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New state agency wants input … Calaveras officials and public clash over Green Rush … Pot prices plummet with legalization … and more

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AUMA qualifies for November … Former S.F. sheriff now cannabis consultant … Sex and pot … and more.

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AUMA qualifies for November ballot // L.A. Times

 

In Oakland, just past Jack London Square, there’s a zone along the water that’s a little wild. It’s past the new condos and great restaurants, past the wholesale produce warehouses that open for business before dawn, and down the channel from Lake Merritt’s newly landscaped park. It’s an in-between space. But change is coming from both sides.

 

Can Oakland hotels help catch sex traffickers?

Apr 21, 2016
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In recent years it has become more and more common for arrangements to buy and sell sex to be made online and behind closed doors. A lot of the time it’s not among consenting adults — it’s forced prostitution or sex trafficking.

 

There’s been a lot of news about refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Sudan and their attempts to enter Europe, but we hear far less about people trying to escape Yemen, where a war has been going on for just over a year now.

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Two tennis courts, enclosed by a chain link fence, sit adjacent to Athol Plaza Park in Oakland, near Lake Merritt.  Laila Espinoza is here nearly every weekend. She hangs a canvas on the tennis court fence so passersby can catch a glimpse of her painting. Today, it’s the image of Our Lady Of Guadalupe in the form of a mermaid; a painting she created on this tennis court.

Daily news roundup for Monday, April 11, 2016

Apr 11, 2016
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Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area as curated by KALW news:

Warriors tie Bulls' mark with 72nd Win // East Bay Times

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The weekend is upon us, and we’ve wrangled a few suggestions of events and things worth doing around the Bay Area.

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DEA looks at reclassifying cannabis … Grownups just say no … Harborside leaves Oregon … “Heavy users = losers” … Events, opinion and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

DEA to consider reclassification of cannabis by mid-year // Huffington Post

Daily News Roundup for Thursday, April 7, 2016

Apr 7, 2016
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Here's What's Happening in the Bay Area as Curated by KALW News:

In wake of mural fight, Oakland developer agrees to hundreds of thousands of dollars in concessions // San Francisco Business Journal

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Oakland Tribune crime reporter David DeBolt still remembers when his paper got the call from the Oakland Police Department. They wanted local reporters like him to come to police headquarters to watch police body camera footage of two recent officer-involved shootings.

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On Thursday, March 17th, Kamau Right Now! was broadcast live from Impact Hub in downtown Oakland.  Joining W. Kamau Bell were social justice leader Lateefah Simon, journalist and hip hop historian Dave "Davey D." Cook, poet-comedian Bucky Sinister.  Plus, an "awkward talk" with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and music from Bhi Bhiman.   

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mar 16, 2016

Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

Bay Area reservoirs still far from full: Conservation experts hope that drought lessons last // San Mateo Daily Journal

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We have a few suggestions for you on what to do around our Bay Area this weekend.

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For decades, development investors didn’t want to touch Oakland. In 1997, one economist called the city an “ugly duckling in a bay of swans.” But these days, Oakland is one of the “hottest,” or fastest-growing, real estate markets in the country.

Daily News Roundup for Monday March 7, 2016

Mar 7, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Sunset Magazine relocates to Oakland, setting sights on younger, urban readers // Oakland North

"Guests were met with the soft and periodic sound of whizzing traffic on one side and ferry boats on the other as they made their way up the steps into the new Oakland offices of Sunset Magazine in Jack London Square. A smiling security guard opened the door with a small whoosh and let them enter the 110,000-square foot office space with white cubicles and office chairs on one end and tables for drinks, hors d’oeuvres and party bags on the other."

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Sure, it's going to be stormy outside this weekend, but we've lined up some unique and fun, indoor events to check out this weekend in the Bay Area.

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Here in the Bay Area, rents are rising, and housing inventory is shrinking. It’s forcing many here to decide -- either you have to leave the area completely, or you have to get creative about your housing situation.

A poem from Youth Radio: "Rose Flower"

Feb 22, 2016
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Darelle Brown is a participant in Remix Your Life, an arts program run by Youth Radio. Brown grew up in Oakland, and he imagines what it's like to be a rose pushing it's way up through his city's soil.

Happy Friday, everybody! We have a few recommendations of what to do around the Bay Area this weekend.

Check out our suggestions of unique events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

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The husky voice you’re hearing now belongs to singer/songwriter Ira Marlowe. The San Francisco Chronicle has called him “Oakland’s sweet little secret.”

Ira Marlowe will perform solo at The Monkey House in Berkeley on Saturday (02.13) It’s a small place, so arrange for tickets ahead of time.

StoryCorps: Dancing despite disability

Feb 10, 2016

Twenty eight years ago, Bonnie Lewkowicz got a phone call from someone wanting to know what she thought about the idea of disabled people dancing. That question set her on an improbable odyssey.

Looking for something fun and unique to do this weekend? Check out our suggestions for the weekend of February 5, 2016.

Pumping up bodies and spirits at God's Gym

Feb 3, 2016
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The training floor of God’s Gym is definitely old school – one room crammed with barbells, benches, and ancient weight machines.

Daily news roundup for Monday, February 1, 2016

Feb 1, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Super Bowl 50’s crazy ticket prices drop slightly, but Niner fans still left out // Mercury News

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All week long, we've been playing this sound and asking you to guess what exactly it is and where exactly in the Bay Area we recorded it.

Your Call: Working to reduce violence in the Bay Area

Jan 25, 2016
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On the January 25th edition of Your Call, we are going to be discussing these programs working to make a difference in the Bay Area to halt gun violence and provide victims of violence with resources to keep them from the revolving cycle of gang violence. 

A Poem from Youth Radio: “Gumbo”

Jan 19, 2016
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Shyra Gums grew up in Oakland and she’s a participant in Remix You Life an arts program run by Youth Radio.

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Take a peek at our suggestions of unique events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

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