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Bay Area Home Prices Reach Rock Bottom

Bay Area Home Prices Reach Rock Bottom

Bay Area homeowners received some unwelcome news today when real estate site Zillow posted their data on fourth-quarter home values across the country during which values significantly fell. According to the SF Chronicle, “the accelerated declines are likely to bring the real estate market to…

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Housing for Disaster Victims

Housing for Disaster Victims

After the recent spate of suspected arson-ignited fires around the Castro, Supervisor Scott Wiener, in whose district (District Eight) the affected neighborhood falls under, is putting forth a proposal today that would aid victims of fires and other natural disasters by offering below market housing…

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California Academy of Sciences Photo Competition

California Academy of Sciences Photo Competition

There’s still time to submit your photos of the Cal Academy. What do you love about the Academy of Sciences? It is the penguins? The Rainforest? Or the Moon Jellies? Just take your best pic and post it on Flickr with the tag “academylovelife”. The…

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SF School Board Wants More Money

SF School Board Wants More Money

And not for the public schools they are (supposedly) working for, but for themselves. At the moment, members get $500/month (this amount was set in 1972) and they are proposing to increase it to roughly $40,000 annually, about what a first-year teacher makes.

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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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