Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

31 Aug 2021

Transit Agencies Slash September Fares to Welcome Riders Back

Several Bay Area transit systems are offering riders serious discounts for the month of September. Beginning Wednesday, passengers will see half-off or free fares for trips on a variety of rail cars, trains and buses. While Muni is not jumping aboard the month-long discount initiative, all youth ages 18 and

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31 Aug 2021

California Shuts Down All National Forests Due to Wildfire Risk

As of Tuesday night, every national forest in California will be closed to the public. The drastic move is in response to extreme fire danger the state is experiencing and a need to keep resources available for ongoing wildfires. As of now, it looks like the forests will be shut

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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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31 Aug 2021

Check Out These Oakland Outdoor Bars to Soak Up What’s Left of Summer

The East Bay has taken a spanking this summer with abnormally high temperatures and smoky air you can chew on like a snack. But those punishing daytime rays make for beautiful summer nights, nights that will quickly disappear. So grab your vaccinated peeps and hit up some trippy outdoor bars

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24 Aug 2021

Dog Eared Books Becomes ‘Fabulosa’ in September

September brings ‘Fabulosa’ change to a staple San Francisco bookstore Dog Eared Books on Castro Street struggled through the pandemic and nearly went under. But by the grace of generous donors, PPP loans and some good old fashioned staff grit, the store lives on, though it will be taking on

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24 Aug 2021

The Bay Bridged Indie Music Organization Calls it Quits

After 15 awesome years celebrating the Bay Area’s vibrant independent music scene, The Bay Bridged has announced that it will officially cease operations on Oct. 1. What started in 2006 as a small podcast determined to bridge the Bay Area to music from around the globe eventually ballooned into a

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17 Aug 2021

Ways You Can Help Afghan Refugees Now

The situation in Afghanistan is dire for anyone not ascribing to the Taliban way, but it is especially dangerous for our allies there who helped the U.S. over the past 20 years and for women and female children who fear a sharp return back to the misogynistic and abusive dark

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17 Aug 2021

Bay Area Shows Cracks in Employment Outlook as Federal Benefits Set to Expire

Federal unemployment benefits under the CARES Act are set to expire on Labor Day, unironically. As of Sept. 6, the weekly $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, benefits for freelancers and for those who have otherwise exhausted their eligible claims will disappear. Residents of 26 states have already lost the FPUC

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10 Aug 2021

SFUSD Issues Requirement for Teacher, Staff Vaccination or Weekly Testing

Teachers and staff at San Francisco public schools will be required to either be vaccinated or be tested at least weekly for COVID-19, according to an announcement issued by San Francisco Unified School District officials Tuesday.  Cassondra Curiel, president of the United Educators of San Francisco, voiced support for the

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