Author Archives: Leonardo Castañeda

Leonardo Castañeda
Leonardo Castañeda is a reporter and economic analyst for inewsource. To contact him with tips, suggestions or corrections, please email leocastaneda [at] inewsource [dot] org.
How many portable classrooms are there at your school?

How many portable classrooms are there at your school?

When a school district in California runs out of space and needs more classrooms, it typically has the option to put up a new building or to install a portable classroom. You’ve seen them, those familiar structures used as offices on construction sites. In this episode of the inewsource podcast we look at how those classrooms, often considered just temporary measures by school administrators, have become a permanent fixture at school sites throughout the county. This podcast is evolving and we want to know what you think. Comment on this post or email us and tell us what you like about the show, how we can make it better and what kinds of stories you’d like us to cover. In this episode reporter Leo Castaneda discusses portable classrooms with data journalist Joe Yerardi. Read More »

Binational experts press for air quality monitoring at border

Binational experts press for air quality monitoring at border

Air quality experts from the United States and Mexico came together recently on the San Diego State University campus to bring a sense of urgency to the challenges of monitoring air pollution along the border. The discussion, which involved professors from SDSU and the University of California San Diego, as well as educators at universities in Tijuana and Mexicali, covered ... Read More »

How healthy is your hospital’s data security?

How healthy is your hospital’s data security?

When choosing a medical provider, patients often want to know about the location of the hospital or clinic, the quality of the doctors and maybe what specialists are available on site. But increasingly there’s another question they need to ask: How well will my personal data be protected? Tell us what you think about the show, tweet at us @inewsource or email us at contact@inewsource.org. For more on this story, go to inewsource.org and sign up for our newsletter. Read More »

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