Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

13 Feb 2019

Kids Are Cold at Oakland’s Brookfield Elementary, but There’s Pizza

Students in Oakland Unified School District already had enough on their plate with a potential teachers strike looming, but things went from bad to worse last week for the kids at Brookfield Elementary School when a gas outage cut off their central heat and access to hot food. The district

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13 Feb 2019

Diabolical Valentine’s Day: Break Up Unhappy Couples

Valentine’s Day is just a day away…oh, joy! Nobody really knows why we claim Feb. 14 as the one special day of the year to express the love. If you look at different origin stories the holiday may be based on, it makes no sense at all that we choose

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13 Feb 2019

Another Volleyball Fight Brews in Berkeley

Berkeley residents filed a lawsuit against the university Friday to stop plans to build a 14,000-square- foot volleyball beach complex at Sports Lane and Dwight Way. This is not the first time the city has been embroiled in a battle over a volleyball court. Hundreds of residents from four neighborhood

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31 Jan 2019

Eat Tamales and Support Low-Income Service Workers

Calling on all tamale-loving do-gooders! If you hurry, you can check off your good deed for the day and score some delicious tamales in time for Sunday’s game. Western Service Workers Association is hosting a “Winter Survival Campaign” to raise money for low-income service workers and their families. You can

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30 Jan 2019

You Can Score $10 Tickets to See “Hamilton” in SF! Yes, We’re Serious.

For those of you dying to see the award-winning “Hamilton” live and in person, we have great news! The groundbreaking hip-hop take on Alexander Hamilton’s life and his role in the American Revolutionary War is headed back to San Francisco to grace the Orpheum stage and this time around, the

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30 Jan 2019

Ariana Grande’s Tattoo is Funny as Hell, To Us Anyway

Ariana Grande’s path to pop chart queen has not been paved with what many would call “good decisions.” Who can forget her recent engagement to and very public breakup with Saturday Night Live’s self -proclaimed resident “crazy” case, Pete Davidson? Grande did not disappoint the public her “next” bad choice. She

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30 Jan 2019

“Black Vines” Puts Oakland-Based Black Winemakers at the Center of the Table

Oakland will be hosting events throughout the month of February to showcase black winemakers, most from coming from the East Bay. The annual Black Vines festival is a “winter celebration of culture, art, and wine education that brings together Black artists, Black musicians, and Black winemakers and vintners” that will culminate

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28 Jan 2019

Kamala Harris Comes Home to Support & Criticism at Campaign Kickoff

Blocks away from where she was born at Oakland Kaiser, the first black, American-Indian woman to run for president of the United States readied herself to step up to the podium. It was a big moment for Senator Kamala Harris, knowing the path to proving herself to the country starts

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