Crosscurrents

1:34pm

Thu March 29, 2012
Politics

The cost of recycling scavengers

San Francisco is considered a national leader in pro-environmental policy, advocacy, and education. And while the City is a pioneer in recycling it may be getting tougher on street recyclers who scavenge from blue bins throughout the city.

Supervisor Christina Olague has requested a hearing looking into how much money the City is losing because of scavengers, as well as ways to prevent the practice. That investigation could begin next month. Street recycling is a growing underground economy. And it is illegal. Ben Trefny has the story.

1:57pm

Mon March 19, 2012
Arts & Culture

Music: Mondo Loko

The music you’re hearing is by Mondo Loko of Berkeley. Perhaps you heard them last summer at Ashkenaz, where they had their first public performance. Now the group brings its version of Samba Funk and Samba Rock to the Cigar Bar & Grill on Montgomery Street in San Francisco this Thursday (03.22). Music starts at 9:30pm.

2:56pm

Wed January 4, 2012
Cops & Courts

Q&A: What happens when a men's prison comes to town

Joe Mud

Yesterday, officials from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation travelled to Chowchilla in the Central Valley to talk to locals about the pending conversion of Valley State Prison for Women into a men’s facility. Chowchilla, the closest town to two of the state’s three women’s prisons, has resisted the conversion, worried about the impact of bringing in thousands of male prisoners.

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5:00pm

Mon January 2, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: January 3, 2012

Strict building codes in the East Bay, the fate of post-Cristmas Christmas trees, intense memories stirred up by home cooking, the top 10 comedic news stories of 2011, and local musician The Hooks.

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2:59pm

Thu December 15, 2011
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: December 15, 2011

Dangers of eating the fish you catch in the Bay, rising sea levels and what that means for the Bay Area, sea shanties, and local musician Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic.

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