Family

robot looking handmade sculpture peeping behind a bridge
16 Sep 2021

Oakland’s Strange & Delightful “Troll Trail”

Deep in Oakland, imaginative trolls await you along the Bridgeview Troll Trail bringing the fun of art and creativity back into your life. What started out as just a way to bring in some fun during the all-consuming sadness of 2020, has turned into a collective art project.

Katy Atchison 0
09 Jul 2021

How Hula Hooping Resets Body, Mind, and Soul

Hi and welcome to the BAS Weekend Wellness Column! My name is Erynne Elkins and I’m a Well-Being Advocate and Certified Breathwork Facilitator. Every Friday I’ll share a holistic wellness modality available here in the Bay Area. Cheers to good health! How Going Round in Circles Pays Off This just

Erynne Elkins Chief Well-being Correspondent 0
15 Jul 2020

Reopening Schools: How Partisan Politics Put Our Children at Risk

The current battle over children and reopening schools in the throws of a growing pandemic is both complex and dangerous. There are valid concerns on both sides of the argument, but hyper-politicization is preventing the nation from having a productive debate, leaving our children hanging out there as pawns. In

0
16 Apr 2020

Whole Foods Now Checking Temperatures of Employees

Whole Foods Market has instituted a policy that sees all employees having their temperatures taken before they start their shifts.  If employees have a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees, they are asked to go home.  Grocery store employees are also asked to wear masks throughout there shifts. A grocer who

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
16 Apr 2020

How to Behave in Grocery Stores According to Grocery Workers

The rules and sanitation standards are constantly being updated in your neighborhood grocery stores during the COVID pandemic.  Knowing your store’s rules and safety practices will help you stay safe, and help keep our grocery store workers safer, while they keep the country supplied.  For the official COVID safety practices

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 1
07 Apr 2020

Around the World, Wild Animals Appearing on City Streets

Now that people across the world are sheltering in place, different local animals are becoming a bit more bold with their visits to urban areas.  Herds of Elephants in India, Pumas roaming Santiago Chile, herds of Ibex in Israel, swarms of rats in New Orleans,  and coyotes in San Francisco. 

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 3
27 Feb 2020

Public Art Gallery Wants Your Work on its Walls

an art show that places the public as both exhibitors and audience members. Exhibiting (hopefully!) 415 pieces, the curation of the art show will be crowdsourced from those living/working/loving in San Francisco

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
10 Feb 2020

Children Deserve Horror Content Made For Them

by Xan Holbrook Mark Kermode (the BBC’s film critic in residence) is, in many ways, the horror fan’s horror fan. One topic he loves to explore again and again is that of paedophobic horror, or horror with a child antagonist. Using the examples of A Clockwork Orange, The Exorcist and

Guest Writer 0