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Daily news roundup for Thursday, June 30, 2016

Jun 30, 2016
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Crime: In rare occurrence, big three Bay Area cities see similar midyear homicide counts // San Jose Mercury News

"Halfway through the year, the homicide numbers of the Bay Area's three largest cities have reached a rare occurrence: They're nearly the same.

A new kind of battery

Jun 23, 2016
Lisa Bartfai

 


Harumi Fuji McClure and her husband live in a nice, two-story house in Morgan Hill south of San Jose. It gets pretty hot there in the summers, so they have a large swimming pool and air-conditioning in the whole house. But her electricity bill isn’t high: it’s negative five dollars a month.

Clean power for San Francisco

Jun 23, 2016
Photo by Robin Scheswohl

 

Close to 8,000 San Francisco homes and businesses were automatically enrolled in CleanPowerSF in May of 2016.

Daily news roundup for Thursday, June 2, 2016

Jun 2, 2016
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Mayor Ed Lee announces $9.6B budget focusing on safety, cleanliness and homeless // SF Examiner

"San Francisco is poised to expand homeless services, increase its police force and spruce up neighborhoods under the proposed city budget announced by Mayor Ed Lee on Tuesday.

Daily News Roundup for Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016
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Rising reality // San Francisco Chronicle

"Fifty years ago, Bay Area residents rallied around the call to save San Francisco Bay. Public action on an unprecedented scale reversed development tides that for more than a century had covered shallow waters with land for industrial parks and housing tracts, roadways and garbage dumps.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, April 27, 2014

Apr 27, 2016

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CCSF to shut down Wednesday ahead of faculty union strike

“As faculty at City College of San Francisco prepare to strike Wednesday over unfair labor practices, Interim Chancellor Susan Lamb has decided to shut down the 11 community college campuses around The City for the day.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mar 1, 2016
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San Francisco deputies to face charges over alleged inmate fights // SF Chronicle

“Two San Francisco sheriff’s deputies and one former deputy who were accused of forcing city jail inmates to fight each other for entertainment will be charged criminally, The Chronicle has learned.

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SF supervisors call for federal investigation into Woods shooting // SF Examiner

Daily News Roundup for Thursday, January 7, 2016

Jan 7, 2016
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PG&E monthly power bills are rising // Inside Bay Area

"PG&E is ringing in the new year with an increase in monthly gas and electricity bills that will rise at a faster pace than the local inflation rate."

"San Francisco", David Farrer, used under CC license, cropped and resized

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SFPD shooting study hasn’t stopped incidents // SF Examiner

"The last time the San Francisco Police Department studied police shootings in The City, it found the department needed to find less lethal tools and training to ensure fewer incidents escalate into shootings."

James Grimes / flickr

On the October 28th edition of Your Call, we’re talking about what’s at stake for San Francisco and the greater Bay Area in the upcoming election. 

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San Francisco voters will see two competing clean-energy propositions on their ballots in November: Propositions G and H. But, what they won’t see is that the electrical union workers union that wrote Prop G is now actually supporting H.

Brian Kusler

Clean Power SF – San Francisco’s alternative to PG&E – is set to launch early next year. It will give San Francisco residents and businesses more control over where their power comes from.

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‘Killer bees’ found in the Bay Area for the first time // SF Gate

“An Africanized breed of honeybees — sometimes known as “killer bees” because of their swarming, aggressive and deadly nature when a colony is threatened — has found its way to the Bay Area for the first time, researchers say.

Max D / Flickr

 

On the August 13th edition of Your Call, we talk about community power. 

Daily news roundup for Monday, July 6, 2015

Jul 6, 2015
Connor Radnovich, The Chronicle

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San Francisco slaying raises questions about 'sanctuary' for detained illegal immigrants // San Jose Mercury News

Daily news roundup for Thursday, April 23, 2015

Apr 23, 2015

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The High School Inside a Jail // Mission Local

"Mission resident Annelise Wunderlich and San Francisco filmmaker Richard O’Connell have finished principal photography on their documentary “The Corridor,” a film about Five Keys,  the first-ever high school within an adult jail – the San Francisco County Jail. To raise finishing funds, they’ve launched a kickstarter campaign.

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.

Dear KALW Listeners,

After a brief interruption of our broadcast at about 7am today, we're back on the air.  Enjoy!

Thanks,

Matt Martin

GM, KALW

CNN may buy Mashable for $200 million. Mashable covers and aggregates news on social media and the Internet at large. Last August CNN bought Zite, a news app for the iPad...

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PG&E announced it will pay the city of San Bruno $70 million in restitution from pipeline explosion of September 2010, which killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes. Jim Ruane is the mayor of San Bruno, which has a population of about 40,000 people. KALW's Holly Kernan spoke with Ruane about what the settlement means for the city. 

PG&E insists that its current rates are reasonable despite the fact that the price of natural gas has dropped. Consumer advocates point out that PG&E should pass its savings onto customers and not use it for other sectors of the company budget...

Bad news for pot lovers: the City of Berkeley has ordered two medical cannabis collectives to close down. According to officials, collectives are acting like rental dispensaries and violating the city's municipal code…