Oakland is experiencing an alarming spike in violent crimes. The city recorded 15 homicides in the first month of 2021, a stark contrast from the one murder in all of January 2020. Tuesday, the Oakland Police Department released ShotSpotter for the last week of January, reflecting a 137 percent increase
The story of Misty Smith Walton is one that should grip us. It should weigh on our souls. Tragic tales such as hers should never be normalized to the point where we don’t have experience an emotional response. Her death should make us sad and angry. It should inspire the
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 get the whole list for free when you sign up for our Thursday newsletter, which is
Nothing makes a conservative shake more than a smart woman with a plan. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is very smart, and has a plan for everything. She also has decades of experience in government and knows how things really work in Washington. Warren is about progressivism, equality and transparency. You
There have been more mass shootings in the USA, than days in 2019. The most recent mass shootings in El Paso and Daton have politicians, again, struggling to find words to explain these tragedies. They have even fewer words to explain what they are doing to stop it. As of
It seems like every week we do this, I have to preemptively apologize for the circus of bad news that seems to grow in severity with each passing Thursday, and this week did not disappoint. So again, I’m sorry! But before we get into the national yuck, let’s touch on
After Vegas, the regular rhetoric and politicking that follows in the wake of mass shootings faded remarkably quickly, especially considering that this shooting is the largest in history.