12:25am

Thu January 10, 2013
Europe

Rubles For Minutes, Not Mochas, At Russian Cafe Chain

Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 12:04 pm

Tsiferblat, or Clockface Cafe, in Moscow draws a young crowd, from students to entrepreneurs. The cafe provides Wi-Fi, printers, books and art supplies. Drinks, snacks, atmosphere and the space are free. All customers pay for is time.
Courtesy Of Diana Derby

Cafe life has taken hold in modern Russia. From Starbucks to local chains such as Kofe Khaus and Schokoladnitsia, there are lots of places to hang out, see and be seen.

It's a striking change in a country where, in Soviet times, the best an ordinary comrade could expect was a mug of tea in a workers canteen.

The world over, the basic contract between cafe and customer is this: You buy a drink or a snack, and you get to use the premises for as long as it takes to consume it.

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12:24am

Thu January 10, 2013
Your Money

New Mortgage Rules Would Limit Risky Lending

Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 12:04 pm

New federal mortgage rules come at a time when regulators and banks are trying to find a middle ground between overly lax and overly tight lending standards.
Mel Evans AP

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is releasing Thursday much anticipated new mortgage rules, which will restrict the kind of subprime lending practices that caused both the financial and housing sectors to crash five years ago.

The new rules come at a time when regulators and banks are trying to find a middle ground between overly lax and overly tight lending standards.

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12:00am

Thu January 10, 2013

9:38pm

Wed January 9, 2013
Out in the Bay - 1/10/13

Get Some Help! Queer mental and emotional health

Mental health experts say LGBT people are more prone to depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicide than the general population. And anti-gay bullying is not just about kids.  Queer LifeSpace and the Trevor Lifeline offer solutions.


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9:17pm

Wed January 9, 2013
Cops & Courts

Your Legal Rights 1/09/13

Education law--bullying and special education

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4:50pm

Wed January 9, 2013
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 9, 2013

Planting a permanent culture in San Francisco; taking the carrot approach to school lunch; Hear Here: Peace and quiet at the Mormon temple; and local band Counter Culture.

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4:45pm

Wed January 9, 2013
HEAR HERE: A POP-UP RADIO PROJECT

Hear Here: Peace and quiet at the Mormon temple

The spectacularly lit Mormon Temple in the Oakland Hills has been a fixture in the East Bay skyline for over almost fifty years. As part of our place profiles series, KALW's Isabel Angell decided to see what the temple looked like up close.

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4:38pm

Wed January 9, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Planting a permanent culture in San Francisco

Carries Hughes stands on the sidewalk, near a chain link fence, on the corner of Fell and Laguna streets in San Francisco. Behind her, cars roar past the rows of tidy Victorians. But Hughes is more interested in the wide, sloping lot in front of us, on the other side of the fence. 

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4:36pm

Wed January 9, 2013
Education

Taking the carrot approach to school lunch

Alex "Junior" Nava, age 5, eats a lunch prepared by Revolution Foods.
Anne-Marie Mcreynolds/Collective Roots

San Francisco Unified School District recently hired a new meal provider, Revolution Foods – a private company based in Oakland that serves healthier, all-natural meals to over 600 lunchrooms nationwide.

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3:22pm

Wed January 9, 2013
It's All Politics

In Talking To Their States, Governors Keep An Eye On Washington

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 4:18 pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., walks to the podium Wednesday in Albany to deliver his third State of the State address.
Mike Groll AP

From Superstorm Sandy to gun laws to the fiscal cliff, national issues are on the minds and the lips of the nation's governors setting their state agendas this week.

Some want Congress and President Obama to act; others urged state legislators to do what Congress hasn't.

"No one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer. End the madness now," an impassioned New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday in calling for the state to enact the "toughest assault weapon ban in the nation, period."

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