Bay Area

11 May 2016

Bike To Work Day – A Guide to Fun, Free Shit!

In the world of riding bikes, I was a late bloomer. It wasn’t until I moved to Oakland that I really started appreciating how fun and useful they are. Bikes are basically perfect: zippy, not a bitch to park, and the side effects are having a nice ass and not

Kit Friday -Mild in the Streets 0
21 Mar 2016

How to Actually Get Fans for Your Band

You’re finally in a band that can get through a rehearsal without someone strangling someone with an amp cord over creative differences. No one’s in jail, rehab, or MIA from a multi-day booze binge. The group has laid down a few quality tracks that don’t sound as if it was

Lavinia Ludlow 0
21 Jan 2015

You Can Never Go Home Again: San Francisco in 2015

The Infamous Arrow Bar (Image taken from Yelp) I lived in San Francisco back when I used to puke a lot. And pee in alleys. Be it, cuz I was drunk, or high – my glory days – I would find myself in front of the Arrow Bar with some

Chloe Newsom - Dive Bar Desperado 13
23 Oct 2014

When No News is Bad News: Remembering the SF Bay Guardian

January 28, 2012 — The night protesters clashed with police in downtown Oakland, the college kids on my train home from San Francisco were counting on their fingers how many of their friends had been arrested. At the time it went over my head. Then Monday morning I turned up

Royce Kurmelovs - The Australia Desk 0
15 Jul 2014

Awesome Bay Area Hikes to Bring a Date On

As Bay Area inhabitants we have some amazing nature all around us. Tahoe is a few hours North, Big Sur is a few hours South, Yosemite a few hours East and the Pacific Ocean is to the West. Now, I don’t camp. I don’t see the appeal of sleeping on

Jay H - Bawdy Broadcaster 0
18 Jan 2012

Chinook Book Now Offers Mobile App: Green Deals in the Bay

I know there are tons of coupon books that overwhelm your inbox with daily deals everyday, but this one is something you will actually want to check out. Chinook Book saves you money on products and offers that truly make a difference. By becoming more environmentally aware here in the Bay Area,

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger 0
21 Apr 2011

Dance Your Heart Out for FREE Starting Friday!

America’s largest dance week hits the Bay Area for 10 days of intense body movin’ starting tomorrow. From April 22 –May 1 there will be over 400 FREE dance events across the entire Bay Area. We’re talking all types of dance styles you can think of including:  Scottish dancing, salsa,

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger 0
03 Feb 2010

Be a Smarter Consumer: Read Michael Finney’s Blog

My mom told me she had an idea for a Broke Ass post.  Whereas her advice usually consists of the statement ‘œdrink some tea’ (no matter what the problem is), this one was spot-on.  Michael Finney is a reporter for the local ABC7 News.  He’s been the ‘œconsumer watchdog’ there

Chloe - Pennywise Reporter 1