Abraham Woodliff

19 Nov 2020

How the Vallejo Police Department Became the Most Violent in the Bay Area

This statement may surprise you, but Vallejo was fucked up before the San Francisco Chronicle and The New Yorker told you it was.  Before recent reporting began talking about the Vallejo Police Department’s ‘murder clique’, Vallejo suffered an insanely high rate of police misconduct and killings. While media attention and

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12 Nov 2020

The 6 Greatest Bay Area Rappers Of All Time

This article, like all the other great articles written about black music and culture, is written by a white guy who doesn’t make music. In other words, my opinion is ABSOLUTE FACT AND IF YOU DISAGREE… YOU’RE WRONG! This article is also being written during the anniversary month of the

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20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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27 Sep 2019

To Understand the East Bay, You Must First Understand San Pablo Avenue

The East Bay is nearly impossible to define as a whole. It’s a sprawling, urban area that includes two counties, two area codes and a population of over 2.7 million people. There is no one neighborhood or city that truly can encompass everything that the East Bay is. But there

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16 Sep 2019

The Bay Area’s Housing Crisis Could be Alleviated by developing Marin County

Marin County, the wealthiest of the North Bay’s four counties, and one of the wealthiest in the United States, is largely untouched, and undeveloped. As a result, Marin County is gorgeous. It has rolling hills that trail down from picturesque Mt. Tamalpais, redwood trees, miles of coastline on the Pacific,

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09 Aug 2019

Do You Know What the Actual Boundaries of The Bay Area Are?

You can’t ‘rep The Bay,’ if you don’t even know what it is. Everyone from The Bay loves to say they’re from “The Bay”. It’s almost a rite of passage. You’re not really from here if you haven’t obnoxiously shamed someone for their lack of ability to recite “Feeling Myself”

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01 Jul 2019

Why Does Contra Costa County Have So Many Nazis?

Contra Costa County has always been one of the hardest counties in the Bay Area to define. Some define it by its largest city, Concord – known for its direct view of Mt Diablo, thriving Latinx community, and multiple stops on the BART line. Others think of old, industrial Contra Costa – the part of the county stretching from San Pablo Bay in Richmond to the Carquinez Strait in Martinez – with its shoreline, military history and the majority of the Bay’s refineries.

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17 Jun 2019

Even Vallejo is Feeling the Ravages of Gentrification

Yes, not all suburbs are Walnut Creek or Palo Alto, some are filled with people who live by modest means, and even in these less-than-posh suburban landscapes, Bay Area gentrification can rear its ugly head.

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