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Guide to Charitable Giving

Don’t-miss events and opportunities for the year.

Wednesday’s Briefing: Historic Win for Democrats in Alabama; Republicans Rush to Pass Tax Cut for Rich and Corporations

Plus, Alameda City Council to consider 589-unit housing project.

Oaklanders Create a Toy-Book Combo for Kids

Industrial designer Erin Fong and writer and illustrator Kayla Taron introduce the Thingamatink and hope kids love it despite a lackluster TV debut.

The State of Local Giving

So far, so good, though nothing is certain. So be charitable.

Tuesday’s Briefing: SF Mayor Ed Lee Dies From Heart Attack; Oakland Strike Ends as Negotiations Continue

Plus, 27 million trees died in California in the past 13 months.

Stephanie Intelisano Creates Simple, Well-Crafted Pottery

An Oakland potter and mold maker infuses her pottery with patience.

Shop the KPFA’s Craneway Crafts Fair

The holiday-timed, juried arts-and-crafts show brings working artists and progressive radio together for a cause.

Monday’s Briefing: Oakland Workers and City Head to Mediation as Strike Continues; Thomas Fire Is 5th largest in State History

Plus, two lawmakers push to protect small cannabis farmers.

LimeBike Debuts Dockless Bikes in Alameda

The free bike-sharing program finds a fan but vandals have their say, too.

Choppy Seas for Boat Dwellers

A small live-aboard community in a picturesque setting in Richmond is facing huge rent hikes, while the harbor’s owners are looking at millions of dollars in upgrades.