Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

11 Sep 2019

Supes Unanimously Approve Temporary Triage Center for 33 Vehicles

San Francisco supervisors unanimously jumped on board Tuesday to approve a temporary vehicle triage center near San Jose and Niagra avenues. Once Mayor London Breed signs off on the ordinance, the space would provide long-term, overnight parking space for 33 vehicles. The only problem is that San Francisco last counted

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11 Sep 2019

Oakland Councilmember Wants to Rid Police Commission of Political Influence

Voters decided less than four years ago to establish an independent Oakland Police Commission as an extra level of oversight on the police department, which would have had some teeth if allowed to do the job they were sent in to do. With the overwhelming passage of Measure LL, the

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04 Sep 2019

San Francisco Veterinary Specialists Call for Support in Negotiation Fight

Less than a week after the country celebrated Labor Day, San Francisco Veterinary Specialists will be out on the street in a demonstration of what fighting for labor rights really looks like. According to an SFVS press release, the group of veterinary specialists: Remain in solidarity in their conviction that

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04 Sep 2019

San Francisco Declares the NRA as Terrorists, Because They Are

The San Francisco Bay Area and the National Rifle Association have hardly been friends in the modern age, but as of this week, the enemy line has been clearly drawn. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday night to pass a resolution declaring the NRA a domestic terror

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04 Sep 2019

Dive Boat Tragedy Is Sadly Familiar for Bay Area Residents

It was supposed to be a great trip, until it wasn’t. It was supposed to be a great night, until it wasn’t. The story of the dive boat fire has a haunting feel for those here in the Bay Area. It all sounds tragically familiar to locals still reeling from

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28 Aug 2019

Trump Is Coming to the Bay in September. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

According to reports from several outlets Wednesday, the one, the only — thank God — Donald J. Trump is planning to make a fundraising pit stop in the Bay Area Sept. 17. The campaign hasn’t yet announced the exact location where he’ll be happy to rid people of anywhere from

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28 Aug 2019

Revolution Books Calls on Supporters to Defend Shop This Weekend

Amber Cummings is planning yet another march and protest this Sunday in Berkeley. The notorious local anti-Antifa figure has made her presence known at just about every local left-right skirmish throughout the Bay Area since things really started to heat up in 2015. Although she makes her way to out-of-town

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28 Aug 2019

Somebody is Spreading Sidewalk Joy in Berkeley

While Berkeley roots may be hard to find these days, somebody is out there doing the most to remind passersby of the creativity and counter-culture sentiment that once permeated the historic city. If you stroll Berkeley streets with your head down, you’ll find little silver discs of pure joy and

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