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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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Illegal Water Diversions to Pot Farms Running Some Streams Dry

July 9, 2014 | 12:59 pm

Illegal Water Diversions to Pot Farms Running Some Streams Dry

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State expresses concern about environmental impacts of diverting water to thirsty pot plants.

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Feds Pursue ‘Prompt Wind-Down’ of Drakes Bay Oyster Co.

July 8, 2014 | 9:15 am

Feds Pursue ‘Prompt Wind-Down’ of Drakes Bay Oyster Co.

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After U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear oyster farm’s appeal, attorneys discuss next steps in case.

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No Charges Against Deputy in Shooting of Santa Rosa Teenager

July 7, 2014 | 3:00 pm

No Charges Against Deputy in Shooting of Santa Rosa Teenager

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Andy Lopez, 13, was shot seven times while carrying what turned out to be a replica assault rifle.

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Butts Blaze North of Napa 80 Percent Contained

July 4, 2014 | 8:00 am

Butts Blaze North of Napa 80 Percent Contained

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The total acreage burned remains at 4,300, all road closures have been lifted and four injuries reported.

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As California Drought Deepens, Those With Water Can Sell at a High Price

July 2, 2014 | 3:11 pm

As California Drought Deepens, Those With Water Can Sell at a High Price

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An AP review finds deals to sell hundreds of billions of gallons to desperate cities and farms.

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Jury Rejects Lawsuit by Oscar Grant’s Father

July 1, 2014 | 2:32 pm

Jury Rejects Lawsuit by Oscar Grant’s Father

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Jurors find slain BART passenger’s dad, in jail for life, had no meaningful family relationship with son.

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Barry Bonds to Get Another Chance to Overturn Conviction

July 1, 2014 | 11:32 am

Barry Bonds to Get Another Chance to Overturn Conviction

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Court grants rehearing of retired slugger’s appeal of guilty verdict in connection with steroids probe.

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San Francisco Muni, Drivers Agree on Tentative Contract

June 30, 2014 | 12:05 pm

San Francisco Muni, Drivers Agree on Tentative Contract

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Former Mayor Willie Brown brokers deal to end dispute that led to a sickout and partial system shutdown.

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High Court Won’t Hear Drakes Bay Oyster Co.’s Appeal of Shutdown Order

June 30, 2014 | 8:09 am

High Court Won’t Hear Drakes Bay Oyster Co.’s Appeal of Shutdown Order

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Point Reyes oyster farm owner says he’s contemplating legal options after justices refuse to hear case.

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The Sharing Economy Just Grabbed Your Parking Spot

June 25, 2014 | 3:10 pm

The Sharing Economy Just Grabbed Your Parking Spot

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San Francisco tries to rein in apps that allow drivers to buy and sell public parking spaces.

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