Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

09 Oct 2019

Mezzanine Fights Back, Files for Chapter 11 Protection

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM It’s been an emotional roller coaster for the Mezzanine since news first hit last November that the property owners were looking to kick the female-run music venue to the curb with a threat to increase

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09 Oct 2019

Abandoning Our Kurdish Allies Will Be Trump’s Undoing

People have often wondered what the red line would be. How much is too much? Will there ever be a point when Trump’s behavior and poor policy decisions are met with real consequences? We’re about to find out. It wasn’t the kids in cages, tax breaks for the wealthy, inviting

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09 Oct 2019

The Power Apocalypse is About to Hit the Bay Area

Update, 1:50 p.m.: PG&E tortures residents by postponing the scheduled shutoff in many East Bay cities until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening. A bunch of kids woke up today in parts of Northern California thrilled that schools were closed, that is until they realized their phones won’t charge and microwaves can’t

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02 Oct 2019

Amber Guyger’s 10-Year Prison Sentence is Something, but Short of Real Justice

Amber Guyger, the former Dallas cop who illegally entered an innocent man’s apartment and fatally shot him, was just sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for murder. Although the sentence could have easily been extended to life in prison, as many people who haven’t worn the shield are often

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02 Oct 2019

Ignorance is Destroying Us: Defining Treason, Coup, First Amendment and Bias

EDITORIAL One deeply concerning issue, completely unrelated to Trump, has bubbled to the top of the last few years’ toxic stew: the sad state of our education system. To some degree, historically heavy terms are often improperly thrown around with pointed intention, the point being to stir emotion. The collective

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25 Sep 2019

Judge Gives Kyle Chapman ‘Based Stickman’ Five Years’ Probation

Kyle Chapman, or “Based Stickman” to some, left court Wednesday with five years’ probation for his role in the violent “March 4 Trump” rally in 2017. To recap, the pro-Trump rally at Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center park held on March 4, 2017 was met with opposition from

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25 Sep 2019

How to Stay Sane and Find Hope in Trump’s Gaslit America

It’s been a crazy 24 hours. It’s been a crazy few years. Crazy being the operative word. The plight of Americans and those around the world watching this spectacle is in keeping a firm grasp on reality under a constant threat of deception that intentionally challenges our sanity. Experts have

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18 Sep 2019

Fake News: How Lies and Hate Speech Inhibit Sensible Gun Control

We’re focusing a series of articles on the dangers of fake news. Today provides us with a hauntingly appropriate example of how misinformation puts lives at risk and works against protection efforts. Today, we’re talking about the detrimental impact fake news has on the topic of guns and gun control.

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