history http://kalw.org en The View From the Bayview Opera House http://kalw.org/post/view-bayview-opera-house <p></p><p class="p1">This year marks the 125th birthday of a San Francisco historic Landmark. Not City Hall, not the Golden Gate. The <a href="http://www.bvoh.org/">Bayview Opera House</a> — San Francisco’s oldest theatre.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:32:47 +0000 Hana Baba 41247 at http://kalw.org The View From the Bayview Opera House The sour truth behind San Francisco food myths http://kalw.org/post/sour-truth-behind-san-francisco-food-myths <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Our part of the world is famous, or maybe infamous, for its interest in food and how it’s grown. We’re also known for local specialties ranging from sourdough bread to the super burrito. Author Erica J. </span><a href="http://www.chonc.com/3.html" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#0000ff;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;">Peters</span></a><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> of Mountain View explains the history of several “signature dishes” in her book </span><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">San Francisco, </span><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17887486-san-francisco" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#0000ff;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;">A Food Biography</span></a><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The book highlights a number of Gold Rush-era specialties. Two of note are the Hangtown Fry, and sourdough bread. </span> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:16:21 +0000 Steven Short 36927 at http://kalw.org The sour truth behind San Francisco food myths Do you know the way to Ocean View? Berkeley's Origins explained http://kalw.org/post/do-you-know-way-ocean-view-berkeleys-origins-explained-0 <p></p><p> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 06:05:21 +0000 Steven Short 34886 at http://kalw.org Do you know the way to Ocean View? Berkeley's Origins explained WEB EXTRA: Documentary film captures story of America's first paramedics http://kalw.org/post/web-extra-documentary-film-captures-story-americas-first-paramedics <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The story behind the country&#39;s real first ambulance system carries themes of race and class. It was created in the late </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Up until then, police would take patients to the hospital in wagons that weren&#39;t equipped with gurneys or medical equipment.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:34:33 +0000 Ali Budner 34171 at http://kalw.org WEB EXTRA: Documentary film captures story of America's first paramedics WEB EXTRA: A brief history of 9-1-1 http://kalw.org/post/web-extra-brief-history-9-1-1 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The coordinated 9-1-1 system has grown up in fits and starts in different parts of the country.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Up until the late </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, you had to dial &ldquo;0&rdquo; or a 7-digit number to reach an emergency switchboard, and those numbers varied city to city.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:29:57 +0000 Ali Budner 34159 at http://kalw.org WEB EXTRA: A brief history of 9-1-1