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02 Mar 2020

A Former Overmedicated 90s Kid’s Message for Today’s Parents

by [REDACTED] By the time I went from elementary to junior high school in 2000, I had been on 8 different psychiatric medications, and as an adult I’m starting to get angry. I’m writing this anonymously because I don’t want to put my parents on blast. My parents were young

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28 Feb 2020

Wiener’s Green New Deal Pledge Conflicts with his Campaign Contributors

GUEST POST BY: IAN FIRSTENBERG As Election Day nears, candidates are solidifying policy proposals, hoping to bolster their platforms; for Scott Wiener, this came in the form of a recent pledge to support the Green New Deal. Originally proposed by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), it

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08 Nov 2021

How to Get $300+ Worth of Free Stuff at Rad Bay Area Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 37 delectable Bay Area eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, AND support local journalism. And all you gotta do is join the Broke-Ass Stuart Patreon for $10

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26 Feb 2020

San Francisco Eyes Additional Vehicle Triage Center Sites

By Jerold Chinn While it’s still too soon to report results for San Francisco’s first safe parking program for vehicle dwellers, officials have already begun eyeing additional sites to establish another vehicle triage center. The City’s Real Estate Division Director Andrico Penick told the Board of Supervisors Land Use and

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24 Feb 2020

Manchester as a Case Study in Gentrification-Weaponized Art

by Xan Holbrook As anyone who has read my work can intuit, I am an Englishman. Specifically, from Manchester. The story of Manchester is one of change. Ask anyone who sells apartments or business space around here and they’d trot out “rebirth” or “reinvention” but the point remains true. A

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24 Feb 2020

Your Witch Friends are Casting Spells with Their Orgasms

by Laurie Riihimaki From the astonishing tricks of Houdini to the spectacular world of Harry Potter, magic has always been a part of our society. The idea that something dazzling and unexpected could wondrously appear in our average existence is a concept that continuously blows our minds and makes our

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24 Feb 2020

What Brought Down the Boy Scouts?

by Kate Brunotts Amongst hundreds of open sexual assault cases, Boy Scouts of America has officially filed for bankruptcy. Boy Scouts, which serves as the largest scouting organization, is no stranger to controversy. Let’s take a look at how the collective’s problematic policies were bound to lead them astray.  Sexual

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24 Feb 2020

I’m Worried About Quaden Bayles

by [redacted] Last week a heartbreaking video of a 9-year-old kid in Australia went viral. His name was Quaden Bayles, and he was being bullied in school. He was sobbing on camera begging his mother to give him a knife so he could kill himself. The mother said that this

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21 Feb 2020

Jackie Fielder’s State Senate Campaign Puts Working People First

GUEST POST BY: IAN FIRSTENBERG The March 3rd California primary has garnered national attention as a contested and messy presidential race that could be solidified for the frontrunning Senator Bernie Sander. But all politics are local and as such, it’s important to pay attention to local officials as well as

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