Carla Esteves | KALW

Carla Esteves

KALW Audio Academy Fellow

Carla Esteves is a 2020-2021 Audio Academy Fellow with KALW. Her reporting interests include environmental justice, housing insecurity, climate change, business and economy. 

Previously, Carla worked at KQED Public Media managing underwriting credits for live broadcast and KQED's The California Report. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and lives in Oakland with her husband and chatty cat.

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Because of COVID-19, Alameda County has asked the federal government to delay their homeless population count this year.

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The City of Oakland is facing a huge budget deficit and a new report shows that a large part of that is caused by police overspending.

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Golden Gate Fields is extending the closure of its horse racing track after a significant outbreak of COVID-19 continues to spread. Operators now face the task of trying to make sure the outbreak doesn’t jump beyond its perimeter. 

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Sonoma County Measure O would impose a special sales tax — an additional .25 percent — to fund a wide range of local mental health services.

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A new study from UCSF shows that new rapid COVID tests could be key for lowering infection rates.

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


Berkeley Measure KK would change four things in the city charter. Let’s take them one at a time. 


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A federal judge on Monday blocked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from allowing the dredging and filling of salt ponds in the South Bay.

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A state audit released yesterday found that the University of California school system has been admitting wealthy students as favors to donors and well-connected families.