Nik Wojcik - East Bay Editor

19 Apr 2018

This Week’s News: Pulitzers, Weed, and Snow…in Oakland

This week is all about the cool, the cunning and the cannabis. We’re diverging from the national news update in order to leave your stomach in tact for California’s first legal 420. You can thank me later. Trees here, trees there, trees everywhere In case you live under a rock,

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19 Apr 2018

Barbara Bush: “Beautiful Mind” or “Amazing Racist”? Maybe Both.

The matriarch of the Bush family dynasty died Tuesday night at the age of 92, surrounded by the very loved ones she fiercely protected in life. The tributes immediately began pouring in Wednesday morning from all ends of the political spectrum, many of which celebrated her strength – and no

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17 Apr 2018

Let the symphony save your college soul

There are lots of nights out you may have forgotten, and then there are nights you did something cool and different with your friends and you actually ended up remembering it.  Like that time you went downtown and sat by the orchestra in a world-class Symphony Hall…for example.  You wanna

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12 Apr 2018

Bombs, Zuckerberg and FBI raids, oh my. News for the week of April 12, 2018

This is your brain – this is your brain on news. Oh hell, you’ve already killed enough brain cells, so let’s get started. To bomb or not to bomb, that is the question We could bomb Syria any minute, or not. President Trump had a visceral Twitter reaction to the

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06 Apr 2018

This Week in News: Trump, Sports Ball, and China

This week has been a lot of Trump, sports, another shooting, scapegoating and more Trump. As much as I hate to focus so heavily on the crap coming out of the White House, this week’s news pretty much dictates that I do just that. I apologize in advance. But let’s

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30 Mar 2018

This Week in News: Pleasure Spiked with Pain

The past week was highlighted by some local political faux pas, the end of a hookup era and by millions that took to the street to protest gun violence and the killing of another unarmed black man. Let’s unpack a few key stories that impacted the Bay and beyond. Stephon

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22 Mar 2018

News to Know: March 22, 2018

Major news outlets are pretty focused in on keywords like Tillerson, McCabe, Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, porn star and Playboy. It’s been an interesting week in the gutter of national news. Here are a few stories from the Bay and beyond that seem more relevant than the president’s unprotected extramarital affair

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16 Mar 2018

All The News You Might’ve Missed This Week

OK, it has been two weeks since we’ve tackled the news. And I won’t lie, it’s been overwhelming…downright scary, the kind of shit that makes you want to crawl into bed and pull the blanket up over your head in hopes that when you surface, the bad trip has worn

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