The world turned its attention to Oakland when Oscar Grant was murdered by a BART police officer in 2009. The Black Lives Matter movement would not formally organize for another four years, but Grant’s death sparked a national dialogue and amplified calls for police reform. In that way, Oakland is
Since Trump has taken office his Hollywood Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame has been vandalized and micturated upon in all sorts of delightful ways. Sometimes the installations were artful, sometimes brutish, and sometimes just gross. In any case, we rounded up the best bouts of vandalism involving protests against Trump’s
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
Hidden East Bay Wonders brings you everything weird, whimsical and wonderful in the East Bay. This time, we bring you the Albany Bulb. Jutting into the waters of the San Francisco Bay, what began in 1963 as a massive landfill for construction debris and trash is today one of California’s
A reader sent this to me over the weekend. Apparently some women got drunk enough a fews nights ago to think it was a good idea to use one of the sinks at Maggie McGarry’s as a trampoline.
It was only a matter of time until someone turned all this Super Bowl statue vandalism into something delightfully adolescent. As you recall, earlier this week we ranked the vandalized Super Bowl statues. There were some pretty great ones, no doubt, but none of them had yet ventured into the
What are the best vandalism jobs thus far performed on the Super Bowl 50 statues erected all over San Francisco? Unless your name is Mayor Ed Lee, you’re up in arms over these ugly-ass, taxpayer-funded, expensive-but-cheaply-produced Super Bowl 50 statues foisted on our otherwise-lovely city by a profiteering third-party outdoor