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Byrhonda Lyons

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Byrhonda Lyons is a video journalist. She strives to create compelling video news stories that engage and educate viewers. Byrhonda is interested in all things technology, especially graphics animation. She has worked with CalMatters, KVIE-PBS and Oakland North. Byrhonda is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and a proud Arkansan. When she’s not working, you can catch her searching archives for trailblazing black women who have been left out of history books.

In this 6-minute preview of his plans for California, Gov-Elect Gavin Newsom explains why he's a risk-taker and how he plans to fix what ails the state.

It's the price California pays to let procrastinators vote. Unlike most other states that allow mail-in ballots, it opts to count every ballot postmarked by election day—even if it arrives…

California lieutenant governor candidates Ed Hernandez and Eleni Kounalakis face off on education, housing, their priorities and qualifications and more.

Candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and Marshall Tuck, sharing their thoughts on charter schools, teacher tenure, their job qualifications, California's educational issues and more.

See Gavin Newsom and John Cox explain how they would run California differently than Gov. Brown—and make decisions on climate change policies, housing, schools and crime. Plus: book recommendations and…

California’s sky high housing costs have made it onto this year’s ballot: The state is asking voters to consider a bond that would allow $4 billion to be used on affordable housing. The money would...

What is Proposition 6? Here's a quick look at a measure on the November ballot that would repeal a recent hike to the California gas tax.

On the November ballot, Californians will vote on Proposition 12, a measure to give farm chickens, pigs, and calves a little bit more space. Learn about the measure in our…

On the November ballot, Californians will vote on Proposition 10, a measure to bring back rent control. Learn about the measure in our minute explainer.

What happens when California—a state that is responsible for about 1 percent of the world's greenhouse gases—goes all-in on climate change.

Rivals for the governor's office Gavin Newsom and John Cox agree that wildfires pose an alarming threat to California—but what would they do to prevent and combat them? Here's what…

In the June primary, five counties switched to a drastically new way of voting to boost turnout The result? Their average turnout shot up by 12 percent—but so did the…

The state's new budget weighs in at a record-setting $201 billion. Here are the highlights.

Some 2.5 million ballots across California had not yet been tabulated—a consequence of more voters opting to vote by mail. But for the five California counties that implemented the state…

The political awakening of Gavin Newsom dates all the way back to childhood, while rival John Cox says he always wanted to have an impact.

It’s election day—and a crucial test for five California counties experimenting with a new election method designed to boost anemic turnout: replacing local polling places with mega-voting centers and widely…

So much to learn about the top contenders vying to run California—and so little time. Who rode in the Goodyear Blimp? Who holds a Guinness World Record? Test your knowledge:

The top candidates hoping to be the next governor of California all agree on this: The state is failing those who suffer from mental illness. Watch to see how they…

As our own Jessica Calefati has reported, California public schools tell a tale of two education systems. The achievement gap that separates well-off and needy students mirror the socioeconomic and...

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This election season five California counties are doing away with hundreds of neighborhood polling places and replacing them with fewer “one-stop vote centers”—an experiment sold by Democrats as a...

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