Self Care

14 Aug 2019

A Broke-Ass Guide to Beating the Heatwave

Wednesday and Thursday are going to hot. Hot, like up to 107 degrees in Concord kind of hot. For those out there without the luxury of air conditioning, heat like that can be miserable and debilitating for you and your pets. Temperatures will begin trending down Friday, but until then…

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24 Jul 2019

Breast Implant Recall Makes Me Wonder: Is Perfection Worth the Risk?

There’s a point in life when you trade casual glances at yourself in the mirror for full-blown inspections. Your shape changes, lines form around your eyes and you ask yourself, “When the fuck did I start growing chin hair?!?” I’ve stared at the lines around my lips, a genetic bit

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15 Jul 2019

Should We Buy Life Insurance? And, How do We Not Kill Each Other for the Money?

Welcome our bi-weekly column, “Ask a Grown Up” in which you can ask and have your most burning questions answered by a supposed grown up. Howdy-doody (heh, heh doody) Broke-Ass-a-roonies! It is I, Kate, the smartest of alecks, the most supposed of grown ups here with another installment of Ask

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23 Apr 2019

The Bay Area Earthquake Safety Guide, It’s Important!

Do you know what to do when a massive earthquake happens?  Do you want to know how to prepare yourself, your loved ones, your neighbors? Good!  The Earthquake Safety Project is aiming at educating everyone in the Bay Area.  Bellow, you’ll find a digital version of the Earthquake Safety Guide,

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09 Apr 2019

How to Get Your Landlord to Make Repairs. The Smart Way

Ask a Tenants Right’s Lawyer is your chance to learn how to survive as a renter in San Francisco.  Attorney Daniel Wayne has a lot of the information you need to keep you in your home.  This month’s topic: When tenant’s should file a complaint with the city . Got a

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27 Mar 2019

Dogs Are the Key to Single Momma Happiness

Dogs are the best. They just are. Lola (a.k.a. Roo) was the sweetest and prettiest doe-eyed fluff ball anyone could ask for and as a single mother, she was my lifesaver. She came to our family as a rescue from the Mojave Desert and ended up rescuing us. We were

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20 Feb 2019

MBK Rising: Obama, Curry and Legend Help Oakland Rise

There are some big names in Oakland right now. Barack Obama, Stephen Curry, John Legend, Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan and Karamo Brown are just a sampling of the long list of successful black men participating in the three-day MBK Rising event spawned by an Obama Foundation initiative dubbed My

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05 Feb 2019

Ask a Tenant Attorney: How to Protect Yourselves from Rent Increases

Ask a Tenant Attorney is your chance to learn how to survive as a tenant in San Francisco. In each edition Tenant’s Rights Attorney Daniel Wayne addresses a different issue for residential tenants. In this edition we discuss two laws tenants NEED to know in order to avoid losing their rent control. For

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