Noor Bouzidi | KALW

Noor Bouzidi


Noor Bouzidi is an intern with KALW. Her reporting interests are housing insecurity, immigration, economy,  and all issues around systemic poverty in California.

In the past, Noor interned with KCRW, writing and producing for their morning and evening news shows. Her work has been featured in FEM Newsmagazine, where she wrote profiles on Middle Eastern/North African artists. She has a degree from UCLA in Linguistics & Anthropology.


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San Mateo Measure V would raise the hotel room tax in East Palo Alto. Every year, the proceeds would go toward improving affordable housing.

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San Francisco is pioneering a new program that aims to reduce racial health disparities among expecting parents.

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Yesterday was the deadline for the California legislature to vote on many bills — some of which addressed police reform.



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

If passed, Measure E would allow San Francisco to make changes to the number of full-time police officers on its force.

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On Tuesday, The San Francisco Board of Supervisors reluctantly approved a settlement with UC Hastings over tent encampments and unhealthy living conditions in the Tenderloin.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story contained errors that have been corrected. It incorrectly stated that SFUSD laid off bus drivers and that the district ended its contract. The drivers were not laid off by SFUSD, because they are contracted through First Student. SFUSD has stopped payment because the district does not currently require bus drivers.

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

Proposition 24 is about consumer data privacy laws in California. And it’s a complicated one.

Two years ago, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act, or the CCPA. It was the first state law in the country to protect consumers’ personal information. 

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Rent was due this weekend, and San Francisco’s emergency legislation could be what’s keeping many in their homes. A judge in the San Francisco superior courts is defending that legislation.

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

Proposition 17 would let people who are on parole for felony convictions vote — that’s more than 50,000 people.

Jimmy Hsu

In our ongoing series, The Essentials, we meet people who are working out in the real world while many of us are sheltered at home. In this installment, we hear how the pandemic has changed the daily routine for Jimmy Hsu, who owns a laundromat in Richmond.

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The California legislature has proposed a repayment plan for unpaid rent due to COVID-19.

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San Francisco landlords are suing the city over the COVID-era eviction moratorium. 

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Last month, over a hundred people were transferred from a San Bernardino County prison — a known COVID-19 hotspot — to San Quentin State Prison. Now, over two weeks later, there’s at least 30 confirmed cases of the virus at San Quentin, only about half of which were transfers.