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10 Sep 2020

SF Will Now Allow Indoor Salons, Gyms, Tattoos & Museums

My good buddy Joe Fitz, over at KQED, just broke the news that San Francisco will be allowing indoor activity at salons, gyms, tattoo shops, and massage parlors (are they still called that?) starting this Monday, September 14th, albeit with “limited capacity” Museums will be allowed to open up to

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10 Sep 2020

Who Wants a Copy of “She Represents: 44 Women Who Are Changing Politics…and the World”

In a complicated political era when the United States feels divided, this book celebrates feminism and female contributions to politics, activism, and communities. Each of the forty-four women profiled in this illustrated book has demonstrated her capabilities and strengths in political and community leadership and activism, both in the United

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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07 Sep 2020

Americans Need to Take More Personal Responsibility

A version of this originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the San Francisco Examiner The Right uses the term “personal responsibility” as a weapon. They use it to demonize poor people for being born into a system that keeps them poor. They tell middle-class people that their taxes

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04 Sep 2020

For Those Missing Burning Man, There’s a Video of a Burn Barrel on The Playa

You know how at Christmastime there’s that channel that’s just a Yule log burning for a like a week straight? Well, local artist Shalaco has created one for Burners who are missing the Playa this year. Titled “Burn Barrel on Open Playa Burning Man Style ASMR” and running for 40 minutes

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04 Sep 2020

North Beach First Friday Art Walk Relaunches Tonight w/Safety Precautions

Here’s something to be excited about: an outdoor, socially distanced, art walk is going down in North Beach tonight (9/4)! Working with the City, the folks from North Beach First Fridays have secured permits to partially close Grant Avenue and Green Street for tonight’s event from 5pm-9pm. As Romalyn Schmaltz, one of

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02 Sep 2020

Good News: Tommy’s Joynt Apparently NOT Permanently Closed After All!!

Great news! Despite being listed as permanently closed on Yelp and Google, and having the phone number disconnected, it looks like Tommy’s Joynt may not be shut down after all! Chris Henry, owner of Tommy’s Joynt, just emailed me saying, “We’re not permanently closed! We’re temporarily shut down due to covid and

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02 Sep 2020

Update: It Looks Like Tommy’s Joynt is NOT Permanently Closed

UPDATE: Looks like Tommy’s Joynt may not be shut down after all. Despite all the evidence presented below, I just got good news! Chris Henry, owner of Tommy’s Joynt, emailed me saying, “We’re not permanently closed! We’re temporarily shut down due to covid and mandatory closure from government.” I reached out

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28 Aug 2020

CatHead’s BBQ Has Permanently Closed

Somehow this one managed to slip by my radar, which is odd, because I pass by CatHead’s BBQ a lot. But yes it’s true, the BBQ joint famous for biscuits the size of a cat’s head has closed after 8 years in SoMa. When I reached out to Richard Park,

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