8:34pm

Wed November 28, 2012
Cops & Courts

Your Legal Rights 11/28/12 Landlord-Tenant

Landlord-tenant disputes.

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5:58pm

Wed November 28, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

West Oakland landlords invest in city's most dangerous streets

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Mead Avenue is a single block in West Oakland in the triangle where San Pablo Avenue and Market Street meet. Like streets in a lot of low-income communities, Mead Avenue has seen poverty, gangs, gun violence, the crack epidemic. There’s also a church on the corner, a Boys and Girls Club across the street, and a non-profit dedicated to Men’s Health close by. None of those things may be as important to Mead Avenue’s future as that big thing our entire economy revolves around: real estate. Here’s Derek Suring, a real estate agent in Oakland.

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5:26pm

Wed November 28, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 28, 2012

Owning a house in West Oakland, foreclosures and the Oakland Community Land Trust, a Hear Here on the Oakland cathedral, and local musicians Blame Sally.

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3:55pm

Wed November 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Sea Level Rising Much Faster Than U.N. Projections

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 6:27 am

A swan swims near the flooded home of the Maziekien family on November 21 in Mantoloking, New Jersey. Mantoloking was one of the hardest hit areas by Superstorm Sandy.
Mario Tama Getty Images

A new peer-reviewed study by climate scientists finds the rise in sea level during the past two decades has been 60 percent faster than predictions from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The scientists also found that IPCC's estimates for warming temperatures was just right.

NBC News explains:

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3:41pm

Wed November 28, 2012
Arts & Culture

Today’s Local Music: Blame Sally

Blame Sally
with permission from the band

What do you call the winner of Best Song in three different categories in last summer’s Independent Music Awards Poll? The answer is: Blame Sally.

Blame Sally will be performing in the Bay Area on Saturday, December 1, for the first time since winning those awards. They’ll be at the Kanbar Center for Performing Arts, part of the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael. Music starts at 8 p.m.

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3:32pm

Wed November 28, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Fighting foreclosure in East Oakland

Potential residents view a renovated Oakland Community Land Trust house on Birch Street. Photo courtesy of OCLT.

Bruce Mirken is conducting what seems like a high-profile auction in New York City.

“As you can see,” he says to the gathered crowd, “we’re auctioning this lovely Manhattan luxury condo that was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Blankfein back in 2008 for $26 million. I wish you could see the lobby of this building. It’s bigger than some small countries!”

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3:20pm

Wed November 28, 2012
Hear Here

Hear Here: Meet Sandra Gahm

Sandra Gahm shared her story with KALW's Hear Here team at St. Mary's Center in Oakland.
Erica Mu

2:59pm

Wed November 28, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"Talent Show" by The Replacements

This song gives Ethan Watters inspiration before he speaks in public. 

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2:52pm

Wed November 28, 2012
The Two-Way

Despite Protection Efforts, Rhino Poaching Soars

Miles Lappeman (left) and his son Marc with the carcass of a rhino that was killed for its horn at their Finfoot Lake Reserve on Nov. 24 in South Africa. This was one of eight rhinos slaughtered by poachers.
Nicolene Olckers Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Just a few years ago, rhino poaching appeared to be more or less under control.

Shootings were relatively rare, and about 75 percent of the world's rhinos lived in South Africa, a country that has taken extensive efforts to protect them.

Just 13 rhinos were reported killed worldwide in 2007. But the figure has been surging in recent years and has already hit 588 so far this year, according to conservation groups.

An estimated 25,000 rhinos remain in Africa.

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2:47pm

Wed November 28, 2012
Research News

A Short Fuse For Fusion As Ignition Misses Deadline

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 12:07 am

A worker inspects a huge target chamber at the National Ignition Facility in California, in 2001, where beams from 192 lasers are aimed at a pellet of fusion fuel in the hopes of creating nuclear fusion.
Joe McNally Getty Images

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