Joshua Johnson's Latest Posts
LavaMae.org aims to restore a measure of dignity by filling the simple need for a place to bathe.
If you’re crossing the bridge when The Big One — or any earthquake — strikes, know what to do.
Oakland’s African-American male students have a disappointing high school graduation rate, their efforts often dragged down by poverty, crime and too many absences. More than half of African-American boys now in middle school are at risk of dropping out of high school. Oakland Unified is fighting back with something school districts usually leave to community […]
Think the George Zimmerman verdict couldn’t have happened under California law? Not necessarily. Florida may have a so-called “stand-your-ground” policy written into its laws, but it is possible that a California jury under very similar circumstances could have also handed down an acquittal. KQED’s Joshua Johnson discussed California’s stand-your-ground defense with Professor Rory Little of […]
The attack at the Boston Marathon might have you pondering an unsettling question: What if I had been there? What would I have done? Would I know what to do? And if I have no idea what to do, how would I even learn — other than becoming a paramedic? Across the Bay Area and […]
On March 27th the Golden Gate Bridge will convert to all-electronic tolling. That’s big news to people who drive between Marin County and San Francisco. But it’s just one piece of the Bay Area’s traffic puzzle to traffic reporter Joe McConnell, a man who knows these highways better than just about anyone. McConnell has worked […]
If you’re reading this on a smartphone or tablet, take a moment right now to survey your surroundings, especially if you’re out in public. That device could make you a prime target, but there are ways to protect yourself even if it gets stolen. Mobile device theft has been in the news lately. Police recently […]
It wasn’t “The Big One” – not even close – but this morning’s 4.0 earthquake rattled buildings and some nerves around the Bay Area this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the temblor at 5:33 a.m. centered 5.5 miles below a country club in El Cerrito. Aftershocks of 2.0 and 1.1 magnitude followed. Some in […]