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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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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

An actual human brain displayed inside a glass box, as part of an interactive exhbition 'Brain: a world inside your head', in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 21, 2009. (Mauricio Lima/AFP/Getty Images)

UCSF Scientists Will Lead $26 Million Project To Treat Mental Illness With Brain Circuitry Technology

A team of UCSF scientists has won a major grant to build an implantable device that could track mental illness and possibly re-train the brain to recover.

05/27/2014

Cars pass through the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Golden Gate Bridge’s Moveable Barrier To Be Installed Next January

The opening of a new Golden Gate Bridge moveable barrier will be in early January 2015. According to transit officials the installation will require the bridge be shutdown for two-days.

05/23/2014

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Driver Runs Over, Kills Man After Argument In Oakland Pill Hill Neighborhood

Oakland police are investigating a homicide where they say a man used a car as his weapon of choice when he ran over and killed his victim after an alleged argument.

05/22/2014

A Christian holding a crucifix praying beads (Saif Dahlah/AFP/Getty Images)

Bishop O’Dowd High School Teacher Among 3 Let Go Over Morality Contract

Instead of signing the morality contract enacted by the Diocese of Oakland, Bishop O’Dowd teacher Kathleen Purcell crossed out portions of it, and will be let go after graduation this year.

05/21/2014

18-year-old Brittney Silva in an April, 2014 interview with KPIX 5. Silva was fatally struck by an Amtrak train in San Leandro on May 19, 2014. (CBS)

Family Of Teen Killed By Train In San Leandro Fundraising For Funeral, Peers Recall Her Drive

The family of an 18-year-old aspiring doctor is trying to raise money for her funeral after she was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in San Leandro on Monday. Meanwhile, her peers remember her drive and spirit.

05/20/2014

A N Judah streetcar enters the San Francisco Muni Metro system at the Sunset Tunnel eastern portal next to Duboce Park. (Christopher Beland)

Standing Room Only? Muni’s Experiment With Fewer Seats Begins With N Line

San Francisco Muni is experimenting with offering fewer seats and more standing room on its fleet of vehicles. The idea is to get riders on and off the trains faster.

05/19/2014

Sullivan’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services in San Francisco, California. (CBS)

San Francisco Funeral Home Could Close Soon Following Big Rig Crash

Sullivan’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services owner Jim Sullivan said he has been thinking of retiring and selling the valuable plot of land, now that his kids are grown and have their own careers.

05/15/2014

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