gentrification http://kalw.org en A day with the Eviction Assistance Unit http://kalw.org/post/day-eviction-assistance-unit <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">When a landlord and a tenant are involved in a dispute, an eviction from the property is the last resort. And when evictions do occur in San Francisco, there are two people who are involved with every single one. They both make up the Eviction Assistance Unit at the Sheriff’s Department, but they don’t really act like cops. Their job is to visit anybody served an eviction notice and try to connect them to resources. </span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:50:44 +0000 Ninna Gaensler-Debs 40872 at http://kalw.org A day with the Eviction Assistance Unit What's so funny about gentrification? http://kalw.org/post/whats-so-funny-about-gentrification <p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The changing&nbsp;face of San Francisco is a source of controversy for many locals. In his latest one-man show, "Feisty Old Jew," local performer Charlie&nbsp;Varon&nbsp;demonstrates how the issue can be a solid source of comedy too.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 01:45:03 +0000 Holly Kernan 39237 at http://kalw.org What's so funny about gentrification? Hatching Twitter: Interview with author Nick Bilton http://kalw.org/post/hatching-twitter-interview-author-nick-bilton <p></p><p>Twitter. With more than 400 million users a month, it’s the second-most-popular social network in the world. A report from the Pew Research Center's Journalism Project found that nearly ten percent of adults get their news from Twitter.</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:55:28 +0000 Leila Day 38339 at http://kalw.org Hatching Twitter: Interview with author Nick Bilton The many translations of Day of the Dead http://kalw.org/post/many-translations-day-dead <p></p><p>If you walk down Mission&nbsp;Street this weekend you’ll see family members holding pictures of loved ones in one hand and candles in another. You may see ofrendas--small altars set up to pay tribute to people who have passed away. It’s a tradition that’s been present in the Mission for years, but how it’s celebrated depends on who you ask.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:14:02 +0000 Leila Day & Martina Castro & Rachel Wong 35263 at http://kalw.org The many translations of Day of the Dead East Bay Express: Who's jacking up housing prices in West Oakland? http://kalw.org/post/east-bay-express-whos-jacking-housing-prices-west-oakland-0 <p style="margin-top: 1.12em; margin-bottom: 1.12em; padding: 0px; color: rgb(35, 35, 35); line-height: 1.6em; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 1.1em;">As the tsunami of foreclosures in Oakland finally subsided over the past year, residents of the city&#39;s flatlands neighborhoods looked around at the new landscape and saw less room for themselves and people like them. Many of their neighbors were gone, of course. And many of the foreclosed homes were snapped up &mdash; not by new homeowners, but by large-scale investors, including national and global corporations.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:48:57 +0000 Jean Tepperman 33958 at http://kalw.org East Bay Express: Who's jacking up housing prices in West Oakland?