Arts & Culture

12:57pm

Tue November 20, 2012
Taco Trucks

A Fruitvale food tradition threatened

Oakland is known for its food trucks, which serve everything from tacos and tamales to West African cuisine.  But few know that this latest culinary trend got its start in Fruitvale almost 30 years ago. Fruitvale still has the city’s largest concentration of mobile food vendors – a predominantly immigrant population. These micro-businesses provide owners low overhead and the opportunity to become successful entrepreneurs. But if running a small business isn’t hard enough in this economy, vendors now face the added challenge of armed robbery.

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6:47am

Tue November 20, 2012
KALW Almanac

November 20, 2012

 


  


324th day of 2012, 42 remaining


Sunrise: 6:55am
Sunset: 4:55pm


50% of the moon is visible, setting at 11:25pm, rising at 12:02pm


Low Tides at the Golden Gate: 11:13am/10:05pm
High Tides: 5:27am/4:50pm


Special Celebrations today:

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5:00pm

Mon November 19, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: November 19, 2012

Tim Anderson, Bay Area DIY superhero; and urban farmer Novella Carpenter.

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12:00pm

Mon November 19, 2012
Arts & Culture

Tim Anderson, Bay Area DIY superhero

There’s a sprawling industrial park on the waterfront in Alameda that once was a Navy air base. What had been the base's air traffic control tower was taken over by a gaggle of MIT engineers working on a variety of high-tech projects. One is an airborne wind turbine, being developed by a company called Makani Power. Tim Anderson refers to himself as Makani's pro bono night watchman. He feels strongly America needs to get off petroleum, and he has other ideas about other changes this country should make.

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9:49am

Mon November 19, 2012
Out in the Bay ~ 11/22

Poet Richard Howard

‘Success’ and a Faun’s Afternoon. Richard Howard, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator, amuses us while musing on French fauns, ghosts of all-but-forgotten New York cruising spots, and the cultural figures he’s memorialized or channeled in verse – including painter Alice Neel, dancer Isadora Duncan and Madame Charles de Gaulle.  Now in his eighties, this “living legend” shares his poems, tells how translating can be erotic and reflects on gay life before many of us were born. 

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