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Andrew J. M. Garcia

Audio Academy 2021 Fellow

Hi! My name is Andrew Garcia (He/Him) and I am pursing a career in public radio as a audio producer/journalist.

I got my start in college radio at Sac State and spent the first part of my professional life helping to run the station. I am a big fan of movies, music, cooking videos on youtube, physical mediums, caffeine, podcasts, and of course public radio!

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During the pandemic, journalists have been the eyes and ears of the community. But, it poses a challenge: how do you tell stories about people without being able to get close to them? In this installment of our @WORK series, we meet Visual journalist Andrew Nixon who covers stories for Cap Radio. 

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The San Francisco Unified School District Board, Tuesday night, approved a new school assignment process for elementary schools.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story contained errors stating that "Entwined" would be open on Tuesday, Dec 1st. The correct opening date is Thursday, December 10th. The original audio has been removed.

For Bay Area residents looking for a bit of light hearted fun, a whimsical LED forest is coming to Golden Gate Park on December 10, as part of the park’s 150th anniversary celebration.

The 20-foot-tall installation is called “Entwined.” And it’s made up of thousands of multi-colored LED lights. Which span three large tree sculptures and several clusters of what look like small flowering bushes.

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This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all.

Late last year, the Richmond City Council directed the city manager to explore ways of bringing in more tax revenue.   

You’ll see the fruits of those efforts on the ballot, in the form of Measure U.  

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The San Francisco Board of Education, Tuesday, unanimously voted to change the way students will be accepted to Lowell High School next year. The school will temporarily adopt the same largely lottery based system used by the majority of San Francisco public high schools


San Francisco’s Board of Education held a special meeting Tuesday night — discussing a controversial change to the admission policy at the highly sought after Lowell High School. 

Tuesday night’s online board meeting got rowdy as a newly proposed lottery system received impassioned support and criticism.    

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This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all.

Berkeley was an early adopter of citizen oversight of its police force. It established a Police Review Commission in 1973, well before Oakland and San Francisco.

But after nearly fifty years, proponents of Measure II say the commission is outdated, lacks power, and lags behind other progressive reforms found around the Bay Area.