North Bay

The Planeteer is a weekly wrap-up of environmental news from around the Bay Area. Trouble Craigslisting that smashed-up smart phone you tossed into the garbage disposal six months ago? Well, help – and cash – is just a touch-screen away. San Diego start-up ecoATM is rolling out electronics-...
We're fans of the cowbell in rock music here at KALW News. That "instrument" may have reached its zenith when Oakland's Chambers Brothers recorded "Time Has Come Today" back in the '60s. One of the Chambers Brothers, Lester Chambers, now lives in Petaluma. These days he's heading "Lester Chambers'...
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...
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 Planeteer is a weekly wrap-up of environmental news from around the Bay Area. Paper or Plastic? The Bay Area “Bag Wars” spilled into the headlands last week as the Marin County Board of Supervisors outlawed single-use plastic bags at grocery store checkouts throughout unincorporated Marin...
The North Bay's avant-garde/dance/rock/indie/disco group Fans of Jimmy Century are on the bill at Slim's in San Francisco this Thursday, December 16.  
The city of Novato was established in 1960, but people have lived in that area for thousands of years. The city is near the center of what’s now Sonoma and Marin counties – an area that was home to the Coast Miwok tribe for centuries before the first Europeans arrived in California. Now, Novato is...
ERICA MU: Marin County residents considered dueling desalination measures yesterday. Measure S asked for voter approval before the water district builds a hundred-million dollar plant that would convert five million gallons of seawater into drinking water every day. Measure T asked for that and...
Almost everybody loves seeing celebrities. And of course, it’s always flattering to be invited to mingle with the stars. So when KALW’s Steven Short was invited to a star party … well, he didn’t have to be asked twice. *     *     * STEVEN SHORT: This is my...
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