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A new federal program called Promise Neighborhoods has economically disadvantaged communities all over the Bay Area scrambling to be included. This year, the program is giving out $500,000 awards to organizations in neighborhoods around the country that struggle with low educational achievement,...
In Episode #4, Bill Bratton, former Los Angeles Police Chief and former New York Police Commissioner, discusses the importance of working with the community, recent charges of crime data manipulation in New York, the dangers of cutting police services due to budget crises, the emergence of “...
Inmates in California’s state prisons who are gravely ill can run up medical bills that cost the state anywhere from $100,000 to $2.5 million each. More than thirty other states have provisions in place for releasing sick inmates who aren’t considered a threat onto parole, and massive budget...
San Quentin is the state’s oldest prison, and it is also the only one that still provides free college-level education to inmates. UC Berkeley graduate student Robert Rogers takes us inside the prison gates to explore the impact of the Prison University Project. *     * ...
Move over boomers and X-ers, there's a new generation in town: the so-called “millennial generation”. It’s made up of people born between 1982 and 2000, and it's poised to rival the baby boomers as the largest generation in history, some 80 million people. As they’ve begun trickling into the...
With summer just a few months away, many in the Bay Area are already planning their warm-weather adventures. But for those of you who want to take a trip across America without leaving the comfort of the Bay, you can join one Bay Area resident on a "roadtrip" that showcases how all of us Americans...
  Bay Area Beats for July 13-18 Music: "Aint No Sunshine" sung by Bettye LaVette Video: "Let Me Down Easy," Bettye LaVette's 1965 single Here at KALW we try to highlight local musicians and talented artists who don't necessarily receive mainstream attention. So while Yes and Peter Frampton...
For months, watchdog groups and critics of the California high speed rail project have claimed that a study of projected ridership on the proposed super-train was wildly incorrect. The High Speed Rail Authority has acknowledged that one of its numbers was off by an order of magnitude, but has...
When Stockton makes the news, the headlines aren’t often hopeful. Over the past few years, this Central Valley city just south of Sacramento has gained a reputation for high foreclosure rates, violent crime and high unemployment. This year, Forbes.com rated Stockton the country’s second most...
Property descriptions have always been their own genre of creative writing, but in recent years something new has appeared amid this flowering of adjectives and abbreviations. Now, along with Realtorese like “half bath,” “huge upside,” and “junior five,” you’re likely to find some reference to a...
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