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Julia Llinas Goodman


Julia Llinas Goodman is a freelance writer and journalist based in Berkeley. Their reporting interests include the uses and policing of public space, underground communities and solidarity economies, and other topics related to human movement, urban space, and civil rights.

Julia has previously written for Jacobin magazine and The Establishment, among others. They also edit an architecture and politics zine called Take Shape.

Julia is a fellow in KALW's Audio Academy class of 2020.

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Santa Clara’s top health official told the county board of supervisors, Tuesday, that statewide changes to shelter-in-place create a significant risk of coronavirus spread.

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Since shelter in place began, health officials around the Bay Area have struggled to deal with packed parks and beaches. And then there are the crowds at Lake Merritt.


Workers Comp Bills Considered / Bay Area Budget Cuts / Churches Planning To Resume In-Person Services / Park Inequities

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More than 1,000 California pastors are planning to resume in-person services.


Do you have a tune that reminds you of your parents? In this week's My Mixtape, Stevie Wilson tells us about a song that her dad used to sing to her when she was growing up.

$54 Billion Shortfall Projected In New California Budget Proposal / SF Regulators Recommend New Policies To Protect Gig Workers / Concerns Over Secrecy Due To Suspended Access To Public Records / Contra Costa Courts Begin Reopening On May 26

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San Francisco officials are recommending more protections for gig workers, after seeing new data about the devastating impacts of COVID-19.


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The city of Oakland has launched a new program to house over 130 homeless individuals.

California Sues Ride-Hailing Companies / Homes For Oakland’s Unhoused

California Beaches To Remain Open, Except In Orange County LA To Offer Widespread Testing To All Residents / UCSF Scientists Identify Drugs That May Slow COVID-19/ SF Judge Seeks Release Of Immigrants Detained Without Proper Social Distancing / Pacific Gas And Electric Forced To Comply With Stricter Inspections

California Beaches To Remain Open, Except In Orange County

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A new UCSF study identifies several medications that could help manage the novel coronavirus.

Unemployment Benefits / Californians Volunteering / Elective Surgeries Allowed / SF Transit Hikes

California Hospitals Resume Non-Emergency Surgeries California Doctors On The Front Lines In New York City / SF To Increate Public Transit Fees / COVID-19 Caseload In Navajo Nation / Northwestern California Experiencing Severe Drought

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Shubham Goel is sheltering in place with his parents in Danville, but this isn’t the first time he’s been through a quarantine. He was on a reality TV show where isolation was one of the rules. 

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The SFMTA Board of Directors voted unanimously, on Tuesday, to increase MUNI fares by the end of this year.


La Doña is a singer and songwriter from San Francisco. In this week's My Mixtape, she tells us about a song that reminds her of the people she loves.

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Statewide Food Worker Assistance / Translating COVID-19 Updates / Advocating For Unhoused People / Sabrina Ionescu’s Professional Turn

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California community organizations say the state isn’t doing enough to protect homeless residents from COVID-19.

Financial Relief For California Gig Workers / COVID-19 In Nursing Homes / Fremont Workers Required To Wear Face Coverings / San Francisco Bill To Protect Renters After Crisis

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San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston has proposed legislation to expand the city’s pandemic-related eviction ban.

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San Francisco plans to spend about $35 million to house first responders and homeless individuals in hotel rooms during the coronavirus crisis.


ICU Cases Diminishing / California's Help / Sheltering First Responders And Homeless Residents / Nonessential Businesses Vulnerable To Vandalism / Ghost Ship Defendant Likely To Be Released / Tribute To Phyllis Lyon

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As more and more people are relying on the video conferencing platform Zoom, California residents are suing the company over what they say are serious privacy violations.

COVID-19 numbers / Call for collaboration / Distance learning / Curry meets Fauci

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Governor Newsom spoke this morning of the importance of multi-state collaboration in responding to COVID-19. He said that he had just completed a call between President Trump and all 50 state governors.


Aliada is a cohost of the monthly comedy show Invisible Disabilities. In this week's My Mixtape, Aliada tells us about a song that helps articulate what it's like to live with anxiety.

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The first Monday of the shelter-in-place ordinance came with overcast skies over the San Francisco Bay Area.

Heklina is a San Francisco-based drag queen and founder of the long-running weekly show "Mother." In this week's My Mixtape, she shares with us a song that never fails to conjure memories of childhood summers.

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It can be hard to run a successful restaurant in the Bay Area. And there are additional challenges that come with being a trans chef. But despite those hurdles, one Oakland restaurant owner is determined to make it work.

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It’s been an unusually dry February in the Bay Area, causing concern about a potential drought. Now, federal regulators have added to those worries with the announcement that Santa Clara County’s largest water supply needs to be drained.