Pandemic

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06 Apr 2022

San Francisco Leads the Nation in its Desire to Avoid the Office

Although small businesses are beginning to see more revenue as San Franciscans return to the office, the return isn’t altogether welcome for the office workers themselves.  In fact, San Francisco leads the nation in its desire to avoid the carpeted confines of the office.  An economics professor at Stanford University

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 1
04 Apr 2022

Report: Silicon Valley Residents Left in Droves During Pandemic

by Tran Nguyen Tens of thousands of people left Silicon Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic, but local housing and economics experts aren’t too worried about the mass exodus. The metro area encompassing San Jose, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale lost nearly 43,000 people between April 2020 and July 2021, according to recently released census data. That’s

Bay City News 2
16 May 2022

The June 2022 BAS Voter Guide

This guide was done in conjunction with the League of Pissed Off Voters. – If you’d like to help pass out the printed voter guides, email the League at TheLeagueSF@gmail.com. – Want to get involved in the endorsement process? Learn more right here. Dear San Francisco, We love you, but

BAS Editorial Team 2
15 Mar 2022

What To Do If Your Employer Tells You To Come Back To The Office

You may not realize this, but collectively, workers are strong as fuck. We’re the backbone of the entire economy. If the Covid-19 pandemic has proven anything, it’s that for the most part, offices are fucking pointless.   If you have to work, you’re a worker. I don’t care if you jerk

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 0
18 Jan 2022

How To Get The Government To Give You Free Covid Tests

Are you feeling shitty? Do you think COVID-19 is behind that shitty feeling, but need proof? Is the inflated price of COVID-19 testing kits bringing you down? Well Uncle Sam, yes, that vaguely racist looking geriatric who is very into flags is actually doing something helpful!  Every home in the

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 0
11 Jan 2022

Why Healthcare Professionals Who Test Positive For COVID-19 Can Continue To Work In California

In all my years of writing, I’ve never written about something fucking dumber than this. Healthcare workers, you know, the people who look after your health? Well, according to new rules passed by the State of California, these workers can literally have COVID and their employer can be fully aware

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 4
19 Nov 2021

How to Talk About Vaccines with Your Anti-Vaxxer Family & Friends

There’s plenty to discuss over turkey and cranberry sauce this year, which makes this an important time to be the voice of reason amidst a sea of misinformation. Here’s how you can do that.

Sam Devine 0
14 Sep 2021

How to Get COVID Rent Relief in California

There is help out there for millions of Californians still struggling to catch their financial breath after 18 months of pandemic, but navigating the resources can be time consuming and confusing. Here, we’ll try to break down one of the most important (and often frustrating) sources of assistance: the California

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03 Aug 2021

West Oakland Leads Alameda County in Highest COVID-19 Case Rates

Oakland has some of Alameda County’s worst COVID-19 statistics, which makes it frustrating to hear that customers in an Oakland market are verbally and physically abusing employees when asked to mask up. The San Francisco Chronicle ran a story Monday about violent customer behavior at Community Foods Market, which reinstated

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