Alameda

Mary Rees

When Ralph Medina’s family first moved into their two-bedroom apartment, the rent was around $2,000. Today, he’s pleading with the Alameda Rent Review Advisory Committee (RRAC) to slow down the constant increases.

Artwork by Dave Gibbons & John Higgins

We have a few suggestions for you on what to do around the Bay Area this weekend.

It’s Friday afternoon and the weekend is just hours away. In case you’re not prepared, we have a few suggested events happening around the Bay Area tonight through Sunday.

Andy Mogg

Wondering what's worth doing around the Bay Area this weekend? Well, we have you covered with our Weekend Go-Tos.

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AUMA qualifies for November … Former S.F. sheriff now cannabis consultant … Sex and pot … and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

AUMA qualifies for November ballot // L.A. Times

Daily News Roundup for Monday March 7, 2016

Mar 7, 2016
"Red" by Flickr user marcin ejsmont. Used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / cropped and resized

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Sunset Magazine relocates to Oakland, setting sights on younger, urban readers // Oakland North

"Guests were met with the soft and periodic sound of whizzing traffic on one side and ferry boats on the other as they made their way up the steps into the new Oakland offices of Sunset Magazine in Jack London Square. A smiling security guard opened the door with a small whoosh and let them enter the 110,000-square foot office space with white cubicles and office chairs on one end and tables for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and party bags on the other."

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Jan 20, 2016
Photo credit: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle

 Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Lee vetoes S.F.’s proposed rolling-stop law for bicyclists // SF Gate

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Plans for a California cannabis credit union...  Parker throws cash at legalization… “Nuns” threatened for growing… Cities statewide enact restrictions on cannabis… Health, Opinion, and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Your Call: How can Bay Area renters protect themselves?

Nov 16, 2015

On the November 16th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the growing number of people facing astronomical rent increases and evictions in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area.

Tonight is opening night for the The Tenderloin Museum, and they’re celebrating with a panel discussion titled ‘The Screaming Queens, Then and Now,’ featuring transgender activists Tamara Ching, Veronika Fimbres, and filmmakers Susan Stryker & Victor Silverman. 

Katie Mingle, 99% Invisible

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...

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.

Bernie Kelm

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.

Flickr user CaDeltaFoto

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