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Fresh update on "bay area" discussed on All Things Considered
"Reach out at Cal hope dot org's or 1833317 hope for covert emotional support. Resource is it's 5 30. It's KQED news. I'm Raquel Maria Dylan Governor Gavin Newsom says the federal mass vaccination site plan for Fresno has been delayed. He told reporters today that other states had complained because California got to FEMA vaccination distribution sites one of the Oakland Coliseum one at Cal State L. A. Security. Central Valley reporter Alex Hall tuned into the governor's press conference today at a vaccination site in the rural community of early March into Larry County. Alex. What's with this delay? And what does it mean for Central Valley residents? Yeah, well, it's hard to say that there has been a delay because there never really was a confirmed timeline. At least not a public facing one, you know. Last month after Newsome announced the site, he made short notice visit to Fresno and everyone kind of thought that this was going to be an announcement of the location and a date for for when the site was going to be opened. But the governor stopped short of providing any real details and instead said that he would provide a location and a date when he had one. It just didn't seem like there was a firm plan in the works at that point now, Newsome said today that he is continuing to work with the Biden administration to get a third site that these conversations with federal partners are ongoing. But of course, you know, as he said today, they are facing challenges. So how are Central Valley politicians reacting to this well, Congressman Josh Harder, who represents California's 10th district, which is Stanislas County, the Modesto area. He was one of several Central Valley congressman who, you know, along with Kevin McCarthy, Devin Nunes Jim cost A and David valid, AO wrote a letter to to FEMA and to Governor Newsome's office calling for multiple mass vaccination sites in the Central Valley Congressman Harder, released a statement today saying that it was absolutely unacceptable. At once again. The Central Valley is getting, as he called. It left out to dry when it comes to vaccines, and that he didn't care what other states think when it comes to our community that our state is more than just San Francisco and l A. You know, it makes me think of something we heard from South Bay elected officials today, State Senator Dave Cortesi. And Morgan Hill's mayor, They were lobbying the governor to change how the state measures and allocates vaccines. Basically, they want counties to have more control over how they target needy areas. They say it's not fair to some of the harder hit Bay Area communities with what Newsome is saying today, it seems to imply that it's California versus other states or San Jose vs Hilary County or Fresno. Is that what's going on? Well as a reporter. You know, it has definitely felt that way at times, just looking in from the outside in Fresno County, For example, in December in January, you had County Health Department officials and, you know, county supervisors and local mayors from these small rural communities holding press conferences where they would call on the state to send More vaccine doses than they were getting at the time. And lately, you know, likely for a number of reasons. The allocation that Fresno County at least has gotten is significantly higher than it was maybe a couple months ago. I honestly think that there's some people here in Central Valley who wouldn't be upset if we never got a mass vaccination site as long as the vaccine itself kept coming. We have a lot of rural communities here that live in remote areas. People who work in agriculture who can't really take the day off to drive to Fresno don't have transportation or the funds to get there. It's because, as they say, over and over Valley residents really need the vaccine to come to them, not the other way around. All right. KQED Central Valley reporter Alex Hall. I'm Raquel Maria Dylan KQED news Support comes from Oakland International Airport, the heart of the Bay Area on the soul of the East Bay, Ready to fly the East Bay.
There was no mass exodus from California in 2020, research finds
"A nonpartisan think tank finds there was no mass exodus from California last year. Despite reports to the contrary, however, California policy lab says the pandemic did change some historical patterns as fewer people moved into the golden state to replace those who left. San Francisco is experiencing a unique and dramatic exodus as People move out of the city but remain in the 11 County Bay Area region.
Fresh "bay area" from Pat Thurston
"Dot com. More. The Paterson show with Chris Merrill at the helm straight ahead. But first we did the streets with head are the latest facts. Events in Dublin from the Children out of body traffic desk North bound 6 80 right before 5 80. Everything's on the shoulder, not seeing slowing their east five eighties starting to get slow from 6 80 out to Santa Rita Road, still super heavy away from the Venetia span on north bound 6 80. Up to industrial where an accident's been clearing. It's taken awhile because apparently the tow truck was dispatched to an incorrect location seems very heavy Traffic on eastbound 24 approaching our colonies from before Camino Pablo. In fact, he shore freeway heavy in both directions through Berkeley, in Emeryville, between University Avenue in the Maze. Leaving San Francisco for the peninsula. You'll still find a little bit of slow traffic South bound. Wanna one due to an earlier wreck. North bound is now heavy from hospital curve to the Bay Bridge. There's report sponsored by the SF MOMA. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is now open discovery inspiring art over seven floors, including bay Area walls, a serious.
Mass 2020 exodus from California did not happen, study says
"Researchers say that a popular notion the twenty twenty ushered in a mass exodus from California is wrong the California policy lab said people did move around in California but departures from the state were consistent with historical patterns and the biggest change was that fewer people moved into California last year the researchers looked at credit bureau information to analyze where people from each California county moved after the corona virus pandemic struck a year ago author Natalie Holmes as a mass exodus from California clearly didn't happen but there were some changes at the county level San Francisco experienced a unique exodus with departures between the end of March and the end of twenty twenty increasing six hundred and forty nine percent compared to the same period in twenty nineteen eighty percent of the people who moved to state in California and about two thirds remained in the San Francisco Bay Area many people left for counties in the Sierra Nevada and elsewhere in northern California I'm Jennifer king
Fresh "bay area" from Pat Thurston
"One way traffic control on highway 1 60 between the ENIAC Bridge and the Sacramento County Line getting out of San Francisco pretty packed from one on one to the Bay Bridge. Isolated showers this afternoon. Well temperatures coming with this storm highs in the mid fifties near the coast near 60 inland, drying out by Thursday sunny and warmer on Friday. This report sponsored by winter coins on Lombard in San Francisco, with her coins pays top dollar for all coins, paper money, gold, silver and vintage watches, stopped by their new location on Lombard and asked for a free appraisal today or call for 15781 56 94 157815690 Witter coins on Lombard Street in San Francisco. ATTENTION Bay Area residents. The 26% federal, solar and battery tax credit has been extended called Simper Solaris, the Bay Area's local veteran, own leader and solar at Tesla Power wall and protect.
The spring housing market just lost more than 200,000 new listings
"Up to be a very good one for sellers as a sharp drop in new listings due to severe weather, combined with already record low supply will increase prices and encourage bidding wars. There are 200,000 fewer homes on the market now than this time last year. Now there is a silver lining for local buyers. The three major cities, seeing an increase in inventory to are in the Bay Area, San Jose and San Francisco. Now there is one caveat.
There was no mass exodus from California in 2020
"In person instruction. Our schools New research from a nonpartisan think tank. Finding the popular notion of a mass exodus from California last year didn't really happen. The California policy Lab says. Most of the moves during 2020 happened within the state. The research announced this week found departures from the state were consistent with historical patterns. But the biggest statewide change was that fewer people moved to California. The lab says San Francisco did experience a unique exodus at the county level, but that most people remained within the 11 County Bay Area Economic region, some left for counties in
How The Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center Is Supporting Bay Area Small Businesses
"Ari when you speak tool walking down the street and it was devastating. You know half the storefronts were closed. You hear the stories. You know what's happening. And people are appreciating and recognizing the real importance in a of small businesses. And how much they are part of the social fabric of our communities. This is the chief executive officer. Sharon miller and program director. Tim russell of the renaissance entrepreneurship center. Today's episode is part of our efforts to better understand the impact of the covid nineteen pandemic on the small businesses and entrepreneurs that make up the economic fabric of our neighborhoods. We to feature the voices of the renaissance entrepreneurship center. Who's thirty year. Mission is to bride intensive entrepreneurship training networking and mentorship to support the launch and growth of women owned businesses through their. Us small business administration sifford cisco women's business center and to find out what they're doing to help our survive the economic meltdown. Let's hear from sharon and tim. What they and their regional team renaissance are doing to help. Small business owners survive and thrive during the pandemic. i'm joined remotely via zoom by sharon miller the chief executive officer and tim russell the program for a renaissance entrepreneurship center. Thanks for being here. Sharon and tim thank you. Thank you for having us. I'd like to start because once again renaissance entrepreneurship centers one of those really wonderful services for small businesses and entrepreneurs and anyone who has an idea of starting businesses in the san francisco bay area. That a lot of people just don't know about so i would love to start with having each of you provide the audience aetna the renaissance entrepreneurship center. It's programs both in san francisco in the east bay. Which will have sharon you provide. And then tim have you provided the mid peninsula and south bay. So sharon great. So renaissance is completely dedicated to entrepreneurship. And our focus is helping to provide access to people who don't have traditional access to training resources a network. So that's where we come in. People come to us with great ideas a ton of passion and then we provide training access to capital access to markets and access to networks so that training that we do really focuses on intensive classes. That take people from the idea feasibility. Stage into the business planning stage and further to the gross state so we're helping people to perceive themselves as entrepreneurs understand what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Start that business. And once they have it grow the business. So you asked about san francisco and the e spe. We do work with people at all levels of business in both locations in san francisco we are the san francisco. Us sba women's business center so we add further services for women. There anyone out san francisco or the bay area could come and take our classes. We also have a center in bayview hunters wait that focuses on that community and in oakland we are working with businesses in oakland richmond and east contra costa county thank you. I was great and tim. How does renaissance center support entrepreneurs in san mateo and santa clara county. Just basically the piggy back off. What sharon said. We are an organization that is regional and the south bay and then the serving the san mateo county and santa clara county and small businesses and entrepreneurs. We really are coming alongside of those entrepreneurs and small business owners and helping them turn their passion the prophet in. I think that's what we really strive for is giving them the tools they need because we already know that they're gifted they're gifted at what they do but they need to support the technical assistance to be able to really be sustainable so we really are working with those communities. Churn says that are under served under represented by coming in and giving them the tools so that they can watch and grow their business and again like i said earlier turn their passion to profit
How This CRO Builds Start-ups with Both Enterprise and High Velocity Sales Teams
"Mark thanks for joining us today. As a way of getting started gives a little. Bit of background on yourself eight brian. Thanks for having me on the program background. I love talking about myself. So you might have to cut me off here I am currently the chief revenue officer very silicon valley like term for a a data company called h. g. data. I live in the san francisco bay area. And i come down to beautiful santa barbara For a couple of days a week which is where we're located and as far as being in sales. What's what's you specialty in. Well there there. Two things that i that i spent with their two type of companies that i've spent most of my career with here for the last decade more turnaround situations where i've been brought into tech companies. That have stalled. Started to flail little bit and on the guy that Gets out the shock. shock pads and tries to rejuvenate an entity. And those are those are fun when when you can do them well and then i've also recently gotten a bit addicted to pre revenue tech startups. These are two or three guys sitting in a basement with a whiteboard. They often don't even have product built yet. They've got an idea they want to disrupt the market. And i'm brought in as the go to market guy like let's figure out what we can monetize how to do it. And then let's get after it get some revenue in the door go gets around funding and then hopefully get it to to be erected or see. Let's let's start with the turnaround. Because that's kind of what i've been dragged into for the last five years. What's your approach on the turnaround. So you going into a place there. Stalled at I don't know what your space made. Five ten million dollars. The investors are anxious. They can't raise another round. What's your approach. Well i think there's there's two frames that i typically look at in one one. I usually do pre engagement to to determine if i'm going to get get involved. Which is what's the external market conditions. you know. I have been lucky enough to work in spaces that are growing so that is just tech in general but more specifically the last couple of years has been serum extended. I did do a stint in healthcare it. That was tacked. But i probably miss read. What's happening with healthcare from the outside. That looks very appealing but internally not so much so the first is the external environment is this arena where entrenched players are have gotten a little bit lazy and buying cycles are such that that new entrance can break in in make a difference so that's the external environment and based on what i've said i've generally focused on environments where i think that they are right once in turtle is often find that that it's just business one one stuff and i have been around long enough you know. I got out of college in ninety one. Next week is my forty th birthday and so i've i've seen business cycles and i been in the bay area over over twenty years so i certainly have seen hype curbs in bubbles and bus and i think that has allowed me to go in and call. I don't know if i if i gave you the longer. Version that if you if you'd have to bleep it. Pc see i've seen when folks are deluding themselves when companies are deluding themselves on either their product market fit or their go to market strategy or the original vision their differentiation of strategy disagreements between senior staff or investors board and staff and usually between those those bullets i just listed. There's two or three major disconnects that when you're living and breathing a startup you just lose perspective and by being the new guy on the block. I can actually call out those things relatively quickly. I'm also an east coast guy so even been california now since ninety three. I tend to be very frank and direct And i think that that candidness allows people to to call out the elephant in the room. That people have been avoiding for some time. I don't know if
How the pandemic is affecting states unequally
