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New environmental films inspiring action

Sep 6, 2018


  What are some of the must-see environmental films this year? From September 6th through the 13th, the San Francisco Green Film Fest is highlighting a number of films focusing on water, fire, air, and earth.

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Legalization survey at all time high ... Impact of North Bay firestorms ... More good news for children with epilepsy ... What Steve Kerr says ... and more.

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Fires cause “worst year on record” for cannabis cultivation ... Nevada’s first month adult use sales smash all records ... Nowhere for legal smokers to light up ... and more

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Wildfires tearing through California wine country flared up again today. They’ve destroyed hundreds more homes and other buildings and led to new evacuation orders in Calistoga, Green Valley and the northern part of the town of Sonoma.

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On the September 1st edition of Your Call, we’re talking about how climate change is affecting wildfires.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Oct 13, 2015
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Twitter lays off 336 employees, 8 percent of workforce // NBC Bay Area

“Twitter is laying off 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey's resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money. The cutbacks announced Tuesday equate to about 8 percent of Twitter's workforce of 4,100 people.”


  The Valley Fire in Lake County is one for the record books. While there have been larger fires in terms of size -- like the huge one now burning in Fresno County -- the Valley Fire now ranks as the third worst fire in state history, based on total structures burned. And at least four people have died.

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On the September 23rd edition of Your Call, we're talking about the increasing number of wildfires blazing across California. 

Daily news roundup for Monday, September 21st, 2015

Sep 21, 2015
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Tech bus drivers forced to live in cars to make ends meet // SF Chronicle

"Scott Peebles drives employees to their jobs at Apple, the wealthiest tech company in the world, yet he can’t afford a place to live."

Daily news roundup for Monday, January 26, 2015

Jan 26, 2015
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Firefighters contain 6-alarm wildfire in Pacifica // SF Gate

“An unusual midwinter wildfire chased dozens of Pacifica residents from their homes early Monday before firefighters were able to contain the six-alarm blaze.

Commentary: A state on fire

Sep 4, 2012

Here in California, the wildfire is an emblem of catastrophic carelessness. A single cigarette butt, dropped in moronic innocence, can easily set off something like the fires we've seen this summer in Lake, Shasta, Tehama, San Diego, Mendocino and Riverside Counties; Joshua Tree, Plumas National Forest, Yosemite, etc.