Kevin Vance | KALW

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.

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California Supreme Court Upholds Law Barring 14- And 15-Year-Olds Being Tried As Adults / Governor Newsom Continues Push To Reopen Schools As Vaccines Come Available To Teachers

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 2/25/21 AM

Feb 25, 2021

Several Cities Considering Changing Single-Family Zoning Reform

COVID-19 vaccination: Find out if it’s your turn — California State Government

Find out if it’s your turn by answering a few questions. It only takes a few minutes. If you’re eligible and vaccine appointments are available through My Turn, you can schedule one.

Five Counties Move From State's Purple To Red Tier Meaning Fewer Restrictions / San Francisco Begins Vaccinating Teachers Today / Ruling Allows California To Enforce Net Neutrality / California Legislators Approve $1.4 Million To Stop Hate Crimes Targeting Asian Americans / Former State Attorney General Xavier Becerra Faces Tough Road To Confirmation As Health And Human Services Secretary / Lawrence Ferlinghetti Dies At 101

Bubble Curtains Could Clarify Lake Tahoe / Lawmakers Approve Stimulus Payments For Low Income And Immigrant Californians / Discussions About Reopening Schools Stall / Governor Newsom Expects Vaccine Administration Escalation / FBI Gear Stolen In Lafayette On Saturday

The Native American Health Center (NAHC) in Oakland teamed up with FEMA and Alameda County to provide vaccines at a pop-up site in Oakland's Fruitvale district, one of the areas hit hardest by COVID-19.

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 2/22/21, AM

Feb 22, 2021

California Revamping Its Statewide Vaccine Rollout / San Francisco Victorian House Moved Six Blocks To New Address / California Wants All Energy To Come From Renewable Sources

COVID-19 Testing Has Dropped By 30% In Recent Weeks, And That's A Positive Sign / Two San Francisco Police Officers Injured Detaining Suspect / Bay Area Public Schools Scheduling Reopenings Next Week / Pandemic Has Been A Boon For Commercial Auctioneers Who Resell Restaurant Equipment

Bay Area Headlines: Thursday, 2/18/21, AM

Feb 18, 2021

California Creates $9.6 Billion Pandemic Relief Deal / Lawmakers Pass Bill To Provide Mail-In Ballots For All Voters, In Time For Possible Governor's Recall / Yosemite Visits Plunged By Nearly Half

As of this morning, Oakland Coliseum had appointments slots available for this weekend, Feb. 20-21. Only Alameda County residents who are ages 65+ or health care workers or educators are eligible right now. Sign up here: myturn.ca.gov. (Slots are booking very fast for drive-thru appointments, but more slots are open for walk-up appointments.)

California approves $600 stimulus for low-income residents who earn less than $30,000 annually. Read more about who qualifies, and how it works in this article from Patch.com.

A new Essential Services Resources Hub at the Southeast Community Facility at 1800 Oakdale Avenue opens today in San Francisco’s Bayview.

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 2/17/21, AM

Feb 17, 2021

Campaign To Provide Vaccines To Nursing Home Residents In Marin Finding Success / Some California Educators Concerned About K-12 Ethnic Studies Curriculum / New Mass Vaccination Sites Open, But Supply Shortfalls Slow Things Down / Hollywood Actor Made False Claim About Mail-In Ballots

This week, San Mateo County is offering a free drive-through vaccination clinic at San Francisco Airport (SFO) for residents 65 years old and older as well as health care workers. Appointments are required, and register here through Carbon Health’s website.

On Tuesday, February 16, one of California’s FEMA-run mass vaccination sites opens at the Oakland Coliseum. While appointments are currently limited, the state eventually hopes to get up to 6,000 people vaccinated at the coliseum each day.

Black And Latinx Residents Are Underrepresented In Vaccinations / President Biden Still Faces Unresolved Border Issues / Cicely Tyson Remembered / Officials Condemn Los Angeles Police Officers' Inflammatory Captioned Photo Of George Floyd

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 2/15/21, AM

Feb 15, 2021

California Virus Incidence Dropping, But Death Rate Remains High / Some Californians Aged 64 And Younger Who Have Health Conditions Will Soon Be Eligible For Vaccinations

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Every Wednesday morning at 7:30, KALW News Director Ben Trefny and Kevin Vance discuss the latest news relevant to residents of San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point.

COVID–19 Vaccine Appointments Available for Solano County Residents Age 75+ this Wednesday through Friday, February 10-12. Vaccine clinics are held at NorthBay Healthcare’s Green Valley Administration Center, located at 4500 Business Center Drive, Fairfield CA 94534.

Sign up at https://www.northbay.org/about/vaccine-signups.cfm

Richmond Art Studio Keeps People With Disabilities Connected During The Pandemic - KALW News/Crosscurrents: In Richmond, a progressive art studio ensures its artists with developmental disabilities can continue their creative work virtually and at home.

Homeless Parking Pilot Program Heading to Hilltop Mall or Civic Center - Richmond Pulse

Former Recalled Governor Gray Davis Doesn't Think Governor Newsom Will Be Recalled / Monterey Bay Is Hosting A Lot More Great White Sharks / California Set To Receive Another Million Vaccines / State Has Administered Five Million Vaccine Doses / Pressure Mounting To Loosen Restrictions On Youth Sports

KALW’s Health & Equity reporting project will focus on 5 Bay Area communities – West Oakland, East Palo Alto, SF Bayview, Fairfield, and Richmond. In this morning's news update, we focus on East Palo Alto.

KALW’s Health & Equity reporting project will focus on five Bay Area communities – West Oakland, East Palo Alto, SF Bayview, Fairfield, and Richmond. Today, we begin with West Oakland.

Bay Area Headlines: Tuesday, 2/9/21, AM

Feb 9, 2021

Schools Around The Country Prepare For Possibility Of Distance Learning In Fall / California Highway Patrol Officers Test Positive For Coronavirus After Extra Staffing During Inauguration / Leronne Armstrong Named New Oakland Chief Of Police / Churches Resuming Services Concerned About Lack Of Singing / Governor Newsom Announces Mass Vaccination Sites At California Stadiums / Trailblazing Astronaut Millie Hughes-Fulford Has Died

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 2/8/21, AM

Feb 8, 2021

San Francisco Unified School District And Teachers Union Agree Upon Reopening Criteria / Food Delivery Carjack Kidnapping Victims Found / State Lab Running Slow / Californians "Range Anxiety" A Deterrent To Buying Electric Cars / Northern Californian George P. Shultz Has Died

Bay Area Headlines: Monday, 2/8/21, AM

Feb 8, 2021

San Francisco Unified School District And Teachers Union Agree Upon Reopening Criteria / Food Delivery Carjack Kidnapping Victims Found / State Lab Running Slow / Californians "Range Anxiety" A Deterrent To Buying Electric Cars / Northern Californian George P. Shultz Has Died

Bay Area Headlines: Friday, 2/5/21, AM

Feb 5, 2021

Recent Storms Relieved Drought Conditions Over Some Parts Of California / State Lab Remains Well Short Of Goal For Processing COVID-19 Tests / Global Business Consultant Agrees To Pay $600 Million In Settlement Over Opioid Crisis / Nine State Lawmakers Introduce Reforms For State Employment Development Department

Bay Area Headlines: Wednesday, 2/3/21

Feb 3, 2021

Google Settles Discrimination Suit With Women And Asian Engineers And Job Candidates / COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, And Deaths Trending Downward / More Than 3.5 Million Californians Have Received At Least One Vaccination

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