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Kevin Vance

Announcer/Operator; Host and Producer, A Patchwork Quilt

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.

  • Governor Newsom Declares Drought Emergency In Mendocino And Sonoma Counties / California's COVID-19 Rollout Generally "Going Well" But Inequities Still An Issue / Faculty, Staff, And Students At UC and CSU Systems Will Need Vaccinations For Fall
  • This S.F. neighborhood saw 10 times more coronavirus cases than one nearby it — SF Chronicle: “In one census tract in the Bayview neighborhood, for instance, nearly 18% of residents have tested positive for COVID-19. About 2 miles northwest, a tract in Noe Valley has seen only 1.6% of its residents test positive for the disease.”
  • Black Lawmakers Push Police Reform Bills In California / Representative Barbara Lee And San Francisco Mayor London Breed Respond To Chauvin Verdict / PG&E Arraigned On 33 Counts For Kincade Fire / South African Superbloom On Display At UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
  • State Employees Took A 10% Pay Cut Last Year, And It May Be Restored This Summer / California Public Utilities Commission Will Increase Oversight Of PG&E / Partly Cloudy And Breezy Today
  • Rental Assistance: Fairfield’s Housing Services Department has partnered with Legal Services of Northern California, Project Sentinel, and Shelter Inc. to assist Fairfield families affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic who seek assistance related to eviction or to prevent eviction.
  • Volunteer to #KeepSolanoClean2021 — Solano County Cleanups: “Join us April 19-24 for a week of simple, sustainable solutions you can adopt into your everyday life to help make a difference. We'll also be highlighting local cleanup groups that are doing everything they can to #KeepSolanoClean.” Also, info about how to record your own Earth Day Cleanup using the free CleanSwell mobile app.
  • Walk-in Vaccine Clinics Open in Contra Costa County — Richmond Pulse: As of Friday, the county has administered close to 900,000 doses, nearing the goal it set for itself. Initially, the county said it hoped to give 1 million doses by July 4. That target date has since been moved up to May 31. This Richmond Edition includes info on free walk-in clinics, open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No appointments needed.
  • Oakland Coliseum Site Continues to Provide Safe, Effective COVID-19 Vaccine — Contra Costa Government: "Following state and federal health guidance, only the federally approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be provided at the Coliseum, which is expected to continue delivering more than 6,000 vaccines per day on site and through mobile clinics in Alameda and Contra Costa counties."
  • Hundreds Join March For AAPI Safety And Solidarity On San Francisco's Great Highway / New Hotline Makes It Easier For Mandarin And Cantonese Speakers To Report Hate Crimes / Vandals Attack Former Home Of Former San Jose Police Officer Associated With Derek Chauvin / Oakland Fire Department Dealing With Medical Emergencies In Oakland Hills / Adobe Co-founder Charles "Chuck" Geschke Has Died
  • Number Of People Living In Cars In Marin County Has Nearly Doubled In Two Years / City College Of San Francisco Dealing With Budget Cuts / San Francisco Hires New Medical Examiner