By Holly McDede on Dec 1 2011 - 9:20am
In the battle between Bordertown Skatepark vs. Caltrans, Caltrans has won. Skateboarders who helped build Bordertown beneath a 580 freeway overpass in Emeryville showed up to video tape the demolition. In August, skateboarders also lost The Spot Skatepark to Caltrans. But, there could be another...
By Erica Mu on Oct 26 2011 - 10:59am
The Monophonics recorded their new album on analog tape for what they call "that old school, simpler approach." The San Francisco band will be crossing the Golden Gate this Friday, October 28, to play at George's Night Club in San Rafael. Music begins about 9:30pm.
By Jon Atkinson on Oct 19 2011 - 4:34pm
From a young age, many of us dream of the houses we’ll own. But those dreams don’t get into the reality of how much houses cost. These days, buying a house means getting a mortgage – which can wind up taking decades to pay off. And that’s if you keep from defaulting – defaults in the Golden State...
By Crosscurrents Producer on Oct 11 2011 - 11:05am
Oakland singer/songwriter Ira Marlowe begged his parents for guitar lessons at eight years old, but had to wait until he was 13. He's been playing since then! You can check him out this Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, in Sausalito. Marlowe is part of the Bay Area Discover Museum's annual...
By Allison Budner on Oct 5 2011 - 4:02pm
Here in the Bay Area, the trend is to go local – especially when it comes to food. But what about other things in our lives? Like what we wear, for example? We sent KALW’s Ali Budner to San Francisco’s Dolores Park to see if she could find anyone who actually knew where their clothes came from....
By Kevin Robinson on Oct 4 2011 - 6:45pm
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. * * ...
By Crosscurrents Producer on Aug 15 2011 - 9:42am
The Bay Area group, The D'Amphibians has been promising to "swamp funk for your groove thang" for more than a decade. To find out what that means check them out in Mill Valley this coming Saturday afternoon. It is part of the Concerts in the Plaza in Mill Valley series.
By Crosscurrents Producer on Jul 21 2011 - 10:47am
Why do they call it The Blues, when it makes you feel so good? You can ponder that question tomorrow when Earl Thomas and the Blues Ambassadors take the stage in Redwood City. It's the kick-off concert in the Redwood City Blues Festival. Showtime is 6pm, at Courthouse Square, and it's a free show.
By Crosscurrents Producer on Jul 14 2011 - 2:27pm
Local favorite Tiny Television will be performing live at the Far West Fest, along with a dozen other bands. Far West Fest takes place at Love Field in Point Reyes Station and will benefit a variety of North Marin organizations.
By Hana Baba on Jul 13 2011 - 2:11pm
Here are some ethnic happenings this week to whet your cultural appetite. WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 SAN FRANCISCO - God Grew Tired of Us // The world welcomed its newest nation last Saturday when South Sudan officially declared its independence from Sudan, after 50 years of civil war. Watch the award-...