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January 24, 2013 | 1:14 pm

Jerry Brown’s State of the State Speech in 7, 15 and 30 Minutes

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Shortly after beginning his State of the State address on Thursday, California Governor Jerry Brown joked that legislators should hold their applause. “This is my longest speech,” Brown said. “We’re not going to get out of here if we don’t keep moving.” His speech lasted about 30 minutes and touched on issues ranging from education […]

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San Francisco Taxis: What Our Listeners and Readers Say

January 23, 2013 | 12:33 pm

San Francisco Taxis: What Our Listeners and Readers Say

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Adrienne Kristine has nothing but praise for San Francisco cab drivers. “Maybe it’s because I’m disabled and have a rather large walker to carry that the dispatchers treat me with kindness,” Kristine wrote in a comment on The Bay Citizen’s website. “When I was traveling back and forth to South SF for radiation treatments Monday […]

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Is Whole Foods Too Expensive? A Response from Co-Founder John Mackey

January 22, 2013 | 2:22 pm

Is Whole Foods Too Expensive? A Response from Co-Founder John Mackey

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Whole Foods co-founder and co-CEO John Mackey said it’s a complaint he hears all the time: the food at his stores is too expensive. But if you think that’s true, Mackey said, you can always shop somewhere else. “If people think we’re too expensive or the quality’s not very good or the services aren’t good… […]

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Who Killed the UC Logo? 3 Suspects

January 22, 2013 | 1:08 pm

Who Killed the UC Logo? 3 Suspects

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In today’s world, the success of a design can be influenced by three separate yet perhaps equally important groups: the designers who create visual brands; the online commenters who criticize them; and the reporters who write about the  controversies. These are their stories. Or rather, this is one story. And it opens with the deceased: The […]

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What President Obama Should Remember in His 2nd Term: Messages from Berkeley, San Francisco and Elsewhere in California

January 21, 2013 | 11:35 am

What President Obama Should Remember in His 2nd Term: Messages from Berkeley, San Francisco and Elsewhere in California

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What do you want President Obama to remember as he starts his second term? NPR recently put that question to its listeners and online followers and received dozens of submissions, including many from residents of Berkeley, San Francisco and other cities in California. The messages were in the form of a letter that began “Dear […]

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Relationship Between Notre Dame Star Manti Te’o and Stanford Student Called a Hoax

January 16, 2013 | 4:05 pm

Relationship Between Notre Dame Star Manti Te’o and Stanford Student Called a Hoax

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UPDATE 6:58 p.m.: In a weird twist on this story, someone this afternoon Tweeted from @LennayKay, the Twitter account Deadspin says once belonged to Lennay Kekua. I miss you too snugglebunny RT @mteo_5 @lennaykay I miss you! — L K (@LennayKay) January 16, 2013 UPDATE 5:25 p.m.: A Stanford spokeswoman said that while the university […]

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Facebook Announces Social Search; What it Means For Privacy

January 15, 2013 | 10:09 am

Facebook Announces Social Search; What it Means For Privacy

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Facebook officials announced a new social search feature called Graph Search at a much-hyped press event this morning. You can try it out, sign up to be a beta tester and get a preview here. From Facebook’s website: Graph Search will appear as a bigger search bar at the top of each page. When you search […]

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San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick as Meme; Get Ready for ‘Kaepernicking’

January 14, 2013 | 10:27 am

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick as Meme; Get Ready for ‘Kaepernicking’

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Colin Kaepernick’s story would be unbelievable if it wasn’t true. It’s the type of rags-to-stardom tale the Internet loves. When he was in fourth grade in the foothills town of Turlock, Kaepernick wrote in a letter that he hoped to grow up to play for the San Francisco 49ers or the Green Bay Packers. That […]

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Who Was Huell Howser? Videos Picked By Fans and More

January 8, 2013 | 1:38 pm

Who Was Huell Howser? Videos Picked By Fans and More

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Generally, Californians reacted in one of two ways to Monday’s announcement that Huell Howser had died. Many Golden State natives and longtime residents were saddened  by the void it leaves in California pop culture. Then there was this reaction: “Who’s Huell Howser?” Well, Howser was a California television legend. For about 20 years he traveled the state with […]

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How to Get a Cab in San Francisco and 4 Other Tips From Taxi Drivers

January 8, 2013 | 12:46 pm

How to Get a Cab in San Francisco and 4 Other Tips From Taxi Drivers

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As The Bay Citizen reported last week, a total of 1,733 complaints against taxi drivers were registered with San Francisco’s 311 complaint line last fiscal year. That represents a 13 percent increase in gripes over the previous fiscal year and it’s nearly double the 900-complaint goal of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which regulates taxis. […]

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