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

SF Mayor Breed Talks Crime, Tourism and Pandas Ahead of China Trip
Mayor London Breed prepares for a weeklong visit to China, where she hopes to drum up more tourism, investment and hopefully, score two pandas for the San Francisco Zoo.

Latest News

1
Why Italians in California Were Treated as 'Enemy Aliens' During WWII; Reality TV Workers Feeling Industry Cutbacks
2
California's Black Lawmakers are Advancing Different Sets of Reparations Bills
3
Poetry in Service of Politics: A Conversation with Darius Simpson
4
Inside or Out of Government, Jessica Bartholow Is an Advocate for Economic Equity
5
Oakland Officials to Proceed With Controversial Move to Rename Airport
Is It Time for an Essential California Energy Code to Get a Climate Edit?
A gas meter outside a home.
Eucalyptus: How California's Most Hated Tree Took Root
California’s Commercial Salmon Season Is Closed Again This Year
Boats and docks as the sun sets.
In ‘Like Happiness,’ a Woman Struggles to Define a Past, Destructive Relationship
A book cover features a collage that combines a city skyline and tree foliage.
Three Local Artists Win SFMOMA’s SECA Art Award
dark gallery space with spotlit sculptures of hair-covered loops and wall hanging
Sunnyvale’s Hottest Late-Night Food Spot Is the 24-Hour Indian Grocery Store
A spread of Indian food on an outdoor table, including a rice combination tray, two samosas, a mango lassi and a plate of dahi puri. A man puts one of the dahi puri in his mouth.

Housing Affordability

A yellow school bus on the road near an RV.

San José Leaders Ban Homeless Encampments Near Schools

The new rules also restrict where people living in RVs can park and sleep overnight.

California’s $20 Billion Effort to Combat Homelessness Fails to Curb Rising Unhoused Population

Despite allocating about $20 billion to address homelessness in California since 2019, the state experienced a 19% increase in unhoused residents, surpassing 181,000 individuals in 2023. A state auditor reviewed both statewide and San José-specific spending.

After Delays, Vallejo's Homeless Shelter Finally Underway

Vallejo's 125-bed navigation center will provide both shelter and services to help people find permanent housing.
Homes on Treasure Island sit vacant due to radiological cleanup at the site on July 6, 2022.

Audit Finds SF Homeless Housing Provider Misspent Taxpayer Money

While housing units sat empty the nonprofit handed out tens of thousands of dollars in bonuses and promotions.

Immigration

a little girl runs past trash in front of dilapidated tent in the desert, with more tents and trash in the background

Judge Rules Border Patrol Must Care for Migrant Children Waiting in Camps

As migrants, including children, cross into the US and wait to ask for asylum, they’ve been stuck in makeshift encampments along the California border.
Two small girls in pink coats sit outside a tent with people in the background.

Judge Questions Border Patrol Stand on Not Being Responsible for Children's Welfare at Migrant Camps

A federal judge said evidence presented by migrant advocacy groups appeared to support the definition of legal custody, which would start a 72-hour limit on how long children can be held without guarantees of safety.

'They Are at Risk': California Workers May Wait Longer for Heat-Illness Protections

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration withdrew support of new heat-illness protections for indoor workers, which was widely expected to win final approval from California regulators on Thursday.

Defending Against Deportation in Contra Costa County

In this episode of The Bay, KQED's Tyche Hendricks takes us to a high school gym in Concord where advocates are helping provide free legal advice to people with pending deportation cases.

KQED Original PodcastsKQED Original Podcasts

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

More Top Stories

Why Italians in California Were Treated as 'Enemy Aliens' During WWII; Reality TV Workers Feeling Industry Cutbacks

SF Mayor Breed Talks Crime, Tourism and Pandas Ahead of China Trip

Mayor London Breed prepares for a weeklong visit to China, where she hopes to drum up more tourism, investment and hopefully, score two pandas for the San Francisco Zoo.

California's Black Lawmakers are Advancing Different Sets of Reparations Bills

Though California’s Legislative Black Caucus filed a slate of 14 bills linked to reparations, a few lawmakers are floating their own proposals.

Poetry in Service of Politics: A Conversation with Darius Simpson

We're celebrating National Poetry Month with Darius Simpson, a New Afrikan writer, performer, poet and organizer based in Oakland.

Inside or Out of Government, Jessica Bartholow Is an Advocate for Economic Equity

Oakland Officials to Proceed With Controversial Move to Rename Airport

The Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners voted to proceed with the Oakland airport name change, but San Francisco’s city attorney said the city will pursue legal action.
A gas meter outside a home.

Is It Time for an Essential California Energy Code to Get a Climate Edit?

California’s 'obligation to serve' requires utilities to supply people with energy. However, in its current form, some think this code stands in the way of rapid, equitable and cost-effective decarbonization. New legislation may be the answer.

ContributorsContributors

Icon-Carousel-Right@1xCreated with Sketch.