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11 Dec 2017

An Amazing Night of Cheese Puns, Live Music & Grilled Cheese

This post is done in conjunction with The Melt. Wanna support an article on the site? Holler at Alex@BrokeAssStuart.com As you know, I teamed up with the fine folks at The Melt on Market Street and we did something incredible: The Greatest Grilled Cheese and Music Giveaway Ever! And the puns

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11 Dec 2017

Who Killed Oakland’s Electric Streetcars?

Progress isn’t always progress. When you sit in traffic tomorrow morning wondering how much it’ll cost to get your bashed-in rear window fixed, or how you’ll find a spot near work, just remember— it wasn’t always like this. The East Bay used to be home to streetcars, trains, and ferries

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07 Dec 2017

How To Help Victims of the Southern California Fires

Wildfires continue to devastate areas of Southern California, as of December 7th over 200,000 people in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties have been forced to evacuate, and many of them are in need of help.  If you know anyone in the affected areas, think about reaching out to them.  There

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07 Dec 2017

SF’s Version of Eliot Ness Was a Woman Named Daisy Simpson

San Francisco always has had a cast of zany characters. For this week’s installment of SFCentric History, I will take a look at one of those characters in particular–Daisy Simpson, a woman who left a seedy past behind to become one of the few female Federal Prohibition agents, only to return to the other side of the law soon thereafter.

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05 Dec 2017

Black Lies, Half-truths and Prussian Blues at the YBCA

You’re in a small, brown, clapboard cabin, or possibly the hold of a ship. There are twisting passageways of bookshelves lined with sugarcoated classics and newspapers covered in blackness — redacted or perhaps burnt. Meanwhile the teachings of Jesus and other religious materials sit unmolested. Reflective plastic sheets bounce distorted,

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05 Dec 2017

I Investigated The Bay Area Pog Fighting Underground

By Kelly O’Grady It was midnight and I was being patted down for weapons outside a nondescript warehouse in Hayward. I was about to enter the gritty underworld of the Bay Area Pog fight scene. Once inside I saw a circle drawn in chalk at the center of the floor

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30 Nov 2017

The Oldest Surviving Buildings in 7 San Francisco Neighborhoods

San Francisco is an old, iron safe filled with gold, glory, disaster, and secrets. SFCentric History is a column, by SF writer V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi, that digs in the vaults of local history and shares the sensational people, places, and things that rocked San Francisco. One of the indicators that

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28 Nov 2017

These are the Best Cheese Related Puns Our Readers Came Up With

This post is done in conjunction with The Melt. Wanna support an article on the site? Holler at Alex@BrokeAssStuart.com Well the Greatest Grilled Cheese & Music Giveaway has come to a close and we now have our winners. These fine punsmiths were assigned with the grueling task of coming up

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