Language

8:00pm

Thu April 10, 2014
Education

Golestan Kids: bringing Iran to west Berkeley

Hana Baba

The Bay Area’s cultural diversity is translated in so many different ways; you can hear it in how many languages are spoken here.  For parents wanting their children to be immersed in another language, there are  50 immersion programs , mostly  teaching Mandarin, Spanish, and French, but there is one school in Berkeley that’s one of the first Persian immersion preschools. It’s called Golestan Kids, named after a province in Iran that was a vital Persian stop on the silk road, thousands of years ago. Golestan kids is not just a Farsi language school, it’s a full cultural immersion experience.

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11:16am

Wed January 29, 2014

Questioning my inside jokes

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From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Sophie Varon
January 27th, 2014 by Sophie Varon Featured on KCBS "K.M.S." I say it all the time. It stands for kill myself. But it's just an inside joke with my friends. Right? I use the acronym as a secret way to tell my friends exactly how I feel without the risk of offending anyone who catches parts of our conversation.

4:51pm

Wed November 20, 2013
Arts & Culture

The mysterious roots of a homegrown language

Wes Smoot (far right), Don Pardini (second from right) and friends socialize at the Redwood Drive-in in Boonville, CA.
Liz Pfeffer

A few hours north of San Francisco is the town of Boonville, nestled in the quaint Anderson Valley of Mendocino County. Like Silicon Valley, this place is known for its innovations in communication – but in a completely different way.

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