Ryan Levi, KQED Public Media

Ryan Levi

KQED Public Media

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Ryan:

Why Isn't Local Seafood a Bigger Deal in the Bay Area?

With the Pacific Ocean right in our backyard, why isn't it easier to find local, wild-caught seafood in the Bay Area? → Read More

Why Is Gas So Expensive in the Bay Area?

Higher taxes and stricter environmental regulations are part of the answer, but they don't explain everything. → Read More

Heat Advisory, Spare the Air Alert in Effect Throughout Bay Area

A heat advisory is in effect throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. → Read More

New Haven Teachers OK Deal Ending 3-Week Strike

Out of the 502 members of the New Haven Teachers Association who participated in Sunday's vote, 302, or 60%, voted in favor of the deal. A simple majority was needed to ratify. → Read More

Oakland Public Library to Get Rid of Fines and Late Fees

Libraries around the country are ditching late fees, which have been found to disproportionately impact communities of color. → Read More

Former Gov. Schwarzenegger Unfazed After Being Dropkicked in South Africa

The former bodybuilder said he didn't even realize he had been attacked until he saw video of it. → Read More

No Joke: Oakland Libraries To Extend Hours Starting April 1

All but one of the library's 17 branches will now be open at least six days a week, including at least two evenings. → Read More

How Stanford's Desire for a Booze-Free Town Gave Birth to Palo Alto

Palo Alto wasn't the first choice to be Stanford University's college town. → Read More

Bay Area Polls: Housing and Traffic Misery Abound — But Many Are Ready to Help Pay for (Part of) the Fix

Traffic congestion, lack of affordable housing, the high cost of living and homelessness were the top causes of discontent among survey respondents. → Read More

S.F. Public Defender Jeff Adachi's Death Ruled From Cocaine, Alcohol and Heart Problems

According to the medical examiner's report, small amounts cocaine and alcohol in his blood combined with significant existing heart issues to cause Adachi's death. → Read More

Sonoma County to Pay $3 Million Settlement in Andy Lopez Shooting

Lopez was killed after being shot seven times by then-Deputy Erick Gelhaus in 2013, in a case that sparked outrage and multiple investigations. → Read More

Covered California Extends Deadline After Anti-Obamacare Federal Court Ruling

The deadline to secure coverage starting Jan. 1 was supposed to be today, but it has been extended to Friday, Dec. 21. → Read More

Why Harvey Milk Still Matters to These Young People

We talked to students at an Introduction to LGBT Studies class at City College of San Francisco to find out. → Read More

Remembering George Moscone, 'The People's Mayor' of San Francisco

Moscone was a strong progressive as a state legislator and mayor, but his legacy has often been overshadowed by Harvey Milk, who was assassinated with him on Nov. 27, 1978. → Read More

Tony Thurmond Wins Close Race to Become California's Next Top School Official

Thurmond's victory is a blow to charter school advocates who supported his opponent, Marshall Tuck. → Read More

Why Is Part of Alameda Island in San Francisco?

The answer stretches back to 1820, when California was still a part of Spain. → Read More

Move to Redefine Gender Could Lead to 'David and Goliath' Battle With Transgender Californians

The Oakland-based Transgender Law Center said the impact of the move would be blunted in California due to protections for transgender people in health care, education, employment and housing that are enshrined in state law. → Read More

Voting on Daylight Saving Time, Animal Confinement and Water. Propositions 3, 7 and 12, Explained

Should California go full-time daylight saving time? Take animals out of cages? Pass a water bond? For Bay Curious Prop Week, we explore the three science-related propositions. → Read More

Brown Signs Net Neutrality and Police Accountability Bills, but Vetoes Supervised Injection Sites

He also signed several bills around sexual harassment and one allowing BART control over development on its property. → Read More

Tommy Orange, Rebecca Solnit Among Bay Area Authors Longlisted for 2018 National Book Award

Six authors with significant Bay Area connections are within shouting distance of one of the most prestigious literary awards in the country. → Read More