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Hoa Quach

Contributor through January 2016

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Hoa Quach served as a web producer for KPBS. She previously worked as associate regional editor for Patch and as a reporter for the San Diego News Network, Reuters, 10News, and The Huffington Post.

Hoa is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the San Diego Press Club. In her spare time, she teaches children's yoga and volunteers with Words Alive.

She is a graduate of San Diego State University, where she studied journalism, Spanish, and Asian Studies.

Recent Stories by Hoa Quach

El Cajon’s New Police Chief On Working In A Diverse City

El Cajon’s New Police Chief On Working In A Diverse City

Dec. 14
By Hoa Quach, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

After nearly 30 years at the department, Chief Jeff Davis took over as the head of the El Cajon Police Department this month.

San Diegans Share Thoughts, Fears In Response To Shooting

San Diegans Share Thoughts, Fears In Response To Shooting

Dec. 4
By Hoa Quach

The mass shooting this week in San Bernardino has again rocked the national psyche. KPBS asked you to share your reaction to the incident. Here's what you said.

San Diego Gets High Marks For Preventing Premature Births

San Diego Gets High Marks For Preventing Premature Births

Nov. 5
By Hoa Quach, Maureen Cavanaugh, Patty Lane, Peggy Pico

Midday Edition takes a closer look at the March of Dimes 2015 Report Card on Premature Birth Rates and what San Diego researchers are doing to help preterm babies.

Jails, Prisons Less Crowded A Year After Prop. 47

Jails, Prisons Less Crowded A Year After Prop. 47

Oct. 29
By Hoa Quach, Maureen Cavanaugh, Neiko Will, Peggy Pico

A Stanford Law School study shows the measure is saving the state about $93 million in prison costs, but critics say Proposition 47 has become a get-out-of-jail-free card for repeat offenders.

What Zombies Say About U.S. Culture, Society

What Zombies Say About U.S. Culture, Society

Oct. 28
By Hoa Quach, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A Cal State San Marcos professor and author examines the horror genre and discusses the deeper meaning of zombies, vampires and ghosts.

Worker Shortage Places Strain On California Farms

Worker Shortage Places Strain On California Farms

Oct. 27
By Hoa Quach, Maureen Cavanaugh, Neiko Will, Peggy Pico

Can California continue to provide the rest of the nation with fruits and vegetables if there aren't enough people to work to produce them?

Sci-Q: San Diego Experts Explore Science Of Fear

Sci-Q: San Diego Experts Explore Science Of Fear

Oct. 27
By Hoa Quach, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

What happens to people when they get frightened? What's the line between exploring their fears and being paralyzed by them?

San Diego Attorney Seeks U.N.'s Help To Free Convicted Killer

San Diego Attorney Seeks U.N.'s Help To Free Convicted Killer

Oct. 14
By Gina Diamante, Hoa Quach, Maureen Cavanaugh, Neiko Will

In an unusual and last-ditch effort to exonerate a woman in a 1992 gang murder, a San Diego attorney has filed an appeal with the United Nations.

Will California's New Motor Voter Law Boost Turnout?

Will California's New Motor Voter Law Boost Turnout?

Oct. 14
By Hoa Quach, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico

The new motor voter law will automatically register citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's license at the Department of Motor Vehicles. The law goes into effect in 2016.

Coastal Commission To Vote On SeaWorld Killer Whale Tank Project

Coastal Commission To Vote On SeaWorld Killer Whale Tank Project

Oct. 5
By Hoa Quach, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico

Hundreds of supporters and opponents of SeaWorld's controversial Blue World project are expected to turn out for Thursday's meeting.

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