Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

27 Mar 2019

Crawl San Pablo Avenue Bars Like an 86’d Sailor

My grandpa was infamous in the Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito area. To many, he was an old, drunk cuss of a man who had peeled his share of potatoes on Navy aircraft carriers. To me, he was Bampa and he was awesome. But awesome or not, he did manage to

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27 Mar 2019

Edinburgh Castle Is in Trouble Because Techies Don’t Drink Enough

It looks like the famed Edinburgh Castle Pub could become the next culture casualty in San Francisco’s unrelenting development game. The dive bar, which has been around since 1959, recently showed up on real estate listings for a cool $3,995,000 (Does the $5k discount make it feel any less like

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27 Mar 2019

Dogs Are the Key to Single Momma Happiness

Dogs are the best. They just are. Lola (a.k.a. Roo) was the sweetest and prettiest doe-eyed fluff ball anyone could ask for and as a single mother, she was my lifesaver. She came to our family as a rescue from the Mojave Desert and ended up rescuing us. We were

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20 Mar 2019

Be Butter than Devin Nunes

Oh, Devin Nunes… In the realm of today’s celebrity-driven Republican Party, Devin Nunes is like the bow-legged kid with headgear who will never fit in with the jocks and isn’t quite sharp enough in the cranial region to join the much cooler club of chess nerds. He’s a hardcore, Trump-loving

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20 Mar 2019

Party Like a Pagan for Spring!

Happy Ostara, folks! Today is the vernal equinox, one of only two times in the long year where night and day are perfectly in balance – 12 hours of sunshine followed by 12 hours of darkness. This year is a little extra special with a full moon on the rise

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20 Mar 2019

Nosey Neighbors Are Trying to Kill All the Joy

People care a lot about the place they call home – it’s not just a shelter with four walls and a roof, it’s a personal respite from the conformity police lurking in every other aspect of our lives. Most people around the Bay Area get up at the butt crack

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13 Mar 2019

Ubuntu Theater Project Goes Underground With Year-Round Shows

Ubuntu is more than just a word, its an African philosophy inspired by connection between humans. “Ubuntu: I am a person through other people. My humanity is tied to yours. I am because we are.” The Ubuntu Theater Project is founded on that philosophy, as is explained in detail on

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13 Mar 2019

Viva la Spinster! And Other Derogatory Terms Women Are Reclaiming

The word “spinster” is trending on Twitter, reminding women everywhere that it was not long ago when society would order you a wide selection of moo moos, blue hair dye and more than a few cats if you hadn’t snagged you a husband by the ripe old age of 23.

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