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July 8, 2011 | 3:50 pm

Blog Beat: Alexandria Movie House Remembered; An Argument Against Urban Animal Agriculture

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Remember the Alexandria movie palace on Geary Street? The Richmond District Blog of San Francisco takes us back with some nice photos. From Oakland North: An argument against urban animal agriculture From QUEST: Diet Sodas May Not Be As Harmless As You Think

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Interview With “Muni Diaries”

July 8, 2011 | 1:51 pm

Interview With “Muni Diaries”

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Muni Diaries is one of the local blogs we like around here. The site’s mission: Muni Diaries is a place to share and read rider tales and news about the sometimes crappy, sometimes efficient, but essential public-transit system of San Francisco. Saw something hilarious on a ride? Grossed out by bad Muni etiquette? Checked out […]

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July 7, 2011 | 4:06 pm

Blog Beat: Prison Hunger Strike; Grand Jury Rips Central Subway Plan; Death Penalty Abolition Bill

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From The Informant: A report on the hunger strike that’s spread to a number of California prisons From Streetsblog San Francisco: The San Francisco Civil Grand Jury’s report on the planned Central Subway, called “Too Much Money for Too Little Benefit” (.pdf here) From Calitics: Sen. Hancock’s Death Penalty Abolition Gets a Hearing. From the […]

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June 27, 2011 | 4:03 pm

Blog Beat: Market Street Shooting Video; Phone Audio of Alameda Drowning Incident

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Video and more about the shooting at Market Street on Saturday, at Bluoz Audio of phone communications related to the Alameda drowning, on Action Alameda News If you haven’t heard yet, the Tesla Roadster is dead, as per Mashable Typewriters are making a comeback in Berkeley, according to Berkeleyside. From BeyondChron: A book report on […]

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June 21, 2011 | 4:18 pm

Blog Beat: Olbermann’s New Show; 3 Sonoma County Roads to Avoid; Real-Time BART Tracking

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Early reviews of Keith Olbermann’s Current TV show, from the Bay Area Observer. Pics of Ohlone dancing at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, on Civic Center. It’s the Tamale Lady’s birthday, and you can celebrate at Zeitgeist in San Francisco, says Mission Mission. Three Sonoma County roads to avoid this week, from Road Warrior. […]

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June 20, 2011 | 2:59 pm

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Berkeleyside reports on the protest by St. Joseph’s the Worker parishioners against Father John Direen, who has made some unpopular moves. From Bay Area Bites, an interview with DJ Dave, formerly of Berkeley and the creator of the viral video hit “It’s Gettin’ Real in the Whole Foods Parking Lot.” From Woodside World: “Remembering Rae […]

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June 13, 2011 | 4:39 pm

Blog Beat: Photos – Streetcars on Cortland Ave; NX Judah Express Debuts; Unfortunately Placed Ads

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Streetcars once roamed Cortland Avenue in Bernal Heights? No way! But yes, yes way. Here are the photos, from Bernalwood. Today marked the debut of the NX Judah Express. How was your ride, Muni Diaries wants to know. What’s the hidden cost of a price of gas in terms of health and the environment? The […]

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June 3, 2011 | 4:17 pm

Blog Beat: John Russo Rips Oakland Leaders; East Bay Food Trucks; Video on Edison Charter

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Former Oakland City Attorney John Russo lets loose on his former Oakland colleagues in this interview on Oakland North. From Bay Area Bites, food-truck madness in the East Bay. From The Snitch, a video on San Francisco’s controversial Edison Charter Academy, which has broken away from it’s for-profit company namesake.

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May 31, 2011 | 3:01 pm

Blog Beat: Treas. Island’s 40-Foot Statue of Naked Woman; Letter to Jean Quan Re: Library Cuts

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A 40-foot statue of a naked woman dancing has just been installed on Treasure Island. Photos of “Bliss Dance” on Civic Center. On Oakland Local, a letter to Jean Quan from a children’s librarian, arguing for less funding for police in place of the severe cuts to libraries that the mayor has proposed under one […]

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May 26, 2011 | 4:14 pm

Blog Beat: Chevron Renewal Project; Berkeley Named 3rd Best-Read City; Old Muni Photos

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A report on Chevron restarting its embattled Renewal Project, in Richmond Confidential. From Berkeleyside: Berkeley is the third best-read city in the U.S., according to Amazon.com. Ever check out Muni Time Capsule on Muni Diaries? It’s awesome…

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