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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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UCSF Researchers Test Marijuana-Based Drug To Combat Child Epileptic Seizures

Researchers at UCSF are on the cutting edge of testing a marijuana-based drug for the treatment of severe epilepsy in kids.

02/04/2014

The O'Shaughnessy Dam at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir  in Yosemite National Park. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Drought Could Drain California’s Hydro Power Supplies

California’s record-setting drought isn’t just worrying water agencies around the state, power utilities that use hydroelectric plants are also concerned.

02/04/2014

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

2 Homeless People Stabbed Near SF’s Embarcadero

Two people were stabbed near San Francisco’s Embarcadero early Monday morning, police said.

02/03/2014

Mud Cracks

Gov. Brown Looks To Handle Drought By Moving Water

This as President Obama has pledged federal aid to the state.

01/30/2014

Levi's Stadium under construction in Santa Clara. (CBS)

Bay Area Super Bowl Organizers In NYC, NJ To Learn Lessons For 2016 Game

With festivities for the Super Bowl ramping up in New York, the Bay Area group organizing Super Bowl L in 2016 are in The Big Apple this week to watch and learn about logistics for the event.

01/29/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF’s Mayor Lee Looks To Feds For Water Infrastructure Help

San Francisco officials are looking at how the city can better use recycled water as supplies steadily dwindle and Mayor Ed Lee, who’s still in Washington, D.C. after last night’s State of the Union address, said he’s seeking federal assistance for infrastructure.

01/29/2014

A man holds a crack pipe. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Free Crack Pipe Advocates Plan SF Giveaway Despite City Opposition

Supporters of a plan to hand out clean crack pipes to San Francisco drug users say they’re not swayed by city opposition and plan to hand them out anyway.

01/28/2014

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Silicon Valley Investors Create $1M Challenge To Boost Gun Safety

A group of Silicon Valley investors have launched a challenge with a $1 million prize for inventors to create new technologies to reduce gun violence.

01/28/2014

A liquor store on the corner of 46th and Judah in San Francisco was damaged after police detonated a suspicious device nearby on January 14, 2014. (CBS)

SFPD Bomb Squad Detonates Explosives, Causes Damage In Sunset District

San Francisco police detonated a bomb found in the city’s Sunset District Tuesday night. The explosion caused a fire that damaged a nearby business.

01/15/2014

Two images from a fire truck dashboard camera show a firefighter pointing out the location of an Asiana plane crash victim and the same spot covered in firefighting foam. (SFFD via San Francisco Chronicle)

Video Surfaces Of Moments Before Asiana Crash Victim Was Run Over By Fire Truck

A new video shows the moments leading up to when a girl was run over by a San Francisco fire truck responding to the Asiana crash at SFO and that she may have been obscured from view due to flame retardant.

01/10/2014

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