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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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State Sen. Leland Yee Faces New Racketeering, Conspiracy Charges

July 25, 2014 | 7:00 pm

State Sen. Leland Yee Faces New Racketeering, Conspiracy Charges

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Revised indictment alleges veteran legislator plotted to shake down an NFL team owner.

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Richmond Police Investigating Housing Authority Contracts

July 25, 2014 | 10:23 am

Richmond Police Investigating Housing Authority Contracts

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Probe centers on $340,000 in maintenance funds allegedly steered to firm linked to insider.

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Major BART Delays Follow Reported Bomb Threat at Oakland’s Coliseum Station

July 25, 2014 | 9:00 am

Major BART Delays Follow Reported Bomb Threat at Oakland’s Coliseum Station

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Threat relayed via 911 prompts closure of tracks in Oakland and snarls Friday morning rush hour.

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After One Last Mound Mishap, Oakland A’s Jettison Jim Johnson

July 24, 2014 | 12:44 pm

After One Last Mound Mishap, Oakland A’s Jettison Jim Johnson

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A formerly elite reliever reaches the apparent end of a short, ugly stint for AL West-leading Athletics.

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An Evening for Memories Amid Candlestick’s Long Goodbye

July 23, 2014 | 6:30 am

An Evening for Memories Amid Candlestick’s Long Goodbye

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One more chapter in the closing of Candlestick Park: A flag football game featuring retired 49ers stars.

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California Jobless Rate Falls Again; Now 7.4 Percent

July 18, 2014 | 12:09 pm

California Jobless Rate Falls Again; Now 7.4 Percent

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Federal and state statistics show unemployment at lowest level since ’08 as slow recovery continues.

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Yosemite Bans Wilderness Campfires

July 17, 2014 | 1:55 pm

Yosemite Bans Wilderness Campfires

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Warning is issued as drought and dry lightning kindle fears of a repeat of last year’s Rim Fire.

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Lady Gaga: California Water-Conservation Cheerleader

July 16, 2014 | 3:25 pm

Lady Gaga: California Water-Conservation Cheerleader

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Entertainer joins state’s fight to save water. In the meantime, San Francisco says conservation is sexy.

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Man Leaps to Death from New Bay Bridge Span

July 16, 2014 | 2:24 pm

Man Leaps to Death from New Bay Bridge Span

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Rush-hour incident is apparently the first suicide involving span that opened last September.

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Los Angeles Judge Finds California Death Penalty Unconstitutional

July 16, 2014 | 1:38 pm

Los Angeles Judge Finds California Death Penalty Unconstitutional

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Ruling declares system ‘dysfunctional’ and vacates a death sentence imposed nearly 20 years ago.

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