Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

01 May 2019

William Barr Doesn’t Seem to Know Much but Somehow Knows He’s Right

Sen. Lindsey Graham has proclaimed that all things Robert S. Mueller III, Russia, collusion, obstruction and basically anything skeptical of Donald J. Trump, are done. Done, dammit! Done. The setting for Graham’s grand judgement was at the outset of Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, where Attorney General William Barr was

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01 May 2019

Live Nation Is Selling Tons of Tickets for $20 This Week

Broke as hell and want to see a show? Live Nation just kicked off National Concert Week with a week-long sale of concert tickets for…wait for it…$20! According the Live Nation site, if you’ve got about a dub (plus tax) and act fast, you can score tickets to more than

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01 May 2019

Doors Close on Borderlands Cafe but the Bookstore Lives On

Borderlands Cafe on Valencia Street closed up for good Tuesday. The owner’s reason for shutting down is not bankruptcy or loss of lease – neither of those things happened in this case. The reason is not based on difficulty retaining staff in San Francisco on cafe pay or declining sales

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24 Apr 2019

Farewell to Pablo ‘P-Spliff’ Ramirez: San Francisco Gives and Takes Away

In many ways, the streets of San Francisco helped shape Pablo “P-Spliff” Ramirez – as the birthplace and current home of Thrasher Magazine, our city by the Bay has influenced would-be skaters from all over the world. Ironically, it was also the streets of San Francisco that took Pablo’s life.

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24 Apr 2019

Bay Area Sportsball News

Four Bay Area big-hitter teams are making headlines this week, for all sorts of different reasons. Two are knee-deep in playoffs, one is waste-high in bureaucratic BS and one just lost a player to the retirement fairy. The San Jose Sharks took the Vegas Golden Knights out of the NHL

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24 Apr 2019

Elizabeth Warren is Rising Because She Acts Like a President Should

It was just weeks ago that media critics homed in on media’s lack of or primarily negative coverage of female candidates lined up for the Democratic primary. Way back then, Elizabeth Warren was barely a whisper on pundit lips, but the big finance-busting candidate is lately proving you don’t have

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20 Apr 2019

With Beach Blanket Babylon Closing, What Becomes of its 100 Person Crew?

It is said that all good things must come to an end. With the announcement that Beach Blanket Babylon is closing in on the end of its amazing 45-year ride, three questions arise: Why kill off such a successful and beloved production? What becomes of the crew who so brilliantly

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17 Apr 2019

Daniel’s Caribbean Kitchen Plants Brick-and-Mortar Roots in Oakland

The tale of Daniel’s Caribbean Kitchen is the food love story we so desperately need. It seems each week brings another reason to mourn around the Bay Area. Losses of longstanding restaurants, bars, thrift stores, book shops, etc. come in rapid succession on either side of the bridge—one after another,

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