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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 (256 archives)

The California Report | Apr 17, 2015 8:50 AM
Backed by Silicon Valley Cash, Bitcoin Begins to Mature

Bitcoin has been around for six years, but most of us are still unclear on what it is, let alone why it matters. The digital currency has a number of die-hard fans, including libertarians who want a form of money free of government control, and illegal drug traders who want a form of money the government can't trace. But that Wild West world is giving way as big investors become interested.

The California Report | Feb 20, 2015 4:30 PM
Working Class Struggles in Silicon Valley

When we think of Silicon Valley, a lot of us think of hard working people living high on the corporate hog: high-end restaurants on campus, on-site gyms, concierge services, et cetera. But this fabulous work world full of people dreaming up new ways of doing business sits on a base of people doing business the old-fashioned way. Rachael Myrow finds that many of those service workers are struggling to survive.

The California Report | Feb 3, 2015 8:50 AM
Is the Future of Transportation a Driverless Car and a Ride-Hailing App?

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was on the Google campus in Mountain View Monday, talking about how to meet the nation's future transportation problems. Google, of course, is home to the driverless car. And Bloomberg this week reported that Google is mulling over the idea of launching it's own ride-hailing service, a la Uber.

The California Report | Jan 30, 2015 4:30 PM
Boomtown: Big Tech Transforms Downtown Redwood City

The San Francisco Bay Area is in the middle of a high-tech boom that's transforming the whole region. One city right at the epicenter of the economic explosion is Redwood City, located about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. We find out why not all Redwood City residents are happy about the effects of the latest tech boom.

The California Report | Dec 19, 2014 4:30 PM
Landmark Church in San Jose to Rebuild After Devastating Fire

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.

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