Leila Day

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7:54pm

Tue August 13, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Dance in the library? Why not

Libraries are where many people go to exercise their brains, and now there’s at least one where you can exercise your body. The 81st Avenue Branch Library in East Oakland is finding that what people want in their neighborhood is to work out. And, they didn’t have to go far to find the right instructor.

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1:51pm

Thu July 25, 2013
Audiograph

Do these wild parrots sound like screaming babies?

Under CC license from Flickr.

Lots of people have seen — and heard — the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill. They have a distinct sound to them, with one native San Franciscan describing it as a thousand screaming babies. KALW's Leila Day tracked some down last spring. Take a listen:

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5:35pm

Wed July 24, 2013
Cops & Courts

Policing theory suggests fixing broken windows helps fix crime

When we think of policing, we don’t always think about psychology. One is academic; the other, relentlessly real-world. But many police departments, including San Francisco’s, assign patrols based on a psychological theory: The Broken Windows Theory.

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6:18pm

Mon April 8, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Where do older prisoners go when they get out?

Frank Williams, SEOP Director

The older we get, the harder it is to think of ourselves as “old.” But as far as the government is concerned – specifically, the federal corrections system – you’re “aging” or “elderly” once you turn 50. California houses one of the country’s biggest populations of elderly prisoners. And gradually, it also releases them.

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4:33pm

Mon February 25, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Rental war wages on in San Francisco

Under CC license from Flickr user Charleston's TheDigitel

This probably isn't news to anyone living in San Francisco, but our City by the Bay has the highest rent in the country, and the competition out there for an apartment is fierce. San Francisco rents have gone up about 15.8 percent from a year ago while rents in other parts of the country are rising with a rate of inflation of about 2.7 percent. While some argue that owners are taking advantage of the tech bubble to hike up the market value of their properties, but there are owners who resist  the urge to cash in on the rental wars.

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