Matthew Green, KQED Public Media

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KQED Public Media

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Matthew:

California COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: How Many Doses Have Been Administered in Your County?

Explore a map of vaccine delivery and administration rates across California. → Read More

California ICU Capacity: See Your County's Available Beds

The map, updated daily, shows ICU bed availability in each county, based on data from the California Department of Public Health. → Read More

MAP: Free COVID-19 Public Testing Sites in the Bay Area, No Insurance Required

A map of free community coronavirus testing sites in the nine-county Bay Area. → Read More

Poorest Households Bear Biggest Burden of Steep Bay Area Sales Taxes

The poorest group of Bay Area residents pay three times more of their income in sales taxes than the wealthiest residents do, according to a new report. → Read More

Where's My Ballot? Track Your Mail-In Vote With New Tool

You can now track your mail-in ballot using the 'Where's My Ballot?' tool, available statewide. → Read More

MAP: See Where Coronavirus Cases Are Spiking in Bay Area Counties

A continuously updated map of increased coronavirus infections over the last two weeks in each of the Bay Area’s nine counties, as well as cumulative case numbers and deaths. → Read More

Wearing Masks in Public: What You Need to Know

All Californians are required to wear face coverings in public under new coronavirus orders issued by Gov. Newsom. Officials encourage residents, however, to reserve N95 masks and other medical-grade equipment for health workers on the front lines of the pandemic. → Read More

Car-Free 'Slow Streets' Coming to San Francisco This Week

Following Oakland's lead, San Francisco plans to block cars from stretches of roadway throughout the city to give pedestrians and bicyclists ample space to maintain appropriate physical distance. → Read More

MAP: Tracking the Coronavirus in the Bay Area

A continually updated map of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in Bay Area counties. → Read More

Real-Time Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Outbreak Around the World

A continually updated interactive map of COVID-19 cases around the world. → Read More

Coronavirus: How These Disabled Activists Are Taking Matters Into Their Own (Sanitized) Hands

Stacey Milbern and her small collective of disabled activists are making their own hand sanitizers and disinfectants, and are distributing them to people in homeless encampments in Oakland. → Read More

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement?

An educational study from 2011 found that most states — including California — failed to cover many of the core concepts and details about the Civil Rights Movement. → Read More

S.F. Mayor Offers $10 Million in Stipends in Bid to Keep Teachers at Highest-Need Schools

Teachers at hard-to-staff schools will receive a $3,000 stipend this year and an additional $2,500 next year, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced this week. → Read More

How Gilroy Festival Victims Can Get Medical Compensation, Emotional Support and Property Recovery

Authorities are encouraging anyone impacted by the shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival to visit the Family Resource Center at Rucker Elementary School in Gilroy. → Read More

S.F. Maps Ambitious Path to Zero Emissions by 2050

The city's plan calls for a transition to 100% renewable energy sources and the widespread electrification of vehicles and heating systems. → Read More

Emeryville Now Has the Highest Minimum Wage in the Nation ... At Least for the Time Being

The city's effort to delay the implementation this month of a $16.30 minimum wage for all businesses was met with fierce opposition from labor groups, and has since been tabled. → Read More

Long Lingering Humpback Whale Bids Farewell to Alameda

The whale has not been seen since Saturday, and is likely either in the open bay or has returned to the ocean. → Read More

Humpback Whale Lingering In Shallow Waters Near Alameda Now 'One Step Closer' to Open Bay

Scientists are concerned that the whale is malnourished and in poor health. → Read More

Explained: What's the Deal With May Day?

When work was available, it was often far from desirable. In the absence of strong federal work laws, immigrant laborers commonly worked excessively long hours in wretched, dangerous conditions, typically for meager wages. In response, a convention of the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions called for a national strike on May 1, 1886. The primary demand: an eight-hour workday. The… → Read More

GRAPHIC: What Oakland Teachers Wanted Vs. What They Got

Many Oakland teachers and other school staff thought the contract fell far short of what they had been fighting for. → Read More