Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

13 Nov 2019

Breed Tapped a New Transit Agency Director to Fix Muni

Mayor London Breed Wednesday tapped a new director of transportation to lead the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.  The mayor and city at large hope Jeffrey Tumlin can do what Ed Reiskin failed to do before him: Fix the damn Muni system. Reiskin resigned in April under intense criticism. Muni

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13 Nov 2019

Misty Smith Walton Was a Good Human Taken Too Soon. Here’s How You Can Help.

The story of Misty Smith Walton is one that should grip us. It should weigh on our souls. Tragic tales such as hers should never be normalized to the point where we don’t have experience an emotional response. Her death should make us sad and angry. It should inspire the

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06 Nov 2019

There Was an Actual Pony on BART the Other Day!

Every kid at some point wants a pony. If they say they don’t, they’re lying to you — they’re pretty good at that. Most of us have a childhood memory of being propped up on a tiny equestrian that walks around in a circle while parents or grandparents snap pictures

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06 Nov 2019

East Bay Election Results Show Love for Schools, Parks

Voting out in the East Bay was far more limited than the big race, alphabet soup that was San Francisco Tuesday, but we’ve been keeping an eye on some key measures in parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. You can check our endorsements against the results and to see

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06 Nov 2019

The Post-Election State of San Francisco

It’s the morning after Election Day and the hangover may not be as painful as is felt in presidential years, but the municipal stuff matters and sometimes come with hefty benefits and consequences for our day-to-day lives. Let’s take a look at how things shook out in some key races

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30 Oct 2019

Twitter Bans Political Ads, So When Will They Ban Trump?

Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO and that first “friend” you didn’t really ask for, announced Wednesday that as of November the social media platform will no longer accept political ads that “advocate for or against legislative issues of national importance.” Dorsey said in a tweet (of course): “We believe political message

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30 Oct 2019

Heroes Wear Yellow: Firefighters Work Tirelessly as Wildfires Rage in California

If you were awake in San Francisco around 10 p.m. Tuesday night, you may have been able to see flames burning in the North Bay. As wind was whipping up the blaze, firefighters were heroically pushing ahead. Despite evening winds, the more than 5,000 fire crew personnel managed to double

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23 Oct 2019

Video Games for Your Vagina

So, I’m sitting on a hospital room floor last night visiting my uncle when my cousin suddenly says she’d seen an advertisement for a kegel exercise video game, one where you shoot asteroids by squeezing your vagina muscles. My mom and uncle thought the the concept was pretty great. I

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