East Bay

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

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 0
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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08 Nov 2021

How to Get $300+ Worth of Free Stuff at Rad Bay Area Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 37 delectable Bay Area eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, AND support local journalism. And all you gotta do is join the Broke-Ass Stuart Patreon for $10

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
05 Nov 2021

The NIMBYs of El Cerrito Need to Chill the Hell Out

El Cerrito or Little Hill in English is mostly thought of as a well-located bedroom community straddling the line separating Alameda County from Contra Costa County…if it’s thought of at all. But urban housing scarcity in city centers such as San Francisco, and increasingly Oakland, have made neighboring cities more

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 4
31 Aug 2021

Check Out These Oakland Outdoor Bars to Soak Up What’s Left of Summer

The East Bay has taken a spanking this summer with abnormally high temperatures and smoky air you can chew on like a snack. But those punishing daytime rays make for beautiful summer nights, nights that will quickly disappear. So grab your vaccinated peeps and hit up some trippy outdoor bars

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05 Aug 2021

The Best Beer Drinking Patios in the East Bay

One of my favorite jobs as a journalist is trying out bars and restaurants in order to write our Beer Passports. This past year nearly every weekend I explored 2-3 new drinkin’ patios in the Bay Area, while asking friends and patrons where their favorite spots to drink were. Oakland

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
11 May 2021

MLB Tells A’s To Keep Their Options Open…Outside of Oakland

Major League Baseball has moved into a more aggressive phase in the push for a new Oakland A’s stadium: threatening to pull the team from Oakland. Knowing full well what a threat of that kind would do to fragile hearts of Oakland sports fans, who have already lost the Raiders

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19 Nov 2020

How the Vallejo Police Department Became the Most Violent in the Bay Area

This statement may surprise you, but Vallejo was fucked up before the San Francisco Chronicle and The New Yorker told you it was.  Before recent reporting began talking about the Vallejo Police Department’s ‘murder clique’, Vallejo suffered an insanely high rate of police misconduct and killings. While media attention and

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 0
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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