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BART Enlists Help From Familiar Friends To Clear Areas For Fire Safety

Since their first sighting back in August by Marina residents, the goats of Fort Mason have been munching down and discovering some of SF’s oldest treasures. “This is the smartest way for us to deal with the vegetation in these areas,” said Josh Soltero, an irrigation/grounds worker in BART’s grounds maintenance department who was keeping […]

Born From Burnout: Goldmine Untangles the Complications of Wellness so You Don’t Have To

Wellness has always played an important role in first-time-founder Rachael Gorjestani’s life. From childhood revelations, to nutrition school, to founding her adaptogen-based health & wellness brand Goldmine, Gorjestani is dedicated to flipping the narrative surrounding modern health and wellness. Health and wellness are trending, there’s no doubt about that. As Gorjestani describes, they’re “having a […]

Gay Code: How Overt Labels Still Hinder Any Progress in LGBTQ Spaces

Half of our amazing staff is LGBTQ and we love it, what we don’t love is the code words inner circle LGBTQ use to define their space. Much like our past posts on femininity and bi-curiousness, let’s have a chat about the enigma of “fabulous” shepards words.  What do I love about being a Queer […]

Rockridge Launches ‘1619 and Beyond’ Product Line to Spark Conversations on Black Progression

In honor of Black History Month, Rockridge — an apparel brand built to empower and support the next generation of Black and Brown leaders — is still selling their “1619 and Beyond” designs, a limited edition shirt for men and shirt-dress for women that will help fund local Oakland charities with proceeds from the sales. […]

Top 5 Bay Area Startups That Will Make Your Life WAY Easier

Living in the Bay Area means that startup culture is just a normal part of life. VCs, IPOs, digital transformation– all great, catchy words that get thrown around. Most of the startups we hear about in the news are abstract, however, and focused on providing services to other businesses or niche tech-spaces. So are we, […]

Shouts Into the Void: Apartment Hunting or Soul Crushing?

So you got the job, or you’ve ditched your hometown. Whether you hail from some burrough of the Bay or out yonder across the globe, you’ve now found yourself in the position of needing a place to live in our fair city of San Francisco. So, you turn to Craigslist, that shining pillar of online […]

The Lost Brews—San Francisco Beer of Yesteryear

Beer in San Francisco is becoming serious business, but do these breweries know their superiors? We have compiled a vintage-y list of brews that were made right here in San Francisco—once upon a time. Photo via San Francisco Brewery History Swan Brewery Beer Swan was serving suds around 1874, later declaring bankruptcy in 1881. The […]

Independent Organization in Oakland Needs Support To Help Struggling Businesses Build ‘Lifeline’ Parklets

Parklets aren’t cheap — by any stretch of the imagination. Many in the Bay Area, even before factoring in the cost of permit fees, can cost upwards of $10,000. But in a time marked by social distancing and rising COVID-19 cases (that are linked toward indoor activities), they’ve become essential for businesses to build, should […]

Mayor London Breed Announces Moratorium on Evictions Related to COVID-19

A bit of relief for those who are afraid of what’s coming at the end of the month. Today, Mayor London N. Breed announced a moratorium on residential evictions related to financial impacts caused by COVID-19. The moratorium will prevent any resident from being evicted due to a loss of income related to a business […]

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