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Daily news roundup for Wednesday, April 27, 2014

Apr 27, 2016

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

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.

“In an email sent...

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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news: 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." "While some of the 5-year-old study’s recommendations were implemented — and use-of-force incidents have declined since — the average number of officer shooting...

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, May 12th

May 12, 2015
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news: S.F. Mayor Lee, supervisor Avalos to unveil dueling housing bonds // SF Gate The solution to the city’s housing crisis could become a bidding war at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. That’s when Mayor Ed Lee is to introduce a $250 million housing bond for the November ballot, moving forward on his goal to construct or rehabilitate 30,000 units by 2020. He won’t be the only one introducing a bond measure. Supervisor...

Education is considered a way out of the prison system and poverty. Yet ironically, for some people education is more attainable from behind bars. Inside San Bruno Jail #5 is the Five Keys Charter school. It’s one of the nation’s first high schools within a jail, and the subject of a documentary now in production called "The Corridor." KALW's Leila Day sat down with filmmakers Annelise Wunderlich and Richard O'Connell to learn more. RICHARD O'CONNELL: It’s like a domino effect. Suddenly you have a different experience. And you experience that you can actually do things and get things done, and there’s hope. To hear the full interview, please click on the audio link above. To learn more about the fundraising for the project click the link for their Kickstarter campaign : http://www.thecorridordocumentary.com/

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Natasha Cronin is a first-year student in the Automotive Technology Department at Skyline College in San Bruno. She and her classmates are standing under the raised body of a dilapidated red pickup. Their task for today: to learn how this truck works by dismantling it, piece by rusty piece.

Cronin got into cars in high school, which wasn’t that long ago -- she’s 18. She says she hung out a lot with friends who were auto enthusiasts, out on the sidewalk or in the garage, watching...

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... San Bruno will receive $70 million in a PG&E settlement after months of negotiations about the 2010 blast, which killed eight people and destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes. This is in addition to a previous $50 million trust set aside by PG&E to pay for direct damages of the explosion. The energy company...

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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. KALWs Holly Kernan spoke with Ruane about what the settlement means for the city.