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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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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

High-Speed Chase Ends In Fiery Crash Killing 2 People In San Francisco

I-80 Off-Ramp Opens After High-Speed Chase, Fiery Crash Kills 2

An Interstate Highway 80 off-ramp in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood reopened this morning after a California Highway Patrol chase from Oakland ended in a crash that killed two people.

06/25/2014

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Link Between Pregnant Women Exposed To Agricultural Pesticides And Autism Found, Study Says

A new study from UC Davis released on Monday found that pregnant women living nearby fields where agricultural pesticides are used, have a higher risk of having a child with developmental delays.

06/23/2014

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone addresses attendees at the March For Marriage rally against same-sex unions, July 19, 2014. (CNN Newsource)

Despite Criticism, San Francisco Archbishop Cordileone Speaks At D.C. Rally Against Same-Sex Marriage

The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, joined opponents of same-sex marriage at a rally outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington Thursday, ignoring the pleas of San Francisco officials and same-sex marriage supporters for Cordileone to skip the invitation.

06/19/2014

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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

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