I am the host for California Report at KQED. Previously I was a reporter at Capital Public Radio. I was a 2009 California Fellow.  Interests: Cheese Whiskey Bacon Skateboarding Darts Chili Dogs Beer Cigars Rope Swings HEALTH CARE


<p>The central California community of Kettleman City sits next to one of the largest toxic landfills in the country. Some residents think landfill toxins are to blame for air, water, and health problems, including a cluster of birth defects.</p>

<p>California regulators stop monitoring PCBs in the&nbsp;air at the Kettleman Hills Facility, then birth defects increase in Kettleman City, then regulators start monitoring, and birth defects go down.</p>