Audrey Dilling



When I pull up to the building at 310 Esplanade Avenue in Pacifica, all of the doors to the 20 apartments have yellow signs on them that say, “RESTRICTED USE.” Most of the residents are already out; they’re only allowed inside to grab their final loads. And that’s exactly what Jeff Bowman is doing. He’s packing his last boxes into a pickup truck parked out front.

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

Touring Pacifica’s crumbling cliffs, Rep. Speier seeks aid // SF Gate

"The crumbling ocean cliffs of Pacifica prompted a call from Rep. Jackie Speier for state and federal help in shoring up the storm-ravaged coast and helping 40 or so evacuated residents find housing."

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Jan 27, 2016
Flickr User Dave Fayram, used under CC BY. Cropped.

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Uber Drivers Stage 'Honk-In' Protest Outside San Francisco Headquarters // Newsweek

“Uber drivers encircled the ride-sharing company’s headquarters in San Francisco and staged a ‘honk-in’ on Monday afternoon in protest of Uber's cutting of drivers’ wages earlier this month.

Back in April, a 48 foot-long sperm whale was found on a beach in Pacifica called Mori Point. A lot of people had gathered around the whale to bear witness to its death. They inspected the animal’s internal organs, nervously poked its cracked flesh when no one was looking, and took a few selfies in the process. Mostly though? People want to know how this animal died - and if we had anything to do with it.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, April 16, 2015

Apr 16, 2015
Paul Chinn / The Chronicle

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

Daily news roundup for Monday, January 26, 2015

Jan 26, 2015
Evan Sernoffsky / SF Chronicle

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Firefighters contain 6-alarm wildfire in Pacifica // SF Gate

“An unusual midwinter wildfire chased dozens of Pacifica residents from their homes early Monday before firefighters were able to contain the six-alarm blaze.

Julie Caine

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.

Maybe you've just seen The Bourne Legacy and have nagging feeling that you're being watched at all times. Maybe you related a little too much to Close Encounters of the Third Kind. So if you see low-flying helicopters crisscrossing the skies this week, you might think the government is after you, or that the aliens have finally arrived. But the more likely explanation is that you've caught a glimpse of the federal effort to measure "naturally occurring background radiation."

Pacifica Pier Poetry & "Pier Pressure":   Poet and San Francisco State University writing professor Toni Mirosevich got a grant to write about “the strange, untamed world of the Pacifica Pier,” which juts into the ocean from the usually cool and foggy town of Pacifica, just south of San Francisco.