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Too many of our favorite Bay Area institutions have closed down in recent years. The good news is that plans on always being here for you. But we need your help to do so.

As you likely saw a couple weeks ago, I laid out just how expensive it is to run BAS. While we weren’t in danger of shutting down immediately, I explained just how precarious a situation BAS – and all independent journalism – is in.

And 76 people heard our call and joined the BAS Patreon. Alex, myself, and our team are SOOO thankful for all of you new Patrons as well as the existing ones.

We only need 24 more Patrons to hit our goal of 100 new subscribers by the end of the year.

Can you help us do that by joining the BAS Patreon?

Here’s the breakdown again of what my average monthly costs are to run BAS:

Writers and Editors: $3200 a month
Website Maintenance: $500 a month
Legal and Accounting: $350 a month
Technology (Mailchimp, web hosting, etc): $1000 a month

That’s over $5000 a month! And all that is before Alex and I get paid $2500 a month each. Yup, we both work full time doing BAS and can only afford to pay ourselves $2500 a month.

Will you join the BAS Patreon and help us reach our goal?

What Your Support Allows Us to Do

Here are just some of the things your support allows us to do every year:

  • Publish 700+ articles.
  • Get the word out about 150+ non-profits, charities, and fundraisers.
  • Pay dozens of writers and artists to create amazing things.
  • Promote 2000+ local events.

And here are some of the important stories we’ve told recently:

So please help us keep doing the awesome work we do. BAS has been here for you since 2004. With your help we’ll be here till 2034.

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.

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