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.
Rachael Myrow's Latest Posts
In the heart of East Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, the Peralta Hacienda Historical Park is an incongruous reminder of California’s Mexican past: six acres of open space in a sea of single-family homes. What was once a massive ranchero now features a Victorian house surrounded by carefully tended vegetable gardens. Ben Glickstein is director of outreach […]
The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors has voted to take on Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park, which was slated for closure, for at least one year. The Times-Standard reports the county’s public works department has a plan to operate the park in partnership with the California Department of Parks and Recreation and the Save the […]
Beyond the Bubble: Suit Claiming That Closure of Pot Dispensaries Violates Disabilities Act is Dismissed
Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with an AM post from somewhere else in California. We’re in this Golden State together. Right? A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit filed by disabled medical marijuana users against Costa Mesa and […]
Come July 1st, more than 50 state parks are slated to close until further notice … That’s a fair drop from the Original 70, but if non-profits are scrambling to ink deals with the state to shrink the list further, they don’t have much time left. This week, the Hendy Woods Community and Save the […]
Apple takes a lot of flack for the business concept “Designed in California, made in China.” But even the most casual hi-tech observer will acknowledge it’s an industry standard, not the exception. So you may be forgiven if you heaved a heavy sigh but didn’t raise an eyebrow at the news that Hewlett-Packard’s chief executive, […]
Radio Africa & Kitchen is one of a growing list of city- supported food businesses on Third Street in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood. It’s all part of a calculated redevelopment strategy to drive foodies to this long neglected corner of Southeast San Francisco. Yes, there is plenty of the mouthwatering BBQ and Soul Food you’d […]
Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with an AM post from somewhere else in California. We’re in this Golden State together. Right? You want to know what makes a reporter feel old? Looking for a story you know you did and failing to find it because the digital archiving system at your former […]
Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with an AM post from somewhere in California… It’s such a California story. UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium sits on an earthquake fault line. It’s going to cost about $321 million to renovate. It would be, says the Wall Street Journal today, “one of the most expensive renovations […]
Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with an AM post from somewhere else in California. Because we’re in this Golden State together. Right? It’s a terrible name, realignment. For one thing, it provides no clear visual as to what it stands for: a massive shift in the way California incarcerates. Over the last half-year, […]
Rachael Myrow here, host of the California Report, with an AM post from somewhere else in California. We’re in this Golden State together. Right? It happened in Hacienda Heights, a suburban bedroom community on the east side of LA County. State ag inspectors peered closely at a sickly citrus tree. Could it be? Yup.