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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 (247 archives)
At a time of year when many churches host special events celebrating Christmas, we visit one church grateful to be hosting any services at all. Last month, a fire destroyed the sanctuary of Holy Cross, a landmark Roman Catholic church that's served working class immigrants in San Jose for four generations.
Corinthian Colleges, the for-profit college operator from Orange County, is collapsing under the weight of a crackdown by federal and state regulators, along with numerous lawsuits. Last week, Corinthian announced a deal to sell off its schools in other parts of the country. That leaves an uncertain future for roughly 20,000 students in California.
Those of us who are lucky enough to have the option of indulging this Thanksgiving will eat, and eat, and eat some more -- and then sit around a lot. As this perfect storm of calories approaches, we present a favorite story from last year. Reporter Rachael Myrow found a class in Marin County that teaches "mindful eating," which urges us to slow down, and put down our knife and fork.
If you're not registered to vote yet, you won't be able to vote in the November 4 election. The deadline to sign up was Monday. A non-partisan group called Voto Latino might be able to claim credit for a few last-minute filers - but the Latino vote remains the sleeping giant of California politics.
Roughly 800 people gathered in San Francisco this week for the fourth annual Code for America summit. The nonprofit embeds coders, designers and other techies into government offices and agencies around the country to help aging bureaucratic infrastructure serve citizens better.