displacement

12 Mar 2019

How You Can Help Save Vulcan Arts Lofts

Oakland’s historic artists enclave Vulcan Lofts has been an enormously influential springboard for the Bay Area arts community for more than 30 years. But more than 200 working-class artists are facing eviction, as the giant Fruitvale district live-work space has been placed on the market for a staggering $16.25 million,

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 0
09 Dec 2016

Housing Law That Protects Artists is Needed Now in the Bay Area

The tragedy in Oakland has caused tremendous pain, loss, and fear.  In its wake, the artistic communities both in the Bay Area and abroad morn the brutal loss of life and also fear for the future.  Artist collectives in the Bay Area and across the United States have come under threat

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
15 Aug 2016

How Many Lives Is A Gold Medal Worth?

Since the 2009 announcement of the XXXI Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, over 22,000 families–upwards of 77,000 humans–have been relocated out of their communities in the name of redevelopment and good ole’ fashioned competition. Communities were torn down to build Olympic Village, but after the excitement of the Olympics

Neek Carmella 1
21 Jul 2014

How to Survive as a Broke-Ass Writer: What to Do When You’re Robbed and Displaced

I recently had my $2,000 2011 Macbook Pro literally stolen right from under me. I was living in some ghetto loft hostel space in the Tenderloin near Great American Music Hall, and I was relatively content there until the shady owner of the place began to raise the rates…and of

Jordannah Elizabeth - Commonwealth Columnist 0