Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY

Marco Della Cava

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San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Past articles by Marco:

Giving thanks during a pandemic: 'We learn to appreciate things when we lose them'

Thanksgiving 2021 arrives amid an era of unprecedented hardship. Let's not blow this chance to make gratitude a permanent part of our psyche. → Read More

Gun safety protocols are rigid on film and TV sets. This 'should never have happened.'

Industry veterans familiar with on-set gun protocols say 'Rust' shooting of Halyna Hutchins by Alec Baldwin "should never have happened." Here's why. → Read More

Charlie Watts was magic on the drums. These 5 Rolling Stones songs prove it.

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who died Tuesday, was a percussive force with great jazz touch, all captured in these five great songs. → Read More

Some parents are slipping young kids in for the COVID-19 vaccine, but doctors discourage the move as 'risky'

With the Delta variant rampaging, many parents of children under 12 are considering taking their kids in for a vaccine on the sly, though doctors say no. → Read More

For Native American activists crossing the nation with a totem pole, sacred lands are their Notre Dame

Native American activists are traveling cross-country with a 25-foot totem pole to spotlight the need to protect sacred lands. → Read More

For Native American activists crossing the nation with a totem pole, sacred lands are their Notre Dame

Native American activists are traveling cross-country with a 25-foot totem pole to spotlight the need to protect sacred lands. → Read More

For Native American activists crossing the nation with a totem pole, sacred lands are their Notre Dame

Native American activists are traveling cross-country with a 25-foot totem pole to spotlight the need to protect sacred lands. → Read More

After George Floyd, other families demand justice after police killings

In the year since George Floyd was murdered, police officers have killed hundreds of Americans. The families of the deceased said they want justice. → Read More

Anonymous jury in Derek Chauvin trial part of a growing trend that has some legal experts worried

Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd by an anonymous jury, a trend that has some legal experts worried about transparency. → Read More

Adam Toledo, Daunte Wright and George Floyd: Would more de-escalation training stop police from killing people?

The trial of Derek Chauvin and the shootings of Adam Toledo and Daunte Wright have renewed the spotlight on the inadequate nature of police training. → Read More

'Our ancestors' dreams come true': Deb Haaland could become the nation's most powerful Native American leader

New Mexico's Rep. Deb Haaland, a Laguna Pueblo Native American, has activists' hopes soaring as she awaits her confirmation hearing as Interior secretary → Read More

For Dreamers, a Senate vote and a Texas judge stand between citizenship and deportation

Many Dreamers said they fear deportation as lawmakers in Congress once again debates whether to give them a path to U.S. citizenship. → Read More

California faces 'darkest days' as COVID-19 cases surge, pushing hospital staff to the breaking point

Once a model for keeping COVID-19 cases at bay, California is facing 'darkest days' of crisis as hospitals quickly fill to capacity. → Read More

As COVID-19 vaccine rolls out, undocumented immigrants fear deportation after seeking dose

As the COVID-19 vaccine starts getting distributed, immigration activists worry that undocumented residents will resist for fear of being deported. → Read More

What will 2021 bring? Promising vaccines and 'the darkest days of our war on COVID-19'

Vaccines offer the promise of a renewed 2021, but first there are months ahead of the "darkest days" of the COVID-19 war. → Read More

After Biden win, Black activists demand reparations for slavery, police reform

After helping to deliver crucial votes in a Biden-Harris win, Black Lives Matter activists say defunding the police and other issues need action. → Read More

Waiting for election results: Americans grapple with anxiety, fear and optimism while votes continue to be counted

As votes continue to be counted in a cliffhanger election, many voters wait for results with frayed nerves. → Read More

Native Americans battle COVID-19 and other voting obstacles as Election Day nears

COVID-19 has disproportionately sickened or killed Native Americans across the U.S., creating another Election Day challenge for many tribal members. → Read More

'Work harder than everyone': Kamala Harris' background resonates with other women of color making history

They worked harder than others and were still underestimated. Trailblazing women of color see themselves in Kamala Harris. → Read More

2020 Census 'emergency' threatens to leave out communities of color and rural Americans

Census workers have less time to track down an unprecedented number of uncounted Americans, raising the prospect of a damaging undercount, experts say → Read More