Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

20 Jul 2021

Hayward and state butt heads on reopening power plant before explosion investigation concludes

On May 27, hot chunks of twisted metal shot up hundreds of feet into the Hayward sky when a steam turbine engine exploded at the Russell City Energy Center power plant. People nearby were forced to evacuate as dozens of firefighters battled back jutting flames of burning oil and hazmat

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20 Jul 2021

Bezos Admits Amazon Employees and Customers Paid for His Space Joyride

Jeff Bezos, the man who Forbes clocks at a net worth of $205 billion, just thanked Amazon customers and employees for footing his galactic joyride bill. He rocketed off into space Tuesday from the Blue Origin aerospace facility, which he also owns, in West Texas. The New Shepard rocket —

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08 Nov 2021

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

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20 Jul 2021

Oakland Zoo Gives Away Free Vaccinations and Free Family Passes at Sunday Clinic

The Oakland Zoo is not only giving you the chance to take care of that vaccination this weekend, but they’ll throw in a fat family entry pass with parking for your trouble. The pop-up clinic on Sunday at the zoo’s Zimmerman Auditorium is administering first doses to all eligible teens

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13 Jul 2021

Fugitive Lawmakers Bring Texas-Size Voting Rights Pressure to National Stage

What happens in Texas doesn’t necessarily stay in Texas, and that’s especially true Tuesday with more than 50 of the state’s Democrat representatives seeking safe harbor in Washington D.C.  Akin to the reputation California has for influencing progressive policy, the Lone Star State is often the patriarchal pusher of conservative

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13 Jul 2021

Beware the Giant Goldfish

Let’s be honest, we don’t have a great record with goldfish. We are notorious for treating the orange carp as if they’re disposable after they serve their purpose as a carnival prize or mode of child bribery. The little guys swimming around in cheap glass jars are often quickly forgotten

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13 Jul 2021

Bay Area Water Restrictions Get a Lot More Serious

As the thirsty state continues to bite and scratch for every last drop of water, new restrictions and states of emergency are rolling out across the Bay Area region in rapid succession.  Gov. Gavin Newsom last week called on all Californians to voluntarily cut back water usage by 15 percent

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29 Jun 2021

CDC Screwed Up: Don’t Throw Away the Masks

It was a little suspect when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted the mask mandate for fully vaccinated people in indoor public spaces. The decision is now proving to be a wrong turn in the fight against the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Yes, fully vaccinated people are pretty

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29 Jun 2021

Why Oakland City Hall Attempted Robbery May Not Prove Need for More Police

If you’re looking for reasons to support a bloated police budget, you may think you got your big ‘gotcha’ moment with Sunday’s story about a security guard stopping an armed robbery of a news crew at Oakland City Hall during an interview with the city’s Department of Violence Prevention head.

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