Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

16 Aug 2018

Bay News: The Queen, the trial, the puppies and the immigrant

This week, we’ll talk about where the Ghost Ship case is headed, why you shouldn’t eat salad at McDonald’s, how you can help a revered Mission District restaurant owner being attacked by Trump’s immigration policy and where to find a furry best friend. But first, we pay respect to the Queen.

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14 Aug 2018

Ghost Ship trial looms but justice may not be served

For families and friends of the 36 Ghost Ship Fire victims, the road to justice has been long and fraught with disappointment. A surprise ruling made Friday tipped the scale and offered those grieving a small sigh of relief, but that relief may be short-lived. Here, we dig into the

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10 Aug 2018

All the News You Missed This Week + Ways to Get Weird

Sorry for the delay in this week’s news wrap, but without further ado, here’s your week of California burning, Berkeley’s weekend rally and fallout, courtroom updates and some weird shit to do with Burners on your day off. Berkeley rally: public versus the police The result of Sunday’s much anticipated

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08 Aug 2018

Weekend Rallies Raise Questions About Police Allegiance as Charlottesville Anniversary Nears

It was a busy weekend on the West Coast with rallies and counter-protests dominating local news and local resources in Portland, Oregon and Berkeley, California. Police are drawing scrutiny for their actions in both events, with some accusing authorities of targeting those on the left and protecting right-wing attendees. The

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02 Aug 2018

Bay News: Legends, rallies, scandals, infernos and rolling fish

Locals lost a legend this week, fires ripped through the Golden State, Pelosi takes aim the Navy and EPA, some rally may or may not be happening and we’ve some got ideas for your leisure time (fish and basketball anyone?). Let’s go… Rally rollback and rules, just in case It

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26 Jul 2018

This week in Bay news: Nia Wilson, civic engagement and lunar viewing parties

This was a tough week in the Bay Area, period. We’ve chosen to leave all the national news alone for this wrap, although there is plenty to report on there, including today’s deadline for family reunifications. But there is enough for us to digest here closer to home that speaks

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24 Jul 2018

Defending Oakland, Remembering Nia Wilson

There was nothing ordinary about Monday in Oakland, where anger and sadness, unity and violence converged. It was the senseless death of a young black woman. It was a community feeling threatened. It was different renditions of the same tired story the city is forced to tell, over and over

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23 Jul 2018

Sisters attacked in Sunday double stabbing on BART: 18-year-old Nia Wilson killed

Two sisters were attacked on BART Sunday night near the McArthur station in Oakland around 9:45 p.m., leaving one dead and one injured in a seemingly random double stabbing incident. The suspect is still at large.

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