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As Policing Technology in California Advances, So Do Privacy Concerns

April 10, 2014 | 7:00 am

As Policing Technology in California Advances, So Do Privacy Concerns

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Profusion of new devices lets law enforcement gather data about personal lives of law-abiding citizens.

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March 25, 2013 | 4:53 pm

San Francisco Chronicle Launches Paywall; Reporters Launch Twitter Strike

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You can blame Craigslist or Google or blogs like this one. However you look at it, the Internet has disrupted the newspaper business. And the latest changes at the San Francisco Chronicle show that the upheaval isn’t over. Over the weekend, the newspaper announced it will charge readers who want to read some of its […]

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July 17, 2012 | 3:20 pm

Technorati All Atwitter Over Yahoo’s Pregnant CEO

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March 8, 2012 | 4:31 pm

Local Beat: ‘How Police Profiling Can Go Wrong’; Benefits of High-Speed Rail; Dolores Park Playground Re-Opening; Fast Pass Circa 1983

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From San Jose Inside: How Police Profiling Can go Wrong The California High Speed Rail Blog says “Once Again, Legislative Analyst Ignores Benefits of High Speed Rail” A report from Richmond Confidential on Richmond resident Mark Abell’s new “alternative classical” album The Dream Gallery A 25-year-old Andean bear named Wishbone has died at the San […]

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February 20, 2012 | 4:06 pm

Local Beat: Experiencing East Bay Nature Via Public Transit; Old Temescal Photos; A Jewish Deli, Plus Linsanity, in the Mission

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From Oakland Local: Experiencing East Bay nature via public transit There’s a Jewish deli in the Mission! Uptown Almanac has photos and a menu. Some wonderful old photos of Temescal in Oakland From Oakland North Linsanity hits the Mission, says Mission Local.

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January 12, 2012 | 4:17 pm

Local Beat: Oakland’s Carbon-Neutral Cafe; Redevelopment Agencies on Borrowed Time; Most Expensive Home Sale of 2011

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Oakland Local reports on what is allegedly the nation’s first carbon-neutral cafe. From Capital Notes: Is it too late to salvage anything of moribund redevelopment agencies? From 7X7: Best Beaches & Hangouts for Urban Wave Riders and Wannabes Malcolm Margolin, publisher of Berkeley-based Heyday books, gets curmudgeonly with Berkeleyside. From the Huffington Post: The most […]

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January 9, 2012 | 2:45 pm

Local Beat: Berkeley City Clerk Found Dead; Hetch-Hetchy Under Attack; Top-10 SF Burritos

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Berkeley City Clerk Deanna Despain has been found dead in Oakland, Berkeleyside reports. Climate Watch has a post up about GOP attacks on San Francisco’s Hetch-Hetchy reservoir. From Oakland North: “Event raises awareness about sexism, homophobia within Occupy protests” SF Weekly names its top-10 San Francisco burritos.

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January 4, 2012 | 1:52 pm

Local Beat: Swag For Tech Journalists; Can Oakland City Council Lead?; Mystery of ‘The Birds’ Solved?

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From the Chron’s Dot.Commentary: James Temple on the copious amount of swag that tech journalists are offered from companies they cover Oakland Local asks “Can Oakland’s City Council lead? From the Santa Rosa Press Democrat’s Sidebar blog: Computer error keeps Santa Rosa man in jail for New Year’s holiday From USA Today: Ocean environmentalists think […]

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November 18, 2011 | 1:57 pm

Local Beat: More Tents at Snow Park; Why Few Grocery Stores Come to Richmond; Photos of LEGO Santa Yoda at Union Square

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Oakland North reports on Occupiers pitching more tents at Snow Park. On Wednesday, Jean Quan told KQED’s Joshua Johnson the city expects the Occupy Oakland satellite camp to be gone by Monday. California High Speed Rail Blog‘s take on the GOP’s defunding of the project for 2012: “Massively Unpopular House Republicans Reject HSR Funding.” The […]

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November 10, 2011 | 4:44 pm

Local Beat: Occupy Oakland Debates ‘Black Bloc’; OPD Officer Speaks Out; Tenderloin Hawk Video

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The Occupy Oakland General Assembly yesterday debated the violent tactics of the “black bloc,” reports Oakland North. The liberal ThinkProgress has a post on an Oakland Police officer who has given a video interview supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement, after being outed as a plainclothes observer of Occupy Oakland. NeighborsWebSJ reports on the San […]

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