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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 (173 archives)
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.
In recent weeks, a number of local papers in California set up pay walls online. News outlets like the Orange County Register, the Riverside Press Enterprise and the Eureka Times Standard joined regional giants like the Los Angeles Times and the Sacramento Bee. But are pay walls the way to go? And what's the right way to go about it? We talk with Alan Mutter, lecturer at UC Berkeley's Journalism School and blogger at Reflections of a Newsosaur.
Did you know the U.S. Department of Defense can decide your invention is a national security threat and slap your patent application with a secrecy order that prevents you from doing anything with it? We discuss the story with G.W. Schulz, author of a piece out today from the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Governor Brown continues his travels in China, taking a bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai, talking trade, and setting a brisk pace. John Myers of Sacramento's News10 is traveling with the governor, and reports Brown is impressed by the "mach speed" of China, which he hopes to emulate back in California.
Off-highway vehicle parks -- run by a separate division within the state's Department of Parks and Recreation -- are a different breed from the rest. At Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area, motorcyclists from across the western U.S. tear up and down the hills. But the park has become a focal point of a struggle between off-roaders and other Californians with different ideas of what a park should be.