Angela Johnston



Wed June 11, 2014

The Hamlin School celebrates 150 years tradition and innovation

The Hamlin School on Broadway Street in Pacific Heights

Callie Jones is showing me how to 3D print a tiny yellow chess piece, after designing it herself on a computer. It’s her second day in the 3D printing club and she’s already a pro.

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Wed March 26, 2014

State Senator Leland Yee charged with public corruption, arms trafficking

State Senator Leland Yee has been charged with public corruption
Flickr user --Mark--

State Democratic Senator Leland Yee has been charged with public corruption, after a series of raids this morning by the FBI and gang task force officials. Yee’s Senate office in Sacramento was searched, and he was arrested at his Sunset district home in San Francisco.

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Tue March 25, 2014

San Francisco parents raise private funds to support public school

Alvarado Elementary School
Under CC license from Flickr user Kevin Krejci

Steve Sacks is the PTA President at Alvarado Elementary School in Noe Valley. He takes a lot of pride in this small school and the education it provides to just over 500 students.

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Mon March 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Making a book from beginning to end, with one of San Francisco’s last remaining bookbinders

Tim James shows the final product
Jasmín Lopéz

Stepping inside the Taurus Bookbindery is kind of like stepping back in time. The wide open space is packed full of retro machines from the 1920s that could double as torture devices. There are electric paper cutters with long blades, sizzling hot, rusty knives, and eight-foot-tall cast iron weights. Rolls of cloth and leather line the walls, and their earthy smells mix with odors of oil, paper and hot glue.

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Fri February 28, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Saving the Bay starting with the Clapper Rail

A California Clapper Rail at Arrowhead Marsh, MLK Regional Shoreline, Oakland, CA.
Len Blumin


The California Clapper Rail is a bird that likes to be heard, but not seen. But today, on this windy morning at Arrowhead Marsh in Oakland, they aren’t too vocal. In order to find them, Vivian Bui scans the air with a big metal antenna, attached to a receiver, while she listens through big headphones.

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