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Top 20 Most Miserable Cities

Top 20 Most Miserable Cities

Forbes just put out its America’s Most Miserable Cities list. What exactly makes a city miserable? Is it a depressed economy and housing market, high rates of violent crime, and rampant unemployment? Yes – to all of the above. And, guess what, the Golden State…

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Green Apple Books’ Foursquare Deal

Green Apple Books’ Foursquare Deal

Here’s a deal: Throughout the month of February, if you check-in at Green Apple Books on Foursquare and purchase Chris Cleave’s debut novel Incendiary (2005), you will receive a FREE copy of his bestseller Little Bee (2009). Just show the clerk your Foursquare check-in!

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Bike Accident Tracker

Bike Accident Tracker

The folks over at The Bay Citizen created a snazzy tool for tracking bike accidents throughout the city. It tells you where troubled hot spots are and who was at fault for each incident (i.e. biker, car, pedestrian). Cool. And also kind of scary.

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AOL Buys Huffington Post

AOL Buys Huffington Post

In a deal secured late Sunday night and announced shortly after midnight, AOL has bought The Huffington Post for $315 million (“$300 million of it in cash and the rest in stock”). HuffPo started in 2005 and is now a major source for news and…

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Best Super Bowl Commercials 2011

Best Super Bowl Commercials 2011

With the Green Bay Packers taking Super Bowl XLV 31-25 over the Pittsburgh Steelers, we’re now left with collecting in on bets, complaining about the sleepy first half and the over-produced Half-Time show (with a heavily auto-tuned Black Eyed Peas) and, of course, talking about…

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Another Fire in the Castro

Another Fire in the Castro

San Francisco police said another suspicious fire broke out early Friday morning in the Castro, the fourth such blaze in the last 24 hours.

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Weekend Events

Weekend Events

This weekend is chock full of great events. Here are some of the highlights: the Official Twilight Convention, SF Giants Fan Fest 2011, the OK Go Free Rooftop Concert and the Free Museum Weekend.

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More Money for Electric Car Charging Stations

More Money for Electric Car Charging Stations

Those drivers with electric cars who find it difficult to find spots around the Bay Area at which to charge their vehicles will be pleased that $3.9 million was just just approved by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to increase the number of…

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Where the Ladies At?

Where the Ladies At?

If you’re a single man about town, I’m sure you’ve often asked yourself this question while drinking your beer at a bar surrounded by other dudes. You know that women are out and about en masse – the trouble is, you just can’t figure out…

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Verizon Begins Taking Pre-Orders for iPhone

Verizon Begins Taking Pre-Orders for iPhone

Verizon Wireless has begun taking pre-orders for Apple iPhones, while also releasing a few details on service charges for the smart phone.

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Muni Employees to Pay for Parking

Muni Employees to Pay for Parking

Many San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency employees will be in for a rude awakening come next month. That’s when the agency will begin writing tickets to those who park in an MTA lot without the necessary $80 a month permit.

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Recycling Batteries

Recycling Batteries

Did you know that it’s illegal to dispose of your used or dead batteries in the garbage? Yeah, neither did I. Good thing I got this head’s up from SF Environment that you can actually put your old batteries into a clear plastic bag (try…

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