Art School: The KQED Art School Contest
Check out acclaimed artist Sirron Norris's step-by-step cartooning tutorial videos on KQED Art School and create a portrait of your favorite person or historical figure.
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Tue Mar 04, 2014
Pacific Mambo Orchestra Scores Grammy With Latin Big Band
It's odd to say that Pacific Mambo Orchestra started small -- after all, they are 19 members strong.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Richmond, California's public housing is dilapidated, unsafe and infested with vermin.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
News Pix: Bayview Fire, Dalai Lama Visits, and Wastewater For Cows?
Assemblyman Marc Levine has introduced legislation, AB2071, to clarify rules regulating the use of treated wastewater for pasture animals.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Jewish News Weekly
Talking with a An attorney with a powerful kick
J.: You've been a frequent letter writer to J. and other publications for more than 30 years.
Lexicon of Sustainability: Wheat or White?
What's the difference between whole wheat and white bread? This new video from the Lexicon of Sustainability 's Douglas Gayeton explores the differences between breads, their nutrients, and varying origins.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
The Bold Italic
77 Geary Galleries Evicted for Tech Company
In the past week, I've heard of two friends, one casual acquaintance, and now several art galleries getting evicted because someone with more money wanted their spot.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Times, Chronicle Celebrate Rise of Vietnamese Immigrant News Anchor
Over the weekend, Bay Area TV news anchor Thuy Vu had both U.S. coasts media-covered.
Rep. Jared Huffman: Prosecutors Investigating Petaluma Slaughterhouse
Rep. Jared Huffman, whose North Coast district includes a slaughterhouse at the center of a massive beef recall, says federal prosecutors are investigating the facility over a possible attempt to deceive federal inspectors.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Union Bank and KQED Honor Two Bay Area Local Heroes During Black History Month
Both will be recognized in February at a private celebration with their families and executives from have collaborated on the Local Heroes program and recognized 112 honorees.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Lexicon of Sustainability: Food Waste
In the U.S., nearly 40% of the food we grow, distribute, put on store shelves then ultimately buy as consumers never gets eaten .
Tenants in Mid-Market Building Get Temporary Eviction Reprieve
Marcele Wilson, a resident of 1049 Market St., showed a group of reporters his single occupancy loft, which has no window.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Outgoing Official: Caltrans Should Have Reported Bay Bridge Leaks Earlier
A view of the new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Vegetarian Diets Promoted for Farmed Fish
Vegetarian diets are being promoted as an alternative to feed farmed fish in an effort to lessen the strain on over-fished oceans .
Richmond funds mismanaged as decay increased
This story was produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit, independent newsroom in the Bay Area, in partnership with the San Francisco Chronicle and KQED.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
How Can Cities Keep Pedestrians and Bicyclists Safer?
Rising numbers of pedestrian fatalities in San Francisco and San Jose are drawing attention to what many walking and cycling advocates say is a longtime problem.
Off/Page Project Poets Draw on Public Housing Investigation
"I see barren hallways / Broken cameras / Uninvited guests / There's no service here / As if a sea of people were cast away on an island to fend for themselves" So begins the first verse of the latest example of sourced storytelling for the Off/Page Project.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Video Shows BART Police Using Taser On Floored Passenger
Video of a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer using his Taser on a prone passenger has surfaced, raising the question of whether the man, who is black, was subjected to excessive force by the police.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
Event: Record Labels! Vinyl! Bands! Oh My! B.A.R.F. Takes Over Thee Parkside
The Bay Area is rich, and I mean rich with independent record labels and on Saturday, February 15, 2014, twenty-four of them descend on Thee Parkside to sell their wares and talk shop.
Fri Feb 07, 2014
UCR: Researcher shows dangers of third-hand smoke
Manuela Martins-Green, a professor of cell biology, exposed mice to an environment treated with tobacco residue and found they had damage to the liver and lungs as well as behavior problems.