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"Someone asked me, "'Why do you write?' And I said, 'Because I wanted to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth.'"
"If you hit a fork in the road, take it" is one of the late Yogi Berra's greatest lines, and, for me, it really captures the dilemma -- and the opportunity -- facing the Bay Area as we move deeper into the 21st Century.
Fans of The Simpsons have been dreaming for decades now about getting the chance to visit Springfield. Well, that dream became a reality back on April 2nd of this year when Springfield officially opened at Universal Studios Hollywood.
They had told him to stop smoking in the BART station.
Last week, an investigation conducted by reporter Darwin BondGraham at the East Bay Express exposed how passengers are using the new BART security app, BART Watch, to racially profile fellow riders.
The decision to sleep on a train is yours to make. The fact that I was asleep does not, in any way, excuse the drunk man's behavior. We need to respect people, especially in our shared spaces. We need people to keep speaking up. Not only for ourselves but for those around us as well -- we are not alone!
Sometimes I need a good road trip to think about public transportation. Last week I took a much needed working vacation by flying to Reno. A friend met me there and we started our adventure, by car, in the rapidly hipsterfying Midtown neighborhood.
While it's true that most national parks in the U.S. can only be reached with a private vehicle, it's not true for all of them.
Glass is shattered surrounding my home in Berkeley, businesses' windows have been boarded up throughout the Bay, and folks are relatively uneasy in a community that, for the most part, is extraordinarily privileged. Thank you.
This weekend's quake got plenty of news coverage, starting Sunday morning. So I thought it would be a good time to share my story from the "Big One," which starts with some generalized comments about earthquakes for the benefit of those who have never felt one.