Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

28 Sep 2021

Former Pinole Cop Charged for Recording, Sharing Sex Acts Without Consent

Sex is a private act unless all parties agree to make it public. Recording and sharing intimate sexual encounters without consent is a violation of law, a fact a former Pinole police officer being charged with sexual misconduct should have been well aware of. Anthony Vasquez, 24, was an active

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21 Sep 2021

All SFO Workers Have to Be Vaccinated Under New Mandate

It takes a small army to keep San Francisco International Airport running day in and day out, with the total on-site workforce estimated at more than 46,000 people shortly before the pandemic hit. As of Tuesday, all of those workers are required to be fully vaccinated. In a first-of-its-kind U.S.

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08 Nov 2021

How to Get $300+ Worth of Free Stuff at Rad Bay Area Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 37 delectable Bay Area eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, AND support local journalism. And all you gotta do is join the Broke-Ass Stuart Patreon for $10

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21 Sep 2021

Grubstake Diner Needs Your Help

Plans for rebuilding the Grubstake Diner beneath 21 middle-income housing units are in limbo because an adjacent condominium building is worried about losing sunlight. The thing is, all Austin condo owners knew the development was already in the works when they bought in. According to Grubstake: “[A]ll owners at the

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14 Sep 2021

Contra Costa County to Require Vaccination or Test Proof at Restaurants, Bars and Gyms

In a little more than one week, Contra Costa County customers will have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test if they want to eat inside a restaurant, drink in a bar or work out in a gym, among other things. San Francisco and the city of

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14 Sep 2021

How to Get COVID Rent Relief in California

There is help out there for millions of Californians still struggling to catch their financial breath after 18 months of pandemic, but navigating the resources can be time consuming and confusing. Here, we’ll try to break down one of the most important (and often frustrating) sources of assistance: the California

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14 Sep 2021

Comfort Food, Art and Poetry Collide at Berkeley’s Iconic Homemade Cafe

Some might say the food at Homemade Cafe is art in and of itself, with gentle and bold notes colliding in concert with spirited revelry pouring out from the warm blanket of a familiar and familial space that stubbornly stands true in the face of a changing city. In so

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07 Sep 2021

Santa Rita Jail COVID Outbreak Highlights Lack of Facility Vaccination

The Santa Rita Jail in Dublin is reporting yet another COVID-19 spike. Of the 44 inmates who recently tested positive, nine are symptomatic. Ten staff members also tested positive. A dismal vaccination rate among staff and inmates is certainly a factor in the current case surge. Sgt. Ray Kelly, an

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07 Sep 2021

Eat Your Way Through Concord’s Taco Trail, Earn Swag Along the Journey

The city of Concord has a challenge for you: Hit up as many taco shops as you can in 30 days and win swag (and likely a few pounds). The Concord Taco Trail Challenge will be in full swing between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 with ‘passport’ sign ups starting

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