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08 Feb 2018

Your need to know news for the week of Feb. 2 – Feb. 8

Here’s your weekly taste of what matters in the Bay and beyond. ICE takes on the sanctuary – sanctuary fights back Let’s be clear, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is pissed off at California for protecting immigrants. Acting Director Thomas Homan took to Fox News in December to declare

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18 Nov 2015

SURVIVING A Second THANKSGIVING IN SF: THE $35 BUDGET BASIC BIRD DAY BELT BUSTER

SURVIVING THANKSGIVING IN SF II: THE $30 BUDGET BASIC BIRD DAY BELT BUSTER It’s your second Thanksgiving away from your family. You’re one of the few people that stayed behind in the city. Because of this, most of us have handselected our own non-nuclear family consisting of voluntarily insane friends. But

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24 Nov 2014

How to Set up a Kick-Ass Apartment on the Cheap

  Who wants a FREE desk? Three weeks ago, my partner Tyler and I moved into our first place together. Overnight we each went from established, shared houses with everything we needed, to our own one-bedroom apartment in Oakland with almost no furniture and no kitchen things. We love to

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24 Nov 2014

Surviving Thanksgiving in SF: The $30 Budget Basic Bird Day Belt Buster

It’s your first Thanksgiving away from your family. You’re one of the few people that stayed behind in the city. Because of this, most of us have handselected our own non-nuclear family consisting of voluntarily insane friends. But while we don’t crave the tradition of being grilled by our family members

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17 Sep 2014

A Quick, Cheap, Dirty Chocolate + Raspberry Brownie Recipe

Sometimes I’m just not in the mood to gather an endless array of ingredients for my mise-en-place. But the craving for chocolate can sometimes be unmanageable; the thought of gooey and dense fudgey chocolatey goodness being penetrated by my Buscemian canines on loop in my brain. I like fruit, I

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05 Feb 2014

A Broke-Ass Wedding Reception: Merriment On A Budget…

Our outdoor ceremony was 15-minutes: my mom walked me down the aisle and gave me away because my dad sucks balls, rings exchanged, vows exchanged (I left vows upstairs and was forced to wing it), some bawling, an Iron & Wine Lion’s Mane and two renditions of Erik Satie’s Gymnopedia

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09 Jan 2014

Choosing a cheap-ass wedding venue for under $1,000…

We looked at an insurmountable amount of possibilities for a wedding site. We knew it had to be in Norcal. It had to be in a historic building with character. And preferably in between his bay area and my Sacramento valley rooted families. We settled on six possibilities before we

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