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31 Dec 2020

The Streets of San Francisco & Oakland in 2020

What a year. To tell the story of 2020 I teamed up with Bay Area photographer Marcell Turner, whose imagery captures both the comforting and horrifying views of our streets in vivid detail.  Let’s take a visual walk down memory lane, in both Oakland and San Francisco.  All photography by

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03 Dec 2020

The Great Bay Area Techodus: They’re going to Austin to ruin that place

Silicon Valley companies are shipping jobs to places like Texas in droves.  That isn’t new news, places like the ‘Silicon Hills’ of Austin Texas (God save them), and the ‘Silicon Mountain’ in Denver, have been opening new offices for Bay Area tech for years now.  But there is a stark

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12 Nov 2020

Celebrating 3 Years of Not Completely Shutting Down BAS

As you probably know by now, this website is labor of love. If my goal was to get rich, and I chose running a small independent media company as the way to do it, I’d be a complete idiot. Luckily the goal with Broke-Ass Stuart has always been to serve

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30 Oct 2020

Why the Richmond District Needs Connie Chan, NOT Marjan Philhour

Guest post by Winston Parsons This November, The Richmond District — San Francisco’s District 1 — will be choosing a new representative in City Hall. There are seven candidates on the ballot for The Richmond, with the top three contenders being Connie Chan, David Lee, and Marjan Philhour. Back in

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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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