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Tyche Hendricks

Tyche Hendricks
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 (230 archives)


The California Report | Jul 29, 2014 8:50 AM
Judge: L.A. Clippers Sale May Go Forward

Shelly Sterling will be able to proceed with a record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft. That's the tentative oral ruling of a probate judge, issued Monday afternoon. The sale would proceed against the will of Shelly Sterling's husband Donald, who was banned from the NBA for life and fined $2.5 million after he was recorded disparaging African-Americans and making one racist remark after another.

The California Report | Jul 21, 2014 8:50 AM
Corinthian Colleges to be Closed, Sold Under Federal Monitor

Former U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald will monitor the sale and closure of all the campuses owned by Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Fitzgerald and his firm will have full access to the financial records, student rosters and closure plans at Heald, Everest and Wyotech campuses as part of an agreement between the department and the failing for-profit career college operator. It's a complicated situation, as reporter Paul Fain of Inside Higher Ed explains.

The California Report | Jul 18, 2014 8:50 AM
State Lawmakers Visit Central America Amid Exodus of Unaccompanied Minors

While the state legislature is taking a summer break, some Democratic lawmakers are in Central America on a 10 day visit to El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama. They planned the trip months ago, but now their timing couldn't seem more relevant as the national conversation about illegal immigration has taken on new urgency. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is leading the trip, and he talked with us from El Salvador.

The California Report | Jul 17, 2014 8:50 AM
Cities Phase Out Red Light Cameras Amid Public Outcry and Fiscal Difficulties

Riverside will turn off its red light cameras in September, ending an eight-year program with Redflex Traffic Systems that lost money most of those years. As it happens, nearly 60 cities in California have dropped their red light camera programs - for a variety of reasons. But roughly 50 cities continue to use the cameras. Alicia Robinson of the Riverside Press Enterprise joins us now to catch us up.

The California Report | Jul 11, 2014 8:50 AM
Will New Watchdog Help Clean Up the L.A. Sheriff's Office?

In recent weeks, Los Angeles County supervisors have been wrestling with how to make sure their new Sheriff's Department watchdog gets the access he needs to provide effective oversight. The agency's top brass has been accused of allowing -- and even fostering -- a culture of violence among deputies in the County's main jail. We talk with Frank Stoltze, who covers crime and politics for KPCC in Los Angeles.

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