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Retail Crime; SPUR Revamp of Oakland City Government; and Visitacion Valley

Burberry store with boarded up windows in downtown San Francisco
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Boarded up Burberry store in downtown San Francisco

Hosts Joseph Pace and Grace Won talk to SPUR Senior advisor Sarah Karlinsky about ways to improve Oakland's city government. Rachel Michelin, President of the California Retailer's Association, talks about what can be done about organized retail crime. Edie Epps of the Visitacion Valley History Project shares stories about this underappreciated San Francisco neighborhood.

STATE OF THE BAY digs deep into Bay Area culture, news, and politics. We’ll talk about a new SPUR report that recommends big changes to local government so that Oakland can really thrive. Then we’ll find out from Rachel Michelin, President of the California Retailer's Association, how Bay Area retailers are dealing with brazen shoplifters this holiday season. PLUS: We’ll hear from Edie Epps about the storied past of San Francisco’s own Visitacion Valley.