San Francisco

13 Sep 2022

Which Bay Area Bridges Can Survive A Major Earthquake?

Earthquakes are as much a part of Bay Area life as fog, hills and cable cars. But for some reason, other than learning about the wreckage of past quakes, the average Bay Area resident doesn’t spend much time discussing how a large earthquake would effect modern Bay Area infrastructure. The Hayward

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 0
07 Sep 2022

San Francisco Has Officially Decriminalized Shrooms

San Francisco just said, “Ugh, If you’re going to do it, I’d rather you do it in the house.” The city’s Board of Supervisors passed a resolution yesterday determining personal use and distribution of entheogenic plants like peyote, ayahuasca, and psilocybin mushrooms “shall be the lowest law enforcement priority.” The

Jake Warren 0
07 Sep 2022

What it’s Like Writing About San Francisco for 20 Years

In celebration of my 20th year in SF, I am extremely excited to announce Slouching Towards Neverland: 20 years of Writing About San Francisco. Here’s a quick rundown: – This limited edition, hand-signed, new zine covers my two decades of writing about this strange and beautiful city. – Besides well known

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
06 Sep 2022

Climate Change Is Killing Karl The Fog And California

As I am writing this, San Francisco is hovering around 90 degrees and for the first time since moving to the City, I wish I had an air conditioner. The East Bay, where I’m originally from, is even hotter. Oakland may break 100 degrees before the day ends, and when

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 0
If only I had a public restroom!
31 Aug 2022

An End to Soiled San Francisco Sidewalks?

Between finding parking and finding an apartment in San Francisco ranks the undue stress of searching for a public restroom. The city has few truly public restrooms to begin with, and most of them close overnight. Few alternatives exist. Sooner or later you’re bound to find a hot, wet coil

Jake Warren 2
30 Aug 2022

Why Is Alcatraz A Tourist Attraction?

Alcatraz is a world famous tourist attraction, and I’ve never understood why. Yes, it’s pretty, and yes, it’s history is interesting, but why are we morbidly fascinated by a place where the criminally inclined were essentially locked away and tortured? It’s heinous. I also find it ironic that a city

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 2
30 Aug 2022

If You Don’t Want San Francisco To Change, Support Its Small Businesses

I was scrolling through Facebook a couple of days ago, and noticed an article Kelly O’Grady had written about the need to support Mission Comics, and I began thinking about the common complaints San Franciscans have about this city. If you frequent social media, which, if you’re reading this, you

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 2
23 Aug 2022

We Have A Choice: Build Affordable Housing Or Live In Hell

San Francisco is a beautiful city, and if you’re able to live here, you’re unbelievably lucky. It’s a pretty privileged place, that’s filled with privileged people who lead privileged lives. The topography is gorgeous, the fog is charming and the light that leaks from windows, situated on the city’s many

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 2
23 Aug 2022

Apparently Concord, California Is America’s Happiest City

The media and the San Francisco Bay Area have a complicated, if not tumultuous relationship. There are countless articles, studies and ‘hot takes’ about why people should leave the Bay Area, and California as a whole, behind.  They cite issues such as crime, homelessness and high tax rates as examples

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 2