Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

17 Apr 2019

The Sideshow Showdown Could Get Ugly

Tension between the Oakland Police Department and residents who live in the city is not a new thing, neither are sideshows that have become fairly synonymous with East Oakland culture, but as the weekend events grow in popularity…and destruction, so does the tension. The standoff between participants and police are

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17 Apr 2019

SAFE Navigation Center Fight Highlights San Francisco’s Humanity, and Lack Of

On March 4, Mayor London Breed announced plans to build the SAFE Navigation Center at Seawall Lot 330. The concept originally allotted for 200 beds (with up to 225 if the space could be worked out) that would provide warm, sheltered spots for at least some of the city’s homeless

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10 Apr 2019

Pete Buttigieg Just Might Be President Pete

Pete Buttigieg could actually win this thing. I will first say this is NOT an endorsement; this is purely observation. I hold judgment until I see how candidates perform on the debate stage – that’s where they go to thrive or die and I’m looking forward to the show. But

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10 Apr 2019

Concord Pavilion Lineup Is NOT Helping the Concord Image

The Concord Pavilion lineup for the summer concert series is…well, judge for yourself. The April 20 kickoff concert is headlined by none other than Sammy Hagar. And not to poo poo the former Van Halen front man, but Concord is not exactly Cabo Wabo and we’re nowhere near living in

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10 Apr 2019

Blowfish Sushi Is Closed for Good…and It Really Blows

Blowfish Sushi to Die For is now a thing of the past, another devastating hit to an era when all things bizarre and beautiful trumped the ordinary and bland. It was a nod to the lavish and strange, to the almost uncomfortable collision of worlds where culinary delicacies were cheekily

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03 Apr 2019

Stephen Curry Is Terrifying the Rest of the NBA…with His Eyes

As if the rest of the NBA universe didn’t hate the Golden State Warriors enough already…Stephen Curry just got even better, with contact lenses. As it turns out, the signature Curry squint was a sign of blurry vision. That’s right, you heard that: Curry, the guy considered to have one

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03 Apr 2019

Concord Gets Closer to Scoring the Cannabis!

Right now, at this very moment, there are no cannabis delivery services or dispensaries within Concord city limits. A quick search on Weedmaps shows the closest dispensaries to Concord are in Berkeley or Vallejo, which can be quite a costly and time-consuming trek in Bay Area traffic. Delivery companies do

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03 Apr 2019

Nipsey Hussle’s Last Gift Is Inspiration for Change

He was born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, became the legend as Nipsey Hussle and in death, the man is now a martyr. He advocated, invested, collaborated, created and gave to fight the very violence that took his life Sunday. He opened his heart and wallet regularly to better the lives of

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