Golden State Warriors Celebrate Finals Win With Oakland Parade
In Oakland Friday morning, thousands turned out to cheer the end of the drought. No, not that drought. The 40 years the Golden State Warriors have gone without winning an NBA championship. It ended this week with the Warriors beating the Cleveland Cavaliers four games to two, winning it all for the first time since 1975. So there was a joyous parade through the heart of downtown and a sea of the blue and yellow team colors.
A New California Budget Passes
While basketball fans were celebrating the Golden State Warriors in Oakland Friday morning, the State Legislature was busy passing a new state budget, and they did it with plenty of time before the July 1st deadline. All of it coming after it looked for a while there like Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats were on a collision course over spending. But then, a budget agreement. For a look at how it all went down and how they got to "yes" so quickly in Sacramento this week, we talk to John Myers, Senior Editor of KQED's California Politics and Government Desk.
Deportees in TIjuana Struggle With Mental Health Problems
One of the issues in those state budget talks in Sacramento this week was health care for undocumented immigrants. And deportations from the U.S. to Mexico are causing a strain on mental health resources in Tijuana. KPBS Fronteras reporter Jean Guerrero met some of the deportees with mental health problems, and looked into their options for getting help.
Caltrain, Local Authorities Work to Stop Suicide on the Tracks
Depression and mental health are also an issue for Caltrain -- that's the commuter line that runs between San Francisco south through Silicon Valley. There have been 11 suicides already this year along Caltrain tracks. The average for an entire year is typically 10. Rachel Myrow with KQED's Silicon Valley News Desk reports that there is a system in place -- people keeping an eye out for folks in distress -- before they try to hurt themselves. And fortunately, they are making a difference.
Overcoming Stage Fright With Psychotherapy, Pills and Practice
Sara Solovitch loves to play the piano. But she's suffered from such bad stage fright ever since she was a kid .... that even playing for her family at home in Santa Cruz has caused panic attacks. In her new book, the writer and musician describes the year she spent trying to overcome her performance anxiety. KQED Senior Arts Editor Chloe Veltman caught up with Solovitch to hear about her journey and explore why so many of us have the same symptoms she has.