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5:54pm

Mon April 21, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Interview with Geoff Link of Central City Extra

Central City Extra newspaper
Jen Chien

 

In the rapidly changing mid-Market area of San Francisco, the influx of new tech companies into a historically low-income neighborhood is causing some conflict, especially around commercial real estate. Geoff Link is editor and publisher of the Central City Extra, a monthly newspaper serving the Tenderloin, mid-Market, and SOMA neighborhoods. It's put out by the Study Center, a publishing house that also supports non-profits.

As a journalist, Link has been monitoring changes taking place in this part of the city as tech companies move in, including the displacement of a lot of neighborhood non-profits. He himself has been affected-- the Study Center has had to move twice in the last two years.  Link spoke to KALW's Ben Trefny in the offices of Central City Extra.

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4:05pm

Fri April 4, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

What impacts are tech companies really having on San Francisco’s mid-Market district?

Del Seymour leads a group of tech workers on one of his Tenderloin tours
Angela Johnston

Del Seymour makes sure to take everybody on his walking tours of the Tenderloin to the corner of Turk and Taylor.

“I lived on this street,” he says. “I didn’t have an address but I lived on this street if you know what I mean.”

I’m with a group of a dozen tech workers following Seymour around the neighborhood, listening to him talk about his experiences here.

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7:28pm

Tue April 1, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Seniors in Tech City: An interview with journalist Paul Kleyman

A senior in San Francisco
Paul Kleyman

More than one in ten people living in the densely packed Tenderloin and mid-Market neighborhoods are age 65 or older, and that percentage is expected to grow significantly in the next decade.

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3:47pm

Wed March 19, 2014

Fasting from social media

Lead in text: 
From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Darelle Brown
March 16th, 2014 by Darelle Brown Featured on KCBS My peers are addicted to social media. But for me, sites like Facebook became distracting and depressing. That's why I gave them up. A year ago, my Facebook page was constantly filled with negative posts about fights and deaths.

5:59pm

Tue February 25, 2014
Technology

A technologist's house finds its voice on Twitter

Tom Coates in his tweeting house.
Liz Pfeffer

In the Oscar-nominated film "Her," director Spike Jonze imagines a world where computers are so human-like they have their own feelings. Whether this idea is closer to fact or science fiction, artificially intelligent operating systems like the one voiced by Scarlett Johansson won’t be on the consumer market for a long time.

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