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A Wobegon Exile Contemplates 40 Years of ‘A Prairie Home Companion’

July 4, 2014 | 9:00 am

A Wobegon Exile Contemplates 40 Years of ‘A Prairie Home Companion’

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First-person account by KQED producer recalls early days of the show and how it changed and evolved.

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Oakland A’s Pitcher Bob Welch Remembered

June 11, 2014 | 1:11 pm

Oakland A’s Pitcher Bob Welch Remembered

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Right-hander was Oakland’s ace in 1990, when he won the American League Cy Young Award.

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Oakland Stadium Update: Future Just a Little Less Hazy

April 30, 2014 | 9:31 am

Oakland Stadium Update: Future Just a Little Less Hazy

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A game of pro sports musical chairs appears less likely with new details of city’s stadium proposal.

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‘Mill Valley’ Songwriter Rita Abrams Looking for New Home

April 14, 2014 | 7:00 am

‘Mill Valley’ Songwriter Rita Abrams Looking for New Home

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Artist says she can’t afford to live in iconic Marin town that was subject of her bouncy 1970 hit song.

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Play Ball! A’s and Giants Fans Create Their Own T-Shirts

March 29, 2014 | 8:00 am

Play Ball! A’s and Giants Fans Create Their Own T-Shirts

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It’s all good-natured competitive fun as the baseball season gets underway next Monday.

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Want a Kitten With Your Latte? Cat Cafes Coming to Oakland, San Francisco

March 13, 2014 | 7:00 am

Want a Kitten With Your Latte? Cat Cafes Coming to Oakland, San Francisco

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Crowd-funded cafes are poised to copy successful establishments in Asia, particularly Japan.

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A’s Ballpark Update: Legal Moves and a Thorny Stadium Puzzle

March 10, 2014 | 6:30 am

A’s Ballpark Update: Legal Moves and a Thorny Stadium Puzzle

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A common problem: What do you do if the new place isn’t ready the day you have to leave the old one?

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Legislator Washes His Hands of Unpopular Restaurant Glove Law

February 25, 2014 | 8:12 am

Legislator Washes His Hands of Unpopular Restaurant Glove Law

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Bill’s author says the law hasn’t worked out as he intended. He wants to scrap it and try again.

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Wannabe Curlers ‘Hurry Hard’ to Bay Area Curling Club Clinics

February 21, 2014 | 8:30 am

Wannabe Curlers ‘Hurry Hard’ to Bay Area Curling Club Clinics

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Inspired by the Olympics, people are drawn to a sport that looks deceptively like light housekeeping.

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For Bay Area Sports Fans, 2013 Was Deja Vu All Over Again

January 2, 2014 | 9:30 am

For Bay Area Sports Fans, 2013 Was Deja Vu All Over Again

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2013 was a year in sports for Bay Area fans much like 2012, except that the Giants did not prevail.

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