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3 hrs ago | Salon

California inmates are fighting wildfires; are paid essentially nothing

A firefighter watches for spot fires during a burnout operation while battling the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park, Calif., Aug. 25, 2013.

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Related Topix: Fire, Yosemite National Park, CA, Prison

13 hrs ago | San Francisco Bay View

James Baldwin's visit to Bayview Hunters Point: Racism, censorship and a vision of democracy

In the summer of 1963, the KQED Film Unit invited author James Baldwin to investigate racism in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, African-American

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KQED

Stockton-born Maxine Hong Kingston Receives National Medal of Arts

Maxine Hong Kingston is probably most famous for her first two books, The Woman Warrior and China Men , which explore Chinese-American identity from different angles.

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Related Topix: Stockton, CA, Asian-American, Chinese-American

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Focus on Education

The Patterson Joint Unified School District Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the district office, 510 Keystone Blvd., Patterson.

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Related Topix: Focus, Education Etc., Patterson, CA, Family, Kids, California

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Examiner.com

The 2nd Annual Matatu Film Festival - July 16-19, 2014

Returning for a second year, the Matatu Film Festival runs from July 16 to 19 at The Flight Deck and Impact Hub in Oakland.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, World News, South Africa, Africa

Fri Jul 04, 2014

SFBG Politics Blog

Inspiring doc 'Keeper of the Beat: A Woman's Journey into...

"I would get the comment 'Gosh, you play really good for a girl,'" Barbara Borden admits in the introduction of Keeper of the Beat , which chronicles her lifelong passion for drumming.

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KQED

San Francisco Bay Area July 4th Transit and Parking

Bay Area transit agencies are advising residents and visitors that they are on Sunday schedules for the Independence Day holiday today.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

KQED

4th of July Recipe: Summer Couscous Pesto Salad

This bright and sunny Israeli couscous salad is a fresh stand-in for pasta salad at your next barbecue .

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Related Topix: Recipes, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Oakland, CA

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