Lisa Pickoff-White is one of KQED News' online producers. Her work has been honored with awards from the Online News Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Society of Professional Journalists and SXSW Interactive. Lisa specializes in visual journalism, including photography and data.
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It’s been hard times for independent movie theaters in San Francisco. The Red Vic closed last year and and the Lumiere closed in September.
But the Roxie Theater — wedged between trendy bars and restaurants on 16th Street in San Francisco’s Mission District — has screened films for more than 100 years. The Roxie claims to be the oldest continuously running theater in American — and says it’s determined to stay. These days the Roxie is also home to film festivals, documentaries and even some live events.
Come London Olympics time (one week away!), we know you’ll want to get as granular as possible in your geographical favoritism. Thus, we’re providing you with a handy and sortable list of Californians to follow. To sort, click on any header. *Age is as of July 27, 2012. View the full table.
How much has tuition for California’s public universities really increased over the last 20 years? Using data from the California State University Budget Office and University of California Budget Office, KQED has charted average tuition and campus fees for resident undergraduates, adjusted for inflation. The numbers show that students and/or their parents are paying three […]
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges put City College of San Francisco on notice Tuesday that it has eight months to address 14 serious management and fiscal problems or be decertified. Schools must be accredited to receive public funding. In June, school trustees approved a $187 million 2012-13 budget to serve the school’s more […]
Thousands of people throughout the Bay Area watched Venus pass in front of the sun for the last time this century. More than 2,500 people gathered at the Chabot Space and Science Center Tuesday night for the transit of Venus. That’s five times the center’s average attendance, said Visitor Services Manager Samuel Aguayo. “It’s a […]
The transit of Venus is among the most rare of planetary alignments. Venus passes in front of the sun twice every century. Transits appear in close “pairs,” so although you might have seen this special occurrence in 2004, it will not be visible again until December 2117. Without optical magnification, Venus will appear as just […]
Contents What is it? Where to watch? If you can take a moment to look at the sky with an eclipse viewer or break out that pinhole projector, you can join a very exclusive astronomical club. On Tuesday, June 5, in most of California, you can watch the planet Venus slowly pass in front of […]
On May 27, to great fanfare, the Golden Gate Bridge will turn 75. For years the bridge has been an iconic image of the Bay Area, but when it was proposed in 1916 it met fierce resistance from a a variety of sources including the Department of War, the Southern Pacific Railroad and ferry union workers. […]
Update Sunday May 20: Click here to watch the solar eclipse live online. The astronomical orbits of several celestial bodies will coincide in some spectacular ways over the next few weeks in Northern California. First up this Sunday is the annular solar eclipse. But tempting though it may be, do not look at the sun […]