Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

08 Jun 2021

San Francisco, and Most of Bay Area, Just a Few Weeks From Herd Immunity

Herd immunity is the unicorn we’re all chasing as a way out of pandemic life, but reaching that point is easier said than done. San Francisco, however, looks like it’s on track to get there faster than any other major metropolitan California city. What constitutes herd immunity varies widely depending

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08 Jun 2021

Tips and Tricks to Hack Your Way Through the Mega-Drought

A large chunk of the Bay Area is already experiencing “exceptional drought” conditions, which is the worst of the worst in the U.S. Drought Monitor’s rating system. Most of California — 74.5 percent — is in the “extreme drought” zone, and we haven’t even turned the page into summer. While

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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08 Jun 2021

Stern Grove Festival Drops Amazing Summer Series Lineup. Hurry to Reserve Spots!

What do you get when you mix OGs of East Bay R&B, a gothic rock goddess and a dirty 80s rap legend, and then stir in some new soul, big brass and indie love? Damn good times, that’s what.  Just a sampling of the musical geniuses scheduled to grace the

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01 Jun 2021

The Tulsa Race Massacre Matters 100 Years Later

It was a safe space for Black soldiers to make a home and build families after they returned from fighting in the Civil War and later in World War I. In that time, the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma had risen from dirt plots to a thriving Black community, a

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01 Jun 2021

Happy Pride Month! The Pink Torch Makes Its Journey to Twin Peaks

Pride Month is officially here!  The city will be lit up with the iconic Twin Peaks Pink Triangle Tuesday night, marking the first day of Pride Month. The symbolic torch is making its way from Oakland to San Francisco with a meandering series of celebrations and the torch-bearing procession that

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01 Jun 2021

Costco Restarts Free Sample Carts for Hungry Shoppers

Let the sample grazing begin. Shoppers will soon be able to snack their way through the wholesale warehouse maze that is Costco. For many, that one simple free treat thing feels like a return to normalcy. Over the course of the next few weeks, Costco will phase back their pre-pandemic

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25 May 2021

A Guide to the Epic Moon Show and an Ode to Bonnie Tyler

Once upon a time, was there light in your life, but now there’s only love in the dark? Well then, turn around, bright eyes. This is your night. That’s right – it’s total eclipse time and I’m basically writing this as a means to force you to listen to Bonnie

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25 May 2021

Breed’s ‘Downtown Recovery Plan’ Throws $7.5 Million at Community Ambassadors Program

Mayor London Breed announced plans Tuesday to allocate $9.5 million in her upcoming budget proposal for what she calls the Downtown Recovery Plan.   The vast majority of the funds — $7.5 million — would be slated for expansion of the Community Ambassadors Program. The remaining $2 million would be evenly

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