East Bay

31 May 2022

Battle Of The Bay: San Francisco VS. Oakland

The San Francisco Bay Area is a big place. Its home to nine counties, includes far too many cities to name, and while San Jose is technically the biggest city in the Bay Area. The region is undeniably defined by San Francisco and Oakland.  Which ultimately begs the question. Which

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12 Apr 2022

Will Home Ownership Ever Be Possible In The Bay Area?

Life in the Bay Area is expensive, that’s not a secret and has been reiterated numerous times. It’s becoming cliché to write articles bemoaning the current state of the housing crisis in our region. However, despite how cost prohibitive it has become, home ownership is still a goal we should

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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,

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05 Apr 2022

Rediscovering My San Francisco Roots

What I’m about to tell you isn’t a secret. I’m from the East Bay. I was born in Walnut Creek, lived in Oakland’s Laurel neighborhood until I was 12 and then moved around Contra Costa until we ended up finding a permanent spot in Martinez. I lived in Emerson Arms,

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30 Mar 2022

Band You Should Know: Body Double

Two tarnished cat dolls sit opposite one another and exchange silent squeals. Their fur is matted and mottled with age, yet their crimson lips appear freshly lacquered. The cat on the right inexplicably raises an arm, exposing a yellowed tag with loose threading. As seemingly promised by the Oakland post-punk

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19 Jan 2022

Documentarian Nicholas Taplin Releases 6.5 Years Worth of Photos From the Oakland DIY Scene

If you’re a regular at Oakland house shows, you’ve likely shared a room with Nicholas Taplin.  In 2015, Taplin began filming DIY shows and sharing footage under the name Post-Consumer. Feeling “unconditioned socially” given his Quaker boarding school education on the East Coast, Taplin discovered this form of documentation both

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18 Jan 2022

Why Phnom Penh Is Oakland’s Best Restaurant

Oakland is a town filled with opinions. Is Oakland the best, coolest, hippest place on the West Coast? Or is it a dystopian slum with sky high crime and little opportunity? It depends on who you’re talking to. According to the sign telling me to “love life” Oakland has around

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12 Jan 2022

Noise Pop 2022: Five Bay Area Bands You Don’t Want to Miss

From its inception in 1993, Noise Pop has championed independent musicians of all stripes. The annual Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival, once a single night at The Independent (then The Kennel Club), has since become a Bay Area mainstay, featuring an eclectic variety of established and up-and-coming artists. Previous headliners include well-known names

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14 Dec 2021

Why Nextdoor is a NIMBY Hellscape

In the past few years I’ve become increasingly thrifty, not just for financial purposes, but environmental ones as well. In order to find the things I needed, I’d utilize craigslist and Facebook marketplace, but every now and then I’d open NextDoor.  I listed my parents’ address on Nextdoor since they

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