San Francisco

03 Jun 2020

Aunt Charlie’s Lounge Will Close In August Without Your Help

It could be curtains for the last remaining LGBTQ+ bar in the Tenderloin, and it will be without community support. Aunt Charlie’s Lounge at Turk and Taylor Streets prides itself as being the “last queen standing” in what used the be the gayborhood of the Tenderloin, but a June 1

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03 Jun 2020

Nia Wilson’s Murderer Faces Sentencing Friday

John Lee Cowell, the man who murdered Nia Wilson and injured her sister on a BART station platform in 2018 will be sentenced Friday. He was originally scheduled to be sentenced in April, but court schedules have been delayed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The road to this

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02 Jun 2020

Oakland Tech High School Kids Hold Huge Peaceful March, Police Tear Gas Them Anyway

The Bay Area’s most profound peaceful march in response to ongoing police brutality was Monday’s inspiring George Floyd Solidarity March, organized by Oakland Tech high school students and pulled off safely and without a hitch. The same cannot be said for the Oakland Police Department response, which resorted to tear

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27 May 2020

Trump’s Assault on the Election is Just Warming Up

Donald Trump is on a rampage against mail-in ballots for the upcoming November election, asserting that large-scale voter fraud is an inevitable result. At least that’s his assertion now that the state of California is going in that direction — not so much when slightly less progressive states implemented similar

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27 May 2020

Why the Virus Spread in Alameda County Should Alarm Us All

Most Bay Area counties are now mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic relatively well with trends in new cases, hospitalizations and deaths either curving or remaining low on the comparative scale. But where many of the area’s residents are latching onto signs of hope, people in Alameda County see cause for concern,

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26 May 2020

Fake Ken Burns Documentary ‘The Virus’ Is SF’s Funniest Quarantine Video Yet

The most hilarious video of our ongoing shelter-in-place nightmare has arrived, and we urge you to drop everything for the next two-and-a-half minutes and watch it. It features the founder of the cult-hit standup comedy show Cheaper Than Therapy Jon Allen, and it’s a satire of a Ken Burns-style documentary

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26 May 2020

You Can Help Support Youth Creativity During COVID-19

With everyone sheltering in place, Youth Beat, a digital media training program in Oakland, quickly switched to a virtual classroom format. And it’s been a real lifeline for many of their students, who are almost all low-income, inner-city Oakland kids who’ve been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Those kids

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26 May 2020

Fugly Pedestrian Bridge At Geary & Steiner Successfully Demolished

Look at that beautiful blue sky over the corner of Geary and Steiner streets, a sight that has not been visible in that spot since 1962. We told you last week that they were tearing down the concrete pedestrian bridge at that intersection that has served as a uniquely terrible

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