After #Election2018 + seeing all of these women winning, you think, ‘fantastic.’ Then you realize we’re NOW making up 22 percent of Congress and 28 percent of CA state leg … and […]
A reporter since 2000, covering the aftermaths of both tsunamis in Asia, the fight for LGBT rights in the U.S. (including the Boy Scouts of America's struggle over the question of gay marriage) and several natural disasters plus shooting and bombing tragedies, I'm starting Campfire as a forum to share stories as I contemplate my next life chapter. Topics I'll feature will include conservation, the environment and our collective love for the great outdoors - from penning my own hiking reviews to sharing stories (photos, blogs and videos) from others. The idea is to celebrate life, all of the "ups and downs." I hope you'll join the conversation.
I conceived this series with a colleague focusing on California women making their first bids for political office — from city hall to Congress. We received 50 responses to an engagement callout […]
CHICAGO — Denee Mallon marveled at the view of Lake Michigan from her hospital bed in the Windy City, where she had just made history: the then 74-year-old transgender woman underwent a […]
Iyengar National Association of the U.S. (letter): overhauls sexual misconduct reporting, ethical guidelines, use of touch in teaching (moving to informed consent) and will require all teachers and some others to take […]
A KQED callout for #MeToo accounts in the Bay Area yoga world and my ensuing investigation revealed a range of allegations by seven women against five teachers: from inappropriate massage to a […]
For more than 50 years, Eric Smith has delivered the San Francisco Chronicle to his neighbors and friends in the Berkeley Hills – throwing millions of newspapers from his 1975 Chevrolet Capri. […]
Very excited to report that I have been named a finalist for this GLAAD award for my months-long enterprise story: “Left Behind: LGBT Homeless Youth Struggle to Survive on the Streets.” The winner […]