Oakland

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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11 Jan 2022

Why Can’t California’s Schools Teach Our Kids To Read?

Written by Nelda Kerr In February 2020, students and teachers won a landmark $53 million settlement against the State of California for not teaching kids how to read. At the time, 56% of students in both San Francisco and Alameda counties were meeting state standards for English, with a quarter of all

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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

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04 Jan 2022

What’s Up With Frank Somerville?

Frank Somerville has had a pretty shitty year. Even by pandemic standards, fate hasn’t been kind to Frank Somerville.  So, what exactly is up with Frank Somerville? Let’s start from the beginning.  Back in May of 2021, Frank was temporarily suspended after appearing drunk on air. He had a dazed

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08 Dec 2021

YEAR OF THE SPIDER: An Interview with Shannon & the Clams

Although Shannon and the Clams’ new album was completed shortly before COVID-19 seized the globe, it wasn’t forged free of tumult. In 2019, Shannon Shaw, the Clams’ magnetic front woman, was driven from her Oakland apartment by a persistent peeping tom. Later, on the eve of the Clams’ tour with

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17 Nov 2021

Uber Founder’s Latest Sinister Business Venture Lands in Oakland & SF

You may be familiar with Uber founder Travis Kalanick. In 2017, Kalanick was forced to resign as CEO after complaints of Uber’s toxic workplace culture surfaced, including claims of sexual harassment and discrimination. Nevertheless, this tick has found a new host. Kalanick has since launched another highly exploitative and secretive

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29 Oct 2021

Oakland Has the Worst Roads in the United States

Shitty public infrastructure is something that we in the Bay Area have gotten used to. Whether it’s concrete blocks falling from above on the Richmond-San Rafael bridge, large gaps in our public transportation network or power lines that regularly create fiery deathstorms; we’ve generally accepted that taxpayer funded projects in

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19 Oct 2021

Black Panther Party Alumni, Punk Artists Join Forces to Revive Radical Roots

It all began here in Oakland 55 years ago: the rise of what would become a global movement for equal civil rights under the law, for oppressed brothers and sisters of every stripe. With a “radical” idea of what equality looks like and a 10-point platform, the Black Panther Party

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12 Oct 2021

Local Artists Illuminate Lake Merritt Gardens in Immersive Autumn Lights Festival

For a 10th year, The Gardens at Lake Merritt will transform into an outdoor immersive gallery of art and light. This year’s Autumn Lights Festival welcomes the public back to experience the beauty in person. People are invited to take an illuminated stroll through 7 acres of municipal gardens made

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