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Why are BART announcements so hard to understand?

Nov 8, 2017
Andy Bosselman / KALW

When you ride BART, there’s usually a moment where you look up from your phone and wonder: "Where am I?" That’s when announcements are supposed to help.

Photo by Kathrin Miller / Resized and cropped

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene through the eyes and ears of local artists. Our guest is Lavay Smith, vocalist and frontwoman for her band Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers who perform at the Poorhouse Bistro in San Jose on Saturday.

An Oakland noise complaint prompts a celebration

Nov 16, 2015
Leila Day

In the past few months, one particular issue has become a flashpoint around gentrification in Oakland: noise.  

Flickr user wwiggins, Creative Commons

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