22 Mar 2018

Hidden East Bay Wonders: Ruins of the Belgum Sanitarium

Hidden East Bay Wonders brings you everything weird, whimsical and wonderful in the East Bay. This week: the ruins of the Belgum Sanitarium in Richmond. Imagine a time when people rode their horses through the East Bay hills– when the avenues weren’t paved and rich tycoons looked out over the

20 Mar 2018

Black Queer Protesters Call London Breed Anti-Black and Racist

There was a very ‘San Franciscan’ Mayoral debate on Monday night at the historic Castro Theater.  By that we mean a  queer candidate who was not invited to the debate stormed the stage and demanded to be heard (and she was subsequently given a microphone and allowed speak) and then a  group

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20 Mar 2018

Republicans Are Making The EPA’s Work Environment Toxic

By Irene Nazari By creating a toxic work environment at the EPA, administrator Scott Pruitt is threatening the agency’s ability to address increasingly urgent environmental issues for us all. In 2017, over 700 employees left the EPA and now many more are predicted to follow.  Trump appointee and fossil fuel

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06 Mar 2018

Everything Going Down for International Women’s Day in The Bay Area

Guest Post by Rebecca M. Farrar While not an official holiday in the United States, more than 100 countries around the world celebrate International Women’s Day. In Russia, men give women chocolate and yellow mimosas, the flower, not the drink, and in China women are entitled to half a day

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18 Jan 2018

The Women’s Marches Happening Around the Bay

There are Women’s Marches happening all over the country (and the world) January 20-21, 2018!  Below is a list of the marches happening in the general Bay Area: San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Sonoma, Napa Valley, Pacifica, Santa Cruz & San Jose.  These marches promise to further unify, organize, and empower

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09 Nov 2017

Cool, Cutty, Art Parties in SF this Weekend

There are dozens of studios, galleries, and art collectives all open and humming within walking distance of each other this weekend.  Checkout the map here.  There also happen to be a lot of art parties this Friday…all happening at once.  It’s what you call one of those ‘good problems’.  Check

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24 Oct 2017

On A Personality Scale of 1 to Trump. What are you?

By Victor Varnado I put people into one of 4 categories. I created these delineations after working for years at my job as a documentary filmmaker and a reality show producer. Part of my duties is to interview all kinds of people. I’ve pulled facts from men cheating on their

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17 Oct 2017

How to Check if Equifax Lost Your Personal Information When They Got Hacked

If you are American and have a credit report, there’s a good chance your personal data was compromised this Spring in the Equifax data breach.   The personal data of 143 Million American consumers was vulnerable, that’s Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver’s licenses.  There

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