Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

19 Jan 2021

Pompeo Goes Full White Supremacist in Last Day On the Job

The man who has served as the president’s chief foreign policy advisor for just shy of three years, who has negotiated with foreign powers on behalf of the nation, said publicly Tuesday that multiculturalism is “not who America is.” With a little more than one day left on the job,

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19 Jan 2021

Mr. Limata Has a Story to Tell

After COVID-19 forced school closures, Mr. Limata wanted to find a way to really connect with his first-grade students in the vast and often impersonal virtual space. He also sensed a need among older members of the community suddenly detached from each other. The Oakland teacher turned his own love

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20 Nov 2020

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 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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12 Jan 2021

Carroll Fife Cuts Her Oakland City Council Teeth With Encampment Amendment Issue

Oakland City Council will meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss a number of agenda items. Among items to be considered are some simple extensions of emergency declarations, a proposal to lease land near the Chabot Space & Science Center for use by the school district and clarification of the city’s regulations

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05 Jan 2021

Georgia Makes History: Warnock Holds Solid Lead, Ossoff in Striking Distance

In races to determine no less than the future of the country, Georgia Senate candidates were neck-in-neck from the moment polls closed and through much of the night.  But as the minutes ticked by and Dekalb County reported in, the two Democrats inched closer to victory. By 9:20 p.m. Tuesday,

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05 Jan 2021

No Charges in Jacob Blake’s Shooting on Same Day Rittenhouse Pleads Not Guilty

“No Kenosha law enforcement officer in this case will be charged with any criminal offense.” After a fiery summer in an unprecedented movement for civil rights, those words will be remembered as a deep cut. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Tuesday that the officer who shot Jacob Blake

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05 Jan 2021

Trump Cannot Win Wednesday but He Will Leave Us Immeasurably Scarred

What should be a simple ceremonial process of counting Electoral College votes in Congress Wednesday will obviously be anything but simple this time around. Jan. 6 will go down in history books as the exclamation point on the past four years of chaos and corruption. But will any of it

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29 Dec 2020

Richmond Incubator Program Pairs Would-Be Chefs With Shuttered Restaurants

The plight of struggling restaurants has been a devastating epidemic within the pandemic, forcing many to close doors for good. But as they say, when one door closes, another opens.  In a valiant effort to forge a silver lining in these dark days, one group in Richmond is transforming the

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29 Dec 2020

Sewage Testing For COVID: Santa Clara County Gets Ahead of Slow National Response

In the fight against COVID-19, wastewater may be one of the best tools we have to predict infection surges. Nearly 10 months into the pandemic, the U.S. is finally launching a program to support sewage testing for the virus. Swab tests are only effective if people voluntarily get tested, but

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