5:34pm

Wed June 5, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Growing up on International Boulevard

Chicken salad and tostadas are the first things you smell stepping into the Lopez family apartment. Several people are sitting around a coffee table sharing a meal. Each of the tiny studio apartments houses one family. With 24 families in the building, the space is at full capacity. In the Lopez apartment, food is in the kitchen, on a makeshift table on wheels.

The Lopez family has lived in this studio apartment for thirteen years. The family moved here from Mexico. Edgar Lopez and his two brothers grew up in this apartment. 

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5:08pm

Wed June 5, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 5, 2013

A special Crosscurrents from Mills College: not being able to afford to move away from violent neighborhoods, a family restaurant is a pillar of the neighborhood, and an African-American church adapts to its changing neighborhood. Plus local musicians The American Nomad.

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4:58pm

Wed June 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

Historic African American church adapts to changing times

Williams Chapel Baptist Church, Oakland,CA
Google photo

At the intersection of 10th Avenue and International Boulevard in Oakland sits the historic, 74-year-old Williams Chapel Baptist Church. It’s in the heart of the San Antonio East Lake district, and its congregation is predominantly African American. Membership used to average around 800 people, but in the last 20 years, membership has gone down to about 500 as the demographics of the neighborhood have undergone massive change.

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4:54pm

Wed June 5, 2013
Open Air ~ 6/6 at 1pm

Ragazzi Boys Chorus ~ Bay Area Rainbow Symphony ~ Crowded Fire Theatre

Photo: Curtis Finger

Open Air with host David Latulippe,; June 6, 2013

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3:56pm

Wed June 5, 2013
The Two-Way

IMF Admits 'Notable Failures' In Greek Bailout

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 4:00 pm

The International Monetary Fund has admitted "notable failures" in the Greek bailout, saying in a report Thursday that despite the steps Greece's recession and unemployment problem were more severe than anticipated.

The report said the program had succeeded in keeping Greece within the eurozone and mostly prevented the country's economic troubles from spilling over to the rest of the region. "However," it said:

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3:26pm

Wed June 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Andrea, First Named Storm Of 2013 Season, Forms In Gulf

The National Hurricane Center is tracking Tropical Storm Andrea, currently in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, on its website.
NWS

Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the new hurricane season, has formed in the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters expect the storm to bring heavy rains to Florida before moving up the East Coast.

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3:19pm

Wed June 5, 2013
Science

Tiny, Ancient Tree-Dweller Was One of Earth's Earliest Primates

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 3:59 pm

Artistic reconstruction of Archicebus achilles in its natural habitat of trees.
Xijun Ni Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

The origin of the first primates — the group that includes humans, apes and monkeys — is thought to lie in the deep past, about 55 million years ago.

Fossils from that period are rare. But now, there's an exciting new one. It's called Archicebus achilles, roughly meaning "beginning long-tailed monkey." Actually, this creature lived before the monkeys we know of today, a mere 10 million years after the dinosaurs died out.

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2:48pm

Wed June 5, 2013
The Two-Way

DEA Arrests Scarsdale Mom In Massive Pot-Growing Scheme

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 5:59 pm

A photograph taken on May 20, 2013, by the DEA Strike Force shows some of the marijuana plants the agency says were grown by a woman from a wealthy New York suburb, in a warehouse in the Queens borough of New York.
DEA AP

Andrea Sanderlin, a mother who drives a Mercedes SUV and lives in a large Scarsdale, N.Y., home, is facing serious drug charges after federal investigators accused her of being the mastermind behind an operation growing nearly 3,000 marijuana plants in a warehouse in Queens.

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2:12pm

Wed June 5, 2013
The Salt

Amazon's Grocery Delivery: A Trojan Horse To Get In Your Door

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 4:16 pm

Amazon has been testing its AmazonFresh delivery service in the Seattle area since 2007.
Joe Nicholson AP

Amazon already delivers everything from toothpaste to televisions to your doorstep. Now, it wants to bring your berries and beer, too.

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2:11pm

Wed June 5, 2013
The Two-Way

The Bradley Manning Trial: A Short(ish) Guide To Understanding The Case

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 2:18 pm

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning (right) is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., on June 25, 2012. His lawyer announced that Manning, who is accused of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, had agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges.
Patrick Semansky AP

For the next 12 weeks, a military judge in Fort Meade, Md. will consider the case of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. It's bound to be a complicated, long-running and often secretive process that kicked off on Monday.

Before we get too far into the court-martial, we wanted to put together a shortish guide to bring you up to speed on the trial.

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