Bay Area

27 May 2020

Why the Virus Spread in Alameda County Should Alarm Us All

Most Bay Area counties are now mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic relatively well with trends in new cases, hospitalizations and deaths either curving or remaining low on the comparative scale. But where many of the area’s residents are latching onto signs of hope, people in Alameda County see cause for concern,

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08 May 2020

California Partially Reopens Today

Earlier this week Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California would begin partially reopening on May 8th. And guess what, that’s today! So what does that mean? Good question! Today marks the start of Stage 2 of Newsom’s 4 part plan to reopen California. This stage consists of allowing lower risk businesses

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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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

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15 Apr 2020

Why You Can’t Be Evicted During COVID & What To Do If You Can’t Pay Rent

San Francisco, along with most cities in the US, have enacted an ‘eviction moratorium’ due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This means that residential and commercial tenants cannot be evicted during the coronavirus outbreak, including for non-payment of rent.  The eviction moratorium is currently effective through June 21, 2020 in San

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01 Apr 2020

The First Day of Quarantine Was Amazing…Now What?

Short story by Moss Brixton “Hey.” “Hey.” My roommate and I eye each other with squints, like the guys in movies who have mustaches and one of them pulls out his pistol a fraction of a split second before the other and poof, one is dead before the other stomps

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25 Mar 2020

Here Are Some Free Resources To Care For Your Mental Health

These are trying times. The shelter-in-place order and quarantines related to COVID-19 have turned normal life upside down. Between the financial stress and inability to visit with loved ones, people are likely to experience some elevated stress and mental health issues. There are enjoyable ways people can help mitigate stress

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11 Mar 2020

More Than a Dozen Bay Area College Campuses Cancel In-Person Classes

Several college campuses around the Bay Area have shut down in-person class instruction in an effort to reduce spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Though most campuses have not reported any confirmed cases, administrations are understandably concerned for the student body, faculty and staff in confined, poorly ventilated,

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28 Feb 2020

How to Prepare for Coronavirus

One of the hopes when watching China’s coronavirus outbreak was that the harm was exaggerated. However now that San Francisco has declared a state of emergency, we all need to start paying more attention and prepare for coronavirus. According to The Atlantic, Marc Lipsitch, a Harvard University epidemiologist, predicts the

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