"Of the characteristics of this virus economy as we have said on this program. I cannot tell you how many times is how uneven its effects have been on people black and brown and low income. Americans do in way worse in health and jobs and just getting by than whiter and wealthier populations are uncomfortable. As to how they're doing depends on what industry they're in and on states some of which have been really hit by this pandemic less revenue from income and sales taxes and higher virus expenses and some of which states that is doing all right so as the senate takes up. President biden's relief bill this week. And it's three hundred and fifty billion dollars in aid to state and local governments marketplace's mitchell hartman starts us off with a tale of several states. The pandemic recession has delta significant blow to tax collections. State revenues were down by nearly two percent from december. Last year overall. All but according to the urban brookings tax policy center tax revenues actually increased in twenty two states. This disparity has a lot to do with the mix of jobs in layoffs in a state. Says carl davis at the institute on taxation and economic policy so many lower income people have been laid off higher income. People have been much more likely to keep their jobs so tax. Revenues are down by double digits in states with lots of low-wage tourism jobs in hotels bars and restaurants florida and but states with more jobs that can be done from home at higher wages. Like in high tech and professional services are faring better. Washington's one example thinks in part to folks like darby megan of spokane he's a manager for tech startup. his wife's an accountant for an architecture firm. They're both working from home. We've maintained our salaries and that's been huge blessing. Haven't had to take a step back hours or anything. Like that with the stimulus checks. That was a nice little bonus. The couple owns a home. That's gone up in value. So they're paying more property tax but they've improved their overall balance sheet. We've been able to save significantly more right. We're not eating out as much and they made one really big purchase. A new van built into an rv. So we've sort of taken some of our vacation money that you budget and instead may domestic vacation mobile now not every high earner has come through the pandemic recession unscathed. Fiona greek at the g. P. morgan chase institute has been tracking household checking balances. There are some high income families that have seen cuts in their income cuts in their salaries but most of seeing their bank balances and assets grow and she says one reason is the booming stock market the broader trend. There's the growth and wealth. We see a lot of families transferring money into brokerage accounts to take advantage of those games but some states are missing out on taxing. Those income gains at the top. Says carl davis at the institute on taxation and economic policy. He points to nevada heavily dependent on tourism dollars revenue down about twelve percent where there is no broad based income tax. You're leaning a lot on sales taxes. Regressive taxes in general. Your revenues aren't going to do quite as well as progressive taxes at a time. Like this of just soaring income inequality contrast that with california that's opted for a more progressive mix leaning a bit more on the income tax most states do with higher top income tax rates on top earners. Especially that's staring a whole lot. Better with revenues up around two percent since the pandemic started. That's helped a good bit by silicon valley which attracted v and his family from texas. So i'm a software engineer. I was in iran for about four and a half years. And then during the pandemic My wife connor fulltime opportunity and bay area so we moved. He says silicon valley employers are hiring. Like there's no tomorrow. There were plenty of opportunities in the to offers in my hand. Some states are now considering hiking taxes on top earners to boost revenues and fund recovery from the pandemic including new york. Minnesota connecticut rhode island and
California State Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Combat Anti-Asian Hate Crimes
"In anti Asian hate crimes is prompting state lawmakers to stand together in solidarity and take action. KFBK is Aubrey Aquino has more on new bills being introduced to combat this situation. Aubrey tell us what state lawmakers are doing. To address this. We've seen the video, and it is so disturbing these hate crimes against Asian Americans in the state to many of whom are elderly. Ah package of bills has been introduced by the Asian Pacific Legislative Caucus this month to address hate crimes here in the state. San Francisco Assembly member David Chu is co author of a B 5 57, which would require the Department of Justice to create a statewide hotline for reporting hate crimes. And he says this week's $1.4 million carved out in the state's budget to track the hate surge is also progress. We had a resolution of the sword this past week around condemning the anti Asian hate and we had colleagues representing every straight and diversity of our state, who spoke up as Black. Let necks LGBT female Jewish colleagues to say this is unacceptable. And if you're coming for any buster coming for all of us Hsu explains that money will help to study and documents in a phobia and hate crimes against Asian Americans made the pandemic through the initiative. Stop a P I hate, which is recently documented nearly 3000 incidents of anti Asian discrimination and did the pandemic. So Aubrey, you know, Kristina just talked about how many of us have seen these videos and how disturbing it is. But you know, the question becomes when you see something like this online or you watch your newscast. You wonder? OK, Is this an isolated incident or how prevalent is it and I'm just kind of curious. What did you find out? I asked Assembly member to about that, given the large and diverse population of Asian and Asian American groups here in the Bay Area and the Greater Sacramento region, and he admits it's been shocking. There are incidents being reported all over the country, but data suggests California leads with more than 40% of all anti Asian hate crimes happening here. And he suspects most are in and around the Bay Area, despite all of the strides that we have made is a community that we're seeing so many manifestations of continued discrimination and hate and racism. Manifested in all sorts of ways from name calling and slurs to vandalism, discrimination in retail environment, physical assault and Some instances, murder Q says he is deeply disturbed by the recent murder of an elderly Thai man in his district and beliefs. Officials need to address the uptick in violence to make sure these incidents don't continue and that those responsible are brought to justice. All right, Aubrey, thank you very much. We appreciate that. Well, I know that in the Bay Area, there are groups now offering escort to an elderly specifically, specifically elderly Asian community members not to, you know diminish the importance of this legislation because it is highly important, but you also need to see Changing the way people think. Right? You know, there needs to be a transformation. Absolutely. Yeah, But in the meantime, those folks need to be protected for sure. For sure. 5 50 is the
Vaccine Access Code System To Address Inequity Used By Wealthy In Los Angeles
"Are ending up in the arms of people who are not yet eligible to receive shots. Made them wealthier folks in L. A in the Bay Area. State officials say they plan to do something about that with a new system for community based distribution of covert vaccines starting next week. KCRW's Darryl Saxman has a preview. Instead of giving out general appointment access codes to the roughly 1000 community groups that have partnered with the state. The codes will be individualized. What's been happening is the access codes are being shared via email, text or social media and reaching people who are not eligible yet because of their age or occupation. Many of those people have been showing up anyway and, in some cases, getting shots reserved for higher priority groups. Ryan Ferguson, with the governor's Office of Emergency Services says that in one instance, a large group of outsiders showed up at a predominantly Latino public housing complex in L. A for vaccinations being provided by a mobile unit. Switch to individual access codes comes as the state strives to prioritize vaccinating the most vulnerable, including low income Latino and black residents, who have been disproportionately hit by the pandemic as well as essential workers. For KCRW. I'm Darrell SAT spin. Meanwhile, Ventura County is expanding covert vaccine eligibility to include school
Vaccine Line Jumpers Heading Out To Hard-Hit Los Angeles Communities, Improperly Using Access Codes To Get Vaccinated Faster
"Gavin Newsom is pledging to make changes in the state's access code for scheduling Cove it vaccination appointments. The system was too that up to help vulnerable people living in areas hit hard by the pandemic. But there's word that some people are abusing it. The Los Angeles Times first reported that some wealthier people in L. A in the Bay Area had gotten ahold of the access codes and were e mailing and texting them to friends and acquaintances to schedule vaccinations. That's even though they weren't eligible for the shots due to their age. Your job. L. A County supervisor Hilda Salih says she's outraged. I am not surprised. I'm disgusted. I am disgusted and I'm not disgusted at the work that we're doing. But I'm or disgusted about the behavior of people in the public that they're not being responsible and actually allowing for those communities that are the hardest hit. To be able to stand in line and get their vaccine. Newsome says. The state will change the code system in terms of people getting the codes were gonna go away from group codes to individual codes, and we're working with the county's on that we don't like to see those abuses. Some nonprofits that received the codes say they've stopped handing them out out of concern that vaccine doses will not go to the right people.
How the pandemic is impacting Bay Area small businesses
"This episode is part of our series exploring covid nineteen impact on nonprofits and small businesses in the san francisco bay area back in april of twenty twenty when we decided to create this ongoing series on covid nineteen impact i or nonprofits and then on small businesses in the san francisco bay area. We like you had no idea how long the pandemic would go on. And what the health and economic impact would be in our community going into twenty twenty one. The pandemic is now killing more people shutting down more nonprofits and small businesses on with wiping out the livelihoods of families neighborhoods and communities. We will continue to shine a spotlight on the nonprofits and small businesses that make up the fabric of our community along with the founders and staff who are struggling to deal with the impact of the covid nineteen pandemic on their operations services is an ability until we can all get to the other side of the pandemic along the way we will also share with you all the amazing solutions that are nonprofits. Small businesses foundations and government leaders are working on to help us all get to the other side of the pandemic and come together to rebuild our communities with more economic social and environmental equality. What is very clear is that business owners are challenged right now in a way they never have been you know open close and indoors outdoors. You know p p what is it. What do i do with it. Who do i give it to so many challenges right now and our goal is to really help is many of these small businesses weather this storm so to speak as best we can and for that reason i like to encourage businesses to reach out to us especially work with a business advisor. This is the district director of the small business. Administration's san francisco district office julie. Cows over these ten plus months we have been sharing the voices of small businesses and covert nineteen s- devastating impact on their survival with the latest round of federal funds now being deployed we wondered host julie to help guide our listeners through the funding opportunities available to both nonprofits in small businesses. I'm joined remotely via zoom by julie. Cows the district director of the small business. Administration's san francisco district office. Thank you for being here. Julie thank you for the invitation. The sba is one of those government departments that for a lot of people. See it as a black box where it's going to require all these forms all this information i don't have so i think it would really be helpful if you could provide a background on the sba here in san francisco. That's the district to manage and how you work with small businesses and really now nonprofits. Absolutely i do think. There's a lot of preconceived notions about who. Spa is what they do and who we help. But we are a federal agency where an independent agency and our mission is to help. Businesses start and grow and continue to prosper. And we do that. Offering a variety of programs and services can kinda break those into four buckets as an easy way to talk about it. A so there's the access to capital bucket. Which may be where most known for but we actually have programs that go from microfinancing loans of fifty thousand dollars or less all the way on up through venture capital and then our bread and butter program kind of is our loan guarantee program which is loans through commercial lenders up to five million but we also have government contracting assistance so we help with federal certifications. We actually work behind the scenes with other agencies trying to get them to utilize small businesses as their contractors so we do a lot to help small businesses kind of break into federal contracting and be successful the third bucket we have is business advising free business counseling and low no cost training and honestly. I think this is probably the most invaluable service. Sba offers so through our network of grants resource providers. You may have heard small business development center score women business centres anna veteran business outreach center we provide free business advising and especially in this challenging times right now. This is an invaluable resource for businesses. You will never be charged for the advising services and you can talk about any issue that you have that's pressing or if you wanna strategize with somebody look at them as a visor to help you think about your future and how you weather the rest of this cova pandemic and then the fourth bucket which is kind of been a theme for the last year is our disaster assistance program. We typically will go in on declared disasters in provide financial support loans support to cover uninsured losses and to help with economic injury for small businesses and nonprofits that has now become kind of the focal point of the assistance. The covid recovery assistance for small businesses in nonprofits so as a district office. We're here to kind of administer. Some of these programs do some oversight but really warrant at grassroots level of sba engage with the community engage with our small businesses. And make sure that they are tapped into the resources that can benefit their business
What COVID-19 lockdowns show about a future with electric vehicles
"Many people expect the future of transportation to be electric and that drivers will charge their cars with solar and wind power. Recently scientists got a window into that future and saw what it could mean for the climate and people's health. Ronald cohen is a professor of chemistry at the university of california. Berkeley for years. His team has been using low cost sensors to monitor and map carbon emissions and air pollution in the bay area when the covid nineteen pandemic hit. He saw unique opportunity shelter in place. Orders effectively stimulated a future with fewer gas powered cars. We had a brief moment two or three weeks in every city that shutdown where passenger vehicles drop to almost half of their normal driving miles. Coen's team found that during the first six weeks of the shelter in place order in the san francisco bay area carbon dioxide emissions fell by about thirty percent other air pollution improved to and that was almost entirely due to a decrease in passenger vehicles. So he says the data demonstrates the benefits of moving away from gas powered cars. We can reduce co two emissions and reduce health impacts at the same
If widespread remote work becomes the new normal in Washington DC, a lot of people would be left out
"Ah, lot of people around here are doing their jobs from home. But how will increased remote working effect? The D C area of report by the Greater Washington partnership found that employers expect fewer than 30% of their workers to be physically at work sites in the first quarter of this year, increasing to 75% By the fall. The report finds the capital region a second on Lee to the San Francisco Bay area in the share of people who work in remote capable jobs. Researchers don't expect a lot of people to move out of the D M V like they have in San Francisco in New York. But it says spending by commuters around their workplace may decrease by up to 29% across the region. Hurting smaller businesses in central Business District. Christopher Cruz w T o P News Some
California's first cases of South African coronavirus variant identified in Bay Area
"We have the first reported cases of the South African variant here in the state to cases up in Northern California in the Bay Area. We're about 159 cases of the UK variant and all but 20 of them are here in San Diego County. The governor says there have been just over 1200 cases of yet another mutation of the virus called the West Coast
How the San Francisco Comunity Music Center is thriving in the pandemic
