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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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U.S. Census Bureau Results

U.S. Census Bureau Results

Well, the results are in! Mayor Lee announced yesterday that much of the 2010 Census results have been tallied and are now available on-line for all to see. And while there is still some info that has not been released, the numbers so far are…

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Expansions at tech firms demand new hires

Expansions at tech firms demand new hires

An article published today in The San Francisco Chronicle entitled “Talent-poaching revs up among tech firms” shows how tech companies are battling for talent, especially in social media and other Internet based companies, that can stay ahead of the rapidly changing industry as the economy…

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Gas Prices Spike

Gas Prices Spike

As anyone who drives can attest to, gas isn’t cheap. Especially in San Francisco (of course, it should be noted that in most European countries, gas is upwards of $8/gallon). But with the recent political upheavals in North Africa and the Middle East, gasoline prices…

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Muni, State Regulators Dispute Safety Violations

Muni, State Regulators Dispute Safety Violations

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority officials are disputing a scathing report from state regulators that the agency’s light rail system is unsafe.

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The Dirt on BART’s Cloth Seats

The Dirt on BART’s Cloth Seats

It’s a question that has probably crossed many commuter’s minds whenever they go to and from work each day on their BART train. Is this seat really clean?

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New iPad Revealed

New iPad Revealed

In case you haven’t heard, there was a little event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this morning where (former?) Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the new iPad. What’s so different about this latest version and how much is it going to cost you?

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F-bombs silenced in Oscar-winning film

F-bombs silenced in Oscar-winning film

The King’s Speech stole the show at Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony, earning the Oscar for Best Picture…in its original R-rated version.  Controversy stirred today with news that a PG-13 version will be released in theaters to completely replace the film.

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And the Oscar Winners Are…

And the Oscar Winners Are…

The King’s Speech was the big winner at last night’s Academy Awards with Colin Firth taking Best Actor, Tom Hooper taking Best Director, screenwriter David Seidler taking Best Original Screenplay and the film winning the overall category for Best Film. Basically, in comparison, all the…

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