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Roger Rudick, Editor, Streetsblog San Francisco

Roger has edited Streetsblog San Francisco for the past seven years. His transit and safe-streets coverage has also appeared in the New York Times, PBS, and NPR. He’s filed dispatches on bike infrastructure everywhere from Rotterdam to Vancouver.

Damien Newton, Executive Director, Southern California Streets Initiative

Damien is the first editor of Streetsblog Los Angeles, the impact journalism site that’s bringing better transportation options to the City of Angels. Before moving west, he was the NJ Coordinator for the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, and he has lent his media relations know-how to a number of advocacy campaigns. Damien holds a Masters of Arts in Public Communications from American University and was a 2011 Annenberg School of Journalism "Online Health  Journalism Fellow." Follow Damien on X @damientypes.

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Melanie Curry, Editor, Streetsblog California

Melanie worked for many years as an editor, before joining the Streetsblog team in February of 2014, most recently for Access, the University of California-published transportation research magazine. She has aMasters degree in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley and has worked in transportation consulting and at the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. She was a finalist for online journalist of the year in 2014 award given by the Center for California Studies. Follow her on X @currymel

About Streetsblog SF

Streetsblog SF is published by the California Streets Initiative and functions independently from our sister organizations, including Streetsblog USA and the other city sites, which have no control over Streetsblog SF's policies or editorial content.

California Streets Initiative Board of Directors

Jonathan Weiss, Chair
Abby Arnold
Jonathan Fearn
Kris Fortin
Carter Rubin
Baktaash Sorkhabi

Past Members Southern California Streets Initiative Board Members

Dana Gabbard
Joel Epstein
Dorothy Le
Joe Linton
Juan Matute
Sirinya Matute
Jessica Meaney
Deborah Murphy
Jocelyn Ramirez
James Rojas
Carter Rubin