"Of our counters died from complications due to hiv and aids. I'm the remaining survivor. There are many who supported a stirring that time but having navigated losing dancers choreographers audience members weekly similar to what we're seeing now and yet the differences so many people were unaware and didn't care you can tell. The pain still sits with me the trauma and i think that we are in that now. We will be in that period of time. I would say decades of time where we will be sitting with. What wasn't done. What was left unsaid. What was not attempted for the safety of people over profit. This is the co founder and executive director of dancers group wayne hazard. The dancer group was born in the middle of the aids crisis and has over the decades into a service organization providing wrap around fiscal sponsorship programs and services to incubate and support artists and the dance community as well as their historical roots at presenting unique grassroots base. Dance to the san francisco bay area. I'm joined remotely via zoom by wayne hazard the executive director of dancers group. Thanks for being here win. Thanks george it's my pleasure on martin luther king junior day twenty twenty one yes quite a solemn day and quite a powerful day so segue to our first question. Which is i think. The audience probably doesn't know dance group which is an interesting can of service group model. So if you could give us a little background on the dancers group and some of the really unique the of eighteen programs while it's my favorite topic obviously vance's group has been around since nineteen eighty two and we were founded in san francisco's mission district. We really started out. As a collective of choreographers of dance makers looking to have support space and camaraderie and ways to be in relationship to one. Another and really. That hasn't changed thirty nine years later. I like to call us now. Hybrid organization. Because i think it kind of clicks with people one and two. It's kind of what we do in terms of providing direct services to dance makers dancers those interested in dance and we also present dance at timmy's and i say that in that way because we do commissioning of work but we also have large programs of the your leg bay area dance week where pretty The pandemic we had twenty two thousand people in the spring. Take free dance. Classes all over the bay area from hip hop to who led to back to tap to beginning movement classes. Were children to adults. Dance for people with parkinson's you name it. We probably haven't morale-booster over the years so the services we do really are about you know supporting people where they are classes. Discounts performance information discounts on those and. Then we provide direct services to dance makers through our fiscal sponsorship program. We have over one hundred and twenty five dance companies dance projects that fundraise under us so each year close to one point. Five million raised less than we redistribute through expenses back to those entities where over generally pandemic times of three hundred thousand people attend those company and artists activities classes and performances though this last going on ten months with covid nineteen and so much of obviously performing arts and dance especially is a personal experience. How has the dance group dealt with the covid nineteen and economic meltdown. And then how do you feel like. It's impacted all of the dozens of dance. Performance groups that you incubate and work with big question. I'll start by saying that. Dancers groups founders along with myself win through the aids pandemic in the early eighties. All the way into the nineties and still continuing today as a worldwide pandemic beget really not seeing that way. Because of i think broadly and it's changed a bit but seeing as a gay male disease. Two of our founders died from complications hiv and aids. I'm the remaining survivor. There are many who supported a stirring that time but having navigated losing dancers choreographers audience members weekly similar to what we're seeing now and yet the differences so many people were unaware and didn't care you can tell. The pain still sits with me the trauma and i think that we are in that now. We will be in that period of time. I would say decades of time where we will be sitting with what was done what was left unsaid. What was not attempted for the safety of people over prophet so specifically to your question. I think one of the first things we did as an organization is aboard said. Are you okay and we. We talked a lot. We said to staff your job is there. We like many organizations applied for support both private foundations and others to help us navigate this time. We are very fortunate in the bay area to have major foundations. Like the hewlett some rain ins and haase's and fly checkers Really step forward and then we just looked at getting information out early on also. Many organizations were creating cove relief funds and the area had going. i and i was approached by a donor. Saying here's a large took money. Let's get this out to dancers. And i said well what if we join forces with theatre bay area would if we not created just one more fun but just was able to get more money to one fund and so the funder liked that the donor like that theatre bay area. Love that inter music. Sf joined as well and so there's a performing arts workers relief fund on theatre bay area dot org site it's also on dancers
Unpacking The Surge In Violence Against Asian Americans
"Seeing a surge and anti Asian attacks against the elderly. A 91 year old man was violently shoved to the ground in Oakland's Chinatown in 84 year Old Man was killed in San Francisco last month. And this uptick in anti Asian violence is not just local wrestled. Young is a professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University and co founder of Stop A P I Hate, which is tracking these incidents. And professor have the number and kinds of these incidents against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders change since the pandemic began. Yeah, in the beginning at the start of the pandemic, when people had higher fears when shelter in place started. And when President Trump began to insist on using the term China virus, we saw clear surge of racism. We saw how hate speech like using the term China virus led to hate violence. And I think that has invited a climate where people can target Asian Americans and attack them. It's really horrifying the crimes against our elderly population. You know, my mom's 94. I grew up with my grandmother. So for the Asian American community, see our elders. An attack like this is particularly Horrific and touches close to home. There have been previous waves of hate crimes against Asian Americans over in our country's history, obviously and during periods of economic distress going back Two the murder of instant shin in Michigan in 1982. Does this seem different to you? We've seen surges and racism against Asian American during times of epidemic. During times of war like Japanese American incarceration, Yes or 9, 11 and in times of economic downturn. It's different now, because we're have all three conditions. We have the pandemic. We have the worst recession since the Great Depression. And we have the U. S. China Cold War. What kinds of incidents are you seeing? Um, Obviously we've seen these brutal physical attacks against the elderly Recently. What other kinds of incidents are you seeing? Yes. Oh, about 8% of our incidents are physical thoughts were getting pushed and showed having rocks and bottles thrown at us another of large percentage. We're getting coughed and spat upon 8% of our cases. So my own wife was Running insulin disc, locked her away on a trail and coughed in her face That's happened so often again. We began to track it and because because people think we're a health hazard, so they want to get back at us by coughing at us, it's sort of unique to the pandemic. Most cases, though, our verbal harassment 70% are we're getting yelled at again. We have racial slurs slung at us, but the other, not this micro aggressions. They're pretty traumatizing. They're really troubling these cases of hate. And how satisfied are you with the response by law enforcement in the community, especially here locally with these recent incidents. Think law enforcement and local jurisdictions have been responsive. They recognized the problem. I think it's because Asian American community has advocated and stood up so strongly. President Biden issuing a memo announcing the anti Asian here. I think that's a victory for the Asian American community breath. These concerns his attention. You know, Friday's Lunar New Year do you have, you know heightened safety concerns around This, uh, this upcoming holiday? Yeah, we do. Asian American only are often going out shopping may have more money and then could be more vulnerable. So we're calling in at least in the San Francisco Bay area is for local residents to go out and patronize Chinatown because of the pandemic, Things had been shut down. And so the elderly when they do go out or more isolated if we could have more residents going out shopping, strolling not acting as vigilantes or patrols, but just being present. Also calling for more funding for community ambassadors, not necessarily more policing. But more hiring of local residents who know the neighborhood come from the community that speech of the merchants and the residents. No, even serving the UN house. People in our neighborhood. Okay.
South African variant of COVID-19 identified in California
"Cases of the South African Corona virus variant in the San Francisco Bay Area. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the findings today during a trip to Fresno to town the state's efforts to vaccinate people More than five million vaccine doses have been administered in the state. The South African variant is one of several that's been identified in California. The presence of the new virus variants marked a dim note in an otherwise upbeat news conference by the governor today. Justina Honest and reports California's first two cases of the South African Corona virus mutation were detected in Alameda and Santa Clara counties. Governor Gavin Newsom made the announcement during a trip to mark the state's five million vaccination in Fresno. We have 159 identifiable cases of the UK variant in the state. We have 1203 identifiable west Coast variance in the state there two types of West Coast variants. I said yesterday that we had not identified any Brazilian variants, and that's true Yesterday. I also said we hadn't identified any South African variance that's no longer true. As of a few hours ago, we have the first reported cases of South African variants. Two cases have been reported to Stanford, Newsome says. In total, the state has identified less than 1500 cases of variant covert 19 strains. South African variant was first identified in the nation late last month. In South Carolina. Scientists and health officials feared the new variants could be more contagious, less responsive to treatments like vaccines and more likely to re infect people who already had the virus. Experts say One of the mutations may become a dominant Corona virus strain in the coming months, and if it's resistant to treatment, another surge could be looming. But until then, Newsome says Corona virus infection rates, hospitalizations and cases continue to decline in California 34% decline in
Most Salesforce Employees to Work Remotely at Least Part Time
"Maker Salesforce says it'll at most of its 50,000 employees in the Bay Area work remotely, even after the pandemic for at least part of the week says it made the decision based on employee feedback.
"bay area" Discussed on Crime Junkie
"Sitting in krizan. Okay can we back up a little bit though. Like obviously you and i. And most of our crime chugging are really familiar with advancements in dna technology in genealogy and all that stuff but the fingerprints this guy was in prison. I have spiralled. I don't understand. It's my literally even talked to a former detective that i know and i should have been run rights. I i don't know. I think we have a first of all. There hasn't been a lot of information out there on this new development right like this just happened so i haven't gotten the full story. Did they not know that the prints were on the scooter like were they recently found. I mean i would think that that's something they check for way early on a partial that they were able to get a better reading from prince in the eighties. I it's hard for me to believe that the finding the print was new. It's connecting it to him. That i think was new but haven't been able to verify. But when i talk to the detective the problem is i think we have this idea as armchair detectives that there's a national database we have a fingerprint. And we we put it in there. When it gets it gets run against every fingerprint in the world and we find out if anything else connected. It's not like really how it works. It's so messy so there is a national database but it's not connected to any of the local databases and you have to have so many points to be able to submit their otherwise. You're going like hand by hand and even if you could submit it. Someone has to physically. Sunday doesn't just like collect it from a database right. it's so messy. It's incredible when you think about the advancements we've made in technology and science and how solo the criminal justice system is to keep up with it right to adapt to it and adopted as like a basic practice. Yeah how do you reform that. Like i mean. I have like a teeny tiny supercomputer in my pocket. And we don't know that a guy sitting in prison who's had his fingerprints taken thirty two years owner since a year after the abduction alike. The piece that could have been brought to michaela's family. I mean thank god he had been in prison. That whole time mean. That's like i guess. The one good thing is just roaming around but to leave the family with unanswered question again. There's so much. I don't understand about this that i don't know if i'm missing a piece but there's gotta be something we can fix right. It seems like it's own sort of injustice as of twenty twenty one. David mich- is fifty nine years old and remains in a california state prison awaiting trial for the murders of michelle and jennifer. Now as far as i can tell no trial date has actually been set so this is the two thousand eighteen case that he was charged with has even gone to trial for that yet. Right right. is there any trial date for michaela yet. No no trial date yet. Firm akilah either and who knows how covert is going to affect that regardless of how those proceedings play out thankfully it is highly unlikely that he will ever see freedom again. Meanwhile the search from kayla's remains continues. Her mom sharon lives in iowa now where she is currently undergoing treatment for stage four breast cancer. So everyone send your your thoughts and your prayers and your the good vibes. Good vibes to her. Even though michaela's case has been solved. There's no happy ending here. Nothing i can say or do will ever erase the pain of such a terrible loss in the years of not knowing. But i want to leave you with a piece of. Sharon's most recent blog post where she speaks directly to her daughter and it was on december nineteenth twenty twenty and she wrote quote. I am trying to hold on to what has kept me going for a while. Now and that is that i know you are a bright and shining light. You were a light to all. Who knew you when you were here in the world and you've been alight even to strangers beyond number since you've been gone i will. We will try to keep that light shining. I love you forever. Baby girl rest. Well i have some things to do here yet..
"bay area" Discussed on Crime Junkie
"Now. They wouldn't know for sure that until they got the dna results back. Wesley information is looking at this point. Pretty credible right along with the bones. Searchers find a woman's rang. They find clothes and beer bottles and car parts and shoes and they're also bringing cadaver dogs to try and locate a second well. Which it wesley telling. The truth could have a dozen more body. God yeah according to the mercury news the hayward palese take this pretty cautious approach to all of this. Because obviously there's a ton going on here and as much as they wanna find michaela issues there. They don't want to get in the way of any other investigation. So they keep their focus really narrow and in the whore of all those bones in the well sir cher's find a fragment a fragment that could belong to a child between the ages of five and fourteen years old as the physical searches wind down and dna testing takes over to identify the bodies. Michaela's case turns back to just a waiting game like they've got a see who's out there. In march two victims are named publicly as kimberly. Billy who was nineteen when she vanished eighty four and joann hobson who was sixteen when she disappeared in eighty five so with other families starting to get answers. Police and michaela's mom. Sharon kind of just wait on tender hooks for news and finally in january of two thousand thirteen. We are now twenty five years out from mikhail. Vanishing the heartbreaking truth comes out the fragment that they found does not belong to michaela on her blog. Sharon stated that while she wasn't ruling out the possibility that lowering did snatch michaela back in eighty eight. She thinks it's unlikely that her daughter was a victim of the speed freak killers. She believes michaela was too young compared to their other victims. And that since lauren's dead and west these claims about his involvement can't be verified. It is as she puts it quote on the far back burner as sharon road. Over the years there have been reported sightings of michaela in mexico even the united arab emirates and theories that michaela was a victim of trafficking. Even sharon's got a whole section on her blog called. Who done it or who didn't done it where she goes over. Potential suspects and gives her perspective on each one. The rainbow market in hayward where michaela was abducted from is now mexico's super and for years after the kidnapping until sharon moved away. Ridden were laid out every year to honour michaela's memory and a couple of weeks ago. That's how our episode ended. But then we got that email saying that. On december twenty first twenty twenty police would be announcing a suspect in the case and it was no one that we've talked about so far. Today's episode was brought to you by madison. 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The hayward police department kept investigating. I mean they would mark every anniversary in a different way than the rainbow market did not with ribbons but they would mark it with a relook. Look at the case. And on the thirtieth anniversary of michaela's kidnapping this was two thousand eighteen. They decide to reexamine the whole thing. The evidence possible witnesses the leads all of the departments fingerprint expert gets a full list of every single person of interest and arm with this list. She starts comparing all of these people's prints with ones that were apparently found on the scooter. Michaela had been using that day and remarkably to advancements in technology. She's able to find a match watts. Es according to toepfer gawk roger and holly silverman reporting for c. n. n. The prince on the scooter belonged to a man named david. Mitch and on december twenty second twenty twenty. He's officially charged with the kidnapping and murder of michaela garrett okay so he's being charged in december literally just a few weeks ago but when was he arrested girl he was arrested back in the eighty s. I'm sorry are you telling me that michaela's killer has been in jail pretty much entire time like since. yep yes. that's exactly. What i'm telling you say david. David's been incarcerated since nineteen eighty nine when he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the stabbing death of a thirty six year. Old woman named bowl at her house in an unincorporated part of hey work now. I wasn't able to dig up much about margaret's murder other than her age and how she died. But i did find that. In march of twenty eighteen. David was charged with another cold case so into doesn't eighteen. He was connected to a double murder in fremont california which is about a half hour south of hayward. Cbs san francisco reported that a young woman in her late teens named michelle. Xavier was found murdered with her best friend. Twenty year old. Jennifer dewey along the side of a road shortly after midnight on february second nineteen eighty six now at the time all police would say was that one of the women had been shot and the others throat was selected and the brutality of the murders really rocked fremont to its core but the case remained unsolved until new advances in dna technology linked. The evidence to david who again was still.
