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Remember how your driver-ed video told you to steer clear of big trucks? Well you’ll get to throw that advice right out the window when you hitch your car to a road train. It’s cruise control meets conga line: you pull into a line of cars, and electronic sensors in your car connect you with the...
From HOT lanes to congestion pricing, cities across the region are rethinking how we get around – and how much it should cost. For the past two years, Matthew Roth has been watching these changes unfold from his position as a reporter and editor for San Francisco Streetsblog. Roth’s moving on to...
It’s been nearly 150 years since Mark Twain’s very formative years in Nevada and California, and it’s been just over a century since he passed away. MARK TWAIN (as read by David Latulippe): The report of my death must have been an exaggeration. Actually, Mr. Twain, I’m sorry to say you did die. It...
The path to enlightenment is a central ideal in the Buddhist tradition. The world has over a billion Buddhists, and the Bay Area is a prominent bastion of Buddhist practice here in the U.S. Visual artists are recognizing that faith right now through the Buddhist Film Festival, taking place in San...
Bruce Stephan is probably the luckiest San Franciscan alive. He happened to be driving across the Bay Bridge on October 17, 1989, the very moment the Loma Prieta earthquake snapped the upper deck. As if that weren't enough, fast forward barely a dozen years, to September 11, 2001: Stephan was in...
“Invasive species.” The phrase might make you think of the alien movies or of scenes like this one out of the Bible describing a plague of locusts descending upon the land: EXODUS [from the Bible]: Behold, to morrow I will bring the locusts into thy coast: and they shall cover the face of the earth...
Remember the last time you moved, and it took forever? Imagine if you’d tried to do it on a bike. And speaking of reinventing an experience, designers in New York want your ideas for the taxi of tomorrow. Hopping across the pond, some students in the UK invented a bacteria that grows concrete, and...
Californians will go to the polls this Election Day, and decide whether to legalize marijuana for adult, recreational use. The measure’s called Proposition 19, and the debate has largely centered on how it could impact the financial future of the state. But how has California’s anti-pot policy...
Despite a recent announcement that the military will accept openly gay recruits for the first time ever, some aspiring service members still being turned away… Giants fans are excited to see their team do something they’ve been meaning to get around to since they moved to San Francisco from New...
The following is the full version of this interview. It’s time for a KALW pop quiz. Ready? You’re on the clock! Question #1: What annual film ceremony is happening this Sunday evening? That’s right – the 83rd Annual Academy Awards is this Sunday. And Question #2: Who won the Oscar for Best Actor in...
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