Pandemic

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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07 Oct 2021

BAS is Looking for a Couple New Writer/Editors

Since 2007 BrokeAssStuart.com has been dedicated to bringing you the most important news, arts, culture, nightlife, and progressive activism in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Our goal is to amplify voices that may not always get heard and stick up for working people when no one else will…and

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30 Jul 2021

A Love Letter to North Beach

I’m not sure if you’ve seen it yet, but I’ve teamed up with the folks at Here/Say Media to make something really special. It’s a new series called When the Light Come Up in the City and it’s a celebration of the people, places, and businesses that have helped us

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29 Jun 2021

CDC Screwed Up: Don’t Throw Away the Masks

It was a little suspect when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted the mask mandate for fully vaccinated people in indoor public spaces. The decision is now proving to be a wrong turn in the fight against the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Yes, fully vaccinated people are pretty

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08 Jun 2021

San Francisco, and Most of Bay Area, Just a Few Weeks From Herd Immunity

Herd immunity is the unicorn we’re all chasing as a way out of pandemic life, but reaching that point is easier said than done. San Francisco, however, looks like it’s on track to get there faster than any other major metropolitan California city. What constitutes herd immunity varies widely depending

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04 May 2021

San Francisco Hits Yellow Tier, Prepares to Reopen Indoor Bars

San Francisco is just one of six counties in California to reach the yellow tier in the state’s reopening blueprint, and is the first in the Bay Area to achieve that goal. The yellow tier is the least restrictive, allowing capacity limits to increase in a myriad of businesses and

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27 Apr 2021

The Fake Grassroots Newsom Recall Effort Passes Signature Threshold

Sixth time’s the charm if you’re the five guys trying to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. As of Monday, the “grassroots” effort surpassed the 1.5-million signature threshold to force a special election. Californians will now have to deal with this circus at the ballot box sometime between this summer and late

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23 Mar 2021

Offices and Outdoor Bars Reopen in SF and Two Other Bay Area Counties

Outdoor bars?? Yes, please!  The sun is shining Tuesday with news that San Francisco, Marin and Santa Clara counties have all been moved to the orange tier in the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Not only are bars finally permitted to operate outdoors without food service, but indoor dining

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