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Liza Ramrayka

KALW Audio Academy Fellow '21

Liza Ramrayka is a freelance social justice journalist based in San Francisco and originally from England.

Her storytelling explores aspects of — and solutions to — social exclusion experienced by marginalized communities, such as refugees and people who are housing insecure.

She is a KALW Audio Academy '21 Fellow. 


Elisabeth Fall
SF-Marin Food Bank

Food pantries are a lifeline for many in San Francisco and Marin but hundreds had to close last year due to social distancing rules. In this edition of our @WORK series, we speak to the program manager behind SF-Marin Food Bank's outdoor pop-up pantries.

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A renowned San Francisco private investigator’s final case was inadvertently helping police find the suspects in a crime outside his own home.

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In his first press conference this year, Governor Gavin Newsom warned of a post-holiday COVID-19 surge and set out plans to step up vaccinations.

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State support to help millions of Californians avoid eviction during the pandemic is due to end next month. But San Francisco Assemblymember David Chiu is working to extend it.

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San Francisco is set for more restrictions in response to the current rise in COVID-19 cases. What does this mean as the city enters the holiday season?

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California's counties are expected to face more restrictions this week in the wake of a surge in COVID-19 cases.

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On November 3, San Francisco began to phase out a program that provided its most vulnerable unhoused population with hotel rooms during the pandemic.  

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More than 360,000 homes across 36 counties and 17 tribal lands are affected by the outages that began last night, when gusts of over 70 miles per hour were recorded around the Bay Area. This latest power shutoff is PG&E’s last-resort response to preventing its equipment from malfunctioning and starting fires. 

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The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is better known as Cal Fire. This year, it has fully extended its resources to deal with an unprecedented fire season. It has also tapped neighboring states and other partners for extra help fighting fires. 


So that got us wondering: what are the big numbers behind the fires? 


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This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all.  

Alameda County Measure W is 0.5% increase on sales tax for the next 10 years, to fund services for homeless people across Alameda County.