Kelly O'Mara

Kelly O'Mara is a writer and reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes about food, health, sports, travel, business and California news. Her work has appeared on KQED, online for Outside Magazine, epsnW, VICE and in Competitor Magazine, among others. Follow Kelly on Twitter @kellydomara.

The Long, Strange Saga of Brett Richards and the Ross Valley Sanitary District

Yesterday, the Marin County district attorney announced that former Ross Valley Sanitary District (RVSD) general manager Brett Richards had been arrested in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines, following a bizarre year that started with his abrupt emailed resignation from the agency in July 2012 and his subsequent disappearance. The arrest happened on July 11. Since then, the … Continue reading The Long, Strange Saga of Brett Richards and the Ross Valley Sanitary District →

Is $84,000 Enough for a Family of Four in San Francisco?

Last week, we wrote about a new budget calculator released by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) that attempts to offer a contrast to theĀ Federal Poverty Guidelines, which say a family of four is “officially” poor only if it earns less than $23,550. What EPI hoped to do was illustrate that in plenty of places (the … Continue reading Is $84,000 Enough for a Family of Four in San Francisco? →

Taste Ben & Jerry’s San Francisco Flavor For One Weekend Only

What does San Francisco taste like? If Ben & Jerry’s has anything to say about it, you can find out this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Ocean Beach. The Vermont-based ice cream company will unveil its San Francisco-themed flavor and hand out free scoops for just this weekend. There’s just one catch: You … Continue reading Taste Ben & Jerry’s San Francisco Flavor For One Weekend Only →

10 Stories You Missed During the Prop. 8 News

With the U.S. Supreme Court announcing Tuesday morning that it would release all final decisions for the session on Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT, news organizations were lined up to cover the groundbreaking news. But with all the focus on reactions to the decisions and analysis of the legal issues around Proposition 8 … Continue reading 10 Stories You Missed During the Prop. 8 News →