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Lisa Pickoff-White

Lisa Pickoff-White is KQED's Senior Interactive News Producer. 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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Watch Live Video From Around the Northeast as Blizzard Moves In

February 8, 2013 | 1:10 pm

Watch Live Video From Around the Northeast as Blizzard Moves In

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It’s that time of year when Californians watch our East Coast brethren duck for cover as the latest winter storm rolls in. But in this day and age of technology we are no longer tied to The Weather Channel or redialing mom for updates from home. Now we have live video webcams where we can […]

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Oakland’s Gun Problem: 11 Firearm Crimes a Day

January 28, 2013 | 11:39 am

Oakland’s Gun Problem: 11 Firearm Crimes a Day

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Oakland has a gun problem. In 2012 alone, 2,091 armed robberies and 783 shootings were reported. Shootings accounted for the vast majority of the city’s 131 homicides. Add to that illegal gun possession and other related crimes, and Oakland police recorded an average of 11 gun-related crime reports per day for the year, according to […]

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One of the San Francisco Twins Passes Away; Photos, Video Through the Years

January 11, 2013 | 12:01 pm

One of the San Francisco Twins Passes Away; Photos, Video Through the Years

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There’s an empty seat at Uncle Vito’s, and one less leopard print cowboy hat gracing the streets of San Francisco now. Vivian Brown, half of the iconic twin sisters of San Francisco, died Wednesday night. Brown, 85, died in her sleep at an assisted care facility in San Francisco, according to the Chronicle. She suffered […]

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Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in the Bay Area, 2012/2013 Edition

January 1, 2013 | 2:16 pm

Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in the Bay Area, 2012/2013 Edition

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Don’t go over your city or county’s Christmas tree composting/recycling¬† cliff. Find out when and how to get rid of that tree with our annual guide. No county or city accepts flocked or decorated trees for curbside pickup, although some Boy Scout troops do for a charge. Most counties compost their trees. We’ve included city […]

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Keeping it Reel, San Francisco’s Roxie Theater Turns to Kickstarter

November 23, 2012 | 1:07 pm

Keeping it Reel, San Francisco’s Roxie Theater Turns to Kickstarter

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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.

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Undocumented Reporter Arrested in Minnesota for Driving Without Valid License

October 5, 2012 | 1:27 pm

Undocumented Reporter Arrested in Minnesota for Driving Without Valid License

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Source: Minnpost Reporter Jose Vargas was arrested Friday morning by Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Police and charged with driving without a valid driver’s license, a misdemeanor. A native of the Philippines, Vargas is best known for his June 2011 essay, ” My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant,” in which he described the steps he is forced […]

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July 20, 2012 | 4:55 pm

Root Local: Bay Area and California Athletes in the 2012 Olympics

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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.

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Chart: The Cost of Tuition at UC, CSU Over the Years, Adjusted For Inflation

July 18, 2012 | 4:56 pm

Chart: The Cost of Tuition at UC, CSU Over the Years, Adjusted For Inflation

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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 […]

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Why San Francisco City College Might Close

July 5, 2012 | 7:34 pm

Why San Francisco City College Might Close

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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 […]

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June 6, 2012 | 8:16 am

Transit of Venus Webcast Replay and Photos

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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 […]

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