After graduating from Brown University with a degree in English and American literature in 1992, Melissa worked as a radio disc jockey, news anchor and traffic reporter in Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. She began working at KCBS as a production assistant just three weeks after moving to the Bay Area in late 1996. After a short few months, Melissa left KCBS to work on the air as a disc jockey for sister station KLLC (Alice@ 97.3) and later KIOI (Star 101.3). In August, 2004, she returned to KCBS as a fill-in anchor and began co-anchoring the mid-day hours with Rebecca Corral in May, 2008.
Raised in Pasadena, Melissa has studied acting and spent several years performing in San Francisco and Berkeley. She now sings, both on her own and with the cover band Sober Nixon. Melissa enjoys going to the theatre and live music shows, reading, and spending time at a good spa. She also writes a column for the monthly neighborhood newspaper, The Northside San Francisco.
The head of California’s new health insurance exchange estimates that nearly one million Californians may see their health insurance plans disappear when the Affordable Care Act kicks in.
San Jose is a step closer to getting a new police chief with the city manager intending to appoint the acting chief, Larry Esquivel to the position permanently.
A hearing was held Thursday at San Francisco City Hall to examine the Recreation and Park Department’s safety policies and procedures, in the wake of last month’s tragic death of a 35-year-old mother who was allegedly run over by a Rec and Park employee while she was lounging in Holly Park. The employee was said to be driving an official department vehicle at the time of the accident.
A new report from a California education advocacy group questions the value of online education and suggests that it benefits for-profit companies that create the courses.
California is a wealthy state, but according to a new study it spends less on K-12 education than much of the rest of the country.
California’s health insurance exchange not only will allow individuals to shop for health insurance plans, but small businesses, as well. Covered California’s Executive Director Peter Lee explains how.
Beginning Tuesday, that doggie bag at your favorite San Francisco eatery will cost you. As is already the case at grocery and retail stores in the city, plastic bags are now officially off the menu for leftovers and takeout at restaurants.
Ridership on AC Transit’s two Dumbarton Express bus lines, from Union City to the Peninsula, was up 15% this August, compared to ridership figures from August 2012.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau poverty and median income levels in the United States are holding steady, but what does that mean for the Bay Area?
Citing a labor shortage on California farms, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked the Department of Homeland Security to focus immigration enforcement efforts on violent criminals instead.