Janie Har, The Associated Press

Janie Har

The Associated Press

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Janie:

Immigrants welcome Afghan refugees, inspired by own journeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tram Pham tears up recalling how tough life was at first in the U. S. But she also remembers the joy she felt as a 22-year-old refugee from Vietnam when a nurse spoke to her in her native language and guided her through a medical screening required of new arrivals. Caption: (Video: Sinclair Broadcast Group) Nearly three decades later, Pham hopes to pay that comfort… → Read More

Immigrants welcome Afghan refugees, inspired by own journeys

A San Francisco Bay Area health clinic founded four decades ago to screen refugees from Southeast Asia is part of the U.S. effort to resettle tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan → Read More

San Francisco board OKs mayor’s emergency order over opioids

The Board of Supervisors approved an emergency order to tackle the opioid epidemic in San Francisco’s troubled Tenderloin neighborhood, despite reservations by some that the declaration will be use… → Read More

San Francisco board OKs mayor’s emergency opioid order

Supervisors approved the policing plan for troubled Tenderloin neighborhood, despite reservations by some that the declaration will be to criminalize people who are homeless, addicted to drugs or both. → Read More

San Francisco board OKs mayor's emergency order over opioids

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved an emergency order the mayor wants to tackle an opioid epidemic in its troubled Tenderloin district → Read More

San Francisco supervisors to vote on mayor's emergency order

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors are considering an emergency order to speed up the city’s ability to stem the high number of overdose deaths in its troubled Tenderloin district → Read More

San Francisco DA, others denounce mayor's plan for police

San Francisco's DA has pushed back on the mayor’s call for increased policing to battle rampant drug dealing in one of the city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods → Read More

San Francisco mayor pledges more police, safety measures

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s mayor announced Tuesday even more initiatives aimed at curbing open drug use, brazen home break-ins and other criminal behavior that she says have made a mockery of the city’s famed tolerance and compassion. Mayor London Breed said at a news conference attended by her police chief and other public […] → Read More

Big California storm dumps snow, drenches parched regions

Drivers spun out on whitened mountain passes and residents wielded umbrellas that flopped in the face of fierce winds as Northern California absorbed even more rain and snow Monday. → Read More

San Francisco’s vaunted tolerance dims amid brazen crimes

In San Francisco, homeless tents, open drug use, home break-ins and dirty streets have proliferated during the pandemic. The quality of life crimes and a laissez-faire approach by officials to brazen drug dealing have given residents a sense the city is in decline. → Read More

San Francisco's vaunted tolerance dims amid brazen crimes

In San Francisco, homeless tents, open drug use, home break-ins and dirty streets have proliferated during the pandemic. The quality of life crimes and a laissez-faire approach by officials to brazen drug dealing have given residents a sense the city is in decline. → Read More

San Francisco's vaunted tolerance dims amid brazen crimes

In San Francisco, homeless tents, open drug use, home break-ins and dirty streets have proliferated during the pandemic → Read More

US food banks struggle to feed hungry amid surging prices

U.S. food banks dealing with increased demand from families sidelined by the pandemic now face a new challenge – surging food prices and supply chain issues → Read More

US food banks struggle to feed hungry amid surging prices

U.S. food banks dealing with increased demand from families sidelined by the pandemic now face a new challenge – surging food prices and supply chain issues → Read More

Grand jury indicts 2 officers fired for beating Black teen

A grand jury in California has indicted two police officers on felony assault charges in the alleged beating of an unresisting Black teenager last year → Read More

Calmer winds aid California fire fight but hot weekend looms

Fire crews are taking advantage of decreasing winds to battle a California wildfire near Lake Tahoe but dry weather and a weekend warming trend mean the battle is far from over. → Read More

Changing Winds Provide Hope in Caldor Fire Battle

Better weather on Thursday helped the battle against a huge California forest fire threatening communities around Lake Tahoe, but commanders warned firefighters to keep their guard up against continuing dangers. → Read More

Changing winds provide hope in California wildfire battle

Fire officials say gusty winds are calming and giving them a chance to throw all their resources into boxing a California blaze that is scant miles from Lake Tahoe and neighboring Nevada → Read More

Firefighters report progress against flames near Lake Tahoe

Operations section chief Tim Ernst said in a briefing that firefighters “lucked out” when winds did not come up a strong as expected and early Wednesday an inversion layer “put a real damper on things.” → Read More

High winds threaten to whip up flames approaching Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A day after an explosive wildfire emptied a resort city at the southern tip of Lake Tahoe, a huge firefighting force braced for strong winds Tuesday as residents in neighboring Nevada were put on notice to be ready to flee. The city of South Lake Tahoe, usually bustling with summer tourists, was eerily empty and the air thick and hazy with smoke from the Caldor… → Read More