Leila Day http://kalw.org en Turning heads with that dapper butch swagger http://kalw.org/post/turning-heads-dapper-butch-swagger <p>For some people, getting dressed in the morning isn’t about just throwing on what’s in reach, or clean. For others, it’s more of a ritual with attention to the finest detail and a commitment not to leave the house in nothing but their finest. &nbsp;Fashion changes all the time, from Goth to Steampunk to the dapper look. But for women like, Thúy H. Nguyễn, who&nbsp;prefer to dress in a more masculine style, it can be a challenge.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Leila Day 46290 at http://kalw.org Turning heads with that dapper butch swagger Walking with purpose to combat violence http://kalw.org/post/walking-purpose-combat-violence <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><div><p>When it comes to sending a message to the community, one way to do it is to simply stand together. That’s what one Oakland organization is doing by organizing a walk every Friday evening in some of the city’s most crime-heavy areas. Since 2012, Oakland has averaged around 860 aggravated assaults each year, with many of the incidents concentrated in East Oakland. Although these walks are organized by churches, they’ve attracted hundreds of secular participants.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 18:01:20 +0000 Leila Day 43841 at http://kalw.org Walking with purpose to combat violence Say it loud and proud with Toastmasters http://kalw.org/post/say-it-loud-and-proud-toastmasters <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">When you hear a really good speech, it’s easy to assume that the speaker has some inherent talent for it. But in fact, it’s a skill, and one organization has decided to break it down for people so they can learn it. &nbsp;It’s called Toastmasters and it’s a public speaking organization that’s over 90 years old with nearly</span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toastmasters_International" style="line-height: 1.15;"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> </span><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(17, 85, 204); background-color: transparent; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">300,000 members across the globe</span></a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">.</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Each week, a local &nbsp;branch meets downtown on Mission street. Their tagline? “Where Leaders Are Made,” and tonight there are 10 people hoping they will be the next ones.</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> Thu, 15 May 2014 01:49:41 +0000 Leila Day 43774 at http://kalw.org Say it loud and proud with Toastmasters Growing number of San Francisco landlords not renting http://kalw.org/post/growing-number-san-francisco-landlords-not-renting <p></p><p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">We often hear how the rent in San Francisco is some of the priciest in the country</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">, but there are also just not enough places for people to live. </span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The mayor’s office has asked city officials to speed up the lengthy permitting process</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> in efforts to increase the housing supply. But some say that the supply already exists -- that thousands of units are simply being kept off the market</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">. Some estimate up to 10,000 of these units</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"> exist. Many sit unrented because tenants are proving too risky an investment for some property owners. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:33:23 +0000 Leila Day 42693 at http://kalw.org Growing number of San Francisco landlords not renting Sights and Sounds of Bayview: Dancing with the ladies in line http://kalw.org/post/sights-and-sounds-bayview-dancing-ladies-line <p></p><p><strong>Watch:</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jIPmQFHkjdo" width="420"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a wide street full of work spaces, lined with cars and no trees in sight is the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center. It’s the one building on the block where there’s constant activity. Laughter pours out of the cafeteria which for now has been turned into a dance floor.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:28 +0000 Leila Day 34819 at http://kalw.org Sights and Sounds of Bayview: Dancing with the ladies in line