Taking a break outside the Lex.

In the second edition of our Listen Loc@l, we bring you stories and sounds from the neighborhood — and slightly beyond. This month, we hear about Cesar Chavez elementary school’s fight  to keep its principal. We traipse across the Mission in search of cure for the common cold. We see how 90 bucks and two hours is enough for a new identity on Mission Street. And, we learn about a new effort in Bernal Heights to reward the community for keeping their money in the neighborhood.

These stories first appeared on North Gate Radio, a project of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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  1. I can’t figure it out. Do the powers that be who think firing the principal is a brilliant strategy for turning around a school assume that the parents in the school community are just dying to get rid of that principal? Or do they not give a flying **** what the school community thinks? Or does it not even occur to them that the school community should have any input? It so pains me that President Obama is one of the forces treating disadvantaged families with such disdain.