Holly McDede

Volunteer Reporter/Producer



Thu January 26, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the dots: Afternoon edition for Thursday, January 26, 2012

In a case of history repeating itself, Caltrans worker Duane Wiles was fired, then rehired, then fired again for issues relating to “incompetence, insubordination, and dishonesty,” and most recently, falsifying data in tests of the safety and integrity of freeway structures. This time, however, the settlement agreement with Caltrans is allowing Wiles to resign instead of having his issues publicly aired…

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Thu January 19, 2012
News Update

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Thursday, January 19

California medical marijuana advocates should be a little bit happier than usual today because the California Supreme Court has decided to review Pack v. Long Beach and two other cases that have led to dispensary bans in many cities and counties...

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Tue January 17, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Farming in a food desert: East Palo Alto gardens take root

Collective Roots launches gardens in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto is considered a food desert: There is little to no access to healthy food, and residents have to rely on corner stores for food. In fact, it had been over 30 years since East Palo Alto had its own full-service supermarket until grocery chain Mi Pueblo announced it was coming to town in November 2007. It was a huge source of controversy at the time; demonstrators flooded the streets and packed city council meetings, carrying signs like, “No to Mi Pueblo” while supporters held signs that said, “Yes to Fresh Produce.” The new store brought in both excitement and anxiety.

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Fri January 13, 2012
Arts & Culture

Written on the Dock of the Bay: Friday, January 13

After starring in Black With Project, Heather Donahue went on to grow pot marijuana. And now she's written a book about it.

Friday, January 13

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Thu January 12, 2012

Connecting the Dots: Top stories for Thursday, January 12, 2012

Monterey had the highest youth homicide rate in California in 2010, followed by Alameda County, according to an analysis conducted by the Violence Policy Center. Brian Contreras, who co-founded the Second Chance youth program, says this is due to an entrenched gang culture and a lack of alternatives to gang participation...

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