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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 (267 archives)
Long before he knew Donald Trump would be president, the artistic director of Naatak, a theater company in Silicon Valley, commissioned a play called "Airport Insecurity." It's opening this weekend, and now, it speaks to a visceral fear people have about their ability to travel in to and out of the U.S. It's one of several California plays resonating with the anxieties of this political moment.
Rising real estate prices are making it hard for artists to survive in big cities like Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose. So some of those artists are leaving. It's an exodus tinged with sadness -- not just for the artists packing up their boxes but also for the communities they're leaving behind.
The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz winds down this weekend. The festival happens every year. But this year, after 25 years as the musical director Marin Alsop takes her final bow. In that time she's helped forge a path for other female conductors in the world of classical music, all without missing a note.
The Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali spent much of the 1940s living and working on California's Central Coast. This week, a massive collection of his work - the largest on the West Coast - opens to the public in Monterey.
Virtual reality has made a big splash with stories that put you right in the middle of the action. Some describe VR as "the ultimate empathy machine," but can it make people care about something like homelessness?