Sarah Mirk at Portland Mercury: Desperate for Dental
This is what a broken health care system looks like: Monday morning, November 22, more than 2,000 people huddled in line outside the Oregon Convention Center, waiting for a shot at free dental care.
Lindy West at The Stranger: Five Rough Drafts
This elusive nocturnal subspecies of the American black bear (Ursus americanus) roams the streets of Chicago wearing a bowler hat, sunglasses, and a long coat. Its diet consists of deep-dish pizza and bugs.
Lauren Smiley at SF Weekly: Nudists find opposition in an unlikely place: The Castro
Alastair Bland at East Bay Express: Is San Francisco Bay Fished Out?
Salmon have been off limits since 2008, when fisheries managers closed the season for the first time in state history due to low 2007 returns of spawning fish in the Sacramento River.
Dennis Romero at LA Weekly: Today In WTF: Crossing Guard Beaten After Trying To Stop Traffic For Schoolchildren In South L.A.
In this edition of WTF, we have a 20-year-old woman who allegedly got out of an SUV and began pummeling a South L.A.-area crossing guard after she tried to get the truck to stop for schoolchildren.