Holly Quan

hollyquan20100908 kcbs 0017r1 Holly QuanHolly was born and raised in Oakland and she graduated from San Francisco State. Holly secretly wants to be a Celebrity Chef, but instead has tried three times, unsuccessfully, to make homemade granola. Holly loves sushi, pasta, and Hawaiian Shave Ice (complete with azuki beans and vanilla ice cream). She loves watching the Food Network and is always looking for a good restaurant recommendation. “Someday before I die, I want to eat at French Laundry.”

After studying French for 12 years, Holly is now trying to learn Italian and she is taking a “latent” interest in Renaissance Art. While it’s been years since she was last on a dive boat, she enjoys scuba diving tropical waters in Fiji, Honduras, Great Barrier Reef, St. Martin and Hawaii. ” I would love to someday dive a World War II wreck in the South Pacific.”

“I recently finished my first 5K run in Golden Gate Park but I kept a Muni token in my pocket just in case I needed a ride to the finish line. I’m trying to cultivate my running as a way to balance out my food interests and so far its not working.”

Holly got her start in broadcasting by interviewing high school friends for a radio news magazine called Youth News. In 1984. as a teen reporter, she covered the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco and was awestruck to see all the network news big-shots in the hallways.

“I got Ed Bradley, Bill Moyers and Walter Cronkite’s autographs on the same page. Twenty years later at the Democratic Convention in Boston I still got butterflies when CBS News’ Bob Schieffer strolled by.”

“It is my privilege to experience first hand the key moments in Bay Area history like San Francisco’s Gay Marriage and bring those human stories to our listeners. Whether it’s standing in the driving rain so commuters know what’s flooded and what’s not or investigating disproportionate cancer rates in Marin County, these are the stories of our communities and ultimately the stories of our lives.”

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6-Alarm Grass Fire In Pacifica Contained, Roads Reopen

Roads have reopened and a Pacifica neighborhood is getting back to normal after a six-alarm vegetation fire forced the evacuation of about 80 homes early Monday morning, fire officials said.

01/26/2015

Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir, with Crystal Springs Dam and an elevated portion of Interstate 280 in the background. (SF Public Utilities Commission)

San Francisco PUC Dumps 50 Million Gallons Of Water Into Bay To Test Drainage Upgrades

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will dump millions of gallons of water into the Bay and some Peninsula residents may notice their local creek on the rise.

01/15/2015

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Multi-Car Crash On NB 101 Just North Of Golden Gate Bridge On Day 1 Of New Median Barrier

Six vehicles were involved in a collision on northbound Highway 101 Monday morning, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge but within the zone of the new movable barriers installed over the weekend.

01/12/2015

A Dublin attack victim is tended to by first responders. (CBS)

72-Year-Old Woman Beaten, Robbed Near West Dublin BART Station

The incident occurred in broad daylight on Wednesday and police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect and getaway driver.

01/08/2015

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Overturned Big-Rig On WB I-580 In Dublin, Loaded With 6,000 Cases Of Beer, Causes Huge Backup For Morning Commute

The California Highway Patrol Thursday morning issued a Sig-alert following a crash involving an overturned big-rig on Interstate Highway 580 in Dublin that has caused a huge backup for the commute.

01/08/2015

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LGBT Community Members Shutdown Hwy 101 In San Francisco Protesting Police Violence

Members of San Francisco’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are marching Christmas Eve morning and plan to shutdown Highway 101 at Octavia Street in a protest over recent police violence.

12/24/2014

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Popular Trail At San Francisco’s Lands End Closed Off Due To Landslide

While the rains have passed for a while, the earth continues to move in the Bay Area as a large hillside along a parking lot at Lands End in San Francisco started to slide on Monday.

12/23/2014

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Oakland Police Say They Did Not Know About Undercover CHP Officers At Demonstrations

akland police said they were not told that plainclothes officers from the California Highway Patrol were in the crowd last Wednesday night when one of them drew his gun on a group of surging protesters.

12/18/2014

A person wearing a hood is seen vandalizing a tree on surveiilance video. (Caleb Pershan/YouTube)

San Francisco Tree Vandal Caught On Camera; Supervisor Calls For Stricter Law Enforcement

One San Francisco city supervisor, who’s irritated with vandalism in his district, has posted video of a tree vandal in action.

12/18/2014

Supporters rally on behalf of imprisioned US citizen Alan Gross, calling for US President Barack Obama to help free Gross during a rally in Lafayette Park December 3, 2013, across the street from the White House, in Washington, DC. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama’s Call To Loosen Cuban Travel And Trade Restrictions Gets Mixed Reactions

The president’s call for loosening travel and trade restrictions with Cuba is an historic shift that many young Cubans living in the U.S. never thought they’d see. An Oakland performer hopes his mom will get to see him dance.

12/17/2014

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