Wed February 4, 2015

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Maya Siskin-Lavine, 16, and her mother, Sharon Siskin, listen to a speaker at the Stop Harassing meeting on Sunday. About 60 to 70 Berkeley High students take part in the group.
Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle

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

Legislators Draft Bills to Curb Use of Psych Meds on Foster Kids // KQED

"Almost one in four teenagers living in foster care in California is prescribed some type of psychotropic medication, found an investigation by the San Jose Mercury News. And of those teens, 60 percent are being prescribed anti-psychotics.

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Fri January 23, 2015
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: 01.23.15


Attorney General ends seizure program, or does he?... Rogue Berkeley dispensary ordered to close… Tribes’ plans to cultivate cannabis concerns current suppliers… Events, Health, Opinion, and more.


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Fri January 16, 2015

Cannabis News Roundup: 01.16.15


California legalization far from certain… All Vallejo dispensaries ordered closed… Pomo tribe plans cannabis plantation… Brazil approves CBD… Two Oregon Ducks banned from playoff… and more.


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Wed January 14, 2015
Arts & Culture

Walk like a Radical: A tour through a century of progressive South Asians in the Bay Area

A recreation of protests by South Asian Berkeley students against emergency in India.
Berkeley South Asian Radical Walking Tour

There are a thousand hidden histories in the Bay Area – stories in the cement, just beneath the surface of our routes to work or school or play. There are also a handful of guided walking tours that aim to pull these stories from the pavement: Architecture tours, neighborhood tours, literary tours. And then, there is the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour. In 2012, Barnali Ghosh began the tour with her husband, Anirvan Chatterjee.

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Mon December 29, 2014
Cops & Courts

Remembering the Millions March

Demonstrators amass at Lake Merritt
Darren Miller

On December 13th, thousands of people came together in Oakland as part of a national movement against police brutality. KALW producer Daniel Moore and photographer Darren Miller were there and made this audio slideshow to recognize the event.