Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

14 Sep 2021

Contra Costa County to Require Vaccination or Test Proof at Restaurants, Bars and Gyms

In a little more than one week, Contra Costa County customers will have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test if they want to eat inside a restaurant, drink in a bar or work out in a gym, among other things. San Francisco and the city of

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14 Sep 2021

How to Get COVID Rent Relief in California

There is help out there for millions of Californians still struggling to catch their financial breath after 18 months of pandemic, but navigating the resources can be time consuming and confusing. Here, we’ll try to break down one of the most important (and often frustrating) sources of assistance: the California

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18 Jan 2021

The 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 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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14 Sep 2021

Comfort Food, Art and Poetry Collide at Berkeley’s Iconic Homemade Cafe

Some might say the food at Homemade Cafe is art in and of itself, with gentle and bold notes colliding in concert with spirited revelry pouring out from the warm blanket of a familiar and familial space that stubbornly stands true in the face of a changing city. In so

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07 Sep 2021

Santa Rita Jail COVID Outbreak Highlights Lack of Facility Vaccination

The Santa Rita Jail in Dublin is reporting yet another COVID-19 spike. Of the 44 inmates who recently tested positive, nine are symptomatic. Ten staff members also tested positive. A dismal vaccination rate among staff and inmates is certainly a factor in the current case surge. Sgt. Ray Kelly, an

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07 Sep 2021

Eat Your Way Through Concord’s Taco Trail, Earn Swag Along the Journey

The city of Concord has a challenge for you: Hit up as many taco shops as you can in 30 days and win swag (and likely a few pounds). The Concord Taco Trail Challenge will be in full swing between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 with ‘passport’ sign ups starting

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31 Aug 2021

Transit Agencies Slash September Fares to Welcome Riders Back

Several Bay Area transit systems are offering riders serious discounts for the month of September. Beginning Wednesday, passengers will see half-off or free fares for trips on a variety of rail cars, trains and buses. While Muni is not jumping aboard the month-long discount initiative, all youth ages 18 and

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31 Aug 2021

California Shuts Down All National Forests Due to Wildfire Risk

As of Tuesday night, every national forest in California will be closed to the public. The drastic move is in response to extreme fire danger the state is experiencing and a need to keep resources available for ongoing wildfires. As of now, it looks like the forests will be shut

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31 Aug 2021

Check Out These Oakland Outdoor Bars to Soak Up What’s Left of Summer

The East Bay has taken a spanking this summer with abnormally high temperatures and smoky air you can chew on like a snack. But those punishing daytime rays make for beautiful summer nights, nights that will quickly disappear. So grab your vaccinated peeps and hit up some trippy outdoor bars

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