East Bay

The city of Oakland is currently defending a controversial effort to reduce gang violence. Alameda County Judge Robert Freedman is reviewing a proposed gang injunction by City Attorney John Russo that would restrict the movement and associations of 40 alleged Norteño gang members in the Fruitvale...
San Franciscans (and pretty much all Americans) are captivated with the news that it might snow in the city this weekend. If it does, you might want to get out there and try to mush together a snowball or two. Then again, maybe you’re the type to get out of the city and avoid the slushy mess...
By Kate Neal For students, meeting academic standards of excellence usually means taking a multiple-choice test once or twice a year. You know the type: bubble in an answer and wait a few weeks to see what happened. But when it comes to meeting personal standards of excellence, it takes a little...
The Planeteer is a weekly wrap-up of environmental news from around the Bay Area.   Having survived concerted efforts to derail it last year, California’s Global Warming Solutions Act once again finds itself in the crosshairs of criticism and litigation. This time around, the attack comes not...
The number of homes sold in California is rising, according to the latest reports, but their value is dropping. It’s a combination the California Association of Realtors attributes to the sale of “distressed properties,” meaning foreclosed homes. Look behind the numbers, and you’ll find distressed...
Bay Area bluegrass band the Earl Brothers will be playing Friday night, February 18, at Plough and Stars in the City as part of the San Francisco Bluegrass and Old Time Festival.
This weekend is about getting out and celebrating something you love. Whether it's enjoying the many diverse cultures of the Bay Area, raising money for people a continent away, or swapping your favorite musical memorabilia with some of your neighbors, let this weekend be about your passion. Oh...
The Crown City Rockers will be playing next Tuesday night (2/15), at The New Parish in Oakland.
Imagine for a moment that you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, say at about age nine. What would have been your biggest dreams? Favorite color? Best friends? What would you hope to never forget as a grown up? These are just a few of the questions that KALW’s Martina Castro posed...
By: Laura Flynn These days we often hear that the gender gap is closing. Girls in high school are excelling in reading and writing, and they’re making gains in math and science. Moreover, women are applying to colleges in greater numbers than men – and earning more degrees. However, the gender gap...
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