Albany

4:35pm

Tue January 6, 2015
Economy/Labor/Biz

Keeping People Housed: The Albany Bulb

How hard is it for homeless people to get and retain housing? The City of Albany and some local volunteers are seeing firsthand just how difficult it can be.

From the fall of 2013 through the spring of 2014, KALW’s “Crosscurrents” covered Albany’s official efforts to move people and campsites off the Albany Bulb, a former landfill in the East Bay. In return, the City promised to provide help to residents of the Bulb in finding apartments.

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12:00am

Tue March 4, 2014

1:38pm

Wed December 18, 2013

An urban farm collaborative grows in Albany

From our partners at the East Bay Express.
Source: Eastbayexpress · Via: Jean Tepperman
The campaign to turn Albany's Gill Tract into a community farm took a hit when the city's Planning and Zoning Commission gave the go-ahead last week to building a Sprouts grocery store, a second retail building, and a senior assisted-living facility on the southern part of the UC Berkeley-owned site.

4:00pm

Tue November 12, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Dozens in Albany homeless encampment prepare for clearout

Dan Paul with his sculpture. Paul and the other Bulb residents face eviction soon.
Photo by Mary Rees.


On the west side of the city of Albany, there’s a peninsula jutting into San Francisco Bay. It’s beautiful there, right on the water, with hiking trails and beaches looking directly out toward the Golden Gate Bridge. On that piece of land, there’s a broad hilly mound covered in brush, grass, trees, scattered concrete slabs, and rebar that’s come to be known as the Albany Bulb.

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5:57pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Golden Gate Fields in Albany

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

This auditory guessing game is part of our new project, Audiograph, a crowd-sourced collaborative radio project mapping the sonic signature of each of the Bay Area’s nine counties. By using the sounds of voices, nature, industry, and music, Audiograph tells the story of where you live, and the people who live there with you.

Every Thursday, Audiograph producer Julie Caine will reveal the origins of that week's sound on Crosscurrents, and here in weekly blog posts. Did you have time to listen? Read on or listen above for the answer...

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