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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]