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Dan Brekke

Dan Brekke has worked in media ever since Nixon's first term, when newspapers were still using hot type. He had moved on to online news by the time Bill Clinton met Monica Lewinsky. He's been at KQED since 2007, is an enthusiastic practitioner of radio and online journalism and will talk to you about absolutely anything.

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King Fire Update: Arson Suspect Pleads Not Guilty; Some Homes Destroyed

September 19, 2014 | 2:50 pm

King Fire Update: Arson Suspect Pleads Not Guilty; Some Homes Destroyed

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Suspect continues to be held on $10 million bond as first reports surface of homes destroyed in fire.

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Images of the King Fire: Beautiful — at a Distance

September 18, 2014 | 1:38 pm

Images of the King Fire: Beautiful — at a Distance

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Images of massive and rapidly growing wildfire burning near El Dorado County town of Pollock Pines.

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Golden Gate Bridge Workers Say They’ll Strike for a Day — But Won’t Disrupt Commute

September 15, 2014 | 6:45 pm

Golden Gate Bridge Workers Say They’ll Strike for a Day — But Won’t Disrupt Commute

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Labor coalition says one bridge union will walk out Tuesday, but impact on commute should be minimal.

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CPUC Acts After New Round of ‘Inappropriate’ Emails With PG&E

September 15, 2014 | 4:11 pm

CPUC Acts After New Round of ‘Inappropriate’ Emails With PG&E

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Commission chief of staff resigns and president recuses himself from two major cases involving utility.

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Fire South of Yosemite Burns 20 Homes, Forces Hundreds to Flee

September 15, 2014 | 10:35 am

Fire South of Yosemite Burns 20 Homes, Forces Hundreds to Flee

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Fire near Oakhurst was one of several over the weekend, including a 3,000-acre blaze near Pollock Pines.

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BART Consultant: Big Changes Needed to Avoid Repeat of Contract War

September 10, 2014 | 10:14 am

BART Consultant: Big Changes Needed to Avoid Repeat of Contract War

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Report documents distrust on both sides of dispute, makes 63 recommendations for more cooperative talks.

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S.F. Board Denounces 49ers Over Handling of Ray McDonald Case

September 9, 2014 | 5:36 pm

S.F. Board Denounces 49ers Over Handling of Ray McDonald Case

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Resolution calls on team to bar player from games until inquiry into domestic violence charges is done.

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Earthquake Cost the Napa Wine Industry At Least $80 Million

September 9, 2014 | 3:40 pm

Earthquake Cost the Napa Wine Industry At Least $80 Million

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Expert’s estimate tallies costs ranging from damaged buildings to loss of tasting-room sales.

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Golden Gate Bridge Deer Bring Great Civilization to Standstill

September 8, 2014 | 11:23 am

Golden Gate Bridge Deer Bring Great Civilization to Standstill

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In the Bay Area’s best video moment of September 2014, insouciant ruminants stop traffic on span.

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San Francisco Firefighters Battle Five-Alarm Mission District Blaze

September 4, 2014 | 6:00 pm

San Francisco Firefighters Battle Five-Alarm Mission District Blaze

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Fire burns on crowded commercial block, jamming traffic in central Mission District. Five injured.

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