Eric Westervelt appears in the following:
Sunday, August 02, 2020
Bisa French is Richmond, CA's new police chief. She's the first woman and woman of color to lead the force in its history. Activists are cautiously optimistic she can foster real change.
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
San Jose, Calif., is the tenth most populous city in the U.S. but has one of the smallest police forces. It is facing calls for more cuts as the debate grows over the role of policing.
Saturday, July 04, 2020
More than one third of inmates at California's overcrowded San Quentin prison have tested positive for COVID-19, in what some are calling the state's biggest prison health catastrophe in history.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Ex-police officer Joseph DeAngelo pleaded guilty to a series of rapes and murders that terrorized California in the 1970s and 80s. The scope of his crimes is staggering, prosecutor Thien Ho said.
Monday, June 29, 2020
Joseph James DeAngelo has pleaded guilty to 13 murders and other charges Monday in Sacramento. Prosecutors say he terrorized several counties in the '70s and '80s as the Golden State Killer.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Doctors warn that a fast-moving outbreak at San Quentin, California's oldest prison, may hurt the wider community and health care system.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
To some, "defund the police" means strategically re-directing resources from police toward social services. We look at two promising programs currently re-imagining safety as a public health response.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Some California prosecutors are calling for an end a practice of police unions donating to political campaigns of district attorneys — those who will invariably hear cases of police misconduct.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Some California district attorneys say accepting campaign money from police unions creates the appearance of a conflict of interest, both real and perceived, when investigating police.
Monday, June 15, 2020
Family members and protesters want answers in the death of a 24-year-old black man found hanging from a tree in Palmdale, Calif. A similar death happened in late May in a nearby city.
Friday, June 12, 2020
Since the protests sparked by George Floyd's killing in police custody, many have called for overhauling police departments and policies. Efforts underway in some cities have had mixed success.
Saturday, June 06, 2020
The sometimes aggressive police responses to anti-police brutality protesters have been punctuated by occasional unity between the two sides. Will those gestures amount to anything substantive?
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
California this week has begun rolling out cash aid to undocumented adults who have been economically hurt by the coronavirus pandemic and do not qualify for federal assistance.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Response far outstrips resources as the state partners with nonprofits and foundations in a one-time program that aids undocumented workers and their families during the pandemic.
Friday, May 15, 2020
The federal government has put the onus of reopening on states. Many state and local leaders say responses reopening their economies have been fractured and chaotic, including in rural California.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted supply chains and left some farmers reeling. But community supported agriculture, or CSAs, have flourished as consumers seek deliveries for boxes of fresh produce.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
NPR's correspondents update on the latest coronavirus news, including the effectiveness of infrared temperature checks and California's partial reopening.
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Community Supported Agriculture programs that sell a weekly box of produce directly to consumers are popular amid concerns about grocery shopping during the pandemic.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
To get better data this week on a hard-hit community, the public health department and researchers are offering free testing for everyone over age 4 in a broad swath of the Mission District.
Monday, April 27, 2020
San Francisco hopes to expand testing of all residents to evaluate the presence of COVID-19. It is starting with the Mission District, a hard-hit predominantly Latino neighborhood.