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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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Following a Toxic Trail from Silicon Valley to Points Known and Unknown

March 18, 2014 | 6:00 am

Following a Toxic Trail from Silicon Valley to Points Known and Unknown

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Clean-up of Mountain View site sends poisons on a costly cross-country journey that poses new hazards.

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Ron Unz: Minimum-Wage Measure Unlikely to Make Ballot

March 17, 2014 | 3:19 pm

Ron Unz: Minimum-Wage Measure Unlikely to Make Ballot

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Conservative activist says he didn’t find enough money to qualify $12-an-hour proposal for November vote.

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Bill to Restore College Affirmative Action Hits Roadblock

March 17, 2014 | 2:27 pm

Bill to Restore College Affirmative Action Hits Roadblock

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Assembly speaker halts consideration of proposal amid backlash from many Asian Americans in California.

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4.4 Quake Rolls Through Los Angeles

March 17, 2014 | 7:25 am

4.4 Quake Rolls Through Los Angeles

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Quake hit at 6:25 a.m. and lasted 10 to 15 seconds, media reports say. No damage or injuries reported.

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Utility Regulators Approve Plan to Replace San Onofre Power

March 13, 2014 | 2:00 pm

Utility Regulators Approve Plan to Replace San Onofre Power

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Plan relies on renewables — and fossil fuels — to fill gap created by shutdown of nuclear power plant. Read more.

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Richmond City Council Votes to Vacate Troubled Public Housing Complex

March 13, 2014 | 12:11 pm

Richmond City Council Votes to Vacate Troubled Public Housing Complex

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Officials still need to decide on when they’ll move about 130 senior and disabled residents.

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Supreme Court Rejects NRA’s Bid to Block Sunnyvale Gun Law

March 12, 2014 | 3:00 pm

Supreme Court Rejects NRA’s Bid to Block Sunnyvale Gun Law

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Gun rights group had sought emergency injunction to block ban of large-capacity firearms magazines.

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President Obama Adds Mendocino Site to California Coastal National Monument

March 10, 2014 | 2:33 pm

President Obama Adds Mendocino Site to California Coastal National Monument

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Designation of site at Point Arena is expected to attract tourists to a relatively little-visited area.

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6.8 Quake Shakes Northern California Coast; No Tsunami Threat

March 10, 2014 | 11:45 am

6.8 Quake Shakes Northern California Coast; No Tsunami Threat

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No reports of damage or injuries, as long, rolling quake hits a region known for big tremors.

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San Francisco Video: One Morning in the Life of a ‘Google Bus’ Stop

March 7, 2014 | 1:11 pm

San Francisco Video: One Morning in the Life of a ‘Google Bus’ Stop

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A three-minute time lapse dramatizes the role of tech shuttles in moving the Silicon Valley workforce.

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