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Parents plan for paid family leave in San Francisco

Jul 25, 2016
Lisa Bartfai

 

Rents and cost of living in the Bay Area are still on the rise, but San Francisco families will soon start seeing some relief: the city has a new family leave law that will come into effect in January of 2017.

 

Ian Tervet of tervetphoto.com.

San Francisco actor, writer and storyteller Corey Rosen studied film production in college. But once he graduated he fell in love with theater — live, improvised theater.

Press photo by Ross Pelton

This music?  It’s by Junk Parlor. They perform their style of music from Eugene to Los Angeles, Reno to Seattle, but mostly focus on home base here in the Bay Area.

Eric Carmichael// Resized

Hambone is an art form involving body percussion with roots in West African music and dance. It was brought to this continent by enslaved people. Today, East Bay native Lance McGee keeps the practice going. 

This weekend, the Bay Area is celebrating creativity, community, and art cars, and we have a roundup of fun things that you can do to blow off some steam now through Sunday night.

Daily News Roundup for Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Jul 12, 2016
"Oakland, California," by Flickr user Sharon Hahn Darlin, used under CC lisence / cropped and resized

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

Oakland: Company laundered campaign donations to mayoral, council candidates // East Bay Times

Hey Area: Let's investigate San Francisco streets

Jul 11, 2016
Illustration by Cal Tabuena-Frolli.

This Hey Area voting round is all about San Francisco streets — we will report on the question you pick. Cast your vote below.

Our roundup of suggested events to check out this weekend around the Bay Area.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Jul 5, 2016
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Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:
 
San Francisco Considers Tax on Tech Companies to Pay for Boom’s Downside // New York Times

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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.

 

Being homeless means it's a daily challenge to get your basic needs met: eating, bathing and using the bathroom. For many women, one extra challenge arises every month when they get their period. 

Ready for Pride this weekend? Or maybe you're looking for something more low-key to do? We have you covered in our suggestions for what to do around the Bay Area this weekend.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016
"Patriot homeless (San Francisco)" by Ignacio Munguía, used under CC license/Resized

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

San Francisco voters may ban homeless encampments // SF Examiner

"San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to ban homeless encampments and empower police officers to remove them within 24 hours.


The gender-neutral bathroom debate

Jun 21, 2016

 

Sam Bass is the principal at Miraloma Elementary in San Francisco. He’s often talking with parents, and he says he once had a conversation about how some students on the gender spectrum were not comfortable going to the bathroom at Miraloma.

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

New podcast highlights KALW's best Bay Area stories

Jun 16, 2016
Kyle Trefny

KALW Public Radio is proud to introduce The Bridge, a new podcast featuring the station's best Bay Area stories.

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Our suggestions for what to do in the Bay Area this weekend span the cinematic, the aerodynamic, and the pop-tastic. 

Every morning in the Tenderloin, when people all around San Francisco are starting to wake up, around 30 people gather at St. Boniface Church, waiting to go sleep. This is the story of one morning.

5/24: Stories from San Francisco

May 24, 2016
Illustration by Rich Black.


Your Call: Preparing for California's primary

May 23, 2016

On the May 23rd edition of Your Call we will be discussing California's primary. 

Your Call: Media coverage of homelessness

May 19, 2016

  On the May 20th edition of Your Call, it’s our media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of homelessness in California.

Daily news roundup for Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016

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

Mayor Lee put on public display over SF police reforms - San Francisco Examiner

“With beefed up security at City Hall and a room full of protesters, Mayor Ed Lee was taken to task Tuesday by members of the Board of Supervisors who sought answers for how San Francisco will address a beleaguered police department.

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Fight ISIS through legal pot … Cannabis cafes coming to Alaska? … Native tribes pull back from “green rush” … “Sisters of the Valley” chastised … and more.

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Legalize cannabis and fight ISIS, Italian mafia // Reuters

Ben Trefny

After decades of dreaming, planning, and delays, Treasure Island is set to be transformed.

So here’s a question for you: Would you want to rent or buy on Treasure Island? KALW will be reporting on this question over the coming months,  and we need your help to sharpen the focus and deepen the conversation.

KALW would like to hear your input to help us with our reporting. Please click here. The deadline is June 5, 2016.

SF Urban Adventure Club

Whether you’re looking to dance in commiseration to Prince jams, or celebrate environmental protection work done by people here in the Bay Area, we have you covered in this edition of Weekend Go-Tos.

Here's our cherry picked selection of community events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Photo cropped and resized with permission from Dan Brekke

 

On Thursday April 7th, 2016, San Francisco police shot and killed Luis Gongora, a 45-year-old man living in a homeless encampment of tents on Shotwell Street in the Mission District.

StoryCorps: Facilitating a 'good death'

Apr 11, 2016
San Francisco StoryCorps

As a Zen Hospice Project volunteer, Alastair Shanks sits at the bedsides of people who are dying at the Laguna Honda, a public hospital in San Francisco that serves the indigent and homeless. Many of those he accompanies are lost to the world through dementia. In this installment of StoryCorps, Shanks speaks with fellow volunteer Mary Doane about the care he takes to make sure each person has a “good death.”

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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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