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26 Oct 2020

The BAS 2020 Oakland Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Sayre Piotrkowski. State propositions were researched and written by Stephen Torres. Edited by Stuart Schuffman  Editors Note: Why is a website, known in part for its coverage of San Francisco politics, doing an Oakland voter guide? Because hella Broke-Ass Stuart readers live in Oakland now! We’ve

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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16 Sep 2020

Pittsburg Motel Becomes Permanent Homeless Support Hub

Motel 6 in Pittsburg won’t be booking rooms for weary tourists but lights in the 174-room facilities will be left on as a safe haven for homeless people in the area.  The motel at 2101 Loveridge Road has been used during the pandemic as a site to shelter people who

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14 Sep 2020

Believe New York Wants to Systematically Change NYC

Nicole Bulanchuk, Founder and Executive Director of Operations at Believe New York, is your average Brooklynite. She’s a native New Yorker, a Columbia Grad student, and she wants to help this city. Having volunteered and been employed by a number of nonprofits in NYC, she saw that there were still

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02 Sep 2020

Is SF Renters Alliance an Advocacy Group or Campaign Front?

By Ian Firstenberg A consultant affiliated with Scott Wiener’s campaign helped prop up an advocacy group claiming to support San Francisco renters.  “San Francisco Renters Alliance” sent out a standard questionnaire last week to San Francisco residents asking for personal and other routine political organization information. The small print at

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31 Aug 2020

Pinterest Paid $90M to Break Lease in SOMA, Other Tech Giants May Follow

Now that everyone is working from home in the tech industry, massively expensive office space in one of the most expensive cities in the world, has officially become a liability.  When companies like Pinterest are willing to pay $9o million dollars to get out of their lease in San Francisco,

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26 Aug 2020

City to Evict North Oakland Homeless Encampment Thursday Morning

On Monday, a group of about 30 people living in tents and RVs were given 72-hour notice to vacate the North Oakland neighborhood near 38th Street and Manila Avenue. Several people who currently live there were originally swept out from Mosswood Park in February. The United Front Against Displacement organization

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19 Aug 2020

SF Board of Supervisors Intends to Create an Advisory Committee on Reparations

GUEST POST BY WESLEY WELLS We’re sitting through the San Francisco Board of Supervisors meetings and breaking them down for you so you don’t have to! Here’s the mini minutes for the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. Full minutes available right here. Video and transcript available right

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