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Rosie the Riveter

Photo courtesy of the Nation Parks/modified from original

For the past decade 96-year-old Betty Reid Soskin has served as the nation’s oldest Park Ranger 

From the Storycorps booth

If you've ever visited the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park on the Richmond waterfront, chances are you have heard of its most celebrated ranger.

Richmond's real life Rosie-the-Riveters

Aug 30, 2016
The Betty Reid Soskin Pages

During World War II, the city of Richmond quadrupled in size when about 70,000 workers flocked to work at the shipyards that dotted the bay’s shoreline.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Aug 18, 2015
Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group

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

SFUSD school year to begin with unique classes, new middle school // SF Examiner

"The start of the 2015-16 school year on Monday is bringing many firsts to the San Francisco Unified School District.

Sukey Lewis

We all throw stuff away—about four and a half pounds of garbage a day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

We’ve gotten used to hearing the three commandments of waste management: recycle, reduce, and reuse. But recently, the term “up-cycle” has come into vogue. That’s the idea that you can take waste materials and turn them into something valuable and even beautiful.

Mosaic artist Daud Abdullah up-cycles pieces of trashed pottery, tile, mirror, and glass to make public art on garbage cans in Oakland and Richmond.