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Precious J. Green

Producer/Reporter

Precious has lived in and loved the Bay Area since 2012 when she moved from Atlanta, Georgia.  Her reporting interests include the politics of race and gender and pop culture as a reflection of our changing cultural landscape. Prior to joining KALW, Precious worked with a variety of community development, social impact and economic equity focused organizations. Before moving to the Bay Area, she practiced law in her hometown.

She joined KALW as a 2020 Audio Academy fellow. 

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Santa Clara County Measure T is a $24 parcel tax designed to raise funds to protect and preserve natural open spaces in the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority district. This covers the eastern foothills of Santa Clara County, south of the US-101 corridor. The tax would apply to real estate in the cities of San Jose, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Campbell, Morgan Hill, and the unincorporated portions of the county. It requires a supermajority to pass and would generate almost $8 million each year for projects in those areas. 

 

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Measure J is a $288 parcel tax designed to raise funds for teacher salaries and school improvements. It would apply to all taxable real estate in the city though there is an exemption for seniors over 65. The Controller’s Office says the measure could generate almost $50 million a year. 

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San Francisco could join Oakland and Berkeley when the city’s Supervisors vote on millions in proposed cuts to the San Francisco Police Department.

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Today is the first day of the new school year for thousands of K-12 students around the Bay. All classes are online-only. But, there is a push to get kids back into real classrooms.

Thomas Scott / AC Transit

On Sunday, AC Transit launched the new Tempo line along the International Avenue corridor. Tempo is the Bay Area’s second bus rapid transit line or BRT. It features bus-only lanes and new technology to bypass most traffic signals. That’s why it’s ‘rapid’.

 

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California’s Proposition 23 is the latest round in an ongoing fight between labor unions and two major dialysis corporations. You may recall 2018’s Proposition 8, which would have required those companies to offer refunds for overcharging many of their patients. It failed after opponents spent more than $111 million to fight it. 

 

On Sunday, a group of Pac-12 football players threatened to opt-out of the season unless their concerns about competing during the COVID-19 pandemic along with other racial and economic issues in college sports are addressed.

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California lawmakers returned to work today after an extended summer recess. Officials were originally scheduled to resume the session on July 13 but postponed their return due to the pandemic.

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The Oakland City Council recently approved the city’s mid-cycle budget, which goes into effect tomorrow. Though it fell short of calls to defund the Oakland Police Department, it did move roughly 3% of OPD’s budget, $14.3 million, to alternative safety measures. 

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The National Weather Service issued a red flag fire warning for parts of the Bay Area on Sunday. The warning runs through 8:00 p.m. Monday, June 29 and covers mountain areas in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties.

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On Friday, the same day that many people celebrated Juneteenth around the Bay Area, some tore down statues in Golden Gate Park. 

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Five Bay Area counties should be forced to repay millions to a state education fund, according to the California Department of Finance. What was once a windfall for several Bay Area counties may now be a curse as California seeks to reclaim the millions in the midst of a COVID-19 induced fiscal nightmare.

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After one hundred and fifteen years, PG&E is leaving The City for The Town.

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Summer may have just begun but parents and students around the Bay are already looking forward to returning to school and some sense of normal this fall. And it’s official, normal’s going to be different.

 

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Around 4:00 p.m. Monday, protesters gathered in front of Oakland Technical High School on Broadway. Tupac blared on loud speakers as they prepared to march in memory of George Floyd and against police violence.

Hair Salons Reopening / Church Service Guidelines / Spare The Air Days Resurging

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Over the holiday weekend, there was a back and forth about whether or not places of worship should reopen right now. 

COVID-19 Status Update / The Future For Restaurants

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Bay Area counties reported a total of 263 confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations over the weekend. That’s a more than forty percent decrease in the number of cases since last month, when the region was at its peak.

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 5/13/20, AM

May 13, 2020

California State Cancels In-Person Classes / University of California Proposes Suspension Of Standardized Test Requirement / Community Colleges Sue Education Secretary Betsy DeVos / New Guidelines For Reopening Restaurants / State Faces Scrutiny Over Contracts For Protective Equipment

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Right now, a lot of high school students who want to apply for college this fall should be taking their SATs or ACTs. But, because of COVID-19, The College Board and ACT, which administer the tests, canceled spring exams.

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 5/6/20, AM

May 6, 2020

 


Undocumented Immigrants Impacted / Mission District Testing Results / Some Counties Reopening Restaurants

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UCSF has released the initial findings of a landmark coronavirus testing effort in San Francisco’s Mission District. For the last month, hundreds of volunteers staffed pop-up testing sites with the goal of testing everyone in a four-square block area of the Mission. 

California To Move Into Second Phase Of Reopening / California Restaurant Association Estimates Half Of State's Bars And Restaurants Will Not Reopen / California Hospital Association Requests $1 Billion In Aid / Fire Experts Predict Severe Season With Early Start

California Distributes Nearly 3 Million Surgical Masks With More On The Way / San Francisco Fails To Fill Hotel Rooms For Homeless Residents / Students Sue California State University and UC Systems / San Francisco's Folsom Street Fair Goes Virtual

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Coronavirus has impacted another “only-in-San Francisco” tradition. San Francisco’s 37th annual Folsom Street Fair will move from its SoMa venues to a virtual space this September.

New Study Suggests COVID-19 More Widespread Than Data Shows / San Francisco Provides Zip Codes With Testing Data / Monitoring Cases At Nursing Homes / Slow Streets Campaign To Launch In San Francisco / East Bay SPCA To Host Drive-Through Pet Food Pantry

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San Francisco became the first Bay Area municipality to release a detailed map of COVID-19 cases across neighborhoods. Most Bay Area counties post daily updates about COVID-19 cases broken out by city, gender, age and race. But San Francisco’s new map goes further to show how each zip code is impacted by the virus. 

When Will This End / Nursing Home Safety / Food Bank Adjustments / Pride Cancelled

When Will This End

Governor Gavin Newsom held a much-anticipated news conference, today, at which we expected he’d talk about the question on everybody’s mind: “When are we going to see some of these stay at home orders lifted?”

Mike Altfest / Alameda County Community Food Bank

 

The loss of jobs during this pandemic has left families struggling to pay for groceries. I contacted a local food bank to see how it’s responding to the crisis. 

 

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