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Rachael Myrow

Rachael Myrow hosts the California Report for KQED. Over 17 years in public radio, she's worked for Marketplace and KPCC, filed for NPR and The World, and developed a sizable tea collection that's become the envy of the KQED newsroom. She specializes in politics, economics and history in California - but for emotional balance, she also covers food and its relationship to health and happiness.

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Crime in Assisted Living: What Happens After

August 11, 2014 | 9:10 am

Crime in Assisted Living: What Happens After

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State and local officials struggle to come up with a response to cases where patients are victimized.

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A Walk Through Assisted Living Facilities in California

August 5, 2014 | 9:50 am

A Walk Through Assisted Living Facilities in California

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Lawmakers in Sacramento are considering 15 bills that deal with assisted living facility regulation.

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Bill to Fight ‘Patent Trolls’ Pulled from U.S. Senate Agenda

May 22, 2014 | 2:31 pm

Bill to Fight ‘Patent Trolls’ Pulled from U.S. Senate Agenda

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Sen. Patrick Leahy withdraws legislation that aims to deal with abuse of patent system. Read more …

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Mike Honda, Ro Khanna Face Off Ahead of June Primary

May 5, 2014 | 12:50 pm

Mike Honda, Ro Khanna Face Off Ahead of June Primary

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Packed house for first, and perhaps only, debate, which also featured GOP hopeful Joel Vanlandingham.

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Silicon Valley Spends Big Bucks Lobbying in Washington, D.C.

April 2, 2014 | 5:00 am

Silicon Valley Spends Big Bucks Lobbying in Washington, D.C.

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Big Tech is fourth now, right behind Big Health, Big Insurance, and Big Oil and Gas.

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Stockton’s Little Manila: the Heart of Filipino California

September 2, 2013 | 5:00 am

Stockton’s Little Manila: the Heart of Filipino California

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In the 1920s and 30s, downtown Stockton was home to “Little Manila,” the heart of Filipino America.

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Once a Mighty Bay Bridge Span, Soon Just a Nifty T-Shirt

August 28, 2013 | 10:58 am

Once a Mighty Bay Bridge Span, Soon Just a Nifty T-Shirt

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Are you ready, Bay Area? Ye Olde East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is about to be retired. “Rest in pieces!” said KPIX reporter Elizabeth Cook in a recent report. Whatever you think of the new span — its design, how much it cost to build, the contentious politics that delayed construction — […]

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Will Locals Keep Paying for State Parks They Saved?

May 22, 2013 | 5:50 am

Will Locals Keep Paying for State Parks They Saved?

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Two years ago this month, the California Department of Parks & Recreation announced a list of 70 parks it planned to close. Park lovers rallied, giving their time and money to pick up the parks the state was willing to drop off. There is no closure list now, and the department is under new management, […]

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Calif. Firefighters Rue Budget Cuts as Wildfire Season Heats Up

May 6, 2013 | 5:55 am

Calif. Firefighters Rue Budget Cuts as Wildfire Season Heats Up

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When wildfires blow up, and especially when more than one is raging at the same time, the calls go out to everybody with firefighting resources. It happens every year, more or less often depending on the weather. This year, though, our collective ability to fend off fiery Armageddon is hampered by a hoary beast that […]

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The Hunt Is on for Psychiatric Patients Allegedly ‘Dumped’ in California By Nevada Hospital

April 24, 2013 | 10:02 am

The Hunt Is on for Psychiatric Patients Allegedly ‘Dumped’ in California By Nevada Hospital

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It’s too soon to say whether the story of James Flavy Coy Brown is an anomaly, as Nevada regulators claim, or if budget-stressed mental health service professionals are “dumping” disoriented, mentally ill people on the rest of the nation. If one thing is certain, it’s that a lot of people are now actively engaged in answering […]

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