Lakshmi Sarah

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Category Archives: KQED

Caldor Fire Nearly 50% Contained, As Crews Continue Battling ‘Troublesome’ Spots

Originally published in KQED news.

September 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

San Francisco Turns Out in Solidarity With Worldwide Protest for Afghan Lives

Originally posted in KQED news. San Francisco joined more than 40 cities and 17 countries around the globe on Saturday in a day of protest for Afghan lives. Beginning at … Continue reading

August 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

How You Can Support the Afghan Community, in the Bay Area and Beyond

Originally appeared in KQED news. Skip straight to: How to help Two explosions outside the international airport in Kabul on Thursday left dozens of people dead and injured, including members of the … Continue reading

August 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

‘Devastated and Exhausted’: Afghan Community Marches in Fremont

This post originally appeared on KQED news. Updated 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23. Nearly a week after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul, Afghan Americans in … Continue reading

August 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

‘This Was My Closure’: Why Sasha Perigo Chose Not to Pursue Legal Action Against Her Alleged Rapist

Originally published on KQED news. Content warning: This story contains references to rape and sexual assault. Jon Jacobo, a prominent San Francisco affordable housing advocate and community activist, resigned his … Continue reading

August 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

‘An Important Day for Dreamers’: DACA Recipient Luis Grijalva Heads to the Olympics

Luis Grijalva — the first known DACA recipient to qualify for the Olympics — headed to Tokyo Friday to compete in next week’s 5,000 meter-race, representing Guatemala. At this time … Continue reading

July 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

‘A Critical Part of Our Infrastructure’: How California Plans to Bolster Child Care

This post originally appeared in KQED news. California has almost 3 million children 5 years old and younger. As many parents of young children know, finding affordable, high-quality child care … Continue reading

July 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

After Texas Court Ruling, What’s the Future for Young Immigrants and DACA Recipients?

This article originally appeared on KQED news. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the U.S. are in limbo, after U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled last Friday against the Deferred … Continue reading

July 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Nephew of Slain Activist Berta Cáceres Renews Calls for Ending Aid to Honduran Military

Originally published in KQED news. A Bay Area family member of slain environmental and Indigenous rights defender Berta Cáceres is calling on the federal government to stop U.S. funding of … Continue reading

July 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

‘I Can’t Abandon This Community’: Months After CZU Fires, Survivors Struggle to Rebuild

Originally appeared in KQED news. ylvie Fraley describes the home she lived in with her mother and younger sister in the Santa Cruz Mountains community of Bonny Doon as “incredibly … Continue reading

July 1, 2021 · Leave a comment


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