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Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 1/18/22

State workers could get a paid day holiday on June 19th - or Juneteenth – under a bill in the California Legislature /  With San Francisco Bay Area sea levels expected to rise two to five feet by the end of the century, it's predicted that most of state Route 37 will likely become permanently inundated by the mid-century / The Oakland Unified School District is hoping to avoid a student boycott today over access to safety measures such as KN95 masks, COVID tests and outdoor accommodations for meals / The pandemic has led to more flexibility for restaurants to sell alcohol to-go, but bars are still excluded, and one state lawmaker is hoping to change that

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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.