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Chana Bloch, poet and longtime Mills professor, dies

Chana Bloch, a major figure in American letters through her poetry, translations of Hebrew and Yiddish, and scholarship in English literature at Mills College, has died after a four-year battle with an aggressive sarcoma — which sheShow More Summary

SIFF Review: Becoming Who I Was Delivers a Humorous, Poignant Look at a Monk-to-Be

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Kathleen Richards Sonamu Films DON'T MISS: This gorgeously shot, touching documentary by director Moon Chang-yong follows the story of Padma Angdu, an adorable young boy who lives in northern India and is believed to be a reincarnated lama from Tibet, aka Rinpoche. Show More Summary

Northern California Man Convicted Of Drugging And Raping Sister Gets Only Eight Months In Jail

20-year-old Nolan Bruder of Crescent City, way up in Northern California, was sentenced last week in a sordid case involving his teenage sister and some very potent marijuana. [ more › ]

Video: Adorable Escaped Lamb Rescued By Fremont PD

An apparently wily baby sheep, separated from its herd in the East Bay, eluded capture by the Fremont Police Department Monday night for over two hours. [ more › ]

Photos: Sigur Ros performs at the Fox Theatre

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Icelandic trio Sigur Ros performed to a nearly sold-out crowd Tuesday night at the Fox Theatre. I was on vacation, but photographer Robb Cohen was on site to document the scene. The band previously...Show More Summary

The Stranger's Own Sean Nelson Will Be Running KEXP Tonight

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jessica Fu I'm filling in @kexp tonight 9pm-1am PDT. If you're not busy, might I suggest tuning in? 90.3FM Seattle, everywhere — Sean Nelson (@seantroversy) May 24, 2017 KEXP is a radio station. Ever heard of it? Tune in here. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

SF’s newest Navigation Center open in Dogpatch neighborhood

Like its two counterparts, the new center in the rapidly growing Dogpatch neighborhood, at the east end of 25th Street, takes in chronically homeless people with their dogs, partners, giant piles of duffel bags and whatever else they...Show More Summary

SF high school students write, board OKs, sanctuary schools rule

The San Francisco school board unanimously expanded its support for students who are in the country without legal permission, emphasizing that the district will resist federal immigration enforcement efforts to the extent legally possible. The...Show More Summary

Gov. Brown talks up climate fight, says Trump may come around

Gov. Jerry Brown held up California as a leader in the fight against climate change, renewing a pledge Wednesday with representatives of the Netherlands to continuing cutting carbon emissions and investing in clean technology. The commitment,...Show More Summary

Former South Bay doctor sent to prison in drug death of patient

A former South Bay doctor was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading no contest to involuntary manslaughter charges stemming from the death of a patient she had prescribed hundreds of powerful painkillers to shortly after he...Show More Summary

On the Blabbermouth Podcast: Trump Spreads Hypocrisy Through the Middle East and Europe

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Dan Savage is back this week, and he talks with Amber Cortes and Eli Sanders about Donald Trump’s overseas trip. Plus: the Melania hand swat, a Fox News retraction and the mystery of Chris Cornell. by The Stranger Subscribe to the podcast...Show More Summary

Bay Area political events: peace vigil, immigration

Bay Area political events: peace vigil, immigration Political events Peace vigil: A stand against confrontational actions that promote war, hosted by Fremont’s Tri-City Interfaith Council. Climate talk: A presentation by three Bay Area...Show More Summary

Months in, Betsy DeVos still has no answers on major education issues

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos stood for tough questioning for the first time Wednesday since her confirmation hearings.

McAuliffe pardons old driving infraction of Salvadoran woman facing deportation

Virginia governor acknowledges that pardon may not help Liliana Cruz Mendez, says deportation efforts should target those who threaten public safety.

Grouchy John's Coffee Expanding to the Westside

More “caffeinated happiness” is on the way If you haven’t visited their coffee shop in the southeast, there’s a good chance you’ve still managed to spot their grumpy faced icon around town, scowling on the outside of the Grouchy John's Coffee truck. Show More Summary

SPCA partnership that reduced a Stockton shelter's kill rate by 60 percent is set to end

Five years ago, about 75 percent of the animals taken into the Stockton Animal Shelter were euthanized. Thanks to a partnership with the San Francisco Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SF SPCA), that number is down to 15 percent, reports CBS News. The successful partnership, however, will be ending this June. Show More Summary

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