San Jose Police Shortage
The city of San Jose could declare a public safety emergency as early as next week over a shortage of police officers. Some city officials say the move is necessary to ensure that street patrols are adequately staffed, but critics say it's a politically motivated tactic.
• Beth Willon, KQED
• Paul Kelly, San Jose Police Officers' Association president
• Rose Herrera, San Jose vice mayor
California Jail Suicides
California's county jails have become the de facto treatment provider for people struggling with mental illness and addiction. At least a third of inmates suffer from some kind of mental disorder, while one alarming indication of the problem is an increase in inmate suicides. With the support of the California Data Fellowship, Center for Health Journalism, at USC, KQED's Lisa Pickoff-White and Julie Small have been looking into where the problem is most acute.
Bay Area Arts Preview
Bay Area cultural life is set to go into overdrive this fall with a wide array of unique performances and exhibitions. From a conceptual artwork featuring a diamond ring to a collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project, KQED Senior Arts Editor Chloe Veltman shares her picks.