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ALT 1053's Most Anticipated Albums Of 2019

2019 will feature new albums from some bands we haven't heard from in a little while. It'll be a big year in alternative music & this list will provide plenty of notes on music we can look forward to & give you an idea of the artists who will likely make a return to the Bay Area in the new... Read More

Metallica Makes $100k Donation To California Wildfire Relief

One year after Metallica headlined a benefit show at AT&T Park to help raise millions for north bay wildfire relief the legendary Bay Area rockers are once again stepping up to help. The band along with their All Within My Hands Foundation have pledged $50,000 each to the North Valley Community... Read More
14 July 2015 - Burbank, California - Jon Cryer. Warner Bros. Studio Tour Stage 48: Script to Screen Launch Event held at Warner Bros. Studios. Photo Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia

Jon Cryer To Play 'Lex Luthor' On CW's 'Supergirl'

Star of CBS' Two and Half Men and the classic teen movie Pretty In Pink , Jon Cryer has been cast to play Lex Luthor on The CW's Supergirl , according to Entertainment Weekly . Interesting casting as that Cryer played 'Lenny Luthor,' nephew to Gene Hackman's Luthor in Superman IV: The Quest for... Read More
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Bay Area Kelly-Moore Paint Stores Have Free N95 Masks

With the continuing poor air quality due to the fires, the N95 masks are in high demand. Bay Area Kelly-Moore Paint Stores are providing free masks with a limit of 5 masks per family. Masks are available at the following locations (while supplies last): Albany: 969 San Pablo Ave., Albany, CA 94706... Read More
The Golden Gate Bridge is obscured by smoke and haze from wildfires Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in this view from Fort Baker near Sausalito, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Cal-Stanford Big Game Postponed Because of Wildfire Smoke

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The annual Big Game between Stanford and California that had been scheduled for Saturday was postponed two weeks because of the unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area resulting from a wildfire some 150 miles to the north. Cal announced Friday that the game would be played Dec... Read More
SAN JOSE, CA - JULY 21: U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis speaks during a news conference following a tour of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority hybrid technology training program on July 21, 2011 in San Jose, California. Secretary of labor

Smoked-Filled Air Brings Free VTA Rides To South Bay

Due to the poor air quality plaguing the Bay Area, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is offering free rides on buses and light rail service on Friday. The unhealthy air conditions caused by the Camp Fire in Butte County has caused much of Northern California to shelter in place. But... Read More
Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd in 2012

Soundgarden Is Probably Done, But There's Music You Haven't Heard

Alice in Chains have had a successful career, even after the death of singer Layne Staley . Stone Temple Pilots have continued in the wake of frontman Scott Weiland 's passing, and even The Doors lingered on for a few years after the death of the irreplaceable Jim Morrison . But don’t expect... Read More
A newly 3D printed decoy head

FBI Re-Creates Decoy Heads Alcatraz Inmates Used In Escape

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Half a century after a notorious prison escape from Alcatraz Island, the FBI has created replicas of decoy heads that inmates used to distract guards from a plan that still captivates researchers and tourists. Authorities on Thursday unveiled 3D-printed copies of the decoys... Read More