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Sandhya Dirks

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With Police In The News, National Night Out Goes Alternative

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

National Night Out events bring local police and neighborhoods together every August. But after a year of deadly confrontations involving police, some communities are embracing alternative events.


Morals Clauses Prove Controversial For Catholic School Teachers

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Catholic schools are requiring teachers to sign morality clauses, which have gotten some educators fired for marrying same-sex partners.


Building A Robotic Christmas Wonderland Of Trash

Sunday, December 22, 2013

On a perfectly manicured street in Palm Springs, Calif., one man has turned his four-acre yard into a post-apocalyptic Christmas wonderland. Outsider artist Kenny Irwin uses every piece of trash he can get to make giant robots in a fantasy-scape that is part Christmas light show, part installation art.


Graphic Novel Depicts John Lewis' 'March' Toward Justice

Saturday, August 31, 2013

John Lewis is a congressman from Georgia, a pillar of the civil rights movement and an author. Add to that resume something slightly less expected — comic book writer. Lewis is getting ready to release March, the new graphic novel of his life.


Filner's Exit Isn't The End Of San Diego's Mayoral Mayhem

Friday, August 30, 2013

On Friday, embattled Mayor Bob Filner officially steps down. Allegations of sexual harassment against Filner have rocked the eighth-largest American city. Now, San Diegans face a potentially contentious special election in November.


San Diego Mayor Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Friday, August 23, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resigned on Friday. The city council struck a deal under which Filner — a Democrat — will step down on Aug. 30. It's the end result of a sexual harassment scandal that has seen more than a dozen women accuse Filner of inappropriate behavior.


San Diego City Council Considers Mayor's Resignation

Friday, August 23, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is expected to resign on Friday after the city council approves a tentative deal struck earlier this week. The details of the agreement are not know at this point.


Are Bob Filner's Days in Office as San Diego Mayor Numbered?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Last month, Bob Filner was accused of inappropriate conduct by 16 women. After intense public scrutiny, the democratic mayor of San Diego enrolled in two weeks of intensive behavioral therapy, which ended on August 10th. Sandhya Dirks, has been covering the Filner story for KPBS News in San Diego. She joins The Takeaway to discuss what the next steps for Filner may be.

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Efforts Continue To Remove San Diego Mayor From Office

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is back on the job after a three-week absence — during which time he reportedly sought intensive therapy following accusations of sexual harassment from more than a dozen women. The City Council and others have called on him to resign.


Scandal-Ridden San Diego Mayor Urged To Step Down

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pressure is growing on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign. His former communications director came forward Monday to publicly accuse him of sexual harassment.


San Diego Mayor Accused Of Sexually Harassing Women

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is refusing to resign amid a sexual harassment scandal that continues to grow. On Monday, representatives for three unnamed woman gave details of the mayor's unwanted advances, which included groping and forced kissing.


With Or Without Overhaul, Immigration Lawyers In Short Supply

Monday, April 29, 2013

If and when immigration reform passes in Washington, thousands of immigrants are going to need trained immigration lawyers. But advocates say there's a dearth of them even now, leaving a void for untrained or unscrupulous attorneys to mislead clients seeking to navigate the system.


City's Russians, Georgians Concerned About Conflict

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Many New Yorkers with Russian and Georgian roots are paying close attention to reports of intense fighting in Georgia today.

Ika Avallani is from the capitol of Georgia. He says he couldn't sleep last night — and spent long hours trying to contact friends and family ...


Youth Cricket League Underway in NYC

Friday, August 01, 2008

The crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd are familiar sounds of summer, but on a field in Brooklyn, teenage boys are gathering to play a game that might not be so familiar: cricket.

The police department has organized a citywide youth league ...