Holly 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.”
A good samaritan who rushed to help a high-school student who was set on fire aboard an AC Transit bus earlier this month told his side of the story Wednesday at a “Transgender Day Of Remembrance” in Oakland.
The man spoke to police last week after seeing a flyer about the case of Lynne Spalding.
The Public Employment Relations Board was seeking a temporary restraining order on Tuesday to stop a planned union strike for Wednesday at five University of California medical centers citing a threat to public health and safety.
The Port of Oakland Truckers Association announced on Monday that drivers will walk off the job as early as next week if they don’t get financial help meeting new clean-air standards.
The attorney for a 16-year-old Oakland boy accused of setting another teen on fire aboard an AC Transit bus earlier this month said it was not a hate crime during a court appearance on Friday.
The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency is investigating the derailment of a Muni streetcar in front of the West Portal Station early Friday morning.
The Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee decided not to proceed with a controversial proposal for a city-wide youth curfew on Wednesday night. It was the third time that such a measure has been defeated in the last several years.
A 16-year-old boy charged with a hate crime for setting another teen on fire aboard an AC Transit bus in Oakland is expected to enter a plea on Friday. The teen is also expected to be represented by a high-profile attorney.
Many worried Bay Area residents with family and friends in the Philippines have already started relief efforts as Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the island nation Friday.
Amid the excitement caused by Twitter’s highly anticipated IPO on Thursday morning, protesters—attempting to ruffle the feathers of the social media company—marched outside its headquarters in San Francisco decrying the city’s tax breaks for high-tech companies.