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Will Oakland Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Public School Students?

Oakland Unified’s Board of Education is considering a proposal that would require all students 12 and older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Some say it’s a necessary step to make schools safer, while others worry that it will create another barrier to in-person learning.The r ...  Show more

Mountain View's Mobile Home Parks Could Have Rent Control Soon

In Mountain View, residents of mobile home parks are on the verge of winning protections under the city’s rent control law — which they have been excluded from so far. But in this expensive Silicon Valley city, the political fight about rent control in mobile homes is far from ov ...  Show more

Where Our Water Comes From

Most Bay Area residents rely on water that travels a long way to get here. And as we experience another drought, it’s more important than ever to understand how our water works, especially in our different local communities.Today, we’re sharing an episode from our friends at Bay ...  Show more

Gov. Gavin Newsom Easily Defeats the Recall

19 months, 46 candidates, and hundreds of millions of dollars later, Gov. Gavin Newsom has easily defeated the effort to remove him from office. It marks the end of a campaign that was first launched in February 2020 by a retired Yolo County sheriff’s deputy. The governor will st ...  Show more

Two Latino Families on the Recall Election

Latinos are roughly 28% of the voting public in California. And over the past 20 years or so, most have voted for Democrats, including Gov. Gavin Newsom. Now, the recall election is here, and millions of Latino voters across California are deciding how to vote (or whether to vote ...  Show more

What Could A Republican Governor Do?

The last day to vote in the recall election is Tuesday, Sept. 14. And if Gov. Gavin Newsom is replaced, his most likely successor is conservative talk radio host Larry Elder — who, if elected, would be the only Republican statewide elected official.He would also have just one yea ...  Show more

Many Communal Housing Residents in SF's Chinatown Want More Distance Learning

Residents of communal housing in San Francisco’s Chinatown are organizing to keep their students home. According to a survey of residents living in Single Room Occupancy hotels in Chinatown (or SROs) by the Chinatown Community Development Center, 70% of families in communal housi ...  Show more

What’s at Stake as the Caldor Fire Threatens Lake Tahoe

The Caldor Fire continues to burn, and tens of thousands of people have evacuated areas around Lake Tahoe, including the 22,000 residents of the city of South Lake Tahoe. The fire is threatening homes, livelihoods, and a place that so many in California know and love.Guest: Ezra ...  Show more

Benicia Breaks with Solano County on Masks

In early August, 8 Bay Area counties reinstated mask mandates in indoor public spaces due to the spread of the Delta variant. Solano County was the only one that didn't.Last week, the city of Benicia broke with the county by approving its own indoor mask mandate.Today, we speak w ...  Show more

A Farewell to Our Host, Devin Katayama

It’s time to say goodbye to our host. Devin Katayama is leaving The Bay to become KQED’s first Editor of Talent and Development, where he'll help support interns and on-call staff develop their careers.To commemorate his three and a half years on the show, The Bay team took a fie ...  Show more

Meet the Top 6 Recall Election Candidates

When California voters look at their ballots for the Sept. 14 recall election, they will see 46 candidates who are running to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom. If a majority of voters mark “Yes” on the recall, Newsom will be removed from office, and 1 of these 46 people will become the ...  Show more

Some Santa Clara County Leaders Want the Sheriff Out

In Santa Clara County, there are a series of controversies surrounding Sheriff Laurie Smith. They range from abuse in jails, to bribery — to even potential allegations of corruption and political influence.Now some South Bay leaders are saying enough is enough. San Jose Mayor Sam ...  Show more

Our Fire Conversation Needs to Change

Several wildfires are burning in Northern California — again. Fire is now a regular part of our lives, and we need to address it with the nuance and complexity it deserves. But in order to do that, we need to rethink how we talk about and report on fire in the first place. Today, ...  Show more

An ‘All-Hands-on-Deck’ Moment for Afghan Refugee Resettlement

The Bay Area is home to some of the largest Afghan communities in the U.S. And now, as the Taliban have taken over control of Afghanistan, refugee resettlement organizations here like Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay say the pace of people seeking refuge is "like not ...  Show more

A Bay Curious Guide to Gov. Newsom’s Recall Election

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall election is coming. Ballots have been mailed out and the last day to vote in Sept. 14.Feeling unprepared? Here’s a primer with nitty-gritty voting details, some context for the campaign, and what you’ll find on your ballot from our friends at Bay Curiou ...  Show more

Some Families Still Want Virtual Learning This Fall

For the vast majority of families, this fall means a return to in-person school. But some have opted to stick with remote learning because of concerns over COVID-19. And in many cases — including in Oakland — the rollout of virtual learning this time around has been rocky.Guest: ...  Show more

Getting Ready to Teach in Person Again

Bay Area teachers have been preparing to teach in-person again. There’s so much to get ready for — whether it’s taking steps to keep people safe from COVID-19, or figuring out how to navigate student group projects. But above all, these two Bay Area teachers are excited to return ...  Show more

Bay Area Students Are Going Back to School. Are Families Ready?

Many Bay Area students are starting school this week, and in California, classes will mostly be in-person. At the same time, COVID cases are rising due to the delta variant. But after a year of remote learning, families and students have mixed feelings about going back to school ...  Show more

The Youth Making BART Safer for Women and Girls as Service Increases

Even before the pandemic, public transit did not feel safe to many women and girls. That’s why the #NotOneMoreGirl initiative was launched and spearheaded by Bay Area youth — and they've already helped create changes at BART.As BART service resumes at near pre-pandemic hours, adv ...  Show more