Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

13 Dec 2018

Breaking: Bomb Threats and Evacuations, San Francisco and Nation on High Alert

Several bomb threats were reported in San Francisco at approximately 10:00 a.m. Thursday at locations across the city including The Jewish Community Center, the San Francisco Fire Credit Union – Presidio and the Marines Memorial Club. The incidents in San Francisco seem to be part of a larger menacing situation,

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13 Dec 2018

Weekly News: Bad Santas, Text Tax, Tactless Twits y Mas

Welcome to your week in news. On the menu this week are two very bad Santas, the undignified treatment of Oakland’s homeless, the state of the Raiders, talk of a text message tax, some tactless winners of the week, a national rundown and a couple ideas to help keep your

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12 Dec 2018

Raiders Saga: Las Vegas, Lawsuits and Cartels, Oh My

It was announced Wednesday that the Raiders will host one of five international games in 2019, but where that game will be is up in the air because, as of now, the Raiders themselves have no clue where they will be playing next season. However, we do know where the

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12 Dec 2018

Bay Area Concerts to Get You Through the Holidays

Whether you just need a break from the manic holiday prep or are looking for an early knock-’em-over sort of present that you just can’t deliver in the form of a gift card, a spin through our guide to upcoming concerts might just be what the doctor ordered. We’ve picked

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12 Dec 2018

The Oakland Village Encampment Eviction was a Disgrace

The people at Oakland’s Housing and Dignity Village were treated with anything but dignity when the city of Oakland gave them the boot Thursday. The “homeless” encampment at Edes Avenue and South Elmhurst Avenue was a safe and sober tiny-house community to at least 13 women and children, but it also acted

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06 Dec 2018

This Week’s News: Burning Bus, Bad Cop, Trump is Scared and Workers Rock

This week’s news touches on some serious worker solidarity in San Francisco; a burning bus, a bad cop, baller rumors and one snarky marquis in Oakland; the death of George H.W. Bush; G20 highlights and lowlights; all the Special Counsel fun Trump came home to and a bunch of other

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05 Dec 2018

Oakland Police Department Pays for Bad Behavior, Again

An Oakland Police Department officer and once-Rookie of the Year “slapped” a child and the city is about to foot the legal bill. Add that to the other four settlements payed out for police misconduct and vehicle accidents in this year alone, and OPD is really batting a thousand. The

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05 Dec 2018

Contra Costa County FINALLY Bans Styrofoam

Contra Costa County was the last stubborn hold-out without a ban on styrofoam in the Bay Area, but that all changed Tuesday night when the county’s Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to kick the health and environmental hazards to the curb. Styrofoam, a form of polystyrene, has been a take-out

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