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.
It was a largely enthusiastic and supportive audience, but there were a dozen gun rights activists who challenged Eric Swalwell about gun control.
Participating restaurants will add a 1% surcharge to your meal, but it is optional.
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His father is Japanese and his mother is Chinese.
Tom Sweeney, a native of the city, is preparing to retire. His vibrant personality has charmed hotel guests, passers-by and even world leaders at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel for the past four decades.
The 39-year-old generated controversy and criticisms from those who said he'd be lenient on crime. Ultimately, Chesa Boudin won in last November's election. He will be sworn in as district attorney on Wednesday.
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