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Project Editor, The California Report
Tyche Hendricks is the editor of Governing California, a project of The California Report, where she’s responsible for on air and on-line coverage of state governance.
Hendricks spent more than a dozen years at newspapers, most of them at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she covered immigration, demographics and immigrant communities. She has also reported on local government, transportation, urban planning, cops and courts and schools. She has worked at the Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner, the San Jose Mercury News and the Seattle Times.
Hendricks reported extensively on the U.S.-Mexico border and her book, "The Wind Doesn't Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands," was published by the University of California Press in June 2010. She teaches at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Hendricks started her journalism career in radio, filing stories for Marketplace, Pacifica Network News and The California Report. Her work has won awards from the Society for Professional Journalists, the Best of the West and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. She was a Knight Digital Media Fellow in 2010.
She holds a BA from Wesleyan University, and an MA in Latin American Studies and an MJ in Journalism, both from UC Berkeley. She speaks fluent Spanish and passable French.
Stories (214 archives)
The Center for Investigative Reporting has found, in the years since 9/11, the Department of Veterans Affairs made wrongful death payments to nearly 1,000 grieving families, including 59 in California. Reporter Aaron Glantz joins us to talk about a couple of those cases.
Silicon Valley is flexing its political muscle in Washington, D.C. the same way every other industry does: by spending big money. Tech firms have been lobbying the federal government for half a century now, but the kinds of companies that top the list have changed as the industry has over the years.
Despite promises there would be no more tuition hikes for University of California students for awhile, that's exactly what the UC Board of Regents is discussing this week as they meet in San Francisco. UC President Janet Napolitano said the tuition freeze will remain in effect for the 2014-15 academic year.
California is a ready ATM for national politicians on both sides of the aisle. On Wednesday, House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte touches down in the Bay Area for yet another private fundraiser put on by TechNet, a bipartisan network of tech executives. But some TechNet execs say they're tired of writing checks for Republicans who don't intend to return the love by moving on immigration reform. We talk with independent immigration consultant Aarti Kohli.
Every now and then you hear about a California city trying to rebrand itself. Some cities worry the rest of the world has the wrong idea. South Central L.A., you'll recall, is no longer South Central but South L.A. -- a move intended to redirect the public conversation away from crime and poverty. Now the city of Santa Clara is responding to a push from local alumni from Harvard's Business School. Don't think "Mission City" anymore.