Support public media and enrich lives in your community.

Donate
KQED Radio
KQED Newssee more
Latest Newscasts:KQEDNPR
Player Sponsored By

Today’s Top Story

Jury Finds Man Who Attacked Paul Pelosi With Hammer Guilty in State Trial
As the verdict was read, David DePape showed little visible reaction other than to speak with his attorney.

Latest News

1
Newsom, Lawmakers Tussle With Health Industry Over Billions for Medi-Cal
2
Shasta County’s New Registrar of Voters Has No Experience Running Elections
3
How Courtrooms and Sacramento Back Rooms are Shaping the November Ballot
Green carpet serves as background with several people sitting at desks.
4
San Francisco Attributes Lower Drug Deaths to 'Microdosing' Addiction Medication
5
Some San Francisco Police, Fire Stations Are Flawed and Vulnerable to Flooding, Report Says
Some San Francisco Police, Fire Stations Are Flawed and Vulnerable to Flooding, Report Says
See the Bay Area Winners of the 2024 Audubon Photography Awards
UC Berkeley Launches Landmark Study: How Exactly Do Magic Mushrooms Alter the Brain?
Vendors and Customers Rally to Save the Alemany Flea Market
Person holds a vintage camera to their face surrounded by housewares and other used objects
In ‘Parade,’ Rachel Cusk Once Again Flouts Traditional Narrative
Watch: Disco's Mighty Real Bay Area Roots, Live at KQED

Housing Affordability

A white woman wearing a blue shirt and white pants walks a dog across the street with a sign that says "Pleasanton" above her.

These Cities Are Using a Controversial New Tactic to Sidestep California Housing Laws

A recent court ruling exempted five charter cities from a controversial housing law. That’s given anti-density advocates across California an idea, while legal experts are skeptical that the ruling will hold.

San Francisco Lawmakers Want Sober Housing to Be Part of Homelessness Plan

The proposed legislation would require the city to create more drug-free recovery housing in its push to provide permanent housing for the homeless population.
A woman serves a man food on a street.

6 Months After People’s Park Closure, Many Former Residents and Supporters Struggle to Adjust

Many of the park's former residents and supporters continue to mourn the loss of the park, where UC Berkeley has long sought to build student and low-income housing. Last week, the California Supreme Court said the school could proceed with its construction plans.
Row and after row of a suburban neighborhood lay in shambles. The homes are no longer intact. The plots are strewn about with debris and char from fire. Naked trees line each street.

California Shows Where Insurers Would Need to Boost Coverage in Fire-Prone Areas

New maps are part of California insurance regulators’ plan to address the ongoing crisis in the state’s home insurance market.

Immigration

What to Expect When Enrolling Your Child in Transitional Kindergarten

California is making transitional kindergarten available to all 4-year-olds. So what is it, and how do you know if it’s right for your child and your family?
A teacher sits at a classroom table with young students as one student puts his arm tenderly around her neck

California Teacher Shortage Hinders Transitional Kindergarten and Bilingual Education Goals

It’s uncertain whether California will have enough teachers to meet its ambitious goals of providing transitional kindergarten to all 4-year-olds and increasing bilingual education for dual language learners.

Are Democrats Losing Their Edge With Latino Voters as Biden Closes the Border?

Newsom Faces Backlash for Plan to Cut In-Home Care for Undocumented Disabled Adults

Gov. Gavin Newsom faces criticism for proposing to cut a Medicaid benefit that provides in-home caregivers for some disabled immigrants. Advocates feel betrayed, but Newsom argues the budget requires difficult decisions.

KQED Original PodcastsKQED Original Podcasts

Icon-Carousel-Right@1xCreated with Sketch.
Icon-Carousel-Right@1xCreated with Sketch.
Sponsored

More Top Stories

Newsom, Lawmakers Tussle With Health Industry Over Billions for Medi-Cal

Gov. Gavin Newsom, state lawmakers and health industry leaders have a small window to reach an agreement on billions of new dollars for Medi-Cal before it’s put to voters in November.

Shasta County’s New Registrar of Voters Has No Experience Running Elections

In 2023, Shasta County wanted to get rid of vote-counting machines and have ballots counted by hand. The voting machines, made by Dominion Voting Systems, were at the center of debunked conspiracy theories on why former President Donald Trump lost in 2020.
Green carpet serves as background with several people sitting at desks.

How Courtrooms and Sacramento Back Rooms are Shaping the November Ballot

San Francisco Attributes Lower Drug Deaths to 'Microdosing' Addiction Medication

City health officials say that custom-tailored microdosing of the medication buprenorphine in community hospitals has proven to help people quit opioid painkillers, including fentanyl.

Jury Finds Man Who Attacked Paul Pelosi With Hammer Guilty in State Trial

As the verdict was read, David DePape showed little visible reaction other than to speak with his attorney.

Some San Francisco Police, Fire Stations Are Flawed and Vulnerable to Flooding, Report Says

A new San Francisco Civil Grand Jury report found degraded infrastructure prone to flooding and lacking transparency into how millions of dollars are spent.

After Oakland FBI Raids and Juneteenth Shooting, Where is Mayor Sheng Thao?

Since her home was raided by federal agents this week, Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao has remained silent, drawing concern from residents and political opponents who say the city is in turmoil.

ContributorsContributors

Icon-Carousel-Right@1xCreated with Sketch.