Oakland Public Library http://kalw.org en Hear Here: Pete Villaseñor finds a home in San Francisco http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-pete-villase-or-finds-home-san-francisco <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pete </span>Villaseñor<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> moved to San Francisco from his home state of Texas almost 20 years ago. That’s well before the Bay’s current housing troubles began. But, moving to a new place can come with other difficulties, like homesickness. </span>Villaseñor<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> told our community storytelling project Hear Here how he found solace in a new city.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 23:02:23 +0000 Ninna Gaensler-Debs 42697 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Pete Villaseñor finds a home in San Francisco Bringing storytime to the long wait for social services http://kalw.org/post/bringing-storytime-long-wait-social-services <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">A One-Stop Shop for Social Services</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For many, the </span>Eastmont<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Town Center in East Oakland is the go-to place to apply for food stamps, get medical coverage, find childcare, and get job assistance. It was once the </span>Eastmont<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mall, but as income dropped and crime rose in the surrounding area, Planned Parenthood and the Oakland Public Library moved in, </span>Mervyn’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> became the Oakland Police Department, and </span>JC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Penney’s became the social service agency.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:56:42 +0000 Holly McDede 31565 at http://kalw.org Bringing storytime to the long wait for social services Hear Here: Meet Gregory Gee http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-meet-gregory-gee <p><a href="http://hearhere.kalw.org/">Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio project</a> is KALW&rsquo;s brand new storytelling adventure in Oakland and San Francisco. Our Hear Here producers are popping up all over those cities to hear your stories and put them on the air. They recently sprung up in the Golden Gate branch of the Oakland library to talk to local residents about work. They met a young man trying to get his start as a hip-hop performer.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 00:31:00 +0000 Audrey Dilling 10591 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Meet Gregory Gee