Fri April 24, 2015
Arts & Culture

99% Invisible: Unbuilt

"From Call Building to Oakland City Hall in 5 Minutes” from the California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibiliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside.
Courtesy of The Urbanist.

On the April 24, 2015 edition of 99% Invisible:

There is an allure to unbuilt structures: the utopian, futuristic transports; the impossibly tall skyscrapers; even the horrible highways. They all capture our imagination with what could have been.

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Wed April 22, 2015
Arts & Culture

Is Oakland’s DIY music scene in serious trouble?

Maria Yates, performing at a DiY venue.
Anna Vignet

Ambessa Cantave and I are taking a walk in West Oakland, looking for an old music venue he used to go to. He’s having some trouble finding the place.

“Let’s go down one more block,” he says. “I think … it’s one of these things.”

The building we stop in front of used to be a dairy creamery, before it got converted to a warehouse music venue called the WC.

“It was pretty abandoned,” Cantave says. “It seemed like a great place for partying.”

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Wed April 22, 2015
FSFSF April 22, 2015

FSFSF: Kris Tinkle on teaching in Oakland

Kris Tinkle


Tue April 21, 2015

Why are teachers leaving Oakland?

Oakland High School

It’s 8:08am, the Friday before spring break, and under other circumstances Kathleen Byrnes would already be at work.

“We would be in our classrooms preparing for the day, which is where we would rather be,” she says.

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Thu April 16, 2015

Daily news roundup for Thursday, April 16, 2015

A beached Sperm Whale is attended to by marine bioligists in Pacifica, CA
Paul Chinn The Chronicle

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

Counter-Terrorism Officials Helped Track Black Lives Matter Protesters // East Bay Express 

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