›› Covering the federal trial about Proposition 8 was a highlight of my stint at The Bay Citizen. I wrote this story shortly after the conclusion of the closing in the case.
›› I also spent a fair amount of time at The Bay Citizen covering the Bay Area’s burgeoning marijuana economy. Many of those stories appeared in The Bay Citizen, and a few appeared in the Bay Area pages of The New York Times. This reporting also lead to the documentary Pot Country.
›› If you put murders and assaults in East Oakland on a map, you’ll see a red cluster near 82 and MacArthur, which happens to be the location of Castlemont High School. Living with violence is part of life for many kids here, and in this multimedia piece, five teenagers from Castlemont what that’s like. Produced with the ultra-talented Mario Furloni and Richard Parks for Oaklandnorth.net.