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Mon April 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

Local Music - Craig Ventresco

Craig Ventresco specializes in music from an earlier era – ragtime, vaudeville, and songs from the earliest days of recordings. You don’t need a time machine to hear him, just go to Café Divine in San Francisco on the third Thursday of each month, from 7 to 9 pm.


Mon April 16, 2012

Fighting foreclosure on multiple fronts

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The recent $26 billion bank settlement found that the nation’s five largest banks engaged in a pattern of unfair and deceptive practices in servicing mortgages and dealing with loan modifications. And yet, hundreds of thousands of Californians have lost their homes. 

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Mon April 16, 2012

A family lives through foreclosure

Rosa Fernandez and her children Dominique Ibarra and Roxanne Ibarra, at their home in San Jose.
Photo by Casey Miner

Since the country’s foreclosure crisis began in 2007, nearly four million people have lost their homes. In the Bay Area, more than 750,000 homes have been foreclosed. And even though the economy might be getting better, they’re still happening.

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Mon April 16, 2012
morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Monday, April 16, 2012

The city of Pleasant Hill is launching a small business assistance pilot program that will grant $37,500 to small businesses that generate sales tax revenue for the city…

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Mon April 16, 2012

"No Depression" by Uncle Tupelo

This song makes Judson True think of simpler times and what we can learn from them.