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27 Feb 2019

The Green New Deal Isn’t Just Affordable, It’s Necessary Now

By Ryan Smith The Green New Deal resolution Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) have proposed has captured the attention of the American public like nothing else. The deal presents a sweeping vision for meeting the challenge of climate change by creating a more just, equitable and

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20 Feb 2019

Richmond Has Hella Culture

By Haley Pollock The Bay Area is well known for some its larger urban centers. San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley often steal the spotlight and have global name recognition. Tucked in here and there are dozens of tiny cities that completely fall under the radar. Most locals don’t

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18 Feb 2019

Is the New French Wine Bar & Retail Shop, Verjus, Worth the Hype?

Worth the Hype? is a column by longtime food and drink writer Geri Koeppel, who will check out bars and restaurants (some new, others popular or exceptional in some way) on her own dime and tell you whether she thinks they’re worth the hype or not. The deciding factor: Whether she’d go back and spend money again. She might not be exactly broke-ass, but she’s definitely cheap-ass and doesn’t put up with a rip-off.

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18 Feb 2019

Weed Delivery Gets the Green Light in California

Guest post by Kate Harveston As the old cliché goes, the most dangerous aspect of using marijuana remains being caught with it. With more states legalizing cannabis for medical or recreational purposes, law enforcement has struggled with establishing guidelines for what qualifies as intoxication behind the wheel. No definitive screening

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15 Feb 2019

New Mural by French Artist, JR, Shows San Francisco at its Best

Guest post by Shawn Saleme Early last year, the well known French artist and photographer JR, who is known around the world for his large scale urban works that address socio-economic and political issues, came to San Francisco to create a “portrait” of the city. Through his photography of individuals,

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12 Feb 2019

Young Politicians of Color You Should Get To Know

By Arbed Marie Cancel We can all agree that under this current Trump administration a lot of unfortunate truths have come to light. The increase of hate crimes and racial attacks, for one, are notable factors in today’s America. These issues have sparked more intrigue in politics for average Americans

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06 Feb 2019

Don’t Believe the Hype: An Economic Storm is Brewing

By Ryan Smith Everywhere you turn the constant refrain on the economy is everything is looking up.  Last night Donald Trump crowed from his State of the Union pulpit about how his policies have ushered in the greatest prosperity the United States has ever seen. JP Morgan Chase’s analysis of

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05 Feb 2019

To Be Gay, Gifted and Black

By Lyric Ishani It has been 55 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed to ensure the protection of minorities in America. Unfortunately, this legislation didn’t include the LGBTQ community. In 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes

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