Things I Wish I’d Known Before Evacuating My Home
I was in bed, sick and trying to recover, ignoring the weird barbecue smell wafting in from nearby and writing in my journal about how a confluence of events – including meditating like a motherfucker for six months straight – had culminated in this serene and calm harmony, an inner peace where nothing could ruffle my feathers. Then, my roommate Jen walked in.
The Areas & Times Effected by PG&E Power Outages & Why
If you do not have power this morning, it may be because a) you forgot to pay your bill or, b) you’re part of PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff Program. Which seems a bit chaotic, but that’s mostly because PG&E isn’t taking any chances with causing any more wildfires. They
The 2023 SF Wine Passport is Here!
Step into a world of adventure with the 2023 SF Wine Passport! There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. You get 2-for-1 glasses of wine at 23 of SF’s finest locally owned bars and restaurants for only $39.95! It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. And after the
How to Protest Safely and Responsibly
We need to intelligently prepare ourselves by knowing our rights and restrictions as counter-protesters. The behavior of others is not under your control, but these tips will help you be as safe as you can be at a volatile protest
Anticipating Pride Safety Concerns and Much More
Vibrant polychromatic greetings, queerly beloved BAS readership!! We now find ourselves on Pride Wednesday, and although there has been many a kick-off party and Frameline reel unspooled thus far, now things begin to ratchet toward the fever pitch that will be this weekend. We here at BAS, however, would like
Anonymous Driver Explains Uber’s Frightening Safety Inspection
A fella who drives for both Uber and Lyft reached out to me the other day. He hollered at me saying “I’ve got major major safety concerns about Uber that go beyond their background checks that I feel that people should be aware of.” This of course piqued my interest
I Drive SF: Driving for Hire and the Illusion of Safety
Yeah, yeah, yeah… I know what you’re thinking. Another stupid taxi article. Who gives a shit, right? Cab drivers are all assholes. They won’t take you to the Sunset or Richmond districts. So fuck them. They refuse to accept credit cards. Rotten scumbags. What about their smelly cabs? The horrible