Your Daughter Join the Boy Scouts? Has She Joined Cub Scouts?

Given the big changes in Scouting in recent years, we'd like to know if your daughter has plans to join the Boy Scouts when it opens up to girls. → Read More

ICE Targets 7-Eleven Stores In Nationwide Immigration Raids

Immigration agents arrested 21 people on suspicion of being in the country illegally. They promised more raids to go after employers who hire unauthorized → Read More

Trump Administration Will Let States Require People to Work for Medicaid

Ten states have asked the Trump administration to add work requirements to the popular health insurance program for low-income people. But many recipients are → Read More

Author Of Russia Dossier Worried Trump ‘Was Being Blackmailed’

Steele alleged that the Russian government has compromising material on the president and that Trump's campaign colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton. → Read More

U.S. Ends El Salvador’s Protected Status, Impacting 200,000 People

The move upends a status quo that has existed since 2001, when President Bush extended temporary protected status after major quakes devastated parts of El → Read More

GUIDE: Best Holiday Hikes in the Bay Area

Many of you shared insider tips on park gems, like a cow named Stella in Rancho San Antonio and an abundance of banana slugs in Purisima preserve. → Read More