Mitchell Duran

17 Sep 2021

They Came, They Saw, They Stole Our Catalytic Converters

My girlfriend didn’t want me to write this article about the plague of thieves and criminals stealing catalytic converters from unsuspecting drivers around the Bay Area, which have boomed from an average of 108 per month in 2018 to 2,347 December 2020, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Always

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24 Aug 2021

The Jazz Mobile Meets People Where They Are With Free Live Music

I was walking down Divisadero, back to work at Josey Baker where I shuttle bread to and fro. It’s a good job for someone who wants to keep their head down and to themselves. You see, I’ve been pretty overwhelmed with the existential weight of all the God-awful crap around

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04 Aug 2021

Hooray! The Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the Oakland & East Bay Beer Passport There’s no better way to explore Oakland and the East Bay than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 28 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 28 of the

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06 Aug 2021

The Low Water Levels of Lake Mendocino are Absolutely Frightening

When I was young, my father and I drove north to Lake Mendocino from the Bay Area two or three times a year. My sister would tag along sometimes with piles of homework on her lap while I studied some nerdy Final Fantasy videogame guide. Being kids, when Dad told

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03 Jun 2021

A New Morning, Life Returning to Normal

We were somewhere outside Manteca, California when I realized I didn’t have to worry anymore. My girlfriend and I had stopped for gas in one of those strip malls along the highway where every fast-food chain you could think of was ready to take your order. Hundreds of people in

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13 Mar 2021

What is DOGE Coin, and Why the Hell Should I Care?

You see the word DOGE and immediately think, how the hell do I say that? Is it like DOG-EEE with the hard G or DOH-GE with a little Homer Simpson and the soft G? You see the word DOG in there yet, that E changes things. That hanging vowel disrupts

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05 Mar 2021

What it’s like to be a Ghostwriter

As my days, weeks, and last year has gone, I woke to the construction violence outside my saw-dusted window. Usually, it’s too dark to see the hanging avocados or the flicker of parrots silhouette against Karl the Fog’s presence, making the sounds outside reign supreme. Just another day in Covid-19

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02 Jan 2021

A Very Covid San Francisco New Years

It was a sunny, crisp Wednesday afternoon after my bread delivery shift at Josey Baker Bread in San Francisco when I realized, or permitted myself to feel, that New Year’s Eve was close. “Jesus,” I said, looking at my phone, noting the date. “It’s tomorrow.” After enduring almost a year

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13 Nov 2020

How to Make a Double-Decker Popeye’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich & Why You Deserve It

In the face of the turmoils of the past four years, both small and large, how does one cope? I picked up the guitar and learned a few new Dylan songs. I got more addicted to video games than ever before. I wrote more, or at least, I told myself

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