safety

21 Aug 2020

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.

Guest Writer 1
10 Oct 2019

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

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
24 Aug 2017

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

Kit Friday -Mild in the Streets 0
21 Jun 2017

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

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 0
24 Feb 2016

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

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 3
09 Apr 2015

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

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