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7:00pm

Tue July 8, 2014
Arts & Culture

Turning heads with that dapper butch swagger

Kari Orvik

For some people, getting dressed in the morning isn’t about just throwing on what’s in reach, or clean. For others, it’s more of a ritual with attention to the finest detail and a commitment not to leave the house in nothing but their finest.  Fashion changes all the time, from Goth to Steampunk to the dapper look. But for women like, Thúy H. Nguyễn, who prefer to dress in a more masculine style, it can be a challenge.

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11:01am

Mon May 19, 2014
Politics

Walking with purpose to combat violence

 

When it comes to sending a message to the community, one way to do it is to simply stand together. That’s what one Oakland organization is doing by organizing a walk every Friday evening in some of the city’s most crime-heavy areas. Since 2012, Oakland has averaged around 860 aggravated assaults each year, with many of the incidents concentrated in East Oakland. Although these walks are organized by churches, they’ve attracted hundreds of secular participants.

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6:49pm

Wed May 14, 2014
Arts & Culture

Say it loud and proud with Toastmasters

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When you hear a really good speech, it’s easy to assume that the speaker has some inherent talent for it. But in fact, it’s a skill, and one organization has decided to break it down for people so they can learn it.  It’s called Toastmasters and it’s a public speaking organization that’s over 90 years old with nearly 300,000 members across the globe.

Each week, a local  branch meets downtown on Mission street. Their tagline? “Where Leaders Are Made,” and tonight there are 10 people hoping they will be the next ones.

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5:33pm

Mon April 21, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Growing number of San Francisco landlords not renting

vacant apartment
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We often hear how the rent in San Francisco is some of the priciest in the country, but there are also just not enough places for people to live.

The mayor’s office has asked city officials to speed up the lengthy permitting process in efforts to increase the housing supply. But some say that the supply already exists -- that thousands of units are simply being kept off the market. Some estimate up to 10,000 of these units exist. Many sit unrented because tenants are proving too risky an investment for some property owners.

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5:00pm

Tue April 1, 2014
Arts & Culture

Sights and Sounds of Bayview: Dancing with the ladies in line

Pernilla Persson

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On a wide street full of work spaces, lined with cars and no trees in sight is the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center. It’s the one building on the block where there’s constant activity. Laughter pours out of the cafeteria which for now has been turned into a dance floor. 

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