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Hotel of a Different Feather

Birgit Soyka kisses Amy at the San Francisco Bird hotel Wed November 4. (James Chan/Xpress)

Jenna Van De Ryt

December 5, 2015

Birgit Soyka, owner of the San Francisco Bird Hotel, kisses Amy, one of the hotel's guests. Photographs by James Chan   By Jenna Van De Ryt When entering the San Francisco Bird Hotel, the first thing to hit you is an unexpected wave of madness-like volume palpitating your eardrums. The echoing of c...

Proposition F

Jenna Van De Ryt

October 29, 2015

By Jenna Van De Ryt  Pissing off the public could in fact be one form of campaigning that is strategically working for Airbnb. If it was not for the $8 million imbursement to defeat the ballot measure, or the passive-aggressive billboards targeting different service groups across the city, taunting...

Pink or Blue, Who the Hell Cares?

Jenna Van De Ryt

October 10, 2015

By Jenna Van De Ryt Have you ever heard the saying, “a child’s brain is like a sponge?” The saying goes, when children are young they are equivalent to a sponge constantly soaking up the world around them and learning a multitude of new information all for the very first time. For the sake of e...

School’s in Session

School's in Session

Jenna Van De Ryt

October 7, 2015

Kindergartner Victor Cabrera, age 5, is performing a sorting by color math exercise by coloring in teddy bears in dedicated columns, at Cross and Crown Lutheran Elementary School in Rohnert Park, on Wednesday morning, Sept. 23, 2015. (Katie Lewellyn/ Xpress) By Jenna Van De Ryt [dropcap size="50px"]T[/dropcap]...

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