"bay area" Discussed on Crime Junkie
"Dugard now. This is a pretty popular name but at the time in two thousand nine eighteen years later since she was taken she was found alive. According to robert salonga reporting in the san jose mercury news no other kidnapping victim in modern american. History has been found alive after being missing for that kind of time like again. This is a huge story. One that i'm sure all of our crime junkies super familiar with and as it's exploding in the news it opens up all kinds of new possibilities for other long-term missing kids so when they found jaycees kidnappers phillip and nancy garrido and they arrested them. Police start to wonder if phillip and nancy potentially had other victims. Maybe it's a coincidence. But if you look at pictures of c. As a child next to pictures of michaela there's like major resemblances between them. Like you're gonna send you side by side or two different pictures and you can tell me what you think i mean. Yeah i mean michaela was nine and jaycee was eleven. But they're both sweet looking blonde little girls they have these toothy. Grins just for rake my heart. I can totally see the resemblance between the two of them. And wasn't the abduction ammos similar to like forgive me. It's been a while since. I've read about our case. But i'm pretty sure. Jc was grabbed in broad daylight. Like michaela's to yet she was. Abc seven news reported that philip was actually out of prison on parole and believed to be living in the bay area in eight which is like a pretty strong connection and beyond that. Trina who's again mccullers. best friend. who was with her. When she goes missing comes forward and tells police that she believes philip. Looks like the guy who took michaela and even more than that phillips car at the time looks like the one that the kidnapper was driving and she's so struck by this car that she calls michaela's mom like tell her about it so with this renewed hope that maybe answers are finally on the way hayward police want a massive search operation at philip and nancy's place where jaycee was held looking for any sign that michaela was ever there and after a few days of searching. They think they might have found what they're looking for. Law enforcement find a few bones and they bring in cadaver dogs the next day to sniff near where the bones were found the original searches after jaycees rescue turn up a fragment but now with multiple bones police are even more intent on uncovering the scale of nancy and phillips crimes and seeing if it leads them to any clues about michaela or even anyone else but tests on the bone fragments show that they're animal bones and not human. Okay you said the bone fragment what about the other bones so according to a diesel martinez reporting for cbs. News are human. but they're not michaela's in fact an anthropologist brought in by police believe that they're actually very old bones belonging to native americans. Do not even like not that they're not michaela's and raving another victims. They probably their long long long before burial. ground situation. Exactly so at this point all police can do is watch as arguably the best lead that they ever had in michaela's case just disappears and dries up the interview. Jc and she says that she doesn't believe michaela was ever there so just suddenly is it appeared. This spark of hope is crushed. More time passes more birthdays and holidays and anniversaries. With out michaela or any clue even of what happened to her. After she was taken that is until yet another infamous case intersects with michaela and it offers this strange in early two thousand twelve a convicted murderer on death. Row in san quentin california named wesley. Sherman time one of half of the notorious speed freak killers duo who may have killed more than twenty people in the eighties and nineties. He has a letter to the stockton record newspaper in it he offers to give up more information about where he and his partner this loren herzog buried some of their victims and also announces that lauren is the man responsible for michaela's abduction. What yeah according to chris. David and daddy's reporting in the mercury news. Wesley points to how lawrence family lived nearby. Like this place like a ten minute drive from hayward and he also points to lawrence resemblance to the police sketch from back in eighty eight. And so i kind of took a screenshot of lawrence mugshot lineup side by side with the sketch. And you can tell if you think are similar. I mean like. I said in the first sketch like his face. Kind of long which lawrence mugshot does display that. His skin is definitely better. But you know he's also older. Maybe outgrew with some of those like early twenties skin issues. But since you said wesley's on death row. I'm assume lauren is there too so not. Lauren actually paroled back in two thousand and ten after this whole legal mess with allegations of coercion around. His confessions and his convictions actually get overturned as a result. Till my god. Yeah we do a whole episode. Just about the speed freak killers and everything that happened with them but anyway according to me woolens numerous times piece about the speed freak killers. Lauren got wind of wesley getting ready to go public with this information. That could send him straight back to prison and he died by suicide in january of two thousand twelve before that could happen so that kind of even sets off alarm bells for everyone because yeah he kind of looks like the sketch of her kidnapper. He was in the bay area at the time. They're already criminals and now he's not even around like answer questions about so unlike roger haggard. Who remember when he wrote in from indiana law enforcement didn't trust him right from the gecko. This time. Police were looking at west information pretty seriously after he writes to the stockton reporter. This bounty hunter gets involved with wesleyan's like listen. You tell me where the buys are and if your being honest with me i will pay you thirty three thousand dollars. So wesley starts drawing up these maps with places that he claims he more and put their victims including this old well in linden california and he listed as her zog's bone. Well oh my god how far his lyndon whom hayward so. It's about an hour and a half like to the east so it's not as close where west he was saying. Lawrence family lived but definitely with like an easy like driving distance. So by the middle of february two thousand twelve law enforcement have dug up multiple sites on wesleyan map and have recovered. One thousand hones including two schools that forensic teams are saying could be to known speed freak victims whose remains had never been found until that point.
"bay area" Discussed on Crime Junkie
"To read direct quote okay. He says quote well you know. One of them was sweet and shy and didn't say a thing but the other went kicking and screaming. I'm just guessing that that's what they would have said quote we. My mind is going a mile a minute but my first question is they like the missing girls. They i think so i. I thought he meant the perk but when i read it i really think he's talking about the girls. Yeah sounds like chills down my spine. Now after this in a surprise to no one timothy is officially named a suspect in nicky's disappearance in december of nineteen ninety. Two with police. Pretty heavily insinuating in the media. They think he could be involved. In the cases of angela amber michaela in some of these cases police don't feel that they can rule him in or fully out as a suspect but his name is definitely on their radar. According to mario brown and wayne wilson's reporting for the sacramento bee police searched his house after a bloodhound. Found nicky sent in timothy's car at angela's great. This search operation at timothy's house is pretty an orthodox like the police actually invite the media to be there and they make a point of telling them exactly what they're looking for which i have never seen done before but even with the media's help and even with the big show that they're putting on the search comes up empty and so without anything to tie back to the bloodhound evidence. Timothy actually is never charged with anything related to the girls disappearances or with anything related to another girl's disappearance that he sometime linked to a thirteen year old eileen michelle so without anything concrete and nobody michaela's case once again seems to have hit a roadblock but little do california police no a new leave is on. Its way in late. Nineteen ninety two. Four years after michaela was abducted. A prison inmate in indian named roger haggard comes forward and says that he knows who killed michaela and that he knows where her body is a. I'm sorry wait. How would the student. Indiana possibly know anything about michaela. Was he out of jail. Back in nineteen eighty-eight when the so. Here's the thing about roger. He tells the police that he escaped from a work. Detail and flew out to california in eighty eight. But according to a piece in the columbus herald he didn't actually make the daring escape that he claimed and said he was actually let out of jail because he'd gotten leave from the court to go to this rehabilitation appointment and then just like never went back to jail afterwards until he came back to indiana in eighty nine and then he was arrested literally two hours after getting back into the state. Cool cool cool. Yeah so roger tells police that while he was on the run in eighty-eight eight he met this guy in hayward named slam davidson who allegedly kinda resembles that composite. Sketch that i showed you now. They both have substance use issues. They drank they used crack cocaine together and one night after they'd gotten high together at slams trailer. Roger alleges that slam showed him michaela's body. He said that she was wrapped up in a tarp. And according to roger he saw one arm and heart of her face and her chest now. He says he doesn't know how she died but he did see that. She looked like she'd been stabbed several times. After showing him michaela's body. Roger says slam put her in the trunk of the car and together. They drove out to this field outside of union city that was covered in gladiolas. Flowers just everywhere. He says that slam had already dug a hole for the body. That was already. They're already ready. But rodgers said that he got sick watching him berry michaela's body and just couldn't watch the rest of it now pretty much right from the start. Law enforcement is skeptical and rodgers. Credibility only gets shakier once he keeps telling his story and every time like inconsistencies are popping up but michaela's mom sharon kind of different opinion at the time. Should ginsburg reported for the san francisco. Examiner that sharon actually wants to give roger the benefit of the doubt on the odds. That may just maybe he has some real answer right. Kind of like a mother's hope type thing. Yeah and i wasn't able to find her opinion like plays any role in law enforcement decision making here but whatever they're logic take roger seriously enough to bring him out to california in january of ninety three for questioning at one point rogers actually driven out to a field where he claimed slam buried michaela so that he can show police where to dig but after eight hours he then admits that he made the whole story up because he wanted to and i quote give her family peace of mind. He made up the story to help the family even though he knew his allies sounds legit. It's total bs. And personally i get a little peace of mind knowing that roger got six and a half years. Add onto his sentence after polling such a heinous stunt. Is it bad to say thank god. Thank god okay. Cool after this whole mess with roger and the false lead law enforcement or once again just left with a bunch of loose ends without any solid information to help them narrow down the investigation. They keep trying to investigate. And by nineteen ninety four. This is six years now. after michaela i disappeared. Police have checked over. Fifteen thousand. Lease fifteen thousand. Oh my god and The investigations continue through the nineties and into the new millennium without any breakthroughs or progress. In nineteen ninety-seven timothy binsar got ninety thousand dollars in a settlement. After he sues the fairfield police department for defamation over being named a suspect in nicky's disappearance. And remember how i told you that police invited the media members to the search yeah so helpless sizing it like heavily backfired on the police which high. Maybe we don't see it today. Because tim's able to argue that the fairfield police ruined his reputation by painting him as a pedophile. And a child killer. The police ruined his reputation even though he was the one giving the press like these awful kid poems and taking journalists to graves in the middle of the night but since he was never arrested or charged with the crimes that he's being accused of like he was able to make a case and actually good case because in january of two thousand nine as creepy timothy is and who the heck knows what he's into police announced that a convicted pedophile named curtis dean anderson confessed to nikki's abduction and murder before he died in prison in two thousand seven and they said because of that they were closing her case and tim is no longer a suspect and two thousand nine hundred big year because not only does this happen but later that same year in august at a parole office in concord california and again just for context is like forty minutes north of hayward something incredible happens you see back in ninety one. Almost three years after michaela was taken another. Little girl was kidnapped in the same area. It was eleven year old. Jaycee.
"bay area" Discussed on Crime Junkie
"More they see this pattern developing like a girl goes missing from a town near interstate. Eighty in the east bay. And then what do you know. Good old timothy appears inserting himself in the investigation. Now the earliest record. I could find if this goes back to nineteen seventy eight when eleven-year-old year old. Tara causey vanished now. I wasn't able to find exactly what timothy did. In tara's case beyond being connected to the investigation by police and nothing in my research says what he did in the next five years but in nineteen eighty three. After five year old angela. Boo gay was kidnapped and found murdered a few days later. What do you know that's when timothy's behavior starts to get really out of line. Only do you mean that same. Abc news he's reported that timothy made frequent visits to angela's grave like enough visit. That people are noticing that he's like going there and more than that he liked to go there in the middle of the night. So how many times do you have to go for someone to notice that. You're there a lot in the middle of the night. Yeah that's not super normal for anyone. Anyone know five years later. In june of nineteen eighty-eight five months before michaela's taken a seven-year-old girl named amber swertz garcia went from her front yard in pinole california. This is about forty five minutes north of hayward where michaela lipped within three days. Wouldn't you know it. Tim turned up uninvited to talk to ambrose. Mom can and told her that he'd been out in the woods looking for her because he wanted be the one to bring her home. I don't like that. At all. No like i love a good samaritan but this is feeling wrong and i'm not but i kim thought maybe this guy was again just being a good samaritan or whatever but when she heard him refer to the search as quote looking for a dead body again the re days after she's missing like that was it for her. She wanted this guy gone but he kept trying to stay involved like literally. He called her for years after that. All my god now. A year later in nineteen eighty nine. He got arrested for harassing pair of young girls that he had lured into his van like apparently drove by this big boxy blue van kind of bang. So that's the car that trina saw the day that michaela was taken out. No yes so. He's got this big boxy blue van and michaela's we're looking for a totally different car. But i mean i think this is. Everyone's like literal worst nightmare on wheels because timothy covered the walls inside this van with pictures of children. We what's yeah and as this isn't creepy enough timothy also reached out to police and the fbi like before michaela disappeared in nineteen eighty eight. Here's what's so strange. He wrote a letter telling law enforcement that he thought the next girl to go missing would be nine years old or wouldn't you know it. Michaela was nine years old when she was taken right and it gets weirder because in nineteen ninety one days before four year old nikki vanished. Timothy sent the fbi a christmas card with a picture of a girl holding up one. Two three four fingers which is how old nikki was when she disappeared. Ryan i i want to say that this is just a weird coincidence and this guy is just a whack job making wild guesses but how is it happened twice and beyond that again to your point like okay you make one guess okay cool but to get it right twice you have to in my mind like no the girls ages. You have to like target them. You have to know things right. There's an element of almost stocking and planning and expecting to execute within even a certain amount of days. Yeah and here's the thing he's not just taunting family or law enforcement. This guy is putting himself square in front of media to you. He starts doing interviews with local papers and the things that he says. He reads his poetry to the media. Poetry about a job that he says he really loved at a crematorium where this tragedy he talks about having to deal with dead infant. Yeah i'm not reading you. Exit of homes which are gonna find as terrible as you can imagine now what is strange to me. But i mean shouldn't be a surprise when you learn everything about this guy. Is that instead of trying to use the press to make himself look less suspicious. He does something so bizarre and so strange. That one can't help but wonder almost if he's trying to get caught for something and then nineteen eighty s. La be very dark place. The same anna suspected in six to eight murders twenty five to thirty attacks. Californians have come to know him as the night stalker he someone that will go into a home and we'll kill crew was on to stop the madman. There was doing all this. Anyone could be a victim whereas evil in that man. Netflix presents the limited docu series night stalker the hunt for a serial killer a spellbinding true story of how one of the most notorious serial killers in american history was hunted down and brought to justice told through heroine first person interviews gripping archival footage and spectacular original photography. This four part series represents the definitive telling of this iconic la real life horror story nights. Docker the hunt for serial killer. Now streaming only on netflix by the early nineties journalist named linda. Goldstone got an interview with timothy. But not under normal circumstances. Timothy insists that if he's gonna talk linda has to come pick him up at four thirty in the morning which i'm sorry right. There is a hard no from me. Thank you very much. Just wait so. She picks them up at four thirty in the morning and he wants to be interviewed. Act the cemetery where angelou gay is berry and she does it. Oh my god day. Drive out there and timothy. As they're driving wants to play. Linda his favorite song called. Jesus here's another child to hold. And then when. Linda asked timothy what he thinks. Happened to. The girls after their abduction. Actually here but i want you.
