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05 Dec 2018

A Few Good Things George Bush Did for the Bay

President George H.W. Bush is being honored among a cast of characters that make up our past and present, good and bad, inspirational and disturbing – all under one chapel roof in an emotional and fairly awkward collision of worlds. We could wax poetic on the late president’s legacy, but

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13 Nov 2018

Thank You Ralph, An Unforgettable Encounter with a Gonzo Legend

By Tess F. Stevens Haight Street 2018, a buzzing motorized hallway filled with Ubers and Lyfts, and I’m in one with an eccentric former artist and now, photographer of “women over 50,” Denise, who has lived in San Francisco for 20 years. “What’s going on at the gallery tonight?” She asked,

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23 Oct 2018

SF Couple Keep Rent Controlled Apt. by Doing ‘Weekend at Bernies’ with Dead Roommate

San Francisco residents Rachel Smith and Shawna White were struck by tragedy this September when their roommate Ramon suddenly died from a heart attack. “When we realized he was the only name on our lease and that we were going to lose our rent control, that was when the real tears started.”

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14 Aug 2018

Ghost Ship trial looms but justice may not be served

For families and friends of the 36 Ghost Ship Fire victims, the road to justice has been long and fraught with disappointment. A surprise ruling made Friday tipped the scale and offered those grieving a small sigh of relief, but that relief may be short-lived. Here, we dig into the

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26 Jul 2018

This week in Bay news: Nia Wilson, civic engagement and lunar viewing parties

This was a tough week in the Bay Area, period. We’ve chosen to leave all the national news alone for this wrap, although there is plenty to report on there, including today’s deadline for family reunifications. But there is enough for us to digest here closer to home that speaks

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24 Jul 2018

Defending Oakland, Remembering Nia Wilson

There was nothing ordinary about Monday in Oakland, where anger and sadness, unity and violence converged. It was the senseless death of a young black woman. It was a community feeling threatened. It was different renditions of the same tired story the city is forced to tell, over and over

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23 Jul 2018

Sisters attacked in Sunday double stabbing on BART: 18-year-old Nia Wilson killed

Two sisters were attacked on BART Sunday night near the McArthur station in Oakland around 9:45 p.m., leaving one dead and one injured in a seemingly random double stabbing incident. The suspect is still at large.

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