Holly McDede

Volunteer Reporter/Producer
Holly J. McDede

 

This story originally aired in December of 2015.

Earlier this month, demonstrators around the Bay Area gathered to protest against the police killings of two African American men: Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota. 

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All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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Last month, Jessica Williams, a 29-year-old black woman, was shot and killed by a single bullet fired by a police sergeant in San Francisco’s Bayview District. William’s death reportedly marked the 21st fatal officer involved shooting under former Chief Greg Suhr’s watch.

 

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Think it’s hard to find affordable housing in Silicon Valley? Imagine what it’s like to try to find an affordable place to put an entire homeless shelter.

 

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There’s been a 45 percent increase in mental health-related calls to BART police since 2011. When officers don’t know what to do, they call Armando Sandoval.

The San Francisco Public Library.

 

In the Berkeley Public Library last year, Board of Trustees Meetings were packed with library users who showed up to defend the library’s books.

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Oakland Tribune crime reporter David DeBolt still remembers when his paper got the call from the Oakland Police Department. They wanted local reporters like him to come to police headquarters to watch police body camera footage of two recent officer-involved shootings.

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Goodbye Black Oaks

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Book thieves are at large

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A new bookstore on Telegraph Avenue

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A thoughtful book on a controversial health issue

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Coloring books!

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Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly roundup of bookish events in the wonderfully literary and bookish Bay Area. 

 

 

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The Chronicle has put together a selection of favorite books, chosen by writers. Pick up one of these books and maybe you’ll become a famous writer, too (if you’re not already, obviously).

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Street protests and town hall meetings swiftly followed the shooting death  by police last week of 26-year-old Mario Woods in San Francisco’s Bayview district.

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The overpass dance floor fan club

For JaVonne Hatfield, overpasses are the only dance floor necessary.

Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly guide to literary and bookish happenings in the pleasantly literary and bookish Bay Area.  

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Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly guide to literary and bookish happenings in the pleasantly literary and bookish Bay Area.  

 

 

 

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Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly guide to literary and bookish happenings in the pleasantly literary and bookish Bay Area.  

 

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On November 3rd, the San Francisco Giants will ask voters to support Proposition D for permission to build a neighborhood of high-rises, homes, restaurants and shops on the parking lot across from McCovey Cove.

The Book Report is a series where we talk to local authors about the books they love. 
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Nowadays, all young lovebirds need to get the romance flowing is a Netflix account and a bag of Microwave popcorn. Back in the 1950's and 60's, date night happened at the drive-in. Imagine rows of cars with couples inside, and steam on the windows—think of the movie Grease.

 

Astrology is still a hit

Chances are that at some point in your life you’ve been asked, “What’s your sign?”  That phrase is both a terrible pickup line and proof that astrology is still a big thing in popular culture. And the most popular manifestation of astrology? The horoscope.

One film Baruch Porras-Hernandez liked to watch as a child was "The Last Unicorn" -  he'd watch it over and over. But for his parents, Baruch's obsession was a problem.

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Livermore gym crash: Pedal error dangerous phenomenon among elderly drivers // Oakland Tribune 

"When an 80-year-old driver slammed her SUV into a Livermore gym Tuesday, killing a woman, it highlighted a dangerous trend involving elderly drivers and raised fresh questions about whether stricter laws or improved technology might save lives now being lost.

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