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"People who work in these really dark spaces in one of the people she interviewed is someone from the fbi who works on their car team. Which is their child abduction rapid deployment team so like duck. They come in and this totally unrelated to our story. But i found so interesting is he said that actually yes. We have to go door to door. We have to talk to the registered sex offenders at the box. We have to check but statistically he said it's actually hardly ever those even in case of stranger abductions which i yeah. I mean to meet the first people. I would think that you'd be interested in. But yeah i see. What are we now. Learn something new everyday exactly now. This case gets a ton of attention in the local press. Partly because i think at the time again this is eight this was such a brazen cry. You know totally i mean. It's a stranger action in a public place in the middle of the morning. Total broad daylight right and stranger. Abductions are super super rare. Like i know we talked about so many because those tend to be the ones that go unsolved for so long and people in the true crime space here about these cases so much that you might think it's more prevalent than it really is with the national center for missing exploited. Children has a stat from michaela's era. That says out of the twenty three thousand eight hundred ninety nine. Children reported missing between nineteen eighty four and nineteen eighty-nine. Only five hundred. Eleven of those were actually stranger up. Duck shins wow yeah so because this case was like almost inconceivable at the time the media was all over it and the tip lines at the police have opened are flooded with calls about men believed to be like matches for the composite. Sketch or you know. People think someone they know is somehow involved. I mean literally. There're hundreds of phone calls every single day. And according to don martinez is piece in the san francisco. Examiner within a week. Police have over six hundred league to go on. No this is something we have talked about before. We're like getting so much. Information becomes a bit of like a double edged sword for police right to the point where these almost are getting overwhelmed right. You have all this information but it's so much it's hard to even begin to sift through it. Yeah you only have so many people so many man hours like you decide which is the legit ones which are gonna take you nowhere and they try and sort through than they try to go down the right track but weeks go by and one by one. The leads keep coming up empty. The search is all end up with nothing and within a month. Michaela's case is just beginning to stall the investigation eventually loses steam and within a year michaela's trail is totally cold. That is until another young girl. Goes missing episodes. Possible with squarespace. Ashley and i have a lot in common a birthday. 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That's squarespace dot com slash crime junkie. And when you're ready use offer code crime junkie. Three years after michaela vanished. Twenty eight nine thousand nine hundred ninety one in fairfield california. This is about an hour. North of hayward of four year. Old girl named amanda campbell gets her dad's permission to go down the street and play with one of her friends since her middle name is nicole and her family just called her nikki nikki. Is this really outspoken. Friendly kid who super cheerful now just like how michaela only recently got allowed to go to the grocery store with her friends. Nikki's parents have just started letting her and her brother matthew do things like ride their bike around the block so as long as they're like together they can do it now on this particular day nikki rides with matthew for a little while and then at around four thirty that afternoon. Nikki leaves home on bike alone without her brother. But she never makes it to her friend's house like she's supposed to according to the san bernardino county son. Nicky's bike is found that same evening near a gate leading to a vacant lot around the corner from her house. But there is no trace anywhere around of nikki. Pretty much right from the start. The search for nikki is she. You like fbi's here within two days but there's nothing for them to go. No witnesses no leads just a missing girl and her abandoned bike but at some point during the investigation police wind that girl who lives in his neighborhood has been getting some pretty weird attention lately. Wait what do you mean so this other girl is in named in any of the sources that i read probably because she's twelve years old but abc news reported that her parents had called the police a couple of months before nikki vanished and said that their daughter had been getting mail from a strange man. Now this guy's name is timothy. been jenner. he's clearly like signing at. Are they found out who he was. And he's forty three years old and even though he doesn't know the twelve year old girl or her family. He's been writing hard these letters that are like all backwards and like i say backwards. Not like they're like weird or strange like you literally have to hold them up to a mere to read though like literally written backward literally backwards. Yeah as police look closer at tennessee. They keep finding more and more inappropriate behavior towards underage girls. He has a job at a sewage treatment. Plant they learn and he's been using his position to access confidential address information so that he can send birthday cards whole the bay area two girls. He's never met. Don't like that in. No one likes that and when police ask him about it. They're like hey buddy like what's this about. No normal man. Does this and timothy says that he does it because he thinks these girls are quote unquote lonely. Which how would he know. He doesn't even know them because he's a creek. Come like they're not lonely. And just wait so. Remember how i told you. The community in hayward really like rallied around the garrett family after michaela was abducted. Yeah yes so one of the people who was part of that rally who came to their house the very same day back in nineteen eighty eight was timothy. been jenner. no yes mccullough's mom. Sharon actually wrote about this on her blog seeker's road but she clearly remembers him being there and she told. Abc news that he brought his own map and showed her where he wanted to go. Look for michaela. So now with this timothy been link kind of popping up in both nicky and michaela's disappearance police. Start to wonder if there's a connection between timothy in these missing girls and the more they look into timothy's past the.
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"On the morning of november nineteenth nineteen eighty eight and hayward california bay area. A young girl named trina is getting super excited. It is the first day of thanksgiving break. And she's hoping that she'll get to hang out with her best friend in the whole world michaela joy garrett the nine years old. They're in fourth grade and they've been feeling open. We're like grown-ups lately. Because every once in a while they're allowed to go to the grocery store alone without their parents having only been allowed to do this since the summer. But it's like a big deal. Yeah i mean. I remember like what when we were in fourth grade ever being able to nineteen ninety nine. Sure sure but if i hear clips everywhere but being like walk to a friend's house or a neighbor's house by yourself is like oh we're thinking ahead and now the independent fell amazing. So trina calls michaela after breakfast hoping that since its break. It's a nice day. Michaela's mom sharon will let michaela go with her to the rainbow market. Which is on mission boulevard. It's less than like a quarter of a mile from the kayla's house and sure enough. Sharon says yes since michaela lives right around the corner. She comes over with five dollars from her mom so they can go by whatever they want all that freedom. According to diana walsh's piece in the san francisco examiner they decided to take scooters to the market so troas brother lens his scooter michaela while trina rights hers and the girls head off they get to the store and they leave their scooters while they go in and buy some treats like sodas candy beef jerky not only vacation. Breakfast of champions. But i'm pretty sure that's all we eight when we were. I'm pretty shocked. All we ate growing up we lived. Beef jerky true. Trina and michaela head out of the store with their food and they're kind of like laughing talking getting caught up in just like hanging out with their best friend on this break and they're so caught up that they realize they're walking and totally forgot about their scooters so when they remember they like go back to get them and michaela's scooter is in there right where she left it. There's trina trainers but no michaela's now neither one of them wanna go back and explain to us. Brother that the scooter mikhael borrowed is missing or stolen. So the girls decide to split up and look for someone must have taken it. Someone must have moved it. Hopefully it's still around nearby. So trina goes one way. Michaela goes the other and shortly after they split. This is like ten fifteen in the morning at this quaint. Trina here something that makes her heart to rock. She hears her best friend screaming. Trina looks up and she's frozen with fear as she watches a strange man. Grab a still screaming. Michaela around her waist toss her in the back seat of a car and speed off down mission boulevard heading south towards union city. Trina runs into the rainbow market and tells one of the cashiers. What happened and the cashier calls nine. One one right away and local law enforcement mobilized to try and find michaela now luckily for them. The woman who calls nine one one four. Trina says that she saw the man who grabbed michaela drive by earlier in the day and as soon as police arrive at the market. She's able to give them a description. She says the man was white. He was in his thirties with this big mustache and she said he was driving. Maybe this like burgundy colored har. She can't say anything about a maker a model now minnesota terrible right. I mean it's a starting point. But as i was researching i found. Another description of the suspect dated november. Twenty just the day. After michaela's abduction this description from walt gibbs piece in the san francisco examiner says that the suspect is younger. Twenty and twenty eight years old tall and skinny with pimples face and dirty blond hair now this piece goes on to say that police believed the man has a mustache but the article mentions that michaela's mom sharon isn't so sure that that's true at all. Why not article doesn't say according to the mercury news. Though i guess for the first couple of days police had gone with the first description of the suspect the one. He's older with the mustache. Okay but i guess. I don't even understand how there's that much confusion this early on in this case. Which description is right. We'll from what i can tell. Police believe that the one this correct is actually the second one. That guy with blond hair pimples. Face from what i can tell. They went with the first one from the market clerk until they interview. Trina and somehow through her interview. They realized that the woman from the rainbow market was actually describing the wrong person and apparently they found that it couldn't have been that man who kidnapped michaela. No nothing in my research says when exactly this conversation happens or why police wait a couple of days before talking to her but once they do they feel like they're really able to nail down that second description the more accurate description and revise telling the public so they say there's no mustache. The man's skin problems go beyond. Just a few pimples. Actually they say. He's got like noticeably bad. Acne that's been described. Almost like boils on his face with pockmarks and scars so using this new description from trina. They put together a composite. Sketch and here. I am going to send this to you. And if you want to kind of give the listeners. A little bit of a description so the sketch has of like you said younger male. He has kind of a longish face. You can definitely see a few like like you. Said like pimples or pockmarks or acne scars. I mean it's just a pencil drawing in a newspaper. From what i hear you. So it's hard to determine what's like shading and what's copy you know debris in what's actually in the drying but he has this kind of long stringy looking blonde hair right so if the polices first description of the suspect was wrong. Then what about the car yes. The car description is actually wrong to. It's not burgundy. They say that the car that they really want to be looking for is either like tan or beige or gold like somewhere in that color family which is completely different than burgundy completely which again. I don't think people miss saw things. I think they're looking at two completely different people in completely different cars right right. Would they are able to say though about the car is that it's an older four door sedan. That looks pretty. Beat up but again just like the burgundy car no one knows with the make or model might be despite losing valuable time looking for the wrong suspect in the wrong car. The first couple of days of the investigation aren't a total loss and by sunday. Night michaela's family and a small army of volunteers managed to hand out over fifty thousand missing person fliers with her picture on them in and around the bay area. The sbi joins in on the investigation sometime over the weekend and together with local law enforcement. They do multiple aerial searches with planes and helicopters looking for any sign of michaela police and the fbi even spend the next week checking out local mechanic shops and scrap yards all over hayward looking for that car thinking maybe somebody like ditched it or again it was like old maybe broke down the interview tons of potential witnesses. All over michaela's neighborhood. We're talking adults kids. Everybody and law enforcement also questions registered sex offenders nearby. Which just as a note we actually have this new show coming out called dark arenas where. Delia has gone an interview..
