I am a proud native San Franciscan. I speak fluent Cantonese, thanks to my parents who immigrated here from China and Hong Kong. As a child, I loved reading, writing and watching the news. I graduated from Lowell High School and San Francisco State University. My fifth grade teacher and my high school English teacher were influential in encouraging me to pursue a career that emphasized writing. I consider myself very lucky because I knew early on what I wanted to do in terms of a career. My curiosity, thirst for knowledge, and love of people led me to a career as a journalist. My first reporter job took me to a television station in Reno where I quickly learned how a city relatively close to the Bay Area could be so different. My next stop was the Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz area where I reported and anchored. Before I knew it, I was back in the Bay Area where I always wanted to be. When I first returned, I was a reporter for another television station in San Francisco and I was a part-time correspondent for CNN in the San Francisco Bureau. In 1997, I joined KTVU and it was a dream come true. I love the challenge of getting “exclusives” such as my jailhouse interview with “Shrimp Boy. ” Being a general assignment reporter, I get to cover a wide range of stories: from breaking news to features. Winning awards such as the Emmys and Edward R. Murrow are great, but what I find most rewarding is when people are willing to share their stories with me. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and of course, shopping. I’m also a huge dog lover.
San Francisco's Pier 39 is preparing for California's full reopening on June 15.
Come June 15, Matthew DeVincenzi, whose family has owned the bowling alley since 1985, says he'll be able to fill every lane with bowlers.
Alison Moritz, program director for dementia services says so far, families of Alzheimer patients have expressed optimism, "They have said where do I sign up? How soon will I get this?"
Richmond's police chief is sounding the alarm about proposed cuts of $10 million to the department's budget.
Kirk Bertolet was there in a San Jose rail yard when a co-worker he vaguely knew opened fire in a mass shooting that claimed 10 lives, including the gunman.
Neighbors say they're relieved, but unsettled that the horrific violence hit close to home and can't help but be curious about where the VTA shooter lived.
The Chinese community and historians say Lincoln Park Golf Course in the Richmond district is sacred ground. It was a cemetery where many immigrants and the indigent were buried.
The ex-girlfriend of VTA shooting suspect Sam Cassidy said he "exhibited major mood swings as result of bi-polar disorder," in court documents from the time they dated.
San Francisco Unified School District on Tuesday announced the return to full-time, in-person learning for all of the district's students will be August 16. State officials are also withholding $12 million in funding from the district.
Masako Miki of Berkeley says her focus on public art is a way to reach people from all walks of life. The Japanese artist is part of a new campaign in Oakland's Chinatown to help communicate a message of coming together.