Laura Flynn

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3:59pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Memorializing San Francisco’s homeless

Reverend Lyle Beckman and other faith leaders prepare for the memorial
Laura Flynn

The memorial

About a hundred people have gathered in a circle at Civic Center Plaza, a park at the footsteps of San Francisco’s City Hall. Holding lit candles, the crowd huddles closely together.

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5:39pm

Thu July 31, 2014
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Pie Ranch

All week long we've been playing this sound, and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

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5:00pm

Wed July 23, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Holding back rising sea levels in the City of Alameda

Area slated for nature reserve
Laura Flynn

The east side story

I’m on the east side of Alameda Island, standing in mud in front of a storm drain that empties out into San Leandro Bay. There’s a stretch of homes right on the shoreline looking out at estuaries, the Oakland Airport, and Coliseum. The waterline isn’t quite at my feet right now, but in less than a century I’d likely be standing in water up to my shoulders.

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9:27am

Mon June 30, 2014

5:18pm

Thu March 20, 2014
Arts & Culture

Sights and Sounds of Bayview: James Martin mentors Bayview's fathers

R.J. Lozada

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Deafening gunshots rang out just as James Martin arrived home. Troubled by the news of a 17-year-old young man dying in front of his house, he did what anyone would do – actually what most wouldn’t do. He grabbed his portable karaoke machine and stood at the sidewalk memorial erected for the young man and began singing, “Wake up everybody, no more sleeping in bed, no more backward thinking time for thinking ahead.”

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