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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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San Francisco Fire Officials Investigate Recent Dumpster Fires

San Francisco fire officials say there has been a rash of dumpsters set on fire by one or more arsonists over the last few weeks, most of which have occurred in the South of Market area.

06/19/2014

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Study Shows Oakland Homes Appreciating At Faster Rate Than San Francisco’s

A new report from ZipRealty finds Oakland homes appreciating at a faster rate than San Francisco in the last year.

06/18/2014

Crews patrol the Oakland hills on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 following a series of fires on Tuesday afternoon. (Holly Quan/CBS)

Oakland Fire Crews Monitor Hills After Series Of Small Blazes Deemed Suspicious

Crews have been patrolling the Dimond Canyon Park area, after five fires deemed suspicious broke out in the area on Tuesday afternoon.

06/18/2014

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Audrie’s Law Supporters Urge Mandatory Sentencing For Juvenile Sex Offenders Before State Lawmakers

Emotional testimony took over an Assembly committee on public safety hearing in Sacramento Monday over a bill requiring mandatory sentencing for certain juvenile sex offenders.

06/17/2014

Police officers protect the City Hall as protesters from Occupy Oakland -the local offshoot of Occupy Wall Street- marched to the buiding in Oakland on January 28, 2012. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Monitor: OPD Making Progress, Still Struggling With Racial Profiling

Oakland Police Department’s federal monitor released a report that says it has to comply with just six of the 51 original reform goals that were imposed over 10 years ago.

06/17/2014

A newly naturalized U.S. citizen has his photo taken with members of the U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC color guard in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

West Contra Costa School Board Approves Plan To Fund Junior ROTC Program

The plan calls for an allocation of $100,000 a year for two years to fund the program, which will be established at De Anza High School in Richmond in the fall.

06/12/2014

Standoff in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley ended peacefully (Holly Quan/CBS)

Standoff In San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley Ends Peacefully

An eight hour standoff with police ended peacefully Thursday morning in San Francisco’s Vistacion Valley neighborhood, when an armed domestic violence, suspect, who barricaded himself in a home with his children, surrendered, authorities said.

06/12/2014

Damage left after a crash on June 8, 2014 involving Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. (CBS)

Oakland Mayor Quan Defends Herself Against Cellphone Use Claims After Weekend Crash

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan is looking into getting a staff or volunteer driver after her involvement in a West Oakland car crash Sunday where witnesses say she ran a red light and was talking on her cell phone.

06/09/2014

An exterior view of Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara as it nears completion. (CBS)

Transportation Planners Get Down To Work For Super Bowl 50

The inaugural 49ers season will provide a blueprint for how to move tens of thousands of football fans between downtown San Francisco and the new stadium in Santa Clara during Super Bowl 50, event planners said Thursday.

06/05/2014

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Man Critically Injured After Becoming Trapped Under Vehicle At A San Francisco Gas Station

Police are investigating an incident in which a man was critically injured after becoming trapped underneath a vehcile in San Francisco’s Richmond District on Thursday morning, police said.

05/29/2014

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