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It was a hell of a year. BrokeAssStuart.com, like many independent media outlets and small businesses were hanging on by our proverbial fingernails. In 2020 we realized that everything we got paid to promote had to do with going out into the community, and that was all over with. The only reason we could keep on publishing was due to the generosity of our readers, and several small journalism grants. So on behalf of our editorial staff and dozens of contributing writers, I would like thank the patrons and our young broke & beautiful readers out there that kept us afloat in 2020.

Here are our most read articles of 2020.  They made up a significant fraction of the 3.65 Million views on BrokeAssStuart.com over the last 12 months. You’ll see that it is a nice mixture of coverage related to COVID, protests, & small business.

With just under a 250k views, this interview with UCSF ER Doctor Nathan Teismann on the state of COVID in our Emergency rooms was our most read and shared article in 2020.  (A special thanks to Dr. Nate for donating his time to talk to us, to all the frontline workers out there working everyday to keep us safe)

BAY AREA CURVE STAYS FLATTENED, UCSF ER STAYS QUIET

By Alex Mak

As confirmed cases of COVID-19 surge in other cities in the US, the Bay Area is experiencing an incredibly low rate of new cases by comparison.  For example, as of March 30th, New York City has 33,768 confirmed COVID-19 cases while San Francisco has 340 confirmed cases….

USA COVID-19 confirmed cases heat map, as of March 30 2020,: reference: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

FENTANYL LACED COCAINE IS KILLING PEOPLE IN THE BAY AREA

By Broke-Ass Stuart

Seeing as New Year’s Eve is nearly here, and people will be partying their faces off on the last night of the year/decade, I figured it was really important to get this public service announcement out there:

DON’T do cocaine…

image from High Times

A HUGE LIST OF BAY AREA PROTESTS & RALLIES

By Broke-Ass Stuart

We are in the middle of something important right now. At this point, cities all across the nation, and the world, are  protesting daily against centuries of State violence against people of color. And we are seeing an incredible amount of Bay Area protests. It’s incredible to witness and even more thrilling to be part of. This is the time for people to decide which side they’re on, and it’s inspiring to see so many people join the fight against racism…

Bay Area Protests

HONOR YOUR MOM BY BAILING OUT SOMEONE ELSE’S FOR MOTHER’S DAY

By Broke-Ass Stuart

For the past couple years I’ve been doing something extra special for my mom on Mother’s Day. It’s not flowers, it’s not candy, it’s not even a card. I’ve been helping bail someone else’s mother out of jail. And I’ll be doing the same this year…

HOW TO BEHAVE IN A RESTAURANT DURING COVID

By The Bitchy Waiter

Congratulations! After spending weeks and weeks in a quarantine lockdown, some restaurants are reopening so you can finally go out and have someone cook your meal, serve it to you, and then clean up when you’re done…

MORE THAN 20 ‘GHOST KITCHENS’ ARE OPERATING OUT OF THIS DUMP IN SOUTH OF MARKET

By Joe Kukura

No one would ever order food from a place as dirty and depressing as this complete dump in SoMa, but no one knows they’re ordering food from this dirty and depressing complete dump in SoMa…

AROUND THE WORLD, WILD ANIMALS APPEARING ON CITY STREETS

By Alex Mak

Now that people across the world are sheltering in place, different local animals are becoming a bit more bold with their visits to urban areas.  Herds of Elephants in India, Pumas roaming Santiago Chile, herds of Ibex in Israel, swarms of rats in New Orleans,  and coyotes in San Francisco

 

OAKLAND TECH HIGH SCHOOL KIDS HOLD HUGE PEACEFUL MARCH, POLICE TEAR GAS THEM ANYWAY

By Joe Kukura

The Bay Area’s most profound peaceful march in response to ongoing police brutality was Monday’s inspiring George Floyd Solidarity March, organized by Oakland Tech high school students and pulled off safely and without a hitch…

COVID HAS CHANGED SOME CUSTOMERS FOR THE WORSE

By The Bitchy Waiter

Restaurant customers sure have changed over the last few months. When outdoor dining first became the new normal and restaurants could serve indoors at lower capacity levels, diners slowly ventured back out into the world, eager to eat a meal they didn’t prepare themselves and have it served by someone who would clean up after them…

A LIST OF BLACK OWNED RESTAURANTS IN THE BAY AREA

By Broke-Ass Stuart

By now you probably know why it’s important to support local businesses: they provide jobs and keep money in the community instead of it circulating out to support corporate profits and share holders. Plus, they act a genuine expression of local pride and passion while often providing a hub for community…

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Alex Mak - Managing Editor

Alex Mak - Managing Editor

I'm the managing editor here at Broke-Ass Stuart. I enjoy covering Bay Area News as well as writing about Arts, Culture & Nightlife (not so much nightlife anymore).

If you're a writer, artist, or performer who would like to get your work out there, or if you've got a great product or service to promote, we've got 120k social followers and really fun ways to reach them. We make noise for our partners, and for our community. alex at brokeassstuart.com

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