Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

19 Jun 2019

Trump Threatened to Deport Millions, Here’s How You Can Fight Back

Donald Trump desperately wants to win again, so he’s falling back on what worked for him the first time around: dehumanizing and threatening undocumented residents, especially of the brown sort. As part of his official campaign kickoff week, the “president” threatened to start deporting millions of people beginning next week.

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19 Jun 2019

Gilman Brewing Gets Back to Berkeley Basics

Gilman Brewing is doing something different in Berkeley, but it feels very familiar. They established themselves with a simple mission to brew and serve up good beer in a simple setting that encourages people to engage and enjoy sipping on their hard work…and if the packed tables on a Tuesday

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12 Jun 2019

Winning the Last Oakland Game Means Everything for Warriors Fans

As if everything wasn’t already on the line Thursday night, Game 6 of the NBA Finals will be the very last time the Golden State Warriors play at the Oracle Arena. The Dubs have been an enormous source of pride, putting Oakland on the map for being home to what

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12 Jun 2019

How to Prepare for Fire Season and Support Firefighters

Fire season in California has officially kicked into high gear. It has been less than one week since the National Weather Service issued the season’s first red flag warning on Friday, prompted by a heatwave with record-breaking temperatures and gusty, dry winds. Since then, firefighters have been racing from city

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12 Jun 2019

Oakland Budget Fight Is Not about Money, It’s about ‘Values’

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and team penned out how she thinks Oakland’s financial resources should be budgeted but City Council President Rebecca Kaplan and supporters have different ideas about where the city should, and shouldn’t, spend its cash. As the month-end deadline nears for the city to approve a 2019-2021

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05 Jun 2019

The Lede: When News, Food and Booze Collide…in Oakland

There’s a transforming space in Oakland that may not call itself a pub but will function more like actual public houses of years past than any other place around. Pubs were once places where people gathered for much more than a pint and warm meal. They were community centers in

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05 Jun 2019

Manny’s Hosts an All-Day Live Mueller Report Reading

Have you read all 448 pages of the Mueller report? If you haven’t, you’re in the good company of most Americans and majority of Congress. But have no fear, you can have the whole dang thing read to you Thursday. Manny’s is hosting an all-day, word for word, reading of

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05 Jun 2019

San Francisco Tackles Youth Justice Reform, Votes to Close Juvenile Hall

As of today, San Francisco Juvenile Hall detains an average of 43 juvenile offenders at any given time, according to the Juvenile Probation Department. If the Board of Supervisors get its way, there won’t be a single person left at the facility, staff or detainees, in under three years. Tuesday’s

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