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Deciding who is essential: how the virus has impacted small businesses in Texas

Deciding who is essential: how the virus has impacted small businesses in Texas
Editor's note: As a Texas native, Patrick Tamayo wanted to cover how the stay at home orders were in effect in a different state and its impact on small businesses
May 1, 2020

As the highly contagious novel coronavirus spread across the nation, small businesses have had crucial decisions to make — regardless if they were labeled essential or non-essential. Being deemed non-essential...

Roasts and Robots: How Automation Might Change the Way We Eat

Roasts and Robots: How Automation Might Change the Way We Eat
May 21, 2019

On Market Street in San Francisco near the Montgomery BART station, there’s a tiny, sleek storefront with a black sign reading “CAFE X.” It blends in with pretty much every other piece of brutalist,...

Need an Emergency Lyft?

Need an Emergency Lyft?
May 14, 2019

Nothing says ‘welcome home’ more than throwing up a week’s worth of food. Sheila Huitron was puking her guts out for days, upon her return to San Francisco after a couple weeks’ long vacation...

Building Pyramids

Building Pyramids
April 11, 2019

Jose Garcia is living the American Dream. The twenty-one-year-old Bakersfield, California resident’s family immigrated to America from Mexico when he was eleven. He grew up getting into trouble, getting...

From Retail to Bots: The Sneaker Game

From Retail to Bots: The Sneaker Game
January 11, 2019

Vintage clothing and sneakers have become a phenomenon over the last few years, creating an opportunity for people to not only express themselves through different colorways and patterns, but to also welcome...

Here Comes SantaCon

Here Comes SantaCon
December 22, 2018

Santa Claus is finally coming back to town, and he’s not coming alone. In fact, he’s stumbling around San Francisco with a whole group of people who look just like him. Also, he seems to be blackout...

Retail and Life

Retail and Life
December 9, 2018

Standing in front of a pile of recently-touched sweaters, a twenty-eight-year-old latino male is interrupted by two middle aged men as they step foot into the store, whilst music plays in the background....

The Way Through West Portal

Inbound muni coming into West Portal Station. October 4th. (Francisca Velasco/XPRESS).
December 5, 2018

The studio version of Taylor Swift’s “End Game” credits three vocalists, but this particular performance was accompanied by a backing track of the dull humming from a half dozen industrial sized...

Bits & Bytes: The Cost of Free News

Newspaper dispensaries outside the Castro Valley BART station sit empty.
September 30, 2018

What’s the best way to make money? Give things away for free. This seemingly counterintuitive business model, utilized by tech giants such as Google and Facebook, is a more benign version of the old...

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