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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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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 Strikes Down California Death Penalty

July 16, 2014 | 1:38 pm

Los Angeles Judge Strikes Down California Death Penalty

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Ruling declares system ‘dysfunctional’ and says long delays in executions violate U.S. Constitution.

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After Woman’s Fatal Mission District Fall, a Family Seeks Closure

July 13, 2014 | 11:10 am

After Woman’s Fatal Mission District Fall, a Family Seeks Closure

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Ann Zeis, 26, died in a fall last week. Her family is seeking items that went missing the night she died.

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Cal Fire Still Looking for Cause of Big Monticello Blaze

July 11, 2014 | 1:00 pm

Cal Fire Still Looking for Cause of Big Monticello Blaze

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Agency asks for help in determining how the 6,500-acre fire started on the night of the Fourth of July.

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San Francisco Giants Ban ‘Culturally Insensitive Attire’ at Games

July 10, 2014 | 4:50 pm

San Francisco Giants Ban ‘Culturally Insensitive Attire’ at Games

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Team revises ballpark rules after episode involving a war bonnet on Native American Heritage Night.

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State Officials Consider Mandatory Limits on Outdoor Watering

July 9, 2014 | 3:15 pm

State Officials Consider Mandatory Limits on Outdoor Watering

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Proposed rules would carry fine of up to $500 for violations such as hosing down sidewalks.

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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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