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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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Tree Falls On Muni Power Lines In San Francisco’s North Beach; Snarls Traffic

A fallen tree in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood landed atop Muni power lines Friday morning causing street closures.

08/01/2014

San Francisco Muni Metro light rail train car at Folsom Street station (AP)

Muni Metro Service Restored In San Francisco After Power Failure; Delays Expected

Regular Muni service in San Francisco was resumed early Friday morning after a power failure disrupted subway service between the Church Street and Embarcadero Stations.

08/01/2014

Parkmerced Apartments in San Francisco. (Creative Commons)

Woman Killed In San Francisco High-Rise Fire Was Apparently Hoarder

A body was found in an apartment unit at a high-rise building near the San Francisco Golf Club Friday morning after a fire broke out in a cluttered apartment.

07/25/2014

O.co Coliseum on March 31, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oakland City Council Prepared To Vote On A’s Lease Deal; Mayor Quan Seeks Postponement

The Oakland City Council has called a special session for Wednesday night, and they are expected to vote on the A’s lease deal.

07/16/2014

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Californians Using More Water, Not Less During Drought; Statewide Fines Approved For Water Wasters

State water managers are contemplating mandatory fines for water wasters as calls for water conservation in drought-plagued California have apparently fallen on deaf ears.

07/15/2014

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San Mateo County Approves Transferring Inmates From Overcrowded Jail To Alameda County

San Mateo County has approved spending $3 million to transfer inmates across The Bay to relieve jail overcrowding to Alameda County, where there’s more room.

07/11/2014

Oakland airport trash can fire

Man Sets Small Fire Inside Baggage Claim Area At Oakland Airport

Police are investigating a small fire that was started by a man inside the Oakland International Airport early Friday morning.

07/11/2014

A car crashes into a bank in San Francisco's Outer Mission neighborhood.

Car Crashes Into Bank In San Francisco’s Outer Mission Neighborhood

A car crashed into a bank on Mission Street in San Francisco’s Excelsior District on Tuesday morning, a fire department dispatcher said.

07/08/2014

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Murder Victim In Playground Shooting Was A Community Outreach Worker In San Francisco

A 32-year-old former gang member has been identified as the victim of a fatal shooting that was witnessed by dozens of children at a playground San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley.

07/01/2014

U.S. Census Director Urges Residents To Fill Out 2010 Census

Census Shows California’s Asian, Latino Populations Growing

Latinos now make up 38 percent of California’s population and Asians have become the fastest growing minority group in the nation, according to US Census Bureau numbers released Thursday.

06/26/2014

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