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That 52” flat screen TV you just bought your loved one (or yourself) for the holidays should be arriving any day now. And what a deal – nice picture, good price, delivered right to your door. And since you made the purchase online, you weren’t charged California sales tax for that shiny new piece...
On October 1, 2011, California experienced a major change to its criminal justice system. After the Supreme Court ordered the state to drastically reduce its prison population, the Legislature decided to shift responsibility for a wide variety of offenders to the local level. KALW’s criminal...
In the first round of vote counting, interim San Francisco mayor Ed Lee leads the pack of 16 candidates with more than 31% of the vote... Across the bay in Oakland, all training exercises for police next week have been canceled – meaning that Occupiers living outside City Hall...
Once upon a time, three San Francisco musicians were asked to play a benefit for students planning a trip to Cuba -- and that inspired them to call their band The Cuban Cigar Crisis.  They are playing this Thursday, 11/10/11, at the Grant & Green Saloon in San Francisco’s North Beach....
After conducting interviews with each one of the city's 16 mayoral candidates, I've prepared the following quick guide to the race for the top office. Click on the names to hear or read short versions of our conversations. Jeff Adachi – A resident of the city's west side, documentary filmmaker...
  The past 13 months have been difficult for California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Last year, a new lethal injection facility was built in San Quentin. The state spent just over $800,000 building it in response to the allegation that it’s method of lethal injection was...
This weekend, an important bill will go into effect in the state of California. It’s called AB 109, but most people know it as “realignment.” It was crafted as a response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling back in May, which ordered the state to drastically reduce its prison population by as many as...
The results of a California case headed to the Supreme Court may have a bearing on one of the Bay Area’s most publicized murder cases. U.S. v. Jones asks whether it is legal to place a GPS tracking device on a suspect’s car without a warrant, as was the case in the Chauncey Bailey murder case...
Most of us love a good fairytale. And then there’s the tale of Dyhemia Young, a teenager from San Francisco’s Bayview district. Young was invited to the coveted wild card invitation to the Susan Polgar Girls’ Invitational, a prestigious chess tournament held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. But...
WILL DURST: Hey guys, Will Durst here with a couple suggestions on how America can best get through these tough times. Because face it: This country is in an economic hole so deep we’re rubbing holes with moles. You can feel the heat from the core of the Earth on the soles of your feet. We’re so...
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