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Bay Area Headlines: Friday, 10/08/21

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During Tuesday night’s broadcast of a wildcard playoff baseball game, the announcer for a Boston radio station apparently mocked the name of San Francisco Giants President of Baseball Operations, Farhan Zaidi/ Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation this week  that encourages setting more controlled fires in California’s forests/ Bay Area health officials announced, yesterday the new criteria counties will have to meet to potentially lift the mask mandate regardless of an individual’s vaccination status/ As Sutter Delta Medical Center employees continue their strike in Antioch, tensions are rising after union workers were apparently injured by a bus on the strike line Wednesday evening.

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Kevin Vance created a program of folk music for KALW, A Patchwork Quilt, in October 1991. He grew up in Berkeley during the 1960s and '70s and spent his years learning in public schools, community colleges, bookstores, libraries, and non-commercial radio stations, as well as from the people around him. When he's not on the radio, then he's selling books, taking care of his family, listening to music, entering stuff into a computer, or taking a class.