northern california

04 Jul 2017

We wanna send you to see DJ Shadow!

I don’t know how it came to be that I acquired my Endtroducing album cover poster. But, the poster has been with me longer than most of belongings, always in the background ogling my most intimate stoner moments of my twenties. Lyrics Born donning that blonde wig in the aisle

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11 Dec 2015

How To Renovate Your Home While Keeping Your Piggy Bank Full

In 2012, there was an estimated 284 billion dollars spent on renovations in the United States alone. One thing that is having a big impact on the home improvement market is consumer demand for products that are environmentally friendly and leave less of a carbon footprint.
However, home upgrades and repairs can be expensive. The average cost of even a minor kitchen remodel is around $19,226, but a kitchen remodel is one of the top areas that will pay you back when selling a home.

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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10 Jun 2015

The Guide To Avoiding Unnecessary Funeral Costs

At one point of the whole process, I found myself telling my family, “Funerals aren’t for the dead, they’re for the living.” — David Fisher (played by Michael C. Hall) For some reason, speaking of funerals appears to be a taboo subject in Western culture. While others around the globe

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09 Jan 2014

Choosing a cheap-ass wedding venue for under $1,000

For Updates: Please visit the author’s website Everyone kept telling us that it wasn’t going to happen for under $10,000. But, I knew damn well that there was a wedding venue for under $1,000 in Northern California. Turns out, I was right. I love being right. We looked at an

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03 Jan 2014

Introduction To A Broke-Ass Wedding: Matrimony On A Budget…

“Your wedding is in Vallejo, on a Sunday, and in November? Aren’t you afraid of gun shots, work schedules, cold and rain?” In order to abide by the rules of a broke-ass wedding, throw away any ideas of what you want your wedding to be like. Because in California, the

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03 Sep 2012

No Labor For Trucks On Labor Day…

It’s Labor Day. I’ve tried to track down almost every one of SF’s beloved new generation food truck to no avail. They’ve all taken the holiday off, which grants me an epiphany, are those trucks really here for us locals? However, I know where I can go. I can go

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