Self Care

25 Feb 2021

FREE SAFE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES for San Franciscans

The nonprofit Tax-Aid is again offering free and safe tax services in 2021 to San Francisco Bay Area residents who earn less than $57,000. And SFHSA is offering $500 Stimulus for Lower-Wage Workers and Families in San Francisco.

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
19 Feb 2021

Harm Reduction in the Time of Coronavirus

For Felanie Castro, it was like the world had just stopped. The first Shelter in Place order had just been announced, and she was stuck in her office at Glide Memorial Church with no marching orders and no messaging about safety precautions. But she worried for the unhoused communities she

Ruth Crossman 0
18 Feb 2021

The Bold, Abstract, Portraits of Messy Beck in SF

The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights Bay Area artists who are doing incredible work, it’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep San Francisco a strange and wonderful place. Exploring the human figure, sexuality and identity, with a bold, earthy palette and a cubist touch, Messy Beck

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
05 Feb 2021

COVID is Turning Peoples’ Side Hustles into Main Hustles

Alright y’all, listen up. I know I don’t need to spin you a yarn about the wildly high cost of living in San Francisco because that shit is famous. People who’ve never even been here are pointing and laughing at us for it, and it’s hard to say they’re wrong

Taylor Martinez 0
04 Feb 2021

A Single Mother in Oakland Shines While Creating Her Own Skincare Line

Since 1976, the United States has recognized and celebrated the outstanding achievements of extraordinary Black Women and Men during the month of February. As we approach one year of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, I realized something: if you were fortunate enough to survive every aspect of 2020 and you identify

Erynne Elkins – Chief Entrepreneur Advocate 0
04 Feb 2021

Man Can’t Remember Bitcoin Password; Finds he has $42 in Vapor Room Loyalty Points

A San Francisco man who couldn’t remember the password to his old bitcoin wallet containing millions, came upon another stark realization that instantly turned his day around.

Monsieur Sponsor 0
04 Feb 2021

Oakland Coliseum Becomes Mass Vaccination Site, Sorry A’s!

Remember when you used to drive to the Coliseum for Raiders games & a raucous tailgating scene?  Now you’re gonna go there for a corona virus vaccine.  The Federal Government (thanks to Biden’s team) is setting up a mass vaccination station where The Black Hole used to be in Oakland.

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
02 Feb 2021

Is Being Nostalgic for the Emo Era a Coping Mechanism for COVID?

“I’m not okay.”  Those three words defined 2020 for nearly everyone on this planet. It’s no surprise that legendary emo punks My Chemical Romance’s “Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge” reentered the Billboard charts in 2020. It seems that during a time of unprecedented hysteria, death, denial, violence, delusion, and mayhem,

Tess F. Stevens 0