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"Or up to several days. But that depends on a lot of different factors like environmental conditions. What kind of surface? It is how warm it is in the room the humidity so it's a little hard to say right now. Exactly how long will ask so? You know my instinct would just be cleaned the DOORKNOB if possible or not. Touch it with my hand. And what about the air? We have a question about Ken. The virus linger in the air. Let's say you get out of an elevator and somebody writing before you had corona virus. Yeah this is an area that sort of up for debate right now. There have been some preliminary studies that show. Ronna virus can linger in the air for a couple of hours but those studies haven't been pure reviewed yet and so I think in general folks. Just have to take as much precaution as possible and really practice those social distancing measures have been recommended by the CDC and other public health officials. So the next question is is there a way we can see what neighborhoods people with virus are located in? So we can know where to be the most careful. I think that might be the wrong way to look at it. We know not very much testing has been done. At least not a sufficient amount of testing has been done. We should be looking at it as how to follow best practices all over the bay area. So whether you're in the hate or if you're in so much like you should follow the same health practices that you would anywhere else. Even as people are trying to move around less were still moving around a lot. You know someone who woke up in The Hague who you know may have gone to. I don't know a farmer's market in Palo Alto later in the week you know quickly could could move somethin' from one place to another. I think one of their issue is you know a lot of people potentially could have it. Who aren't getting tested. Especially if you know you're a healthier person and you're not exhibiting some of the more severe symptoms. This virus can also be symptomatic so you could have it and have no symptoms so I think that we all just have to act with an abundance of caution and like I said before not necessarily just for us but for the other people in our lives who are immuno-compromised who are over the age of sixty who could have a really negative reaction to this virus if they got it. Let's talk about the people who are currently experiencing some kind of illness Maybe it's cold. Maybe it's the flu. Maybe it's corona virus. One listener wants to know. Why can't I get tested for the virus? There just aren't enough test to go around. I mean that's the short answer. Is You know we've heard a lot recently about the CDC and other struggling to get enough test to test folks who are showing symptoms of Corona virus. So that's one of the reasons I think if folks are sick they can follow some basic guidelines. Which is stay home? We'll start there stay home. Don't go to work. Try Not to go like a lot of interactions with other people and then getting contact with your primary care. Doctor Tell them what your symptoms are. Tell them where you've been. Tell them who you've been in contact with. And then they can help make that assessment for you just taking really slow and deliberate of steps at that. Point might be the best way to go forward. A lot of workplaces are sending employees home for two weeks. You know saying everyone. We're GONNA work from home for the next two weeks. What is it about two weeks that is kind of wise? It become this sort of standard amount of time. Yes so I think in part is that this virus has a fourteen day incubation period. So at the end of those two weeks folks should know whether or not they're sick and be able to take appropriate action but I think the real answer is that fourteen days is conservative. And it's sort of A. We're going to try this for fourteen days and see how it goes and then if they need to extend the amount of time that folks are kept out of work. They likely well. That's that's totally my conjecture. But nobody wants to send workers home for a month or two months and there's also a thought that the krona virus could be like the flu which tends to clear up in the spring and summer months and I think a lot of people are hoping that the corona virus will do the same thing and that by the time we hit April. May It will have dissipated. I WanNa talk a little bit also about what's happening here in the bay area like what our communities and governments doing to to help. Stop the spread of this thing. Yeah so as of the time a recording this Oakland San Francisco and Santa Clara counties. Have all band large events of more than a thousand people I mean basketball games concerts performances and other big public events will not be taking place for a certain period of time. And that's really to keep the virus from spreading between large groups of people and then we've also seen a lot of recommendations by local governments to really practice social distancing you know they're encouraging telecommuting and San Francisco recently There was a proposed package of legislation from the Board of supervisors which would help out with some of the lost money. While people are out of work it would try to put a moratorium on fictions to prevent people from becoming une housed and then San Francisco has also set up some quarantine sites for homeless residents so that they can have a location ago too. If it's found that they have contracted the novel coronavirus. Now we have a number of listeners. Who are looking at what's happening in Italy and what happened in Wuhan and wondering you know could have time come where we would be quarantined. It's hard to say it's kind of hard to imagine you know when I saw this question. I my first response was no of course not but then as I looked into it. I I saw federal official saying you know. They don't believe that that's what's going to happen. But they can't take anything off the table right now on a day by day basis. It seems like the cases are growing. But that's something that we expect it to happen. As the testing capacity grew we knew that more cases would be confirmed. This story is moving. It's fluid and we'll have to wait and see right and you know you're covering this you know so closely that right now. I'm are there any precautions that you are taking personally? So I'm participating in social distancing. I've been working from home. I have been washing my hands much longer and much more frequently. Every time I get home from being outside at all I wash my hands. I've been doing more skype calls and facetime calls with friends which is a little odd. But it's one way that helps me prevent from feeling isolated from my community and then I'm just trying to be you know mindful of of what I touch who I interact with to make sure that I'm not spreading anything around at this point. It seems like those are the best steps that we can take. So I've been taking those steps hygiene hygiene hygiene. Yeah my hands are very dry now though we do have one last question and perhaps it's a silly one but I'm thinking about everyone you know sitting at their house trying to figure out what to do. Anonymous wants to know. Does ALCOHOL CURE CORONA VIRUS. Unfortunately it does not. Wouldn't that be a fun solution? But it does not cause or cure corona virus. Alright well Michelle Wiley. Thank you so so much for taking the time to talk with us today and yeah sharing everything. No yeah thank you as you can see. There's still a lot of uncertainty about this virus and what will happen in coming weeks and months. My big takeaways from this episode were lay low. Wash your hands and remember that. Even if you're healthy or you think you're healthy. It's in the interest of overall public health for you to keep some distance from others. We're going to keep answering your questions at kqed.org and we'll share updates online as we learn new things about the krona virus followed Kikuchi on social media were at Cuny on facebook. Twitter and instagram is episodes produced by a Saul Asana Poor Katie McMoran and me Olivia Allen. Price big thanks to reporter Michelle Wiley for her expertise and to all the question asker who helped shape this show. Bay Curious is made in San Francisco at member supported cake. I'm Alan price thanks..
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"We are too. We're going to answer some of your questions today. But first a quick look back at how we got where we are in the bay area right now. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a case of novel Corona Virus in California. The number of novel Corona Virus Cases Continues To rise San Francisco officials have announced the first two cases among city residents one hundred and fifty seven. That's the number of confirmed corona virus cases in California reported by state public health officials to effectively retained. The virus. Thousands of people need to be tested every day. That is not happening in California anywhere in the country right. What these emergencies highlight is our basic failure of our system to serve the most vulnerable among us people who are older who have underlying chronic health conditions homeless populations the biggest thing that the see anybody has said is hygiene hygiene. I G Santa Clara County has announced a ban on public gatherings of more than a thousand people for the next three weeks in response to the virus. What happens if for example? I feel sick and call the public health department to ask for advice. Have you returned from Italy? Have you returned from Japan? Who Have you talked to? Who Have you been in close contact with? Is it is. It's extremely concerning. So that's why we should be trying to take this seriously. It's been pretty intense yesterday. The World Health Organization announced that couvert nineteen is officially a pandemic more than one hundred. Twenty thousand people are infected worldwide. Here in the bay area. We've got ninety nine confirmed cases at the time of this recording and so far three people in the state have died. This news is scary. And if you're like me you're trying to figure out how to protect yourself and those around you. You're trying to figure out. Where is the line between overreacting and under reacting ultimately there are a lot of known to this thing I can't promise you the depths or certainty of answers that we usually try to give you here on Bay curious but we're going to tell you everything we do know about the virus right now but how it's transmitted about what you should do about travel plans? And how governments are responding. We'll get into it right after this support for bay curious comes from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company family owned operated and argued over since nineteen eighty reminding listeners to think for themselves but drink with others. Sierra NEVADA DOT COM. We've been taking your questions about coronavirus and compiling answers at K. Q. E. D. Dot Org for a few weeks now Katie's Michelle Wiley is focused solely on answering some of those questions so we welcome Michelle now. Hey Michelle Hey. There's a lot of information that circling out there and it just feels like everything is changing so rapidly. How are you covering this? Someone who's trying to answer listener questions you know every day. It's just following those changes as fast as I can. You know there's a lot of information and it's coming from a lot of different places so in some way I feel pretty akin to our listeners. Being like what is going on I don't I'm hearing one thing from this place. One thing from this other place. I'm just trying to tackle it. You know one day one question at a time and I know for a while when people were talking about Corona Virus. They would say oh. Your risk of dying from influenza is greater than Corona virus. Everyone's overreacting about this. But it definitely feels like in the past week at least here in the Bay Area. Things have have shifted and people are really taking it more seriously. Why is this virus worse than the flu or a regular cold so I think when it comes to talking about better or worse should really think about it more as known and unknown when it comes to diseases like colds or the flu? We do know a fair amount about those diseases. We kind of know what time of year they tend to crop up. We have a vaccine for the flu but when it comes to a corona virus. We don't really know very much you know we. We're not sure if it's going to continue on into the spring and summer months we don't have a vaccine for it so there's just a lot that we don't know right now so. I want to dive into some of these audience questions. This first one comes from Alan Kay and he wants to know like what about riding on a bus with other people. You if you are still going to work. How do you get there on public transit safely for writing on public transportation? General Best Practices apply. So make sure you're washing your hands. Make sure you using hand sanitizer and try not to touch your face after you've touched public spaces you know. Many public transit agencies have upped their cleaning cycles. So Bart is now going through the entire train. After it completes each Lupin workers disinfect any area writer might touch so like the hand loops that you hold onto Any sort of bar you might hold onto near the doors really any area humane touch and then Muny officials also say their equipment is being cleaned daily. You know that can offer some comfort but really. It's only as clean as the last person who touched it. I think another thing that folks can take a little solace from is because ridership is down. Bart spokeswoman Militia Tro says there's a lot of space on there we don't have as much crowding and what that means is you're able to have that arm's distance space between you and someone else. We don't normally have that luxury. We have crowding during peak commute times but because we have experienced a drop in ridership you can make sure that your an arm's distance link from someone yeah. I can vouch that I rode into work yesterday. And it just felt like they were like half the people of normal okay so this next question comes from a listener. Amy and she writes. I'm a wedding photographer. And I go to a couple weddings all over the bay area every month to work. Should I cancel my work? Or what kind of precaution should I take? So as of Wednesday morning San Francisco officials did announce that they will issue a public order that will prohibit large events of a thousand people or more. So you know. If this person's worked isn't fall into that category it really depends on what they're comfortable with. And what their health status is. If you decide to go to work make sure you wash your hands. Frequently try to carry hand sanitizer and maintain some distance between yourself and others. It's one of the best ways you can keep herself and others safe. People have mentioned at risk populations. What makes somebody at risk? Big At risk populations are folks over sixty and anyone who's immuno-compromised so part of the concerns that folks have is that you know if you're a particularly healthy person you might not have an issue catching corona virus. But you could bring it back to folks who could get seriously. Ill even die from catching it. So you just want to be really careful not only for your own health and wellbeing but for the health and wellbeing of your whole community that you're not getting corona virus and spreading it another category that we've got a lot of questions in is travel. A lot of people have travel plans coming up. They want to know what to do with them. One person wrote in and they have plans currently to fly from OAKLAND TO ATLANTA ON MARCH. Twenty first and wants to know. Should I cancel? What are the risks of being on a plane with in the US for an extended period of time so he spoke with officials at the Oakland Airport in San Francisco airport and they say this time passengers should expect serve normal operations at the airport? Both have up to their cleanings quite significantly. I think the San Francisco airport has months of cleaner. They're like stockpiling to make sure that they have enough for the long haul. Essentially so there's more handwashing stations there. You should see more hand. Sanitizing stations there as well as increased cleaning staff so for this person. Who's traveling to Atlanta? I'd say you know it really depends on what you're comfortable with. And if you're comfortable traveling as oppose spokesman Geico says the best thing folks can do is just follow good hygiene practices. You're touching something that might have been touched by other people. Wash your hands. If you're unable to wash your hands use hand sanitizer. You can't do that. Avoid touching your eyes your nose or your mouth because that's really how. How a lot of types of colds and Flus Corona viruses are transmitted. One tip that we spoke about on the phone was you should try and bring a small container of hand sanitizer in your carry on that way. You don't have to get and go to the bathroom as frequently can kinda sanitize on the go at your own pace so I guess staying on sort of the same track of of airplanes. Another listener wants to know. Does it seem likely that airplanes are going to be treated like cruise ships? Are where if somebody on. Boorda's found to be sick. Maybe you know after the travel that all passengers could be quarantined. I think at this point. It's a little hard to say. So according to the CDC's guidelines if someone on board an aircraft is sick or thought to have the novel Corona Virus Airline staff are instructed to separate them from other passengers of possible provide them face mask and then once the plane lands the CDC will conduct an assessment and determine if folks who were on the plane with them need to be quarantined and of course that assessment will generally consist of is it really krona virus or is it some other illness that looks like chronic virus. I think at this point. It's probably unlikely that airplanes will be treated like cruise ships just in part because of the way that people are transported. How many people are transported? But it's Kinda hard to rule anything out and the next set of questions has to do with transmission so this listener asks if an infected person touches a doorknob. How long does the virus last on that? Doorknob stay suggests. Corona virus may persist on surfaces for a few hours.
"bay area" Discussed on Martha Runs the World Podcast
"All of it? Wow Yeah in two thousand sixteen I circumnavigated Bay Area Ridge. Shell and I did it Just as far as with groups of friends so they're sections that I thought that high that Iran. I'm originally runner or anything. I running of the different channels here in the bay area. Since nineteen ninety three was my high school cross country team and over time it just became a passion Just love to protect these different trials that I enjoy Scarring through running. So I became a board member on the retrial and during the time period I was also circumnavigating and it was signing a each time I hiked or ran or bike Segment I always thought it was my most favorite section of the route trial so a lot of people that's kind of where the question of what's your favorite section gender your favorite view. Because every time I discovered a new section something amazing about it that I hadn't experienced in the past it made it Really easy and what was also neat about circumnavigating. The retrial is just accessibility so a lot of it was just maybe forty five minutes in a different direction so it was a lot more accessible. Looked when you kind of look at the whole big map and I was just able to switch up Maya Saturday. Ron Go someplace new so yeah so. I didn't in Less than nine and what I did is just took those moments of time that I had free To do a section of it but with people are considering of coming circumnavigators. I really think you don't have to do it in a year. Two years or three years really think about what type of experienced with light on the retrial. It could be anything from Ryan to photography to have a new spot height with your hiking group. And just get out there making your own experience when you start hiking at you. Just really searching realized the diversity of the bay area in topography and they're so much more than Trials in your backyard. Even though they're amazing beautiful old airs these experiences that are just down the road. That are completely different. Yeah Yeah it is. We can be get ten minutes away from our house. We can be out in the wilderness. It yes it's that. Yeah you're in the city and just captured a perfectly. You're literally in the city stuck in traffic and then ten minutes way. You feel like you're the only person out there. Sometimes you might only personnel on. Yeah it's it's true it's true you are the more remote and get less old and I. It really gives you. I think perspective and what we're finding out now through research is that outdoor time is really great for your health and it's now becoming a prescription from some doctors people to enjoy the outdoors. Absolutely well I wanNA thank you so much for being on the show. This is great. This makes me WANNA go out and get up to Mount Tam Right now but after the weekend But thank you very very much for being on the show and I hope this speech in the bay area more involved and visitors who come to the bay area they can check it out and visit some of the trails. I can't wait to see all the new additions to the Ridge trail this year and in the years to come and hopefully in the near future will see a complete yes. Well I'm excited when it does complete I hope that as far as all being able to be there for the dedication and walk saddened segment absolutely and thank you so much for being on the show and I hope you have an excellent week and Talk to you soon. All right bye okay bye. Thank you so much Luana. It was a real pleasure to have you on the show. I learned so much about that wonderful trail that we have. We're so lucky to have that here. I will have all the links for the Bay Area Ridge trail on the website. I also and something that a lot and I talked after the interview is that the Pacific coast trail runs at one of the trail run race. Companies Sponsors a Bay Bay Area Ridge race series. They had I think they have to three different races throughout the year for the Bay Area Ridge trail and it goes on parts of the rich drill. I've done one of them. I did the thirty seven. K that goes from the San Francisco because from Baker Beach and San Francisco and that goes over the bridge and then he goes out and then ends at Stinson Beach. So I've done that distance. It's really fun. It was a great race. They also have one at East Bay and I believe there is one in the South Bay too. But I'm not sure about that. But I'll put their link on the website too so you can check it out and do one of those races. They are wonderfully run. They're excellent race company. You will have a great time very fun. People run those races and volunteer work at those races. It's just a lot of fun. You will not regret it now. The thing that she mentioned is a barrier bear bait. Can I talk berry? Esa Bart Station? It's not open yet. Bart Bay Area Rapid Transit. It's our train station. It's like a quote unquote rapid train. That goes all all around. Most of the bay it's It's not that fast. Not really and they're not that fast. As far as building new stations. They usually are very late. They never come in within schedule. So there is one in northern San Jose which is about time they should have had things down to San Jose. Sooner but there's a lot of politics especially when you get in the suburbs Barry Esa. Why am I having a hard time saying that? Berry? Esa Bart stations should be open soon and there is a trail right from that Bart station. That would be really fun to follow and it'd be like I said it'll be great to have a Bart Station in San Jose. Lots of stuff in San Jose for people see but we can't get to without Bart. We could take the the train the real trains but they're massively slow and wickedly overpriced all right. There's a lot in that and I'm not even going to get into because it's not about running asked me sometime. If you see me in person. Okay all the links will be on the website and you'll be able to see. What is the website? Martha the website is Martha runs the world dot com on the website as well you can donate to patriots. You could become a patriotic patron for dollar a month for three dollars a month for five dollars a month. Two.
