Crosscurrents

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Crosscurrents is the daily news magazine from KALW Public Radio. We are part of KALW's Public Interest Reporting Project, which began in 2003 with the goal of expanding local in-depth reporting – at a time when most news organizations were cutting back on public interest journalism.

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5:10pm

Tue August 7, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: August 7, 2012

Update on the Chevron Refinery fire with reporter Sean Maher; S-COMM asks local law enforcement to run the fingerprints of people they arrest; a hostel with history in Los Altos; Storycorp: A mother defies her parents to begin a family of her own; and local singer Tim Hockenberry.

4:12pm

Tue August 7, 2012
Arts & Culture

A hostel with history in Los Altos

Photo from Hidden Villa.
http://www.hiddenvilla.org/about-us/history/early-history

In 1924, Frank and Josephine Duveneck, a wealthy Palo Alto couple, saw a valley they liked in Los Altos Hills. So they bought it. Then they built and ran what would become the oldest operating hostel in the country. They preserved the local watershed by buying up the hills around it.

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1:37pm

Tue August 7, 2012
Politics

Cannabis news roundup: August 7, 2012

(Newsday) // The federal tax court has ruled against San Francisco’s now-closed Vapor Room. It means the business owes thousands of dollars in back taxes – and has wide implications for all dispensaries.

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6:11pm

Mon August 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Exodus of Oakland's sports teams may have already begun

Oakland Coliseum
Photo by Flickr user statixc CC License

By 2017, the Golden State Warriors plan to scamper out of Oakland to the more polished side of the court over at San Francisco’s waterfront. This move was announced in May at a press conference held in San Francisco. That day was cloudless, and the waterfront shimmered on San Francisco’s Pier 30. Loudspeakers belted Train’s “Soul Sista," a fire department boat shot off water cannons, and Mayor Ed Lee smiled as though his daughter were coming home for Christmas, which would be true if his lost daughter were the Golden State Warriors basketball team.

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5:20pm

Mon August 6, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Author Mary Roach on why we should care about landing on Mars

Author Mary Roach
Photo by David Paul Morris http://davidpaulmorris.com/

What’s the size of a car, but travels 13,000 miles an hour? That would be the Curiosity Mars Rover, which touched down on the Red Planet last night after eight months of travel and what NASA engineers called “seven minutes of terror.”

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