San Francisco

Used under license from Google Images

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.”

sfcherryblossom.org

The weekend is upon us, and we’ve wrangled a few suggestions of events and things worth doing around the Bay Area.

Tim Hussin

 

 

Talking to peers can be a vital tool for making it through dark times. But what happens when your friends and loved ones aren’t around anymore? That’s the situation for many older gay men in San Francisco, whose community was decimated by the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s.

Happy April 1st! If you’re looking for fun and unique things to do over the weekend, we’ve mined a few suggestions with no tricks, just treats. 

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Twin Peaks

Mar 24, 2016

 

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.

Looking for something fun and unique to do around the Bay Area this weekend? Don't fret. We have you covered.

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Cable Car Barn

Mar 17, 2016
Norbert Feyling

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.

Photo courtesy of Ana Biocini


Oakland Tribune crime reporter David DeBolt still remembers when his paper got the call from the Oakland Police Department. They wanted local reporters like him to come to police headquarters to watch police body camera footage of two recent officer-involved shootings.

Courtesy of Negativland

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

Courtesy San Francisco Public Defender's Office / cropped and resized

 

On July 1st last year, Kate Steinle was shot and killed. An undocumented man, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, is currently on trial for her murder. The shooting spurred anti-immigrant groups nationwide, who rallied to end Sanctuary City policies – polices that limit how much city employees may help Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Critics say they protect undocumented people from being handed over to immigration authorities – even when they commit a crime.

 

whiteelephantsale.org

Sure, it's going to be stormy outside this weekend, but we've lined up some unique and fun, indoor events to check out this weekend in the Bay Area.

Photograph by David Boyer.

 

THE INTERSECTION looks at change in the Bay Area through physical intersections and street corners — where different cultures, desires and histories meet every day. 

Season one focuses on Golden Gate Avenue and Leavenworth Street in the Tenderloin, a neighborhood that some feel is changing, while others feel it’s getting worse. What you’ll hear this is season is what producer David Boyer found while spending the better part a year getting to know the people who live and work nearby. This is episode one — listen to more

This week on KALW's showcase for the best stories from public radio podcasts and independent radio producers...


Looking for something fun and unique to do this weekend? Check out our suggestions for the weekend of February 5, 2016.

On the February 5th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the Super Bowl.

Are we close to getting out of the drought?

Feb 2, 2016
Flickr user Daniel Hoherd under CC license. Resized/cropped.

 

Any day now, The California State Water Resources Control Board will vote on whether to extend Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory restrictions on water use.

Belinda Reyes, director of the Cesar E. Chavez Institute at San Francisco State University, discusses the changing Mission and some of the difficulties that Latino immigrants may face when it comes to resettling in the U.S.   

Leila Day

Concepción Caballero Antonio is chopping squash in the kitchen of Los Yaquis Salvadorian and Mexican Restaurant. The massive knife she’s using is about the same size as her arm. She’s very small, and grins a lot.

Courtesy of David Yu from Flickr, used under CC / Resized and cropped

San Francisco is spending more than $4.8 million to cover the costs of transit issues, law enforcement, and other expenses that go with hosting Super Bowl parties and associated activities. Why didn't city officials arrange for that money to be reimbursed?

 

ADVISORY: This story contains mature content.  

In the 1960s, the Tenderloin was a center for the LGBT community in San Francisco. But even there, they faced discrimination and harassment, often from the police. Felicia Elizondo first came to the Tenderloin from San Jose as a teenager in 1963. It was there that she took part in the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot in 1966, one of the first transgender riots in the country.

www.usfca.edu/kusf

Take a peek at our suggestions of unique events happening around the Bay Area this weekend.

Audrey Dilling

 

About a hundred people are seated in the basement auditorium at the San Francisco Main Library, waiting for an affordable housing lottery to begin.

A dark side of the Pan-Pacific Fair

Jan 19, 2016
Courtesy of Society of California Pioneers / Cropped and Resized

The official celebration of the centennial of the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco has ended, but a number of events associated with the Pan-Pacific Expo continue into the spring.

ArtsCult.com, used through CC images. Cropped.

San Francisco’s cannabis task force… More support for AUMA… Banking survey… Preachers concerned… Health, Business, Opinion, and more….

[Technical difficulties beyond my control: The links on all of these stories seem to work, despite appearances.]

LEGALIZATION & LEGISLATION

Daily news roundup for Monday, December 14, 2015

Dec 14, 2015
“Pothole” by Flickr user JoshuaDavisPhotography. Used under CC BY-SA 2.0 / resized and cropped

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

Long neglected road maintenance is now urgent and expensive // CALmatters

Californians pay one of the highest gas taxes in the country yet we have some of the worst roads. The state needs $135 billion to repair all the roads in poor or mediocre condition that have been identified by state and local officials.

Pages