Irene Florez http://kalw.org en Young and determined: how a group of young men is reinventing Marin City http://kalw.org/post/young-and-determined-how-group-young-men-reinventing-marin-city <p>Lorenzo Bynum has the &ldquo;baller&quot; build you might see on the cover of GQ, without the swagger. He&rsquo;s clean-cut, 5&rsquo;10&rdquo;, wears two small earrings and has a muscular frame. It&rsquo;s a Wednesday afternoon in Marin City, and the 23-year-old is digging frantically through a 10&rsquo; by 10&rsquo; closet. He&rsquo;s hunting for a parachute large enough for a game with 15 third graders.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 23:00:13 +0000 Irene Florez 12370 at http://kalw.org Young and determined: how a group of young men is reinventing Marin City Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for June 25, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-june-25-2012 <p>(San Jose Mercury News) // A <a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/california-earthquakes/ci_20932401/3-4-earthquake-jolts-south-san-jose">3.4 earthquake occurred</a> at 1:13 am in San Jose this morning. The epicenter was located on San Felipe Road, 10 miles east of the Villages, according to&nbsp;the U.S. Geological Survey. No injuries or damage were reported...</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:25:11 +0000 Irene Florez 12647 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top News Stories for June 25, 2012 Independent workers seek communal workspaces http://kalw.org/post/independent-workers-seek-communal-workspaces <p>Instead of working alone, independent workers&mdash;freelancers, contractors, independent consultants and temps&mdash;are increasingly joining co-working spaces. These are collaborative work environments where independents can rent desk and meeting space down to the hour. Roughly like a gym membership, at co-working spaces, you pack your laptop instead of your sweats.</p><p>In Oakland, 2012 is the boom year for formally expanding the prevailing cubicle-centered notions of work and worker archetypes. By the end of the year, Oakland will have at least four formal co-working spaces.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 20:30:31 +0000 Irene Florez 12314 at http://kalw.org Independent workers seek communal workspaces Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for May 14, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-may-14-2012 <p>(Rough and Tumble)//Even though the state budget deficit has ballooned to $16 billion, Capitol insiders expect Gov. Jerry Brown to unveil a revised May budget today which assumes voters will pass a November tax hike that would <a href="http://www.siacabinetreport.com/articles/viewarticle.aspx?article=2358">protect school and public safety funding from cuts.</a> Insiders say that Proposition 98 will play a key role, that the per pupil grant base will increase, cost of living numbers will be adjusted and that the revision will require a pay-down of state debt to schools. Mon, 14 May 2012 18:33:38 +0000 Irene Florez 10594 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for May 14, 2012 Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, May 7, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-afternoon-edition-monday-may-7-2012 <p>Sacramento Bee // Two more tobacco giants have given money to stop <a href="http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/05/tobacco-firms-chip-in-another-15-million-against-prop-29.html">Proposition 29</a>. RJ Reynolds Tobacco and Philip Morris USA have each given $15 million to the &ldquo;No on 29&rdquo; campaign. The ballot measure would impose a $1 per pack tax to fund cancer and heart disease research and facilities&hellip;</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 23:53:27 +0000 Irene Florez 10208 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, May 7, 2012