"bay area" Discussed on Bay Curious
"For our love letter to the bay area. We sent producers Jessica check and Kiana Mocha down in the night of ideas at the San Francisco Public Library. What's happening today? We recorded interviews with about forty strangers. Asking them what makes them love the Bay area and what keeps them here. That's many of you reflected on moments when you were inspired by the striking natural beauty of this place. They went all the way to Nikko Kayaking at night. Pitch Black and as we start going out more and more as my eyes to the just dark the water around my Kayak starts glowing blue. The water out there is bioluminescence and you know I was just enjoying this amazing water. That was just read literally radiating blue and it made me think about all the Times that also were on inspiring three or four days. A week I swim in the Bay and it's such an incredible experience every time the first experience wasn't it was a little scary because it was cold and I was thinking too much about. Is this too cold? Am I GONNA get hypothermic? Is a Sea Lion GonNa bite me and you know and then I would hit a piece of seaweed and get freaked out and But after a few times you just feel like you're in another world in a world that's so much bigger than you. I love the ocean views. Eleven marine I love seeing the fog. I'm just GONNA say Carl. I don't really like you that much but I'm trying to love you. I always go over to Oakland to chase the sun. Coney has some of the best county parks in the whole United States and they even have senior citizen discount for parking so now that I'm retired. I just love hiking. I started walking into the Golden Gate Park and I ran into the Bison and the vice to the bay every part of the bay area offers something beautiful to see and experience. We also heard a lot of stories. About how the culture here has delighted. You take this story from one. Lopez who I moved to the bay area as a boy in nineteen eighty nine. When we first came to America we left Nicaragua for political reasons. And we got a cheap apartment in the mission and I didn't know this was going on but I woke up to all these sounds and Saturday morning and I look outside. And my dad's already looking outside. And there's all these beautiful grows half-naked so he was like happy. We made the right choice coming to America and I was still too young hundred fully understand but I saw how happy he wasn't looking good thing so so every year now we go off the city. Still like it's got a gold rush. Feel to it like there's still like you know you know technologists trying to make their fortune and You know and the bustle that comes with that and even now so the chaos that comes with all of that and there was just like a random guy is trying to talk to the United. I ignored him and then he wrote it down your beautiful and I was like oh so sweet and it's just like just random people showing appreciation just trying to be nice kind and there's actually a lot of people here that are like that. So opportunity has always been part of the story of the Bay area from native people who flourished in our climate to the thousands of immigrants both foreign and domestic who came in search of gold for so many of you. This place is still a beacon of opportunity for careers new beginnings a place to be yourself a mechanical engineer. The give me the best opportunity to develop my career. They give me the opportunity other countries probably would not have done would not have have a woman that the what I had in this country? I'm originally from France and I was bullied a lot there and I saw coming to the Berry as like in approach immunity to be like. Oh cool it's a new opportunity. Nobody would judge me and that's exactly what it was. I moved here when I was eighteen to be gay in public. The exception some people feel at home here and then there's the opportunity to be part of a diverse community. That's one of the things I was looking for when I moved here as a pilot or callers so you saw the Chinese culture the magic. I'm not no Honduran and all different cultures and just one single area. How Alto California always seem much more like home than Iowa for the Chinese food alone prayed? Just remember as a child being able to have Chinese food that tasted so different from anything you could get in the mid west. I actually was walking Lake Merritt one day on Saturday and they were having a women's March and it was like how a variety of women from all different backgrounds coming together and not just women it was also other gentlemen there will and so it was this powerful to see how passionate in deep people feel about equality Especially in current political climate. How certain groups and certain people get marginalized you WanNa to be somewhere where people are power for their passionate about that so it was a Gaza. Samis played back in the day when we were kids. She often said if I can take a pitcher out of Atlantic Ocean and that can sweeten that pitcher but I can't sweeten entire ocean all been like the lack in that community. Feel that I had the ability to impact the community. I can't do this macaroni level but I can do a small community so I in education. I really WANNA do. That was the first day when we brought our son to his elementary school and seeing the diversity and and the care of the teachers and the creativity of the teachers. That was a special moment when we asked about what specific moment made you love the bay area. A lot of the stories that we got were about moments that you felt pure joy this is cheesy but I love Dolores Park. I was just there this afternoon and it was beautiful and it was sunny and it was so warm its first side of the Munster candidate. Normally people will bring your dogs but you get all the cats and they're all just hanging out on the grass and looking very unsure about what's happening but enjoying it just like everybody else. The moment that I fell in love with the bay area was stepping into my first ecstatic. Dance the one in San Francisco is unique in that it's in an old Catholic church in the lower haight and all the pews have been doubt and it's now a skating rink which is beautiful but on Sundays. There's beautiful natural pouring in through the stained glass windows and at the front of the room as a DJ. And what I found was a room full of people expressing themselves in such beautiful ways. Staying here and loving. This place isn't always an easy choice. The Bay area has changed since last year. I came to know it. Anita Wong had to work through some tough stuff growing up here. I really just had to kind of a horrible horrible like highschool experience kind of had to deal with my best friend and she actually committed suicide when I was nineteen. I just didn't want to be here anymore. There's bad feelings about it but I you know I wanted to go to school and college somewhere else. Even my parents were here You know I'd have resisted really for a long time to come back but then now I'm thirty one so a lot older and I've moved it's different places across the country but I feel like I realized like my home and my heart is really in the bay area. I see how much the bay area has affected my family in terms of how many community members supporting my family and I felt like I couldn't take that away from them so I had to deal with the head of confront the bear again and I said. Okay you and I are GonNa work out our feelings. We're going to record to work out different problems and low and behold now I really I really love it I love being here and people are so much more you know really more me really like more genuine and so yeah well. My husband just passed away and so it's kind of bittersweet but in some way I feel he's still with me and still with my kids and so I'll always stay here because I feel close to him being here in the bay area even when you think about leaving imagining an easier life that you might lead somewhere. That's cheaper less complicated less crowded. Something brings you back. I moved to Sacramento but I do come back to the bay all the time because my friends are here. We'll come here just to like have coffee or lunch with them. Rethink about relocating. But it's nothing like Dorothy says. Police like home in San Francisco our home. I mean I never really wanted to leave. And it's it's kind of like it's my home. That's what I love about it. There were a lot of responses that we didn't have time to include in the episode today words from Bart Lovers Bridge Lovers Bicycle Lovers even traffic lovers. We're going to keep the love fest going for the next few weeks sharing more tidbits from you at the end of upcoming episodes. If you've got a story to share about why you love the Bay Area. A moment that sticks out in your mind visit bay curious dot org slash love letter. Thanks to everyone who we met at the night of ideas who was featured in our show. Today sleep shop won't hear alum. Genie Donkin Corey. Sarah Roberts Alicia Christie Simone for Lopez Temp Salvia. Meyer Lou Nicole. Someone or Lopez Lisa fattener Maurice Kyw Latisha Coal Nago Kayla Sharp Anita Wong Marva Kathleen. Valentine am I name is Luka this episode was produced by Jessica plot check with help from Kiana. Mokattam. I'm Alan. Price Bay. Curious is made in San Francisco at member supported cake..
"bay area" Discussed on Bay Curious
"The Bay area has gotten a lot of hate lately. Fox News did a five part series on how wretched it is here. Civilization itself is coming apart in San Francisco and are a few other recent headlines from the Mercury News Bay area. Traffic delays ranked second longest in nation from Bay area has the highest income inequality in California even are near and dear. Npr has come for us. San Francisco City streets strewn with trash needles and human feces. It's true the bay area has problems a lot of serious once but if we lose sight of what we're fighting for of what makes this place spectacular. Where does that leave US.
