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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 (172 archives)
This week, the non-profit Center for Investigative Reporting published a compelling breakdown of one of the ways money makes the world go round in Sacramento. Computer analysis of more than 38,000 donations from last year's legislative campaign suggests a strong correlation between financial donations made by state lawmakers to political races identified by the Assembly speaker, and choice assignments to the so-called "juice" policy committees.
Cyclists from 16 of the world's top pro cycling teams crested Palomar Mountain in San Diego County on Sunday, in Stage One of the Amgen Tour of California. This is the first year the race is going from south to north in California. From San Diego the cyclists head to Murrieta. The eight-day race ends on May 19th in Santa Rosa.
On Wednesday, Caltrans is expected to announce its plans on how to deal with some potentially flawed steel components installed in the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Many Californians are asking whether the $6.4 billion bridge will be safe. We spoke with State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, chairman of the Senate's transportation committee.
High temperatures, low humidity, dry terrain and gusty winds look set to strain California's fire resources across the state. In a time when local governments are cutting back on firefighting manpower, it's worth asking whether we're ready for the summer.
The Sacramento Bee has detailed how a Las Vegas hospital put more than 1500 psychiatric patients on Greyhound buses, each with about three days of medicine, and shipped them out of Nevada to cities all over the country -- especially to California. Now the City Attorney offices for San Francisco and Los Angeles say they're thinking about suing.