Min Woo (Winston) Cho

Reporter

Location icon United States of America

Experience in print and digital media journalism • Nose for news and a passion for the intersection of culture, health, education, sports, and local politics • Four-years of commended performance for print and online publications with circulations of up to 10,000 • Versatile storyteller capable of writing hard news and in-depth features who thrives in a deadline-intensive newsroom environment

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REPORTING

Medium
06/23/2017
Trump Budget Cuts May Widen Digital Divide

Marita Sanders lives in Oakland, CA., where the school district's Board of Education approved a plan that slashed upwards of $14 million from its 2017-18 budget and where her nine-year-old daughter gets extra help and attention from her school's after school program.

East Bay Express
09/23/2016
Oakland Celebrates Soda Tax Victory as 'Huge Win Over Corporations' | East Bay Express

Soda companies don't want sugary drinks to be cast as the next tobacco. They spent millions in three Bay Area cities this November trying to prevent just that. But election results in Oakland, San Francisco, and Albany to levy a penny-per-ounce tax on sodas and sugary drinks indicate they have good reason to worry.

East Bay Express
11/09/2016
Former Employee Who is Suing Burma Superstar: 'It Was Complete Madness'

click to enlarge Former employees of Burma Superstar are speaking out about the labor lawsuit filed last week against the popular Bay Area restaurant chain. William Navarette - who worked as a dishwasher, kitchen helper and cook at Burma Superstar - is a plaintiff in the suit.

East Bay Express
11/09/2016
Burma Superstar Kitchen Staff Sue Bay Area Chain Over Wage Violations

click to enlarge Current and former employees of Burma Superstar filed a lawsuit against the Bay Area restaurant chain Thursday, claiming it hasn't been properly paying its kitchen staff. Attorneys at the Asian Law Caucus, Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center, and Centro Legal de la Raza filed the lawsuit on behalf of 100 kitchen employees.

The Daily Californian
07/28/2016
Labor disputes plague Bay Area company WeWork | The Daily Californian

The National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB, filed an official complaint June 30 against WeWork - a $16 billion startup with an office in Berkeley that provides communal working spaces - regarding the legality of an arbitration agreement waiving employees' right to file lawsuits against employers.Read More...

The Daily Californian
06/18/2016
Gilman Street homeless encampment cleared Thursday morning | The Daily Californian

Amid growing pressure from the community, the city of Berkeley together with Caltrans and California Highway Patrol cleared the homeless encampment on Gilman Street near Interstate 80 on Thursday. The Gilman Street homeless encampment hosted more than a dozen tents belonging to homeless people since 2014.

FEATURES

The Daily Californian
11/07/2016
The Come Up: Ivan Rabb stays true to Oakland | The Daily Californian

Ivan Rabb took a seat near the end of his bench halfway through the third quarter of the 2015 California Interscholastic Federation finals in Haas Pavilion. Sporting the Bishop O'Dowd black and gold, Ivan could only watch Mater Dei rain fire on his Dragons as he sat hunched with cramps.Read More...

The Daily Californian
08/04/2014
Everything I Am: Sarah Cole's path to finding herself | The Daily Californian

To everyone else, Sarah Cole seemed to be on top of the world. She attended school at UC Davis, played club volleyball and majored in engineering, all of which her father did. She earned top marks in all of her classes and was even awarded a scholarship as oneRead More...

The Daily Californian
06/06/2016
Jaylen Brown's claim on a shallow position | The Daily Californian

It's easy to dismiss Jaylen Brown as another phenomenal athlete too raw to get major minutes in the NBA who would have benefited from another year of college ball and is going to cost a team a lottery pick only to end up as a role player a la HarrisonRead More...

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