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15 Apr 2020

Why You Can’t Be Evicted During COVID & What To Do If You Can’t Pay Rent

San Francisco, along with most cities in the US, have enacted an ‘eviction moratorium’ due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This means that residential and commercial tenants cannot be evicted during the coronavirus outbreak, including for non-payment of rent.  The eviction moratorium is currently effective through June 21, 2020 in San

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09 Apr 2020

California COVID Peak Expected April 15, New Cases Still Rising

The San Francisco Bay Area has seen a slight but steady, increase in the number of COVID-19 patients over the last week.  According the numbers reported by John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, on April 2nd there were 2,495 total confirmed COVID-19 cases across all 6 Bay Area counties, 7 days

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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27 Mar 2020

Cheer On Healthcare Workers From Your Doorstep Tonight

Yesterday my birthday twin, Silvi from The Poetry Store, sent this my way and I just had to share it with you because it’s awesome. Tonight (Friday 3/27) at 7pm San Franciscans will be standing at their front doors or windows cheering for the healthcare workers who are risking their

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
27 Mar 2020

SXSW, Roxie Theatre, and More Offering Amazing Streaming Movies

Unless your brain’s been melted by the lies of the Orange Skull and/or his enablers, you’re not going to begrudge the need for California’s shelter in place order. However, if you love supporting art film, you might wonder what you can do when the Bay Area’s art house theatres have

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26 Mar 2020

Man Furious to Find Other People Enjoying Park During Quarantine

Despite the government’s shelter in place order, directing citizens to stay at home unless they need to “PROVIDE OR RECEIVE CERTAIN ESSENTIAL SERVICES”.  People still seem to be taking walks in parks periodically, and still seem to be walking their dogs and exercise outside their homes. Local man Kenneth Buttress

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25 Mar 2020

Here Are Some Free Resources To Care For Your Mental Health

These are trying times. The shelter-in-place order and quarantines related to COVID-19 have turned normal life upside down. Between the financial stress and inability to visit with loved ones, people are likely to experience some elevated stress and mental health issues. There are enjoyable ways people can help mitigate stress

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18 Mar 2020

Why Old-School Latchkey Kids Have No Sympathy for Your Quarantine Boredom

I got sick last week. It wasn’t the kind of sick that under most circumstances would raise even half an eyebrow. At most, I would have probably missed two days of work. Of course, last week wasn’t anywhere near the 48 contiguous states of normal. But I decided to call

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