community http://kalw.org en Today on Your Call: How should neighbors look out for each other? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-should-neighbors-look-out-each-other <p><span><span style='font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;'>&nbsp;&nbsp; Tue, 06 Aug 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Laura Wenus 31177 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How should neighbors look out for each other? Who puts that extra amount of heart into everything they do? http://kalw.org/post/who-puts-extra-amount-heart-everything-they-do <p>We rely on a large dose of passion to do what we do at KALW, so we want to honor those around the Bay who do the same – for their work, families, neighborhoods, etc. Help us find them!</p><p>Maybe it's your child's teacher who goes the extra mile, the owner of your local corner store who goes out of his or her way to keep customers happy...whoever comes to mind, let us know, and we might feature them on the air. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Just leave us your nomination on our tipline at (415) 264-7106.&nbsp;</strong></p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 19:41:31 +0000 Martina Castro 15908 at http://kalw.org Who puts that extra amount of heart into everything they do? Community reacts to the Chevron refinery fire in Richmond http://kalw.org/post/community-reacts-chevron-refinery-fire-richmond <p class="p1">The smoke from the Chevron refinery fire that started late Monday has cleared, but the controversy was still hot at a community meeting last night in Richmond. Around 700 people attended the meeting, where Chevron General Manager Nigel Hearne and local government and health officials faced frustration and anger.</p><p class="p1">Joan Davis from the Richmond Community Foundation began the meeting with some powerful questions:&nbsp;&ldquo;Those of you who are feeling afraid, very quietly, stand.&nbsp;Those of you who are feeling angry, please stand, quietly.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 01:02:37 +0000 Julie Caine 14816 at http://kalw.org Community reacts to the Chevron refinery fire in Richmond Today on Your Call: How can communities organize to change local laws? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-how-can-communities-organize-change-local-laws-0 <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:14:43 +0000 Ali Budner 11821 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: How can communities organize to change local laws? Credit union serves Oakland's "unbanked" population http://kalw.org/post/credit-union-serves-oaklands-unbanked-population <p>The main room of the <a href="http://www.tpfcu.com/">People&#39;s Federal Credit Union</a> (PFCU) is across the street from the West Oakland BART station. It&#39;s about the size of a modest living room. A few bank tellers are behind thick glass. A big sign on the wall announces &ldquo;4,000 Members&rdquo; in green lettering. This is where Sayala Eisner-Mix, the Community Programs Coordinator of PFCU works. She&#39;s about to begin a credit report review, her third one today.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 20:20:18 +0000 Mazuri Colley 5444 at http://kalw.org Credit union serves Oakland's "unbanked" population