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Sarah Lai Stirland

Producer

Sarah Lai Stirland is a freelance journalist and editor living in the South Bay. Her reporting background is in technology, science writing, law and policy. For the past few years, she's written about issues related to aging.

She has a wide range of interests, and one of her developing ones is child development and parenting. She's originally from Hong Kong and England.

Sarah is a fellow in KALW's Audio Academy class of 2020.

Numbers update / Private lab regulations / Transit agency adjustments

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Several local Bay Area health offices issued an order today that requires private labs to report all of their testing results to public health authorities. Labs need to report the results within an hour. Also, they are required to report "information that allows health officials to better locate the person tested.”

 

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Bay Area residents tried to enjoy their Sunday as much as possible, pursuing many of their usual activities despite shelter-in-place restrictions.

Sarah Lai Stirland

In anticipation of a possible social shutdown, some shoppers at India Cash & Carry in San Jose stocked up on toilet paper and other supplies, while others went about their business as usual.

Sarah Lai Stirland

There’s less an week left  before Californians head to the polls on Super Tuesday. To get a sense of where Bay Area voters stand, we sent KALW’s Sarah Lai Stirland out to a Democratic debate party at a pizza joint on the Peninsula.

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Hey Area is where we find answers to questions you ask. Nastassya Saad wonders about the origins of the world-famous moniker for the South Bay.

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An Apple engineer who died when his Tesla Model X hit a concrete barrier had complained before his death that the SUV’s Autopilot system would malfunction in the area where the crash happened.

Sarah Lai Stirland

The City of Oakland was scheduled to open its third RV safe parking site Monday, but unhoused residents remain at their encampment. KALW’s Sarah Lai Stirland reports.

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You’ve probably been flooded with information on social media about a new coronavirus that’s emerged from the central Chinese city of Wuhan. To cut through all the noise, KALW has a local update.

Sarah Lai Stirland

‘Tis the season when we see houses bedecked in lights and hear hecka holiday songs wherever we go. One place where the sights and sounds of the season are concentrated is what’s known as Christmas Tree Lane.

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An update from KALW's Audio Academy class of 2020:

There’s a piece of paper that I’ve kept through my career because I was so struck by the concepts and goals that were printed on it. I try to keep them in mind as I pursue my stories.

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The median home sales price in San Francisco is $1.35 million. The median rent of a one bedroom apartment is $3,700 per month. It’s a lot of money.