Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

21 Aug 2019

Ghost Ship Jury Drama Complicates Trial

Finding suitable jurors to decide the fate of two men in a nationally covered story would prove to be a challenge from the very beginning. Keeping the jury in line throughout the long and emotional Ghost Ship trial has proven more of a headache than the selection itself. Alameda County

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21 Aug 2019

The Cheese Board Expands and the Papi Chulo Movement Grows

The Cheese Board Collective is the kind of place where you’re happy to stand in a hour-long line that may or may not wrap around the block depending on what day and what time you attempt to make it through the golden doors. Golden, because what lies beyond is the

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21 Aug 2019

Chinatown Rose Pak Station: A Rose by Any Other Name

Who knew that seven little letters could incite such emotional response? The name Rose Pak means different things to different people. To some, she was a tireless activist, a power broker with a cause, an inspiration. To others, she was a divisive, foul-mouthed bully. In reality, she was probably both.

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14 Aug 2019

Breaking: Six Philly Police Officers Shot in Active Shooter Standoff

Six officers have been shot during an ongoing active shooter scene near a daycare facility in Philadelphia Wednesday. The number of officers reported quickly increased from four to six in a matter of minutes. Neighbors describe hearing hundreds of rounds of gun fire. Officers responded to shooting at a residence

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14 Aug 2019

Liberty for ‘All’ is Not Up for Debate

The Great Experiment. The land of promise. The home of the free. This country can be a cruel beast but even in our darkest days, we’ve held tight to glimmers of hope. From the Mayflower to the southern border, people of all stripes have come to this country in search

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14 Aug 2019

A Broke-Ass Guide to Beating the Heatwave

Wednesday and Thursday are going to hot. Hot, like up to 107 degrees in Concord kind of hot. For those out there without the luxury of air conditioning, heat like that can be miserable and debilitating for you and your pets. Temperatures will begin trending down Friday, but until then…

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07 Aug 2019

Puerto Rico Breakdown in a Really Small Nutshell

In case you’ve been wondering what the hell is going on in Puerto Rico and are too afraid to ask for fear of seeming ignorant, we’ve got you covered. It’s okay. We’re bombarded without a lot of information every day, and it’s been a heavy couple of weeks — nobody

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07 Aug 2019

Boycott: Stephen Ross’s Trump Fundraiser Sparks SoulCycle, Equinox Backlash

What happens when a very rich developer who happens to act as chief executive officer for a very large fitness franchise decides to throw a fundraising party for Donald Trump’s re-election campaign? Shit gets boycotted – that’s what happens. It should come as no surprise to Stephen Ross that when

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