"bay area" Discussed on Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley
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"bay area" Discussed on Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley
"I love the music that making now of course but i don't i really wanna do it right and really really badly and i've thought about it a lot and that's honestly the music that i do wanna make and i kind of wanted like start making the music that i'm making now until we ease into like more experimental stuff like that and and also by the time that i can do that. I'll probably be older and old enough to really completely express myself the way i want to which will be really cool but why really. Why do you have to be old enough to express yourself the way that you want to do those. Oh i'm serious like like. I don't know you sound like my my niece sound like ito. Fudosan says this to me all the time. When we're writing <hes> he is is this writer that i work with <hes> but he sounds smart. Blah is i mean it's genuinely my decision because i don't want to bring it back to mary's got talent but that was my star and i do still have a lot of fans from <hes> that viewing right which is awesome and i hope they'll grow with me and stick with me and all of that but i feel like i those those people compared to the people who have picked up on me. Now are a little more cautious this with me on what i do and a little more easily just being like whoa changed the i think a little you bet so i think the main reason why feel like i have to wait so i can truly completely express myself and i do express myself. You know what i mean. Yeah <hes> is because i really i just feel like i have to just like really baby ever just dip. Everyone's toes in otherwise because if i did i could really do it right now but i feel like i don't know i just really feel like i could do it so right and i could also do it so wrong yeah if i do it right now. It's just going to be wrong wrong not the right timing. I don't have the right fan base right now. It's just i don't know where you said. No one knows you better than you. <hes> mhm no and i respect it too. I was just curious because i feel like right now. It's a really interesting time in the music industry where people are kind of really just a haunting in on mike just their truth. You know what i mean like. They're just expressing themselves in a really unique way and it's such an interesting time in the music industry that i feel like it's just a cool space right now. It's really cool yeah and i will be one with that cool space in the blink of an eye washer. That's awesome. I love loved that. I feel like you. You're so self aware you know yourself and what you want i._t. Know exactly what you're. I'm just waiting for the timing to be right. I'm just waiting to timing. It's it's i'm actually the timing is right like i'm doing it right now. Everything my little my little five year. Plan in my mind is like already and set with your so beautiful when we might time and this whole new campaign and this already is so much more me it feels so relieving if that's is that a word i don't know relieving to finally eh kind of stepped more into what i really love and kind of step away from. I don't wanna see the wrong thing. You you guys know yeah and like you said the people who have followed you since the show are growing with you exactly and like is it feels like the right time. It'll be the right exactly and i guess what i'm actually trying to say with this. Whole quote unquote process thing is more about less l. easing people into it. I don't know if that was the right thing to say but more about those people they don't know what's in my mind. You know. They don't know what i'm planning so the i'm not surprised when i make something because it's what i've been planning for so long but they don't know my plans. They don't know my dreams dreams so they'll be surprised so i kind of want to take them on on this journey so that they're kind of in my mind a little bit so that they're not as surprise or surprised in a good way like ooh kilolam she did it. You know what i mean and less like. What did she do yeah the house. People are going to be like so so excited because i think we're all fans are just like they're like want the best for you and like you know like no real fans who you want around supporting you are the one dan support yeah and they're going to be stoked about anything you put out through stokes joshua true well. Thank you so much for taking time. When you're tired and you're on tour you're going to make sure everybody gets your beautiful waste my time available right now and then you still have about three weeks on tour he so where can people go to get to get links all over social <hes> you can just google google grace federal toward tickets and google scotch a mayor de thank you becca next monday wounded the podcast. Can we do it in our figs. Yes we can get great. I actually think that we got the same. We did the accident. I think yeah we got the say so let's get it. Let's tell people what fix are so fakes are the most stylish <unk> cute flattering scrubs that i've ever seen in my line of work as a scrubbing podcast. 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I actually specifically ordered the gray pair because i knew that you would be like wanting you know. Normally we do bright colors but there's these things are so cute. Even though we aren't medical professionals i wear these pants around like they're panthers fan so q. like they're like joggers like leisure yeah and i like i feel i feel feel respected when i wear scrubs as long as no one asks me why i'm wearing scrubs. I'm actually ticked that. I wasn't wearing my figs. When i met teddy ullman oh me too she then what have been like yeah. I don't think so. I think she would've well yeah. She would have asked where you work or something well. The good thing about is that they have gift cards that are available to you so next time i'm your doctor. Nurse dentist dermatologist or pediatrician saves the day. Tell them thank you by sending them figs. 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"bay area" Discussed on Scrubbing In with Becca Tilley
"Radio and people's choice award winning podcast wow we are in san francisco. That's right whatever ebola happened to predictability. That's a full house. I'm like yeah do you not i wasn't a big full house. Person person okay well. What a moot point to start all right tanya. Tell us tell them where we are. Well we are at oracle. Oh park in san francisco. We are set. We have the cutest setup in the entire world <hes> at the cloud club which is is where we're doing the podcast and it's so cute yeah. It's located on the suite level. It's their brand new all inclusive premium lounge and a new way to premium cam yeah. This is so fancy yeah. It's like tanya you know is not a big sports girl. We could say but i feel tanya in the cloud club is this is the thriving yeah so yeah. We have literally the best view of the whole park up here. We have our little podcast set up right here. It's me tanya eastern daniels right here. I don't know if she has a mike but she's sitting here. There's nothing makes me happier than degnan now on a on a work trip. I'm very honored. I mean nothing makes me happier but i also wanna shout out on my own because i i did not bring the card with me and i want to get the names correct. We need a shout out brittany kelsey michelle and vanessa. I'm they are literally the sweetest sweetest humans on the planet. I have never seen a gift bag cuter in more personal and more personalized in my life. What was in yours okay so these scrubs the san francisco giants scrub tops which are like the cutest embarrassingly twinning today and i was like are we gonna wear them and she's like. I know you want to said let's put him on <hes> and then i had read starwars in there and then i had almond the roman packets and those little note on sand salt and then there was i know and then there was your favorite pop tarts. You're taker also that. I ate during our diet and took home with you. Yeah it's up. Mine had my favorite pop tarts cookies and cream. I had almonds and chocolate on them with a little note that said here's some almonds but with some chocolate because let's be real thoughtful. I can't get get over it. I had gummy bears because i love gummy bears the scrub top it was just the cutest i love things that are personalized and it was just it was really sweet and on our way over here at the airport i so i'm using my backup hydro flask because i peed in my my other one and i almost left my hydro flask at the airport in burbank and some nice human found it wherever i left it and brought the on the plane. My favorite thing is she comes out. Did you leave this hydro. Flask contains like yes. I lost my way. It was full. It was like biting. My tongue not be like yeah. She cheated or other one p._m. That one too i mean it's just really a great day. I know around so tanya we were on the southwest flight and you know those are not assigned seats so it's like you get a order with which you get on the plane and then you just like like it's like a free for all you pick your seat so i went ahead because i was late checking in i went ahead and purchased a spot at the front and i got the the seat that i wanted in tanya's like wool. Save me a seat which if you're a fellow nine person you know that that is the worst case scenario because confrontation. If someone comes to sit down i have to stand up and be like oh my friends sitting there or my friends in the bathroom and just try to live like lease the lease confrontational thing you have to do no 'cause like i had a good seat. I was exit row and that's what people want. Nobody wants to sit in the middle of zero. Which was where i was going to be shrew but it depending on how far back you were there was a chance so luckily no one came on humans at dow's like becca just tell him i went to the bathroom and i'll be back. I didn't have to do that and so an awkward confrontation sean with their you sit there and pray someone asks. I just go oh sorry and then then my friend comes back and i go in the stroller. Yeah i was thinking yeah. This happened and she comes back in the sea was taken aback. I tried we'll talk to you would probably be like connects. Sit there air. That's my friend. I totally would have yes. He told the girl that was sitting on the aisle. She's like that's my best friend. My best friend okay yeah yeah. That's using the middle seat because that's my best. She thought it was cute. I mean the chatting with her. The whole flight and we did some other things on the flight. We plan some things we did plan some things with mr senor. I mean in your letter lie. We did when you say and i'm again tomorrow. Wow i know. Do you feel butterflies thinking about seeing him. Do you feel butterflies things in your better i do. I'm like super tired so i'm <unk> hoping that i can sleep and rest up before tomorrow which i feel like it's not gonna happen but hey you'll make your make. It and i think i'll get adrenaline i._c._m. He brings on the adrenaline talked about something. Do we wanna go there. What did we talk about. So tanya decided you know she was going to plan. I told her it'd acute. She planned something. It's thursday by the way it's currently yeah and tomorrow's friday. Yeah is how the things go yeah and and that's when the second not second date but this and when the day is happening and i told her i was. I think you should plan something q. So we're thinking about what could you play in. That's cute. Well turns out. Signore has some similar eating habits as myself yeah. He's like half yeah yeah like he eats click he. It's like he's. He's more human. He's more normal like he'll eat healthy but then like not healthy. You consider yourself human. I met normal not normally but yeah he eats healthy but then he'll like dabble in not healthy things. Some things like pickup sticks yeah which is as a what yeah yeah yeah something like that not to share everything that i'm doing for this man okay okay so she's planning something cute and she said head should i have some sweatpants at my house for him like if he eats too much like nothing worse than just like being in jeans when you're like sitting on the cat and i feel bad because whenever we're hanging out like i'm always in my cosies and he's like in jeans. You know that would that that would be so cute. I think okay so freak you out. No no no no you can meet like. I've never had that happened well. We found that we found like less abrasive racist way to do it which i think is. It's really good. You want to tell us what it yeah so i'm gonna order on amazon a pair for myself myself and then accidentally order a bigger pair and she's like oh my gosh why did amos on me. This is when i really just needed this size. Oh it would you. Would you like these. Would you wanna put these yeah so then. It doesn't feel like she's made a drawer for him or anything like i'm clearing out a drawer. Here's is your toothbrush and his name printed on this. It's like mom your autograph seniora butterfly across yeah yeah yeah yeah butterfly would be casino cool berry pants burn good way. Though don't you think i think it's a really good move. Thank you i if i was a single man in had been on a very chill date with someone thinking arousing. She'd given me sweat but i mean i think you could say like i got these for you. I don't think geico dislike go rogue. I mean maybe i'm the wrong here. I don't think you have to do the whole like accidentally got his. I think he just go. I had the i got these k- free and put them in the closet. That's our long lost her again because he's been over before and i have an opera them so it's been over before so there's there's a precedent set yeah. Hey you over before you didn't have here okay. I don't know i mean i don't wanna be responsible goes wrong. No you'll be responsible. I think you i think q. Accidentally they sit in bigger. He's still keeping it keeping a cool breezy. Your another guy lessons here. The last guy left these here. That's probably frowned upon to go that way. Yeah i think i think you to be honest. I think either you're brian. I think if anything he'll be like that's so nice and if you want to be more cool than you do it that way. It just depends on your vibe girl or cute girls. I i know and here's the thing though i'm not cool girls much as i tried to pretend like you should do the amazon thing and then later in the night. I have confess funding. That's actually a good geico and i feel like he has that sense of humor. Totally yeah okay. That's a good call great. Yeah glad that we got that sorted out yeah. Maybe you'll meet him this weekend. Don't get my hopes up like that can happen. Should we just plan on. Maybe running into each other at like you know a local restaurant fancy meeting you here we are. Don't you think it should be like a plan thing. It should be a planned thing okay. I'm down for that i would love to what are you doing this weekend. I don't have really any plans. It's labor. The thing with labor day is that i want to go to the beach or to a pool but all of my options are going to be so filled with people strangers and i don't get the thrill from that actually at all i get the opposite of a thrill a chill. Oh yes so where does that leave. You just like me and my home probably eh but i'd be down to like maybe i could. Maybe go to the beach like a beach day if we found some good open space do oh. I got that paul. Ryan gave me a birthday present. He got me like those chairs and like the whole setup. I should do that this weekend. <hes> so cute yeah. I'll look into that. Maybe i could in order some for myself. No there's like multiples. It's like it's like made for people like a partner perfect day. Eight-day wow all right well. Those love plans coming together like that. Should we all just wear sweatpants from amazon. Yeah okay to the beach yeah yeah. We have a fun episode because we have a mantle today and we ask you all to ask some questions that you need to know from some dudes. I haven't looked over them but they're always really good when we do. This perfect and it's always always stuff where i don't. I am happy to give my opinion but i don't feel equipped as i am not equipped with some things. A man may have like a penis yeah but that shouldn't it really you know i mean that makes a difference i think but also the way our brains work are very different front as we as we have discovered in other situations so i think it's fun to kind of open it up for girls to asking good advice from from the guy side. We're not no. I'm in and i'm just san's song. Song is yeah well. I just find it so funny because it's like we give all this advice but like we're just like i mean yeah i mean i mean i i don't i. I feel like i give wisdom. You think i guess what are these people who do those who can't do teach so like there's that we had a huge response from the headphones. You know people having your phone your oh. I don't think i i saw one message for you. That agreed with you and there was a couple idea to say. There were a few peppered in. I want to bring up something. I noticed before we got on the plane. We're waiting for the plane two board and there's a young lady cenex tiny and she had ear buds in and she had her like food on the chinese food and she's like oh yeah uh hi mom and she's like she did not want should not talk to him but i was like well. There's there's a data point right there. I mean it's there wasn't really much of an argument. It was more just it was hard for me to just watch tania's view get trampled like it did but it was kind of like a no-brainer that was like i've never seen response like that ever. I really truly hate. I don't hate admitting when you're right but like this one was just like it was pretty good pretty overwhelming like i got messages of people like it seemed a little bit infuriated that i even do that because it's like when i get on a plane and have my headphones in starts talking like i feel there's rage internally in on the outside and just like yeah that's cool. I get some of those. I did get some of those messages. I loathe people like you. It's like oh but then i got some from other people that said that they like lay. Seek out people like me so it's really just the coin toss but but if they're seeking someone out like you they're not wearing headphones. That's that's true but no i did get some. That's that they wear headphones because they are shy but it was very it was like two or three say two two or three three hundred and i said don't talk to me. Passionate response yeah was we actually have a really exciting guest. We we have grace vander all on the episode she is..
"bay area" Discussed on Bay Curious
"This is bay curious, the podcast where he answer questions about the bay area. But one question we've never really answered, what is the bay area. I'm a Yellen price here in studio with Jessica plot check. Hello. So we've received this question a lot over the years. It's a phrase you see, and you hear all the time bay area, but what does it mean? You know, having grown up in the bay area, Mike concept is kind of what they discuss on the news. The official definition is the nine county definition. That's Kristen Goldthorpe of Fremont. She asked a question and she asked it because she and her nephew chase Ostermann have been fighting about it or if you're in an area where you see saltwater taster that the area, if you have a bridge, if you get fog because fog is from the bay in that's bay area for chase, Pleasanton is not the bay area because you can't see the bay from there which some people would find really upsetting. Now chasing Kristen aren't the only people who disagree. I went to the San Jose farmer's market a little while ago and asked a bunch of people there how they. They define the bay area and I got a bunch of different answers. There is like the capitol for like politics and like new laws or things that are happening at the most technologically advanced city and probably civilization or has ever seen going up and Morgan hill, and nobody knows where Morgan hill is by always had this feeling like, hey, like we're, we're part of the beer you to like, we can't. I know we're just farms and stuff, but we count all the people and events that happened that thick dewine. Now, yet ten months can find how you did the Bay. I don't have any good answers. I don't know soon. You might know we'll see what we can find. Part of what makes defining the region hard is we have three central cities, right? Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco. But for some even those cities are questionable like my roommate doesn't count San Jose, the biggest city in the region because so far it's not a long barked. Her idea of the bay area and chase says that it should belong to another region. Silicon Valley. Silicon Valley is definitely in the bay area. Yeah. But data analysts do sometimes groups San Francisco and Oakland as a separate metro area from San Jose, then how should we be thinking about this? Let's start with when we first started using the term. References to the San Francisco Bay area. I started showing up in the early nineteen hundreds, although the borders weren't consistent and sometimes included Santa Cruz and San Joaquin counties during and after World War Two is the region was growing very quickly. And a lot of the industrial development of the region was happening along the bay shoreline. This is a gun Turpin the regional planning director at spur a bay area civic organization. He says urban planners during World War Two looked at the region as nine counties, and that definition stuck the nine county definition that's Alameda contra Costa Marin Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara Solano and son Noma who that's a lot to remember. So we made you a jingle. Dale. Good luck getting that out of your head today. These counties include one hundred one cities about seven thousand square miles, an estimated seven point seven million people. And while the nine counties is what regional agencies us, that's not the final word. There's no kind of perfect definition of what a region is, but it really depends what it is trying to define. The boundaries might come down to why you're looking at the bay area. We could look at how the bay area is experienced as this region has gotten exorbitantly expensive. People continued to move further out both within those nine counties and then to adjacent counties. If you look at a map of where people are commuting from, you'll see lots of people coming from Stockton, Modesto, even Santa Cruz and Sacramento, meaning they are part of the bay area of hybrid. But at a certain point, if we just keep. Expanding and expanding doesn't the term start to lose its meaning? I mean, how much can seven point seven million people really have in common good point. Often when people talk about the bay area, they're talking about a cultural place and it does get really interesting if we try to draw borders using culture. For example, let's try to define it by food. Here's grace. Chung of cake. UD's bay area bites. You have Californian cuisine, which could be farm-to-table, but then you also have a lot of people bringing cuisines from different countries. There isn't one distinct flavor where kind of defined by how diverse our food is true. Hey, but what about sports dump nation? Wherever you find Golden State Warriors fans, maybe that's the bad. I actually liked that one, but you can definitely find fans out in Fresno or even city. Okay. Well, what about our music. Lynch. I'm glad you asked there are loads of rappers like forty who shout out the bay area.