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Election Chronicles: while votes are counted, protests continue

During the spring-summer protests, Oakland was one of the Bay Area “hotspots” where some looting and civil unrest occurred. As the nation keeps hanging in uncertainty over the election results, we asked local residents and small business owners what they expect now. One of the windows at MudLab has been smashed during the spring-summer protests […]

Women across the US protest against Trump, Pence, and Barrett

Despite the pandemic, Women’s Marches were held across the country this weekend. Thousands of women took to the streets of Washington, DC, New York, Cleveland, San Francisco, and other major cities across the US. Additionally, there were digital streams for those who did not feel comfortable to participate in person. In San Francisco, March for […]

Trump tests positive for COVID-19. Is Biden next?

Both candidates shared a stage and a heated debate on Tuesday. About 48 hours later, President Trump and the first lady tested positive for novel coronavirus. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump twitted late Thursday. Ironically, during […]

Belarus protests: a look inside the strike

A miner at Belaruskali, Yuri Korzun was never particularly interested in politics. “I have a family to take care of, so I always worked a lot and just didn’t have time for it.” It all changed this year when the coronavirus pandemic hit.  “This year, Lukashenko put every Belarusian at risk, ignoring coronavirus,” Yuri shared. […]

2020 Mazda3 Hatchback: no excuse for boredom

Every time we do a review, I should follow the protocol and get myself shaved, dressed, and drink a cup of coffee to bring my energy to you. But today was different. This 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback looks so good that I thought nobody would even notice me not following the protocol. The secret ingredients The […]

San Francisco adopts the Resolution in support of Belarus

On September 1, San Francisco joined the national agenda and became the first U.S. city to adopt the Resolution in support of Belarus on a local level. Sponsored by Supervisor Aaron Peskin, the Resolution was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors. The Resolution condemns the arrests of peaceful Protesters in Belarus and declares solidarity […]

The world lights up for Belarus. Will San Francisco join?

As Belarusians passed the 16th day of protests amid the rigged presidential election and brutal violence against peaceful demonstrations, solidarity events continue happening all over the world in support of the Belarusian nation’s fight for freedom and democracy. So far, six people died during the protests, 81 missing, and thousands have been tortured behind bars […]

2020 Mazda3 Hatchback POV Review

Trim level: PremiumPrice as tested: $32,065Engine: 2.5L Fuel economy: 24 mpg city / 32 mpg highway / 27 mpg combinedHorsepower: 186 hpSeating: 5 Final assembly plant: Hiroshima, Japan 2020 Mazda3 Hatchback boasts beauty and performance inside and out. On top of that, we’ve also got it in the best Mazda color — Soul Red Crystal Metallic. Mazda3 Hatchback is probably one of […]

2020 Ford Expedition: Swiss Army knife for your everyday life?

Trim level: PlatinumPrice as tested: $75,925Engine: 3.5L EcoBoostFuel economy: 17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway / 19 mpg combinedOur average MPG after driving 450 miles in one week: 17.7 MPGHorsepower: 375 hpSeating: 7 passengersFinal assembly plant: Kentucky, USA When you need towing capacity of a larger pickup truck and functionality of a 7-8-seater minivan, […]

Belarusians are united as one: Lukashenko must go

If you’ve never heard about Belarus before, it probably changed recently, as it made cover stories around the world this Monday. The country in the center of Europe, which has been ruled by “the last dictator” Alexander Lukashenko since 1994, has sent its message clearly: his time is up now. While all the Belarusian elections […]