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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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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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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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