Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

05 Dec 2018

A Few Good Things George Bush Did for the Bay

President George H.W. Bush is being honored among a cast of characters that make up our past and present, good and bad, inspirational and disturbing – all under one chapel roof in an emotional and fairly awkward collision of worlds. We could wax poetic on the late president’s legacy, but

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29 Nov 2018

UC Berkeley Changes Could Provide Road Map to Political Civility

Inside Higher Ed just gave University of California, Berkeley a pass for civility, namely political civility, on campus. Calling the university civil is a sharp turn from allegations of First Amendment oppression in the wake of the Milo Yiannopoulos debacle that left the campus scarred, literally and theoretically, a little

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28 Nov 2018

New Design Proposal Unveiled to Keep A’s Rooted in Oakland

You can call it a “jewel box” or a “park within a park,” but the proposed design for a new stadium near Jack London Square is one distinct thing to many fans: a way to keep the Oakland A’s rooted in Oakland. As the Warriors prepare to move into their

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28 Nov 2018

Hip Hop Can Make the World a Better Place

“I like the person that you are, but I’m in love with the person that you have potential to be.” – Wale Hip Hop For Change and the Sierra Club are teaming up to take on the topic of environmental justice in marginalized communities. The 3rd Annual Environmental Equity Summit

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27 Nov 2018

Farmerbrown in the Tenderloin Shut Their Doors

How is that an establishment like farmerbrown could fall from grace in an age of culinary renaissance inside a city brimming with obsessive foodies? The Tenderloin soul food restaurant mixed up the right ingredients for success when they opened their doors in 2006, but a lot has changed in the

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21 Nov 2018

East Bay Thanksgiving If You’re Far From Home or Hate Your Family

Let’s face it, not everyone is living the Old Navy-esque holiday family dream. Many of you come from far-away places and can’t afford a ticket for turkey back home. Some of you may live close by relatives but can’t stomach the torture of listening to your MAGA uncle and his

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21 Nov 2018

People Are Painting the Mezzanine like Chili’s in Protest

Corporate evil-doers are booting the legendary Mezzanine in exchange for some plush office space. For all intents and purposes, it seems like a very sad done deal. But a group of people have started a Facebook event with the goal of saving the Mezz by hiding it in plain sight

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18 Nov 2018

Forty Years from Jonestown: Lest We Forget

A little over a year ago, I joined a team of other journalists at San Francisco State University with a mission to understand how Jonestown could have happened, but along the way we realized the most important part of the history was the people themselves. Many of them were local,

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