Esther Honig http://kalw.org en A Fruitvale food tradition threatened http://kalw.org/post/fruitvale-food-tradition-threatened <p>Oakland is known for its food trucks, which serve everything from tacos and tamales to West African cuisine. &nbsp;But few know that this latest culinary trend got its start in Fruitvale almost 30 years ago. Fruitvale still has the city’s largest concentration of mobile food vendors – a predominantly immigrant population. These micro-businesses provide owners low overhead and the opportunity to become successful entrepreneurs. But if running a small business isn’t hard enough in this economy, vendors now face the added challenge of armed robbery. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:57:00 +0000 Esther Honig 10973 at http://kalw.org A Fruitvale food tradition threatened Indroducing social flexibility through yoga http://kalw.org/post/indroducing-social-flexibility-through-yoga <p>There are thousands of yoga studios all over the Bay Area. They usually cater to people who can pay the $15-20 class fee. But the <a href="http://www.niroga.org/">Nirgoa Institute</a> in Berkeley offers classes to low-income senior citizens, incarcerated youth, homeless shelters and inner city high school students.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 00:44:50 +0000 Esther Honig 5467 at http://kalw.org Indroducing social flexibility through yoga