Sandhya Dirks

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Deadly Fire In Oakland May Spur Crackdown On Off-The-Grid Artists' Spaces

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Rents in the Bay Area are among the highest in the country, pushing many artists into illegal work/live spaces like the Ghost Ship, where a fire left 36 dead. Now, officials vow to step up regulation.


Firefighters Continue Search For Victims In Deadly Oakland Warehouse Fire

Sunday, December 04, 2016

The search continues for victims of a fire that swept through an artists' collective in Oakland, Calif., killing at least 30 people. The toll is expected to rise.


Mired In Scandals, Oakland Mayor Calls For Police Department Oversight

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A sex scandal, racist text messages and other allegations have prompted a push for civilian oversight. The department seems to be crumbling from the inside.


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.


Graphic Novel Depicts John Lewis' 'March' Toward Justice

Saturday, August 31, 2013

John Lewis is the only person to have spoken at the 1963 March on Washington who is still alive. He was just 23 years old when he addressed the crowd of more than 200,000 at the Lincoln Memorial 50 years ago.

Lewis is a pillar of the civil rights movement. ...


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

Friday, August 30, 2013

On Friday, the embattled mayor of San Diego officially steps down. Allegations of sexual harassment against Bob Filner have rocked the eighth-largest American city, which now has to pick up the pieces and elect a new mayor.

The announcement last week that Filner would leave office was greeted with cheers, ...


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...

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With Or Without Overhaul, Immigration Lawyers In Short Supply

Monday, April 29, 2013

With immigration a hot-button issue in Washington, some version of immigration reform is likely this year. Even so, immigrant activist Sandra Sanchez concedes that the country might not be ready for an overhaul of its immigration laws.

Sanchez, director of the American Friends Service Committee Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program, doesn't ...


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 ...