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Some stories pop up time and time again, in books, movies, and cartoons. Like the one about a little girl who discovered a very colorful world... KAREN ANNE LIGHT: There’s a very little girl named Alice… EDNA BARRON: …who lives in England … she is just like you and just like me… She’s daydreaming...
BAY AREA BOOK WORLD BREAKING NEWS This week, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Reader Privacy Act of 2011, which will extend privacy protections for library records and book purchases, including e-books. So now, if law enforcement suspects you of wrongdoing, and demands your copy of How to Commit...
On Crosscurrents, this evening, we reported on today's march in response to the recent Occupy Wall Street protests in New York. Demonstrators camped out this evening near the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco, and they have issued a press release marking the next stage in the developing...
If you’ve ever been to Ghirardelli Square, then you’ve probably seen the mermaid fountain that’s right in the middle. Would you have guessed it was created by a female artist? Well it was – by sculptor Ruth Asawa. San Francisco is actually rife with successful female artists: Photographer Imogen...
Welcome to Buried Treasure! This is the Crosscurrents staff blog, showcasing our daily favorites: headlines, radio stories, internet errata, and anything else we come across and think is cool. The Harvey Milk Photo Center reopened a couple of years ago, after a major remodel. It's within walking...
There are 16 candidates in this year’s San Francisco mayoral race, including the interim mayor, two city supervisors, and a state senator. There’s an educator, an entrepreneur, and an entertainer. The city’s public defender, city attorney, and assessor recorder. A taxi cab driver, a former...
The 34th Mill Valley Film Festival is one of the top cinema celebrations in the country, and it starts this Thursday, October 6. KALW contributor Kevin Robinson sat down with Festival Director of Programming Zoe Elton to discuss some of the highlights. *     * ...
Friday, September 30 Banned Book Swap // Grab a copy of an old banned book … which may be difficult because it’s banned, but try your darndest. Bring the book to Heart and, in exchange, get a copy of another banned book. Want to trade Angus, Thongs, and Full-frontal Snogging in for Black Boy? Or...
California gets ready to put the prison realignment plan into action; San Mateo faces a difficult choice: invest in more jail space or figure out other ways to handle those who commit crimes; a conversation with mayoral candidate John Avalos; and local bassist, composer and singer Seth Ford-Young.
Last week we brought you the story of the so-called Chess Cinderella, Dyhemia Young. The foster child won a college scholarship at a prestigious chess tournament despite obstacles like limited funds and an unstable home situation.  DYHEMIA YOUNG: I more identify with the diamond in the rough...
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