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Radiation Plume Comes to California

Radiation Plume Comes to California

While our thoughts go out to the survivors of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami who are still suffering and are now faced with the fallout of the developing nuclear disaster, many here in California cannot help but also fear the potential risks to us on…

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Defining a Hipster

Defining a Hipster

What exactly is a hipster? Are they defined by where they live in the city (Mission, Lower Haight, the ‘Loin)? By how they dress and look (skin-tight jeans, thrift store finds, dirty, greasy hair)? Or their behavior (smoking, drinking PBR, hanging out in the middle…

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Ebikes = A New Transportation Trend in SF?

Ebikes = A New Transportation Trend in SF?

While many residents in SF do try to be as environmentally-conscious as they can it’s been difficult to get drivers to give up their cars. After all, Muni is a hot mess and just the thought of huffing on a bike up the steep hills…

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Sit/Lie Ban in Effect

Sit/Lie Ban in Effect

If you’re hanging out on the sidewalks in San Francisco with wild abandon between the hours of 7am – 11pm, you’ll need to get up or risk being fined up to $500 and/or get 30 days in jail. After all, the Sit/Lie Ban is now…

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Video: Tower Lift on New Bay Bridge

Video: Tower Lift on New Bay Bridge

Construction on the new Bay Bridge in underway. The project organizers just posted a video on the most recent development where the 4th segment for the SAS main tower was lifted into place. The segment weighed 500 tons and it took 10 hours just to…

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New SF Parking App

New SF Parking App

Have you ever repeatedly circled a 3-block radius looking for a free parking spot in complete frustration? Well, your days of desperately seeking out parking may be over. Or, well, at least somewhat eased. Introducing SFMTA’s new iPhone app, SFPark.

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SF Zoo Welcomes Newest Resident

SF Zoo Welcomes Newest Resident

Visitors to the San Francisco Zoo will have an opportunity to see the latest bundle of joy: a new baby koala.

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Homelessness = SF’s Biggest Problem?

Homelessness = SF’s Biggest Problem?

The City Insider reports that San Francisco residents have rated homelessness as the city’s biggest problem. Really? I would have thought it was crime – you know, with the over dozen murders we’ve had this year alone along with the numerous reports of theft and…

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State Regulators Call for SmartMeter Opt-Out Plan

State Regulators Call for SmartMeter Opt-Out Plan

California regulators have asked Pacific Gas & Electric to set up a process so its customers can opt out of SmartMeters if they have concerns about the devices’ potential health effects.

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Another Valencia Street Parklet?

Another Valencia Street Parklet?

Neighborhood blog Mission Mission reports that a new parklet is being built right in front of Freewheel Bike Shop (Valencia @ 20th). They also state that there are plans underway to build even more parklets in the next several months across the city. I know…

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WI Cut Collective Bargaining for Unions

WI Cut Collective Bargaining for Unions

Last night Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the state’s senate Republicans finally (after three weeks of passionate protests and political wrangling) pushed through the legislation that stripped most of the state unions of nearly all their collective bargaining rights.

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Dozens of Cases Dismissed Over SFPD Scandal

Dozens of Cases Dismissed Over SFPD Scandal

San Francisco prosecutors are dropping dozens of cases handled by a group of police officers who are accused of conducting illegal searches on suspects.

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